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HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Nov 26

    Thanksgiving is Here! How to Say “Thanks” to Your Employee

    Thanksgiving is Here! How to Say “Thanks” to Your Employee
    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many are thinking of what they are grateful for. Remembering to recognize and thank your employees is important throughout the year. Recognition doesn’t just mean extra compensation or tangible…
  • Nov 25

    Labor Commissioner Releases New Paid Sick Leave Poster and Updated Wage Notice

    Labor Commissioner Releases New Paid Sick Leave Poster and Updated Wage Notice
    California recently passed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 which mandates paid sick leave for workers in California. Although the benefit does not need to be provided until July 1, 2015, employers should be aware that…
  • Nov 20

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation
    The California Fair Employment and Housing Council is considering amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act Regulations. The proposed amendments would make significant changes to: Required content, dissemination and translation of…
Rank this Week: 4803

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/
  • Nov 26

    Should Workers Have a “Right to Contest” Their Employer’s Decisions?

    Should Workers Have a “Right to Contest” Their Employer’s Decisions?
    I’ve been invited to speak at three conferences recently, all dealing with issues related to prospects for labour law reform in Canada.  Private sector union density has been on a downward trajectory for thirty years and is on its…
  • Nov 13

    New Toronto Union Adopts “Do It Yourself” Model, By-Passing Union Certification Proce

    New Toronto Union Adopts “Do It Yourself” Model, By-Passing Union Certification Proce
    A union formed earlier in 2014 called the Toronto Harm Reductions Workers Union (THRWU) has adopted a strategy they call “do it yourself” unionism. This means apparently by-passing the formal union certification and…
  • Oct 27

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?
    My Twitter account was abuzz with notifications yesterday with discussion and questions about the law of dismissal.  As a rep hockey coach, I of course was at hockey rinks most of the day and had no idea what was going on.  A quick…
Rank this Week: 1532

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Nov 26

    Sixth Circuit Remands Memphis Title VII Disparate Impact Case, Yet Again

    Sixth Circuit Remands Memphis Title VII Disparate Impact Case, Yet Again
    It’s hard not to feel sorry for the residents of Memphis, Tennessee.  Depending on which source you consult, its violent crime rate hovers between three and four times the national average, and various publications describe it as…
  • Nov 19

    California Appellate Court Rejects Class Action Settlement Due to Excessive Attorney Fee

    California Appellate Court Rejects Class Action Settlement Due to Excessive Attorney Fee
    Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered, so the saying goes. As we’ve noted before on Oct. 7, June 5, and Dec. 18, courts are starting to examine attorney fee awards in class action settlements much more closely, and the results often…
  • Nov 17

    California District Court Rejects Yet Another Class Settlement

    California District Court Rejects Yet Another Class Settlement
    “Another one bites the dust…” In yet another decision rejecting a settlement of an employment class action, the Northern District of California refused to approve a settlement of a wage and hour suit due to numerous…
Rank this Week: 706

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/
Rank this Week: 297

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 794

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    What Is a Performance Improvement Plan and How Can It Help Your Employees Improve?

    What Is a Performance Improvement Plan and How Can It Help Your Employees Improve?
    For the small business owner, a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) can be an effective tool to help retain (and retrain) an employee in your workforce that is not meeting the mark. The employee may be suffering from a lack of productivity and…
  • Nov 21

    Communicating and Enforcing Your Company Policie

    Communicating and Enforcing Your Company Policie
    Your small business has a carefully drafted employee handbook. Are your employees actually reading it? A handbook is only helpful if your employees actually read and understand the policies inside. I recall a former employer of mine actually…
  • Oct 31

    Family-Friendly Policies You Can Implement without Breaking the Bank (SMB)

    Family-Friendly Policies You Can Implement without Breaking the Bank (SMB)
    Companies with happy employees generally have high productivity and profits. There are also other benefits of employing happy employees. Higher employee morale improves a company’s reputation, making it easier for a company to recruit…
Rank this Week: 2226

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1667

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

Covers labor and employment law for the healthcare industry. By Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
Rank this Week: 4162

