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Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

Covers legislation, news and cases for whistleblowers and those who represent them. By The Employment Group.

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
  • May 16

    Connecticut District Court Applies Dodd-Frank Retroactively and Sends SOX Whistleblower Case to Trial

    Connecticut District Court Applies Dodd-Frank Retroactively and Sends SOX Whistleblower Case to Trial
    In Richard Trusz v. UBS Realty and UBS AG, Case No. 3:09-cv-00268,  Richard Trusz, a high-ranking executive for UBS, complained that the company followed improper procedures in its real estate valuation. These problems, Trusz claimed,…
  • Apr 29

    Whistleblowers Awarded $24 Million in Nursing Home Fraud Settlement

    Whistleblowers Awarded $24 Million in Nursing Home Fraud Settlement
    On January 12, 2016, a nursing home company and two subsidiaries agreed to pay $125 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that they caused skilled nursing facilities to submit false claims to the government.  The…
  • Apr 19

    Supreme Court Is Poised to Endorse “Implied Certification” in FCA Case

    Supreme Court Is Poised to Endorse “Implied Certification” in FCA Case
    By R. Scott Oswald Managing Principal, The Employment Law Group, P.C. If a government supplier quietly ignores vital rules but still bills taxpayers as if it had complied, can it be held liable under the federal False Claims Act — even…
Rank this Week: 14

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

Features news, analysis and comments on labor & employment law, human resources, and other work-related topics. By George Lenard.

http://www.employmentblawg.com
  • Apr 25

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job
    While many civilian employers claim a commitment to hiring veterans, knowledge gaps and unfair assumptions can cause civilians to overlook qualified vets. For example, 61 percent of civilian employers say they do not understand how military…
  • Nov 7

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Sep 10

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job
    embaPub="6e3197aae95c2ff8fcab35cb730f6a86";Introduction As a job applicant notified of a phone interview, you have just survived the culling of the herd by resume screeners, taking you one step closer to your goal of a job offer. It is…
Rank this Week: 20

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 24

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • May 18

    DOL Announces Final FLSA Overtime Regulation

    DOL Announces Final FLSA Overtime Regulation
    E. Jason Tremblay On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division released its final updated FLSA overtime regulations. While some of the changes were expected, there are a number of surprises.…
  • Mar 1

    Chicago Human Rights Ordinance Amended to Include Military Statu

    Chicago Human Rights Ordinance Amended to Include Military Statu
    Chicago has just amended its Human Rights Ordinance to address discrimination targeting current and former members of the military. The post Chicago Human Rights Ordinance Amended to Include Military Status appeared first on General…
  • Feb 19

    DOL Announces That the Exemption Regulations Will Be Published in July 2016

    DOL Announces That the Exemption Regulations Will Be Published in July 2016
    On February 17, 2016, Patricia Smith, U.S. Department of Labor solicitor, announced that the U.S. DOL Final Rule regarding the FLSA White Collar Exemption Regulations The post DOL Announces That the Exemption Regulations Will Be Published in…
Rank this Week: 40

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: 45

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 26

    Free Webinar: Important CT Employer Update on New Federal Overtime Rule

    Free Webinar: Important CT Employer Update on New Federal Overtime Rule
    With the new federal overtime rules going into effect later this year, I thought it would be useful to talk about in a free webinar. And apparently, many of you think it would be useful too because in the 48 hours that we’ve opened up…
  • May 19

    One Big Thing For Employers to Know About the New Overtime Rule

    One Big Thing For Employers to Know About the New Overtime Rule
    Are you tired of lawyers commenting already on the new overtime rules? (The answer should be no, of course, since you’re reading this blog and thus have room for one more view.) But I think it’s fair to say that we haven’t…
  • May 18

    Final Overtime Rule Released; Challenges Ahead for Connecticut Employer

    Final Overtime Rule Released; Challenges Ahead for Connecticut Employer
    If you like to open your presents on Christmas Eve, the U.S. Department of Labor is for you. Last night, the DOL posted the final revised rule on overtime on its website ahead of its planned announcement this afternoon. What a gift for…
Rank this Week: 73

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By Buckley Beal LLP.

