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Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Details of New Overtime Regulations Released Monday Night

    Details of New Overtime Regulations Released Monday Night
    On Monday night, details of the revised white-collar overtime regulations were released. But we’ll know more once the actual details get posted on the Department of Labor website on Tuesday. (Bloomberg was the first to report it Monday…
  • Jun 29

    Paid Family & Medical Leave Program and CHRO Changes Get Revived in Budget Implementer

    Paid Family & Medical Leave Program and CHRO Changes Get Revived in Budget Implementer
    The Connecticut General Assembly is finalizing its budget implementation bill today and suffice to say that there are more than a few surprises in there. (CT News Junkie first highlighted it in a tweet, it should be noted.) For employers,…
  • Jun 25

    The “Number Two” Reason on How to Avoid GINA Liability

    The “Number Two” Reason on How to Avoid GINA Liability
    My colleague, Marc Herman, returns today to talk about a subject that doesn’t get a lot of attention but may as the technology makes genetic information more accessible.  But just because it’s more accessible, doesn’t…
Rank this Week: 82

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.alabamalitigationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1881

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1109

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
  • Jun 29

    OT Rules Out This Week

    OT Rules Out This Week
    Authored by Alex Passantino According to Politico, the White House will begin to announce details of the long-anticipated revisions to the overtime regulations on Tuesday morning.  Initial reports are that the salary level required for…
  • Jun 25

    Appellate Court Delivers for FedEx—Second Class Cert Denial Affirmed by Ninth Circuit

    Appellate Court Delivers for FedEx—Second Class Cert Denial Affirmed by Ninth Circuit
    Co-authored by Catherine M. Dacre, Tamara Fisher, and Simon L. Yang When an employer has a denial of class certification remanded by an appellate court, it has a reason to worry. And while the employer might breathe a sigh of relief when the…
  • Jun 11

    Proposed White Collar Exemption Regulations are Coming . . . Soon (and Other Items of Regulatory Interest)

    Proposed White Collar Exemption Regulations are Coming . . . Soon (and Other Items of Regulatory Interest)
    Authored by Alex Passantino While much of Washington, DC, begins its preparations for the inevitable summer slowdown, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division appears to be ramping up for a summer sure to keep wage and hour…
Rank this Week: 628

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Tyson Foods Seeks to Overturn Workers’ $5.8 Million Class Action Suit

    Tyson Foods Seeks to Overturn Workers’ $5.8 Million Class Action Suit
    A legal decision upholding the rights of workers at Tyson Foods pork processing plants came under fire recently as Tyson filed a petition to have a $5.8 million judgment overturned. The judgment was initially awarded following a case in U.S.…
  • Jun 22

    LA DOT Defends Against Claims of Excessive Overtime

    LA DOT Defends Against Claims of Excessive Overtime
    A recent audit of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation revealed substantial overtime pay for workers in the traffic paint and sign division – on average, workers were paid $48,000 in overtime compared to just over $8,000 for…
  • Jun 15

    L.A. Road Department Investigated for “Excessive” Overtime

    L.A. Road Department Investigated for “Excessive” Overtime
    Los Angeles officials are pointing fingers at the city Department of Transportation, alleging department employees in the traffic paint and sign division might have padded their overtime wages to the tune of $3.3 million. An initial audit of…
Rank this Week: 4523

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: 292

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jun 29

    Gender Equity Pay Bill Moves Forward in California Legislature

    Gender Equity Pay Bill Moves Forward in California Legislature
    On June 24, 2015, California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender won approval from an Assembly policy committee. SB 358 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) specifies that employees who are…
  • Jun 25

    Paid Sick Leave Author Proposing Changes to the Law

    Paid Sick Leave Author Proposing Changes to the Law
    With less than a week to go before the paid sick leave law passed last year takes effect on July 1, urgency legislation is pending in the Legislature to adjust how the law is implemented. AB 304 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego), if passed and signed…
  • Jun 24

