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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Registration Open for the 9th Annual Colloquium on Labor and Employment Law at U. of Colorado

    Registration Open for the 9th Annual Colloquium on Labor and Employment Law at U. of Colorado
    From conference organizers Scott Moss and Melissa Hart, at the University of Colorado Law school comes word that registration is open for the Ninth Annual Colloquium on Labor and Employment Law Scholarship. The dates will be September 11th to…
  • Apr 24

    Nassar's Hidden Message

    Nassar's Hidden Message
    In late June of 2013, the Supreme Court decided University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, 133 S.Ct. 2517, 2530 (2013). The Court held that plaintiffs proceeding on a Title VII retaliation claim must establish their protected…
  • Apr 24

    Lester Named Dean at Columbia

    Lester Named Dean at Columbia
    Gillian Lester, currently Acting Dean at Berkeley, has just been named Dean at Columbia. She'll start January 1, 2015; here's the press release. Congrats, Gillian, and I look forward to seeing you on the dean's circuit! rb
Rank this Week: 150

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: 498

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4695

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Apr 24

    KBSS Investigation: Are California Rental Car Companies Compensating Employees Fairly?

    KBSS Investigation: Are California Rental Car Companies Compensating Employees Fairly?
    Recently, the rental car industry has come under scrutiny for violating various labor laws. These violations include an employer requiring employees to perform work before they have clocked in or after they have clocked out for the day,…
  • Apr 8

    Same-Sex Harassment Suit Settled By the EEOC

    Same-Sex Harassment Suit Settled By the EEOC
    Roy Farms Inc., one of the largest hop producers in the world, has agreed to settle a same-sex harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Roy Farms will pay $85,000 to four male farm workers that…
  • Apr 7

    $4.4 Million Settlement in Canon Wage and Hour Class Action

    $4.4 Million Settlement in Canon Wage and Hour Class Action
    The wage and hour class action lawsuit against Canon Business Solutions has reached a preliminary settlement in the amount of $4.4 million. Preliminary approval was granted by the court for the plaintiffs, which consisted of service…
Rank this Week: 1057

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Apr 24

    “One, Mississippi” SHOP to Open May 1, 2014

    “One, Mississippi” SHOP to Open May 1, 2014
    As the Wall Street Journal explains so well in its series, “Faces of the Affordable Care Act,” the ACA complicates life for employers, even for those so small that they are exempt from the employer mandate.  Any good news…
  • Apr 15

    CBO Updates ACA Impact Estimate

    CBO Updates ACA Impact Estimate
    Concurrently with its April 2014 update of February 2014 projections of federal revenues and spending through 2024, the Congressional Budget Office revised its projection of how the Affordable Care Act will change insurance coverage, federal…
  • Apr 14

    Is The Full-Time Employer Mandate Causing Employers to Cut Weekly Work Hours?

    Is The Full-Time Employer Mandate Causing Employers to Cut Weekly Work Hours?
    Probably not yet, on net, this year, seems to be the correct answer, though temp staffing is trending upward.  Here are three charts that we created from data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. CHANGE IN % OF…
Rank this Week: 2197

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/
  • Apr 24

    Board Grants NW Request For Review In Election Row

    Board Grants NW Request For Review In Election Row
    Earlier this afternoon, the National Labor Relations Board announced that it had granted Northwestern University’s Request for Review.  The University sought review of last month’s decision from a Board Regional…
  • Apr 24

    NW Accused Of Interfering In Union Proce

    NW Accused Of Interfering In Union Proce
    Football players at Northwestern University are set to vote tomorrow on whether to join the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA).  However, reports have surfaced this week that a group of former NW football players believe that…
  • Apr 23

    NU Union Vote Set For Friday

    NU Union Vote Set For Friday
    Football players at Northwestern University are poised to vote this Friday on whether they want to be represented by the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA).  The university is barring media from the vote, purportedly because the…
Rank this Week: 544

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

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

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    Divorce Corp Review

    Divorce Corp Review
    “Divorce Corp.” is a documentary released in late 2013, narrated by radio and television personality Dr. Drew, that focuses on addressing the issue of the cost and time involved in divorce. From its initial publicity campaign it…
  • Apr 22

