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New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1351

Great Work!

Great Work!

Covers labor and employment law issues. By Roetzel & Andress.

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4081

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/
  • Jul 23

    Servers at Milos Restaurant in Miami Sue for Unpaid Wages and Overtime

    Servers at Milos Restaurant in Miami Sue for Unpaid Wages and Overtime
    Servers at Milos Restaurant in Miami have alleged in a federal court lawsuit that they were not paid minimum wage and overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The workers’ FLSA lawsuit claims that…
  • Jul 3

    Debate Over the Tipped Minimum Wage

    Debate Over the Tipped Minimum Wage
    The recent debate about whether to raise the federal minimum wage has overshadowed the debate about whether the tipped minimum wage also should be increased, according to a recent story on NPR. Since 1991, the federal tipped minimum wage for…
  • Jul 2

    Manna’s restaurant chain to pay $1 million in back wages and damages to worker

    Manna’s restaurant chain to pay $1 million in back wages and damages to worker
    The soul food and salad bar restaurant chain Manna’s will pay a total of $956,482 in back wages and liquidated damages to 85 low-wage workers following an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division. The restaurants…
Rank this Week: 685

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    What Benefits Does Your Business Offer Employees?

    What Benefits Does Your Business Offer Employees?
    Most employers provide the usual paid vacation time, paid sick time and other time off as required by law. However, some employers are trying something new to attract employees, specifically members of the millennial generation (born between…
  • Jul 17

    Is Your Business A "HEARTSafe" Business?

    Is Your Business A "HEARTSafe" Business?
    I went to an excellent training yesterday put on by the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce. Coon Rapids Police Officer Bryan Platz was the speaker presenting on HEARTSafe Communities. The Program helps communities, organizations and businesses…
  • Jul 10

    Employers: Use Caution If You Ask An Employee Any Medical Question

    Employers: Use Caution If You Ask An Employee Any Medical Question
    We have all filled out those medical forms that ask “Have you or any of your family (mother, father, sister, brother) ever had any of the following…,” and then it goes on to list a variety of medical conditions including…
Rank this Week: 4368

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination
    President Obama has just signed an executive order making it illegal to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors. The executive order contains two different parts. First, it provides…
  • Jul 16

    New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidelines Issued

    New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidelines Issued
    The federal government has just issued new, expanded, guidelines concerning pregnant workers and workplace discrimination. The new rules provide that any workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant workers constitutes illegal sex…
  • Jul 7

    Supreme Court to Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    Supreme Court to Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    The Supreme Court has just decided to hear argument concerning an significant question affecting many women across the nation: under what circumstances should an employer be required to provide “reasonable accommodations” to a…
Rank this Week: 4804

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Pot Pourri of Recent Cases I missed

    Pot Pourri of Recent Cases I missed
    There have been so many recent employment law decisions that I can't long-form blog them all.  So, here's a quick roundup of three recent, significant rulings -Don't miss Serri v. Santa Clara University opinion here.  This case is a…
  • Jul 22

    Court of Appeal: OK to Deduct from Exempt Employees' PTO/Vacation for Partial Day Absences of Any Length

    Court of Appeal: OK to Deduct from Exempt Employees' PTO/Vacation for Partial Day Absences of Any Length
    Basic wage-hour principle: With some exceptions, an employee classified as "exempt" under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act is entitled to a full salary for any week in which she / he performs any work.  There are some exceptions…
  • Jul 14

    California Supreme Court Narrows the Inside Sales Exemption in California

    California Supreme Court Narrows the Inside Sales Exemption in California
    The California Supreme Court unanimously decided the following:  "an employer may not attribute commission wages paid in one pay period to other pay periods in order to satisfy California‟s compensation requirements."  This…
Rank this Week: 2251

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
  • Jul 23

    Can my employer make me waive FMLA protection?

