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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/
Rank this Week: 137

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

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

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 3820

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
  • Dec 19

    NLRB Alleges That McDonald’s and Franchisees Are Joint-Employer

    NLRB Alleges That McDonald’s and Franchisees Are Joint-Employer
    Our colleagues Adam Abrahms, Steven Swirsky, and Martin Stanberry at Epstein Becker Green have a Management Memo blog post that will be of interest to many of our readers: “NLRB Issues 13 Complaints Alleging McDonald’s…
  • Dec 12

    NLRB Rules That Employees Can Use Company Email for Union Organizing – Affects All Employer

    NLRB Rules That Employees Can Use Company Email for Union Organizing – Affects All Employer
    Our colleague Steven Swirsky at Epstein Becker Green wrote an advisory on an NLRB ruling that affects all employers: “NLRB Holds That Employees Have the Right to Use Company Email Systems for Union Organizing – Union and Non-Union…
  • Dec 9

    Supreme Court Holds That Time Spent in Security Screening Is Not Compensable Time

    Supreme Court Holds That Time Spent in Security Screening Is Not Compensable Time
    Regarding the Supreme Court’s Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk opinion, issued today, our colleague Michael Kun at Epstein Becker Green has posted “Supreme Court Holds That Time Spent in Security Screening Is Not Compensable…
Rank this Week: 1863

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
Rank this Week: 4829

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

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

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    NLRB Alleges McDonald’s and Franchisees Are Joint-Employer

    NLRB Alleges McDonald’s and Franchisees Are Joint-Employer
    By Steven M. Swirsky On our Management Memo blog, my colleagues Adam Abrahms, Martin Stanberry, and I posted “NLRB Issues 13 Complaints Alleging McDonald’s and Franchisees Are Joint-Employers.” The National Labor…
  • Dec 18

    Unusual Wage Payment Issue in 2015 for Many Employers: 27 Bi-Weekly Pay Periods, Not 26

    Unusual Wage Payment Issue in 2015 for Many Employers: 27 Bi-Weekly Pay Periods, Not 26
    There is an unusual wage issue for 2015 that will affect many employers that pay exempt employees on a bi-weekly basis (rather than weekly, semi-monthly or monthly). It is an issue that may have both financial and legal repercussions. And it…
  • Dec 18

    Unusual Wage Payment Issue in 2015: 27 Bi-Weekly Pay Periods, Not 26

    Unusual Wage Payment Issue in 2015: 27 Bi-Weekly Pay Periods, Not 26
    There is an unusual wage issue for 2015 that will affect employers that pay exempt employees on a bi-weekly basis (rather than weekly, semi-monthly or monthly). It is an issue that may have both financial and legal repercussions. And it is an…
Rank this Week: 3193

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

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

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • Dec 19

    New Hampshire Provides Greater Workplace Protections to Victims of Domestic Violence

    New Hampshire Provides Greater Workplace Protections to Victims of Domestic Violence
    Domestic and sexual violence is now in the news almost every day, and New Hampshire has followed its neighboring state, Massachusetts, in enacting protective legislation.  As of August 8, 2014 most Massachusetts employers became…
  • Dec 19

    DOJ Now Interprets Title VII as Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Transgender Statu

    DOJ Now Interprets Title VII as Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Transgender Statu
    Yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo setting out the Obama Administration’s position that Title VII specifically prohibits discrimination based on transgender status or gender identity per se. In the memo, Attorney…
  • Dec 18

    “Egregious” Conduct on Social Media Not Protected by the NLRB

    “Egregious” Conduct on Social Media Not Protected by the NLRB
    Employees’ rights to act together to address conditions at work are protected under the National Labor Relations Act. This protection applies equally to both union and non-union employees and extends to employees’ work-related…
Rank this Week: 2531

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/
Rank this Week: 1850

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Dec 19

    The Supreme Court’s Amazon Warehouse Workers Decision and its Impact in Maryland

    The Supreme Court’s Amazon Warehouse Workers Decision and its Impact in Maryland
      Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law does not require that warehouse workers who package goods for Amazon be paid for the time they spend going through mandatory security screenings at the end of their shifts. These…
  • Dec 11

    FERGUSON: CALL TO ACTION OR EXCUSE?

    FERGUSON: CALL TO ACTION OR EXCUSE?
        Recent reports are that law students are demanding to postpone their exams as a result of the national tragedies in Ferguson and New York. Students who find it impossible to take tests because of news…
  • Dec 5

    Do my children need their own attorney?

