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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/
  • Jan 16

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case
    On her blog, Friend of the Court, Sandra Sperino discusses the new Third Circuit decision in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works. In that case, the Third Circuit held that the ADEA permits "subgroup" disparate impact claims--that is,…
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule
    Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would review the NLRB's D.R. Horton rule, which concludes that employment class action waivers can violate Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA. The Court consolidated a group of cases under review that we…
  • Jan 12

    Public Input Period Now Open for Harassment Guidance

    Public Input Period Now Open for Harassment Guidance
    The EEOC just announced that the public input period is now open for its proposed Anti-Harassment Guidance. The guidance is available here, and the input period ends on February 9, 2017. From the press release: "The public is invited…
Rank this Week: 20

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: 55

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/
  • Jan 6

    Adjunct Savings Are Often Not Reinvested In Faculty Development

    Adjunct Savings Are Often Not Reinvested In Faculty Development
    Unless you have been living under a bus, it is apparent that adjuncts are being used more and more by colleges as well as by law schools. Adjuncts get paid a fraction-a very small fraction of what the full-timers get,...
  • Jan 3

    Sexual Harassment of Men By Women!

    Sexual Harassment of Men By Women!
    Sexual Harassment of Men, by Woman is on the rise. The January 3, 2016 Detroit Free Press, outlines some statistics, here. As the article states: According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the percentage of sexual…
  • Dec 20

    Book Review: Farnsworth's Restitution

    Book Review: Farnsworth's Restitution
    This summer, South Texas Law Review published my review of Ward Farnsworth's "Restitution: Civil Liability for Unjust Enrichment." Earlier this month, I posted that review on SSRN. I really enjoy teaching restitution in my class and…
Rank this Week: 62

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: 178

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Phishing Scam Targets HR Professionals By Seeking W-2

    Phishing Scam Targets HR Professionals By Seeking W-2
    With the new year upon us, cyberthieves are once again attempting to prey on unwitting HR professionals, as my colleague William Roberts explained in an article last week for SHRM on phishing. The scam goes like this. As an HR professional,…
  • Jan 5

    Protecting Confidential Information from Untrustworthy Employee

    Protecting Confidential Information from Untrustworthy Employee
    My colleague Gary Starr returns today with a story worth reading about the need for employers to secure confidential information.  Although it is based on Massachusetts, it has applicability to employers elsewhere as well.  …
  • Jan 4

    Punitive Damages Not Available For State Employment Discrimination Claim

    Punitive Damages Not Available For State Employment Discrimination Claim
    In a decision that will be officially released next week, the Connecticut Supreme Court has, at last, ruled that punitive damages are not an available remedy for state law employment discrimination claims. You may recall that I discussed the…
Rank this Week: 203

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: 216

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/
  • Jan 16

    How To Protect Against Elder Abuse

    How To Protect Against Elder Abuse
    How To Protect Against Elder Abuse A Senate Special Committee on Aging had a hearing in November of 2016, which allowed experts to testify that elder abuse is still a growing problem in the United States.  The experts testified that over…
  • Jan 13

    Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will

    Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will
    What is the Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will? A common question Jacksonville estate planning lawyers are often asked is how long does a person have to Florida will contest a will or what is the statute of limitations to contest a will…
  • Jan 11

    The Importance of a Florida DNR: Do Not Resuscitate Order

    The Importance of a Florida DNR: Do Not Resuscitate Order
    A Florida DNR is a document you will not complete with your Jacksonville Estate Planning Lawyer. Many feel that estate planning is a great area of law because it allows people to plan ahead for how they wish to be treated medically in a…
Rank this Week: 225

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/
  • Jan 17

    Pets in your workplace? Assess the risks and draft a policy.