    Labor Enforcement Task Force Releases Educational Materials for Employer

    Labor Enforcement Task Force Releases Educational Materials for Employer
    California’s Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), a coalition of government agencies under the direction of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), has produced new educational materials to help employers understand their…
Rank this Week: 4906

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Jun 29

    U-Haul Liable for $60.7 Million in PODS Trademark Case

    U-Haul Liable for $60.7 Million in PODS Trademark Case
    U-Haul employees wrote in emails that the company should “use the PODS brand” to drive traffic to the U-Haul website. A federal court jury awarded PODS Enterprises, Inc. $60.7 million in damages against against U-Haul…
  • Jun 25

    Retailers Cannot Enforce Online Arbitration Clause

    Retailers Cannot Enforce Online Arbitration Clause
    Thanks to John Delaney and Sherman Kahn  for this informative post. Consumers are not bound by arbitration clauses contained in online terms of use agreements, according to a new federal appeals decision. The Ninth Circuit…
  • Jun 17

    ProLogic Sues Rival Aquarian with $25M Trade Secret Suit

    ProLogic Sues Rival Aquarian with $25M Trade Secret Suit
    Tech company Ultra Electronics ProLogic of Manassas, VA, filed a theft of trade secrets and breach of contract lawsuit against two former software engineers and their new employer, Aquarian Systems, Inc. of Maryland, for helping Aquarian win…
Rank this Week: 2550

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Jun 29

    California Sick Leave To Go into Effect July 1 - Be Aware of These Common Trap

    California Sick Leave To Go into Effect July 1 - Be Aware of These Common Trap
    This post was written by Michael Kleinmann and Julia Trankiem. The California Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“Healthy Families Act”) is fully effective July 1, 2015, including the significant potential for…
  • Jun 19

    Caught Stealing More Than Bases, St. Louis Cardinals Teach Trade Secret Safety to All Employer

    Caught Stealing More Than Bases, St. Louis Cardinals Teach Trade Secret Safety to All Employer
    This post was written by Mark Temple, Peter Stuhldreher, and CJ Rejda-Ponce. The recent hacking attack against the Houston Astros is a wake-up call for all employers: no organization is safe from its adversaries’ attempts to steal…
  • Jun 17

    Time travelling to and from work can count as working time

    Time travelling to and from work can count as working time
    In the case of Federacion de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones Obreras –v – Tyco, the Advocate General has held that, where an employee has no fixed or habitual place of work, time spent travelling from home to the first…
Rank this Week: 1353

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Jun 29

    Internal Investigations — Assessing Witness Credibility

    Internal Investigations — Assessing Witness Credibility
    As experienced investigators know, an investigation into allegations of harassment, discrimination or other misconduct may lead to a so-called “he said/she said” scenario, possibly leaving the investigator in a quandary as to the…
  • Jun 29

    Do You Know Who Your Employees Are?

    Do You Know Who Your Employees Are?
    Employers are beginning to learn that they may have far more employees than they think. A driver for the ride sharing company Uber was considered an “employee” by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office earlier this…
  • Jun 22

    Colorado Supreme Court Plays Debbie Downer for Medical Pot User

    Colorado Supreme Court Plays Debbie Downer for Medical Pot User
    The wait is finally over. Employers in Colorado – and in other states with similar lifestyle laws – can breathe a sigh of relief following a recent ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court. In Coats v. Dish Network, a quadriplegic…
Rank this Week: 1465

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/
  • Jun 29

    Transgender Experiences in the Workplace

    Transgender Experiences in the Workplace
    Playing off of Rick's post below, there have been a number of negative experiences that transgender employees have shared concerning their treatment in the workplace. And, there has certainly been a tremendous amount of litigation in that…
  • Jun 26

    Developing a GLBT Practice

    Developing a GLBT Practice
    The good news on today's marriage-equality case makes it particularly appropriate for me to give a shout-out to a couple of folks doing cutting-edge work on GLBT issues, especially on trans rights. Jillian Weiss, an attorney in Tuxedo Park,…
  • Jun 25

