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Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
  • Jul 30

    Department Store Units Decided Under Specialty Healthcare

    Department Store Units Decided Under Specialty Healthcare
    This week the NLRB decided two cases involving union organizing in large department stores.  In each case an NLRB regional director applied the Board’s Specialty Healthcare test to determine whether the bargaining unit requested by…
  • Jul 17

    NLRB Overturns Decert Election Based On Employer’s “Promises” Of 401(k)

    NLRB Overturns Decert Election Based On Employer’s “Promises” Of 401(k)
    The last few months have seen very little in the way of NLRB decisions.  The recent Supreme Court decision  where the recess appointments to the NLRB were invalidated, likely will further slow down the process of issuing…
  • Jul 2

    Bubba Gump Shrimp’s Social Media Policy Passes Muster, ALJ Say

    Bubba Gump Shrimp’s Social Media Policy Passes Muster, ALJ Say
    In Landry’s Inc., Case No. 32-CA-118213 (June 26, 2014), an NLRB Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) found a social media rule concerning its wholly owned subsidiary, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurants, Inc., to not violate the NLRA.…
Rank this Week: 2746

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Sexual Harassment Claims May Arise As The Result Of Workplace Affair

    Sexual Harassment Claims May Arise As The Result Of Workplace Affair
    Inter office affairs have several serious consequences and may result in claims of harassment or discrimination. For example, sexual harassment claims may arise where one party feels pressure to become involved in a relationship in order to…
  • Jul 23

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination
    President Obama has just signed an executive order making it illegal to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors. The executive order contains two different parts. First, it provides…
  • Jul 16

    New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidelines Issued

    New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidelines Issued
    The federal government has just issued new, expanded, guidelines concerning pregnant workers and workplace discrimination. The new rules provide that any workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant workers constitutes illegal sex…
Rank this Week: 2423

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    More Jurisdictions Are Adopting Unpaid Interns Law

    More Jurisdictions Are Adopting Unpaid Interns Law
    Legal news reports that New York State has now become the fourth jurisdiction to make it illegal for employers to “discriminate, harass, or retaliate or otherwise engage in unlawful employment practices,” against unpaid interns…
  • Jul 22

    Overtime Pay Rate Determinations Should Include Per Diem Amount

    Overtime Pay Rate Determinations Should Include Per Diem Amount
    According to a recent statement by the Department of Labor, the number lawsuits resulting from “per diem” pay are on the rise. Per diem pay is pay that you receive in addition to regular pay, and covers certain reimbursable…
  • Jul 16

    Costly Wage And Hour Mistake

    Costly Wage And Hour Mistake
    A recent article looked at the top wage and hour mistakes employers make when paying employees. These mistakes may constitute costly Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violation and entitle you to back wages and damages. If you believe that…
Rank this Week: 1891

Employment & the Law

Employment & the Law

Covers labor and employment topics, including ADA, ADEA, Arizona legal news, Defamation, FLSA, FMLA, GINA, Noncompetes, Privacy, RIFs, Section 1981, Social Media, Title VII and USERRA. By Ashley Kasarjian.

http://employmentandthelaw.com/
  • Jul 30

    The General Counsel of the NLRB Opens the Door for Franchisors to be Liable for the Actions of their Franchisee

    The General Counsel of the NLRB Opens the Door for Franchisors to be Liable for the Actions of their Franchisee
    By Ashley T. Kasarjian, Michael J. Coccaro and Gerard Morales In a directive that has rocked the franchise world, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) Office of the General Counsel determined…
  • Jul 17

    For the Arizonans – Fantastic Local Organization

    For the Arizonans – Fantastic Local Organization
    As readers of Employment and the Law know, I try to focus the blog posts on issues that impact Arizonans the most. After posting several years worth of employment law articles and best practices (where has time gone??), I wanted ……
  • Jul 15

    Labor and Employment State Bar Convention

    Labor and Employment State Bar Convention
    There are so many big developments in employment law that I feel like I am playing catch-up with my posts, but I couldn’t skip the post about the Labor and Employment Section’s all-day seminar at the State Bar Convention in…
Rank this Week: 3968