    Do my children need their own attorney?
      In Maryland, the Court has the authority to appoint what is called a Best Interest Attorney.  What is that, you ask?  Well, it is the term used in our courts to categorize any of the various lawyers for children;…
Rank this Week: 2447

Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers labor and employment laws and policies that affects the hospitality industry. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3196

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

Covers global developments in labor and employment law. By Greenberg Traurig.

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    NLRB Adopts New Election Rule

    NLRB Adopts New Election Rule
    Written by Howard L. Mocerf This week the National Labor Relations Board adopted new union election rules by a 3-2 vote. Characterized by dissenting Board members as “The Mount Everest of Regulations,” the new rules will result in…
  • Dec 16

    NLRB Decision Allows Non-Work Related Use of a Company Email System

    NLRB Decision Allows Non-Work Related Use of a Company Email System
    Last week the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed the Register Guard decision and declared that employees who have access to a company email system now have the right to use that system, on non-working time, to voice their…
  • Dec 16

    Illinois to Welcome New Year with New Employment Law

    Illinois to Welcome New Year with New Employment Law
    Written by Howard L. Mocerf Three new employment laws will take effect for Illinois employers beginning Jan. 1, 2015: the “Ban the Box” law prohibiting employers from including on job applications inquiries into whether an…
Rank this Week: 1080

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
  • Dec 19

    NJ & NY Propose Amendments To Data Breach Law

    NJ & NY Propose Amendments To Data Breach Law
    The New Jersey Assembly on December 15 unanimously approved, by a vote of 75-0, a bill designed to better protect consumers from identify theft.  Bill A3146, if approved by the Senate, would expand the state’s law to include…
  • Dec 12

    New Data Protection Powers Requested in Oregon

    New Data Protection Powers Requested in Oregon
    On December 9, Oregon’s Attorney General, Ellen Rosenblum, announced to the Oregon House and Senate Judiciary Committee that she would be introducing legislation to expand existing personal data protections for Oregon consumers while…
  • Dec 12

    Data Security in 2015 for Banks, HIPAA Covered Entities, and Small Businesses Too

    Data Security in 2015 for Banks, HIPAA Covered Entities, and Small Businesses Too
    Some have called 2014 the “Year of the Data Breach.” That may be true given the steady stream of large-scale data breaches affecting tens of millions of individuals. We do not know if this time next year commentators will be…
Rank this Week: 3905

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Dec 19

    Two Ohio universities agree to improve website accessibility for individuals with disabilitie

    Two Ohio universities agree to improve website accessibility for individuals with disabilitie
    This month, the Department of Education and two universities in Ohio reached agreements regarding access to the universities’ websites for individuals with disabilities. According to the Education Department’s Office for Civil…
  • Dec 19

    $1.3M award upheld against parent, subsidiary as joint employer

    $1.3M award upheld against parent, subsidiary as joint employer
    By Brandi O. Brown, J.D. In the case of an employee who suffered “years of grotesque psychological abuse” and was awarded millions in compensatory and punitive damages, the Second Circuit found a sufficient basis for the…
  • Dec 19

    DOJ will act to protect transgender employees from discrimination

    DOJ will act to protect transgender employees from discrimination
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. The Department of Justice will officially take the position in litigation that Title VII protections extend to claims of discrimination based on an individual’s gender identity, including transgender status,…
Rank this Week: 504

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Siegler & Traub, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote
    The New Jersey Assembly is set to vote on a bill, already approved by the Senate, which would require public entities to purchase products made in the U.S. of A.  Supporters of the bill, which include U.S. companies and labor unions, say…
  • Dec 15

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk is a blow to hourly employees nationwide. The employees at issue in Integrity Staffing were employed to retrieve products and package them for delivery to Amazon…
  • Dec 11

    TD Ameritrade Whistleblower’s Case Dismissed Due to Arbitration Clause

    TD Ameritrade Whistleblower’s Case Dismissed Due to Arbitration Clause
    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in Khazin v. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., No. 14-1689, December 8, 2014, recently upheld the dismissal of a whistleblower claim brought by a former employee of TD Ameritrade, because his claim was barred by…
Rank this Week: 1159

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Dec 19

    California Ranks as No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole”

    California Ranks as No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole”
     California was identified as the No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole” in the nation, after two years of taking the No. 1 spot, in the latest ranking of the “most unfair” civil litigation courts by the American Tort Reform…
  • Dec 18

