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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/
  • Aug 24

    Terminating an Employee for Voicing His Political Opinion : What Are The Potential Consequences?

    Terminating an Employee for Voicing His Political Opinion : What Are The Potential Consequences?
    Terminating an employee for expressing his political opinions at work can be costly for an employer. This is what  an employer learned after being ordered to pay 91 073,46 $ to an employee following his termination for sharing his…
  • Aug 24

    NLRB allows student assistants to form union

    NLRB allows student assistants to form union
    In the much anticipated Columbia University decision, the National Labor Relations Board reversed its most recent precedent and held that student teaching assistants at private colleges and universities are statutory employees under the…
  • Aug 23

    Continuous service: Prior casual service count

    Continuous service: Prior casual service count
    A majority of a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has recently held that for the purposes of calculating notice of termination and redundancy entitlements for permanent employees under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the Act), a prior…
Rank this Week: 2177

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/
  • Aug 24

    Hybrid Entities in Canada

    Hybrid Entities in Canada
    In the context of cross-border business transactions, the term hybrid entity is often mentioned.  Generally, a hybrid entity is considered, for tax purposes, as one type of entity (e.g., a corporation) in one jurisdiction while being…
  • Aug 23

    Financing with Non-Bank Lender

    Financing with Non-Bank Lender
    Non-bank lenders are increasing their market presence in both acquisition financing and the provision of financial solutions for ongoing operations, including in the asset-based lending context.  The increased presence of non-bank…
  • Aug 18

    INCOMING TAX CHANGES MAY SPAWN A SURGE IN PRIVATE COMPANY ASSET SALES

    INCOMING TAX CHANGES MAY SPAWN A SURGE IN PRIVATE COMPANY ASSET SALES
    With fall around the corner and looming tax changes, certain private companies – Canadian-controlled Private Corporations (generally, private corporations that are controlled by Canadian residents, referred to herein as CCPCs) –…
Rank this Week: 2184

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1114

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Aug 24

    Final ‘blacklisting’ rule and guidance: What do they mean?

    Final ‘blacklisting’ rule and guidance: What do they mean?
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. The much anticipated final Federal Acquisition Rule and Labor Department guidance implementing President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order have been released and will be published in the Federal…
  • Aug 24

    Free speech challenge to ordinance banning union’s inflatable rat punctured by mootness issue

    Free speech challenge to ordinance banning union’s inflatable rat punctured by mootness issue
    By Dave Strausfeld, J.D. Mootness may doom a union’s First Amendment challenge to a local sign ordinance that banned it from placing giant inflatable rats on a roadway median opposite a construction site it was picketing, held the…
  • Aug 24

    No more direct, indirect, convincing mosaic ‘tests’; evidence is evidence

    No more direct, indirect, convincing mosaic ‘tests’; evidence is evidence
    By Joy P. Waltemath, J.D. Tossing distinctions between “direct” and “indirect” evidence in employment discrimination cases, as well as the use of “convincing mosaic” as a legal test, the Seventh Circuit…
Rank this Week: 551

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 2698

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    New York Attorney General Takes Action to Curtail Use of Non-Compete Agreement

    New York Attorney General Takes Action to Curtail Use of Non-Compete Agreement
    Earlier this month, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office announced that it had secured an agreement from Examination Management Services, Inc. (“EMSI”) to stop using non-compete agreements for most of its…
  • Aug 4

    New York Court Refuses to Certify Class of Unpaid Intern

    New York Court Refuses to Certify Class of Unpaid Intern
    Over the last few years, we have written about misclassification issues arising out of the use of unpaid interns to perform work.  A recent case from a New York State court has just made it more difficult for such interns to assert class…
  • May 20

    Fired for being “Too Cute” does not Constitute Sex Discrimination

    Fired for being “Too Cute” does not Constitute Sex Discrimination
    The New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex or gender.  Despite the “liberal construction” applied to the interpretation of sex…
Rank this Week: 4347

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

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

    Columbia University decision latest NLRB victory for union

    Columbia University decision latest NLRB victory for union
    The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ruling that graduate student assistants at private colleges and universities are entitled to unionize is the latest Board action seen as a boon to union interests. In a 3-1 decision issued on…
  • Aug 22

    Arizona voters will decide minimum wage, recreational marijuana proposal

    Arizona voters will decide minimum wage, recreational marijuana proposal
    by Dinita L. James Gonzalez Law, LLC On August 18 and 19, two Maricopa County Superior Court judges cleared the way for two voter initiatives with significant implications for Arizona employers to appear on the November ballot. One would…
  • Aug 15

