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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/
  • Apr 15

    Hotel Chain Sued for Alleged Overtime and Minimum Wage Violation

    Hotel Chain Sued for Alleged Overtime and Minimum Wage Violation
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates that all employers have to pay their employees working within the United States at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and pay them one and one half times their normal hourly…
  • Apr 8

    Illinois Supreme Court Resolves Appeal on Illinois Employee Classification Act

    Illinois Supreme Court Resolves Appeal on Illinois Employee Classification Act
    Even after a law is passed, it is possible for citizens to challenge that law as unconstitutional. However, anyone who does so should make sure that they have good reasons for making such a claim and can back up their argument. The Employee…
  • Apr 1

    Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud Sued for Alleged Wage and Hour Violation

    Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud Sued for Alleged Wage and Hour Violation
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows employers to pay certain employees who receive tips a lower minimum wage. Unfortunately, this sometimes leads to employers trying to cut costs by paying workers who do not normally receive…
Rank this Week: 1045

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Apr 15

    How Significant is the Wyndham Case to the US Cybersecurity Legal Landscape?

    How Significant is the Wyndham Case to the US Cybersecurity Legal Landscape?
    The security community has been abuzz this week with the US. District Court of New Jersey's April 7 ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, et al. (see…
  • Apr 4

    Why Indemnities Matter

    Why Indemnities Matter
    Most business clients would rather be in the dentist's chair than sit through negotiation of the indemnity and liability provisions of their agreement. Admit it: your eyes glaze over, time appears to visibly slow down, and you wonder at how…
  • Mar 25

    Court of Appeal confirms that information is not property

    Court of Appeal confirms that information is not property
    In a recent judgement, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales held that an electronic database was not a chose in possession or a chattel but a chose in action (see our earlier blog regarding the grant of leave to appeal in this case). In…
Rank this Week: 2319

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.
     In the coming months, victims of domestic abuse may have one less deterrent from seeking out necessary help and protection. Under Senate File 2118, "pets or companion animals owned or held" by the parties to a domestic abuse protective…
  • Apr 11

    Conducting an Investigation

    Conducting an Investigation
    An employee just made a complaint of harassment or discrimination. You know you have a duty, as the employer, to investigate the employee’s complaint, but aren’t entirely sure how to conduct the investigation. Here are a few…
  • Mar 17

    How to Navigate Divorce in a Healthy Way

    How to Navigate Divorce in a Healthy Way
    Making the decision to end your marriage can be a very emotional experience.  Oftentimes, the emotions associated with ending your marriage result in anger and/or resentment toward your soon-to-be ex-spouse which in turn can make a…
Rank this Week: 1423

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: 679

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
  • Apr 15

    Fairfax Circuit Court Strikes Down Noncompete as Overbroad - Part 1

    Fairfax Circuit Court Strikes Down Noncompete as Overbroad - Part 1
    On March 6, 2014, a Fairfax Circuit judge denied a preliminary injunction in a suit brought by Wings LLC to enforce a noncompete against two defector employees. In a letter opinion, Judge Bruce D. White said the noncompete was unenforceable…
  • Apr 2

    U.S. Department of Labor Further Delays Publication of its Final "Persuader" Rule

    U.S. Department of Labor Further Delays Publication of its Final "Persuader" Rule
    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has once again delayed publication of its final rule on “persuader activities.” The DOL’s final rule was initially scheduled for publication in November 2013. As that date approached,…
  • Mar 20

    OFCCP's Final Rule On Employing People With Disabilities Takes Effect March 24

    OFCCP's Final Rule On Employing People With Disabilities Takes Effect March 24
    On March 24, 2014, the final rule published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to undertake affirmative action for individuals with…
Rank this Week: 3233

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Apr 15

    The School to Wage Theft Pipeline

    The School to Wage Theft Pipeline
    Below is the text and video from a talk that I gave at York University on October 3, 2013, as part of a panel on the intern economy. It was part of the Global Labour Speaker Series put on by the Global Labour Research Centre. I wasn't…
  • Apr 3

    Forging A New Future In Nova Scotia: Youths, Employment, and Intergenerational Equity

