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Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Jul 27

    Grassroots Coalition Pushes to Establish July 30th as National Whistleblower Day

    Grassroots Coalition Pushes to Establish July 30th as National Whistleblower Day
    Washington, D.C.  July 27, 2015. Today, over fifty grassroots advocacy groups and individual whistleblowers joined together to support the creation of a National Whistleblower Day. In a letter to President Obama and Congressional…
  • Jul 24

    Recent Settlements under the False Claims Act

    Recent Settlements under the False Claims Act
    The below cases were settled by the Department of Justice in April 2015: Texas-Based Citizens Medical Center Agrees to Pay United States $21.75 Million to Settle Alleged False Claims Act Violations Citizens Medical Center, a county-owned…
  • Jul 22

    House Passes Bill to Expand Protections for Federal Employees Against Discrimination

    House Passes Bill to Expand Protections for Federal Employees Against Discrimination
    Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed, by a vote of 403-0, a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, to strengthen equal employment protections…
Rank this Week: 49

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jul 26

    Single mom wins rotating shift job—then wants days only—and court agree

    Single mom wins rotating shift job—then wants days only—and court agree
    by Christian Paquette Did an employer discriminate against a single mother when it required her to work the regular shift rotation job she’d applied for? An Alberta court was recently asked to rule whether an arbitrator was right in…
  • Jul 19

    Do you suspect your employees are sleeping at work? Quebec arbitrator holds you have the right to film them

    Do you suspect your employees are sleeping at work? Quebec arbitrator holds you have the right to film them
    by Karine Fournier In Quebec, in Unifor Québec et Moulage sous pression AMT inc., a grievance arbitrator confirmed that the employer had the right to temporarily film certain areas of the workplace when there had been several reports…
  • Jul 12

    Not all relapses are created equal

    Not all relapses are created equal
    by Stephanie Gutierrez An addiction to drugs and/or alcohol is considered a disability in Canada. As such, employers in Canada often enter into last chance agreements with employees suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction. But does a last…
Rank this Week: 73

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier
    After reviewing its Supplier Responsibility Progress Report for 2013, tech-giant Apple Inc. found several labor law violations committed by many of its suppliers in China. The said report highlighted its findings from the previous year among…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 268

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/
  • Jul 27

    Speaking Truth About Power

    Speaking Truth About Power
    Howard A. Latin, Climate Change Regulation and EPA Disincentives, 45 Envtl. L. 19 (2015).Steve GoldIn a four-decade scholarly career, my former colleague Howard Latin has never shied away from speaking truth to power. His writings have taken…
  • Jul 24

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?
    Ronit Dinovitzer and John Hagan, Hierarchical Structure and Gender Dissimilarity in American Legal Labor Markets, 92 Social Forces (2014).Sida LiuAfter three decades of research on gender inequality in the legal profession, it is getting…
  • Jul 22

    On Health Status, Choice, and Immutability

    On Health Status, Choice, and Immutability
    Jessica A. Clarke, Against Immutability, 125 Yale L. J. (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN. Elizabeth Weeks LeonardJessica Clarke’s insightful forthcoming Yale Law Journal article, Against Immutability will be of…
Rank this Week: 209

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law with an emphasis in overtime. By Martin & Martin L.L.P.

http://www.atlantaovertimelawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Overtime Lawsuit Filed Against Staffing Company

    Overtime Lawsuit Filed Against Staffing Company
    In April, 2015, Martin & Martin filed a lawsuit against a nursing staffing company alleging that the company did not properly pay its staffing coordinators. The employees allege that as staffing coordinators they were required to work…
  • Jul 24

    The Overtime Primary Duty Test For The Administrative Exemption Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

    The Overtime Primary Duty Test For The Administrative Exemption Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
    Under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), to establish that an employee is subject to the administrative exemption, which is narrowly construed against the employer and in favor of the presumption that the employee is entitled to overtime,…
  • Jul 21

    Are You an Independent Contractor or an Employee?

