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Job Matters Blog

Job Matters Blog

Provides information for employees and consumers on their legal rights in employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://jobmatters.info
  • Jul 28

    Tips to Purchasing Property

    Tips to Purchasing Property
    Buying a house is among the most important choices a man or woman can help to make, due to the fact it is the place you choose to live and spend a significant portion of your time. For that reason you must take into account aspects that may…
  • Jul 28

    You May Obtain a Home Mortgage Right Now

    You May Obtain a Home Mortgage Right Now
    If you’ve been planning on buying a residence nonetheless you’re discouraged because of the application process, it truly is wonderful to find out there are options for an individual. Before you decide to be worried about finding…
  • Jul 28

    Dealing With Professionals To Help You Find The Appropriate Home

    Dealing With Professionals To Help You Find The Appropriate Home
    Choosing a new property is surely an overwhelming experience for most individuals. In the event that you’re enthusiastic about spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on some kind of residential home, you need to make certain…
Rank this Week: 5017

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/
  • Jul 28

    Uber Driver is an Employee, California Labor Commission Rule

    Uber Driver is an Employee, California Labor Commission Rule
    In a decision that could have reverberating effects in the so-called “sharing economy,” the California Labor Commission recently ruled that a driver for Uber Technologies, Inc. is an employee and not an independent contractor.…
  • Jul 22

    Federal District Court Approves $40 Million Data-Throttling Settlement

    Federal District Court Approves $40 Million Data-Throttling Settlement
    On July 2, 2015, Judge Edward M. Chen of the Northern District of California granted final approval of a $40 million settlement reached between the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and TracFone Wireless, Inc., d/b/a Straight Talk…
  • Jul 14

    Disney Reaches Vacation Pay Settlement with Former Employee

    Disney Reaches Vacation Pay Settlement with Former Employee
    A settlement was reportedly reached last week in Zorio v. Walt Disney Worldwide Services Inc., a case brought by former Disneyland employee Reykeel Zorio, who alleged on behalf of himself and other former employees at six Disney facilities…
Rank this Week: 3475

Background Matters Blog

Background Matters Blog

Covers background investigations and reports in consumer and employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://backgroundmatters.info
  • Jul 28

    Find A Person for Your Rental Right Now

    Find A Person for Your Rental Right Now
    When you have an item of real estate that you’d like to use as accommodations, you might have already been discouraged simply because which as being a property owner has a large amount of duty. After all, there are plenty of people…
  • Jul 28

    Find a Reasonable Person for the Lease Right Now

    Find a Reasonable Person for the Lease Right Now
    If you have a bit of real estate that you’d like as a rental, you might have ended up frustrated because of the fact in which being a landlord includes a large amount of obligation. After all, there are a lot of people that happen to be…
  • Jul 28

    Everyone Ought to Have a Lovely Household

    Everyone Ought to Have a Lovely Household
    In case you are planning on buying a house, there are plenty of fantastic things that should be taken into consideration. Your property is going to function as most significant investment that you’re going to actually generate. That is…
Rank this Week: 5018

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Phillies Trade Jonathon Papelbon for Nick Pivetta

    Phillies Trade Jonathon Papelbon for Nick Pivetta
    Philadelphia Phillies' Closer Jonathon Papelbon Traded to Washington Nationals for Minor League Pitcher Nick PivettaIt is confirmed.  Click Here for details.  Papelbon leaves as the Phillies all-time saves leader. Thanks, Paps.In…
  • Jul 3

    Can States Force Private Citizens to Do Business With Gays, Immigrants or Muslims? NO! Someone, Please Tell Oregon

    Can States Force Private Citizens to Do Business With Gays, Immigrants or Muslims? NO! Someone, Please Tell Oregon
    The State of Oregon Imposed a $135,000 Fine Against a Private Bakery That Refused to Make a Wedding Cake for a Lesbian CoupleI find this amazing.  I am all for equal rights, and certainly applaud the Supreme Court;s recent ruling making…
  • Jul 2

    June 2015 Unemployment Rate Down to 5.3% - Lowest in 7 Year

    June 2015 Unemployment Rate Down to 5.3% - Lowest in 7 Year
    At 5.3%, June 2015 Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008! 223,000 New Jobs Created in USAThe Huffington Post is reporting today that, in June 2015, the unemployment rate fell to 5.3%, the lowest it has been since 2008! The Line is Getting…
Rank this Week: 3485