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Jul 30

    Professor and Student Discount

    Professor and Student Discount
    I got an email from Braddeals which is a blog which compiles a list of student and professor discounts. If you find it useful, please leave a comment. The discounts can be found here. Please leave a comment if you...
  • Jul 28

    Importance of Special Education

    Importance of Special Education
    Balancing Special-Education Needs With Rising Costs, NY Times (July 27,2014), is an interesting NY Times article about the importance of special education to a child's life and how taxing the litigation process can be for parents and their…
  • Jul 25

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Goes Green

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Goes Green
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review announces its transition to online publication here. I would expect more law reviews will make this move as law schools look for cost savings. Craig Estlinbaum
Rank this Week: 200

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Jul 30

    UK telecoms regulator issues call for input on Internet of Thing

    UK telecoms regulator issues call for input on Internet of Thing
    Ofcom has published a call for input, entitled "Promoting investment and innovation in the Internet of Things", regarding issues that might affect the development of the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) sector in the United Kingdom. Ofcom is…
  • Jul 25

    EU adopts new regulation on cross-border electronic identification and e-signature

    EU adopts new regulation on cross-border electronic identification and e-signature
    The General Affairs Council, on 23 July 2013, adopted a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the Internal Market. Until the new regulation, the…
  • Jul 3

    OECD calls for increased focus on Outsourcing, IT and Supplier Risk

    OECD calls for increased focus on Outsourcing, IT and Supplier Risk
    At a recent conference, the Twelfth Annual Corporate Accountability Conference, 12 June 2014, Cercle National Des Armées, Paris, Pierre Poret, Counsellor, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at the The Organisation for…
Rank this Week: 2153

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
  • Jul 30

    MBBP Event: Unfair Competition and False Advertising

    MBBP Event: Unfair Competition and False Advertising
    On August 12th MBBP is hosting a seminar on Unfair Competition/False Advertising: How the Supreme Court’s recent decisions impact false advertising claims against competitors. The Supreme Court recently issued two decisions, Lexmark…
  • Jul 30

    Consultant or Executive Officer? SEC Brings an Action to Clarify

    Consultant or Executive Officer? SEC Brings an Action to Clarify
    By: Mark Tarallo On July 16, 2014, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) brought an action against Natural Blue Resources, Inc. (“Natural Blue”), James E. Cohen (“Cohen”) and Joseph…
  • Jul 29

    Biosimilars Developers Watch Closely as FDA Accepts First Biosimilar Application from Sandoz

    Biosimilars Developers Watch Closely as FDA Accepts First Biosimilar Application from Sandoz
    By: David Fazzolare & Joanna Brougher Sandoz, a Novartis Group company, announced on July 24, 2014 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review its application for a biosimilar version of filgrastim. The…
Rank this Week: 1400

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/
  • Jul 30

    Senator Reintroduces Union Financial Transparency Rule

    Senator Reintroduces Union Financial Transparency Rule
    The Washington Times reports that earlier today, Senatore John Thune (R-SD) introduced a bill that would bring back financial transparency rules for labor unions.  The three sets of rules promulgated by the Department of Labor were…
  • Jul 30

    NBA Players Elect New Union Chief

    NBA Players Elect New Union Chief
    The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) elected Michele Roberts as its new union chief.  The union for NBA players was without an appointed executive since 2013, when former chief Billy Hunter stepped aside after an internal…
  • Jul 29

    National Labor Relations Board General Counsel to Pursue Complaints Against McDonald’s and Franchisees as Alleged Joint Employer

    National Labor Relations Board General Counsel to Pursue Complaints Against McDonald’s and Franchisees as Alleged Joint Employer
    The National Labor Relations Board Office of the General Counsel announced this afternoon that it has authorized complaints on 43 unfair labor practice charges filed against McDonald’s franchisees and their franchisor, McDonald’s,…
Rank this Week: 625