    Reading the Disparate Impact Tea Leaves: Texas Dep't of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project

    Reading the Disparate Impact Tea Leaves: Texas Dep't of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project
    While everyone else in the country was reading the Supreme Court's opinion on health care subsidies, I had a chance to look at the other opinion issued today: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities…
Rank this Week: 310

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4126

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    California Labor Commission Rules that Uber Drivers are Employee

    California Labor Commission Rules that Uber Drivers are Employee
    California’s Labor Commission recently ruled that Barbara Ann Berwick, a San Francisco Uber driver, was an employee, not an independent contractor. Uber is a ride-sharing company that uses apps on smart phones to connect drivers for the…
  • Jun 25

    In Bicycle Crashes, Thorough Police Investigations are Critical

    In Bicycle Crashes, Thorough Police Investigations are Critical
    Liberty Law was featured in an article about the importance of thorough police investigations into bicycle crashes.  The article appears here.  
  • Jun 25

    Roller Coaster at Great America Injures Two

    Roller Coaster at Great America Injures Two
    Two people were injured in a roller coaster accident at Great America amusement park in Santa Clara. The accident occurred when an employee was hit by a roller coaster that was returning to the station. The employee was allegedly struck on…
Rank this Week: 1262

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jun 29

    That White Guy Lost . . .

    That White Guy Lost . . .
    Yes, white males are a protected class... I blogged about this a year and a half ago. One of the cases I cited was Burlington v. News Corp. The employee, a white guy, was fired for using the n-word. He filed a race discrimination lawsuit,…
  • Jun 26

    New EEOC Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    New EEOC Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    Yesterday, the EEOC issued an updated version of Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. Per the press release, it covers:the PDA's application to current, past, and potential pregnancy; termination or refusal…
  • Jun 23

    $2.25 Million GINA Verdict in the "Case of the Devious Defecator"

    $2.25 Million GINA Verdict in the "Case of the Devious Defecator"
    Yup, you read that right - an actual GINA case! Oh, and a giant verdict number and a bizarre poop reference... I'm just gonna let the judge's order from earlier in the case get you caught up: Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services (Atlanta),…
Rank this Week: 4093

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Jun 29

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?
    A question clients often ask is whether they should talk to the opposing driver’s insurance company after they have been injured in a car accident. Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
  • Jun 12

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland
    The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
  • Jun 12

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland
    The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
Rank this Week: 1973

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    New Florida Law hopes to reduce elder abuse by guardian

    New Florida Law hopes to reduce elder abuse by guardian
    A new Florida law, Florida HB5, signed into law by Governor Rick Scott in June seeks to curb elder guardianship abuse. The bill was drafted to help solve the growing problem of elder abuse in Florida’s elder guardianship system There…
  • Jun 24

    Jacksonville Guardianship: How to Transfer a Guardianship to Florida from another state

    Jacksonville Guardianship: How to Transfer a Guardianship to Florida from another state
    Transferring a guardianship from another state to Florida can be more complicated than a transfer between another two states. American families are increasingly becoming more mobile, and different states have varying rules regarding the…
  • Jun 23

    Estate Plans for a Single Person

    Estate Plans for a Single Person
    Estate planning often focuses on married couples, but estate planning for a single person is equally as important. A single person often owns assets in their name individually, which means these assets must go through the probate process when…
Rank this Week: 629

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/
  • Jun 29

    Guidelines for the promulgating of rules and regulations by an administrative agency

    Guidelines for the promulgating of rules and regulations by an administrative agency
    Guidelines for the promulgating of rules and regulations by an administrative agencyGreater N.Y. Taxi Assn. v New York City Taxi & Limousine Commn., Court of Appeals, 2015 NY Slip Op 05514In this case the Court of Appeals addresses the…
  • Jun 29

    Termination as "a final agency action” is effected when the letter of dismissal is delivered to the officer or employee

    Termination as "a final agency action” is effected when the letter of dismissal is delivered to the officer or employee
    Termination as "a final agency action” is effected when the letter of dismissal is delivered to the officer or employee 2015 NY Slip Op 04892, Appellate Division, Third DepartmentAn internal investigation by the Division of State Police…
  • Jun 28

    The 2015 edition of the Discipline Book

    The 2015 edition of the Discipline Book
    The 2015 edition of this concise guide to disciplinary actions involving public officers and employees in New York State is now available in two formats - as a paperback print edition and in an electronic [e-book] edition. For more…
Rank this Week: 18

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/
Rank this Week: 4937

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Covers the law of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2931

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Are Courts Becoming More Willing to Review Excessive Force Claims?