    Notice for Colorado’s new pregnancy accommodation law available

    Notice for Colorado’s new pregnancy accommodation law available
    by Besse H. McDonald The Colorado Civil Rights Division has released a suggested notice for employers to post related to the state’s new pregnancy accommodation law. Under the law, Colorado employers must post a notice of employee…
Rank this Week: 1414

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

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

    Webinar on Consequences of Misclassifying Independent Contractor

    Webinar on Consequences of Misclassifying Independent Contractor
    Have you designated your California worker as an independent contractor or employee, and do you know the difference under California law? These are multimillion-dollar questions as class action “misclassification” lawsuits…
  • Aug 23

    California Supreme Court Will Consider How to Deal With “De Minimis” Time

    California Supreme Court Will Consider How to Deal With “De Minimis” Time
    Employers frequently run into questions regarding counting small, or “de minimis,” periods of time. Lawsuits have been filed over small amounts of uncompensated time that is spent either before or after the employee clocks in. The…
  • Aug 22

    City of San Mateo Adopts Higher Minimum Wage

    City of San Mateo Adopts Higher Minimum Wage
    Last week, the City of San Mateo adopted a minimum wage ordinance which requires annual increases beginning January 1, 2017. Local minimum wage ordinance are part of a growing statewide trend. San Mateo’s adopted minimum wage…
Rank this Week: 1461

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/
  • Aug 24

    Call the Doctor! Paid sick leave is on the way for (many) federal contractor

    Call the Doctor! Paid sick leave is on the way for (many) federal contractor
    The date for the U.S. Secretary of Labor to issue regulations establishing paid sick leave for covered employees of certain federal contractors is fast approaching. By way of background, on September 7, 2015, President Obama signed Executive…
  • Aug 19

    Spa day! Let’s do an FLSA white-collar exemption makeover!

    Spa day! Let’s do an FLSA white-collar exemption makeover!
    Employers, when was the last time you had a real makeover? Let’s do one now! The new white-collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act will go into effect December 1, but it’s a good idea for employers to prepare now…
  • Aug 19

    BREAKING: Detroit-area funeral home wins in EEOC transgender case

    BREAKING: Detroit-area funeral home wins in EEOC transgender case
    Remember EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes? This was the transgender discrimination case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against a suburban Detroit funeral home chain for allegedly discriminating against an…
Rank this Week: 933

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Aug 24

    Reining In Individual Arbitration – Ninth Circuit Rules Class Waivers Unenforceable

    Reining In Individual Arbitration – Ninth Circuit Rules Class Waivers Unenforceable
    In a 2-1 ruling, the Ninth Circuit became the second federal court of appeals to agree with the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) position that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) prohibits class action waivers in…
  • Aug 15

    Subway Adopts Novel Approach to Stem Wage and Hour Claim

    Subway Adopts Novel Approach to Stem Wage and Hour Claim
    Subway is one of the largest franchisors in the world, with over 26,000 restaurants in the United States alone. It is also in one of the industries most prone to wage and hour claims, a fact reflected in both Department of Labor (DOL)…
  • Aug 12

    Ninth Circuit Grants 23(f) Review of Denial of Class Certification for Inadequate Representation

    Ninth Circuit Grants 23(f) Review of Denial of Class Certification for Inadequate Representation
    We’re all familiar with the basic requirements of Rule 23(a), with the focus most frequently on the issues of commonality and typicality under Rules 23(a)(2) and (3). Numerosity under Rule 23(a)(1) can on occasion be an issue with…
Rank this Week: 1569

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
  • Aug 24

    Prompt Payment Required – Doesn’t Matter If Fired, Retired, Or Resigned

    Prompt Payment Required – Doesn’t Matter If Fired, Retired, Or Resigned
    Co-authored by Monica Rodriguez and Justin Curley Seyfarth Synopsis: The California Supreme Court holds that employers must promptly pay final wages owed to employees who quit, including those who retire, or risk paying steep statutory…
  • Aug 15

    Northern District of California “Shuts Out” Minor League Ballplayers’ Expert

    Northern District of California “Shuts Out” Minor League Ballplayers’ Expert
    Authored by Eric Lloyd Minor league baseball players took a swing at class certification, and they missed—badly. In Senne v. Kansas City Royals Baseball Corp., et al., minor league baseball players across the country asserted wage and…
  • Aug 9

    Should Franchisors Become BFFs with WHD?

