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The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

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

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Cases --- January 8th through 14th

    Cases --- January 8th through 14th
    Discrimination/Retaliation*Johnston v. Mini Mart, Inc. (10th Cir., January 9, 2017) (affirming summary judgement in favor of Mini Mart on Johnston's ADA claim; Johnston raised no genuine issues of material fact)*Cases marked with an asterisk…
  • Jan 13

    Cases --- December 25th through 31st

    Cases --- December 25th through 31st
    MiscellaneousUnited States v. Gonzalez (10th Cir., Dec. 29, 2016) (affirming conviction and sentence of Gonzalez on his defrauding of unemployment agencies in three states by obtaining prepaid debit cards for unemployment…
  • Jan 12

    Cases --- December 18th through 24th

    Cases --- December 18th through 24th
    Discrimination/RetaliationHansen v. Skywest Airlines (10th Cir., Dec. 21, 2016) (reversing summary judgement against Hansen on his sexual harassment, retaliation, and emotional distress claims, but affirming on his disparate treatment…
Rank this Week: 3289

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    The Trump Card: What’s In Store for the Workplace in 2017 and Beyond?

    The Trump Card: What’s In Store for the Workplace in 2017 and Beyond?
    On November 3, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board issued a Decision and Order in Trump Ruffin Commercial, LLC, finding that the Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas unlawfully refused to bargain with UNITE HERE International Union after…
  • Jan 20

    Remember to Switch to New Version of I-9

    Remember to Switch to New Version of I-9
    Just over thirty years ago, Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act (“the Act”). It requires that employers verify the identity and work authorization of the people they hire. It also mandates that such verification…
  • Jan 4

    Coming Soon to Philadelphia: No More Questioning Applicants’ Wage History

    Coming Soon to Philadelphia: No More Questioning Applicants’ Wage History
    The Philadelphia City Council recently passed Bill No. 160840, a wage equity ordinance (the “Ordinance”), that will amend Philadelphia’s Fair Practices Ordinance to prohibit employers or employment agencies from inquiring…
Rank this Week: 4324

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

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

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Class Action Waiver Divide

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Class Action Waiver Divide
    On January 13, 2017, the United States Supreme Court consolidated and granted review of the three following cases involving the legality of arbitration agreements which contain class action waivers:  National Labor Relations Board v.…
  • Jan 6

    Many States Are Increasing Their Minimum Wage In 2017

    Many States Are Increasing Their Minimum Wage In 2017
    As of January 1, 2017, nineteen states now have a new minimum wage in effect: Alaska: $9.80 per hour. Arizona: $10.00 per hour. Arkansas: $8.50 per hour. California: $10.50 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees.  For employers…
  • Jan 6

    New Year, New Rules for Employers Doing Business in New York

    New Year, New Rules for Employers Doing Business in New York
    Last year the New York legislature and New York Department of Labor amended several employment laws implementing changes that took effect at the end of 2016 or are set to take effect early this year.  This post summarizes the new and…
Rank this Week: 1742

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/
  • Jan 20

    On Your Mark, Get Ready, to Go . . . Somewhere: Congressional Developments January 12-18

    On Your Mark, Get Ready, to Go . . . Somewhere: Congressional Developments January 12-18
    On January 13, the House passed the 2017 budget resolution (S. Con. Res. 3), which should be found on President Trump’s desk Monday morning.  As previously explained, this sets the stage for a filibuster-proof, budget…
  • Jan 12

    Fitness Enthusiasm Wanes Early: ACA-Related Congressional Actions January 5 – 12

    Fitness Enthusiasm Wanes Early: ACA-Related Congressional Actions January 5 – 12
    On January 5, the House passed the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017” (H.R. 26), streamlining the process for Congressional review and rejection of administrative agency rules, including a 10-year…
  • Jan 5

    How’s This for a Dramatic Entrance?

