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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/
  • Apr 28

    Arkansas Lawmakers Support National Whistleblower Day

    Arkansas Lawmakers Support National Whistleblower Day
    On April 22, Arkansas State Representatives Vivian Flowers, Ken Ferguson and Charles Blake made a public proclamation recognizing the Founding Father’s July 30, 1778 passage of America’s first law to protect…
  • Apr 27

    The National Whistleblower Center Draws on Grassroots Support to Defend the False Claims Act

    The National Whistleblower Center Draws on Grassroots Support to Defend the False Claims Act
    Today, the National Whistleblower Center rallied support from its network of supporters across the country to defend the False Claims Act from proposals made before the House Judiciary Committee to cripple the law’s protections for…
  • Apr 22

    Grassley’s Efforts to Improve Treatment of IRS Whistleblowers Approved

    Grassley’s Efforts to Improve Treatment of IRS Whistleblowers Approved
    On Wednesday, April 20, the Senate Finance Committee approved provisions put forward by Sen. Chuck Grassley to fix IRS whistleblower treatment and improve taxpayer rights. “The IRS needs to put out the welcome mat for tax fraud…
Rank this Week: 1134

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    New – Employer FMLA Guide Available and an Updated FMLA Poster

    New – Employer FMLA Guide Available and an Updated FMLA Poster
    The Department of Labor has announced a new FMLA guide designed to help employers through the FMLA process.  “The Guide is organized to correspond to the order of events from an employee’s leave request, to…
  • Apr 15

    Best Reason Ever to Take Time-Off Work

    Best Reason Ever to Take Time-Off Work
    Employees can be very creative when it comes to reasons to take time off of work.  Of course, there are always legitimate reasons for time off of work, such as a family emergency, illness, family vacation, etc…  But…
  • Mar 28

    Back-pay Settlement Affects Unemployment Benefit

    Back-pay Settlement Affects Unemployment Benefit
    Ms. Kern worked for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) from August 2004 to July 1, 2014.  In 2012, Ms. Kern received a demotion.  Following the demotion she filed a sex-discrimination complaint with the Minnesota Department of…
Rank this Week: 611

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Apr 28

    Trade Secrets Litigation is About to Change with the Passage of the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Trade Secrets Litigation is About to Change with the Passage of the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act
    The federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), that has been subject of rigorous debate over the past few years, is just days away from becoming the law of the land.  On April 4, 2016, the Senate passed the DTSA bill with a vote of 87-0…
  • Apr 18

    Common Ways Businesses Leak Trade Secrets Without Their Knowledge

    Common Ways Businesses Leak Trade Secrets Without Their Knowledge
    If you have a business, you have trade secrets. It is really that simple. In Texas, any information can be a trade secret as long as (1) it has economic value because it is not generally known and (2) the owner of the information has used…
  • Apr 13

    You Got a Non-Compete Injunction, But Can You Make it Stick in Texas?

    You Got a Non-Compete Injunction, But Can You Make it Stick in Texas?
    Last month, the Dallas Court of Appeals ruled on two temporary injunction orders – one was affirmed (i.e. it continued to be enforce) and the other one was dissolved (i.e. it was declared void). What was the key difference? The first…
Rank this Week: 3416

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3623

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    First Amendment Protects Speech Perceived to be Protected Political Activity

    First Amendment Protects Speech Perceived to be Protected Political Activity
    Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment prohibits the government from demoting an employee because it incorrectly believed the employee had engaged in Constitutionally-protected political speech. The…
  • Apr 27

    Independent Sales Representatives May Be Entitled to Quadruple Damage

    Independent Sales Representatives May Be Entitled to Quadruple Damage
    A less-known New Jersey statute provides protection to independent commissioned salespeople after their contracts terminate.  That law, the New Jersey Independent Sales Representative Act, entitles independent contractors who work as…
  • Apr 7

    Are Stock “Clawback” Provisions Unenforceable Penalties?