    Can my employer make me waive FMLA protection?
    No, an employer cannot require you to sign a waiver of protection under FMLA for future leave protected under FMLA or protection from discrimination on the basis of prior use of FMLA leave. Department of Labor regulations on FMLA prohibit…
  • Jul 12

    EEOC lands $180,000 settlement with employer who fired an employee for eating chip

    EEOC lands $180,000 settlement with employer who fired an employee for eating chip
    Ok, the headline sounds crazier than the actual facts behind this case, which involves a disability discrimination suit based on a wrongful termination. The case was brought in a California federal district court against the employer,…
  • Jul 7

    10 Things to Do After a Slip and Fall Injury

    10 Things to Do After a Slip and Fall Injury
    Injuries in grocery stores, department stores, restaurants and other public places have been a source of personal injury claims for over a century. These slip and fall type injury claims have encouraged restaurants and stores to improve the…
Rank this Week: 3668

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/
  • Jul 23

    Courts Split in Round 2 of the Healthcare.gov Subsidy Smack-down

    Courts Split in Round 2 of the Healthcare.gov Subsidy Smack-down
    Do you recall any of the appellate opinions preceding the Supreme Court’s June 2012 affirmance of the ACA’s individual mandate?  Come June 2016, you’re no more likely to remember the two decisions that dominated the…
  • Jul 14

    What’s the Minimum “Minimum Essential Coverage”?

    What’s the Minimum “Minimum Essential Coverage”?
    Beginning January 1, 2015, “Applicable Large Employers” will be exposed to non-deductible tax liability for each month that they fail to offer affordable, qualifying coverage.  Avoidance measures include: File for and…
  • Jul 11

    New Questions for Employer Mandate Analysi

    New Questions for Employer Mandate Analysi
    The American Bar Association’s tax and employee benefit practice leaders periodically query IRS representatives about new or changing rules, to confirm that lawyers are reading the rules the same way that IRS reads them.  IRS…
Rank this Week: 3661

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: 31

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    How NOT to Produce Facebook Evidence

    How NOT to Produce Facebook Evidence
    Electronic discovery, the collection and production of electronic documents in litigation, is a scary thing to many lawyers. Some are so scared by it, in fact, that they just deny that it exists and continue to produce only hard-copy…
  • Jul 15

    A Reminder About Comp Time

    A Reminder About Comp Time
    It’s summer and that means it’s time for summer vacations.  Some employers are unaware of the law regarding when an employee may be paid “comp time” instead of wages.  So here’s a brief recap of what…
  • Jul 10

    Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege Via Facebook

    Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege Via Facebook
    Breaches of confidentiality via Facebook and other social media are more common than most of us would like to think.  Employees post information about customers, clients, and patients on Facebook, in violation of internal company…
Rank this Week: 1377

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 23

    Company Counterclaims After Racial Discrimination Complaint

    Company Counterclaims After Racial Discrimination Complaint
    If you are going to sue your employer for discrimination, make sure your motives are pure and your evidence is accurate. Otherwise, you might be accused of extortion. Benjamin Moore & Co. made just such an accusation of Clinton…
  • Jul 21

    Twitter Hit With Age Discrimination Suit

    Twitter Hit With Age Discrimination Suit
    Age discrimination in the tech industry has become a hot button issue recently, as the baby boomers who were present at the start of the technology revolution in the 80s have aged and as their kids start to bump into them in the …
  • Jul 18

    Mercedes Manager Sues Company for Religious Discrimination

    Mercedes Manager Sues Company for Religious Discrimination
    Religious discrimination in a work environment is unpleasant for the victim, not to mention illegal, but when the victim then becomes a whistleblower, things can get really ugly. Adam Paige, who is Jewish and a former Mercedes Benz…
Rank this Week: 3529

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4788

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 23

    What Disclosures Am I Entitled to When I Consider Buying a Franchise?

    What Disclosures Am I Entitled to When I Consider Buying a Franchise?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. If you are looking to buy a franchise, you should receive something called a Franchise Disclosure Document. That is going to be a big document. Usually it comes in a 3-ring binder, almost…Read more…
  • Jul 22

    What Are Some Advantages and Disadvantages to Franchising?

    What Are Some Advantages and Disadvantages to Franchising?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. There are a lot of advantages and disadvantages to franchising. Some of the advantages include that you are buying a box, something that has already been proven–a strategy, a brand, a system.…
  • Jul 14

    Are All Employers Covered Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)?

