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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: 17

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: 19

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: 101

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: 147

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 21

    Police officers, "untruthfulness" and public policy

    Police officers, "untruthfulness" and public policy
    A police officer's claimed "untruthfulness" and the dictates of public policy have been the subject of previous posts here and here. (Discipline for untruthfulness generally is…
  • Dec 14

    Arbitrator upholds dismissal of police officer for "untruthfulness" concerning DUI stop

    Arbitrator upholds dismissal of police officer for "untruthfulness" concerning DUI stop
    FoxTampaBay reports on a recent decision upholding the dismissal of the head of Tampa PD's DUI unit for being deceptive concerning a dui stop. The report links to the award of Arbitrator John Popular here.On January 24, 2013…
  • Dec 7

    Medical marijuana, arbitration and the court

    Medical marijuana, arbitration and the court
    In two recent decisions courts have vacated arbitrators' awards reinstating employees dismissed for use of marijuana. Both cases discuss the impact of medical marijuana legislation.In Freightliner v. Teamsters Local 305 the U.S. District…
Rank this Week: 243

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/
  • Dec 20

    The EEOC Nets Its Biggest Judgment Of The Year In Hawaii

    The EEOC Nets Its Biggest Judgment Of The Year In Hawaii
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Laura Maechtlen In a ruling on December 19, 2014, in EEOC v. Global Horizons, Inc., Case No. 11-CV-257 (D. Haw. Dec. 19, 2014), Judge Leslie Kobayashi of the U.S. District Court for the…
  • Dec 16

    The 2014 Judicial “Hellholes” Report Is Out!

    The 2014 Judicial “Hellholes” Report Is Out!
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Each year the American Tort Reform Association (“ATRA”) publishes its “Judicial Hellholes Report” and examines problems in state court systems and challenges for corporate defendants in the…
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court Allows Removal Of Class Actions Under CAFA Without Evidence In Removal Notice Of Amount-In-Controversy

    Supreme Court Allows Removal Of Class Actions Under CAFA Without Evidence In Removal Notice Of Amount-In-Controversy
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Rebecca S. Bjork The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a 5-4 vote today — across perceived “liberal/conservative” lines, at least until the very end — that defendants may remove class action…
Rank this Week: 263

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/
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Dec 19

    Judge Edwards on Law Review

    Judge Edwards on Law Review
    The Virginia Law Review has published "Another Look at Professor Rodell's Goodbye to Law Reviews" by Judge Harry Edwards (D. C. Circuit) in its November 2014 issue. Michael Dorf (Cornell) added his thoughts here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Dec 5

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout
    Politico reports that NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse took a buyout. As the article states: Steven Greenhouse, the labor correspondent for the New York Times, took a buyout this week. That decision immediately reduced by 50 percent…
  • Nov 13

    Law Review Companion

    Law Review Companion
    Mary Whisner at Legal Scholarship Blog has updated a links collection for law review companions at domestic law schools. Whisner describes the list as a "work in progress," and requests additions. Craig Estlinbaum
Rank this Week: 303

Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers labor and employment laws and policies that affects the hospitality industry. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 610

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

Covers global developments in labor and employment law. By Greenberg Traurig.

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    NLRB Adopts New Election Rule

    NLRB Adopts New Election Rule
    Written by Howard L. Mocerf This week the National Labor Relations Board adopted new union election rules by a 3-2 vote. Characterized by dissenting Board members as “The Mount Everest of Regulations,” the new rules will result in…
  • Dec 16

    NLRB Decision Allows Non-Work Related Use of a Company Email System

    NLRB Decision Allows Non-Work Related Use of a Company Email System
    Last week the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed the Register Guard decision and declared that employees who have access to a company email system now have the right to use that system, on non-working time, to voice their…
  • Dec 16

