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Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • May 26

    Changing Workplaces Review (Part 1): A Look at the Unionization Proposal

    Changing Workplaces Review (Part 1): A Look at the Unionization Proposal
    May 26 2017 The long-awaited final report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review (CWR) was released this week.  The Report was written by two experienced labour lawyers representing both sides of the labour law bar.  Michael…
  • May 23

    Final Report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review

    Final Report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review
    May 23 2017 After a very long wait, the Ontario government today released the final report of its Changing Workplaces Review that examined both the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act. Here is the final report. There is a…
  • May 19

    Random Thoughts for the Weekend: On Free Training, Selling Pot, Lawyer Bargaining, and the Changing Workplaces Review

    Random Thoughts for the Weekend: On Free Training, Selling Pot, Lawyer Bargaining, and the Changing Workplaces Review
    May 19, 2017 Here’s a wrap up of a few issues to ponder that came up this week in the Law of Work.  Have a great long weekend! Can My Daughter’s Employer Make Her Work for Free During a “Training Period”? A friend…
Rank this Week: 5044

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 4883

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

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

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • May 26

    New York City’s Gramercy Tavern Will Pay $695,000 to Restaurant Workers for Wage Theft

    New York City’s Gramercy Tavern Will Pay $695,000 to Restaurant Workers for Wage Theft
    Gramercy Tavern, the popular Danny Meyer-owned upscale eatery located in New York City’s Flatiron District has agreed to pay $695,000 to current and former restaurant workers for wage theft violations, including an allegedly illegal tip…
  • May 23

    Sous Chef Lawsuit Claims Pay By Salary Unlawfully Denied Him Overtime Pay

    Sous Chef Lawsuit Claims Pay By Salary Unlawfully Denied Him Overtime Pay
    A former sous chef at a Kona Grill location in Florida claims the restaurant purposefully misclassified him to avoid paying him overtime wages, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The sous chef alleges Kona Grill, which…
  • May 19

    May 21st is National Waiters and Waitresses Day – Know Your Rights!

    May 21st is National Waiters and Waitresses Day – Know Your Rights!
    Today is National Waiters and Waitresses Day, but many restaurants in New York will continue to pay their waitstaff incorrectly today, as they do everyday. If you are a server, runner, bartender, or busser in New York, you should know your…
Rank this Week: 1388

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
  • May 26

    Wage and Hour Takeaways from Trump Post 100 Day Symposium

    Wage and Hour Takeaways from Trump Post 100 Day Symposium
    Authored by Cheryl A. Luce Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 25, 2017, Noah Finkel spoke at our full-day summit about what to expect from the DOL under the new administration. Noah’s forecast: “They say that the policy is the people, and…
  • May 18

    Georgia Governor Signs Law Preempting Predictive Scheduling Ordinance

    Georgia Governor Signs Law Preempting Predictive Scheduling Ordinance
    Authored by Katherine M. Smallwood Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 8, 2017, Governor Nathan Deal signed a law expanding the reach of a pre-existing statute that prohibits Georgia localities from passing ordinances affecting worker pay in…
  • May 9

    Battle of the Experts on Class Certification: A Win for Employer

    Battle of the Experts on Class Certification: A Win for Employer
    Co-authored by Julie Yap and Michael Cross Seyfarth Synopsis:  The California Court of Appeal affirmed a denial of class certification on the ground that the plaintiff’s expert report failed to establish claims could be determined…
Rank this Week: 2307

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

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

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • May 26

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act Giveth…But Very Little

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act Giveth…But Very Little
    If you jump to PatentlyO, you’ll read a great column by Dr. Maxwell Goss – a business litigator like me. He offers his thoughts on the scope of “inevitable disclosure” injunctions under the Defend Trade Secrets Act of…
  • May 25

    The Reading List (2017, No. 20): Are Prince's Unreleased Songs "Trade Secrets"?

