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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/
  • Mar 22

    Congress Overrules Obama Administration Unemployment Comp Drug Testing Rule

    Congress Overrules Obama Administration Unemployment Comp Drug Testing Rule
    Congress today passed and sent to President Trump a Joint Resolution overturning an Obamacare era rule on when States may require drug testing of unemployment compensation (UC$ applicants. H.J. Res. 42 overturns a rule  that…
  • Mar 21

    Read Manager’s Markup of Republican Health Reform Bill

    Read Manager’s Markup of Republican Health Reform Bill
    Republicans continue to push health reform on the fast track.  Read the Manager’s Amendment to H.R. 1628 at https://rules.house.gov/bill/115/hr-1628, which is scheduled to go before the Rules Committee tomorrow in anticipation of a…
  • Mar 21

    IRS Clarifies FICA Refund Employee Consent Rules 

    IRS Clarifies FICA Refund Employee Consent Rules 
    Employers considering seeking employment tax refunds should check out new guidance in Revenue Procedure 2017-28 on the requirements for employee consent used by an employer to support a claim for refund of overpaid taxes under the Federal…
Rank this Week: 2551

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Mar 22

    Constitution Revision Commission Begins Public Hearing

    Constitution Revision Commission Begins Public Hearing
    I cannot overemphasize the significance and power of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission. It can initiate fundamental restructuring of state government and, in the process, deal far-reaching setbacks to the integrity of the judicial…
  • Mar 3

    Conflict Over Stays and Bond Amounts Under Rule 9.310

    Conflict Over Stays and Bond Amounts Under Rule 9.310
    Silver Beach Towers Property Owners Association, Inc. v. Silver Beach Investments of Destin, L.C., No. 1D16-4555, 42 Fla. L. Weekly D442c (Fla 1st DCA February 21, 2017) involved a judgment awarding $1,827,372.18 plus…
  • Feb 25

    Tom Quoted as a “Pro Bono Pro”

    Tom Quoted as a “Pro Bono Pro”
    The March 2017 of The Florida Bar Journal features several stories about the significant pro bono work lawyers do. Read about Tom’s pro bono contributions in The Pro Bono Pros: And How You Can Become…
Rank this Week: 2979

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

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

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
Rank this Week: 1683

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/
  • Mar 22

    What The Confirmation Hearing For Judge Gorsuch Means For Employer

    What The Confirmation Hearing For Judge Gorsuch Means For Employer
    Seyfarth Synopsis: After three days of 10 hour hearings, employers are wondering what the big takeaway is for them. In this blog video, we address the major issues in the confirmation process that are pertinent to…
  • Mar 15

    Government Workplace Enforcement: Looking Back At 2016 and Ahead to 2017 – Trend #6

    Government Workplace Enforcement: Looking Back At 2016 and Ahead to 2017 – Trend #6
    While the government enforcement lawsuits brought by the DOL and EEOC in 2016 were in line with their aggressive platforms, by sheer numbers of cases, their enforcement activities were arguably limited in their effectiveness, at least when…
  • Mar 11

    What 2016 Governmental Enforcement Litigation Trends Suggest For Employers In 2017

    What 2016 Governmental Enforcement Litigation Trends Suggest For Employers In 2017
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Governmental enforcement litigation was a mixed bag in 2016. The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) continued their aggressive enforcement…
Rank this Week: 461

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Mar 22

    Liberals Commit to (Partial) Ban on Unpaid Internship

    Liberals Commit to (Partial) Ban on Unpaid Internship
    I don't blog much anymore (that may change at some point), but I thought that a short post on today's Federal budget was in order. Essentially, the Trudeau government has largely adopted, if implemented that is, the position of Canadian…
  • Jun 27

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education
    There have been a couple minor developments in relation to experiential education in Ontario that I thought were worthy of a blog post. This post is going to briefly overview both developments and give some analysis on what's occurring.So…
  • Dec 2

    Worst. Idea. Ever.

