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Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jan 31

    Ageism, Mitt Romney and National Public Radio

    Ageism, Mitt Romney and National Public Radio
    Age discrimination normally is the one type of discrimination that is so prevalent that it  goes unnoticed. But I couldn’t help but notice it this week. First, Republican Mitt Romney, 67, claimed that he decided not to…
  • Jan 28

    Age Discrim. Article Featured in Aging Today

    Age Discrim. Article Featured in Aging Today
    I am pleased that the American Society on Aging has chosen to feature my article, An Epidemic of Discrimination, about the silent epidemic of age discrimination in the workplace, on its web site and in the January/February…
  • Jan 25

    Obama Forgot to Fight Age Discrimination

    Obama Forgot to Fight Age Discrimination
    “Obama will fight job discrimination for aging employees by strengthening the Age Discrimination in Employment Act … .”  Source: Blueprint for Change (2008) I was surprised when I recently…
Rank this Week: 1739

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Jan 31

    Ageism, Mitt Romney and National Public Radio

    Ageism, Mitt Romney and National Public Radio
    Age discrimination normally is the one type of discrimination that is so prevalent that it  goes unnoticed. But I couldn’t help but notice it this week. First, Republican Mitt Romney, 67, claimed that he decided not to…
  • Jan 28

    Age Discrim. Article Featured in Aging Today

    Age Discrim. Article Featured in Aging Today
    I am pleased that the American Society on Aging has chosen to feature my article, An Epidemic of Discrimination, about the silent epidemic of age discrimination in the workplace, on its web site and in the January/February…
  • Jan 25

    Obama Forgot to Fight Age Discrimination

    Obama Forgot to Fight Age Discrimination
    “Obama will fight job discrimination for aging employees by strengthening the Age Discrimination in Employment Act … .”  Source: Blueprint for Change (2008) I was surprised when I recently…
Rank this Week: 229

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Underreporting of Time Not An Excuse To Violate the FLSA

    Underreporting of Time Not An Excuse To Violate the FLSA
    Pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) generally employers must pay all non-exempt workers overtime compensation at a rate of time and a half for all times their standard rate of pay for all time worked in excess of forty hours in a…
  • Jan 26

    McDonald's Corporation Sued In Employment Discrimination Case

    McDonald's Corporation Sued In Employment Discrimination Case
    Legal news reports that a group of former McDonald’s workers have filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the fast food giant. The 10 plaintiffs have alleged that they were subjected to racial discrimination and sexual…
  • Jan 18

    Time Spent After Hours On Smart Phone May Entitle You To Overtime Compensation

    Time Spent After Hours On Smart Phone May Entitle You To Overtime Compensation
    With the proliferation of smart phones, it is easier than ever to communicate. An employer may send a quick text or email after work hours, and expect a response. However, the ease of communication may lead to potential Fair Labor Standards…
Rank this Week: 1772

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Reverse Sex Discrimination Case Filed Against Restaurant Chain

    Reverse Sex Discrimination Case Filed Against Restaurant Chain
    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace. This means that employers may not take gender into consideration when it makes employment decisions, including whether to hire, fire, or promote a…
  • Jan 26

    Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed

    Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed
    Georgia news reports that Atlanta’s fire chief has filed a complaint for discrimination after he was terminated following a controversy over a religious book he wrote. In the book, he denigrated homosexuality. He claimed his views…
  • Jan 18

    Should Employers Provide Pregnant Workers Reasonable Accommodations?

    Should Employers Provide Pregnant Workers Reasonable Accommodations?
    A North Carolina has filed a pregnancy discrimination case after her boss failed to hive her shifts following a request for lighter duties. According to the complaint, the 27-year-old certified nursing assistant was instructed by her doctor…
Rank this Week: 4444

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

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

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Jan 31

    FMLA protects critical access to health resources for newborn infant

    FMLA protects critical access to health resources for newborn infant
    One of the primary purposes of FMLA is to protect the bonding time between a newborn and his or her parents and this leave purpose is specifically identified as a reason for employers to grant FMLA leave. Bonding with a newborn child can seem…
  • Jan 26

    What happens when somebody evades service?

