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Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Can you put your retirement plan on autopilot?

    Can you put your retirement plan on autopilot?
    Consider a typical retirement plan sponsored by a private employer. The employer is a fiduciary to the plan along with employees who individually serve as trustees or members of the plan’s investment or retirement committee. The…
  • Jul 11

    Timely reminder why an ERISA fidelity bond is necessary

    Timely reminder why an ERISA fidelity bond is necessary
    July 31st, is of course, the due date (unless extended) for calendar year ERISA plans required to file Form 5500 for the 2016 plan year. And, as in the past, there will be many plan sponsors who must indicate on the 5500 they have outdated…
  • Jul 10

    Non-ERISA 403(b) plans must walk a fine line to avoid losing the ERISA exemption

    Non-ERISA 403(b) plans must walk a fine line to avoid losing the ERISA exemption
    Last month’s Supreme Court decision, Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, upholding ERISA exemption for church-affiliated pension plans was a reminder that not all benefit plans are subject to ERISA. Indeed, non-profit employers…
Rank this Week: 1027

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers pension plans, 401(k) plans, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. By National Benefit Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Can you put your retirement plan on autopilot?

    Can you put your retirement plan on autopilot?
    Consider a typical retirement plan sponsored by a private employer. The employer is a fiduciary to the plan along with employees who individually serve as trustees or members of the plan’s investment or retirement committee. The…
  • Jul 11

    Timely reminder why an ERISA fidelity bond is necessary

    Timely reminder why an ERISA fidelity bond is necessary
    July 31st, is of course, the due date (unless extended) for calendar year ERISA plans required to file Form 5500 for the 2016 plan year. And, as in the past, there will be many plan sponsors who must indicate on the 5500 they have outdated…
  • Jul 10

    Non-ERISA 403(b) plans must walk a fine line to avoid losing the ERISA exemption

    Non-ERISA 403(b) plans must walk a fine line to avoid losing the ERISA exemption
    Last month’s Supreme Court decision, Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, upholding ERISA exemption for church-affiliated pension plans was a reminder that not all benefit plans are subject to ERISA. Indeed, non-profit employers…
Rank this Week: 1086

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Covers issues in social media and employment law. By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.socialmediaemploymentlawblog.com
  • Jul 20

    New Employment Law Podcast Episode – W/ Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez

    New Employment Law Podcast Episode – W/ Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez
    A big, special new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released today! This is part 1 of a 2 part sit-down interview with former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez, who offers terrific insight on issues…
  • Jun 20

    “Employment Law Now” Podcast – Episode 10 Released!

    “Employment Law Now” Podcast – Episode 10 Released!
    A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released! In today’s episode, I address independent contractor misclassification, performance reviews affecting age discrimination claims, and a novel case on…
  • Jun 2

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released
    A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released (today’s the 9th episode). In today’s episode, I address significant trends concerning hiring discrimination claims and predictive scheduling, and…
Rank this Week: 3939

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

Covers Massachusetts employment law issues such as employment discrimination, sexual harasment and wrongful discharge. By Jack Merrill.

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 4151

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: 411

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Jul 20

    NY Court Rules That Class Action Waivers Are Unenforceable

    NY Court Rules That Class Action Waivers Are Unenforceable
    While pundits and practitioners eagerly await the U.S. Supreme Court’s looming decision on whether class action waivers in employment-related agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) – which will not be issued…
  • Jul 12

    NYC Agency Publishes Rules for New Independent Contractor Law

    NYC Agency Publishes Rules for New Independent Contractor Law
    As we previously reported, the New York City “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act (the Act) took effect on May 15, 2017. The Act requires virtually all entities that engage an independent contractor in NYC for $800 or more in services…
  • Jul 11

    Taylor Review: a review of the Review

    Taylor Review: a review of the Review
    Today, the much-anticipated Taylor Review was published, with a speech by Matthew Taylor outlining his recommendations, followed by comments from Prime Minister Theresa May. The opening lines of the Review set out Taylor’s ambition:…
Rank this Week: 1129

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/
  • Jul 20

    FMLA Retaliation Claim Centers on Employee’s Social Media Post

    FMLA Retaliation Claim Centers on Employee’s Social Media Post
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq., guarantees that qualifying employees of covered employers have access to unpaid leave, with protection against interference or retaliation by employers. A federal…
  • Jul 14

    New York City Bans Employers from Asking About Salary History

    New York City Bans Employers from Asking About Salary History
    The wage gap between men and women has received considerable media attention recently, and new legislation is attempting to improve conditions. Federal law prohibits disparate pay based on gender, but it leaves several loopholes. A new law in…
  • Jul 10