    Pets in your workplace? Assess the risks and draft a policy.
    A reader recently emailed the following question: Some people need service dogs to get to work. But many more simply want to take their dogs to work. What is the protocol? What are the HR rules on this? And what are the penalties…
  • Jan 16

    SCOTUS to review NLRB ban on class-action waiver

    SCOTUS to review NLRB ban on class-action waiver
    One of the biggest issues on the NLRB’s hit list over the past few years has been class-action waivers. In D.R. Horton, a 3-2 majority of the Board held that an arbitration agreement which requires employees to waive their right to…
  • Jan 13

    WIRTW #444 (the “training” edition)

    WIRTW #444 (the “training” edition)
    The workplace training video. I hope yours go better than this example. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination 3d Cir: Even where old folks are treated fairly, OLDER folks can bring age-bias claims — via…
Rank this Week: 230

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Sep 15

    California's Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Becomes Permanent

    California's Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Becomes Permanent
    Existing law, the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (Labor Code section 1451-1453), regulates the hours of work of domestic work employees who are personal attendants and provides an overtime compensation rate for those employees. The Domestic…
  • Sep 14

    Changes Made to Exemptions for Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in California

    Changes Made to Exemptions for Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in California
    School teachers often work long hour, and are generally exemption from overtime pay under California law. However, public school teachers often enjoy high salaries and outstanding benefits. The same is not always true, however, for private…
  • Sep 13

    California Farm Workers to Get Daily Overtime

    California Farm Workers to Get Daily Overtime
    AB 1066, a bill authored Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), to provide daily overtime to California agricultural workers, has been signed into law by Governor Brown. Existing law sets wage, hour, meal break requirements, and other…
Rank this Week: 240

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/
  • Jan 17

    Rethinking Remedie

    Rethinking Remedie
    Nicholas Bagley, Remedial Restraint in Administrative Law, Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2017), available via SSRN.Kathryn WattsWe have all heard the saying that you “don’t need a sledgehammer to kill a gnat.” Yet, when…
  • Jan 16

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code
    Stephen A. Berrey, The Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi (2015).Anders WalkerIn The Jim Crow Routine, historian Stephen Berrey brings fresh eyes to the intricate set of legal rules…
  • Jan 13

    What the Sharing Economy and Environmental Law Have In Common

    What the Sharing Economy and Environmental Law Have In Common
    Kellen Zale, When Everything is Small: The Regulatory Challenge of Scale in the Sharing Economy, San Diego L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Eric BiberThere has been a lot of literature about the so-called “sharing”…
Rank this Week: 269

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/
  • Jan 17

    Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence Commuted

    Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence Commuted
    The White House announced today that President Obama commuted the prison sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Manning was convicted of stealing and disseminating government documents and videos to WikiLeaks. Manning, a former US…
  • Jan 17

    NWC Presents Whistleblower Rewards before Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking

    NWC Presents Whistleblower Rewards before Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking
    This morning, National Whistleblower Center (NWC) Executive Director Stephen Kohn addressed the Federal Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, a group of private sector experts charged with advising the Presidential Task Force on a…
  • Jan 12

    Trump’s Nominee for Attorney General Voices Support for Major Anti-Fraud Program

    Trump’s Nominee for Attorney General Voices Support for Major Anti-Fraud Program
    Senator Sessions: “It’s not acceptable to retaliate against a whistleblower.” Washington, D.C. January 12, 2017. The U.S. Department of Justice manages many of America’s most important whistleblower programs, including…
Rank this Week: 283

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: 290

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/
  • Dec 16

    Data thieves thrive when companies’ don

    Data thieves thrive when companies’ don
    Data thieves thrive when companies’ don’t train customer service or respond to Red Flags http://ow.ly/MGkp307cnSP http://ow.ly/i/q1emhFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Dec 16

    Congress is getting ready to take on hea

    Congress is getting ready to take on hea
    Congress is getting ready to take on heath care reform again. Americans need to become informed and participate! http://ow.ly/C6bc306V5eT http://ow.ly/i/q1dUAFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Dec 4