    What happens when somebody evades service?
    Under the U.S. and Texas constitutions, all people are entitled to due process. Among the rights protected under due process is the opportunity to be made aware of claims brought against you in a court of law and provide you an opportunity to…
  • Jan 21

    What’s all this Texas efiling stuff about, anyway?

    What’s all this Texas efiling stuff about, anyway?
    My post discussing how to convert Word documents into text recognition PDFs for Texas court efilings must have touched a nerve because since the post went up I have received several emails about it. Most were kind signs of gratitude but all…
Rank this Week: 981

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/
  • Jan 31

    When Can an Employer Give Working Notice?

    When Can an Employer Give Working Notice?
    In the wake of Target closing its Canadian doors this month, we have had some of our employer clients asking about the pros and cons of working notice.  The 17,600 employees of Target have received at least 16 weeks of notice each,…
  • Oct 10

    Video Interview: Discussing the Dos and Don'ts of Firing Someone on LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing the Dos and Don'ts of Firing Someone on LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent post on firings, I had the opportunity to discuss the subject with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN. In the video interview, I share what employers should and shouldn't do in letting an employee go. 
  • Oct 8

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?
    Can an employer monitor (i.e. spy on) their employees’ online productivity (i.e. slacker, time-wasting cyberloafing)?  Today I participated in a Lancaster House session on “Cyberloafing, Cyberspying” – two sides…
Rank this Week: 5014

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: 21

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Jan 30

    It’s time to proclaim your own “Ed Roberts Day”

    It’s time to proclaim your own “Ed Roberts Day”
    Most of us did not observe “Ed Roberts Day” on January 23rd, but we should have.  Roberts, one of the founders of the independent living movement, lived a bold life “out-loud,”as one of a cadre of activists who…
  • Jan 29

    Six Years After the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and Still More Work to Do

    Six Years After the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and Still More Work to Do
    By Sharon Vinick Six years ago today, President Obama signed his first piece of legislation — the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – to extend the time period in which an employee could file a claim for pay discrimination.…
  • Jan 23

    The myth about sleeping on the job

    The myth about sleeping on the job
    24-Hour Shift Workers Entitled to Pay for All Hours Under the Employer’s Control By Hina B. Shah When a receptionist has some down time at work, she surfs the internet or flips through a magazine.  Her employer still pays…
Rank this Week: 2360

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 30

    Employer Responsibilities During Inclement Weather

    Employer Responsibilities During Inclement Weather
    This week’s snow “storm” left two questions unanswered for most people: (1) where was the snow? and (2) did I have to use a PTO day during Tuesday’s state-of-emergency? We encourage employers to carefully handle this…
  • Jan 29

    Another FLSA Off-the-Clock Case: Employees Allegedly Ordered Not To Report Time

    Another FLSA Off-the-Clock Case: Employees Allegedly Ordered Not To Report Time
    I have posted numerous times about the dangers of (and the escalation of lawsuits) involving claims of off-the-clock work. Well, here we have yet another example.  A $450,000 settlement has now been approved in a case in which admissions…
  • Jan 28

    FLSA Collective Action Certified By NJ Federal Court: Another Dangerous “Electronic” Class Action

    FLSA Collective Action Certified By NJ Federal Court: Another Dangerous “Electronic” Class Action
    In Maddy v General Electric Company, filed in federal court in the District of New Jersey, the plaintiffs brought a collective action pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to recover allegedly unpaid overtime…
Rank this Week: 4394

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

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

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    No-tip Restaurants Are Gaining Traction

    No-tip Restaurants Are Gaining Traction
    No-tipping policies at restaurants is a growing experiment across the country. Customers at Girard Brasserie in Philadelphia receive a note attached to their bills stating, “Tipping is not necessary.” Restaurant Riki, a Japanese…
  • Jan 26

    Popular Chef in Brooklyn Sued for Stealing Wages and Firing Employee Who Complained About Discrimination

