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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 25

    Call for Papers: Marco Biagi Conference 2017

    Call for Papers: Marco Biagi Conference 2017
    Here's the call for papers for the 15th International Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi (Modena, Italy, March 20-21, 2017). The conference theme is Digital and Smart Work. From the call: Focusing on the implications for…
  • May 24

    Petruska on Joy Silk Doctrine

    Petruska on Joy Silk Doctrine
    I just learned that Brian Petruska (General Counsel of the Laborers' Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizing Coalition), just posted on SSRN his forthcoming piece in the Santa Clara Law Review on the proposed use of the Joy Silk doctrine. The…
  • May 20

    Call for Papers: National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Profession

    Call for Papers: National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Profession
    The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions has a Call for Papers for its 44th Annual Conference, taking place on March 26-28, 2017 in New York. The Center " invites the…
Rank this Week: 119

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/
Rank this Week: 436

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: 2814

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

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

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
Rank this Week: 2815

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/
Rank this Week: 3774

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • May 25

    Update on DOJ Website Accessibility Regulations and Mobile Accessibility: Employer Consideration

    Update on DOJ Website Accessibility Regulations and Mobile Accessibility: Employer Consideration
    Our colleagues Joshua Stein, co-chair of Epstein Becker Green’s ADA and Public Accommodations Group, and Stephen Strobach, Accessibility Specialist, have a post on the Retail Labor and Employment Law blog that will be of interest to…
  • May 19

    Employers: DOL Final White Collar Exemption Rule Takes Effect on December 1, 2016

    Employers: DOL Final White Collar Exemption Rule Takes Effect on December 1, 2016
    Our colleagues Jeffrey Ruzal and Michael Kun at Epstein Becker Green have a post on the Wage & Hour Defense Blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the financial services industry: “DOL Final White Collar Exemption…
  • May 17

    OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule: New Pitfalls for Employer

    OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule: New Pitfalls for Employer
    Our colleague Valerie Butera, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the OSHA Law Update blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the financial services industry: “OSHA’s New Electronic…
Rank this Week: 2810

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • May 25

    Can employers cut employees' hours to avoid Obamacare's employer mandate?

    Can employers cut employees' hours to avoid Obamacare's employer mandate?
    The Obamacare (aka Affordable Care Act) "employer mandate" generally requires large employers to provide full-time employees (30+ hours per week) with affordable health insurance. Can employers cut their employees' hours below that 30…
  • May 24

    New whitepaper: New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Limiting Exemption

    New whitepaper: New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Limiting Exemption
    No, I never get tired of it. This rule really is important; especially in places like here in central Pennsylvania where we have a lot of people who fall in the gap between the old salary limit and the new. Here's my whitepaper on the new DOL…
  • May 23

    Quick take: SCOTUS holds that constructive discharge claim accrues upon notice of resignation

    Quick take: SCOTUS holds that constructive discharge claim accrues upon notice of resignation
    A few minutes ago, the Supreme Court issued its opinion (7-1) in Green v. Brennan.Federal servants who want to sue their employer for discrimination under Title VII must contact the EEOC "“within 45 days of the date of the matter…
Rank this Week: 1106

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • May 25

    Injuries at St. Louis Construction Sites – Elevator Accident

    Injuries at St. Louis Construction Sites – Elevator Accident
    A risk that construction workers face is that of an elevator accident. Construction sites are among the most dangerous places to work, because of the presence of heavy equipment, moving machines, falling debris, and people…
  • May 24

    St. Louis Workplace Injuries that Require Arthroscopic Surgery

    St. Louis Workplace Injuries that Require Arthroscopic Surgery
    Arthroscopic surgery has become a treatment of choice for many work-related orthopedic injuries. Workers are prone to a variety of injuries at the workplace. While many work-related injuries are minor and require minimal treatment,…
  • May 19

    Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident Risk Higher for Young People

    Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident Risk Higher for Young People
    Youths have an important role in today’s workplace. No workplace is completely safe as far as worker injuries and illnesses are concerned. Even seemingly safe workplaces such as offices or retail stores have a risk of injury.…
Rank this Week: 1072