    Forging A New Future In Nova Scotia: Youths, Employment, and Intergenerational Equity
    Two weeks ago I was out in Halifax to give a keynote address at Students Nova Scotia’s Summit on Youth in the Nova Scotia Economy. Typically I don’t post my speeches online, but in this case I feel it’s important to put…
  • Mar 6

    The Growing Influence of Canada's Intern Rights Movement

    The Growing Influence of Canada's Intern Rights Movement
    It has been awhile since I've written about my marquee issue, unpaid internships, and there have been some major developments within Canada. I thought that I would take this opportunity to write about these developments as I'm sure many of my…
Rank this Week: 1332

Texas Workers Rights Blog

Texas Workers Rights Blog

Features employment law updates and discussions for Texas workers. By John A. Wenke.

http://www.johnwenke.com/category/texasworkersrightsblog/
  • Apr 15

    Psst. . . How much are you making?

    Psst. . . How much are you making?
    This month, President Obama signed an Executive Order barring federal contractors from discriminating or retaliating against workers who discuss their salaries.    The impetus behind this executive order was to specifically…
  • Mar 21

    Employer’s Prompt Response Rebuffs Discrimination Claim

    Employer’s Prompt Response Rebuffs Discrimination Claim
    As an employment attorney representing workers, I often focus on the actions, or inactions, of management or human resources officials after an employee complains of discrimination or sexual harassment.  Oftentimes a plaintiff’s…
  • Feb 10

    Thank You For Reporting Illegal Conduct: You’re Fired!

    Thank You For Reporting Illegal Conduct: You’re Fired!
    Recently, the Texas Supreme Court decided a case originating from El Paso, reminding us that whistleblowers in Texas still face difficult challenges in receiving protections from retaliation. In Canutillo I.S.D. v. Farran, the Plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 3801

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
  • Apr 15

    2014 Legislative Session: The End is Near(ing)

    2014 Legislative Session: The End is Near(ing)
    Let the conference games begin! Just last week, we passed the Second Crossover deadline, which is the date that the Senate must complete its review of bills submitted by the House of Representatives, and vice versa.  Bills that have…
  • Apr 1

    2014 Legislative Session – Running Update

    2014 Legislative Session – Running Update
    Each year, the Hawaii Employers Council provides its members with updates on labor and employment law bills that are being addressed by the legislature. One of those documents, the Legislative Digest, is actually currently available to the…
  • Jan 10

    2014 Legislative Forecast

    2014 Legislative Forecast
    The 2014 Legislative Session begins on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 and runs through May 1, 2014. This year, the legislature will likely address several labor and employment law bills that could have a significant impact on companies doing…
Rank this Week: 5000

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2335

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/
  • Apr 15

    CBO Updates ACA Impact Estimate

    CBO Updates ACA Impact Estimate
    Concurrently with its April 2014 update of February 2014 projections of federal revenues and spending through 2024, the Congressional Budget Office revised its projection of how the Affordable Care Act will change insurance coverage, federal…
  • Apr 14

    Is The Full-Time Employer Mandate Causing Employers to Cut Weekly Work Hours?

    Is The Full-Time Employer Mandate Causing Employers to Cut Weekly Work Hours?
    Probably not yet, on net, this year, seems to be the correct answer, though temp staffing is trending upward.  Here are three charts that we created from data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. CHANGE IN % OF…
  • Apr 10

    Who’s At Risk for Non-Payment During the ACA Subsidy “Grace Period”?

    Who’s At Risk for Non-Payment During the ACA Subsidy “Grace Period”?
    It’s buried deep, in small type, in a set of rules issued almost a year, and thousands of Federal Register pages ago.   Here’s the setup.  Jimmy has a chronic medical problem, and knows it, but he cannot afford…
Rank this Week: 1350

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 15

    PPACA Compliance: It Is Not Just About Taxe

    PPACA Compliance: It Is Not Just About Taxe
    In today’s New York Times online, there is an article titled “Tax Preparers’ New Role: Health-Coverage Advisers.”  In it, there is a quote from a tax preparation professional who says “[w]e’re the…
  • Apr 9

    April is a Busy Month: IRS Releases Guidance on Same Sex Marriage and Retirement Plan Rollover