    PBGC Table Shows Present Value  PBGC Maximum Guarantee

    PBGC Table Shows Present Value  PBGC Maximum Guarantee
     On December 02, 2016, PBGC posted a table showing the applicable present values for 2017 plan years. For more information see Technical Update 07-04. (12/02/2016).Filed under: Bankruptcy, Corporate Compliance, corporate governance,…
Rank this Week: 308

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 355

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: 376

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Jan 17

    Employers should ask 3 questions before piling on work

    Employers should ask 3 questions before piling on work
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. Normally, employers are pretty free to pile on as much work as they want. If an employee doesn’t like it, that employee can simply leave. Employers may not have happy employees and they may have high turnover…
  • Jan 17

    Sign reserving chair for employee for ‘ergonomic reasons’ did not violate ADA

    Sign reserving chair for employee for ‘ergonomic reasons’ did not violate ADA
    By Brandi O. Brown, J.D. By placing a sign on the back of a chair stating that it was reserved for the plaintiff for “Ergonomic Reasons When Working,” his employer did not violate the ADA by sharing confidential information, ruled…
  • Jan 17

    Franchisor did not become joint employer merely by recommending personnel policie

    Franchisor did not become joint employer merely by recommending personnel policie
    By Dave Strausfeld, J.D. A window cleaning franchisor did not become a joint employer of its franchisee’s employees merely by recommending personnel policies, held a federal district court in Wisconsin. To prove the franchisor was their…
Rank this Week: 414

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

http://lisahome.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 7

    OSHA Finds Safety Failures in Wisconsin Factory after Teen Worker Dies from Injurie

    OSHA Finds Safety Failures in Wisconsin Factory after Teen Worker Dies from Injurie
    A federal investigation prompted by the death of a 17-year-old worker at a Columbus metal fabrication facility has resulted in multiple safety and health violations.The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health…
  • Dec 29

    Apple Loses Labor Code Violation Lawsuit and Will Pay Out $2 Million

    Apple Loses Labor Code Violation Lawsuit and Will Pay Out $2 Million
    A long-running class action lawsuit between Apple and employees of its retail stores in California came to a quick conclusion last week. The lawsuit, originally filed in 2011 and elevated to class action status in 2014, involves…
  • Dec 26

    How to Determine If Your Workplace Posters Are Compliant?

    How to Determine If Your Workplace Posters Are Compliant?
    As an employer, federal and state laws require you to clearly display official labor and employment posters detailing federal and applicable state labor laws. Failure in posting the right posters will result in penalties and fines. Hence,…
Rank this Week: 415

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/
  • Jan 17

    Ft. Worth Court of Appeals Finds Retaliation Cannot Include Counter-Claim

    Ft. Worth Court of Appeals Finds Retaliation Cannot Include Counter-Claim
    Sometimes, employers who are sued for discrimination in turn file their own lawsuit against an employee. I wrote about Wayne Wright and Schlumberger doing this here and here. In Wayne Wright’s case, the employer sued the former employee…
  • Jan 10

    Court of Appeals Dismisses Lawsuit based on Confidential Document

    Court of Appeals Dismisses Lawsuit based on Confidential Document
    So, if you are at work, thinking you might be fired, you might think about taking some documents home with you. Some documents might help later if you have to file suit. Taking documents from your employer is problematic conduct. Yes, the…
  • Jan 9

    Army Veteran Fired When Wife Goes into Labor

    Army Veteran Fired When Wife Goes into Labor
    Lamar Austin spent six months in Iraq in 2006 as an Ammunition Specialist. At the end of 2016, the Army veteran was working for Salerno Protective Services in Concord, New Hampshire. He had worked previously at a series of jobs, Target,…
Rank this Week: 423

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/
  • Jan 14

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room
    I get a lot of media inquiries on matters of work law and industrial relations, but the latest caught me off guard. I was busy catching up on emails and listening to voicemails in the background when I heard something like the following:…
  • Jan 4

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’
    The annual Clawbies Awards recognizing the best law blogs in Canada were released on New Year’s Eve 2016.    A few minutes looking over this year’s recipients will demonstrate the fantastic quality of this medium…
  • Nov 28

