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Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2735

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Dec 6

    The Peculiar “Personnel-ity” of California Personnel File Inspection Law

    The Peculiar “Personnel-ity” of California Personnel File Inspection Law
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Within the last few years, the California Legislature has amended laws related to an employee’s right to inspect personnel records, intending to ensure employees have access to those records. Since then, employers…
  • Nov 30

    Friend (or Foe) Requests: Using Social Media In Employment Litigation

    Friend (or Foe) Requests: Using Social Media In Employment Litigation
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Social media is a potential goldmine of information when it comes to defending against employment lawsuits—pictures, status updates, location markers, “likes,” groups, and associated friends, all from the…
  • Nov 23

    Counting Our Many Blessings—Thanks To You!

    Counting Our Many Blessings—Thanks To You!
    A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero Dearest Reader, We have much to be grateful for this year: Generous, smart colleagues who contribute regularly to our blog—more than 50…
Rank this Week: 1763

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    IP Law Basics Part 4 – Copyright

    IP Law Basics Part 4 – Copyright
    This is the final installment of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United…
  • Dec 2

    IP Law Basics Part 3 – Trademark

    IP Law Basics Part 3 – Trademark
    This is part three of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United States,…
  • Nov 30

    IP Law Basics Part 2 – Patents and Trade Secret

    IP Law Basics Part 2 – Patents and Trade Secret
    This is part two of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United States,…
Rank this Week: 4769

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

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

http://www.employmentblawg.com
  • Dec 6

    How to Become an Accountant or CPA

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

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?
    Accountants help manage businesses’ finances, protect the company from auditors, and assure everyone gets a paycheck. Working in the field of accounting and finance comes with lots of perks. One of which being the variety industries…
  • Dec 6

    Passing the CPA Exam

    Passing the CPA Exam
    Passing the CPA is a grueling step toward a job in accounting or finance. But don’t worry, with the right study schedule and determination, you can get there! First, you must find the right review courses for you if you The post Passing…
Rank this Week: 837

Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

Covers the defense of misclassification claims and class actions, audits and investigations by the IRS and state tax and workforce agencies. By Pepper Hamilton LLP.

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
Rank this Week: 3081

Workplace Safety Report

Workplace Safety Report

Keeps employers informed on Workplace Safety and Health news and emergency response practices, with updates from OSHA, MSHA and other sources. By Holland & Hart.

http://workplacesafetyreport.com/
  • Dec 6

    Today is National Miners Day

    Today is National Miners Day
    December 6 is National Miners Day, a day designated by Congress to honor the contributions and sacrifices of miners both past and present. As stated by MSHA chief Joe Main: The next time you flip on a light switch, squeeze the toothpaste…
  • Nov 29

    Federal Judge: OSHA may proceed with new safety incentive and drug testing enforcement

    Federal Judge: OSHA may proceed with new safety incentive and drug testing enforcement
    Bloomberg BNA reports that OSHA can begin enforcing, as of December 1, 2016, its rule restricting safety incentives and drug testing programs.  A federal judge decided yesterday in TEXO ABC/AGC v. Perez , N.D. Tex., No.…
  • Oct 14

    OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Affordable Care Act

    OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Affordable Care Act
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a final rule that establishes procedures and time frames for handling whistleblower complaints under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA protects employees from…
Rank this Week: 2245

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Dec 6

    Holidays and the Workplace: Be Merry or Bah Humbug

    Holidays and the Workplace: Be Merry or Bah Humbug
    Ready or not, the holidays are here.  Not only are the holidays a time to reflect on the passing year, but also a time full of fun, festive celebrations.  As you get ready for this season’s festivities at work, make …
  • Nov 23

    Texas Judge Orders Nationwide Halt of the DOL’s New Overtime Rule

    Texas Judge Orders Nationwide Halt of the DOL’s New Overtime Rule
    On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas (a 2014 Obama-appointee) issued a preliminary injunction barring implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new…
  • Nov 22

    Third Annual Review of Unbelievable Employment Case

    Third Annual Review of Unbelievable Employment Case
    Yes, these are real cases involving real people. Everyone in Southern California Would Need to be Accommodated If This Were a Disability A former employee in New Jersey sued her employer for wrongful termination after she requested an…
Rank this Week: 3860