    Illinois to Welcome New Year with New Employment Law

    Illinois to Welcome New Year with New Employment Law
    Written by Howard L. Mocerf Three new employment laws will take effect for Illinois employers beginning Jan. 1, 2015: the “Ban the Box” law prohibiting employers from including on job applications inquiries into whether an…
Rank this Week: 308

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Dec 19

    NJ & NY Propose Amendments To Data Breach Law

    NJ & NY Propose Amendments To Data Breach Law
    The New Jersey Assembly on December 15 unanimously approved, by a vote of 75-0, a bill designed to better protect consumers from identify theft.  Bill A3146, if approved by the Senate, would expand the state’s law to include…
  • Dec 12

    New Data Protection Powers Requested in Oregon

    New Data Protection Powers Requested in Oregon
    On December 9, Oregon’s Attorney General, Ellen Rosenblum, announced to the Oregon House and Senate Judiciary Committee that she would be introducing legislation to expand existing personal data protections for Oregon consumers while…
  • Dec 12

    Data Security in 2015 for Banks, HIPAA Covered Entities, and Small Businesses Too

    Data Security in 2015 for Banks, HIPAA Covered Entities, and Small Businesses Too
    Some have called 2014 the “Year of the Data Breach.” That may be true given the steady stream of large-scale data breaches affecting tens of millions of individuals. We do not know if this time next year commentators will be…
Rank this Week: 628

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/
  • Dec 19

    WIRTW #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)

    WIRTW #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)
    With the end of the year drawing nigh, today’s post will be my last of 2014 (barring any hot-off-the-presses breaking news). I wish all of my readers a joyous holiday season (whatever your December celebration of choice), and a happy…
  • Dec 18

    The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2014)

    The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2014)
    For the past two Noels, I published “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” As this has become a year-end tradition at the blog, I’m sharing it again (with updated links). If you’re feeling brave, post a video of…
  • Dec 17

    Feds impose LGBT affirmative action on federal contractor

    Feds impose LGBT affirmative action on federal contractor
    If you are a federal contractor of subcontractor, in four months you will have new affirmative action obligations relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. According to a Final Rule issued last week by the Office of Federal Contract…
Rank this Week: 428

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Dec 18

    Beneficiaries of an IRA do not have the asset protection you may think

    Beneficiaries of an IRA do not have the asset protection you may think
    If you inherit the proceeds of another person’s IRA (“Individual Retirement Account”), your creditors may be able to reach and attach those proceeds, based upon a recent United States Superior Court Decision, Clark v.…
  • Oct 20

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?
    As an employee in Massachusetts, you may be considered an employee at will, and you employer may even be able to fire you for no reason at all, but if they do take adverse actions against you because you complained about your pay or demanded…
  • Oct 5

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett
    If you work for a company in Massachusetts and you do not have a contract for a specified period of time at a particular wage rate, then you are considered an employee at will. What does this mean?  Well, it is quite simple, your…
Rank this Week: 330

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/
  • Dec 18

    Water’s Edge Restaurant Sued for Overtime Pay and Spread of Hours Pay

    Water’s Edge Restaurant Sued for Overtime Pay and Spread of Hours Pay
    Servers and bussers have been denied overtime pay and spread of hours pay at Water’s Edge Restaurant in Long Island City, according to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court. The lawsuit against Water’s Edge Restaurant claims…
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court Rules that Waiting Time for Security is Not Compensable

    Supreme Court Rules that Waiting Time for Security is Not Compensable
    Waiterpay.com founder Louis Pechman was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article concerning the Supreme Court’s decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk. The Supreme Court held that Amazon warehouse workers were not…
  • Dec 11

    McDonald’s Settles Time Shaving Lawsuit

    McDonald’s Settles Time Shaving Lawsuit
    A class action wage theft lawsuit brought by approximately 2,300 employees of various McDonald’s Restaurants owned by Crawford Restaurant Group in upstate New York. The wage theft lawsuit, which was filed by the restaurant workers in…
Rank this Week: 554

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 17

    Multiemployer Pension Plan Reform: So Now What?

