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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/
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
  • Apr 13

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest
                 Competition and innovation are key ideals in American society, and they were the main focus on March 5, 2014 when the CEOs of SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (“ULA”) testified…
  • Apr 12

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer
                The Illinois’ Local Retailers’ Occupation Tax Acts (ROT Acts) allows “municipal governments and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to impose a retail occupation tax…
Rank this Week: 29

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: 63

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/
  • Apr 22

    Probationary employee improperly terminated entitled to back salary

    Probationary employee improperly terminated entitled to back salary
    Probationary employee improperly terminated entitled to back salary92 AD2d 259A probationary teacher was found to have been “improperly terminated” by her school principal. One year later the Chancellor of the Board of Education,…
  • Apr 22

    Goggle Statistics – March 2014

    Goggle Statistics – March 2014
    Goggle Statistics – March 2014Goggle Statisticsreports the following have been the most frequently accessed NYPPL items as of March 31, 2014. Essentials of the “Pickering Balancing Test”…
  • Apr 22

    New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli offers proposal to encourage better local government budgeting practice

    New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli offers proposal to encourage better local government budgeting practice
    New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli offers proposal to encourage better local government budgeting practicesSource: Office of the State ComptrollerNew York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has introduced a proposed bill* aimed…
Rank this Week: 191

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • Apr 16

    Penalties Rise for ADA Noncompliance

    Penalties Rise for ADA Noncompliance
    By Andrea R. Calem Noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act just became costlier. Pursuant to an inflation-adjustment formula, on March 28, 2014 the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a final rule raising the civil…
  • Mar 27

    The Enforceability of Predispute Arbitration Agreements With Respect to Dodd-Frank and SOX Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Continues to be a Puzzle

    The Enforceability of Predispute Arbitration Agreements With Respect to Dodd-Frank and SOX Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Continues to be a Puzzle
    By John F. Fullerton III and Jason Kaufman Almost four years after it was enacted in 2010, the full impact of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) on the enforceability of predispute…
  • Mar 25

    Drafting Customer Nonsolicitation Provisions in New York

    Drafting Customer Nonsolicitation Provisions in New York
    Our colleague Lauri Rasnick, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, wrote a Law360 article titled “Drafting Customer Nonsolicitation Provisions in NY.” (Read the full version – subscription required.) Following is an…
Rank this Week: 186

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Ten (+4 More) People to Follow on Twitter for Labor and Employment Law

    Ten (+4 More) People to Follow on Twitter for Labor and Employment Law
    Since the last time I published a list of labor & employment law lawyers to follow back in 2012, there are just a bunch of you out there now using Twitter. (And I presume you’re already following me @danielschwartz, right?) So,…
  • Apr 14

    Could Telecommuting Be Deemed a “Reasonable Accommodation” Under the ADA?

    Could Telecommuting Be Deemed a “Reasonable Accommodation” Under the ADA?
    My colleague, Gabe Jiran, (go read his impressive background here, I’ll wait) recently gave a presentation on telecommuting and I asked Gabe to share his thoughts on a notable topic that came up for discussion there.  Thus, in this…
  • Apr 11

    A New “CAR” And Other Proposed Changes to CHRO – Can They Get It Right?

    A New “CAR” And Other Proposed Changes to CHRO – Can They Get It Right?
    Last year, the General Assembly considered changes to the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. That bill did not receive a final vote. This year, it’s back but recently died in the Judiciary Committee, according to…
Rank this Week: 170

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Court Holds Placing Pregnant Employee on Paid Leave Not a "Per Se Reasonable Accommodation"

    Court Holds Placing Pregnant Employee on Paid Leave Not a "Per Se Reasonable Accommodation"
    A federal district court in California granted in part and denied in part a defendant-employer's Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss a plaintiff's claims, primarily based on pregnancy discrimination, holding that their placing the plaintiff,…
  • Apr 10

    Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act

    Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed the Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act (2013 Wisconsin Act 208) into law this past week, giving employees in Wisconsin more privacy in the workplace, though the legislation provides several exceptions…
  • Apr 8

    NLRB Holds Hospital's Rule Barring "Negativity" Violates NLRA

    NLRB Holds Hospital's Rule Barring "Negativity" Violates NLRA
    On April 1, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") ruled that Hills and Dales General Hospital's work rules barring "negativity" and requiring employees to represent their employer "in the community in a positive and professional…
Rank this Week: 196

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Apr 4

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model
    You may have seen in the media that Unifor (the old Canadian Auto Workers) applied this week to represent employees at Toyota’s three plants in Cambridge and Woodstock.  The media stories said there is approximately 6500 employees…
  • Apr 3

    Union Security and the Law (links)

    Union Security and the Law (links)
     Labour Relations Act Canadian Laws on Union Dues and Membership Rand’s Arbitration Decision (Ford, 1946) Right to Work and Bullshit in Labour Policy Debates Has anything changed with Hudak’s New claim that he is dropping…
  • Mar 27

    Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?

    Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?
    There was a big decision from the Illinois region of the National Labor Relations Board yesterday, finding that Northwestern University football players are “employees” and therefore entitled to unionize.  Here’s the…
Rank this Week: 151

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    Undue Influence Florida

    Undue Influence Florida
    We often get questions about contesting a will because of Undue influence in Florida. Undue influence is a cause of action that is used to challenge the validity of a will, trust, or other testamentary document. You can not challenge a will…
  • Dec 26

    How can I find a copy of my parent's will or life insurance?

    How can I find a copy of my parent's will or life insurance?
    We get many calls from children who want to know where they can get a copy of their parent's will or find out if they had life insurance. First, if your parent is alive, you have no right to demand or see a copy of your parent's will. While…
  • Oct 24

    Improper gift to a lawyer in a will or other estate instrument void

    Improper gift to a lawyer in a will or other estate instrument void
    New Florida Statutes §732.806, which is effective October 1, 2013, makes an improper gift to a lawyer in a will or other estate instrument void. The new statutory provision is here:…
Rank this Week: 171

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Apr 22

    Mississippi puts three more nails in the union coffin

    Mississippi puts three more nails in the union coffin
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. On Wednesday, April 16, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant gave his stamp of approval to three new bills that will presumably shore up Mississippi’s status as a right-to-work state. “Mississippi has some of the…
  • Apr 22

    Florida Civil Rights Act encompasses pregnancy discrimination within sex discrimination

    Florida Civil Rights Act encompasses pregnancy discrimination within sex discrimination
    By Joy P. Waltemath, J.D. According to the Florida Supreme Court, statutory language in the Florida Civil Rights Act making it an “unlawful employment practice for an employer . . . to discriminate . . . because of . . . sex”…
  • Apr 22

    Wisconsin law restricting collective bargaining by most public employees again found constitutional

    Wisconsin law restricting collective bargaining by most public employees again found constitutional
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. Reviewing more challenges to the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s Act 10, the Seventh Circuit concluded that even though the unions’ First Amendment and Equal Protection Clause theories were unique to this…
Rank this Week: 339

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/
  • Apr 22

    Derogatory Comments By Manager Could Be Grounds For Claim of Retaliation

    Derogatory Comments By Manager Could Be Grounds For Claim of Retaliation
    A recent case evaluated whether alleged comments by a white human resources manager could be used as evidence to support a claim for retaliation. In Willis v. Cleco Corp., a black worker – Gregory Willis – filed a race…
  • Apr 14

    Are Pre-Employment Credit Checks Discriminatory?

