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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/
  • Jan 19

    Lubin v. Wackenhut: Decertification Order Based on Dukes Reversed by Cal. Ct. of Appeal

    Lubin v. Wackenhut: Decertification Order Based on Dukes Reversed by Cal. Ct. of Appeal
    On November 21, 2016, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District reversed the decertification of a class of over 10,000 employees. The Court of Appeal held that the trial court should examine the plaintiffs’ theory…
  • Jan 9

    Ochoa v. McDonald’s Case Settling for $3.75M

    Ochoa v. McDonald’s Case Settling for $3.75M
    McDonald’s Corporation has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a certified wage-and-hour class action lawsuit in Ochoa, et al. v. McDonald’s Corp., et al., No. 3:14-cv-02098-JD (ND. Cal.). See Plaintiff’s Motion for…
  • Jan 4

    Augustus v. ABM: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Employers’ Obligation to Provide Duty-Free Rest Break

    Augustus v. ABM: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Employers’ Obligation to Provide Duty-Free Rest Break
    Last month, the California Supreme Court issued Augustus, et al. v. ABM Security Services, Inc., __ Cal. 4th __, 2016 WL 7407328 (Cal. Dec. 22, 2016) (slip op. available here), a much-anticipated decision that clarified that employers may not…
Rank this Week: 555

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Symptoms of Internal Bleeding – St. Louis Workers Comp Attorney

    Symptoms of Internal Bleeding – St. Louis Workers Comp Attorney
    One of the most serious consequences of a workplace injury is internal bleeding. Workplace accidents can occur in a matter of seconds, and leave the worker badly injured and even permanently incapacitated. There are many types of accidents…
  • Jan 16

    St. Louis Retail Workers at Risk of Suffering On-The-Job Injurie

    St. Louis Retail Workers at Risk of Suffering On-The-Job Injurie
    St. Louis retail workers are prone to a variety of workplace injuries and the most common are musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Retail clerks generally include grocery store clerks, pharmacy technicians, and cashiers. Musculoskeletal…
  • Jan 15

    Fracking Toxic Fume Exposure: St. Louis Worker Comp Attorney

    Fracking Toxic Fume Exposure: St. Louis Worker Comp Attorney
    Many companies fail to provide appropriate safety equipment and training mandated by OSHA. Workplace injuries can result from one-time incidents such as falls, equipment failures, and vehicle accidents, or from cumulative trauma or prolonged…
Rank this Week: 2667

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/
  • Jan 19

    Trump Treasury Nominee Answers on Tax Whistleblower Issue

    Trump Treasury Nominee Answers on Tax Whistleblower Issue
    January 19th, 2017, today, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider President-Elect Trump’s pick for the Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin. The National Whistleblower Center asked its supporters to insist that the…
  • Jan 17

    Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence Commuted

    Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence Commuted
    The White House announced today that President Obama commuted the prison sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Manning was convicted of stealing and disseminating government documents and videos to WikiLeaks. Manning, a former US…
  • Jan 17

    NWC Presents Whistleblower Rewards before Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking

    NWC Presents Whistleblower Rewards before Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking
    This morning, National Whistleblower Center (NWC) Executive Director Stephen Kohn addressed the Federal Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, a group of private sector experts charged with advising the Presidential Task Force on a…
Rank this Week: 238

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/
  • Jan 19

    ‘Essen Sued for Wage Violation

    ‘Essen Sued for Wage Violation
    ‘Essen, a to-go café with locations in Midtown East, Hell’s Kitchen, and Financial District in New York City, has been hit with a wage violation lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that the cafe failed to pay several cooks, food…
  • Jan 12

    Reichenbach Hall Sued for Wage Violation

    Reichenbach Hall Sued for Wage Violation
    A wage theft lawsuit has been filed against Reichenbach Hall, a German beer hall located in midtown Manhattan. The lawsuit charges that the restaurant cheated its waiters and waitresses out of minimum wage and overtime pay. The servers claim…
  • Dec 29

    Restaurant Workers Get Pay Hike on December 31, 2016

    Restaurant Workers Get Pay Hike on December 31, 2016
    On December 31, 2016, restaurant workers throughout New York State will begin to see changes in the payment structure of their wages.   Back of the House Workers   Back of the house workers (cooks, dishwashers, stockers, and others…
Rank this Week: 715