    Are You an Independent Contractor or an Employee?
    A heavily litigated aspect of the overtime and minimum wage laws under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") is whether individuals are incorrectly classified as independent contractors instead of employees. If the individuals are, in fact,…
Rank this Week: 114

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/
  • Mar 13

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Windmill Farms Nurseries, Inc., pays $40,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The EEOC charged the company with subjecting a female employee, Sheila…
  • Mar 13

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Windmill Farms Nurseries, Inc., pays $40,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC“). The EEOC charged the company with subjecting a female…
  • Feb 11

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice
    So one of the websites that I love to utilize to attract good clients is LegalMatch. It is a website that allows people who have a legal claim to post cases and find lawyers who concentrate on such cases. This saves the client time and…
Rank this Week: 140

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: 194

The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

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

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

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

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

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

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 123

California Labor & Employment…

California Labor & Employment Law Blog

Covers arbitration agreements, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hiring, termination, employee leave, and wage and hour issues. By Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger.

http://www.callaborlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 230

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers disability and medical discrimination, employment claims, workplace discrimination, and workplace harassment. By the Law Offices of David H. Greenberg.

http://www.losangelesemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say
    It can feel like you’re being interrogated- your sat on a chair in front of one, or a row of people, who will give you question after question, judge your answers and make little notes while you talk. It’s a universal fact of life- nobody…
  • Aug 20

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?
    The battle of the sexes is an age old argument, but perhaps no issue gets either side more fired up than the question “Are women worse drivers than men?”  Women have gotten an unfair rap of being poor drivers, but who is it that is…
  • Aug 2

    7 Things You Should Look for Before Engaging a Lawyer

    7 Things You Should Look for Before Engaging a Lawyer
    When it comes to finding the proper lawyer to fight your case, time might not be on your side. However it’s essential that you do take some time out to choose the right attorney and don’t be pushed into making any hasty choices. So how do…
Rank this Week: 93

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

Provides legal news for Minnesota employers. By Abrams & Schmidt.

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    An Employee’s Past Work Record Can Lead to Denial of Unemployment Benefit

    An Employee’s Past Work Record Can Lead to Denial of Unemployment Benefit
    More news on the Unemployment front:  In Fish v. YMCA, A14-728 (Minn. App. 12/15/2014), Mr. Fish was discharged for misconduct from employment with the YMCA.  Minn. Stat. § 268.095, Subd. 4 indicates an employee who is…
  • Apr 15

    Denial of Unemployment Compensation Upheld by Minnesota Court of Appeal

    Denial of Unemployment Compensation Upheld by Minnesota Court of Appeal
    It is fairly well-known that unemployment compensation in Minnesota favors employees, and employers have a high hurdle to reach in unemployment challenges.  There are times however when the Department of Employment and Economic…
  • Mar 20

    8th Circuit Rejects Trio of ADA case

    8th Circuit Rejects Trio of ADA case
    The ADA makes it unlawful for a covered employer to discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of a disability.  In E.E.O.C. v. Product Fabricator, Inc., 763 F.3d 963 (8th Cir. 2014) the Equal Employment Opportunity…
Rank this Week: 3549

Great Work!

Great Work!

Covers labor and employment law issues. By Roetzel & Andress.

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    E-cigarettes: Part of Your Workplace Smoking Ban?

    E-cigarettes: Part of Your Workplace Smoking Ban?
    Most employers, either on their own initiative or in response to state or local laws banning smoking in the workplace, have already banned the use of cigarettes and tobacco on their premises. However, the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes has…
  • Jun 22

    Colorado Supreme Court Clarifies Employee Termination for Marijuana Use

    Colorado Supreme Court Clarifies Employee Termination for Marijuana Use
    The Colorado Supreme Court, in a 6-0 decision, has held that an employer’s right to fire employees for failing drug tests trumps state laws permitting marijuana use. Under the Court’s ruling, even employees using prescribed…
  • Jun 8

    Reminder: OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard Went Into Effect on June 1

    Reminder: OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard Went Into Effect on June 1
    The deadline for chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers to begin complying with OSHA’s new hazard communication standard was June 1, 2015.In 2012, OSHA updated the old hazard communication standard to bring it…
Rank this Week: 3911

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 27

    Is Your Paternity Leave Policy Discriminatory?

    Is Your Paternity Leave Policy Discriminatory?
    First, let us wish our fellow blogger, Tom Basta our hearty congratulations on the birth of his twins! They are adorable and likely to keep Tom very busy (and tired) these next few weeks. Before the twins arrived, Tom and I had some…
  • Jul 23

    Indemnification Clauses: Suit of Armor or Achilles Heel?