    Are Pre-Employment Credit Checks Discriminatory?
    Did you have to submit to a credit check when you applied for a job? Many employee advocates are pushing to have such practices banned as potential employment discrimination. As explained by one observer – “How can you pay your…
  • Apr 7

    Essential Functions of One’s Job Not Dependent Exclusively on Stated Job Requirement

    Essential Functions of One’s Job Not Dependent Exclusively on Stated Job Requirement
    The question of what constitutes an “essential function” of one’s job is a pivotal inquiry in many disability discrimination cases filed under Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended by the ADAAA Amendments Act of 2008…
Rank this Week: 333

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 22

    Issue Spotting

    Issue Spotting
    Thank you to the regular bloggers at Workplace Prof Blog for allowing me to guest post this month. With their blessing, I will often be cross-posting from my new blog, Friend of the Court, available at…
  • Apr 22

    Welcome to Guest Blogger Sandra Sperino

    Welcome to Guest Blogger Sandra Sperino
    Welcome to guest blogger Sandra Sperino. Sandra teaches Civil Procedure, Employment Discrimination, and Torts at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. From her faculty bio page: Professor Sperino teaches in the areas of civil…
  • Apr 21

    UAW Drops Challenge To VW-Chattanooga Vote

    UAW Drops Challenge To VW-Chattanooga Vote
    In a bit of a surprise, the UAW announced today that it will drop its challenge against its recent election loss at VW-Chattanooga. The UAW cited the prospect of delay while going through the NLRB challenge process. That's certainly a...
Rank this Week: 320

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 278

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

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

    When an employee can’t return to work after an FMLA leave

    When an employee can’t return to work after an FMLA leave
    The plaintiff in Demyanovich v. Cadon Plating & Coatings (6th Cir. Mar. 28, 2014) suffered from congestive heart failure. He returned from his latest FMLA leave in 2009 with a no-overtime medical restriction. The employer,…
  • Apr 21

    Would you rather hire a liar or a criminal?

    Would you rather hire a liar or a criminal?
    According to a recent survey conducted by background-screening company EmployeeScreenIQ, resume lies are more of a deal breaker for employers than past crimes. Of the 600 HR professionals surveyed 45 percent said that they routinely ding…
  • Apr 18

    WIRTW #317 (the “crash landing” edition)

    WIRTW #317 (the “crash landing” edition)
    Even though we are only in the third week of April, I am ready to declare that we have already seen the social-media #fail of 2014. From Fox News: US Airways said it was investigating a pornographic tweet on Tuesday sent on its Twitter…
Rank this Week: 298

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

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

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

    Chicago Commission On Human Relations and Sexual Harassment

    Chicago Commission On Human Relations and Sexual Harassment
    So you are working in downtown Chicago and you have been subjected to sexual harassment. You are unsure of what you should do next? Should you just tell human resources and then move on? Should you file a complaint with a government agency?…
  • Apr 21

    Sexual Harassment At Universitie

    Sexual Harassment At Universitie
    So you are at college trying to get your degree and mind your own business. However, a professor or other high ranking school employee is trying to enter into a sexual relationship with you. You are unsure what to do. You don't want to…
  • Apr 20

    Strad Oilfield Services Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $65,000

    Strad Oilfield Services Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $65,000
    Strad Oilfield Services pays $65,000 to settle an Americans With Disability Act ("ADA") lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to the ADA you can't treat an employee…
Rank this Week: 331

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

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

    5 Key Tips for Encouraging Internal Whistleblower

    5 Key Tips for Encouraging Internal Whistleblower
    In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Lawson v. FMR, LLC, whistleblower claims against U.S. companies are likely to rise. As previously discussed, the Court ruled that the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act…
  • Apr 21

    Is Your Favorite Brew Really a “Craft” Beer?

    Is Your Favorite Brew Really a “Craft” Beer?
    The number of craft breweries in the United States has skyrocketed in recent years. Most recently, the monks of St. Joseph Abbey, located in a small Massachusetts town, made headlines by introducing the first and only certified Trappist ale…
  • Apr 18

    Is a Federal Data Breach Notification Law on the Horizon?

