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Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jun 28

    Is the Test to Unionize Tougher Than to Leave Europe?

    Is the Test to Unionize Tougher Than to Leave Europe?
    June 28 2016 Crazy week in Britain, huh. Among the most amazing things about the Brexit result, in my mind, is that such a momentous decision was left to be decided by a simply majority of ballots cast.  Approximately 52% of ballots…
  • Jun 7

    Collective Bargaining vs. Collective Voice in Labour Law: A Primer

    Collective Bargaining vs. Collective Voice in Labour Law: A Primer
    I chaired a panel last weekend in St. Johns for the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers that considered the collective bargaining aspects of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review (CWR).  The CWR interim report will be…
  • May 31

    Technology in the Labour Law Classroom

    Technology in the Labour Law Classroom
    “Technology in the Labour Law Classroom” David Doorey, York University The Law Blog as Dialogue with Broader Legal, Political Community Exchange with Senator Eaton Blog as ‘news story’ Incorporating Current Events, New…
Rank this Week: 4254

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/
Rank this Week: 4919

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Jun 28

    WIT: The Impact of Job Automation on Women in Tech

    WIT: The Impact of Job Automation on Women in Tech
    Machines are taking our jobs. Researchers at Oxford have analyzed the skill sets required for more than 700 jobs to determine which of them will be most susceptible to automation. They concluded that in the next few decades, over 47% of the…
  • Jun 24

    Microsoft Acquiring LinkedIn: What is the Employee Impact in a Share Transaction?

    Microsoft Acquiring LinkedIn: What is the Employee Impact in a Share Transaction?
    Guest Post by my colleague, Simone Ostrowski Microsoft Corp. and LinkedIn recently announced that Microsoft will soon acquire LinkedIn in a transaction valued at $26.2 billion – click here for the company’s announcement.…
  • Jun 17

    Koldorf Stam at WPC 2016 in July

    Koldorf Stam at WPC 2016 in July
    This summer, our firm will be hosting a booth at the 2016 Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC).  We’re excited to connect with many of the 15,000 MS partners from around the globe who will be coming to Toronto…
Rank this Week: 4960

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

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

    How many ways can you violate employment laws in one conversation?

    How many ways can you violate employment laws in one conversation?
    Time for an issue-spotter pop quiz. I'll paraphrase the setup from this CDT article, Teen fired after asking for the same pay as her male co-worker at a pizza shop (assuming the facts as-reported are true):A young woman calls her…
  • Jun 27

    Lawffice Links - New and entertaining employment law case

    Lawffice Links - New and entertaining employment law case
    A few entertaining employment law cases for your enjoyment:Say it ain't so! Eddie Money is facing sexual harassment (and other discrimination) allegations from his former drummer and the drummer's wife. Confession: I'm a closet Eddie Money…
  • Jun 24

    Quoted in Forbes: One Thing You Can Do Today To Protect Yourself Against FLSA Lawsuit

    Quoted in Forbes: One Thing You Can Do Today To Protect Yourself Against FLSA Lawsuit
    I've done a few interviews recently regarding the new FLSA overtime regulations (you can read my whitepaper summarizing the changes here). Check out TSheets CEO Matt Rissell's latest Forbes article, One Thing You Can Do Today To Protect…
Rank this Week: 404

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Jun 28

    New whistleblowing rules for regulated entities in the UK

    New whistleblowing rules for regulated entities in the UK
    In October 2015 the UK regulators, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), released new whistleblowing rules for certain regulated entities in the UK (the New Rules). The New Rules impose…
  • Jun 28

    A warning for a slap : is it reasonable ?

    A warning for a slap : is it reasonable ?
    Under French employment law, the definition of a disciplinary sanction is broad as it is defined by law as being “any measure, other than a verbal observation, taken by an employer in response to an act of an employee which the employer…
  • Jun 28

    What are the latest developments on whistleblowing in the workplace?