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    What Employers Need to Know about Hobby Lobby from an Employment Law Perspective

    What Employers Need to Know about Hobby Lobby from an Employment Law Perspective
    It is likely that you are familiar with the widely publicized Hobby Lobby case that was decided this summer. What may not be as familiar are the implications for employers following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision. The ruling gave…
  • Nov 13

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law
    After Indiana’s right-to-work law took effect on Mar. 14, 2012, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, AFL-CIO challenged the law in federal and state court. The Union’s lawsuits challenged the law’s…
  • Oct 31

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination
    At this point in the discharge process, employers should have already ensured that all bases have been covered prior to an employee’s termination and are now prepared to inform the employee. Now it’s time for the often…
Rank this Week: 3016

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/
  • Nov 26

    An employee must ask for ADA accommodation to receive it

    An employee must ask for ADA accommodation to receive it
    HBy now, hopefully everyone reading this blog knows that the expiration of an employee’s 12 weeks of annual FMLA leave is not necessarily the end of that employee’s unpaid leave of absence for his or her own medical issues. Under…
  • Nov 25

    It’s five in a row for the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100

    It’s five in a row for the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100
    For the fifth year in a row, I am honored that the ABA Journal has chosen the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog for the Blawg 100, its list of the 100 best legal blogs. Last night on Twitter, another of the honorees affectionately called me an…
  • Nov 24

    There is no easy fix for the overtime-pay problem

    There is no easy fix for the overtime-pay problem
    Those of you who are long time readers know they I’ve long rallied for changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act. The law is overly complex, anachronistic, and nearly impossible for compliance by employers. Last week, I read an article on…
Rank this Week: 217

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/
  • Nov 26

    A few workplace-related things we can be thankful for

    A few workplace-related things we can be thankful for
    From a labor and employment law standpoint, I’m not sure we have a lot to be thankful for this year. But ’tis the season, so here are a paltry few: Be thankful that your employer doesn’t fire you while you’re on the…
  • Nov 26

    EEOC promises guidance on wellness programs in February

    EEOC promises guidance on wellness programs in February
    Good news! The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced in its 2015 regulatory agenda that it will be issuing proposed regulations on the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information…
  • Nov 24

    You love us! You really love us!

    You love us! You really love us!
    Many, many thanks to our readers who voted Employment & Labor Insider into the ABA Blawg 100 for 2014! You are the greatest!     And I hate to even ask, but . . . if you can stand to do this one more time, please go here to vote…
Rank this Week: 1150

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: 24

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/
  • Nov 26

    What the EEOC plans to tell employers about wellness program

    What the EEOC plans to tell employers about wellness program
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is obsessed with wellness programs. Or, as the EEOC likes to describe them "'so-called' wellness programs." And not in a "yay, so-called wellness programs are super" kinda way. No, in…
  • Nov 25

    Apparently, the ABA Journal received my large, white bag with the $ on it

    Apparently, the ABA Journal received my large, white bag with the $ on it
    Or maybe it's the good karma from yesterday's Social Media @ Work giveaway. Whatever it may be, I'll just smile and say thank you to the ABA Journal for honoring The Employer Handbook (again) as one of the top blogs in America. Special…
  • Nov 24

    An early holiday gift to my reader (readers?)

    An early holiday gift to my reader (readers?)
    Frankly, I'm disappointed, you guys. To the 10,002 of you who read this blog, only 1 showed up at the Social Media @ Work event my firm hosted earlier in the month at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Ok, even my parents and…
Rank this Week: 757

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/
  • Nov 26

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market
    Robert B. Ahdieh, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis: Toward a Framework of Function(s) and Form(s), 88 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 1983 (2013).Jack BeermannWhen I saw the title of Robert Ahdieh’s recent article, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis:…
  • Nov 25

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right
    Charlotte Garden, Meta Rights, 83 Fordham L. Rev. 855 (2014).Joseph SlaterMeta Rights is a thought-provoking article that addresses concerns about labor law rules governing agency fee payments in public-sector employment by comparing these…
  • Nov 24

