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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/
  • May 29

    OFCCP - EEOC Merger?

    OFCCP - EEOC Merger?
    In a somewhat overlooked portion of the recent proposed budget of the Trump administration, the President has outlined a proposal to merge the OFCCP and EEOC. As part of the merger, the budget would slash funding to the OFCCP and...
  • May 29

    Ontiveros on Overruling Espinoza v. Farah Mfg.

    Ontiveros on Overruling Espinoza v. Farah Mfg.
    Decades ago, the Supreme Court read Title VII's ban on employment discrimination because of “national origin” not to cover employment discrimination because of citizenship or immigration status. Espinoza v. Farah Mfg. Co., 414 U.S. 86…
  • May 24

    COSELL XII

    COSELL XII
    Michael Green (A&M), who obviously has nothing else on his plate, sends us this word of the next COSELL Colloquium: The 12th Annual Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL) will be held September 15 and 16, 2017...
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/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
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: 171

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Legislative Update: Pregnancy Discrimination Protections Under State Law Changing?

    Legislative Update: Pregnancy Discrimination Protections Under State Law Changing?
    On Tuesday, May 23rd, the Connecticut House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a measure that would greatly expand the already broad anti-discrimination provision that exist under Connecticut law.  The bill, House Bill 6668, would…
  • May 9

    In Firing Employees, A Bit of Humanity Still Help

    In Firing Employees, A Bit of Humanity Still Help
    Your employee that you are firing should not hear about his firing from a television report first. I suppose that would seem an obvious rule to follow. But apparently not. Let me back up. Earlier today, the President fired FBI Director James…
  • May 5

    Citing Statistics, Yankee Institute Critical of CHRO — Again

    Citing Statistics, Yankee Institute Critical of CHRO — Again
    This week, the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, a self-described “free market” think tank, issued an article suggesting that Connecticut had nearly the same number of discrimination complaints as our neighboring state,…
Rank this Week: 201

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: 215

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/
  • May 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
  • May 22

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning
    Is Equal Fair with Estate Planning? Most of our clients want to treat their children fairly and equally.  Splitting assets equally among the children may be easy, but is it fair? When dividing assets, it is often important to determine…
  • May 19

    Online wills may cause trouble and additional cost

    Online wills may cause trouble and additional cost
    There have been many reports of unintended consequences related to the use of online wills over the past few years.  In fact, I have written about many of these issues on this blog. It is important for individuals to understand that…
Rank this Week: 226

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/
  • May 26

    WIRTW #463 (the “so special” edition)

    WIRTW #463 (the “so special” edition)
    This weekend is a big one for Norah. Today, she graduates from 5th grade and walks across the quad to become a middle schooler. And tomorrow, she turns 11. I think she’s more excited than usual about this birthday, because 10 was not…
  • May 25

    When equal pay is not “equal” pay

    When equal pay is not “equal” pay
    The Equal Pay Act requires that an employer pay its male and female employees equal pay for equal work. The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal, and substantial equality is measured by job content, not job titles.…
  • May 24

    Federal court breaks new ground with transgender disability discrimination claim

    Federal court breaks new ground with transgender disability discrimination claim
    The ADA expressly excludes from its coverage “transvestism, transsexualism, … [and] gender identity disorders not resulting from physical impairments….” Thus, it should be an easy call for a court to dismiss a…
Rank this Week: 229

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/
  • May 29

    Philosophy of Language and Legal Interpretation

    Philosophy of Language and Legal Interpretation
    Brian G. Slocum, Pragmatics and Legal Texts: How Best to Account for the Gaps between Literal Meaning and Communicative Meaning, in The Pragmatic Turn in Law: Inference and Interpretation in Legal Discourse (Mouton Series of…
  • May 26

    Unevenly Cooked: Raw Materials and Fair Use

    Unevenly Cooked: Raw Materials and Fair Use
    Andrew Gilden, Raw Materials and the Creative Process, 104 Geo. L.J. 355 (2016).Christopher J. BuccafuscoOver the past decade or two, intellectual property scholars have learned to pay attention to the rhetoric that people use when arguing…
  • May 25

    Studying Specific Performance

    Studying Specific Performance
    Yonathan A. Arbel, Contract Remedies in Action: Specific Performance, 118 W. Va. L. Rev. 100 (2015), available at SSRN.Caprice RobertsParties that have a right to the very thing promised in a contract may opt not to have it delivered by the…
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/
  • May 19

    Have We Learned Anything From the Extinction of the Vaquita?

