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New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • May 28

    Risks of Competing With Your Employer

    Risks of Competing With Your Employer
    A recent New Jersey Appellate Division ruling provides a good example of how dangerous it can be to compete with your current employer. B&H Securities, Inc. designs, sells and maintains security monitoring systems. In spring 2007, three…
  • May 7

    FLSA Prohibits Retaliation Based on Internal Complaint

    FLSA Prohibits Retaliation Based on Internal Complaint
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who complain to their employer’s about a violation of the FLSA. The FLSA is…
  • May 1

    New Jersey Prohibits Harassment Because of Family Member’s Race

    New Jersey Prohibits Harassment Because of Family Member’s Race
    New Jersey’s Appellate Division recently ruled that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) protects employees who are harassed because of the race of their spouses, fiancés, or children. Shi-Juan Lin, who…
Rank this Week: 1676

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

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

    DOL Taking Interest in Smartphones and Off-the-Clock Work

    DOL Taking Interest in Smartphones and Off-the-Clock Work
    In this era of smartphones and tablets, remote work creates off-the-clock liability issues. There is no longer a clear line in the sand signifying the end of a work day. Litigation has increased from nonexempt employees claiming that they…
  • May 26

    DOL Updates FMLA Forms – Valid through May 2018

    DOL Updates FMLA Forms – Valid through May 2018
    The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has been working for some time on updates to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. On several occasions, DOL extended the expiration dates on the forms while the updates were pending. Now, the…
  • May 22

    CalChamber Board Member Crafts Song/Video to Inspire Gift to Veterans​​​​​​

    CalChamber Board Member Crafts Song/Video to Inspire Gift to Veterans​​​​​​
    Attorney George David Kieffer, a member of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, has composed and directed a song and video to honor the nation’s veterans and raise funds for veterans organizations.…
Rank this Week: 445

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • May 28

    ADA Defense: Disabled Individual Poses Direct Threat to Health or Safety

    ADA Defense: Disabled Individual Poses Direct Threat to Health or Safety
    By Steven T. Collis You know you can’t discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability. But what if you are convinced that the person’s disability would create a significant risk of harm to that person or others if allowed to…
  • May 21

    FMLA Self-Audit: Are You in Compliance?

    FMLA Self-Audit: Are You in Compliance?
    By Jason Ritchie Despite being enacted over 20 years ago, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) continues to trip up even the most experienced human resource professionals. If you have 50 or more employees, use this checklist to…
  • May 18

    Plan Fiduciaries Beware: Your Ongoing Duty to Monitor Investments Allows Beneficiaries To Claim Breach Within Six-Year Statute of Limitation

    Plan Fiduciaries Beware: Your Ongoing Duty to Monitor Investments Allows Beneficiaries To Claim Breach Within Six-Year Statute of Limitation
    By Mike Beaver In a ruling that will likely raise the anxiety level of plan fiduciaries, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that beneficiaries of a 401(k) plan could pursue their claim against the plan’s fiduciaries related to…
Rank this Week: 3232

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
Rank this Week: 293

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • May 28

    Still Far From a National Workplace Bullying Solution

    Still Far From a National Workplace Bullying Solution
    It is an interesting phenomenon that workplace bullying advocates seem to have a hard time working together. In fact, they don’t, which is one reason why after so many years there is no national solution on the horizon to…
  • May 26

    Federal Agencies Study Workplace Bullying

    Federal Agencies Study Workplace Bullying
    While federal and state laws to address workplace bullying remain elusive, the U.S. government is moving forward to address the problem. The  U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) recently placed “nonsexual…
  • May 22

    Judicial Conference: To Whom it May Concern

    Judicial Conference: To Whom it May Concern
    The evidence has been building for years that federal courts are hostile to discrimination plaintiffs, and that corporate plaintiffs fare much better than individual plaintiffs. The U.S. Courts were created under Article III of the…
Rank this Week: 3442

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • May 28

    Still Far From a National Workplace Bullying Solution

    Still Far From a National Workplace Bullying Solution
    It is an interesting phenomenon that workplace bullying advocates seem to have a hard time working together. In fact, they don’t, which is one reason why after so many years there is no national solution on the horizon to…
  • May 26