    What are the latest developments on whistleblowing in the workplace?
    French employment law does not yet provide for a comprehensive and consistent set of rules for the purpose of protecting whistleblowers. Instead, French employment law tackles issues arising out of whistleblowing situations through a…
Rank this Week: 2097

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 385

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Trump Says Pregnant Workers are “Inconvenient”

    Trump Says Pregnant Workers are “Inconvenient”
    Well, it almost seems like “piling on,” but Donald Trump has made yet another troubling comment about a protected minority. In 2004, he was asked about one of his high level staffers, a woman who became pregnant. The real estate…
  • Jun 23

    Fourth Court Recognizes Same Sex Harassment

    Fourth Court Recognizes Same Sex Harassment
    The Fourth Court of Appeals recently addressed a growing issue, at what point does same sex harassment constitute sexual harassment based on gender? Since the decision in Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc., 523 U.S. 75 (1998), we…
  • Jun 21

    Coach Briles Sues for Wrongful Termination

    Coach Briles Sues for Wrongful Termination
    So, now Coach Art Briles has sued Baylor University for “wrongful termination.” See San Antonio Express News report. The saga of the Baylor University football team reached its apex a few weeks ago when the Pepper Hamilton law…
Rank this Week: 261

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/
  • Jun 28

    FMLA leave means leave, period.

    FMLA leave means leave, period.
    FMLA leave means leave. That is, an employee exercising rights under the FMLA to take protected time-off from work must be relieved of their job functions, and an employer cannot hold such an employee responsible for job tasks…
  • Jun 27

    The attack on the NLRB's new joint-employer standard intensifie

    The attack on the NLRB's new joint-employer standard intensifie
    Last week was a good week for opponents of the NLRB’s new, and more liberal, joint-employer standard, announced last summer in Browning-Ferris Industries of Calif.  First, Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, sought to add…
  • Jun 24

    WIRTW #418 (the #OneForTheLand edition)

    WIRTW #418 (the #OneForTheLand edition)
    I couldn’t see much at Wednesday’s Cavs victory parade. A late start + 1.3 million people + an unwillingness to wade into the masses = soaking in the atmosphere on the periphery. Consequently,…
Rank this Week: 435

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: 33

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/
  • Jun 28

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice
    Wayne A. Logan & Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, Policing Criminal Justice Data 101 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016).Elizabeth JohIn criminal justice circles, “big data” is the new buzzword: police departments are experimenting with…
  • Jun 27

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution
    Cass R. Sunstein, The World According to Star Wars (2016).Ilya SominCass Sunstein is one of America’s leading legal scholars. Both his work generally and his book about Star Wars specifically have attracted enormous attention from both…
  • Jun 24

    Thinking About Monitoring

    Thinking About Monitoring
    Veronica Root, Modern-Day Monitorships, 33 Yale J. on Reg. 109 (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.D. Gordon SmithThe study of organizational compliance is now proliferating in American law schools. Over the past decade, new courses, new…
Rank this Week: 4706

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/
  • Jun 28

    How much time is there left for “Just In Time” scheduling? Maybe, not much.

    How much time is there left for “Just In Time” scheduling? Maybe, not much.
    Late last week, the District of Columbia advanced a bill aimed at ending “just in time” scheduling, where employers adjust employee work schedules for hourly workers — often within 24 hours or less —  based…
  • Jun 27

    EEOC reaches historic $200K settlement on its first sexual orientation bias lawsuit

    EEOC reaches historic $200K settlement on its first sexual orientation bias lawsuit
    In early March, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed its first lawsuits, in which it alleged that employer had violated Title VII by discriminating based on sexual orientation. Late last week, one of those lawsuits…
  • Jun 24

    GUEST POST: Mrs. Meyer takes over The Employer Handbook

    GUEST POST: Mrs. Meyer takes over The Employer Handbook
    My husband asked me if I wanted to blog for him and I am really not sure why.  My days consist of hearing things like, “knock knock”, “who’s there?”, “I eat mop” over and over again, not exactly…
Rank this Week: 282