    Are Stock “Clawback” Provisions Unenforceable Penalties?
    Many executives and other high-level employees receive stock options, restricted stock units (RSUs) and other forms of deferred compensation as part of their compensation packages.  Often, the employers who issue these forms of equity to…
Rank this Week: 1368

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3315

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

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

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 734

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 28

    St. Louis Work Accident Lawyers – Work-Related Back Injurie

    St. Louis Work Accident Lawyers – Work-Related Back Injurie
    Preventing work-related back injuries is a significant safety challenge. In the U.S. each year, more than one million workers suffer back injuries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Back injuries account for one…
  • Apr 27

    A Guide to Calculating Missouri Work Comp Benefit

    A Guide to Calculating Missouri Work Comp Benefit
    If you need clarification about your work comp benefits, speak to a St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyer. The state of Missouri has specific procedures to calculate workers’ compensation benefits. There are certain…
  • Apr 26

    St. Louis Injured at Work – Complications of Work-Related Concussion

    St. Louis Injured at Work – Complications of Work-Related Concussion
    Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of reported work-related concussions. Almost 79 percent of the reported concussions were related to slips and falls, motor vehicle accidents, and strikes to…
Rank this Week: 3021

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: 66

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/
  • Apr 28

    I have a little Family and Medical Leave Act treasure map for you.

    I have a little Family and Medical Leave Act treasure map for you.
    The treasure being compliance. So, not exactly riches; somewhat less exciting than Indiana Jones discovering the lost ark. Except, this treasure won’t melt your face off. And you’ll be adorned in HR-compliance. You…
  • Apr 27

    This sad, sobering video is a reminder that your company still employs knuckledraggers #MoreThanMean

    This sad, sobering video is a reminder that your company still employs knuckledraggers #MoreThanMean
    Most of you have either seen or heard about Mean Tweets from Jimmy Kimmel Live! That’s the segment where celebrities stand in front of the camera with smartphone in hand awkwardly reading the snippets of vitriol that Twitters users…
  • Apr 26

    Non-competition agreements are the Butter Brickle of employment law.

    Non-competition agreements are the Butter Brickle of employment law.
    Non-competition agreements haven’t gotten much play on this blog. It’s like going into an ice cream shop and ordering Butter Brickle. Meh. Yet, there it is: Butter Brickle, right between classics like Vanilla and Chocolate and…
Rank this Week: 1753

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/
  • Apr 28

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law
    Michael A. Livermore, Political Parties and Presidential Oversight, 67 Al. L. Rev. 45 (2015).Mark SeidenfeldEver since courts have recognized the legitimacy of political influence on agency policymaking, scholars have struggled to formulate a…
  • Apr 27

    Dismissing Discrimination

    Dismissing Discrimination
    David Schraub, Dismissal (2016), available at SSRN.Charlotte S. AlexanderIn a recent article in The New York Times Magazine, sociologist Alice Goffman – author of an award-winning book that followed a group of African-American men…
  • Apr 26

    Shades of Discrimination Brought to Light

    Shades of Discrimination Brought to Light
    Nancy Leong, Negative Identity, 88 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1357 (2015).Kaiponanea MatsumuraJustice Kennedy raised some hackles when he said in Obergefell v. Hodges that “[m]arriage responds to the universal fear that a lonely person might cry…
Rank this Week: 556

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/
  • Apr 28

    Let’s not forget about damages when litigating our case

    Let’s not forget about damages when litigating our case
    When employers are sued, they do not put enough thought into damages. The typical response is, “We didn’t discriminate; we aren't liable.” But, the reality is, unless you win a case on summary judgment (sadly, an unlikely…
  • Apr 27

    Ohio tries again to add LGBT rights to employment discrimination law

    Ohio tries again to add LGBT rights to employment discrimination law
    As I’ve said more times than I can count, I think it’s repulsive that, in 2016, it is lawful under Title VII and the employment-discrimination laws of most states to discriminate because of one’s LGBT…
  • Apr 26

    DOL publishes new employer FMLA guide

    DOL publishes new employer FMLA guide
    Since I recently cut a check to the IRS for the balance due on my taxes, I thought I’d take today’s space to review how the federal government spends our tax dollars. Today’s examination? The Department of Labor’s…
Rank this Week: 234