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

Features news, analysis and comments on labor & employment law, human resources, and other work-related topics. By George Lenard.

http://www.employmentblawg.com
  • Jan 19

    Short Course in Labor History

    Short Course in Labor History
    Unions have typically grown in rapid spurts, very “short periods of social upheaval punctuated by major demonstrations and strikes.” The 1920s were an especially dark period for U.S. labor. Membership fell by a third in the time…
  • Dec 6

    How to Become an Accountant or CPA

    How to Become an Accountant or CPA
    The main difference between an accountant and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the qualifications of a CPA that works in the accounting departments of businesses. Becoming a CPA requires advanced education, formal certification and a…
  • Dec 6

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?
    Accountants help manage businesses’ finances, protect the company from auditors, and assure everyone gets a paycheck. Working in the field of accounting and finance comes with lots of perks. One of which being the variety industries…
Rank this Week: 1599

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O\'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2154

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jan 19

    Invitation: Join Us in San Francisco on January 27 for a 2017 Employment Law Update

    Invitation: Join Us in San Francisco on January 27 for a 2017 Employment Law Update
    I hope you’ll join my Fox colleagues Keith Chrestionson and Jaemin Chang and me on January 27 for the next in our series of breakfast briefings in our San Francisco office.  Our breakfast series explores various topics of interest…
  • Jan 17

    Supreme Court Justices (presumably 9 of them) Will Again Address Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Clause

    Supreme Court Justices (presumably 9 of them) Will Again Address Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Clause
    Last Friday, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear cases from the 9th,  7th, and 5th Circuits in which the courts are split on the issue whether class action waivers in employee arbitration agreements violate Section 7 of the National…
  • Jan 10

    Top 10 Trends Facing California Employers in 2017

    Top 10 Trends Facing California Employers in 2017
    A new year brings a new top 10 list! With a very Democratic state legislature that is well positioned to offset a very Republican White House, this Alert sets forth the top 10 trends I saw in my practice from 2016 that inform what…
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HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jan 19

    Don’t Forget to Use New Form I-9

    Don’t Forget to Use New Form I-9
    This past November, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9. Employers were given a grace period before they were required to use the new form. But that grace period expires soon! By January 22,…
  • Jan 17

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Lawful

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Lawful
    The United States Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a split among the federal courts regarding whether class action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) or if, instead, such waivers violate…
  • Jan 13

    California Proposes Regulations on Transgender Protections, Including Restroom Issue

    California Proposes Regulations on Transgender Protections, Including Restroom Issue
    Last year, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to specifically address protections for transgender persons, including restroom-related…
Rank this Week: 5043

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2669

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment agreements, employment discrimination and compensation issues. By Salvatore Gangemi of Salon Marrow.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1367

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

Provides legal news for Minnesota employers. By Abrams & Schmidt.

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Making the Right Call: Independent Contractor or Employee?

    Making the Right Call: Independent Contractor or Employee?
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has been very aggressive in auditing employers over the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, instead of employees.  Properly classifying workers is important for employers to avoid hefty…
  • Dec 21

    Workers Want Their Own Workspace

    Workers Want Their Own Workspace
    The trend is shifting back to employees wanting their own workspace.  This is a shift away from more open work areas with shared desks, community areas, and collaborative workspaces.  Research has shown workers now want their own…
  • Nov 30

    Creative New Job Perk

    Creative New Job Perk
    Earlier this year, I wrote a blog about a new workplace benefit – student loan debt relief.  Now, it seems employers are again thinking outside the box with respect to employee benefits.  The latest workplace benefits…
Rank this Week: 4018

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/
  • Jan 19

    More Liquor Code Changes – Six-Packs, Individual Bottles & Cans, Growlers now Available at PA Beer Distributor

    More Liquor Code Changes – Six-Packs, Individual Bottles & Cans, Growlers now Available at PA Beer Distributor
    Have you picked up a six-pack or refilled your growler lately?  As of this week you have a new option in Pennsylvania.  Act 166 was passed in the fall and went into effect on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  It allows beer…
  • Jan 16