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

    Airbnb Faces Race Discrimination Lawsuit

    Airbnb Faces Race Discrimination Lawsuit
    Airbnb, the popular vacation rental site that allows people to rent out their homes, or stay in other’s homes around the world, is being sued for race discrimination. According to a recent news reports, an African American man has…
  • May 10

    Transgender Bathroom Laws and Discrimination

    Transgender Bathroom Laws and Discrimination
    Recently, transgender bathroom laws have received a lot of media attention, and have caused significant controversy in may states. In order to help employers understand their responsibilities and employees under stand their rights, the Equal…
  • Apr 26

    Georgia To Vote on Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill

    Georgia To Vote on Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill
    On May 3rd, the Georgia legislature is set to vote on the anti-gay “religious liberty” bill, which gives faith based organizations the option to deny certain services to gay people. Proponents argue that the bill protects…
Rank this Week: 82

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and discrimination issues. By the McKinney Law Firm.

http://www.texasemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem
    According to Microsoft principal researcher Kate Crawford, personal data harvested by marketers is growing so vast and far reaching that it is threatening to unleash a new wave of digital discrimination, one that ordinary people won’t…
  • Oct 31

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).
    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).  This bill will protect employees who report criminal violations of antitrust laws, internally or to the Federal Government, from retaliation. Today the Senate…
  • Oct 7

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide
    We’re happy to announce we have opened a new section on our firm website dedicated to Texas Unemployment Claims.  There you can find detailed information on: Making and pursuing unemployment claims; Handling unemployment appeal…
Rank this Week: 83

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 149

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • May 20

    Arbitrator's Award Reinstated in MOU Dispute

    Arbitrator's Award Reinstated in MOU Dispute
    The Ninth Circuit has reinstated an arbitration decision that had been vacated by the U.S. District Court. In SW Reg. Council of Carpenters v. Drywall Dynamics, Inc. (9th Cir. 14-55250 5/19/16), the arbitrator ruled that an employer was bound…
  • May 17

    California Supreme Court Grants Review of Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp

    California Supreme Court Grants Review of Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp
    The Supreme Court has agreed to review the Court of Appeal's decision in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California (2016) 243 Cal.App.4th 1200 (SC S232607/E061645, review granted, 5/11/16), concerning overtime calculations and the…
  • May 3

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay
    In Corbin v. Time Warner (9th Cir. 13-55622 5/2/16), the 9th Circuit affirmed a district court’s summary judgment in favor of Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership in a putative class action brought by a Time Warner…
Rank this Week: 237

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

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

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 153

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers workplace discrimination, and employee rights news and updates. By Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP.

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam
    Nearly three years after the launch of “Fight for 15”, a campaign aimed at boosting the minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers are enjoying some sweet success. The effort involves urging fast food workers in numerous cities around…
  • Jan 16

    Tyson’s Fight Against Class Action Award Gets Cool Reception in Supreme Court

    Tyson’s Fight Against Class Action Award Gets Cool Reception in Supreme Court
    After a court ordered Tyson Foods to pay $5.8 million to workers in overtime pay in a class action suit, the food giant appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the ruling. Based on a recent hour-long argument session, say experienced…
  • Jan 4

    Coffee Shop Chain Fined $47,000 for Child Labor Violation

    Coffee Shop Chain Fined $47,000 for Child Labor Violation
    Businesses must comply with laws designed to keep minors safe and protect them from unfair working conditions. A Massachusetts court recently fined a coffee shop chain $47,000 for violating child labor, wage and hour laws. The ruling, which…
Rank this Week: 206

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Consumer Issue: Hyundai Billing Error and Lease Default