    The Reading List (2017, No. 20): Are Prince's Unreleased Songs "Trade Secrets"?
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended May 26, 2017***The Trade Secret Status of Prince's Unreleased RecordingsPrince's death last year unleashed an unfortunate - and somewhat predictable - wave of litigation in his home State…
  • May 19

    The Reading List (2017, No. 19): The NYT (Again), More Uber, and One Year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    The Reading List (2017, No. 19): The NYT (Again), More Uber, and One Year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended May 19, 2017***After two weeks, a lot to catch up on...Abuse of Non-CompetesThe big newspaper story on non-competes came in the Saturday New York Times, which discussed the proliferation…
Rank this Week: 901

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 26

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Travel Ban

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Travel Ban
    The Fourth Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia has upheld the lower court’s preliminary injunction regarding the Trump travel ban. This ruling applies to the second ban, not the first. The second ban was written better after the…
  • May 23

    Western District Grants Summary Judgment

    Western District Grants Summary Judgment
      In a recent decision, the Western District of Texas granted the employer’s motion for summary judgment in a case alleging discrimination based on gender (male), age (age 55), race (Hispanic) and disability (morbid obesity). In…
  • May 18

    No Sanctions for ADA Tester

    No Sanctions for ADA Tester
    Howard Cohan visits many public establishments. Mr. Cohan is restricted to a wheelchair. He is disabled. But, he visits these public establishments in Florida to see if they are accessible to persons with disabilities. Many restaurants,…
Rank this Week: 939

Unemployed and Scared

Unemployed and Scared

Appeals and tips specific to Minnesota's unemployment process. By IAJ Law, LLC.

http://iajlaw.com/news-articles/unemployment/
  • May 26

    Can you Rank MN Unemployment Judges?

    Can you Rank MN Unemployment Judges?
    MN unemployment judges are tricky.  For one, most people have never spoken to a judge before.  Second, it is difficult to find information online. Yes, Read More ... The post Can you Rank MN Unemployment Judges? appeared first on…
  • May 22

    Growing Problems with Unemployment for Farmer

    Growing Problems with Unemployment for Farmer
    Unemployment for farmers and agricultural workers is crazy complicated in Minnesota.  Quite frankly, it shouldn’t be so hard.  But, it is. So we are clear, Read More ... The post Growing Problems with Unemployment for Farmers…
  • May 15

    Unemployment Lawyer Minnesota for Appeal

    Unemployment Lawyer Minnesota for Appeal
    I am an unemployment lawyer Minnesota and I believe every worker and employee is owed this benefit. It is only May, and I am seeing more […] The post Unemployment Lawyer Minnesota for Appeals appeared first on IAJ Law.
Rank this Week: 2637

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Covers what you need to know before you quit, get fired, or decide to sue the bastards. By Donna Ballman.

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Will My Employment Law Claim Show Up In A Background Check?

    Will My Employment Law Claim Show Up In A Background Check?
    I'm constantly asked about whether certain actions against employers for discrimination and other issues will show up in a background check. Other than a lawsuit, most probably will not. And now, even with a lawsuit, a court just allowed a…
  • May 19

    9th Circuit Decision Proves Need For Laws Banning Prior Salary Inquirie

    9th Circuit Decision Proves Need For Laws Banning Prior Salary Inquirie
    A few weeks ago I wrote that some states are passing laws banning prospective employers from asking applicants about their salary history. The reason lawmakers give for this law is that basing salary on an applicant's pay with another…
  • May 12

    Dear Business Lawyers: Stop Trying To Get Employees To Waive Their Unemployment Benefit

    Dear Business Lawyers: Stop Trying To Get Employees To Waive Their Unemployment Benefit
    Things you didn't think you had to say but apparently do. In Florida it is still illegal to try to get an employee or former employee to waive their right to apply for unemployment. It's a crime. Yet I've seen a couple of draft releases in…
Rank this Week: 1506

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • May 26

    WIRTW #463 (the “so special” edition)

    WIRTW #463 (the “so special” edition)
    This weekend is a big one for Norah. Today, she graduates from 5th grade and walks across the quad to become a middle schooler. And tomorrow, she turns 11. I think she’s more excited than usual about this birthday, because 10 was not…
  • May 25

    When equal pay is not “equal” pay

    When equal pay is not “equal” pay
    The Equal Pay Act requires that an employer pay its male and female employees equal pay for equal work. The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal, and substantial equality is measured by job content, not job titles.…
  • May 24

    Federal court breaks new ground with transgender disability discrimination claim

    Federal court breaks new ground with transgender disability discrimination claim
    The ADA expressly excludes from its coverage “transvestism, transsexualism, … [and] gender identity disorders not resulting from physical impairments….” Thus, it should be an easy call for a court to dismiss a…
Rank this Week: 356

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: 58

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/
  • May 26

    After the investigation: Now what?

