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Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Sep 27

    Getting Your Act Together – B.C. & Alberta Triennial Pension Assessment

    Getting Your Act Together – B.C. & Alberta Triennial Pension Assessment
    In November 2008, the Alberta/British Columbia Joint Expert Panel on Pension Standards (JEPPS) released its report on pension standards in the two provinces. The report, Getting Our Acts Together, encouraged the two provincial governments to…
  • Sep 19

    Ontario Court Rules that ESA Temporary Layoff may still Result in Constructive Dismissal

    Ontario Court Rules that ESA Temporary Layoff may still Result in Constructive Dismissal
    An Ontario Court has ruled in Bevilacqua v Gracious Living Corporation, 2016 ONSC 4127 that even in cases where an employer has complied with the temporary layoff provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “Act”), the…
  • Sep 16

    BC Minimum Wage Increase Now in Effect

    BC Minimum Wage Increase Now in Effect
    British Columbia employers are reminded that the general minimum wage in British Columbia increased on September 15, 2016 to $10.85 per hour, up from $10.45 per hour.  The liquor server minimum wage also increased to $9.60 per hour.…
Rank this Week: 2241

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 42

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Sep 27

    M&A prospects in the healthcare industry

    M&A prospects in the healthcare industry
    RR Donnelley’s August 2016 VENUE Market Spotlight focused on the healthcare industry and the prospects for M&A activity in that space over the next 12 months. The report notes that there were 678 healthcare transactions in the…
  • Sep 22

    Discipline: a key deal factor for mid-market companie

    Discipline: a key deal factor for mid-market companie
    Earlier this year, we reviewed Deloitte and Touche LLP’s (Deloitte) 2016 survey of M&A trends (the Survey), which predicted that the year would match or exceed deal volume as compared to 2015. Deloitte recently published an article…
  • Sep 20

    Deal protection measures: force-the-vote provision

    Deal protection measures: force-the-vote provision
    Negotiating an acquisition can be an intensive process for both buyers and sellers. For both parties, deal certainty is important when the right transaction is on the table. However for the target, the key is striking the appropriate balance…
Rank this Week: 1823

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 715

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Wells Fargo Avoids Liability with Arbitration Clause

    Wells Fargo Avoids Liability with Arbitration Clause
    You have to love capitalism. I still believe the capitalistic system is the best around. But, the crazy things it can lead to. Everyone has heard about the Wells Fargo scandal. Bank tellers at Wells Fargo were required to open a certain…
  • Sep 22

    States, Business Groups Seek to Stop Overtime Change

    States, Business Groups Seek to Stop Overtime Change
    Pres. Obama updated the rules on overtime. He essentially brought them forward to allow for inflation. I wrote about that change in the overtime rules here and here. Well, now many states and business groups are filing suit to stop the…
  • Sep 21

    Judge Smith Retires, Subject of Further Investigation

    Judge Smith Retires, Subject of Further Investigation
    Judge Walter Smith, a Federal judge in Waco, was reprimanded by the Fifth Circuit last year for unwanted sexual advances on one of his employees back in 1998. I wrote about that reprimand here. Judge Smith has now retired. Apparently, the…
Rank this Week: 326

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Can you require flu shots for your employees?

    Can you require flu shots for your employees?
    As the calendar winds its way into autumn, and as the temperature starts to trend downward, we move into flu season. Which is why should pay special attention to this story from Employment Law 360: A … hospital was sued by the U.S.…
  • Sep 26

    Are you sure you want to take that case to trial?

    Are you sure you want to take that case to trial?
    Consider Locigno v. 425 West Bagley, Inc. [pdf], decided last week by an Ohio appellate court. This case is remarkable. Because of some odd communications between a juror and the court, the concurring opinion gives a unique look behind the…
  • Sep 23

    WIRTW #431 (the “stop breaking down” edition)

    WIRTW #431 (the “stop breaking down” edition)
    Last Saturday was Jack White show #1 for Norah and her School of Rock friends. One of my personal highlights was Norah singing The White Stripes’s cover of the Robert Johnson 1937 blues classic, “Stop Breaking…
Rank this Week: 86

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Sep 27

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket
    September also means the end of summer break for the U.S. Supreme Court. When the justices return to the bench for the October 2016 Term, they will consider a number of key commercial law issues. This post offers a brief summary of several…
  • Aug 17

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?
    Are you required to provide employee breaks? Both employers and employees alike are often surprised to learn that federal employment laws do not require employers to set specific intervals or even make time for employees to take work breaks…
  • Aug 2

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding
    What You Need to Know about the SEC’s New Rules for Administrative Proceedings The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted several amendments to its rules of practice governing administrative proceedings. According to…
Rank this Week: 1435

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Sep 27

    Is New Jersey trying to out “California” California with new employment laws?