    Property Manager Charged with Wire Fraud in HOA Construction Project

    Property Manager Charged with Wire Fraud in HOA Construction Project
    Recently a property management company was charged with wire fraud for its actions in managing a San Diego, California association.  The property manager was directed to obtain bids for a construction project. According to the criminal…
  • Jan 11

    Airbnb for Landlord

    Airbnb for Landlord
    Today on Facebook, a friend of mine posted about a nightmare experience she had with an Airbnb reservation. While traveling for business, she often relies on Airbnb short-term lodging rentals as an alternative to booking a hotel. “My…
Rank this Week: 4976

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

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

    NEW CHART: EEOC Charge Data from FY 1997-2016

    NEW CHART: EEOC Charge Data from FY 1997-2016
    The EEOC just released its enforcement and litigation data for FY 2016. You know what that means... updated chart! Overall, the number of charges increased for the second straight year to 91,503 (still far short of 99,000+ in 2010, 2011, and…
  • Jan 16

    SCOTUS on Employee Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreement

    SCOTUS on Employee Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreement
    On Friday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in a ton of cases (16 for people who prefer precision). The exciting news on the employment law front is that the Court will hear three (now consolidated) cases addressing the issue of…
  • Jan 12

    Circuit split: 3d Cir. recognizes ADEA subgroup disparate impact claim

    Circuit split: 3d Cir. recognizes ADEA subgroup disparate impact claim
    The ADEA protects employees over the age of 40 from age discrimination. In Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, the Third Circuit analyzed whether a subgroup of employees older than 40 can bring a disparate impact claim:Disparate-impact…
Rank this Week: 1647

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

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

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Jan 19

    A New Kind of Employee Badge – Monitoring, Analytics and More

    A New Kind of Employee Badge – Monitoring, Analytics and More
    It is not uncommon for employers to assign badges to their employees to grant access to certain locations on the employer’s property and parking garages. Many employees have them, use them, lose them and think little of them. But,…
  • Jan 16

    FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Steps Down

    FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Steps Down
    The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced that FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez will be stepping down effective February 10, 2017. Ms. Ramirez guided the agency through a period of significant enforcement activity,…
  • Jan 15

    The White House’s Revisions to its Breach Response Policy For Federal Agencies and Departments Also Affect Contractor

    The White House’s Revisions to its Breach Response Policy For Federal Agencies and Departments Also Affect Contractor
    On January 3, 2017, the Obama Administration issued a memorandum to all executive departments and agencies setting for a comprehensive policy for handling breaches of personally identifiable information (the “Memorandum”),…
Rank this Week: 1528

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/
  • Jan 19

    Small Businesses and the AODA: New Requirements as of January 1, 2017

    Small Businesses and the AODA: New Requirements as of January 1, 2017
    Over the last few years, large Ontario employers have been busy implementing changes to their practices in order to meet new accommodation requirements under the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As of January 1, 2017,…
  • Jan 19

    Class action against workplace discrimination

    Class action against workplace discrimination
    In France, employees who suffer from workplace discrimination are entitled to bring claims against their employer. Workplace discrimination is strictly prohibited and is characterized when a person is treated less favorably than another…
  • Jan 16

    Italy’s Supreme Court confirms that dismissals for redundancy to increase profits are legal

    Italy’s Supreme Court confirms that dismissals for redundancy to increase profits are legal
    In a decision dated December 7, 2016, Italy’s Supreme Court – the Corte di Cassazione – confirmed that the dismissal of an individual employee for redundancy can be legally grounded solely on business-related reasons, such…
Rank this Week: 2735

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/
  • Jan 19

    Optimistic M&A outlook for 2017

    Optimistic M&A outlook for 2017
    As we begin 2017, the 1,000 corporate and private equity executives surveyed for Deloitte’s M&A Trends Year-end report 2016 display optimism for the coming year. The survey was conducted in September 2016 and included participants…
  • Jan 17

    2016: the year of sandbagging

    2016: the year of sandbagging
    One of the highlights from the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study in which our firm was a key participant (the 2016 Study), was the increased inclusion of sandbagging provisions in…
  • Jan 12

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017
    As was predicted in our discussion of Q4 2016 here, the last quarter of the year proved to be busy. Global M&A in the final quarter reached $1.2 trillion, which was not only the busiest period in 2016, but also raised the total for…
Rank this Week: 2732

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 216

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Attorneys Fees in New Jersey Civil Service Appeal