    Indemnification Clauses: Suit of Armor or Achilles Heel?
        Lucrative guaranteed income arrangements, such as management-fee agreements, hold for many companies the promise of additional income with relative ease, leveraging a company’s already established brand and reputation. We…
  • Jul 22

    Your Employees’ Religious Beliefs Are Not an Excuse for Discrimination

    Your Employees’ Religious Beliefs Are Not an Excuse for Discrimination
    There has been some immediate fallout from the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.  The decision has become a lightning rod for several Republican candidates who have denounced the decision on…
Rank this Week: 1754

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 4055

General Counselor

General Counselor

Provides employment and labor law news and commentary. By Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

http://general-counselor.com
  • Jul 27

    Restrictive Covenant Update

    Restrictive Covenant Update
    E. Jason Tremblay Restrictive Covenant Update: Don’t Forget to Establish Your Legitimate Business Interest! Let’s consider the following scenario. Executive is hired by an employer and signs a standard restrictive covenant…
  • Jul 17

    Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees”

    Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees”
    E. Jason Tremblay and Megan P. Toth Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees” According to the Department of Labor On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s issued an Administrator’s…
  • Jul 6

    Fair Labor Standards Act Proposed Revisions Just Released

    Fair Labor Standards Act Proposed Revisions Just Released
    The U.S. Department of Labor just released its highly anticipated proposed revisions to the “white collar” exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which will significantly expand the number of workers who will be eligible for…
Rank this Week: 4294

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Jul 27

    It’s Not Just the DOL That Thinks You May Have More Employee

    It’s Not Just the DOL That Thinks You May Have More Employee
    Just last week, the DOL provided guidance about people treated as independent contractors, but who may really be your employees. That is just part of the trend. Another way you may have “extra” employees is through joint…
  • Jul 27

    Someone’s Knocking: If It’s the Union, Don’t Let Them In

    Someone’s Knocking: If It’s the Union, Don’t Let Them In
    The National Labor Relations Act protects employee solicitation of other employees and distribution of literature to form or join a union or to engage in other “concerted” activities. However, employers have the ability to…
  • Jul 20

    DHS Proposes Changes to E-Verify Program: I-9 Revivifications and FNC Formal Review

    DHS Proposes Changes to E-Verify Program: I-9 Revivifications and FNC Formal Review
    As employers continue to enroll in the E-Verify program at a high rate, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering various changes to this key program. Some of these changes place additional obligations on the…
Rank this Week: 1961

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Second Circuit Court of Appeals Adopts “Primary Beneficiary Test” and Provides Guidance on the Unpaid Intern Question

    Second Circuit Court of Appeals Adopts “Primary Beneficiary Test” and Provides Guidance on the Unpaid Intern Question
    On July 2, 2015, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued significant pro-employer decisions in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures (Nos. 13-4478-cv, 13-4481-cv) (“Fox”) and Wang v. Hearst Corp. (No. 13-4480-cv)…
  • Jul 20

    DOL Says Most Independent Contractors Actually Employee

    DOL Says Most Independent Contractors Actually Employee
    In furtherance of its agenda to extend minimum wage and other wage-hour protections as broadly as possible, on July 15, 2015, the Department of Labor issued a far-reaching interpretive memorandum expressing the DOL’s belief…
  • Jul 16

    California Paid Sick Leave Law Amended, Effective Immediately

    California Paid Sick Leave Law Amended, Effective Immediately
    On July 13, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown approved AB 304 Sick Leave: Accrual and Limitations, which amends the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (i.e., Sections 245.5, 246, and 247.5 of the California Labor Code).  These…
Rank this Week: 1104

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Summarizes important developments in employment law. By Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
  • Jul 27

    Happy Birthday: The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns Twenty-Five

    Happy Birthday: The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns Twenty-Five
      July 26, 2015 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), which created comprehensive federal protections for individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including the…
  • Jul 22

    Virginia Employers’ Liability for Armed Security Guards and Workplace Violence

    Virginia Employers’ Liability for Armed Security Guards and Workplace Violence
    Workplace violence has become a growing concern for businesses across the country. In Virginia, employers of all sizes are actively considering, many for the first time, whether it would be prudent to have extra security personnel on hand and…
  • Jul 15