    Are All Employers Covered Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. OSHA is a law that is there to protect the safety of employees. If you are going to be on a roof working, we want to make sure that you don’t fall off,…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 3412

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Jul 23

    Reminder for NYC Employers: Workers Can Start Using Accrued Paid Sick Leave July 30

    Reminder for NYC Employers: Workers Can Start Using Accrued Paid Sick Leave July 30
    As we have previously discussed here and here, the New York City Earned Sick Time Act took effect April 1, 2014, requiring employers with five or more workers to provide paid sick leave to all employees who perform more than 80 hours of work…
  • Jul 14

    Flexible Working For All

    Flexible Working For All
    This post was written by Joanna Powis. From 30 June 2014, the statutory right to request flexible working was extended to all employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service. The right was previously limited to employees with caring…
  • Jul 7

    Selecting a Retirement Age: Is 65 just a number?

    Selecting a Retirement Age: Is 65 just a number?
    This post was written by Eleanor J. Winslet. Summary The EAT has issued a decision in the well-known and long-running retirement case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes, which dealt with the question: Was the retirement age of 65…
Rank this Week: 4509

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
  • Jul 23

    Should You Incorporate Your Business?

    Should You Incorporate Your Business?
    By: Hillary Peterson 70% of all businesses in the country are organized as a sole proprietorship, but operating a business as an unincorporated entity is not without its disadvantages. Because of this, it is important for any business owner…
  • Jul 22

    Massachusetts Enacts Biosimilar Substitution Law

    Massachusetts Enacts Biosimilar Substitution Law
    By: Stanley Chalvire Massachusetts recently enacted Chapter 143 of the Acts of 2014, entitled “An Act relative to the substitution of interchangeable biosimilars,” authorizing pharmacists to fill prescriptions that are written for…
  • Jul 16

    Upcoming Seminars in Waltham & Cambridge!

    Upcoming Seminars in Waltham & Cambridge!
    The end of Summer and beginning of Fall are the perfect time to get back into the swing of things! Join us for timely, informative seminars on False Advertising, Sweepstakes & Contests, and Employment Law. Get the details below.…
Rank this Week: 1133

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 23

    Will Uber Win the Battle of the Taxi or Succumb to Business Regulation?

    Will Uber Win the Battle of the Taxi or Succumb to Business Regulation?
    Uber records approximately one million ride requests each week and is now valued at an estimated $18.2 billion. Despite its surging popularity with riders, the company continues to face strong resistance from regulators and traditional taxis…
  • Jul 22

    NJ “Ban the Box” Bill Headed to Gov. Christie’s Desk

    NJ “Ban the Box” Bill Headed to Gov. Christie’s Desk
    New Jersey may soon be the latest state to “ban the box.” Late last month, the state legislature passed the Opportunity to Compete Act, which would restrict the use of criminal background checks by New Jersey employers. The bill…
  • Jul 21

    ERISA Class Action Settlement Results in Business Reforms (Not Payment)

    ERISA Class Action Settlement Results in Business Reforms (Not Payment)
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Inc. (Horizon) will alter its business practices and pay $2.5 million in attorney’s fees under the terms of a class action settlement approved in federal court last week. The suit alleged the…
Rank this Week: 1506

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

Covers Massachusetts employment law issues such as employment discrimination, sexual harasment and wrongful discharge. By Jack Merrill.

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
  • Jul 23

    Task Force that Investigates Employee Misclassification is Broadened, made Permanent by Statute

    Task Force that Investigates Employee Misclassification is Broadened, made Permanent by Statute
    Some six years after it was created by executive order, the joint task force on the underground economy and employee misclassification is being formalized by statute. As part of the recently enacted minimum wage law, there was created a…
  • Jul 14

    Whistle Blowers and Massachusetts Law

    Whistle Blowers and Massachusetts Law
    When an employee decides it’s time to blow the whistle on employer misconduct or that of a fellow worker, employees are well advised to do a bit of homework first. While it certainly seems like whistle blowers should be protected by the…
  • Jun 25