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right
    Stewart E. Sterk & Melanie B. Leslie, Accidental Inheritance: Retirement Accounts and the Hidden Law of Succession, 89 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 165 (2014).Anne-Marie RhodesArticles routinely appear that serve up a simple, everyday scenario that has…
Rank this Week: 531

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 4086

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/
  • Nov 25

    Cal Ct. of Appeal Reverses Denial of Cert in Joe’s Crab Shack Managers’ Case

    Cal Ct. of Appeal Reverses Denial of Cert in Joe’s Crab Shack Managers’ Case
    Earlier in November, the California Court of Appeal revived a proposed overtime class action brought by Joe’s Crab Shack managers against their employer, reversing the trial court’s denial of class certification. Martinez v.…
  • Nov 18

    9th Cir. Reverses Order Compelling Arbitration in TCPA Suit Against Siriu

    9th Cir. Reverses Order Compelling Arbitration in TCPA Suit Against Siriu
    Last week, the Ninth Circuit reversed a California federal court’s decision compelling individual arbitration of a putative class action alleging Sirius XM Radio violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by making…
  • Nov 13

    Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services: CA Ct. of App. Affirms Judgment for Driver Cla

    Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services: CA Ct. of App. Affirms Judgment for Driver Cla
    Last month, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the certification order by the Alameda County Superior Court which certified a class of drivers who alleged wage-and-hour violations against their employer, Oakland Port Services Corp, d/b/a…
Rank this Week: 908

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Nov 25

    DLSE Issues New Mandatory “Wage Theft” Notice

    DLSE Issues New Mandatory “Wage Theft” Notice
    “Wage Theft” is the term used now for employers who fail to understand all the nuances of California’s ridiculously complicated payroll laws. Mischaracterize an employee as an independent contractor (an issue state agencies…
  • Nov 24

    OSHA Warns Retailers: Control Your Crazed Customer

    OSHA Warns Retailers: Control Your Crazed Customer
    One of the lesser known holiday traditions is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration‘s annual reissuance of its Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Retailers. OSHA warns retailers dealing with crowded sales events to take…
  • Nov 20

    New California Employment Laws for 2015

    New California Employment Laws for 2015
    We’ve written throughout the year about new employment laws that take effect in California in 2015. But as the year winds down, here’s a handy list of the most significant ones (with links to our earlier entries). Many…
Rank this Week: 2830

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2876

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/
  • Nov 25

    A New Bill is Proposed in Massachusetts Legislature to Adopt the Uniform Trade Secrets Act

    A New Bill is Proposed in Massachusetts Legislature to Adopt the Uniform Trade Secrets Act
    A new Uniform Trade Secrets Act bill has been proposed by the Massachusetts Board of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws for the Massachusetts Legislature to consider in its 2015 legislative session. The proposed bill represents another…
  • Nov 20

    Connecticut State Court Rejects Trade Secrets Theft Complaint

    Connecticut State Court Rejects Trade Secrets Theft Complaint
    After a bench trial, a Connecticut state court rejected a violation of trade secret complaint by an employer against a former employee in BTS USA v. Executive Perspectives, Superior Court, Waterbury, Docket No. X10-CV-116010685 (Oct. 16,…
  • Nov 12

    Criminal Conviction Affirmed By Ninth Circuit For Trade Secret Theft

    Criminal Conviction Affirmed By Ninth Circuit For Trade Secret Theft
    Co-authored by Ted A. Gehring. On November 5, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in an unpublished disposition, issued its opinion in U.S. v. Suibin Zhang. There, the Ninth Circuit upheld the criminal conviction…
Rank this Week: 3735

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/
  • Nov 25

    2014 AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit Is Nearing

    2014 AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit Is Nearing
    For those attorneys who follow this blog, I encourage you to consider attending the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Trade Secret Law Summit. The event will be held on December 4 and 5 at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara,…
  • Nov 20