    April is a Busy Month: IRS Releases Guidance on Same Sex Marriage and Retirement Plan Rollover
    We are less than halfway into April and already the IRS has issued two notices that provide some long awaited guidance related to retirement plan administration.  One addresses treatment of same-sex marriages post-Windsor and the other…
  • Apr 3

    Why It’s Not Too Late for Your Employees to Get on the Exchange—Special Enrollment Period

    Why It’s Not Too Late for Your Employees to Get on the Exchange—Special Enrollment Period
    Now that we’ve passed the important deadline of March 31, 2014 for signing up on the Health Care Exchange/Marketplace (“the Exchange”), employers are asking questions about options for employees who did not get into the…
Rank this Week: 1718

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment agreements, employment discrimination and compensation issues. By Gangemi P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4430

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    New Jersey Make Major Revisions to it Limited LIability Company Law

    New Jersey Make Major Revisions to it Limited LIability Company Law
    The Legislature has recently made important changes to the laws governing New Jersey limited liability companies, which were effective March 1, 2014. The new revisions make drastic changes to the way New Jersey law treats limited liability…
  • Apr 11

    New Jersey's Employment Laws Which Protect Against Sexual Harassment

    New Jersey's Employment Laws Which Protect Against Sexual Harassment
    New Jersey's employment laws protect employees from workplace sexual harassment. People accused of sexual harassment may be subject to individual liability under both civil and criminal laws. Employers may also be found liable for sexual…
  • Apr 9

    Pregnancy Discrimination Under New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination

    Pregnancy Discrimination Under New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination
    New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination (the "LAD") covers a wide variety of activities and relationships, including employment relationships. It makes it unlawful to discriminate against an employee or potential employee on the basis of…
Rank this Week: 3927

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    EEOC Amplifies Its Focus On Religious Discrimination

    EEOC Amplifies Its Focus On Religious Discrimination
    In a recent move the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that it will increase its focus on Religious Discrimination. Our employment lawyers in Los Angeles know that workers are experiencing religious based discrimination on…
  • Apr 12

    California’s DFEH Report Highlights Discrimination Trend

    California’s DFEH Report Highlights Discrimination Trend
    The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing recently released a report regarding discrimination trends. An experienced Costa Mesa employment lawyer can help you determine if you have been the victim of discrimination in…
  • Apr 10

    Administration is Pushing for an end to LBGT Discrimination

    Administration is Pushing for an end to LBGT Discrimination
    The administration is calling for an end to LBGT discrimination at the federal level. The administration, particularly Vice President Joe Biden, is calling for an end to workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Our Costa Mesa…
Rank this Week: 2430

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Apr 15

    Maids Fired for Cooperating in Wage Theft Investigation; Company Hit with Fine

    Maids Fired for Cooperating in Wage Theft Investigation; Company Hit with Fine
    California’s Labor Commissioner Julie Su recently fined a maid service company $394,944 in unpaid wages and premiums to be paid back to affected workers, plus civil penalties. After a lengthy investigation, the Labor Commissioner…
  • Apr 14

    IRS Releases More Same-Sex Marriage Guidance

    IRS Releases More Same-Sex Marriage Guidance
    The IRS recently released new guidance to address remaining questions relating to its treatment of same-sex marriages after last year’s U.S. v. Windsor decision. The Windsor decision invalidated Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act…
  • Apr 10

    CalChamber Releases 2014 Job Killer List

    CalChamber Releases 2014 Job Killer List
    The California Chamber of Commerce released its annual list of “job killer” bills yesterday, calling attention to the negative impact that 26 proposed measures would have on California’s job climate and economic recovery if…
Rank this Week: 4882

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    Do Cops Get It Wrong?

    Do Cops Get It Wrong?
    Absolutely.  I won’t go into all the conscious and unconscious biases cops have.  (But if you Google “witness lineup issues” or read Balko’s blog in the Washington Post you can see a lot of it.)  But…
  • Mar 11

    Are Laws Limiting Magazine Capacity To 10 Rounds Constitutional?