    Popular Chef in Brooklyn Sued for Stealing Wages and Firing Employee Who Complained About Discrimination
    Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, known for sitting 18 customers around a kitchen counter while providing them with 15 plate prix-fixe meals, has been sued for failing to pay minimum wages, overtime and spread-of-hours pay, for stealing…
  • Jan 23

    “Top Chef” Judge Tom Colicchio Sued for Wage Payment Violation

    “Top Chef” Judge Tom Colicchio Sued for Wage Payment Violation
    Tom Colicchio’s ‘Wichcraft sandwich restaurants have been hit with a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, claiming that the restaurants failed to pay minimum wage and overtime pay, and misappropriated workers’ tips. Attorneys…
Rank this Week: 935

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1114

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/
  • Jan 30

    No-Hire Provisions Are, For Some Reason, Drafting Nightmare

    No-Hire Provisions Are, For Some Reason, Drafting Nightmare
    In the course of reviewing, say 5,000 restrictive covenants (the job can be a wee bit tedious at times), one drafting problem continually amazes me.Restrictions imposed on employees from hiring away fellow employees appear to vex and confound…
  • Jan 23

    New Legislation and a Sentencing for Trade Secrets Theft

    New Legislation and a Sentencing for Trade Secrets Theft
    The new year always means a spate of legislative activity. Proposed new laws related to trade secrets misappropriation and non-compete agreements do not generate many headlines, but they are fairly common. Two states in particular are…
  • Jan 16

    Non-Compete Disputes and the Mootness Rule on Appeal

    Non-Compete Disputes and the Mootness Rule on Appeal
    One of the reasons non-compete cases generate a lot of appeals is that the law is tense. By that, I mean that non-compete cases present a unique tension between freedom of contract and freedom to compete. And because public policy underlies…
Rank this Week: 288

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Features updates and insights regarding California employment law. By Phillip J. Griego & Associates.

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Jan 30

    Being “On-Call” Does Not Consitute “Work”

    Being “On-Call” Does Not Consitute “Work”
    The Second Appellate District published its decision in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, which overturned a trial court’s award of $90 million in statutory damages, interest, penalties, and attorney fees for a class of…
  • Jan 23

    Paid Sick Leave for All California Employees Redux

    Paid Sick Leave for All California Employees Redux
    In an earlier article on New Laws for 2015 and on our website, Associate Robert Nuddleman, mentioned the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.  Let’s take a closer look at that new law. On or after July 1,…
  • Jan 9

    California Supreme Court Refuses Sleep Time Exemption

    California Supreme Court Refuses Sleep Time Exemption
    The California Supreme Court issued its decision in Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, where the court examined California’s sleep time rules for employees working 24-hour shifts.  I previously wrote about this case in 2013,…
Rank this Week: 1657

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/
  • Jan 30

    Ikea Wins Decision Against Fan Site that Uses its Mark

    Ikea Wins Decision Against Fan Site that Uses its Mark
    The U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria), dismissed Ikea from a trademark lawsuit filed by a fan website that refused to stop using themark and trade dress of the Scandinavian home-furnishings company.…
  • Jan 28

    Appellate Tips from Judge Frank Easterbrook

    Appellate Tips from Judge Frank Easterbrook
    Jay O’Keeffe writing on De Novo: A Virginia Appellate Law Blog spotted two articles where Judge Frank Easterbrook of the Seventh Circuit offers severalappellate practice tips that are useful…
  • Jan 26

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case
      A preliminary $1.2 million settlement agreement has been approved, potentially ending an unpaid overtime class action lawsuit filed against Skechers USA Inc., by about 4,800 employees who allege the shoe retailer deprived…
Rank this Week: 2161

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Jan 30

    New York Employment Roundup: January 2015

    New York Employment Roundup: January 2015
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of new legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on the…
  • Jan 23

    An Introduction to Global Reductions in Force - Reed Smith To Present Teleseminar on January 29

    An Introduction to Global Reductions in Force - Reed Smith To Present Teleseminar on January 29
    Reductions in force – also known as collective redundancies – can be daunting for employers, both in dealing with employee issues and protecting the company from liability. On Thursday, 29 January 2015, my partners and I will…
  • Jan 22