    Retirement account divided in a divorce without a QDRO

    Retirement account divided in a divorce without a QDRO
    Retirement accounts like pensions, 401ks, ESOPs and other employer-sponsored retirement plans are often divided in a divorce as part of the property division. The actual property award is drafted into the divorce decree or it is incorporated…
  • Apr 16

    Alcoholism and the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Alcoholism and the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Let’s consider two workplace scenarios: 1. Employee is an alcoholic and comes to work drunk. Employer fires employee. Legal? 2. Employee is an alcoholic and seeks time off from work to enter a rehab program. Employer fires employee.…
Rank this Week: 2736

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 24

    Proposed Big Hike In New York Minimum Wage Would Have Untoward Effect

    Proposed Big Hike In New York Minimum Wage Would Have Untoward Effect
    I posted last week on the issue of raising the minimum wage for tipped workers in New Jersey, but that State is not alone in these efforts. There are a number of these initiatives afoot and the effort in New York State is particularly…
  • Apr 18

    FLSA Class Actions – A $6 Million Reminder to Re-visit Hours Worked Policie

    FLSA Class Actions – A $6 Million Reminder to Re-visit Hours Worked Policie
    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday approved a $6 million deal to settle a class action against a Bank alleging that the bank failed to pay its employees for duties they had performed prior to the start of their shifts in…
  • Apr 11

    Proposed New Jersey Law Would Augment Tipped Worker Wage

    Proposed New Jersey Law Would Augment Tipped Worker Wage
    In restaurants and diners, an employer may take a tip credit against the minimum wage. That means that the employer pays a wage of $2.13 per hour to the employee and hopes/anticipates that the employee will derive a sufficient number of tips,…
Rank this Week: 739

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Covers the law of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1153

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/
  • Apr 24

    Security of government computer record

    Security of government computer record
    Security of government computer recordsState Technology Law and other provision of lawA town recently reported that its accounting program was the victim of hacking and a number of “payroll checks” were processed and presented for…
  • Apr 24

    An employee who becomes unavailable for work as a result of other employment may be terminated from his or her position

    An employee who becomes unavailable for work as a result of other employment may be terminated from his or her position
    An employee who becomes unavailable for work as a result of other employment may be terminated from his or her position2014 NY Slip Op 02644, Appellate Division, Third DepartmentA part-time police officer [Plaintiff] serving with a police…
  • Apr 23

    Extending a probationary period

    Extending a probationary period
    Extending a probationary period76 AD2d 973An individual was permanently appointed to a position with the State subject to his satisfactorily completing a 52-week probationary period. As a result of his being absent from work 24 days due to…
Rank this Week: 76

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Apr 24

    Employer Will Remove Social Media Policy After NLRB Complaint

    Employer Will Remove Social Media Policy After NLRB Complaint
    A nationwide company that provides leasing services to U.S. refineries recently agreed to remove its nationwide social media policy in response to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The United Steelworkers of…
  • Apr 23

    No One Wants to Make Costly Hiring Mistake

    No One Wants to Make Costly Hiring Mistake
    As an employer or someone who handles HR in California, do you know the risks of rescinding a job offer? What are you entitled to learn about a prospective employee’s background? Recruiting and hiring employees certainly isn’t…
  • Apr 22

    Diabetic Worker Fired for “Grazing” on a Bag of Chip

    Diabetic Worker Fired for “Grazing” on a Bag of Chip
    A long-term employee of Walgreens was fired because the company claimed she violated its “anti-grazing” policy when she grabbed a bag of potato chips from the store and ate some of them to stabilize her low-blood sugar. According…
Rank this Week: 705

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/
  • Apr 24

    Moral Courage Project Features FBI Whistleblower

    Moral Courage Project Features FBI Whistleblower
    Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, who blew the whistle on misconduct in the FBI Crime Lab, is featured in a short video by the Moral Courage Project. Dr. Whitehurst was the first successful FBI whistleblower.  His case exposed forensic fraud in…
  • Apr 10

    Senator Grassley Announces Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus on 25th Anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act