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/
  • Jul 28

    Lessons We Learned In Winning A Union Election Under the NLRB's New Rule

    Lessons We Learned In Winning A Union Election Under the NLRB's New Rule
    On April 14, the National Labor Relations Board changed its rules for processing union elections. The new rules stack the deck against employers by decreasing the time between the filing of a petition and the election, which means that an…
  • Jul 21

    California Paid Sick Leave Law Clarified by Amendment Effective Immediately

    California Paid Sick Leave Law Clarified by Amendment Effective Immediately
    On July 13, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 304 amending the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 clarifying certain terms of the law, effective immediately upon his signature.  The amendments overall make the…
  • Jul 17

    NLRB Invites Briefs Regarding The Inclusion Of Temporary Employees In Bargaining Unit

    NLRB Invites Briefs Regarding The Inclusion Of Temporary Employees In Bargaining Unit
    On July 6, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board invited interested parties and amici to submit briefs in Miller & Anderson, Inc., 05-RC-079249, in connection with the Board’s reexamination of whether temporary employees provided…
Rank this Week: 957

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

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

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 28

    Second Circuit Reverses on Lawyer Professional Exemption Case: What in the World Is Happening?

    Second Circuit Reverses on Lawyer Professional Exemption Case: What in the World Is Happening?
    I have blogged about this matter several times, all the while applauding the lower court decision and employer’s legal position in the case, as I believed what these temporary lawyers were doing did constitute the practice of law. …
  • Jul 22

    USDOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Regulations: Another Bright Line

    USDOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Regulations: Another Bright Line
    I have defended and litigated dozens of independent contractor cases and have found these matters to be intensely fact sensitive and tilted, in large part, towards a finding of employee status by both the agencies and the courts.  I had…
  • Jul 15

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit
    I have been following the protracted saga developing in the Second Circuit concerning whether interns are employees.  Recently, this Circuit overturned a lower court decision that granted conditional certification to an intern (and the…
Rank this Week: 397

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    How to avoid issues with your Florida estate-plan

    How to avoid issues with your Florida estate-plan
    Here at the Law Office of David M. Goldman, we come across many estate-planning problems that can be avoided by careful planning and forethought. With higher estate tax exemptions most individuals don’t have to consider avoiding estate…
  • Jul 24

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Reintroduced in Congre

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Reintroduced in Congre
    Congress will soon vote on passing the Special Needs Trust, Fairness Act of 2015, a bill designed to make it easier for people with special needs to create their own Special Needs Trust. A Special Needs Trust is used to enable a disabled…
  • Jul 23

    Involuntary Guardianship of an Adult in Florida

    Involuntary Guardianship of an Adult in Florida
      Are you concerned about your father, another family member or close friend’s ability to continue taking care of his or her own health and property without help? Are you afraid they cannot remember to properly take their…
Rank this Week: 505

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: 1628

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jul 28

    Make Sure Workers Know How to Protect Themselves in a Workplace Emergency

    Make Sure Workers Know How to Protect Themselves in a Workplace Emergency
    A recent CareerBuilder survey looks at how safe workers feel in their workplaces and how well they feel their companies work to ensure their security. The survey found that: The vast majority of workers (94 percent) feel their office is a…
  • Jul 24

    Workplace Investigations: The Need for Outside Expertise

    Workplace Investigations: The Need for Outside Expertise
    Workplace investigations may be conducted by your internal HR department, in-house counsel or other internal staff. Sometimes, however, you may need to turn to an external investigator; for instance, if the allegations involve your HR…
  • Jul 22

    Vacation Reminder

    Vacation Reminder
    With summer in full swing, many of your employees may be looking to take vacation. While there is no legal requirement to provide paid vacation to California employees, many employers choose to do so. If you do have a vacation policy in…
Rank this Week: 1144

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Rock v. Levinski – First Amendment Rights of Employee

    Rock v. Levinski – First Amendment Rights of Employee
    One of the most dearly held rights Americans have is stated in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: The right of free speech. It allows us to speak our minds without fear of government infringement. But that’s just the thing:…
  • Jul 25

    Perez v. D. Howes, LLC – Misclassification of Farm Worker Employee

    Perez v. D. Howes, LLC – Misclassification of Farm Worker Employee
    Somewhere between 1 and 3 million workers migrate from various locations across the world – usually Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean – to work as laborers in U.S. farms. Vital as these workers are to the labor force, they…
  • Jul 22