    Is New Jersey trying to out “California” California with new employment laws?
    What caught my eye this morning, I mean, other than my new Carson Wentz fathead — ok, fatheads — was this Law360 headline: “NJ Ruling May Widen Exposure To Excessive Jury Awards” Gulp… So, bigger jury…
  • Sep 26

    Cut your hair, Mattingly!

    Cut your hair, Mattingly!
    On Saturday, I ran — and I use that term, “ran,” generously — my first Spartan Race. Maybe, the better past-tense verb is “completed.” But, I’ll take it. What the heck does Don Mattingly have to do…
  • Sep 23

    Another federal agency (hint: it rhymes with “EEOB”) pays 7 figures to settle wage-and-hour claim

    Another federal agency (hint: it rhymes with “EEOB”) pays 7 figures to settle wage-and-hour claim
    Sorry, I couldn’t find “A 1.5 Milli.” Lil Wayne will have to do. Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor, the federal agency tasked with enforcing the Fair Labor Standards Act, agreed to pay $7 million…
Rank this Week: 1668

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 27

    Looking Intersectionally and Seeing Structural Bia

    Looking Intersectionally and Seeing Structural Bia
    Priscilla Ocen, (E)Racing Childhood: Examining the Racialized Construction of Childhood and Innocence in the Treatment of Sexually Exploited Minors, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 1586 (2015).Wendy Anne BachEvery day, across the criminal justice system,…
  • Sep 26

    How Do Lawyers’ Expertise Matter in Ordinary Litigation?

    How Do Lawyers’ Expertise Matter in Ordinary Litigation?
    Rebecca L. Sandefur, Elements of Professional Expertise: Understanding Relational and Substantive Expertise through Lawyers’ Impact, 80 Am. Soc. Rev. 909 (2015).Sida LiuLawyers play important roles in litigation. To scholars and law…
  • Sep 23

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration
    Myriam Gilles, The Day Doctrine Died: Private Arbitration and the End of Law, 2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. 371 (2016).Allan ErbsenJudge-made law is dynamic. Rules adapt to innovations in technology, trends in human behavior and markets, and nascent…
Rank this Week: 241

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Sep 27

    What rights and protections are there for workers on zero hours contracts in the UK?

    What rights and protections are there for workers on zero hours contracts in the UK?
    In the UK, a zero hours worker is a casual worker engaged on a zero hours contract. A zero hours contract is defined in UK legislation as a contract of employment or other worker’s contract under which a worker undertakes to perform…
  • Sep 26

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    Employer clients often ask during a wrongful or constructive dismissal lawsuit what damages may be awarded.  One relevant consideration  is the common law duty to mitigate.  A wrongfully dismissed employee has a duty to…
  • Sep 23

    “What rights and protections are there for workers on zero hours contracts in Germany?”

    “What rights and protections are there for workers on zero hours contracts in Germany?”
    Unlike in the U.K. and other EU member states, zero hours contracts are not (yet) common practice in Germany. To date, other arrangements aimed at achieving “flexible working” such as fixed-term or part-time contracts, secondment…
Rank this Week: 1806

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 323

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Covers issues that affect California employers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Sep 26

    New Arbitration Protections for CA Employee

    New Arbitration Protections for CA Employee
    California’s legislature has passed two new statutes that increase the protections for employees arbitrating workplace disputes. SB 1007, which passed on September 1, 2016, gives any party to arbitration proceedings “the…
  • Sep 21

    The Pros and Cons of Requiring Workplace Arbitration

    The Pros and Cons of Requiring Workplace Arbitration
    We’ve written extensively about mandatory workplace arbitration. But it was still an honor when CEB, a program of the University of California that is cosponsored by the State Bar of California, asked me to write a guest…
  • Sep 15

    California Requires Employers to Notify Employees About Rights to Domestic Violence Leave

    California Requires Employers to Notify Employees About Rights to Domestic Violence Leave
    ‘Tis the season for new employment laws in California.  The governor has until September 30th to sign or veto many pending bills on his desk.  So, this blog may be the first of several updates in the coming weeks. Issues…
Rank this Week: 3295

Workplace Safety Report

Workplace Safety Report

Keeps employers informed on Workplace Safety and Health news and emergency response practices, with updates from OSHA, MSHA and other sources. By Holland & Hart.

http://workplacesafetyreport.com/
  • Sep 26

    MINExpo 2016 begin

    MINExpo 2016 begin
    Big trucks, big everything, the scale of the equipment here is astounding. We will focus most of our posts on Twitter so follow us @worksafereport if you are interested! →
  • Sep 23