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jul 30

    California Cities Consider Minimum Wage Increase

    California Cities Consider Minimum Wage Increase
    This week alone three cities, Oakland, San Diego and San Francisco, tackled the issue of raising the minimum wage within city limits. Yesterday, Oakland’s City Council rejected a plan calling for a gradual increase of the city’s…
  • Jul 29

    ‘Job Killer’ Bills to Be Considered by Senate Fiscal Committee​​​​​

    ‘Job Killer’ Bills to Be Considered by Senate Fiscal Committee​​​​​
    The Senate fiscal committee is scheduled to consider a number of California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills when legislators return to Sacramento on Monday. These “job killer” bills are on the August 4…
  • Jul 28

    Don’t Leave Your Compliance to Chance

    Don’t Leave Your Compliance to Chance
    Managing leaves of absence can be daunting for anyone who handles HR, especially since California has some very unique leave laws. Questions also arise from the interplay between California and federal rules for required and optional leaves…
Rank this Week: 1356

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Judge Certifies Wage-and-Hour Class Action Against Apple

    Judge Certifies Wage-and-Hour Class Action Against Apple
    Apple is facing another class action that could prove costly if 20,000 employees succeed. According to the New York Times, a California state court has certified a class of former Apple employees over wage and hour claims. The complaint…
  • Jul 28

    California Celebrates 10 Years of Paid Family Leave

    California Celebrates 10 Years of Paid Family Leave
    California is celebrating 10 years of its Paid Family Leave Program since the law went into effect in July of 2004. According to a recent analysis, the number of families taking advantage of the law has continued to rise and the majority of…
  • Jul 26

    ACLU and Gay Rights Groups Withdraw Support For ENDA

    ACLU and Gay Rights Groups Withdraw Support For ENDA
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, also known as ENDA, passed the Senate last fall but is no longer receiving support from the ACLU and other gay rights groups. Support was withdrawn after gay rights advocates cited concern over an…
Rank this Week: 4173

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/
  • Jul 30

    Worker Happiness Leads to Higher Profit

    Worker Happiness Leads to Higher Profit
    A recent study indicates that happy workers are good for profits. The challenge in this study is that successful companies may result in happier employees. Or, is it the other way around, do happy employees lead to successful companies? The…
  • Jul 28

    Six Warning Signs of an Impending Termination

    Six Warning Signs of an Impending Termination
    Often when a new boss comes in or when a company simply changes hands, you find your job at risk. We would all like to know as soon as possible if our job is at risk. So, what are some good warning signs that you may be fired soon? The ABA…
  • Jul 24

    Punitive Damages Award Requires Evidence of Conscious Wrongdoing

    Punitive Damages Award Requires Evidence of Conscious Wrongdoing
    I tell my clients regularly that even when a plaintiff wins, most juries do not award compensatory damages or punitive damages. Punitive damages are rare in employment cases. What would be required for a jury or judge to award punitive…
Rank this Week: 1032

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Jul 30

    NLRB’s McDonald’s franchise determination called ‘seismic change’

    NLRB’s McDonald’s franchise determination called ‘seismic change’
    A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that the McDonald’s corporation is a joint employer with its franchisees is a departure from longtime precedent that’s drawing fire from the fast-food giant and other business…
  • Jul 22

    Federal appeals courts issue conflicting decisions on ACA subsidie

    Federal appeals courts issue conflicting decisions on ACA subsidie
    A few weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive mandate, federal courts are looking at a different aspect of the law—exchange subsidies. On July 22, there was a flurry of…
  • Jul 22

    Illinois governor signs law prohibiting criminal history inquiries on job application

    Illinois governor signs law prohibiting criminal history inquiries on job application
    by Steven L. Brenneman Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP On July 21, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, which will prohibit most private-sector employers and employment agencies…
Rank this Week: 1042

CA Employee Rights Blog

CA Employee Rights Blog

Explains key employment laws that every employee in California should know. By Branigan Robertson.