    How’s This for a Dramatic Entrance?
    As of Thursday morning, January 5, the general direction and pace of ACA repeal / replace legislation is discernible (details below), but the details are not.  News reports suggest that, despite persisting, material differences of…
Rank this Week: 2367

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Traub Law.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    National Retailors Cease Using On-Call Shift Scheduling

    National Retailors Cease Using On-Call Shift Scheduling
    In a positive development for workers, the New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, announced that six major retailers have agreed to stop using on-call shift scheduling after an inquiry by a multistate coalition of attorneys general.…
  • Nov 9

    NY Court of Appeals Holds that Yoga Instructors Can Be Independent Contractor

    NY Court of Appeals Holds that Yoga Instructors Can Be Independent Contractor
    I usually blog about New Jersey unemployment cases and determinations but there is an interesting case that was just decided in New York that is worth noting. Although the legal standard for entitlement to unemployment benefits differs…
  • Oct 4

    NJ Supreme Court Case Makes it More Difficult to Reduce Jury Emotional Distress Damage Award

    NJ Supreme Court Case Makes it More Difficult to Reduce Jury Emotional Distress Damage Award
    In a recent employment discrimination case, Cuevas v. Wentworth Group, the NJ Supreme Court upheld the jury’s award of emotional distress damages to the Plaintiffs, Ramon and Jeffrey Cuevas, two brothers who suffered derogatory and…
Rank this Week: 4803

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Jan 20

    Friday’s Five: When employers can be liable for supervisor’s conduct

    Friday’s Five: When employers can be liable for supervisor’s conduct
    Employers are strictly liable for the actions of its supervisors, managers or agents under the doctrine of respondeat superior.  Here are five key concepts employers must understand about the liability that could be created by managerial…
  • Jan 13

    Understanding joint employer liability

    Understanding joint employer liability
    Joint employer liability can arise in many different contexts, such as when using staffing agencies, management companies, or in even in the franchise context.  Companies must understand the factors a court could apply in determining if…
  • Jan 6

    Five key employment issues facing California employers in 2017

    Five key employment issues facing California employers in 2017
    I’m starting 2017 off with videos taken from my recent webinar discussing local minimum wage issues, California’s new employment laws, Los Angeles’ ban the box ordinance, the new Form I-9 required in 2017, and potential…
Rank this Week: 4300

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Injury Risks for Sanitation Workers – St. Louis Work Comp Lawyer

    Injury Risks for Sanitation Workers – St. Louis Work Comp Lawyer
    Refuse and recyclable material collectors have one of the highest rates of workplace injuries. Sanitation work is dirty and dangerous by nature. There are certain occupational hazards that cannot be avoided, which include exposure to…
  • Jan 19

    Symptoms of Internal Bleeding – St. Louis Workers Comp Attorney

    Symptoms of Internal Bleeding – St. Louis Workers Comp Attorney
    One of the most serious consequences of a workplace injury is internal bleeding. Workplace accidents can occur in a matter of seconds, and leave the worker badly injured and even permanently incapacitated. There are many types of accidents…
  • Jan 18

    Workers Compensation for Electrical Injuries and Fatalitie

    Workers Compensation for Electrical Injuries and Fatalitie
    There are a variety of potential injuries that electricians face on a daily basis. While many injuries are minor and require nothing more than first aid, others are severe and can lead to permanent impairment. In this post, St. Louis workers…
Rank this Week: 1178

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: 3177

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/
  • Jan 20

    Alarming Developments at Charlotte Law

    Alarming Developments at Charlotte Law
    This post at The Faculty Lounge by David Frakt suggests utter chaos is underway at Charlotte School of Law, an Infilaw for-profit law school. Charlotte law had previously pushed back the start of the semester by one week and the...
  • Jan 20

    Legal Malpractice Case Involving Labor Arbitration

    Legal Malpractice Case Involving Labor Arbitration
    I do not usually comment on tort cases. However, I recently came across Westchester Hills Gold Club v. Panken, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 30045(U) (New York Co. Jan. 10, 2017), which many readers may find of interest. Download Westchester Hills...
  • Jan 6

    Adjunct Savings Are Often Not Reinvested In Faculty Development

    Adjunct Savings Are Often Not Reinvested In Faculty Development
    Unless you have been living under a bus, it is apparent that adjuncts are being used more and more by colleges as well as by law schools. Adjuncts get paid a fraction-a very small fraction of what the full-timers get,...
Rank this Week: 133

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1222

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Not Just Another Minneapolis Law Firm — Now We Have Mitch!