    Multiemployer Pension Plan Reform: So Now What?
    When the House passed the most recent budget bill, it included a provision related to multiemployer pension plan reform.  In my last post, I suggested it might be too early to count on anything being final in that bill until it made it…
  • Dec 12

    Proposed Multiemployer Pension Reform: Don’t Count Your Chickens Before they Pa

    Proposed Multiemployer Pension Reform: Don’t Count Your Chickens Before they Pa
    Employers participating in multiemployer pension plans are in a constant state of hope that some relief is coming from Congress that will reduce or eliminate unfunded liability and do away with withdrawal liability.  So something like…
  • Dec 9

    Investment Policy Statements in Retirement Plans: Are They Plan Documents?

    Investment Policy Statements in Retirement Plans: Are They Plan Documents?
    In prior posts, I have discussed the importance of having up-to-date investment policy statements.  Not only are they a good proof of diligence on the part of fiduciaries (assuming they are followed) but they also serve as a sort of…
Rank this Week: 328

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Legal Shifts Are Giving Support to New Labor Movement

    Legal Shifts Are Giving Support to New Labor Movement
    With the economic downturn largely in America’s rearview mirror as job creation and employment continue to rise, there’s been a lot of talk about the quality of many of those new roles. Whether it’s fast food workers or…
  • Dec 10

    A Look at Recent Title VII Decision

    A Look at Recent Title VII Decision
    A broad set of protections, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on a number of factors, including race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. Over the past 50 years, courts and lawmakers…
  • Dec 3

    Courts Continue to Clarify What Constitutes an Employee

    Courts Continue to Clarify What Constitutes an Employee
    The economic downturn that began in 2008 changed a lot of things about the job market. Apart from the jump in unemployment rates, may of the jobs that were available were no longer the full-time positions that traditionally served as the norm…
Rank this Week: 615

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/
  • Dec 16

    Member Schiffer’s Term Expires Today

    Member Schiffer’s Term Expires Today
    As Politico notes, National Labor Relations Board member Nancy Schiffer’s term expires today.  She will be replaced by incoming member Lauren McFerran, who was confirmed in a Senate vote on December 8 of this year. The reader may…
  • Dec 15

    NFLPA Wary Of New Player Conduct Policy

    NFLPA Wary Of New Player Conduct Policy
    NBCSports is reporting that the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), the labor union that represents current NFL football players in collective bargaining with the league, may seek to challenge certain portions of the…
  • Dec 12

    National Labor Relations Board Issues Final Rule Expediting Union Representation Election

    National Labor Relations Board Issues Final Rule Expediting Union Representation Election
    On the heels of yesterday’s Purple Communications, Inc. decision, the National Labor Relations Board today has taken more significant measures to facilitate union organizing.  The Board today has announced issuance of its final…
Rank this Week: 447

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Dec 14

    Compliance framework is proposed for Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

    Compliance framework is proposed for Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program
    by Thora Sigurdson In June 2014, the Canadian government introduced changes to the country’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). These changes were intended to make it more difficult and expensive for Canadian employers to hire…
  • Dec 7

    A face for radio? Employment law lessons from the Jian Ghomeshi scandal

    A face for radio? Employment law lessons from the Jian Ghomeshi scandal
    By Kyla Stott-Jess Over the last month, the Canadian news media has devoted significant time to covering the Jian Ghomeshi scandal. Aside from the celebrity gossip factor, the story has had such staying power because it touches on so many…
  • Nov 30

    Purchaser of bankrupt Quebec business found liable to executive it didn’t hire

    Purchaser of bankrupt Quebec business found liable to executive it didn’t hire
    By Marie-Gabrielle Bélanger The purchaser of all the assets of a bankrupt business will be bound by the employment contracts of the bankrupt company and must therefore honor these contracts. So ruled the Court of Appeal of Quebec in a…
Rank this Week: 415

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    He Quit His Job, But Was Still Eligible For Workers' Comp Benefits?