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/
  • May 25

    How to behave (and not behave) in a deposition

    How to behave (and not behave) in a deposition
    I spent yesterday in a deposition. That fact is not all that unusual for a litigator. What makes yesterday’s exercise stand out is that I was the deponent, not the attorney. I spent my day under oath, answering questions. As the…
  • May 24

    #SCOTUS extends time limits for constructive discharge claim

    #SCOTUS extends time limits for constructive discharge claim
    Yesterday, in Green v. Brennan [pdf] (background here), the Supreme Court considered when the statute of limitations begins to run for a constructive discharge claim—when the employee resigns or at the time of an employer’s last…
  • May 23

    When must employees be paid for off-the-clock overtime?

    When must employees be paid for off-the-clock overtime?
    Just about a year ago, in Moran v. Al Basit LLC, the 6th Circuit seemed to hold that all an employee needs is his or her own testimony to establish an entitlement to unpaid compensation under the FLSA. At the time, I expressed concern that…
Rank this Week: 59

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: 30

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: 444

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/
  • May 25

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List
    Susan G. Thatch, Ante-Mortem Probate in New Jersey—An Idea Resurrected?, 39 Seton Hall Legis. J. 331 (2015).Gerry W. BeyerAnte-mortem probate addresses a glaring deficiency with the post-mortem probate model prevalently used in the…
  • May 24

    Tort Law in the Laboratory

    Tort Law in the Laboratory
    Theodore Eisenberg and Christoph Engel, Unpacking Negligence Liability: Experimentally Testing the Governance Effect, 13 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 116 (2016), available at SSRN.Mark GeistfeldEmpirical study of the law is important,…
  • May 23

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?
    Suzanne Goldberg, Risky Arguments in Social-Justice Litigation: The Case of Sex Discrimination and Marriage Equality, 114 Colum. L. Rev. 2087 (2014).Clifford RoskyFor several decades, scholars, lawyers, and judges have debated whether laws…
Rank this Week: 226

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/
  • May 25

    VAR-declaration replaced by model agreements as of May 1, 2016

    VAR-declaration replaced by model agreements as of May 1, 2016
    As of May 1, 2016, the VAR-declaration (Verklaring Arbeidsrelatie) will be replaced by model agreements approved by the Dutch Tax Authorities for each sector or professional field. This is due to the implementation of the Assessment of…
  • May 25

    What measures are in place (or proposed) in the UK to address gender pay inequality in the workplace?

    What measures are in place (or proposed) in the UK to address gender pay inequality in the workplace?
    This post was contributed by Daniel Jacobs, Trainee Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, London   Gender Pay Gap Reporting What is the gender pay gap? Despite a longstanding prohibition on gender discrimination, on average, woman still…
  • May 24

    Nepotism creates a conflict of interest

    Nepotism creates a conflict of interest
    This article was written by Shenaaz Munga, a Candidate Attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa The non-disclosure of a close personal relationship with someone being interviewed for employment results in a conflict of interest…
Rank this Week: 2063

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3286

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: 325

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/
  • May 24

    Frontier Says “Conversion Issues” for

    Frontier Says “Conversion Issues” for
    Frontier Says “Conversion Issues” for recurrent overbilling of new Tx customers, other service issues. Shouldn’t FTC/Tx Ag act?Filed under: Uncategorized
  • May 6

    Obama Offers Grants To States To Boost Paid Leave Availability With State Grant

    Obama Offers Grants To States To Boost Paid Leave Availability With State Grant
    Employers concerned about Obama Administration efforts to expand existing unpaid family and medical leave requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act to require paid family and medical leave also need to watch out for expanding state…
  • Apr 27

    Confirm Health Plan Contraceptive & Colonoscopy Coverage Meets Latest FAQ ACA Preventive Care Guidance

    Confirm Health Plan Contraceptive & Colonoscopy Coverage Meets Latest FAQ ACA Preventive Care Guidance
    Employer and other group health plan sponsors, fiduciaries and administrators and individual and group health insurers should confirm their plan documents and practices comply with new additional guidance on when the Patient Protection and…
Rank this Week: 934