    After the investigation: Now what?
    Last week, we talked about employment investigations. This week, I’d like to talk about what employers do with the information they gathered during the investigation. There are two main tasks: No. 1: Figure out what probably…
  • May 26

    BREAKING: Full Second Circuit to reconsider whether Title VII prohibits sexual orientation bia

    BREAKING: Full Second Circuit to reconsider whether Title VII prohibits sexual orientation bia
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Connecticut, New York, and Vermont) agreed yesterday to rehear en banc an appeal from the estate of a gay skydiving instructor who alleged he was fired after a customer complained…
  • May 26

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    OSHA intends to postpone requirement that safety reports be submitted electronically for all the world to see. You may recall that, about a year ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a rule…
Rank this Week: 4258

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 26

    Unevenly Cooked: Raw Materials and Fair Use

    Unevenly Cooked: Raw Materials and Fair Use
    Andrew Gilden, Raw Materials and the Creative Process, 104 Geo. L.J. 355 (2016).Christopher J. BuccafuscoOver the past decade or two, intellectual property scholars have learned to pay attention to the rhetoric that people use when arguing…
  • May 25

    Studying Specific Performance

    Studying Specific Performance
    Yonathan A. Arbel, Contract Remedies in Action: Specific Performance, 118 W. Va. L. Rev. 100 (2015), available at SSRN.Caprice RobertsParties that have a right to the very thing promised in a contract may opt not to have it delivered by the…
  • May 25

    Unpacking the Shortcomings of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

    Unpacking the Shortcomings of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
    Nora Freeman Engstrom, A Dose of Reality for Specialized Courts: Lessons from the VICP, 163 U. Penn. L. Rev. 1631 (2015).Efthimios ParasidisThe National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 established the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program…
Rank this Week: 915

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: 4494

The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

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

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Cases --- May 21 through 27

    Cases --- May 21 through 27
    Discrimination/Retaliation *Espinoza-Horiuchi v. Walmart Stores, Inc. (10th Cir., May 22, 2017) (dismissing appeal of summary judgment for lack of jurisdiction, and affirming the district court’s bill of…
  • May 19

    Cases --- May 14th through 20th

    Cases --- May 14th through 20th
    No Case
  • May 12

    Cases --- May 7th through 13th

    Cases --- May 7th through 13th
    Discrimination/RetaliationJones v. Needham (10th Cir., May 12, 2017) (reversing dismissal of sexual harassment claims, but affirming dismissal of common-law and Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act claims)ERISA*Blair v. Alcatel-Lucent Long Term…
Rank this Week: 3714

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

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

    HR Generalist’s Threat To Bring In Union Not Protected, NLRB Rule

    HR Generalist’s Threat To Bring In Union Not Protected, NLRB Rule
    One of the most interesting things about labor relations is the unusual situations human resources professionals have to deal with on a day to day basis.  If you are at a cocktail party with a human resources professional, ask them what…
  • May 22

    Union Adherent’s Antics Not Protected By Act, NLRB Rule

    Union Adherent’s Antics Not Protected By Act, NLRB Rule
    The NLRB recently issued a rare decision completely dismissing all allegations against an employer; rarer still because it was unanimous.  In Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital, 365 NLRB No. 79 (May 15, 2017) the NLRB was confronted…
  • May 18

    NLRB’s Micro-Union Standard May Be Set For Reversal

    NLRB’s Micro-Union Standard May Be Set For Reversal
    Change is coming.  We noted recently that the administration is thinking about changing the newly adopted persuader regulations.  We also know that a majority of make-up of the NLRB is likely to shift very soon, and with…
Rank this Week: 2275

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment agreements, employment discrimination and compensation issues. By Salvatore Gangemi of Murtha Cullina LLP.

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

    Business and Employee Groups Oppose Merger of OFCCP with EEOC

    Business and Employee Groups Oppose Merger of OFCCP with EEOC
    President Trump’s 2018 budget, released on May 23, proposes to merge the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by the end of FY 2018.  The proposed merger…
  • May 15

    New York City Enacts Freelance Worker Law

    New York City Enacts Freelance Worker Law
    Employers’ engagement of independent contractors has increased substantially in recent years.  Short-term projects and the gig economy have fueled the need for workers, who are not looking (or are unable) to find…
  • May 10

    New York City Passes Law Barring Employers From Inquiring Into Job Applicant Salary History

    New York City Passes Law Barring Employers From Inquiring Into Job Applicant Salary History
    On May 4, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a New York City Council bill that prohibits employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s “salary history” during any stage of the employment process.  In addition,…
Rank this Week: 4452

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/
  • May 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
  • May 22

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning
    Is Equal Fair with Estate Planning? Most of our clients want to treat their children fairly and equally.  Splitting assets equally among the children may be easy, but is it fair? When dividing assets, it is often important to determine…
  • May 19

    Online wills may cause trouble and additional cost

    Online wills may cause trouble and additional cost
    There have been many reports of unintended consequences related to the use of online wills over the past few years.  In fact, I have written about many of these issues on this blog. It is important for individuals to understand that…
Rank this Week: 4694

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

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

    Is Your Attorney Tech Savvy?

