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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

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/
  • Jun 30

    Fourth Circuit Affirms EEOC’s Resounding Summary Judgment Defeat in ADA Case

    Fourth Circuit Affirms EEOC’s Resounding Summary Judgment Defeat in ADA Case
    By Gerald L. Maatman Jr. and Howard M. Wexler In a case we have previously blogged about several times due to spoliation sanctions imposed on the EEOC – most recently here - the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a…
  • Jun 26

    What Employers Can Expect From The SCOTUS Decision On Same-Sex Marriage

    What Employers Can Expect From The SCOTUS Decision On Same-Sex Marriage
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department Of Health; Tanco, et al. v. Haslam, Governor Of Tennesee, et al.; DeBoer, et al. v.…
  • Jun 26

    One To Watch: The House Judiciary Committee Signs Off On Fairness In Class Action Litigation Act

    One To Watch: The House Judiciary Committee Signs Off On Fairness In Class Action Litigation Act
    By Matthew J. Gagnon and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. We have something a bit different for our loyal blog readers today: a preview of an important bill that could have a significant impact on class action litigation. On June 24, 2015, the House…
Rank this Week: 48

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jul 2

    The DOL Addresses ‘White Collar’ Slavery

    The DOL Addresses ‘White Collar’ Slavery
    The Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 CFR Part 541, makes it possible for employers to impose a kind of slavery on poorly-paid salaried employees who are exempt from the protections of the act because they are classified as “white…
  • Jun 29

    Trump’s Gone; Can We Acknowledge the Rapes?

    Trump’s Gone; Can We Acknowledge the Rapes?
    It has been known for years that undocumented girls and women who are making the trek from Mexico to the United States are being subjected to epidemic sexual violence. But Donald Trump’s assertion that Mexico is sending…
  • Jun 24

    Do ‘Nice Guys’ Finish Last?

    Do ‘Nice Guys’ Finish Last?
    Baseball player Leo Durocher famously said “nice guys finish last.” Do they? There is no conclusive answer to this question but Christine Porath, in a recent article for the New York Times, argues that politeness and regard for…
Rank this Week: 231

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Financial Wellness by Generation: Infographic

    Financial Wellness by Generation: Infographic
    Source: PurchasingPower, LLC… Continue Reading
  • Jun 26

    IRS Makes Permanent Relief Program for Delinquent Form 5500-EZ

    IRS Makes Permanent Relief Program for Delinquent Form 5500-EZ
    The sound you may have heard recently was the sigh of relief when the IRS announced Revenue Procedure 2015-32. The Rev. Proc. made permanent a pilot program that ended Tuesday, June 2 that provided administrative relief for delinquent Form…
  • Jun 3

    How the re-proposed Fiduciary Rule came to be

    How the re-proposed Fiduciary Rule came to be
    As everyone in the ERISA world knows,  the Department of Labor (DOL) on April 20, 2015 published a proposed regulation in the Federal Register relating to the definition of fiduciary within the meaning of ERISA section 3(21)(A)(ii).…
Rank this Week: 226

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • Jul 2

    Second Circuit Teaches Unpaid Interns a Lesson

    Second Circuit Teaches Unpaid Interns a Lesson
    Co-authored by Robert Whitman, Adam Smiley, and Meredith Kurz In a closely watched case affecting the viability of unpaid internship programs at for-profit employers, the Second Circuit held that the “primary beneficiary” test…
  • Jul 1

    USTA Aces Misclassification Case Before Second Circuit

    USTA Aces Misclassification Case Before Second Circuit
    Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman and Howard M. Wexler With Wimbledon in full swing, and the U.S. Open just a few weeks away, the Second Circuit awarded game, set and match to the U.S. Tennis Association in a challenge to the independent…
  • Jun 30

    Obama Administration Proposes New Overtime Rule

    Obama Administration Proposes New Overtime Rule
    Authored by Alex Passantino Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division announced its long-awaited proposal to amend 29 CFR Part 541, the “white collar” exemption for executive, administrative, and…
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Jul 2

    The Purloined Letters -- Update

    The Purloined Letters -- Update
    I posted last year on Ms. Saavedra’s plight – and its implications for employees more generally – when the New Jersey Appellate Division last year upheld an indictment against a worker for removing documents for use in her employment…
  • Jul 1