    Are Laws Limiting Magazine Capacity To 10 Rounds Constitutional?
    A federal district court has refused to issue a preliminary injunction blocking Sunnyvale, California’s ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds. (Fyock v. City of Sunnyvale (N.D. Cal. Mar. 5, 2014).) A large part of the…
  • Jan 28

    big vs little

    big vs little
    There is always an argument about whether clients are well served by choosing big law firms.  Well, Bloomberg BusinessWeek did a long article in May 2013 where it discussed how big firms are cratering.  A couple of things stood out…
Rank this Week: 1113

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Apr 15

    Agency proposes clearinghouse for commercial driver drug test

    Agency proposes clearinghouse for commercial driver drug test
    by Charles S. Plumb The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed a new rule that would create a database of commercial drivers’ drug test histories, making it easier for employers to find a job candidate’s past drug…
  • Apr 10

    Northwestern’s appeal of football ruling claims NLRB ignored evidence

    Northwestern’s appeal of football ruling claims NLRB ignored evidence
    Northwestern University’s appeal of a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling claims an NLRB regional director ignored evidence that the school’s scholarship football players are students—not employees—and relied…
  • Apr 9

    Governor Walker friends Facebook users, bars employers from trolling employees’ account

    Governor Walker friends Facebook users, bars employers from trolling employees’ account
    by Saul C. Glazer The question of whether employers can require applicants or current employees to divulge social media passwords has been hotly debated both from a legal and a moral standpoint. On April 8, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker…
Rank this Week: 1583

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Apr 15

    It’s Not FMLA Unless I Say So!

    It’s Not FMLA Unless I Say So!
     This blog post was authored by Jennifer Rosner. In a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court in California held that an employee can affirmatively decline to use leave under the Family Medical Leave Act…
  • Apr 14

    Court Rules That ‘37 Act Employers Retain The Right To Discontinue Paying Employee Member Contributions After PEPRA

    Court Rules That ‘37 Act Employers Retain The Right To Discontinue Paying Employee Member Contributions After PEPRA
    An employer subject to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 (“’37 Act”) maintains the unilateral right to discontinue picking-up the member contributions of its employees after exhausting all collective bargaining…
  • Apr 10

    Treasury Issues Final Regulations Governing Employer Reporting Requirement

    Treasury Issues Final Regulations Governing Employer Reporting Requirement
     This blog post was authored by Jessica Frier In 2016, the Internal Revenue Service will require large employers with 50 or more full-time employees, including full-time equivalents, to annually report monthly data concerning the health…
Rank this Week: 835

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/
  • Apr 15

    Cal. Supreme Court Hears Iskanian v. CLS Oral Argument

    Cal. Supreme Court Hears Iskanian v. CLS Oral Argument
    Oral arguments in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, No. S204032, took place before the California Supreme Court on April 3, 2014 (Mr. Iskanian is represented by Capstone Law APC). Previously, the Court of Appeal had affirmed an…
  • Apr 7

    Young v. Hilton: 9th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of California Recording Case

    Young v. Hilton: 9th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of California Recording Case
    On March 20, 2014, the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a putative class action against Hilton, based on violations of the California Invasion of Privacy Act (“CIPA”) by recording incoming customer…
  • Apr 1

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in ATM Sticker Notice Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in ATM Sticker Notice Case
    On March 10, 2014, the Supreme Court denied a certiorari petition in First National Bank of Wahoo v. Charvat, No. 13-679 (8th Cir. 2013), a case involving the core question of whether a statutory violation is enough to confer Article III…
Rank this Week: 1417

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/
  • Apr 15

    What Northwestern Is Telling Other Universitie

    What Northwestern Is Telling Other Universitie
    Melanie Trottman of the Wall Street Journal has a post on the WSJ’s Washington Wire blog highlighting five things Northwestern is telling other football schools about unions: Northwestern University President Morton…
  • Apr 15

    CT Rep Proposes College Athlete Union Law:…

    CT Rep Proposes College Athlete Union Law: Cassandra Day of the Middletown Press reports that last week, Connecticut State Representative Matthew Lesser (D-Middletown) stated that he is working with state lawmakers to draft legislation…
  • Apr 11