    Senator Grassley Announces Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus on 25th Anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act
    Today Senator Charles Grassley, the leading champion of whistleblower protection on Capitol Hill, announced that the formation of a Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus at the start of the 114thCongress. Later today he will give a speech on…
  • Apr 2

    Report Reveals Federal Agencies’ Non-disclosure Policies Violate the WEPA

    Report Reveals Federal Agencies’ Non-disclosure Policies Violate the WEPA
    A report released today by Senator Charles Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, reveals that most of the fifteen executive branch departments’ nondisclosure agreement policies violate the Whistleblower Protection…
Rank this Week: 410

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Apr 24

    Results of college football union vote not expected soon

    Results of college football union vote not expected soon
    In a first-of-its-kind election, select athletes at Northwestern University are set to cast ballots on April 25 to decide whether they want union representation. The vote will be complete in one day, but results of the election may be a long…
  • Apr 22

    High court upholds Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in higher education

    High court upholds Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in higher education
    Michigan voters’ right to prohibit preferential race-based admissions programs in the state’s university system was upheld today by the U.S. Supreme Court in Schuette v. The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and…
  • Apr 22

    UAW plans to take fight over VW vote to Congre

    UAW plans to take fight over VW vote to Congre
    The United Auto Workers (UAW) union has dropped its appeal of a union vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but instead of giving up, the union says it will turn its attention toward Congress. The National Labor Relations…
Rank this Week: 1278

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

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

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Gas industry truck drivers are injured in three-vehicle pileup

    Gas industry truck drivers are injured in three-vehicle pileup
    Pennsylvania’s booming natural gas industry brings an increased number of workers in hazardous occupations. Workers on drilling rigs routinely work on heavy machinery and equipment and in other dangerous situations. The dangers do…
  • Apr 23

    What Employers Can Learn from SeaWorld's Killer Whale Case

    What Employers Can Learn from SeaWorld's Killer Whale Case
    Certain occupations, from construction workers to policemen, come with a certain amount of risk. That's why it's sometimes difficult to win worker's compensation suits. The employer uses the inherent dangers of the job as a defense. After…
  • Apr 14

    Company: Fatal Pennsylvania oven explosion caused by human error

    Company: Fatal Pennsylvania oven explosion caused by human error
    Human error was to blame for an explosion that killed one worker and seriously injured another in Pennsylvania this year, according to the results of a company investigation released earlier this month. The accident happened when an…
Rank this Week: 555

Great Work!

Great Work!

Covers labor and employment law issues. By Roetzel & Andress.

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4807

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Road Rules: Ruling Now Guides Telecommuting As Reasonable Accommodation Discussion

    Road Rules: Ruling Now Guides Telecommuting As Reasonable Accommodation Discussion
    My colleague, Gabe Jiran predicted the future! Well, not exactly. But in a post earlier this month, he outlined some of the issues relating to whether telecommuting is a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. And now we have some court…
  • Apr 23

    “Wage Theft”: The Trendy Phrase That May Not Mean What You Think It Mean

    “Wage Theft”: The Trendy Phrase That May Not Mean What You Think It Mean
    Over the last few weeks, I’ve been seeing more tweets from human resources types and mainstream reporters using the phrase “wage theft”.  Two recent examples? William Tincup (who runs the popular online DriveThruHR…
  • Apr 16

    Ten (+4 More) People to Follow on Twitter for Labor and Employment Law

    Ten (+4 More) People to Follow on Twitter for Labor and Employment Law
    Since the last time I published a list of labor & employment law lawyers to follow back in 2012, there are just a bunch of you out there now using Twitter. (And I presume you’re already following me @danielschwartz, right?) So,…
Rank this Week: 117

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Apr 24

    Could Law Firms Refuse to Hire Graduates of a Religious-Based Law School?

    Could Law Firms Refuse to Hire Graduates of a Religious-Based Law School?
    The Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario’s governing legal body for lawyers, is set to debate and vote today on whether to accredit the proposed law school at B.C.’s Trinity Western University (TWU).  For the life of me, I…
  • Apr 4

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model
    You may have seen in the media that Unifor (the old Canadian Auto Workers) applied this week to represent employees at Toyota’s three plants in Cambridge and Woodstock.  The media stories said there is approximately 6500 employees…
  • Apr 3

    Union Security and the Law (links)

    Union Security and the Law (links)
     Labour Relations Act Canadian Laws on Union Dues and Membership Rand’s Arbitration Decision (Ford, 1946) Right to Work and Bullshit in Labour Policy Debates Has anything changed with Hudak’s New claim that he is dropping…
Rank this Week: 164

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Is Boeing’s Move to California Driven by Age Discrimination?

