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Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

Covers the defense of misclassification claims and class actions, audits and investigations by the IRS and state tax and workforce agencies. By Pepper Hamilton LLP.

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
Rank this Week: 4059

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Sep 2

    Employer warning: Cultural disconnects can be costly, even deadly

    Employer warning: Cultural disconnects can be costly, even deadly
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. In the wake of events in that spiraled out of control in Ferguson, Missouri, after an unarmed black teenager was shot by a white police officer, it seems the whole country has become intensely focused on race.…
  • Sep 2

    Collective action of food concession assistant managers decertified; job duties varied greatly

    Collective action of food concession assistant managers decertified; job duties varied greatly
    By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D. Granting an employer’s motion to decertify a collective action brought by assistant managers of various food and beverage concessions who alleged that they were misclassified as exempt from the FLSA’s…
  • Sep 2

    Depressed IT director laid off in “RIF of one” advances FMLA retaliation claim

    Depressed IT director laid off in “RIF of one” advances FMLA retaliation claim
    By Marjorie Johnson, J.D. A city IT director with a history of depression, who was repeatedly counseled after employee complaints, demoted after his attorney sent a letter regarding his FMLA rights, and discharged ostensibly due to a…
Rank this Week: 789

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Sep 2

    Can I file an FMLA lawsuit in Texas state courts?

    Can I file an FMLA lawsuit in Texas state courts?
    Yes, under section 107 of the Family Medical Leave Act, a covered employee may file suit in a federal or state court with competent jurisdiction to hear the FMLA claims. That means an employee with FMLA claims can certainly file those FMLA…
  • Aug 28

    What are requests for admission?

    What are requests for admission?
    Requests for admission are discovery requests under the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that request an opposing party in a lawsuit admit or deny a stated admission. Requests for admission are permitted…
  • Aug 27

    Nurse fired for not praying the Rosary with patient and loses religious discrimination suit

    Nurse fired for not praying the Rosary with patient and loses religious discrimination suit
    That’s right. The federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided in Nobach v. Woodland Village Nursing Center, Inc. that a Jehovah’s Witness who refused to pray the Rosary with a Catholic patient and was fired for her…
Rank this Week: 1223

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 2

    Do you have to provide notice to quit?

    Do you have to provide notice to quit?
    Often times an employee finds themselves in a job that they feel compelled to quit due to either a hostile work environment, a medical or family situation or other external situation that requires the employee to cease their employment. When…
  • Jul 28

    Sexual Harassment is real and should not be tolerated at work no matter what your age

    Sexual Harassment is real and should not be tolerated at work no matter what your age
    Sexual Harassment in the workplace is a real concern for many employees.  It is not simply someone being over sensitive.  As a matter for fact, according to a 2003 study by the Sexual Harassment Education Project (SHEP), 77% of…
  • Jun 16

    Can your employer challenge your unemployment?

    Can your employer challenge your unemployment?
    Losing a job is a traumatic enough experience to go through on its own. You start to wonder did I do something wrong? Could I have done something that would have changed the situation? Was I singled out because of some personal characteristic…
Rank this Week: 3063

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 2

    Everything you need to know when it comes to termination

    Everything you need to know when it comes to termination
    An employee’s right to protect themselves from termination of employment is reasonable. Daniel Lublin, Toronto Employment Lawyer offers some insight on this topic in his most recent Globe and Mail column. There are unfortunate incidents…
  • Aug 29

    Protecting yourself from being dismissed

    Protecting yourself from being dismissed
    Securing your employment is something every employee wants and it is reasonable for an employee to want protection from being dismissed.  In the worst case scenario, employees want to know, what legal options do I have to ensure that I…
  • Aug 15

    Is Mandatory Retirement Legal?