http://caemployeerights.com/
  • Jul 30

    Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Claims: Just as Powerful as Opposite-sex Harassment Claim

    Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Claims: Just as Powerful as Opposite-sex Harassment Claim
    The right to work in an environment free from sexual or gender based harassment is a federal and California civil right. Sexual harassment includes the the unwanted and unwelcomed visual, verbal or physical conduct that is sex-based or of a…
  • Jun 13

    California Labor Law Update: Sexual Harassment Protection

    California Labor Law Update: Sexual Harassment Protection
    Every year, the California legislature passes new employment laws or amendments to already existing laws. These new laws and amendments directly impact the employer-employee relationship as well as impacts the way an employer conducts…
  • Apr 21

    Sheldon Cooper on How Not to Behave in Court

    Sheldon Cooper on How Not to Behave in Court
    While this video isn’t about employment law, it does demonstrate improper courtroom demeanor. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons of the Big Bang Theory) decides to insult a traffic court judge and finds himself in contempt. Hilarious.
Rank this Week: 4111

Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 505

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1051

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers pension plans, 401(k) plans, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. By National Benefit Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Does everyone want to be an owner?

    Does everyone want to be an owner?
    In theory, employee ownership through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an almost perfect idea, since it benefits employees and businesses equally and simultaneously. Shares are allocated to, rather than purchased by, the employees,…
  • Jul 30

    Does everyone want to be an owner?

    Does everyone want to be an owner?
    In theory, employee ownership through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an almost perfect idea, since it benefits employees and businesses equally and simultaneously. Shares are allocated to, rather than purchased by, the employees,…
  • Jul 28

    DB(k) Plans: A Good Idea at the Time

    DB(k) Plans: A Good Idea at the Time
    Remember DB(k) plans? If you were in the retirement plan business back in 2006, you probably do. If you’re new in the business, you may not know about them at all. A DB(k) Plan, formally called an “Eligible Combined Plan”,…
Rank this Week: 2421

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Does everyone want to be an owner?

    Does everyone want to be an owner?
    In theory, employee ownership through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an almost perfect idea, since it benefits employees and businesses equally and simultaneously. Shares are allocated to, rather than purchased by, the employees,…
  • Jul 28

    DB(k) Plans: A Good Idea at the Time

    DB(k) Plans: A Good Idea at the Time
    Remember DB(k) plans? If you were in the retirement plan business back in 2006, you probably do. If you’re new in the business, you may not know about them at all. A DB(k) Plan, formally called an “Eligible Combined Plan”,…
  • Jul 21

    Fidelity reports average 401(k) balance up 12.9% in last 12 months. But let’s not live in the moment.

    Fidelity reports average 401(k) balance up 12.9% in last 12 months. But let’s not live in the moment.
    It’s a clunker of a headline, but there’s an important point to make. Yes, it’s good news that Fidelity reported last Friday. The average account balance for participants in 401(k) plans they administered rose to $91,000 for…
Rank this Week: 3434

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: 2778

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1724

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: 1504

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment legal topis for Texas employers. By Russell Cawyer.

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1906

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

Covers labor and employment law for the healthcare industry. By Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
  • Jul 30

    BIG MAC ATTACK: NLRB General Counsel Argues Franchisees and McDonald’s Are Joint Employer

    BIG MAC ATTACK: NLRB General Counsel Argues Franchisees and McDonald’s Are Joint Employer
    With the consolidation of the healthcare industry creating different levels of integration and affiliation among providers and their various service providers and contractors, the issue of joint-employer status has become a prominent…
  • Jul 23

    How Big Is Halbig? The Viability of the ACA’s Employer Mandate Hangs in the Balance

    How Big Is Halbig? The Viability of the ACA’s Employer Mandate Hangs in the Balance
    By: Adam C. Solander, Kara M. Maciel, Mark M. Trapp, and Stuart M. Gerson Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit sent shockwaves through the country when they…
  • Jul 22

    Five Labor and Employment Issues Faced by Health Care Employer

    Five Labor and Employment Issues Faced by Health Care Employer
    Our Epstein Becker Green colleagues have released a new Take 5 newsletter: “Five Labor and Employment Issues Faced by Health Care Employers,” by Michael F. McGahan, D. Martin Stanberry, and Daniel J. Green.  Below is an…
Rank this Week: 3006

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

Covers Massachusetts employment law issues such as employment discrimination, sexual harasment and wrongful discharge. By Jack Merrill.