    Is a Federal Data Breach Notification Law on the Horizon?
    Nearly all 50 states have data breach notification laws in place. Generally, these laws dictate how private and government entities must notify individuals of data breaches involving personally identifiable information, commonly referred to…
Rank this Week: 226

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
Rank this Week: 257

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 263

Understanding Your Rights

Understanding Your Rights

By the Law Offices of Maya Risman, P.C. Focuses on employment issues in New York.

http://www.risman-law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 220

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: 286

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 22

    Dismissing a whistle blower fairly

    Dismissing a whistle blower fairly
    Was it fair to dismiss a whistle blowing employee, a police officer, who was making disclosures regarding his colleagues' treatment of victims? Yes, where the employee's behaviour in raising the disclosures - rather than the disclosures…
  • Apr 22

    5 steps to organise your practice better

    5 steps to organise your practice better
    Practice Managers who organise their technology and human resources better are bound to see improved financial results for their practice. While the concept of 'managing better' might seem daunting, you just have to start small, with simple…
  • Apr 17

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim
    The Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group arranged for Australian Labor Senator, Lisa Singh, to speak at its monthly meeting in Liverpool. Staff from Slater & Gordon Lawyers in Liverpool, Manchester & Halifax as well as from…
Rank this Week: 750

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 585

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 22

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation
    J. Maria Glover, Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Actions in Multi-District Litigation, J. Tort Law (forthcoming 2014).Robin EffronFair and global resolutions to…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
  • Apr 21

    A Painful Shift from a New Paradigm to Regulatory Reality

    A Painful Shift from a New Paradigm to Regulatory Reality
    Andrew Baker, The gradual transformation? The incremental dynamics of macro-prudential regulation, 7 Reg. & Governance 417 (2013).Sharon GiladUnder what conditions do new scientific and technocratic paradigms drive profound policy change?…
Rank this Week: 677

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Apr 21

    Boys Scouts Revokes Charter For Refusing To Fire Gay Scout Leader

    Boys Scouts Revokes Charter For Refusing To Fire Gay Scout Leader
    Sometimes you cannnot make this stuff up. The NY Times reports that the Boy Scouts revoked the charter of an affiliate who refused the fire a Scout leader because he was gay. As the article states: The Boy Scouts of...
  • Apr 21

    Job Market For Recent Law School Grads Improves-Alittle

    Job Market For Recent Law School Grads Improves-Alittle
    Job Figures Show Improvement for New York Law Schools is an interesting April 18, 2014 NYLJ article Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202651533889/Job-Figures-Show-Improvement-for-New-York-Law-Schools#ixzz2zXIRFu6O As the…
  • Apr 17

    Law Practice's Brave New World

    Law Practice's Brave New World
    Technology advances has changed the way law gets practiced and attorneys not keeping up with the changes are on a road to professional ruin. This at least is the conclusion a judicial panel reached at a recent LegalTech New York...
Rank this Week: 630

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Apr 21

    Sweet Victory: Mott’s “No Sugar Added” Labeling Suit Beats Dismissal

    Sweet Victory: Mott’s “No Sugar Added” Labeling Suit Beats Dismissal
    Earlier this month, Judge Susan Illston of the Northern District of California denied defendant Mott’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s second amended complaint. See Order Denying Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss, Rahman v.…
  • Apr 15

    Cal. Supreme Court Hears Iskanian v. CLS Oral Argument

    Cal. Supreme Court Hears Iskanian v. CLS Oral Argument
    Oral arguments in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, No. S204032, took place before the California Supreme Court on April 3, 2014 (Mr. Iskanian is represented by Capstone Law APC). Previously, the Court of Appeal had affirmed an…
  • Apr 7

    Young v. Hilton: 9th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of California Recording Case

    Young v. Hilton: 9th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of California Recording Case
    On March 20, 2014, the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a putative class action against Hilton, based on violations of the California Invasion of Privacy Act (“CIPA”) by recording incoming customer…
Rank this Week: 435