    Is Mandatory Retirement Legal?
    Every employee is entitled to be protected and accommodated according to the law, based on certain grounds.  Two grounds for discrimination leave employees wondering what their legal rights are; age discrimination and sick leave based on…
Rank this Week: 367

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 2

    Federal Employees Are Protected if They "Blow the Whistle"

    Federal Employees Are Protected if They "Blow the Whistle"
    Federal employees enjoy substantial protections other employees do not. One such protection is the whislteblower statute, also known as reporting fraud, waste or abuse. See Workplace Fairness summary. This statute protects a federal employee…
  • Aug 27

    Rejection by the EEOC Means Nothing

    Rejection by the EEOC Means Nothing
    The EEOC received some 93,727 charges of discrimination last year. Locally, each EEOC investigator carries a case load of 75-95 cases per year. Those numbers indicate very little time is devoted to actual investigation. The open secret is…
  • Aug 26

    San Antonio Lawyer Sought Death of Former Office Manager

    San Antonio Lawyer Sought Death of Former Office Manager
    Yes, these things really do happen. I just uttered those words a few days ago and then come this story about a local lawyer who asked a client to kill his former office manager. Paul Andrews, a San Antonio lawyer, wanted to kill his former…
Rank this Week: 561

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Sep 2

    Button Bans – Be Careful

    Button Bans – Be Careful
    Employers often implement dress code policies and practices which prohibit employees from wearing all types of buttons or insignia in the workplace. These kinds of policies may be put in place for customer relations, appearance or other…
  • Sep 2

    Employers Are Not Going to "Like" This NLRB Decision on Social Media

    Employers Are Not Going to "Like" This NLRB Decision on Social Media
    The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has issued yet another decision which should cause all employers, even those without unions, to think very carefully before disciplining any employee for their actions on social media.…
  • Aug 25

    FMLA Stands for "Family and Medical Leave Avalanche"

    FMLA Stands for "Family and Medical Leave Avalanche"
    We noted last year that 20 years after the original passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the Department of Labor issued a survey report lauding the effectiveness of the law and the positive impact it has…
Rank this Week: 4353

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

Provides news on state and federal employment law and human resources.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Sep 2

    Fast-food protesters plan escalation, civil disobedience

    Fast-food protesters plan escalation, civil disobedience
    More fast-food protests are planned for September 4, with the latest round including homecare workers and possible civil disobedience. Fast-food and other low-wage workers have been staging periodic strikes and demonstrations since 2012 in…
  • Aug 22

    Drug-free healthcare facility law takes effect in New Hampshire

    Drug-free healthcare facility law takes effect in New Hampshire
    by Gregory L. Silverman A New Hampshire law taking effect August 25 requires healthcare employers to take action against substance abuse in their facilities. The new law requires all hospitals, home healthcare providers, outpatient…
  • Aug 20

    OFCCP updates guidance on gender identity and transgender discrimination

    OFCCP updates guidance on gender identity and transgender discrimination
    by Tammy Binford On August 19, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a new directive related to its decision to update its enforcement actions regarding gender identity and transgender discrimination. On June…
Rank this Week: 968

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Sep 2

    State Agencies Conduct Statewide Underground Economy Sweep

    State Agencies Conduct Statewide Underground Economy Sweep
    Last week, the California Department of Insurance led enforcement teams from five state agencies and several county district attorneys on a statewide sweep of more than 50 businesses in a variety of industries, such as construction, hotels,…
  • Aug 29

    Contractor Liability ‘Job Killer’ Bill Goes to Governor​​​​​​

    Contractor Liability ‘Job Killer’ Bill Goes to Governor​​​​​​
    ​A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bill that forces one company to ensure the wage-and-hour obligations of another passed the Legislature and is on its way to the governor’s desk. AB…
  • Aug 28

    Employer-Friendly Ruling in Sexual Harassment and Franchisor Liability Case

    Employer-Friendly Ruling in Sexual Harassment and Franchisor Liability Case
    Today, the California Supreme Court ruled that a franchisor can’t be held vicariously liable for unlawful conduct committed by a franchisee’s employee, where the franchisor exercises no control over the franchisee’s relevant…
Rank this Week: 999

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
  • Sep 2

    MBBP’s Joanna Brougher 2014 National Law Journal Rising Star

    MBBP’s Joanna Brougher 2014 National Law Journal Rising Star
     MBBP’s Joanna Brougher was selected for the 2014 National Law Journal’s list of Boston’s Rising Stars. The National Law Journal Rising Stars program recognizes the region’s 40 most promising lawyers age 40 and…
  • Sep 2

