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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/
  • Feb 14

    Passage

    Passage
    In the welter of outpourings of tributes, recollections, and political prognostications that followed the unexpected death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, I suspect that his impact on the employment arena will not be front and center.…
  • Feb 5

    Arnow-Richman on Unilateral Modification of At-Will Contract Term

    Arnow-Richman on Unilateral Modification of At-Will Contract Term
    Rachel Arnow-Richman (Denver) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming 57 Boston College L. Rev.___ (2016)) Modifying At-Will Employment Contracts. Here's the abstract: [Employers often unilaterally alter the terms of at-will…
  • Feb 5

    Bauries Voted Full Professor

    Bauries Voted Full Professor
    A belated but heartfelt congratulations to Scott Bauries (Kentucky), who last week was voted up for full professorship. Scott's colleagues at Kentucky are extraordinarily lucky to have him a member of their faculty, and I am equally lucky to…
Rank this Week: 105

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law with an emphasis in overtime. By Martin & Martin L.L.P.

http://www.atlantaovertimelawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    Can An Employer Deduct/Dock Pay From A Salaried Employee?

    Can An Employer Deduct/Dock Pay From A Salaried Employee?
    What happens when a company classifies its employees as salaried, exempt from overtime but then deducts or docks from the employees’ pay for things like sickness, disability, or personal leave?  Can this deduction change an exempt…
  • Dec 9

    Macy's Department Store Cleaners Granted Class Certification In Failure To Pay Case

    Macy's Department Store Cleaners Granted Class Certification In Failure To Pay Case
    Like many companies, Macy's Department Stores use outside cleaning companies to clean the stores after hours. In Minnesota, a federal court granted the cleaning crew members' request for class certification against one of these outside…
  • Dec 7

    Healthcare Workers who Work Through Lunch Settle Claim for Lost Wage

    Healthcare Workers who Work Through Lunch Settle Claim for Lost Wage
    There have been a number of cases and settlements throughout the country over the last few years involving healthcare workers who are required to work through lunch breaks but whose employer automatically deducts time for lunch each day. …
Rank this Week: 3383

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/
  • Feb 13

    Cases --- February 7th through 13th

    Cases --- February 7th through 13th
    Discrimination/Retaliation*Farris v. Garden City, Kansas (10th Cir., February 9, 2016) (affirming dismissal because Farris failed to sufficiently allege he was a qualified individual with a disability or that he suffered intentional…
  • Feb 12

    Cases --- January 31st through February 6th

    Cases --- January 31st through February 6th
    Unemployment AppealsFallstrom v. Department of Workforce Service (Utah Ct. App., February 4, 2016) (declining to disturb the board's determination that Fallstrom was ineligible for unemployment benefits because he quit his job…
  • Feb 4

    Cases --- January 24th through 30th

    Cases --- January 24th through 30th
    Discrimination/RetaliationMontoya v. Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, Inc. (10th Cir., January 25, 2016) (affirming summary judgement in favor of defendant because Montoya failed to show pretext for either her discrimination claim or…
Rank this Week: 2492

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: 325

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    California Farm Worker Rights Bill Demanded by Activist

    California Farm Worker Rights Bill Demanded by Activist
    In two of the most critical agricultural counties in California, farm workers banded together with other low-wage workers in the food industry, demanding a “Bill of Rights” that would ensure higher wages and improved treatment.…
  • Feb 11

    California Age Discrimination Lawsuit Settles for $600k

    California Age Discrimination Lawsuit Settles for $600k
    An age discrimination lawsuit against the city of Milpitas near San Jose was settled recently for more than a half million dollars. The plaintiff also reportedly was offered a new job within the city.  According to the San Jose…
  • Feb 9

    Yahoo Gender Discrimination Claim Filed by Male Employee

    Yahoo Gender Discrimination Claim Filed by Male Employee
    Almost all gender discrimination lawsuits in California are filed by women. It’s well-established that women as a whole are offered less prestigious jobs, are paid less, promoted less and are targeted more frequently for sexual…
Rank this Week: 2635

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: 31

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/
  • Feb 13

    W. Va. will go right-to-work in July

    W. Va. will go right-to-work in July
    Wild, wonderful West Virginia is going right-to-work. Republicans in the state legislature passed the Workplace Freedom Act and yesterday overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Also yesterday, the West Virginia Republicans…
  • Feb 12

    Be my workplace valentine? We’ll see . . .