    Supreme Court of Arizona Gives Trade Secrets Preemption a Narrow Construction

    Supreme Court of Arizona Gives Trade Secrets Preemption a Narrow Construction
    Perhaps the most boring question in all of trade secrets law generates a lot of commentary, particularly in the blogosphere.The question is whether the displacement provision of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act applies to claims based on…
  • Nov 11

    Unpacking Bad Faith

    Unpacking Bad Faith
    A very smart lawyer at a very large firm once told me something very convincing.All the good stuff lies in the privilege log.The notion of "bad faith" prompted this comment. And by bad faith, I generally refer to the defense perception that…
Rank this Week: 816

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/
  • Nov 25

    The Part-Time Economy

    The Part-Time Economy
    There is an interesting article at CNN Money which discusses a disturbing but important employment trend in this country. The piece looks at the movement towards employing part-time workers rather than using full-time employees. The article…
  • Nov 25

    Ford: How Do We Define Stuff Like "Discrimination"?

    Ford: How Do We Define Stuff Like "Discrimination"?
    Richard Ford (Stanford) has just posted on SSRN his article (forthcoming Stanford L. Rev. 2014) Bias in the Air: Rethinking Employment Discrimination Law. Here's the abstract: Employment discrimination jurisprudence assumes that key concepts…
  • Nov 25

    Atlanta Fire Chief Suspended for Writing Religious/Homophobic Book

    Atlanta Fire Chief Suspended for Writing Religious/Homophobic Book
    Thanks to Phil Sparkes for sending us a note about this gem. From yesterday's Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been suspended without pay for one month because of authoring a religious book in which he…
Rank this Week: 77

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
Rank this Week: 3326

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Nov 25

    Deadline Extended For Reinsurance Enrollment Information

    Deadline Extended For Reinsurance Enrollment Information
    The Affordable Care Act, among other things, established a reinsurance program, which is a three-year transitional program designed to stabilize premiums in the individual market. Because insurers can no longer charge a higher premium for…
  • Nov 25

    CMS Extends Deadline For Annual Reinsurance Enrollment

    CMS Extends Deadline For Annual Reinsurance Enrollment
    The Affordable Care Act, among other things, established a reinsurance program, which is a three-year transitional program designed to stabilize premiums in the individual market. Because insurers can no longer charge a higher premium for…
  • Nov 24

    HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016

    HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016
    Running 324 pages, plus a six-page summary in its pre-release (easy to read) version this massive annual update will be published officially in the November 26, 2014 Federal Register.  Based on something like March Madness…
Rank this Week: 2818

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Covers labor and employment issues affecting Hawaii employers. By Ryan E. Sanada.

http://www.hilaborlaw.com
  • Nov 25

    Workplace Accommodations Made Easy

    Workplace Accommodations Made Easy
    Hi Everybody! I wanted to send out a quick blog post to let you all know about an exciting workshop I will be presenting in the first quarter of 2015. Due to several requests from HEC members, I've decided to put together a half-day…
  • Aug 26

    Quote in Hawaii Business Magazine Article on Paycard

    Quote in Hawaii Business Magazine Article on Paycard
    The August 2014 issue of Hawaii Business Magazine contains an article discussing a new law that was passed from the 2014 legislative session which modernizes Hawaii’s payment of wages law by clarifying that employers may pay their…
  • Aug 12

    2014 Legislative Session: Final Report

    2014 Legislative Session: Final Report
    On July 8, 2014, we passed the final deadline of the 2014 Legislative Session, the Veto Deadline. The Veto Deadline is the date by which the Governor must either sign or veto a bill. Any bill that is not vetoed becomes law "without the…
Rank this Week: 1496

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/
  • Nov 25

    “One Step Too Far” — Court Shoots Down The EEOC’s Kitchen Sink Subpoena

    “One Step Too Far” — Court Shoots Down The EEOC’s Kitchen Sink Subpoena
    By Christopher DeGroff, Paul Kehoe and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Employers have become accustomed to the federal courts rubber stamping EEOC subpoenas seeking company-wide information based on a single charge of discrimination. In light of…
  • Nov 24