    Hansler v. Lehigh Valley Hosp. Network – Rights Under FMLA

    Hansler v. Lehigh Valley Hosp. Network – Rights Under FMLA
    The Family and Medical Leave Act – also routinely referred to as “FMLA” – entitles most workers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. Workers can take up to 12 months in a given…
Rank this Week: 1480

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
Rank this Week: 3842

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Trans Law Symposium

    Trans Law Symposium
    The 2015 Trans Law Symposium is fast approaching. I'm getting excited to see my colleagues in Chicago on Friday, August 7. Here is a listing of all the panelists.Healthcare Panel: Ashe McGovern (Moderator), New York Legal Assistance Group -…
  • Jun 2

    Trans Law Symposium 2015

    Trans Law Symposium 2015
    This year's Trans Law Symposium will be held in Chicago on Friday, August 7, sponsored by Jenner & Block. The Symposium features leading edge attorneys who are bringing the cases and enacting the laws and policies that make a difference…
  • Apr 23

    Funeral Home Can't Bury EEOC Transgender Firing Suit

    Funeral Home Can't Bury EEOC Transgender Firing Suit
    The EEOC defeated a motion to dismiss in EEOC v. RG & GR Harris Funeral Home, one of its first suits on behalf of trans employees brought last September. But the judge refused to recognize discrimination based on trans status, which is…
Rank this Week: 1855

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 28

    Q&A: Which employment/labour law applies to my matter?

    Q&A: Which employment/labour law applies to my matter?
    Applying Law to Your Employment Matter It is not uncommon for an employee to be unsure of which law applies to their employment matter. Specifically, where the place of residence is not the same as the location of their employer. Picture an…
  • Jul 20

    Q&A: Working through your severance entitlement?

    Q&A: Working through your severance entitlement?
    QUESTION An employee’s entitlement to severance is to say the least, at the discretion of the employer. But this is not a point blank answer, as there are many factors that play into effect. Where an employee is terminated and not…
  • Jun 24

    The Highlights of Off-Duty Conduct

    The Highlights of Off-Duty Conduct
    Termination Due to Off-Duty Conduct The vulgar, off-duty conduct of Hydro One employee, Shawn Simoes, has brought concern for many employees. After all, it’s not often that an employee is terminated by their employer for their actions…
Rank this Week: 287

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/
  • Jul 28

    NJ Pledges Millions To Equip Officers With Body Cam

    NJ Pledges Millions To Equip Officers With Body Cam
    As reported by NJ.com, New Jersey has pledged $4 million to equip every New Jersey State Trooper and thousands more local police officers with body cameras as demand for the technology rises in the wake of several high-profile…
  • Jul 15

    Crivelli & Barbati, L.L.C. Files Suit Against the State of NJ for Christie’s Refusal To Pay Step Increment

    Crivelli & Barbati, L.L.C. Files Suit Against the State of NJ for Christie’s Refusal To Pay Step Increment
    As reported in NJ.Com as well as NJSpotlight, the State of New Jersey recently told thousands of union members whose contracts expired June 30, 2015, that they won’t be receiving annual incremental pay increases while there’s…
  • Jun 18

    Is New Jersey State Healthcare Moving Toward the Implementation of a CDHP?

    Is New Jersey State Healthcare Moving Toward the Implementation of a CDHP?
    Yesterday, NJ.COM reported that Governor Christie was prepared to roll out sweeping pension legislation that would overhaul the way in which teacher pensions would be funded in the State of New Jersey.  Presently, teachers pensions in…
Rank this Week: 4407

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Consumer Issue: Hyundai Billing Error and Lease Default

    Consumer Issue: Hyundai Billing Error and Lease Default
    I received an interesting inquiry recently where Hyundai Motor Finance apparently added an erroneous $359.33 charge and $40 late fee to a customer's April 2015 lease bill despite fill payment of the March 2015 statement. I am attempting to…
  • Jul 25

    Personal Injury Attorney

    Personal Injury Attorney
    Email: SJK@QHCLaw.com    Phone: 631-482-9700
  • Jul 20

    New York Creates Statutory Guidelines for Alimony

    New York Creates Statutory Guidelines for Alimony
    New York's divorce law received yet another significant overhaul.  On June 24, 2015, the New York State Legislature passed a new law, largely going into effect in October, that -- in addition to adjusting income caps and the temporary…
Rank this Week: 4350

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: 207

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/
  • Jul 28

    Roberta’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn Served With Class Action Wage Lawsuit

