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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/
  • Mar 1

    Zelinsky Offers a Solution to Hobby Lobby

    Zelinsky Offers a Solution to Hobby Lobby
    Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo) has just posted on SSRN his article (42 Rutgers Law Record 109-25) The Aftermath of Hobby Lobby: HSAs and HRAs as the Least Restrictive Means. Here's an excerpt from the abstract: In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores,...
  • Mar 1

    Compa & Brooks on NAFTA & Labor

    Compa & Brooks on NAFTA & Labor
    Lance Compa and Tequila Brooks have just published NAFTA and the NAALC Twenty Years of North American Trade-Labour Linkage (2015). Here's a description from the authors: The 20th anniversary edition of the NAFTA and NAALC monograph in the…
  • Mar 1

    Labor & Employment Roundup

    Labor & Employment Roundup
    I'm well overdue for a labor & employment roundup, so this one is loaded. And somewhat dated at times. Enjoy: Blogger Emeritus Paul Secunda on recent developments on Gov. Walker's attempts to turn Wisconsin into a right-to-work state. It…
Rank this Week: 18

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 25

    Attorney Strike

    Attorney Strike
    Several years ago, I published a short article where I explained that attorneys are employees too and are entitled to the same protections as everyone else. You can download a copy of that article at no charge here. The reality...
  • Feb 9

    How Much Is An Adjunct Worth?

    How Much Is An Adjunct Worth?
    We all know that adjuncts are underpaid-grossly underpaid. But, how much are we worth? Certainly, most would agree that law school and med school profs should be paid more than college profs because the tuition is much higher. But, what...
  • Feb 6

    Despite Failure to Call In, Claimant Is Entitled To Unemployment

    Despite Failure to Call In, Claimant Is Entitled To Unemployment
    Matter of Pratt (Cellular Sales) v. Commissioner of Labor, ____A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. 2015), is an interesting Unemployment decision. I bring it to the readers' attention because it demonstrates how, courts, in my view, often tip the balance in…
Rank this Week: 58

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: 67

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    The Year of Religion and the Workplace

    The Year of Religion and the Workplace
    The law works in mysterious ways.  (Cue the U2 song.) Some years seem to get dominated by a particular type of issue, even though the law has been around for years. This year, it seems as though issues of religion and the workplace are…
  • Feb 25

    The Perils of Social Media & Legal Considerations – Join Us!

    The Perils of Social Media & Legal Considerations – Join Us!
    On Thursday, February 26th, I’ll be speaking on a panel discussion for the Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section discussing the legal considerations of social media. The topic covers how the evolving world of new social…
  • Feb 20

    Cabbie’s Fear of Dogs Doesn’t Trump Requirement to Allow Service Dog

    Cabbie’s Fear of Dogs Doesn’t Trump Requirement to Allow Service Dog
    Back in 2012, I posted about a lawsuit filed by a cab driver who claimed he suffers from cynophobia (a fear of dogs), who was fired after he refused to pick up a blind customer with a service dog.  The cabbie claimed that his…
Rank this Week: 207

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 214

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property
    If you live in Florida and own property in another state an ancillary administration will be necessary upon the death of the owner(s) of that property. This special probate administration will be in addition to the administration you have…
  • Oct 29

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection
    Many times we get questions from clients asking if their revocable trust provides asset protection from creditors. The answer to this is the typical legal answer "It Depends". That is it depends on who owes the money. In Florida a…
  • Oct 28

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
Rank this Week: 217

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Dec 29

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie
    AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 goes into effect on January 1, 2015 (although paid sick leave accrual does not begin until July 1, 2015). Starting with the new year, employers must comply with AB 1522's...
  • Oct 16

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
  • Dec 10

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help
    A fellow named Ener sent us a email last week asking us to remove a spammy comment and link his company, logoworkgloves.com, left on one of our posts in 2010. For whatever reason, our spam filter didn't block it. Now...
Rank this Week: 227

The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 238

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/
  • Mar 2

    Do you know what to do when OSHA comes knocking?