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/
  • Apr 28

    Nebraska Bill Recognizing Fantasy Sports Fails to Pa

    Nebraska Bill Recognizing Fantasy Sports Fails to Pa
    by M. Tom Langan, II A bill seeking to recognize fantasy sports as a game of knowledge and skill (and not illegal gambling) failed to pass through the Nebraska Legislature.  In addition to permitting fantasy contests for cash prizes,…
  • Apr 27

    Initial Steps for Victims of Tax Related Identity Theft

    Initial Steps for Victims of Tax Related Identity Theft
    As the 2016 tax season comes to a close, many taxpayers may have discovered they were victims of identity theft. Taxpayers often discover that they have been a victim of identity theft after they receive information that a tax return has…
  • Apr 25

    Tempted to Ask for An Employee’s Personal Password? Just Say No

    Tempted to Ask for An Employee’s Personal Password? Just Say No
    By Eric W. Tiritilli If you’ve ever had the inclination to ask a job applicant or employee for their log-in information or passwords to their personal accounts, you should run – and not walk – away from such ideas.  Not…
Rank this Week: 3045

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/
  • Apr 27

    Kilby v. CVS: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Seating Requirement

    Kilby v. CVS: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Seating Requirement
    On April 4, 2016, the California Supreme Court answered three questions certified by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit regarding interpretation of the California wage order requirements for the provision of seating to…
  • Apr 15

    Long v. Provide Commerce: Arbitration Clause in Browsewrap Agreement Held Unenforceable

    Long v. Provide Commerce: Arbitration Clause in Browsewrap Agreement Held Unenforceable
    A California Court of Appeal affirmed an order issued by Judge Jane Johnson denying a motion to compel arbitration where the arbitration agreement was contained in an online “browsewrap” agreement. Long v. Provide Commerce, Inc.,…
  • Apr 8

    NLRB Orders Cedars-Sinai to Rescind and Revise Its Mandatory Arbitration Pact

    NLRB Orders Cedars-Sinai to Rescind and Revise Its Mandatory Arbitration Pact
    Last month, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge in San Francisco ordered Los Angeles’s famed hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, to stop using its mandatory arbitration agreements to prohibit employees from bringing class…
Rank this Week: 697

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Apr 27

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Awaiting President’s Signature

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Awaiting President’s Signature
    With trade secret theft growing and showing no sign of stopping, it’s no surprise that there has been bipartisan support for Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) – the act that amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 to…
  • Apr 20

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Quick Update

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Quick Update
    Updated on 4/20/2016 at 10:48 AM EDT: As you will recall, on April 4, the Senate voted unanimously to approve the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (commonly referred to as the “DTSA”), which would create a…
  • Apr 3

    Trade Secrets Law – A Primer

    Trade Secrets Law – A Primer
    Introduction Trade secrets are frequently the “forgotten” intellectual property. (The indisputably-recognized types of intellectual property are patents, copyrights, and trademarks.) According to some commentators, trade…
Rank this Week: 3844

The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

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

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Cases --- April 17th through 23rd

    Cases --- April 17th through 23rd
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful TerminationKontgis v. Salt Lake City Corporation (10th Cir., April 18, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of SLC Corp. on Kontgis's wrongful termination claim because she had had the due…
  • Apr 14

    Cases --- April 10th through 16th

    Cases --- April 10th through 16th
    Discrimination/Retaliation*Robinson v. St. John Medical Center, Inc. (10th Cir., April 13, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of St. John on Robinson's claims for race discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination)*McGowan v.…
  • Apr 14

    Cases --- April 3rd through 9th

    Cases --- April 3rd through 9th
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination Hollenbach v. Salt Lake City Corporation (Utah, April 7, 2016) (reversing Civil Service Commission determination that it lacked jurisdiction over Hollenbach's termination appeal because…
Rank this Week: 4647

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

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

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    House Passes Federal Trade Secrets Bill

    House Passes Federal Trade Secrets Bill
    After years of stops and starts in Congressional efforts to pass a law creating a federal claim for misappropriation of trade secrets that can be pursued by private citizens and companies (as opposed to federal prosecutors), the last few…
  • Apr 25

    Are Courts Still Willing to “Blue Pencil” Overbroad Restrictive Covenants to Make Them Enforceable?

