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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

    Update on NLRB Election Rules Challenge

    Update on NLRB Election Rules Challenge
    The first of no doubt many updates on the legal wrangling of the NLRB's new election rules. In Baker v. NLRB, a D.C. district court judge has denied plaintiffs' motion for a temporary restraining order stopping enforcement of the new...
  • Apr 26

    Nonmember Grievance Fee

    Nonmember Grievance Fee
    Recently, in Buckeye Florida, the NLRB invited briefing on whether to overturn its precedent prohibiting unions from charging nonmember employees for grievance processing. This is an issue in right-to-work states because, under current NLRB…
  • Apr 23

    A $70,000 Minimum Wage?

    A $70,000 Minimum Wage?
    There was a recent article in the New York Times which reported that one company -- Gravity Payments -- had decided to raise its minimum wage to $70,000 for its entire 120 employee workforce. From the piece: "The idea began...
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • Apr 17

    Judge's Facebook Comments Raises Ethics Question

    Judge's Facebook Comments Raises Ethics Question
    From the ABA Journal earlier this week: A judge in Louisville, Kentucky, says he was cautioning parents about racial stereotypes when he criticized a victim-impact statement on Facebook. Judge Olu Stevens didn’t identify the crime victims…
  • Apr 16

    E-Discovery, the Fourth Amendment and New Technology

    E-Discovery, the Fourth Amendment and New Technology
    I am always amazed at the ways new technologies raise into Fourth Amendment questions. Monday, Michael Rich (Elon) posted "Machine Learning, Automated Suspicion Algorithms, and the Fourth Amendment." on SSRN as yet another example…
  • Apr 10

    Duke Adjunct Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

    Duke Adjunct Receives Distinguished Teaching Award
    Professor Paul Caron who owns the law professor blog network that hosts this blog and is the editor of Tax Prof Blog recently sent me a note to inform me that Daniel Bowling, III received a distinguished teaching award. While...
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: 64

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    I’ve Got a Secret: Recordings in the Workplace

    I’ve Got a Secret: Recordings in the Workplace
    I’ve talked before about the use of recordings in the workplace. But this week, my colleague Jarad Lucan revisits the subject in light of some new decisions and the increasing presence of smartphones in the workplace. It is a safe…
  • Apr 23

    3 Mind-Blowing Tips For Employers About Sexual Harassment From Cosmo

    3 Mind-Blowing Tips For Employers About Sexual Harassment From Cosmo
    I don’t care who you are: Somewhere, in a doctor’s waiting room, or a supermarket checkout line, you’ve seen the headlines of Cosmopolitan magazine. But, as luck would have it as an employment lawyer, imagine my surprise…
  • Apr 20

    EEOC Issues Long-Awaited Wellness Program Rule

    EEOC Issues Long-Awaited Wellness Program Rule
    Late last week, the EEOC released the proposed rules on wellness programs for employers.  These long-awaited proposed rules will likely be adopted in full by this summer, after the public has 60 days to submit comments. I talked about…
Rank this Week: 205

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 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…
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: 219

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: 227

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Mar 4

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee
    The California Supreme Court has decided to grant review in Laffitte v. Robert Half International (Brennan) (2014) 180 Cal.Rptr.3d 136. The case addresses whether, under Serrano v. Priest (1977) 20 Cal.3d 25, the trial court can anchor its…
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 229

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 24

    WIRTW #365 (the “on the road again” edition)

    WIRTW #365 (the “on the road again” edition)
    It’s been a crazy week. I gave four different seminar presentations over an eight-day span: Last Wednesday I presented a two-hour FMLA/ADA update to the Southwest Safety Council. Monday evening I gave the keynote address at the Greater…
  • Apr 23

    “Stop harassing me!” = protected conduct to support retaliation claim, says 6th Circuit

    “Stop harassing me!” = protected conduct to support retaliation claim, says 6th Circuit
    What happens when the alleged perpetrator of sexual or other unlawful harassment is also the person to whom the victim lodges a complaint of harassment? If the alleged perpetrator later fires (or causes the firing of) the victim, has the…
  • Apr 22