    Federal Agencies Study Workplace Bullying

    Federal Agencies Study Workplace Bullying
    While federal and state laws to address workplace bullying remain elusive, the U.S. government is moving forward to address the problem. The  U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) recently placed “nonsexual…
  • May 22

    Judicial Conference: To Whom it May Concern

    Judicial Conference: To Whom it May Concern
    The evidence has been building for years that federal courts are hostile to discrimination plaintiffs, and that corporate plaintiffs fare much better than individual plaintiffs. The U.S. Courts were created under Article III of the…
Rank this Week: 758

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

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

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1976

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: 923

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • May 28

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that one of their systems has been hacked by organized criminals believed to be linked to one or more foreign countries. The system, “Get Transcript,” is traditionally used by…
  • May 19

    Required Reporting of Offshore Asset

    Required Reporting of Offshore Asset
    US individual and business taxpayers with interests in certain foreign or offshore financial assets or accounts are required to disclose those assets on their federal income tax returns or file additional forms. A failure to file the…
  • May 18

    B-Corp and Benefit Corporation Statu

    B-Corp and Benefit Corporation Statu
    Currently, in 28 jurisdictions including Nebraska, Benefit Corporation status exists as an option for forming a legal corporate entity. This is distinguished from B-Corp. status, which is a certification from by B-labs, a 501(c)(3)…
Rank this Week: 3351

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • May 28

    Fired for What!? - Rejecting Creepy Surveillance

    Fired for What!? - Rejecting Creepy Surveillance
    An employee filed invasion of privacy, wrongful termination, and other California state law claims against her employer based on its creepy smartphone surveillance (Complaint here). The woman claimed her employer required her to install Xora,…
  • May 27

    Come 'n get 'em: New FMLA Forms!

    Come 'n get 'em: New FMLA Forms!
    The Department of Labor posted new FMLA forms:WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition (PDF)WH-380-F Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition…
  • May 27

    Third Circuit Defines "Overnight Stay" for FMLA

    Third Circuit Defines "Overnight Stay" for FMLA
    Under the FMLA, eligible employees of covered employers may take leave for a "serious health condition" (or to care for a family member with such a condition). A "serious health condition" is defined to include "inpatient care in a hospital."…
Rank this Week: 528

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
  • May 28

    Complimentary June 25th Webinar: Hi-Tech Compliance in the Digital Age

    Complimentary June 25th Webinar: Hi-Tech Compliance in the Digital Age
    Epstein Becker Green will host a complimentary webinar, “Hi-Tech Compliance in the Digital Age” on June 25th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (EDT) presented by Epstein Becker Green attorneys Michelle Capezza, Nathaniel M.…
  • May 19

    Regional Directors Report Data on The NLRB’s Amended Election Rules After One Month – Court Challenges Continue

    Regional Directors Report Data on The NLRB’s Amended Election Rules After One Month – Court Challenges Continue
    My colleagues Steven M. Swirsky and Evan J. Spelfogel published a Management Memo blog post that will be of interest to many of our readers: “Regional Directors Report Data on The NLRB’s Amended Election…
  • May 15

    Accepting Social Responsibility Not Legal Liability

    Accepting Social Responsibility Not Legal Liability
    We recently blogged about recent gender discrimination lawsuits filed against technology industry employers. Following in the wake of these lawsuits have been news stories regarding the lack of diversity in the technology industry. The scale…
Rank this Week: 2464

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • May 28

    Proposed rules on contractor ‘blacklisting’ order published

    Proposed rules on contractor ‘blacklisting’ order published
    by Judith E. Kramer The controversial proposed “blacklisting” regulations implementing President Barack Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order have been published in the May 28 edition of the Federal Register…
  • May 27

    Appeals court keeps hold on Obama’s immigration order

    Appeals court keeps hold on Obama’s immigration order
    No quick resolution is in sight to the uncertainty surrounding President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. On May 26, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to lift a temporary hold on…
  • May 27

    Fire up the paper shredder: DOL issues new FMLA form

    Fire up the paper shredder: DOL issues new FMLA form
    Time to head to the paper shredder. The expired Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) told you to keep using have been replaced. As first reported by attorney Jeff Nowak in his “FMLA…
Rank this Week: 2129