    Not Just Another Minneapolis Law Firm — Now We Have Mitch!
    Bernick Lifson, P. A. is excited to announce our newest attorney, Mitch Chargo. Mitch comes to Bernick Lifson with over 23 years of experience related to real estate litigation and real estate transactional work. He has worked with clients in…
  • Jan 17

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II
    Registrations, Licensing, Tax IDs, and Permits If “choosing a business structure” is the first part of launching a business, handling registrations, licensing, tax IDs, and permits are collectively a close second. Getting this…
  • Jan 10

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine
    Starting a new business is never a simple process and is even more difficult if you are doing it for your first time. Fellow entrepreneurs are great resources for advice and guidance, but one resource that is often overlooked is your lawyer.…
Rank this Week: 1664

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Not Just Another Minneapolis Law Firm — Now We Have Mitch!

    Not Just Another Minneapolis Law Firm — Now We Have Mitch!
    Bernick Lifson, P. A. is excited to announce our newest attorney, Mitch Chargo. Mitch comes to Bernick Lifson with over 23 years of experience related to real estate litigation and real estate transactional work. He has worked with clients in…
  • Jan 17

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II
    Registrations, Licensing, Tax IDs, and Permits If “choosing a business structure” is the first part of launching a business, handling registrations, licensing, tax IDs, and permits are collectively a close second. Getting this…
  • Jan 10

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine
    Starting a new business is never a simple process and is even more difficult if you are doing it for your first time. Fellow entrepreneurs are great resources for advice and guidance, but one resource that is often overlooked is your lawyer.…
Rank this Week: 1023

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Are All Dogs Allowed?

    Are All Dogs Allowed?
    Aaron Marines was a recent contributor to the January/February 2017 issue of Community Assets bi-monthly magazine for the Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter of Community Associations Institute.  “Associations are often faced…
  • Jan 19

    More Liquor Code Changes – Six-Packs, Individual Bottles & Cans, Growlers now Available at PA Beer Distributor

    More Liquor Code Changes – Six-Packs, Individual Bottles & Cans, Growlers now Available at PA Beer Distributor
    Have you picked up a six-pack or refilled your growler lately?  As of this week you have a new option in Pennsylvania.  Act 166 was passed in the fall and went into effect on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  It allows beer…
  • Jan 16

    Property Manager Charged with Wire Fraud in HOA Construction Project

    Property Manager Charged with Wire Fraud in HOA Construction Project
    Recently a property management company was charged with wire fraud for its actions in managing a San Diego, California association.  The property manager was directed to obtain bids for a construction project. According to the criminal…
Rank this Week: 4839

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

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

    Job Killer Mandates New Leave of Absence

    Job Killer Mandates New Leave of Absence
    A more expansive version of a job killer bill vetoed last year has been reintroduced. The California Chamber of Commerce has identified SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) as a job killer bill because it will overwhelm small employers…
  • Jan 19

    Don’t Forget to Use New Form I-9

    Don’t Forget to Use New Form I-9
    This past November, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9. Employers were given a grace period before they were required to use the new form. But that grace period expires soon! By January 22,…
  • Jan 17

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Lawful

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Lawful
    The United States Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a split among the federal courts regarding whether class action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) or if, instead, such waivers violate…
Rank this Week: 4791

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Jan 20

    EEOC issues proposed guidance on harassment

    EEOC issues proposed guidance on harassment
    Following the report of a 16-member task force led by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioners Chai Feldblum (D) and Victoria Lipnic (R) in 2016, last week the EEOC issued proposed guidance for public comment on or before…
  • Dec 30

    Annie get your gun: Expanded rights for gun owner

    Annie get your gun: Expanded rights for gun owner
    Governor Kasich has signed Senate Bill 199, which prohibits employers from creating or enforcing any policy that would limit an employee with a concealed carry license from storing a firearm in the employee’s locked vehicle while on the…
  • Dec 19

    Employer alert: Revised I-9 Form required beginning Jan. 22, 2017

    Employer alert: Revised I-9 Form required beginning Jan. 22, 2017
    USCIS recently released a revised version of Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility Verification document. Since November 1986, all U.S. employers have been required to complete and retain the I-9 for all new employees. Employers may continue…
Rank this Week: 559

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/
  • Jan 20

    New Jersey Class Representatives in Multidistrict Employee Misclassification Lawsuit Object to Proposed Settlement

    New Jersey Class Representatives in Multidistrict Employee Misclassification Lawsuit Object to Proposed Settlement
    Protections enjoyed by New Jersey employees under federal, state, and, in many areas, local employment statutes include minimum wage, overtime pay, and prohibitions on discrimination and workplace harassment. Legal protections for independent…
  • Jan 6