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?
    In recent legal challenges, Uber, Lyft, and other so-called “ride-sharing” companies have argued that the drivers who contract with them are independent contractors, not their employees, for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrich

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrich
    Today, the Supreme Court granted cert. in Friedrich's v. Cal. Teacher's Association. The issues presented are (1) Whether Abood v. Detroit Board of Education should be overruled and public-sector “agency shop” arrangements invalidated…
Rank this Week: 96

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Jul 1

    PayPal Will Tweak User Agreement To Clarify Proposed Autodialing Provision

    PayPal Will Tweak User Agreement To Clarify Proposed Autodialing Provision
    On June 29, 2015, PayPal’s General Counsel released a blog post indicating that the company will be tweaking its proposed revisions to its User Agreement regarding PayPal’s ability to send its customers autodialed or prerecorded…
  • Jun 15

    Advertisers Beware: New FTC Guidance Signals Tough Stance on Endorsement

    Advertisers Beware: New FTC Guidance Signals Tough Stance on Endorsement
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released new guidance regarding the use of endorsements in advertising. The new guidance is a “must read” for marketers that feature endorsements from celebrities or consumers in their…
  • Jun 15

    Supreme Court to Decide Whether Victim of Privacy Breach Can Recover Damages Without Showing Harm

    Supreme Court to Decide Whether Victim of Privacy Breach Can Recover Damages Without Showing Harm
    There is a split among circuit courts over whether a company faced with a privacy breach is subject to liability where a consumer suffers no discernible harm. The Supreme Court will hear a case this fall, Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, that will…
Rank this Week: 250

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Employers to Pay More in Federal Unemployment Taxe

    Employers to Pay More in Federal Unemployment Taxe
    It appears that for the second year in a row, Connecticut employers will not be able to take advantage of a cost-saving opportunity as a result of inaction by the Connecticut Department of Labor. In two letters to the Connecticut Department…
  • Jun 29

    Details of New Overtime Regulations Released Monday Night

    Details of New Overtime Regulations Released Monday Night
    On Monday night, details of the revised white-collar overtime regulations were released. But we’ll know more once the actual details get posted on the Department of Labor website on Tuesday. (Bloomberg was the first to report it Monday…
  • Jun 29

    Paid Family & Medical Leave Program and CHRO Changes Get Revived in Budget Implementer

    Paid Family & Medical Leave Program and CHRO Changes Get Revived in Budget Implementer
    The Connecticut General Assembly is finalizing its budget implementation bill today and suffice to say that there are more than a few surprises in there. (CT News Junkie first highlighted it in a tweet, it should be noted.) For employers,…
Rank this Week: 249

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 142

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

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

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

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee
    The California Supreme Court has decided to grant review in Laffitte v. Robert Half International (Brennan) (2014) 180 Cal.Rptr.3d 136. The case addresses whether, under Serrano v. Priest (1977) 20 Cal.3d 25, the trial court can anchor its…
  • Dec 29

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie
    AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 goes into effect on January 1, 2015 (although paid sick leave accrual does not begin until July 1, 2015). Starting with the new year, employers must comply with AB 1522's...
  • Oct 16

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
Rank this Week: 268

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Covers racial and sexual harassment and education law. By Law Offices of Joshua Friedman.

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

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?
    In December 2013, a victim of sexual harassment--a man--filed a charge with the EEOC, alleging that working in Autozone's Whiteville, North Carolina store, a female coworker: created a hostile work environment based on Complainant's gender…
  • Oct 28

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear
    Employers are obligated to act promptly when they learn about ongoing workplace sexual or racial harassment. When employers ignore workplace harassment, the public will find out. Media coverage is an important tool for exposing and fighting…
  • Jul 20

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email
    The Law Offices of Joshua Friedman PC routinely seeks production of e-mail, texts and video that contain racially and sexually offensive words and images, sent by managers. These are the same managers charged with enforcing the employer's…
Rank this Week: 164

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

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

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

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

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

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 265

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law and consumer class-action cases. By Pogust Braslow Millrood.

http://www.classactionattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Feb 14

    Triumph

    Triumph
    On February 7, 2013, Carnival’s Triumph left the port of Galveston in what was anticipated to be a relaxing four-day cruise to the Caribbean. However, this winter getaway quickly turned into a living nightmare for Triumph’s 3,142…
  • Jan 17