    NLRB Judge Rules in Favor of Workers in Wrongful Termination Claim

    NLRB Judge Rules in Favor of Workers in Wrongful Termination Claim
    Federal labor law, primarily through the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), protects the right of employees to engage in various activities related to organizing for the purpose of collective bargaining. This includes actions directly…
Rank this Week: 2950

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3349

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/
  • Jul 20

    Guide Published to Assist in The Development of Effective Anti-Harassment Program

    Guide Published to Assist in The Development of Effective Anti-Harassment Program
    Our colleagues Katrina J. Walasik and Amy B. Messigian, at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Health Employment and Labor blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the technology industry: “DFEH Publishes Materials…
  • Jul 6

    Freelance Isn’t Free Act Guidelines Published

    Freelance Isn’t Free Act Guidelines Published
    Our colleagues Nancy L. Gunzenhauser, Marc-Joseph Gansah, and Corben J. Green at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Retail Labor and Employment Law blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the technology industry:…
  • Jun 19

    HR Tech and People Analytics: An Interview with Howard Gerver, President and Founder HR Best Practice

    HR Tech and People Analytics: An Interview with Howard Gerver, President and Founder HR Best Practice
    Howard Gerver is a self-proclaimed human capital data geek.  His “day job” specializes in finding innovative and practical ways to save money by identifying “golden nuggets” mined from Big HR Data sets, such…
Rank this Week: 2929

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
  • Jul 20

    Guide Published to Assist in The Development of Effective Anti-Harassment Program

    Guide Published to Assist in The Development of Effective Anti-Harassment Program
    Our colleagues Katrina J. Walasik and Amy B. Messigian, at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Health Employment and Labor blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the retail industry: “DFEH Publishes Materials to…
  • Jul 7

    Employers Who Do Not Take Tip Credit Own Employees’ Tip

    Employers Who Do Not Take Tip Credit Own Employees’ Tip
    Our colleague Brian W. Steinbach at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Wage and Hour Defense Blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the retail industry: “Tenth Circuit Rules Tips Belong to the Employer If Tip…
  • Jul 6

    The Department of Consumer Affairs Publishes Rules Governing FIFA

    The Department of Consumer Affairs Publishes Rules Governing FIFA
    On May 15th, the Freelance Isn’t Free Act (“FIFA”) went into effect in New York City. The Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) recently issued guidelines to help employers comply with the law. Coverage and…
Rank this Week: 2939

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 20

    ‘Entire Agreement’ Clauses: Usefulness and Precaution

    ‘Entire Agreement’ Clauses: Usefulness and Precaution
    Implementing an entire agreement clauses is a useful way to ensure that no verbally expressed promises are contested by an employee for being unfulfilled. An entire agreement clause can eliminate dispute over the terms of employment that were…
  • Jul 17

    Do I Owe A Contractor Reasonable Notice to End Services?

    Do I Owe A Contractor Reasonable Notice to End Services?
    Independent contractors are not bound to their clients by an employment relation. Independent contractors are, in essence, their own employers. The courts will apply a number of tests which look at certain factors such as economic dependency,…
  • Jul 6

    Constructive Dismissal – An Intolerable Environment or Culture

    Constructive Dismissal – An Intolerable Environment or Culture
    When an employer unilaterally changes a fundamental term of an employee’s job, then an employee may quit and claim ‘constructive dismissal’. Essentially, what this means is that the changes to the employment relation would…
Rank this Week: 1263

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    UPDATE: NYC Adopts New Rules Implementing Freelance Law

    UPDATE: NYC Adopts New Rules Implementing Freelance Law
    Earlier this year, we reported that New York City adopted The Establishing Protections for Freelance Workers Act, also known as the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, (the “Freelance Law”). As explained in our prior blog, under the…
  • Jul 12

    “Ban the Box” and Background Checks – Recent Trends and Movement

    “Ban the Box” and Background Checks – Recent Trends and Movement
    Overview Retailers and other employers regularly consider the backgrounds of job applicants and employees when making personnel decisions. It is not illegal for employers to ask questions about an applicant’s criminal history, or to…
  • Jul 5

    Dear Congress: Your District Needs a New E-4 Visa for Promising Entrepreneur

    Dear Congress: Your District Needs a New E-4 Visa for Promising Entrepreneur
    Procedural History In August 2016, the Department of Homeland Security proposed an “International Entrepreneur” parole rule that would allow qualifying foreign entrepreneurs to develop and grow their start-up companies in the…
Rank this Week: 4253

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

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

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
Rank this Week: 3886

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jul 20

    Bad Publicity Leads to Recruiting Challenge

    Bad Publicity Leads to Recruiting Challenge
    Word of mouth travels fast and can affect your company in countless ways. Many well-known companies are making news lately for alleged employment violations, including sexual harassment allegations, wage-and-hour violations and independent…
  • Jul 17