    Be my workplace valentine? We’ll see . . .
    Happy Valentine’s Day! (almost) Psychology Today had a great article by social psychologist and professor Theresa DiDonato about nine questions one should ask oneself before starting a workplace romance. Of course, the article was…
  • Feb 12

    $89K manager may not be FLSA-exempt, court rule

    $89K manager may not be FLSA-exempt, court rule
    This is scary. You’d think a person with “Manager” in her job title who was making more than $89,000 a year would be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Not necessarily. A federal judge in…
Rank this Week: 1992

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Feb 13

    Identity Theft is the First of the IRS’ “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams of 2016

    Identity Theft is the First of the IRS’ “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams of 2016
    Each year at the beginning of tax season, the IRS releases the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of twelve tax scams to be mindful of when individuals are filing their taxes.  This list is something to consider sharing with…
  • Feb 12

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Connected Medical Device

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Connected Medical Device
    Demonstrating a continued focus on information security, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published draft guidance on Design Considerations and Pre-market Submission Recommendations for Interoperable Medical Devices.  As the title…
  • Feb 10

    The Status of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

    The Status of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
    As we previously reported, the EU and U.S. reached agreement last week on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield to replace the invalidated EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Program for transatlantic data transfers.  While the announcement of the Privacy Shield…
Rank this Week: 4168

The Firing Squad

The Firing Squad

Covers Tennessee workplace laws. By Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott Bobbitt plc.

http://www.tennesseeworkplacelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1829

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1997

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/
Rank this Week: 495

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/
  • Feb 12

    Palm Springs Hotel Chain Agrees to Settle Overtime Suit for $1.5 Million

    Palm Springs Hotel Chain Agrees to Settle Overtime Suit for $1.5 Million
    Class action lawsuits are often settled outside of court in order to avoid the hassle and expense of arguing the case in the courts. The larger the class, the longer both parties could be stuck in court, presenting all their evidence to a…
  • Feb 8

    Overtime Suit Against Halliburton Settles for $18.25 Million

    Overtime Suit Against Halliburton Settles for $18.25 Million
    We've come a long way since the first industrialists forced their workers to work 12 to 16 hour days, six days a week, with little rest and dangerous working conditions. The law doesn't forbid employees from working long hours, but it does…
  • Feb 3

    Comcast Settles Overtime Lawsuit

    Comcast Settles Overtime Lawsuit
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), exists to ensure employees are not made to work long hours for unfairly low wages. In order to do this, the FLSA provides a federal minimum wage, and defines overtime as any time spent working…
Rank this Week: 1897

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: 1771

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1707

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Feb 12

    IRS Whistleblower Program Continues Improvement

    IRS Whistleblower Program Continues Improvement
    This was a banner year for the Internal Revenue Services’ Whistleblower Program. In its annual report to Congress, released February 10, 2016, the IRS said it paid 99 awards totaling more than $103 million. Stephen M. Kohn, Executive…
  • Feb 10

    National Whistleblower Center Project Wins People’s Choice Award

    National Whistleblower Center Project Wins People’s Choice Award
    Protections for wildlife whistleblowers greatly enhanced Washington, D.C. February 10, 2016.  The Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge announced that the National Whistleblower Center won its People’s Choice competition.  The…
  • Feb 5

    Swiss Bank Whistleblower Calls for Switzerland to Protect Whistleblower

    Swiss Bank Whistleblower Calls for Switzerland to Protect Whistleblower
    Swiss bank whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld was featured yesterday in an article detailing the extremely hostile environment that exists in Switzerland toward whistleblowers. In the article Birkenfeld states that change is “long…
Rank this Week: 469

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 12

    Everything is Freezing, Except Charges at the EEOC

    Everything is Freezing, Except Charges at the EEOC
    Many of us are currently buckling in for a frigid holiday weekend (except for the lucky folks down in the south and southwest).  However, recent data issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shows that…
  • Feb 11

