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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/
  • Aug 20

    Study on Retirement Savings (Or Lack Thereof)

    Study on Retirement Savings (Or Lack Thereof)
    An important aspect of the job for most employees is the retirement package offered by our employers. As many of us know, most corporations are moving away from a traditional pension-based system to the more common employee-savings based…
  • Aug 18

    Top Paying Jobs for 2014

    Top Paying Jobs for 2014
    I just saw an interesting survey on this year's top paying jobs that I thought would be worth sharing. Per the study detailed at Yahoo! Finance, the top three positions are all in the medical field: "1. Surgeon Annual Average...
  • Aug 14

    Florida Workers' Compensation Statute Unconstitutional?

    Florida Workers' Compensation Statute Unconstitutional?
    Judge Jorge E. Cueto, Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Florida, has issued an order declaring that Florida's workers' compensation statute is facially unconstitutional. Judge Cueto ruled that workers' compensation statutory…
Rank this Week: 97

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 540

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
Rank this Week: 3537

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
Rank this Week: 4053

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

Covers disability discrimination, Federal Workers' Compensation Act (FECA) and OPM Disability. By Eric L. Pines.

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    OPM Disability Retirement – FMLA and/or Sick Leave or Tough it Out?

    OPM Disability Retirement – FMLA and/or Sick Leave or Tough it Out?
    This is a very interesting and relevant topic and probably one of our main specialities in assisting our clients.  Virtually all of our OPM Disability Retirement cases have some period of time when the employee is struggling with whether…
  • Aug 5

    OWCP RELATED: MANAGERIAL HEADACHES 2: OTHER ACHES (ORTHOPEDIC)

    OWCP RELATED: MANAGERIAL HEADACHES 2: OTHER ACHES (ORTHOPEDIC)
    Of the federal government’s 2.6 million employees, approximately 40% (1.1 million) are professional, technical, scientific or clerical workers, who spend the large majority of their work time intensively typing on a computer keyboard or…
  • Jun 22

    Despite Common Thought OWCP Workers Compensation Occupational Disease are More Common than Traumatic Injurie

    Despite Common Thought OWCP Workers Compensation Occupational Disease are More Common than Traumatic Injurie
    If you are one of the nearly 1 million professionals, technical staff, managers or supervisors in the federal work force, the odds are 98 out of 100, that if you are injured, it will not be from straining, lifting, moving, pushing or pulling…
Rank this Week: 4279

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/
  • Aug 20

    Taco Bell Sued on Class Wide Basis For Allegedly Failing to Provide Meal Break

    Taco Bell Sued on Class Wide Basis For Allegedly Failing to Provide Meal Break
    A recent class action wage and hour lawsuit has been filed which alleges that Taco Bell has failed to provide its hourly employees with the requisite meal breaks in a timely manner. The lawsuit was originally filed in 2007 by Lisa Hardiman…
  • Aug 8

    Costco Sued For Various FLSA Violations in Class Action Claim

    Costco Sued For Various FLSA Violations in Class Action Claim
    California also has strict laws regarding the timeliness of paying terminated employees the last of their wages. Under the law, when a worker's employment is terminated, the employer must provide the worker with all wages earned by the next…
  • Aug 3

    Plaintiff Appeals Dismissal of Overtime Claims Against Time Warner Cable

    Plaintiff Appeals Dismissal of Overtime Claims Against Time Warner Cable
    Time Warner insists that it properly calculated Peabody's earnings based on the broadcast month, which lasted four or five weeks. By calculating it this way, her commissions allegedly counted towards the pay period during which they were…
Rank this Week: 1005

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Aug 20

    Heat Illness Coalition Wants Employer Comments​​​​ ​​

    Heat Illness Coalition Wants Employer Comments​​​​ ​​
    ​A growing coalition led by the California Chamber of Commerce continues to seek employer comments on how proposed changes to the state’s unique heat illness prevention rules will affect employers of outdoor workers. ​The…
  • Aug 18