    MBBP Client Implant Sciences Corporation Achieves Milestone With QS-B220

    MBBP Client Implant Sciences Corporation Achieves Milestone With QS-B220
    MBBP client Implant Sciences Corporation, a company that develops and manufactures explosive trace detection sensors and systems, announced that its QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detector has successfully completed the certification…
  • Aug 26

    MBBP’s Daniele Ouellette Levy to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 09/17/2014

    MBBP’s Daniele Ouellette Levy to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 09/17/2014
    On September 17, MBBP Attorney Daniele Ouellette Levy will host Office Hours at TechSandBox on Stock and Corporate Structure. Office Hours provides access to experts in topics such as intellectual property, business formation,…
Rank this Week: 1189

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Sep 2

    The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal – Is There an Appetite For Costs Awards?

    The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal – Is There an Appetite For Costs Awards?
    No client likes to have a human rights application brought against it before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.  And no client is happy to hear that even if it is successful and fully exonerated, there is no real scope for recovering…
  • Aug 19

    20-Day Jail Sentence for Employee who Released Employer’s Confidential Information in Breach of Court Order

    20-Day Jail Sentence for Employee who Released Employer’s Confidential Information in Breach of Court Order
    A former employee received a 20-day jail sentence after she flagrantly disregarded a court order by disclosing the plaintiffs’ confidential business methods and disparaging their business reputation. Background In July 2013, Ceridian…
  • Aug 15

    Top Ten Tips for the Workplace

    Top Ten Tips for the Workplace
    Every now and then, it’s worth it for even the most seasoned HR professional to receive a reminder about best practices in the workplace.  Ensuring compliance with our Top Ten Tips list below, will help to keep your workplace…
Rank this Week: 3740

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Sep 2

    New Sick Pay Law Enough to Make California Employers Nauseou

    New Sick Pay Law Enough to Make California Employers Nauseou
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Kristina Launey and Christie Jackson On August 30, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014,” which requires employers to provide…
  • Aug 28

    Spotlight on San Francisco: New Proposals To Benefit Part-Time and Minimum-Wage Employee

    Spotlight on San Francisco: New Proposals To Benefit Part-Time and Minimum-Wage Employee
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Daniel Kim and Michele Haydel Gehrke Two proposed San Francisco ordinances could mean more hours and more money for San Francisco’s part-time and minimum-wage employees. San Francisco Supervisor Eric…
  • Aug 20

    Vacation: No Pay for My Time Off? Exploring the Nuances of Unlimited or No Paid Time Policie

    Vacation: No Pay for My Time Off? Exploring the Nuances of Unlimited or No Paid Time Policie
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Jonathan L. Brophy Employees are often shocked to learn that employers are not required to provide paid vacations. But it’s true. Legal guarantees of paid leave abound in other advanced economies, but…
Rank this Week: 2537

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
Rank this Week: 4208

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Benefit Plans: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines and End of Year Planning

    Benefit Plans: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines and End of Year Planning
    By Bret Busacker and Bret Clark Now that fall is in the air and school has started, we thought this would be a good time to summarize some of the key health and welfare benefit deadlines that are approaching this fall: September 22 Updated…
  • Aug 22

    Nevada Employees Cannot Sue For Wage Violations Under State Wage Statute

    Nevada Employees Cannot Sue For Wage Violations Under State Wage Statute
    By Calder Huntington Employees seeking unpaid wages, overtime pay or other compensation under certain Nevada labor statutes cannot sue their employer, says the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. Gamble v. Boyd Gaming Corp., No.…
  • Aug 21

    MSHA Proposes to Amend Civil Penalty Regulation

    MSHA Proposes to Amend Civil Penalty Regulation
    By Cole Wist and Matthew Linton With the stated goals of improving the civil penalty process and reducing the number of contested citations, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has proposed a rule to amend its civil penalty…
Rank this Week: 2232

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

Covers employment class action cases affecting employers. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1231

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
Rank this Week: 4066

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 2794

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment legal topis for Texas employers. By Russell Cawyer.