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
  • Jul 30

    Meal Breaks: To Pay or Not to Pay?

    Meal Breaks: To Pay or Not to Pay?
    Paying employees the wages they are due for their work is, conceptually, at least, a pretty straightforward matter. Working 8 hours, e.g., results in 8 hours of pay, less time spent on a meal break of 30 or 60 minutes. But when it comes to…
  • Jul 23

    Task Force that Investigates Employee Misclassification is Broadened, made Permanent by Statute

    Task Force that Investigates Employee Misclassification is Broadened, made Permanent by Statute
    Some six years after it was created by executive order, the joint task force on the underground economy and employee misclassification is being formalized by statute. As part of the recently enacted minimum wage law, there was created a…
  • Jul 14

    Whistle Blowers and Massachusetts Law

    Whistle Blowers and Massachusetts Law
    When an employee decides it’s time to blow the whistle on employer misconduct or that of a fellow worker, employees are well advised to do a bit of homework first. While it certainly seems like whistle blowers should be protected by the…
Rank this Week: 3821

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/
  • Jul 30

    Four Questions About the FBI Lab Scandal

    Four Questions About the FBI Lab Scandal
    July 30, 2014 – Another front-page story about the FBI Lab Scandal appeared in the Washington Post today.  In this story, we learned that the FBI unilaterally stopped reviewing thousands of criminal cases to determine if tainted…
  • Jul 30

    Celebrate National Whistleblower Appreciation Day!

    Celebrate National Whistleblower Appreciation Day!
    Today is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.  On this day in 1778 the Continental Congress passed what very well could be the world’s first whistleblower law.  Our revolutionary forefathers, when they learned that two…
  • Jul 29

    Understanding the Risks of Whistleblowing

    Understanding the Risks of Whistleblowing
    In an article on the legal news website, Lawyers and Settlements, Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center, explains that statistics reveal that most employees “who witness fraud or and…
Rank this Week: 623

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 30

    Requirement of Physician Certification for FMLA Leave Must be Properly Communicated to Employee

    Requirement of Physician Certification for FMLA Leave Must be Properly Communicated to Employee
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does not require that every employee requesting leave to provide a physician certification confirming the existence of a serious health condition. However, the FMLA does allow an employer to…
  • Jul 29

    Be Sure to Use Employer's Procedures for Sexual Harassment Investigations Before Bringing Suit

    Be Sure to Use Employer's Procedures for Sexual Harassment Investigations Before Bringing Suit
    If you have been sexually harassed at work, lost your job, and you want to start a lawsuit to enforce your rights under Title VII, it is extremely important for you to show that you used your employer's procedures for dealing with…
  • Jul 28

    Sex-Neutral Acts Relevant in Gender Discrimination Claim

    Sex-Neutral Acts Relevant in Gender Discrimination Claim
    It is fairly well settled that to prevail on a claim of hostile work environment based on gender discrimination, the plaintiff must establish that the abuse was indeed based on his or her gender. However, facially neutral incidents may…
Rank this Week: 1281

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/
  • Jul 30

    Is favouritism a legal element for promotion?

    Is favouritism a legal element for promotion?
    The workplace is an environment where favouritism can build.  The real question is, is it legal to promote someone based on favouritism? The Employment Lawyers at Whitten and Lublin explain this topic in a deeper context based on Human…
  • Jul 29

    What are my Vacation Rights?