    Beauty Contestant Arrested on Charges of Workers’ Comp Fraud

    Beauty Contestant Arrested on Charges of Workers’ Comp Fraud
    If you say you broke your toe, can’t work and then collect workers’ compensation benefits, it’s probably a good idea to forgo the beauty pageant circuit. Shawna Lynn Palmer was arrested for workers’ compensation fraud…
  • Aug 14

    S.F. Releases FAQs on Ban-the-Box Ordinance

    S.F. Releases FAQs on Ban-the-Box Ordinance
    San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) took effect yesterday, and San Francisco’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) released a new Frequently Asked Questions document with detailed information on how the FCO…
Rank this Week: 1015

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/
  • Aug 20

    WMATA Pays $5.6 Million to Settle False Claims Act and Whistleblower Retaliation Suit

    WMATA Pays $5.6 Million to Settle False Claims Act and Whistleblower Retaliation Suit
    Washington, D.C. August 20, 2014.  The Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) has paid $5.6 million to the United States, the District of Columbia, and Shahiq Khwaja to resolve whistleblower claims brought by…
  • Aug 13

    Senators Seek Release of FBI Whistleblower Report

    Senators Seek Release of FBI Whistleblower Report
    On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, Senators Charles Grassley and Ron Wyden sent a letter to President Obama pressing him to release a report on effectiveness of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regulations for protecting…
  • Aug 13

    Video Interview: Reflecting on Dodd-Frank at Four Years Old, with LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Reflecting on Dodd-Frank at Four Years Old, with LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent post on the matter, I had the opportunity to discuss the Dodd-Frank Act with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN. In the brief interview, I share my thoughts on the impact of Dodd-Frank Act just past its four year…
Rank this Week: 449

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Aug 20

    New York District Court Conditionally Certifies Class of Intern

    New York District Court Conditionally Certifies Class of Intern
    A Blog About Bloggers Have you read any of the following lately? “Chinese Government Fans the Flams of the Ebola Zombie Rumors” “Arrested for Marijuana, Jackie Chan’s Son Could Face Execution” “Who is…
  • Aug 15

    Court Rejects Pseudo-Expert Reports and Refuses to Certify Off-the-Clock Case

    Court Rejects Pseudo-Expert Reports and Refuses to Certify Off-the-Clock Case
    Off-the-clock cases involving call centers have been in vogue for a number of years despite lingering issues regarding whether they can truly be resolved on a class-wide basis.  A recent case from the District of Maryland, Faust v.…
  • Aug 11

    Sixth Circuit Refuses to Uphold Collective Action Waiver Absent Arbitration

    Sixth Circuit Refuses to Uphold Collective Action Waiver Absent Arbitration
    My working title for this blog was “collective action grab bag,” concerning the recent Sixth Circuit case in Killion v. KeHE Distributors, LLC, Case Nos. 12-3357/4340 (6th Cir. July 31, 2014).  I went with the title that…
Rank this Week: 1166

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Covers employment discrimination, hiring, terminations and technology issues. By Jason Shinn.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Aug 20

    Michigan Experiments with Business Court

    Michigan Experiments with Business Court
    It is not often that the legal system and innovation are used (positively) in the same sentence. However, Michigan has implemented a statewide innovative “business court” system to handle legal disputes that fall into a number of…
  • Aug 18

    Responding to Employee Absences Following Historic Metro Detroit Flood

    Responding to Employee Absences Following Historic Metro Detroit Flood
    This past week Metro Detroit was hit with a record rainstorm. After it was all said and done, many of the area freeways and streets were literally underwater and homes and basements were flooded with water and sewage. It was also…
  • Aug 5

    Discrimination Lawsuits Aren’t Rorschach Tests – They Should Not Be Subject to Interpretation

    Discrimination Lawsuits Aren’t Rorschach Tests – They Should Not Be Subject to Interpretation
    The Michigan Court of Appeals sent a strong message that employment lawsuits should not be analogous to a Rorschach test, i.e., subject to interpretation. Instead, there are certain fundamental pleading requirements that must be alleged…
Rank this Week: 2251

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 414

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: 1210

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and litigation. By The Erlich Law Office, PLLC.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4187