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1328

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 2

    The Third Circuit: The FLSA Requires Fair Pleading Standard

    The Third Circuit: The FLSA Requires Fair Pleading Standard
    Authored by Jacob Oslick The days of cursory pleading in FLSA cases have ended. That’s the message the Third Circuit sent a few days before Labor Day, when it issued Davis v. Abington Memorial Hospital.  In Davis, the Third Circuit…
  • Aug 13

    No Bones About It: Courts Within Second Circuit Continue to Dismiss “Bare Bones” FLSA Complaint

    No Bones About It: Courts Within Second Circuit Continue to Dismiss “Bare Bones” FLSA Complaint
    Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman and Howard M. Wexler Last summer, the Second Circuit issued a flurry of decisions clarifying the pleading standard in FLSA cases.  In one of those cases, Dejesus v. HF Management Services, LLC, the court…
  • Aug 11

    Seyfarth Shaw Attorneys Update Definitive Guide to Litigating Wage & Hour Lawsuit

    Seyfarth Shaw Attorneys Update Definitive Guide to Litigating Wage & Hour Lawsuit
    By Seyfarth Shaw LLP Leading employment law firm Seyfarth Shaw has updated its definitive guide to the litigation of wage and hour lawsuits. Co-authored by three Seyfarth partners and edited by the chair of the firm’s national wage-hour…
Rank this Week: 2805

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
Rank this Week: 1382

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Sep 2

    Another Retail Landmine: The Pitfalls of Alleged Racial Profiling Against Customer

    Another Retail Landmine: The Pitfalls of Alleged Racial Profiling Against Customer
    Two major department stores — Macy’s and Barneys — recently settled racial profiling investigations lodged against them by the New York State Attorney General. The investigations stemmed from complaints the Attorney General…
  • Aug 28

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product
    According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association, 97.5 percent of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally, making it important for fashion brands to implement strategic decisions about how they handle US…
  • Aug 28

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product
    According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association, 97.5 percent of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally, making it important for fashion brands to implement strategic decisions about how they handle US…
Rank this Week: 2533

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Sep 2

    Sincerity of Religious Beliefs Relevant in Religious Discrimination Case

    Sincerity of Religious Beliefs Relevant in Religious Discrimination Case
    No matter what your religion, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits an employer from discriminating against you because of your religious beliefs. But what if the employer claims that you are just using your religion as an…
  • Aug 28

    Toyota Hit With Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

    Toyota Hit With Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit
    Often employees who have been subject to sexual harassment in the workplace are terrified about filing a complaint because they fear that they will lose their job. That is the very reason why retaliation is illegal under Title VII of…
  • Aug 27

    Estimates for Intermittent Leave Under the FMLA Are Not Ironclad

    Estimates for Intermittent Leave Under the FMLA Are Not Ironclad
    When an employee requests FMLA leave, the employer may take the employee at his word and grant the request, or may request certification from the employee's physician. The certification is sufficient, if among other things, it describes…
Rank this Week: 1637

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Sep 2

    Fast-Food Strike Follows From Joint-Employer Rumbling

    Fast-Food Strike Follows From Joint-Employer Rumbling
    The Fight for Fifteen is back. Union organizers running the campaign designed to secure $15 per hour wages for fast-food workers announced on Labor Day that fast-food employees will walk off the job this Thursday in approximately 150 cities…
  • Aug 29

    FairPoint Communications Declares Impasse In Bargaining

    FairPoint Communications Declares Impasse In Bargaining
    FairPoint Communications has announced that it has declared impasse in its negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) after contract negotiations between the parties failed to produce an agreement. …
  • Aug 28

    U of Illinois Nurses Authorize Strike Action

    U of Illinois Nurses Authorize Strike Action
    Late Tuesday night, over 1,000 registered nurses working for the University of Illinois overwhelmingly voted to authorize a labor strike.  While the nurses voted 93 percent in favor of the authorization, a second vote is still necessary…
Rank this Week: 508

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 2

    How to curse out your boss on Facebook ... and get away with it!

    How to curse out your boss on Facebook ... and get away with it!
    It's easier than you think. Indeed, a recent decision from the National Labor Relations Board bears this out. Details after the jump... * * *
  • Aug 29

    Same-sex training. Ok or discrimination?