    Are Courts Still Willing to “Blue Pencil” Overbroad Restrictive Covenants to Make Them Enforceable?
    Restrictive covenant agreements are traditionally governed by state law and thus subject to various jurisdictions’ rules regarding enforceability. They stand on a different footing than most other contracts, in that their enforcement is…
  • Apr 12

    Treasury Department Calls for Transparency in Non-Competes – Employment Law This Week

    Treasury Department Calls for Transparency in Non-Competes – Employment Law This Week
    Featured on Employment Law This Week: Non-competes are coming under the microscope of the U.S. Treasury. A recent report from the Treasury calls for more transparency in non-compete agreements and better communication around their…
Rank this Week: 1062

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Apr 27

    The Restaurant Advisory Group Seminar presents ‘The Lease’

    The Restaurant Advisory Group Seminar presents ‘The Lease’
    I’m a member of the Restaurant Advisory Group (TRAG) which focuses on advising restaurants on a variety of business and legal issues.  On May 5, 2016 the group is offering a presentation on leases: Understanding What you are…
  • Apr 22

    Five employment law developments in California

    Five employment law developments in California
    A lot was happening this week in California’s employment law.  This week’s Friday’s Five is a round-up on the highlights: 1.       Los Angeles City Council votes to require employers to…
  • Apr 15

    Gary Vaynerchuk on the workplace: a 2016 perspective

    Gary Vaynerchuk on the workplace: a 2016 perspective
    If you know Garyvee, you may be asking yourself how could an employment law blog rely upon advice from someone who has not only admitted, but takes pride in, the fact that he checked out of school in the third grade, does not read books, and…
Rank this Week: 4698

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/
  • Apr 27

    Should Restaurants Deduct Credit Card Fees From Tips?

    Should Restaurants Deduct Credit Card Fees From Tips?
    Whether restaurants and other service establishments can deduct credit card fees from workers’ tips was the subject of a recent Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report. Louis Pechman, founder of waiterpay.com, was quoted in the article.
  • Apr 26

    Iowa Restaurants Sued for Tip Credit Wage Violation

    Iowa Restaurants Sued for Tip Credit Wage Violation
    Servers at two Des Moines, Iowa restaurants, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse and Centro Restaurant, have filed lawsuits against the restaurants alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Iowa wage laws. In the collective…
  • Apr 11

    Kitchen Workers Sue Mr. Chow in New York For Wage Theft

    Kitchen Workers Sue Mr. Chow in New York For Wage Theft
    Mr. Chow, a celebrity hangout serving upscale Chinese cuisine in New York, has been hit with a lawsuit alleging it has violated federal and New York wage payment laws. According to the lawsuit, the restaurant paid their kitchen workers, who…
Rank this Week: 1762

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
  • Apr 27

    M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies – Register now!

    M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies – Register now!
    MBBP to host a panel of experienced deal makers who will provide an insider’s perspective on what it takes to successfully position a venture backed company for sale and get a deal done. These panelists include Brady…
  • Apr 21

    5/4/16 – Life Sciences Series Panel 1: Business and IP Strategy

    5/4/16 – Life Sciences Series Panel 1: Business and IP Strategy
    Join us at MBBP‘s Waltham office on Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00am for a look at Building Your Product & Patent Strategy from the Ground Floor. This is the first of four events in the 2016 Life Science Panel Series. This…
  • Apr 20

    Josh French Panelist for TechSandbox’s unPanel Event

    Josh French Panelist for TechSandbox’s unPanel Event
    On May 5th, Attorney Josh French will be a panelist at “Networking with a Twist: The Expert’s unPanel” presented by TechSandBox. On this panel will be ten experts in all different aspects of starting a business.…
Rank this Week: 957