    NY Governor Again Seeks to Raise Minimum Wage

    NY Governor Again Seeks to Raise Minimum Wage
    In early 2013, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that incrementally increased the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 between December 31, 2013, and December 31, 2015. Less than two years later, the governor has…
Rank this Week: 4031

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: 4388

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/
  • Jan 30

    USW Jumps On Adjunct Bandwagon

    USW Jumps On Adjunct Bandwagon
    Adjunct faculty members working for Robert Morris University have filed a petition for election with the National Labor Relations Board.  According to the United Steelworkers Union (USW), a majority of adjunct faculty members have signed…
  • Jan 29

    GOP Senators Introduce NLRB Reform Act

    GOP Senators Introduce NLRB Reform Act
    Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, proposed new legislation designed to rein in what they believe to be a…
  • Jan 28

    Doctors At UC Go On Strike

    Doctors At UC Go On Strike
    For the first time in 25 years, licensed medical doctors in the United States have gone on strike.  Doctors working at student health centers across 10 different University of California campuses walked off the job and hit the pickets…
Rank this Week: 608

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

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

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
  • Jan 30

    Beyond HIPAA: New Jersey Law Requires Encryption of Personal Data by Health Insurance Carrier

    Beyond HIPAA: New Jersey Law Requires Encryption of Personal Data by Health Insurance Carrier
    Our colleague Mollie K. O’Brien at Epstein Becker Green wrote an advisory on a new law that will increase the protection of personal information under HIPPA by mandating encryption on all computerized data collected by health insurance…
  • Jan 29

    What to Do If You Are (or Don’t Want to Be) Hacked

    What to Do If You Are (or Don’t Want to Be) Hacked
    In light of the many high profile cyber-attacks on businesses this past year, employers should assess their vulnerability relative to data breaches and take steps to protect themselves from hackers as well as more innocuous business practices…
  • Jan 23

    Key Issues Facing Places of Public Accommodation at the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

    Key Issues Facing Places of Public Accommodation at the 25th Anniversary of the ADA
    Our colleague Joshua A. Stein authored Epstein Becker Green’s recent issue of its Take 5 newsletter.   In this special edition, Josh focuses on the 25thAnniversary of the ADA and recent developments and future trends…
Rank this Week: 1069

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
  • Jan 30

    Live From New York – It’s The Second Circuit (Unpaid Intern Case)!

    Live From New York – It’s The Second Circuit (Unpaid Intern Case)!
    Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman and Adam J. Smiley The Second Circuit heard arguments this morning in two cases that raise critical issues for the fate of internships in for-profit businesses: Fox Searchlight’s appeal of the…
  • Jan 29

    Whatever Happened to those Overtime Rules?

    Whatever Happened to those Overtime Rules?
    Authored by Alex Passantino Over the past several weeks, we have received an increasing number of questions about the status of the Department of Labor’s revisions to the “white collar” overtime exemptions.  As regular…
  • Jan 28

    Unpaid Internship Showdown at the Second Circuit

    Unpaid Internship Showdown at the Second Circuit
    Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman, Nadia S. Bandukda, Adam J. Smiley, and Jade Wallace The Super Bowl isn’t the only major showdown coming this weekend. On Friday morning, a three-judge Second Circuit panel will hear argument in two…
Rank this Week: 423

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wage and hour laws. By Maine Employee Rights Group.

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 789

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/
  • Jan 30

    A Constitutional Right to Strike Comes to Canada!

    A Constitutional Right to Strike Comes to Canada!
    January 30, 2015 A famous labour law professor told me once that sometimes you write decisions or public commission reports with an eye to the future.  Sometimes you lay the ground work for future generations.  Today, the Supreme…
  • Jan 29

    A Good Day to Revisit the Most Famous Dissent in Labour Law History

    A Good Day to Revisit the Most Famous Dissent in Labour Law History
    January 29, 2015 The Most Famous Dissent in Canadian Labour Law History Revisited On the eve of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Saskatchewan v. Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, it is helpful to look back at the most famous…
  • Jan 29

    Law of Work Blog Passes Million Views Milestone!