    Worst. Idea. Ever.
    I've been really busy with a new project and haven't had a lot of time to blog in the past few months. Hopefully in the new year I'll get back to posting regular pieces. One thing that I wanted to highlight is a trial balloon today from…
Rank this Week: 3812

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

Covers global developments in labor and employment law. By Greenberg Traurig.

http://www.gtleblog.com/
Rank this Week: 733

Understanding Your Rights

Understanding Your Rights

By the Law Offices of Maya Risman, P.C. Focuses on employment issues in New York.

http://www.risman-law.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Negative Changes May Be Coming for Class Action Lawsuits in the U.S

    Negative Changes May Be Coming for Class Action Lawsuits in the U.S
    A bill currently making its way through the U.S. Congress could change the legal landscape for plaintiffs in personal injury and malpractice cases. Known as the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency…
  • Mar 7

    Allegations of Sexual Harassment Stain Reputation of Sterling Jewelry

    Allegations of Sexual Harassment Stain Reputation of Sterling Jewelry
    Sexual harassment is an issue that can seriously affect the public image and the profitability of any company. One of the largest and most profitable jewelry firms in the U.S., Sterling Jewelry, recently learned this lesson in a dramatic and…
  • Feb 9

    How to Navigate Minimum Wage Law in the State of New York

    How to Navigate Minimum Wage Law in the State of New York
    Changes enacted in the state of New York have already raised minimum wages for workers in our area and are expected to have a significant impact on local and statewide economic conditions in 2017 and beyond. On December 31, 2016, increases…
Rank this Week: 5070

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Mar 22

    H-1B Filing Season Opens April 3; Premium Processing Suspended

    H-1B Filing Season Opens April 3; Premium Processing Suspended
    Employers who need to apply for H-1B visas for foreign workers in specialized skill areas, such as science, engineering or computer programming, have a fast approaching deadline, as well as some new information regarding requests for premium…
  • Mar 20

    Budget Item Expands Labor Commissioner Authority

    Budget Item Expands Labor Commissioner Authority
    The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups is opposing a budget item that expands the Labor Commissioner’s authority and exposes employers to increased legal costs and penalties. Budget Item 0559 provides the…
  • Mar 17

    McDonald’s Victory on Suit over Wage Violation at Franchise

    McDonald’s Victory on Suit over Wage Violation at Franchise
    A federal court in California recently ruled in favor of McDonald’s finding that it does not control the wages paid to employees at its franchises and was not responsible for any alleged wage and hour violations. The court granted…
Rank this Week: 761

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Mar 22

    Dressing for Work in California this Summer

    Dressing for Work in California this Summer
    Seyfarth Synopsis:  With summer months almost upon us, here are some dress code tips and tricks for employers to ensure both employee compliance with relaxed summer dress codes and increased employee motivation and morale. We also note…
  • Mar 15

    Rules to Avoid Bursting Your Floating Holiday Bubble

    Rules to Avoid Bursting Your Floating Holiday Bubble
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Some California employers offer floating holidays for employees to use for events like the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Floating holidays, while offering additional unrestricted days off that promote employee…
  • Mar 8

    Here’s an Update: Opportunity (to Work) Knocks in San Jose

    Here’s an Update: Opportunity (to Work) Knocks in San Jose
    Seyfarth Synopsis: On March 13, 2017, San Jose’s new “Opportunity to Work Ordinance” takes effect, requiring covered employers to offer additional hours to part-time employees before hiring new or temporary employees. As the…
Rank this Week: 3421

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/
  • Mar 22

    Climate Change Denial To Be New Protected #Emplaw Category?

    Climate Change Denial To Be New Protected #Emplaw Category?
    Yes, I've been absent for a bit. I was caught up in an arbitration (results unknown at this point) so had a good excuse. Anyhow, I saw this tidbit and had to share it. A Maine lawmaker has proposed a bill that would make an employee's…
  • Feb 24

    Disabled Employees and Lawyers: Beware Legal Marijuana Law

    Disabled Employees and Lawyers: Beware Legal Marijuana Law
    So I've been predicting that the Trump administration would crack down on legalized marijuana, and when I said that on NPR I was accused of being a fear-mongerer. Wednesday I spoke to a group of law students about legalized marijuana and how…
  • Feb 10

    What A Broad Religious Exemption To Discrimination Laws Will Mean

    What A Broad Religious Exemption To Discrimination Laws Will Mean
    While the Trump Administration announced that it would keep in place President Obama's Executive Order protecting employees of federal contractors from LGBT discrimination, there have been reports of another proposed executive order that…
Rank this Week: 2471

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/
  • Mar 22

    It’s OFCCP audit time! Six questions contractors should ask themselve

    It’s OFCCP audit time! Six questions contractors should ask themselve
    Louise Davies is an Affirmative Action Paralegal in Constangy’s Winston-Salem, North Carolina, office. For more than 15 years, she has helped employers develop affirmative action plans and respond to audits and on-site investigations by…
  • Mar 17