    Are Courts Becoming More Willing to Review Excessive Force Claims?
    Over the last few weeks, in the midst of our ongoing national discussion about law enforcement use of force, both the Supreme Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”), in Kingsley v. Hendrickson and Commonwealth…
  • Jun 22

    Massachusetts Appeals Court affirms free speech restrictions on harassment prevention order

    Massachusetts Appeals Court affirms free speech restrictions on harassment prevention order
    In 2010 the Massachusetts legislature made a significant change in the law when it created harassment prevention orders, restraining orders that plaintiffs can seek to protect themselves against harassing behavior regardless of their…
  • Jun 8

    Supreme Court Expands Protection Against Religion-Based Employment Discrimination

    Supreme Court Expands Protection Against Religion-Based Employment Discrimination
    The Supreme Court has recently been quite receptive to litigants asserting their rights to religious freedom. (For Exhibit A, see Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.) On June 1, the Court in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch applied that pro-religion…
Rank this Week: 2122

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Jun 29

    3rd Circuit Adopts Catalyst Theory for Attorney's Fees in ERISA Case

    3rd Circuit Adopts Catalyst Theory for Attorney's Fees in ERISA Case
    Many employment law statutes are so-called "fee-shifting" laws.  This means that the prevailing party in litigation can be reimbursed by the loser, under standards that the courts have established to determine what amount of…
  • Jun 22

    Nothing Relevant from Supreme Court in Employment Law Today

    Nothing Relevant from Supreme Court in Employment Law Today
    We are winding down to the close of the US Supreme Court's Term, and the Court just finished announcing its opinions and orders.  The two big cases that will affect the employment landscape, the ACA (Obamacare) and same-sex marriage…
  • Jun 16

    Singin' the Blues About the "Blue Pencil"

    Singin' the Blues About the "Blue Pencil"
    I just stumbled across this post from the Franchise Law Update blog. It deals with a recent decision from the Nebraska Supreme Court that invalidated the non-compete provision of a franchise agreement.  The court in Unlimited…
Rank this Week: 415

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Tweets Can Get You Fired

    Tweets Can Get You Fired
    If You Are an Employee At Will, Then You Can Be Fired in Retaliation for Tweeting About Your EmployerThis weekend, I read an excellent article authored by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Jane M. Von Bergen, entitled "How Tweeting About Your…
  • Jun 29

    Changes at the Top - Philadelphia Phillies to Introduce Andy MacPhail as New Leader of Operations Today

    Changes at the Top - Philadelphia Phillies to Introduce Andy MacPhail as New Leader of Operations Today
    The Philadelphia Phillies Will Hold a Press Conference Today to Introduce Andy MacPhail's Hiring Into a Role as Team President (?)Let Me Go On the Record -I am NOT a FanAndy MacPhail IN - Ruben Amaro, Jr. OUT (?!) in Phillies Front Office…
  • Jun 29

    Some of the 13 States That Oppose Gay Marriage Refusing to Comply With Recent Supreme Court Ruling

    Some of the 13 States That Oppose Gay Marriage Refusing to Comply With Recent Supreme Court Ruling
    Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi Among Those That Continue to Refuse Same-Sex MarriagesPrior to the Supreme Court ruling holding that denying marriage licenses to gay couples was unconstitutional, there were 13 states that refused to…
Rank this Week: 708

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2929

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 2433

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

Addresses employment law issues. By McLane, Graf, Raulerson, & Middleton, PA.