    A shy employee, a drug test, and the ADA meet in a bar…

    A shy employee, a drug test, and the ADA meet in a bar…
    Chris Lucas suffers from paruresis (aka, shy bladder syndrome). He claimed that he could not urinate in public bathrooms, and often would hold his bladder throughout his entire work day to avoid having to use the restroom at work. He also…
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/
  • Apr 24

    Bricolage Jurisprudence

    Bricolage Jurisprudence
    Brian BixMost people who use the terms at all treat “jurisprudence” and “legal philosophy” as interchangeable terms. In “Why Jurisprudence is Not Legal Philosophy,” Roger Cotterrell argues for a distinct…
  • Apr 22

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?
    Michael C. Donaldson, Refuge From The Storm: A Fair Use Safe Harbor For Non-Fiction Works, 59 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 477 (2012), available at SSRN.Pam SamuelsonSo much has been written on the fair use case law in the U.S. that…
  • Apr 21

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism
    Dave Eggers, The Circle, Vintage Books (2014).Niva Elkin-KorenOne of the greatest challenges faced by cyber scholars and policymakers is how to predict the undesired social consequences of technological developments and to design the best…
Rank this Week: 264

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/
  • Mar 13

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Windmill Farms Nurseries, Inc., pays $40,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The EEOC charged the company with subjecting a female employee, Sheila…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 282

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/
Rank this Week: 284

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/
Rank this Week: 295

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: 300

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 346

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: 400

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: 407

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/
  • Apr 24

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie
    Try telling Conservatives that the ridiculous, partisan, waste of taxpayer money that is Bill C-377 Harper Senate Appointee Plett Insults Distinguished Witness at hearings into Anti-union Bill imposes far more onerous reporting requirements…
  • Apr 14

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote
    A long strike by United Steelworkers members at Crown Holdings beer can manufacturer has been in the news lately, and the Ontario government has now appointed an expert arbitrator to try and broker a deal there.  Receiving less…
  • Mar 31

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law
    March 31, 2015 March was a good month for me.  I was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada twice in the span of about a week!  The first citation was in the collective bargaining case MPAO v. Canada, where the court cited my…
Rank this Week: 411

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Apr 24

    German-style work council in peril at Chattanooga VW plant?

    German-style work council in peril at Chattanooga VW plant?
    The German-style “work council” is once again drawing attention amid media reports that United Auto Workers Local 42 is either seeking or about to seek recognition as the exclusive bargaining agent of employees at the Volkswagen…
  • Apr 24

    Boston taxicab regulations didn’t impermissibly regard drivers as independent contractor

    Boston taxicab regulations didn’t impermissibly regard drivers as independent contractor
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. Reading Rule 403 of Boston’s Hackney Carriage Rules and Massachusetts’ independent contractor statute, G. L. c. 149, Sec. 148B, in harmony, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Boston’s…
  • Apr 24

    EEOC states plausible sex-stereotyping claim for fired transgender funeral home director

    EEOC states plausible sex-stereotyping claim for fired transgender funeral home director
    By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D. In alleging that a transgender funeral home director’s failure to conform to sex stereotypes was the driving force behind her employer’s decision to terminate her, a federal district court in Michigan…
Rank this Week: 422

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 24

    Popeye’s Manager Fired after Refusing to Pay for Robbery

    Popeye’s Manager Fired after Refusing to Pay for Robbery
    This is the ugly side of at-will employment. Under at-will employment, a worker can be fired for any reason, so long as the reason does not involve discrimination and a few other rare exceptions. Marissa Holcomb was fired from her job as…
  • Apr 23

    Texas Committee Seeks to Reduce Veterans Benefit

    Texas Committee Seeks to Reduce Veterans Benefit
    Just a few years ago, most Texans were anxious to help veterans. The Texas legislature passed an amendment to the Hazelwood Act which would allow free tuition at state schools for veterans. The veteran could pass that benefit to his/her…
  • Apr 23