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 24

    New Overtime Salary Test for Exempt Employees Coming December 1, 2016

    New Overtime Salary Test for Exempt Employees Coming December 1, 2016
    The final overtime regulations on exempt employees were issued by the Department of Labor last week, raising the salary test from $23,660 annually to $47,476.  It is estimated this will result in an additional 4.2 million more employees…
  • May 20

    Per Diem Payments Are Not Wages Under Minn. Stat. 181.13

    Per Diem Payments Are Not Wages Under Minn. Stat. 181.13
    Earlier this year, the Minnesota Court of Appeals held a per diem payment does not fall within the definition of wages under Minnesota Statute § 181.13, resulting in the reversal of a penalty against the employer issued for non-payment…
  • May 16

    Hiring an Employee: The Most Important Decision an Employer Will Make

    Hiring an Employee: The Most Important Decision an Employer Will Make
    Last week I spoke at the “Professional E.D.G.E” morning business event co-sponsored by the White Bear Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation.  I spoke on the importance of good…
Rank this Week: 3661

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

Coves employment law. By Smith Eibeler, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2978

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • May 24

    Constructive Discharge: Supreme Court Sets the Clock in Employees’ Favor

    Constructive Discharge: Supreme Court Sets the Clock in Employees’ Favor
    On May 23, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the filing period for constructive discharge claims, which can be filed pursuant to many different employment laws, begins to run upon an employee’s resignation as…
  • May 23

    McNees Labor Seminar Preview: Is This Work-Related?

    McNees Labor Seminar Preview: Is This Work-Related?
    As if it knew we would be discussing this topic at the 26th Annual McNees Labor and Employment Seminar on June 3rd, in Hershey, PA, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently issued a decision addressing whether an injury occurring in an…
  • May 19

    DOL Issues Final Rule Amending FLSA Overtime Exemption Test

    DOL Issues Final Rule Amending FLSA Overtime Exemption Test
    McNees recently issued an Employer Alert regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations, which significantly change the FLSA’s white collar overtime exemptions.  You can review the Employer…
Rank this Week: 361

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 280

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • May 24

    Quirky Question #279: Concerted Activity in 140 Characters or Le

    Quirky Question #279: Concerted Activity in 140 Characters or Le
    Question: I am a manager in a medium-sized retailer that has locations and employees in 16 states.  The company maintains a social media policy, which was recently updated.  Last week, I noticed that one of our employees posted some…
  • May 18

    Quirky Question #278: DOL Doubles the FLSA Salary Basis Threshold

    Quirky Question #278: DOL Doubles the FLSA Salary Basis Threshold
    Question: Where can I find more information about the DOL’s doubling of the FLSA salary basis threshold? Did they make other changes? As an employer, what does this mean for me? And how long do I have to prepare? Answer: By Marilyn…
  • Apr 28

    Quirky Question #277: Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Quirky Question #277: Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Question: I saw something on the news about some new trade secrets legislation. What’s going on with that? Will it help employers better protect their trade secrets? Answer: By Joel O’Malley Indeed, employers have something to…
Rank this Week: 165

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

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

    Ruling gives employees more time to file constructive discharge claim

    Ruling gives employees more time to file constructive discharge claim
    by Tammy Binford A May 23 U.S. Supreme Court ruling clears up questions about how long employees have to file constructive discharge claims, and the decision likely means more pressure for employers potentially facing such lawsuits. In Green…
  • May 18

    Employers need to be ready for new overtime rule by December 1

    Employers need to be ready for new overtime rule by December 1
    The flurry of speculation is finally over. The White House and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) have released details of the new final rule governing which workers must be paid overtime. The changes aren’t quite as drastic as what…
  • May 17

    DOL poised to release new overtime final rule

    DOL poised to release new overtime final rule
    The long-awaited final rule making millions more employees eligible to earn overtime pay is likely to be released on May 18, and if its contents match recent reports, employers and employees alike are in for big changes. The Politico news…
Rank this Week: 4914