    Minimum Wage Bill Passes; Governor Expected to Sign

    Minimum Wage Bill Passes; Governor Expected to Sign
    The two legislative branches in the Commonwealth recently reached accord on a proposal to hike the minimum wage here in Massachusetts. Given the prior statements of Governor Deval Patrick, it appears the legislation will become law within a…
Rank this Week: 4064

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Jul 23

    Guards To Board: SEIU Force Us To Pay Due

    Guards To Board: SEIU Force Us To Pay Due
    The National Right to Work Foundation has filed unfair labor practice charges on behalf of a group of security guards against the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), alleging that the union forced them to pay dues to support union…
  • Jul 22

    St. Thomas Adjuncts Say No To Union

    St. Thomas Adjuncts Say No To Union
    This past week, it was announced that an organizing campaign among adjunct professors at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota had failed.  In a drawn out and contested election, the final vote tally was 84 in favor of…
  • Jul 22

    Subway Franchise Workers Unionize

    Subway Franchise Workers Unionize
    In a sign that the Fight for Fifteen is not going away, a group of workers employed at a Subway Sandwich Shop franchise in Bloombury, NJ voted to join a labor union.  A National Labor Relations Board elections official notified…
Rank this Week: 1031

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jul 23

    Obamacare Opinions Galore!

    Obamacare Opinions Galore!
    Wow, busy day for Obamacare yesterday. The big story is that a circuit split developed in the span of a few hours.The gist of the issue is that the Obamacare statute (aka "Affordable Care Act") authorizes the government to subsidize health…
  • Jul 21

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Re: Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Re: Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    Earlier today, President Obama finally signed the executive order prohibiting workplace sexual orientation discrimination by the federal government and federal contractors. You can read the full text of the executive order here. Of interest:…
  • Jul 15

    New EEOC Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation

    New EEOC Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation
    Yesterday, the EEOC issued a press release: EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance On Pregnancy Discrimination And Related Issues. We got three new documents:Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related IssuesQuestions and…
Rank this Week: 1077

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jul 23

    Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!

    Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!
    Okay this isn’t about the law of work actually, but it is about the spouse of a Law of Work blogger.  My spouse (May Cheng), actually.  We first met at the British Columbia Call to Bar ceremony for out of province lawyers back…
  • Jul 21

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver
    People in Guelph are walking, biking, scootering, or driving to work this morning.  There’s no buses on the road thanks to a decision of the City to lock out its transit workers. The lockout follows a second rejected proposed…
  • Jul 8

    University of Windsor’s Latest Tactics Raise Intriguing Legal Question

    University of Windsor’s Latest Tactics Raise Intriguing Legal Question
    As I noted last week, the University of Windsor threatened to impose new terms and conditions of employment on its unionized faculty if a deal wasn’t reached by 12.01 a.m. on  July 8.  That date has now passed, but the…
Rank this Week: 624

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Covers law and policy news around transgendered employees in the workplace.

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Is a complaint dismissable because the employer has a non-discriminatory reason for termination?

    Is a complaint dismissable because the employer has a non-discriminatory reason for termination?
    Is a complaint dismissable because the employer has a non-discriminatory reason for termination? Not according to the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Wait A Second! blog deciphers the recent case of Brown v. Daikin American, where a…
  • Jul 22

    Religious Pushback Expected On LGBT Executive Order

    Religious Pushback Expected On LGBT Executive Order
    Law360, New York (July 21, 2014, 8:27 PM ET) -- Although President Barack Obama is no stranger to using federal contracts as a testing ground for employment reform measures, religious employers may be more resistant to Monday's executive…
  • Jul 21

    President signs Executive Order covering gender identity for federal workers and contractor

    President signs Executive Order covering gender identity for federal workers and contractor
    NCTE APPLAUDS SIGNING OF LGBT WORKERS EXECUTIVE ORDER ISSUES "KNOW YOUR RIGHTS" RESOURCES FOR TRANSGENDER WORKERS Download: "Employment Discrimination and Transgender People" Download: "Transgender Federal Employees: Your…
Rank this Week: 1655