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse
    On January, 8, 2013, The Consumer Product Safety Commission in association with Fisher-Price announced a voluntary recall of the Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper due to the risk of mold developing between the removable seat cushion and hard…
Rank this Week: 260

Workplace Investigations Blog

Workplace Investigations Blog

Covers conducting workplace investigations involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blower, and other types of employee misconduct. By Debra L. Reilly.

http://www.workplaceinvestigationsblog.com/
  • May 23

    Public Sector Investigation Training

    Public Sector Investigation Training
    I will be speaking on "Public Sector Investigations" on June 4, 2013 (9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Location:  Weintraub Tobin ♦ 400 Capitol Mall 11th Floor ♦ Sacramento CACo-Presenters:  Kelli Kennaday and Donna Peter 3 hours…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the training…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the…
Rank this Week: 197

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Provides news and commentary on developments in whistleblower protection law. By Jason Zuckerman.

http://whistleblower-protection-law.com/
  • Jul 2

    OSHA Orders Railroad to Pay $536k in Whistleblower Case

    OSHA Orders Railroad to Pay $536k in Whistleblower Case
          OSHA ordered Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway to pay $536K in damages for violating the whistleblower retaliation provision of the FRSA.  Burlington Norther took disciplinary action against a conductor…
  • Jul 2

    SEC Issues Landmark Order Barring Gag Clause

    SEC Issues Landmark Order Barring Gag Clause
      In public remarks, Sean McKessy, Chief of the SEC’s Whistleblower Office, has warned that the SEC is identifying and investigating confidentiality agreements that attempt to impede employees from reporting securities violations…
  • Jun 4

    Whistleblower Law Firm Files Amici Curiae Brief in DC Whistleblower Protection Act Case

    Whistleblower Law Firm Files Amici Curiae Brief in DC Whistleblower Protection Act Case
    Zuckerman Law, a Washington DC firm representing whistleblowers nationwide, filed an amici curiae brief in Tucker v. DC on behalf of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association and the Government Accountability Project. The…
Rank this Week: 1491

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Jul 2

    On to the next battle — employment equality for LGBT worker

    On to the next battle — employment equality for LGBT worker
    By Lisa Mak   Last Friday, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across America.  This historic decision was a momentous step forward in advancing equality for the LGBT community, but the fight for equality is far from over.…
  • Jun 21

    Valuing fatherhood in the workplace

    Valuing fatherhood in the workplace
    By Sarah Schlehr and Mariko Yoshihara This Father’s Day, let’s do more than just celebrate our dads with Hallmark cards and backyard barbecues.  Instead, let’s give our dads something they really need – flexible…
  • Jun 16

    Religious freedom comes of age in corporate America

    Religious freedom comes of age in corporate America
    By Alan Reinach Religious minorities have always been at the forefront of pushing religious freedom in American law. This year is no different, as Samantha Elauf, a young Muslim woman, won a critical case on behalf of all who seek workplace…
Rank this Week: 1655

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/
  • Jul 2

    New York City Investigation of Hiring Practice

    New York City Investigation of Hiring Practice
    New York City’s Commission on Human Rights is now authorized to investigate employers in the Big Apple to search for discriminatory practices during the hiring process. This authority stems from a law signed into effect by Mayor de…
  • Jul 2

    Five EEOC Initiatives to Monitor on the Agency’s Golden Anniversary

    Five EEOC Initiatives to Monitor on the Agency’s Golden Anniversary
    My colleague Nathaniel M. Glasser recently authored Epstein Becker Green’s Take 5 newsletter.   In this edition of Take 5, Nathaniel highlights five areas of enforcement that U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…
  • Jul 2

    Proposed DOL Rule To Make More White Collar Employees Eligible For Overtime Pay

    Proposed DOL Rule To Make More White Collar Employees Eligible For Overtime Pay
    My colleagues Michael S. Kun and Jeffrey H. Ruzal at Epstein Becker Green has a Wage and Hour Defense blog post that will be of interest to all retailers: “Proposed DOL Rule To Make More White Collar Employees Eligible For Overtime…
Rank this Week: 2734

Washgington Labor and Employment…

Washgington Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers Washington State employment law and public sector collective bargaining law.By Cline and Associates.

http://www.washingtonlaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2368

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Jul 2

    Happy Fourth of July!