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
  • Jun 28

    Colorado Law Grants Employees Right to Access Personnel File

    Colorado Law Grants Employees Right to Access Personnel File
    Beginning January 1, 2017, employees in Colorado will now have a right to inspect and copy their personnel files.  Prior to this law, Colorado had no law granting private-sector employees access to their personnel records. Under the new…
  • Jun 27

    EU, U.S. Agree On Revisions To Privacy Shield

    EU, U.S. Agree On Revisions To Privacy Shield
    According to reports, the European Union and the United States have agreed on changes to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (Privacy Shield) which will be sent to the EU member states and the college of the 28 EU commissioners ultimately paving the…
  • Jun 9

    5 Practice Tips for Law Firms as Data Breach Spotlight Swings Their Way

    5 Practice Tips for Law Firms as Data Breach Spotlight Swings Their Way
    While data breach incidents affecting the entertainment, retail, healthcare, and financial industries have garnered more attention in past years, the data breach spotlight recently shifted to law firms. This shift was triggered by media…
Rank this Week: 1048

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Jun 27

    Injunction stops July 1 implementation of new ‘persuader’ rule

    Injunction stops July 1 implementation of new ‘persuader’ rule
    A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing its new “persuader” rule, which was set to take effect on July 1. Senior U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings of the…
  • Jun 23

    New Chicago ordinance will require employers to provide paid sick leave

    New Chicago ordinance will require employers to provide paid sick leave
    by Steven L. Brenneman On June 22, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance that will require nearly all employers in Chicago to provide paid sick leave to employees. The ordinance, which passed 48-0 despite opposition from business and…
  • Jun 22

    New Rhode Island data security law takes effect July 2

    New Rhode Island data security law takes effect July 2
    by Timothy C. Cavazza and Matthew H. Parker The Rhode Island Identity Theft Protection Act of 2015 will take full effect on July 2, meaning employers need to have their data security and notification policies in compliance or face serious…
Rank this Week: 263

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Jun 27

    Employee Error Accounts for Most Security Breache

    Employee Error Accounts for Most Security Breache
    A recent study by a well-known information security company captures one of the most common information security fallacies: that information security is a technology problem. Most businesses view mitigating information security risks as…
  • Jun 27

    Recent Developments Again Call for Timely Review of Restrictive Covenant

    Recent Developments Again Call for Timely Review of Restrictive Covenant
    We have suggested before that employers should view non-competition and other restrictive agreements as “live” documents, warranting regular examination to ensure they are deployed with appropriate precision and account for…
  • Jun 27

    New USCIS Policy Decision Broadens Permissible Bases for Visa Transfer of Multinational Manager

    New USCIS Policy Decision Broadens Permissible Bases for Visa Transfer of Multinational Manager
    After four years of internal deliberations, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued a policy memorandum binding all USCIS personnel to follow the reasoning of a 2013 USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO)…
Rank this Week: 1037

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 27

    DOL Persuader Rule Enjoined

    DOL Persuader Rule Enjoined
    We don’t normally talk a lot about NLRB decisions and rulings related to the NLRB on this blog.  However, in light of the importance of the DOL Persuader rule, we wanted to update you on events that have management-side attorneys…
  • Jun 22

    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Firing Someone For It Is Illegal To Do

    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Firing Someone For It Is Illegal To Do
    Marriage is tough.  And with the divorce rate in the United States hovering around fifty percent, unless you work in a monastery, there are likely divorced individuals in your workplace.  This week, the New Jersey Supreme Court…
  • Jun 20

    Employee Leave Questions Got You Down?