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

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

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • Apr 27

    Companies: Make Sure You Are Ready For A Litigation Hold

    Companies: Make Sure You Are Ready For A Litigation Hold
    With the number of emails, texts, and other electronic data in the workplace today, not knowing your company’s litigation preservation duties or not having proper procedures in place to meet those responsibilities may later lead to…
  • Apr 26

    Massachusetts Challenges “On Call” Shift

    Massachusetts Challenges “On Call” Shift
    The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, along with several other states, is challenging retail stores’ use of “on call” shifts.  This month, Massachusetts joined with California, Connecticut, the District of…
  • Apr 25

    Statistical Samples May Establish Employer Liability in Class Action Lawsuit

    Statistical Samples May Establish Employer Liability in Class Action Lawsuit
    In Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, the U.S. Supreme Court held that statistical or representative evidence could be used by a class of employees to prove liability for an employer’s failure to pay them for donning and doffing…
Rank this Week: 2911

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

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

    Santa Monica Adopts Final Version of its Minimum Wage Ordinance

    Santa Monica Adopts Final Version of its Minimum Wage Ordinance
    When the Santa Monica City Council passed a minimum wage ordinance slated to go into effect on July 1, 2016, it also appointed a working group to review and recommend changes to the law. Those changes were approved by the council last night…
  • Apr 27

    The Upside of Employment Arbitration

    The Upside of Employment Arbitration
    A recently completed five-day arbitration with twenty-one witnesses, reminded me of the upsides of employment arbitrations (especially when I compare my situation to that of my colleagues who are preparing for jury trials in similar cases).…
  • Apr 21

    San Francisco Changes Compliance Schedule for Paid Parental Leave

    San Francisco Changes Compliance Schedule for Paid Parental Leave
    We told you already that San Francisco will require employers to provide eligible workers with fully paid parenting leave for up to six weeks. State benefits pay roughly 55% of the employee’s wages. Employers will be required…
Rank this Week: 2870

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

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

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Apr 27

    Fixed costs for fixed-term contract

    Fixed costs for fixed-term contract
    What happens when an employer terminates an employee on a fixed-term contract? The Ontario Court of Appeal in Howard v Benson Group Inc. recently weighed in on the issue. The Court held that the employee was entitled to an amount equal to his…
  • Apr 27

    Vicarious liability in the UK – who am I responsible for?

    Vicarious liability in the UK – who am I responsible for?
    This post was contributed by Catrina Smith, Partner in the London office Back in the day, the concept of vicarious liability (that is the situation in which one party is held liable for the acts or omissions of another) was largely confined…
  • Apr 26

    Termination of employment for breaches of work health and safety law

    Termination of employment for breaches of work health and safety law
    Ensuring safety compliance in the workplace can sometimes result in disciplinary action against employees who fail to comply with safety requirements. Unfair dismissal cases provide guidance to employers when it comes to the factors to take…
Rank this Week: 2334

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 2654

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Apr 27

    Vote YES! for Compliance: An Election Law Refresher for California Employer

    Vote YES! for Compliance: An Election Law Refresher for California Employer
    Seyfarth Synopsis:  Under California law, employers have a part to play in protecting employee voting rights and other political activity.  What follows is a short reminder of employer duties and obligations. With the June 7, 2016,…
  • Apr 20

    California Court Gives Two Thumbs Down and Voids Non-Compete in Actor’s Agreement

    California Court Gives Two Thumbs Down and Voids Non-Compete in Actor’s Agreement
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Limitation on an actor’s ability to work in certain films struck down as an unlawful restraint of trade.  California, mecca of the film and media production industries in the U.S., is notorious for outlawing…
  • Apr 13

    To Seat, or Not to Seat: That is the Question

    To Seat, or Not to Seat: That is the Question
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Seats must be provided for each location where the work reasonably permits. It started like a bad joke. A cashier and a bank teller walk into a bar—actually, a federal court served by the Bar—and sue CVS…
Rank this Week: 2966