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Aug 20

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform
    In a surprising turn of events last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he was reintroducing legislation to modify Masschusetts noncompete law and to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The noncompete bill…
  • Jul 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead
    While it was close this year, in the end, there was no legislative reform of either Massachusetts noncompete law or Massachusetts trade secrets law. I expect, however, that Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative…
  • Jul 3

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill
    Progress in the Massachusetts State House: On Tuesday, July 1, the latest version of the Massachusetts Noncompete Bill (the latest version of the bill that I had drafted for Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative Lori…
Rank this Week: 1812

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 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…
  • Aug 13

    Royal Tire, Inc. Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $182,500

    Royal Tire, Inc. Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $182,500
    Royal Tire, Inc. pays $182,500 to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published accounts, between January 2008 and June 2011, Royal…
Rank this Week: 269

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    CA Governor Signs Two Wage-Hour Bill

    CA Governor Signs Two Wage-Hour Bill
    Governor Jerry Brown signed a couple of wage-hour laws, which will take effect 1/1/15.  Neither is earth-shattering, but affected employers take note:AB 2074, text here, clarifies California law regarding the statute of limitations for…
  • Aug 17

    9th Circuit: Cop with ADHD Has No "Disability" Under the ADA

    9th Circuit: Cop with ADHD Has No "Disability" Under the ADA
    Here's a remainder from the Ninth Circuit that not every impairment is a "disability."   And without a "disability" within the meaning of the ADA, there is no obligation to accommodate and there is no relief available for termination of…
  • Aug 13

    California Court of Appeal: Employers Must Reimburse Employees for Cell Phone Use - Even if Plan is Unlimited

    California Court of Appeal: Employers Must Reimburse Employees for Cell Phone Use - Even if Plan is Unlimited
    The Court of Appeal made an unprecedented ruling regarding the employer's obligation to reimburse employees for business use of personal items; here, a cell phone.The threshold question in this case is this: Does an employer always have to…
Rank this Week: 988

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/
  • Aug 20

    Board Orders Reinstatement and Backpay of Employee Due To ‘Zero Tolerance’ Inconsistency

    Board Orders Reinstatement and Backpay of Employee Due To ‘Zero Tolerance’ Inconsistency
    This past Monday, the National Labor Relations Board reversed an Administrative Law Judge’s decision and held that Nichols Aluminum, LLC had unlawfully discharged an employee in violation of the National Labor Relations Act because he…
  • Aug 19

    Board Circles Back To Ruling Nixed By Noel Canning

    Board Circles Back To Ruling Nixed By Noel Canning
    Last week, the National Labor Relations Board circled back to a decision that was invalidated by the Supreme Court’s blockbuster Noel Canning decision.  As the reader may recall, Noel Canning determined that President Obama’s…
  • Aug 18

    Parties Propose Joint Order To Resolve O’Bannon Pay Issue

    Parties Propose Joint Order To Resolve O’Bannon Pay Issue
    Late last week, the parties to the now-famous Ed O’Bannon case out in California submitted a joint proposed Order to U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken regarding when the court’s injunction prohibiting certain NCAA pay practices…
Rank this Week: 400

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/
  • Aug 20

    What Does My Business Need to Know About International Law?

    What Does My Business Need to Know About International Law?
    An International Law FAQ with Mary E. Vandenack.  If your business is going to engage in business in international waters, then your business is going to be subject to a variety of international laws. You need to get someone…
  • Aug 19

    What Type of Retirement Plans Should Employers Consider?

    What Type of Retirement Plans Should Employers Consider?
    An Employee Benefits FAQ with Joshua A. Diveley. With respect to qualified retirement plans, there are generally two types of plans to consider, one being the defined benefit plan and the other being a defined contribution plan. A defined…
  • Aug 18

    When Does an Employer Have to Make Accommodations Under ADA?