    Employee Leave Questions Got You Down?
    Employee leave issues can be exceedingly complicated given the interplay between local, state and federal laws.  If you have questions, hopefully, I can help.  I will be giving a webinar through Lorman on June 23rd at 1 pm EST…
Rank this Week: 1078

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Covers labor and employment law developments in the Tampa Bay area and across the State of Florida. By Kwall, Showers & Barack, P.A.

http://tampabayemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 27

    Union Awarded Full $24,922.11 in Dues Dispute with VA Hospital

    Union Awarded Full $24,922.11 in Dues Dispute with VA Hospital
    We are pleased to share an arbitration order we received in favor of our client, American Federation of Government Employees, Local 547.  The arbitrator awarded the Union $24,922.11 in dues the James A. Haley VA…
  • Sep 11

    Eleventh Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment for Student-Intern

    Eleventh Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment for Student-Intern
    On September 11, 2015, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment in Billy Schumann, et al v. Collier Anesthesia, P.A., et al, where  Kwall, Showers, Barack & Chilson, P.A. represents a class of Student…
  • Mar 3

    Federal Court Finds Race-Based Assignments Were Unlawful and Grants Summary Judgment for Employee

    Federal Court Finds Race-Based Assignments Were Unlawful and Grants Summary Judgment for Employee
    On Monday, a federal judge granted an employee’s motion for summary judgment, finding, as a matter of law, that she was the victim of unlawful employment discrimination. In the fall of 2013, Syrenthia Dysart, a nurse at Palms of…
Rank this Week: 4549

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2663

Workplace Safety Report

Workplace Safety Report

Keeps employers informed on Workplace Safety and Health news and emergency response practices, with updates from OSHA, MSHA and other sources. By Holland & Hart.

http://workplacesafetyreport.com/
  • Jun 27

    MSHA steps up enforcement of rules to live by

    MSHA steps up enforcement of rules to live by
    On July 1, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration will begin enhanced enforcement of “Rules to Live By,” its initiative of standards commonly cited following mine deaths, and nine underground…
  • Jun 15

    Mine safety chief commemorates MINER Act’s 10th anniversary

    Mine safety chief commemorates MINER Act’s 10th anniversary
    To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the enactment of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006, Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration Joseph A. Main issued a statement noting…
  • Jun 14

    MSHA proposes rule on workplace examinations at US metal, nonmetal mine

    MSHA proposes rule on workplace examinations at US metal, nonmetal mine
    The proposed rule would strengthen and improve MSHA’s standards for metal and nonmetal working place examinations by requiring that: A competent person examine the working place before miners begin work in that location. Mine operators…
Rank this Week: 2083

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/
  • Jun 27

    Judge Blocks U.S. Department of Labor “Persuader Rule”

    Judge Blocks U.S. Department of Labor “Persuader Rule”
    U.S. District Court Judge Sam R. Cummings in Lubbock, Texas, has issued a preliminary injunction, which blocks the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Persuader Rule” from going into effect on Friday. I have not had a chance to…
  • Jun 24

    School’s out! So what’s with this summer employment law quiz?

    School’s out! So what’s with this summer employment law quiz?
    No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks . . . except for one little quiz on employment law issues that come up during the summer. Don’t worry about your score – I’m told that Teacher already…
  • Jun 24

    Your summer labor and employment reading list — for this week, anyway

    Your summer labor and employment reading list — for this week, anyway
    I was on vacation last week, and so we have a lot of catching up to do. Here’s what’s been going on, from most to least recent: *David Phippen has been keeping us up to date on the U.S. Department of Labor’s…
Rank this Week: 774

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jun 27

    Is Smartphone Use Killing Productivity?

    Is Smartphone Use Killing Productivity?
    According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, three out of four employers believe that two or more productive work hours are lost each day because employees are distracted. What is the number one culprit, according to employers? More than half…
  • Jun 24

    CalChamber Opposition Helps Stop Job Killer Leave Mandate

    CalChamber Opposition Helps Stop Job Killer Leave Mandate
    A job killer bill that would have overwhelmed small businesses with administering a new protected leave of absence and subjected them to threats of costly litigation for any alleged violations, failed to pass the Assembly Labor and…
  • Jun 23

    Accurate Wage Statement

    Accurate Wage Statement
    When wages are paid, California employers must provide employees with an accurate, itemized wage statement, either as a paystub or a separate written document. California employers must ensure that wage statements comply with legal…
Rank this Week: 4850

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 622

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Jun 27

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education
    There have been a couple minor developments in relation to experiential education in Ontario that I thought were worthy of a blog post. This post is going to briefly overview both developments and give some analysis on what's occurring.So…
  • Dec 2

    Worst. Idea. Ever.