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3039

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Apr 27

    Confirm Health Plan Contraceptive & Colonoscopy Coverage Meets Latest FAQ ACA Preventive Care Guidance

    Confirm Health Plan Contraceptive & Colonoscopy Coverage Meets Latest FAQ ACA Preventive Care Guidance
    Employer and other group health plan sponsors, fiduciaries and administrators and individual and group health insurers should confirm their plan documents and practices comply with new additional guidance on when the Patient Protection and…
  • Apr 21

    Providers & Business Associates reconfir

    Providers & Business Associates reconfir
    Providers & Business Associates reconfirm you meet HIPAA BA Requirements.http://ow.ly/4mXK6wFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Apr 21

    Business Associate Rule Violations Behind $750K HIPAA Settlement

    Business Associate Rule Violations Behind $750K HIPAA Settlement
    Health Plans, Sponsors & Business Associates Should Verify Plan's HIPAA Compliance Employers and other health plan sponsors and the health plan fiduciaries and business associates providing services involving dealings on behalf of the…
Rank this Week: 4142

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/
  • Apr 27

    Lego-based workplace harassment will NOT be tolerated.

    Lego-based workplace harassment will NOT be tolerated.
    You’ve heard of sex-based harassment, race-based harassment, and disability-based harassment. But have you ever heard of Lego-based harassment? Shawn Roy was terminated from his job because he was allegedly creating and posting on the…
  • Apr 26

    Employer guide to Family and Medical Leave Act

    Employer guide to Family and Medical Leave Act
    The U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, has issued a new guide for employers on the Family and Medical Leave Act. I’ve only thumbed through it, but it seems to be pretty nicely done, and has some cute comics about the FMLA…
  • Apr 25

    When must a successor employer bargain with unions?

    When must a successor employer bargain with unions?
    Congratulations on your newly acquired company! Now, what do you do about that union? Our own David Phippen has the scoop in this article that appeared in Friday’s Law360.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1758

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Apr 27

    Inversion control: U.S. Treasury announces new rules affecting cross-border transaction

    Inversion control: U.S. Treasury announces new rules affecting cross-border transaction
    In September 2014 we reported on the practice of “tax inversions”, cross-border transactions in which the resulting entity may be headquartered in another country for tax purposes. A number of recent transactions between the U.S.…
  • Apr 26

    Getting the best (asset) deal: tax efficient purchase price allocation

    Getting the best (asset) deal: tax efficient purchase price allocation
    The number one consideration for anyone buying or selling a business is price. But getting the best price is not just about the total cash value. How the purchase price is allocated across the various assets included in the deal has…
  • Apr 20

    What can companies learn from PE sharks?

    What can companies learn from PE sharks?
    Divestment is one strategy that a corporation can use to unlock funds for future growth and create long‑term shareholder value. According to a recent E&Y study, a successful divestment must meet three criteria: (i) it must create a…
Rank this Week: 1242

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Apr 27

    SCOTUS: Mistaken retaliation is still retaliation under First Amendment

    SCOTUS: Mistaken retaliation is still retaliation under First Amendment
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Heffernan v. City of Patterson.A police officer picked up a campaign sign featuring a candidate who was particularly unpopular in his department. Some of his co-workers spotted him and he got…
  • Apr 21

    Curt Schilling, ESPN, Free Speech and quirky state law

    Curt Schilling, ESPN, Free Speech and quirky state law
    As you have probably already heard, ESPN fired Curt Schilling - presumably for sharing a Facebook post (screen grab here) that mocked transgender people and commenting that "A man is a man no matter what they call themselves" and "Now you…
  • Apr 19

    Pennsylvania's New Medical Marijuana Law Includes Employment Protection

    Pennsylvania's New Medical Marijuana Law Includes Employment Protection
    On Sunday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a new medical marijuana legalization bill into law. You can read the full text of the law, Senate Bill 3, here. Of interest to Lawffice Space readers, the new law contains some employment…
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New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases. By Phillips & Associates.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Sexual Harassment and the Yoga Industry in New York City and Around the Country