    Employer Risks in Using Employment-Related Criminal Background Checks, Part 2

    Employer Risks in Using Employment-Related Criminal Background Checks, Part 2
    Part 1 of this article can be found here. The Fair Credit Reporting Act Having considering the perils summarized above, an employer who still decides to use employee criminal background checks faces additional restrictions under other federal…
Rank this Week: 2424

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Laramie Becomes the First Wyoming City to Ban Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

    Laramie Becomes the First Wyoming City to Ban Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination
    By Joanna Vilos In mid-May, Laramie’s City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. If you do business within the city of Laramie, you’ll want to update your…
  • Jul 23

    EEOC Concludes Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII – Will Courts Agree?

    EEOC Concludes Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII – Will Courts Agree?
    By Dustin Berger According to an opinion from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last week, Title VII’s bar on sex discrimination also forbids employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. It is unclear, however,…
  • Jul 20

    Unpaid Internships Permitted Under New Test

    Unpaid Internships Permitted Under New Test
    By Brad Williams A federal circuit court has adopted a new test permitting employers to use unpaid interns where the “tangible and intangible benefits provided to the intern are greater than the intern’s contribution to the employer’s…
Rank this Week: 2399

Massachusetts Employment Law

Massachusetts Employment Law

What employees need to know about Massachusetts employment law: severance agreements, wrongful termination, discrimination claims, wage and hour claims. By the Law Office of Maura Greene, LLC.

http://www.mauragreene-law.com/
  • Jul 27

    Performance Improvement Plan

    Performance Improvement Plan
    If you’ve been given a performance improvement plan (also known as a PIP) at work, you know you’ve reached a critical point in your employment. performance improvement plan What Are Performance Improvement Plans? Performance…
  • Jun 22

    Executive Job Transition

    Executive Job Transition
    If you’ve been laid off, fired from your job, restructured out, or you’ve been told you need to leave in weeks or months, you need to manage a job transition. You may feel that you’re alone in it, but you’re not. Every…
  • Feb 25

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know
    Employees with proposed severance agreements often wonder if they can review and negotiate the agreement themselves. Severance agreements are typically written to protect the company. Severance agreements are contracts. The terms can affect…
Rank this Week: 3273

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Minimum Wage Increases Gaining Traction

    Minimum Wage Increases Gaining Traction
    The fight for an increased minimum wage is getting increased traction, with cities on both coasts taking action to raise the wage to $15/hour. In New York, the state has announced that all fast food workers’ wages should be raised to…
  • Jul 20

    Are You An Independent Contractor Or An Employee?

    Are You An Independent Contractor Or An Employee?
    The Department of Labor has just issued a new “Administrator’s Interpretation” that more narrowly defines what it is to be an “independent contractor.” Determining your work classification – whether you are…
  • Jul 9

    Proposed Changes Affecting FLSA Exemptions Issued

    Proposed Changes Affecting FLSA Exemptions Issued
    On July 6th, the Department of Labor issued its much anticipated rules designed to update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations.  The rules sought to “define and delimit” overtime exemptions for while collar…
Rank this Week: 826

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/
  • Jul 27

    Religious Beliefs Not An Excuse For Discrimination

    Religious Beliefs Not An Excuse For Discrimination
    Following the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, many opposing the decision have denounced the decision based on moral grounds. Some have suggested that based on religious reasons they don’t have to recognize gay…
  • Jul 20

    Discrimination Against Gays Determined to be Sex Discrimination

    Discrimination Against Gays Determined to be Sex Discrimination
    In an important victory against employment discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has determined that anti-gay discrimination in the workplace constitutes a form of sex discrimination. In a recently published…
  • Jul 9

    Failure To Allow Leave For Cancer Treatment May Violate The ADA

    Failure To Allow Leave For Cancer Treatment May Violate The ADA
    According to legal news, Dunkin Donuts has been sued for disability discrimination after it refused to provide medical leave to a woman suffering from cancer.  In apparent violation of the law as required by the Americans with…
Rank this Week: 841

FWS Employment Law Blog

FWS Employment Law Blog

Focuses on employment-related cases in Indiana, the Seventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court. By Fox, Williams & Sink.

http://fwslegal.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    Remember the Deadlines!