    Do you know what to do when OSHA comes knocking?
    News broke over the weekend of a fatality at a local manufacturing plant. Undoubtedly, OSHA was on the scene to unravel what happened. Injuries or fatalities aren't the only reasons OSHA might arrive at your door. It might have received a…
  • Feb 27

    WIRTW #357 (the “proud papa” edition)

    WIRTW #357 (the “proud papa” edition)
    My kids go to an amazing school. Part of what makes it amazing is that beginning in second grade the year’s second parent-teacher conferences is student led. Last night, my wife and I experienced our first Norah-led conference. The…
  • Feb 26

    Reading the #SCOTUS tea leaves: headscarves, religious accommodations, and Abercrombie

    Reading the #SCOTUS tea leaves: headscarves, religious accommodations, and Abercrombie
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (transcript here [pdf]), which will hopefully determine the circumstances under which an employer must, as a religious accommodation, grant an…
Rank this Week: 247

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/
  • Mar 2

    The Law and Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution

    The Law and Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution
    Gavin Wright, Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South (2013).Christopher SchmidtQuantitative scholars too often seem intent on sucking the complexities and nuances out of history. Sometimes,…
  • Feb 27

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective
    Christopher T. Robertson, Scaling Cost-Sharing to Wages: How Employers Can Reduce Health Spending and Provide Greater Economic Security, 14 Yale J. Health Pol’y L. & Ethics 239 (2014), available at SSRN.David OrentlicherWhile many…
  • Feb 25

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation
    Daniel Klerman & Greg Reilly, Forum Selling, USC Center for Law and Social Science Research Papers Series No. CLASS14-35, available at SSRN.Allan ErbsenScholars have extensively explored how outcomes in civil litigation can hinge on an…
Rank this Week: 270

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice
    So one of the websites that I love to utilize to attract good clients is LegalMatch. It is a website that allows people who have a legal claim to post cases and find lawyers who concentrate on such cases. This saves the client time and…
  • Feb 10

    Hot Wheel City Pays $20,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Hot Wheel City Pays $20,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Hot Wheel City pays $20,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. The multi-count lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). Published accounts indicate that Hot Wheel City subjected a…
  • Jan 7

    Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $309,000

    Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $309,000
    Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center ("CBHC"), pays $309,000 to a former employee to settle an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") lawsuit. According to published accounts the company refused to provide a reasonable…
Rank this Week: 281

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/
  • Mar 2

    Rolling Stone Article Highlights Need to Protect Whistleblower

    Rolling Stone Article Highlights Need to Protect Whistleblower
    This month Rolling Stone Magazine published a heartbreaking account of Countrywide whistleblower Michael Winston’s journey as a whistleblower. This account highlights the importance for whistleblowers to Know Your Rights before you blow…
  • Mar 1

    UBS Whistleblower Pushed Hard to Help French Investigation

    UBS Whistleblower Pushed Hard to Help French Investigation
    The Wall Street Journal reports that UBS whistleblower, Bradley Birkendfeld, who will aid a current French probe of UBS, had to push hard to win permission to do so. Read the report here: UBS Whistleblower Pushed Hard to Help in…
  • Feb 27

    Senate to Hold Hearing on FBI’s Treatment of Whistleblower

    Senate to Hold Hearing on FBI’s Treatment of Whistleblower
    Washington, D.C. February 27, 2015. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing entitled  “Whistleblower Retaliation at the FBI: Improving Protections and Oversight,” on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10am in the…
Rank this Week: 282

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/
  • Mar 2

    EEOC Charges Employer Violated ADA By Terminating Employment At FMLA Leave End

    EEOC Charges Employer Violated ADA By Terminating Employment At FMLA Leave End
    Health care employers and organizations should review and tighten their employment and other discrimination policies and risk management in light of recent employment discrimination enforcement actions targeting health care organization…
  • Mar 2

    New Opportunity To Share Your Input With HHS About How To Improve Healthcare

    New Opportunity To Share Your Input With HHS About How To Improve Healthcare
    Originally posted on Coalition For Responsible Health Care Policy:Health care providers, health plans and insurers, employers, providers, patients, states, consumer groups, individual Americans and others concerned about health care in…
  • Feb 26

    IRS Updates Procedures For 403(b) Opinions & Approval

    IRS Updates Procedures For 403(b) Opinions & Approval
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is revising the application procedures for pre-approved 403(b) opinions and advisory letters.  Revenue Procedure 2015-22 modifies Revenue Procedure 2013-22, 2013-18 I.R.B. 985, as modified by Revenue…
Rank this Week: 292