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”
    A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court of Canada heard an appeal with a long history that raised important freedom of association issues.  This was the latest case exploring the scope of the recently recognized constitutional right to…
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/
  • Jan 16

    Martin Luther King: Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968

    Martin Luther King: Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968
    All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license. Photo of mural from D.C. Public Library by Elvert Barnes.……
  • Jan 13

    Nitpicking the EEOC’s proposed guidance on harassment

    Nitpicking the EEOC’s proposed guidance on harassment
    This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a proposed Enforcement Guidance on workplace harassment. It’s 75 pages long, so a little too much to cover in a single blog post. The EEOC is seeking comments from the public…
  • Jan 13

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    The latest installment of Mallory Schneider Ricci’s saga, Diary of a Pregnant Lawyer: Second Blogmester, is up at FOCUS, our women’s leadership blog. Is the second trimester really the easiest part of a pregnancy? Well,…
Rank this Week: 438

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 522

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jan 11

    When is a Resignation a Real and Enforceable Resignation?

    When is a Resignation a Real and Enforceable Resignation?
    What, at law, is a valid and enforceable resignation? The Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered this, among other things, in Johal v Simmons da Silva LLP, 2016 ONSC 7835 (CanLII). Johal was a senior law clerk at the defendant law firm.…
  • Jan 10

    Reinstatement of an Employee Who Engaged in and Admitted Misconduct

    Reinstatement of an Employee Who Engaged in and Admitted Misconduct
    On Ontario arbitrator reinstated an employee who placed 101 calls to Jamaica over a two-year period using Air Canada calling cards made available to "to Customer Sales and Service Agents for distribution to passengers affected by Irregular…
  • Nov 11

    Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day
    I thought I would break my self-imposed blog silence on this Remembrance Day. On this day we reflect on the tremendous sacrifices that our veterans (and their families) have made and we take the occasion to think of the the past, present and…
Rank this Week: 524

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: 545

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jan 17

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Lawful

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Lawful
    The United States Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a split among the federal courts regarding whether class action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) or if, instead, such waivers violate…
  • Jan 13

    California Proposes Regulations on Transgender Protections, Including Restroom Issue

    California Proposes Regulations on Transgender Protections, Including Restroom Issue
    Last year, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to specifically address protections for transgender persons, including restroom-related…
  • Jan 11

    EEOC Seeks Input on Guidance Addressing Unlawful Harassment

    EEOC Seeks Input on Guidance Addressing Unlawful Harassment
    Yesterday, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stated that it is seeking public input on a proposed enforcement guidance addressing unlawful harassment under federal anti-discrimination laws. The 75-page proposal sets…
Rank this Week: 552

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: 564

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/
  • Jan 11

    What age discrimination looks like in the workplace

    What age discrimination looks like in the workplace
    “We do not want to invest in someone who will retire so soon.” “Perhaps you would benefit from working with people your own age.” “We prefer to maintain our youthful culture.” “We prefer to hire more…
  • Jan 9

    Inducement of an Employee: Risks and Damage

    Inducement of an Employee: Risks and Damage
    Inducement: When pursuing an employee that works for another company, it is important to be mindful that this employee would be sacrificing a number of employment benefits by leaving their employer. This generally includes seniority,…
  • Dec 21

    Important Additions in a Severance Package

    Important Additions in a Severance Package
    The purpose of a severance package is to make a terminated employee “whole” over a reasonable period of time.  Very commonly, severance packages include only base salary, neglecting other elements of compensation – such…
Rank this Week: 571

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/
  • Dec 28

    Some Year-End Employment Law Thoughts for NJ

    Some Year-End Employment Law Thoughts for NJ
    There are two business days left until we hit 2017, so this is a good time for a handful of parting thoughts on the employment law landscape, plus some suggestions on how to hit the ground running in the New Year. 2016 saw significant…
  • Dec 4

    Requiem For A Friend: James Ventantonio, Esq.