    What are my Vacation Rights?
    With long weekends coming around some employers might decide to substitute vacation day with unpaid day and close the office.  Can you be forced to take vacation day and what are your rights in that case? Whitten and Lublin, Employment…
  • Jul 28

    Your legal rights when dealing with a recruitment agency

    Your legal rights when dealing with a recruitment agency
    Most often young graduates will list their names with a recruitment agency in hopes of finding employment opportunities faster than searching on their own. However, time goes by and after a period of unemployment, you decide to search on your…
Rank this Week: 126

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

Information for consumers on their legal rights in consumer and employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://wisconsin-consumer.com/
  • Jul 30

    July 30th National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

    July 30th National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
    Today, July 30th, is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day as designated by Senate Resolution 202 (published in the Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 111, p. S6078). Text of Resolution 202 The resolution is based on the first whistleblower…
  • Oct 22

    Unlawful Debt Collection by Text Message

    Unlawful Debt Collection by Text Message
    Should a debt collection agency be permitted to send you a text message demanding payment or telling you to “call about an important matter”? The Federal Trade Commission says “No” because text messages like this…
  • Sep 18

    Home Care Workers Can Now Get Minimum Wage & Overtime Pay Protection

    Home Care Workers Can Now Get Minimum Wage & Overtime Pay Protection
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued a final rule on September 17, 2013, that extends the minimum wage and overtime pay protections to direct home care worker’s that provide essential home care assistance…
Rank this Week: 3248

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/
  • Jul 30

    Human Rights During the Job Interview

    Human Rights During the Job Interview
    Most companies know which are some of the obviously dangerous questions to ask during a job interview.  Are you planning to have children (i.e. many expensive parental leaves)?  Do you have a happy (i.e. stable) marriage? Are you…
  • Apr 10

    Coworking Part 4: Managing Employee

    Coworking Part 4: Managing Employee
    In my recent blog posts, I discussed the emerging importance of coworking spaces in the post-industrial workforce and some of the risks around data security and privacy, as well as interpersonal employment law risks.  In this next part…
  • Apr 1

    Legal Services in the Modern Workplace

    Legal Services in the Modern Workplace
    March 2014 was one heck of a month for me.  On March 1, my friend and colleague, Inna Koldorf, and I launched our new law firm, Koldorf Stam LLP.  After 10 years of practice, nearly 7 years at Baker & McKenzie, one of the…
Rank this Week: 3475

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
Rank this Week: 1002

Washgington Labor and Employment…

Washgington Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers Washington State employment law and public sector collective bargaining law.By Cline and Associates.

http://www.washingtonlaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4051

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 971

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 30

    New York Passes Intern Legislation: Is New Jersey Next?

    New York Passes Intern Legislation: Is New Jersey Next?
    While interns were once considered “free” labor, they now increasingly come to the workplace with a host of legal obligations. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation that amends the New York Human Rights Law to…
  • Jul 29

    Succession to Family Owned Businesse

    Succession to Family Owned Businesse
    We have seen a number of instances where some of the children of business owners are involved in the running of the family business, while other children have either chosen to work elsewhere or were not given the opportunity to participate in…
  • Jul 28

    LGBT Workers Gain Rights Under Presidential Executive Order

    LGBT Workers Gain Rights Under Presidential Executive Order
    Studies show that more than 40 percent of lesbian, gay, and bisexual workers have suffered employment discrimination due to their sexual orientation. Moreover, 90 percent of transgender employees have experienced harassment, mistreatment, or…
Rank this Week: 428

Women in Labor

Women in Labor

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

http://royalllp.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    The Department of Labor Brings it Home with On-Site FMLA Compliance Investigation

    The Department of Labor Brings it Home with On-Site FMLA Compliance Investigation
    Branch Chief Helen Applewhaite of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently called 2014 a “pivotal year for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) enforcement.” Applewhaite announced the DOL has goals of increasing its…
  • Jul 28

    Walgreens Settles Disability Discrimination Suit to the Tune of $180,000

    Walgreens Settles Disability Discrimination Suit to the Tune of $180,000
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought suit on behalf of a Walgreens employee who was fired after eating a $1.39 bag of chips during a hypoglycemic episode.  The employee reached for a bag of chips to stabilize her…
  • Jul 24