    Texas Whistleblower Protects State, Local Government Employee

    Texas Whistleblower Protects State, Local Government Employee
    Texas has limited whistleblower protection. Texas Government Code Sec. 554 protects public employees who report violations of law to the appropriate law enforcement agency.  See statute. The Texas Whistleblower Act provides for a 90 days…
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/
  • Apr 24

    EEOC transgender case in Detroit will go forward

    EEOC transgender case in Detroit will go forward
    As our readers know, the EEOC filed two lawsuits last fall against private employers, alleging discrimination against transgender individuals: one case against a medical practice in Florida, and the other against a funeral home operation in…
  • Apr 24

    Hey – that EEOC wellness rule isn’t half bad

    Hey – that EEOC wellness rule isn’t half bad
    NOTE: As I breathlessly reported last week, the EEOC has issued its long-awaited proposed rule on employer wellness programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Here is a nicer copy than the one that was available…
  • Apr 17

    Is telecommuting a reasonable accommodation, or is it not?

    Is telecommuting a reasonable accommodation, or is it not?
    Inquiring minds want to know! In the context of a lawsuit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a recent court decision says that “regular attendance” is an essential function of the job. But what is…
Rank this Week: 430

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Apr 13

    Withdrawing Grievances - a Free Pass?

    Withdrawing Grievances - a Free Pass?
    At times, during the course of a hearing, the penny will drop and the writing on the wall will become clear - you cannot win. Something happens. Perhaps, a witness implodes or the adjudicator gives the impression that he or she isn’t…
  • Mar 23

    Mitigating Factors Enough to Reinstate in a Case of Serious Misconduct

    Mitigating Factors Enough to Reinstate in a Case of Serious Misconduct
    Back in February I wrote about a case where Mitigating Circumstances Not Enough to Reinstate in a Theft Case. I recently came across a case where the Ontario Labour Relations Board in a grievance referral under section 133 of the Ontario…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 513

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 20

    MBBP Attorney to Present at Upcoming MCLE Program – Primer on Preparing Massachusetts & Delaware LLC Document

    MBBP Attorney to Present at Upcoming MCLE Program – Primer on Preparing Massachusetts & Delaware LLC Document
    MBBP Attorney Charles A. Wry, Jr. will be among faculty presenting at MCLE New England’s upcoming program “Primer on Preparing Massachusetts & Delaware LLC Documents” on Tuesday, May 5th from 2:00 pm…
  • Apr 14

    Employment Tip of the Month

    Employment Tip of the Month
    Last month’s Tip of the Month reminded employers that communicating and maintaining an overtime policy can minimize liability for unauthorized overtime hours. This month, we focus on a second way employers can protect against wage…
  • Apr 13

    Team Wine or Team Tequila? Upcoming TUGG 9th Annual Tech Charity Wine and Tequila Party

    Team Wine or Team Tequila? Upcoming TUGG 9th Annual Tech Charity Wine and Tequila Party
    On Thursday, April 16th, MBBP will be sponsoring the TUGG 9th Annual Wine and Tequila Party. Join 1,500+ of Boston tech’s entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and philanthropists as we raise $400K+ to…
Rank this Week: 521

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Apr 23

    Assembly Policy Committee Passes “Job Killer” Bill Imposing Scheduling Mandate on Employer

    Assembly Policy Committee Passes “Job Killer” Bill Imposing Scheduling Mandate on Employer
    ​Yesterday, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee passed a “job killer” bill imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on general retail employers. AB 357 (Chiu; D-San Francisco) would increase the cost…
  • Apr 22

    Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation for a Disability?

    Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation for a Disability?
    The answer is not a simple yes or no.  Yet, a federal circuit court of appeals, in a positive ruling for employers, recently held that telecommuting is not a reasonable accommodation when regular predictable attendance is an essential…
  • Apr 20

    Fighting Human Trafficking

    Fighting Human Trafficking
    Last week, Attorney General Kamala Harris issued a consumer alert to Californians about how to find information on the efforts companies are taking to stop and prevent human trafficking and slavery in their product supply chains. Attorney…
Rank this Week: 539

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 581

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: 590

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: 603

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/
  • Mar 31

    In Like a Lion, Out Like a . . . . . Backup?