Manpower Employment Blawg

Manpower Employment Blawg

Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.

http://manpowerblogs.com
  • Nov 26

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS
    To help ensure that you stay on top of all the latest workplace developments, the following is our guide to some of the lesser-known holidays your employees might be observing in December.
  • Nov 20

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    The Blawg is truly really extremely very THANKFUL for each and every one of its wonderful visitors.
  • Nov 19

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?
    Last week, we asked you to be the judge in a rather fascinating FMLA case. To review … The Fact
Rank this Week: 311

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 342

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

http://lisahome.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike
    (Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Monday said it has authorized legal action against Wal-Mart Stores Inc for allegedly retaliating against workers who participated in strikes against the company over low pay.Groups of…
  • Nov 19

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety
    OSHA is getting tough on staffing agencies that provide employers with temporary workers if they do not provide those workers with legally required safety and health training.  But, the buck doesn’t stop there: employers that use…
  • Nov 13

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation
    Calexico, CA: While it didn’t get to the point of becoming a California labor lawsuit, a California furniture distributor nonetheless agreed to pay more than $120,000 in owed overtime wages to current and former employees following…
Rank this Week: 397

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/
  • Mar 2

    As Strikes Commence at Canadian Universities, a Primer on Picketing Law

    As Strikes Commence at Canadian Universities, a Primer on Picketing Law
    Originally Post November 2008, Updated March 1 2015 In November 2008, I wrote a post describing the rules of picketing as a teaching assistant’s strike commenced at York University.   Today, a strike at the University of Toronto…
  • Feb 23

    Wilson v. Atomic Energy: A Dismissal for No Reason at All is not “Unjust”

    Wilson v. Atomic Energy: A Dismissal for No Reason at All is not “Unjust”
    Last month, the Federal Court of Appeal issued a surprise decision, ruling that the “unjust dismissal” provisions in Section 240-246 of the Canada Labour Code do not require the employer to have any reason at all to dismiss an…
  • Feb 12

    Some Legal Thoughts on the Long, Cold Beer Can Strike

    Some Legal Thoughts on the Long, Cold Beer Can Strike
    February 12, 2015 Earlier this week I was asked to join Matt Galloway on CBC’s Metro Morning to talk about a strike that has dragged on a beer can production factory in north Toronto called Crown Holdings,  and how the law deals…
Rank this Week: 409

California Labor & Employment…

California Labor & Employment Law Blog

Covers arbitration agreements, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hiring, termination, employee leave, and wage and hour issues. By Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger.

http://www.callaborlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 410

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: 421

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/
  • Feb 26

    Award of Attorney’s Fees Against EEOC is Reversed

    Award of Attorney’s Fees Against EEOC is Reversed
    I first wrote about this case a couple of years ago. See my prior post about EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc.  It struck me as a good case, but the court parsed the evidence to make it seem like a weak case. Too, the court…
  • Feb 25

    Sanctions Can Result when a Party Does not Cooperate

    Sanctions Can Result when a Party Does not Cooperate
    In federal court, parties can be ordered to pay sanctions. Mentioning that to clients always attracts interest. If a person or entity “mis-behaves” in court, the judge can sanction them. Sanctions include anything from paying…
  • Feb 18

    Lance Armstrong Ordered to Pay Back $10 Million

    Lance Armstrong Ordered to Pay Back $10 Million
    Arbitration is more and more with us, all of us. Every consumer signs some arbitration agreement sometime, somewhere. Arbitration is increasingly found in the work place. Many employers require their employers to sign agreements to submit any…
Rank this Week: 424

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/
  • Feb 27

    This ‘n’ that from the world of the workplace

    This ‘n’ that from the world of the workplace
    Religious accommodation, the Oscars, non-competes, social media, Brian Williams versus Bill O’Reilly, workplace violence, and inspirational employees — we have it all today! Here are some links about recent news and court…
  • Feb 23

    New FMLA rule will give rights to same-sex spouses based on “place of celebration”

    New FMLA rule will give rights to same-sex spouses based on “place of celebration”
    The U.S. Department of Labor announced today its Final Rule changing the definition of “spouse” in the Family and Medical Leave Act to include most same-sex married couples. I blogged about the proposed rule in…
  • Feb 20

    Should an employer fight unemployment? The debate continues . . .