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Dec 6

    Colorado Court Interprets Key Remedies Section of Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Colorado Court Interprets Key Remedies Section of Defend Trade Secrets Act
    With only a life span of a few months, the new Defend Trade Secrets Act has produced very little in the way of interesting case law. That's hardly a surprise at this point.For the most part, the DTSA does not change substantive state law…
  • Nov 29

    Competition Claims: Federal versus State Court

    Competition Claims: Federal versus State Court
    This post largely is inspired by a YouTube video I watched recently by Jonathan Pollard, who discusses the importance of litigating trade secrets in federal court - particularly if you're a defendant.Jonathan's 15-minute discussion is a great…
  • Nov 22

    Employee Training and the Value Proposition of Non-Compete

    Employee Training and the Value Proposition of Non-Compete
    The best part of the current debate over non-compete agreements is not that we're nearing a consensus: it's that we're having the debate.With the White House's Call to Action, and the research that led to this unprecedented move, commentators…
Rank this Week: 4181

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/
  • Dec 6

    Legislators Work to Revive Noncompetition Law

    Legislators Work to Revive Noncompetition Law
    Recent reports suggest that Massachusetts legislators are continuing to work on a compromise noncompetition law that will garner enough support to become law. Earlier this year, both the House and Senate passed versions of a proposed statute…
  • Nov 23

    New Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Judge

    New Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Judge
    In a surprising decision, a judge in the U.S. District Court for Texas not only granted an injunction to 21 plaintiff states that sued to block the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime updates set to take effect December 1, 2016, he…
  • Nov 3

    Aggressive Noncompetition Suit in Massachusett

    Aggressive Noncompetition Suit in Massachusett
    Our client was a salesperson who was forced to defend herself against an aggressive noncompetition suit brought by her former employer, from which she resigned after many years due to work rule changes that made it impossible for her to…
Rank this Week: 4156

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/
  • Dec 6

    Issues Faced by New Jersey Solid Waste Hauler

    Issues Faced by New Jersey Solid Waste Hauler
    The transportation and disposal of solid waste in New Jersey is a heavily regulated industry.  The statutory and regulatory framework of New Jersey sold waste law is complex.  Attorneys from our firm have significant experience…
  • Dec 3

    New Jersey’s Civil Service Appeal

    New Jersey’s Civil Service Appeal
    Our employment law attorneys represent government employees in New Jersey Civil Service appeals. One of the most criticized but least understood areas of New Jersey employment law is the Civil Service System.  Employers complain that New…
  • Dec 1

    New Jersey Formation: Choosing the Optimal Structure: LLC or S Corporation?

    New Jersey Formation: Choosing the Optimal Structure: LLC or S Corporation?
    It is important to consider certain essential factors when choosing which type of business entity for your new business.  In order to reach your goals and find the best fit for your company, you should consider protection from liability,…
Rank this Week: 1034

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

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

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Dec 6

    DOL to appeal injunction against new overtime regulation

    DOL to appeal injunction against new overtime regulation
    Despite the fact that the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations were set to go into effect on December 1st, the validity of the regulations remains unsettled. We previously reported that on November 22nd, Judge Amos…
  • Dec 6

    OSHA workplace injury and illness tracking will go forward

    OSHA workplace injury and illness tracking will go forward
    Last week, a Texas federal judge handed the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) a victory by refusing to grant an injunction that sought to delay the implementation of the Agency’s rule regarding workplace injuries…
  • Dec 1

    Employee, worker or self-employed?

    Employee, worker or self-employed?
    In UK employment law a person’s employment status determines both their rights and responsibilities. An individual can be an employee, a worker or self-employed.  Whilst traditionally individuals were employees or self-employed…
Rank this Week: 2134

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Dec 6

    New California law mandates sexual harassment training for local official

    New California law mandates sexual harassment training for local official
    by Beth Kahn and Sigalit Shoghi Morris Polich & Purdy LLP Changes to California’s law requiring sexual harassment training for supervisory employees will go into effect on January 1, 2017, clearing up ambiguity about whether elected…
  • Dec 6

    Movement on overtime rules unlikely before Trump takes office

    Movement on overtime rules unlikely before Trump takes office
    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has requested that an appeals court fast-track its appeal of an injunction blocking the new overtime regulations. But even if the court agrees to the DOL’s proposed expedited schedule, it…
  • Dec 5

    New Orleans restricts use of consumer credit check

    New Orleans restricts use of consumer credit check
    by H. Mark Adams A new ordinance in New Orleans will prohibit contractors doing business with the city from using consumer credit background checks and consumer credit history in making new-hire and other employment decisions. The ordinance…
Rank this Week: 762