    Senator Alexander’s Report Puts The Spotlight On The EEOC — And Promises Further Oversight In The Next Congre

    Senator Alexander’s Report Puts The Spotlight On The EEOC — And Promises Further Oversight In The Next Congre
    By Christopher DeGroff, Paul Kehoe, and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the current Ranking Member and soon to be Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, today issued a report entitled…
  • Nov 20

    Views Of U.S. Workplace Class Actions From Europe

    Views Of U.S. Workplace Class Actions From Europe
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. I had the privilege today of presenting on the topic of “The Risks U.S. Workplace Class Actions Pose For Businesses” to a group of European corporate counsel and business executives at the Swiss Re Centre…
Rank this Week: 422

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    FedEx Agrees to Settle California Wage Class Action for $2.1 Million

    FedEx Agrees to Settle California Wage Class Action for $2.1 Million
    FedEx has agreed to settle the class action lawsuit for $2.1 million. The settlement will cover all non-exempt package handlers who worked for FedEx in the state of California any time between September 24, 2009 and September 1, 2014. It is…
  • Nov 20

    AT&T Agrees to Settle Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit for $5 Million

    AT&T Agrees to Settle Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit for $5 Million
    AT&T recently agreed to settle the wage and hour lawsuit for $5 million. The settlement includes every employee that worked as a retail sales consultant in an AT&T store from October 19, 2010 to October 27, 2012. AT&T estimates…
  • Nov 15

    Hotel Management Company Sued For Allegedly Misclassifying Employees to Avoid Paying Overtime

    Hotel Management Company Sued For Allegedly Misclassifying Employees to Avoid Paying Overtime
    According to the class action lawsuit Heredia filed, she was allegedly misclassified as exempt from overtime in her position as a manufacturing engineer. Instead of performing the responsibilities laid out by the FLSA for exempt employees,…
Rank this Week: 1066

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/
  • Nov 25

    What does the law say about extreme work hours?

    What does the law say about extreme work hours?
    Employment law and the issue of extreme work hours are tricky. Employers can hire an employee and request that they work an extensive amount of time.  On the onset, this seems illegal and confusing for employees.  However, this…
  • Nov 21

    Reasonable notice of Termination

    Reasonable notice of Termination
    Reasonable notice of termination is a principle used where an employer has an obligation upon termination to either provide advanced, reasonable notice of termination or pay in lieu of notice under the legislation.  Most often than not,…
  • Nov 21

    Employment offer was ended before it started

    Employment offer was ended before it started
    Employment offers are known to make recruits pleased and satisfied with the prospect of beginning a new journey. It also gives them a sense of security in knowing that their financial obligations will be met. What if an employee is given a…
Rank this Week: 548

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 4052

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner, Allcorn, Baumgart & Ben-Asher, P.C.

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2097

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/
  • Nov 25

    Nearly $6 Billion Recovered Using False Claims Act In 2014

    Nearly $6 Billion Recovered Using False Claims Act In 2014
    According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), it obtained a record $5.69 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year…
  • Nov 24

    National Whistleblower Center Joins National #GivingTuesday To Encourage Spending With A Purpose

    National Whistleblower Center Joins National #GivingTuesday To Encourage Spending With A Purpose
    Washington, D.C.  November 24, 2014. The National Whistleblower Center is participating in the third annual #GivingTuesday.  #GivingTuesday is a collaborative effort to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in…
  • Nov 19

    SEC Whistleblower program has historic year

    SEC Whistleblower program has historic year
    On November 17, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower released its 2014 Annual Report to Congress. According to the report, 2014 was a historic year for the SEC Whistleblower program in terms of…
Rank this Week: 430

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Nov 25

    New Brunswick to Increase the Minimum Wage

    New Brunswick to Increase the Minimum Wage
    As part of its commitment to families and to help reduce poverty, the New Brunswick provincial government will increase the minimum wage to $10.30 per hour by the end of 2014.
  • Nov 18