    Should an employer fight unemployment? The debate continues . . .
    You may remember that I stirred up some contentiousness a few weeks ago when I suggested that employers should not challenge unemployment claims except in the worst cases. So I hate to bring it up again (not really — I…
Rank this Week: 428

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 23

    Mitigating Circumstances Not Enough to Reinstate in a Theft Case

    Mitigating Circumstances Not Enough to Reinstate in a Theft Case
    A labour arbitrator considered when the presence of mitigating factors (including, what the arbitrator described as “a painful, if not abusive, relationship with her former common-law partner” and drug use) were sufficient to…
  • Feb 19

    Reporting Pay and the Meaning of “Beyond the Control of the Company”

    Reporting Pay and the Meaning of “Beyond the Control of the Company”
    When is an employer in a unionized environment relieved of its obligation to pay reporting pay? The obvious answer is that it depends on the language in the collective agreement. A recent cases considered this issue. In National Steel Car…
  • Feb 17

    The Ontario Government Announces Public Consultations on Labour Law

    The Ontario Government Announces Public Consultations on Labour Law
    The Ontario Government today announced that it would follow through on its "commitment made in the 2014 Throne Speech" and launch public consultations on the changing nature of the modern workplace to commence. According to the News Release:…
Rank this Week: 512

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
  • Feb 27

    Giant Otter Receives SBIR Phase II Grant

    Giant Otter Receives SBIR Phase II Grant
    MBBP Client Giant Otter Technologies announced on February 26, 2015 that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant.  This highly selective two –year grant from the National Science Foundation in…
  • Feb 27

    Exciting Development Regarding H-4 EAD

    Exciting Development Regarding H-4 EAD
    In light of the latest development from the Department of Homeland Security allowing H-4 spouses of certain H-1B workers to apply for employment authorizations,  we have compiled a list of important FAQs to help employers,…
  • Feb 26

    Apotex’s Second Biosimilar Application Accepted by FDA

    Apotex’s Second Biosimilar Application Accepted by FDA
    By: David A. Fazzolare and Joanna T. Brougher On February 18, 2015, Apotex Inc., announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had accepted its application for a biosimilar version of Amgen Inc’s Neupogen®. Apotex is second…
Rank this Week: 519

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Mar 2

    We Interrupt Your FMLA and CFRA Challenges for This Live Webinar

    We Interrupt Your FMLA and CFRA Challenges for This Live Webinar
    The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) entitle eligible employees to unpaid, job-protected leave for defined reasons, such as caring for a parent, spouse, child or domestic partner with a…
  • Feb 25

    See the Winners of CalChamber’s Off-the-Wall Poster Contest

    See the Winners of CalChamber’s Off-the-Wall Poster Contest
    Judging in CalChamber’s 2015 Off-the-Wall Poster Contest is finished, and we’re proud to announce the winners. This year, we had two sets of first- and second-place winners: One set was decided by popular vote (the contest was…
  • Feb 24

    Ninth Circuit Asks California Supreme Court to Decide “One Day’s Rest in Seven” Question

    Ninth Circuit Asks California Supreme Court to Decide “One Day’s Rest in Seven” Question
    Under California law, employees are entitled to “one day’s rest in seven.” But what, exactly, does that mean? The Ninth Circuit asked the California Supreme Court to answer three questions related to the seventh day of work…
Rank this Week: 538

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Feb 27

    DOL’s new rule puts same-sex couples on level footing under the FMLA

    DOL’s new rule puts same-sex couples on level footing under the FMLA
    On Monday, February 23, 2015, the Department of Labor issued a new rule providing FMLA leave benefits to workers in legal, same-sex marriages, regardless of where the couple resides. Employees in same-sex marriages now have consistent federal…
  • Feb 27

    Why can’t we be friends? Gawker class action raises specter of notification via social media

    Why can’t we be friends? Gawker class action raises specter of notification via social media
    Attorneys for FLSA class-action defendant Gawker are opposing plaintiffs’ request to expand potential avenues of class notification via social media. Former interns of the blog site Gawker, a website that promotes itself as a…
  • Feb 26

    Employment authorization for H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B employee

    Employment authorization for H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B employee
    On February 24, 2015, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrant workers pursuing employment-based lawful…
Rank this Week: 578