    EEOC Settles Genetic Discrimination Lawsuit for $125,000

    EEOC Settles Genetic Discrimination Lawsuit for $125,000
    Federal law protects employees against discrimination based on a wide and expanding range of factors. Congress enacted the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq., in 2008 to protect employee privacy…
  • Jan 6

    EEOC Settles Genetic Discrimination Lawsuit for $125,000

    EEOC Settles Genetic Discrimination Lawsuit for $125,000
    Federal law protects employees against discrimination based on a wide and expanding range of factors. Congress enacted the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq., in 2008 to protect employee privacy…
Rank this Week: 2949

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Jan 20

    Supreme Court will consider class action waiver

    Supreme Court will consider class action waiver
    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a trio of wage and hour cases involving arbitration agreements that require workers to waive their right to pursue employment claims as a group. In recent years, the validity of such waivers has…
  • Jan 5

    Another New Jersey city requires paid sick time

    Another New Jersey city requires paid sick time
    by Michael H. Dell Morristown has joined the list of New Jersey cities that require employers to provide paid sick time to employees. Employers in Morristown have until January 11 to come into compliance with the city’s paid sick time…
  • Jan 4

    Overtime rule update: District court won’t wait for appeals court’s ruling

    Overtime rule update: District court won’t wait for appeals court’s ruling
    On January 3, a federal district court judge said he won’t halt proceedings in the case challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rules despite concurrent litigation in the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.…
Rank this Week: 890

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Fifth Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment

    Fifth Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment
    In a per curiam decision, the Fifth Circuit reversed summary judgment for the employer. In Stennett v. Tupelo Public School District, No. 13-60783 (5th Cir. 7/30/2015), Ms. Stennett argued she was more qualified than the persons chosen for…
  • Jan 19

    Trump is Sued for Defamation

    Trump is Sued for Defamation
    People in public life have to be careful about they say and do. Pres. Bill Clinton was sued by several women during the last couple of years of his administration. Pres. Trump appears headed toward those same troubled waters. During the…
  • Jan 17

    Ft. Worth Court of Appeals Finds Retaliation Cannot Include Counter-Claim

    Ft. Worth Court of Appeals Finds Retaliation Cannot Include Counter-Claim
    Sometimes, employers who are sued for discrimination in turn file their own lawsuit against an employee. I wrote about Wayne Wright and Schlumberger doing this here and here. In Wayne Wright’s case, the employer sued the former employee…
Rank this Week: 4847

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 20

    The Reading List (2017, No. 3)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 3)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended January 20, 2017***New Jersey Non-CompetesNon-compete disputes in the medical device and implant field are a dime a dozen these days. In that realm comes Synthes, Inc. v. Gregoris, No.…
  • Jan 13

    The Reading List (2017, No. 2)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 2)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secret News for the week ended January 13, 2017***Defend Trade Secrets ActWe have the first district court opinion dealing with the relatively new (and highly controversial) ex parte seizure order available under the…
  • Jan 6

    The Reading List (2017, No. 1)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 1)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended January 6, 2017***Commercial real estate broker Avison Young has sued three former brokers who joined Cushman & Wakefield. According to Crain's Chicago Business, the factual predicate…
Rank this Week: 4119

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 2198

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Only Stock Options Vested at Time of Filing Dissolution Are Marital Property

    Only Stock Options Vested at Time of Filing Dissolution Are Marital Property
    The Indiana Court of Appeals attempted to clarify how stock options are treated in Indiana divorce cases. In Fischer v. Fischer (Jan. 19, 2017; see 45A05-1512-DR-2328), the appellate court reversed the trial court’s inclusion in the…
  • Jan 13

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation
    On Dec. 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a final rule (“Final Rule,” see 81 F.R. 88368) modifying certain existing safe harbors to the anti-kickback…
  • Jan 12

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption
    A Florida appeals court has ruled that one spouse could not claim a homestead exemption against the property tax due on her Florida home when her spouse was claiming a homestead exemption against his home in Indiana. The Florida homestead…
Rank this Week: 2120

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 20

    WIRTW #445 (the “dynamic duo” edition)

    WIRTW #445 (the “dynamic duo” edition)
    Last weekend was School of Rock weekend for the Hyman family. My kids showed a packed club what they’ve been working on for the past four months. Norah never disappoints when she performs (or in life, for that matter). Some 10…
  • Jan 19