    WSR Goes to Vegas for MINExpo International 2016

    WSR Goes to Vegas for MINExpo International 2016
    The Workplace Safety Report will be attending a number of mining-industry events over the next week starting with the Mine Safety & Health Law Special Institute at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas on Saturday, September 24, 2016.…
  • Aug 29

    MSHA issues call to safety to nation’s coal miner

    MSHA issues call to safety to nation’s coal miner
    Since October 2015, eight fatalities and more than 1,100 nonfatal accidents have occurred in the nation’s coal mines, resulting in restricted duty, missed days at work, and permanent disabilities for the miners who worked…
Rank this Week: 2196

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Sep 26

    Two Lawsuits Hope to Put the Brakes on Overtime Rule Change

    Two Lawsuits Hope to Put the Brakes on Overtime Rule Change
    With a December 1 deadline looming, millions of employers across the country are scrambling to implement new compensation and classification practices in response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule, announced in…
  • Sep 26

    Have a Management Rights Clause? It May Not Save You from Bargaining with the Union

    Have a Management Rights Clause? It May Not Save You from Bargaining with the Union
    Many union employers insist on strong management clauses in their labor agreements. Such clauses contain language reserving for the employer the right to adopt new rules and regulations.  A reasonable employer may assume that this…
  • Sep 19

    EEOC Issues New Retaliation Guidance

    EEOC Issues New Retaliation Guidance
    For the first time since 1998, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued new enforcement guidance on retaliation. Retaliation claims have been a growth industry over the last 18 years. Back in 1998 retaliation claims…
Rank this Week: 3299

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Sep 26

    Two Years of Severance Awarded to Dedicated Employee

    Two Years of Severance Awarded to Dedicated Employee
    Daniel Lublin was once again successful in obtaining one of the lengthiest severance awards for an employee in Ozorio v. Canadian Hearing Society. The Court awarded our client 24 months payment of salary and benefits following her termination…
  • Sep 16

    The Danger of Social Media in the Workplace

    The Danger of Social Media in the Workplace
    Social media has become the driving force of most workplaces.  Just a short time ago, it was barely on a company’s radar as a means of driving production or sales; it was commonly viewed as a nuisance to be avoided in the…
  • Sep 8

    Important Internship Laws for Employers and Intern

    Important Internship Laws for Employers and Intern
    In 2014, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour conducted an inspection blitz in connection with unpaid internships.  Of the 56 companies investigated, the Ministry issued 36 orders regarding non-compliance with the Employment Standards Act,…
Rank this Week: 284

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • Sep 26

    The 16th Edition of Litigating California Wage & Hour and Labor Code Class Actions Is Here!

    The 16th Edition of Litigating California Wage & Hour and Labor Code Class Actions Is Here!
    Authored by Christopher A. Crosman We are excited to announce the 16th edition of Seyfarth Shaw’s publication Litigating California Wage & Hour and Labor Code Class Actions. As in previous editions, this publication…
  • Sep 21

    Employers Should Not Retreat on Compliance Planning Despite Two-Pronged Attack on OT Rule

    Employers Should Not Retreat on Compliance Planning Despite Two-Pronged Attack on OT Rule
    Authored by Alex Passantino Two lawsuits related to the Department of Labor’s revisions to the white-collar exemptions have been filed in East Texas. The first lawsuit, citing (among other things) the severe impact the impending salary…
  • Sep 6

    You Can’t Eat Your Cake And Have Your PAGA Too

    You Can’t Eat Your Cake And Have Your PAGA Too
    Authored by Daniel C. Whang and Simon L. Yang Seyfarth Synopsis: When an allegedly aggrieved employee attempts both to seek compensatory relief as an individual and to impose penalties as a proxy for the California Labor Commissioner under…
Rank this Week: 2177

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Sep 26

    The 16th Edition of Litigating California Wage & Hour and Labor Code Class Actions Is Here!

    The 16th Edition of Litigating California Wage & Hour and Labor Code Class Actions Is Here!
    Authored by Christopher A. Crosman. We are excited to announce the 16th edition of Seyfarth Shaw’s publication Litigating California Wage & Hour and Labor Code Class Actions. As in previous editions, this publication reviews the…
  • Sep 22

    No Rest for the Weary: California Law on Rest Break

    No Rest for the Weary: California Law on Rest Break
    Seyfarth Synopsis: California’s rules on rest breaks are still developing. Recent cases have addressed the timing of rest breaks, and whether employees (particularly those who remain “on call”) must be relieved of all duty…
  • Sep 15

    The Fault Line Running Under “No Fault” Attendance Policie

    The Fault Line Running Under “No Fault” Attendance Policie
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Many employers have “no fault” attendance policies in place to manage employee absenteeism.  Are these policies putting California employers on shaky ground? Read on…. “No fault”…
Rank this Week: 3290

Massachusetts Employment Law Blog

Massachusetts Employment Law Blog

By Goldstein & Clegg.

http://goldsteinandclegglaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    Does an employer have to provide an alternative position or reassignment as a reasonable accommodation?