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/
  • Jul 23

    Obama’s LGBT Executive Order raises more questions than it answer

    Obama’s LGBT Executive Order raises more questions than it answer
    ROBIN’S NOTE: Thanks very much to Cara Crotty, head of our Affirmative Action practice group, who allowed me to share her insights about the President’s Executive Order here on the blog. This will also be going out today via email…
  • Jul 21

    Obama signs LGBT discrimination, affirmative action order

    Obama signs LGBT discrimination, affirmative action order
    This morning President Obama signed an Executive Order amending the 1965 Executive Order 11246. President Obama’s EO prohibits discrimination and requires affirmative action by federal contractors based on sexual orientation…
  • Jul 18

    Lovic Alton Brooks, Jr. (April 5, 1927-July 14, 2014)

    Lovic Alton Brooks, Jr. (April 5, 1927-July 14, 2014)
    Lovic Brooks, Jr., who for 20 years was the managing partner of Constangy, Brooks & Smith (and the “Brooks” in the firm name) passed away this Monday at his home in Roswell, Georgia. He was only the second managing partner…
Rank this Week: 2360

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/
  • Jul 23

    Real and Spectacular! A true Seinfeld-ian claim of sexual harassment

    Real and Spectacular! A true Seinfeld-ian claim of sexual harassment
    Before law school was even on the radar for me, I knew that coitus on office furniture was a workplace no-no. And ignorance is not a defense. But, maybe Seinfeld isn't a thing in Indiana. You see, Connie Orton-Bell worked at a maximum…
  • Jul 22

    Requesting an accommodation means more than saying, "I'm disabled."

    Requesting an accommodation means more than saying, "I'm disabled."
    My cold, black employment-law heart is numb to just about anything. I remember this one time, early in my career, when I had to depose a teenage female plaintiff and ask her, with her mother present in the room, whether it offended her that…
  • Jul 21

    Today, President Obama will sign an Executive Order banning LGBT discrimination

    Today, President Obama will sign an Executive Order banning LGBT discrimination
    According to a Friday report from Cynthia L. Hackerott at Wolters Kluwer, President Obama will sign an Executive Order today banning discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. Last month, I blogged here that the White…
Rank this Week: 599

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/
  • Jul 23

    Orange is the new sexual harassment lawsuit

    Orange is the new sexual harassment lawsuit
    Orton-Bell v. State of Ind. (7th Cir. 7/21/14) [pdf] concerns allegations of sexual harassment levied by a substance-abuse counsel at an Indiana maximum security prison against her co-workers and superiors. The allegations break down…
  • Jul 22

    President signs Executive Order banning LGBT discrimination by the federal contractors and government

    President signs Executive Order banning LGBT discrimination by the federal contractors and government
    Yesterday, President Obama amended two prior Executive Orders, adding new protections against sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. Executive Order 11246, which extends anti-discrimination obligations to federal contractors,…
  • Jul 21

    When your plaintiff is a prostitute

    When your plaintiff is a prostitute
    Let’s say an employee sues your company for sexual harassment. And let’s say the allegations are bad—that the supervisor told the plaintiff he could save her job if she “f***ed” him, after which the supervisor…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Jul 23

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance
    Allison K. Hoffman, Health Care Spending and Financial Security After the Affordable Care Act, N.C.L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Amy MonahanToo often, discussions about health insurance coverage are one-dimensional, and focus…
  • Jul 22

    Empiricism and Equality: Studying Fathers’ Right

    Empiricism and Equality: Studying Fathers’ Right
    Kelly A. Behre, Digging Beneath the Equality Language: The Influence of the Fathers’ Rights Movement on Intimate Partner Violence Public Policy Debates and Family Law Reform, 21 Wm. & Mary J.  Women &…
  • Jul 21

    Don’t Restrict My E-book

    Don’t Restrict My E-book
    Angela Daly, E-Book Monopolies and the Law, 18 Media & Arts L. Rev. 350 (2013), available at SSRN.Daithí Mac SíthighIt’s still fashionable to point to the “cloud” as the solution to all sorts of…
Rank this Week: 439

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Jul 22

    Failure to implement policy may prove costly, even in absence of specific complaint