    Law of Work Blog Passes Million Views Milestone!
    January 29, 2015 Today, this little Law of Work Blog intended for students of labour and employment law raced past the 1,000,000 views threshold!  Not bad, for a blog that has never once posted a photo of a naked celebrity. Thanks for…
Rank this Week: 4346

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1603

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    The Evolution of Employment Law

    The Evolution of Employment Law
    When I started practicing, 40 years ago, the law of employment was still covered in the legal treatises under the law of Master and Servant. We have come a long way. But we still divide those who do the work into two broad categories:…
  • Dec 9

    A Labor Reporter: Steven Greenhouse

    A Labor Reporter: Steven Greenhouse
    The Washington Post has a great interview with someone who spent the last 30 years covering the labor beat for the New York Times, Steven Greenhouse.  He is taking a buyout and will be writing a book, but his insight on labor unions and…
  • Dec 9

    Where is our Portal to Portal Act of 2014? Supreme Court Decision in Integrity Staffing v. Busk

    Where is our Portal to Portal Act of 2014? Supreme Court Decision in Integrity Staffing v. Busk
    First, the good news. The Supreme Court today unanimously held that post-shift security checks, even when required by the employer were noncompensable postliminary activities under the Portal to Portal Act, reversing a determination by the…
Rank this Week: 1856

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 649

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Court of Appeal Finds Rest Periods Valid Even If Employees Potentially Could be Interrupted

    Court of Appeal Finds Rest Periods Valid Even If Employees Potentially Could be Interrupted
    The Court of Appeal ruled that security guards' rest periods were lawful, even though employees might have to respond to an emergency call during a rest period.  We're especially happy about this decision because we wrote an amicus…
  • Jan 29

    CA Supreme Court: Employer Lawfully Fired Employee on CFRA Leave Who Violated Employer's Policy

    CA Supreme Court: Employer Lawfully Fired Employee on CFRA Leave Who Violated Employer's Policy
    The California Supreme Court did not decide whether an employer's "honest belief" that an employee is misusing family or medical leave is a defense to a claim against an employer for violating the California Family Rights Act.  Instead,…
  • Jan 29

    California Employers: A Reminder from CalOSHA

    California Employers: A Reminder from CalOSHA
    CalOSHA reminds employers to post their Form 300A, which must include any reportable injury or death during the previous reporting period.  See the handy press release here, which contains links to forms and other informationSHAW VALENZA…
Rank this Week: 1029

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    California Home Healthcare Workers and the Fight for Overtime

    California Home Healthcare Workers and the Fight for Overtime
    With a growing elderly population, more families are turning to home health care services to help with the aid and medical needs of their loved ones. Many of these health service employees work for agencies responsible for salary and hourly…
  • Jan 26

    McDonald’s Faces Suit for “Rampant” Racial and Sexual Discrimination

    McDonald’s Faces Suit for “Rampant” Racial and Sexual Discrimination
    McDonald’s is facing some of its most egregious accusations of racial and sexual discrimination and harassment, which could result in a significant settlement or verdict for 10 former employees. The federal civil rights lawsuit was…
  • Jan 23

    Saks Claims Right to Discriminate Against Transgendered Employee

    Saks Claims Right to Discriminate Against Transgendered Employee
    Transgendered employees are a protected class under California state laws and federal law. The Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hold it is illegal for employers to discriminate against transgendered…
Rank this Week: 1653

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Jan 30

    OFCCP proposes new rule on sex discrimination guidelines for contractor

    OFCCP proposes new rule on sex discrimination guidelines for contractor
    by Tammy Binford The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new proposed rule updating sex discrimination guidelines for federal contractors takes aim at what the director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) calls…
  • Jan 28

    Changes to New York’s wage theft act bring good, bad news for employer

    Changes to New York’s wage theft act bring good, bad news for employer
    by Paul J. Sweeney An amendment to New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) removes a requirement that private-sector employers provide wage rate notices to current employees by February 1 of each year. The WTPA requires…
  • Jan 20