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/
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeal Rules on Retroactivity of Whistleblower Statute

    Court of Appeal Rules on Retroactivity of Whistleblower Statute
    A frequent issue over the last several years has been whether a plaintiff must exhaust administrative remedies under Labor Code section 98.7 by filing a claim with the Labor Commissioner before filing a statutory whistleblower action under…
  • Jan 6

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year to all of you. Last year was a terrific one personally and professionally for me. I hope that yours was as well and that 2015 will be even better.
  • Nov 26

    In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases: Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Certification in Meal Period Class Action

    In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases: Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Certification in Meal Period Class Action
    In In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases (10/23/14, pub. 11/13/14) --- Cal.App.4th ---, the plaintiffs sought to certify a class of hourly employees on the theory that Walgreens propounded a lawful meal period policy, but in practice…
Rank this Week: 592

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 604

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

Covers legislation, news and cases for whistleblowers and those who represent them. By The Employment Group.

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
Rank this Week: 605

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Feb 23

    NJ Supreme Court, In a Rare Move, Cuts Back on Employee Rights in Sexual Harassment Case

    NJ Supreme Court, In a Rare Move, Cuts Back on Employee Rights in Sexual Harassment Case
    One of the recurring themes of this blog has been to emphasize NJ's pride of place as a jurisdiction in which the employment rights of employees are zealously protected, to a greater degree than nearly any other state in the country.…
  • Feb 4

    How to Give Your Employees FMLA Rights That the Law Does Not Confer

    How to Give Your Employees FMLA Rights That the Law Does Not Confer
    We harp constantly at our business clients to keep their employee handbooks short and simple. There are dangers to saying more than you should.  The KISS rule (Keep It Simple, Stupid) should be the default position when it comes to…
  • Jan 19

    5 HR Errors that Leave Companies Exposed to Litigation

    5 HR Errors that Leave Companies Exposed to Litigation
    These 5 common business errors that make defending an employment lawsuit harder come from the California Employment Law Report, and they are as true on the east coast as the west. In our experience, smaller and middle sized businesses…
Rank this Week: 608

NLRB Law Memo

NLRB Law Memo

Covers National Labor Relations Board decision. By Ross Runkel.

http://www.lawmemo.com/nlrb/memo/
  • Aug 11

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  • Nov 24

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012
  • Feb 14

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012
    NLRB - Staff summarized 3 decisions. Human Services Projects, Inc. d/b/a Teen Triumph (32-CA-25262; 358 NLRB No. 2) Stockton, CA, February 6, 2012.
Rank this Week: 618

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Mar 1

    (Video) NLRA and Social Media

    (Video) NLRA and Social Media
    A brief introduction to the NLRA, Protected Concerted Activity, and Social Media: NLRA and Social Media from Philip Miles on Vimeo.
  • Feb 26

    Is Non-Pregnancy a BFOQ for Exotic Dancers?

    Is Non-Pregnancy a BFOQ for Exotic Dancers?
    Well, here's a sentence I never thought I'd read in a court opinion: "[T]here is a genuine issue of fact as to whether a dancer's pregnancy-status is sufficiently related to her sex appeal." Berry v. Great Am. Dream Inc., No.…
  • Feb 24

    New DOL Regs for Same-Sex "Spouse" Under FMLA

    New DOL Regs for Same-Sex "Spouse" Under FMLA
    Tomorrow, the Department of Labor will publish a Final Rule to Revise the Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA (including links to additional information). Per the DOL, the "major features" are:The Department has moved from…
Rank this Week: 621

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: 635

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois employment law issues, including discrimination, retaliation, wage claims and employment contract disputes. By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagoexecutivelawyer.com/
  • Nov 15

    Is being a bad boss illegal?