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Dec 6

    Chinese outbound private equity on the rise

    Chinese outbound private equity on the rise
    Chinese buyout frenzy Outbound private equity investments from China into North America and Europe have been growing rapidly. According to the investment bank Houlihan Lokey, in H1 of 2012, the outbound Chinese private equity transaction…
  • Dec 1

    2015 reform of Investment Canada Act now paying dividends in form of inward foreign direct investment

    2015 reform of Investment Canada Act now paying dividends in form of inward foreign direct investment
    As we await Q3 statistics on Canada’s inward and outward foreign direct investment (FDI), the rebounding numbers in Q1 and Q2 have represented a step in the right direction. FDI is a macroscopic measure of private investment (in…
  • Nov 30

    Five months after Brexit: domestic UK M&A drops to 30 year low

    Five months after Brexit: domestic UK M&A drops to 30 year low
    In the days leading up to the June 23, 2016 Brexit referendum, we discussed Brexit’s potential impact on the M&A market: Britain without the EU: how will Brexit affect dealmaking? Today, we take a look at how those predictions have…
Rank this Week: 2133

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Dec 6

    Five Non-Compete Agreements Myths in Texas for Employee

    Five Non-Compete Agreements Myths in Texas for Employee
    The old saying “ignorance is bliss” may be true in many situations, but not when it comes to non-compete agreements in Texas.  Over the years, I have identified five most common misconceptions about such agreements from my…
  • Dec 1

    A Texas Case Demonstrates Why Using Stock Non-Compete Agreements May Backfire

    A Texas Case Demonstrates Why Using Stock Non-Compete Agreements May Backfire
    Last month, a Texas Court of Appeals denied an insurance agency’s application for a temporary injunction against its former President because it held that the non-compete agreement, as written, did not restrict the President from…
  • Nov 28

    DOL Overtime Rules Blocked Nationwide by a Federal Court in Texa

    DOL Overtime Rules Blocked Nationwide by a Federal Court in Texa
    Last week, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a decision enjoining the Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing its new overtime rules. State of Nevada et al. v. U.S. Department of Labor et…
Rank this Week: 2623

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1387

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Dec 6

    7th Circuit: NCAA Student Athletes are Not Employee

    7th Circuit: NCAA Student Athletes are Not Employee
    Yesterday, the Seventh Circuit held that NCAA student athletes are not employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and therefore they are not entitled to minimum wage. You can read the opinion in Berger v. NCAA here (.pdf).The…
  • Dec 2

    EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance for National Origin Discrimination

    EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance for National Origin Discrimination
    Not official use. So, the EEOC thought that between Thanksgiving and the DOL overtime regs injunction that they could sneak one by me. Nice try! Last week the EEOC issued new enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination. This…
  • Dec 1

    Today is the day that the new overti... hold up

    Today is the day that the new overti... hold up
    Not official use. December 1, 2016 is finally here. The day that the new overtime regulations take effect according to the final rule. But wait! A nationwide injunction has put the rule on hold. I cranked out a whitepaper to address the…
Rank this Week: 1125

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/
  • Dec 6

    Seventh Circuit Ready to Recognize Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

    Seventh Circuit Ready to Recognize Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
    I written before about the complicated decisions regarding whether Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. Ever since the Supreme Court’s decision in Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, 523 U.S. 75 (1998),…
  • Dec 1

    How Soldiers Deal with Orders to Commit Torture

    How Soldiers Deal with Orders to Commit Torture
    Donald Trump advocated torture during his campaign. He even advocated targeting the families of alleged terrorists. “Task & Purpose,” a nice veterans website, discusses the legal ramifications for soldiers during a Trump…
  • Nov 29

    USERRA Claims Are Subject to Arbitration

    USERRA Claims Are Subject to Arbitration
    Arbitration of legal disputes has become so common that now it has even invaded the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). Navy Lt. Kevin Ziober filed suit against his former employer after it fired him.…
Rank this Week: 672

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/
  • Dec 6

    “Who needs the NLRB?”