    President Obama Signs Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

    President Obama Signs Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
    On Tuesday, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a jobs promotion bill aimed at preparing and training workers with the twenty-first century skills necessary for employment. A major goal of the Act is to…
Rank this Week: 2549

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: 759

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 30

    OSHA Cites Construction Company After Workplace Injury

    OSHA Cites Construction Company After Workplace Injury
    Construction workers have one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. Construction workers do the important job of maintaining infrastructures and erecting new structures. It is described as one of the most dangerous occupations in…
  • Jul 29

    Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit for Work-Related Injury

    Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit for Work-Related Injury
    When is an injured employee allowed to file a civil lawsuit against their employer? The workers’ compensation law requires employers to provide compensation to employees injured while working. All private and federal employees are…
  • Jul 28

    Workers’ Compensation and Chronic Pain

    Workers’ Compensation and Chronic Pain
    Chronic illness or pain is a condition that does not heal easily and normally lasts for years. In some cases, this condition may persist for a lifetime. A large number of Americans suffer from chronic pain, which makes them eligible…
Rank this Week: 4307

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/
  • Jul 30

    NLRB seeks to supersize its joint-employer standard

    NLRB seeks to supersize its joint-employer standard
    The NLRB is waging war on employers, and it’s drawing its latest battle line at the McDonald’s drive-in. Yesterday, the NLRB Office of General Counsel announced that it has authorized complaints against 43 different…
  • Jul 29

    Will the Ohio Supreme Court eliminate manager and supervisor liability for discrimination?

    Will the Ohio Supreme Court eliminate manager and supervisor liability for discrimination?
    Ohio’s discrimination is unique in that it allows for the imposition of individual liability against managers and supervisors for their personal acts of discrimination. The case, Genaro v. Central Transport (1999), is the bane of…
  • Jul 28

    “Unionism” as a protected class?

    “Unionism” as a protected class?
    Way back in 2012, the New York Times published an op-ed titled, A Civil Right to Unionize, which argued that Title VII needs to be amended to include “the right to unionize” as a protected civil right. At the time, I argued that…
Rank this Week: 135

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: 41

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/
  • Jul 30

    Patterns and Practice

    Patterns and Practice
    Kim D. Chanbonpin, Truth Stories: Credibility Determination at the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, 45 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1085 (2014).Elizabeth DaleThese days, I think a lot about police torture. To be more precise, these days I…
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
  • Jul 28

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm
    Julia Bauer, Nikolaus Franke & Philipp Tuertscher, The Seven IP Commandments of a Crowdsourcing Community: How Self-Organized Norms-Based IP Systems Overcome Imitation Problems (forthcoming 2014).Jason SchultzEmpirical studies…
Rank this Week: 502

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
  • Jul 30

    Now This is a Headache! Employee Terminated for Migraine Headaches Can Advance FMLA Claim

    Now This is a Headache! Employee Terminated for Migraine Headaches Can Advance FMLA Claim
    In the cold, sadistic world that is the FMLA, the Department of Labor tells us that ordinary, run-of-the-mill headaches (a/k/a “non-migraine” headaches) are not covered by the FMLA.  Migraine headaches, on the other hand, are…
  • Jul 25

    Dear Employers: We Have to Stop Sticking It to Pregnant Moms and Expectant Dad

    Dear Employers: We Have to Stop Sticking It to Pregnant Moms and Expectant Dad
    Although I eagerly anticipate the arrival of a baby due to be born in the Nowak family within the next couple of weeks [number 4...somebody help me!], I assure you that my status as “expectant dad” is not clouding my objectivity…
  • Jul 22

    Please Nominate FMLA Insights for the ABA Blawg 100

    Please Nominate FMLA Insights for the ABA Blawg 100
    Dear fellow FMLA nerds: Please indulge me for one shameless self-promotion for the year.  Last year, for the third consecutive year, our little FMLA blog was named to the ABA Journal’s 100 best legal blogs of 2013. Voting is now…
Rank this Week: 3139

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 799

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/
  • Jul 29

    McDonald's Liable for Franchise ULPs?