    “Free to Be . . . You and Me”: The 11th Circuit’s strange LGBT decision

    “Free to Be . . . You and Me”: The 11th Circuit’s strange LGBT decision
    This latest decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on sexual orientation discrimination is weird. A panel of the court found 2-1 in Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital that the plaintiff did not have a valid…
  • Mar 17

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    You may have heard by now that not one, but two, federal courts have struck down President Trump’s second attempt at a travel ban Executive Order. As always, Will Krasnow and Jeanette Phelan from our Immigration Practice Group have the…
Rank this Week: 4359

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/
  • Mar 22

    Legal Considerations of Doing Business at Home

    Legal Considerations of Doing Business at Home
    One of my coworkers (thanks Taylor!) recently shared an interesting article with me: YouTubers Face Fines, Possible Eviction For Making Videos From Their Home. Since I often help clients start new business ventures, many of whom begin…
  • Mar 17

    Legal Documents and Avoiding Costly Mistake

    Legal Documents and Avoiding Costly Mistake
    Confession: my introduction to the legal profession started at a relatively young age, reading the popular novels by John Grisham. Of course, just like the Hollywood depictions of legal practice, Grisham’s books didn’t exactly…
  • Mar 15

    Questions and Answers on Pennsylvania’s New Mechanics’ Lien Law and the State Construction Notices Directory

    Questions and Answers on Pennsylvania’s New Mechanics’ Lien Law and the State Construction Notices Directory
    What did you do on your snow day? I woke up, got a cup of coffee, and brushed up on the changes to Pennsylvania’s Mechanics’ Lien Law in my pajamas. Anything to put off several hours of snow shoveling and to stave off the regret…
Rank this Week: 1023

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Mar 22

    Some resignations are terminations in disguise

    Some resignations are terminations in disguise
    When is a resignation a termination in disguise? Sometimes employers too easily confuse when an employee has voluntarily decided to leave. Whether through insincerity or neglect, this is one situation where employers may try to rid themselves…
  • Mar 21

    Dismissal for Poor Performance: Does an Employer Need to Provide Severance?

    Dismissal for Poor Performance: Does an Employer Need to Provide Severance?
    Only if there is just cause for termination, the employer may terminate the employee without severance pay. As an employer, it is very difficult to establish just cause for employee incompetence or poor performance. To do so, the employer…
  • Mar 13

    Termination Clauses and Contracting Out: Clarity Given by Recent Ontario Appeals Court Ruling

    Termination Clauses and Contracting Out: Clarity Given by Recent Ontario Appeals Court Ruling
    Employment Standards Act Review: The Employment Standards Act (2000) grants employees minimal guarantees. In terms of termination, the Employment Standards Act (ESA) provides one week of notice or pay in lieu for every year of service, for a…
Rank this Week: 288

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Neiman Marcus Agrees to Settlement in Data Breach Class Action

    Neiman Marcus Agrees to Settlement in Data Breach Class Action
    On March 17, 2017, retailer Neiman Marcus agreed to pay $1.6 million as part of a proposed settlement (the “Settlement”) to a consumer class action lawsuit stemming from a 2013 data breach that allegedly compromised the credit…
  • Mar 8

    Hunton & Williams Launches M&A Privacy and Security Initiative

    Hunton & Williams Launches M&A Privacy and Security Initiative
    Hunton & Williams LLP announces the formation of a cross-disciplinary legal team dedicated to guiding companies through the minefield of regulatory and cyber-related risks associated with high-stakes corporate mergers and acquisitions.…
  • Mar 7

    Recall Roundup: February

    Recall Roundup: February
    This past month, several key recalls were made that affect the retail industry. Check back here each month for our Recall Roundup.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 3163

Ontario Disability Blog

Ontario Disability Blog

By Aaron Waxman & Associates P.C. Covers disability laws and available resources for the people of Ontario.

http://www.awaxmanlaw.ca/blog
  • Mar 22

    Long-Term Disability Claims and Depression: Depression In the New

    Long-Term Disability Claims and Depression: Depression In the New
    There have been many interesting news articles about depression lately, with topics concerning different forms/options for treatment and scientific developments.A study from the World Health Organization confirms that depression is the…
  • Mar 9

    Daylight Saving Time & March Break Safety Tip

    Daylight Saving Time & March Break Safety Tip
    Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts on March 12, 2017, and it is known that there is a correlation between the beginning of DST and an increase in car accidents.This year, elementary school and high school students will enjoy their March Break…
  • Feb 14

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long-Term Disability Claims - Part 1 

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long-Term Disability Claims - Part 1 
    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) falls into the category of illnesses/conditions that are often described as “invisible illnesses” or “invisible disabilities” (think mental illnesses, fibromyalgia and chronic pain…
Rank this Week: 3042