    Sexual Harassment and the Yoga Industry in New York City and Around the Country
    The business of yoga, as represented by yoga studios offering group classes, has grown at a tremendous rate in the U.S. in recent years. These studios employ people as instructors, many of whom receive training from affiliated yoga schools.…
  • Apr 20

    State Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Categorically Bans People with Criminal Convictions from Employment

    State Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Categorically Bans People with Criminal Convictions from Employment
    Criminal history is a major impediment to finding a job for many people in New York City and around the country. This is often true even when the nature of an individual job applicant’s criminal history has little to no relation to the…
  • Apr 13

    New York Legislature Considers Paid Family Leave Law

    New York Legislature Considers Paid Family Leave Law
    Employment statutes at the federal, state, and city levels in New York City protect workers against certain types of discrimination related to family responsibilities. These laws protect employees from adverse actions by employers, but they…
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New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
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San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Sandy Hook Denier Files Suit for Wrongful Termination

    Sandy Hook Denier Files Suit for Wrongful Termination
    As if to prove that a person can file suit about anything, Professor James Tracy has sued the Florida Atlantic University over his termination. Mr. Tracy is the person who some months ago denied that the Sandy Hook massacre occurred. The…
  • Apr 26

    On-Call Scheduling not Well Received

    On-Call Scheduling not Well Received
    On-call scheduling has not been well received. It is a new trend in reducing personal costs. But, it causes workers substantial stress, since they do not know until a few hours before or the night before whether they will be working. This…
  • Apr 21

    Iraqi Man Booted for Speaking Arabic

    Iraqi Man Booted for Speaking Arabic
    I am not surprised really. A young Iraqi man was booted from a Southwest Airlines flight after he spoke Arabic on his cell phone. He was talking to his uncle and describing an event earlier that week at which the head of the United Nations,…
Rank this Week: 978

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

Covers employment class action cases affecting employers. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1672

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 706

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 782

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/
Rank this Week: 1057

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
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Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Public Employee Demoted For Perceived Political Activity Can Bring First Amendment Challenge

    Public Employee Demoted For Perceived Political Activity Can Bring First Amendment Challenge
    By Joanna Vilos In a 6-to-2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that when a public employer demotes an employee in order to prevent the employee from exercising his free-speech rights, the employee may challenge that action as a violation of…
  • Apr 19

    Employee Reveals Medical Condition At Disciplinary Meeting – Now What?

    Employee Reveals Medical Condition At Disciplinary Meeting – Now What?
    By Steve Collis You’re all set to fire an underperforming employee. You sit down for the disciplinary meeting and just as you start discussing her performance problems, she reveals she has back and neck pain due to work-related stress. What…
  • Apr 13

    H-1B Visa Submissions Lower than Expected

    H-1B Visa Submissions Lower than Expected
    By Roger Tsai The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received over 236,000 H-1B visa applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 in the first week of April. That number far exceeds the statutory cap of 65,000 H-1B visas under the…
Rank this Week: 1267

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 26

    DOL Issues New Employer’s Guide to FMLA

    DOL Issues New Employer’s Guide to FMLA
    The Department of Labor has issued guidance for employers on the FMLA.  The Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act attempts to walk employers through the FMLA process, starting with determining who is a covered…
  • Apr 19

    Executive Order Bars Pennsylvania Contractors and Grantees from Discriminating Against LGBT Individual

    Executive Order Bars Pennsylvania Contractors and Grantees from Discriminating Against LGBT Individual
    (Many thanks to Christina, for her gracious invitation to join the blog as a regular contributor! -Brian) In the wake of controversy over efforts in North Carolina and other states to roll back legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual,…
  • Apr 15

    Are You Ready for a Zombie Apocalypse?