    Remember the Deadlines!
    In Swanson v. Village of Flossmoor (7th Cir. July 24, 2015), the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed dismissal of a plaintiff’s race and national origin discrimination claims because he failed to timely file a complaint.  Claims of…
  • Jun 16

    ADAAA – Essential Functions – Issue of Fact for Jury

    ADAAA – Essential Functions – Issue of Fact for Jury
    In Shell v. Smith (7th Cir. June 15, 2015), the Seventh Circuit reversed the District Court and held that issues of fact must be decided by a jury on whether driving a bus was an essential function for the plaintiff.  To be protected…
  • Jun 16

    ADAAA – Essential Functions – Issue of Fact for Jury

    ADAAA – Essential Functions – Issue of Fact for Jury
    In Shell v. Smith (7th Cir. June 15, 2015), the Seventh Circuit reversed the District Court and held that issues of fact must be decided by a jury on whether driving a bus was an essential function for the plaintiff.  To be protected…
Rank this Week: 1769

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4310

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    A Vacation Perspective: The “Waterfall” Noise of Employment Law

    A Vacation Perspective: The “Waterfall” Noise of Employment Law
    The first day back from vacation is always fun. And by fun, I mean “not fun AT ALL.” There’s the e-mails. And the voicemails. And the things that you should’ve gotten done before vacation that you really honestly tried…
  • Jul 15

    No Vacation for Employment Law: New “Interpretation” for Independent Contractors Issued by USDOL

    No Vacation for Employment Law: New “Interpretation” for Independent Contractors Issued by USDOL
    Whatever happened to summer vacation? You remember, that downtime, when nothing much happened? First, there were new proposed OT rules. Then, word came out EARLY (I got an alert at 6a!) today that the U.S. Department of Labor issued new…
  • Jul 10

    Connecticut to Tighten Data Privacy Requirement

    Connecticut to Tighten Data Privacy Requirement
    With news of yet another breach of personnel data of nearly 21 million Americans yesterday, I invited my colleague William Roberts, to chime in with an update on a new law in Connecticut that updates data privacy requirements in the state.…
Rank this Week: 445

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Doctors’ Notes for Pregnant Employees Must be Carefully Written

    Doctors’ Notes for Pregnant Employees Must be Carefully Written
    Employment discrimination because of pregnancy is illegal under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act and other state and federal laws. If a woman is unable to perform her job because of a medical condition related to pregnancy or…
  • Jul 23

    Is it considered sexual harassment if work meetings are held at a strip club?

    Is it considered sexual harassment if work meetings are held at a strip club?
    It may be surprising, but even in 2015, with state and federal laws in place outlawing sexual discrimination in the work place, it is not uncommon for uncomfortable sexual situations to take place at work, many of which could be considered…
  • Jul 20

    Vallejo Girl Blames Nissan Floor Mats for Mother’s Death

    Vallejo Girl Blames Nissan Floor Mats for Mother’s Death
    A four year old girl filed a lawsuit against Nissan, blaming the design of its floor mats for her mother’s death. The suspect, a 65 year old man driving a 2012 Nissan Versa, ran into five people on Sonoma Boulevard in Vallejo earlier…
Rank this Week: 2382

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jul 27

    The ADA is only 25!?

    The ADA is only 25!?
    Yesterday, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrated its 25th birthday. The EEOC commemorated the milestone with a special ADA 25 page.I can't believe it's only 25! That means it was enacted in 1990, the summer between 8th and 9th…
  • Jul 27

    6th Cir.: No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in "Pocket-Dial"

    6th Cir.: No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in "Pocket-Dial"
    Finally, a court weighs in on the all-important issue of privacy expectations in butt-dials! Okay, technically, I think this was a breast-pocket-dial, but that's close enough, right? Here's the Sixth Circuit's opinion in Huff v. Spaw.The…
  • Jul 20

    4th Cir. uses "hybrid" test for Title VII joint employer liability

    4th Cir. uses "hybrid" test for Title VII joint employer liability
    Meet Brenda - she was hired by a staffing agency to do work for a car parts manufacturer. Brenda now claims that she is getting harassed at work (the phrase "big old ass(es)" came up a few times), so she files a Title VII lawsuit. Of course,…
Rank this Week: 4230