    When Does an Employer Have to Make Accommodations Under ADA?
    An Employee Benefits FAQ with M. Thomas Langan II. The ADA applies to state and local governments, as well as private employers with 15 or more employees. The ADA generally prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals…
Rank this Week: 4931

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 836

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • 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…
  • Aug 19

    Nebraskans to vote on minimum wage hike

    Nebraskans to vote on minimum wage hike
    by Bonnie Boryca After an attempt to pass a minimum wage increase in Nebraska came up short in this year’s legislative session, the issue is set to go to voters in the November election. The Nebraska secretary of state’s office…
  • Aug 13

    New Jersey joins states with ‘ban the box’ law

    New Jersey joins states with ‘ban the box’ law
    by Jeffrey A. Gruen New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed the state’s “ban the box” legislation, meaning that most employers will be prohibited from asking applicants about their criminal histories until the…
Rank this Week: 1097

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/
  • Aug 20

    The Employment Law Blog Carnival: Instagram Edition #ELBC

    The Employment Law Blog Carnival: Instagram Edition #ELBC
    If a picture says a thousand words, then my editors are going to be hella-mad at me. After the jump, it's the best of the employment law blogosphere told through the eyes of Instagram. * * *
  • Aug 19

    NJ Gov. Christie vetoes bill to protect unemployed job hunter

    NJ Gov. Christie vetoes bill to protect unemployed job hunter
    A bill that would have made it illegal for New Jersey companies to refuse to hire a job candidate because of his/her employment status is dead for now. Find out why after the jump... * * *
  • Aug 18

    NLRB may encourage your employees to file OSHA, FLSA claims too

    NLRB may encourage your employees to file OSHA, FLSA claims too
    Last week, the National Labor Relations Board issued this memorandum in which it has instructed regional offices to encourage employees to file complaints with the United States Department of Labor if the the regional NLRB office "believes…
Rank this Week: 720

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/
  • Aug 20

    When the cat’s paw strikes retaliation

    When the cat’s paw strikes retaliation
    What happens when a decision-maker acts with an innocent motive, but unwittingly carries out the retaliatory motive of a subordinate? Does the cat’s paw impute the unlawful intent to the otherwise innocent manager or supervisor? In…
  • Aug 19

    Even the lone wolf can establish protected concerted activity with today’s NLRB

    Even the lone wolf can establish protected concerted activity with today’s NLRB
    In Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market (8/11/14) [pdf], the NLRB held that an employee engaged in protected concerted activity merely by asking co-workers for help in making a sexual harassment complaint to her employer. It was irrelevant to…
  • Aug 18

    Announcing a new beginning at Meyers Roman

    Announcing a new beginning at Meyers Roman
    And to make an end is to make a beginning. ― T.S. Eliot According to my blogging service, this is my 2,000th post. While this milestone is mind-blowing (at least to me), I am marking this bi-millenium with news of a different kind.…
Rank this Week: 179

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Aug 20

    Mums the Word: The Power of Silence in Contract Negotiation

    Mums the Word: The Power of Silence in Contract Negotiation
    When negotiating a key business contract, sometimes what you don’t say can be just as powerful as what you do. In fact, silence is one of the simplest yet most frequently overlooked contract negotiation strategies. In today’s…
  • Aug 19

    NLRB Policy Shift Could Lead to Liability for Franchisor

    NLRB Policy Shift Could Lead to Liability for Franchisor
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel recently adopted a new policy that could lead to increased liability for franchisors. It found that McDonald’s, USA, LLC could be held responsible for unfair labor…
  • Aug 18

    Does Your Business Insurance Cover Cyberattacks?

    Does Your Business Insurance Cover Cyberattacks?
    For many U.S. businesses, data breaches are inevitable. So while prevention is still important, it also pays to be prepared for the aftermath. For those companies hoping to rely on commercial general liability (CGL) policies, it’s…
Rank this Week: 828

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/
  • Aug 20

    Limiting access to sensitive electronic database

    Limiting access to sensitive electronic database
    Limiting access to sensitive electronic databases  Source: Office of New York State’s Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoliConcerned with access to sensitive materials contained in an electronic database, State Comptroller Thomas P.…
  • Aug 19

    Tampering with a public record

    Tampering with a public record
    Tampering with a public recordOATH Index No. 1297/14The employer alleged that its project manager, without authorization, altered two work orders signed by his supervisor. He then e-mailed the orders to the contractor despite the fact that…
  • Aug 18