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3840

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

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

    Underground Economy Targeted in Statewide Enforcement Effort

    Underground Economy Targeted in Statewide Enforcement Effort
    On May 19, a multi-agency team led by the California Department of Insurance conducted a statewide enforcement and outreach effort targeting those businesses that may operate in the underground economy. The multi-agency team visited dozens of…
  • May 23

    “I Quit” — Supreme Court Decides When Clock Starts on Constructive Discharge Claim

    “I Quit” — Supreme Court Decides When Clock Starts on Constructive Discharge Claim
    Today, the United States Supreme Court decided when the time limit begins to run for filing a federal employment discrimination claim for constructive discharge and resolved a split among the federal circuits. An employee who resigns in the…
  • May 20

    New Guidance on Employer Provided Leave and the ADA

    New Guidance on Employer Provided Leave and the ADA
    The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a new resource document relating to the rights of employees with disabilities who are seeking leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with…
Rank this Week: 673

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting the workplace in Birmingham and throughout Alabama. By Will Beckum.

http://birminghamemploymentlawyer.com/
  • May 24

    The EEOC Mediation Proce

    The EEOC Mediation Proce
    After an EEOC charge has been filed by an employee, the EEOC may contact both the employer and the employee and ask if they are interested in mediation.  A mediation is an informal attempt to resolve the claims in the charge by having…
  • Dec 18

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination
    The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nursing assistant at Jasper, Alabama’s Shadescrest Healthcare facility who was allegedly denied the right to wear a hijab in accordance with her faith and ultimately fired over her…
  • Dec 18

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination
    The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nursing assistant at Jasper, Alabama’s Shadescrest Healthcare facility who was allegedly denied the right to wear a hijab in accordance with her faith and ultimately fired over her…
Rank this Week: 1111

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Siegler & Traub, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 24

    EEOC RELEASES NEW GUIDANCE ON WHAT IS A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION UNDER THE ADA: UNPAID LEAVE COULD QUALIFY

    EEOC RELEASES NEW GUIDANCE ON WHAT IS A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION UNDER THE ADA: UNPAID LEAVE COULD QUALIFY
    On May 9, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released new guidance on what is a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The guidance makes clear that…
  • May 15

    Employer Loses Contractual Right to Arbitrate Due to Delay

    Employer Loses Contractual Right to Arbitrate Due to Delay
    A recent case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit makes clear that an employer will lose its contractual right to arbitration if it proceeds in litigation for eight months.  In Messing v. North Central…
  • May 12

    Domino’s Pizza Sued for Wage and Hour Violation

    Domino’s Pizza Sued for Wage and Hour Violation
    As reported yesterday in the Cherry Hill Courier-Post, pizza company Domino’s is being sued in a proposed class-action lawsuit by delivery persons in South Jersey who claim they are not being paid the required minimum wage.  The…
Rank this Week: 4817

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

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

    SuperShuttle Files Lawsuit in California Over Worker Classification

    SuperShuttle Files Lawsuit in California Over Worker Classification
    According to a recent news feature from the Los Angeles Times, SuperShuttle has filed a lawsuit in California to get all of its many drivers classified as independent contractors.  There are a variety of reasons for this, but it is…
  • May 21

    Car Wash Workers in LA Standing Up to Employer

    Car Wash Workers in LA Standing Up to Employer
    There are many full service car washes in Los Angeles and Orange County, California.  For many years, these workers would put in a full day of hard work at leave with less than $50 paid in cash.  There was no fixed schedule,…
  • May 19

    Employees at LA Luxury Hotels Complain of Unsafe Working Condition

    Employees at LA Luxury Hotels Complain of Unsafe Working Condition
    Many people who stay in hotels, even very expensive luxury hotels, will leave all kinds of trash for housekeepers to deal with.  According to a recent news article from NBC Los Angeles, this often includes medical waste that must…
Rank this Week: 2627

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/
  • May 24

    The First Role of Many Actors: Waiter

    The First Role of Many Actors: Waiter
    The New York Times published an article featuring actors whose first job in New York City was as a server in a restaurant. The article pointed out that the skills required for service work can be applied to a career on stage. One actress…
  • May 23