    Is Your Attorney Tech Savvy?
    Lawyers aren’t known as the most forward-thinking, technologically savvy group. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since a key principle of the American judicial system is the concept of precedent; making decisions now that are…
  • May 22

    Trends in the Banking Industry

    Trends in the Banking Industry
    It was my pleasure to attend the recent Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry presentation of the “Changing Nature of Banking in Central PA.”  The presenters were Brian Bisignani of Post & Schell and Dave Hornberger…
  • May 16

    Leadership Lancaster Announces New Executive Director

    Leadership Lancaster Announces New Executive Director
    As a recent graduate of Leadership Lancaster’s Core Class and member of the ACHIEVE Committee, it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the programs that Leadership Lancaster offers to Lancaster County. For more information on…
Rank this Week: 3528

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Covers the law of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets. By Epstein Becker Green.

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

    Garden Leave Provisions in Employment Agreement

    Garden Leave Provisions in Employment Agreement
    Peter A. Steinmeyer and Lauri F. Rasnick, Members of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Chicago and New York offices, respectively, co-authored an article in Thomson Reuters…
  • May 16

    Take 5 Newsletter: Employee Mobility and Trade Secret Protection in California: What Works and What Doesn’t

    Take 5 Newsletter: Employee Mobility and Trade Secret Protection in California: What Works and What Doesn’t
    California has always been a challenging jurisdiction for employers in terms of limiting unfair competition by former employees and protecting trade secrets. However, employers in the state can significantly enhance their ability to protect…
  • May 1

    Trade Secrets Injunction Spawns Intrigue, Alleged Threats, And Malicious Prosecution Action

    Trade Secrets Injunction Spawns Intrigue, Alleged Threats, And Malicious Prosecution Action
    NuScience Corporation is a California corporation that researches, develops and distributes health and beauty products, including nutritional supplements. In 2009, NuScience obtained by default a permanent injunction in a California federal…
Rank this Week: 563

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

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

    Following U.S. Supreme Court Review, Ninth Circuit Remands EEOC Subpoena Case

    Following U.S. Supreme Court Review, Ninth Circuit Remands EEOC Subpoena Case
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Christopher J. DeGroff and Alex W. Karasik Seyfarth Synopsis: After the U.S. Supreme Court clarified in McLane Co. v. EEOC, No. 15-1248, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 2327 (U.S. 2017), that the scope of review for employers…
  • May 23

    New Study Of EEOC Enforcement: Demystifying EEOC Determination, Conciliation & Litigation Timeline

    New Study Of EEOC Enforcement: Demystifying EEOC Determination, Conciliation & Litigation Timeline
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Andrew Scroggins and Christopher DeGroff Seyfarth Synopsis: An in-depth analysis by Seyfarth Shaw sheds new light on how quickly the EEOC moves matters from letter of determination, through conciliation, to…
  • May 22

    The EEOC Shoots At A Fish In The Proverbial Staffing Firm Barrel

    The EEOC Shoots At A Fish In The Proverbial Staffing Firm Barrel
    By David J. Rowland and Andrew L. Scroggins Seyfarth Synopsis:  In a case filed May 8 in federal court in New Jersey, the EEOC sued an IT staffing firm for age discrimination on behalf of a candidate seeking placement into an position…
Rank this Week: 610

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • May 25

    Firms Win Judgment, Totaling Over $25,000.00, on Behalf of Three Dental Managers Wrongfully Denied Overtime Pay

    Firms Win Judgment, Totaling Over $25,000.00, on Behalf of Three Dental Managers Wrongfully Denied Overtime Pay
    More and more frequently, employers are evading the legal requirement to pay overtime to their employees by choosing to pay them on a salaried basis instead of an hourly wage, and then telling the employees that they’re not entitled to…
  • May 17

    Should You Take Gretchen Carlson’s Advice on Reporting Sexual Harassment?