    New Form I-9 Released, Again

    New Form I-9 Released, Again
    Today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The new version bears a revision date of 07/17/17 N. The Form I-9 has been revised twice in less than…
  • Jul 13

    CalChamber-Led Coalition: Revised Indoor Heat Illness Draft Too Burdensome for Businesse

    CalChamber-Led Coalition: Revised Indoor Heat Illness Draft Too Burdensome for Businesse
    A coalition of employer groups led by the California Chamber of Commerce continues to argue that a Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat illness rule needs changes to avoid unnecessary burdens on business while protecting employees as intended.…
Rank this Week: 528

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 20

    New Harassment Checklists from the EEOC

    New Harassment Checklists from the EEOC
    A year ago, I wrote about a report from an EEOC Task Force on risk factors for workplace harassment. Well the Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace continues studying away and has issued some new materials.…
  • Jul 14

    9th Circuit Lets Employee Sue Employer’s Lawyer for Retaliation

    9th Circuit Lets Employee Sue Employer’s Lawyer for Retaliation
    There’s a saying that “Bad facts make bad law.” At least that’s the way I was taught it. A different version: “Hard cases make bad law” has its own Wikipedia entry. While the wording is different, the…
  • Jul 13

    Lessons from France’s “Right to Disconnect”

    Lessons from France’s “Right to Disconnect”
    Summer is the time for vacations, and with that comes the stress of balancing work pressures while out of the office. Many employees prefer not to take vacations when the alternative is trying to conduct work from a cell phone on the beach.…
Rank this Week: 1837

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/
  • Jul 20

    Google Refuses to Hand Over Employment Data Claiming Burden — Chicago Overtime Attorneys Near Oak Brook

    Google Refuses to Hand Over Employment Data Claiming Burden — Chicago Overtime Attorneys Near Oak Brook
    Google did hand over some documents earlier in the year, but when it refused to hand over the names and contact information of more than 21,000 employees, the DOL sued the tech company to try to force them to provide the information. The DOL…
  • Jul 15

    California Appellate Court Reverses Trial Court Decision on Rest Break

    California Appellate Court Reverses Trial Court Decision on Rest Break
    The plaintiffs appealed and the case went before a California appellate court, which reversed the decision. The appellate court pointed out that the trial court judge had misinterpreted both the laws regarding mandatory rest periods, as well…
  • Jun 30

    Chili’s Franchisee Allegedly Fails to Properly Allocate Tip

    Chili’s Franchisee Allegedly Fails to Properly Allocate Tip
    According to a recent class action wage and hour lawsuit against Chesapeake Bay Seafood House Associates LLC, a Chili's franchise that owns more than 30 restaurants in Maryland and Virginia, servers and bartenders allegedly spent 30%-50% of…
Rank this Week: 467

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    San Francisco Bans Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Salary History, 26 States Considering Similar Legislation

    San Francisco Bans Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Salary History, 26 States Considering Similar Legislation
    San Francisco is the latest jurisdiction to pass a law that prohibits employers from inquiring about prior salary history during hiring. New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New Orleans already have similar laws, and in a…
  • Jul 19

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer protection actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Tyson’s Hot Dog TM Suit is Going, Going Gone Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands received a thumbs-up from the Third Circuit to continue…
  • Jul 18

    An Unwelcome Delivery: Excessive S&H Fee Claims in Consumer Class Action

    An Unwelcome Delivery: Excessive S&H Fee Claims in Consumer Class Action
    Over the past few months, a new trend has emerged that has ramifications for virtually every participant in the online retail space: a rise in the number of class action claims challenging allegedly excessive shipping and handling fees.…
Rank this Week: 2700

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/
  • Jul 20

    ACA Compliance Validation (ACV) System: Ready for Prime Time?

    ACA Compliance Validation (ACV) System: Ready for Prime Time?
    ACA “repeal” proposals at this point seem like zombie extras – walking dead, and none of them purports to repeal employer mandate taxes that accrued in 2015. Collection is coming; only the timing is in question. ACV 2.0 is…
  • Jul 18

    The End … of Act II

    The End … of Act II
    The hero has disappeared in a cloud of suspicion and is presumed dead, so much so that supposed friends are found to be celebrating his passing.  This is just as it should be at the end of Act II.  Remember when Republicans rejoiced…
  • Jun 27

    M.C. Escher and Erwin Schrodinger Walk into A Bar … Or Are They Walking Out? And How Can The CBO Be Sure?