    Get ready for Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

    Get ready for Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage
    by Tammy Binford Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take up the issue of same-sex marriage, employers are weighing the impact a ruling will have. On January 16, the Court announced that it would consider four cases from each of…
Rank this Week: 897

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

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

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1492

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Labor Union Membership Up Big Locally and Down Nationally, Recent Statistics Show

    Labor Union Membership Up Big Locally and Down Nationally, Recent Statistics Show
    The U.S. Department of Labor has released their annual statistics on labor union membership.  Nationwide, union membership is down slightly by .2 percent. In total, about 11 percent of the workforce belongs to a union.  Compared to…
  • Jan 25

    BLIZZARD! Wage and Hour Reminders for Employers on Winter Storm

    BLIZZARD! Wage and Hour Reminders for Employers on Winter Storm
    Well, it’s official.  Connecticut is under a Blizzard Warning as of Sunday afternoon. This is, of course, nothing new for employers in the state. We’ve had more than our fair share of big “monster” storms. If…
  • Jan 22

    Use of Marijuana On Duty Still Justifies Termination, Says Court

    Use of Marijuana On Duty Still Justifies Termination, Says Court
    With all the talk about the state’s implementation of medical marijuana laws, it’s easy to wonder what impact those laws will have on terminating employees who use marijuana on the job. One recent Superior Court decision gave…
Rank this Week: 149

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 1861

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: 475

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/
  • Jan 30

    WIRTW #353 (the “sphere of influence” edition)

    WIRTW #353 (the “sphere of influence” edition)
    Earlier this week, Moodvise published its list of the The 100 Most Influential People in HR and Recruiting on Twitter. I clocked in at a respectable #83. If you are new to Twitter, or just looking for a good list of folks to follow for your…
  • Jan 29

    Help EmployeeScreenIQ with its 6th annual Employment Background Screening Survey

    Help EmployeeScreenIQ with its 6th annual Employment Background Screening Survey
    Every now again I get to do something nice for people I like. Today is one of those days. EmployeeScreenIQ is conducting its 6th annual Employment Background Screening Survey. According to the company: In its 2015 survey, EmployeeScreenIQ…
  • Jan 28

    Jury verdict teaches that “open door” policies must still comply with EEO law

    Jury verdict teaches that “open door” policies must still comply with EEO law
    There exists an inherent tension  between open-door and other self-reporting policies and the EEO laws. Consider, for example, a recent $100,000+ jury verdict against a trucking company for disability discrimination. The company…
Rank this Week: 411

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jan 30

    SEC Announces 2015 Exam Prioritie

    SEC Announces 2015 Exam Prioritie
    Don’t say you haven’t been warned! In January, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its 2015 exam priorities for the coming year. In regards to the 2015 exam priorities, the report should be required reading for…
  • Jan 29

    Consumer Privacy and Security Risks Are Issues That Businesses Need To Addre

    Consumer Privacy and Security Risks Are Issues That Businesses Need To Addre
    As the prevalence of Internet-connected devices continues to grow, companies need to be proactive in addressing the consumer privacy attendant risks. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a report on the Internet of Things, which…
  • Jan 28

    Women in Businesses: Where Do We Stand According to the UN Report?

    Women in Businesses: Where Do We Stand According to the UN Report?
    Though they run 30 % of it, women in businesses are noticeably absent at the top of the world’s largest corporations. In fact, women in businesses represent just five percent of the chief operating officers, according to a new report by…
Rank this Week: 885

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/
  • Jan 30

    Jan. 29 at Faruqi sex harassment trial: Your honor, please reconsider!

    Jan. 29 at Faruqi sex harassment trial: Your honor, please reconsider!
    As expected, Law360 reports this morning that Plaintiff Alexandra Marchuk has asked Judge Alvin Hellerstein to reconsider his ruling that Nadeem Faruqi and Lubna Faruqi, co-founders of the New York law firm Faruqi & Faruqi, be dismissed…
  • Jan 30

    Employers, don’t be caught in the “bogus RIF” trap!