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Second Circuit Rejects Employee’s Trypanophobia Claim

    Second Circuit Rejects Employee’s Trypanophobia Claim
    You don’t need to look for a needle in a haystack to figure out this latest case from the Second Circuit. But you do need to know what “trypanophobia” is. Ready? Fear of needles. That becomes important in a Second Circuit…
  • Mar 21

    Four Compliance Items Connecticut Employers Can Check Now

    Four Compliance Items Connecticut Employers Can Check Now
    It’s a challenge for employers to keep up with changes to employment laws. What’s the current status? What do I need to change? So, here are four quick things you can look at right now to ensure that you are up to compliance…
  • Mar 17

    Where Are Your Employees? (Hint: It May Not Be Facebook Anymore)

    Where Are Your Employees? (Hint: It May Not Be Facebook Anymore)
    I recently gave a presentation on social media to a local non-profit and had the opportunity to review some of the latest statistics when it comes to the use of social media. Frankly, I knew that there has been a shift away from Facebook for…
Rank this Week: 181

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1480

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Common Injuries for Custodial Workers – St. Louis Work Injury Lawyer

    Common Injuries for Custodial Workers – St. Louis Work Injury Lawyer
    Custodial workers, like janitors and housekeeping staff, work around the clock to make sure the premises they are in charge of remain clean, disinfected, and well maintained. Custodial workers jobs are ridden with risks of exposure to…
  • Mar 20

    Carbon Monoxide Exposure in the Workplace

    Carbon Monoxide Exposure in the Workplace
    Carbon monoxide is one of the most dangerous known industrial hazards causing more deaths than any known toxic agent. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas that, if inhaled, can be extremely hazardous,…
  • Mar 20

    Additional Injury or Illness While Getting Work Comp Benefits? St. Louis Workers Comp Attorney

    Additional Injury or Illness While Getting Work Comp Benefits? St. Louis Workers Comp Attorney
    If you suffer an intervening injury or illness while receiving work comp benefits for a work-related injury, the insurance company may try to stop your benefits. When a workplace injury leaves a person unable to work, workers compensation…
Rank this Week: 3001

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 1172

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1634

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/
  • Mar 22

    Supreme Court Rules Against NLRB in Vacancies Act Case

    Supreme Court Rules Against NLRB in Vacancies Act Case
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled (6-2) in NLRB v. SW General. The Court held that once President Obama nominated Lafe Solomon to be the NLRB's General Counsel, he could no longer serve in his current capacity as Acting General Counsel....
  • Mar 18

    Brudney on the Quiet Importance of ILO Norm

    Brudney on the Quiet Importance of ILO Norm
    James Brudney (Fordham) has just posted on SSRN his article The Internationalization of Sources of Labor Law, 39 U. Pa. J. Int'l L. 1 (2017). The abstract is below. I think James is dead-on correct. Having attended a slew of...
  • Mar 17

    Hirsch & Seiner: Unions Deserve a Place in the Uber Economy

    Hirsch & Seiner: Unions Deserve a Place in the Uber Economy
    Jeff Hirsch (North Carolina) and Joe Seiner (South Carolina) have just posted on SSRN their extraordinarily timely article A Modern Union for the Modern Economy, ___ Fordham Law Review ___(forthcoming 2018) Here's the abstract: Membership in…
Rank this Week: 129

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: 3843

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/
  • Mar 22

    SCOTUS takes largely meaningless swipe at Obama’s NLRB legacy

    SCOTUS takes largely meaningless swipe at Obama’s NLRB legacy
    Lafe Solomon There is little doubt that under President Obama, the NLRB reinvented itself into an agency about which all employers must pay attention. One can trace much of this reinvention back to Lafe Solomon (a man with whom I once shared…
  • Mar 21

    EEOC offers sage advice on following checklists for harassment compliance

    EEOC offers sage advice on following checklists for harassment compliance
    Last June, the EEOC issued a comprehensive, bi-partisan report on harassment in the workplace. The report’s stated purpose was to “reboot workplace harassment prevention efforts” by focusing on efforts employers can take…
  • Mar 20

    Swapping DNA for lower insurance costs is one wellness step too far

    Swapping DNA for lower insurance costs is one wellness step too far
    It is no secret that health care costs for employers and their employees are out of control. Many employers have attempted to hold down these rising costs by offering wellness-program incentives. The EEOC has signed off on these programs as…
Rank this Week: 584