    Same-sex training. Ok or discrimination?
    According to the EEOC, if men can only train men, and women only women, that may be discrimination.  But, let's see what a federal court has to say about that after the jump... * * *
  • Aug 28

    Here's why you provide a list of essential job functions when approving FMLA

    Here's why you provide a list of essential job functions when approving FMLA
    Trial is over! I'm coming atcha live and direct from the bloggerdome with a sweet defense verdict in my pocket. Yup, yup![cue music] [cue music] And what do I come back to? A precedential Third Circuit opinion discussing an employee's…
Rank this Week: 934

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Sep 2

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    In most wrongful dismissal cases, the court is required to address the trifecta of issues: What is the applicable period of reasonable notice of termination to which the terminated employee is entitled following an application of the usual…
  • Aug 29

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination
    Employers will sometimes include language such as the employee will only receive a bonus if he or she is employed on the date the bonus is paid out. Courts have shown some reluctance to enforce such arrangements. The issue was recently…
  • Aug 8

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract
    Fixed term contracts can be valuable tools for managing short term or temporary assignments, but can be dangerous and costly to employers. There are many ways that these types of employment arrangements can go sideways with significant…
Rank this Week: 1206

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 2

    Ohio Supreme Court punts on individual discrimination liability … for now

    Ohio Supreme Court punts on individual discrimination liability … for now
    Earlier this summer, I reported on Hauser v. City of Dayton, which I hoped would answer the question of whether Ohio’s employment discrimination statute still provided for individual liability for managers and supervisors. Last week,…
  • Aug 29

    WIRTW #334 (the “these go to 11” edition)

    WIRTW #334 (the “these go to 11” edition)
    Today is my 11th anniversary. I love my wife. That is all. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Gee Whiz! Sexual Harassment Claims Abound at Archie Comics – By Both Males and Females! — via Employment…
  • Aug 28

    What does the ADA have to say about employer inquires about prescription drug

    What does the ADA have to say about employer inquires about prescription drug
    Employers with employees working in safety-sensitive positions have an obligation to ensure that their employees are not impaired while engaged in their jobs. For example, earlier this week I discussed Blazek v. City of Lakewood, in which the…
Rank this Week: 147

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Restrictive Covenants in Connecticut: Win Some, Lose Some for Employer

    Restrictive Covenants in Connecticut: Win Some, Lose Some for Employer
    In the July/August issue of the Connecticut Lawyer magazine, attorney Joseph Blyskal has the first of a two-part article on the state of restrictive covenants in employment agreements in Connecticut.  I’ve talked about this several…
  • Aug 29

    Connecticut Bar Has Trouble with the NLRB’s Curveball on Social Media

    Connecticut Bar Has Trouble with the NLRB’s Curveball on Social Media
    As our big Labor Day weekend kicks off, it seems appropriate to bring back a “labor” topic, particularly when mixed with one of our favorite topics here: Social Media. Today, my colleague Jarad Lucan returns with a case straight…
  • Aug 28

    Guest Post: A Law Professor’s — and Mother’s — Perpsective on Race

    Guest Post: A Law Professor’s — and Mother’s — Perpsective on Race
    After my first year in law school, I clerked for Professor Kimberly Norwood at Washington University in St. Louis Law School during the summer. (If editing a law review article on statute of limitations is your thing, the experience…
Rank this Week: 199

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: 35

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 2

    From Google to Tolstoy Bot: Should the First Amendment Protect Speech Generated by Algorithms?