    “Who needs the NLRB?”
    Bloomberg BNA reporters Chris Opfer and Ben Penn asked this question in their weekly column of workplace musings: “Who needs the NLRB?” (a question I’ve asked myself more than once over the past eight years.) Said Chris…
  • Dec 5

    A $15 minimum wage is not without consequences #fightfor15

    A $15 minimum wage is not without consequences #fightfor15
    Donald Trump’s presidency sparks an interesting dichotomy—a Republican that rode into office on a wave of populism, including fiscal populism. Officially, the President-elect favors a higher minimum wage: “On the minimum…
  • Dec 2

    WIRTW #440 (the “muzak” edition)

    WIRTW #440 (the “muzak” edition)
    Earlier this week I had a conference call with a client, an event which I repeat dozens of times per week. This particular client uses UberConnect as its conference call provider. I’ve never used UberConnect before, I know nothing about…
Rank this Week: 164

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: 56

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/
  • Dec 6

    An Unsafe Financial System

    An Unsafe Financial System
    Anat R. Admati, It Takes a Village to Maintain a Dangerous Financial System in Just Financial Markets? Finance in a Just Society (Lisa Herzog ed., forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Caroline BradleyIt Takes a Village to Maintain a…
  • Dec 5

    Is Contract Law Ready for the Internet of Things?

    Is Contract Law Ready for the Internet of Things?
    Stacy-Ann Elvy, Contracting in the Age of the Internet of Things: Article 2 of the UCC and Beyond, 44 Hofstra L. Rev. 839 (2016).Nancy KimWhen Amazon announced that it was expanding its Dash Button Program, its stock went up 2.3%.…
  • Dec 2

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking
    Hannah J. Wiseman, Negotiated Rulemaking and New Risks: A Rail Safety Case Study, Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Richard PierceHannah Wiseman’s insightful case study has forced me to rethink my…
Rank this Week: 897

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/
  • Dec 6

    File the “blue collar workplace” defense to a hostile work environment in the trash can

    File the “blue collar workplace” defense to a hostile work environment in the trash can
    When defending against a woman’s sexual harassment claim, I’ve found that “she was asking for it” is generally a bad defense. So bad, in fact, that you may just want to whip out the old checkbook instead. Another…
  • Dec 5

    The DOL wants to undo that #OvertimeRule injunction lickety-split!

    The DOL wants to undo that #OvertimeRule injunction lickety-split!
    December 1, 2016 was quite a day! First, on the day that the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules would have taken affect, I blew up the U.S. Department of Labor‘s spot by winning my 5th ABA Blawg 100 award. But,…
  • Dec 2

    Without hyperbole, I’m better than LeBron James. #GraceAndHumility

    Without hyperbole, I’m better than LeBron James. #GraceAndHumility
    LeBron James has four National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Awards. And, until yesterday, Bron-Bron and I were tied. That is, his four NBA something-or-others equaled my four ABA Journal Blawg 100 Awards. We’d made a date…
Rank this Week: 401

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

http://lisahome.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    Minimum Wage Posting Updates in 2016

    Minimum Wage Posting Updates in 2016
    In the US, the minimum wage is set by federal, state, and local laws. Employers generally must pay workers the highest minimum wage prescribed by federal, state, or local law. In July 2016, the federal…
  • Dec 2

    Federal and State Labor Law Posting Updates in 2016

    Federal and State Labor Law Posting Updates in 2016
    Labor Law poster helps your business stay compliant with the posting regulations required by the U.S. Department of Labor. Keeping updated with the latest labor law postings will protect your employees’ rights, which is important in the…
  • Nov 25

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike
    (Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Monday said it has authorized legal action against Wal-Mart Stores Inc for allegedly retaliating against workers who participated in strikes against the company over low pay.Groups of…
Rank this Week: 1317

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Jury Awards California Truckers $55 Million in Wal-Mart Wage Suit

    Jury Awards California Truckers $55 Million in Wal-Mart Wage Suit
    Shelby Krzastek On November 23, 2016, a jury returned a verdict for the plaintiffs in Ridgeway v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., finding that the retail giant Wal-Mart owed approximately 850 former Wal-Mart truck drivers back pay for hours worked for…
  • Dec 2

    Tenth Circuit Finds That Conflicting Language Voids Arbitration Provision

    Tenth Circuit Finds That Conflicting Language Voids Arbitration Provision
    Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Arbitration agreements between employees and employers often strongly favor the employer’s interests at the employee’s expense. As a result, an unsuccessful opposition to a motion to compel arbitration can be…
  • Dec 1

    Texas Court Blocks New Department of Labor Overtime Regulation

    Texas Court Blocks New Department of Labor Overtime Regulation
    Lev Craig Last week, a Texas federal district court granted a temporary injunction in State of Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor, blocking the implementation of a new Department of Labor (DOL) overtime regulation that was previously…
Rank this Week: 551