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • May 28

    H-4 dependent spouses eligible for U.S. work authorization

    H-4 dependent spouses eligible for U.S. work authorization
    Effective May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin processing applications to grant employment authorization for certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrant workers.  The application for…
  • May 21

    FMLA Leave: sometimes, it is about putting the pieces together

    FMLA Leave: sometimes, it is about putting the pieces together
    Finding that the circumstances surrounding the plaintiff’s initial absence from work and his doctor’s note were enough for a reasonable jury to find that his employer was on notice of a request for FMLA protections, the Sixth…
  • May 6

    Renovating Your Workplace: Employment Relations Best Practices for HR Professional

    Renovating Your Workplace: Employment Relations Best Practices for HR Professional
    BUSINESS HALF-DAY SEMINAR THIS COMPLIMENTARY SEMINAR FOR BUSINESS OWNERS AND MANAGERS IS HRCI AND CLE APPROVED Join us May 21, 2015 Tricks of the Trade: How the Pros Deal with an FMLA Abuser Attendees will hear key strategies for…
Rank this Week: 850

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3548

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

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

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • May 28

    Supreme Court Provides for Judicial Review of EEOC's Conciliation Effort

    Supreme Court Provides for Judicial Review of EEOC's Conciliation Effort
    The Supreme Court’s decision in Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC provides for judicial review with respect to the EEOC’s conciliation efforts in claims of unlawful discrimination against an employer. In Mach Mining, the EEOC filed suit…
  • May 22

    The Changing Landscape of Same Sex Marriage Law

    The Changing Landscape of Same Sex Marriage Law
    As the national debate regarding rights for same sex couples continues, more and more states are granting marital rights to members of the same sex.  Although we are only in the second quarter of 2015, five states have either passed…
  • May 19

    Wellness Programs: A New Layer of Compliance

    Wellness Programs: A New Layer of Compliance
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued proposed rules (“ADA Proposed Rules”) on the extent to which employers may offer incentives to promote participation in wellness programs without…
Rank this Week: 4049

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

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

    Major California Employer Lays Off 2,000 and Offers Contract Position

    Major California Employer Lays Off 2,000 and Offers Contract Position
    According to a recent news article in the Los Angeles Business Journal, Health Net, Inc. has announced it will by laying off more than 2000 of its employees and offering them jobs as contractors to the company. In total, around 1200 employees…
  • May 26

    Term “Alien” to be removed from California Labor Code

    Term “Alien” to be removed from California Labor Code
    According to a recent news article from the USC Guardian, State Senator Tony Mendoza introduced Senate Bill SB 432 earlier this year and the senate has just approved his bill. SB 432 was drafted to the remove the term “alien” from…
  • May 26

    California Unemployment Rate Down

    California Unemployment Rate Down
    Despite the growing problems in low wage jobs across the state of California including wage theft, and employee misclassification, there has been an overall decrease in the unemployment rate throughout the state. According to a recent article…
Rank this Week: 3507

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • May 28

    Is it Already time to Start Preparing For Cost Sharing Changes in 2018?

    Is it Already time to Start Preparing For Cost Sharing Changes in 2018?
    This blog post was authored by Steven Berliner. Cost sharing has become a very valuable tool for employers seeking to cut the cost of retirement benefits.  It is where the employee pays part of the employer’s required contribution…
  • May 26

    Timekeeping for Telecommuters Under the FLSA

    Timekeeping for Telecommuters Under the FLSA
     This blog post was authored by Alex Polishuk. In today’s technological world, a rising number of employees telecommute, e.g. work from home.  Employers who allow non-exempt employees to telecommute must remain mindful of…
  • May 6

    Tips from the Table: Drafting MOU Language Following a Tentative Agreement

    Tips from the Table: Drafting MOU Language Following a Tentative Agreement
    We are excited to continue our video series – Tips from the Table. In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations Services practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented…
Rank this Week: 1223