    M.C. Escher and Erwin Schrodinger Walk into A Bar … Or Are They Walking Out? And How Can The CBO Be Sure?
    The pundits and political partisans apparently stopped reading before the heading on page 9 of the CBO’s June 26 report on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) Discussion Draft, “Uncertainty Surrounding the…
Rank this Week: 2849

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
  • Jul 20

    New York Appellate Court Strikes Down Class Action Waiver

    New York Appellate Court Strikes Down Class Action Waiver
    Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman and Howard M. Wexler As our loyal readers are well aware, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral argument in its Fall 2017 term regarding the enforceability of arbitration agreements with class and…
  • Jul 20

    What’s on the Agenda? Tips and OT

    What’s on the Agenda? Tips and OT
    Authored by Alex Passantino Each spring and fall, Washington waits with bated breath as the Executive Branch releases its regulatory agenda. As the first pronouncement of some of the specifics of the Trump Administration’s regulatory…
  • Jul 18

    Money for Nothing! Court Allows Employees to Pursue Lawsuit Despite DOL Settlement

    Money for Nothing! Court Allows Employees to Pursue Lawsuit Despite DOL Settlement
    Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman and Howard M. Wexler Seyfarth Synopsis:  The majority of courts have held that releases of FLSA rights require approval by a court or the US Department of Labor.  A recent case in the Southern…
Rank this Week: 1135

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jul 20

    On Bill 148′s Labour Relations Act Reforms, Little to Get Excited Over

    On Bill 148′s Labour Relations Act Reforms, Little to Get Excited Over
    After much fanfare and public consultation, the Changing Workplaces Review was released in May 2017.   Some 150 pages of that report was devoted to the Labour Relations Act and the mission of reinventing collective bargaining…
  • Jul 12

    Vacuousness of CSR on Display in Loblaws’ Victory in Rana Plaza Class Action Lawsuit

    Vacuousness of CSR on Display in Loblaws’ Victory in Rana Plaza Class Action Lawsuit
    Last week, Justice Paul Perell, my former Property Law prof, dismissed a $2 billion class action lawsuit filed against Loblaws and Joe Fresh by victims of the infamous Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh.  The outcome is not a great…
  • Jun 29

    The First Labour Law Research Network Festive in Prince Edward County is a Wrap

    The First Labour Law Research Network Festive in Prince Edward County is a Wrap
    I spent this week at the premier labour law conference in the world organized by the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN), and this year the conference was held in my home town Toronto at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law after previous…
Rank this Week: 439

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

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

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Overtime Rule Update: DOL Defends Power to Set Salary Threshold

    Overtime Rule Update: DOL Defends Power to Set Salary Threshold
    The U.S. Department of Labor continues to work towards dismantling the Obama administration’s overtime rule, saying that it intends to revise the controversial rule to lower the salary threshold under the Fair Labor Standards…
  • Jul 14

    Georgia Kin Care Law: Low Burden but a Sign of Laws to Come?

    Georgia Kin Care Law: Low Burden but a Sign of Laws to Come?
    Georgia’s “kin care law” went into effect on July 1, 2017. Under this new law, Georgia employers with 25+ employees must permit employees who work 30+ hours per week to use up to five hours of their earned sick leave to…
  • Jul 6

    Federal Court Rules Inaccessible Website Violates Title III of the ADA

    Federal Court Rules Inaccessible Website Violates Title III of the ADA
    The Department of Justice’s (“DOJ’s”) often criticized rulemaking delays have resulted in no new website accessibility rules for places of public accommodation to receive notice of and implement. Notwithstanding the…
Rank this Week: 5035

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Jul 20

    Please vote for us for the ABA Web 100: Reason #10

    Please vote for us for the ABA Web 100: Reason #10
    Reason No. 10: All of our posts are articulate, legitimate, and non-discriminatory! You don’t have to be a lawyer to vote. Just go to the page here and nominate Employment & Labor Insider, along with a short statement about why…
  • Jul 19

    Please vote for us for the ABA Web 100: Reason #9

    Please vote for us for the ABA Web 100: Reason #9
    Reason No. 9: Our employment law quizzes put you at the head of the class! You don’t have to be a lawyer to vote. Just go to the page here and nominate Employment & Labor Insider, along with a short statement about why you…
  • Jul 19

    EEOC sues to force gentlemen’s club to hire male bartender

    EEOC sues to force gentlemen’s club to hire male bartender
    Our tax dollars at work. In a recent lawsuit filed in federal court in Florida, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has asserted a claim of sex discrimination against a gentlemen’s club in Florida for allegedly refusing to…
Rank this Week: 808

Unemployed and Scared

Unemployed and Scared

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

http://iajlaw.com/news-articles/unemployment/
  • Jul 20

    Telecommute and Unemployment in Minnesota

    Telecommute and Unemployment in Minnesota
    The post Telecommute and Unemployment in Minnesota appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Telecommute and unemployment in Minnesota is a new concept and  undeveloped from a case law perspective.  In Minnesota, a person who telecommutes has…
  • Jul 18