    A not-so-subtle reminder about the need for cybersecurity training

    A not-so-subtle reminder about the need for cybersecurity training
    I feel like I’ve written a lot lately about the need for cybersecurity training for employees (for example, here, here, and here). Yet, as long as employees keep opening unknown emails and clicking on strange links, we need reminders…
  • Jan 18

    OSHA suggests employer best practices for anti-retaliation program

    OSHA suggests employer best practices for anti-retaliation program
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published recommended best practices to protect from retaliation employees who report workplace safety or other concerns under any of the 22 statutes OSHA enforces. The document,…
Rank this Week: 1220

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Covers what you need to know before you quit, get fired, or decide to sue the bastards. By Donna Ballman.

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Cassandra Redux? How I Did On My 2016 #Emplaw Prediction

    Cassandra Redux? How I Did On My 2016 #Emplaw Prediction
    Every year I have done predictions for what I expected to happen in employment law and I'm usually right. After 30 years of law practice, it turns out I know stuff, despite what my teenagers say. Here's what I predicted for 2016 and how it…
  • Jan 6

    What #Employmentlaw Regulations Will Trump Scrub?

    What #Employmentlaw Regulations Will Trump Scrub?
    As the inauguration gets closer, the new Trump Administration is making lots of promises about what they intend to do. Apparently number one on the list is undoing as many of the Obama Administration's Regulations and Executive Orders as they…
  • Dec 21

    Does Your Severance Agreement Have A Gotcha? Penn State Sues Former President For Hiding Sexual Molestation Charge

    Does Your Severance Agreement Have A Gotcha? Penn State Sues Former President For Hiding Sexual Molestation Charge
    I see this kind of language in proposed severance agreements all the time. Something to the effect of, "Employee represents that he is unaware of any violations of any law, statute, ordinance or government regulation by Employer, its agents,…
Rank this Week: 3229

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 20

    9 “fun” facts about workplace harassment, from the EEOC

    9 “fun” facts about workplace harassment, from the EEOC
    Last week, I shared with you what I didn’t like about the proposed Enforcement Guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on workplace harassment. Well, this is warm-and-fuzzy week. Moving on to the parts of the…
  • Jan 20

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    Attention, New York employers! The Empire State (and the Big Apple) have enacted a number of employment-related laws — including minimum wage, family leave, freelance worker protections, and bathroom designations — that have…
  • Jan 19

    President Obama’s labor and employment legacy

    President Obama’s labor and employment legacy
    NOTE FROM ROBIN: A portion of Jill’s remarks below appeared Tuesday morning in Law360 (paid subscription required). Notwithstanding what might happen over the next four (or eight) years, there is no question that President Barak Obama…
Rank this Week: 3153

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/
  • Jan 20

    We Are Family, Aren’t We? Modern Families and Outdated Probate Law

    We Are Family, Aren’t We? Modern Families and Outdated Probate Law
    Danaya C. Wright, Inheritance Equity: Reforming the Inheritance Penalties Facing Children in Nontraditional Families, 25 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 1 (2015).Camille DavidsonIn her article, Inheritance Equity: Reforming the…
  • Jan 19

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School
    Richard Moorhead, Catrina Denvir, Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan, Maryam Kouchaki and Stephen Gloob, The Ethical Identity of Law Students, International Journal of the Legal Profession, (2016).Francesca BartlettMuch has been written about…
  • Jan 18

    Business Lobbying Goes Global

    Business Lobbying Goes Global
    Melissa J. Durkee, Astroturf Activism, 69 Stanford L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Verity WinshipCitizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain. Consumers for World Trade. The American Forest and Paper Association. The Turkish…
Rank this Week: 4678

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/
  • Jan 20

    Sowing plutonium from diet scrapple — just twice a year — can be an ADA essential function.

    Sowing plutonium from diet scrapple — just twice a year — can be an ADA essential function.
    When it comes to working for me as a blog minion, I don’t have many rules. Actually, I do have many rules. My blog minion job description is longer than a double roll of Charmin. Indeed, using a micro-tipped rollerball pen, my job…
  • Jan 19

    School employee fired after correcting student’s spelling on Twitter.