    Should Franchisors Become BFFs with WHD?
    Authored by Alex Passantino Expanding upon a relationship started in 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division and Subway announced a voluntary compliance agreement earlier this week. Billed as an effort at…
Rank this Week: 3991

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

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

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Aug 24

    No Harm, No Foul (And No Class Action Lawsuit): TCPA Class Action Dismissed For Failure to Allege Harm

    No Harm, No Foul (And No Class Action Lawsuit): TCPA Class Action Dismissed For Failure to Allege Harm
    Earlier this month, United States District Court Judge Peter Sheridan dismissed a class action brought against Work Out World (“WOW”) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  In doing so, Judge Sheridan relied on…
  • Aug 22

    Sharing of Passwords Under Certain Circumstances Unlawful

    Sharing of Passwords Under Certain Circumstances Unlawful
    Many companies have experienced the departure of an employee and the elimination of that former employees access to the company’s computers and networks. In the recent case of USA v. Nosal, D.C. No. 3:08-cr-00237-EMC-1 (July 5, 2016),…
  • Aug 19

    Smaller HIPAA Breaches To Get More Attention by Office for Civil Right

    Smaller HIPAA Breaches To Get More Attention by Office for Civil Right
    The HIPAA breach notification rule has two buckets for classifying data breaches – those that involve “protected health information” (PHI) of 500 or more individuals and those that involve fewer than 500 individuals. Since…
Rank this Week: 1530

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 747

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/
  • Aug 24

    New Pay Equity Law Means Employers Must Prevent Gender-Based Wage Disparitie

    New Pay Equity Law Means Employers Must Prevent Gender-Based Wage Disparitie
    In the wake of passage of the new pay equity law in Massachusetts, employers again have work to do. To prevent getting caught up in what is certain to be another fertile area of employment litigation, both individually and on class-wide…
  • Aug 2

    MA Legislature Again Fails to Pass Noncompetition Law

    MA Legislature Again Fails to Pass Noncompetition Law
    Though it was closer this time, there’s no solace for those hoping to finally see noncompetition legislation in Massachusetts. Despite passing two bills that would have brought clear rules to this area of law, hopes were dashed this…
  • Jul 20

    Senate Action on Noncompetition Bill May Lead to its Failure in MA Legislature

    Senate Action on Noncompetition Bill May Lead to its Failure in MA Legislature
    The Massachusetts Senate recently followed the lead of the House of Representatives by passing a comprehensive bill to regulate noncompetition agreements. While this seems to be progress toward a final re-writing of laws that govern these…
Rank this Week: 4238

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

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

    NLRB Ruling Will Allow Graduate Student Teaching Assistants To Unionize

    NLRB Ruling Will Allow Graduate Student Teaching Assistants To Unionize
    Yesterday, the NLRB released an ground-breaking decision allowing  students to organize. My colleague, Jarad Lucan, recaps the importance of this decision not only for schools like Yale University in Connecticut, but beyond. In its 2004…
  • Aug 23

    Your Employee, Worried About Zika, Has to Travel to Miami. Now What?

    Your Employee, Worried About Zika, Has to Travel to Miami. Now What?
    Your industry’s major conference is set for Miami Beach – the land of sun, beaches, and, now it seems, mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus. Your key sales employee — the one who was setting up your booth for the conference…
  • Aug 19

    Firing Of Pot-Smoking State Employee Goes Up in Smoke by CT Supreme Court

    Firing Of Pot-Smoking State Employee Goes Up in Smoke by CT Supreme Court
    You might think that smoking pot on the job as a state employee would be justifiable grounds to get you fired. A no-brainer, right? (Let’s save a discussion for eating brownies and swearing at your cat for another blog post.) After all,…
Rank this Week: 103

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 508

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/
  • Aug 24

    Lawyer Must Refrain from Real-time Posts about Trial

    Lawyer Must Refrain from Real-time Posts about Trial
    It is an ancient principle of trials that jurors can only consider what evidence they hear or see in court. That is why every trial these days includes a warning against looking things up on the internet. And, that is why most judges and…
  • Aug 23

    Fox News Sued for Sexual Harassment

    Fox News Sued for Sexual Harassment
    So, now, Fox News itself has been sued for sexual harassment. Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has sued her former employer, saying Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly harassed her. She describes Fox News as a sex-fueled, Playboy mansion…
  • Aug 17

    Fifth Circuit Took Away Verdict for Plaintiff

    Fifth Circuit Took Away Verdict for Plaintiff
    The Fifth Circuit is a risky place to do business. Sometimes, it just reaches some strange conclusions. The case of Allen v. Radio One of Texas II, LLC, No. 11-20781, 2013 WL 703832 (5th Cir. 2/26/2013) illustrates the lack of predictability…
Rank this Week: 607

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/
  • Aug 24

    A wage/hour primer for employers with tipped employee

    A wage/hour primer for employers with tipped employee
    Employment Law 360 is reporting that a waitress is suing Walt Disney World for improperly taking a “tip credit” and paying her less than the minimum wage even though she spent significant time performing non-tipped work. That…
  • Aug 23

    Did the 7th Circuit finally kill McDonnell Douglas?