    Unemployment Tip # 002 – Medical Records for Unemployment

    Unemployment Tip # 002 – Medical Records for Unemployment
    The post Unemployment Tip # 002 – Medical Records for Unemployment appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Continuing on with my new series for unemployment tips, I want to address medical records.  Medical records for unemployment appeals…
  • Jul 17

    Unemployment Tip: # 001

    Unemployment Tip: # 001
    The post Unemployment Tip: # 001 appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. I decided to create a new series exclusive to unemployment tips.  Thus, the unemployed folks reading my blog on a regular basis might find this [Read More] The post…
Rank this Week: 2503

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 608

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Jul 20

    No Certification Where Loss of Data Prevents Class Identification

    No Certification Where Loss of Data Prevents Class Identification
    Junk fax case presents opportunities for some employment cases Identifying potential class members is not an issue in most employment cases, as the employer likely has any number of employment records for each of the claimants, including…
  • Jul 18

    Massachusetts District Court Denies Certification for Claims of Unpaid Meal Break

    Massachusetts District Court Denies Certification for Claims of Unpaid Meal Break
    It has become almost part of the plaintiff playbook to bring wage and hour claims despite lawful employer policies by claiming some sort of “class-wide” policy of deviating from those policies. Sadly, this tactic works at least as…
  • Jul 14

    California Supreme Court Denies Sequenced Discovery in Representative PAGA Action

    California Supreme Court Denies Sequenced Discovery in Representative PAGA Action
    On July 13, 2017, the California Supreme Court rejected lower court holdings that limited an employee’s ability to secure statewide employee contact and employment information in a representative PAGA action, when the plaintiff only…
Rank this Week: 3383

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: 22

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jul 20

    BioAxone BioSciences Peer-Reviewed Research Article Published in Frontiers Journal Serie

    BioAxone BioSciences Peer-Reviewed Research Article Published in Frontiers Journal Serie
    Firm client BioAxone BioSciences announced that its peer-reviewed research article on axon regeneration was published in Frontiers Journal Series, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. The article “MAG, Myelin and Overcoming Growth…
  • Jul 13

    MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter

    MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter
    The latest edition of our M&A Today Newsletter is published! Articles include: An Overview of the Golden Parachute Payment Rules Top Considerations – Sale of Company M&A Non-disclosure Agreements: Drafting Considerations for…
  • Jul 5

    Corporate Attorney Shannon Zollo Explains In-House Counsel’s Role in Due Diligence

    Corporate Attorney Shannon Zollo Explains In-House Counsel’s Role in Due Diligence
    In Corporate Counsel’s article “10 Uber In-House Attorneys Saw Due Diligence Report in Battle With Alphabet“, Shannon Zollo comments on the role of in-house counsel in the due diligence process. The article discusses a due…
Rank this Week: 5042

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Record Award Predicted for SEC Whistleblowers from JPMorgan Fine

    Record Award Predicted for SEC Whistleblowers from JPMorgan Fine
    A media outlet, Financial Planning, is predicting that a pair of SEC whistleblowers will share an award of approximately $70.6 million out of the $307 million in regulatory fines against JPMorgan in 2015. Another outlet, Advisor Hub, put the…
  • Jul 19

    SEC, CFTC Directors Speak on Whistleblower Program

    SEC, CFTC Directors Speak on Whistleblower Program
    The Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower, Jane Norberg, and the Director of the CFTC Whistleblower Office, Christopher Ehrman, spoke recently at the Practicing Law Institute’s program on June 28, 2017, titled Corporate…
  • Jul 12

    Tax Court Denies Anonymous Proceeding to Serial Whistleblower

    Tax Court Denies Anonymous Proceeding to Serial Whistleblower
    The Tax Court has reminded IRS whistleblowers in a recent decision that the ability to proceed anonymously is not absolute. On June 28, 2017, the U.S. Tax Court denied an anonymous proceeding to Whistleblower 14377-16W after weighing the…
Rank this Week: 640

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jul 20

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry
    In September 2016, this blog noted that analysts were predicting higher levels of M&A activity in the marijuana industry. Early last month, we commented that the launch of several Canadian marijuana “streaming” companies…
  • Jul 19

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off
    The value of Canadian M&A activity in the first half of 2017 was the highest in a decade, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. The approximately $132 billion in total transaction value is the highest since the first half of 2007,…
  • Jul 17

    Investment Canada Act update: new thresholds and national security in the new

    Investment Canada Act update: new thresholds and national security in the new
    Threshold now $1 billion As a result of recent amendments, most direct acquisitions of control of a Canadian company now only require prior approval of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development under the Investment Canada…
Rank this Week: 571

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 20

    3 Things That May Indicate a Hostile Work Environment

    3 Things That May Indicate a Hostile Work Environment
    3 Things That May Indicate a Hostile Work Environment What the law says about toxic workplaces Is being rude and abrasive at work against the law? In most cases, the answer is obviously no. There are no legal standards that govern…
  • Jul 13

    Are You Legally Entitled to a Meal Break?