    Roberta’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn Served With Class Action Wage Lawsuit
    A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of dishwashers, stock organizers, food preparers, and cleaning personnel, who worked at Roberta’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn, NY. The class action complaint, filed in Brooklyn federal court, claims that the…
  • Jul 23

    Workers Allegedly Cheated Out of Overtime and Tips at Sinatra’s Favorite Restaurant

    Workers Allegedly Cheated Out of Overtime and Tips at Sinatra’s Favorite Restaurant
    The New York Daily News has reported that Patsy’s Italian Restaurant, an iconic New York City Italian restaurant frequented by Frank Sinatra and other celebrities, is being sued by its waiters for unpaid overtime wages and tips. …
  • Jul 10

    Immigration Status and Tax Returns of Employee Not Relevant in Wage Case

    Immigration Status and Tax Returns of Employee Not Relevant in Wage Case
    In an ongoing wage violations lawsuit, attorneys for Alice’s Tea Cup Restaurant in New York City tried and failed to use workers’ immigration status as evidence against them. Employees at Alice’s Tea Cup, a Manhattan…
Rank this Week: 589

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3839

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/
Rank this Week: 4867

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Jul 28

    N.Y. State Fast Food Workers Likely To Win $15 Minimum Wage Raise

    N.Y. State Fast Food Workers Likely To Win $15 Minimum Wage Raise
    As previously reported, Gov. Andrew Cuomo in May empaneled a three-person wage board (the Board) to study and fix perceived wage inequality suffered by New York’s fast food workers – including by recommending whether, and by how…
  • Jul 28

    Trade Union Bill Published

    Trade Union Bill Published
    On 15 July 2015, the Government published a draft Trade Union Bill which sets out changes to tighten the law on industrial action. What is the current position? There is no general right to take industrial action under UK law. In most cases,…
  • Jul 22

    New Amendment to California Sick-Leave Law Takes Effect

    New Amendment to California Sick-Leave Law Takes Effect
    On July 13, 2015, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 304 – an amendment to California’s recently effective (as of July 1, 2015), statewide sick-leave law, known as the California Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014…
Rank this Week: 4044

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1496

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    When Your Model Employee Isn’t Anymore

    When Your Model Employee Isn’t Anymore
    I loved Bill Cosby. When we first got cable TV as a kid, I must have watched his movie “Himself” a few dozen times after school. His “Chocolate Cake” routine was even something I showed my kids a few years ago. And I…
  • Jul 27

    A Vacation Perspective: The “Waterfall” Noise of Employment Law

    A Vacation Perspective: The “Waterfall” Noise of Employment Law
    The first day back from vacation is always fun. And by fun, I mean “not fun AT ALL.” There’s the e-mails. And the voicemails. And the things that you should’ve gotten done before vacation that you really honestly tried…
  • Jul 15

    No Vacation for Employment Law: New “Interpretation” for Independent Contractors Issued by USDOL

    No Vacation for Employment Law: New “Interpretation” for Independent Contractors Issued by USDOL
    Whatever happened to summer vacation? You remember, that downtime, when nothing much happened? First, there were new proposed OT rules. Then, word came out EARLY (I got an alert at 6a!) today that the U.S. Department of Labor issued new…
Rank this Week: 143

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 28

    Go Set a Watchdog?

    Go Set a Watchdog?
    New Jersey struck a blow against a “job duties” exception to whistleblower suits, this time in the context of the state’s expansive Conscientious Employee Protection Act. In Lippman v. Ethicon the state Supreme Court rejected a…
  • Jul 27

    Bill Corbett on Young v. UPS

    Bill Corbett on Young v. UPS
    Friend-of-Blog Bill Corbett (LSU, Frank L. Maraist Professor of Law and Wex S. Malone Professor of Law) has just posted his wonderful piece on Young v. UPS, which is available here. The article, Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.:…
  • Jul 25

    Happy Birthday to the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Happy Birthday to the Americans with Disabilities Act
    image from eeoc.gov The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25 tomorrow on July 26, 2015. This statute garnered substantial widespread support when it was enacted over two decades ago, and continues to be a cornerstone of civil rights law.…
Rank this Week: 81

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    DOL Issues New Guidance Regarding Independent Contractor

    DOL Issues New Guidance Regarding Independent Contractor
    The Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, has issued new interpretative guidance regarding independent contractors. As I have mentioned before, many employers are trying to stretch the limits of independent contractors to include as…
  • Jul 22