    Happy Fourth of July!
    I hope you love this Chet Atkins version of John Phillip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” as much as I did. Have a great holiday!  … Continue Reading
  • Jul 2

    EEOC’s revised pregnancy guidance: Now, just barely more flexible!

    EEOC’s revised pregnancy guidance: Now, just barely more flexible!
    Hey, EEOC, there’s this newfangled technique known as “track changes.” Look into it! Last Thursday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its amended guidance on pregnancy discrimination…
  • Jun 30

    What does SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision mean for employers?

    What does SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision mean for employers?
    Maybe not that much, depending on where you are and how “proactive” you’ve already been before now. Seriously, I don’t think Friday’s Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges will be that big a deal…
Rank this Week: 4694

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3775

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jul 2

    Update: San Francisco Retail Workers Bill of Right

    Update: San Francisco Retail Workers Bill of Right
    Last year, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed two ordinances called the Formula Retail Employee Rights Ordinances, also known as the “Retail Workers Bill of Rights,” addressing scheduling, hours and retention at retail…
  • Jul 1

    New Paid Sick Leave Law in Effect Today​​​

    New Paid Sick Leave Law in Effect Today​​​
    Today, California’s new mandatory sick leave policy goes into effect for all employers and all employees in California. In the latest CalChamber Capitol News Report, President and CEO Allan Zaremberg calls attention to the most…
  • Jun 30

    New Federal Overtime Rules Proposed

    New Federal Overtime Rules Proposed
    Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the highly anticipated proposed federal overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) more than a year after President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to begin creating new…
Rank this Week: 4085

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Jul 2

    The DOL Addresses ‘White Collar’ Slavery

    The DOL Addresses ‘White Collar’ Slavery
    The Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 CFR Part 541, makes it possible for employers to impose a kind of slavery on poorly-paid salaried employees who are exempt from the protections of the act because they are classified as “white…
  • Jun 29

    Trump’s Gone; Can We Acknowledge the Rapes?

    Trump’s Gone; Can We Acknowledge the Rapes?
    It has been known for years that undocumented girls and women who are making the trek from Mexico to the United States are being subjected to epidemic sexual violence. But Donald Trump’s assertion that Mexico is sending…
  • Jun 24

    Do ‘Nice Guys’ Finish Last?

    Do ‘Nice Guys’ Finish Last?
    Baseball player Leo Durocher famously said “nice guys finish last.” Do they? There is no conclusive answer to this question but Christine Porath, in a recent article for the New York Times, argues that politeness and regard for…
Rank this Week: 4733

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Study Finds Rise in Spinal Cord Injuries in Older Adult

    Study Finds Rise in Spinal Cord Injuries in Older Adult
    A recently-released study has found that although the number of acute traumatic spinal cord injuries has remained relatively stable over the last 20 years, there has been a big increase in spinal cord injuries among older adults. Experts…
  • Jun 29

    California Labor Commission Rules that Uber Drivers are Employee

    California Labor Commission Rules that Uber Drivers are Employee
    California’s Labor Commission recently ruled that Barbara Ann Berwick, a San Francisco Uber driver, was an employee, not an independent contractor. Uber is a ride-sharing company that uses apps on smart phones to connect drivers for the…
  • Jun 25

    In Bicycle Crashes, Thorough Police Investigations are Critical

    In Bicycle Crashes, Thorough Police Investigations are Critical
    Liberty Law was featured in an article about the importance of thorough police investigations into bicycle crashes.  The article appears here.  
Rank this Week: 2420

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/
Rank this Week: 2670

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers pension plans, 401(k) plans, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. By National Benefit Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Financial Wellness by Generation: Infographic

    Financial Wellness by Generation: Infographic
    Source: PurchasingPower, LLC… Continue Reading
  • Jun 26

    IRS Makes Permanent Relief Program for Delinquent Form 5500-EZ

    IRS Makes Permanent Relief Program for Delinquent Form 5500-EZ
    The sound you may have heard recently was the sigh of relief when the IRS announced Revenue Procedure 2015-32. The Rev. Proc. made permanent a pilot program that ended Tuesday, June 2 that provided administrative relief for delinquent Form…
  • Jun 3