    Consumer Issue: Hyundai Billing Error and Lease Default
    I received an interesting inquiry recently where Hyundai Motor Finance apparently added an erroneous $359.33 charge and $40 late fee to a customer's April 2015 lease bill despite fill payment of the March 2015 statement. I am attempting to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 260

That's What She Said

That's What She Said

Analyzes the settlement value for employment law violations on the NBC TV show "The Office." By Ford & Harrison.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/thatswhatshesaid/
  • May 30

    Time to say goodbye (for now)

    Time to say goodbye (for now)
    Series Litigation Value: various harassment, discrimination, and bizarre workers’ compensation matters = astronomical; future employment matters due to Dwight taking over as Regional Manager = enough to keep Dunder Mifflin’s…
  • May 17

    Finale

    Finale
    Litigation Value:  Bless your heart if you’re still keeping track at this point. This blog has always focused on bad behavior.  We tease out employment law issues by writing about the characters who do things in the workplace…
  • May 13

    No nonsense

    No nonsense
    Litigation Value:  Office romance with the new Regional Manager (and A.A.R.M.) = fodder for a potential sexual harassment claim; eliminating nonsense from the workplace = every human resources manager’s dream; Dwight giving up a…
Rank this Week: 131

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: 121

The Federal FMLA Blog

The Federal FMLA Blog

Covers Family and Medical Leave Act developments affecting the federal sector. By Carl Bosland.

http://federalfmla.typepad.com/federal_fmla_blog/
Rank this Week: 202

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 30

    Mandatory Class Procedure Waivers on the Ropes?

    Mandatory Class Procedure Waivers on the Ropes?
    Admittedly, this title is somewhat hyperbolic, but hope beats eternal and last week the Seventh Circuit created a circuit split on the Horton question, which I've addressed before on this blog and in a co-authored article with Tim Glynn.…
  • May 26

    Cunningham-Parmeter on Amazon and Uber

    Cunningham-Parmeter on Amazon and Uber
    Friend-of-blog Keith Cunningham-Parmeter (Willamette) has just posted on SSRN his superb piece, From Amazon to Uber: Defining Employment in the Modern Economy, which will appear in the Boston University Law Review. From the abstract: American…
  • May 25

    Call for Papers: Marco Biagi Conference 2017

    Call for Papers: Marco Biagi Conference 2017
    Here's the call for papers for the 15th International Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi (Modena, Italy, March 20-21, 2017). The conference theme is Digital and Smart Work. From the call: Focusing on the implications for…
Rank this Week: 2440

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 30

    Memorial Day: Thank a Vet

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

    San Antonio Area Heroe

    San Antonio Area Heroe
    To mark Memorial Day, I would like to recall two area San Antonio heroes. They were both fiends of mine. They both died in war zones back in 2005 and 2006 when I was deployed myself. SSGT Clinton Newman was a fine soldier. He was a bright…
  • May 23

    Lawsuits Based on Family Care are Rising

    Lawsuits Based on Family Care are Rising
    According to a recent study, lawsuits based on family care or pregnancy discrimination are on the rise. The Center for Worklife Law at the University of California produced the study. The Center found that lawsuits based on pregnancy…
Rank this Week: 3955

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • May 30

    Mickelson Case Reflects Insider Trading in the Wake of Newman

    Mickelson Case Reflects Insider Trading in the Wake of Newman
    What does the Mickelson case reveal about insider trading? Professional golfer Phil Mickelson was recently named in an insider trading case involving sports gambler William Walters. Although Phil is not facing any charges in the…
  • May 11

    Cyber Threats on Small Businesses Come from All Angle

    Cyber Threats on Small Businesses Come from All Angle
    Cyber Threats on Small Businesses Come from All Angles The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently issued several “cyber alerts” that may impact small businesses in Monmouth County and throughout New Jersey. As with all…
  • May 9