    Requiem For A Friend: James Ventantonio, Esq.
    A few days ago a leading light of Somerset County was extinguished unexpectedly.  Jim Ventantonio was taken from us far too soon, at a still youthful 76 years of age.  Jim embodied personal decency, professional accomplishment, and…
  • Dec 2

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year
    The question: how did she get away with it for so long?  The woman in question used 24 false identities to collect $345,000 in fraudulent unemployment benefits.  Story here. It seems like crime paid in this case, at least for a…
Rank this Week: 572

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Dec 30

    Annie get your gun: Expanded rights for gun owner

    Annie get your gun: Expanded rights for gun owner
    Governor Kasich has signed Senate Bill 199, which prohibits employers from creating or enforcing any policy that would limit an employee with a concealed carry license from storing a firearm in the employee’s locked vehicle while on the…
  • Dec 19

    Employer alert: Revised I-9 Form required beginning Jan. 22, 2017

    Employer alert: Revised I-9 Form required beginning Jan. 22, 2017
    USCIS recently released a revised version of Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility Verification document. Since November 1986, all U.S. employers have been required to complete and retain the I-9 for all new employees. Employers may continue…
  • Dec 12

    Eleventh Circuit rejects EEOC position regarding reassignment as a reasonable accommodation

    Eleventh Circuit rejects EEOC position regarding reassignment as a reasonable accommodation
    Rejecting the EEOC’s position that an employer must reassign a qualified individual with a disability to a vacant position as a reasonable accommodation so long as the individual was minimally qualified for the position, the 11th…
Rank this Week: 576

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

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

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 616

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jan 16

    SCOTUS on Employee Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreement

    SCOTUS on Employee Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreement
    On Friday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in a ton of cases (16 for people who prefer precision). The exciting news on the employment law front is that the Court will hear three (now consolidated) cases addressing the issue of…
  • Jan 12

    Circuit split: 3d Cir. recognizes ADEA subgroup disparate impact claim

    Circuit split: 3d Cir. recognizes ADEA subgroup disparate impact claim
    The ADEA protects employees over the age of 40 from age discrimination. In Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, the Third Circuit analyzed whether a subgroup of employees older than 40 can bring a disparate impact claim:Disparate-impact…
  • Jan 5

    Miles on Overtime Regulations Litigation

    Miles on Overtime Regulations Litigation
    The shameless self-promotion department directs your attention to the following Pennsylvania Business Central article: Overtime in Limbo - Businesses left to wait for final decision on overtime regulations. The article includes commentary on…
Rank this Week: 630

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: 645

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/
  • Jan 12

    Reichenbach Hall Sued for Wage Violation

    Reichenbach Hall Sued for Wage Violation
    A wage theft lawsuit has been filed against Reichenbach Hall, a German beer hall located in midtown Manhattan. The lawsuit charges that the restaurant cheated its waiters and waitresses out of minimum wage and overtime pay. The servers claim…
  • Dec 29

    Restaurant Workers Get Pay Hike on December 31, 2016

    Restaurant Workers Get Pay Hike on December 31, 2016
    On December 31, 2016, restaurant workers throughout New York State will begin to see changes in the payment structure of their wages.   Back of the House Workers   Back of the house workers (cooks, dishwashers, stockers, and others…
  • Dec 28

    Brooklyn Diners Sued for Wage Theft

    Brooklyn Diners Sued for Wage Theft
    Former waitstaff at the Del Rio Diner and Vegas Diner claim in a lawsuit that the diners failed to pay them minimum wage, overtime pay and spread-of-hours pay. According to the lawsuit, waitstaff at both diners, including servers, line cooks,…
Rank this Week: 647

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/
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court to Decide Class Action Waiver Issue

    Supreme Court to Decide Class Action Waiver Issue
    The Supreme Court issued an order today agreeing to hear three cases involving the National Labor Relations Board’s holding that class and collective class action waivers violate Section 8(a)(1). According to the Board’s first…
  • Jan 9