    From Google to Tolstoy Bot: Should the First Amendment Protect Speech Generated by Algorithms?
    Stuart Minor Benjamin, Algorithms and Speech, 161 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1445 (2013), available at SSRN.Margot KaminskiInformation, increasingly, is everywhere. Machines gather information, process it, and automatically communicate it, often in terms…
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
Rank this Week: 375

Washington D.C. Employment Law…

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment law developments in Washington, D.C. By Littler.

http://www.littler.com/blog/dc-employment-law-update
  • Sep 2

    Fast Food Workers Plan Another Round of Coordinated Protests this Week

    Fast Food Workers Plan Another Round of Coordinated Protests this Week
    Michael J. Lotito Employers at fast food chains around the nation should brace themselves for a series of protests and acts of civil disobedience that will occur this Thursday, September 4.  The strikes, organized by…
  • Aug 18

    Last 2014 Lap for the California Legislature

    Last 2014 Lap for the California Legislature
    Christopher E. Cobey The California Legislature returned from its summer recess on August 4 for the sprint through the last days of the final year of the 2013-2014 session.  Remaining Legislative DeadlinesFriday,…
  • Aug 6

    OFCCP Issues Proposal to Implement New Contractor Compensation Reporting Requirement

    OFCCP Issues Proposal to Implement New Contractor Compensation Reporting Requirement
    John R. Annand Deepa S. Menon On April 8, 2014, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum  – Advancing Pay Equality Through Compensation Data Collection –…
Rank this Week: 2834

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 810

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, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 702

The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

Covers legislative and court cases affecting Utah employers and employees. By D. Scott Crook.

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    Antidiscrimination Amendment

    Antidiscrimination Amendment
    Amendment to the Labor Commission's Antidiscrimination Regulations.In the Utah State Bulletin for September 1, 2014, the Utah Labor Commission proposes an amendment to its antidiscrimination regulations (R606-1).  The amendment repairs…
  • Aug 29

    Utah Court of Appeals: Employee Caught on Camera Taking a Customer's Wallet had no Actionable Claim against Employer

    Utah Court of Appeals: Employee Caught on Camera Taking a Customer's Wallet had no Actionable Claim against Employer
    The Utah Court of Appeals upheld a trial court's summary judgment dismissal of a former employee's claim against Target for breach of contract, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and defamation.  In a twenty page…
  • Aug 18

    Utah Employment Cases for the week of August 11

    Utah Employment Cases for the week of August 11
    The following cases affecting Utah employment law were released during the week of August 11th:Utah Court of Appeals:Prows v. Labor Commission (Utah Ct. App., August 14, 2014) (declining, on the bases of what the definition of "is" is, to…
Rank this Week: 4179

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Sep 1

    Happy Labor Day!

    Happy Labor Day!
    I'd write more, but I'm actually laboring to finish an article. Not sure if that's appropriate, ironic, or just sad. -JH
  • Sep 1

    LA to Raise Minimum Wage

    LA to Raise Minimum Wage
    The issue of the appropriate minimum wage continues to be a source of controversy. There has been little movement on the federal level over this question, but many states and local jurisdictions have acted to raise the limits. I recently...
  • Aug 29

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"
    Deborah Thompson Eisenberg (Maryland) sends along this call for papers from the University of Baltimore's Center on Applied Feminism: CALL FOR PAPERS: "APPLIED FEMINISM AND WORK" The University of Baltimore School of Law's Center on…
Rank this Week: 90

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Yahoo Fighting Sexual Harassment Allegation

    Yahoo Fighting Sexual Harassment Allegation
    Yahoo, based in the San Francisco area, is currently in a heated battle over allegations of sexual harassment. In many sexual harassment cases, the company will quietly settle the charges in order to avoid bad publicity, but in this case both…
  • Aug 28

    Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Hit Lower-Wage Workers the Most

    Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Hit Lower-Wage Workers the Most
    A recent study released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shows that pregnancy discrimination affects almost every industry and every part of the country. Attorneys for the EEOC say that pregnancy discrimination is one of the…
  • Aug 25

    Family of Patient Found Dead in Hospital’s Stairwell To Sue the City

    Family of Patient Found Dead in Hospital’s Stairwell To Sue the City
    The family of a woman who was found dead in a stairwell at San Francisco General Hospital, a city-run hospital, has filed a claim against the city for damages of over $25,000. Because the family is suing a government entity, a claim must be…
Rank this Week: 2714

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Chino Company Pays $92,000 to Settle Retaliation Claim

    Chino Company Pays $92,000 to Settle Retaliation Claim
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a retaliation lawsuit against a manufacturer based in Chino,  alleging unlawful action against two employees. According to reports, the manufacturing company agreed to pay…
  • Aug 31