    Did the 7th Circuit finally kill McDonnell Douglas?
    If you are an employment lawyer, the words “McDonnell Douglas” will bring a sentimental tear to your eye. For the unfamiliar, the McDonnell Douglas is an evidentiary framework used in discrimination cases, which lack…
  • Aug 22

    Federal court's rejection of LGBT discrimination claim on religious grounds has scary implication

    Federal court's rejection of LGBT discrimination claim on religious grounds has scary implication
    Last week, a Michigan federal judge rejected the EEOC’s claim that Title VII covers transgender status or gender identity as protected classes. In EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes (E.D. Mich. 8/18/16) [pdf], the agency…
Rank this Week: 100

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: 46

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/
  • Aug 24

    Want the secret to defending retaliation claims?

    Want the secret to defending retaliation claims?
    As in, guaranteed date with a jury. Oh, you thought I was going to tell you how to avoid a retaliation lawsuit? You’re so cute that way. Last Chance! Register here to join me and Cigna’s Robyn Marino, Esq. for…
  • Aug 23

    Don’t miss tomorrow’s free webinar: “How to Navigate Alcoholism and Substance Abuse under the FMLA/ADA”

    Don’t miss tomorrow’s free webinar: “How to Navigate Alcoholism and Substance Abuse under the FMLA/ADA”
    Are you prepared to address drug- and alcohol-related disabilities and leave issues under the FMLA and ADA? At some time in their lives, millions of Americans have abused drugs and alcohol. While many are in recovery, others continue their…
  • Aug 22

    Court says Hobby Lobby decision sometimes greenlights sex discrimination at work

    Court says Hobby Lobby decision sometimes greenlights sex discrimination at work
    I teased it in Friday’s post. Last week, a Michigan federal court held (here) that a workplace dress code that requires one gender to conform to a sex stereotype (e.g., men must wear suits, and women must wear dresses) is…
Rank this Week: 1064

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/
  • Aug 23

    Cases --- August 14th through 20th

    Cases --- August 14th through 20th
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination *Retiree, Inc. v. Anspach (10th Cir., August 17, 2016) (affirming damages on Anspach's breach of confidentiality agreement, but reversing as to improper disclosure. Additionally, in a…
  • Aug 19

    D. Scott Crook Named to Best Lawyers in America

    D. Scott Crook Named to Best Lawyers in America
    D. Scott Crook, the creator of The Utah Employment Lawyer and president of D. Scott Crook Law, PC, was nominated by his peers for inclusion in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America for Labor and Employment Litigation.…
  • Aug 15

    Cases --- August 7th through 13th

    Cases --- August 7th through 13th
    Discrimination/RetaliationBird v. West Valley City (10th Cir., August 8, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of West Valley on Bird's gender-discrimination and hostile-work-environment claims; but reversing on Bird's claim of…
Rank this Week: 3453

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
  • Aug 23

    NLRB Rules That Graduate Students Are Employee

    NLRB Rules That Graduate Students Are Employee
    Earlier today, the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”) issued its long awaited decision in Columbia University.  Not surprisingly, the Board, in a 3-1 decision, overturned 12 years of precedent by ruling that…
  • Aug 17

    Non-Compete Agreement A Mandatory Subject of Bargaining, NLRB Rule

    Non-Compete Agreement A Mandatory Subject of Bargaining, NLRB Rule
    The first day of employment is often chaotic.  New employees must learn their way around the jobsite, meet (and remember the names of) many new people and otherwise familiarize themselves with working at a new job.  Oh, and…
  • Jul 29

    Recent NLRB Decision A Reminder That NLRA Can Protect Actions Of A Single Employee

    Recent NLRB Decision A Reminder That NLRA Can Protect Actions Of A Single Employee
    So far, it has been a long quiet Summer with little NLRB activity, – with the exception of the recent ruling that temporary agency employees can be part of a bargaining unit with the principal employer’s employees, of…
Rank this Week: 3977

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/
  • Aug 23

    OSHA pilots new, expedited whistleblower review process in Western Region

    OSHA pilots new, expedited whistleblower review process in Western Region
    Agency allows complainants to request judicial review to speed process The U.S. Department of Labor is launching a new pilot process in its Western region. The “Expedited Case Processing Pilot” allows a complainant covered by…
  • Aug 15