    Should You Take Gretchen Carlson’s Advice on Reporting Sexual Harassment?
    Allegations of sexual harassment at Fox News have been making headlines for months, with Fox television commentator Gretchen Carlson receiving a $20 million settlement in the wake of her claims of sexual harassment against Roger Ailes.…
  • May 4

    When Health Care Fraud Turns Criminal

    When Health Care Fraud Turns Criminal
          Did you know that sometimes civil health care fraud can result in criminal convictions? It’s rare. But when it happens, it ruins lives, careers and risks serious patient harm. What might start small, can quickly…
Rank this Week: 3220

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/
  • May 25

    Will The OFCCP Survive Past 2018? Merger With EEOC Proposed

    Will The OFCCP Survive Past 2018? Merger With EEOC Proposed
    On May 23, 2017, the Department of Labor released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2018. The budget contains several cost-cutting measures that reflect the new priorities of the Trump administration. A notable aspect of the proposed…
  • May 23

    Florida Legislation Establishes That Ride-Sharing Drivers Are Independent Contractors, Not Employee

    Florida Legislation Establishes That Ride-Sharing Drivers Are Independent Contractors, Not Employee
    The issue of whether workers are properly classified as independent contractors rather than employees is a common dispute in the gig economy, particularly in newer, technology-based industries, such as ride-sharing. That issue just became a…
  • May 22

    Plaintiff Lacks Standing to Pursue Claim that Was Discovered After Bankruptcy Filing

    Plaintiff Lacks Standing to Pursue Claim that Was Discovered After Bankruptcy Filing
    Recently, we discussed a decision that considered whether a former employee’s failure to initially list an employment discrimination claim on her bankruptcy schedules barred her from pursuing the claim against her former employer under…
Rank this Week: 929

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • May 25

    Closed for Memorial Day? Paying Wages to Employee

    Closed for Memorial Day? Paying Wages to Employee
    If an employer is closed on a payday that falls on a holiday listed in the California Government Code, such as Memorial Day, the employer can pay wages on the next business day. Of course, paying the day before the holiday is acceptable, as…
  • May 23

    No, You Can’t Demote a Pregnant Employee If You Think Her Job’s Too Tough

    No, You Can’t Demote a Pregnant Employee If You Think Her Job’s Too Tough
    Suzie comes into your office and tells you she is four months pregnant. You think, “Hmmmm, her job is really demanding. I should probably put her in a job with less responsibility because I’m sure Suzie can’t do such a…
  • May 19

    Positive Drug Test Results Hit 12-Year “High”

    Positive Drug Test Results Hit 12-Year “High”
    American workers tested positive for illicit drugs at the highest rate in 12 years, according to an analysis of more than ten million workforce drug test results released by Quest Diagnostics, a large nationwide drug testing lab. More than…
Rank this Week: 3382

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 5154

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • May 25

    Top 5 Insurance Coverage Issues for Private Equity Investor

    Top 5 Insurance Coverage Issues for Private Equity Investor
    Private equity investors face unique challenges when procuring or renewing their liability insurance programs. An article authored by Hunton’s insurance coverage attorneys discusses the top 5 coverage issues private equity investors…
  • May 24

    State Attorneys General and Target Resolve Investigation of 2013 Data Breach

    State Attorneys General and Target Resolve Investigation of 2013 Data Breach
    On May 23, 2017, Target reached a settlement with the Attorneys’ General of 47 states and the District of Columbia to resolve the states’ investigation of Target’s 2013 data breach.… Continue Reading
  • May 23

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Continue reading for our weekly roundup. … Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 2818

GSA Law

GSA Law

Covers New York employment and employee benefits law. By Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1797

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • May 25

    CBO says revised AHCA not much of an improvement over prior version

    CBO says revised AHCA not much of an improvement over prior version
    The saga of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican plan to repeal and replace key portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has been a long and winding one so far. To recap: The original version of the AHCA was introduced in…
  • May 16

    New Tennessee law allows employers to pay employees once a month

    New Tennessee law allows employers to pay employees once a month
    by David L. Johnson On May 11, Governor Bill Haslam signed a new law that gives private employers in Tennessee more flexibility in paying wages and other compensation. The law took effect immediately. The new law specifies that private…
  • May 9

    Judge strikes down Alabama workers’ comp law

    Judge strikes down Alabama workers’ comp law
    by Al Vreeland In a potentially monumental decision, Jefferson County Circuit Judge Pat Ballard struck down the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act as unconstitutional on May 8. Specifically, Judge Ballard held that 1989 limits on…
Rank this Week: 4227

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

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

    Disciplinary Discharge of Employees on Workers’ Compensation

    Disciplinary Discharge of Employees on Workers’ Compensation
    Employers often shy away from discharging employees for disciplinary reasons when those employees are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, such as in instances where the employee is working a modified duty assignment. …
  • Apr 21