    Labor Relations Today Issues ‘Labor Law 2016: Year in Review’

    Labor Relations Today Issues ‘Labor Law 2016: Year in Review’
    McGuireWoods labor attorneys and the editors of Labor Relations Today are pleased to announce the publication of Labor Relations 2016: Year in Review. In the final year of his two-term tenure, President Barack…
  • Jan 4

    Member Miscimarra Finds “Common Sense Is Not So Common” in NLRB’s Latest Supervisor Determination

    Member Miscimarra Finds “Common Sense Is Not So Common” in NLRB’s Latest Supervisor Determination
    In a 2-1 decision, the National Labor Relations Board elected to deny the employer’s request for review of the Regional Director’s Decision and Direction of Election in Chi LakeWood Health, 365 NLRB No. 10 (Dec. 28, 2016), a…
Rank this Week: 721

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: 762

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
  • Dec 6

    How to Become an Accountant or CPA

    How to Become an Accountant or CPA
    The main difference between an accountant and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the qualifications of a CPA that works in the accounting departments of businesses. Becoming a CPA requires advanced education, formal certification and a…
  • Dec 6

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?
    Accountants help manage businesses’ finances, protect the company from auditors, and assure everyone gets a paycheck. Working in the field of accounting and finance comes with lots of perks. One of which being the variety industries…
  • Dec 6

    Passing the CPA Exam

    Passing the CPA Exam
    Passing the CPA is a grueling step toward a job in accounting or finance. But don’t worry, with the right study schedule and determination, you can get there! First, you must find the right review courses for you if you The post Passing…
Rank this Week: 771

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: 776

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/
  • Dec 19

    Privilege against self incrimination not violated at NYS CSL sect 75 hearing

    Privilege against self incrimination not violated at NYS CSL sect 75 hearing
    After charges were filed and a hearing held before a hearing officer Petitioner filed an Article 78 suit claiming his privilege against self incrimination had been violated. The Appellate Division, Second Department wrote: “The…
  • Dec 14

    Plaintiff Failed to Comply with County Law 52 – Case Dismissed

    Plaintiff Failed to Comply with County Law 52 – Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff claimed improper termination from respondent County and alleged protection under civil service law section 75 – be the public sector whistleblower law.   Plaintiff failed to file a notice of claim as required by County…
  • Dec 7

    NYC provisionals get “Qualified Incumbents Exam”

    NYC provisionals get “Qualified Incumbents Exam”
    Governor Cuomo signed a bill to allow provisional City workers a one time opportunity to take a “Qualified Incumbents Exam” and become permanent in their title.  This exam would be given as long as there were no upcoming open…
Rank this Week: 783

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Sep 27

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket
    September also means the end of summer break for the U.S. Supreme Court. When the justices return to the bench for the October 2016 Term, they will consider a number of key commercial law issues. This post offers a brief summary of several…
  • Aug 17

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?
    Are you required to provide employee breaks? Both employers and employees alike are often surprised to learn that federal employment laws do not require employers to set specific intervals or even make time for employees to take work breaks…
  • Aug 2

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding
    What You Need to Know about the SEC’s New Rules for Administrative Proceedings The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted several amendments to its rules of practice governing administrative proceedings. According to…
Rank this Week: 786

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Jan 4

    Coming Soon to Philadelphia: No More Questioning Applicants’ Wage History

    Coming Soon to Philadelphia: No More Questioning Applicants’ Wage History
    The Philadelphia City Council recently passed Bill No. 160840, a wage equity ordinance (the “Ordinance”), that will amend Philadelphia’s Fair Practices Ordinance to prohibit employers or employment agencies from inquiring…
  • Dec 27

    PA Employers Must Pay Unemployment Taxes Electronically in 2017

    PA Employers Must Pay Unemployment Taxes Electronically in 2017
    The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently announced that all employers in the Commonwealth will be required to pay their share of unemployment compensation taxes online.  The new rule takes effect January 1, 2017 and…
  • Dec 13