    MSHA Issues Metal/Nonmetal Safety Alert

    MSHA Issues Metal/Nonmetal Safety Alert
    MSHA recently issued a safety alert reminding mine operators that drillers are exposed to rotating machinery that can entangle clothing and body parts and result in fatal or seriously disabling injuries. Drillers working alone or in remote…
  • Aug 3

    OSHA Blogs on How to Protect Workers from Zika Exposure

    OSHA Blogs on How to Protect Workers from Zika Exposure
    OSHA has updated its blog with a new post on protecting employees from Zika virus exposure. Citing its interim guidance and updated CDC information about the potential health effects and reproductive outcomes associates with Zika…
Rank this Week: 2076

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: 1632

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Aug 23

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B
    Last week, the IRS released draft 2016 instructions for the 1094-B and 1095-B (the “B” Forms).  The release of the draft instructions is just weeks after the IRS released the draft instructions for the 1094-C and 1095-C…
  • Aug 9

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page
    In the ACA realm, change is the only constant, so don’t take this to the bank.  We’re telling you what we see for the first time, on a first reading of the draft 2016 Forms and Instructions that the IRS has released since…
  • Jul 25

    Stand Alone, Fixed-Indemnity Plans Are Back, Maybe

    Stand Alone, Fixed-Indemnity Plans Are Back, Maybe
    In Central United Life Ins. Co. v. Burwell, D.C. Cir. No. 15-5310 (July 1, 2016), a D.C. Circuit panel affirmed, 3-0, a trial court injunction barring enforcement of the 2014 HHS regulation permitting individual fixed-indemnity policies to be…
Rank this Week: 2925

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/
  • Aug 23

    NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA

    NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA
    Today, the NLRB issued its long-awaited decision in Columbia University. As expected, the Board--in a 3-1 decision--reversed Brown University (which was just the latest in a number of cases flip-flopping on this issue) to conclude that…
  • Aug 23

    Ontiveros on the Exploitation of High-Skilled Tech Worker

    Ontiveros on the Exploitation of High-Skilled Tech Worker
    Maria Ontiveros (San Francisco) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming BJELL) H-1B Visas, Outsourcing and Body Shops: A Continuum of Exploitation for High Tech Workers. Here's the abstract: This article analyzes the exploitation of…
  • Aug 20

    The Positive Aspects of EEOC v. R.G & G.R. Funeral Home

    The Positive Aspects of EEOC v. R.G & G.R. Funeral Home
    This is a follow-up to Marcia's post immediately below. Christine Duffy (Senior Staff Attorney, ProBono Partnership, photo left) posted a comment to Marcia's post that I found particularly enlightening, so I phoned her yesterday and asked if…
Rank this Week: 127

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Aug 23

    5th Edition of Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers is Now Available

    5th Edition of Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers is Now Available
    Arnstein & Lehr LLP Chicago Partner, E. Jason Tremblay, has published the 5th Edition of his book entitled “Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers – How to Protect Your Business From Liability and Comply with State and…
  • Aug 23

    New Illinois Law Provides For Unpaid Child Bereavement Leave

    New Illinois Law Provides For Unpaid Child Bereavement Leave
    Kellie Y. Chen On July 29, 2016, Governor Rauner signed the Child Bereavement Leave Act (the “Act”), making Illinois one of only two states (Oregon being the first in 2014) to require covered employers to provide unpaid leave in…
  • Aug 18

    USDOL Issues New FLSA and EPPA Poster

    USDOL Issues New FLSA and EPPA Poster
    E. Jason Tremblay The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued slightly revised workplace posters under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA). The new EPPA poster includes updated…
Rank this Week: 304

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Aug 23

    Accommodating Mental Illness in the Workplace

    Accommodating Mental Illness in the Workplace
    Accommodating mental illness is an extremely complex area for employers to navigate.  Unlike physical disabilities, the need for a mental health accommodation is often difficult to detect, and the employee’s medical prognosis can…
  • Jul 28

    The Laws Regarding Employee Monitoring Software

    The Laws Regarding Employee Monitoring Software
    Employee monitoring software serves one primary purpose: to make sure employees are doing what they are supposed to.  It can be installed on computers and other devices and can track an incredible amount of information. For example,…
  • Jul 26

    Pokémon GO vs. Work FLOW

    Pokémon GO vs. Work FLOW
      In case you have been living under a rock for the past month the Pokémon GO game craze has hit Canada.   Players catch, trade and battle Pokémon that pop into existence alongside real-world physical objects when…
Rank this Week: 193