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

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

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    ThunderCloud Subs Ordered to Pay Nearly $128k for Unpaid Minimum and Overtime Wage

    ThunderCloud Subs Ordered to Pay Nearly $128k for Unpaid Minimum and Overtime Wage
    A U.S. Department of Labor investigation, determined that ThunderCloud Subs, stiffed its employees out of minimum wages and overtime compensation for all hours worked over 40 in a given workweek. ThunderCloud Subs is a restaurant chain…
  • Dec 1

    Philadelphia-Area Restaurants Sued by Employees for Wage Violation

    Philadelphia-Area Restaurants Sued by Employees for Wage Violation
    Four Philadelphia restaurants have been hit with wage theft lawsuits. The lawsuits allege overtime and pay violations against La Casa de tu Madre (previously known as Growler’s), The King’s Corner Pub, The Drake Tavern, and Prime…
  • Nov 28

    Providence Restaurant to Pay $567K in Back Wages and Overtime Damages to 104 Restaurant Worker

    Providence Restaurant to Pay $567K in Back Wages and Overtime Damages to 104 Restaurant Worker
    Jacky’s Waterplace & Sushi Bar a restaurant located in Providence, Rhode Island, and its owner Kin Wah Ko, will pay $567,000 in back wages to 104 employees for failure to pay them the minimum wage and overtime pay, amongst other…
Rank this Week: 836

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/
  • Dec 5

    2d Circuit Holds That Employees Have Right To Union Representative Before Consenting To Drug Test

    2d Circuit Holds That Employees Have Right To Union Representative Before Consenting To Drug Test
    Although unreported, Manhatten Beer v. NLRB, ____F.3d____(2d Cir. Nov. 16, 2016), may turn out to be a significant decision concerning Weingarten rights. With very little analysis, the court stated: Here, the Board reasonably construed the…
  • Nov 22

    Excessive Absenteeism Disqualifies Individual For Unemployment

    Excessive Absenteeism Disqualifies Individual For Unemployment
    Matter of Mead v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Nov. 21, 2016) is an interesting case. The case holds that an individual who is excessively absent can be disqualified for unemployment, reasoning: Excessive absenteeism, which…
  • Nov 22

    Education Secretary Calls on States to Abolish Corporal Punishment in School

    Education Secretary Calls on States to Abolish Corporal Punishment in School
    Corporal punishment, believe it or not, is still legal in 22 states. Corporal punishment involves hitting students for the purpose of punishment. This practice was upheld by the Supreme Court in the early 1980s. Now, Eduation Secretary King…
Rank this Week: 351

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/
  • Dec 5

    Green: New Book on Organizational Discrimination

    Green: New Book on Organizational Discrimination
    Congratulations to Tristin Green (San Francisco) on the publication of her new book Discrimination Laundering: The Rise of Organizational Innocence and the Crisis of Equal Opportunity Law by Cambridge University Press. Here's the publisher's…
  • Nov 30

    Labor, the 2016 Election, and Democrats' Next Move

    Labor, the 2016 Election, and Democrats' Next Move
    Jake Rosenfeld (Wash U. - Sociology) has just posted the essay Labor and Politics: Learning the Right Lessons from 2016 over at onlabor. H argues that the Democratic Party's take-away from the 2016 election results -- that they need to...
  • Nov 29

    Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed

    Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed
    Friend of the Blog Bill Herbert sends word that registration is now open for the National Center's 44th Annual Conference on March 26-28, 2017 in New York City. The conference keynote speaker is NLRB Chair Mark G. Pearce. The number...
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Dec 5

    Massive Success for Whistleblowers in House Hearing

    Massive Success for Whistleblowers in House Hearing
    Washington, D.C. December 5, 2016.   The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on December 1st to consider proposed changes to the appropriations process that would have a major impact on existing…
  • Dec 1

    House Committee to Hold Hearing on Appropriations Reforms that Could Severely Impact Current Whistleblower Program

    House Committee to Hold Hearing on Appropriations Reforms that Could Severely Impact Current Whistleblower Program
    Washington, D.C. December 1, 2016.   The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittees on Government Operations and Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules will hold a hearing today on proposed changes to…
  • Nov 22

    Action Report—The NWC’s Action Alert Network in 2016

    Action Report—The NWC’s Action Alert Network in 2016
    The National Whistleblower Center (NWC) boasts a network of highly active supporters who help ensure whistleblowers are protected. This network of citizens committed to protecting civil rights, combating fraud, and preventing…
Rank this Week: 1198

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 1402

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Dec 5

    Are You An Intern Or An Employee Under California Law?