    How the re-proposed Fiduciary Rule came to be

    How the re-proposed Fiduciary Rule came to be
    As everyone in the ERISA world knows,  the Department of Labor (DOL) on April 20, 2015 published a proposed regulation in the Federal Register relating to the definition of fiduciary within the meaning of ERISA section 3(21)(A)(ii).…
Rank this Week: 2044

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/
  • Jul 2

    New Videos Answer Your Workers' Comp And SSD Question

    New Videos Answer Your Workers' Comp And SSD Question
    At Martin Law, we are dedicated to helping injured and disabled people get the answers and compensation they need. As a part of that commitment, we have put together some videos that address frequently asked questions (FAQ) that our...
  • Jun 11

    Protecting Both Individuals AND The Environment

    Protecting Both Individuals AND The Environment
    Our clients and many people throughout Pennsylvania know firm founder George Martin as an advocate for injured and disabled individuals, but did you know that he is also an avid environmentalist? Recently, George was honored to be elected…
  • Jun 5

    Industrial Chemical Linked To Parkinson's Disease

    Industrial Chemical Linked To Parkinson's Disease
    This post originally appeared on our blog in November 2012. We are featuring it here as a part of our ongoing look at the dangers of chemical exposure and toxic substances in the workplace. Parkinson's disease may be more common...
Rank this Week: 328

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: 1287

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Tennessee age discrimination, minimum wage, overtime, qui tam and workplace discrimination. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    President Obama to raise wages for million

    President Obama to raise wages for million
    If you are working over forty hours a week and are not currently eligible for overtime pay or wages, you may be in luck. The Department of Labor and the Obama administration are on the verge of changing an overtime pay rule that would raise…
  • Jun 8

    Why are FMLA Lawsuits on the Rise?

    Why are FMLA Lawsuits on the Rise?
    Family Medical Leave has been around for a while now, but the Administrative Office of the US Courts just released a report stating that there was a 26.3 % rise in Family Medical Leave Act lawsuits in 2014. There may be a number of reasons…
  • May 27

    Employers May Face Investigation if they are not paying their Employees Properly for Overtime

    Employers May Face Investigation if they are not paying their Employees Properly for Overtime
    Are you an employee that has been misclassified as being exempt from overtime pay? If so, you may be in luck. The Department of Labor is planning to pay closer attention to working conditions and improper pay practices this year, including…
Rank this Week: 3887

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Podcasts and the Law

    Podcasts and the Law
    This is the third post in a series about Internet Law. You can find previous posts in the series here. I listen to podcasts during my commute every day to and from work. A podcast is an audio or video program that is typically…
  • Jun 30

    New Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 2015

    New Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 2015
    New provisions to Pennsylvania law relating to corporations and unincorporated associations will become effective July 1, 2015. The provisions became law on October 22, 2014 via Pennsylvania Act 172. The primary goal of the new law is to…
  • Jun 17

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal
    It is that time again to start thinking about whether you want to file an assessment appeal challenging the assessed value of your real estate.  Property taxes are based on the assessed value of real estate, and the assessed value of the…
Rank this Week: 4150

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Jul 2

    May Is Now Officially NJ General Aviation Appreciation Month

    May Is Now Officially NJ General Aviation Appreciation Month
    This is off-topic, but a subject near to my heart. I'm a pilot.  Have been for decades, and flying airplanes is among my very favorite things.  I'm a general aviation pilot, "general aviation" being defined as everything that flies…
  • Jun 29

    3rd Circuit Adopts Catalyst Theory for Attorney's Fees in ERISA Case

    3rd Circuit Adopts Catalyst Theory for Attorney's Fees in ERISA Case
    Many employment law statutes are so-called "fee-shifting" laws.  This means that the prevailing party in litigation can be reimbursed by the loser, under standards that the courts have established to determine what amount of…
  • Jun 22

    Nothing Relevant from Supreme Court in Employment Law Today

    Nothing Relevant from Supreme Court in Employment Law Today
    We are winding down to the close of the US Supreme Court's Term, and the Court just finished announcing its opinions and orders.  The two big cases that will affect the employment landscape, the ACA (Obamacare) and same-sex marriage…
Rank this Week: 2047