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 745

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

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

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Final Rules On Employer Coverage Mandate and 90-Day Waiting Period Requirement

    Final Rules On Employer Coverage Mandate and 90-Day Waiting Period Requirement
    IRS final regulations issued earlier this year provide guidance on compliance with the employer coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including determining full-time status and offering coverage with minimum value. In…
  • Apr 17

    Top Ten Considerations in Offshore Outsourcing

    Top Ten Considerations in Offshore Outsourcing
    Jurisdiction   Jurisdiction may be the most important factor organizations should take into consideration when offshoring.  Some countries do not recognize certain U.S. legal doctrines, such as confidentiality agreements, and…
  • Apr 16

    Recent Executive Action Relies on Wage Transparency To Further Pay Equity Agenda

    Recent Executive Action Relies on Wage Transparency To Further Pay Equity Agenda
    On April 8, 2014, in recognition of National Equal Pay Day, President Obama continued to advance his wage equality agenda by focusing on wage transparency through Executive Order on Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information…
Rank this Week: 550

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/
  • Apr 20

    Hurt Feelings Do Not a Lawsuit Make . . . Even on Twitter

    Hurt Feelings Do Not a Lawsuit Make . . . Even on Twitter
    To establish a claim of defamation, the plaintiff must establish that: (1) the defendants made a statement concerning the plaintiff to a third party; (2) that the statement could damage the plaintiff’s reputation in the community; (3)…
  • Apr 14

    Is It Time to Reconsider Your Personal Email Policy?

    Is It Time to Reconsider Your Personal Email Policy?
    The Heartbleed Internet-security flaw has compromised the security of an unknown number of web servers.  This is just one story in a string of recent headlines involving the vulnerability of the Internet sites.  But consumers…
  • Mar 30

    Management Monday: Quit Oversharing

    Management Monday: Quit Oversharing
    Supervisors and their direct reports are not equals.  If you are a supervisor, I advise that you keep this golden rule in mind.  When you are required to communicate a decision to your subordinate, understand that communicating does…
Rank this Week: 529

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/
  • Apr 20

    Chickie's and Pete's Inc. Settles Unpaid Tip Claim for $8.4

    Chickie's and Pete's Inc. Settles Unpaid Tip Claim for $8.4
    While the distinction between a tip and a service charge may not seem like much, it can mean the difference between employees getting paid in accordance with the law or getting paid less than the federal minimum wage. Although employers are…
  • Apr 15

    Hotel Chain Sued for Alleged Overtime and Minimum Wage Violation

    Hotel Chain Sued for Alleged Overtime and Minimum Wage Violation
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates that all employers have to pay their employees working within the United States at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and pay them one and one half times their normal hourly…
  • Apr 8

    Illinois Supreme Court Resolves Appeal on Illinois Employee Classification Act

    Illinois Supreme Court Resolves Appeal on Illinois Employee Classification Act
    Even after a law is passed, it is possible for citizens to challenge that law as unconstitutional. However, anyone who does so should make sure that they have good reasons for making such a claim and can back up their argument. The Employee…
Rank this Week: 460

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/
  • Apr 18

    FLSA Class Actions – A $6 Million Reminder to Re-visit Hours Worked Policie

    FLSA Class Actions – A $6 Million Reminder to Re-visit Hours Worked Policie
    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday approved a $6 million deal to settle a class action against a Bank alleging that the bank failed to pay its employees for duties they had performed prior to the start of their shifts in…
  • Apr 11

    Proposed New Jersey Law Would Augment Tipped Worker Wage

    Proposed New Jersey Law Would Augment Tipped Worker Wage
    In restaurants and diners, an employer may take a tip credit against the minimum wage. That means that the employer pays a wage of $2.13 per hour to the employee and hopes/anticipates that the employee will derive a sufficient number of tips,…
  • Mar 28