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Jury Finds in Favor of Bouveng in Wall-Street Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Jury Finds in Favor of Bouveng in Wall-Street Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Jennifer Melendez On June 29, 2015, a jury in the Southern District Court of New York awarded Hanna Bouveng, a Swedish intern at New York Global Group (NYGG), $18 million in damages for sexual harassment and defamation. Bouveng sued…
  • Jul 23

    EEOC Extends Title VII to Protect Against Sexual-Orientation Discrimination

    EEOC Extends Title VII to Protect Against Sexual-Orientation Discrimination
    Owen H. Laird In a recent decision, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) unexpectedly extended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) to protect against sexual-orientation…
  • Jul 21

    The Harman Firm, PC Nominated for the The Expert Institute’s 2015 Best Legal Blog Contest

    The Harman Firm, PC Nominated for the The Expert Institute’s 2015 Best Legal Blog Contest
    The Harman Firm has been nominated to participate in The Expert Institute’s 2015 Best Legal Blog contest! We’ve put hard work and research into our blogs, and are excited to be nominated. Our hope is that our blog helps people…
Rank this Week: 4393

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 27

    Happy birthday ADA

    Happy birthday ADA
    Yesterday, the Americans with Disabilities Act turned 25 years old. We've come a long way in the past 25 years, from a statute intended to open employment access to those with disabilities, to decades of judicial decisions that…
  • Jul 24

    WIRTW #376 (the “…I’ll only disappoint you…” edition)

    WIRTW #376 (the “…I’ll only disappoint you…” edition)
    I thought I’d try something different today by bringing you a musician I’ve recently discovered—Courtney Barnett. She’s a guitar playing, Australian, singer-songwriter, whose songs mix crunchy, grungy guitar riffs…
  • Jul 23

    Does smoke always equal fire in harassment cases?

    Does smoke always equal fire in harassment cases?
    Consider the following, taken from Briggs v. University of Detroit-Mercy (E.D. Mich. 5/27/14), and then let’s talk. Plaintiff Carlos Briggs, former assistant coach of the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) men’s basketball team,…
Rank this Week: 321

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Covers what you need to know before you quit, get fired, or decide to sue the bastards. By Donna Ballman.

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    EEOC Says Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Already Illegal

    EEOC Says Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Already Illegal
    This is my first post (other than the blog carnival) since I got a concussion. A lot has happened in the interim, so I have a lot to catch up on. This week I want to cover what I think is probably the most important development in…
  • Jul 15

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: Summer Holiday Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: Summer Holiday Edition
    I happen to be smack between summer vacations right now, so vacation is definitely on my mind. Odds are, you've either taken a summer vacation already or are getting ready to. Or are you like one of those people in the commercial who don't…
  • Jun 5

    Court Imposes FMLA Catch-22

    Court Imposes FMLA Catch-22
    If you arrive at a friend's house at 12:05 a.m. and leave 14 hours later, would you say you stayed overnight? Of course you would. It's common sense. But common sense is sadly lacking in employment law many times.In a case where an employee…
Rank this Week: 4717

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: 1253

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

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

    Crowdfunding Crash Course for Small Business Owner

    Crowdfunding Crash Course for Small Business Owner
    Crowdfunding Crash Course for Small Business Owners Many small business owners and entrepreneurs are still finding that it is difficult to secure funding for their businesses or ventures. Yet, very few ever explore crowdfunding. According to…
  • Jul 24

    Protecting Your Business Data in a Social Media World

    Protecting Your Business Data in a Social Media World
    Mind Your Trade Secrets – Protecting Your Business Data in a Social Media World Facebook users spend more than 700 minutes per month on the site. Meanwhile, Twitter registers 230 million tweets per day. Given the proliferation of social…
  • Jul 23

    Addressing Mental Illness in the Workplace

    Addressing Mental Illness in the Workplace
    Mental illness in the workplace can be a difficult subject for both employers and employees, but the Germanwings tragedy makes it clear that this should be a necessary discussion. Approximately 25 percent of Americans suffer from mental…
Rank this Week: 3765

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 27

    Consider this approach to the ADA interactive proce

    Consider this approach to the ADA interactive proce
    Yesterday, the Americans with Disabilities Act turned 25. To celebrate the 25th anniversary, the EEOC has created a new resource (here), which addresses the state of the ADA, lists important milestones, and offers links to a series of ADA…
  • Jul 24