    He Quit His Job, But Was Still Eligible For Workers' Comp Benefits?
    When a medical equipment delivery driver who had quit his job - but was injured while retrieving his tools and preparing to leave the premises - filed a lawsuit, how did his employer defend against the claim? By asserting that...
  • Dec 5

    Company Cited For Fall Hazards At Philadelphia Worksite

    Company Cited For Fall Hazards At Philadelphia Worksite
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently cited a Pennsylvania company for failing to provide its workers with proper fall protection. Bricklayers were tasked with conducting their work on scaffolding as high as 30…
  • Dec 2

    PTSD and VA disability benefits for Vietnam vet

    PTSD and VA disability benefits for Vietnam vet
    There are hundreds of thousands of Vietnam-era veterans struggling to cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They experience flashbacks, depression, insomnia and serious anxiety as they also deal with the inevitable problems…
Rank this Week: 339

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 9

    ‘Tis the Season

    ‘Tis the Season
    Employers often have questions relating to basic wage and hour issues.  This blog post is designed to refresh your memory as to the current status of some of your more basic wage and hour issues in New Jersey as we wrap up 2014. Q1. What…
  • Nov 24

    No Soup for You: can a business ban an attorney who has filed a lawsuit against it?

    No Soup for You: can a business ban an attorney who has filed a lawsuit against it?
    Jerry Seinfeld’s sitcom famously portrayed the “Soup Man” as the temperamental owner of a soup stand who would decline to serve customers that did not properly place a soup order.    Placing the humor aside, a…
  • Nov 17

    Taking a Bite out of Attorney’s Fees in FLSA Settlement

    Taking a Bite out of Attorney’s Fees in FLSA Settlement
    FLSA lawsuits are exploding – on nationwide basis annual FLSA filings have increased more than 400% since 2001.  The vast majority of these actions ultimately result in a settlement. The question has now been raised as to whether…
Rank this Week: 650

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • Dec 9

    Open Letter from NJ State PBA President Patrick Colligan on the Recent Unrest Against Police

    Open Letter from NJ State PBA President Patrick Colligan on the Recent Unrest Against Police
    Given the unrest that has erupted throughout our country in response to two Grand Jury decisions that failed to return True Bill’s of Indictment, we came across this letter from PBA President Patrick Colligan that offers an opinion from…
  • Dec 5

    Will New Jersey’s Pension Fund Run Dry in Four Years?

    Will New Jersey’s Pension Fund Run Dry in Four Years?
    As reported in NJ.COM, New Jersey’s unfunded public employee pension liabilities have soared to $83 billion, more than double previous estimates, as the state comes into compliance with new accounting rules, according to a report…
  • Dec 3

    South Hunterdon County Municipalities to Discuss the Consolodation of Public Safety Service

    South Hunterdon County Municipalities to Discuss the Consolodation of Public Safety Service
    As reported in NJ.Com. the Mayors of the three South Hunterdon municipalities with local police forces are talking about a regionalized department and are moving forward with the support of county Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III and…
Rank this Week: 652

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Facebook Threats Constitute Legitimate Grounds for Termination

    Facebook Threats Constitute Legitimate Grounds for Termination
    Earlier this week, I wrote about the issue of threats made via Facebook constitute constitutionally protected speech.  Today’s post also is about threats made via Facebook but in the context of the workplace.  The case,…
  • Dec 1

    Issue of Threats via Facebook Heads to the Supreme Court

    Issue of Threats via Facebook Heads to the Supreme Court
    The intersection of Facebook use and Free Speech is complicated.  Complicated enough, in fact, that the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on the subject when it decides a case it is scheduled to hear argument in today, Elonis v. United…
  • Nov 25