    Employers, don’t be caught in the “bogus RIF” trap!
    I was disappointed earlier this week to see a consultant quoted in an otherwise good article in the Wall Street Journal – “Employee Theft Often Leads Small Firms to Make Bad Choices” — as advising the “bogus…
  • Jan 29

    Jan. 28 at Faruqi sex harassment trial: The defense rests.

    Jan. 28 at Faruqi sex harassment trial: The defense rests.
    The defense completed its case yesterday at the trial of Alexandra Marchuk’s sexual harassment claims against the New York City law firm of Faruqi & Faruqi and partner Juan Monteverde. Prior coverage of the trial is available here,…
Rank this Week: 1723

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/
Rank this Week: 320

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1547

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/
  • Jan 29

    How Being Rude to Your Boss Can Ruin Your Wrongful Termination Case

    How Being Rude to Your Boss Can Ruin Your Wrongful Termination Case
    Suppose your boss engages in what’s clear to be a discriminatory conduct toward you because of your age, race, gender, or because the employer is really unhappy that you filed a workers comp claim or harassment complaint. You are not…
  • Jan 18

    How to Find The Right Wrongful Termination Attorney for Your Case

    How to Find The Right Wrongful Termination Attorney for Your Case
    The post How to Find The Right Wrongful Termination Attorney for Your Case appeared first on San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blog.
  • Jan 15

    Partners Are Protected from Retaliation for Reporting Harassment / Discrimination

    Partners Are Protected from Retaliation for Reporting Harassment / Discrimination
    In Fitzemons v California Emergency Physicans Med. Group 205 Cal.App. 4th 1423 (2012), the Appellate Court held that the anti-retaliation provisions of FEHA (Fair Employment and Housing Act) protect not only employees but also partners in a…
Rank this Week: 4436

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

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

    California Supreme Court: “Honest Belief” Defense Still Unsettled

    California Supreme Court: “Honest Belief” Defense Still Unsettled
    Today, the California Supreme Court upheld an arbitrator’s ruling in favor of an employer in a California Family Rights Act (CFRA) case. However, the Court avoided the main question that many wanted answered: Is an employer’s…
  • Jan 28

    February 1 – Form 300A Posting Requirement

    February 1 – Form 300A Posting Requirement
    HRWatchdog would like to remind employers that they must post the Form 300A summary of job-related injuries and illnesses from 2014 at their place of business no later than February 1, 2015. Employers are required to post only the summary…
  • Jan 27

    Live Webinar on February 19: How to Pay by the Rules in California

    Live Webinar on February 19: How to Pay by the Rules in California
    California goes beyond federal law and requires more of employers when it comes to wage-and-hour laws. Properly classifying and paying employees gets complicated, so it’s important to pay by the rules to avoid fines or legal trouble…
Rank this Week: 4946

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

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

    Ex-NFL Player Brad Culpepper Sued for Workers Compensation Fraud After Appearing on Survivor

    Ex-NFL Player Brad Culpepper Sued for Workers Compensation Fraud After Appearing on Survivor
    Did Football Player Who Appeared on Survivor Commit Workers Compensation Fraud?Exhibit  "A"I am an avid NFL fan (aren't we all?), and I remember Brad Culpepper.  He was a force within the Tampa Bay Buccaneer's defensive front during…
  • Jan 29

    How Has Affirmative Action Aided American Women?

    How Has Affirmative Action Aided American Women?
    Affirmative Action Has Helped Female Workers in the United States TremendouslyAffirmative Action has often been criticized on the grounds that it causes "reverse discrimination," the result of which excludes qualified applicants from…
  • Jan 28

    Sick Leave Proposal - President Obama on Right Track

    Sick Leave Proposal - President Obama on Right Track
    President Obama Seeks Sick Leave, Parental Leave and Child Care  InitiativesThere is little doubt that the most common questions I get relate to sick leave.  The inquiry is usually something to the effect of "Can I lose my job from…
Rank this Week: 1471