    @LRToday Morning Round-Up: April 11, 2014

    @LRToday Morning Round-Up: April 11, 2014
    Delta Western Workers Unionize: Lauren Rosenthall at KUCB.org reports that fuel technicians employed by Delta Western in Unalaska, AK have voted to unionize.  In a razor-thin victory, the workers voted 8 in favor and 7 against to…
Rank this Week: 1118

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
Rank this Week: 2088

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/
Rank this Week: 732

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 671

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2483

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Apr 15

    Fired for What!? - Topless McDonald's Rampage

    Fired for What!? - Topless McDonald's Rampage
    Have you ever seen a woman wearing nothing but a thong trash a McDonald's? Probably not . . . until now. Feel free to check out the video (censored for your protection) here. Wanna guess who got fired? Yup, the McDonald's employees who leaked…
  • Apr 9

    Update: Obama's "Equal Pay" Orders Now Available

    Update: Obama's "Equal Pay" Orders Now Available
    As I blogged yesterday, President Obama issued orders addressing "equal pay" issues yesterday. I incorrectly stated that they would both be executive orders. There is actually one executive order, Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of…
  • Apr 8

    Coming Today: Obama "Equal Pay" Executive Order

    Coming Today: Obama "Equal Pay" Executive Order
    President Obama is expected to sign two executive orders designed to combat wage inequality today. Based on reports (Washington Post,  U.S. News, Huffington Post, and more), the two executive orders will generally provide that:Federal…
Rank this Week: 1230

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/
  • Apr 15

    Hypothetical violations doom employer confidentiality policy

    Hypothetical violations doom employer confidentiality policy
    A few months ago I posted on the NLRB’s veto of a workplace confidentiality policy. Late last month, the 5th Circuit court of appeals ruled on another employer confidentiality policy, and the results should trouble employers everywhere.…
  • Apr 14

    It's illegal to ask employees to give up overtime payment

    It's illegal to ask employees to give up overtime payment
    If a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a work week that employee is entitled to overtime at the required rate of 1.5 times the regular rate of pay. What if, however, an employee says they’d rather forego the overtime…
  • Apr 11

    WIRTW #316 (the “en francais” edition)

    WIRTW #316 (the “en francais” edition)
    From Mashable: Employers’ federations and two unions in France signed a “new, legally binding” labor agreement on Thursday that encourages some staff to turn off their phones after 6 p.m., in an effort to curb burnout and…
Rank this Week: 241

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/
  • Apr 15

    What are employers doing about employees who do their taxes -- at work!?!

    What are employers doing about employees who do their taxes -- at work!?!
    Today is tax day, or, as I like to call it, sonofa---! Actually, I get a nice refund this year. I guess that's what happens when you have four kids under five. Which reminds me, I should ask, do any of you babysit? Because I have Verizon…
  • Apr 14

    This is one badass labor and employment law roundtable

    This is one badass labor and employment law roundtable
    Recently, several local lawyers and I participated in a labor and employment law roundtable for The Legal Intelligencer. Actually, the table was rectangular. But, the coffee and muffins were free, so I didn't complain. Well, not until I…
  • Apr 11

    A 79-year-old teacher was fired for refusing to unfriend her students on Facebook

    A 79-year-old teacher was fired for refusing to unfriend her students on Facebook
    A teacher getting in trouble for something having to do with Facebook? You don't say... The full story, plus another state has passed a social media workplace privacy law. I've got it all for you after the jump... * * *
Rank this Week: 737

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Professors Richard Bales, Jeffrey M. Hirsch and Marcia L. McCormick.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Travis on Changing the Gender-Pay Narrative

    Travis on Changing the Gender-Pay Narrative
    Michelle Travis (San Francisco) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming Denver L. Rev.) Disabling the Gender Pay Gap: Lessons from the Social Model of Disability. Here's the abstract: As we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Title…
  • Apr 14

    It's time for this year's edition of…

    It's time for this year's edition of Workplace Prof Faculty moves. Please let us know via the comment section what we missed. Appointments Stephanie Bornstein from visiting at Hastings to a tenure-track position teaching employment law and…
  • Apr 11