    If You Need Me, I Will Be In the Hall of Fame

    If You Need Me, I Will Be In the Hall of Fame
    Well, it’s happened again. The Delaware Employment Law Blog was selected as one of the Top 100 Legal Blogs in the country by the ABA Journal Magazine.  Because this is my fifth year as an honoree, I’ve been inducted into the…
Rank this Week: 338

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

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

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

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

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

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 612

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Oct 10

    Video Interview: Discussing the Dos and Don'ts of Firing Someone on LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing the Dos and Don'ts of Firing Someone on LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent post on firings, I had the opportunity to discuss the subject with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN. In the video interview, I share what employers should and shouldn't do in letting an employee go. 
  • Oct 8

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?
    Can an employer monitor (i.e. spy on) their employees’ online productivity (i.e. slacker, time-wasting cyberloafing)?  Today I participated in a Lancaster House session on “Cyberloafing, Cyberspying” – two sides…
  • Sep 24

    US versus Canadian Workplace

    US versus Canadian Workplace
    Unlike many other areas of the law, employment and human rights law lets me dig into cultural differences, individual perceptions of reality, and some of the universal truths that unite us all.  I love that just a couple of…
Rank this Week: 311

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law
    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law One of the areas which our construction lawyers often address is retainage. The Use Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law Retainage is an important device in construction law. Our attorneys…
  • Aug 29

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee
    Requirements regarding withholding payroll taxes are something that every business owner should be familiar with, particularly businesses which handle their own payroll internally (as opposed to outsourcing to a payroll company). Employers…
  • Aug 6

    New Jersey's Use Tax

    New Jersey's Use Tax
    New Jersey's Sales and Use Tax Act is most often cited to refer to sales taxes while the use tax http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/pubs/sales/anj7.pdf tends to be less well known. When goods or services are purchased outside of…
Rank this Week: 346

The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

Covers North Carolina workers compensation and employment law. By Pattersn Harkavy LLP.

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional
    Yesterday, Judge Hobgood issued an order putting into effect his prior ruling enjoining the repeal of teacher tenure in North Carolina.  The ruling rolls back the General Assembly’s attempt to retroactively eliminate public school…
  • May 21

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action
    On Thursday, May 15, thousands of fast food workers across the globe went on strike for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union without fear of retaliation. They were joined by fast food workers in nearly a…
  • May 16

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 477

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Provides information and insight for businesses.

http://www.businesslawalert.com/
  • Jan 9

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim
    In this case, we represented a business and the individual who owns that business. The defendant, a medical doctor named Pankaj Karan, was starting his own business, MDTelexchange, and traveled to an overseas company also owned by our client…
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
Rank this Week: 644

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
  • Feb 22

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 481

The Proactive Employer

The Proactive Employer

Covers statistical analysis of disparate impact and disparate treatment, implications of recent court decisions for statistical analysis and evidence, and employment litigation risk assessment and risk management. By Stephanie R. Thomas.

http://blog.thomasecon.com/
  • Mar 25

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”
    I’m excited to announce the launch of my latest book, Compensating Your Employees Fairly: A Guide to Internal Pay Equity, published by Apress. The book is a comprehensive handbook that provides all the information you need to…
  • Mar 20

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition
    Today marks the first day of spring. Our green spaces will soon be buzzing with birds, bugs and blooms. We’ll see more sunshine and the days will get longer. Spring cleaning, planting, and yard work will soon be on our weekend agendas.…
  • Feb 4

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013
    Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or…
Rank this Week: 588

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Covers personal injury, employment law, social security, and corporate / business law litigation.

http://blog.mesrianilaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip
    As previously reported, an Applebee’s employee was surprised upon seeing a note written in receipt that was left by the diner at the said restaurant. Apparently, as part of the restaurant’s policy, a tip has to be added…
  • Feb 7

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant
    The American singer-song writer Lady Gaga is now being sued by her personal assistant named Jennifer O’Neill for failing to pay her overtime work and for forcing her to sleep with her. Nevertheless, O’Neill confirmed that no …
  • Feb 4