    Wayne Wright Agrees to Consent Decree in Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    Wayne Wright Agrees to Consent Decree in Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    Wayne Wright, LLP, whose motto is the law firm demands “respect and justice” for its clients, was sued for pregnancy based discrimination in 2015. The EEOC filed suit after Kendra Taylor-Andrews filed a complaint with the EEOC.…
  • Jul 21

    Donald Trump is a Wacko Bird

    Donald Trump is a Wacko Bird
    Donald Trump, who apparently has a reputation for saying strange things, has said Sen. McCain was not a war hero because he was captured. Later, he qualified his comments, saying the senator was a hero but suggesting that being captured…
Rank this Week: 442

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    The unintended and unfortunate consequence of wage-and-hour reform

    The unintended and unfortunate consequence of wage-and-hour reform
    Wage-and-hour reforms are all the rage. Yet, with reform comes a potential unforeseen price—businesses that simply cannot afford to stay in business. From Re/Code: Cleaning services company Homejoy is shutting down on July 31 after…
  • Jul 27

    Happy birthday ADA

    Happy birthday ADA
    Yesterday, the Americans with Disabilities Act turned 25 years old. We've come a long way in the past 25 years, from a statute intended to open employment access to those with disabilities, to decades of judicial decisions that…
  • Jul 24

    WIRTW #376 (the “…I’ll only disappoint you…” edition)

    WIRTW #376 (the “…I’ll only disappoint you…” edition)
    I thought I’d try something different today by bringing you a musician I’ve recently discovered—Courtney Barnett. She’s a guitar playing, Australian, singer-songwriter, whose songs mix crunchy, grungy guitar riffs…
Rank this Week: 592

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law with an emphasis in overtime. By Martin & Martin L.L.P.

http://www.atlantaovertimelawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Are Employees Entitled To Pay For On-Call Time?

    Are Employees Entitled To Pay For On-Call Time?
    The Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") is the law that governs employee's pay including minimum wage and overtime. One question that frequently arises is whether under the FLSA, an employee is entitled to meal or rest breaks and the answer is…
  • Jul 26

    Overtime Lawsuit Filed Against Staffing Company

    Overtime Lawsuit Filed Against Staffing Company
    In April, 2015, Martin & Martin filed a lawsuit against a nursing staffing company alleging that the company did not properly pay its staffing coordinators. The employees allege that as staffing coordinators they were required to work…
  • Jul 24

    The Overtime Primary Duty Test For The Administrative Exemption Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

    The Overtime Primary Duty Test For The Administrative Exemption Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
    Under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), to establish that an employee is subject to the administrative exemption, which is narrowly construed against the employer and in favor of the presumption that the employee is entitled to overtime,…
Rank this Week: 1636

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/
  • Jul 28

    NJ Supreme Court: Whistleblower law protects watchdog employees too

    NJ Supreme Court: Whistleblower law protects watchdog employees too
    Can a person whose job is to ensure that the company follows a particular standard of care; i.e., a watchdog employee, bring an action against the company under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA),…
  • Jul 27

    Consider this approach to the ADA interactive proce

    Consider this approach to the ADA interactive proce
    Yesterday, the Americans with Disabilities Act turned 25. To celebrate the 25th anniversary, the EEOC has created a new resource (here), which addresses the state of the ADA, lists important milestones, and offers links to a series of ADA…
  • Jul 24

    Know when to fold em, but, especially when you get fired for posing at work in KKK garb and makeshift crosse

    Know when to fold em, but, especially when you get fired for posing at work in KKK garb and makeshift crosse
    I did very good well on my math SATs. But, here’s some simple math: Fired for posing at work in KKK garb and makeshift crosses + Meyer’s blog fodder = Don’t appeal your race discrimination loss Welp, the Caucasian plaintiffs…
Rank this Week: 714

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: 23

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 28

    New York Cracking Down on Payroll Debit Card

    New York Cracking Down on Payroll Debit Card
    The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) recently proposed regulations that would restrict an employer’s use of payroll debit cards for the payment of wages. The proposed employment regulations would impact approximately 13,000…
  • Jul 27

    Crowdfunding Crash Course for Small Business Owner

    Crowdfunding Crash Course for Small Business Owner
    Crowdfunding Crash Course for Small Business Owners Many small business owners and entrepreneurs are still finding that it is difficult to secure funding for their businesses or ventures. Yet, very few ever explore crowdfunding. According to…
  • Jul 24

    Protecting Your Business Data in a Social Media World

    Protecting Your Business Data in a Social Media World
    Mind Your Trade Secrets – Protecting Your Business Data in a Social Media World Facebook users spend more than 700 minutes per month on the site. Meanwhile, Twitter registers 230 million tweets per day. Given the proliferation of social…
Rank this Week: 1364