    Pennsylvania Law Allowing Employer Use of Payroll Debit Cards Takes Effect May 4

    Pennsylvania Law Allowing Employer Use of Payroll Debit Cards Takes Effect May 4
    As we previously noted, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law in November that amends the Pennsylvania Banking Code to permit the use of payroll debit cards, with certain conditions.  The law brought welcome clarity to this…
  • Apr 7

    Breaking New Ground: Seventh Circuit Rules that Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation

    Breaking New Ground: Seventh Circuit Rules that Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation
    Workplace rights for LGBT individuals has been a rapidly developing area of the law.  A little over two years ago, former President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees on…
Rank this Week: 470

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

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

    OSHA delays electronic reporting requirement start date

    OSHA delays electronic reporting requirement start date
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced recently that it intends to delay the initial deadline for compliance with its rule requiring employers to report accident and illness records to OSHA electronically. Under…
  • May 17

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware
    I have frequently blogged about human resources departments’ role in preventing data breaches in their organizations and to date have largely focused on training employees to recognize and respond phishing exploits designed to encourage…
  • May 16

    NLRB panel majority upholds employer right to justify “no recording” policy; denies general counsel summary judgment motion

    NLRB panel majority upholds employer right to justify “no recording” policy; denies general counsel summary judgment motion
    In a follow up to its Whole Foods Market, Inc. decision, which found unlawful an employer policy prohibiting workplace recordings by employees without prior management approval, an NLRB panel majority in Mercedes Benz U.S. International, Inc.…
Rank this Week: 1335

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/
  • May 25

    M&A trends: augmented and virtual reality

    M&A trends: augmented and virtual reality
    Since Facebook’s $3 billion acquisition of Oculus VR – a company that develops and manufactures virtual reality headsets – augmented and virtual reality technology has become a major topic of discussion in the M&A world.…
  • May 23

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal
    It is well documented that the medical technology (MedTech) industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in North America over the past several years. In Ontario alone, there are currently 24,000 employees and over 1,300 companies…
  • May 18

    True sales: a refresher

    True sales: a refresher
    Securitization remains an important tool for companies to realize value from future payment streams and raise financing, typically at a better cost of funds than the interest expense associated with a corporate loan or bond. While there are…
Rank this Week: 1092

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • May 25

    MBBP Clients Included in MassChallenge 2017 Startup Cla

    MBBP Clients Included in MassChallenge 2017 Startup Cla
    Firm clients DropZone for Veterans and Skelmet are among the 128 startups that will be a part of this year’s MassChallenge Boston accelerator program. MassChallenge helps the world’s highest-impact and highest-potential startups…
  • May 11

    Howard Zaharoff Co-Chairing 2017 MCLE Annual IP Law Conference

    Howard Zaharoff Co-Chairing 2017 MCLE Annual IP Law Conference
    As in previous years, intellectual property attorney Howard Zaharoff will co-chair MCLE’s 20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference 2017. The conference will cover various intellectual property topics, including IP litigation,…
  • May 8

    Lisa Warren Moderating Panel at Northeastern University School of Law 2017 Women in the Law Conference

    Lisa Warren Moderating Panel at Northeastern University School of Law 2017 Women in the Law Conference
    Don’t miss Lisa Warren next Friday, May 19 at the Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL) 2017 Women in the Law Conference. Lisa will moderate the panel “Unlocking the Mysteries of the ‘New Girl’ Network“,…
Rank this Week: 3565

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

By Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP. Explores current issues and the latest developments in whistleblower law.

http://www.kmblegal.com/blogs
  • May 25

    Could This Maryland SOX Whistleblower Case Be a Sign of Things to Come?

    Could This Maryland SOX Whistleblower Case Be a Sign of Things to Come?
    In Olekanma v. Wolfe, No. CV-DKC-15-0984, 2017 WL 784121 (D. Md. Mar. 1, 2017), Maryland’s federal district court granted a motion to dismiss claims brought under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) and the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 by…
  • May 16

    How has the SCOTUS Escobar Decision Influenced FCA Suits?