    Are You An Intern Or An Employee Under California Law?
    The distinction between an internship and employee / employer relationship has been subject to much debate and litigation all over the country during the past few years. However, in California the existing law states that a worker can be…
  • Nov 20

    California And San Francisco Sick Leave Law – The Basic

    California And San Francisco Sick Leave Law – The Basic
    In addition to California law, San Francisco sick leave law applies to all employees who are employed within the geographic boundaries of the City and County of San Francisco by an employer. Every employee, whether exempt or non-exempt, full…
  • Nov 20

    San Francisco Sick Leave Laws for Employees – The Basic

    San Francisco Sick Leave Laws for Employees – The Basic
    In addition to California law, San Francisco sick leave law applies to all employees who are employed within the geographic boundaries of the City and County of San Francisco by an employer. Every employee, whether exempt or non-exempt, full…
Rank this Week: 4272

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Another Win for Workers in the War over Sampling and Damages in Class Action

    Another Win for Workers in the War over Sampling and Damages in Class Action
    As workers have increasingly turned to class actions in order to combat wage theft and other unlawful actions in the workplace, employers have fought back on a number of fronts.  Two issues that have gotten a lot of attention lately are…
  • Nov 15

    California Fair Pay Act Expands State Law Against Pay Inequality

    California Fair Pay Act Expands State Law Against Pay Inequality
    The California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying men and women differently for equal work.  On October 6, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act, which expanded and strengthened the Equal Pay Act in…
  • Oct 31

    Workers Who Sue for Unpaid Wages in California and Attorney’s Fee

    Workers Who Sue for Unpaid Wages in California and Attorney’s Fee
    California law provides many different ways for workers to recover attorney’s fees in wage and hour claims.  Some of these avenues include prevailing on a claim for failure to pay the minimum wage (see Labor Code section 1194),…
Rank this Week: 1250

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Dec 5

    California’s Upcoming Minimum Wage Increase – Review Your Practice

    California’s Upcoming Minimum Wage Increase – Review Your Practice
    On January 1, 2017, California’s minimum wage increases to $10.50 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees. Small businesses with 25 or fewer employees will continue to pay the current minimum wage of $10 per hour. The increase…
  • Dec 1

    More Input Sought On Two Sets of Proposed Regulations: Use of Criminal Background Information and Transgender Issue

    More Input Sought On Two Sets of Proposed Regulations: Use of Criminal Background Information and Transgender Issue
    The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) is currently considering two different sets of proposed regulations. The FEHC is proposing regulations related to the use of criminal history information in employment decisions that…
  • Nov 30

    Corrected: New 2017 Exempt Classification Rate

    Corrected: New 2017 Exempt Classification Rate
    California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced rate changes for the computer software employee exemption and the licensed physician or surgeon exemption. The new rates take effect January 1, 2017. DIR released initial…
Rank this Week: 4859

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Dec 5

    Seventh Circuit Could Up-End Approach to Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    Seventh Circuit Could Up-End Approach to Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    On November 30, 2016, all of the judges of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) reheard a case that could change the way federal courts treat sexual orientation-based discrimination claims. As is…
  • Dec 5

    “Accurate” Time Records Must Actually Be Accurate

    “Accurate” Time Records Must Actually Be Accurate
    Sometimes it is important to get back to basics and refresh our understanding of topics that are already well-known to human resources professionals.  In this season of confusion, particularly regarding the on-again/off-again Fair Labor…
  • Nov 28

    Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements: Proceed with Caution

    Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements: Proceed with Caution
    Class action waivers in arbitration agreements exist in a legal gray zone, with the federal appellate courts split on their enforceability. Many employers believe that by forcing employees who sue them to do so only individually, they…
Rank this Week: 682

General Counselor

General Counselor

Provides employment and labor law news and commentary. By Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

http://general-counselor.com
  • Dec 5

    New Laws Impacting Illinois Employers in 2016 and Beyond

    New Laws Impacting Illinois Employers in 2016 and Beyond
    E. Jason Tremblay While Illinois appears to be in legislative gridlock on a wide variety of political and legislative fronts, it has become abundantly clear that such gridlock has not curtailed the passage of employment and labor-related…
  • Nov 23