    Are You Legally Entitled to a Meal Break?
    Are You Legally Entitled to a Meal Break? What all hourly employees should know Do you know what the law says about meal and rest breaks? If you don’t, you’re not alone. In fact, most workers have very limited information…
  • Jul 10

    When a Toxic Work Environment Leads to Unchecked Sexual Harassment

    When a Toxic Work Environment Leads to Unchecked Sexual Harassment
    When a Toxic Work Environment Leads to Unchecked Sexual Harassment What we can learn from Uber As you may have heard, a former Uber employee recently wrote a scathing blog post about the rampant sexual harassment that allegedly…
Rank this Week: 3254

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Jul 20

    CMS Offers PY 2018 Marketplace Brokers, Agents Training 7/20, 21, 26 & 27

    CMS Offers PY 2018 Marketplace Brokers, Agents Training 7/20, 21, 26 & 27
    Agents and brokers planning to market health insurance coverage sold through the health care marketplaces established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) should register and participate in one of the upcoming…
  • Jul 7

    8/28 Comment Deadline For Proposed Changes To OSHA OSHA Beryllium Standard

    8/28 Comment Deadline For Proposed Changes To OSHA OSHA Beryllium Standard
    August 28 is the deadline for employers and others to comment on an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed rule that would modify the agency’s recent beryllium standards for the construction and shipyard sectors.…
  • Jul 7

    Comment By 7/13 On OSHA Proposed Electronic Reporting Rule Delay To 12/1/17 

    Comment By 7/13 On OSHA Proposed Electronic Reporting Rule Delay To 12/1/17 
    July 13 is the deadline to comment on a  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed rule that would delay four months the compliance date of its electronic reporting rule, formally called “Improve Tracking of…
Rank this Week: 4939

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    This is what the interactive process is supposed to look like

    This is what the interactive process is supposed to look like
    Last week, Donovan turned 9. Since we were in California during his birthday, we’ve had a bit of a delayed celebration back home. Since D-man has Celiac Disease and cannot eat anything with any gluten, he wanted an ice cream birthday…
  • Jul 19

    The (high) times they are a changin’: medical marijuana and disability discrimination

    The (high) times they are a changin’: medical marijuana and disability discrimination
    In what is believed to be the first decision of its kind, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has allowed an employee to pursue a disability discrimination claim based on the use of medical marijuana. Christine Barbuto suffered from…
  • Jul 19

    The (high) times they are a changin’: medical marijuana and disability discrimination

    The (high) times they are a changin’: medical marijuana and disability discrimination
    In what is believed to be the first decision of its kind, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has allowed an employee to pursue a disability discrimination claim based on the use of medical marijuana. Christine Barbuto suffered from…
Rank this Week: 177

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 20

    Courtesy Without Copyright

    Courtesy Without Copyright
    Robert Spoo, Courtesy Paratexts: Informal Publishing Norms and the Copyright Vacuum in Nineteenth-Century America, 69 Stan. L. Rev. 637 (2017). David Fagundes It is now a familiar point that positive law accounts for only part of the systems…
  • Jul 19

    Disruptive Platform

    Disruptive Platform
    Orly Lobel, The Law of the Platform, 101 Minn. L. Rev. 87 (2016), available at SSRN. Margot Kaminski Until recently, the law of the online platform involved intermediary liability for online content and safe harbors like CDA §230 or DMCA…
  • Jul 18

    Secrets and Lies in the History of US Adjudication

    Secrets and Lies in the History of US Adjudication
    Amalia Kessler, The Invention of American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877 (2017). Alexandra D. Lahav Amalia Kessler’s book, The Invention of American Exceptionalism, is a rich history of…
Rank this Week: 245

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/
Rank this Week: 3190

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3906

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting the workplace in Birmingham and throughout Alabama. By Will Beckum.

http://birminghamemploymentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 19

    Do I need a lawyer to file a complaint with the EEOC?

    Do I need a lawyer to file a complaint with the EEOC?
    Many times potential clients ask me whether it is necessary to hire a lawyer to file a complaint or charge with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).  While having an attorney involved during the EEOC process is not…
  • Jul 14

    What is a wrongful termination in Alabama?