    Is Boeing’s Move to California Driven by Age Discrimination?
    Boeing is shifting jobs to California, which should be good news for workers. However, individuals living in California don’t want just any jobs- they want good, secure jobs with employers who treat them right and who do not engage in…
  • Apr 21

    Stronger Protections Needed for Pregnancy Discrimination

    Stronger Protections Needed for Pregnancy Discrimination
    In California, it is illegal for employers to refuse to provide “reasonable accommodation” for employee conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth. If an employee requests reasonable accommodations upon the advice of a…
  • Apr 17

    Health Insurance Benefits After Termination: Obamacare and COBRA Problem

    Health Insurance Benefits After Termination: Obamacare and COBRA Problem
    Employers may offer severance packages to employees upon termination or layoff, sometimes in exchange for an employee waiving any claims or liability against the employer.  In the past, these severance packages frequently included…
Rank this Week: 3000

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 24

    How Can I Leave My Estate to My Spouse Free of Estate Taxes?

    How Can I Leave My Estate to My Spouse Free of Estate Taxes?
    The federal government permits an unlimited marital deduction so you can transfer all of your assets, if you wish, to your spouse. Sometimes in planning it is better to use a marital deduction trust in part and use the equivalent…Read…
  • Apr 22

    Tax Court Rules Trusts Can Be Real Estate Professional

    Tax Court Rules Trusts Can Be Real Estate Professional
    The United States Tax Court has recently released a decision in Frank Aragona Trust v. Commissioner that will affect tax planning for many trusts that own businesses or hold real estate. In that case, a trust operated rental real…
  • Apr 14

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility
    The Nebraska legislature recently passed a bill which will allow more Nebraska homeowners to use the homestead exemption for real property taxes. The Nebraska homestead exemption phases out as a taxpayer’s income increases. Under prior…
Rank this Week: 2811

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Apr 24

    Reminder for NYC Employers: Paid Sick Leave Notices Must Be Provided to Existing Employees by May 1

    Reminder for NYC Employers: Paid Sick Leave Notices Must Be Provided to Existing Employees by May 1
    With the New York City Earned Sick Time Act almost one month old, employers are reminded that they must distribute the requisite Notice of Employee Rights to all existing employees by May 1, 2014 (and to all new hires upon commencement of…
  • Apr 22

    Early Conciliation

    Early Conciliation
    As part of the government’s aim to reduce employment litigation, a mandatory Tribunal pre-claim conciliation process is about to be introduced. This early conciliation process was introduced on a voluntary basis on the 6th April 2014,…
  • Apr 8

    Paid Family Leave: The Next Frontier for National Employers?

    Paid Family Leave: The Next Frontier for National Employers?
    Cindy Schmitt Minniti and Mark Goldstein have posted a new article on Forbes.com discussing paid family leave in New York and how it could possibly affect national employers. To read the full article, please visit forbes.com.
Rank this Week: 1508

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 729

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

http://www.knudsenlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 24

    Religious Garbs in the Workplace

    Religious Garbs in the Workplace
    Covered Employers under Title VII (employs 15 or more employees who worked at least 20 weeks in the current year or last year) must accommodate employees who hold religious beliefs which mandate a certain dress or grooming practice, unless…
  • Apr 23

    Richard Knudsen Elected as Honorary Trustee of Cooper Foundation

    Richard Knudsen Elected as Honorary Trustee of Cooper Foundation
    The Cooper Foundation announced that Richard (Dick) Knudsen has been elected to serve as honorary trustee of the board of trustees. He was selected for his long and valuable service to the Cooper Foundation. Mr. Knudsen first started serving…
  • Apr 23