    Getting More Sleep Can Make Your Monmouth County Business More Successful

    Getting More Sleep Can Make Your Monmouth County Business More Successful
    Getting More Sleep Can Make Your Monmouth County Business More Successful When facing a busy work day, that extra cup of coffee can only do so much. A new study confirms that getting more sleep can help Monmouth County business executives be…
Rank this Week: 3693

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 30

    Getting it Wrong on Right to Counsel, By the Number

    Getting it Wrong on Right to Counsel, By the Number
    Ingrid V. Eagly & Steven Shafer, A National Study of Access to Counsel in Immigration Court, 64 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1 (2015).Juliet StumpfI admit it. I’m a data geek. Not that I produce any of it myself—regression analysis makes my…
  • May 29

    Jotwell Is Now Indexed on HeinOline

    Jotwell Is Now Indexed on HeinOline
    Jotwell is now indexed on HeinOnline. This includes all reviews since we started publishing in October 2009.
  • May 27

    Disclosure about Disclosure

    Disclosure about Disclosure
    Margaret B. Kwoka, FOIA, Inc., Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2016), available on SSRN.Anne O'ConnellCongress may be gridlocked on many issues, but both parties are working hard to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act. Motivations differ, of…
Rank this Week: 4447

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

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

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • May 30

    Memorial Day, 2016

    Memorial Day, 2016
    In Flanders Fields By John McCrae (1915) In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short…
  • May 26

    Military employment rights: A recap for the Memorial Day weekend

    Military employment rights: A recap for the Memorial Day weekend
    In honor of Memorial Day weekend, here’s a summary of the rights of employees who take leaves of absence to serve our country, and their family members. USERRA The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994…
  • May 26

    This week on FOCUS, our women’s leadership blog

    This week on FOCUS, our women’s leadership blog
    Administrative partner Teresa Ryder Bult has a guest post this week: “Inverting Views on Networking: How Can You Influence Someone’s Life Today?” Hint: Don’t make it all about you. (Teresa is the original founding…
Rank this Week: 4585

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • May 29

    Harassment in the workplace: Do the victim’s wishes matter?

    Harassment in the workplace: Do the victim’s wishes matter?
    by Alexandra Meunier When assessing whether behavior constitutes sexual harassment, Canadian decision-makers usually look at the situation objectively. In other words, they don’t typically put much emphasis on subjective elements, such…
  • May 15

    Healthcare workers’ longer hours don’t necessarily increase health, safety risk

    Healthcare workers’ longer hours don’t necessarily increase health, safety risk
    by Rosalind H. Cooper Most employers know that there are restrictions under employment standards legislation regarding maximum hours of work for their employees. In certain circumstances, it is possible to exceed these daily or weekly…
  • May 8

    Sale of business to smaller company doesn’t equal termination

    Sale of business to smaller company doesn’t equal termination
    by Olivier Lamoureux A Québec court recently ruled that there was no constructive dismissal arising from the sale of a business to a smaller third-party purchaser for whom a manager refused to work. The Quebec Court of Appeal in the…
Rank this Week: 4930

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • May 29

    Do you need to pay redundancy when you lose a client contract?

    Do you need to pay redundancy when you lose a client contract?
    Section 119(1)(a) of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) states that an employee is entitled to be paid redundancy pay by the employer  if the employment is terminated at the employer’s initiative because the employer no longer requires…
  • May 25

    VAR-declaration replaced by model agreements as of May 1, 2016

    VAR-declaration replaced by model agreements as of May 1, 2016
    As of May 1, 2016, the VAR-declaration (Verklaring Arbeidsrelatie) will be replaced by model agreements approved by the Dutch Tax Authorities for each sector or professional field. This is due to the implementation of the Assessment of…
  • May 25

    What measures are in place (or proposed) in the UK to address gender pay inequality in the workplace?