    For Employers, Don’t Bank on an NDA Cure-All

    For Employers, Don’t Bank on an NDA Cure-All
    At the end of an employment relationship it is common for employers to elicit a Release from an employee that, in addition to waiving the right to sue, includes a nondisclosure agreement that essentially forbids the departing employee from…
  • Feb 11

    NJ Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Equal Pay Bill

    NJ Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Equal Pay Bill
    As we reported last week, the New Jersey Senate was considering an Equal Pay Bill that would amend the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.  Today, the Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of this bill.  It will now…
Rank this Week: 1868

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

Covers employment law in the U.S., UK and France. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Feb 12

    Love at Work: Romance Through Contract

    Love at Work: Romance Through Contract
    As we prepare to celebrate our national day of love and embrace the spirit of St. Valentine that is descending everywhere, employment lawyers have one thing on their minds – Managing Workplace Romances! From out and out…
  • Feb 10

    DOL Issues New Guidelines on Joint Employment

    DOL Issues New Guidelines on Joint Employment
    The past few weeks have brought us a flurry of activity from federal agencies poised to re-shape the employment landscape, from upending traditional notions of the employment relationship to re-defining what it means to engage in unlawful…
  • Feb 10

    DOL Issues New Guidelines on Joint Employment

    DOL Issues New Guidelines on Joint Employment
    The past few weeks have brought us a flurry of activity from federal agencies poised to re-shape the employment landscape, from upending traditional notions of the employment relationship to re-defining what it means to engage in unlawful…
Rank this Week: 4275

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Feb 12

    West Virginia becomes 26th right-to-work state

    West Virginia becomes 26th right-to-work state
    by Rodney L. Bean West Virginia became the nation’s 26th right-to-work state Friday when both houses of the West Virginia Legislature voted to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto of right-to-work legislation. The bill is now…
  • Feb 8

    West Virginia Legislature passes right-to-work bill; governor promises veto

    West Virginia Legislature passes right-to-work bill; governor promises veto
    by Rodney L. Bean Both houses of West Virginia’s legislature have passed a bill that would make West Virginia the nation’s 26th right-to-work state. The bill arrived at Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s desk on Monday, February 8,…
  • Jan 29

    EEOC takes step toward adding pay data to EEO-1 report

    EEOC takes step toward adding pay data to EEO-1 report
    by H. Juanita M. Beecher On January 29, President Barack Obama announced at a White House ceremony celebrating the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is proposing a new rule to collect pay…
Rank this Week: 953

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/
  • Feb 12

    Legal Links – February 12, 2016

    Legal Links – February 12, 2016
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. The People Vs. O. J. Simpson. One of the first…
  • Feb 12

    How Important is Farming in Lancaster County?

    How Important is Farming in Lancaster County?
    Farming is more important to the economy of Lancaster County and Pennsylvania than you may imagine.  At the February 11 Ag Issues Forum, presented by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mike Peachey and Lisa Riggs…
  • Feb 11

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – Part Two

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – Part Two
    As a proud member of the Leadership Lancaster Core Class of 2016, I will be posting periodic updates of my experiences in the program. Learn more about Leadership Lancaster at www.leadershiplancaster.org or feel free to contact me directly…
Rank this Week: 1135

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Supreme Court to Consider When the Car Sales Exemption Applie

    Supreme Court to Consider When the Car Sales Exemption Applie
    The U.S. Supreme Court has just agreed to review the circumstances under which the car exemption may apply. Pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, “non-exempt” employees are generally entitled to earn overtime pay at a rate of…
  • Feb 4

    Lawsuits Filed Based on Violations of Wage and Hour Laws Continue at Record Pace

    Lawsuits Filed Based on Violations of Wage and Hour Laws Continue at Record Pace
    Continuing the trend of the last several years, 2015 set a record for the number of lawsuits filed alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Forecasters predict that this trend will continue throughout 2016, and perhaps even…
  • Jan 25

    New Guidance Issued Regarding “Joint Employers”

    New Guidance Issued Regarding “Joint Employers”
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has just issued new guidance aimed at helping determine when workers can be considered a joint employee of two businesses.   Although not a policy shift, it emphasizes the need for employers to ensure…
Rank this Week: 1316

Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers labor and employment laws and policies that affects the hospitality industry. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3661

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 12

    St Louis Injured at Work Lawyers – Who Pays for Workplace Injuries?