    Deadline to File Accessibility Compliance Report – December 31, 2014

    Deadline to File Accessibility Compliance Report – December 31, 2014
    All Ontario businesses and organizations with 20 or more employees are required to complete four steps.
  • Nov 11

    Employee awarded $65,000 for loss of pension

    Employee awarded $65,000 for loss of pension
    Published online in Canadian Employment Law Today, Oct. 23, 2014 -- Arnone v. Best Theratronics Ltd.: Reasonable notice should be bridge to full pension if dismissed employee is close to eligibility: Ontario court
Rank this Week: 2671

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    A Thanksgiving to Remember: When Cancer Strike

    A Thanksgiving to Remember: When Cancer Strike
    The moment when you learn your wife has cancer gets imprinted on your brain in a hurry. At least for me, it did. That happened back in February of this year.  I haven’t talked about it on the blog yet for several…
  • Nov 19

    Three Times a Charm

    Three Times a Charm
    Today, my colleague Marc Herman writes a follow up to his post on October 27th regarding wellness programs. Continuing its publically waged war against wellness programs, the EEOC has, once again, dragged another employer into the litigation…
  • Nov 17

    Expanded Data Breach Duties for Unionized Companie

    Expanded Data Breach Duties for Unionized Companie
    Company data breaches are becoming far too common.  Today, my colleague Jarad Lucan talks about the steps company’s need to take, both pre and post-breach.  If your company has a unionized workforce, you may need to adhere to…
Rank this Week: 289

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2864

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    If You Need Me, I Will Be In the Hall of Fame

    If You Need Me, I Will Be In the Hall of Fame
    Well, it’s happened again. The Delaware Employment Law Blog was selected as one of the Top 100 Legal Blogs in the country by the ABA Journal Magazine.  Because this is my fifth year as an honoree, I’ve been inducted into the…
  • Nov 10

    3 Tips for Harassment Investigation

    3 Tips for Harassment Investigation
    Investigating complaints of inappropriate workplace conduct is a difficult challenge for any number of reasons. But conducting an immediate and thorough investigation is critical to both preventing lawsuits and to avoiding liability should a…
  • Nov 3

    Three Tips for Protecting Your Electronically Stored Confidential Information

    Three Tips for Protecting Your Electronically Stored Confidential Information
    Employers, do you know what apps your employees are using?  That’s the question posed by a recent article in the WSJ.  (See Companies Don’t Know What Apps Their Employees Are Using).  My guess is that the answer to…
Rank this Week: 974

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 740

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Nov 25

    Could transfer to job requiring no overtime be reasonable accommodation?

    Could transfer to job requiring no overtime be reasonable accommodation?
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. An employee who could not safely work in a seated position without moving around every 50 minutes, and who could work no more than eight hours a day, was substantially limited in the major life activities of sitting…
  • Nov 25

    Massage school can’t force arbitration of student FLSA wage claim

    Massage school can’t force arbitration of student FLSA wage claim
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. A school of massage therapy could not compel arbitration of individual claims of students who alleged that their performance of services to the general public established an employment relationship under the FLSA and…
  • Nov 25

    SOX amendment invalidated arbitration clause for both SOX and state wrongful discharge claim

    SOX amendment invalidated arbitration clause for both SOX and state wrongful discharge claim
    By Dan Selcke, J.D. Because an employee’s state law claim was based on the same facts as the claim she brought under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, an amendment to that Act invalidated an arbitration agreement she signed as applied to both…
Rank this Week: 325

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Nov 25

    Champlain College Adjuncts Join SEIU

    Champlain College Adjuncts Join SEIU
    This past Monday, a spokesperson for Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont announced that the school’s adjunct faculty members voted to be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for collective bargaining and…
  • Nov 24

    Board Orders New Election At OK Food

    Board Orders New Election At OK Food
    Last week, a National Labor Relations Board hearing officer recommended that a union vote at OK Foods in Heavener, Oklahoma be set aside and the voting be re-run.  The election was held on May 1, 2014 to determine…
  • Nov 21