    Worst. Idea. Ever.
    I've been really busy with a new project and haven't had a lot of time to blog in the past few months. Hopefully in the new year I'll get back to posting regular pieces. One thing that I wanted to highlight is a trial balloon today from…
  • Oct 8

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position
    This post originally appeared on the Canadian Intern Association website, but it's my analysis and I felt that my readers would appreciate reading it. A French version of the analysis can be found here. Additionally, I should be posting a…
Rank this Week: 3660

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal, employment and family law. By Ingram Law LLC.

http://www.alabamalitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 27

    Grandparent Adoption in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Upheld

    Grandparent Adoption in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Upheld
    One of the best aspects of being a lawyer is being a part of an adoption.  Sometimes a step-parent is adopting a child or a grandparent is adopting a grandchild for various reasons.  This is an adoption proceeding from Tuscaloosa…
  • Jun 24

    Rule 32 Petition from Jefferson County, Alabama Denied

    Rule 32 Petition from Jefferson County, Alabama Denied
    This case arises out of Jefferson County, Alabama, Ex Parte Sturdivant. This case involves an appeal from the Court of Criminal Appeals in regards to a Rule 32 petition.  Rule 32 of the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure provides a…
  • Jun 23

    Court Overturns Improper Search Warrant in Mobile County, Alabama

    Court Overturns Improper Search Warrant in Mobile County, Alabama
    This is a criminal case that was appealed due to a search warrant being served illegally.  This case is from Mobile County, Alabama in the case of Anderson v. State of Alabama. The Officers Jimmy Bailey (“Officer Bailey”) and…
Rank this Week: 2044

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/
  • Jun 27

    Darden Requires Workers to Use Debit Cards For Salary Payment

    Darden Requires Workers to Use Debit Cards For Salary Payment
    But the debit card company isn't the only one charging fees. When employees get cash from an out-of-network ATM, the ATM itself adds another charge to the user's cost of accessing their money. The ROC United report found that the ATMs were…
  • Jun 21

    AXA Allegedly Refuses to Compensate New Hires for Training Time

    AXA Allegedly Refuses to Compensate New Hires for Training Time
    Because of the extra training and skills required to do the job, financial product marketers might qualify for the overtime exemption provided by the FLSA, but not while they're still in training and have yet to be licensed. In that time…
  • Jun 15

    Coach Retail Store Worker Settle Unpaid Overtime Claims Regarding Security Checks Under State Law For $1.75 Million

    Coach Retail Store Worker Settle Unpaid Overtime Claims Regarding Security Checks Under State Law For $1.75 Million
    Coach filed a motion to have the case dismissed based on the case of Integrity Staffing Solutions Inc. v. Busk, in which the Supreme Court ruled that time spent waiting for bag checks is not compensable under the federal Fair Labor Standards…
Rank this Week: 1133

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jun 26

    Benefits beyond age 65?

    Benefits beyond age 65?
    By Marc Rodrigue The laws that generally provided for mandatory retirement in Canada have been eliminated. Across Canada, with very few exceptions, employees generally cannot be forced to retire at age 65. But can their benefits be cut off at…
  • Jun 19

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional
    by Chris Pigott In 2015, we reported on the Supreme Court of Canada’s “New Labour Trilogy”—three landmark constitutional law decisions from January 2015 that called into question basic aspects of Canadian labor law.…
  • Jun 12

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim
    by David Marchione, OHS Consultant/Paralegal Many employers struggle to efficiently manage workers’ compensation claims. Most provincial experience rating programs established by workers’ compensation boards are based on two…
Rank this Week: 351

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jun 26

    Five Mistakes To Avoid When Dealing with Workplace Issue

    Five Mistakes To Avoid When Dealing with Workplace Issue
    Having been working with hundreds of employees on dealing with their workplace issues in San Francisco and Sacramento area over the past ten years, I see the same five common misconceptions about California employment law that many employees…
  • May 7