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • May 28

    Not Wanting to Work for “Mean” Supervisor Is Not a Disability

    Not Wanting to Work for “Mean” Supervisor Is Not a Disability
    Michaelin Higgins-Williams worked for Sutter Medical Foundation as a clinical assistant. But she found her interactions with her boss and human resources stressful. And this is California, where no one should have to work with stress.…
  • May 27

    Los Angeles Set To Raise Minimum Wage by July 2016

    Los Angeles Set To Raise Minimum Wage by July 2016
    For those of you who don’t receive our Alerts or follow @WorkplaceWatch on Twitter, here’s a piece written by Carlos Becerra on LA’s new minimum wage ordinance.…
  • May 26

    CA Bill Would Tell Companies How to Schedule Worker

    CA Bill Would Tell Companies How to Schedule Worker
    According to a bill pending before the California Legislature (AB 357): Unpredictable scheduling practices and last-minute work schedule changes cause workers who are already struggling with low wages to live in a constant state of…
Rank this Week: 1591

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
Rank this Week: 3752

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: 1119

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/
  • May 28

    UAW Files ULP Charges Against Johnson Control

    UAW Files ULP Charges Against Johnson Control
    Gavin Jackson at The State reports that this week, the United Auto Workers filed unfair labor practice charges against Johnson Controls with the National Labor Relations Board.  The charges stem from Johnson Controls’ decision to…
  • May 27

    NLRB Dismisses IAM Complaint Against Boeing

    NLRB Dismisses IAM Complaint Against Boeing
    Earlier this month, Claude Harrell, the National Labor Relations Board’s regional director in Atlanta, announced that the Board was dismissing a complaint filed against the Boeing Company by the International Association of Machinists…
  • May 26

    Board ALJ Raps IAM For Threatening Dissident

    Board ALJ Raps IAM For Threatening Dissident
    A National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge ruled recently that the International Association of Machinists Local 839 engaged in unlawful threats of violence against union dissidents.  The IAM was also found to have…
Rank this Week: 339

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 280

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/
  • May 28

    Reimbursing Employees for their Own Health Insurance? Watch Out…By: Jennifer Kobayashi

    Reimbursing Employees for their Own Health Insurance? Watch Out…By: Jennifer Kobayashi
    In order to better serve our readers, The Prinz Law Firm has invited experts in sales, business and leadership development, immigration, tax and accounting services, healthcare, and many other areas, to act as guest contributors on our blogs…
  • Apr 24

    Get Your Ducks in a Row: Legal Documents for Starting Your Busine

    Get Your Ducks in a Row: Legal Documents for Starting Your Busine
    Before you can officially call yourself a business, there is generally some legal paperwork that has to be filed. These documents are more than just a bureaucratic way for the government to make money, but can afford you certain legal…
  • Apr 16

    Which Entity is Right for Your Business?

    Which Entity is Right for Your Business?
    A client of mine began a business as a hobby, pursuing a personal interest. The business became wildly successful, and began to grow exponentially. After just a few years, my client was enjoying eight figure sales. Unfortunately, he had not…
Rank this Week: 1006

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: 19

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

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

    No Specific Statute Cited in a Pleading? No Problem, Says the Court

    No Specific Statute Cited in a Pleading? No Problem, Says the Court
    It is commonly understood that Connecticut is mainly a “fact-pleading” state when it comes to the court system. What does that mean? Well, Norm Pattis, in a 2013 Law Tribune column, described the significance in calling for the…
  • May 27

    “I Don’t Want to Be Alone Anymore” – Refusing to Meet with Female Subordinates One-on-One

    “I Don’t Want to Be Alone Anymore” – Refusing to Meet with Female Subordinates One-on-One
    I confess that when I first heard the story last week that some Capitol Hill lawmakers were refusing to meet alone with female subordinates, I didn’t pay much attention to it.   Lawmakers just being lawmakers. (I was also…
  • May 26

    Quick Update on Connecticut Legislative Proposal

    Quick Update on Connecticut Legislative Proposal
    The Connecticut General Assembly is winding down in the next eight days, but not before some very significant legislation gets a thumbs up or down. As discussed before, the legislature has already passed a bill expanding an employee’s…
Rank this Week: 129

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

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

    A lesson on the importance of uniformity in performance standard

    A lesson on the importance of uniformity in performance standard
    Under the ADA, and employer can require all employees, including disabled employees, to meet minimum qualification standards. According to the EEOC’s Q&A on Applying Performance And Conduct Standards To Employees With Disabilities,…
  • May 27

    “You’re late again!” “Talk to my lawyer.”