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Aug 23

    BREAKING: NLRB "Student Assistants Covered by the NLRA"

    BREAKING: NLRB "Student Assistants Covered by the NLRA"
    Not official use.You could see this coming a mile away; the only question was "when?" Today is the day. The NLRB issued its decision in Columbia University, holding that graduate students at private colleges and universities are employees who…
  • Aug 23

    Fed's transgender initiatives are struggling

    Fed's transgender initiatives are struggling
    Last week, the EEOC lost one of its first transgender discrimination cases. The Eastern District of Michigan dismissed the claims in EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. (opinion here).Not official use.The Court noted that the…
  • Aug 11

    What does "solicit" mean in nonsolicitation agreements?

    What does "solicit" mean in nonsolicitation agreements?
    Nonsolicitation clauses are fairly common in restrictive covenants. The contract will say something like, "Upon termination, Employee shall not solicit customers of Employer for a period of two years" (it is also common to forbid solicitation…
Rank this Week: 472

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

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

    Courts Continue to Chip Away at Vested Right

    Courts Continue to Chip Away at Vested Right
    This post was authored by Erin Kunze In the past few years, the courts have made it more difficult to establish a vested right to retiree medical benefits. We now have a decision that greatly reduces employee / retiree defenses …
  • Aug 16

    2016 is the Year of the FLSA Audit!

    2016 is the Year of the FLSA Audit!
    This blog post was authored by Jennifer Palagi. A number of developments this year – the recent decision in Flores v. City of San Gabriel on the intersection of wage and hour law and employer health plans, the new …
  • Aug 9

    A Closer Look At The Restrictions On Hiring Retirees (And Also The Exceptions!)

    A Closer Look At The Restrictions On Hiring Retirees (And Also The Exceptions!)
    This blog post was authored by Danny Y. Yoo. CalPERS issued a Circular Letter on July 12, 2016, which provided information on its compliance review process and its most common findings, including employing retired annuitants.  In our…
Rank this Week: 3788

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1436

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Covers employment discrimination, hiring, terminations and technology issues. By Jason Shinn.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
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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/
  • Aug 23

    Deutsche Bank Whistleblower Should Accept SEC Whistleblower Award

    Deutsche Bank Whistleblower Should Accept SEC Whistleblower Award
    There are more effective ways to protest lax enforcement of financial fraud Last week, it was widely reported that Eric Ben-Artzi, a Deutsche Bank whistleblower stated he will refuse a portion of his whistleblower award from the U.S.…
  • Aug 5

    Four-Year Campaign Results In Historic-Win For Tax Whistleblower

    Four-Year Campaign Results In Historic-Win For Tax Whistleblower
    The  following is an editorial from the National Whistleblower Center: On August 3, 2016 the U.S. Tax Court ruled that tax whistleblowers were entitled to a reward based on monies collected in criminal fines and penalties. This…
  • Aug 4

    Agency Leaders Praise Whistleblowers, Express Need for Reform

    Agency Leaders Praise Whistleblowers, Express Need for Reform
    On Monday, August 1st, four federal agencies celebrated National Whistleblower Day with an event sponsored by the Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus. This was the first time any federal agencies have ever recognized Whistleblower Day,…
Rank this Week: 225

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

Addresses employment law issues. By McLane, Graf, Raulerson, & Middleton, PA.

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • Aug 23

    Think Your Arbitration Clause Protects You From Having to Defend Class Actions in Court? Maybe Not.

    Think Your Arbitration Clause Protects You From Having to Defend Class Actions in Court? Maybe Not.
    Ernst & Young, LLP, a global professional services firm, made an effort to stem the tide of challenging and expensive class action litigation by including in their employment agreements a clause by which employees waive their rights to…
  • Aug 23

    Massachusetts Expands Gender Identity Protection

    Massachusetts Expands Gender Identity Protection
    Effective October 1, 2016, “places of public accommodation” in Massachusetts are prohibited from discriminating against persons based on their gender identity.  Under this new anti-discrimination law signed by…
  • Aug 4

    US Supreme Court Blocks Transgender Bathroom Ruling

    US Supreme Court Blocks Transgender Bathroom Ruling
    On August 3, 2016, the US Supreme Court voted 5-3 to put on hold a lower federal court ruling that a transgender male student be allowed to use the bathroom of his gender identity. The Virginia student, who was born a girl and now identifies…
Rank this Week: 1670

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    Disability Discrimination Settlement $90K Against Wal-Mart