    Top Five Misconceptions About California Employment Law

    Top Five Misconceptions About California Employment Law
    Here are five very common misconceptions that many employees have about California employment law, including discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination laws: “If I file EEOC of DFEH charge, my employer cannot terminate…
  • Mar 14

    Important Clarification for Disability Discrimination Case

    Important Clarification for Disability Discrimination Case
    Recently, the Fifth District Court of Appeal made a very important distinction in its disability discrimination opinion Wallace v County of Stanislaus, which is highly useful to employees-plaintiffs. The court clarified, among other things,…
Rank this Week: 1323

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Report: More Litigation Involving The Status of Uber and Lyft Driver

    Report: More Litigation Involving The Status of Uber and Lyft Driver
    There has been a lot of news lately about the employment status of ride-sharing drivers for services such as Uber and Lyft.  The issue is whether these workers are employees or independent contractors.  If they are classified…
  • Jun 23

    Transgender Issues in the Workplace in Los Angele

    Transgender Issues in the Workplace in Los Angele
    These days we have been hearing a lot about which bathroom a transgender individual is allowed to use.  While this has not been a major issue for decades, especially in places like Los Angeles, a recent attempt in North Carolina to ban…
  • Jun 19

    LA Employers to Pay Higher Wages and Offer More Sick Day

    LA Employers to Pay Higher Wages and Offer More Sick Day
    During the nearly completed primary season and prior to the upcoming presidential election, we have been hearing a lot about what the federal minimum wage should be and what other benefits should be provided to every employee across the…
Rank this Week: 2621

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    The Importance of Increasing the Minimum Wage

    The Importance of Increasing the Minimum Wage
    The fight for an increased minimum wage has gained steam over the last year, with many cities adopting a $15/hour minimum wage, and some states such as New Jersey, considering a statewide higher wage.   While the federal minimum…
  • Jun 19

    New Salary Threshold Will Make Millions of New Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay

    New Salary Threshold Will Make Millions of New Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay
    With the salary threshold amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) set to become effective on December 1, millions of additional American workers will become eligible for overtime pay.   The amendment with double the annual…
  • Jun 13

    Are Child Care Workers Teachers Entitled to Overtime Compensation?

    Are Child Care Workers Teachers Entitled to Overtime Compensation?
    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides certain protections to the majority of workers in the United States. Two of the main protections include that all workers must be paid at least minimum wage and that non-exempt employees who work…
Rank this Week: 4221

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Recent Developments-Contract interpretation

    Recent Developments-Contract interpretation
    Covenant of Good Faith and Fair DealingThe cba between The Western Sugar Cooperative and the Teamsters creates two categories of employees. Employees who work at least 1680 hours within a twelve months period are classified as "year round…
  • Jun 19

    Post termination conduct, just cause and public policy

    Post termination conduct, just cause and public policy
    The saga involving a sheriff's deputy first dismissed for allegedly stealing two potted plants continues.As discussed here (Arbitrator rejects termination of Sheriff's deputy based on allegation of theft, but finds post termination…
  • Jun 12

    "Double hearsay" insufficient to support teacher tenure charge

    "Double hearsay" insufficient to support teacher tenure charge
    Arbitrator Edmund Gerber has granted a teacher's motion to dismiss tenure charges brought against him. The teacher was alleged to have engaged in a number of inappropriate actions, including, inter alia,  brushing up against the breasts…
Rank this Week: 112

The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

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

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

    Cases --- May 29th through June 4th

    Cases --- May 29th through June 4th
    Discrimination and Retaliation*Pretlow v. James (10th Cir., May 31, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the Air Force on Pretlow's retaliation claim because the admitted reasons for his termination were not pretextual) Workers…
  • Jun 1

    Cases --- May 22nd through 28th

    Cases --- May 22nd through 28th
    ERISA and Employee Pension Plans*Romstad v. City of Colorado Springs (10th Cir., May 24, 2016) (affirming dismissal of plaintiffs' breach of contract claim (they did not allege a contract) as well as their due process claim (they did not…
  • May 23

    Cases --- May 15th through 21st

    Cases --- May 15th through 21st
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination*Kuri v. Matrix Center (10th Cir., May 18, 2016) (affirming dismissal of Kuri's wrongful termination claim (for termination as a result of alleged methadone theft) for lack of federal…
Rank this Week: 3238

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

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

    All of California’s State and City Paid Sick Leave Rules in One Chart!