    McDonald's Liable for Franchise ULPs?
    Richard Griffin, the NLRB's General Counsel, has decided to pursue unfair labor practice charges against both McDonald's and several of its franchise owners. The ULPs allege retaliation--such as firings and other punishments--because of…
  • Jul 29

    State Voters Allowed to Decide the Fate of Public-Sector Affirmative Action in Shuette

    State Voters Allowed to Decide the Fate of Public-Sector Affirmative Action in Shuette
    Following up on my last post regarding the latest ruling in Fisher, I’d like to continue the dialogue on the issue of public-sector affirmative action, and its relevance for the public workplace and other public domains, in light of the...
  • Jul 29

    Chamallas on Vicarious Liability in Tort and Title VII

    Chamallas on Vicarious Liability in Tort and Title VII
    Martha Chamallas has posted “Two Very Different Stories: Vicarious Liability Under Tort and Title VII Law,” forthcoming in the Ohio State Law Journal. In it, she argues against reading the common law of vicarious liability into Title VII.…
Rank this Week: 149

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/
  • Jul 29

    Administering the Look-Back Measurement Method

    Administering the Look-Back Measurement Method
    We have been warning that employers will need months of advance planning and an automated process to use the ACA’s “look-back measurement method” to identify the full-time employees who will be entitled to an offer of…
  • Jul 29

    Employee Misclassification Pitfall

    Employee Misclassification Pitfall
    As we have discussed in prior posts, many employers are looking at ways to restructure their workforces due to the ACA.  In addition to ACA issues, a worker who has been misclassified can have negative consequences on the…
  • Jul 25

    Draft IRS ACA Forms Now Online

    Draft IRS ACA Forms Now Online
    On July 24, 2014, the IRS posted preliminary, unofficial drafts of forms that the ACA compels employers, plan administrators and employees to file, inter alia, to certify coverages offered and provided to employees in 2015.  They…
Rank this Week: 3500

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
  • Jul 29

    Employment Law 101: Pregnancy Discrimination

    Employment Law 101: Pregnancy Discrimination
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: The law applies to all employers with 15 or more employees. What is the issue: Title VII was passed in the 1960’s to protect against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or…
  • May 30

    Employment Law 101: Travel Time

    Employment Law 101: Travel Time
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: All employers who are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which is virtually every employer. What is the issue: Employers are required to count certain time spent traveling toward an…
  • Apr 30

    Child and Spousal Support

    Child and Spousal Support
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: All Texas employers are required to respond to garnishment requests. There is no minimum employee exception for child and spousal support. What are my obligations before receiving an order to…
Rank this Week: 4272

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Jul 29

    The NLRB and all those cases…

    The NLRB and all those cases…
    As everyone knows, on June 26, the Supreme Court released its Noel Canning decision and invalidated President Obama’s January 4, 2012 appointments of three individuals to the NLRB. Those members were Terence…
  • Jul 29

    Half-hearted efforts to comply with FMLA paperwork, exam requests prompted discharge – not leave itself

    Half-hearted efforts to comply with FMLA paperwork, exam requests prompted discharge – not leave itself
    By Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. A county employee who was suspected of abusing FMLA leave and took a lackadaisical approach to complying with her employer’s requests for FMLA paperwork and an independent medical exam was not discharged for…
  • Jul 29

    Comment that office “could lighten up a bit” garners race bias claims a second chance

    Comment that office “could lighten up a bit” garners race bias claims a second chance
    By Brandi O. Brown, J.D. Finding a lower court had “overlooked evidence” in holding that an African-American plaintiff lacked sufficient evidence of pretext to support his Title VII race discrimination and retaliation claims, the…
Rank this Week: 207

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

Covers Washington State public sector collective bargaining. By Cline & Associates.

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4892