The Firing Squad

The Firing Squad

Covers Tennessee workplace laws. By Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott Bobbitt plc.

http://www.tennesseeworkplacelaw.com/
  • Jul 2

    Michael’s Take on the Proposed Change to the FLSA Salary Basis Test

    Michael’s Take on the Proposed Change to the FLSA Salary Basis Test
    The Obama Administration has released its long awaited revisions to the salary basis test under the FLSA’s so-called white collar exemptions. These changes are long overdue. Before we get to the change, let’s review the current…
  • May 11

    Workplace Accommodations for Pregnancy: The Supreme Court and Young v. UPS

    Workplace Accommodations for Pregnancy: The Supreme Court and Young v. UPS
    This is the second post on recent Supreme Court cases.  This one is of special interest to me for two reasons.  First, I attended the oral argument at the Supreme Court in December.  Second, I’ve been asked to speak on…
  • Apr 29

    The Supreme Court Tackles Security Screenings: Integrity Staffing v. Busk

    The Supreme Court Tackles Security Screenings: Integrity Staffing v. Busk
    Well, the Supreme Court’s term is drawing to a close. Our next few blog posts will address major employment law issues the Court handed down this year. We’ll start with the Busk decision, which addressed whether the time an…
Rank this Week: 1883

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: 4413

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/
  • Jul 2

    Captains Are Not Supervisor

    Captains Are Not Supervisor
    The Board recently held in Cook Inlet Tug & Barge, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 111 (2015), that captains of tugboats are not supervisors. Despite arguments by the company that the captains are supervisors because they exercise assignment authority…
  • Jun 27

    New Edition of Randall & Randall The Discipline Book

    New Edition of Randall & Randall The Discipline Book
    The Randalls just updated their treatise entitled The Discipline Book. The 2015 edition is available in both a softcover and an e-book format. The URL is http://booklocker.com/books/5215.html Both versions are now 458 pages to accommodate the…
  • May 27

    Labor Art Exhibition

    Labor Art Exhibition
    St. Louis labor lawyer Bruce Feldacker is a collector of labor art. His collection is described here. From May 24, 2014 through August 2, 2015, his collection will be on display at the Cedarhurst Museum in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Details...
Rank this Week: 339

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    June 2015 Unemployment Rate Down to 5.3% - Lowest in 7 Year

    June 2015 Unemployment Rate Down to 5.3% - Lowest in 7 Year
    At 5.3%, June 2015 Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008! 223,000 New Jobs Created in USAThe Huffington Post is reporting today that, in June 2015, the unemployment rate fell to 5.3%, the lowest it has been since 2008! The Line is Getting…
  • Jul 1

    What Are My Employer's Obligations When I Request FMLA Leave?

    What Are My Employer's Obligations When I Request FMLA Leave?
    A Company That is Provided Notice of an Employee's Need to Take Family and Medical Leave Must Provide Written Notice of the Employee's Rights, Duties and ObligationsFamily and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rights are very complicated.  But,…
  • Jul 1

    Philadelphia Eagles #15 in ESPN's Future Power Ranking

    Philadelphia Eagles #15 in ESPN's Future Power Ranking
    Eagles Drop Significantly in ESPN's Future Power Rankings, Falling from Number 8 in 2014 to Number 15 in 2015WE"RE....number 15.....You have to be an ESPN Insider to read the entire article, but it is worth your time if you are an NFL fan.…
Rank this Week: 3159

Executive Women's Networking Blog

Executive Women's Networking Blog

Covers business development, networking, mentoring and work-life balance. By EpsteinBeckerGreen.

http://www.executivewomennetworkingblog.com
  • Jul 2

    Networking Takes Center Stage at Gotham Comedy Club

    Networking Takes Center Stage at Gotham Comedy Club
    Sometimes, getting out there to connect with clients and contacts can seem like just one more chore on our already long list of “to do” items.  Building a network can be serious business, but recently EBG’s…
  • May 20

    Evidence Mounts on the Benefits for Children of Working Mother

    Evidence Mounts on the Benefits for Children of Working Mother
    I have long felt that the debate over working mothers versus stay-at-home moms is largely fueled by a desire to perpetuate perceived (though not necessarily actual) cultural norms. Why should we feel guilty about working? Many women work…
  • May 13