    New Board Nominee Goes Before HELP Committee

    New Board Nominee Goes Before HELP Committee
    Yesterday, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) held a hearing concerning Lauren McFerran’s nomination to the National Labor Relations Board.  The reader may recall that Ms. McFerran is President Obama’s…
Rank this Week: 1283

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

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

    Texas Federal Court decision illustrates need for BYOD policie

    Texas Federal Court decision illustrates need for BYOD policie
    Saman Rajaee was a salesman for Design Tech Homes. He used his personal iPhone to connect to his employer’s Microsoft Exchange Server, which allowed him to access his work-related email, contacts and calendar from his phone. Design Tech…
  • Nov 21

    Business implications of the President’s Executive Action on immigration reform measure

    Business implications of the President’s Executive Action on immigration reform measure
    Last night President Obama addressed the nation and outlined his long awaited Executive Order to begin the process of immigration reform. His speech emphasized the policy imperative to improve the system, and encourage economic growth…
  • Nov 11

    State Department announces a change in visa reciprocity agreement with China

    State Department announces a change in visa reciprocity agreement with China
    This past weekend President Obama, while in China, announced changes in the reciprocity agreement for visas for Chinese citizens. The reciprocity agreement, which becomes effective on November 12, 2014, governs the period of validity for…
Rank this Week: 561

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

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

    2014 Blawg 100 is Out

    2014 Blawg 100 is Out
    Well, the ABA Journal's Blawg 100 came out yesterday. I was going to post about it sooner but I've been curled up in the fetal position, crying under my desk for the past 12 hours because I didn't make the cut. There's always next year I…
  • Nov 24

    Employer Mandate Extension Attacked as Unconstitutional

    Employer Mandate Extension Attacked as Unconstitutional
    On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives filed this Complaint, alleging that President Obama's unilateral delay and alteration of the Obamacare employer mandate was unconstitutional.The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka…
  • Nov 19

    $185 Million Pregnancy Discrimination Award

    $185 Million Pregnancy Discrimination Award
    Discriminating against pregnant employees or employees who oppose discrimination is generally unlawful. That's not news. A California federal jury awarded a woman who worked for AutoZone $872,719 in compensatory damages ($393,759 for past…
Rank this Week: 576

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Nov 25

    Could New Discovery Rules Help Reduce Business Litigation Costs?

    Could New Discovery Rules Help Reduce Business Litigation Costs?
    Discovery is one of the most expensive and burdensome phases of any business litigation. To help reign in the process, the Judicial Conference of the United States recently approved amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The…
  • Nov 24

    Business Groups Urge Supreme Court to Prevent Regulatory Flip-Flopping

    Business Groups Urge Supreme Court to Prevent Regulatory Flip-Flopping
    Several prominent business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, recently filed amicus briefs urging the Supreme Court to require federal agencies to follow the procedures set forth in…
  • Nov 21

    Does Your Company Need Key Person Insurance?

    Does Your Company Need Key Person Insurance?
    Would your business be able to survive if one of its partners or top executives died suddenly? If you are unsure, you may want to look into “key person” insurance. While the idea may seem morbid, taking out life insurance and/or…
Rank this Week: 1480

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
  • Nov 24

    The $185 Million – Yes – $185,000,000 Single Employee Discrimination Case

    The $185 Million – Yes – $185,000,000 Single Employee Discrimination Case
    On November 17, a federal jury returned a verdict against AutoZone in favor of a single plaintiff for the insane amount of $185,000,000.00 in punitive damages. The plaintiff alleged gender and pregnancy-related harassment, discrimination, and…
  • Nov 18

    Corporate Wellness Programs: It’s Time for a Check-Up

    Corporate Wellness Programs: It’s Time for a Check-Up
    The EEOC is back at it! This time it has targeted corporate wellness programs and is challenging the legality of such programs under the ADA. The EEOC contends that the biometric testing and health risk assessments are…
  • Oct 30

    Employment Law 101: Employee Handbook

    Employment Law 101: Employee Handbook
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: It is up to you. A business with two employees might benefit from an employee handbook. A business with 100 might function fine without one. There are no legal rules about when a handbook must be…
Rank this Week: 3116