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/
  • Mar 22

    Judge Gorsuch is not Friendly to U.S. Worker

    Judge Gorsuch is not Friendly to U.S. Worker
    The life experiences a judge brings to the table are important. Pres. Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch illustrates that maxim. Judge Gorsuch, prior to assuming his chair at the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals represented big business,…
  • Mar 21

    UTSA President Engaged in Abrazos, not Hug

    UTSA President Engaged in Abrazos, not Hug
    An internal investigation by the UT system found that UTSA President Ricardo Romo more likely than not engaged in sexual harassment with three female employees. Mr. Romo would engage in lengthy hugs with the women. Pres. Romo described these…
  • Mar 20

    Fourth Court Reverses Summary Judgment

    Fourth Court Reverses Summary Judgment
    Texas has a whistleblower statute. It applies only to government workers. In a recent whistleblower decision, the Fourth Court of Appeals here in San Antonio reversed a grant of summary judgment. In the case of Torres v. City of San Antonio,…
Rank this Week: 694

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/
  • Mar 22

    2d Cir: Pharmacists must inject customers. Oh, word?

    2d Cir: Pharmacists must inject customers. Oh, word?
    No, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals didn’t say, “Oh, word?” But, it did just toss a $2,600,000 jury award in favor of a pharmacist in an Americans With Disabilities Act case. From $2.6M to zero That’s zero point…
  • Mar 21

    Skip the vodka, but consider some other bar rules for your workplace.

    Skip the vodka, but consider some other bar rules for your workplace.
    A few weeks ago, a reader emailed me and asked if I would weigh in on how businesses should address employees talking about politics at work. On the one hand, in the private sector, there are no First Amendment Rights. Free speech…
  • Mar 20

    The FMLA may be amended to include leave for a parent to grieve the loss of a child

    The FMLA may be amended to include leave for a parent to grieve the loss of a child
    A new bill, introduced last week in this U.S. House of Representatives, would amend the Family and Medical Leave Act to permit parents to take up to 12 weeks of leave to mourn the death of a child. Here is a link to the bill, known as…
Rank this Week: 909

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/
  • Mar 22

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law
    David Skeel, The Bylaw Puzzle in Delaware Corporate Law, 72 Bus. Law. 1 (2016/2017), available at SSRN.Christopher M. BrunerAlthough corporate bylaws are, by and large, the mundane and technical instruments of day-to-day governance that most…
  • Mar 21

    The New Institutionalism in Contract Scholarship

    The New Institutionalism in Contract Scholarship
    Matthew Jennejohn, The Private Order of Innovation Networks, 68 Stan. L. Rev. 281 (2016), available at SSRN.Robert ScottRelational contract scholarship is at a pivot point. On the one hand, the relationalist revival that has dominated…
  • Mar 20

    The Surprising Origins of the Interstate Commerce Commission

    The Surprising Origins of the Interstate Commerce Commission
    Jed Handelsman Shugerman, The Dependent Origins of Independent Agencies: The Interstate Commerce Commission, the Tenure of Office Act, and the Rise of Modern Campaign Finance, 31 J.L. & Pol. 139 (2015), available at SSRN.  Jack…
Rank this Week: 263

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: 25

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
Rank this Week: 5171

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • Mar 21

    Comma, Comma, Comma, Comma, Comma Chameleon: Liability Comes and Goes with Oxford Comma

    Comma, Comma, Comma, Comma, Comma Chameleon: Liability Comes and Goes with Oxford Comma
    Co-authored by Rachel M. Hoffer and John Phillips Seyfarth Synopsis: Vampire Weekend crassly and rhetorically asked us, “Who gives a f*** about an Oxford comma?” As it turns out, lots of people: First Circuit judges, dairy…
  • Mar 15

    Arbitrating PAGA Representative Actions: Federal and State Courts Begin to Part Way

    Arbitrating PAGA Representative Actions: Federal and State Courts Begin to Part Way
    Authored by Kiran A. Seldon Seyfarth Synopsis: Three decisions issued earlier this month reveal an increasing tension between the Ninth Circuit and California appellate courts on whether representative PAGA actions can be arbitrated. As…
  • Mar 10

    Independent Contractor Standards Uncertain Despite New Administration

    Independent Contractor Standards Uncertain Despite New Administration
    Authored by Hillary J. Massey Seyfarth Synopsis: It remains to be seen whether the Trump administration will redirect its enforcement priorities away from independent contractor misclassification issues or curtail the applicable standards in…
Rank this Week: 931

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Mar 21

    Judge Gorsuch and the ‘Frozen Trucker’ case

    Judge Gorsuch and the ‘Frozen Trucker’ case
    I write a lot about very bad court decisions. Here’s one from U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch that rivals the very worst. Judge Gorsuch wrote a dissent in Transam Trucking, Inc. v. Administrative Review Board,…
  • Mar 3

    How Can the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Be So Clueless about Age Discrimination?