    How to Keep Your Holiday Party off of the Naughty List

    How to Keep Your Holiday Party off of the Naughty List
    With the holiday season officially upon us, many employers are finalizing plans to host a party for their employees.  These festivities offer a time for colleagues to celebrate the year’s accomplishments, to extend season’s…
Rank this Week: 791

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/
  • Jan 13

    The Reading List (2017, No. 2)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 2)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secret News for the week ended January 13, 2017***Defend Trade Secrets ActWe have the first district court opinion dealing with the relatively new (and highly controversial) ex parte seizure order available under the…
  • Jan 6

    The Reading List (2017, No. 1)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 1)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended January 6, 2017***Commercial real estate broker Avison Young has sued three former brokers who joined Cushman & Wakefield. According to Crain's Chicago Business, the factual predicate…
  • Dec 30

    Year-End Extravaganza (Part 4): Top 10 Books (Non-Compete) Lawyers Should Read

    Year-End Extravaganza (Part 4): Top 10 Books (Non-Compete) Lawyers Should Read
    As the son of an English teacher and a school superintendent, there never was much doubt that I'd be a reader - either by volition or conscription. I was the kid who had "summer reading lists," which admittedly at the time seemed oppressive…
Rank this Week: 794

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Sit Down. Rest for a Period. OK, Now Get Up and Rewrite All Your Policies and Procedures.

    Sit Down. Rest for a Period. OK, Now Get Up and Rewrite All Your Policies and Procedures.
    The California Supreme Court has just issued a Christmas present to the plaintiffs' bar. The Court was generous with a coal delivery to employers as well.  OK, holiday segue over.  Whatever you thought you knew about rest…
  • Dec 22

    IRS Mileage Rate for 2017

    IRS Mileage Rate for 2017
    As we say goodbye (go away, and never come back) to 2016, let's make sure you're ready for the New Year.Big changes are in store.  And by big changes, I must mean the IRS Standard Mileage Rate.  That's the rate at which employers…
  • Oct 20

    Court of Appeal: Wage Statements Need Not Include Vacation and PTO Balance

    Court of Appeal: Wage Statements Need Not Include Vacation and PTO Balance
    Labor Code section 226 explains in detail what information must be included in an itemized wage statement, which must accompany paychecks in California.  Here are the section's requirements:(1) gross wages earned,  (2) total hours…
Rank this Week: 802

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed
    A basic tenet of American employment law is that employment is at will, meaning that the employer can set the conditions of employment as long as it is not otherwise illegal.A Georgia businessman who provides aviation insurance has a new one:…
  • Feb 19

    Mandatory Arbitration and the Supreme Court - The First of Potentially Many New Day

    Mandatory Arbitration and the Supreme Court - The First of Potentially Many New Day
    As Justice Scalia''s body lies in state in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court this morning, my eye was caught by the first headline in today's Employment Law 360.The headline and lead:5th Circ. Starts Clock For NLRB Appeal Of Murphy Oil…
  • Oct 21

    40 Years at the Bar

    40 Years at the Bar
    I can’t honestly say what I anticipated 40 years ago today when I came to Austin to be sworn in as a member of the Texas state bar. But it is unlikely that I could have anticipated all the twists and turns, both professionally and…
Rank this Week: 824

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and discrimination issues. By the McKinney Law Firm.

http://www.texasemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem
    According to Microsoft principal researcher Kate Crawford, personal data harvested by marketers is growing so vast and far reaching that it is threatening to unleash a new wave of digital discrimination, one that ordinary people won’t…
  • Oct 31

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).
    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).  This bill will protect employees who report criminal violations of antitrust laws, internally or to the Federal Government, from retaliation. Today the Senate…
  • Oct 7

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide
    We’re happy to announce we have opened a new section on our firm website dedicated to Texas Unemployment Claims.  There you can find detailed information on: Making and pursuing unemployment claims; Handling unemployment appeal…
Rank this Week: 833

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 849