    Popular French Restaurant in Meat Packing District Sued For Wage Theft

    Popular French Restaurant in Meat Packing District Sued For Wage Theft
    Servers who worked at Bagatelle, a French bistro in Manhattan’s Meat Packing District known for its outlandish brunches, have sued for wage violations. The workers’ lawsuit alleges that the restaurant paid its servers at a…
  • May 19

    McDonalds to Pay New York Workers $1.5 Million for Uniform Maintenance Violation

    McDonalds to Pay New York Workers $1.5 Million for Uniform Maintenance Violation
    McDonalds will pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit claiming that its restaurants failed to pay workers uniform maintenance pay and did not compensate them for time spent cleaning and pressing their uniforms. The lawsuit, filed in New York…
Rank this Week: 858

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • May 24

    A Texas Court Enforces an 18-month, 50-mile non-compete against a Texas Veterinarian

    A Texas Court Enforces an 18-month, 50-mile non-compete against a Texas Veterinarian
    The Fort Worth Court of Appeals recently upheld an injunction enforcing an 18-month, 50-mile non-compete against a veterinarian, who accepted a job with a competing veterinary clinic within the 50-mile radius of her former employer. In…
  • May 18

    Breaking News: Millions of Employees Will Be Entitled to Overtime Pay Starting This December

    Breaking News: Millions of Employees Will Be Entitled to Overtime Pay Starting This December
    Under a new rule announced by the White House yesterday, anybody making a salary of less than $47,476 ($913 a week) will automatically qualify for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. The current threshold is $23,660 (or…
  • May 11

    Breaking News: President Obama Signs Trade Secrets Bill Into Law

    Breaking News: President Obama Signs Trade Secrets Bill Into Law
    Today, President Obama signed into law S. 1890, which will allow companies to sue entities in federal court over allegations of trade secrets theft. Previously, the Senate passed the bill 87-0 on April 4, and the House cleared it…
Rank this Week: 480

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • May 24

    The ARB Potentially Broadens Protected Activity Under Sarbanes-Oxley

    The ARB Potentially Broadens Protected Activity Under Sarbanes-Oxley
    Just when employers thought that the anti-retaliation provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), 15 U.S.C. § 1514A, already covered a broad range of protected conduct, the Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board…
  • May 23

    The DOL Issues Broader Fiduciary Adviser Definition: What Does it Mean for You?

    The DOL Issues Broader Fiduciary Adviser Definition: What Does it Mean for You?
    Since the enactment of ERISA in 1974, there has been a dramatic shift in the retirement savings marketplace from employer-sponsored defined benefit plans to participant-directed 401(k) plans, coupled with the widespread growth of Individual…
  • May 20

    U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Boosting Minimum Salary for Overtime Exemption

    U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Boosting Minimum Salary for Overtime Exemption
    On May 18, 2016, President Obama and U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced the issuance of the Final Rule updating the salary requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime exemptions.  The increase in…
Rank this Week: 805

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3833

The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

Covers legislative and court cases affecting Utah employers and employees. By D. Scott Crook.

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Cases --- May 15th through 21st

    Cases --- May 15th through 21st
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination*Kuri v. Matrix Center (10th Cir., May 18, 2016) (affirming dismissal of Kuri's wrongful termination claim (for termination as a result of alleged methadone theft) for lack of federal…
  • May 21

    Cases --- May 8th through 14th

    Cases --- May 8th through 14th
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination*Winger v. Meade District Hospital (10th Cir., May 12, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the hospital on Winger's liberty interest claim, but reversing as to Winger's…
  • May 20

    Cases --- May 1st through 7th

    Cases --- May 1st through 7th
    No Employment-Related Case
Rank this Week: 672

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Shaw Valenza's Employment Law Pot Pourri / Quick Take

    Shaw Valenza's Employment Law Pot Pourri / Quick Take
    Here are some quick takes to catch you up on a bunch of recent developments. Rounding Time to the Quarter HourThe Ninth Circuit upheld a neutral policy under which an employer rounded time to the nearest quarter-hour. The time clock system…
  • May 17