    New York City Paid Sick Time: Employers Get Ready

    New York City Paid Sick Time: Employers Get Ready
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an amendment to the New York City Earned Sick Time Act that will become effective April 1, 2014 and will require covered employers to provide 40 hours of paid (or unpaid sick if less than 5 employees)…
Rank this Week: 535

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
Rank this Week: 780

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Apr 18

    Sixth Circuit Goes Hard on EEOC Background Check Litigation

    Sixth Circuit Goes Hard on EEOC Background Check Litigation
    Remember when a district court rejected the EEOC's use of "race raters" in a disparate impact claim against Kaplan? And discovery revealed that the EEOC itself used the same background checks that it based its lawsuit on? Here's a…
  • Apr 17

    What conduct prompts a $2 million same-sex harassment settlement?

    What conduct prompts a $2 million same-sex harassment settlement?
    What in the world does an employer have to do to find itself in a position where signing a $2 million settlement is its best option!? Well, according to this EEOC press release: The EEOC charged a former lot manager, James Gallegos, under the…
  • Apr 16

    VeepGeek and Tech Issue

    VeepGeek and Tech Issue
    A lot of you probably read the title and thought, "what's VeepGeek?" That's @VeepGeek - aka the Twitter handle for Angie Singer Keating, CEO of Reclamere - Data Security Experts in Tyrone, PA (Lawffice Space fun fact: my father grew up…
Rank this Week: 570

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Lawsuits Can Bring Vindication For Both Partie

    Lawsuits Can Bring Vindication For Both Partie
    Rick knew the internet world very well. He had worked on the East Coast as a systems engineer before a disease caused the loss of his eyesight. With the aid of larger typeface and other tools, he could function pretty well despite…
  • Apr 14

    Fifth Circuit Panel Ignores Evidence of Racism

    Fifth Circuit Panel Ignores Evidence of Racism
    In Willis v. CLECO Corp., No. 13-30217, (5th Cir. 4/8/14), the Fifth Circuit panel reverses summary judgment regarding a disciplinary write-up, but affirms summary judgment regarding the termination of an African-American worker. Gregory…
  • Apr 8

    How to Avoid Sanctions in a Discrimination Lawsuit

    How to Avoid Sanctions in a Discrimination Lawsuit
    In federal court, the parties are subject to sanctions for any number of offenses, ranging from discovery abuse to filing frivolous claims. Sanctions can include everything from money to a prohibition of certain evidence. Federal Rule of…
Rank this Week: 559

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/
  • Apr 17

    Social Media Privacy Update: What Employers Need to Know About New State Legislation

    Social Media Privacy Update: What Employers Need to Know About New State Legislation
    By Anna A. Cohen As we previously reported, social media privacy has become the latest issue to be regulated by state legislation. Last week, Wisconsin jumped on the social media privacy bandwagon. On April 8, 2014, Wisconsin Governor…
  • Apr 17

    Social Media Privacy Update: What Employers Need to Know About New State Legislation

    Social Media Privacy Update: What Employers Need to Know About New State Legislation
    By Anna A. Cohen As we previously reported, social media privacy has become the latest issue to be regulated by state legislation. Last week, Wisconsin jumped on the social media privacy bandwagon. On April 8, 2014, Wisconsin Governor…
  • Mar 25

    Protect Your Start-Up from the Start

    Protect Your Start-Up from the Start
    By Dustin E. Stark Do start-up tech companies need an HR professional or employment counsel from the start?  A recent highly publicized incident involving a former GitHub Inc. employee suggests the answer is yes.  Earlier this…
Rank this Week: 377

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Apr 15

    CBO Updates ACA Impact Estimate

    CBO Updates ACA Impact Estimate
    Concurrently with its April 2014 update of February 2014 projections of federal revenues and spending through 2024, the Congressional Budget Office revised its projection of how the Affordable Care Act will change insurance coverage, federal…
  • Apr 14

    Is The Full-Time Employer Mandate Causing Employers to Cut Weekly Work Hours?