    St Louis Injured at Work Lawyers – Who Pays for Workplace Injuries?
    It is getting more difficult and challenging for injured and ill workers to obtain proper workers’ compensation benefits. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a report, “Adding Inequality to…
  • Feb 12

    St. Louis Workplace Injury – Lower Back Pain and Occupational Disability

    St. Louis Workplace Injury – Lower Back Pain and Occupational Disability
    The Department of Labor attributes 33% of occupational musculoskeletal injuries to lower back pain. According to a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, about 66% of lower back pain patients resume work…
  • Feb 11

    St. Louis Mesothelioma Lawyer – Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

    St. Louis Mesothelioma Lawyer – Secondhand Asbestos Exposure
    Secondhand asbestos exposure is rapidly growing as a major cause of malignant mesothelioma. Firsthand asbestos exposure gives way to secondhand asbestos exposure when an exposed family member comes home from the workplace. For…
Rank this Week: 1058

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 614

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 12

    Internal Revenue Service Experiences Computer Issue

    Internal Revenue Service Experiences Computer Issue
    Last week, the Internal Revenue Service experienced wide spread computer issues. On Wednesday, February 3, many of IRS’s computer systems became unavailable. Within 24 hours after initially reporting the outage, the IRS announced it had…
  • Feb 11

    Helpful Tax Information for Farm

    Helpful Tax Information for Farm
    If you own a farm, preparing your taxes can pose unique challenges, depending upon the events of the taxable year. For purposes of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a farm includes ranches, ranges, and orchards and will report income on IRS…
  • Feb 4

    The IRS Continues to Issue Security Awareness Tax Tip

    The IRS Continues to Issue Security Awareness Tax Tip
    This month the IRS issued its tenth “Tax Tip” as part of the Taxes. Security. Together campaign. Since November, the IRS has issued tips related to online computing, phishing and malware, password protection, financial account…
Rank this Week: 2713

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/
  • Feb 12

    Importer Information: ACE Transition Delayed; Updated Timeline

    Importer Information: ACE Transition Delayed; Updated Timeline
    This alert brings you recent developments affecting importers at US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The developments affect how importer information is filed with CBP.   You will be impacted if you electronically submit entry or…
  • Jan 29

    CFPB: Get Proper Consent for Recurring Debit Transactions, or Else!

    CFPB: Get Proper Consent for Recurring Debit Transactions, or Else!
    As 2016 gets underway, companies should be mindful that regulators are paying close attention to automatic recurring debit transactions. If reviewing your recurring debit transaction consent procedures was not already one of your New…
  • Jan 27

    Arent Fox Wins Lawsuit Protecting Diesel From Websites Selling Counterfeit Product

    Arent Fox Wins Lawsuit Protecting Diesel From Websites Selling Counterfeit Product
    Washington, DC — Earlier this month, Arent Fox LLP secured a victory for Diesel S.p.A. after a federal court granted default judgement in a lawsuit the Italian clothing company filed against nine John Doe defendants operating 83…
Rank this Week: 2596

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 933

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/
  • Feb 12

    Fifth Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment

    Fifth Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment
    The Fifth Circuit reversed a summary judgment, but the district court ruling was by Judge Lynn Hughes in Houston. So, perhaps that is not so surprising, after all. I have written about Judge Hughes before here and here. In the case of Cannon…
  • Feb 11

    Abbott Loses Appeal re Attorney’s fees for Wendy Davis and Other

    Abbott Loses Appeal re Attorney’s fees for Wendy Davis and Other
    I have written about Greg Abbott’s many frivolous lawsuits and frivolous defenses to meritorious lawsuits. One such lawsuit was filed by Wendy David and other civil rights organizations regarding re-districting in 2011. Wendy Davis and…
  • Feb 2