    Is being a bad boss illegal?
    There are blog posts nearly every day about the importance of good leadership in the workplace and the negative affects of a bad boss. In our office, we have heard about nearly every type of bad boss: the micro-manager, the screamer, the…
  • Nov 7

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money
    Last month, Bill Toland authored an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that highlights the high costs businesses face by allowing harassment to go unchecked. It is pretty obvious that no one wants to work in an environment where…
  • Oct 26

    It's never too late to pursue a dream

    It's never too late to pursue a dream
    A client of ours recently published a children's book titled Red Rose and Blue Butterfly. Publishing a book under any circumstances is an amazing feat, but one of the reasons this book in particular is so amazing is that the author, Sara…
Rank this Week: 641

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/
  • Feb 24

    Tipped Minimum Wage to rise to $7.50 per hour on December 31, 2015

    Tipped Minimum Wage to rise to $7.50 per hour on December 31, 2015
    The minimum wage for all tipped workers in the hospitality industry in New York State will be raised from $5 an hour to $7.50 effective December 31, 2015. The Order of Acting Commissioner of Labor Mario J. Muolino on the Report ……
  • Feb 23

    “Real Housewife” Sued for Wage Theft at Her Restaurant

    “Real Housewife” Sued for Wage Theft at Her Restaurant
    “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reality television celebrity, Teresa Aprea, has been sued for stealing wages and tips at her Little Italy restaurant, Angelo’s of Mulberry Street. Attorneys for waiters, bartenders, cooks,…
  • Feb 13

    Seasons 52 Restaurants Hit With Age Discrimination Lawsuit

    Seasons 52 Restaurants Hit With Age Discrimination Lawsuit
    Seasons 52, a national restaurant chain and one of the Darden restaurant brands, engaged in a nationwide pattern or practice of age discrimination in hiring hourly employees, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in…
Rank this Week: 656

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/
  • Feb 18

    Addictions in the workplace- can I fire my alcoholic employee?

    Addictions in the workplace- can I fire my alcoholic employee?
    The workplace environment brings a number of people together under one roof which may include employees with addictions. There are no clear cut ways of identifying someone as an alcoholic. However, there may be signs during the course of…
  • Feb 9

    Should I tell prospective employers about my disability?

    Should I tell prospective employers about my disability?
    Disability is a factor that can affect your job search efforts.  For instance, there are disabilities classified as “invisible” disabilities that are not physically noticeable, such as Asperger syndrome. People who have this…
  • Jan 28

    Legal implications from 2014 workplace employment case

    Legal implications from 2014 workplace employment case
    Big employment cases from 2014 drew a good amount of attention to workplace law. Specifically, it demonstrated the legal implications to employees and employers.  To date, we continue to see the consequences of these fallouts. Whether…
Rank this Week: 667

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Grandparent and Great-Grandparent Visitation

    Grandparent and Great-Grandparent Visitation
    I am frequently asked about grandparent and/or great-grandparent visitation.  Iowa Code Section 600C.1 discusses the circumstances in which a grandparent and/or great-grandparent may petition the court for visitation with a grandchild…
  • Feb 3

    Wait! Don't Fire The Employee With A Really Sick Child!

    Wait! Don't Fire The Employee With A Really Sick Child!
    At least not before checking with your attorney. An interesting case from the Northern District of Iowa was recently brought to my attention.  Although no final disposition of the case occurred due to parties resolving the matter out of…
  • Jan 19

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce
    In general, the Internal Revenue Code allows for a deduction of reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the production of taxable income.  This may entitle you to a deduction of some of the legal fees paid in pursuit of…
Rank this Week: 756

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/
  • Mar 2

    MLS, Players Union Resume Contract Talk

    MLS, Players Union Resume Contract Talk
    Yesterday, officials representing Major League Soccer (MLS) met with MLS Players Union representatives at the office of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to hammer out the final details of a…
  • Feb 27

    Bentley U Adjuncts Join SEIU

    Bentley U Adjuncts Join SEIU
    Yesterday, the Service Employees International Union announced that adjunct faculty working at Bentley University in Massachusetts have voted to form a labor union.  Per the union’s press release, eligible faculty voted 2-1 in…
  • Feb 26

    NFIB Files Amicus Brief Ripping NLRB Facebook Ruling

    NFIB Files Amicus Brief Ripping NLRB Facebook Ruling
    Earlier this week, the National Federal of Independent Business’ small business legal center filed an amicus brief with the D.C. Circuit, arguing that the National Labor Relations Board incorrectly held that employees of a clothing…
Rank this Week: 760

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/
  • Mar 2

    New FMLA Rules Recognize Celebration Rule: Managing Benefit

    New FMLA Rules Recognize Celebration Rule: Managing Benefit
    Although the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”) is not something I usually address, the DOL final regulations issued last week did address an issue I have previously written about and that is recognition of same-sex…
  • Feb 23