    Threatening to use administrative authority

    Threatening to use administrative authority
    Threatening to use administrative authorityIn an Associated Press news item dated August 16, 2014 by Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert concerning the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry by a grand jury for allegedly “abusing the…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 453

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Aug 19

    On the streets, and in the workplace

    On the streets, and in the workplace
    By Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. “I can’t believe I still have to protest this shit.” The sign—hoisted in defiance by a young woman in the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, that ended the life of a…
  • Aug 19

    Review Commission’s lockout/tagout citation for freight elevator repair injury affirmed

    Review Commission’s lockout/tagout citation for freight elevator repair injury affirmed
    By Brandi O. Brown, J.D. Five years after a service mechanic suffered a severe laceration to his finger while unjamming a chain that was upholding a gate on a freight elevator at a store, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit affirmed an…
  • Aug 19

    Finding flexible schedule to be unreasonable accommodation as a matter of law was wrong

    Finding flexible schedule to be unreasonable accommodation as a matter of law was wrong
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. Finding that nothing in the Rehabilitation Act takes a flexible schedule off the table as a reasonable accommodation as a matter of law, the D.C. Circuit reversed a district court’s grant of summary judgment in…
Rank this Week: 412

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Aug 19

    An Unconstitutional Workplace Social Media Policy?

    An Unconstitutional Workplace Social Media Policy?
    Can an employer's social media policy be unconstitutional? Maybe - if it's a public employer. We may get some insight into the constitutional boundaries of public employer social media policies in a new lawsuit filed against a sheriff's…
  • Aug 15

    3d Cir.: Availability of Classwide Arbitration is for the Court

    3d Cir.: Availability of Classwide Arbitration is for the Court
    I'm not gonna lie - posts about the technical procedure for interpreting arbitration agreements are not exactly my most popular. But these issues are important, and often employment-law-related.The Third Circuit recently issued a precedential…
  • Aug 13

    Can a Pennsylvania Employer Force Employees to Pay for Medical Examinations as a Condition of Employment?

    Can a Pennsylvania Employer Force Employees to Pay for Medical Examinations as a Condition of Employment?
    Can a Pennsylvania employer make an employee (or applicant) pay for their own medical examination as a condition of employment?Short answer: No.Long answer: See "Employer to Pay Employment medical Examination Fee" Act of 1961, P.L. 453, No.…
Rank this Week: 996

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: 816

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: 305

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/
  • Aug 19

    BREAKING: OFCCP issues directive on gender-identity discrimination

    BREAKING: OFCCP issues directive on gender-identity discrimination
    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has issued a new directive on gender-identity discrimination, consistent with President Obama’s recent amendment to Executive Order 11246. In essence, the directive says that…
  • Aug 15

    Teleworker, or teleslacker? Here’s how employers can tell the difference.

    Teleworker, or teleslacker? Here’s how employers can tell the difference.
    You all know that I love telecommuting, although it works better in some instances than in others. Before any employer starts a telecommuting program, it should ask itself three questions: 1) Does the job lend itself to a telecommuting…
  • Aug 8

    The “Dirty Dozen”: Top 12 employer harassment mistake

    The “Dirty Dozen”: Top 12 employer harassment mistake
    Today is the last day to vote for the 2014 ABA Blawg 100. If you have already voted, thank you! If you have not voted and are so inclined, please go here before 5 p.m. Eastern today and briefly tell them why you think Employment &…
Rank this Week: 2217

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
  • Aug 19

    MBBP Client Acquired by Blackboard

    MBBP Client Acquired by Blackboard
    MBBP client CardSmith, the industry’s leading cloud provider of campus card solutions and turn-key card program management services, has been acquired by Blackboard, the world’s leading education technology company. Blackboard…
  • Aug 19

    MBBP Attorney Helps Fight Cancer: PMC 2014

    MBBP Attorney Helps Fight Cancer: PMC 2014
    This year, MBBP Partner Mike Cavaretta completed his tenth Pan Mass Challenge.  The PMC is a two-day 194-mile bike ride across Massachusetts from Sturbridge to Provincetown to raise money for The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “Why…
  • Aug 18