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/
  • Jan 29

    Idaho Lawmakers Reject Bill to Amend the Idaho Human Rights Act

    Idaho Lawmakers Reject Bill to Amend the Idaho Human Rights Act
    By Pam Howland In a historic vote, following three days of hearings before the House State Affairs Committee, the Idaho legislature voted this morning to hold a proposed bill in committee that would amend the Idaho Human Rights Act to make…
  • Jan 23

    Five Reasons to Train Your Supervisors in the New Year

    Five Reasons to Train Your Supervisors in the New Year
    By Pam Howland While employers are quick to train their office managers and human resource personnel on key employment law concepts, they frequently overlook the importance of training those on the front line—their supervisors—on…
  • Jan 14

    How a Health Benefit Can Be a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    How a Health Benefit Can Be a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
    by Bret Busacker and Bret Clark Group health plans provided by employers to employees are subject to 40 years of federal regulation from ERISA, to COBRA, to HIPAA, to ACA. What many employers don’t realize is that the definition of group…
Rank this Week: 2868

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: 620

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    USPTO Reduces Certain Trademark Filing Fee

    USPTO Reduces Certain Trademark Filing Fee
    By: Tom Dunn On January 17, 2015, the USPTO reduced certain trademark filing fees and introduced a new electronic application filing option. The fee for both the TEAS Plus application and the TEAS Regular application are reduced by $50. The…
  • Jan 29

    Action Item for Smaller Reporting Companies – Update Review of Internal Controls to COSO 2013

    Action Item for Smaller Reporting Companies – Update Review of Internal Controls to COSO 2013
    By: Daniele Ouellette Levy  In response to the requirements of SOX 404, a majority of public companies adopted the 1992 framework prepare by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) to assess the…
  • Jan 28

    In Honor of Data Privacy Day, MBBP’s Data Privacy “Bell Ringers”

    In Honor of Data Privacy Day, MBBP’s Data Privacy “Bell Ringers”
    Happy Data Privacy Day! Information and data are everywhere. Indeed, as of 2010, it was noted that “every two days, we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.” And as information and…
Rank this Week: 1318

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/
  • Jan 29

    Conde Nast Agrees to Pay $5.85 Million to Thousands of Workers Classified as Intern

    Conde Nast Agrees to Pay $5.85 Million to Thousands of Workers Classified as Intern
    On December 29, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted conditional certification of a class of employees who had worked as unpaid interns at Conde Nast, and gave its preliminary approval for a…
  • Jan 27

    Norwegian Embassy in Minnesota Owes $271,594.00 For Violating Equal Pay Act

    Norwegian Embassy in Minnesota Owes $271,594.00 For Violating Equal Pay Act
    The case Ewald v. Royal Norwegian Embassy et al is emblematic of recent equal pay cases in several disturbing ways. After it was decided to create a new "Honorary Consulate" in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Norwegian Embassy ("the Embassy")…
  • Jan 19

    MLK's Legacy and The Cutting Edge of the 2015 Labor Movement

    MLK's Legacy and The Cutting Edge of the 2015 Labor Movement
    It is common knowledge that the sustained political activism of Martin Luther King, Jr. over the decade leading up to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (CRA) were crucial to its passage . Perhaps somewhat less well-known is that…
Rank this Week: 300

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 2163

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    3 Goals Every Small Business Should Have This Year

    3 Goals Every Small Business Should Have This Year
    It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s also time to set new goals.  Specifically, SMART ones.  SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Timely.  The value of SMART goals is that they…
  • Jan 23

    Feeling like your goals will never be met? Here’s how to recalibrate.

    Feeling like your goals will never be met? Here’s how to recalibrate.
    Are you beginning to feel as though the New Year’s resolutions you set for your business are impossible to reach? A recent study showed that just 8% of people are successful in achieving their resolution.  Almost 40% of people fail…
  • Jan 16

    Why Your Business Needs Weekly, Quarterly, and Yearly Goal

    Why Your Business Needs Weekly, Quarterly, and Yearly Goal
    Some small business owners are “big picture” people, and some are more detail-oriented.  Regardless of your personal ownership style, formulating weekly, quarterly, and yearly goals will help bring the best of both worlds to…
Rank this Week: 455