    In Like a Lion, Out Like a . . . . . Backup?
    I started the day today pondering an age-old question.  Here in Central New Jersey March undeniably came in like a lion.  Today, the last day of the month, will it go out like a lion or, consistent with the old saying, like a lamb?…
  • Mar 28

    Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case

    Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case
    The closely watched gender discrimination case of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, her former employer, has ended in a clean win for Kleiner Perkins.  At least in the courtroom.  Kleiner Perkins, in case you're not familiar with it, is…
  • Mar 22

    EEOC Slammed Again for Relying Upon Unsupportable "Expert" Opinion

    EEOC Slammed Again for Relying Upon Unsupportable "Expert" Opinion
    I can't add much to the Employment Class Action Blog's report on EEOC v. Freeman (4th Cir. 2015). Suffice it to say that the EEOC got caught - again - with its hand in the intellectual cookie jar, relying upon bogus expert opinion.…
Rank this Week: 611

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 612

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

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

    Fired for What!? - The Great Popeye's Fried Chicken Caper

    Fired for What!? - The Great Popeye's Fried Chicken Caper
    A Popeye's shift manager (who happens to be pregnant) was fired from her job. Why? Well, she claims she was fired because an armed robber held up her store and she refused to pay back the money the robber stole. The franchise owner claims she…
  • Apr 20

    Miles on Braun v. Wal-Mart

    Miles on Braun v. Wal-Mart
    Straight from the shameless self-promotion department . . . the latest issue of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Newsletter is now available. Jump straight to my summary of the PA Supreme Court's opinion in Braun v.…
  • Apr 20

    April Employment Law Blog Carnival (#ELBC) is LIVE!

    April Employment Law Blog Carnival (#ELBC) is LIVE!
    The latest edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival (#ELBC for the cool kids on Twitter) is now available: The April Showers Edition. Thanks to Ari Rosenstein at CPEhr for hosting!
Rank this Week: 628

NLRB Law Memo

NLRB Law Memo

Covers National Labor Relations Board decision. By Ross Runkel.

http://www.lawmemo.com/nlrb/memo/
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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: 629

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: 637

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: 646

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 21

    Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Served with Class Action Wage Lawsuit

    Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Served with Class Action Wage Lawsuit
    Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurants have been hit with a wage theft lawsuit by their waiters, bartenders, bussers, and runners. The workers claim, in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court, that the popular BBQ joint has shorted them out of…
  • Apr 20

    Restaurant on East End of Long Island Sued For Overtime

    Restaurant on East End of Long Island Sued For Overtime
    A cook at The Frisky Oyster restaurant in Greenport, Long Island, has sued the restaurant for unpaid overtime wages. Michael Power, a cook who worked at the restaurant for almost 10 years alleges that The Frisky Oyster did not pay ……
  • Apr 13

    NLRB Judge Rules That Chipotle Illegally Fired Employee Who Participated in Pay Protest

    NLRB Judge Rules That Chipotle Illegally Fired Employee Who Participated in Pay Protest
    Chipotle restaurant violated a worker’s right to go on strike and talk about wages at work, according to a Decision by an Administrative Law Judge for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The restaurant, located in St. Louis,…
Rank this Week: 658

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/
  • Apr 20

    Q&A: Employment contracts and fundamental change

    Q&A: Employment contracts and fundamental change
    I have an employment contract stating my work location to be downtown. I have been told however that I will now be working for a satellite office which is 20KM away.  This may not seem like a huge distance but with the traffic in Toronto…
  • Apr 16

    Does a Paid Suspension Constitute Constructive Dismissal?