    School employee fired after correcting student’s spelling on Twitter.
    There’s gotta be an HR lesson here somewhere. Oh, I think I can come up with something. Have you heard about this one yet? This one has been making the rounds over the past few days. According to this story from Brandi Bottalico at…
  • Jan 18

    So, your employee just tweeted that she moonlights as a porn star…

    So, your employee just tweeted that she moonlights as a porn star…
    Seems appropriate to broach this trench-HR conundrum on a hump day, amirite? (Don’t worry. I’ll be here all week). As I two-finger type away at my keyboard on this blog post, I see that Aliah Wright‘s “Employee by…
Rank this Week: 3169

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/
  • Jan 19

    Lubin v. Wackenhut: Decertification Order Based on Dukes Reversed by Cal. Ct. of Appeal

    Lubin v. Wackenhut: Decertification Order Based on Dukes Reversed by Cal. Ct. of Appeal
    On November 21, 2016, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District reversed the decertification of a class of over 10,000 employees. The Court of Appeal held that the trial court should examine the plaintiffs’ theory…
  • Jan 9

    Ochoa v. McDonald’s Case Settling for $3.75M

    Ochoa v. McDonald’s Case Settling for $3.75M
    McDonald’s Corporation has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a certified wage-and-hour class action lawsuit in Ochoa, et al. v. McDonald’s Corp., et al., No. 3:14-cv-02098-JD (ND. Cal.). See Plaintiff’s Motion for…
  • Jan 4

    Augustus v. ABM: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Employers’ Obligation to Provide Duty-Free Rest Break

    Augustus v. ABM: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Employers’ Obligation to Provide Duty-Free Rest Break
    Last month, the California Supreme Court issued Augustus, et al. v. ABM Security Services, Inc., __ Cal. 4th __, 2016 WL 7407328 (Cal. Dec. 22, 2016) (slip op. available here), a much-anticipated decision that clarified that employers may not…
Rank this Week: 3300

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Jan 19

    Trump Treasury Nominee Answers on Tax Whistleblower Issue

    Trump Treasury Nominee Answers on Tax Whistleblower Issue
    January 19th, 2017, today, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider President-Elect Trump’s pick for the Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin. The National Whistleblower Center asked its supporters to insist that the…
  • Jan 17

    Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence Commuted

    Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence Commuted
    The White House announced today that President Obama commuted the prison sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Manning was convicted of stealing and disseminating government documents and videos to WikiLeaks. Manning, a former US…
  • Jan 17

    NWC Presents Whistleblower Rewards before Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking

    NWC Presents Whistleblower Rewards before Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking
    This morning, National Whistleblower Center (NWC) Executive Director Stephen Kohn addressed the Federal Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, a group of private sector experts charged with advising the Presidential Task Force on a…
Rank this Week: 227

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 19

    ‘Essen Sued for Wage Violation

    ‘Essen Sued for Wage Violation
    ‘Essen, a to-go café with locations in Midtown East, Hell’s Kitchen, and Financial District in New York City, has been hit with a wage violation lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that the cafe failed to pay several cooks, food…
  • Jan 12

    Reichenbach Hall Sued for Wage Violation

    Reichenbach Hall Sued for Wage Violation
    A wage theft lawsuit has been filed against Reichenbach Hall, a German beer hall located in midtown Manhattan. The lawsuit charges that the restaurant cheated its waiters and waitresses out of minimum wage and overtime pay. The servers claim…
  • Dec 29

    Restaurant Workers Get Pay Hike on December 31, 2016

    Restaurant Workers Get Pay Hike on December 31, 2016
    On December 31, 2016, restaurant workers throughout New York State will begin to see changes in the payment structure of their wages.   Back of the House Workers   Back of the house workers (cooks, dishwashers, stockers, and others…
Rank this Week: 685

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

Features news, analysis and comments on labor & employment law, human resources, and other work-related topics. By George Lenard.

http://www.employmentblawg.com
  • Jan 19

    Short Course in Labor History

    Short Course in Labor History
    Unions have typically grown in rapid spurts, very “short periods of social upheaval punctuated by major demonstrations and strikes.” The 1920s were an especially dark period for U.S. labor. Membership fell by a third in the time…
  • Dec 6

    How to Become an Accountant or CPA

    How to Become an Accountant or CPA
    The main difference between an accountant and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the qualifications of a CPA that works in the accounting departments of businesses. Becoming a CPA requires advanced education, formal certification and a…
  • Dec 6