    Have We Learned Anything From the Extinction of the Vaquita?
    Today, on Endangered Species Day, we bid farewell to yet another beautiful species decimated by human activity: the vaquita.  With less than a handful of these small porpoises left in the world, experts have concluded there is no option…
  • May 12

    NWC Publishes Former FBI Director Comey’s Speech on Whistleblower

    NWC Publishes Former FBI Director Comey’s Speech on Whistleblower
    Public urged to Take Action! The National Whistleblower Center issued the following action alert today which featured a 2016 speech by then FBI Director James Comey.  The full action alert is reprinted below: In light of the news of…
  • May 11

    Video: University of Toronto Panel on Canada’s Whistleblower Reward Program

    Video: University of Toronto Panel on Canada’s Whistleblower Reward Program
    On January 26, 2017, whistleblower attorney and National Whistleblower Center Executive Director, Stephen Kohn participated in a panel discussion at the University of Toronto’s Capital Markets Institute on the topic of “Rewarding…
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/
  • May 16

    SCOTUS Ruling Bars Many State Arbitration Agreement Restriction

    SCOTUS Ruling Bars Many State Arbitration Agreement Restriction
    Employers reconsider potential benefits, enforceability of arbitration agreements in response to SCOTUS Kindred decision.
  • May 12

    Stamer To Moderate, Talk Medical CyberSecurity At 5/19 ISSA-LA IT Security Meedical Privacy Forum

    Stamer To Moderate, Talk Medical CyberSecurity At 5/19 ISSA-LA IT Security Meedical Privacy Forum
    Solutions Law Press, Inc. editor and attorney Cynthia Marcotte Stamer will speak and moderate two key panel programs on health care privacy and data security scheduled at the Healthcare Privacy & Security Form hosted on May 19, 2017 by…
  • May 12

    Urgent WannaCry Ransomware Cyber Warning Issued

    Urgent WannaCry Ransomware Cyber Warning Issued
    U.S. agencies are warning U.S. businesses to batten down their cyber security defenses to guard against a WannaCry ransomware cybersecurity threat sweeping the Globe. Health care providers, health plans, health insurers, healthcare…
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: 356

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: 374

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 412

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

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

    Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Might Exerts Impact on California’s Economy

    Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Might Exerts Impact on California’s Economy
    As the Trump Administration cracked down on undocumented immigrants, the undocumented workers in California would feel vulnerable and be impacted by related policies and regulations recently. Undocumented workers account for a huge portion of…
  • Mar 26

    Will Overtime Laws Change with Trump Presidency?

    Will Overtime Laws Change with Trump Presidency?
    President Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor, CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder, withdrew his nomination in February 15. The withdrawal comes after controversies over his employing an undocumented immigrant to clean his home…
  • Feb 12

    Labor Law: Anticipated Changes Under Trump Administration

    Labor Law: Anticipated Changes Under Trump Administration
    The 45th president was inaugurated last month, but the Secretary of Labor position still must be confirmed. President Trump’s selection for the position, Andy Puzder, is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl's Jr. and…
Rank this Week: 416

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/
  • May 29

    San Antonio Area Heroe

    San Antonio Area Heroe
    To mark Memorial Day, I would also like to recall two area San Antonio heroes. They were both fiends of mine. They both died in war zones back in 2005 and 2006 when I was deployed myself. SSGT Clinton Newman was a fine soldier. He was a…
  • May 28

    Memorial Day: Thank a Vet

    Memorial Day: Thank a Vet
    Memorial Day is a time to remember those veterans who gave all they had to give for us. I always think of  1SGT Saenz at times like this. Some 100 of us IRR members met at Ft. Jackson on March 13, 2005. We reported to Ft. Jackson, South…
  • May 27

    Monuments to Confederate Soldier

    Monuments to Confederate Soldier
    Seeing the cranes lifting the Robert E. Lee monument in New Orleans is a little distressing for me. Not every county in Texas has a monument to the Confederate soldier, but many do. And, almost every county from Louisiana to Virginia has at…
Rank this Week: 424

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/
  • May 26

    Changing Workplaces Review (Part 1): A Look at the Unionization Proposal

    Changing Workplaces Review (Part 1): A Look at the Unionization Proposal
    May 26 2017 The long-awaited final report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review (CWR) was released this week.  The Report was written by two experienced labour lawyers representing both sides of the labour law bar.  Michael…
  • May 23