    What measures are in place (or proposed) in the UK to address gender pay inequality in the workplace?
    This post was contributed by Daniel Jacobs, Trainee Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, London   Gender Pay Gap Reporting What is the gender pay gap? Despite a longstanding prohibition on gender discrimination, on average, woman still…
Rank this Week: 1727

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Quick Hits: Timeliness, vacation selection, Deflategate and conduct unbecoming

    Quick Hits: Timeliness, vacation selection, Deflategate and conduct unbecoming
    Arbitrator exceeded authority ruling on the merits after finding grievance untimely Amalgamated Transit  Union, Local 85 grieved the actions of the Port Authority of Allegheny County in unilaterally revising its performance code…
  • May 22

    CA9: Decision that an award is not "plausible" is insufficient to vacate

    CA9: Decision that an award is not "plausible" is insufficient to vacate
    A dispute arose between Drywall Dynamics, Inc and the Southwestern Regional Council of Carpenters concerning attempts by the Company to withdraw from a multi employer bargaining arrangement. The Company's initial attempt to terminate its…
  • May 15

    Working below classification, seniority and management right

    Working below classification, seniority and management right
    These were the topics in issue in a recent award by Arbitrator Richard Beens. The dispute arose between Boise White Paper and Steelworkers Local 159 and involved interpretation of the parties' cba. The agreement had what the arbitrator…
Rank this Week: 2833

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • May 29

    Wendy’s Reducing Workforce by Using Electronic Kiosk

    Wendy’s Reducing Workforce by Using Electronic Kiosk
    In some gas station markets, you can go to the counter where fresh sandwiches and other food is prepared and use a computer screen to place your order.  You can decide what you want on it, what you want with it, and pay for your order at…
  • May 27

    United Auto Workers Union Sets Sights on Tesla Motors California Factory Worker

    United Auto Workers Union Sets Sights on Tesla Motors California Factory Worker
    When we think of an electric car, several economy models like the Chevrolet Volt, the Nissan Leaf, or Toyota Prius might come to mind.  However, for those looking for a higher end luxury or sport model electric car, a Tesla might be a…
  • May 24

    SuperShuttle Files Lawsuit in California Over Worker Classification

    SuperShuttle Files Lawsuit in California Over Worker Classification
    According to a recent news feature from the Los Angeles Times, SuperShuttle has filed a lawsuit in California to get all of its many drivers classified as independent contractors.  There are a variety of reasons for this, but it is…
Rank this Week: 2345

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • May 29

    When an Employer Denies a St. Louis Work Comp Claim

    When an Employer Denies a St. Louis Work Comp Claim
    Can an employer dispute a workers’ compensation claim? Many workers are not aware of their rights and some workers are afraid to file a work comp claim. Every worker should know and understand the benefits that they are…
  • May 28

    Sprains and Strains Top the List for Missouri Work Comp Claim

    Sprains and Strains Top the List for Missouri Work Comp Claim
    If you suffer a workplace injury, seek compensation for damages. Every worker is at risk of injury. Every job, even those that seem to be mundane, poses certain risks to workers. Some types of jobs are considered to be extremely…
  • May 26

    Discrimination at Work After Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

    Discrimination at Work After Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
    An injured worker may not want to file a work comp claim for fear of negative consequences. Workplace injuries are a harsh reality faced by many workers in the U.S. each day. Many injuries are serious enough to leave…
Rank this Week: 1411

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/
  • May 27

    Overtime Collective Action Filed Against Oil and Gas Company

    Overtime Collective Action Filed Against Oil and Gas Company
    According to the overtime lawsuit, the pipeline inspectors allegedly worked 16-18 hours a day, up to seven days a week. The lawsuit claims this is a common schedule for the oil and gas construction industry but, no matter what the industry,…
  • May 22

    General Dynamics Settles Unpaid Overtime Suit

    General Dynamics Settles Unpaid Overtime Suit
    According to a recent wage and hour lawsuit against General Dynamics, the defense contractor allegedly misclassified its workers as overtime exempt on a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services contract. The wage and hour lawsuit was filed…
  • May 18