    SeaWorld’s Challenge to OSHA Citation Denied

    SeaWorld’s Challenge to OSHA Citation Denied
    The D.C. Circuit, by a 2-1 vote, has denied SeaWorld of Florida’s petition for review of an order finding a general duty clause violation related to the death of one of SeaWorld’s killer whale trainers, Dawn Brancheau. The OSH Act’s...
Rank this Week: 114

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/
  • Apr 15

    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Government

    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Government
    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local GovernmentsFormer New York State Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch will deliver a talk on “The Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Governments” for the 2014 Edwin L.…
  • Apr 14

    Employee’s purported unresponsive answers to interrogatories used as a defense in disciplinary action

    Employee’s purported unresponsive answers to interrogatories used as a defense in disciplinary action
    Employee’s purported unresponsive answers to interrogatories used as a defense in disciplinary actionOATH Index No. 876/14The employer moved to preclude the employee from offering a defense to disciplinary charges based upon…
  • Apr 13

    Nonresident attorney's right to practice law in New York State

    Nonresident attorney's right to practice law in New York State
    Nonresident attorney's right to practice law in New York StateSchoenefeld v. State of New York, et al., USCA, 11-4283-cvThe U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, held that Section 470 of the Judiciary Law, which requires…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
  • Apr 14

    The Supreme Court Flunks Again

    The Supreme Court Flunks Again
    John H. Langbein, Destructive Federal Preemption of State Wealth Transfer Law in Beneficiary Designation Cases: Hillman Doubles Down on Egelhoff, Vand. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Tom GallanisNearly twenty-five years ago,…
  • Apr 11

    Vanishing into the Ether: Link Rot and Disappearing Precedent

    Vanishing into the Ether: Link Rot and Disappearing Precedent
    Raizel Liebler & June Liebert, Something Rotten in the State of Legal Citation: The Life Span of a United States Supreme Court Citation Containing an Internet Link (1996-2010), 15 Yale J.L. & Tech. 273 (2013).Kristina…
Rank this Week: 1054

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Apr 15

    Third Circuit Endorses Successor Liability for Wage and Hour Violation

    Third Circuit Endorses Successor Liability for Wage and Hour Violation
    In the recent case of Thompson v. Real Estate Mortgage Network, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has endorsed successor liability for claimed wage-and-hour violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The ruling…
  • Apr 14

    Defense Against Hacking: Is A New Industry Emerging?

    Defense Against Hacking: Is A New Industry Emerging?
    As the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to increase data exponentially, cyber-attacks and data breaches persist at alarming rates and effectiveness.  These circumstances create a need that has fostered a booming business…
  • Apr 11

    Customers: Improving Relationships Increases Busine

    Customers: Improving Relationships Increases Busine
    Businesses know that relationships with their clients are important, but in today’s world of social media, it is imperative to be proactive in strengthening and maintaining them. This means including your customers in everything from…
Rank this Week: 4023

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

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

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
Rank this Week: 2161

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Whole Foods Market California, Inc. Accused of Violating Fair Credit Reporting Act On Background Check

    Whole Foods Market California, Inc. Accused of Violating Fair Credit Reporting Act On Background Check
    On February 7, 2014, a class action complaint was filed in the Northern District of California in the case Esayas Gezahegne v. Whole Foods Market California, Inc. In the complaint Plaintiffs allege that the company violated the Fair Credit…
  • Apr 13

    From the Bully Pulpit on Equal Pay Day

    From the Bully Pulpit on Equal Pay Day
    Each year, National Equal Pay Day marks the day on which an average working woman would have earned the amount of money earned by an average working man in the previous year. This year the day fell on Tuesday, April 8 and came with more…
  • Apr 9

    NLRB Finds That Employee Was Wrongfully Terminated After Management Interrogated Him About Union Affiliation

    NLRB Finds That Employee Was Wrongfully Terminated After Management Interrogated Him About Union Affiliation
    On January 16, 2014, a National Labor Relations Board panel issued an Order affirming and strengthening the Decision of Administrative Law Judge Joel P. Biblowitz in the case of K-Air Corporation and Sheet Metal Workers Local #67. Judge…
Rank this Week: 4176

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers workplace discrimination, and employee rights news and updates. By Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP.