    NLRB Issues Final “Quickie Election” Rule … Again

    NLRB Issues Final “Quickie Election” Rule … Again
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has once again adopted a rule designed to speed up the union-election process and to streamline the process for resolving representation disputes — often referred to as the “quickie…
  • Dec 16

    NLRB: Employees Can Use Employer Email for Unionization

    NLRB: Employees Can Use Employer Email for Unionization
    A split National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently held that employees can use employer email systems during non-working times to communicate about wages, working conditions and other protected concerted activity, including union…
Rank this Week: 4916

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/
  • Dec 19

    Judge Edwards on Law Review

    Judge Edwards on Law Review
    The Virginia Law Review has published "Another Look at Professor Rodell's Goodbye to Law Reviews" by Judge Harry Edwards (D. C. Circuit) in its November 2014 issue. Michael Dorf (Cornell) added his thoughts here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Dec 5

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout
    Politico reports that NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse took a buyout. As the article states: Steven Greenhouse, the labor correspondent for the New York Times, took a buyout this week. That decision immediately reduced by 50 percent…
  • Nov 13

    Law Review Companion

    Law Review Companion
    Mary Whisner at Legal Scholarship Blog has updated a links collection for law review companions at domestic law schools. Whisner describes the list as a "work in progress," and requests additions. Craig Estlinbaum
Rank this Week: 104

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

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

    “Obesity and Disability Following Kaltoft”: UK Lawyers’ View

    “Obesity and Disability Following Kaltoft”: UK Lawyers’ View
    “Employers can give a sigh of relief – or can they?   We have clear confirmation now … that obesity itself is not a protected characteristic.” Yesterday we published a post Alert about the landmark…
  • Dec 18

    ALERT: EU’s Highest Court Rules On Whether Obesity Is A Disability

    ALERT: EU’s Highest Court Rules On Whether Obesity Is A Disability
    Just today we wrote about obesity in the context of “corporate wellness” programs.  Now comes a long-awaited ruling on obesity by the European Court of Justice – the EU’s highest…
  • Dec 18

    “Time To Lose A Few Pounds”: Is Obesity A Workplace Issue?

    “Time To Lose A Few Pounds”: Is Obesity A Workplace Issue?
    “The boss thinks you should lose a few pounds.”   An article yesterday in the Wall Street Journal by Lauren Weber and Rachel Emma Silverman opens with this line, and then says that “Seeking to make a dent…
Rank this Week: 2480

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 4038

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: 4547

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner, Allcorn, Baumgart & Ben-Asher, P.C.

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1677

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

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

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1372

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1464

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Fired Black Editor Sues People Magazine for Discrimination

    Fired Black Editor Sues People Magazine for Discrimination
    Discriminatory practices in the workplace can impact the lowest paid minimum wage workers to high paid executives. There have been cases of discrimination in every industry, from manufacturing to law firms. Earlier this year, a black editor…
  • Dec 18

    Unpaid Interns and Volunteers Covered by FEHA in 2015

    Unpaid Interns and Volunteers Covered by FEHA in 2015
    California law will now give unpaid interns and volunteers a number of the same legal protections as regular employees. Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees based…
  • Dec 15

    Joint Liability for Businesses and Contract Vendors in 2015

    Joint Liability for Businesses and Contract Vendors in 2015
    One of the reasons that using third-party vendors and other staffing companies is attractive to businesses, is that they were able to shift legal responsibilities elsewhere. Needing manpower didn’t require concern for worker…
Rank this Week: 2367

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Best of Bingham: Attorney Roxana S. Bell Voted President-Elect of MCBA

    Best of Bingham: Attorney Roxana S. Bell Voted President-Elect of MCBA
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and the Bingham Greenebaum Doll Women’s Forum are proud to congratulate Roxana S. Bell on being voted the 2015 President-Elect of the Marion County Bar Association. She will be sworn in by Judge Rudolph R.…
  • Dec 16

    United States Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    United States Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    On Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States heard the case of Young v. UPS. The outcome could have wide-ranging effects. The decision, which is not expected until mid-2015, will determine whether employers are required…
  • Dec 15

    How to Get the Most out of Your Year-End Gift and Estate Tax Planning

    How to Get the Most out of Your Year-End Gift and Estate Tax Planning
    The end of each year inevitably brings a flurry of activity for everyone. But in the midst of the hustle and bustle, don’t forget to take advantage of the current tax breaks offered under estate and gift planning laws. If you miss these…
Rank this Week: 2338