    Is The Full-Time Employer Mandate Causing Employers to Cut Weekly Work Hours?
    Probably not yet, on net, this year, seems to be the correct answer, though temp staffing is trending upward.  Here are three charts that we created from data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. CHANGE IN % OF…
  • Apr 10

    Who’s At Risk for Non-Payment During the ACA Subsidy “Grace Period”?

    Who’s At Risk for Non-Payment During the ACA Subsidy “Grace Period”?
    It’s buried deep, in small type, in a set of rules issued almost a year, and thousands of Federal Register pages ago.   Here’s the setup.  Jimmy has a chronic medical problem, and knows it, but he cannot afford…
Rank this Week: 816

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
Rank this Week: 651

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/
  • Apr 14

    Company: Fatal Pennsylvania oven explosion caused by human error

    Company: Fatal Pennsylvania oven explosion caused by human error
    Human error was to blame for an explosion that killed one worker and seriously injured another in Pennsylvania this year, according to the results of a company investigation released earlier this month. The accident happened when an…
  • Apr 9

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has a message for drivers: slow down.

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has a message for drivers: slow down.
    The Pennsylvania Turnpike is asking drivers to slow down and help keep workers safe. The message comes during National Work-Zone Awareness Week, when road safety officials nationwide raise attention for worker safety on the nation’s…
  • Apr 1

    Cell tower industry under scrutiny after worker accident

    Cell tower industry under scrutiny after worker accident
    The number of workers who climb cell phone towers in the U.S. is fairly small, with about 10,000 workers, yet it has been called the most dangerous job in the nation. After a spate of serious or fatal worker accidents...
Rank this Week: 684

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 701

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Apr 9

    Employee fired over an injury sets legal precedent in Ontario

    Employee fired over an injury sets legal precedent in Ontario
    A 2013 ruling in Wilson v. Solis Mexican Foods Ltd sets a new precedent, paving the way for employees to pursue human rights claims in court where the financial outcome can be largely unpredictable and inconsistent – yet rewarding.…
  • Apr 2

    Failure to investigate alleged misconduct can be costly

    Failure to investigate alleged misconduct can be costly
    It is not uncommon for employers to fire first and ask questions later, especially in instances of alleged employee misconduct. Stelcrete Industries Ltd., a rebar assembly plant in Welland, Ontario learned that impulsive actions can be…
  • Mar 28

    Court blocks executive’s move from Blackberry to Apple

    Court blocks executive’s move from Blackberry to Apple
    On March 24, 2014 the Ontario Superior Court of Justice prevented a senior executive at Blackberry from moving to its major competitor, Apple. In BlackBerry Limited v. Marineau-Mes, 2014 ONSC 1790, the debate centered on an employment…
Rank this Week: 657

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: 573

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 637

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
  • Apr 1

    March Whistleblower Rewards Include $500,000 in Cargo Price-Fixing Case

    March Whistleblower Rewards Include $500,000 in Cargo Price-Fixing Case
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced settlements in three large qui tam cases during March — including a price-fixing case where the whistleblower earned a half-million-dollar reward. The False Claims Act (FCA) penalizes fraud…
  • Apr 1

    March 2014 FCA Rewards: $500,000 in Cargo Price-Fixing Case

    March 2014 FCA Rewards: $500,000 in Cargo Price-Fixing Case
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced settlements in three large qui tam cases during March — including a price-fixing case where the whistleblower earned a half-million-dollar reward. The False Claims Act (FCA) penalizes fraud…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court Says SOX Can Fit Almost Anyone

    Supreme Court Says SOX Can Fit Almost Anyone
    NOTE: A version of this post first appeared on Law360.com.  The author, R. Scott Oswald, was counsel of record on an amicus curiae brief filed in this case. In deciding Lawson v. FMR LLC, the first whistleblower case they have heard…
Rank this Week: 593