    Telecommuting can be a reasonable accommodation

    Telecommuting can be a reasonable accommodation
    Yesterday the Sixth Circuit in this case http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/14a0082p-06.pdf held that working from home can be a reasonable accommodation under the ADA under the right circumstances. The court stated: “When we…
Rank this Week: 4016

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/
  • Apr 24

    When is "Time of the Essence" in a New Jersey Residential Real Estate Contract

    When is "Time of the Essence" in a New Jersey Residential Real Estate Contract
    Buyers and sellers often think that they will be closing on the purchase or sale of a house on the closing date written in the contract for sale. However, in New Jersey, the closing date is not an "essential" term of the contract. Either…
  • Apr 22

    New Jersey Home Purchase Closing

    New Jersey Home Purchase Closing
    Finding a home you want to buy and making an offer which is accepted by the seller is only the beginning of the process to purchase a home in New Jersey. The next step is signing a contract to purchase the home. The contract is a written…
  • Apr 17

    New Jersey's Sales Tax Exceptions and Anomalie

    New Jersey's Sales Tax Exceptions and Anomalie
    Sales taxes are an inevitable part of life in New Jersey, and indeed, across the country. Sales taxes make it possible for the state to fund important government programs and operations such as transportation infrastructures, aid to schools…
Rank this Week: 2178

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment and civil rights law. By the Spiggle Law Firm.

http://www.virginiaemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    How to Negotiate a Severance Agreement

    How to Negotiate a Severance Agreement
    If you are negotiating a severance agreement--and you may have to request one because your employer may not offer it--here are some things to consider.1. Show me the money.The obvious reason for negotiating a severance agreement is to obtain…
  • Apr 17

    5 Tips for Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Case

    5 Tips for Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Case
    Employment law is highly technical. Winning an employment law case requires knowledge of case law, statutory law, constitutional law, and regulatory law. There are rarely simple employment cases. Therefore, you need to retain someone who…
  • Apr 10

    How Do Lawyers Charge Their Clients?

    How Do Lawyers Charge Their Clients?
    Employment lawyers get paid in various ways. Today I'll describe five of the most common.1. HourlyThe most traditional way lawyers bill in any practice is by the hour. Rates in this area vary but can range anywhere from $250 to $500 per hour.…
Rank this Week: 2760

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 24

    Home or Care? Which is better when a child is being mistreated?

    Home or Care? Which is better when a child is being mistreated?
    The University of York is to embark on 2-year study in to whether maltreated children are best served by being put in care or kept at home with their families. Starting this month, the …
  • Apr 24

    Are first time buyers being left behind?

    Are first time buyers being left behind?
    Although recent news has displayed that the overall number of first time buyers has dramatically increased bringing new values to the market, other news suggests otherwise. It has been said that many new property owners trying to get onto the…
  • Apr 24

    Could you build your own home?

    Could you build your own home?
    A Canadian company called NOMAD Homes are the first to produce a flat packed home which measures only 100 square foot (9.2 square metres). For the manufacturing of the future prospect the organisation has opted for additional funding’s…
Rank this Week: 943

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Covers law and policy news around transgendered employees in the workplace.

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Norsworthy v. Beard

    Norsworthy v. Beard
    Prison officials can deny access of trans prisoners to courts for name change. I think the court misunderstood the Constitution. There is a right to gender autonomy. See http://bit.ly/1rohjpbClick here to see a link about thisvia IFTTT(If you…
  • Apr 24

    GLAD Blog: Transgender Rights: How Visibility Matter

    GLAD Blog: Transgender Rights: How Visibility Matter
    From the staunch trans advocate, Jennifer Levi of GLAD's Transgender Rights Project, news of progress: We started this year with a wonderful and tremendously important victory in Maine in our case on behalf of Nicole Maines, marking the first…
  • Apr 22

    Chat: "Trans Employment Law 101 - How To Protect Yourself Legally" on Transworkplace

    Chat: "Trans Employment Law 101 - How To Protect Yourself Legally" on Transworkplace
    Chat: Trans Employment 101 - How to Protect Yourself Legally" beginning at 9 EDT, 6 PDT tonightClick here to see a link about thisvia IFTTT(If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at…
Rank this Week: 1518

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity…

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity and Respect in the Workplace Reigns Supreme