    Attorneys Fees in New Jersey Civil Service Appeal
    The financial burden of a civil service appeal discourages many employees from filing.  However, a successful employee may be able to recover the attorneys fees she spent on the appeal.  Our attorneys handle civil service appeals…
  • Jan 18

    Business Partnerships: Taxes and Other Consideration

    Business Partnerships: Taxes and Other Consideration
    A partnership is an unincorporated association of two or more people who act as co-owners of a business for profit.  Under New Jersey business law, a partnership may be created even when there is no written partnership agreement between…
  • Jan 16

    Estate and Elder Care Planning after Being Diagnosed with Dementia

    Estate and Elder Care Planning after Being Diagnosed with Dementia
    Frequently, when you or a family member are first diagnosed with dementia, you still have the capacity and are legally “competent” to make your own estate planning decisions.  The four documents discussed here will assist a…
Rank this Week: 1556

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

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/
  • Jan 19

    President Obama’s labor and employment legacy

    President Obama’s labor and employment legacy
    NOTE FROM ROBIN: A portion of Jill’s remarks below appeared Tuesday morning in Law360 (paid subscription required). Notwithstanding what might happen over the next four (or eight) years, there is no question that President Barak Obama…
  • Jan 18

    Recent OFCCP settlements remind contractors about importance of recordkeeping

    Recent OFCCP settlements remind contractors about importance of recordkeeping
    Within the past month, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has announced two settlements and filed one administrative complaint involving alleged discrimination in the hiring process. Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of…
  • Jan 16

    Martin Luther King: Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968

    Martin Luther King: Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968
    All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license. Photo of mural from D.C. Public Library by Elvert Barnes.……
Rank this Week: 3584

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/
  • Jan 19

    Trump is Sued for Defamation

    Trump is Sued for Defamation
    People in public life have to be careful about they say and do. Pres. Bill Clinton was sued by several women during the last couple of years of his administration. Pres. Trump appears headed toward those same troubled waters. During the…
  • Jan 17

    Ft. Worth Court of Appeals Finds Retaliation Cannot Include Counter-Claim

    Ft. Worth Court of Appeals Finds Retaliation Cannot Include Counter-Claim
    Sometimes, employers who are sued for discrimination in turn file their own lawsuit against an employee. I wrote about Wayne Wright and Schlumberger doing this here and here. In Wayne Wright’s case, the employer sued the former employee…
  • Jan 10

    Court of Appeals Dismisses Lawsuit based on Confidential Document

    Court of Appeals Dismisses Lawsuit based on Confidential Document
    So, if you are at work, thinking you might be fired, you might think about taking some documents home with you. Some documents might help later if you have to file suit. Taking documents from your employer is problematic conduct. Yes, the…
Rank this Week: 1097

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

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

    New York (State and City) Imposes New Rules for Freelancers, State Contract

    New York (State and City) Imposes New Rules for Freelancers, State Contract
    My colleagues, Clarisse Thomas, Keegan Drenosky and I have been busy keeping track of the developments in New York which may impact Connecticut employers with cross-border business.  Here are two of the most recent developments.…
  • Jan 18

    Connecticut Legislative Session Preview: Is a New State Overtime Rule In Play?

    Connecticut Legislative Session Preview: Is a New State Overtime Rule In Play?
    The Connecticut General Assembly is back in session and with significant budget deficits looming, it’s not going to be an easy year for legislators. From a labor and employment law session, once again it will be interesting to see what…
  • Jan 17

    Phishing Scam Targets HR Professionals By Seeking W-2

    Phishing Scam Targets HR Professionals By Seeking W-2
    With the new year upon us, cyberthieves are once again attempting to prey on unwitting HR professionals, as my colleague William Roberts explained in an article last week for SHRM on phishing. The scam goes like this. As an HR professional,…
Rank this Week: 182

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/
  • Jan 19

    A not-so-subtle reminder about the need for cybersecurity training

    A not-so-subtle reminder about the need for cybersecurity training
    I feel like I’ve written a lot lately about the need for cybersecurity training for employees (for example, here, here, and here). Yet, as long as employees keep opening unknown emails and clicking on strange links, we need reminders…
  • Jan 18

    OSHA suggests employer best practices for anti-retaliation program

    OSHA suggests employer best practices for anti-retaliation program
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published recommended best practices to protect from retaliation employees who report workplace safety or other concerns under any of the 22 statutes OSHA enforces. The document,…
  • Jan 17

    Pets in your workplace? Assess the risks and draft a policy.