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1295

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

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

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Court Holds Placing Pregnant Employee on Paid Leave Not a "Per Se Reasonable Accommodation"

    Court Holds Placing Pregnant Employee on Paid Leave Not a "Per Se Reasonable Accommodation"
    A federal district court in California granted in part and denied in part a defendant-employer's Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss a plaintiff's claims, primarily based on pregnancy discrimination, holding that their placing the plaintiff,…
  • Apr 10

    Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act

    Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed the Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act (2013 Wisconsin Act 208) into law this past week, giving employees in Wisconsin more privacy in the workplace, though the legislation provides several exceptions…
  • Apr 8

    NLRB Holds Hospital's Rule Barring "Negativity" Violates NLRA

    NLRB Holds Hospital's Rule Barring "Negativity" Violates NLRA
    On April 1, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") ruled that Hills and Dales General Hospital's work rules barring "negativity" and requiring employees to represent their employer "in the community in a positive and professional…
Rank this Week: 1177

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Apr 14

    Are electronic signatures valid in the employment setting?

    Are electronic signatures valid in the employment setting?
    Generally, yes, and surprisingly this is one area that legislation is well ahead of the general adoption of the technical capabilities available in the marketplace. For example, in 1999 the California Legislature enacted the Uniform…
  • Feb 26

    Interviewed for KTLA news story about employers' use of social media in the workplace

    Interviewed for KTLA news story about employers' use of social media in the workplace
    I was interviewed for a news story that aired on KTLA here in Los Angeles about employer’s use of social media in evaluating applicants and employees. I’ve been writing and speaking about this topic for at least five years now,…
  • Feb 6

    Are on-duty meal periods valid in California?

    Are on-duty meal periods valid in California?
    As many California employers know, ignoring or failing to comply with the requirements of providing meal and rest breaks in California can create huge liability for companies. California law does allow for “on-duty” meal periods,…
Rank this Week: 4526

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Company: Fatal Pennsylvania oven explosion caused by human error

    Company: Fatal Pennsylvania oven explosion caused by human error
    Human error was to blame for an explosion that killed one worker and seriously injured another in Pennsylvania this year, according to the results of a company investigation released earlier this month. The accident happened when an…
  • Apr 9

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has a message for drivers: slow down.

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has a message for drivers: slow down.
    The Pennsylvania Turnpike is asking drivers to slow down and help keep workers safe. The message comes during National Work-Zone Awareness Week, when road safety officials nationwide raise attention for worker safety on the nation’s…
  • Apr 1

    Cell tower industry under scrutiny after worker accident

    Cell tower industry under scrutiny after worker accident
    The number of workers who climb cell phone towers in the U.S. is fairly small, with about 10,000 workers, yet it has been called the most dangerous job in the nation. After a spate of serious or fatal worker accidents...
Rank this Week: 1612

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    College Athletes Determined to Be Employees By NLRB

    College Athletes Determined to Be Employees By NLRB
    Recently, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that the college football players at Northwestern should be considered “employees” of the University and entitled to organize. This decision may have significant implications for…
  • Apr 7

    Are The McDonald's Corporation and Franchise Owners “Joint Employers”?

    Are The McDonald's Corporation and Franchise Owners “Joint Employers”?
    Seven class action Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits are pending against McDonald's Corporation and numerous McDonald's franchises alleging wage and hour violations. The FLSA requires that employers pay at least minimum wage and…
  • Mar 26

    President Obama Seeks To Amend FLSA

    President Obama Seeks To Amend FLSA
    President Barack Obama has just released a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Labor to "propose revisions to modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations” aimed at revising the federal Fair Labor Standards…
Rank this Week: 1528

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Are Pre-Employment Credit Checks Discriminatory?