    Western District Jury Finds for Plaintiff

    Western District Jury Finds for Plaintiff
    Monica Hague filed suit against the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2011. Judge Garcia of the Western District granted summary judgment against her in 2013. The Plaintiff appealed to the Fifth Circuit. The higher…
Rank this Week: 584

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/
  • Feb 12

    WIRTW #400 (the “400th” edition)

    WIRTW #400 (the “400th” edition)
    Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination 5 things I don’t like about the EEOC’s “pay survey” proposal — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider Five point checklist:…
  • Feb 11

    You cannot afford to sleep on harassment complaint

    You cannot afford to sleep on harassment complaint
    Yesterday, I suggested that harassment prevention is a 365-days-a-year job for employers. Apparently, some employers still need to learn this lesson. Case in point? Smith v. Rock-Tenn Services, decided yesterday by the 6th…
  • Feb 10

    I hate Valentine’s Day, and employers should too

    I hate Valentine’s Day, and employers should too
    I hate Valentine’s Day. It’s not a visceral hate; it’s more of a disgustful annoyance. And, no, it’s not because I’m not romantic. Quite the opposite. I believe that we don’t need a special day to celebrate…
Rank this Week: 158

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Feb 12

    NYPD Psychological Appeals- One chance to choose expert and obtain NYPD record

    NYPD Psychological Appeals- One chance to choose expert and obtain NYPD record
    I am a NYPD disqualification appeals lawyer who has been assisting disqualified NYPD candidates who have received either an Notice of Proposed Disqualification for psychological reasons or a Final Notice of Disqualification for psychological…
  • Jan 2

    Terminated Probationary teacher seeking back pay in Article 78 must file Notice of Claim in 90 day

    Terminated Probationary teacher seeking back pay in Article 78 must file Notice of Claim in 90 day
    The New York State Court of Appeals held that a probationary teacher who sues for back pay in an Article 78 would have had to have filed a Notice of Claim within 90 after the claim arose. The Court affirmed the Appellate Division, Second…
  • Dec 22

    Education Law 3020(a) termination decision upheld

    Education Law 3020(a) termination decision upheld
    After and Education Law 3020-a hearing the Petitioner was terminated from employment with the New York City Department of Education. DOE.  She had been a tenured teacher and was charged with failing to plan and execute lessons after…
Rank this Week: 816

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Covers what you need to know before you quit, get fired, or decide to sue the bastards. By Donna Ballman.

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Grow Up! Florida Legislators Need To Get Over Potty Issue

    Grow Up! Florida Legislators Need To Get Over Potty Issue
    Potty issues are apparently a big political concern here in Florida.When I first moved to Florida from the liberal Northeast, I became involved in the campaign to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. I thought it was a no-brainer. But while phone…
  • Feb 5

    My Predictions for 2016

    My Predictions for 2016
    OK, so I waited a bit, and a month of 2016 has already passed. Still, I promised that I'd give you my predictions for the year, so here they are:Political firings: Since it's an election year, we'll hear about people being fired for…
  • Dec 21

    Call Me Karnak: How I Did On My Predictions For 2015

    Call Me Karnak: How I Did On My Predictions For 2015
    It's time to see how I did on my predictions for 2015. I have to say, I did pretty well. See for yourself. Here's what I predicted, and what really happened:1. Intern sexual harassment: I predicted that Miami-Dade County would follow Broward…
Rank this Week: 2659

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Feb 12

    Selecting an Arbitrator for Your Business Dispute

    Selecting an Arbitrator for Your Business Dispute
    Selecting an Arbitrator for Your Business Dispute Many contracts now require the arbitration of disputes instead of allowing for court hearings of claims. Just as important as selecting jurors, lawyers will take care in selecting the…
  • Feb 11

    Computer Hacking Defendant Loses in U.S. Supreme Court, Violates CFAA

    Computer Hacking Defendant Loses in U.S. Supreme Court, Violates CFAA
    Computer Hacking Defendant Loses at U.S. Supreme Court In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held recently that the former executive of a logistics company was properly found guilty of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act…
  • Feb 10

    FINRA & the Culture of Compliance

    FINRA & the Culture of Compliance
    FINRA examiners are looking for “Culture of Compliance” The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently published its 2016 Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter. For firms under FINRA’s purview, the…
Rank this Week: 1830