    Does an employer have to provide an alternative position or reassignment as a reasonable accommodation?
    When an employee cannot physically perform the essential function of their position, but can perform light sedentary work, an employer needs to consider providing an alternative position to the employee or at least consider placement in a…
  • Mar 31

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?
    Often times when someone starts a new job, they are made to sign a stack full of papers.  Typically the new employee does not read these documents, and included in them is an agreement that if there is a dispute in work, the employee…
  • Jan 29

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation
    In Massachusetts most employees can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. However, there is an exception to this rule and that is that your employer can not retaliate against you and fire you as a result of asserting a right that the…
Rank this Week: 3107

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Sep 26

    Does an employer have to provide an alternative position or reassignment as a reasonable accommodation?

    Does an employer have to provide an alternative position or reassignment as a reasonable accommodation?
    When an employee cannot physically perform the essential function of their position, but can perform light sedentary work, an employer needs to consider providing an alternative position to the employee or at least consider placement in a…
  • Mar 31

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?
    Often times when someone starts a new job, they are made to sign a stack full of papers.  Typically the new employee does not read these documents, and included in them is an agreement that if there is a dispute in work, the employee…
  • Jan 29

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation
    In Massachusetts most employees can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. However, there is an exception to this rule and that is that your employer can not retaliate against you and fire you as a result of asserting a right that the…
Rank this Week: 752

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Sep 26

    NLRB Advice Memo: Independent Contractor Mistake is an NLRA Violation

    NLRB Advice Memo: Independent Contractor Mistake is an NLRA Violation
    State and federal enforcement agencies continue to crack down on the misclassification of independent contractors. Recently, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Office of General Counsel released an Advice Memorandum, which…
  • Sep 23

    Los Angeles Garment Manufacturers Targeted In Labor Enforcement Sweep

    Los Angeles Garment Manufacturers Targeted In Labor Enforcement Sweep
    The California Labor Commissioner’s Office issued $682,344 in fines and penalties to 18 garment manufacturers and contractors in a two-day enforcement operation in the Los Angeles area. The sweep also resulted in stop orders for…
  • Sep 22

    Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bill Improving Disability Acce

    Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bill Improving Disability Acce
    Governor Edmund Brown Jr. has signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will help businesses assess whether commercial rental property is compliant with disability access laws. AB 2093 (Steinorth; R-Rancho…
Rank this Week: 947

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    How Long Does Florida Probate Take

    How Long Does Florida Probate Take
    One question the most frequent questions our Jacksonville estate planning lawyers receive is how long does a probate case in Florida take? Often the best answer to how long a Florida Probate Case takes is “it depends.”  The…
  • Sep 26

    2016 Amendments to the Florida Probate Rule

    2016 Amendments to the Florida Probate Rule
    This year the Florida Probate Rules Committee has a added a few new rules to the Probate Code. Many of these rules are minor amendments to the old rules or clarifications of previously vague language. The biggest change to the code was the…
  • Sep 23

    Promise To Establish A Trust In The Future

    Promise To Establish A Trust In The Future
    The general rule in estate planning is that if something is not in writing it usually will not be legally valid.  For instance, Florida law requires a Will or trust must be in writing to be effective.  However, one question we often…
Rank this Week: 784

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Mayor DiBlasio Announces Fair Workweek Initiative

    Mayor DiBlasio Announces Fair Workweek Initiative
    Owen H. Laird, Esq. Earlier this week, we reported on a worker scheduling law implemented by the City of Seattle that required employers to provide employees with a more stable work schedule. Recently, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sent out…
  • Sep 23

    Seventh Circuit Holds that Chicago Fire Department Discriminated Against Female Applicant

    Seventh Circuit Holds that Chicago Fire Department Discriminated Against Female Applicant
    Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. On September 19, 2016, in Ernst v. City of Chicago, the Seventh Circuit held that the Chicago Fire Department failed to connect the physical skills for which it tested with the actual skills that its paramedics needed to…
  • Sep 21