    What is a wrongful termination in Alabama?
    Alabama is an at-will employment state.  That means unless there is a written employment contract (which is rare unless you are an executive or a professional) a company can fire an employee for any reason or no reason at all.…
  • Jul 10

    Pregnancy Discrimination in Alabama

    Pregnancy Discrimination in Alabama
    Working mothers are a vital part of a diverse economy.  Unfortunately, many employers fail to recognize the value these employees bring to companies and use subtle means to discourage employees from returning to work after pregnancy.…
Rank this Week: 3705

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

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

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    O'Bannon Fallout as College Athletes Start to Sue Their Employ... er, College

    O'Bannon Fallout as College Athletes Start to Sue Their Employ... er, College
    Chris Spielman, standout player for the Ohio State Buckeyes and now a television analyst, is suing his alma mater, and several sports marketing and business powerhouses over the use of his likeness in advertising and marketing.  The suit…
  • Jul 19

    Class Action Waivers in Employment Case

    Class Action Waivers in Employment Case
    Here's a great article by two of my California partners on the confused state of the law regarding this important issue.
  • Jul 13

    Another Court Limits the Reach of Protected Concerted Activity

    Another Court Limits the Reach of Protected Concerted Activity
    The full Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals just reversed an earlier three judge panel decision and the National Labor Relations Board on an important case for employers dealing with aggressive campaigns by their employees (and unions). The…
Rank this Week: 3492

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Jul 19

    20 Month Wrongful Dismissal Award for Employee Upheld

    20 Month Wrongful Dismissal Award for Employee Upheld
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The Ontario Court of Appeal has released several wrongful dismissal decisions over the past few months.  It has also released some…
  • Jul 15

    SCC: Unjust Dismissal: Big Win for Employee

    SCC: Unjust Dismissal: Big Win for Employee
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The Supreme Court of Canada has issued a landmark employment law decision.  The case of Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada focused on the…
  • Jun 10

    CBC Fires Evan Solomon for Conflict of Interest: Just Cause?

    CBC Fires Evan Solomon for Conflict of Interest: Just Cause?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The CBC continues to provide wonderful material for Canadian employment lawyers.  Its very public employment disputes are fascinating case…
Rank this Week: 750

Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

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

http://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • Jul 19

    Week Ending 7/14/17: Grande v. St. Clare’s Health System

    Week Ending 7/14/17: Grande v. St. Clare’s Health System
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending July 14, 2017 By Jenelle Hubbard Maryanne Grande v. Saint Clare’s Health System, No. A-67-15, 2017 N.J. LEXIS 746 (decided July 12, 2017). This week, our Case of the Week…
  • Jul 15

    Supreme Court May Hear Groundbreaking Workplace Discrimination Case

    Supreme Court May Hear Groundbreaking Workplace Discrimination Case
    When Jameka Evans went to work as a security guard at Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah, she did not anticipate that being gay would be an issue. But she quickly learned she was wrong. During the 15 months that she worked there she says…
  • Jul 11

    Week Ending 7/7/17: Hernandez v. Major League Baseball

    Week Ending 7/7/17: Hernandez v. Major League Baseball
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending July 7, 2017 By Adam Schorr Hernandez v. The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, Case No. 1:17-cv-456 (S.D. Ohio, Complaint filed July 3, 2017) Veteran Major League…
Rank this Week: 2124

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 19

    NPR: Huge Convictions in Thai Human Trafficking Trial

    NPR: Huge Convictions in Thai Human Trafficking Trial
    NPR reports: A Thai army general and local politicians are among the dozens of people found guilty at a Bangkok court Wednesday in one of Thailand's largest human trafficking trials. Thailand has faced international criticism for years over…
  • Jul 19

    New Edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach

    New Edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach
    Congratulations to Paul Secunda, Jeff Hirsch, and Mike Duff on the publication of the second edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach (2d ed. 2017). Here's the publisher's description: The problem-based approach of Labor Law: A…
  • Jul 16

    Textualism Gone Mad?

    Textualism Gone Mad?
    A district court in Minnesota recently held that retaliation against a prospective hire for requesting an accommodation wasn’t actionable under §704(a). At issue in EEOC v. N. Mem'l Health Care was a claim on behalf of an applicant whose…
Rank this Week: 108

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 19

    Medical Marijuana: When a Positive Drug Test may not be Grounds to Fire an Employee

    Medical Marijuana: When a Positive Drug Test may not be Grounds to Fire an Employee
    In a portentous opinion, Massachusetts’ highest court held that a medical marijuana patient terminated for failing a drug screening could state a claim for disability discrimination against her employer.  Because many states’…
  • Jul 12

    Will Paid Family Leave Become the Law of the Land?

    Will Paid Family Leave Become the Law of the Land?
    Included in President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal is a request for funding a paid leave program.  The program would require $19 billion from the budget and would provide that employees were entitled to 6 weeks of paid leave from…
  • Jun 30

    Arizona Sick Leave Law Goes in Effect July 1st: Are you ready?