    Does a Paid Suspension Constitute Constructive Dismissal?
    Constructive dismissal claims are established by proving that a fundamental change in employment has occurred (i.e., working conditions, duties and compensation).  Most notably, a recent court ruling established a paid (non-disciplinary)…
  • Apr 16

    Employee Work Skeletons Can Harm Future Employment

    Employee Work Skeletons Can Harm Future Employment
    Employees-beware of your work skeletons! Social media can be a good source for many things, even handy for employers to uncover employee work skeletons. Potential job candidates and employees need to be cautious about what they post and make…
Rank this Week: 659

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/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 746

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/
  • Apr 15

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary
    Yesterday the Department of Labor issued a number of proposed rules related to retirement plans, conflict of interest, providing investment advice and the definition of “fiduciary.”  Since the original proposed rule was…
  • Apr 8

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”
    Earlier this week, Starbucks announced that it is expanding its tuition reimbursement program to include more employees.  One article I read actually referred to as it as a “tuition plan.”  I don’t pretend to…
  • Apr 1

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document
    It seems that everyone has a smart phone or a tablet and I can’t think of anyone I know who does not have internet access at home.  Consequently, plan sponsors ask all the time if they can just e-mail plan documents to employees to…
Rank this Week: 750

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/
  • Apr 24

    Con-Way Says No To Teamster

    Con-Way Says No To Teamster
    Earlier this week, employees working at Con-Way Freight in Buffalo, New York voted not to join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT).  The Teamsters’ loss at Con-Way represents its sixth organizing defeat at the…
  • Apr 23

    Board Judge Orders NYU To Bargain With Union

    Board Judge Orders NYU To Bargain With Union
    Earlier this week, a National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge ruled that New York University violated the National Labor Relations Act by refusing to bargain with a labor union.  The matter arose in late 2013, when NYU…
  • Apr 21

    Rival Unions Vie For Position At VW

    Rival Unions Vie For Position At VW
    Two separate labor unions are aggressively seeking to organize employees at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, TN plant. Both the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the American Council of Employees (ACE) have been pushing VW employees to sign union…
Rank this Week: 764

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/
  • Apr 22

    Seventh Circuit Reins in Overtime in Alvarado v. Corporate Cleaning Serv., Inc.

    Seventh Circuit Reins in Overtime in Alvarado v. Corporate Cleaning Serv., Inc.
    On April 1, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided Alvarado v. Corporate Cleaning Serv., Inc., 2015 WL 1456573 (7th Cir. Apr. 1, 2015), an important decision interpreting the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime…
  • Apr 15

    Virginia Becomes the Next State to "Ban the Box"

    Virginia Becomes the Next State to "Ban the Box"
    On April 3, 2015, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an Executive Order that “bans the box” and prohibits Virginia agencies, boards, and commissions from asking questions about an applicant’s criminal history on…
  • Apr 10

    Health Care Reform - Updated Employer Compliance Timeline and Checklist

    Health Care Reform - Updated Employer Compliance Timeline and Checklist
    The government has continued to issue a number of regulations and other guidance on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and related health care laws, including the following: Final regulations on the use of “bona fide…
Rank this Week: 783

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/
  • Mar 5

    TLC Article 78 case

    TLC Article 78 case
    Petitioner taxicab driver was found to have overcharged passengers on three occasions. Nonetheless he was only adjudicated once as having done so. The Appellate Division, first Department found that the driver had failed to exhaust his…
  • Dec 6

    New York City violates due process law in Civil Service Law section 71 and 73 case

    New York City violates due process law in Civil Service Law section 71 and 73 case
    Employee of Department of Environmental Protection was found to have been illegally terminated when New York City failed to give proper notice in Civil Service Law section 73 and Civil Service Law section 71 case. Originally petitioner was…
  • Sep 19

    County failed to Comply with Supreme Court order-Contemp threathened for continuing refusal

    County failed to Comply with Supreme Court order-Contemp threathened for continuing refusal
     What happens when a County fails to follow the order of a Supreme Court Judge? In Fulton County the president of the local PBA filed an Article 78 to compel an exam for the civil service title of Investigator.  When the position of…
Rank this Week: 787

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Apr 24

    Is Your Business Doing Enough to Combat Distracted Driving?

    Is Your Business Doing Enough to Combat Distracted Driving?
    In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we would like to share a startling statistic — distracted driving is currently the most common cause of workplace fatalities in the United States. To keep employees safe and avoid…
  • Apr 22

    In Light of Earth Day: Could Your Business Use a Little More “Green?”