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/
  • Dec 19

    WIRTW #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)

    WIRTW #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)
    With the end of the year drawing nigh, today’s post will be my last of 2014 (barring any hot-off-the-presses breaking news). I wish all of my readers a joyous holiday season (whatever your December celebration of choice), and a happy…
  • Dec 18

    The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2014)

    The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2014)
    For the past two Noels, I published “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” As this has become a year-end tradition at the blog, I’m sharing it again (with updated links). If you’re feeling brave, post a video of…
  • Dec 17

    Feds impose LGBT affirmative action on federal contractor

    Feds impose LGBT affirmative action on federal contractor
    If you are a federal contractor of subcontractor, in four months you will have new affirmative action obligations relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. According to a Final Rule issued last week by the Office of Federal Contract…
Rank this Week: 259

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/
  • Dec 19

    Christmas won’t be merry for these employers!

    Christmas won’t be merry for these employers!
    Oh, you better watch out! A lot of employers have been naughty. I checked the court dockets, and would you believe all of these employment lawsuits filed in the week before Christmas!  Cratchit v. Scrooge & Marley (Madison Co.…
  • Dec 19

    NLRB Issues Final Rule on Quickie Elections: What employers can expect, and how to prepare

    NLRB Issues Final Rule on Quickie Elections: What employers can expect, and how to prepare
    This is a client bulletin by David Phippen that we emailed to subscribers yesterday afternoon. I’m re-posting it here, in case you don’t already subscribe to Constangy’s bulletins. (If you don’t and would like to,…
  • Dec 16

    NLRB: Hot for the holiday

    NLRB: Hot for the holiday
    The National Labor Relations Board is busy — the Board came out late last week with a decision saying that employees can have access to their employers’ email systems for organizing activities under most circumstances. David…
Rank this Week: 874

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: 13

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: 568

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Dec 19

    NJ Appeals Court Sides With Hospital in Suit Over Doctor Discipline

    NJ Appeals Court Sides With Hospital in Suit Over Doctor Discipline
    The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently held that New Jersey hospitals are immune from monetary damages when stripping physicians of their clinical privileges after an internal investigation, so long as they…
  • Dec 18

    Year in Review: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

    Year in Review: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
    The recent hack of Sony Pictures is only the latest security breach to impact the business community. Overall, 2014 saw several key developments in the arena of cybersecurity and data privacy. In case you missed some of our posts, below is a…
  • Dec 17

    New Court Rule to Protect Personal Information in Court Filing

    New Court Rule to Protect Personal Information in Court Filing
    Given the growing risk of identity theft, the New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) is taking additional steps to protect personal information included in court filings. The OCA recently announced changes to the Uniform Civil…
Rank this Week: 3988

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/
  • Dec 19

    Does Tort Law Empower?

    Does Tort Law Empower?
    Ori J. Herstein, How Tort Law Empowers, 64 U. Toronto L.J.___ (2014) (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Anthony SebokOri Herstein’s How Tort Law Empowers takes on the question of whether and how tort law empowers victims.…
  • Dec 18

    The Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World

    The Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World
    Nick Robinson, When Lawyers Don’t Get All the Profits: Non-Lawyer Ownership of Legal Services, Access, and Professionalism (Harv. Law Sch. Prog. Legal Prof., Research Paper No. 2014-20), available at SSRN.John FloodTo…
  • Dec 17

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer
    Lawrence Zelenak, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, 62 Duke L.J. 829 (2012).Leigh OsofskyIn a recent essay, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, Larry Zelenak examines…
Rank this Week: 293

Washington D.C. Employment Law…

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment law developments in Washington, D.C. By Littler.

http://www.littler.com/blog/dc-employment-law-update
  • Dec 19

    DOJ Changes Position on Gender Identity, Transgender Bia

    DOJ Changes Position on Gender Identity, Transgender Bia
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman Attorney General Eric Holder has issued a memorandum directing the Department of Justice to consider claims of gender identity discrimination, including bias claims based on an individual's transgender…
  • Dec 19

    NLRB Files First Lawsuit Against Franchisor as Joint Employer

    NLRB Files First Lawsuit Against Franchisor as Joint Employer
    Michael J. Lotito As expected, the National Labor Relations Board has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against a franchisor and some of its franchisees as joint employers. The Board first announced it might take…
  • Dec 15