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • Jun 29

    Hands Free Law Goes Into Effect July 1: Have You Updated Your Mobile Device Policies?

    Hands Free Law Goes Into Effect July 1: Have You Updated Your Mobile Device Policies?
    RSA 265-79-c takes effect on July 1, 2015.  The new law prohibits New Hampshire drivers from using “any hand-held mobile electronic device capable of providing voice or data communication” while driving or while temporarily…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Upholds ACA Federal Exchange Subsidie

    Supreme Court Upholds ACA Federal Exchange Subsidie
    In the latest case to challenge elements of the Affordable Care Act (“Act”), the United States Supreme Court in a six-to-three vote, ruled on June 25, 2015 in King v. Burwell that premium subsidies will remain available in 36…
  • Jun 25

    Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Final Earned Sick Time Regulation

    Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Final Earned Sick Time Regulation
    Late last week, Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, issued the long-awaited final regulations for the implementation of the Commonwealth’s Earned Sick Time Law.  The issuance of the final regulations follows a series of…
Rank this Week: 2045

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 443

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

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

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
Rank this Week: 3920

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 29

    Budgeting for Employer Mandate Tax Assessment

    Budgeting for Employer Mandate Tax Assessment
    For October 1 fiscal year employers, it’s budget season. Calendar year employers aren’t far behind. Those doubting their employer mandate compliance need to accrue reserves for non-deductible assessments that the IRS may impose in…
  • Jun 25

    Healthcare.gov Subsidies Trigger Employer Mandate Tax Assessments.

    Healthcare.gov Subsidies Trigger Employer Mandate Tax Assessments.
    This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States, by a 6-3 margin, removed the last legal obstacle to employer mandate tax enforcement. Because the HHS had authority under Code § 36B to subsidize insurance plans bought through…
  • Jun 19

    Few Surprises in Final SBC Reg

    Few Surprises in Final SBC Reg
    Last week the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury (“Departments”) issued final regulations that included additional rules relating to the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC). The June 2015 regulations…
Rank this Week: 2252

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: 1526

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 29

    Equal in love, but not yet equal at work—the next frontier of LGBT right

    Equal in love, but not yet equal at work—the next frontier of LGBT right
    Friday was certainly exciting. SCOTUS surprised everyone by releasing Obergefell v. Hodges [pdf] a day earlier than expected. In case you missed it, in a 5-4 opinion authored by swing-vote Justice Kennedy, SCOTUS held that gay marriage as a…
  • Jun 26

    My appearance on Stossel, now live on the Internet.

    My appearance on Stossel, now live on the Internet.
    Special bonus on this fine summer Friday. If you missed my appearance on Stossel two weeks ago, Fox Business has posted the episode on its website.Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com You can watch it here. My segment starts at…
  • Jun 26

    WIRTW #372 (the “bad work day” edition)

    WIRTW #372 (the “bad work day” edition)
    Next time you think you had a bad day at work, remember, at least you weren’t hit with an axe. From Mediate: During last Sunday’s broadcast of Fox & Friends, co-host Pete Hegseth tossed an axe to tease an upcoming…
Rank this Week: 84

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 29

    What the Supreme Court’s marriage-equality decision means for your workplace.

    What the Supreme Court’s marriage-equality decision means for your workplace.
    Ok, presumably, I’m not the only employment lawyer trying to apply the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges to the employer-employee relationship. But, I can guarantee that this will be the best post you read…
  • Jun 26

    Update your job descriptions. Because, Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Update your job descriptions. Because, Americans with Disabilities Act.
      A friendly reminder that, just because your job description might say what an employee is supposed to do, doesn’t mean that’s what your employee actually does. And, in an Americans with Disabilities Act case, here’s…
  • Jun 25

    How to avoid a colonoscopy gone bad in your workplace

    How to avoid a colonoscopy gone bad in your workplace
    One of my very best readers, a true HR all-star, forwarded to me this article from Tom Jackson at the Washington Post, about a colonoscopy gone wrong. Actually, the procedure was a success. However, the patient hit record on his…
Rank this Week: 3263