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier
    After reviewing its Supplier Responsibility Progress Report for 2013, tech-giant Apple Inc. found several labor law violations committed by many of its suppliers in China. The said report highlighted its findings from the previous year among…
Rank this Week: 690

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 21

    Sex Discrimination Ban to Include Gender Identity

    Sex Discrimination Ban to Include Gender Identity
    Earlier this month, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that it is position of the Justice Department that unlawful sex discrimination includes sex discrimination based on gender identity. In a memo issued on December 15, Holder wrote…
  • Dec 9

    Supreme Court To Rule On Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    Supreme Court To Rule On Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    The Supreme Court will begin hearing oral argument on a case that has to potential to profoundly affect working women. The case, Young v. UPS, involves pregnancy-related workplace discrimination. According to this significant lawsuit, a…
  • Dec 9

    Supreme Court To Rule On Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    Supreme Court To Rule On Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    The Supreme Court will begin hearing oral argument on a case that has to potential to profoundly affect working women. The case, Young v. UPS, involves pregnancy-related workplace discrimination. According to this significant lawsuit, a…
Rank this Week: 1051

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 21

    Wage and Hour Collective Actions May Lead To Improved Workplace Condition

    Wage and Hour Collective Actions May Lead To Improved Workplace Condition
    Over the last several years, the number of wage and hour lawsuits filed against employers has steadily increased. Federal lawsuits based on violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) may arise in a variety of situations, but are…
  • Dec 13

    Wage and Hour Considerations During The Holiday Season

    Wage and Hour Considerations During The Holiday Season
    If you work during the holiday season, and work on the holidays themselves, several different factors may affect your take home pay. For example, holidays often provide extra opportunities to work overtime. Under the Fair Labor Standards…
  • Nov 29

    Changes Likely To Exemptions Under The FLSA

    Changes Likely To Exemptions Under The FLSA
    President Obama and the Department of Labor have indicated that they will reveal proposed revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sometime in early 2015. One of the areas that will be impacted concerns employee…
Rank this Week: 1121

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 21

    Sony Employee Rights After Privacy Hack

    Sony Employee Rights After Privacy Hack
    The Sony privacy hack has drawn international attention and calls into question internet security for companies and employees. For employees who were victim to the security breach, legal questions remain. What are their rights? Can employees…
  • Dec 19

    Fired Black Editor Sues People Magazine for Discrimination

    Fired Black Editor Sues People Magazine for Discrimination
    Discriminatory practices in the workplace can impact the lowest paid minimum wage workers to high paid executives. There have been cases of discrimination in every industry, from manufacturing to law firms. Earlier this year, a black editor…
  • Dec 18

    Unpaid Interns and Volunteers Covered by FEHA in 2015

    Unpaid Interns and Volunteers Covered by FEHA in 2015
    California law will now give unpaid interns and volunteers a number of the same legal protections as regular employees. Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees based…
Rank this Week: 1784

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
Rank this Week: 1999

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 21

    Lack Of Family Friendly Policies Keeping Women Out Of Job Market? Readers Comment

    Lack Of Family Friendly Policies Keeping Women Out Of Job Market? Readers Comment
    In our post about the recent New York Times’ article, which we entitled The Motherhood Trade-Off, we noted that “the authors write about why working women in the US find it more difficult to return to work after having kids…
  • Dec 20

    Authorities To (Finally) Investigate Abuse of Henry’s Boy

    Authorities To (Finally) Investigate Abuse of Henry’s Boy
    Perhaps this is the coda to the story of Henry’s Boys – perhaps not. Readers no doubt recall Henry’s Turkey — the poster bird for the abuse of intellectually disabled employees.  We wrote about the legal…
  • Dec 19

    “Obesity and Disability Following Kaltoft”: UK Lawyers’ View

    “Obesity and Disability Following Kaltoft”: UK Lawyers’ View
    “Employers can give a sigh of relief – or can they?   We have clear confirmation now … that obesity itself is not a protected characteristic.” Yesterday we published a post Alert about the landmark…
Rank this Week: 1828