    Pets in your workplace? Assess the risks and draft a policy.
    A reader recently emailed the following question: Some people need service dogs to get to work. But many more simply want to take their dogs to work. What is the protocol? What are the HR rules on this? And what are the penalties…
Rank this Week: 174

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/
  • Jan 19

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School
    Richard Moorhead, Catrina Denvir, Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan, Maryam Kouchaki and Stephen Gloob, The Ethical Identity of Law Students, International Journal of the Legal Profession, (2016).Francesca BartlettMuch has been written about…
  • Jan 18

    Business Lobbying Goes Global

    Business Lobbying Goes Global
    Melissa J. Durkee, Astroturf Activism, 69 Stanford L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Verity WinshipCitizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain. Consumers for World Trade. The American Forest and Paper Association. The Turkish…
  • Jan 17

    Rethinking Remedie

    Rethinking Remedie
    Nicholas Bagley, Remedial Restraint in Administrative Law, Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2017), available via SSRN.Kathryn WattsWe have all heard the saying that you “don’t need a sledgehammer to kill a gnat.” Yet, when…
Rank this Week: 1229

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/
Rank this Week: 3615

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: 4801

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/
  • Jan 18

    When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance

    When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance
    Elizabeth Tippett (Oregon), Charlotte S. Alexander (Georgia State), and Zev J. Eigen (Littler) have just published their explosive article When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance (19 Yale J.L. & Tech. 1 ). When I say…
  • Jan 16

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case
    On her blog, Friend of the Court, Sandra Sperino discusses the new Third Circuit decision in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works. In that case, the Third Circuit held that the ADEA permits "subgroup" disparate impact claims--that is,…
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule
    Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would review the NLRB's D.R. Horton rule, which concludes that employment class action waivers can violate Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA. The Court consolidated a group of cases under review that we…
Rank this Week: 228

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Jan 18

    Nip/Tuck Leave: When Employees Take Leave for Elective Procedure

    Nip/Tuck Leave: When Employees Take Leave for Elective Procedure
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers are usually mindful of the many laws governing employee medical leaves and how they interact. But what about accommodation for non-medically necessary leaves? This post discusses the basics of employee leaves for…
  • Jan 11

    Transparency in Terminology and Treating Transgender Employees Fairly

    Transparency in Terminology and Treating Transgender Employees Fairly
    Seyfarth Synopsis: With increased attention placed on transgender rights in recent years, employers should pay close attention to transgender discrimination and related issues in the workplace. This post offers some tips for some best…
  • Jan 4

    Charting the Future: What’s Coming in 2017 in California Employment Law?

    Charting the Future: What’s Coming in 2017 in California Employment Law?
    Seyfarth Synopsis: 2016 brought a wave of new protections for California employees and scant protection for employers. In this week’s post, we anticipate changes for 2017, in the ever-peculiar world of California employment law. True to…
Rank this Week: 2708

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    Monica Shah Becomes Zalkind Law’s Newest Partner

    Monica Shah Becomes Zalkind Law’s Newest Partner
    Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP is proud to announce that Monica Shah has joined the firm’s partnership effective January 1, 2017.  Monica will continue her litigation practice in criminal defense, employment, and Title IX…
  • Jan 9

    Criminal Justice Reform: How Are We Doing in Massachusetts? (Part 2 of 2)

    Criminal Justice Reform: How Are We Doing in Massachusetts? (Part 2 of 2)
    In my last blog post, I discussed some of the steps Massachusetts has taken in recent years to reform the state’s criminal justice system and the problems that remain in that system.  In this post, I will discuss some reforms that…
  • Jan 4

    Criminal Justice Reform: How Are We Doing in Massachusetts? (Part 1 of 2)

    Criminal Justice Reform: How Are We Doing in Massachusetts? (Part 1 of 2)
    At the federal level, efforts at criminal justice reform have been trapped in a legislative logjam.  Despite considerable bipartisan consensus on the subject – including the backing of the notorious Koch brothers, who fund…
Rank this Week: 2607