    Are Pre-Employment Credit Checks Discriminatory?
    Did you have to submit to a credit check when you applied for a job? Many employee advocates are pushing to have such practices banned as potential employment discrimination. As explained by one observer – “How can you pay your…
  • Apr 7

    Essential Functions of One’s Job Not Dependent Exclusively on Stated Job Requirement

    Essential Functions of One’s Job Not Dependent Exclusively on Stated Job Requirement
    The question of what constitutes an “essential function” of one’s job is a pivotal inquiry in many disability discrimination cases filed under Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended by the ADAAA Amendments Act of 2008…
  • Mar 31

    11th Circuit Remands Case to Determine What's an Essential Function Under The ADA

    11th Circuit Remands Case to Determine What's an Essential Function Under The ADA
    A recent disability discrimination case evaluated whether a Type 1 insulin-dependent diabetic man could maintain his claim for disability discrimination against Federal Express Corporation “FedEx” under the Americans with…
Rank this Week: 1479

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
Rank this Week: 2138

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 3929

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/
  • Apr 14

    NLRB Receives Spirited Debate Over Ambush Election Rules During Public Meeting

    NLRB Receives Spirited Debate Over Ambush Election Rules During Public Meeting
    For 2 days, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) heard from speakers on its proposed rules to accelerate the processing of union representation petitions and quicken the timing of elections.  The speakers ranged from several labor…
  • Apr 1

    NLRB Public Meeting: Kara Maciel to Speak on Ambush Election Rule

    NLRB Public Meeting: Kara Maciel to Speak on Ambush Election Rule
    Our colleague Kara Maciel will speak on behalf of EBG client, National Grocers Association (“NGA”), at the National Labor Relations Board’s public meeting, scheduled for April 10-11, 2014 regarding the Notice…
  • Mar 24

    Webinar, April 8: OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative

    Webinar, April 8: OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative
    Our colleague Eric Conn, Chair of Epstein Becker Green’s OSHA Practice Group, will present a complimentary webinar on April 8, at 1:00 p.m. EDT: OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative. Topics include enforcement issues and data…
Rank this Week: 4037

Current Employment

Current Employment

Covers HR and labor law, employee benefits and employment policies.

http://currentemployment.net
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition
    Hello, everybody!  It’s so great to be with you! I say that sincerely, because, you know, I had a near-death experience this month. Or, rather, my blog did. See, I […]
  • Mar 24

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Jan 8

    NLRB Poster Requirement is Dead

    NLRB Poster Requirement is Dead
    If you remember, one of the big stories of early last year was that the NLRB was adding yet another HR poster to the crowded wall of employers’ breakrooms. (Then […]
Rank this Week: 1493

Taking Care of HR Business

Taking Care of HR Business

Covers legal developments in the labor and employment. By Verrill Dana.

http://www.hrlawupdate.com/
  • Apr 14

    Manic Monday: What's His Credit Score?

    Manic Monday: What's His Credit Score?
    While not an employment law case in the truest sense, this recent case sums up some of the issues employers could run into if they conduct credit checks of applicants and current employees; especially, apparently, if the applicant’s…
  • Apr 9

    More New Rules Affecting Federal Contractor

    More New Rules Affecting Federal Contractor
    This year is shaping up to be a difficult one for federal contractors, as more and more compliance obligations continue to pile on. March 24, 2014, marked the effective date for new rules affecting the implementation of Section 503 of the…
  • Apr 7

    Manic Monday: The Beauty Edition- Hair and Makeup

    Manic Monday: The Beauty Edition- Hair and Makeup
    A Southern District of Alabama court recently granted the motion to dismiss in EEOC v. Catastrophe Management Solutions, finding that a company policy that prohibited dreadlocks did not violate Title VII.  Specifically, the court stated,…
Rank this Week: 3380

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

Covers employment relationships in business, sports, the armed forces, and other odd places.

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Know Your Evidence, Part 10

    Know Your Evidence, Part 10
    I really can't explain the results in this particular case from the Northern District of Illinois, except to say that somehow the company just didn't bother to look at its own internal timekeeping system, with the result that it failed to…
  • Mar 27

    Federal Statute Creates New Burdens for Employers Filing Unemployment Claim

    Federal Statute Creates New Burdens for Employers Filing Unemployment Claim
    A little noticed federal statute – the Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act – has the potential to create some big problems for employers who deal with unemployment insurance claims.  The statue was passed in 2011 to little…
  • Mar 27

    Some Thoughts on the Unionization of College Athlete

    Some Thoughts on the Unionization of College Athlete
    The recent decision by a Regional Director of the NLRB to find that Division I college football players at a private university are, in fact, employees for purposes of union organizing is potentially a watershed event for college athletics.…
Rank this Week: 4069