    Medical Premium Reimbursement: Limited Relief for Some Employer

    Medical Premium Reimbursement: Limited Relief for Some Employer
    Back in November of 2014, the DOL issued FAQ Part 22, which directly addresses some recent efforts by employers to reimburse employees for participation in the exchange through Code Section 105, or through some type of other…
  • Feb 17

    IRS Releases “Final” Versions and Instructions for Forms 1094 and 1095: Start Collecting Data

    IRS Releases “Final” Versions and Instructions for Forms 1094 and 1095: Start Collecting Data
    At last, the forms are upon us.  Last week, the IRS issued its “final” versions of the forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B and 1095-C along with instructions for the “B” forms and instructions for the “C”…
Rank this Week: 766

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

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

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
Rank this Week: 777

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 785

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Mar 2

    Open Space Funding Allocation in New Jersey

    Open Space Funding Allocation in New Jersey
    New Jersey lawmakers are currently trying to determine how to allocate funding for open space preservation in the state. Given the limited resources, it will be difficult to please everyone. The Legal Background Last year, New Jersey voters…
  • Feb 27

    List of FINRA Exam Priorites for 2015

    List of FINRA Exam Priorites for 2015
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) recently published its 2015 Regulatory and Examinations Priorities Letter. The priorities for this year are divided into the following three categories: key sales practices,…
  • Feb 26

    Monitoring Employees Internet Use: Is It Ok to Snoop?

    Monitoring Employees Internet Use: Is It Ok to Snoop?
    From posting to social media to online shopping, the Internet can be a major distraction in the workplace. For employers concerned about productivity, it is important to understand what you can and cannot when it comes to monitoring employees…
Rank this Week: 791

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    ADA Claim Brought by Claustrophobic Attorney Allowed to Proceed

    ADA Claim Brought by Claustrophobic Attorney Allowed to Proceed
    This post was contributed by Adam L. Santucci, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. When the Americans with Disabilities Act definition of "disability" was…
  • Feb 16

    You're fired! Want to continue to work for us as an Independent Contractor?

    You're fired! Want to continue to work for us as an Independent Contractor?
    This post was contributed by Jennifer E. Will, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. If you do, you'll need to sign a release and waive all of your employment law…
  • Feb 13

    Philadelphia Mayor Signs Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

    Philadelphia Mayor Signs Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
    With the signature of Mayor Michael Nutter on February 12, 2015, Philadelphia became the 17th city in the United States to mandate paid sick leave for employees. The law goes into effect in 90 days (May 13, 2015) and applies to businesses…
Rank this Week: 796

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Feb 20

    Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal Would Broaden CFAA

    Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal Would Broaden CFAA
    The Obama Administration has been active in addressing concerns related to cybersecurity and trade secrets theft. In 2013, the Administration rolled its strategy to mitigate trade secrets theft - the first of its kind executive-level white…
  • Feb 13

    Fifield and the Northern District: A Stormy Marriage

    Fifield and the Northern District: A Stormy Marriage
    The much-maligned Illinois decision of Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services, Inc. got a big jolt of life when another appellate district reaffirmed its essential holding: when an at-will employee signs a non-compete, continued employment…
  • Feb 9

    Legislative Update: Washington Lawmaker Seeks to Ban Non-Compete

    Legislative Update: Washington Lawmaker Seeks to Ban Non-Compete
    I missed my Friday post, meaning I only made it four weeks into the year before I abandoned my New Year's resolution to write and publish every Friday.However, I took my daughter to Disney's "Frozen on Ice" on Thursday and needed a day to…
Rank this Week: 802

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 803

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

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

http://www.employmentblawg.com
  • Apr 25

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job
    While many civilian employers claim a commitment to hiring veterans, knowledge gaps and unfair assumptions can cause civilians to overlook qualified vets. For example, 61 percent of civilian employers say they do not understand how military…
  • Nov 7

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Sep 10

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job
    embaPub="6e3197aae95c2ff8fcab35cb730f6a86";Introduction As a job applicant notified of a phone interview, you have just survived the culling of the herd by resume screeners, taking you one step closer to your goal of a job offer. It is…
Rank this Week: 804