    Final Report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review

    Final Report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review
    May 23 2017 After a very long wait, the Ontario government today released the final report of its Changing Workplaces Review that examined both the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act. Here is the final report. There is a…
  • May 19

    Random Thoughts for the Weekend: On Free Training, Selling Pot, Lawyer Bargaining, and the Changing Workplaces Review

    Random Thoughts for the Weekend: On Free Training, Selling Pot, Lawyer Bargaining, and the Changing Workplaces Review
    May 19, 2017 Here’s a wrap up of a few issues to ponder that came up this week in the Law of Work.  Have a great long weekend! Can My Daughter’s Employer Make Her Work for Free During a “Training Period”? A friend…
Rank this Week: 426

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/
  • May 29

    Memorial Day 2017

    Memorial Day 2017
    For all those who have died serving our country, thank you. Rest in peace. Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license, by Beverly.… Continue Reading
  • May 26

    After the investigation: Now what?

    After the investigation: Now what?
    Last week, we talked about employment investigations. This week, I’d like to talk about what employers do with the information they gathered during the investigation. There are two main tasks: No. 1: Figure out what probably…
  • May 26

    BREAKING: Full Second Circuit to reconsider whether Title VII prohibits sexual orientation bia

    BREAKING: Full Second Circuit to reconsider whether Title VII prohibits sexual orientation bia
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Connecticut, New York, and Vermont) agreed yesterday to rehear en banc an appeal from the estate of a gay skydiving instructor who alleged he was fired after a customer complained…
Rank this Week: 440

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
  • May 25

    MBBP Clients Included in MassChallenge 2017 Startup Cla

    MBBP Clients Included in MassChallenge 2017 Startup Cla
    Firm clients DropZone for Veterans and Skelmet are among the 128 startups that will be a part of this year’s MassChallenge Boston accelerator program. MassChallenge helps the world’s highest-impact and highest-potential startups…
  • May 11

    Howard Zaharoff Co-Chairing 2017 MCLE Annual IP Law Conference

    Howard Zaharoff Co-Chairing 2017 MCLE Annual IP Law Conference
    As in previous years, intellectual property attorney Howard Zaharoff will co-chair MCLE’s 20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference 2017. The conference will cover various intellectual property topics, including IP litigation,…
  • May 8

    Lisa Warren Moderating Panel at Northeastern University School of Law 2017 Women in the Law Conference

    Lisa Warren Moderating Panel at Northeastern University School of Law 2017 Women in the Law Conference
    Don’t miss Lisa Warren next Friday, May 19 at the Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL) 2017 Women in the Law Conference. Lisa will moderate the panel “Unlocking the Mysteries of the ‘New Girl’ Network“,…
Rank this Week: 521

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 21

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment
    The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618 (CanLII) that should have employers pulling out and reviewing their incentive plans, including bonus, STIP, LTIP, stock options and whatever…
  • Feb 17

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case
    Please take some time to make your way through Cook v. Hatch Ltd., 2017 ONSC 47. It’s a well reasoned and thoughtful decision that injects some common sense into the enforceability of contractual termination clause discussion. The…
  • Feb 16

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995
    The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) considered the sale of a business provisions in the Labour Relations Act, 1995 in ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. v Unifor Local 554, 2017 CanLII 4481 (ON LRB). ADT (a unionized…
Rank this Week: 522

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
  • May 2

    NJ May Ban Secrecy Deals in Whistleblower Suits Involving Public Official

    NJ May Ban Secrecy Deals in Whistleblower Suits Involving Public Official
    The New Jersey state senate is considering a bill that would forbid secrecy in the settlement of certain whistleblower lawsuits that involve government agencies or public officials. The state’s assembly already passed the legislation…
  • Apr 21

    The Week in Whistleblowing

    The Week in Whistleblowing
    Tax day fell on April 18 this year, and law enforcers celebrated by announcing their wins in recent tax cases. Especially notable was a $40 million settlement unveiled by New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman — the…
  • Apr 14

    SEC Whistleblowers Have a Stake in Kokesh Case

    SEC Whistleblowers Have a Stake in Kokesh Case
    On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on a provision of law that has stood mostly unchanged since it was introduced more than 175 years ago — but that could, if interpreted badly, make it harder to maintain a pool of…
Rank this Week: 541