    Seattle Passes New Worker Scheduling Law

    Seattle Passes New Worker Scheduling Law
    Lev Craig On Monday, the Seattle City Council passed a new law regulating workers’ schedules, which creates a number of new requirements for employers and protections for employees. The new law is intended to prevent erratic and…
Rank this Week: 854

Washgington Labor and Employment…

Washgington Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers Washington State employment law and public sector collective bargaining law.By Cline and Associates.

http://www.washingtonlaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 12: Newsletter Serie

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 12: Newsletter Serie
    By Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 12: The Duty to Accommodate Mental Health Issues This article is the 12th in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and…
  • Sep 26

    Disability Reasonable Accommodation Table Expanded and Posted on Premium Website

    Disability Reasonable Accommodation Table Expanded and Posted on Premium Website
    By Jim Cline As part of our continued effort provide the best possible information to our clients and Premium Website subscribers we have vastly expanded our “Reasonable Accommodation” case table. The case table shows what types…
  • Sep 26

    Seattle CPI Maintains its 2% Pace, National Index Lags Behind

    Seattle CPI Maintains its 2% Pace, National Index Lags Behind
     By Jim Cline The recently released August CPI-W report shows the Seattle index continuing at the same level last report in the bi-monthly June report:  2.0%.  As it has for some time, the All-Cities-W, as it has recently,…
Rank this Week: 2525

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Coworking Provides a Valuable Alternative to Commercial Office Space, Working From Home

    Coworking Provides a Valuable Alternative to Commercial Office Space, Working From Home
    You’ve started a business and are exploring options for renting office space. Maybe you’ve even reviewed a few commercial leases, but are hesitant to pull the trigger on a long term lease. Perhaps you work from home and have a…
  • Sep 21

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?
    I recently had an opportunity to speak to the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association at its Second Annual Civil Conference regarding practical tips for using of social media evidence in court. One of the issues I was asked to address was the…
  • Sep 21

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?
    I recently had an opportunity to speak to the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association at its Second Annual Civil Conference regarding practical tips for using of social media evidence in court. One of the issues I was asked to address was the…
Rank this Week: 930

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Sep 26

    Fox Goes to War with Netflix Over Two Programming Executives Who Jumped Ship

    Fox Goes to War with Netflix Over Two Programming Executives Who Jumped Ship
    In a move that suggests that Fox might be feeling the burn of Netflix competition, the network Goliath has recently sued the king of online streaming over hiring of its two programming executives.  In the lawsuit, Fox…
  • Sep 20

    Breaking News: Texas and 20 States Sue the Department of Labor Over the Overtime Rule

    Breaking News: Texas and 20 States Sue the Department of Labor Over the Overtime Rule
    A group of 21 states, including Texas, filed a lawsuit today in the Eastern District of Texas challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime exemption rules that are supposed to go into effect on December 1, 2016,…
  • Aug 14

    The Difference Between Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restriction

    The Difference Between Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restriction
    Some states prohibit these restraints in employment contracts completely. Others allow one but not the other. Texas allows both. These restrictions on employees are meant to protect employers’ investment in their…
Rank this Week: 2659

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    Texas Roadhouse to Pay $1.4M to Settle Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit

    Texas Roadhouse to Pay $1.4M to Settle Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit
    A Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Columbus, Ohio will pay $1.4 million to settle a class sexual harassment suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). EEOC had charged the restaurant with victimizing a group of female…
  • Sep 19

    Wage Theft Case Filed By Delivery Workers Against Just Salad

    Wage Theft Case Filed By Delivery Workers Against Just Salad
    Delivery persons at Just Salad restaurants in New York were cheated out of their wages and overtime, according to a lawsuit filed in New York federal court. Just Salad allegedly failed to pay its employees the minimum wage and forced them to…
  • Sep 1

    Groupon agrees to $2.5M Settlement for Unpaid Overtime to Sales Representative

    Groupon agrees to $2.5M Settlement for Unpaid Overtime to Sales Representative
    A federal judge approved a proposed class action settlement for $2.5 million between Groupon and over 2,024 sales representatives for wage theft and unpaid overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Employees…
Rank this Week: 720

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1137

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Well Well: Court Sides with Employer in Latest Wellness Program Battle (Part 1)

    Well Well: Court Sides with Employer in Latest Wellness Program Battle (Part 1)
    My colleague Marc Herman returns today to bring back the story of wellness programs and whether they will continue to pass legal muster. In the first post of a two-parter, Marc updates us on some litigation. Read on.   Here’s…
  • Sep 22

    Election 2016: Three Employment Law Debate Questions for Hillary Clinton

    Election 2016: Three Employment Law Debate Questions for Hillary Clinton
    Yesterday, I offered up three questions for moderators to use during the Presidential Debates to question Donald Trump on employment law issues. Today is Secretary Hillary Clinton’s turn. Secretary Clinton, the National Labor Relations…
  • Sep 21

    Election 2016: Three Employment Law Debate Questions For Donald Trump

    Election 2016: Three Employment Law Debate Questions For Donald Trump
    Each election cycle, I hope that employment law issues will move front and center to the Presidential campaign. And each cycle, I’m slightly disappointed that such issues only get short shrift.  Sigh. But as I’ve done…
Rank this Week: 186

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Sep 26

    Expanding Overtime to Farmworkers: Will California Start a Trend?