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 28

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
  • Jul 27

    Speaking Truth About Power

    Speaking Truth About Power
    Howard A. Latin, Climate Change Regulation and EPA Disincentives, 45 Envtl. L. 19 (2015).Steve GoldIn a four-decade scholarly career, my former colleague Howard Latin has never shied away from speaking truth to power. His writings have taken…
  • Jul 24

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?
    Ronit Dinovitzer and John Hagan, Hierarchical Structure and Gender Dissimilarity in American Legal Labor Markets, 92 Social Forces (2014).Sida LiuAfter three decades of research on gender inequality in the legal profession, it is getting…
Rank this Week: 234

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

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

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    Bedford divorce lawyer on saving money on a QDRO in an uncontested divorce in Dalla

    Bedford divorce lawyer on saving money on a QDRO in an uncontested divorce in Dalla
    I help people with both contested divorces and uncontested divorces in both Tarrant County and Dallas County. It’s easy to work both sides of the Dallas/Fort Worth area with an office located roughly equal distance from Dallas and Fort…
  • Jul 22

    Is a contested divorce better than an uncontested divorce?

    Is a contested divorce better than an uncontested divorce?
    An uncontested divorce or no contest divorce in Texas is a divorce in which both spouses have agreed to the divorce and all the terms of the divorce, including property division and child issues (custody, visitation, child support,…
  • Jul 20

    Hurst divorce lawyer on 50/50 custody in Tarrant County

    Hurst divorce lawyer on 50/50 custody in Tarrant County
    Parents wanting 50/50 custody in a divorce or other custody proceeding is a growing desire in not just Tarrant County but across Texas. Often 50/50 custody is desired by the parents in the divorce or custody proceeding (a suit affecting the…
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California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
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California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Covers issues that affect California employers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 27

    Where Things Stand Now With Suitable Seating Claim

    Where Things Stand Now With Suitable Seating Claim
    Most of the California Wage Orders say that: “All working employees shall be provided with suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats.” The problem with that requirement is that no one…
  • Jul 21

    Happy 25th Birthday Americans With Disabilities Act. Now Go Find a Job.

    Happy 25th Birthday Americans With Disabilities Act. Now Go Find a Job.
    July 26, 2015 will mark 25 years since George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act. Has the ADA behaved like many 25 year olds by moving to Brooklyn and refusing to compromise its creativity and individuality to find…
  • Jul 16

    “That’s How We’ve Always Done It” Is Not a Defense to Wage Claim

    “That’s How We’ve Always Done It” Is Not a Defense to Wage Claim
    If you follow employment law (and who the heck doesn’t?), you’ve seen lawsuits alleging wage and hour violations by interns, cheerleaders, minor league baseball players, and a host of others. In each of these, I’m…
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Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    An Employee’s Past Work Record Can Lead to Denial of Unemployment Benefit

    An Employee’s Past Work Record Can Lead to Denial of Unemployment Benefit
    More news on the Unemployment front:  In Fish v. YMCA, A14-728 (Minn. App. 12/15/2014), Mr. Fish was discharged for misconduct from employment with the YMCA.  Minn. Stat. § 268.095, Subd. 4 indicates an employee who is…
  • Apr 15

    Denial of Unemployment Compensation Upheld by Minnesota Court of Appeal

    Denial of Unemployment Compensation Upheld by Minnesota Court of Appeal
    It is fairly well-known that unemployment compensation in Minnesota favors employees, and employers have a high hurdle to reach in unemployment challenges.  There are times however when the Department of Employment and Economic…
  • Mar 20

    8th Circuit Rejects Trio of ADA case

    8th Circuit Rejects Trio of ADA case
    The ADA makes it unlawful for a covered employer to discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of a disability.  In E.E.O.C. v. Product Fabricator, Inc., 763 F.3d 963 (8th Cir. 2014) the Equal Employment Opportunity…
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Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    E-cigarettes: Part of Your Workplace Smoking Ban?