    Failure to implement policy may prove costly, even in absence of specific complaint
    A recent decision by a federal district court in Indiana should serve as a reminder to employers that just having an anti-discrimination policy isn’t enough. As a dry cleaning company in that state discovered, the failure to properly…
  • Jul 22

    Staffing agency nurse was employee of hospital for liability insurance purpose

    Staffing agency nurse was employee of hospital for liability insurance purpose
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. A nurse hired by a staffing agency and assigned to work at a hospital on a temporary basis was a covered hospital “employee” under an insurance policy providing coverage for hospital employees for claims…
  • Jul 22

    Military women sexually assaulted by colleagues find no recourse in civilian court

    Military women sexually assaulted by colleagues find no recourse in civilian court
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. Affirming the dismissal of Constitutional claims by members of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps against government officials based on the alleged rape and sexual assault they suffered at the hands of fellow service…
Rank this Week: 452

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: 2537

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: 581

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: 954

Women in Labor

Women in Labor

Discusses the latest developments in labor and employment law throughout the New England region and nationally. By Royal LLP.

http://royalllp.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    Federal Contractors and Employees to be LGBT Discrimination Free

    Federal Contractors and Employees to be LGBT Discrimination Free
    Among the flood of executive orders coming from the White House recently, is one protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender federal contractors and employees.  Yesterday, President Obama signed an executive order that protects…
  • Jul 22

    The Affordable Care Act: Upcoming Responsibilities for Employer

    The Affordable Care Act: Upcoming Responsibilities for Employer
    For the past few years it seems you could not go a single day without hearing about Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act (as it is formally known). Although the conversations have died down a bit, the Affordable Care Act … Continue…
  • Jul 18

    EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released guidance on pregnancy discrimination, which is the EEOC’s first update on its position regarding this issue since 1983. This guidance has sparked criticism due to…
Rank this Week: 4677

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
Rank this Week: 655

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

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

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1751

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/
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Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Overtime Pay Rate Determinations Should Include Per Diem Amount

    Overtime Pay Rate Determinations Should Include Per Diem Amount
    According to a recent statement by the Department of Labor, the number lawsuits resulting from “per diem” pay are on the rise. Per diem pay is pay that you receive in addition to regular pay, and covers certain reimbursable…
  • Jul 16

    Costly Wage And Hour Mistake

    Costly Wage And Hour Mistake
    A recent article looked at the top wage and hour mistakes employers make when paying employees. These mistakes may constitute costly Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violation and entitle you to back wages and damages. If you believe that…
  • Jul 7

    School Bus Company Settles Wage and Hour Lawsuit with Drivers for $1.6M

    School Bus Company Settles Wage and Hour Lawsuit with Drivers for $1.6M
    A school bus company – First Student, Inc. - has just agreed to settle a wage and hour class action lawsuit brought by its drivers based on alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to the lawsuit, the bus…
Rank this Week: 1818

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

Covers labor and employment law for the healthcare industry. By Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
  • Jul 22

    Five Labor and Employment Issues Faced by Health Care Employer

    Five Labor and Employment Issues Faced by Health Care Employer
    Our Epstein Becker Green colleagues have released a new Take 5 newsletter: “Five Labor and Employment Issues Faced by Health Care Employers,” by Michael F. McGahan, D. Martin Stanberry, and Daniel J. Green.  Below is an…
  • Jul 3

    OSHA and NLRB Agreement Opens New Door To Whistleblower Claim

    OSHA and NLRB Agreement Opens New Door To Whistleblower Claim
    On Epstein Becker Green’s OSHA Law Update blog, Eric Conn reviews the agreement between the NLRB and OSHA, which allows employees to file out-of-date safety related whistleblower claims to be filed with the NLRB. Following is an excerpt…
  • Jun 30

    Stuart Gerson on the Supreme Court’s Harris and Hobby Lobby Decision

    Stuart Gerson on the Supreme Court’s Harris and Hobby Lobby Decision
    Our colleague Stuart Gerson of Epstein Becker Green has a new post on the Supreme Court’s recent decisions: “Divided Supreme Court Issues Decisions on Harris and Hobby Lobby.” Following is an excerpt: As expected, the last…
Rank this Week: 2655