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?
    Accountants help manage businesses’ finances, protect the company from auditors, and assure everyone gets a paycheck. Working in the field of accounting and finance comes with lots of perks. One of which being the variety industries…
Rank this Week: 2162

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O\'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2166

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jan 19

    Invitation: Join Us in San Francisco on January 27 for a 2017 Employment Law Update

    Invitation: Join Us in San Francisco on January 27 for a 2017 Employment Law Update
    I hope you’ll join my Fox colleagues Keith Chrestionson and Jaemin Chang and me on January 27 for the next in our series of breakfast briefings in our San Francisco office.  Our breakfast series explores various topics of interest…
  • Jan 17

    Supreme Court Justices (presumably 9 of them) Will Again Address Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Clause

    Supreme Court Justices (presumably 9 of them) Will Again Address Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Clause
    Last Friday, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear cases from the 9th,  7th, and 5th Circuits in which the courts are split on the issue whether class action waivers in employee arbitration agreements violate Section 7 of the National…
  • Jan 10

    Top 10 Trends Facing California Employers in 2017

    Top 10 Trends Facing California Employers in 2017
    A new year brings a new top 10 list! With a very Democratic state legislature that is well positioned to offset a very Republican White House, this Alert sets forth the top 10 trends I saw in my practice from 2016 that inform what…
Rank this Week: 1375

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1307

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment agreements, employment discrimination and compensation issues. By Salvatore Gangemi of Salon Marrow.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 519

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

Provides legal news for Minnesota employers. By Abrams & Schmidt.

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Making the Right Call: Independent Contractor or Employee?

    Making the Right Call: Independent Contractor or Employee?
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has been very aggressive in auditing employers over the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, instead of employees.  Properly classifying workers is important for employers to avoid hefty…
  • Dec 21

    Workers Want Their Own Workspace

    Workers Want Their Own Workspace
    The trend is shifting back to employees wanting their own workspace.  This is a shift away from more open work areas with shared desks, community areas, and collaborative workspaces.  Research has shown workers now want their own…
  • Nov 30

    Creative New Job Perk

    Creative New Job Perk
    Earlier this year, I wrote a blog about a new workplace benefit – student loan debt relief.  Now, it seems employers are again thinking outside the box with respect to employee benefits.  The latest workplace benefits…
Rank this Week: 3738

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jan 19

    NEW CHART: EEOC Charge Data from FY 1997-2016

    NEW CHART: EEOC Charge Data from FY 1997-2016
    The EEOC just released its enforcement and litigation data for FY 2016. You know what that means... updated chart! Overall, the number of charges increased for the second straight year to 91,503 (still far short of 99,000+ in 2010, 2011, and…
  • Jan 16

    SCOTUS on Employee Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreement

    SCOTUS on Employee Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreement
    On Friday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in a ton of cases (16 for people who prefer precision). The exciting news on the employment law front is that the Court will hear three (now consolidated) cases addressing the issue of…
  • Jan 12

    Circuit split: 3d Cir. recognizes ADEA subgroup disparate impact claim

    Circuit split: 3d Cir. recognizes ADEA subgroup disparate impact claim
    The ADEA protects employees over the age of 40 from age discrimination. In Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, the Third Circuit analyzed whether a subgroup of employees older than 40 can bring a disparate impact claim:Disparate-impact…
Rank this Week: 3991

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Jan 19

    A New Kind of Employee Badge – Monitoring, Analytics and More

    A New Kind of Employee Badge – Monitoring, Analytics and More
    It is not uncommon for employers to assign badges to their employees to grant access to certain locations on the employer’s property and parking garages. Many employees have them, use them, lose them and think little of them. But,…
  • Jan 16

    FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Steps Down

    FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Steps Down
    The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced that FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez will be stepping down effective February 10, 2017. Ms. Ramirez guided the agency through a period of significant enforcement activity,…
  • Jan 15

    The White House’s Revisions to its Breach Response Policy For Federal Agencies and Departments Also Affect Contractor

    The White House’s Revisions to its Breach Response Policy For Federal Agencies and Departments Also Affect Contractor
    On January 3, 2017, the Obama Administration issued a memorandum to all executive departments and agencies setting for a comprehensive policy for handling breaches of personally identifiable information (the “Memorandum”),…
Rank this Week: 1064