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jun 29

    EEOC Guidance on Employee Wellness Program

    EEOC Guidance on Employee Wellness Program
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently proposed much-anticipated guidance for employers and insurers: employee wellness programs. The agency’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) addresses how Title I of the…
  • Jun 26

    Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015 Protects the Right to Post Negative Review

    Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015 Protects the Right to Post Negative Review
    A new bill, the Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015, is currently pending in Congress which would prohibit the use of “non-disparagement” clauses in consumer contracts. The legislation is intended to prohibit companies from…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court Affordable Care Act Ruling Could Upend Employer Mandate

    Supreme Court Affordable Care Act Ruling Could Upend Employer Mandate
    By the end of the month, the U.S. Supreme Court will announce its third Affordable Care Act ruling on the legality of the association. The Affordable Care Act ruling, which involves subsidies provided to individuals who purchase insurance via…
Rank this Week: 1311

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 29

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design
    Zachary D. Liscow, Reducing Inequality on the Cheap: When Legal Rule Design Should Incorporate Equity as Well as Efficiency, 127 Yale L.J. 2478 (2014).Andrew HayashiGreat arguments aren’t always right, but they should be bold,…
  • Jun 26

    Questioning Compliance with Immigration Law

    Questioning Compliance with Immigration Law
    Emily Ryo, Less Enforcement, More Compliance: Rethinking Unauthorized Migration, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 622 (2015).Juliet StumpfLives and loves and wars have been lost because of assumptions about what other people thought or did. Our…
  • Jun 24

    Gay Lib Goes to Court: The Marriage of Liberation and Right

    Gay Lib Goes to Court: The Marriage of Liberation and Right
    Michael Boucai, Glorious Precedents: When Gay Marriage was Radical, 27 Yale J.L. & Human. 101 (2015), available at SSRN.Darren RosenblumMichael Boucai’s wonderfully observant history of early marriage equality struggles, Glorious…
Rank this Week: 4594

Background Matters Blog

Background Matters Blog

Covers background investigations and reports in consumer and employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://backgroundmatters.info
  • Jun 29

    Cash Until Payday Helps When You Truly Require Money

    Cash Until Payday Helps When You Truly Require Money
    Providing superb stopgap actions for low income individuals or people with truly unfortunate FICO scores, no credit verify individual financial loans are boon for them. It is also recognized as signature loans, no credit score check are the…
  • May 14

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Oct 21

    Employer Use of Credit Reports in Hiring Under Review by State

    Employer Use of Credit Reports in Hiring Under Review by State
    The Wall Street Journal reports today, October 21, 2010, that the use of credit reports or credit histories of job applicants, "a common practice among employers– is coming under fire." Employer Credit Checks on Job Seekers Draw Scrutiny,…
Rank this Week: 4957

Job Matters Blog

Job Matters Blog

Provides information for employees and consumers on their legal rights in employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://jobmatters.info
  • Jun 28

    Cash Until Payday Helps When You Truly Require Money

    Cash Until Payday Helps When You Truly Require Money
    Providing superb stopgap actions for low income individuals or people with truly unfortunate FICO scores, no credit verify individual financial loans are boon for them. It is also recognized as signature loans, no credit score check are the…
  • May 14

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Dec 21

    New Employee Protections in Wisconsin for Reporting Suspected Child Abuse

    New Employee Protections in Wisconsin for Reporting Suspected Child Abuse
    As of December 9, 2011, new changes in Wisconsin law provide greater protection to employees that report suspected child abuse. 2011 Wisconsin Act 81 enlarged both the scope of employees protected and the nature of adverse employment actions…
Rank this Week: 4959

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3948

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jun 28

    Employment contracts, termination clauses, and itchy trigger finger

    Employment contracts, termination clauses, and itchy trigger finger
    by Bruce R. Grist As there is no employment at will in Canada, most employment lawyers in Canada who act for employers recommend that employers use employment contracts to govern the employee’s relationship with the employer. If there…
  • Jun 21