    Illinois Department of Human Rights Issues Approved Employer Posting for Pregnancy Right

    Illinois Department of Human Rights Issues Approved Employer Posting for Pregnancy Right
    Darren M. Mungerson On August 26, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law House Bill 8 amending the Illinois Human Rights Act (the Act) to provide greater protections to applicants and employees who are or become…
Rank this Week: 1426

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/
  • Dec 18

    KBR Ordered to Release Documents in Crucial Whistleblower Case

    KBR Ordered to Release Documents in Crucial Whistleblower Case
    The Legal Times reported Thursday that the judge in the case of United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Co. et al, ordered the release of documents to a whistleblower. The case, which arose under the False Claims Act, concerns the largest…
  • Dec 18

    NWC Joins Amicus in SOX Whistleblower Retaliation Case

    NWC Joins Amicus in SOX Whistleblower Retaliation Case
    Yesterday, the National Whistleblower Center joined other groups in filing an amici curiae brief with the Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (ARB) in Powers v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, ARB Case No. 13-034.  Joining…
  • Dec 17

    NWC Reports 2014 Successes in Year End Review

    NWC Reports 2014 Successes in Year End Review
    In a review posted today on the National Whistleblower Center website, the whistleblower protection advocacy group thanked it’s supporters and gave a report of the work it accomplished in 2014. The review thanks the members of the…
Rank this Week: 289

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Dec 18

    Should California Employers Stop Providing PTO and Paid Vacation and Just Give Paid Sick Leave?

    Should California Employers Stop Providing PTO and Paid Vacation and Just Give Paid Sick Leave?
    Beginning on July 1, 2015, California employers will need to provide paid sick leave to pretty much all full-time, part-time, temporary and even on-call employees. As the year end approaches, many employers are revising their vacation, sick,…
  • Dec 17

    Probationary Periods, ACA and CA Law are Back in Sync (SB 1034)

    Probationary Periods, ACA and CA Law are Back in Sync (SB 1034)
    Last year many California employers were forced to adapt their traditional 90-day probationary periods to comport with a state-specific requirement imposing a maximum eligibility waiting period for benefits of 60 days. This created a…
  • Dec 17

    NLRB Alters Post-Arbitral Deferral Standard

    NLRB Alters Post-Arbitral Deferral Standard
    On December 15, 2014, in a split decision along party lines, the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”) in Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc., overruled 30 year-old precedent that will needlessly undermine the…
Rank this Week: 1463

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Dec 18

    More news on the ORPP

    More news on the ORPP
    On December 18th, 2014, the Ontario government released its consultation paper on the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). What’s important to note is that the government’s “preferred approach” is to impose the…
  • Dec 9

    Update on the new, mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

    Update on the new, mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
    On December 8, 2014, the Ontario government introduced Bill 56: An Act to require the establishment of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan regarding the establishment of the new, mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) effective…
  • Dec 1

    An Offer They Can’t Refuse – The Dangers of Recruiting High Level Employee

    An Offer They Can’t Refuse – The Dangers of Recruiting High Level Employee
    An employer is paying the price for dismissing an employee who was recruited with an attractive job offer. Bruce Rodgers had been the president of a transportation company for 11 years when CEVA Freight Canada Corporation approached him with…
Rank this Week: 3651

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Dec 18

    NLRB issues final rule on “quickie elections”

    NLRB issues final rule on “quickie elections”
    The National Labor Relations Board has issued a final rule making significant changes to the procedures leading up to union representation elections. To secure the right to represent a group of employees, unions must first get a showing of…
  • Dec 18

    Obama Board declares 30-year old NLRB deferral standard inadequate

    Obama Board declares 30-year old NLRB deferral standard inadequate
    On December 15, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” and “Board”) issued a decision in which the three Democratic-appointed members of the Board struck down the standard that the NLRB has applied for the…
  • Dec 17

    Doctrine of dual intent/dual purpose does not apply to Ohio workers’ compensation claim

    Doctrine of dual intent/dual purpose does not apply to Ohio workers’ compensation claim
    The Supreme Court of Ohio in Friebel v. Visiting Nurse Association of Mid-Ohio recently determined that an employee who was injured in a car accident while dropping passengers off at a mall on the way to perform her work duties could not use…
Rank this Week: 2135