    E-cigarettes: Part of Your Workplace Smoking Ban?
    Most employers, either on their own initiative or in response to state or local laws banning smoking in the workplace, have already banned the use of cigarettes and tobacco on their premises. However, the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes has…
  • Jun 22

    Colorado Supreme Court Clarifies Employee Termination for Marijuana Use

    Colorado Supreme Court Clarifies Employee Termination for Marijuana Use
    The Colorado Supreme Court, in a 6-0 decision, has held that an employer’s right to fire employees for failing drug tests trumps state laws permitting marijuana use. Under the Court’s ruling, even employees using prescribed…
  • Jun 8

    Reminder: OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard Went Into Effect on June 1

    Reminder: OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard Went Into Effect on June 1
    The deadline for chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers to begin complying with OSHA’s new hazard communication standard was June 1, 2015.In 2012, OSHA updated the old hazard communication standard to bring it…
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Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 27

    Is Your Paternity Leave Policy Discriminatory?

    Is Your Paternity Leave Policy Discriminatory?
    First, let us wish our fellow blogger, Tom Basta our hearty congratulations on the birth of his twins! They are adorable and likely to keep Tom very busy (and tired) these next few weeks. Before the twins arrived, Tom and I had some…
  • Jul 23

    Indemnification Clauses: Suit of Armor or Achilles Heel?

    Indemnification Clauses: Suit of Armor or Achilles Heel?
        Lucrative guaranteed income arrangements, such as management-fee agreements, hold for many companies the promise of additional income with relative ease, leveraging a company’s already established brand and reputation. We…
  • Jul 22

    Your Employees’ Religious Beliefs Are Not an Excuse for Discrimination

    Your Employees’ Religious Beliefs Are Not an Excuse for Discrimination
    There has been some immediate fallout from the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.  The decision has become a lightning rod for several Republican candidates who have denounced the decision on…
Rank this Week: 2478

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
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General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Jul 27

    Restrictive Covenant Update

    Restrictive Covenant Update
    E. Jason Tremblay Restrictive Covenant Update: Don’t Forget to Establish Your Legitimate Business Interest! Let’s consider the following scenario. Executive is hired by an employer and signs a standard restrictive covenant…
  • Jul 17

    Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees”

    Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees”
    E. Jason Tremblay and Megan P. Toth Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees” According to the Department of Labor On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s issued an Administrator’s…
  • Jul 6

    Fair Labor Standards Act Proposed Revisions Just Released

    Fair Labor Standards Act Proposed Revisions Just Released
    The U.S. Department of Labor just released its highly anticipated proposed revisions to the “white collar” exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which will significantly expand the number of workers who will be eligible for…
Rank this Week: 845

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Jul 27

    It’s Not Just the DOL That Thinks You May Have More Employee

    It’s Not Just the DOL That Thinks You May Have More Employee
    Just last week, the DOL provided guidance about people treated as independent contractors, but who may really be your employees. That is just part of the trend. Another way you may have “extra” employees is through joint…
  • Jul 27

    Someone’s Knocking: If It’s the Union, Don’t Let Them In

    Someone’s Knocking: If It’s the Union, Don’t Let Them In
    The National Labor Relations Act protects employee solicitation of other employees and distribution of literature to form or join a union or to engage in other “concerted” activities. However, employers have the ability to…
  • Jul 20

    DHS Proposes Changes to E-Verify Program: I-9 Revivifications and FNC Formal Review

    DHS Proposes Changes to E-Verify Program: I-9 Revivifications and FNC Formal Review
    As employers continue to enroll in the E-Verify program at a high rate, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering various changes to this key program. Some of these changes place additional obligations on the…
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Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Second Circuit Court of Appeals Adopts “Primary Beneficiary Test” and Provides Guidance on the Unpaid Intern Question

    Second Circuit Court of Appeals Adopts “Primary Beneficiary Test” and Provides Guidance on the Unpaid Intern Question
    On July 2, 2015, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued significant pro-employer decisions in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures (Nos. 13-4478-cv, 13-4481-cv) (“Fox”) and Wang v. Hearst Corp. (No. 13-4480-cv)…
  • Jul 20

    DOL Says Most Independent Contractors Actually Employee

    DOL Says Most Independent Contractors Actually Employee
    In furtherance of its agenda to extend minimum wage and other wage-hour protections as broadly as possible, on July 15, 2015, the Department of Labor issued a far-reaching interpretive memorandum expressing the DOL’s belief…
  • Jul 16

    California Paid Sick Leave Law Amended, Effective Immediately

    California Paid Sick Leave Law Amended, Effective Immediately
    On July 13, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown approved AB 304 Sick Leave: Accrual and Limitations, which amends the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (i.e., Sections 245.5, 246, and 247.5 of the California Labor Code).  These…
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Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Summarizes important developments in employment law. By Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
  • Jul 27