    Court Enforces Forever 21 Arbitration Agreement in Employment Contract

    Court Enforces Forever 21 Arbitration Agreement in Employment Contract
    Forever 21 pointed to its arbitration agreement with Baltazar and asked the court to compel arbitration. Baltazar argued the agreement was "unconscionable," and as a result, could not be enforced. In order to prove a contract is…
Rank this Week: 2623

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 4078

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • May 27

    Financing Program: Helping Small Businesses Become ADA Compliant

    Financing Program: Helping Small Businesses Become ADA Compliant
    A June 2 webinar will help businesses learn more about a new loan program to assist California small businesses with financing the costs to alter or retrofit existing small business facilities to comply with the requirements of the…
  • May 26

    Closed for Memorial Day? Paying Wages to Employee

    Closed for Memorial Day? Paying Wages to Employee
    If an employer is closed on a payday that falls on a holiday listed in the California Government Code, such as Memorial Day, the employer can pay wages on the next business day. Of course, paying the day before the holiday is acceptable, as…
  • May 24

    Underground Economy Targeted in Statewide Enforcement Effort

    Underground Economy Targeted in Statewide Enforcement Effort
    On May 19, a multi-agency team led by the California Department of Insurance conducted a statewide enforcement and outreach effort targeting those businesses that may operate in the underground economy. The multi-agency team visited dozens of…
Rank this Week: 4061

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight: Strategies for building a diverse, multi-cultural workplace

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • May 27

    4th Circuit ruling favors transgender student

    4th Circuit ruling favors transgender student
    by Rachael Luzietti After the Norfolk federal district court refused to order the Gloucester County School Board to grant the student’s request, he appealed to the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Virginia…
  • May 15

    Gender diversity in the workforce: What’s holding women back?

    Gender diversity in the workforce: What’s holding women back?
    A number of well-intentioned corporate executives—with their eyes squarely on the bottom line—are taking action to increase gender diversity at all levels of their organizations. Confident they’ll see a payoff, those top…
  • May 15

    Sex stereotyping, same-sex harassment, and transgender issues in the workplace

    Sex stereotyping, same-sex harassment, and transgender issues in the workplace
    by Amanda Shelby We typically think of sex discrimination and sexual harassment as involving two employees of the opposite sex, but that unlawful activity can occur between employees of the same sex, too. Although federal law doesn’t…
Rank this Week: 4955

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 4948

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • May 27

    Five questions about Los Angeles’ minimum wage increase all employers should understand

    Five questions about Los Angeles’ minimum wage increase all employers should understand
    Businesses that have worksites or operate within Los Angeles City or County need to review the minimum wage laws that go into effect July 1, 2016.  While there are still many unanswered questions about the ordinances, there are key items…
  • May 26

    Employment law mid-year update and mixer

    Employment law mid-year update and mixer
    Join me for a seminar for a mid-year update on California employment law issues.  Learn how to keep your company compliant with new developments in California.  Topics will include: Top five pitfalls facing California employers in…
  • May 20

    DOL overtime rule changes: Five action items for employer

    DOL overtime rule changes: Five action items for employer
    The DOL’s Final Rule was issued this week (see my previous article for the details), and we have had a few days to digest the new rules.  Now employers need to start putting together a plan to ensure compliance with the federal…
Rank this Week: 778

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases. By Phillips & Associates.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2853

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1416

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    Remarriage Protection

    Remarriage Protection
    Remarriage Protection Many lawyers proclaim to have remarriage protection in their estate planning documents, but few estate plans deal with these issues completely. A traditional trust that deals with remarriage will include language that…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
Rank this Week: 390

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

Covers employment discrimination and harassment laws. By Resnick Law Group, P.C.