    How has the SCOTUS Escobar Decision Influenced FCA Suits?
    Ten months after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a blockbuster False Claims Act decision in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar, the Court’s clarified interpretation of the False Claims Act (FCA) is proving to…
  • May 5

    Ninth Circuit Sides with Whistleblowers on Scope of Dodd-Frank Protection

    Ninth Circuit Sides with Whistleblowers on Scope of Dodd-Frank Protection
    In an encouraging development for whistleblowers, a prominent federal appellate court recently expanded anti-retaliation protections for workers in the financial industry.  In Somers v. Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a three-judge panel of…
Rank this Week: 2758

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: 261

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4984

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
  • May 25

    Retailer Successfully Defends Text Messaging TCPA Claim

    Retailer Successfully Defends Text Messaging TCPA Claim
    Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Blow v. Bijora upheld a lower court decision rejecting a plaintiff’s claim that she did not consent to receive text messages from the defendant retailer.…
  • May 22

    Update: Case Involving Sharing of Passwords May Be Headed to the Supreme Court

    Update: Case Involving Sharing of Passwords May Be Headed to the Supreme Court
    Last August, we reported on a Ninth Circuit case in which a former employee was convicted of a crime under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) for accessing and downloading information from his former company’s…
  • May 15

    Global Cyberattack Exploits Known Vulnerabilitie

    Global Cyberattack Exploits Known Vulnerabilitie
    As you likely know by now, international cybercriminals launched a worldwide ransomware attack last Friday with the European law enforcement agency Europol reporting over 100,000 affected organizations in 150 countries, including the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1921

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

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

    Tomi Lahren settles lawsuit against Beck and Blaze

    Tomi Lahren settles lawsuit against Beck and Blaze
    Tomi Lahren (Twitter profile pic)A month ago, I wrote about Tomi Lahren suing The Blaze and Glenn Beck for allegedly firing her for expressing a vaguely pro-abortion message on The View. I didn't want to leave you hanging, so . . . Update!…
  • May 22

    Transgender ADA claim survives motion to dismi

    Transgender ADA claim survives motion to dismi
    In Blatt v. Cabela's Retail, Inc., a Pennsylvania transgender employee filed an ADA discrimination and retaliation claim. She alleged that "she requested a female nametag and uniform and use of the female restroom as accommodations for her…
  • May 2

    2nd Circuit: Employer cannot fire employee for profanity-laced Facebook rant

    2nd Circuit: Employer cannot fire employee for profanity-laced Facebook rant
    Under the NLRA, employees cannot be fired for posting things like "Vote YES for the UNION!!!!" on Facebook - because the NLRA generally protects union organizing and support. However, even protected posts can lose their protection if they…
Rank this Week: 351

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • May 25

    Washington State’s Efforts to Reform Its Noncompete Law

    Washington State’s Efforts to Reform Its Noncompete Law
    Photo credit below As more people flowed from to Washington from California than anywhere else in the country (thank you William Molinski and Andrew Arranger of Orrik), Washington has over the past few years introduced various bills…
  • May 22

    Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets Act

    Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets Act
      On May 19, 2017, Texas passed An Act Relating to the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The Act defines “clear and convincing” (which is the standard for showing willfulness under the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act…
  • Apr 22

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
Rank this Week: 3914

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 24

    COSELL XII

    COSELL XII
    Michael Green (A&M), who obviously has nothing else on his plate, sends us this word of the next COSELL Colloquium: The 12th Annual Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL) will be held September 15 and 16, 2017...
  • May 24

    Call for Papers: Disability Rights Conference in Pretoria

    Call for Papers: Disability Rights Conference in Pretoria
    The call for papers for the annual Centre for Human Rights disability rights conference to be held 7-8 November 2017 at the University of Pretoria is now out on the Centres' website. The theme for the conference this year is...
  • May 22

    Mala Corbin on Clerks, Free Speech, and Marriage License

    Mala Corbin on Clerks, Free Speech, and Marriage License
    Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has just posted a new essay on SSRN that hits several of the workplace social issues sweet spots connected with LGBTQ rights and claims of conscience: A Free Speech Tale of Two County Clerk Refusals,…
Rank this Week: 70

Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

Examines one of the most interesting cases of the week and provides analysis and commentary. By Alan H. Schorr & Associates, P.C.

http://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • May 24

    Noncompete Clauses Are a Growing Concern for Employee

    Noncompete Clauses Are a Growing Concern for Employee
    This is part I of a story we are passionate about from the NY Times documenting the growing concern of workers and noncompete clauses. Have you ever been asked to sign a noncompete clause as part of an employment contract? Though these legal…
  • May 22

    Week Ending 5/19/17: Meyer v. University of Iowa

    Week Ending 5/19/17: Meyer v. University of Iowa
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending May 19, 2017 Meyer v. University of Iowa, District Court of Iowa, Polk County (Settlement announced May 18, 2017) A settlement of $6.5 million was announced this week after a…
  • May 18