    The Grace Period; Patentability is Key

    The Grace Period; Patentability is Key
    A fundamental requirement of patentability is that an invention must be novel, meaning that the invention cannot have been patented, described in a printed publication or in public use, on sale or otherwise available to the public before…
Rank this Week: 850

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Four Martin Attorneys Named to 2015 'Best Lawyers in America®' List

    Four Martin Attorneys Named to 2015 'Best Lawyers in America®' List
    Martin LLC is pleased to announce that four lawyers have been named to the 2015 Edition ofBest Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three…
  • Aug 18

    Back to School Supply Drive: Martin Law Dropoff Location

    Back to School Supply Drive: Martin Law Dropoff Location
    Martin Law is proud to support our own Maria Bermudez, Chair-Elect of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) with their Second Annual Back to School Supply Drive.  Download the flyer here!  The Young Lawyers Division is proud to…
  • Aug 18

    Man who fell after quitting his job is eligible for workers' comp

    Man who fell after quitting his job is eligible for workers' comp
    Can you receive workers’ compensation benefits for an injury that happened after you quit your job? In at least one case, the answer is yes. In a recent case decided by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, a worker argued that he...
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Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    UPDATE: New Jersey Limits Use of Criminal History in Hiring Decision

    UPDATE: New Jersey Limits Use of Criminal History in Hiring Decision
    As we reported in December 2013 (see here), New Jersey was on the road to joining 6 other states which have recently passed legislation banning or limiting the use of criminal background checks in the hiring process.  On August 11, 2014,…
  • Aug 7

    Third Circuit Says Classwide Arbitration a Matter for Courts to Decide

    Third Circuit Says Classwide Arbitration a Matter for Courts to Decide
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled last week that courts, not arbitrators, should determine whether an agreement between two parties to arbitrate employment disputes allows for classwide arbitration. “Because of the…
  • Aug 4

    Southern District Magistrate Judge Clarifies FLSA “Computer Professional” Exemption

    Southern District Magistrate Judge Clarifies FLSA “Computer Professional” Exemption
    In an April 2014 decision in the Southern District of New York, Olorode v. Streamingedge, Inc., No. 11 Civ. 6934 (GBD) (AJP) (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 29, 2014), employers were given some clarification on the Computer Professional overtime exemption…
Rank this Week: 1319

Taking Care of HR Business

Taking Care of HR Business

Covers legal developments in the labor and employment. By Verrill Dana.

http://www.hrlawupdate.com/
  • Aug 19

    LinkedIn Pays Up

    LinkedIn Pays Up
    The Company dubbed the world’s most boring social network recently agreed to pay almost $6 million in fines to settle claims that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. LinkedIn will pay about $3.3 million in unpaid wages and $2.5…
  • Aug 19

    Tardy Tuesday: You Can Paint the Town Red...But Not Tucker Chocolate or Clinton Brown

    Tardy Tuesday: You Can Paint the Town Red...But Not Tucker Chocolate or Clinton Brown
    Clinton Tucker, a New Jersey man and former Benjamin Moore employee has sued his former employer claiming discrimination on account of two of Benjamin Moore’s paint colors—Tucker Chocolate and Clinton Brown. Tucker claims that…
  • Aug 19

    When It Will Bite You: Not Everybody Sees Bullying As Requiring Legislation

    When It Will Bite You: Not Everybody Sees Bullying As Requiring Legislation
    Late last month, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan (D) vetoed legislation intended to curb workplace bullying in state government offices. One cannot be sure of the exact motivation behind Governor Hassan’s veto, but it is…
Rank this Week: 3769

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 2485

Women in Labor

Women in Labor

Discusses the latest developments in labor and employment law throughout the New England region and nationally. By Royal LLP.

http://royalllp.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    NLRB Continues to Expand Definition of Concerted Activity

    NLRB Continues to Expand Definition of Concerted Activity
    The National Labor Relations Act prohibits employers from constricting protected concerted activity by their employees. The NLRB website states that “concerted activity” is when two or more employees take action for their mutual…
  • Aug 13