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3017

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/
  • May 27

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – The Finale

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – The Finale
    As a proud member of the Leadership Lancaster Core Class of 2016, I will be posting periodic updates of my experiences in the program. Learn more about Leadership Lancaster at www.leadershiplancaster.org or feel free to contact me directly…
  • May 18

    New Federal Rule Increases Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay

    New Federal Rule Increases Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay
    In a March 17, 2016 press release, the White House announced that the Department of Labor will issue a final rule today that will expand workers’ eligibility to receive overtime pay (time-and-a-half). Under the prior rule, only workers…
  • May 4

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association
    Thank you to everyone who joined me and Lori Van Gorden of Horst Property Management for our real estate development seminar on May 2.  We led an informative discussion about “The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition…
Rank this Week: 4052

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment legal topis for Texas employers. By Russell Cawyer.

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 4147

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • May 27

    Personal Clients/Firm Client

    Personal Clients/Firm Client
    In 1999, the New York Court of Appeals decided BDO Seidman v. Hirshberg and said this:"...it would be unreasonable to extend the covenant to personal clients of defendant who came to the firm solely to avail themselves of his services and…
  • May 13

    In Wake of Defend Trade Secrets Act Passage, a New Whistleblower Ruling Protects Employee

    In Wake of Defend Trade Secrets Act Passage, a New Whistleblower Ruling Protects Employee
    I cannot begin to wade into the commentary surrounding the passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which officially became the law this week. The summaries of this new federal legislation are so numerous and sweeping that I am already too…
  • May 6

    New Utah Law Limits Use of Non-Compete Agreement

    New Utah Law Limits Use of Non-Compete Agreement
    Every year marks the dawn of legislative efforts to restrict or expand the use of non-compete agreements. This year is no different, and the State of Utah wasted little time drastically restricting the use of restrictive covenants.The…
Rank this Week: 3876

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/
  • May 27

    Can an employee go out for a beer while on intermittent FMLA leave?

    Can an employee go out for a beer while on intermittent FMLA leave?
    This post seems timely, seeing as most of your employees claiming a Friday-of-Memorial-Day-Weekend migraine are going to do this anyway. Kidding, I’m not that jaded. (You guys; however, I’m not so sure)… No, I’m…
  • May 26

    By the power of Title VII! Woman called “He-Man” loses gender-bias claim

    By the power of Title VII! Woman called “He-Man” loses gender-bias claim
    Look, no one forced you to read this. Or click on that video. Hey, happy Thursday to you from The Employer Handbook. Now, with 100% fewer penis trees. (Yeah, sorry about that. If you got yesterday’s post via email, the free stock image…
  • May 25

    Got disability-leave questions? Two greats have your FMLA/ADA HR answers.

    Got disability-leave questions? Two greats have your FMLA/ADA HR answers.
    Folks, if I were on a deserted island with no wi-fi, but just enough battery power and 4G LTE signal to stream one compliance webinar — welcome to deserted dork island — I’m tuning in to EEOC’s New Resource…
Rank this Week: 2937

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • May 27

    WIRTW #414 (the “happy 10th” edition)

    WIRTW #414 (the “happy 10th” edition)
    A very happy 10th birthday to my smart, sassy, wise beyond her years, talented, and beautiful daughter, Norah. I have no idea how this happened in 10 quick years, but I am certainly enjoying the ride. Here’s the rest of what I read…
  • May 26

    Beware eldercare-discrimination claim

    Beware eldercare-discrimination claim
    One of the very first posts I ever wrote on this blog, almost nine years ago to the day, discussed the EEOC’s then-new Enforcement Guidance on Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities. One of the key…
  • May 25

    How to behave (and not behave) in a deposition

    How to behave (and not behave) in a deposition
    I spent yesterday in a deposition. That fact is not all that unusual for a litigator. What makes yesterday’s exercise stand out is that I was the deponent, not the attorney. I spent my day under oath, answering questions. As the…
Rank this Week: 466

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

Covers Massachusetts employment law issues such as employment discrimination, sexual harasment and wrongful discharge. By Jack Merrill.