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Mar 31

    QUIRKY QUESTION # 224, The De Minimis Defense to Off the Clock Work Claim

    QUIRKY QUESTION # 224, The De Minimis Defense to Off the Clock Work Claim
    Question: We have an employee who is claiming that he should be paid for time cleaning up his work station after logging out of our electronic time keeping system each night.  Literally, he spends one or two minutes straightening his…
  • Mar 27

    Quirky Question #223, Meal Periods Outside California

    Quirky Question #223, Meal Periods Outside California
    Question: We have offices in 13 states, a headquarters in Iowa and a manufacturing facility in Alaska.  Several employees have used our “open suggestion box” to request that we allow them to work through lunch so they can go…
  • Feb 28

    Quirky Question # 222, Seats in the Workplace

    Quirky Question # 222, Seats in the Workplace
    Question: We are a retail store.  An employee in the warehouse requested an assigned chair to sit on when he is between tasks.  Must we comply with this request in our California locations? Dorsey’s Analysis: By Jessica…
Rank this Week: 648

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers federal and Florida employment, discrimination and sexual harassment law, news and cases. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled that full-scholarship student athletes who play football for Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act, and thus have the right to for a union and…
  • Aug 13

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say
    As anyone running for a political office right now will tell you, the number one crisis facing the nation today is unemployment. According to the Huffington Post, more than five million Americans have been between jobs for at least six…
  • Aug 10

    How to File a Sex Discrimination Complaint

    How to File a Sex Discrimination Complaint
    If you think you are a victim of gender discrimination in the workplace, you can file a workplace discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Depending on your position, you may need to file one of two…
Rank this Week: 710

Juz The Fax

Juz The Fax

Cover labor law and litigation. By Randy L. Braun.

http://juzthefax.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    NLRB Rules That College Football Players Are Employees And May Unionize

    NLRB Rules That College Football Players Are Employees And May Unionize
    Yesterday, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) ruled that football players at Northwestern University qualify as employees of the university and can unionize.  Certainly, one can…
  • Jan 1

    New York Increases Minimum Wage

    New York Increases Minimum Wage
    Effective as of December 31, 2013, New York State has increased its minimum wage to $8.00 per hour.  This is the first of three planned increases.  The New York minimum wage will again increase on December 31, 2014 to $8.75 per…
  • Jul 3

    Delay Of Employer Penalties Under Obamacare

    Delay Of Employer Penalties Under Obamacare
    The Treasury Department has announced that the imposition of employer penalties under Obamacare will be delayed until 2015. Initially, those penalties were scheduled to become effective as of January 1, 2014. The delay applies only to the…
Rank this Week: 663

Maryland Employment Lawyer Blog

Maryland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment contracts, age discrimination, FMLA, sexual harassment and overtime pay issues. By Andrew M. Dansicker.

http://www.marylandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Employment Disrimination Mediations in Maryland at the EEOC

    Employment Disrimination Mediations in Maryland at the EEOC
    We have been representing more and more plaintiffs in EEOC mediations, as well as mediations at the Maryland Civil Rights Commission, for several reasons. First, when individuals represent themselves in a mediation, they really do not know…
  • Oct 9

    Representing Maryland State Employee

    Representing Maryland State Employee
    In any given month, we receive at least two to three dozen inquiries from individuals who are employed in the public sector in Maryland -- individuals who work for Baltimore City, one of the counties, a state agency, or even practitioners who…
  • Sep 29

    The EEOC Process -- What to Expect in Maryland

    The EEOC Process -- What to Expect in Maryland
    We often receive calls or emails from potential clients who want to file an EEOC charge or have already filed an EEOC charge and are confused about the process. We generally do not assist people with filing an EEOC charge, but we are often…
Rank this Week: 719