    In Light of Earth Day: Could Your Business Use a Little More “Green?”
    Earth Day was first created as an environmental awareness event in the United States in 1970. Today, it is celebrated around the world. The initial demonstration, which included 20 million Americans protesting in cities across the country, is…
  • Apr 21

    Getting Employees (Through Training) on Board Is Key to Data Security

    Getting Employees (Through Training) on Board Is Key to Data Security
    Would your employees sell their business passwords to a third party for a measly $150? While most employers would likely respond with a resounding “NO,” such confidence may not be so justified when it comes to data security.…
Rank this Week: 792

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    An OSHA Inspection Can Be Costly for the Unprepared Employer

    An OSHA Inspection Can Be Costly for the Unprepared Employer
    Knock Knock!  Who’s there?  OSHA.  OSHA who?  OSHA, the federal agency responsible for workplace safety, which is going to hit your company with hefty fines if you are not prepared. This is no joke.  OSHA is a…
  • Apr 22

    New Jersey’s Ban the Box Law Goes Into Effect

    New Jersey’s Ban the Box Law Goes Into Effect
    On March 1, 2015, New Jersey’s Opportunity to Compete Act (also known as “Ban the Box”) went into effect.  The Act applies to employers with 15 or more employees over 20 calendar weeks that do business, employ people,…
  • Apr 20

    Data Encryption and Its Potential Effect on Litigation and Discovery

    Data Encryption and Its Potential Effect on Litigation and Discovery
    While most employers take many steps to avoid employment litigation, even the most meticulous of Human Resources departments sometimes find themselves facing a lawsuit in federal or state court. In some respects, technology has made…
Rank this Week: 794

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: 803

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/
  • Apr 17

    The Golden Rule: Ninth Circuit Issues Odd, Unclear Opinion on No-Employment Clause

    The Golden Rule: Ninth Circuit Issues Odd, Unclear Opinion on No-Employment Clause
    My colleague Robert Milligan at Seyfarth Shaw predictably beat me to the punch in commenting on the Ninth Circuit's recent opinion in Golden v. Cal. Emergency Phys. Med. Group, which is embedded below. But at the risk of repeating his fine…
  • Apr 10

    New Ruling on Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Illustrates Division in Eleventh Circuit

    New Ruling on Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Illustrates Division in Eleventh Circuit
    The reach of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act continues to divide courts and commentators. The friction spills over into statutory language that seemingly is pretty clear: one cannot access a protected computer to obtain information…
  • Apr 9

    Streisand Effect Bedamned: Jimmy John's "Prevails" In Class Action Non-Compete Dispute

    Streisand Effect Bedamned: Jimmy John's "Prevails" In Class Action Non-Compete Dispute
    Quite possibly because my 3-year old loves Jimmy John's sandwiches, I have a profound affinity for the place. It's a minimum once-per-week destination. Plus, I went to law school in Champaign, Illinois, where Jimmy John's is somewhat of a…
Rank this Week: 807

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

    Court of Appeal: Exhaust Administrative Remedies Before Filing Suit Under Former Labor Code Section 1102.5

    Court of Appeal: Exhaust Administrative Remedies Before Filing Suit Under Former Labor Code Section 1102.5
    Labor Code Section 1102.5 is California's general "whistle blower" law. Here is the current version, in pertinent part.(b) An employer, or any person acting on behalf of the employer,shall not retaliate against an employee for disclosing…
  • Mar 29

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds U.S. DOL's "Administrator Interpretations"

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds U.S. DOL's "Administrator Interpretations"
    In 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor began issuing "Administrator Interpretations."  These are analyses of regulations that are broader and more comprehensive than the traditional opinion letters that DOL used to issue. The opinion…
  • Mar 25

    U.S. Supreme Court Explains Burdens in Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Explains Burdens in Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    The Supreme Court analyzed the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The Court in an opinion written by Justice Breyer on behalf of himself and five more justices, analyzed how…
Rank this Week: 808