    Early Holiday Present For Employers – Overtime Regulations Stayed

    Early Holiday Present For Employers – Overtime Regulations Stayed
    E. Jason Tremblay In a last minute blow to the Obama Administration’s labor and employment legacy, a federal district court in Texas granted an emergency motion for preliminary injunction yesterday barring the Department of Labor from…
  • Nov 22

    New Form I-9 Goes Into Effect On January 21, 2017

    New Form I-9 Goes Into Effect On January 21, 2017
    E. Jason Tremblay A revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, which is required to be filled out for every new employee, was recently issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The new version is here. Among other…
Rank this Week: 1095

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
Rank this Week: 3813

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/
  • Dec 5

    Going All the Way: SDNY Jury Awards $14.5 Million in Trade Secrets Lawsuit

    Going All the Way: SDNY Jury Awards $14.5 Million in Trade Secrets Lawsuit
    It is rare that a trade secret / restrictive covenant lawsuit makes it all the way to trial, much less a jury verdict. The passage of time, accumulating legal expenses, bad facts, and/or the risk of losing at trial all can conspire to sap…
  • Nov 7

    White House Issues Call to Action on Non-Competes – Employment Law This Week

    White House Issues Call to Action on Non-Competes – Employment Law This Week
    The top story on Employment Law This Week:  The White House is calling on states to combat what it describes as the “gross overuse of non-compete clauses today.” The call to action recommends legislation banning non-competes…
  • Nov 3

    Webinar, Nov. 30: Year in Review – Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Development

    Webinar, Nov. 30: Year in Review – Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Development
    Many businesses progressively fear that their trade secrets and valued business relationships are at risk of attack by competitors – and even by their own employees. Do you know what it takes to protect those critical assets in the…
Rank this Week: 2838

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Wage-Fixing Lawsuit to Cost DreamWorks $50M

    Wage-Fixing Lawsuit to Cost DreamWorks $50M
    For allegedly conspiring with other studios to “fix” the wages of workers to an artificially low rate, the DreamWorks animation company has agreed to pay $50 million.  DreamWorks filed a motion for a preliminary settlement in…
  • Dec 2

    Amazon Wage Lawsuit Alleges Joint Employer Status With Trucking Companie

    Amazon Wage Lawsuit Alleges Joint Employer Status With Trucking Companie
    Amazon is working to shift its logistics duties away from parcel services like UPS and FedEx and more toward trucking company contractors. But now, the e-commerce company is facing legal challenges from those truck drivers who allege in their…
  • Nov 28

    Women Settle With Police, City for Gender Discrimination By Chief, Supervisor

    Women Settle With Police, City for Gender Discrimination By Chief, Supervisor
    Three women who reached settlements in their gender discrimination claims against a city and local police department in Iowa say that while the compensation has vindicated them, they have lost much over the last few years. They lost…
Rank this Week: 2683

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4014

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Dec 5

    BREAKING: FMCSA announces national drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse for commercial truck, bus driver

    BREAKING: FMCSA announces national drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse for commercial truck, bus driver
    As we expected here and here, the day has finally come. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Friday that it had issued a Final Rule establishing a drug and alcohol…
  • Dec 2

    What should employers do about overtime now? Ask the wage-hour lawyers.

    What should employers do about overtime now? Ask the wage-hour lawyers.
    As most readers know, the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule, which was set to take effect yesterday, was preliminarily enjoined (temporarily blocked) on November 22 by U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant III. The…
  • Dec 2

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    The November edition of ConstangyTV’s Close-Up on Workplace Law tackles workplace holiday parties, the legal risks, and how to minimize those risks. Host Leigh Tyson interviews Gary Wheeler of our Jacksonville Office about what…
Rank this Week: 573

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
Rank this Week: 815

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Dec 4

    Requiem For A Friend: James Ventantonio, Esq.

    Requiem For A Friend: James Ventantonio, Esq.
    A few days ago a leading light of Somerset County was extinguished unexpectedly.  Jim Ventantonio was taken from us far too soon, at a still youthful 76 years of age.  Jim embodied personal decency, professional accomplishment, and…
  • Dec 2

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year
    The question: how did she get away with it for so long?  The woman in question used 24 false identities to collect $345,000 in fraudulent unemployment benefits.  Story here. It seems like crime paid in this case, at least for a…
  • Nov 28

    And Exactly How . . . .?