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • May 25

    Seeking Salary History May Be Banned

    Seeking Salary History May Be Banned
    The California Assembly this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could expose employers to costly litigation for inquiring into an applicant’s prior salary even when there is no harm. AB 168 (Eggman;…
  • May 25

    Closed for Memorial Day? Paying Wages to Employee

    Closed for Memorial Day? Paying Wages to Employee
    If an employer is closed on a payday that falls on a holiday listed in the California Government Code, such as Memorial Day, the employer can pay wages on the next business day. Of course, paying the day before the holiday is acceptable, as…
  • May 23

    No, You Can’t Demote a Pregnant Employee If You Think Her Job’s Too Tough

    No, You Can’t Demote a Pregnant Employee If You Think Her Job’s Too Tough
    Suzie comes into your office and tells you she is four months pregnant. You think, “Hmmmm, her job is really demanding. I should probably put her in a job with less responsibility because I’m sure Suzie can’t do such a…
Rank this Week: 550

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: 559

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/
  • May 24

    My Business is Suffering: Can I Change Employee Compensation Schemes in an Attempt to Save the Business?

    My Business is Suffering: Can I Change Employee Compensation Schemes in an Attempt to Save the Business?
    Employee compensation is one of the most fundamental aspects of an employment contract. In most cases, a fundamental change in an employment contract would result in damages if litigated by the employee. An employee subject to such changes…
  • May 23

    Unwritten Terms of Employment Contract

    Unwritten Terms of Employment Contract
    Contracts- Implied Terms: It is not uncommon for terms of employment between workers and employers to be unwritten. Disputes between an employee and employer may arise over past verbally-agreed-upon terms, established unwritten practices, and…
  • May 15

    An employee in a managerial role is found to be engaging in sexual harassment: what is a reasonable punishment?

    An employee in a managerial role is found to be engaging in sexual harassment: what is a reasonable punishment?
    When an employee is in a supervisory role and there is adequate evidence that the individual engaged in acts of sexual harassment towards other employees, then the employer’s obligation to its workers leaves limited options. Termination…
Rank this Week: 568

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/
  • May 26

    FedEx employee terminated for using discount to sell on eBay loses USERRA termination challenge but can seek higher pension benefit

    FedEx employee terminated for using discount to sell on eBay loses USERRA termination challenge but can seek higher pension benefit
    Kenneth Savage was terminated by FedEx about a month after a military leave and after complaining about the calculation of his pension benefits due to his military service. That proximity was not enough to establish a discrimination or…
  • May 25

    OSHA delays electronic reporting requirement start date

    OSHA delays electronic reporting requirement start date
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced recently that it intends to delay the initial deadline for compliance with its rule requiring employers to report accident and illness records to OSHA electronically. Under…
  • May 17

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware
    I have frequently blogged about human resources departments’ role in preventing data breaches in their organizations and to date have largely focused on training employees to recognize and respond phishing exploits designed to encourage…
Rank this Week: 574

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/
  • May 25

    Following U.S. Supreme Court Review, Ninth Circuit Remands EEOC Subpoena Case

    Following U.S. Supreme Court Review, Ninth Circuit Remands EEOC Subpoena Case
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Christopher J. DeGroff and Alex W. Karasik Seyfarth Synopsis: After the U.S. Supreme Court clarified in McLane Co. v. EEOC, No. 15-1248, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 2327 (U.S. 2017), that the scope of review for employers…
  • May 23

    New Study Of EEOC Enforcement: Demystifying EEOC Determination, Conciliation & Litigation Timeline

    New Study Of EEOC Enforcement: Demystifying EEOC Determination, Conciliation & Litigation Timeline
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Andrew Scroggins and Christopher DeGroff Seyfarth Synopsis: An in-depth analysis by Seyfarth Shaw sheds new light on how quickly the EEOC moves matters from letter of determination, through conciliation, to…
  • May 22

    The EEOC Shoots At A Fish In The Proverbial Staffing Firm Barrel

    The EEOC Shoots At A Fish In The Proverbial Staffing Firm Barrel
    By David J. Rowland and Andrew L. Scroggins Seyfarth Synopsis:  In a case filed May 8 in federal court in New Jersey, the EEOC sued an IT staffing firm for age discrimination on behalf of a candidate seeking placement into an position…
Rank this Week: 575