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/
  • Jan 18

    How To Choose the Best Wrongful Termination Lawyer

    How To Choose the Best Wrongful Termination Lawyer
    You have questions about your wrongful termination, but how can you find a wrongful termination lawyer you can trust? Do your research.  Like all service-based industries, it pays to spend some time and effort researching potential…
  • Jan 18

    Employee Duty to Mitigate Damages After Being Terminated

    Employee Duty to Mitigate Damages After Being Terminated
    Being terminated from employment can be an emotional and impassioned time but it is important that employees remain mindful of their duty to mitigate damages. This simply means that an employee must make the necessary efforts to lessen their…
  • Jan 11

    What age discrimination looks like in the workplace

    What age discrimination looks like in the workplace
    “We do not want to invest in someone who will retire so soon.” “Perhaps you would benefit from working with people your own age.” “We prefer to maintain our youthful culture.” “We prefer to hire more…
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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/
  • Jan 18

    Week Ending 1/11/17: Bigwood v. AtlantiCare Health System

    Week Ending 1/11/17: Bigwood v. AtlantiCare Health System
    Jeniffer Bigwood v. AtlantiCare Health System, et al., Docket No.: BUR-L-82-17. By Arykah Trabosh Our case of the week comes from our very own filing cabinets and involves an employer’s policy to only offer light duty to employees who…
  • Jan 12

    Week Ending 1/4/17: Clem v. Case Pork Roll Co.

    Week Ending 1/4/17: Clem v. Case Pork Roll Co.
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending January 4, 2017 Clem v. Case Pork Roll Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 554 (D.N.J. January 4, 2017) While 2016 started and ended with a bang, 2017 is starting with a toot. This…
  • Jan 3

    Week Ending 12/30/16: Zieger v. PSEG

    Week Ending 12/30/16: Zieger v. PSEG
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending December 30, 2016 Zieger v. Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc., 2016 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2739 App. Div.  (Unpublished) (December 28, 2016) The year 2016 ended the…
Rank this Week: 2758

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2318

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: 615

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Jan 18

    Employment Standards FYI – Break

    Employment Standards FYI – Break
    This post is a quick primer on hours of work and eating periods. The Ontario Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) requires that employees be given a meal break of at least 30 minutes within each five consecutive work hours. The…
  • Jan 11

    New AODA Requirements Effective January 1, 2017

    New AODA Requirements Effective January 1, 2017
    As of January 1, 2017, several new requirements have taken effect under the disability law regime in Ontario.  The Integrated Accessibility Standards (IAS) made under the Accessibility of Ontarians with a Disability Act (AODA) sets out a…
  • Jan 11

    2017 Resolutions and Fresh Start

    2017 Resolutions and Fresh Start
    January is a month of resolutions, fresh starts, and goals.  It’s also a good time to run away from 2016 and the upsets and surprises the year rolled out.  Here are 3 lessons that 2016 taught us as we all dig in to a new year…
Rank this Week: 4713

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: 1405

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
Rank this Week: 4202

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Jan 17

    Justices to Consider Arbitration Agreements With Class Waivers – The End of the Beginning?

    Justices to Consider Arbitration Agreements With Class Waivers – The End of the Beginning?
    Apologies to Winston Churchill,[1] but the conflict over the enforcement of arbitration agreements with class waivers has become an ongoing legal and ideological struggle. Some view individual arbitration as a quicker and less costly means to…
  • Dec 27

    Third Circuit Rejects Procedural Runarounds to Appeal Decertification of FLSA Collective Action

    Third Circuit Rejects Procedural Runarounds to Appeal Decertification of FLSA Collective Action
    What’s good for the goose … We’ve written many times in this blog about the two-step procedure used by many courts in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases in collective actions. The first step is to provide notice to the…
  • Dec 21

    Sixth Circuit District Courts Dismiss Retiree Benefits Claim

    Sixth Circuit District Courts Dismiss Retiree Benefits Claim
    Less than two years ago, the United States Supreme Court overruled 32 years of Sixth Circuit authority that had the practical effect of shackling unionized employers to retiree health insurance benefits far beyond the time they had intended.…
Rank this Week: 1403