    Expanding Overtime to Farmworkers: Will California Start a Trend?
    On September 12, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1066.  The bill, which is the first of its kind in the nation, will entitle California farmworkers to the same overtime pay as most other hourly workers in California.…
  • Sep 22

    Attention Seattle Food Service and Retail Employers: City Council Passes Secure Scheduling Ordinance

    Attention Seattle Food Service and Retail Employers: City Council Passes Secure Scheduling Ordinance
    On September 19, 2016, Seattle became the second city in the nation (after San Francisco) to pass a “Secure Scheduling Ordinance” with broad implications for the food service and retail industries within Seattle’s city…
  • Sep 15

    BOLI Releases New Draft Oregon Sick Time Rule

    BOLI Releases New Draft Oregon Sick Time Rule
    The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (“BOLI”) recently issued new draft rules interpreting and explaining Oregon’s sick time law.  The draft rules, which are currently open for public comment, are available…
Rank this Week: 1443

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers disability and medical discrimination, employment claims, workplace discrimination, and workplace harassment. By the Law Offices of David H. Greenberg.

http://www.losangelesemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

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  • Mar 21

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say
    It can feel like you’re being interrogated- your sat on a chair in front of one, or a row of people, who will give you question after question, judge your answers and make little notes while you talk. It’s a universal fact of life- nobody…
  • Aug 20

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?
    The battle of the sexes is an age old argument, but perhaps no issue gets either side more fired up than the question “Are women worse drivers than men?”  Women have gotten an unfair rap of being poor drivers, but who is it that is…
Rank this Week: 4545

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Covers the intersection of employment law and emerging technology. By Steven Sheinberg.

http://www.workplacetechlaw.com
  • Sep 26

    Large-Scale Data Breaches and Executive

    Large-Scale Data Breaches and Executive
    Executives are highly targeted for social engineering and other efforts to gain access to their accounts.   Whether the data is from the recent-Yahoo breach or any of a hundred other breaches, there is an active market for…
  • Aug 30

    The EU GDPR for US Employers: Practice Tip

    The EU GDPR for US Employers: Practice Tip
    The new EU GDPR will be a game changer for a number of multinational employers.  Here are a few practice pointers for US-based enterprises with European HR data: Uniformity is not guaranteed.  While the GDPR seeks to harmonize…
  • Jul 5

    ‘Unpacking the Complexities’ of Algorithmic Bia

    ‘Unpacking the Complexities’ of Algorithmic Bia
    I’ve argued in detail in this blog (here and here) that management-side employment lawyers must get deep under the hood of expert systems designed to perform evaluative functions on candidates and employees (such as expert HR…
Rank this Week: 2893

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Sep 25

    Are CEO's Disproportionately Psychopathic???

    Are CEO's Disproportionately Psychopathic???
    That's what a recent study suggests, as reported here.  CEO's apparently are not only psychopathic, but the most psychopathic of business people.  Followed immediately by lawyers.  Of course. Surgeons finish in 5th place, but…
  • Sep 22

    Don't Forget Impending Federal OT Rule Change

    Don't Forget Impending Federal OT Rule Change
    December 1, 2016 is a little more than two months away.  That's the date when long-awaited changes to federal overtime rules will take effect.  Businesses need to be prepared. The Department of Labor's press release summarizes the…
  • Sep 20

    The Uncertain Art of Valuing Case

    The Uncertain Art of Valuing Case
    We just saw this report from the San Antonio Employment Law Blog, explaining how Target had the opportunity to settle a personal injury case brought by a customer for $12,000, but apparently would not budge off its offer of $750.  We…
Rank this Week: 713

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Sep 25

    Union blog’s sexist comments about manager constitutionally protected, not discriminatory, says court

    Union blog’s sexist comments about manager constitutionally protected, not discriminatory, says court
    by Nicole Singh Canadian tribunals have consistently ruled that communications by employees on social media can be viewed as an extension of the workplace. Improper communication on such platforms can therefore be considered a form of…
  • Sep 18

    Can one unionized worker sue another?