    “You’re late again!” “Talk to my lawyer.”
    I’m timely to a fault. I hate being late, and go to great lengths to ensure that I am never tardy for anything. I think it’s annoying to those around me, or least those I live with. Just ask my kids. Do you have the opposite…
  • May 26

    Putting together the puzzle on off-duty emails and overtime

    Putting together the puzzle on off-duty emails and overtime
    Employers, I can see the writing on the wall, and it’s not looking good for your continued reliance on your non-exempt employees using their smartphones off-the-clock. In the past few days, this issue has picked up a ton of momentum.…
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • May 28

    We’ve got a date, you and me, for a lunchtime wage and hour webcast

    We’ve got a date, you and me, for a lunchtime wage and hour webcast
    I’ll even treat. Ok, it’s free. Seriously, if you don’t yet have plans today for lunch (or, for you in the West, breakfast, or whatever it is you do out there at 9 am), register here for a free…
  • May 27

    Those without Facebook accounts need not apply. Well, maybe not in one state.

    Those without Facebook accounts need not apply. Well, maybe not in one state.
    Forcing job applicants to disclose social media logins and passwords as a condition of employment is so 2013 — kinda like this crappy blog. So, the State of Oregon is this close to becoming the first state to expand its social media…
  • May 26

    100,000 reasons to take all forms of discrimination seriously

    100,000 reasons to take all forms of discrimination seriously
    And, that includes discrimination against bronies men. Because remember my January post about the EEOC suing Ruby Tuesday, alleging that the restaurant chain discriminated against male employees for temporary assignments? Welp, that case…
Rank this Week: 497

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

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

    Up, Up and Away? FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Regulation

    Up, Up and Away? FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Regulation
    In February, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its much-anticipated commercial drone regulations. While the proposed drone regulations relax some restrictions, there is still along way to go before businesses will be able to…
  • May 27

    SEC Addresses Criticism By Publishing Forum-Selection Guideline

    SEC Addresses Criticism By Publishing Forum-Selection Guideline
    The SEC addresses criticism for its use of administrative proceedings as a means to secure more favorable rulings.  In response to the criticism, the agency recently published  forum-selection guidelines on its approach to forum…
  • May 22

    Is Your Start-Up Ready to Hire Employees? Here Are Some Employment Contract Basic

    Is Your Start-Up Ready to Hire Employees? Here Are Some Employment Contract Basic
    Once your startup is ready to hire employees, it is important to do it right. A written employment contract is recommendable to establish and structure the legal relationship when it you start to hire employees. If artfully drawn, the…
Rank this Week: 1325

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: 1202

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

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

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

    7 Financial Issues in a Texas Divorce

    7 Financial Issues in a Texas Divorce
    For many people divorce is about the emotional issues and sorting out the children but there is a very important financial aspect to a divorce. The property division aspect of a divorce is about more than fighting over who gets the house and…
  • May 20

    Unanimous SCOTUS decision in Tibble holds ERISA fiduciaries must continuously monitor 401k investment choice

    Unanimous SCOTUS decision in Tibble holds ERISA fiduciaries must continuously monitor 401k investment choice
    A flurry of 401k litigation arose in the late 2000s, much prompted by the market collapse in 2008, over the manner in which 401k plan sponsors select the investment choices in their 401k plans and how those investment choices relate to the…
  • May 18

    When should I try to get child support enforcement?