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3900

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Alabama Employment Law Blog

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

http://birminghamemploymentlawyer.com/
  • Dec 18

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination
    The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nursing assistant at Jasper, Alabama’s Shadescrest Healthcare facility who was allegedly denied the right to wear a hijab in accordance with her faith and ultimately fired over her…
  • Dec 17

    Mississippi Grocery Store to Pay $325,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Mississippi Grocery Store to Pay $325,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    The Birmingham, Alabama office of the EEOC recently announced that a Jackson, Mississippi grocery store has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the government.  The EEOC reached a settlement…
  • Aug 9

    Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama Settles Sexual Harassment Claim

    Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama Settles Sexual Harassment Claim
    The EEOC recently settled allegations of sexual harassment with Coley’s #101, LLC doing business as Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama.  The company has agreed to pay $91,000 to resolve claims alleged in a sexual harassment…
Rank this Week: 3926

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Dec 18

    Beneficiaries of an IRA do not have the asset protection you may think

    Beneficiaries of an IRA do not have the asset protection you may think
    If you inherit the proceeds of another person’s IRA (“Individual Retirement Account”), your creditors may be able to reach and attach those proceeds, based upon a recent United States Superior Court Decision, Clark v.…
  • Oct 20

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?
    As an employee in Massachusetts, you may be considered an employee at will, and you employer may even be able to fire you for no reason at all, but if they do take adverse actions against you because you complained about your pay or demanded…
  • Oct 5

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett
    If you work for a company in Massachusetts and you do not have a contract for a specified period of time at a particular wage rate, then you are considered an employee at will. What does this mean?  Well, it is quite simple, your…
Rank this Week: 1646

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/
  • Dec 18

    New York State Attorney General Sues Pizza Franchisee for Alleged Wage Violation

    New York State Attorney General Sues Pizza Franchisee for Alleged Wage Violation
    The New York State Attorney General (AG) filed a lawsuit against a Manhattan pizza franchisee, alleging that it underpaid hundreds of delivery workers by about $1 million. New York v. New Majority Holdings, LLC, et al., No. 452487/2014,…
  • Dec 10

    Employer Lays Off Worker After Learning About Cancer Diagnosi

    Employer Lays Off Worker After Learning About Cancer Diagnosi
    In September 2014, the story of an employer who laid off a woman shortly after learning of her cancer diagnosis went "viral," moving quickly from local to global news coverage. The story highlights an important question for employees and…
  • Dec 5

    Worker's Compensation Statute Found Unconstitutional by Florida Judge

    Worker's Compensation Statute Found Unconstitutional by Florida Judge
    Worker's compensation (WC) is a type of insurance that compensates employees for injuries suffered in the course of their employment. Coverage is essentially assured for workers who can establish that the injury was job-related and not due to…
Rank this Week: 3586

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and litigation. By The Erlich Law Office, PLLC.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Former Congressional Staffer Sues Office of Former Boss for Hostile Work Environment and Gender Discrimination

    Former Congressional Staffer Sues Office of Former Boss for Hostile Work Environment and Gender Discrimination
    Lauren Greene, former New Media Director and later Communications Director for Blake Farenthold, a congressman from Texas and the owner of the domain name “www.blow-me.org” filed suit against her former boss in…
  • Dec 12

    Recent Article Roundup

    Recent Article Roundup
    The recent weeks have been busy ones in the world of employment law. In this post, we highlight some of the most interesting cases that have surfaced over the past weeks. We check in on how the Affordable Care Act has impacted small business…
  • Dec 6

    Open Arms Housing Listed in Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy

    Open Arms Housing Listed in Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy
    From Josh: I haven’t issued a formal announcement yet, but I have joined the board of a great organization, Open Arms Housing.  A more formal announcement will be forthcoming, but there’s a bit of news I wanted to share. We…
Rank this Week: 2277

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
  • Dec 18

    Should I talk to an attorney before I go to the EEOC?