    Can one unionized worker sue another?
    by Stéphane Fillion and Romeo Aguilar Perez It is well established in Canada that any legal action whose essential character arises from a collective agreement falls under the exclusive jurisdiction of an arbitrator, not the courts.…
  • Sep 11

    Mandatory employee medical examinations—employer gets it right

    Mandatory employee medical examinations—employer gets it right
    by Chuck Harrison A recent labor arbitration decision in Canada provides a guide for employers to “get it right” when balancing occupational safety and health obligations against employee privacy rights. The employer was Rio Tinto…
Rank this Week: 637

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Blog about labor and employment laws and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Sep 25

    Suprema confusion con clausula de no competir

    Suprema confusion con clausula de no competir
    El Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico recientemente intervino en una controversia sobre una clausula de no competir.  Aunque  las expresiones vertidas en el caso no cambian el derecho actual en cuanto a una clausula…
  • Aug 21

    Periodo Probatorio de un Año: Realidad o Fantasía

    Periodo Probatorio de un Año: Realidad o Fantasía
    España adoptó hace unos años la llamada ley de ‘apoyo a los emprendedores’ , número  3/2012,  que le permite a un patrono contratar trabajadores mediante contrato un de empleo con un…
  • Aug 14

    Informes de crédito y los patrono

    Informes de crédito y los patrono
    Consumidores y empleados recientemente perdieron una batalla legal contra las compañías de reportes de consumo y crédito. Se trata del caso de Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins,  578 U.S. ___,  de 16 de mayo de 2016.…
Rank this Week: 3349

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Labor-employment law and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Sep 25

    Suprema confusion con clausula de no competir

    Suprema confusion con clausula de no competir
    El Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico recientemente intervino en una controversia sobre una clausula de no competir.  Aunque  las expresiones vertidas en el caso no cambian el derecho actual en cuanto a una clausula…
  • Aug 21

    Periodo Probatorio de un Año: Realidad o Fantasía

    Periodo Probatorio de un Año: Realidad o Fantasía
    España adoptó hace unos años la llamada ley de ‘apoyo a los emprendedores’ , número  3/2012,  que le permite a un patrono contratar trabajadores mediante contrato un de empleo con un…
  • Aug 14

    Informes de crédito y los patrono

    Informes de crédito y los patrono
    Consumidores y empleados recientemente perdieron una batalla legal contra las compañías de reportes de consumo y crédito. Se trata del caso de Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins,  578 U.S. ___,  de 16 de mayo de 2016.…
Rank this Week: 3417

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 164

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    U.S. Rep.: Chipotle Wage Theft Needs DOL Investigation

    U.S. Rep.: Chipotle Wage Theft Needs DOL Investigation
    The U.S. Department of Labor should investigate alleged wage theft by Chipotle Mexican Grill, says U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut.  The burrito chain, which last year grappled with a host of food safety problems, is now…
  • Sep 22

    Age Discrimination Cited in Apple Genius Bar Denying Work to Renowned Apple Software Engineer

    Age Discrimination Cited in Apple Genius Bar Denying Work to Renowned Apple Software Engineer
    Age discrimination is something we’re going to be seeing a lot more of in the coming years, as older generations are working longer and in more highly specialized fields. As of 2016, nearly 20 percent of Americans over the age of 65 are…
  • Sep 19

    Sexual Harassment Settlement Settled for $20 Million by Fox New

    Sexual Harassment Settlement Settled for $20 Million by Fox New
    Fox News announced it settled with former Anchor Gretchen Carlson – and a “handful” of other women – each of whom had filed lawsuits alleging former CEO Roger Ailes had sexually harassed them. Carlson alone received a…
Rank this Week: 717

Boston Employment Attorney Blog

Boston Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment law. By Conforto Law Group.

http://www.bostonemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Massachusetts Sexual Harassment Verdict Upheld in Gyulakian v. Lexus of Watertown

    Massachusetts Sexual Harassment Verdict Upheld in Gyulakian v. Lexus of Watertown
    Sexual harassment claims often involve salacious allegations that can form the basis of a punitive damages award, the purpose of which is not to compensate the victim but to punish the wrongdoer and thus deter similar misconduct in the…
  • Aug 3

    Equal Pay Bill Becomes Law: Massachusetts Attempts to Close the Gender Pay Gap

    Equal Pay Bill Becomes Law: Massachusetts Attempts to Close the Gender Pay Gap
    Unequal pay between men and women is well-documented. From sports to the entertainment industry to medicine, the pay gap spans numerous professions. Studies also reveal that pay in traditionally male-dominated occupations can become depressed…
  • Jul 14