    When should I try to get child support enforcement?
    Unpaid child support is a significant problem in Texas. According to federal government reports, at the end of 2013 Texas had over $13 billion in child support arrears to be paid. That is a significant sum of money left to be paid in support…
Rank this Week: 1583

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • May 27

    New York Employment Roundup: May 2015

    New York Employment Roundup: May 2015
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of newly issued legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on…
  • May 11

    Virginia Restricts an Employer's Ability to Require Access to Employees' Social Media Account

    Virginia Restricts an Employer's Ability to Require Access to Employees' Social Media Account
    This post was written by Gregory J. Sagstetter. Effective July 1, 2015, Virginia will join the growing list of states (including Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma,…
  • May 1

    Arrival of Intern Season Means Prep Work For Employers is Key

    Arrival of Intern Season Means Prep Work For Employers is Key
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. With summer right around the corner, many high school and college students are preparing to begin unpaid internship programs at companies across the country. Such programs have…
Rank this Week: 1957

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • May 27

    No Non-Compete Agreement? No Problem! – What Texas Companies Can Learn from Oculus Rift Lawsuit

    No Non-Compete Agreement? No Problem! – What Texas Companies Can Learn from Oculus Rift Lawsuit
    I advise all my business clients in Texas to have non-compete and non-solicitation agreements with their key employees. Why? Well, first of all, because Texas courts enforce such agreements, so it only makes sense to take advantage of them.…
  • May 19

    My Employer Defamed Me to the Government! Not So Fast, Says the Texas Supreme Court.

    My Employer Defamed Me to the Government! Not So Fast, Says the Texas Supreme Court.
    In Texas, a person cannot be sued for defamation for statements made in judicial or legislative proceedings. However, the rule has not been so clear with respect to the statement made before such proceedings begin, such as those made during…
  • May 11

    Break Time for Nursing Mothers at Work – A Right or a Privilege?

    Break Time for Nursing Mothers at Work – A Right or a Privilege?
    Many businesses routinely face the question of what to do when a nursing employee asks that she be allowed to take a break to express milk at work and that she be allowed to do so in a private space? Does an employer have to grant her…
Rank this Week: 1566

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Valerie from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor Investigates Unemployment Claims - Be Careful

    Valerie from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor Investigates Unemployment Claims - Be Careful
    Based upon a number of reports I have received from clients, none of which I can directly confirm, it appears that a Service Center Representative named Valerie is out to find a way to deny claims for unemployment benefits.Valerie has even…
  • May 22

    What Should I Do if the Pennsylvania Service Center Wants to Interview Me?

    What Should I Do if the Pennsylvania Service Center Wants to Interview Me?
    Careful...Unemployment Claims in Pennsylvania - Interview With the Department of Labor Service Center - Do I Have to Speak With Service Center if They Call Me About My Unemployment Claim?You do NOT have to speak to the Service Center if…
  • May 20

    Severance and Pennsylvania Unemployment - Doing the Math

    Severance and Pennsylvania Unemployment - Doing the Math
    Can I Receive Severance and Pennsylvania Unemployment Benefits at the Same Time?  Yes, you can. How Much Severance Pay Can I Get Before My Unemployment is Reduced in Pennsylvania?As of May 20, 2015, the answer to that question is:…
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The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

Covers employment discrimination and harassment laws. By Resnick Law Group, P.C.

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1950

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • May 27

    Court Rules Who Owns a Company’s Millions of Facebook Like

    Court Rules Who Owns a Company’s Millions of Facebook Like
    Stacey Mattocks, an insurance agent and TV superfan, is credited with helping to revive a TV comedy “The Game”  about the lives of professional football players and their wives and girlfriends. After it was…
  • May 19

    Law Review: The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy

    Law Review: The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy
    Will a federal civil cause of action create greater uniformity for trade secret protection? The idea of creating a private cause of action for trade secret misappropriation under federal law is gaining traction, according to Christopher…
  • May 13

    EEOC’s Most Aggressive Regional Office

    EEOC’s Most Aggressive Regional Office
    Led by five aggressive regional office s, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed 148 enforcement suits against employers in FY2103, mostly alleging claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title…
Rank this Week: 3395

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 27

    Problems with the New Uber Economy

    Problems with the New Uber Economy
    There is a fascinating article over at the Washington Post on some of the issues that are arising with non-traditional jobs such as those employed by Uber, AirBnb, Taskrabbit and others. While these jobs can provide workers with unparalleled…
  • May 26

    EEOC Oversight Hearing

    EEOC Oversight Hearing
    image from eeoc.gov The Senate HELP Committee recently conducted oversight hearings on the EEOC's enforcement process (May 19, 2015). The hearings are now available online. The focus of these hearings is primarily on the EEOC's enforcement…
  • May 26