    Know when to fold em, but, especially when you get fired for posing at work in KKK garb and makeshift crosse

    Know when to fold em, but, especially when you get fired for posing at work in KKK garb and makeshift crosse
    I did very good well on my math SATs. But, here’s some simple math: Fired for posing at work in KKK garb and makeshift crosses + Meyer’s blog fodder = Don’t appeal your race discrimination loss Welp, the Caucasian plaintiffs…
  • Jul 23

    Third Circuit Employment Law 101: Independent Contractor or Employee

    Third Circuit Employment Law 101: Independent Contractor or Employee
    Back when I first started this blog, when I believed that my blogging success would translate into Aston Martins and beach homes, rather than “Can you please email me a copy of your FMLA PowerPoint?”, I had a series of…
Rank this Week: 3029

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: 337

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 1569

Puerto Rico Workplace Law

Puerto Rico Workplace Law

Blog dedicated to workplace law and labor issues. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://english.fleminglex.com/category/puerto-rico-workplace-blog/
  • Jul 26

    Court reduces Six Million Dollar Veredict under ADA

    Court reduces Six Million Dollar Veredict under ADA
    A worker in Puerto Rico sued her employer in federal court under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and  local disabilities Law 44-1985.  Plaintiff also alleged retaliation. The court heard the case in March 2015 and the jury…
  • Apr 1

    Retaliation at Work Policy Essential

    Retaliation at Work Policy Essential
    Within Puerto Rico’s highly regulated workplace, a must-have policy  is one  dealing with retaliation at work. Law 169-2014 has transformed the local general retaliation statute into a liability minefield and the first line of…
  • Jan 20

    Bill to increase minimum wage Puerto Rico

    Bill to increase minimum wage Puerto Rico
    Possible changes to Minimum Wage Puerto Rico A recent bill introduced in the Puerto Rico Senate – PS 1195- seeks to increase  the state minimum wage above the federal  minimum to $ 8.80 for 2016; a 70% increase from the…
Rank this Week: 1793

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Labor-employment law and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Jul 26

    Veredicto Seis Millones Caso Ley ADA

    Veredicto Seis Millones Caso Ley ADA
    Una trabajadora del Municipio de Aguadilla demandó en el tribunal federal al Municipio bajo la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (Americans With Disabilities Act o Ley ADA, siglas en inglés) y la contra-parte local…
  • Jul 22

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece Contratistas Independiente

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece Contratistas Independiente
    La oficina de Horas y Salarios del Departamento del Trabajo Federal considera que con demasiada frecuencia el contratista independiente no lo es.   El Departamento considera la clasificación equivocada de empleados como…
  • Jul 22

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece el Contratista Independiente

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece el Contratista Independiente
    La oficina de Horas y Salarios del Departamento del Trabajo Federal considera que con demasiada frecuencia el contratista independiente no lo es.   El Departamento considera la clasificación equivocada de empleados como…
Rank this Week: 1789

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Blog about labor and employment laws and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Jul 26

    Veredicto Seis Millones Caso Ley ADA

    Veredicto Seis Millones Caso Ley ADA
    Una trabajadora del Municipio de Aguadilla demandó en el tribunal federal al Municipio bajo la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (Americans With Disabilities Act o Ley ADA, siglas en inglés) y la contra-parte local…
  • Jul 22

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece Contratistas Independiente

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece Contratistas Independiente
    La oficina de Horas y Salarios del Departamento del Trabajo Federal considera que con demasiada frecuencia el contratista independiente no lo es.   El Departamento considera la clasificación equivocada de empleados como…
  • Jul 22

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece el Contratista Independiente

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece el Contratista Independiente
    La oficina de Horas y Salarios del Departamento del Trabajo Federal considera que con demasiada frecuencia el contratista independiente no lo es.   El Departamento considera la clasificación equivocada de empleados como…
Rank this Week: 1800

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jul 26

    ADA: Strength Through Organizing

    ADA: Strength Through Organizing
    Twenty five years ago today,  former President George H.W. Bush signed into law one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in  world history – the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA…
  • Jul 22

    Starbucks’ De-Caffeinated Response to Age Discrim.