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 613

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • May 25

    Tomi Lahren settles lawsuit against Beck and Blaze

    Tomi Lahren settles lawsuit against Beck and Blaze
    Tomi Lahren (Twitter profile pic)A month ago, I wrote about Tomi Lahren suing The Blaze and Glenn Beck for allegedly firing her for expressing a vaguely pro-abortion message on The View. I didn't want to leave you hanging, so . . . Update!…
  • May 22

    Transgender ADA claim survives motion to dismi

    Transgender ADA claim survives motion to dismi
    In Blatt v. Cabela's Retail, Inc., a Pennsylvania transgender employee filed an ADA discrimination and retaliation claim. She alleged that "she requested a female nametag and uniform and use of the female restroom as accommodations for her…
  • May 2

    2nd Circuit: Employer cannot fire employee for profanity-laced Facebook rant

    2nd Circuit: Employer cannot fire employee for profanity-laced Facebook rant
    Under the NLRA, employees cannot be fired for posting things like "Vote YES for the UNION!!!!" on Facebook - because the NLRA generally protects union organizing and support. However, even protected posts can lose their protection if they…
Rank this Week: 629

NLRB Law Memo

NLRB Law Memo

Covers National Labor Relations Board decision. By Ross Runkel.

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

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  • Nov 24

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012
  • Feb 14

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012
    NLRB - Staff summarized 3 decisions. Human Services Projects, Inc. d/b/a Teen Triumph (32-CA-25262; 358 NLRB No. 2) Stockton, CA, February 6, 2012.
Rank this Week: 643

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/
  • May 26

    New York City’s Gramercy Tavern Will Pay $695,000 to Restaurant Workers for Wage Theft

    New York City’s Gramercy Tavern Will Pay $695,000 to Restaurant Workers for Wage Theft
    Gramercy Tavern, the popular Danny Meyer-owned upscale eatery located in New York City’s Flatiron District has agreed to pay $695,000 to current and former restaurant workers for wage theft violations, including an allegedly illegal tip…
  • May 23

    Sous Chef Lawsuit Claims Pay By Salary Unlawfully Denied Him Overtime Pay

    Sous Chef Lawsuit Claims Pay By Salary Unlawfully Denied Him Overtime Pay
    A former sous chef at a Kona Grill location in Florida claims the restaurant purposefully misclassified him to avoid paying him overtime wages, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The sous chef alleges Kona Grill, which…
  • May 19

    May 21st is National Waiters and Waitresses Day – Know Your Rights!

    May 21st is National Waiters and Waitresses Day – Know Your Rights!
    Today is National Waiters and Waitresses Day, but many restaurants in New York will continue to pay their waitstaff incorrectly today, as they do everyday. If you are a server, runner, bartender, or busser in New York, you should know your…
Rank this Week: 644

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/
Rank this Week: 720

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
  • Jan 19

    Short Course in Labor History

    Short Course in Labor History
    Unions have typically grown in rapid spurts, very “short periods of social upheaval punctuated by major demonstrations and strikes.” The 1920s were an especially dark period for U.S. labor. Membership fell by a third in the time…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 770

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/
  • May 25

    Will The OFCCP Survive Past 2018? Merger With EEOC Proposed

    Will The OFCCP Survive Past 2018? Merger With EEOC Proposed
    On May 23, 2017, the Department of Labor released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2018. The budget contains several cost-cutting measures that reflect the new priorities of the Trump administration. A notable aspect of the proposed…
  • May 23

    Florida Legislation Establishes That Ride-Sharing Drivers Are Independent Contractors, Not Employee

    Florida Legislation Establishes That Ride-Sharing Drivers Are Independent Contractors, Not Employee
    The issue of whether workers are properly classified as independent contractors rather than employees is a common dispute in the gig economy, particularly in newer, technology-based industries, such as ride-sharing. That issue just became a…
  • May 22

    Plaintiff Lacks Standing to Pursue Claim that Was Discovered After Bankruptcy Filing

    Plaintiff Lacks Standing to Pursue Claim that Was Discovered After Bankruptcy Filing
    Recently, we discussed a decision that considered whether a former employee’s failure to initially list an employment discrimination claim on her bankruptcy schedules barred her from pursuing the claim against her former employer under…
Rank this Week: 773