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/
  • Feb 12

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global
    Samuel Issacharoff, Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts (2015).Rosalind DixonComparative constitutional law is a field crowded with rich and complex ideas about the role of courts and judicial review in a…
  • Feb 11

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce
    Jamal Greene, The Meming of Substantive Due Process,  31 Constitutional Commentary -- (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Cary C. FranklinIn 1980, John Hart Ely pronounced substantive due process “a contradiction in…
  • Feb 10

    The Low Road

    The Low Road
    Serena Mayeri, Marital Supremacy and the Constitution of the Nonmarital Family, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 1277 (2015).Katharine BartlettA concern about the marriage equality movement is that it has reinforced the supremacy of marriage and detracted…
Rank this Week: 485

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/
  • Feb 12

    New EEOC statistics highlight the importance of disability accommodations at work

    New EEOC statistics highlight the importance of disability accommodations at work
    Yesterday, the EEOC released its FY2015 Enforcement and Litigation Data. Consistent with prior years, claims of retaliation continue to dominate (44.5% of all claims filed with the EEOC). Race is second (34.7%). But, it’s…
  • Feb 11

    Over 100 members of Congress want the DOL to deep six the proposed overtime-rule change

    Over 100 members of Congress want the DOL to deep six the proposed overtime-rule change
    On February 9, over 100 members of Congress signed this letter to Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to voice their opposition to the new proposed overtime rules, which could go into effect in July.  I only have an electronic…
  • Feb 10

    Boy sexts girl. Girl sexts boy. Nope, no sexual harassment here.

    Boy sexts girl. Girl sexts boy. Nope, no sexual harassment here.
    It’s the age old tale. Like a couple of sexting rabbits, a female employee and her male supervisor carrying on like, well, a pair of sexting rabbits. And, then, after the defendant-company fires the plaintiff-employee, she sues and…
Rank this Week: 847

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Settlement Reached in Age Discrimination Case Against Kansas City Chief

    Settlement Reached in Age Discrimination Case Against Kansas City Chief
    An ongoing age discrimination case filed against the Kansas City Chiefs has just settled. The employment discrimination lawsuit was brought by a 61-year-old man, who was the former director of operations.   He was fired in 2010 and…
  • Feb 4

    Yahoo Sued For “Reverse” Sex Discrimination

    Yahoo Sued For “Reverse” Sex Discrimination
    A new employment discrimination lawsuit has been filed against Yahoo alleging that the tech giant was biased against men. According to allegations, the company favored female employees, both in terms of performance reviews and job retention.…
  • Jan 26

    Personal Assistant Sues New Orleans Saints For Race Discrimination

    Personal Assistant Sues New Orleans Saints For Race Discrimination
    A race discrimination lawsuit has just been filed against the New Orleans’ Saints football organization by a former Saints’ employee. According to reports, an African American man has filed a discrimination lawsuit in federal…
Rank this Week: 1556

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Feb 11

    Employer entitled to reimbursement of training costs from employee who leaves employ prematurely

    Employer entitled to reimbursement of training costs from employee who leaves employ prematurely
    Was an employer entitled to recoup the costs of a training program it provided for an employee who, upon completion, left for other employment? Or was the lawsuit pursued by the employer just an effort to circumvent the FLSA’s…
  • Feb 11

    Research Librarie

    Research Librarie
    Employment Law Library Human Resources Compliance Library The WK Labor & Employment Law Library provides publications in a single comprehensive source for labor and employment law. WK publications include fair employment practices,…
  • Feb 11

    Employee ‘encouraged’ sexual advances, so quid pro quo claim fail

    Employee ‘encouraged’ sexual advances, so quid pro quo claim fail
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. A BNSF employee, who admitted she had consensual sex with a coworker in the hopes that he would help her avoid termination for repeated attendance violations, failed to provide evidence that sexual conduct by the…
Rank this Week: 532