    How Can the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Be So Clueless about Age Discrimination?
    Why is it left to the Attorney General of Illinois to address the national problem of blatant and destructive age discrimination in hiring? Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan this week warned six national career and job search companies…
  • Feb 28

    Economists Say Age Discrimination in Hiring Forces Cuts in Social Security

    Economists Say Age Discrimination in Hiring Forces Cuts in Social Security
    The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco issued an “Economic Letter” this week noting that “current policies” in place to combat age discrimination in hiring may not work, which is increasing the burden on U.S. Social…
Rank this Week: 3005

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Mar 21

    Judge Gorsuch and the ‘Frozen Trucker’ case

    Judge Gorsuch and the ‘Frozen Trucker’ case
    I write a lot about very bad court decisions. Here’s one from U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch that rivals the very worst. Judge Gorsuch wrote a dissent in Transam Trucking, Inc. v. Administrative Review Board,…
  • Mar 3

    How Can the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Be So Clueless about Age Discrimination?

    How Can the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Be So Clueless about Age Discrimination?
    Why is it left to the Attorney General of Illinois to address the national problem of blatant and destructive age discrimination in hiring? Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan this week warned six national career and job search companies…
  • Feb 28

    Economists Say Age Discrimination in Hiring Forces Cuts in Social Security

    Economists Say Age Discrimination in Hiring Forces Cuts in Social Security
    The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco issued an “Economic Letter” this week noting that “current policies” in place to combat age discrimination in hiring may not work, which is increasing the burden on U.S. Social…
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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/
  • Mar 21

    9th Cir. Affirms Denial of Samsung’s Motion to Compel Arb. in Norcia v. Samsung

    9th Cir. Affirms Denial of Samsung’s Motion to Compel Arb. in Norcia v. Samsung
    In Norcia v. Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, et al., No. 14-16994 (9th Cir. Jan. 19, 2017) (slip op. available here), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with a consumer in denying Samsung’s attempt to enforce an…
  • Mar 13

    Again, NLRB Strikes Arb Agreement Waiving Class Claims in Buy-Low Market v. Palacio

    Again, NLRB Strikes Arb Agreement Waiving Class Claims in Buy-Low Market v. Palacio
    In yet another decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) continues to mount pressure on employers seeking to enforce arbitration agreements that contain class action waivers. On February 3, 2017, in Buy-Low Market,…
  • Mar 1

    After Spokeo: A Trend Toward State Court Remand

    After Spokeo: A Trend Toward State Court Remand
    In Medellin v. Ikea U.S.A .West, Inc., No. 15-55174 (9th Cir. Jan. 13, 2017) (slip op. available here), an unpublished ruling, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently endorsed plaintiffs’ most recent strategy for avoiding Article…
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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: 607

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    U.S. Age Discrimination Law Turns 50, Still As Relevant Today

    U.S. Age Discrimination Law Turns 50, Still As Relevant Today
    It’s been 50 years since federal lawmakers passed a law intended to protect workers from discrimination in employment on the basis of old age.  But it would seem we still have a long way to go on this front. A new study – one…
  • Mar 18

    Employment Lawsuit: Tiffany Worker Fired After Cancer Prevention Surgery

    Employment Lawsuit: Tiffany Worker Fired After Cancer Prevention Surgery
    A woman once employed by Tiffany & Co. alleges the jewelry maker forced her out of work after she underwent surgery to remove her ovaries and breasts to avoid cancer. Plaintiff filed a federal lawsuit asserting the company, based in New…
  • Mar 15

    Report: Employment Lawsuits Likely to Rise Under Trump

    Report: Employment Lawsuits Likely to Rise Under Trump
    Employment lawsuits have been on the rise for the last several years, with complaints ranging from sexual harassment to wage-and-hour disputes. Some of these cases have involved massive settlement agreements. It’s likely this trend will…
Rank this Week: 2125

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/
  • Mar 21

    Opening A Restaurant in New York: Legal Issue Boot Camp

    Opening A Restaurant in New York: Legal Issue Boot Camp
    The New York City Bar Association’s will hold the CLE program “Opening A Restaurant in New York: Legal Issue Boot Camp” on March 24. The program will focus on the corporate, real estate, liquor license, and labor/employment…
  • Mar 17