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

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

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Jan 19

    Small Businesses and the AODA: New Requirements as of January 1, 2017

    Small Businesses and the AODA: New Requirements as of January 1, 2017
    Over the last few years, large Ontario employers have been busy implementing changes to their practices in order to meet new accommodation requirements under the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As of January 1, 2017,…
  • Jan 19

    Class action against workplace discrimination

    Class action against workplace discrimination
    In France, employees who suffer from workplace discrimination are entitled to bring claims against their employer. Workplace discrimination is strictly prohibited and is characterized when a person is treated less favorably than another…
  • Jan 16

    Italy’s Supreme Court confirms that dismissals for redundancy to increase profits are legal

    Italy’s Supreme Court confirms that dismissals for redundancy to increase profits are legal
    In a decision dated December 7, 2016, Italy’s Supreme Court – the Corte di Cassazione – confirmed that the dismissal of an individual employee for redundancy can be legally grounded solely on business-related reasons, such…
Rank this Week: 2100

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jan 19

    Optimistic M&A outlook for 2017

    Optimistic M&A outlook for 2017
    As we begin 2017, the 1,000 corporate and private equity executives surveyed for Deloitte’s M&A Trends Year-end report 2016 display optimism for the coming year. The survey was conducted in September 2016 and included participants…
  • Jan 17

    2016: the year of sandbagging

    2016: the year of sandbagging
    One of the highlights from the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study in which our firm was a key participant (the 2016 Study), was the increased inclusion of sandbagging provisions in…
  • Jan 12

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017
    As was predicted in our discussion of Q4 2016 here, the last quarter of the year proved to be busy. Global M&A in the final quarter reached $1.2 trillion, which was not only the busiest period in 2016, but also raised the total for…
Rank this Week: 1695

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: 100

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Attorneys Fees in New Jersey Civil Service Appeal

    Attorneys Fees in New Jersey Civil Service Appeal
    The financial burden of a civil service appeal discourages many employees from filing.  However, a successful employee may be able to recover the attorneys fees she spent on the appeal.  Our attorneys handle civil service appeals…
  • Jan 18

    Business Partnerships: Taxes and Other Consideration

    Business Partnerships: Taxes and Other Consideration
    A partnership is an unincorporated association of two or more people who act as co-owners of a business for profit.  Under New Jersey business law, a partnership may be created even when there is no written partnership agreement between…
  • Jan 16

    Estate and Elder Care Planning after Being Diagnosed with Dementia

    Estate and Elder Care Planning after Being Diagnosed with Dementia
    Frequently, when you or a family member are first diagnosed with dementia, you still have the capacity and are legally “competent” to make your own estate planning decisions.  The four documents discussed here will assist a…
Rank this Week: 3693

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 888

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    New York (State and City) Imposes New Rules for Freelancers, State Contract

    New York (State and City) Imposes New Rules for Freelancers, State Contract
    My colleagues, Clarisse Thomas, Keegan Drenosky and I have been busy keeping track of the developments in New York which may impact Connecticut employers with cross-border business.  Here are two of the most recent developments.…
  • Jan 18

    Connecticut Legislative Session Preview: Is a New State Overtime Rule In Play?

    Connecticut Legislative Session Preview: Is a New State Overtime Rule In Play?
    The Connecticut General Assembly is back in session and with significant budget deficits looming, it’s not going to be an easy year for legislators. From a labor and employment law session, once again it will be interesting to see what…
  • Jan 17

    Phishing Scam Targets HR Professionals By Seeking W-2

    Phishing Scam Targets HR Professionals By Seeking W-2
    With the new year upon us, cyberthieves are once again attempting to prey on unwitting HR professionals, as my colleague William Roberts explained in an article last week for SHRM on phishing. The scam goes like this. As an HR professional,…
Rank this Week: 484

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

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

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4571

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/
  • Jan 18

    When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance

    When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance
    Elizabeth Tippett (Oregon), Charlotte S. Alexander (Georgia State), and Zev J. Eigen (Littler) have just published their explosive article When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance (19 Yale J.L. & Tech. 1 ). When I say…
  • Jan 16

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case
    On her blog, Friend of the Court, Sandra Sperino discusses the new Third Circuit decision in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works. In that case, the Third Circuit held that the ADEA permits "subgroup" disparate impact claims--that is,…
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule
    Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would review the NLRB's D.R. Horton rule, which concludes that employment class action waivers can violate Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA. The Court consolidated a group of cases under review that we…
Rank this Week: 725