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Jul 22

    Federal appeals courts issue conflicting decisions on ACA subsidie

    Federal appeals courts issue conflicting decisions on ACA subsidie
    A few weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive mandate, federal courts are looking at a different aspect of the law—exchange subsidies. On July 22, there was a flurry of…
  • Jul 22

    Illinois governor signs law prohibiting criminal history inquiries on job application

    Illinois governor signs law prohibiting criminal history inquiries on job application
    by Steven L. Brenneman Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP On July 21, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, which will prohibit most private-sector employers and employment agencies…
  • Jul 21

    Obama order bars contractors from LGBT employment discrimination

    Obama order bars contractors from LGBT employment discrimination
    On July 21, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Executive Order does not include a new exemption for religiously…
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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/
  • Jul 22

    Another FBI Lab Victim Is Found Innocent and Freed

    Another FBI Lab Victim Is Found Innocent and Freed
    Additional Reviews of FBI Lab Scandal Still Needed 20 Years Later On July 21, 2014, more than twenty years after a FBI whistleblower came forward to report serious problems at the FBI Lab that could impact thousands of cases, another FBI Lab…
  • Jul 21

    Fourth Anniversary of Dodd-Frank Finds Financial Reform Under Attack From Corporate America

    Fourth Anniversary of Dodd-Frank Finds Financial Reform Under Attack From Corporate America
    Today, July 21, 2014, is the fourth anniversary of the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act — the most significant financial reform law enacted since the Great Depression to combat Wall Street and financial fraud.  However, the law is…
  • Jul 21

    Updated SEC Whistleblower Awards List, July 2014

    Updated SEC Whistleblower Awards List, July 2014
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
Rank this Week: 390

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Jul 22

    The Obamacare see-saw — an opposing decision on subsidie

    The Obamacare see-saw — an opposing decision on subsidie
    By Rich McHugh Some days are just more fun that others! Just hours after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Halbig v. Burwell, which held that tax subsidies made available under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)…
  • Jul 22

    Obamacare takes an unexpected hit!

    Obamacare takes an unexpected hit!
    By Rich McHugh A federal Court of Appeals panel in Washington, D.C. today released a decision that, if upheld, would strike down one of the main pillars of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and in the minds of many observers lead to…
  • Jul 15

    EEOC issues updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related issue

    EEOC issues updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related issue
    By Brian Hall Over the dissents of Commissioners Lipnic and Barker, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Monday, July 14, 2014, issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, along with a…
Rank this Week: 1249

Taking Care of HR Business

Taking Care of HR Business

Covers legal developments in the labor and employment. By Verrill Dana.

http://www.hrlawupdate.com/
  • Jul 22

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Employee

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Employee
    Monday, President Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting companies that do business with the federal government from discriminating against employees based on gender identity and sexual orientation. The Order specifically amends…
  • Jul 21

    Manic Monday: “Mark of the Beast” Does Not Require Accommodation

    Manic Monday: “Mark of the Beast” Does Not Require Accommodation
    An Ohio court recently held that an applicant’s refusal to provide a social security number, because it would “cause him to have the ‘Mark of the Beast’ which his religion prohibits,” was an insufficient…
  • Jul 17

    Governor Hassan Signs Equal Pay Bill

    Governor Hassan Signs Equal Pay Bill
    Earlier this week New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan signed S.B. 207 into law which requires employers to pay male and female employees equally. In discussing the bill Governor Hassan noted that while over half of New Hampshire women are…
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Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
  • Jul 22

    Thirty Years of Law in Thirty-Some Pages: The EEOC’s New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    Thirty Years of Law in Thirty-Some Pages: The EEOC’s New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued its “Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues.” It was no minor undertaking. According to the EEOC’s Questions and Answers about…
  • Jul 15

    Background Check Lawsuits: If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Another

    Background Check Lawsuits: If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Another
    As we previously have written, employer use of criminal records and background checks with respect to applicants and employees has been the subject of challenge on the grounds that such checks tend to discriminate against African-American,…
  • Jul 10