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 20

    El Vequero Restaurants Settles Overtime Class Action

    El Vequero Restaurants Settles Overtime Class Action
    Although the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows certain hourly workers to be paid less than the federally mandated minimum wage, the law provides conditions for the low pay. Employers can pay tipped workers (servers, bartenders,…
  • Dec 17

    Kindred Healthcare Accused Denying Meal Break

    Kindred Healthcare Accused Denying Meal Break
    Both state and federal governments create labor laws to prevent employers from taking advantage of their workers. For example, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guarantees that all employees working within the United States receive…
  • Dec 15

    SpaceX Sued in Two California Wage and Overtime Class Action

    SpaceX Sued in Two California Wage and Overtime Class Action
    Just two days after the initial class action lawsuit was filed, another former employee filed an additional wage and hour lawsuit against SpaceX. The latest lawsuit alleges that the manufacturer violated various areas of California labor law,…
Rank this Week: 2688

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Covers law and policy news around transgendered employees in the workplace.

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    Title VII allows 300:1 ratio of punitive damages, says 9th Circuit

    Title VII allows 300:1 ratio of punitive damages, says 9th Circuit
    Normally, courts are not allowed to, and often reduce, large punitive damage awards that are much larger than the amount of compensatory damages.  Punitive damages refer to extra damages given because of a defendant's malicious intent,…
  • Dec 14

    When you have a case, and when you just don't

    When you have a case, and when you just don't
    From Wait A Second!, the Second Circuit civil rights blog, discussing a recent case from the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, about an employee who says that he was fired because of his disability: Although he admitted his inaccurate…
  • Dec 3

    EEOC v. Harris Funeral Homes: Elegy in a Michigan Churchyard

    EEOC v. Harris Funeral Homes: Elegy in a Michigan Churchyard
    The EEOC recently brought, for the first time in its history, two federal court complaints against employers who discriminated based on transgender identity. (The EEOC has heard many such complaints on the administrative level, but this is…
Rank this Week: 1476

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

Covers legal developments concerning law enforcement and firefighter labor law. By Cline and Associates.

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 3538

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
  • Dec 19

    NLRB Alleges That McDonald’s and Franchisees Are Joint-Employer

    NLRB Alleges That McDonald’s and Franchisees Are Joint-Employer
    Our colleagues Adam Abrahms, Steven Swirsky, and Martin Stanberry at Epstein Becker Green have a Management Memo blog post that will be of interest to many of our readers: “NLRB Issues 13 Complaints Alleging McDonald’s…
  • Dec 12

    NLRB Rules That Employees Can Use Company Email for Union Organizing – Affects All Employer

    NLRB Rules That Employees Can Use Company Email for Union Organizing – Affects All Employer
    Our colleague Steven Swirsky at Epstein Becker Green wrote an advisory on an NLRB ruling that affects all employers: “NLRB Holds That Employees Have the Right to Use Company Email Systems for Union Organizing – Union and Non-Union…
  • Dec 9

    Supreme Court Holds That Time Spent in Security Screening Is Not Compensable Time

    Supreme Court Holds That Time Spent in Security Screening Is Not Compensable Time
    Regarding the Supreme Court’s Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk opinion, issued today, our colleague Michael Kun at Epstein Becker Green has posted “Supreme Court Holds That Time Spent in Security Screening Is Not Compensable…
Rank this Week: 2820

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: 4047

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    NLRB Alleges McDonald’s and Franchisees Are Joint-Employer

    NLRB Alleges McDonald’s and Franchisees Are Joint-Employer
    By Steven M. Swirsky On our Management Memo blog, my colleagues Adam Abrahms, Martin Stanberry, and I posted “NLRB Issues 13 Complaints Alleging McDonald’s and Franchisees Are Joint-Employers.” The National Labor…
  • Dec 18