    Novel 4th Circuit Case Applies Nassar

    Novel 4th Circuit Case Applies Nassar
    Jon Harkavy (Patterson Harkavy) sends us word of Foster v. UMES. Here's Jon's description: [Foster v. UMES] is a Fourth Circuit case from late last week that deepens a circuit split about application on summary judgment of UT Southwestern…
Rank this Week: 92

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Tennessee age discrimination, minimum wage, overtime, qui tam and workplace discrimination. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    Employers May Face Investigation if they are not paying their Employees Properly for Overtime

    Employers May Face Investigation if they are not paying their Employees Properly for Overtime
    Are you an employee that has been misclassified as being exempt from overtime pay? If so, you may be in luck. The Department of Labor is planning to pay closer attention to working conditions and improper pay practices this year, including…
  • Apr 21

    Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Protections for Same-Sex Spouse

    Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Protections for Same-Sex Spouse
    According to a Final rule recently adopted by the Department of Labor, same-sex couples that are legally married will now be included in the definition of spouse under the Family Medical Leave Act. This means they will be eligible to use FMLA…
  • Feb 6

    Get your hands off my Tips!

    Get your hands off my Tips!
    So you have a wonderful dinner at your favorite restaurant and you would like to show your gratitude to your fabulous waiter. As such, you give him or her a generous tip. Unfortunately, these hard working waiters or waitresses do not always…
Rank this Week: 4328

NJ Labor & Employment Law

NJ Labor & Employment Law

Covers various employment and labor law topics, including employment discrimination, ADA, CEPA, and FMLA. By Jay S. Becker and Joseph C. DeBlasio.

http://www.njlaborandemploymentlaw.com
  • May 27

    Pre-Employment Drug Testing in NJ

    Pre-Employment Drug Testing in NJ
    Unlike many states, New Jersey has few regulations regarding the drug testing of job applicants.  A private employer may require pre-employment drug testing.  The applicant should obviously sign a HIPAA compliant consent before…
  • Mar 24

    Retention of Employment Records in NJ

    Retention of Employment Records in NJ
    Federal and State law dictate how long employers must retain certain employee related records.  For instance, Form I-9 should be retained for either three (3) years after the date of hire or for one (1) year after employment is…
  • Mar 18

    Pre-Screening Job Applicant

    Pre-Screening Job Applicant
    As I noted in a recent blog post, New Jersey now prevents employers from asking applicants about criminal convictions in the initial job application and interview.  Certain municipalities even have their own rules on the subject. …
Rank this Week: 4316

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • May 27

    How Transparent is Your Supply Chain? California AG Issues Guidance

    How Transparent is Your Supply Chain? California AG Issues Guidance
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy Dana Howells After almost five years since passage, California’s Attorney General has finally produced guidance on The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010. With the Attorney General at…
  • May 22

    Thanks to you, we’re Chambers USA’s Labor & Employment Team of the Year!

    Thanks to you, we’re Chambers USA’s Labor & Employment Team of the Year!
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPWe are thrilled to announce that thanks to the feedback of clients and friends like our loyal blog readers, Seyfarth’s Labor & Employment group has just been recognized for excellence with one of the…
  • May 18

    Sticking up for Their Rights: Employers Taking the Offensive

    Sticking up for Their Rights: Employers Taking the Offensive
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy David Kadue The traditional posture of California employers apprehensive about “gotcha” wage and hour claims is to hunker down and wait for the next lawsuit. But a few brave souls have taken the…
Rank this Week: 2837

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • May 27

    Labor Art Exhibition

    Labor Art Exhibition
    St. Louis labor lawyer Bruce Feldacker is a collector of labor art. His collection is described here. From May 24, 2014 through August 2, 2015, his collection will be on display at the Cedarhurst Museum in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Details...
  • May 13

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic
    I am fascinated how new technology challenges existing legal and judicial ethics rules and canons. An article forthcoming in University of Illinois Law Review, written by Eric Goldman and Angel Reyes, III titled, "Regulation of…
  • May 12