    Head Chefs May Be Entitled to Overtime Pay, says New York Federal Court

    Head Chefs May Be Entitled to Overtime Pay, says New York Federal Court
    A Head Chef may be entitled to overtime pay, according to a New York federal court.  A recent decision by Judge George Daniels, held that a “Head Chef” at Rare Bar and Grill Chelsea in New York was not necessarily…
  • Mar 13

    Hooters Hit with Lawsuit Claiming Intentional Misclassification to Avoid Paying Overtime

    Hooters Hit with Lawsuit Claiming Intentional Misclassification to Avoid Paying Overtime
    Over 460 Hooters restaurants across the country purposefully misclassified its Assistant Store Managers (“ASM”) as supervisors to avoid paying them overtime wages, according to a class action lawsuit.   The lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 620

McCormack & Erlich Blog

McCormack & Erlich Blog

Covers employment law.

http://mcelawfirm.com/articles/
  • Mar 21

    Labor Department sues Oracle for pay and hiring discrimination

    Labor Department sues Oracle for pay and hiring discrimination
    The U.S. Labor Department filed a complaint against Oracle America for allegedly paying its white male workers more than other employees. The technology company was also accused of illegally favoring Asian job seekers when hiring […]
  • Mar 15

    California State University employee files discrimination lawsuit

    California State University employee files discrimination lawsuit
    A former administrative support assistant at California State University (CSU), Sacramento, said she was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for complaining about racial discrimination and her employer’s failure to pay overtime.…
  • Mar 9

    Costco drivers win $2 million in wage and overtime lawsuit

    Costco drivers win $2 million in wage and overtime lawsuit
    A $2 million settlement provided drivers for Costco Wholesale Corp. with some long-awaited relief in a wage and hour dispute. Lead plaintiff Douglas Thompson sued the retailer on behalf of 882 current and former industrial drivers…
Rank this Week: 2630

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C.

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    Unemployment Benefits Do Not Reduce Damages from Discrimination

    Unemployment Benefits Do Not Reduce Damages from Discrimination
    Earlier this month, in a precedent-setting opinion, New Jersey’s Appellate Division ruled that the unemployment insurance benefits a former employee receives after being fired do not reduce the amount of lost wages the employee can…
  • Feb 24

    Third Circuit Affirms Injunction in Non-Compete Case

    Third Circuit Affirms Injunction in Non-Compete Case
    Last October, I discussed a case in which the District of New Jersey issued an injunction which enforced ADP, LLC’s non-compete agreement with two of its former employees.  Earlier this month, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals…
  • Feb 24

    Third Circuit Affirms Injunction in Non-Compete Case

    Third Circuit Affirms Injunction in Non-Compete Case
    Last October, I discussed a case in which the District of New Jersey issued an injunction which enforced ADP, LLC’s non-compete agreement with two of its former employees.  Earlier this month, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 1647

Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

Examines one of the most interesting cases of the week and provides analysis and commentary. By Alan H. Schorr & Associates, P.C.

http://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • Mar 21

    Week Ending 3/17/17: O’Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy

    Week Ending 3/17/17: O’Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending March 17, 2017 By Adam Schorr O'Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 4392 (1st Cir. March 3, 2017) I have long been a staunch supporter of the Oxford comma and…
  • Mar 20

    Jury Hits Walmart with $5.5 M Penalty for Retaliating Against Employee Complaint

    Jury Hits Walmart with $5.5 M Penalty for Retaliating Against Employee Complaint
    Federal law prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, and more. But the laws go beyond simply saying that this type of discrimination can’t take place: it also creates a remedy for…
  • Mar 14

    Week Ending 3/10/17: Acevedo v. Flightsafety International

    Week Ending 3/10/17: Acevedo v. Flightsafety International
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending March 10, 2017 Acevedo v. Flightsafety International, Inc., __ N.J. Super. __; 2017 N.J. Super. LEXIS 29 (N.J. Appellate Division, March 6, 2017) The New Jersey Appellate…
Rank this Week: 3651

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 2968

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 21

    It’s Finally Spring! Time to Clean Your Job Posting

    It’s Finally Spring! Time to Clean Your Job Posting
    The equinox has come and went, meaning warm weather is thankfully approaching. This also means spring hiring season is here for many employers. However, caution is advised. Given the ease of un-vetted online job postings, many forget that…
  • Mar 15

    Take a Lesson (or not) from Congress and the Feds on How to Investigate Employee Claim