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/
  • May 16

    Civil Service Law Section 76

    Civil Service Law Section 76
    Section 76 of the New York State Civil Service Law permits aggrieved employees to appeal a determination after disciplinary proceeding to the NYC Civil Service Commission through an Article 78 proceeding. Civil Service Law section 76 states…
  • Mar 11

    Terminated school employee Article 78 Dismissed

    Terminated school employee Article 78 Dismissed
    … Continue Reading
  • Jan 25

    NYPD psych disqualified candidates MUST appeal upon receipt of Notice of Proposed Disqualification-NOPD

    NYPD psych disqualified candidates MUST appeal upon receipt of Notice of Proposed Disqualification-NOPD
    NYPD Psych Disqualification Disqualified NYPD Police Officer candidates who receive a letter called Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) based on psychological issues must file an appeal within 30 days! Failure to file an appeal and…
Rank this Week: 781

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: 783

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • May 25

    Disciplinary Discharge of Employees on Workers’ Compensation

    Disciplinary Discharge of Employees on Workers’ Compensation
    Employers often shy away from discharging employees for disciplinary reasons when those employees are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, such as in instances where the employee is working a modified duty assignment. …
  • Apr 21

    Pennsylvania Law Allowing Employer Use of Payroll Debit Cards Takes Effect May 4

    Pennsylvania Law Allowing Employer Use of Payroll Debit Cards Takes Effect May 4
    As we previously noted, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law in November that amends the Pennsylvania Banking Code to permit the use of payroll debit cards, with certain conditions.  The law brought welcome clarity to this…
  • Apr 7

    Breaking New Ground: Seventh Circuit Rules that Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation

    Breaking New Ground: Seventh Circuit Rules that Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation
    Workplace rights for LGBT individuals has been a rapidly developing area of the law.  A little over two years ago, former President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees on…
Rank this Week: 787

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/
  • May 26

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act Giveth…But Very Little

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act Giveth…But Very Little
    If you jump to PatentlyO, you’ll read a great column by Dr. Maxwell Goss – a business litigator like me. He offers his thoughts on the scope of “inevitable disclosure” injunctions under the Defend Trade Secrets Act of…
  • May 25

    The Reading List (2017, No. 20): Are Prince's Unreleased Songs "Trade Secrets"?

    The Reading List (2017, No. 20): Are Prince's Unreleased Songs "Trade Secrets"?
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended May 26, 2017***The Trade Secret Status of Prince's Unreleased RecordingsPrince's death last year unleashed an unfortunate - and somewhat predictable - wave of litigation in his home State…
  • May 19

    The Reading List (2017, No. 19): The NYT (Again), More Uber, and One Year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    The Reading List (2017, No. 19): The NYT (Again), More Uber, and One Year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended May 19, 2017***After two weeks, a lot to catch up on...Abuse of Non-CompetesThe big newspaper story on non-competes came in the Saturday New York Times, which discussed the proliferation…
Rank this Week: 792

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/
  • Apr 26

    After 42 Years, It's Nice to Know That I Might Be Qualified for Something

    After 42 Years, It's Nice to Know That I Might Be Qualified for Something
    In this morning's mail box ...Michael, BCG Attorney Search noticed that the following job might suit your qualifications and experience. We are pleased to provide you with the latest jobs from your preferred geographic location and practice…
  • Mar 7

    The Concept of Fallow Ground and Other Musing

    The Concept of Fallow Ground and Other Musing
    More than one year has passed since my last post, and the two or three years before were little more productive. Still for some reason, hopefully more noble than ego, I have chosen not to kill off this spot on the internet.Like the biblical…
  • 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:…
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: 823

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Feb 16

    Having a policy isn’t always enough

    Having a policy isn’t always enough
    In the day job we advise many employers on the need to have their paperwork in order, to have a set of properly drafted employment documents such as contracts and a staff handbook. Having a policy in place for a given situation helps the…
  • Feb 4

    #GreatLegalBake 2016

    #GreatLegalBake 2016
    I have been rediscovering an interest I long since forgot about: cookery or, more specifically, cake baking.  When I was a kid and also BWK (Before Wife and Kids) I did a lot more cooking and used to enjoy whisking up a quick cake or…
  • Apr 27

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?
    The easy answer to that question would be that a settlement agreement gives employers peace of mind that a departing employee isn’t going to sue them, will return their phone and swipe card and not post nasty things on Facebook. A…
Rank this Week: 847