    U.S. DOL Issues New White Collar Exemption Regulations, But

    U.S. DOL Issues New White Collar Exemption Regulations, But
    The U.S. DOL is only (substantially) increasing the salary test for the time being. That's right. No changes to the duties tests for now.Unless Congress acts (and overrides a veto I'm sure would be coming), the base salary for an exempt…
  • Apr 24

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand on Sitting Down

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand on Sitting Down
    The California Supreme Court in Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy (opinion here)  issued a unanimous opinion interpreting California Wage Orders' (section 14(A)) requirement that employers provide[a]ll working employees  . . . suitable seats…
Rank this Week: 1597

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • May 23

    2016 Oregon Legislative Update: What You Might Have Missed

    2016 Oregon Legislative Update: What You Might Have Missed
    Oregon’s new minimum wage law, signed by Governor Brown on March 2, 2016, received a lot of press during the 2016 legislative session.  This new law establishes a tiered system for determination of the minimum wage based on the…
  • May 18

    DOL Imposes New Exempt Salary Requirement on Employer

    DOL Imposes New Exempt Salary Requirement on Employer
    We knew it was coming, and – while business groups fought hard against it – the much-anticipated Department of Labor Final Rule regarding “white collar” exemptions from minimum wage and overtime requirements is now a…
  • May 9

    U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law

    U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law
    On May 2, 2016, The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the legal challenge to the Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance’s impact on Seattle franchisees (IFA v. Seattle–denial of cert).  We have blogged about Seattle’s Minimum…
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PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • May 23

    Workplace Investigations: Common Mistakes to Avoid

    Workplace Investigations: Common Mistakes to Avoid
    When an employee lodges an internal complaint of discrimination or harassment, the employer has a legal obligation to investigate. In order to conduct an effective investigation, it is critical that all managers, supervisors and human…
  • Apr 15

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Selected as a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in the American Lawyer

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Selected as a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in the American Lawyer
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell® have selected Managing Partner, H. Scott Johnson, Jr., as a “Top Rated Business Attorney” for 2016. This recognition…
  • Mar 22

    EEOC Proposed Pay Equality Changes to the EEO-1 Report

    EEOC Proposed Pay Equality Changes to the EEO-1 Report
    Earlier this year, the EEOC announced a proposed revision to the existing Employer Information Report – commonly known as the EEO-1 Report. EEOC’s announcement was made in conjunction with the White House commemoration of the 7th…
Rank this Week: 1958

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Unpaid Mileage Expenses for Uber Drivers Total over $700 Million

    Unpaid Mileage Expenses for Uber Drivers Total over $700 Million
    Uber drivers who worked for the ride-sharing company in Massachusetts and California over the past seven years would have been entitled to roughly $730 million in expense reimbursements if they had been classified as employees instead of…
  • May 19

    I slipped and fell in a business’s parking lot. What are my legal options?

    I slipped and fell in a business’s parking lot. What are my legal options?
    When you are walking through a parking lot to your car, you may assume that nothing will happen. Unfortunately, in reality there are a number of types of accidents that can happen in that short walk. When a California property owner fails to…
  • May 16

    SFPD Under Fire for Racism

    SFPD Under Fire for Racism
    The San Francisco Police Department is under fire for racism among its officers. Amid allegations of racism among its police officers, investigators found racist text messages on the personal cell phones of two officers during a criminal…
Rank this Week: 2584

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2590

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • May 23

    DOL’s Increased Salary Test: What Employers Need to Know

    DOL’s Increased Salary Test: What Employers Need to Know
    For months, employers have been anxiously awaiting the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) final rule on exemptions from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and wondering whether the DOL would pass the rule as previously…
  • May 23

    NYC Lays Down Law (And The Wave Of The Future?) On Gender Identity Discrimination

    NYC Lays Down Law (And The Wave Of The Future?) On Gender Identity Discrimination
    We have seen a veritable maelstrom of controversy surrounding transgender rights and other gender identity issues in the past year, and especially in the last several weeks, with everyone weighing in on the subject from Donald Trump to…
  • May 23