    Take a Lesson (or not) from Congress and the Feds on How to Investigate Employee Claim
    It seems that every day we are hearing something about investigations involving the White House. Whether it is the investigation into Russia’s hacking of the election that has resulted in the indictment of suspected Russian…
  • Mar 14

    EEOC Sues Freight Company for Failing to Accommodate Emotional Support Dog

    EEOC Sues Freight Company for Failing to Accommodate Emotional Support Dog
    A notable case caught our eye recently coming out of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). Namely, The EEOC sued CRST International, Inc.…
Rank this Week: 3496

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Mar 21

    $15 minimum wage clears Baltimore City Council

    $15 minimum wage clears Baltimore City Council
    by Kevin C. McCormick On March 20, the Baltimore City Council voted 11-3 to approve a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. If ultimately enacted, the minimum wage would be the highest in Maryland. Under…
  • Mar 17

    Trump proposes ‘substantial’ DOL budget cut

    Trump proposes ‘substantial’ DOL budget cut
    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) would see a nearly 21 percent reduction in funding under the White House’s proposed 2018 discretionary spending budget, which was released March 16. “A 21 percent cut is very substantial,”…
  • Mar 15

    Arizona Supreme Court upholds minimum wage, paid leave law

    Arizona Supreme Court upholds minimum wage, paid leave law
    by Dinita L. James Gonzalez Law, LLC In a three-sentence order entered just before the close of business March 14, the Arizona Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, commonly known as…
Rank this Week: 1301

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1219

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Mar 21

    Trends in U.S. post-deal litigation

    Trends in U.S. post-deal litigation
    As we reported in 2014, United States post-deal litigation became more of a rule than an exception in the early-to-mid 2010s, with over 95% of M&A transactions attracting litigation. In many cases, a single deal could result in multiple…
  • Mar 16

    M&A: the subsection 20(24) election

    M&A: the subsection 20(24) election
    In a business acquisition transaction, it is not uncommon to find an assumption by the purchaser of the obligations of the vendor to deliver goods or perform services in the future for which the vendor has already received payment. In such a…
  • Mar 14

    The InterOil decision: robust and independent fairness opinion required

    The InterOil decision: robust and independent fairness opinion required
    A recent decision of the Yukon Court of Appeal, InterOil Corporation v Mulacek, has potentially significant consequences for corporate governance practices in the context of plans of arrangement. Fairness opinions in plans of arrangement When…
Rank this Week: 1374

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • Mar 21

    Atlantic City Firefighters Won’t Face Layoffs — for now

    Atlantic City Firefighters Won’t Face Layoffs — for now
    As reported by Philly.com, a New Jersey judge temporarily blocked the state Friday from laying off firefighters in Atlantic City, but ruled that their work schedules, salaries, and overtime can be changed by former U.S. Sen. Jeffrey S. Chiesa…
  • Mar 16

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Argument Over Government Imposed Salary Freeze

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Argument Over Government Imposed Salary Freeze
      As reported by N.J.com, public employee unions and government officials clashed Monday in a case before the state Supreme Court that could determine whether workers across New Jersey will get pay raises. The state’s highest court…
  • Feb 28

    Sweeney Introduces Bill Seeking to Wrest Control of PFRS Away from State Treasury

    Sweeney Introduces Bill Seeking to Wrest Control of PFRS Away from State Treasury
    As reported by N.J.com, furious after watching pension investment fees triple over the last three years even as their funds lost value, police and firefighter union leaders are seeking to wrest control of their underfunded pensions from…
Rank this Week: 852

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Mar 21

    Is the NLRB a bit too union-friendly?

    Is the NLRB a bit too union-friendly?
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. The NLRB was put under the microscope at a February 14 hearing of the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Representative Tim Walberg (R-Mich.). Most panelists at the hearing,…
  • Mar 20

    Postal worker can’t sue on individual Rehab Act claim until administrative class suit exhausted

    Postal worker can’t sue on individual Rehab Act claim until administrative class suit exhausted
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. Under EEOC regulations, because a postal worker’s Rehab Act claims were subsumed in an administrative class action challenging a national job assessment process for those with work-related-disabilities, the…
  • Mar 20

    OSHA delays beryllium final rule’s effective date to conduct additional review

    OSHA delays beryllium final rule’s effective date to conduct additional review
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. OSHA is finalizing its proposal to delay the effective date of its final rule, “Occupational Exposure to Beryllium,” to May 20, 2017. The agency previously moved the original March 10, 2017, effective date of…
Rank this Week: 342