    Domestic Violence Leave for Massachusetts Employee

    Domestic Violence Leave for Massachusetts Employee
    Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill into law that creates a category of job-protected leave for employees needing time off due to domestic violence.  As we previously discussed in an article about pending legislation, seen here, this…
  • Aug 11

    No Excuse for Poor Performance

    No Excuse for Poor Performance
    A recent decision in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals is a good reminder to employers that legal protections from retaliation and discrimination cannot be used to excuse an employee’s poor performance. In Langenbach v. Wal-Mart…
Rank this Week: 2450

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

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

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Cracker Barrel Associate Managers Sue for Overtime Pay

    Cracker Barrel Associate Managers Sue for Overtime Pay
    Associate Managers of Cracker Barrel restaurants have been misclassified as “exempt” employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), according to an overtime lawsuit filed on August 7 in Florida federal court.…
  • Aug 15

    David Burke Restaurants Sued For Religious Discrimination And Wage Payment Violation

    David Burke Restaurants Sued For Religious Discrimination And Wage Payment Violation
    David Burke’s restaurants have been hit with a class action lawsuit for religious discrimination, retaliation, and wage payment violations. The class action lawsuit was filed against Chef David Burke and a number of his restaurants,…
  • Aug 13

    MGM Grand Detroit Hit With Overtime Lawsuit

    MGM Grand Detroit Hit With Overtime Lawsuit
    Floor Supervisors at the MGM Grand Casino Detroit were misclassified as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to a lawsuit filed in Michigan federal court. The lawsuit seeks unpaid overtime for work the employees…
Rank this Week: 754

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
  • Aug 19

    ADHD Diagnosis Not Sufficient for ADA Claim

    ADHD Diagnosis Not Sufficient for ADA Claim
    Not every impairment is a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. And without a "disability" within the meaning of the ADA, there is no obligation to accommodate and there is no relief available for termination of…
  • Aug 18

    Disabled Workers Should Complete Interactive Process with Employer for Accomodation

    Disabled Workers Should Complete Interactive Process with Employer for Accomodation
    The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that employers offer disabled employees a reasonable accommodation to allow them the opportunity to continue working. An employer must engage in an interactive process with to determine what…
  • Aug 15

    Legally Blind Worker Sues Home Depot for Requiring Smartphone Use

    Legally Blind Worker Sues Home Depot for Requiring Smartphone Use
    As many companies begin to require their employees to use tablets and smartphones in the workplace, some workers are having problems dealing with their small screens (maybe this is the reason Apple is rumored to be coming out with a…
Rank this Week: 1803

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 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,…
  • Jul 27

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Business Partnership Separation

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Business Partnership Separation
    The Break Up Staircase by Jason Eppink is licensed under CC BY 2.0 A business partnership is like a marriage. It always starts out with mutual admiration, wide eyes, and great expectations. Eventually, you may even expand the…
  • Jul 20

    Don't Panic (and Four Other Ways You Should React to an Employment Law Claim)

    Don't Panic (and Four Other Ways You Should React to an Employment Law Claim)
    By Jessica FayermanMost small business owners make every attempt to conduct hiring and talent management endeavors with integrity. However, that doesn't mean issues of employment law won't arise. Managing human capital is a difficult task,…
Rank this Week: 1507

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/
  • Aug 19

    High Profile Data Breaches Spur Legislative Action on Cyber Security

    High Profile Data Breaches Spur Legislative Action on Cyber Security
    What’s Making News? After a spate of high-profile data security breaches, many legislators, businesses, and consumers are asking what can be done to prevent such security lapses and who should be held responsible. The increased…
  • Aug 13

    Including Canada? Make Sure Your E-Mail Policies Cover Canada’s Newest Spam Law

    Including Canada? Make Sure Your E-Mail Policies Cover Canada’s Newest Spam Law
    What’s New? One of the world’s most consumer protective spam laws recently went into effect in Canada on July 1, 2014, and many companies operating outside of Canada are learning that the law also impacts them because of how…
  • Aug 11