    Picco v. Town of Reading

    Picco v. Town of Reading
    Overview: In Picco v. Town of Reading, the MCAD found in favor of the Complainant and awarded emotional distress damages. This is the MCAD’s second decision in 2016. Decision Date: February 26, 2016 Continue Reading →
Rank this Week: 2029

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 24

    High Risk of Heart Disease for Night Shift Workers – Work Comp Law Firm

    High Risk of Heart Disease for Night Shift Workers – Work Comp Law Firm
    A recent study reveals that female night shift workers are at higher risk for heart disease. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the U.S. One in every four deaths is caused by heart disease. A recent study by Brigham and…
  • Sep 23

    Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury – Workmens Comp Law Firm

    Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury – Workmens Comp Law Firm
    Construction sites are notorious for work-related injuries. The construction industry is among the most dangerous of workplaces. According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, construction workers have the…
  • Sep 21

    Keep Your Teen Safe in the Workplace – St. Louis Workplace Accident

    Keep Your Teen Safe in the Workplace – St. Louis Workplace Accident
    Many teens have an afterschool job to earn extra pocket money, meet new people, and become more independent. Teenagers have available a wide variety of part-time jobs, ranging from working as a camp counselor, babysitting,…
Rank this Week: 910

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Sep 24

    Being Laid Off And The Right to Stock Option

    Being Laid Off And The Right to Stock Option
    One of the more painful things that happen to employees of start-ups in San Francisco and the rest of Silicon Valley is being laid off shortly before or right before they become eligible for a stock or right before an important vesting…
  • Sep 10

    Can You Be Fired While On Disability Leave?

    Can You Be Fired While On Disability Leave?
    One common question employees ask is whether they can be fired while on disability leave and whether that would be legal. The reality is that an employer can choose to fire you at any time for any reason, and nothing can physically stop them…
  • Aug 28

    What FMLA Protection Does And Does Not Mean

    What FMLA Protection Does And Does Not Mean
    Many employees (and employers) misunderstand what FMLA protection means. They assume that this protection provides them with a certain immunity from being terminated – i.e. that they cannot be terminated while on FMLA leave no…
Rank this Week: 1205

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Court Certifies Collective Action Against Gem Financial

    Court Certifies Collective Action Against Gem Financial
    In order for plaintiffs to file a class action lawsuit, they have to file a proposal with the court for their lawsuit to be certified as a class action. After that it’s the responsibility of the judge to determine if the plaintiffs meet…
  • Sep 20

    Overtime Suit Filed by Bimbo’s Bakery Driver/Salesmen

    Overtime Suit Filed by Bimbo’s Bakery Driver/Salesmen
    The wage and hour lawsuit further alleges that Bimbo Bakeries violated the FLSA by failing to properly keep track of all the hours worked by its delivery drivers. The three named plaintiffs filed the class action wage and hour lawsuit on…
  • Sep 12

    Wal-Mart Supervisors Claim They Are Not Exempt and Must be Paid Overtime

    Wal-Mart Supervisors Claim They Are Not Exempt and Must be Paid Overtime
    According to a recent wage and hour class action lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania, Wal-Mart has been allegedly misclassifying its supervisors as exempt from overtime, then allegedly requiring them to work so many overtime hours the supervisors…
Rank this Week: 1025

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2175

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 758

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Sep 23

    Deconstructing the Trump Campaign's Non-Compete Agreement

    Deconstructing the Trump Campaign's Non-Compete Agreement
    The inspiration for this post comes from Donna Ballman's terrific blog and her latest post today, titled "Trump Campaign Noncompete Agreements May Break Multiple Laws."It probably comes as no surprise that Trump's noncompete agreement sucks…
  • Sep 23

    Rhode Island Bars Physician Non-Compete

    Rhode Island Bars Physician Non-Compete
    Only rarely do courts strike non-competes on the final element of the three-part reasonableness test: whether enforcement would be contrary to a public interest.Earlier this year, a Rhode Island court followed Massachusetts' lead and held…
  • Sep 12

    Illinois Appellate Court Announces a "Test" to Evaluate Bad Faith in Trade Secrets Claim

    Illinois Appellate Court Announces a "Test" to Evaluate Bad Faith in Trade Secrets Claim
    In Conxall Corp. v. iCONN Systems, LLC, the First District Appellate Court of Illinois set forth what only loosely can be described as a "test" for determining when a party maintains an action for trade secrets misappropriation in bad…
Rank this Week: 1603

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

Addresses employment law issues. By McLane, Graf, Raulerson, & Middleton, PA.

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
Rank this Week: 3195