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
  • May 26

    U.S. Dept. of Labor Issues New Rules for Overtime Pay

    U.S. Dept. of Labor Issues New Rules for Overtime Pay
    Effective December 1, 2016, new rules will be in effect to cover overtime pay requirements. The long-anticipated changes were the subject of numerous comments after they were proposed in 2015. They focus on updating the salary thresholds for…
  • May 5

    Massachusetts Legislators Debate Bill to Provide 12 Weeks of Paid Leave for Employee

    Massachusetts Legislators Debate Bill to Provide 12 Weeks of Paid Leave for Employee
    The Massachusetts state legislature is considering a bill that would not only provide family leave for employees who now are not entitled to it, but would set up a fund to pay at least part of their lost wages. Titled “An Act…
  • Apr 11

    Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements Requires Advance Planning, Strong Evidence

    Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements Requires Advance Planning, Strong Evidence
    In a case that points up the difficulties employers often have enforcing noncompetition agreements while simultaneously highlighting how potentially damaging the restrictions can be to employees, a superior court judge recently denied an…
Rank this Week: 4241

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 26

    San Francisco Construction Worker Killed at Construction Site at Moscone Center

    San Francisco Construction Worker Killed at Construction Site at Moscone Center
    Police are currently investigating the death of a construction worker who was tragically killed while operating equipment at a construction site at the Moscone Center. The accident occurred around 8 a.m. one morning when a worker was…
  • May 23

    Unpaid Mileage Expenses for Uber Drivers Total over $700 Million

    Unpaid Mileage Expenses for Uber Drivers Total over $700 Million
    Uber drivers who worked for the ride-sharing company in Massachusetts and California over the past seven years would have been entitled to roughly $730 million in expense reimbursements if they had been classified as employees instead of…
  • May 19

    I slipped and fell in a business’s parking lot. What are my legal options?

    I slipped and fell in a business’s parking lot. What are my legal options?
    When you are walking through a parking lot to your car, you may assume that nothing will happen. Unfortunately, in reality there are a number of types of accidents that can happen in that short walk. When a California property owner fails to…
Rank this Week: 2294

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Covers issues that affect California employers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • May 26

    Time for a Mid-Year Handbook and Confidentiality Agreement Tune Up

    Time for a Mid-Year Handbook and Confidentiality Agreement Tune Up
    As I have mentioned before, every California employer, large or small, needs three things: (1) an Employee Handbook that addresses California specific issues; (2) a comprehensive Confidentiality Agreement to protect the company’s…
  • May 20

    Impact of New Federal Overtime Rule on California Employers (Not So Much)

    Impact of New Federal Overtime Rule on California Employers (Not So Much)
    The press is full of reports on the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules just published on May 17, 2016, including this helpful Fox Rothschild summary.  While these rules will have a broad impact in other states, what about…
  • May 17

    The Trend of Unlimited Vacation Policie

    The Trend of Unlimited Vacation Policie
    With the Silicon Valley trend of unlimited vacation policies creeping into non-tech workplaces, I’ve had a few calls this week about how they work.  In theory, an unlimited vacation policy allows employees to take as much time off…
Rank this Week: 1803

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • May 26

    Confirm Copy Changes Comply With New HIPAA Guidance

    Confirm Copy Changes Comply With New HIPAA Guidance
    Is your health plan charging too much for copying PHI? Better check given new guidance.
  • May 24

    Frontier Says “Conversion Issues” for

    Frontier Says “Conversion Issues” for
    Frontier Says “Conversion Issues” for recurrent overbilling of new Tx customers, other service issues. Shouldn’t FTC/Tx Ag act?Filed under: Uncategorized
  • May 6

    Obama Offers Grants To States To Boost Paid Leave Availability With State Grant

    Obama Offers Grants To States To Boost Paid Leave Availability With State Grant
    Employers concerned about Obama Administration efforts to expand existing unpaid family and medical leave requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act to require paid family and medical leave also need to watch out for expanding state…
Rank this Week: 4797