    Should I talk to an attorney before I go to the EEOC?
    If you believe you are the victim of employment discrimination then in most cases you need to file a complaint with the EEOC or Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division known as a charge of discrimination. This charge of…
  • Dec 16

    New Video: Reasons to Hire an Attorney in a Texas Uncontested Divorce

    New Video: Reasons to Hire an Attorney in a Texas Uncontested Divorce
    I’m still trying to decide whether I like the idea of putting up video content or whether I should stick with written content on this blog alone. Here’s an experimental video about uncontested divorce in which I discuss some…
  • Dec 15

    Constructive Discharge and Supervisor Conduct

    Constructive Discharge and Supervisor Conduct
    When an employee claims an employer created a hostile work environment that resulted in a prohibited form of unlawful employment discrimination the employee must prove, among other things, that the employee suffered an adverse employment…
Rank this Week: 1528

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: 2380

NJ Labor & Employment Law

NJ Labor & Employment Law

Covers various employment and labor law topics, including employment discrimination, ADA, CEPA, and FMLA. By Jay S. Becker and Joseph C. DeBlasio.

http://www.njlaborandemploymentlaw.com
  • Dec 18

    Paid Sick Leave…The Trend Continue

    Paid Sick Leave…The Trend Continue
    Co-Authored by Saranne E. Weimer We previously blogged about the Jersey City and Newark Ordinances requiring private employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. [Jersey City Implements Paid Sick Leave Requirement and Newark City…
  • Dec 12

    HO-HO- Holding! US Supreme Court Holds That Employers Do Not Have to Compensate Employees for Post-Shift Security Screening

    HO-HO- Holding! US Supreme Court Holds That Employers Do Not Have to Compensate Employees for Post-Shift Security Screening
    Just in time for the holidays, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled on December 9, 2014 that the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which is the federal law governing the payment of wages and overtime, does not require employers to…
  • Dec 9

    Legalization of Marijuana Raises Significant Questions and Issues for Employer

    Legalization of Marijuana Raises Significant Questions and Issues for Employer
    The trend across the nation toward the legalization of marijuana on the state level continues to gain momentum. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia now have laws permitting the use of medical marijuana. In addition, 11 other…
Rank this Week: 4647

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Dec 18

    Are Unpaid Internships Legal?

    Are Unpaid Internships Legal?
    Unpaid internships can be deemed as sketchy, even illegal in some cases.  That’s why Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz’s recent statement needs clarification. As youth unemployment rates have nearly doubled, he suggested…
  • Dec 12

    Harassment complaints against MP’

    Harassment complaints against MP’
    Recently, the House Board of Internal Economy implemented a new process to deal with harassment complaints from Members of Parliament (MP’s) staff.  A separate committee continues to work on developing a process for complaints…
  • Dec 4

    How strict are non-compete clauses?

    How strict are non-compete clauses?
    Employee’s sometimes believe that non-compete clauses are valid subject to the size of their employer company. Many would be surprised to hear that this is not the case. If an employee works for company A and decides to move to company…
Rank this Week: 1868

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/
  • Dec 18

    Water’s Edge Restaurant Sued for Overtime Pay and Spread of Hours Pay

    Water’s Edge Restaurant Sued for Overtime Pay and Spread of Hours Pay
    Servers and bussers have been denied overtime pay and spread of hours pay at Water’s Edge Restaurant in Long Island City, according to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court. The lawsuit against Water’s Edge Restaurant claims…
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court Rules that Waiting Time for Security is Not Compensable

    Supreme Court Rules that Waiting Time for Security is Not Compensable
    Waiterpay.com founder Louis Pechman was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article concerning the Supreme Court’s decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk. The Supreme Court held that Amazon warehouse workers were not…
  • Dec 11

    McDonald’s Settles Time Shaving Lawsuit

    McDonald’s Settles Time Shaving Lawsuit
    A class action wage theft lawsuit brought by approximately 2,300 employees of various McDonald’s Restaurants owned by Crawford Restaurant Group in upstate New York. The wage theft lawsuit, which was filed by the restaurant workers in…
Rank this Week: 871

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    What is the responsibility of hotels to keep their guests safe?

    What is the responsibility of hotels to keep their guests safe?
    A Chicago hotel recently made headlines when several thousand people were evacuated shortly after midnight due to a gas leak. The Hyatt hotel, in suburban Chicago, had an “intentional” chlorine gas incident that sent 19 people to…
  • Dec 15

    UC Berkeley Refuses to Pay Employees Minimum Wage

    UC Berkeley Refuses to Pay Employees Minimum Wage
    Local governments throughout California have been passing laws that raise the pay of low-wage workers. One example is the city of Berkeley, which increased its minimum wage to $10 an hour this year, and it is set to increase to $12.53 an hour…
  • Dec 12

    Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights Passes Unanimously in San Francisco

    Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights Passes Unanimously in San Francisco
    Late last month, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a law aimed at retail workers, which was hailed by labor rights advocates as the first of its kind in the country. The law has been called the “retailer workers’ bill…
Rank this Week: 2926