    Arizona Sick Leave Law Goes in Effect July 1st: Are you ready?
    In November, voters in Arizona approved a ballot initiative that would require employers to provide paid sick leave.  The law goes into effect tomorrow. Under the law, Arizona employers with less than 15 employees will have to provide up…
Rank this Week: 1242

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Jul 19

    New National Origin Discrimination Regs: FEHC Hears Public Comment

    New National Origin Discrimination Regs: FEHC Hears Public Comment
    Seyfarth Synopsis: On July 17, 2017, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) heard public comments on its proposed regulations covering national origin discrimination under the FEHA. Discussion centered on employer-imposed…
  • Jul 13

    California Peculiarities Employment Law Readers: Cast Your Vote in the ABA’s Web 100 Competition!

    California Peculiarities Employment Law Readers: Cast Your Vote in the ABA’s Web 100 Competition!
    Voting is open for the American Bar Association’s annual 100 Best Legal Blawgs competition, though this year the contest is a “Web 100” and will include websites and social media along with legal blogs. We hope you will cast…
  • Jul 12

    Need Cool Relief From Summer Heat? Try a Refreshing Handbook Update!

    Need Cool Relief From Summer Heat? Try a Refreshing Handbook Update!
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Although there’s no right or wrong time to do a handbook update, we recommend them annually. Might as well take the opportunity when operations are typically slower, summertime, to give your handbook a shine.…
Rank this Week: 2010

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program Aims to Help Save Time and Money

    Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program Aims to Help Save Time and Money
    Two of the most common complaints I hear as a litigation attorney are “why is it so expensive” and “why does it take so long.” Part of the answer to both questions are the procedural rules for discovery which often end…
  • Jul 17

    Property Tax Reassessments – School Districts Increased Their Millage Rate

    Property Tax Reassessments – School Districts Increased Their Millage Rate
    Lancaster Online recently discussed the property tax rates for the 2018-19 tax year for all Lancaster County school districts. Since your school tax is usually much larger than the municipal and county tax, the increase in the school tax rate…
  • Jun 29

    Is your Estate Planning Ready for Summer Vacation?

    Is your Estate Planning Ready for Summer Vacation?
    As summer vacation hits its peak, we sometimes start thinking about estate planning before we board the plane for that long-awaited getaway.  We’ve put it off for one reason or another but is it time to just take care of it? …
Rank this Week: 933

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

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

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    Buca di Beppo Cheated Workers Out of Wages, According to Wage Theft Lawsuit

    Buca di Beppo Cheated Workers Out of Wages, According to Wage Theft Lawsuit
    A wage theft lawsuit claims the Times Square location of Buca di Beppo, a nationwide Italian restaurant, failed to pay its workers minimum wages and overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New…
  • Jul 12

    SUBWAY Restaurant Settles Overtime Pay Lawsuit

    SUBWAY Restaurant Settles Overtime Pay Lawsuit
    A SUBWAY restaurant located in Times Square has paid $42,500 to a sandwich preparer to settle a lawsuit alleging that the popular sandwich chain did not pay him overtime pay, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor…
  • Jul 10

    Bojangles’ Assistant Managers Sue for Overtime

    Bojangles’ Assistant Managers Sue for Overtime
    Two assistant managers who worked at a North Carolina Bojangles’ restaurant are suing the famous southern food chain for failing to pay them overtime.  The assistant managers argue that they were not actually managers and spent…
Rank this Week: 763

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, LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Setbacks in the Department of Labor’s Investigation into Google Pay Gap.

    Setbacks in the Department of Labor’s Investigation into Google Pay Gap.
    Owen H. Laird, Esq. The tech companies of California’s Silicon Valley are playing an ever-expanding role in the world economy and redefining how people live their lives. However, in recent years, many of these companies have come under…
  • Jul 14

    Minnesota Federal Court: Requesting Religious Accommodation Not Protected Activity Under Title VII

    Minnesota Federal Court: Requesting Religious Accommodation Not Protected Activity Under Title VII
    Lev Craig Last week, on July 6, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota granted summary judgment in favor of defendant in EEOC v. North Memorial Health Care, finding that a Minnesota hospital had not violated Title VII of…
  • Jul 11

    Ninth Circuit Holds That Mortgage Underwriters Are Not Exempt Employee

    Ninth Circuit Holds That Mortgage Underwriters Are Not Exempt Employee
    Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. In McKeen-Chaplin v. Provident Savings Bank, FSB, the Ninth Circuit ruled that mortgage underwriters employed by a bank were entitled to overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 in a work week.  The…
Rank this Week: 362