    Hands Off! Pending Fight Over Abandoned Gift Cards Heats Up

    Hands Off! Pending Fight Over Abandoned Gift Cards Heats Up
    What Made News? A group of merchants and restaurants, including Netflix Inc., California Pizza Kitchen Inc., and Ralph Lauren Corp., are fighting back in federal court against a Delaware lawsuit alleging that they have been withholding…
Rank this Week: 2912

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Aug 19

    Best Paying Jobs of 2014

    Best Paying Jobs of 2014
    Yahoo Finance posted an interesting article about the best paying jobs of 2014. They report on a survey done by the job portal Careercast.com which utilized data from the BLS. Below is a useful chart published by Yahoo:
  • Aug 6

    Randall, A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstance

    Randall, A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstance
    Harvey Randall just updated his wonderful treatise on NYS Public Employee Discipline entitled "A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstances." We reviewed this book before and it just gets better and better. Every lawyer who…
  • Aug 4

    Instructor at Yoga School Is An Employee

    Instructor at Yoga School Is An Employee
    Matter of Yoga Vida v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D. 3d___(3d Dep't. July 31, 2014), is an interesting case. In the context of Unemployment, the court had to decide whether a Yoga instructor was an employee. In concluding that she was,...
Rank this Week: 206

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Lessons from a Gentleman-ly Lawyer

    Lessons from a Gentleman-ly Lawyer
    I can’t say that I knew Palmer McGee particularly well.  But I was saddened to read of his passing last month at the age of 93. My first knowledge of Palmer (or Mr. McGee as I tried to call him early on) came from my mother. Palmer…
  • Aug 18

    Paper Trail: DOJ Brings Issue of Hiring Documentation to Forefront

    Paper Trail: DOJ Brings Issue of Hiring Documentation to Forefront
    Late Friday, you might have (ok, I’m sure you did) missed a press release from the United States Department of Justice announcing a settlement with a staffing agency in California. The charge? That a staffing company…
  • Aug 15

    Peanut Allergies Can Be Disabilities But Analysis Must Run Deeper

    Peanut Allergies Can Be Disabilities But Analysis Must Run Deeper
    Earlier this week, ABC News reported on the story of a woman who had severe peanut allergies who alleged that she was denied a job at a hospital because of those allergies.  I appreciated ABC News reaching out to me for comment. The…
Rank this Week: 141

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 28

    Get ready for the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

    Get ready for the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
    Now that the 2014-2015 Ontario budget has been passed by the Ontario legislature, Ontario employers should think about how the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) could affect them. The ORPP is part of the Ontario government’s…
Rank this Week: 4004

Managing OSHA

Managing OSHA

Provides employers in the chemical, refining, manufacturing, and food industries with advice and practical tips for navigating through and complying with federal and state occupational safety and health regulations. By Arent Fox.

http://www.managing-osha.com/
  • Aug 18

    OSHA Extends Life of Untimely Whistleblower Claims by Referring Them to NLRB

    OSHA Extends Life of Untimely Whistleblower Claims by Referring Them to NLRB
    OSHA and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have reached an agreement where OSHA will now refer untimely retaliation claims from its Whistleblower Division to the NLRB for review. An OSHA Memorandum from Assistant Secretary of Labor…
  • Aug 14

    Arent Fox OSHA Team Hosts Webinar on Possible Changes to the EPA RMP Rule

    Arent Fox OSHA Team Hosts Webinar on Possible Changes to the EPA RMP Rule
    On August 7, 2014, Arent Fox OSHA Group leader, Mark Dreux, and AcuTech Group, Inc. Technical Manager, Michael Hazzan, presented a webinar on the possible changes to the EPA RMP rule (40 CFR 68) proposed by EPA in their RFI of July 31, 2014,…
  • Jul 7

    Arent Fox OSHA Team Hosts Webinar on Proposed Changes to PSM Standard and RMP Rule

    Arent Fox OSHA Team Hosts Webinar on Proposed Changes to PSM Standard and RMP Rule
    On June 26, 2014, Arent Fox OSHA Group leader, Mark Dreux, and AcuTech Group, Inc. Technical Manager, Michael Hazzan, presented a webinar on the recommended changes to the PSM Standard and RMP Rule from the Executive Order 13650 Working…
Rank this Week: 4520

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 923