    Hobby Lobby: Likely First of Many Cases Pitting Religion Against ACA

    Hobby Lobby: Likely First of Many Cases Pitting Religion Against ACA
    The U.S. Supreme Court on June 30, 2014, ruled 5-4 that a closely held, for-profit corporation can qualify for an exemption from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requirements mandating contraceptive coverage for…
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Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 22

    Subsidies in the Federal Marketplace: A Definite Maybe

    Subsidies in the Federal Marketplace: A Definite Maybe
    Amidst all of the other issues surrounding implementation of the ACA, there is an underlying issue about whether or not subsidies (in the form of tax credits) are available for individuals who obtain coverage through the federal exchange…
  • Jul 17

    Disclosures with Respect to Preventative Care: DOL Notice Requirement post-Hobby Lobby

    Disclosures with Respect to Preventative Care: DOL Notice Requirement post-Hobby Lobby
    It seems like one of the hardest parts of ACA compliance is waiting for guidance on specific issues.  However, after the decision in Hobby Lobby, the DOL promptly issued FAQ Part XX that addresses the notice requirements for employers…
  • Jul 8

    Don’t Get Cute with ACA Compliance: Hobby Lobby, Safe Harbors and ERISA Concern

    Don’t Get Cute with ACA Compliance: Hobby Lobby, Safe Harbors and ERISA Concern
    With the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case, and the granting of the injunction for Wheaton College that came shortly thereafter, there has been considerable hand wringing over the long term implications these decisions…
Rank this Week: 1652

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

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

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
  • Jul 22

    EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    On July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) — the agency responsible for the enforcement of federal anti-discrimination laws — issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and…
  • Jul 10

    New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies Whistleblower Law

    New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies Whistleblower Law
    In June 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court, in Hitesman v. Bridgeway, Inc., affirmed the decision of a lower appellate court dismissing a claim brought by a healthcare worker under the New Jersey whistleblower law, the Conscientious Employee…
  • Jul 1

    Gibbons Director John Romeo Named a Top Employment Attorney by Human Resource Executive Magazine

    Gibbons Director John Romeo Named a Top Employment Attorney by Human Resource Executive Magazine
    Human Resource Executive® magazine has featured John C. Romeo, a Director in the Employment & Labor Law Department at Gibbons P.C., on its list of the “Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys,” in the…
Rank this Week: 2215

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 3370

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/
  • Jul 22

    Mental Stress and WSIB Benefit

    Mental Stress and WSIB Benefit
    WSIB coverage may be getting even more expensive, as the Tribunal overseeing Ontario’s workers’ compensation system is now accepting legitimate claims for mental stress in the course of employment.  In a controversial…
  • Jul 10

    Solutions for your employment issue

    Solutions for your employment issue
    Daniel Lublin, Employment Lawyer has recently written a couple of articles in his Globe and Mail column, where he answered a couple of readers’ questions regarding their employment issues. Here is what Daniel Lublin explains: What can…
  • Jun 6

    Publicly criticizing your employer – Is it considered misconduct?

    Publicly criticizing your employer – Is it considered misconduct?
    Nothing is more public than expressing your work frustrations and criticizing your employer on social media sites and the internet.  This is not the smartest idea considering the workplace consequences and the potential damage to your…
Rank this Week: 384

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jul 22

    Flip-Flops and Shorts – Summer Dress Code

    Flip-Flops and Shorts – Summer Dress Code
    When the temperatures rise, employees may want a relaxed dress code. How does your company feel about shorts and flip-flops? Every workplace differs. Do your employees need to wear professional business attire every workday? Or is your…
  • Jul 21

    Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT Federal Contractors and Employee

    Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT Federal Contractors and Employee
    President Obama signed an Executive Order today extending job protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers in the federal government and in workplaces that have federal contracts. In signing the order, President Obama…
  • Jul 18

    Governor Signs Bill Easing Transition to Implementing Federal Health Care Law​​​​​

    Governor Signs Bill Easing Transition to Implementing Federal Health Care Law​​​​​
    ​Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that will help small employers control their health care costs. SB 1446 (DeSaulnier; D-Concord, Chapter 84) allows small employers…
Rank this Week: 1381