    Settlement vs. Trial Verdict in Employment Dispute

    Settlement vs. Trial Verdict in Employment Dispute
    It can take months, years, even decades for an employment lawsuit to come to fruition and get resolved. There are many different reasons. In some cases, an employee will put up with misconduct or violations until they are terminated. Some…
  • Aug 29

    EEOC Files Religious Discrimination Suit Against Food Lion

    EEOC Files Religious Discrimination Suit Against Food Lion
    Title IV of the Civil Rights Act prohibits private companies from discrimination based on religious practices. While we often hear about discrimination based on race, national origin, or gender, cases less common are based on religious…
Rank this Week: 2703

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Sep 1

    Some Labor Day eye candy

    Some Labor Day eye candy
    Last spring, I was in the Detroit area for a deposition. I’m originally from that area, so I stayed over the weekend to visit family, and we made a trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts. In honor of Labor Day, here are some photos I…
  • Aug 29

    Is the EEOC off the rails with this new “wellness” lawsuit? Don’t think so.

    Is the EEOC off the rails with this new “wellness” lawsuit? Don’t think so.
    Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against Wisconsin-based Orion Energy Systems, Inc., over its wellness program and its treatment of ex-employee Wendy Schobert, who was not a fan of the program. The lawsuit…
  • Aug 26

    Transportation employers, can you survive the federal audit “tag team”?

    Transportation employers, can you survive the federal audit “tag team”?
    David Smith of Constangy’s OSHA practice group is co-author of this post. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are tag-teaming transportation employers.…
Rank this Week: 1615

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Sep 1

    Back to School: Could You Pass a Commercial Lease Pop Quiz?

    Back to School: Could You Pass a Commercial Lease Pop Quiz?
    In the spirit of heading back to school, we want to test our readers’ knowledge of the essential terms of a commercial lease. After all, most businesses will be a lessor or lessee at some point during their life cycle. Moreover, out of…
  • Aug 29

    NJ Supreme Court Rules Fitness Centers Can’t Disclaim All Personal Injury Liability

    NJ Supreme Court Rules Fitness Centers Can’t Disclaim All Personal Injury Liability
    In a precedential ruling, the Supreme Court of New Jersey recently held that a fitness center could not insulate itself through an exculpatory clause from the ordinary common law duty of care owed by all businesses to its invitees. The case…
  • Aug 28

    U.S. Supreme Court to Address Pregnancy Discrimination

    U.S. Supreme Court to Address Pregnancy Discrimination
    The U.S. Supreme Court will consider yet another high-profile women’s health issue next term. In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the justices will determine what types of accommodations employers must make for pregnant workers. As…
Rank this Week: 1904

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Aug 31

    Disloyal conduct may justify termination

    Disloyal conduct may justify termination
    by Mohamed Badreddine There is little dispute that senior employees owe a duty of good faith and loyalty to their employers. But what about junior employees—do they owe their employers the same duty? And if so, can they be fired if they…
  • Aug 24

    Post-accident compliance with safety orders doesn’t reduce employer’s fine

    Post-accident compliance with safety orders doesn’t reduce employer’s fine
    by Norm Keith Two critical questions related to prosecutions under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) were addressed in a recent decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario: In sentencing an employer for the OHSA…
  • Aug 17

    Employers must have a reasonable basis for engaging in employee surveillance

    Employers must have a reasonable basis for engaging in employee surveillance
    By Clayton Jones When confronted with information that an employee may be abusing paid sick leave, it is only natural for an employer to want to investigate further. One way in which employers may do this is through the surreptitious…
Rank this Week: 1288

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Aug 31

    HELP END ALZHEIMER'S

    HELP END ALZHEIMER'S
    PLEASE DONATE TO ALZHEIMER"S RESEARCH - My grandmother passed away on 7/1/14 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. There should be a cure for this disease, and funding is needed for continued research.I will be participating in…
  • Aug 11