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    5th Circuit Takes Expansive View of SOX

    5th Circuit Takes Expansive View of SOX
    While I was starting a week long trial in the Southern District of Texas, the 5th Circuit was taking a wide, pro-employee view of Sarbanes Oxley.  In Halliburton v. Administrative Review Board (5th Cir. 11.12.14) the Court was faced with…
  • Sep 26

    Implicit Bias: A Brave New World

    Implicit Bias: A Brave New World
    Implicit bias as a concept has been bubbling around the world of employment discrimination for a few years now. Although the fact that Google is seriously studying the issue as it applies to its own workforce may not mean that the concept is…
  • Aug 26

    5th Circuit Weighs In On Religious Discrmination

    5th Circuit Weighs In On Religious Discrmination
    Yesterday's post about the difficulty that courts have in dealing with religious discrimination, see Not Off to a Good Start and Onionhead: the newest religion? could not have been a better segue way to today's decision from the 5th…
Rank this Week: 1115

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

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

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

    Misclassified Exotic Dancers Awarded Almost $11 Million in New York

    Misclassified Exotic Dancers Awarded Almost $11 Million in New York
    A group of exotic dancers, who sued New York City’s Rick’s Cabaret for retaining a portion of gratuities and failing to pay minimum wages under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act  and New York Labor Law, were awarded…
  • Nov 11

    Salvatore Gangemi Selected to Super Lawyers List for 5th Consecutive Year

    Salvatore Gangemi Selected to Super Lawyers List for 5th Consecutive Year
    Salvatore G. Gangemi has been selected to the 2014 New York-Metro Super Lawyers list.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  Super…
  • Nov 5

    Court Rejects EEOC’s Attempt to Restrain Implementation of Wellness Program

    Court Rejects EEOC’s Attempt to Restrain Implementation of Wellness Program
    We previously wrote about two recent lawsuits in which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued employers under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) for implementing…
Rank this Week: 4565

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Nov 24

    Mental Health and the Workplace — Accommodation

    Mental Health and the Workplace — Accommodation
    Depression. Anxiety. Bipolar Disorder. These and similar mental health diagnoses may affect your boss, the CEO of your company, the head of HR, your assistant, two of your peer workers, or maybe even you. And their symptoms may also affect…
  • Nov 24

    Multiple Requests for Extension of Medical Leave – Three Strikes and the Employee Is Not Out!

    Multiple Requests for Extension of Medical Leave – Three Strikes and the Employee Is Not Out!
    A recent Americans with Disabilities Act case is a reminder the employers must proceed carefully before denying repeated requests for extensions of medical leave by an employee. In the case, the employer had a “personal leave”…
  • Nov 17

    Responding Effectively to Third-Party Subpoena

    Responding Effectively to Third-Party Subpoena
    It is your lucky day!! A subpoena comes in the mail and makes its way to your desk. The subpoena comes from a creditor involved in a lawsuit with one of your employees and demands that you produce copies of your employee’s payroll…
Rank this Week: 3409

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    How Will the White House Announcement on Immigration Affect Your Company?

    How Will the White House Announcement on Immigration Affect Your Company?
    Most companies will be impacted by the immigration initiatives announced by the White House this week.  It will take up to several months for the initiatives to be implemented in order to give the U.S. Department of Homeland Security…
  • Nov 17

    Ninth Circuit Rules That Twombly Standard of Specificity Applies to FLSA Pleading

    Ninth Circuit Rules That Twombly Standard of Specificity Applies to FLSA Pleading
    On November 12, 2014, in Greg Landers v. Quality Communications Inc., the Ninth Circuit clarified a previously unsettled point of law by confirming that Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) pleadings must meet the specificity requirements…
  • Nov 14

    Brinker for Dummie

    Brinker for Dummie
    On November 13, 2014, the Second District Court of Appeal, Division One, issued a decision in Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases.  The opinion explains the meaning of Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court as it applies to the duty to…
Rank this Week: 515