    Disability Discrimination Settlement $90K Against Wal-Mart
    Disability discrimination against a Wal-Mart employee could have been avoided had management simply agreed to continue to accommodate the worker with a written list of daily tasks. Instead, court records show, managers chose to fire the…
  • Aug 21

    Hollywood Age Discrimination Target of Bill

    Hollywood Age Discrimination Target of Bill
    California age discrimination is the target of a new bill passed by the state Senate that would allow actors and actresses to keep secrete their ages from certain websites. In particular, the Internet Movie Database, which is frequently used…
  • Aug 18

    Waitress Minimum Wage Lawsuit Targets Side Work Dutie

    Waitress Minimum Wage Lawsuit Targets Side Work Dutie
    Anyone who has ever worked in the restaurant service industry is familiar with the term, “side work.” It’s the work that servers are often required to do on top of the normal serving of tables. What many workers may not know…
Rank this Week: 1647

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

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

http://celavoice.org/
  • Aug 23

    We’ve Finally Reached 2016 African American Women’s Equal Pay Day

    We’ve Finally Reached 2016 African American Women’s Equal Pay Day
    Today we commemorate “African American Women’s Equal Pay Day,” the day in the year when African American women’s wages finally catch up to what men earned last year.  It is important to note that African American…
  • Jun 7

    Silencing the survivors: How the Brock Turner case reflects the failures of our justice system

    Silencing the survivors: How the Brock Turner case reflects the failures of our justice system
    By Lisa Mak Like many others, I was outraged by the outcome of Brock Turner’s case for his rape of an unconscious, intoxicated woman behind a dumpster.  This woman was brave enough to go through the process of a 16-month criminal…
  • May 16

    The legacy of the civil rights movement

    The legacy of the civil rights movement
    The struggle for civil rights puts us squarely within a longstanding movement. It is helpful to keep the history of those efforts in mind as we focus on the problems of the moment. Here are the reflections of a woman who has dedicated her…
Rank this Week: 2849

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/
  • Aug 23

    Data: It Is Lurking Everywhere, Especially in the Shadow

    Data: It Is Lurking Everywhere, Especially in the Shadow
    For years, companies have been struggling to understand the multitude of locations where their data resides. From traditional employment files with embedded Social Security numbers, to new-aged hiring software with videos of job applicants,…
  • Aug 10

    Wearables in the Workplace: Promise and Pitfall

    Wearables in the Workplace: Promise and Pitfall
    In recent years, the use of wearable devices, such as smartwatches and Fitbits, has gained popularity not only with the general public and consumers but also among employers as a way to encourage workers to maintain healthier habits and, in…
  • Aug 9

    The EEOC Advocates for a More Diverse Technology Industry

    The EEOC Advocates for a More Diverse Technology Industry
    Throughout 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” or “Commission”) has been examining initiatives to identify and attempt to rectify a perceived lack of diversity in the workplace. The EEOC has, in…
Rank this Week: 1687

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

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

    City of Seattle Proposes New Ordinance Regulating Employee Scheduling

    City of Seattle Proposes New Ordinance Regulating Employee Scheduling
    Seattle restaurants and retail employers may soon face significant restrictions on employee scheduling.  The Seattle City Council is currently considering a proposed ordinance with the potential to impact hundreds of employers across the…
  • Aug 23

    City of Seattle Proposes New Ordinance Regulating Employee Scheduling

    City of Seattle Proposes New Ordinance Regulating Employee Scheduling
    Seattle restaurants and retail employers may soon face significant restrictions on employee scheduling.  The Seattle City Council is currently considering a proposed ordinance with the potential to impact hundreds of employers across the…
  • Jul 22

    NLRB Reverses Course Again: Organizing Temporary Workers Just Got Easier

    NLRB Reverses Course Again: Organizing Temporary Workers Just Got Easier
    The NLRB recently reversed course again to allow temporary employees provided by a staffing agency to join regular employees in a single bargaining unit without the consent of the employer or the staffing agency. Miller & Anderson, Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 1222

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: 3214

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Ninth Circuit Holds Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements Violate the National Labor Relations Act

    Ninth Circuit Holds Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements Violate the National Labor Relations Act
    A panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held 2-1 that class action waivers in arbitration agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act. In an opinion by Chief Judge Sidney Thomas, the divided panel's majority decided that the…
  • Jul 1

    Don't Wait for the $15 Minimum Wage - San Francisco's Goes Up to $13 Today!