    Happy Birthday: The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns Twenty-Five

    Happy Birthday: The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns Twenty-Five
      July 26, 2015 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), which created comprehensive federal protections for individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including the…
  • Jul 22

    Virginia Employers’ Liability for Armed Security Guards and Workplace Violence

    Virginia Employers’ Liability for Armed Security Guards and Workplace Violence
    Workplace violence has become a growing concern for businesses across the country. In Virginia, employers of all sizes are actively considering, many for the first time, whether it would be prudent to have extra security personnel on hand and…
  • Jul 15

    Employer Risks in Using Employment-Related Criminal Background Checks, Part 2

    Employer Risks in Using Employment-Related Criminal Background Checks, Part 2
    Part 1 of this article can be found here. The Fair Credit Reporting Act Having considering the perils summarized above, an employer who still decides to use employee criminal background checks faces additional restrictions under other federal…
Rank this Week: 3004

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/
  • Jul 27

    Laramie Becomes the First Wyoming City to Ban Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

    Laramie Becomes the First Wyoming City to Ban Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination
    By Joanna Vilos In mid-May, Laramie’s City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. If you do business within the city of Laramie, you’ll want to update your…
  • Jul 23

    EEOC Concludes Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII – Will Courts Agree?

    EEOC Concludes Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII – Will Courts Agree?
    By Dustin Berger According to an opinion from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last week, Title VII’s bar on sex discrimination also forbids employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. It is unclear, however,…
  • Jul 20

    Unpaid Internships Permitted Under New Test

    Unpaid Internships Permitted Under New Test
    By Brad Williams A federal circuit court has adopted a new test permitting employers to use unpaid interns where the “tangible and intangible benefits provided to the intern are greater than the intern’s contribution to the employer’s…
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Massachusetts Employment Law

Massachusetts Employment Law

What employees need to know about Massachusetts employment law: severance agreements, wrongful termination, discrimination claims, wage and hour claims. By the Law Office of Maura Greene, LLC.

http://www.mauragreene-law.com/
  • Jul 27

    Performance Improvement Plan

    Performance Improvement Plan
    If you’ve been given a performance improvement plan (also known as a PIP) at work, you know you’ve reached a critical point in your employment. performance improvement plan What Are Performance Improvement Plans? Performance…
  • Jun 22

    Executive Job Transition

    Executive Job Transition
    If you’ve been laid off, fired from your job, restructured out, or you’ve been told you need to leave in weeks or months, you need to manage a job transition. You may feel that you’re alone in it, but you’re not. Every…
  • Feb 25

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know
    Employees with proposed severance agreements often wonder if they can review and negotiate the agreement themselves. Severance agreements are typically written to protect the company. Severance agreements are contracts. The terms can affect…
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Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Minimum Wage Increases Gaining Traction

    Minimum Wage Increases Gaining Traction
    The fight for an increased minimum wage is getting increased traction, with cities on both coasts taking action to raise the wage to $15/hour. In New York, the state has announced that all fast food workers’ wages should be raised to…
  • Jul 20

    Are You An Independent Contractor Or An Employee?

    Are You An Independent Contractor Or An Employee?
    The Department of Labor has just issued a new “Administrator’s Interpretation” that more narrowly defines what it is to be an “independent contractor.” Determining your work classification – whether you are…
  • Jul 9

    Proposed Changes Affecting FLSA Exemptions Issued

    Proposed Changes Affecting FLSA Exemptions Issued
    On July 6th, the Department of Labor issued its much anticipated rules designed to update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations.  The rules sought to “define and delimit” overtime exemptions for while collar…
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Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Religious Beliefs Not An Excuse For Discrimination

    Religious Beliefs Not An Excuse For Discrimination
    Following the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, many opposing the decision have denounced the decision based on moral grounds. Some have suggested that based on religious reasons they don’t have to recognize gay…
  • Jul 20

    Discrimination Against Gays Determined to be Sex Discrimination

    Discrimination Against Gays Determined to be Sex Discrimination
    In an important victory against employment discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has determined that anti-gay discrimination in the workplace constitutes a form of sex discrimination. In a recently published…
  • Jul 9

    Failure To Allow Leave For Cancer Treatment May Violate The ADA

    Failure To Allow Leave For Cancer Treatment May Violate The ADA
    According to legal news, Dunkin Donuts has been sued for disability discrimination after it refused to provide medical leave to a woman suffering from cancer.  In apparent violation of the law as required by the Americans with…
Rank this Week: 4411