NJ Labor & Employment Law

NJ Labor & Employment Law

Covers various employment and labor law topics, including employment discrimination, ADA, CEPA, and FMLA. By Jay S. Becker and Joseph C. DeBlasio.

http://www.njlaborandemploymentlaw.com
  • Jan 17

    Morristown Newest Municipality to Require Paid Sick Leave

    Morristown Newest Municipality to Require Paid Sick Leave
    Co-authored by Ari G. Burd Although the State of New Jersey has yet to pass a law requiring employers to offer paid sick leave, a number of New Jersey municipalities have taken it upon themselves to mandate this benefit. As of January 11,…
  • Nov 23

    UPDATE: DOL Final Overtime Rule Postponed

    UPDATE: DOL Final Overtime Rule Postponed
    On November 22, 2016, US District Court Judge Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction, temporarily barring the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Final Overtime Rule from going into effect. The Rule,…
  • Aug 11

    New Minimum Wage Poster Issued by Department of Labor

    New Minimum Wage Poster Issued by Department of Labor
    Businesses take note, the United States Department of Labor has revised its Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) Minimum Wage Poster. It’s time to take down your old poster and put up the new one in its place. A link to the new…
Rank this Week: 4806

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 786

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Jan 17

    Uncle Sam Wants You! (to Provide Employee Compensation Data)

    Uncle Sam Wants You! (to Provide Employee Compensation Data)
    A new lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) demonstrates how dogged the government can be in trying to obtain and review employers’ compensation data. The lawsuit, filed against Google with the DOL’s Office of…
  • Jan 17

    Massachusetts Has Legalized Marijuana — Should Your Workplace Policies Go Up in Smoke?

    Massachusetts Has Legalized Marijuana — Should Your Workplace Policies Go Up in Smoke?
    On November 8, 2016, voters in Massachusetts (along with their counterparts in Maine, California, and Nevada) voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. This means that recreational marijuana use is now legal in eight states…
  • Jan 9

    Simple Steps to Help Keep Your Trade Secrets Safe

    Simple Steps to Help Keep Your Trade Secrets Safe
    As illustrated by the recent lawsuit by America’s Test Kitchen against celebrity chef Christopher Kimball, companies in a variety of industries are vulnerable to losing their trade secrets. Although it is a common misconception that…
Rank this Week: 2241

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Jan 17

    “I Don’t Feel So Good” – Protecting Employees from Illness in the Workplace During Cold and Flu Season

    “I Don’t Feel So Good” – Protecting Employees from Illness in the Workplace During Cold and Flu Season
    The holiday season is behind us, but we are still in the thick of cold and flu season.  It seems like everyone you pass on the street or stand next to on the bus is sneezing, coughing, or blowing their …
  • Jan 11

    Tips from the Table: Developing Your Influencing Skill

    Tips from the Table: Developing Your Influencing Skill
    We are excited to continue our video series – Tips from the Table. In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations Services practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented at your…
  • Jan 10

    Six Statutes for the New Year

    Six Statutes for the New Year
    As 2017 kicks off, employers should be aware that a number of new state-wide laws and local ordinances begin taking effect.  In this blog, we highlight just a few that California’s public employers should now be…
Rank this Week: 1524

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: 2916

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Jan 17

    Whistleblower Wins Key Ruling Against Celgene in Lawsuit Over Off-Label Drug Promotion

    Whistleblower Wins Key Ruling Against Celgene in Lawsuit Over Off-Label Drug Promotion
      Whistleblowers and those who support and represent them will be pleased and energized by a December 28, 2016, ruling by U.S. District Judge George H. King of the Central District of California in a case involving the unapproved, or…
  • Jan 17

    New Study Reports That Whistleblowers’ Activity Can Make a Difference

    New Study Reports That Whistleblowers’ Activity Can Make a Difference
      I often represent whistleblowers – employees in either the private or public sector who become aware of wrongdoing by their employers and come forward to report the wrongdoing in the interest of pressing for change and…
  • Dec 15

    Tips for Presenting the Strongest Possible Injury Claim

    Tips for Presenting the Strongest Possible Injury Claim
      On its web site, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) provides a very brief summary of what to do if you, as a driver, are involved in an automobile accident[1].  While the three tips given on the MVA website have some…
Rank this Week: 1594

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 360

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
Rank this Week: 1316