    Don't Wait for the $15 Minimum Wage - San Francisco's Goes Up to $13 Today!
    If you know someone doing business in San Francisco, remember to let that special person know that the minimum wage goes up to $13.00 per hour effective today.  The SF minimum wage web page with access to the poster etc. is here.As of…
  • Jun 20

    Happy 10th Anniversary Shaw Valenza LLP

    Happy 10th Anniversary Shaw Valenza LLP
    Yep, lil ol' Shaw Valenza LLP is now officially lil' AND 10 years old as of 6/19. The blog is turning 10 in a week or so too. And that means it's time to thank you once again for reading and passing along to your colleagues and such.…
Rank this Week: 823

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/
  • Aug 22

    Uber Faces Setback in Independent Contractor Litigation; Court Rejects Proposed $100M Settlement

    Uber Faces Setback in Independent Contractor Litigation; Court Rejects Proposed $100M Settlement
    Owen H. Laird, Esq. As we have previously discussed, Uber, the multi-billion dollar company behind the eponymous smartphone taxi app, is in a long-term dispute with its drivers over benefits and pay.  This dispute stems from Uber’s…
  • Aug 19

    American Bar Association Votes to Prohibit Discrimination

    American Bar Association Votes to Prohibit Discrimination
    Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. On August 8, 2016, the American Bar Association (“ABA”) voted at its 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco to prohibit discrimination and harassment in the practice of law. The ABA’s House of Delegates…
  • Aug 17

    “Equal Play, Equal Pay”: U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Fights for Equal Compensation

    “Equal Play, Equal Pay”: U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Fights for Equal Compensation
    Lev Craig Last week, we reported on groundbreaking equal pay legislation that was recently passed in Massachusetts. Yesterday, the U.S. women’s soccer team played their last match of the 2016 Olympics, but are still competing for equal…
Rank this Week: 681

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Aug 22

    Do Not Overlook FLSA Duties in Light of New Salary Requirement

    Do Not Overlook FLSA Duties in Light of New Salary Requirement
    The upcoming change to salary requirements to the so-called “white collar” overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has garnered a lot of attention. However, even with a strong emphasis on the changes to the…
  • Aug 22

    Fired For My Firearm? I’ll Sue!

    Fired For My Firearm? I’ll Sue!
    As if employers already did not have enough reasons to have to think through termination decisions carefully, here is yet another “trigger” word that should make employers think twice about plans to discipline or fire an employee:…
  • Aug 15

    Getting Past “Not Horrible”: Addressing Office Bullies is Good for the Bottom Line

    Getting Past “Not Horrible”: Addressing Office Bullies is Good for the Bottom Line
    A Dallas jury recently awarded a verdict of more than a million dollars to a vocational nurse based upon her claims of sexual harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress. While it appears that verdict will not ultimately be…
Rank this Week: 1965

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
  • Aug 22

    What Teen Workers Need to Know About Sexual Harassment

    What Teen Workers Need to Know About Sexual Harassment
    What Teen Workers Need to Know About Sexual Harassment Company forced to pay $150,000 to settle lawsuit by underage employees Younger workers may be especially vulnerable to harassment or other unlawful treatment at work. Reason: Some…
  • Aug 15

    Workers Fired for Not Getting Well Fast Enough; Company on the Hook for $8.6 Million

    Workers Fired for Not Getting Well Fast Enough; Company on the Hook for $8.6 Million
    Workers Fired for Not Getting Well Fast Enough; Company on the Hook for $8.6 Million What workers need to know about leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act Imagine this scenario: A woman needs several months off from work to…
  • Aug 8

    The So-Called Gig Economy: When Independent Contractors Are Really Employee

    The So-Called Gig Economy: When Independent Contractors Are Really Employee
    The So-Called Gig Economy: When Independent Contractors Are Really Employees What self-employed people need to know about their rights The “gig economy” is a big topic lately, as companies look to conserve costs by…
Rank this Week: 4674

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1453

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Aug 22

    Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 2)

    Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 2)
    With summer 2016 almost behind us, employers should begin to plan for the major labor and employment law trends expected to emerge in the last quarter of the year and into 2017. In the first part of this two-part series, we looked at some of…
  • Aug 17

    Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 1)

    Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 1)
    With summer 2016 almost behind us, employers should begin to plan for the major labor and employment law trends expected to emerge in the final quarter of the year and into 2017. In the first part of this two-part series, we will take a look…
  • Aug 16

    Five Tips for Handling Pokémon Go in the Workplace

    Five Tips for Handling Pokémon Go in the Workplace
    In the past several weeks, Pokémon Go has taken the world, and many workplaces, by storm. If you’re concerned about reducing the negative impact that this game may be having on your employees’ productivity – and, more…
Rank this Week: 1624