    Chemerinsky on the Uniform Bar Exam

    Chemerinsky on the Uniform Bar Exam
    In an LA Times editorial yesterday, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Cal-Irvine Law, urges California to adopt the standardized Uniform Bar Exam. New York has recently done the same. Craig Estlinbaum
Rank this Week: 324

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • May 27

    Workplace Injuries Involving Manufacturing and Construction Worker

    Workplace Injuries Involving Manufacturing and Construction Worker
    Manufacturing and construction industry workers are at the highest risk of work-related injuries and death. From the last three decades, the manufacturing and construction industries have been reporting the most number of cases of serious…
  • May 22

    A Temporary Hearing for Workers’ Compensation

    A Temporary Hearing for Workers’ Compensation
    A temporary hearing is requested by an employee when there is a dispute about medical treatment or the payment of temporary disability benefits. A temporary hearing is also known as a hardship hearing. Employees undergoing treatment…
  • May 21

    Should I File for Workers Comp or a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

    Should I File for Workers Comp or a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
    Millions of injuries and illnesses are reported at U.S. workplaces every year, putting workers at risk every day. Laborers, truck drivers, nursing aides, custodians, cleaners, and law enforcement officers are the employees most…
Rank this Week: 2820

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
  • May 27

    DOL Publishes New FMLA Forms -- Good Through May 2018

    DOL Publishes New FMLA Forms -- Good Through May 2018
    Those sneaky little rascals! While the rest of us were enjoying our Memorial Day holiday, those crazy kids over at the Department of Labor were still working away. This time, they were busy posting the new model FMLA notices and medical…
  • Apr 28

    EEOC Commissioner Offers Helpful Guidance to Employers on Providing Accommodations to Pregnant Employee

    EEOC Commissioner Offers Helpful Guidance to Employers on Providing Accommodations to Pregnant Employee
    Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting with EEOC Commissioner Victoria Lipnic on the EEOC’s pregnancy discrimination guidance and how employers should address pregnancy accommodations in the workplace.  Our presentation…
  • Apr 10

    DOL Will Not Enforce Final FMLA Regulation Regarding Same-Sex Spouses in Four State

    DOL Will Not Enforce Final FMLA Regulation Regarding Same-Sex Spouses in Four State
    Last week, I reported that a federal district court in Texas had halted the DOL’s enforcement of its final rule that would allow employees to take FMLA leave for their same-sex spouse. Following that court order, the…
Rank this Week: 2571

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: 80

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 27

    The Effective Early American State

    The Effective Early American State
    Max Edling, A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State (2014).Roman HoyosFor those of us working on the relationship between law and the American state, Max Edling’s first book, A Revolution in Favor of Government, was…
  • May 26

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution
    Gregory Ablavsky, Beyond the Indian Commerce Clause, 124 Yale L.J. 1012 (2015).Bethany BergerFederal Indian law fits awkwardly in American constitutional doctrine, so much so that Justice Clarence Thomas has declared it “to say the…
  • May 25

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?
    Russell M. Gold, Beyond the Judicial Fourth Amendment: The Prosecutor’s Role, 47 UC Davis L. Rev. 1591 (2014).Rebecca RoipheThis is a bad time for the police officers. Last year, a series of cases in New York federal court exposed…
Rank this Week: 2097

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/
  • May 26

    Catholic School Fires Unmarried Teacher for Becoming Pregnant

    Catholic School Fires Unmarried Teacher for Becoming Pregnant
    Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Shaela Evenson, a former schoolteacher at Butte Central Catholic School, a Montana Catholic School, alleged that Butte Central terminated her employment upon learning that she was pregnant while not married. On May 11,…
  • May 21

    The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act Anything but Fair

    The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act Anything but Fair
    Yarelyn Mena and Owen H. Laird, Esq. At a hearing on April 29, 2015, the House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice discussed class action suits. The hearing covered the controversial legislation, “The Fairness in Class…
  • May 18

    Nail Salon Worker Victims of Wage Theft

    Nail Salon Worker Victims of Wage Theft
    Yarelyn Mena and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Recently, The New York Times interviewed over 150 nail salon workers and owners, who revealed a culture of wage theft. According to the interviews, the overwhelming majority of workers…
Rank this Week: 1392