    Hire Scott J. Kreppein, Attorney-at-Law

    Hire Scott J. Kreppein, Attorney-at-Law
    If you are interested in hiring me, please call my office at 631-482-9700, or send me an email with a description of the legal matter you need my help with and how I can contact you, to: Skreppein@QHMLaw.com.   I offer high…
  • Aug 2

    HOW TO ARGUE AN APPEAL

    HOW TO ARGUE AN APPEAL
    Be cognizant of time limits. To be persuasive, you also need to be respectful of time limits.  Different courts have different policies.  In the First Department, time limits are relatively strictly adhered to, with colored lights…
Rank this Week: 2409

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Policies That Have Disparate Impacts On Protected Individuals May Be Discriminatory

    Policies That Have Disparate Impacts On Protected Individuals May Be Discriminatory
    Workplace discrimination can occur in a variety of manners. Although employment discrimination cases often focus on intentional acts of discrimination – such as not hiring someone or firing someone because of their race or gender…
  • Aug 25

    Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Grocery Store

    Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Grocery Store
    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination “because of” your religious beliefs. It also protects you from harassment based on your beliefs or religious affiliation, or retaliation if you complain abut…
  • Aug 14

    Teacher Wins Reverse Race Discrimination Jury Trial

    Teacher Wins Reverse Race Discrimination Jury Trial
    Despite significant progress in race relations, race discrimination continues to affect many work places – whether its discrimination in hiring or promoting, or having to endure offensive comments or slurs. Fortunately, Title VII…
Rank this Week: 2772

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Covers labor, employment, and employment discrimination law with emphasis on Michigan recent developments and impact of HR professionals. By John Holmquist.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawconnection.com/
  • Aug 31

    Loyalty: Extinct under the NLRA?

    Loyalty: Extinct under the NLRA?
    §8.01 of the Restatement Third of Employment Law states that employees owe a duty of loyalty to their employers in matters related to the employment relationship.  Employers realize that under the Obama Board, the inclusion of that…
  • Aug 21

    EEOC and wellness programs: A preview of things to come?

    EEOC and wellness programs: A preview of things to come?
    Employers have been waiting for the EEOC to provide direction with respect to its position on wellness programs and the impact of the ADA on them.  Last May, the EEOC held a hearing where it heard from a broad spectrum of interested…
  • Aug 17

    Still causing problems: Employee handbooks and at will employment

    Still causing problems: Employee handbooks and at will employment
    For many employers, employee handbooks are used to detail what is expected of employees without binding employers to follow any particular policy.  It is the "have your cake and eat it" approach which is part of a larger strategy to…
Rank this Week: 4569

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Discrimination In Public Accommodation

    Discrimination In Public Accommodation
    So you are visiting a public place and a worker at the business is discriminating against you. What if anything can you do? Well under the Illinois Human Rights Act ("Act"), you have legal protection from discrimination in a public…
  • Aug 20

    Food Rite Community Supermarket Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Food Rite Community Supermarket Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
    Lee's Food Corp., doing business as Food Rite Community Super­market pays $10,500 to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") after initial…
  • Aug 18

    Bertolini Corporation Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $92,500

    Bertolini Corporation Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $92,500
    Bertolini Corporation pays $92,500 to settle a retaliation lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The EEOC is tasked with investigating violations of the Title VII of the…
Rank this Week: 256

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Employee Breaks: How Much Control Do You Really Have?

    Employee Breaks: How Much Control Do You Really Have?
    Draconian break policies can create a public relations nightmare for your company. This post suggests several less extreme ways in which an employer might help prevent employee abuse of break time.
  • Aug 27

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built
    You know that there are customers your in-house distribution and marketing efforts still cannot reach. Now is the time when licensing your product may help take your business’s success to the next level.
  • Aug 19

    Are Your Employees Stealing Your Intellectual Property?

    Are Your Employees Stealing Your Intellectual Property?
    Signing Paperwork by Dan Moyle // CC BY 2.0 By: Jessica Fayerman As a business owner, you are likely accustomed to taking measures to safeguard your company’s property from employee theft.  You limit access to bank accounts,…
Rank this Week: 4655

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Provides news and commentary on developments in whistleblower protection law. By Jason Zuckerman.

http://whistleblower-protection-law.com/
Rank this Week: 2453