    Clothes Part II: Finding Your Style and Your Confidence

    Clothes Part II: Finding Your Style and Your Confidence
    For those of us who are weary of all the advice on how to dress for success, may I suggest Women in Clothes, edited by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton? The book presents essays, photos, drawings, and survey responses…
Rank this Week: 3814

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

Covers labor and employment law for the healthcare industry. By Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
  • Jul 2

    Five EEOC Initiatives to Monitor on the Agency’s Golden Anniversary

    Five EEOC Initiatives to Monitor on the Agency’s Golden Anniversary
    My colleague Nathaniel M. Glasser recently authored Epstein Becker Green’s Take 5 newsletter.   In this edition of Take 5, Nathaniel highlights five areas of enforcement that U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…
  • Jun 30

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law
    On Monday, June 29, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the bill passed by the New York City Council “banning-the-box.” The law goes into effect on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. As discussed in our earlier advisory, the…
  • Jun 10

    Massachusetts AGO Provides Safe Harbor on New Sick Leave Law

    Massachusetts AGO Provides Safe Harbor on New Sick Leave Law
    On May 1, 2015, we reported on proposed regulations to the Massachusetts paid sick leave law, which becomes effective on July 1, 2015.  The regulations have not yet been adopted, and in light of the uncertainty about many provisions of…
Rank this Week: 3726

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
Rank this Week: 1209

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal, employment and family law. By Ingram Law LLC.

http://www.alabamalitigationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1771

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/
  • Jul 2

    Five EEOC Initiatives to Monitor on the Agency’s Golden Anniversary

    Five EEOC Initiatives to Monitor on the Agency’s Golden Anniversary
    My colleague Nathaniel M. Glasser recently authored Epstein Becker Green’s Take 5 newsletter.   In this edition of Take 5, Nathaniel highlights five areas of enforcement that U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…
  • Jul 2

    Proposed DOL Rule To Make More White Collar Employees Eligible For Overtime Pay

    Proposed DOL Rule To Make More White Collar Employees Eligible For Overtime Pay
    My colleagues Michael S. Kun and Jeffrey H. Ruzal at Epstein Becker Green wrote a Wage and Hour Defense blog post that will be of interest to all financial services employers: “Proposed DOL Rule To Make More White Collar Employees…
  • Jun 30

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law
    On Monday, June 29, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the bill passed by the New York City Council “banning-the-box.” The law goes into effect on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. As discussed in our earlier advisory, the…
Rank this Week: 2677

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/
  • Jul 2

    Proposed DOL Rule To Make More White Collar Employees Eligible For Overtime Pay

    Proposed DOL Rule To Make More White Collar Employees Eligible For Overtime Pay
    I recently wrote a Wage and Hour Defense blog post with my colleague Michael S. Kun and it will be of interest to all hospitality employers – “Proposed DOL Rule To Make More White Collar Employees Eligible For…
  • Jul 1

    Five EEOC Initiatives to Monitor on the Agency’s Golden Anniversary

    Five EEOC Initiatives to Monitor on the Agency’s Golden Anniversary
    My colleague Nathaniel M. Glasser recently authored Epstein Becker Green’s Take 5 newsletter.   In this edition of Take 5, Nathaniel highlights five areas of enforcement that U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…
  • Jun 30

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law
    On Monday, June 29, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the bill passed by the New York City Council “banning-the-box.” The law goes into effect on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. As discussed in our earlier advisory, the…
Rank this Week: 2731

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/
  • Jul 2

    Proposed DOL Rule To Make More White Collar Employees Eligible For Overtime Pay

    Proposed DOL Rule To Make More White Collar Employees Eligible For Overtime Pay
    My colleagues Michael S. Kun and Jeffrey H. Ruzal at Epstein Becker Green has a Wage and Hour Defense blog post that will be of interest to all technology, media, and telecommunications employers: “Proposed DOL Rule To Make More…
  • Jul 1

    Five EEOC Initiatives to Monitor on the Agency’s Golden Anniversary

    Five EEOC Initiatives to Monitor on the Agency’s Golden Anniversary
    My colleague Nathaniel M. Glasser recently authored Epstein Becker Green’s Take 5 newsletter.   In this edition of Take 5, Nathaniel highlights five areas of enforcement that U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…
  • Jun 30