    All of California’s State and City Paid Sick Leave Rules in One Chart!
    Trying to keep track of all of California’s paid sick leave requirements is a daunting task. The state has its own rules and then so do seven municipalities, with Los Angeles joining the list July 1, 2016. Wouldn’t it be great if…
  • Jun 24

    What’s Unfair About California’s Fair Pay Act?

    What’s Unfair About California’s Fair Pay Act?
    The Fair Pay Act (codified at Labor Code § 1197.5) has been in effect in California for almost six months. Despite the fact that it has the word “Fair” prominently in the title, I think the statute is decidedly…
  • Jun 23

    City of Los Angeles Expands Paid Sick Leave Requirements Effective July 1, 2016

    City of Los Angeles Expands Paid Sick Leave Requirements Effective July 1, 2016
    In an Alert published on Thursday, we examine the new Los Angeles paid sick leave ordinance: Employers in the City of Los Angeles have one week to implement policies that comply with the new paid sick leave ordinance, which goes into effect…
Rank this Week: 2210

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Federal Laws Protect Against National Origin Discrimination

    Federal Laws Protect Against National Origin Discrimination
    According to recent employment news reports, retailer Macy’s has agreed to settle employment discrimination charges in order to avoid trial. The allegations against the department store include assertions that it discriminated against…
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employee

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employee
    A recent employment law case argued before the United States Supreme Court has been resolved in favor of the employee. In Green v. Brennan, the Court determined that the time for filing a complaint for “constructive discharge,”…
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employee

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employee
    A recent employment law case argued before the United States Supreme Court has been resolved in favor of the employee. In Green v. Brennan, the Court determined that the time for filing a complaint for “constructive discharge,”…
Rank this Week: 1209

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 518

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

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

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Jun 24

    More Rejection by Illinois Courts of Bright-Line Consideration Rule

    More Rejection by Illinois Courts of Bright-Line Consideration Rule
    The federal courts have become the final frontier for Illinois employers looking to enforce non-compete agreements against at-will employees. Those agreements contain embedded consideration problems if the gap between signing and termination…
  • Jun 3

    Texas Supreme Court Addresses Trade-Secret Acce

    Texas Supreme Court Addresses Trade-Secret Acce
    Within the trade-secrets community, the case of In re M-I, LLC has been percolating for some time. The case (the procedural nuances of which are immaterial to this post) addressed the question of whether a trial court may exclude a…
  • May 27

    Personal Clients/Firm Client

    Personal Clients/Firm Client
    In 1999, the New York Court of Appeals decided BDO Seidman v. Hirshberg and said this:"...it would be unreasonable to extend the covenant to personal clients of defendant who came to the firm solely to avail themselves of his services and…
Rank this Week: 4116

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/
  • Jun 24

    Obama’s Immigration Policy Blocked Due to Equally Divided Supreme Court

    Obama’s Immigration Policy Blocked Due to Equally Divided Supreme Court
    By Roger Tsai A 4-to-4 decision by the Supreme Court on a challenge to President Obama’s immigration reform policy means that the policy continues to be blocked, disappointing five million undocumented immigrants who had hoped to stay and…
  • Jun 23

    Affirmative Action Policy Upheld By Supreme Court

    Affirmative Action Policy Upheld By Supreme Court
    By R. Calder Huntington Race may be taken into account when public universities and colleges admit students, ruled the U.S. Supreme Court today. For the second time, the Court was asked to decide whether the University of Texas at Austin’s…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Avoids Deciding Whether Car Dealership Service Advisors Are Exempt From Overtime Pay