    Starbucks’ De-Caffeinated Response to Age Discrim.
    A spokesperson for Starbucks made a mystifying distinction Wednesday in an apparent effort to justify what appears to be blatant age discrimination in hiring under the recently announced 100,000 Opportunity Initiative. Starbucks is…
  • Jul 20

    AN OPEN LETTER TO U.S. LABOR SECY. THOMAS E. PEREZ

    AN OPEN LETTER TO U.S. LABOR SECY. THOMAS E. PEREZ
    DEAR U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SECRETARY THOMAS E. PEREZ: I see that you have given your imprimatur to a new hiring initiative by more than a dozen major American corporations that seems on its face to blatantly violate the Age…
Rank this Week: 1530

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 26

    ADA: Strength Through Organizing

    ADA: Strength Through Organizing
    Twenty five years ago today,  former President George H.W. Bush signed into law one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in  world history – the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA…
  • Jul 22

    Starbucks’ De-Caffeinated Response to Age Discrim.

    Starbucks’ De-Caffeinated Response to Age Discrim.
    A spokesperson for Starbucks made a mystifying distinction Wednesday in an apparent effort to justify what appears to be blatant age discrimination in hiring under the recently announced 100,000 Opportunity Initiative. Starbucks is…
  • Jul 20

    AN OPEN LETTER TO U.S. LABOR SECY. THOMAS E. PEREZ

    AN OPEN LETTER TO U.S. LABOR SECY. THOMAS E. PEREZ
    DEAR U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SECRETARY THOMAS E. PEREZ: I see that you have given your imprimatur to a new hiring initiative by more than a dozen major American corporations that seems on its face to blatantly violate the Age…
Rank this Week: 4732

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Jul 25

    Personal Injury Attorney

    Personal Injury Attorney
    Email: SJK@QHCLaw.com    Phone: 631-482-9700
  • Jul 20

    New York Creates Statutory Guidelines for Alimony

    New York Creates Statutory Guidelines for Alimony
    New York's divorce law received yet another significant overhaul.  On June 24, 2015, the New York State Legislature passed a new law, largely going into effect in October, that -- in addition to adjusting income caps and the temporary…
  • May 25

    Personal Injury Attorney - Construction Accident

    Personal Injury Attorney - Construction Accident
    I have helped many injured workers throughout New York City and Long Island obtain compensation for construction accident injuries, particularly gravity-related injuries such as falling from a height or being struck by a falling…
Rank this Week: 1012

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: 2667

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 25

    Happy Birthday to the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Happy Birthday to the Americans with Disabilities Act
    image from eeoc.gov The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25 tomorrow on July 26, 2015. This statute garnered substantial widespread support when it was enacted over two decades ago, and continues to be a cornerstone of civil rights law.…
  • Jul 25

    Professional Cheerleaders: Employees or Independent Contractors?

    Professional Cheerleaders: Employees or Independent Contractors?
    The California courts are currently struggling with how to fit workers in the modern economy within the traditional employee/independent contractor framework. These high profile cases include litigation against Uber and Lyft which has been…
  • Jul 25

    Remembering Al Blumrosen

    Remembering Al Blumrosen
    Rutgers announced the death of Professor Alfred Blumrosen on Thursday. The announcement can be found here, and its title "Eminent Discrimination Expert," if anything understates his influence on employment discrimination law and…
Rank this Week: 2587

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Perez v. D. Howes, LLC – Misclassification of Farm Worker Employee

    Perez v. D. Howes, LLC – Misclassification of Farm Worker Employee
    Somewhere between 1 and 3 million workers migrate from various locations across the world – usually Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean – to work as laborers in U.S. farms. Vital as these workers are to the labor force, they…
  • Jul 22

    Hansler v. Lehigh Valley Hosp. Network – Rights Under FMLA

    Hansler v. Lehigh Valley Hosp. Network – Rights Under FMLA
    The Family and Medical Leave Act – also routinely referred to as “FMLA” – entitles most workers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. Workers can take up to 12 months in a given…
  • Jul 18

    Hillary Clinton to Crack Down on Worker Misclassification

    Hillary Clinton to Crack Down on Worker Misclassification
    With an upcoming presidential election getting closer, all of the candidates are busy making campaign speeches and trying to garner support from likely voters. According to a recent news article from Huffington Post, Hillary Clinton has vowed…
Rank this Week: 1650