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law
    On Monday, June 29, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the bill passed by the New York City Council “banning-the-box.” The law goes into effect on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. As discussed in our earlier advisory, the…
Rank this Week: 2730

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/
  • Jul 2

    WIRTW #373 (the “happy birthday” edition)

    WIRTW #373 (the “happy birthday” edition)
    Happy birthday Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC turns 50 today. While the agency and I have not always seen eye-to-eye on how it enforces our nation’s civil rights laws, we do agree on why it was founded—because…
  • Jul 1

    EEOC updates pregnancy discrimination guidance to embrace accommodation

    EEOC updates pregnancy discrimination guidance to embrace accommodation
    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Young v. UPS, the EEOC has updated its administrative guidance on pregnancy discrimination. The updated guidance includes Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination And Related…
  • Jun 30

    Obama to announce new overtime regulations, but will they really matter?

    Obama to announce new overtime regulations, but will they really matter?
    Last night, on the Huffington Post, President Obama blogged his intentions to announce long-awaited new overtime regulations later today. In a post entitled, “A Hard Day’s Work Deserves a Fair Day’s Pay,” the…
Rank this Week: 320

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 2

    Uber Highlights Employee Misclassification Issues in a High-Tech World

    Uber Highlights Employee Misclassification Issues in a High-Tech World
    Uber’s recent legal setback in California over employee misclassification issues highlights the dilemma faced by many employers across the country. As many other employers confront similar legal controversies, this as well as other…
  • Jul 1

    SEC Cracking Down on Adviser’s Retirement Advice

    SEC Cracking Down on Adviser’s Retirement Advice
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced a new compliance initiative that will target the retirement advice doled out by brokers and other financial advisers. Dubbed the “Retirement-Targeted Industry Reviews and…
  • Jun 30

    Could Your Cyber Insurance Policy Unexpectedly Let You Down?

    Could Your Cyber Insurance Policy Unexpectedly Let You Down?
    Cyber insurance policies are currently being heavily marketed amid highly publicized data breaches involving millions of records. But is having a cyber insurance policy a wise choice to protect your company in the wake of a costly data…
Rank this Week: 3733

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Jul 2

    What these (former) employees did on social media was beyond stupid. #stoopid

    What these (former) employees did on social media was beyond stupid. #stoopid
    For blog fodder, but, mostly for my amusement, I have a Google Alert for “fired AND facebook OR twitter.” Usually, it’s just a hit or two. But, yesterday, I hit the jackpot. You have the cop making the racist comments,…
  • Jul 1

    Five ways for proactive employers to prepare now for the new OT rule

    Five ways for proactive employers to prepare now for the new OT rule
    Somewhere between the time that I took this selfie at the start of my FMLA/ADA session at the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference, and a few minutes later when the laptop with my PPT lost power (so, right when my bowels gave out heart…
  • Jun 30

    Hey, there’s new pregnancy discrimination guidance from the EEOC

    Hey, there’s new pregnancy discrimination guidance from the EEOC
    You can find it here. I’d love to hang around and offer my commentary, but I’ve got a thing. Image Credit: “Chevy Chase 1976” by photo by Alan Light. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
Rank this Week: 3019

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    DOL Issues New Proposed FLSA Overtime Regulation

    DOL Issues New Proposed FLSA Overtime Regulation
    At long last, on Tuesday, June 30, the Department of Labor released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking public comment on proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s  “white collar” overtime exemption…
  • Jul 1

    What Does The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Decision Mean For Your Employee Benefits?

    What Does The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Decision Mean For Your Employee Benefits?
    Our very own Employee Benefits Attorney Sarah K. Ivy spoke to PennLive about the United States Supreme Court’s recent ruling making same-sex marriage legal nationwide. While many questions still exist about the meaning of the…
  • Jun 25

    ACA Update: Supreme Court Rules that Federal Insurance Exchanges May Issue Tax Subsidie

    ACA Update: Supreme Court Rules that Federal Insurance Exchanges May Issue Tax Subsidie
    Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in King v. Burwell, ruling that Section 36B of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") authorizes insurance exchanges run by the federal government to issue tax…
Rank this Week: 1224