    Supreme Court Avoids Deciding Whether Car Dealership Service Advisors Are Exempt From Overtime Pay
    By Brian Mumaugh The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) 2011 rule that stated that “service advisors” at car dealerships are not exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), but declined to take the…
Rank this Week: 442

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight: Strategies for building a diverse, multi-cultural workplace

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Jun 24

    What Supreme Court’s split decision on immigration reform means for employer

    What Supreme Court’s split decision on immigration reform means for employer
    by Jacob M. Monty President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration were not upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Some of your employees are probably disappointed and unsure of how to move forward. The disappointment they are…
  • Jun 19

    Need workers? First lady touts talents of veterans and military spouse

    Need workers? First lady touts talents of veterans and military spouse
    As July 4 approaches, many employers are anxious to declare a holiday so their employees can enjoy the nation’s birthday festivities. But when the fireworks are over, they may be looking to hire the kind of talent so often celebrated on…
  • Jun 19

    Biased bias: when protected classifications intersect

    Biased bias: when protected classifications intersect
    by Connor Beatty If your company regularly interviews and hires qualified female applicants for all available positions, you may think the company is in a strong position to defend against gender discrimination lawsuits filed by rejected…
Rank this Week: 709

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: 414

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: 1059

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/
  • Jun 24

    Bias in the Workplace

    Bias in the Workplace
    Bias in the workplace is often problematic but it is not on its own illegal. For example, it is not against the law for your boss to promote someone else or even fire you for the reason that she simply likes him better.  However, if the…
  • Jun 9

    Your Legal Rights in Disability Insurance Dispute

    Your Legal Rights in Disability Insurance Dispute
    An employee who becomes disabled, or otherwise becomes incapable of performing the essential functions of their job, and may be entitled to income replacement through the employer’s short-term and long-term disability insurance…
  • May 16

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include
    Leave of absence policies are meant to provide employees with work-life balance and in certain circumstances, to give employees needed time away from work in urgent or compelling circumstances.  Some employers may also grants leaves for…
Rank this Week: 1250

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 408

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

Covers Ohio workers' compensation, disability insurance, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Jun 24

    Why You Should Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect

    Why You Should Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect
    Abuse and neglect take many forms, but the types that the personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys with Agee Clymer Mitchell and Portman deal with most often involve nursing home patients and long-term care facility residents. The…
  • May 10

    How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

    How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney
    You probably already know you should receive advice from an Ohio personal injury lawyer before dealing with any insurance company other than your own. But which one? Columbus, in particular, offers hundreds of options for victims in personal…
  • Apr 28

    Types of Injuries Covered Under Workers’ Compensation

    Types of Injuries Covered Under Workers’ Compensation
    The Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys with Agee Clymer Mitchell and Portman get asked what constitutes a workers’ comp-eligible injury almost every day. We’ve developed the following short answer that lays out the…
Rank this Week: 499

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

Covers legal developments concerning law enforcement and firefighter labor law. By Cline and Associates.

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 3590

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 387

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/
  • Jun 23

    EEOC Sample Notice for Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program

    EEOC Sample Notice for Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program
    You know the drill.  A manufacturer advertises a new drug, warning, of course, that some users may suffer serious side effects.  A year or two later, lawyers counter-advertise for new clients with those conditions who took the…
  • Jun 20

    2015 ACA Information Reporting: Parts Sold Separately, Some Assembly Required

    2015 ACA Information Reporting: Parts Sold Separately, Some Assembly Required
    Ten days before the deadline for electronic filing of 2015 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, many employers are discovering that they contracted for less than all the needed services. Here’s what we’re seeing all too commonly. Some vendors…
  • May 12

    House v. Burwell: Insurer Cost-Sharing Subsidies Unauthorized

    House v. Burwell: Insurer Cost-Sharing Subsidies Unauthorized
    A U.S. District Judge has ruled that HHS unlawfully has spent billions of dollars to reimburse insurers for cost-sharing reductions granted to individuals who bought health insurance through an ACA Exchange such as Healthcare.gov. U.S. House…
Rank this Week: 2560

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3099