    Occupational health and safety due diligence defense alive and well

    Occupational health and safety due diligence defense alive and well
    by Rosalind H. Cooper A recent case involving charges against a company under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act has confirmed that the defense of due diligence is alive and well. The defense of due diligence—which may allow…
  • Jun 14

    Unfixing a fixed-term contract

    Unfixing a fixed-term contract
    by Eowynne Noble In a recent good-news decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice shed new light on how damages should be awarded if a fixed-term contract is terminated early and the termination provision is unenforceable. Employees may…
Rank this Week: 4971

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

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

    The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling and What it Means for Employer

    The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling and What it Means for Employer
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 decision that same-sex couples nationwide have a constitutional right to marry. The full case opinion (Obergefell v. Hodges) is available here, however, the majority opinion was best…
  • Jun 22

    Another Employee Handbook Provision Found to Violate Federal Labor Law

    Another Employee Handbook Provision Found to Violate Federal Labor Law
    Another employee handbook did not measure up to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) scrutiny after it ruled that an employee handbook provision prohibiting employees from having a “conflict of interest” with the…
  • Jun 6

    Enforcing a Noncompete Agreement Takes More Than Bluffing

    Enforcing a Noncompete Agreement Takes More Than Bluffing
    We recently wrote about the importance of having an enforceable noncompete in place in order to protect your business (Noncompete Restrictions: The First Line of Defense for Protecting the Company from Unfair Competition). But when it is…
Rank this Week: 1325

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment legal topis for Texas employers. By Russell Cawyer.

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

    NLRA Application to Common Company Policie

    NLRA Application to Common Company Policie
    The National Labor Relations Act protects employees’ right to form unions, collectively bargain and otherwise engage in collective activities for their mutual aid and protection.  Collective activities for mutual aid and protection…
  • Jun 20

    Texas Governor Signs Open Carry Law –Employers Have Time to Prepare

    Texas Governor Signs Open Carry Law –Employers Have Time to Prepare
    Beginning in 2016, licensed individuals can openly carry handguns on their person. Prior to the implantation of the law, Texas law required that license holders carry their handguns in a concealed manner.  HB 910 authorizes individuals…
  • Apr 30

    Texas Supreme Court Reverses Million Dollar Verdict in Retaliation Case

    Texas Supreme Court Reverses Million Dollar Verdict in Retaliation Case
    Last week the Texas Supreme Court reversed a $1 million jury verdict in a retaliation case arising under state law. In San Antonio Water Systems v. Nichols, the court held that the former employee’s confrontation of a male executive…
Rank this Week: 474

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

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

    New Edition of Randall & Randall The Discipline Book

    New Edition of Randall & Randall The Discipline Book
    The Randalls just updated their treatise entitled The Discipline Book. The 2015 edition is available in both a softcover and an e-book format. The URL is http://booklocker.com/books/5215.html Both versions are now 458 pages to accommodate the…
  • May 27

    Labor Art Exhibition

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

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic
    I am fascinated how new technology challenges existing legal and judicial ethics rules and canons. An article forthcoming in University of Illinois Law Review, written by Eric Goldman and Angel Reyes, III titled, "Regulation of…
Rank this Week: 118

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

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

    Finally Some Good News From the Labor Board

    Finally Some Good News From the Labor Board
    At least some good has come out of the Supreme Court’s finding that President Obama’s recess appointments were invalid in Noel Canning. By virtue of the Supreme Court’s  decision, the Labor Board reconsidered its…
  • Jun 26

    Justice Scalia, Forgetting Role in Bush v. Gore, Sheds Tear for Loss of Democracy

    Justice Scalia, Forgetting Role in Bush v. Gore, Sheds Tear for Loss of Democracy
    I will leave it to constitutional scholars to dissect today’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges (pdf) holding that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. But in his dissent, Justice Scalia says: This practice of constitutional…
  • Jun 25