    New EEOC Rules for Wellness Programs: A 30 Percent Incentive = Voluntary

    New EEOC Rules for Wellness Programs: A 30 Percent Incentive = Voluntary
    For years, employers have been allowed to offer voluntary wellness programs to employees under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Both laws generally prohibit health-related…
Rank this Week: 1835

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
  • May 23

    Department of Labor Final Overtime Rule

    Department of Labor Final Overtime Rule
    The United States Department of Labor (“the DOL”) has finally issued the long-awaited rules dramatically increasing the minimum salary level for the overtime-exempt classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“the…
  • May 11

    Legal Issues to Consider as Intern Season Approache

    Legal Issues to Consider as Intern Season Approache
    With summer around the corner, it is a good time for a refresher on legal implications when hiring interns. Specifically, when must interns be paid and what other legal protections do interns have?… Continue Reading
  • May 9

    New York State Enacts a New Paid Family Leave Law

    New York State Enacts a New Paid Family Leave Law
    New York State recently passed the Paid Family Leave Benefits Law, which is among the strongest and most comprehensive leave statutes in the country. The new law amends the State’s current disability law, and imposes obligations on…
Rank this Week: 3807

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/
  • May 23

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Signed Into Law – Employment Law This Week

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Signed Into Law – Employment Law This Week
    David Clark, contributor to this blog and Senior Counsel at Epstein Becker Green, is featured on Employment Law This Week, discussing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). Under the DTSA, employers can now sue in federal…
  • May 17

    What Issues Might the SEC and/or NLRB Have with Employee Confidentiality Agreements?

    What Issues Might the SEC and/or NLRB Have with Employee Confidentiality Agreements?
    It is a common practice for employers to obtain a written agreement from employees to refrain from disclosing company trade secrets and other confidential and proprietary information. Such agreements are structured to be effective after an…
  • May 12

    Defend Trade Secrets Act Signed Into Law

    Defend Trade Secrets Act Signed Into Law
    On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), which became effective immediately. The DTSA provides the first private federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation, and it…
Rank this Week: 2812

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: 3994

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
  • May 23

    Millions More Workers Are Eligible for Overtime-Does the New Federal Rule Change Apply to You?

    Millions More Workers Are Eligible for Overtime-Does the New Federal Rule Change Apply to You?
    Millions More Workers Are Eligible for Overtime—Does the New Federal Rule Change Apply to You? Department of Labor is changing criteria for overtime If you’ve been unable to get overtime pay because of your status as an…
  • May 16

    Pregnant Woman Fired Because Boss Didn't Want to "Offend" Customer

    Pregnant Woman Fired Because Boss Didn't Want to "Offend" Customer
    Pregnant Woman Fired Because Boss Didn’t Want to “Offend” Customers What employees need to know about pregnancy discrimination You’re pregnant? Well, you can’t work here. The customers wouldn’t like…
  • May 9

    Woman Awarded $806K After Employer Wouldn't Address Complaint

    Woman Awarded $806K After Employer Wouldn't Address Complaint
    Woman Awarded $806K After Employer Wouldn’t Address Complaints Firefighter says she dealt with years of harassing and discriminatory behavior Working in a traditionally male-dominated field can have its challenges if you’re a…
Rank this Week: 862

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: 1575

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1029

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/
  • May 23

    Lawsuits Based on Family Care are Rising

    Lawsuits Based on Family Care are Rising
    According to a recent study, lawsuits based on family care or pregnancy discrimination are on the rise. The Center for Worklife Law at the University of California produced the study. The Center found that lawsuits based on pregnancy…
  • May 19

    Overtime Rules Are Changed

    Overtime Rules Are Changed
    So, fewer “managers” will be eligible for overtime. The Department of Labor raised the salary rate at which overtime would apply. I previously wrote about this change here. The salary level for certain low level managerial jobs is…
  • May 17

    Church of Scientology Lawsuit to be Dismissed

    Church of Scientology Lawsuit to be Dismissed
    Well, it looks like Monique Rathbun is dropping her lawsuit against the Church of Scientology. See San Antonio Express News report. I first wrote about that strange lawsuit here. Ms. Rathbun filed a motion asking that her suit be dropped. She…
Rank this Week: 4838