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Feb 11

    Mandated Retirement Savings May Be Coming to a State Near You

    Mandated Retirement Savings May Be Coming to a State Near You
    In 2012, the California legislature enacted SB 1234 that set the stage for the creation of Secure Choice Savings Plans, a state-sponsored retirement  program for private employers. The legislation created an Investment Board that has now…
  • Feb 5

    Sick Day Monday Follows Super Bowl Sunday

    Sick Day Monday Follows Super Bowl Sunday
    An estimated 16.5 million employees may miss work the day after the Super Bowl, with another 7.5 million workers reporting late to work, according to a new study. In fact, 10.5 million people have already requested Monday off of work. And…
  • Feb 5

    CA State Budget Proposes to “Improve” Handling of PAGA Case

    CA State Budget Proposes to “Improve” Handling of PAGA Case
    For lawyers who defend wage and hour cases in California, “PAGA” is a four-letter word. The Private Attorneys General Act allows private employees to sue to recover penalties that the state labor commissioner could have…
Rank this Week: 1839

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Feb 11

    Sweet or Sour? The Problem with Office Valentine

    Sweet or Sour? The Problem with Office Valentine
    Although Valentine’s Day usually brings pleasant thoughts of chocolates and other sweets, the thought of romance at work can leave a bitter taste for employers. In Vault.com’s 2016 Office Romance Survey, half of those surveyed…
  • Feb 9

    San Francisco Retail Workers Bill of Rights Final Rules Effective March 1

    San Francisco Retail Workers Bill of Rights Final Rules Effective March 1
    Last year, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed two ordinances called the Formula Retail Employee Rights Ordinances, also known as the “Retail Workers Bill of Rights,” addressing scheduling, hours and retention at retail…
  • Feb 5

    More Outrageous Excuses for Being Late to Work

    More Outrageous Excuses for Being Late to Work
    Some people have a hard time getting to work on time. A new survey from CareerBuilder asked employees how often they come in late to work: 1 in 4 workers (25 percent) admitted they do it at least once a month, and 13 percent say it’s a…
Rank this Week: 2897

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/
  • Feb 11

    Medical Marijuana Need Not Be Accommodated by New Mexico Employer

    Medical Marijuana Need Not Be Accommodated by New Mexico Employer
    By Little V. West New Mexico employers are not required to accommodate an employee’s use of medical marijuana, according to the federal district court in New Mexico. In dismissing an employee’s discrimination lawsuit, the Court recently…
  • Feb 9

    OSHA Issues New Whistleblower Guidance

    OSHA Issues New Whistleblower Guidance
    By Matt Linton OSHA recently released a new Whistleblower Investigations Manual, clarifying its relaxed investigative standard of reasonable cause rather than the more restrictive preponderance of the evidence standard. Employers should brace…
  • Feb 3

    Utah Bill Seeks To Ban Post-Employment Non-Compete Restriction

    Utah Bill Seeks To Ban Post-Employment Non-Compete Restriction
    By Bryan Benard On February 2, 2016, the Post-Employment Restrictions Act, H.B. 251, was introduced in the Utah House of Representatives. Sponsored by Representative Mike Schultz (R), the bill would prohibit most types of agreements and…
Rank this Week: 1129

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/
Rank this Week: 1286

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 1607

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for retail employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    Call Me Whatever I Tell You to Call Me Under New York City Human Rights Law

    Call Me Whatever I Tell You to Call Me Under New York City Human Rights Law
    Retail employers and other businesses that serve the public in New York City should take particular notice of the New York City Commission on Human Rights’ detailed written guidance issued on December 21, 2015, reinforcing its desire…
  • Feb 9

    Arbitration Clauses in Employment Handbooks With Contract Disclaimer Are Unenforceable

    Arbitration Clauses in Employment Handbooks With Contract Disclaimer Are Unenforceable
    In a decision that will affect New Jersey employers seeking to arbitrate employees’ claims, the Appellate Division, earlier this month, in Morgan v. Ramours Furniture Company, Inc., held that arbitration clauses contained in employee…
  • Jan 27

    The NRF Urges D.C. to Toss Scheduling Law – Employment Law This Week

    The NRF Urges D.C. to Toss Scheduling Law – Employment Law This Week
    Employment Law This Week – Epstein Becker Green’s new video program – has a story about an effort to unite retailers against a restrictive scheduling law in Washington, D.C. The National Retail Federation issued a…
Rank this Week: 1417

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Did You Hear the One About the “Joint Employer”?