    The Steps To Follow in the Unemployment Proce

    The Steps To Follow in the Unemployment Proce
    Unemployment compensation is a benefit meant to tide workers over when they’re out of work through no fault of their own, such as occurs in a layoff or when an employer shuts its doors. This money can be a financial lifeline that…
Rank this Week: 1087

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/
  • May 24

    New Year Brings Renewed Efforts to Pass Non-compete Legislation in Massachusett

    New Year Brings Renewed Efforts to Pass Non-compete Legislation in Massachusett
    Proponents in the Massachusetts Legislature may have lost several battles, but they have not given up the war. Early in the current legislative session, no fewer than six proposed laws to regulate noncompetition agreements were introduced.…
  • May 9

    Employer Learns Reasonable Accommodation Lesson that’s Instructive to All

    Employer Learns Reasonable Accommodation Lesson that’s Instructive to All
    The Supreme Judicial Court recently clarified the legal hurdles employers must satisfy when defending claims that they failed to reasonably accommodate their disabled employees. In doing so, it gave one employer a lesson that all will be…
  • Apr 7

    Federal Courts Move Toward Ban Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    Federal Courts Move Toward Ban Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    A U.S. Federal Court this week lent more weight to the notion that a federal law that bans employment discrimination applies to employers whose conduct is motivated by their employees’ sexual orientation. By a decisive 8-3 margin, the…
Rank this Week: 3627

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • May 24

    Psst. That advice you got to combat workplace bullying may not work

    Psst. That advice you got to combat workplace bullying may not work
    Much of the advice given by co-workers , friends and family to targets of workplace bullying  doesn’t help or makes things worse. This is the upshot of an article in this month’s issue of The Journal of Applied Communication…
  • May 12

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T: It’s Critical to Job Satisfaction

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T: It’s Critical to Job Satisfaction
    A recent survey by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) found the largest percentage of employees (65 percent) felt respectful treatment of all employees at all levels was a very important contributor to their job…
  • May 3

    Wells Fargo Whistle-Blowers Wait for Justice

    Wells Fargo Whistle-Blowers Wait for Justice
    Among the casualties in the Wells Fargo Bank scandal are many employees who were allegedly bullied and fired for refusing to engage in unethical practices. What has happened to them since the news faded from the headlines points up a new…
Rank this Week: 634

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • May 24

    Psst. That advice you got to combat workplace bullying may not work

    Psst. That advice you got to combat workplace bullying may not work
    Much of the advice given by co-workers , friends and family to targets of workplace bullying  doesn’t help or makes things worse. This is the upshot of an article in this month’s issue of The Journal of Applied Communication…
  • May 12

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T: It’s Critical to Job Satisfaction

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T: It’s Critical to Job Satisfaction
    A recent survey by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) found the largest percentage of employees (65 percent) felt respectful treatment of all employees at all levels was a very important contributor to their job…
  • May 3

    Wells Fargo Whistle-Blowers Wait for Justice

    Wells Fargo Whistle-Blowers Wait for Justice
    Among the casualties in the Wells Fargo Bank scandal are many employees who were allegedly bullied and fired for refusing to engage in unethical practices. What has happened to them since the news faded from the headlines points up a new…
Rank this Week: 2982

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3720

Boston Employment Lawyer Blog

Boston Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By Altman & Altman.

https://www.bostonemploymentlawyerblog.net/
  • May 24

    Whistleblower alleges patients being turned into profit

    Whistleblower alleges patients being turned into profit
    A former high-ranking employee of UnitedHealth Group Inc., a healthcare company based out of Minnesota, has gone public with a whistleblowing case against his former employer, alleging that they purposefully and knowingly gamed the…
  • May 15

    Railroad Company Ordered to Pay $260,000 in Whistleblower Retaliation Case

    Railroad Company Ordered to Pay $260,000 in Whistleblower Retaliation Case
    In 2011, a railroad worker filed a complaint against Pan Am Railways, Inc., claiming he was subjected to retaliation after filing a Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) whistleblower complaint. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration…
  • May 12

    Unequal Pay in the Massachusetts Workplace

    Unequal Pay in the Massachusetts Workplace
    Here’s the thing, unequal pay in the workplace isn’t just unfair, it’s illegal. It seems like simple logic that when a woman performs the same job as a man, she should receive the same pay. But that’s rarely the case.…
Rank this Week: 2699

McCormack & Erlich Blog

McCormack & Erlich Blog

Covers employment law.

http://mcelawfirm.com/articles/
Rank this Week: 2825