    Are You Ready for a Zombie Apocalypse?
    With the flu going around our office in the last few weeks, I have heard lots of talk in the workplace about sick days.  Not complaints that employees who are sick do not have time available as they have quite a bit of PTO time, more…
Rank this Week: 2864

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
  • Apr 26

    House Judiciary Committee Passes Defend Trade Secrets Act

    House Judiciary Committee Passes Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Wow, that was fast! We recently blogged about the revised Defend Trade Secrets Act, which passed the Senate on April 4, 2016, by an 87-0 vote. On April 20, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed the same bill. The next step is…
  • Apr 24

    Yes, Attorneys Too Can Blow the Whistle: But When and How Hard?

    Yes, Attorneys Too Can Blow the Whistle: But When and How Hard?
    According to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Agency”), an attorney – or any individual, for that matter – should not have to first report misconduct to the SEC to fall…
  • Apr 21

    Epic Verdict in Trade Secrets Case

    Epic Verdict in Trade Secrets Case
    Last week, a federal jury in Wisconsin awarded almost $1 billion to Epic Systems Corporation in its trade secrets case against Indian consulting company Tata Consulting Services, Ltd., and its American unit, Tata America International…
Rank this Week: 1213

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Apr 26

    Make Sure You Are Correctly Complying With California PSL

    Make Sure You Are Correctly Complying With California PSL
    Even though California’s Paid Sick Leave (PSL) law took effect last year, California employers continue to be confused on how to comply with the new law, especially when the law was amended a few weeks after the July 1, 2015, start…
  • Apr 25

    California Court Affirms Rest Break Timing Requirement

    California Court Affirms Rest Break Timing Requirement
    A California court recently affirmed that rest breaks in general cannot be combined (Rodriguez v. E.M.E., Inc., B264138 (4/22/16)). Relying on the California Supreme Court’s guidance in Brinker v. Restaurant Corp., the appellate…
  • Apr 22

    $226.5 Million Settlement in Independent Contractor Case Proceed

    $226.5 Million Settlement in Independent Contractor Case Proceed
    In a closely watched case, a California federal court conditionally approved a $226.5 million settlement with FedEx drivers in a class action lawsuit filed in federal court in California. The lawsuit alleged that the drivers were improperly…
Rank this Week: 1145

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1058

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Apr 26

    The Right to Strike: Changes to Alberta Labour Legislation

    The Right to Strike: Changes to Alberta Labour Legislation
    In light of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v Saskatchewan, 2015 SCC 4 decision, the Alberta government has undertaken a review of the Labour Relations Code (“LRC”) and the Public Service Employees Relations Act…
  • Apr 20

    Early Termination of Fixed Term Contract Results in Employee Windfall (Or the Dangers of Dubious Drafting)

    Early Termination of Fixed Term Contract Results in Employee Windfall (Or the Dangers of Dubious Drafting)
    The Ontario Court of Appeal recently awarded an employee, whose fixed-term contract was terminated on a without cause basis twenty-three months into a five-year term, damages reflecting the balance of his remuneration under the Agreement. The…
  • Apr 8

    Miscarriage is a Disability

    Miscarriage is a Disability
    In a recent interim decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, adjudicator Jennifer Scott found that miscarriage could constitute a “disability”.  The door was also left open for employees terminated due to miscarriage to…
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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/
  • Apr 26

    Deflategate, Collective Bargaining, and Arbitration

    Deflategate, Collective Bargaining, and Arbitration
    Lisa Gelernter (SUNY-Buffalo, and a Bills fan) writes to share her take on the Second Circuit’s decision upholding the four-game suspension of Tom Brady of the Patriots for the deflate-gate scandal. [Side note: all the NFL's footballs are…
  • Apr 22

    Uber Settles Class Action for $100 million

    Uber Settles Class Action for $100 million
    Many of us in the labor and employment law community have been following the pending class-action litigation against Uber on the issue of whether its drivers are employees or independent contractors. Widespread news reports now indicate that…
  • Apr 21

    EEOC/Halliburton Settlement Breach

    EEOC/Halliburton Settlement Breach
    image from eeoc.gov For those of us teaching courses in ADR/Employment, an interesting case comes out of Mississippi between the EEOC and Halliburton. The case, EEOC v. Halliburton Energy Service, Inc. and Boots & Coots, LLC d/b/a/ Boots…
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