Covers employment law, human resources best practices, and how to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms to help ensure a happy and productive workforce. By Kendall Isaac.

http://www.workplacedignity.com/employment-law-and-dispute-resolution-blog.html
Rank this Week: 1334

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: 722

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/
  • Apr 24

    Revisiting the misnamed and misunderstood term "wage theft"

    Revisiting the misnamed and misunderstood term "wage theft"
    Yesterday, on his always excellent Connecticut Employment Law Blog, Dan Schwartz wrote a post entitled, “Wage Theft”: The Trendy Phrase That May Not Mean What You Think It Means. Dan wrote: [T]he use of the phrase is being pushed…
  • Apr 23

    6th Circuit recognizes telecommuting as an ADA reasonable accommodation

    6th Circuit recognizes telecommuting as an ADA reasonable accommodation
    In Core v. Champaign County Board of County Commissioners, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio opined that telecommuting (i.e., work-from-home) might be an ADA reasonable accommodation under the right circumstances, but…
  • Apr 22

    When an employee can’t return to work after an FMLA leave

    When an employee can’t return to work after an FMLA leave
    The plaintiff in Demyanovich v. Cadon Plating & Coatings (6th Cir. Mar. 28, 2014) suffered from congestive heart failure. He returned from his latest FMLA leave in 2009 with a no-overtime medical restriction. The employer,…
Rank this Week: 166

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    What Is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment?

    What Is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment?
    Quid Pro Quo is Latin and stand for the proposition of "this for that." In the context of sexual harassment it refers to a situation where the boss tell you to have sex in return for favorable employment consideration. So if you have sex…
  • Apr 23

    Health Care Company Settles ADA Lawsuit For $180,000

    Health Care Company Settles ADA Lawsuit For $180,000
    Upper Chesapeake Health System, Inc. pays $180,000 to settle an American With Disabilities Act ("Act") lawsuit. The discrimination and retaliation lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to…
  • Apr 22

    Chicago Commission On Human Relations and Sexual Harassment

    Chicago Commission On Human Relations and Sexual Harassment
    So you are working in downtown Chicago and you have been subjected to sexual harassment. You are unsure of what you should do next? Should you just tell human resources and then move on? Should you file a complaint with a government agency?…
Rank this Week: 280

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Apr 24

    Benefits for Employees over Age 65

    Benefits for Employees over Age 65
    As of December 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to abolish mandatory retirement. However, the provincial government intentionally did not make corresponding revisions to the Employment Standards Act or the Workplace Safety and…
  • Apr 21

    Not Quite an Eye for an Eye – Judge rules that Employee’s “Kick in the Butt” Excuses Co-Worker’s Punch in the Mouth

    Not Quite an Eye for an Eye – Judge rules that Employee’s “Kick in the Butt” Excuses Co-Worker’s Punch in the Mouth
    Does a “kick in the butt” excuse a punch in the mouth? That was the question facing the Court in the recent case of Li v Furguson, 2013 CanLII 91746 (Ont. Sm. Cl. Ct.). Peng Li and Winston Furguson worked in the shipping and…
  • Apr 17

    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”

    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”
    Employer avoids liability for harassing texts sent by rogue employee In an interesting decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that an employer is not liable for discriminatory and harassing texts sent by a rogue employee to…
Rank this Week: 3827

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Apr 24

    Sole-Owner LLCs: Are you really protected?

    Sole-Owner LLCs: Are you really protected?
    Many limited liability companies (“LLCs”) are created in an effort to decrease personal liability. However, if you are a sole owner of an LLC, it is important to do more than just create the LLC. There are many actions that must…
  • Apr 23

    False Claims Act Statistics Reveal Robust Enforcement

    False Claims Act Statistics Reveal Robust Enforcement
    The Department of Justice recently released its enforcement statistics under the False Claim Act (FCA), the federal government’s primary civil enforcement tool to recover losses due to false claims for government funds and property…
  • Apr 22

    5 Key Tips for Encouraging Internal Whistleblower

    5 Key Tips for Encouraging Internal Whistleblower
    In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Lawson v. FMR, LLC, whistleblower claims against U.S. companies are likely to rise. As previously discussed, the Court ruled that the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act…
Rank this Week: 702