    Unusual Wage Payment Issue in 2015 for Many Employers: 27 Bi-Weekly Pay Periods, Not 26

    Unusual Wage Payment Issue in 2015 for Many Employers: 27 Bi-Weekly Pay Periods, Not 26
    There is an unusual wage issue for 2015 that will affect many employers that pay exempt employees on a bi-weekly basis (rather than weekly, semi-monthly or monthly). It is an issue that may have both financial and legal repercussions. And it…
  • Dec 18

    Unusual Wage Payment Issue in 2015: 27 Bi-Weekly Pay Periods, Not 26

    Unusual Wage Payment Issue in 2015: 27 Bi-Weekly Pay Periods, Not 26
    There is an unusual wage issue for 2015 that will affect employers that pay exempt employees on a bi-weekly basis (rather than weekly, semi-monthly or monthly). It is an issue that may have both financial and legal repercussions. And it is an…
Rank this Week: 2815

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

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

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • Dec 19

    New Hampshire Provides Greater Workplace Protections to Victims of Domestic Violence

    New Hampshire Provides Greater Workplace Protections to Victims of Domestic Violence
    Domestic and sexual violence is now in the news almost every day, and New Hampshire has followed its neighboring state, Massachusetts, in enacting protective legislation.  As of August 8, 2014 most Massachusetts employers became…
  • Dec 19

    DOJ Now Interprets Title VII as Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Transgender Statu

    DOJ Now Interprets Title VII as Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Transgender Statu
    Yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo setting out the Obama Administration’s position that Title VII specifically prohibits discrimination based on transgender status or gender identity per se. In the memo, Attorney…
  • Dec 18

    “Egregious” Conduct on Social Media Not Protected by the NLRB

    “Egregious” Conduct on Social Media Not Protected by the NLRB
    Employees’ rights to act together to address conditions at work are protected under the National Labor Relations Act. This protection applies equally to both union and non-union employees and extends to employees’ work-related…
Rank this Week: 1938

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
Rank this Week: 2821

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Dec 19

    The Supreme Court’s Amazon Warehouse Workers Decision and its Impact in Maryland

    The Supreme Court’s Amazon Warehouse Workers Decision and its Impact in Maryland
      Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law does not require that warehouse workers who package goods for Amazon be paid for the time they spend going through mandatory security screenings at the end of their shifts. These…
  • Dec 11

    FERGUSON: CALL TO ACTION OR EXCUSE?

    FERGUSON: CALL TO ACTION OR EXCUSE?
        Recent reports are that law students are demanding to postpone their exams as a result of the national tragedies in Ferguson and New York. Students who find it impossible to take tests because of news…
  • Dec 5

    Do my children need their own attorney?

    Do my children need their own attorney?
      In Maryland, the Court has the authority to appoint what is called a Best Interest Attorney.  What is that, you ask?  Well, it is the term used in our courts to categorize any of the various lawyers for children;…
Rank this Week: 1910

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Dec 19

    Two Ohio universities agree to improve website accessibility for individuals with disabilitie

    Two Ohio universities agree to improve website accessibility for individuals with disabilitie
    This month, the Department of Education and two universities in Ohio reached agreements regarding access to the universities’ websites for individuals with disabilities. According to the Education Department’s Office for Civil…
  • Dec 19

    $1.3M award upheld against parent, subsidiary as joint employer

    $1.3M award upheld against parent, subsidiary as joint employer
    By Brandi O. Brown, J.D. In the case of an employee who suffered “years of grotesque psychological abuse” and was awarded millions in compensatory and punitive damages, the Second Circuit found a sufficient basis for the…
  • Dec 19

    DOJ will act to protect transgender employees from discrimination

    DOJ will act to protect transgender employees from discrimination
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. The Department of Justice will officially take the position in litigation that Title VII protections extend to claims of discrimination based on an individual’s gender identity, including transgender status,…
Rank this Week: 4360