    And Exactly How . . . .?
    A trial judge once told me, with some frustration, that appellate judges (not on the NJ Supreme Court, I hasten to add) sometimes do not appreciate the practical difficulties with which their rulings present the trial courts that must…
Rank this Week: 245

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Dec 4

    PBGC Table Shows Present Value  PBGC Maximum Guarantee

    PBGC Table Shows Present Value  PBGC Maximum Guarantee
     On December 02, 2016, PBGC posted a table showing the applicable present values for 2017 plan years. For more information see Technical Update 07-04. (12/02/2016).Filed under: Bankruptcy, Corporate Compliance, corporate governance,…
  • Dec 2

    DOL Appeals Preliminary Injunction Blocking White Collar Exemption Salary Threshhold Change

    DOL Appeals Preliminary Injunction Blocking White Collar Exemption Salary Threshhold Change
    The US Department of Labor (DOL) is appealing the November 22 Nevada v US Department of Labor ruling preliminarily enjoining DOL from implementing or enforcing a modification to the DOL Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) White Collar…
  • Nov 21

    IRS Changing Employee Plans & Exempt Organization Audit Procedure

    IRS Changing Employee Plans & Exempt Organization Audit Procedure
    Employee benefit plans and tax-exempt organizations facing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits or investigations after April, 2016, their leaders and advisors should prepare for some changes in the practices IRS agents will use to issue and…
Rank this Week: 664

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Dec 2

    Five negotiation tactics used in mediations that litigants must understand

    Five negotiation tactics used in mediations that litigants must understand
    Having just attended the Advanced Mediation Conference hosted by the State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law Section, it occurred to me how intimidating a mediation can be for even sophisticated business operators.  I wanted to…
  • Nov 25

    Five of the most asked questions by California employer

    Five of the most asked questions by California employer
    I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving weekend.  This Friday’s Five is about five common questions I’m receiving from California employers at the close of 2016. 1. Does the legalization of recreational use of…
  • Nov 23

    U.S. Federal Court judge puts DOL overtime rules on hold

    U.S. Federal Court judge puts DOL overtime rules on hold
    Employers across the nation have been preparing to increase salary levels for managers to meet the higher salary level requirements implemented by the Department of Labor earlier this year under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The…
Rank this Week: 1054

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4796

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Dec 2

    Seventh Circuit could be the Title VII path-maker on sexual orientation

    Seventh Circuit could be the Title VII path-maker on sexual orientation
    Clearly, the Seventh Circuit is deeply struggling with the question of whether Title VII covers sexual orientation discrimination—a question that has already been answered in the affirmative by the federal government and a legal concept…
  • Dec 2

    Sex-stereotyping claim proceeds for transgender male fired for restroom-related tardine

    Sex-stereotyping claim proceeds for transgender male fired for restroom-related tardine
    By Joy P. Waltemath, J.D. Refusing to dismiss the Title VII and state law gender and race discrimination complaint of a fired transgender black male, a federal district court in Kentucky found sufficient his allegations that he was harassed…
  • Dec 2

    NLRB asks SCOTUS for a definitive ruling on class action waiver

    NLRB asks SCOTUS for a definitive ruling on class action waiver
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. and Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. The National Relations Board has petitioned the Supreme Court to make a comprehensive ruling on the question of whether the National Labor Relations Act trumps the Federal Arbitration Act when…
Rank this Week: 4192

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/
  • Dec 2

    The Saga Continues: The DOL Appeals the Court’s Ruling Halting The New Overtime Rule

    The Saga Continues: The DOL Appeals the Court’s Ruling Halting The New Overtime Rule
    In the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of the newly revised (and currently halted) overtime rules, on December 1, the Department of Labor appealed the lower court’s ruling to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.…
  • Nov 28

    NEW OVERTIME RULES TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

    NEW OVERTIME RULES TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
    For employers preparing to comply with the new salary exemption regulations, designated to start on December 1, 2016, the new rules have been temporarily suspended. The new regulation would have increased the minimum salary required to…
  • Nov 22

    Preparing for January 31st Deadline to File W-2

    Preparing for January 31st Deadline to File W-2
    Effective for wages paid in 2016, recent federal law requires employers to file W-2s with the Social Security Administration by January 31,, 2017.  Employers are familiar with the January 31st deadline for providing copies of the W-2s to…
Rank this Week: 2770