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: 1038

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

Provides commentary on current issues and developments in the field of whistleblower law and False Claims Act litigation. By the Rabon Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.nationalwhistleblower.com/
  • Apr 23

    Department of Justice Announces Partial Settlements in Two Rabon Law Firm FCA Case

    Department of Justice Announces Partial Settlements in Two Rabon Law Firm FCA Case
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced that masonry companies, Frazier Masonry Corp., F-Y Inc., CTI Concrete & Masonry Inc., Masonry Technology Inc., and Masonry Works Inc,, and individuals, Russell Frazier and Rob Yowell, agreed…
  • Apr 2

    Supreme Court Denies Cert. in U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceutical

    Supreme Court Denies Cert. in U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceutical
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case from the Fourth Circuit, U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The issue in Takeda was the standard for pleading with particularity under Rule 9(b).  The Takeda…
  • Mar 20

    Teva Pharmaceuticals Pays over $27 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegation

    Teva Pharmaceuticals Pays over $27 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegation
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Teva Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiary, IVAX, agreed to pay the United States and the State of Illinois $27.6 million to settle claims that the companies violated the False Claims Act by paying…
Rank this Week: 2867

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/
  • Apr 23

    Famiily Rejects Zurich’s Vindication

    Famiily Rejects Zurich’s Vindication
    Investigations into workplace bullying rarely (if ever?) result in an indictment against  the employer/company.  Why? Most recently,  an investigation into the suicide of  Zurich Insurance Group Chief Financial Officer…
  • Apr 21

    Appeals Court Says OK for Supervisor to Throw Thing

    Appeals Court Says OK for Supervisor to Throw Thing
    A federal appeals court panel  has ruled that a supervisor did not violate the rights of a subordinate when he allegedly yelled at her in front of coworkers and violently threw a heavy notebook at her. A panel of the U.S. Circuit Court…
  • Apr 8

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied
    More than half of women are bullied at work– often by members of their own sex, according to the largest survey of its kind ever conducted in the United Kingdom. The gender equality group, Opportunity Now, and PwC, an…
Rank this Week: 2313

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Apr 23

    Famiily Rejects Zurich’s Vindication

    Famiily Rejects Zurich’s Vindication
    Investigations into workplace bullying rarely (if ever?) result in an indictment against  the employer/company.  Why? Most recently,  an investigation into the suicide of  Zurich Insurance Group Chief Financial Officer…
  • Apr 21

    Appeals Court Says OK for Supervisor to Throw Thing

    Appeals Court Says OK for Supervisor to Throw Thing
    A federal appeals court panel  has ruled that a supervisor did not violate the rights of a subordinate when he allegedly yelled at her in front of coworkers and violently threw a heavy notebook at her. A panel of the U.S. Circuit Court…
  • Apr 8

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied
    More than half of women are bullied at work– often by members of their own sex, according to the largest survey of its kind ever conducted in the United Kingdom. The gender equality group, Opportunity Now, and PwC, an…
Rank this Week: 2897

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: 443

Tennessee Labor Talk

Tennessee Labor Talk

By Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

http://www.tennesseelabortalk.com
  • Apr 23

    Executive Actions Aimed at Equal Pay for Women

    Executive Actions Aimed at Equal Pay for Women
    On Tuesday April 8, 2014, what is now known as National Equal Pay Day, President Obama took two executive actions aimed at narrowing the wage gap between men and women. Noting that women are the primary breadwinners in 40% of U.S. Households,…
  • Apr 4

    NLRB Regional Director Sets April 25 as Date for Northwestern Football Players Union

    NLRB Regional Director Sets April 25 as Date for Northwestern Football Players Union
    National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Regional Director has set April 25 as the date for the union vote for Northwestern University’s scholarship football players.  As readers of this blog will recall, that vote will determine…
  • Apr 3

    Supreme Court Overturns Sixth Circuit Ruling Exempting Certain Severance Payments from FICA

    Supreme Court Overturns Sixth Circuit Ruling Exempting Certain Severance Payments from FICA
    On March 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States (the “Supreme Court”) voted unanimously to overturn the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (the “Sixth Circuit”) ruling in United States v. Quality Stores,…
Rank this Week: 2239

Employment Law Matters

Employment Law Matters

Covers all aspects of employment law, as well as best practices and trends in the workplace. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://employmentblog.mmwr.com/
  • Apr 23

    Wisconsin is Lucky #13

    Wisconsin is Lucky #13
    On April 8, 2014, Wisconsin’s Governor signed sixty-two bills into law, including a bill that prohibits employers (and others) from requesting or requiring passwords or other protected access to personal internet accounts of employees.…
  • Apr 10

    What is Work?