    Did You Hear the One About the “Joint Employer”?
    It’s hard getting excited about joint employment. In fact, it’s pretty yawn-inducing.  (Seriously, get a cup of coffee before reading this.) But a few weeks back, the Department of Labor issued some new guidance on the topic…
  • Feb 10

    Can You Love Employment Law and Love Valentine’s Day?

    Can You Love Employment Law and Love Valentine’s Day?
    For years, I’ve been “warning” about the upcoming holiday of Valentine’s Day. Back in 2011, I recapped several cases where employees’ inappropriate behavior on this day of love, led to lawsuits. Apparently, there…
  • Feb 4

    Winter Update: What You Might Have Missed in Employment Law

    Winter Update: What You Might Have Missed in Employment Law
    My colleagues at Shipman & Goodwin have, for a lot longer than I have been doing this blog, have been producing the Employment Law Letter recapping some stories you might have missed over each quarter or so. This week, a new newsletter…
Rank this Week: 131

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Feb 11

    Only One Presidential Candidate Pays His Interns . . .

    Only One Presidential Candidate Pays His Interns . . .
    . . . and it's Bernie Sanders (the source could not make a determination regarding Donald Trump, but the others do not). Per the Snopes article linked in the previous line: "In most cases, it is perfectly legal to hire interns for…
  • Feb 8

    The Unemployment Compensation Retaliation Exception to "At Will" Employment

    The Unemployment Compensation Retaliation Exception to "At Will" Employment
    In my Penn State employment law class, we cover the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision in Weaver v. Harpster. The case demonstrates the strong presumption of "at will" employment in Pennsylvania - the idea that an employer can terminate an…
  • Feb 1

    Lawffice Links - President Obama on Equal Pay and New EEO-1

    Lawffice Links - President Obama on Equal Pay and New EEO-1
    On Friday, President Obama made some announcements regarding his efforts to address pay equity. He timed them to match the 7th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act"From the White House Blog: Taking Action to Advance Equal…
Rank this Week: 1320

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Construction Worker Injured in Accident in San Francisco

    Construction Worker Injured in Accident in San Francisco
    A construction worker was injured late last month after an accident involving a construction roller. The accident occurred in the Sunset District. The man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital in an unknown condition. The circumstances…
  • Feb 8

    Lyft Agrees to Pay Drivers $12.25 Million to Settle Employment Lawsuit

    Lyft Agrees to Pay Drivers $12.25 Million to Settle Employment Lawsuit
    Lyft, a ridesharing service, recently agreed to pay $12.25 million to settle a lawsuit with some California drivers. The drivers had been seeking the right to be classified as employees rather than as independent contractors. Under the deal,…
  • Feb 4

    San Francisco Has First Accident Involving Self-Driving Car

    San Francisco Has First Accident Involving Self-Driving Car
    Earlier this month, San Francisco had its first traffic accident involving a self-driving car. The accident occurred on January 8th when a self-driving Nissan Leaf hit a parked Toyota Prius. The Leaf was being operated by Cruise Automation.…
Rank this Week: 1703

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Feb 10

    All Is Fair In Love And The Workplace?

    All Is Fair In Love And The Workplace?
    It is not surprising that sparks may fly in the workplace, considering that most Americans spend more time at work than they do anywhere else. And as Valentine’s Day approaches, workplace romances are especially likely to flourish.…
  • Feb 3

    The California Regular Rate Of Pay: Not So Peculiar

    The California Regular Rate Of Pay: Not So Peculiar
    We normally write about how California law differs from American law generally. Today, though, we highlight a recent California case that rejected the notion that California law should deviate from analogous federal wage and hour law. That…
  • Jan 25

    What’s A Blog To Do?

    What’s A Blog To Do?
    As we have expressed many times, we could not achieve the successes we have nor continue to entertain and educate without our beloved and loyal readers. For this reason, we want to make sure we continue to deliver a blog that is relevant…
Rank this Week: 3057