    Send a Kid to Camp – Support the Bay Area Urban Debate League

    Send a Kid to Camp – Support the Bay Area Urban Debate League
    Fox Rothschild LLP is proud to support the Bay Area Urban Debate League. BAUDL establishes and maintains competitive debate leagues in under-resourced public middle and high schools. BAUDL teaches young people in San Francisco,…
Rank this Week: 2000

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

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

    California Labor Official Finds Uber Drivers are Employee

    California Labor Official Finds Uber Drivers are Employee
    There has been a growing debate between Uber and its drivers at to whether they are employees or independent contractors.   The company would like to have all drivers classified as independent contractors. This would mean they do…
  • Jun 24

    Can you Get Fired for Using Medical Marijuana?

    Can you Get Fired for Using Medical Marijuana?
    Legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes has been occurring in states across the county. While people can now use medical cannabis, or even use marijuana recreationally in more places than ever before, without the fear…
  • Jun 21

    Report: Orange County Has More Jobs than Pre-Recession Era

    Report: Orange County Has More Jobs than Pre-Recession Era
    According to a recent news feature from Orange County Register, the employment rate in Orange County has finally recovered from the Great Recession and is actually higher than it was in 2006. The current number of jobs county officials have…
Rank this Week: 2867

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

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

    Massachusetts final sick leave regulations make substantial change

    Massachusetts final sick leave regulations make substantial change
    by Kimberly A. Klimczuk Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey recently issued final regulations for the state’s new earned sick time law that aren’t quite what employers were expecting. As a result, employers are…
  • Jun 26

    Employers need to examine policies, laws in light of Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

    Employers need to examine policies, laws in light of Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling in favor of same-sex marriage means employers across the country need to take a look at their policies as well as the effect the ruling has on various laws dealing with employment. The…
  • Jun 25

    Oregon employers must prepare for statewide paid sick leave law

    Oregon employers must prepare for statewide paid sick leave law
    by Cal Keith Paid sick leave will be the law in Oregon as of January 1, 2016, now that Governor Kate Brown has signed legislation passed by the state legislature in mid-June. The statewide law mostly mirrors Portland’s sick leave law,…
Rank this Week: 555

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Jun 26

    Do they teach FMLA certification in medical school?

    Do they teach FMLA certification in medical school?
    OK, so I don’t know whether they do or not, but I bet that if they do, it’s not a particularly popular rotation for med students. Health care professionals in general likely are not delighted to be handed an FMLA medical…
  • Jun 26

    Taking school board docs to use in her discrimination suit nets public employee criminal indictment

    Taking school board docs to use in her discrimination suit nets public employee criminal indictment
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. Affirming the denial of a school board employee’s motion to dismiss a criminal case against her over her unauthorized taking of over 300 confidential student records to support her employment discrimination suit,…
  • Jun 26

    ACA contraceptive mandate accommodation withstands another religious challenge

    ACA contraceptive mandate accommodation withstands another religious challenge
    By Bryant Storm, J.D. Finding that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) “confers no right to challenge the independent conduct of third parties,” the Fifth Circuit ruled that the accommodation provided for the…
Rank this Week: 4033

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

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

    Friday’s Five: on-call time under California law

    Friday’s Five: on-call time under California law
    Businesses that have employees on standby waiting to be called for work must review whether this on-call time needs to be paid time.  It is a very fact intensive inquiry, that employers must ensure they get correct.  Any mistake in…
  • Jun 19

    Five employment related bills California employers must monitor

    Five employment related bills California employers must monitor
    With summer upon us, the California legislature is busy working on bills that could impact employers.  Here are five employment bills being considered by the state legislature that California employers should keep an eye on: 1. SB 3…
  • Jun 18

    Labor Commissioner’s ruling against Uber widely misunderstood by media

    Labor Commissioner’s ruling against Uber widely misunderstood by media
    Earlier this week Uber appealed a California Labor Commissioner ruling against it holding that a driver was misclassified as an independent contractor.  In this video, I briefly discuss the ruling and the lesson it holds for employers.…
Rank this Week: 4383