    What is Work?
    “I have to go to work.”  “Work was tough today.”  “I don’t get paid enough for the work I do.” We make these or similar statements and we’ve all heard them.  But what do they…
  • Mar 19

    6 Tips for Employers When Faced with Religious Exemption Request

    6 Tips for Employers When Faced with Religious Exemption Request
    In recent years, the number of complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) regarding religious discrimination has dramatically increased.  According to the EEOC, there were 1,709 complaints of…
Rank this Week: 2866

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/
  • Apr 23

    President Obama Directs Department of Labor to Revise FLSA Overtime Exemption

    President Obama Directs Department of Labor to Revise FLSA Overtime Exemption
    During his most recent State of the Union Address on January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama stated that one of his top priorities in the coming year was to address what he described as “stagnant wages.”  More importantly,…
  • Apr 21

    Final Rules On Employer Coverage Mandate and 90-Day Waiting Period Requirement

    Final Rules On Employer Coverage Mandate and 90-Day Waiting Period Requirement
    IRS final regulations issued earlier this year provide guidance on compliance with the employer coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including determining full-time status and offering coverage with minimum value. In…
  • Apr 17

    Top Ten Considerations in Offshore Outsourcing

    Top Ten Considerations in Offshore Outsourcing
    Jurisdiction   Jurisdiction may be the most important factor organizations should take into consideration when offshoring.  Some countries do not recognize certain U.S. legal doctrines, such as confidentiality agreements, and…
Rank this Week: 860

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
Rank this Week: 2985

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Apr 23

    Supreme Court Rules That State Voters May Ban Affirmative Action Policie

    Supreme Court Rules That State Voters May Ban Affirmative Action Policie
    This blog post was authored by Steven Tang. The U.S. Supreme Court has decided that state voters may choose to prohibit the consideration of race in governmental decisions, in particular with respect to public school admissions.  The…
  • Apr 22

    Due Process and Disability: What Due Process Must Be Provided to Disabled Employee

    Due Process and Disability: What Due Process Must Be Provided to Disabled Employee
    This bog post was authored by Connie Almond More than 2/3 of the discrimination claims filed in California allege disability as the protected category at issue.  California’s complex disability laws are compounded for public…
  • Apr 15

    It’s Not FMLA Unless I Say So!

    It’s Not FMLA Unless I Say So!
     This blog post was authored by Jennifer Rosner. In a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court in California held that an employee can affirmatively decline to use leave under the Family Medical Leave Act…
Rank this Week: 1458

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and employment retaliation laws, cases and news. By Miller & Falkner.

http://www.kentuckyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4384

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Nevada Medical Marijuana – Reasonable Accommodation By Employers May Be Required

    Nevada Medical Marijuana – Reasonable Accommodation By Employers May Be Required
    By R. Calder Huntington Stoned employees. Positive drug tests. Nevada employers don’t need to accommodate employees who use medical marijuana, right? Not exactly. As of April 1, 2014, employers have an obligation in certain circumstances to…
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Loses Kaplan Credit Check Appeal

    EEOC Loses Kaplan Credit Check Appeal
    By Brad Cave In 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, claiming that Kaplan’s use of credit reports had a disparate impact on black applicants. The trial court threw out the…
  • Apr 10

    Top 3 Tips for Preserving Documents When Facing Employment Litigation

    Top 3 Tips for Preserving Documents When Facing Employment Litigation
    By Scott E. Randolph If an employee or former employee has sued or threatened to sue your company alleging an employment claim, one of the first things you need to do is initiate steps to preserve all documents that potentially may be…
Rank this Week: 2666

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 1490