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New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 27

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: 64

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/
  • Oct 22

    “Honest belief” isn’t a defense to an FMLA claim, says federal court

    “Honest belief” isn’t a defense to an FMLA claim, says federal court
    The honest-belief rule is one of most effective shields available to employers in discrimination cases: As long as an employer has an honest belief in its proffered nondiscriminatory reason for discharging an employee, the employee cannot…
  • Oct 21

    Cop caught sleeping on the job awarded $1M in ADA lawsuit — what could this employer have done differently?

    Cop caught sleeping on the job awarded $1M in ADA lawsuit — what could this employer have done differently?
    A federal jury awarded nearly $1 million to a former police officer, allegedly fired after sleeping on duty. According to the McPherson Sentinel,  alleged the city violated his civil rights, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the…
  • Oct 20

    What if…? Internet use as a disability

    What if…? Internet use as a disability
    Last year I reported on the possibility that Internet use could become an ADA-protected disability. Now, we have one of the first documented cases of this phenomenon. From CNN: A man who checked in to the Navy’s Substance Abuse and…
Rank this Week: 108

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
  • Sep 6

    SEC Gives $300K to Whistleblower Working in Audit/Compliance

    SEC Gives $300K to Whistleblower Working in Audit/Compliance
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it awarded more than $300,000 to a whistleblower who first reported wrongdoing internally — but then went to the feds after being ignored for four months. The SEC typically doesn’t…
  • Sep 3

    ARB Affirms Damages for Whistleblower, Expands Protective Rule

    ARB Affirms Damages for Whistleblower, Expands Protective Rule
    In affirming a pilot’s reinstatement and damages award, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) showed that its new Speegle test — which makes it tougher for employers to justify the firing of…
  • Jul 29

    ARB Allows Whistleblower to Challenge Arbitration of Retaliation Claim

    ARB Allows Whistleblower to Challenge Arbitration of Retaliation Claim
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) said it would hear an airline whistleblower’s appeal of a decision forcing her into arbitration with her former employer, saying the delay of arbitration might…
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • Oct 22

    NWC Fights Back Chamber of Commerce/KBR Attack on Whistleblowers at Supreme Court

    NWC Fights Back Chamber of Commerce/KBR Attack on Whistleblowers at Supreme Court
    Washington, D.C. October 22, 2014. Yesterday, the National Whistleblower Center filed a “friend of court” brief in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter before the U.S. Supreme…
  • Oct 14

    ARB Decision Promotes Clarity And Uniformity In Whistleblower Case

    ARB Decision Promotes Clarity And Uniformity In Whistleblower Case
    In a long-overdue decision issued on October 9, 2014, the Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (ARB) finally clarified the standard of proof for employees to establish the “contributing factor” test in whistleblower…
  • Oct 2

    FBI Continues Culture of Retaliation Against Whistleblower

    FBI Continues Culture of Retaliation Against Whistleblower
    Yesterday, Senator Chuck Grassley announced that 11 whistleblowers have come forward revealing that FBI managers are now using Loss of Effectiveness orders to retaliate against FBI employees who report wrongdoing in the agency. “Every…
Rank this Week: 126

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/
  • Oct 21

    Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part I

    Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part I
    Is there a valid economic-duress objection to the US Department of Labor’s exercise of “hot goods” authority under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Under FLSA, 29 U.S.C. §§ 212(a), 215(a)(1), the US Department of Labor (DOL) can…
  • Oct 21

    EEOC to Host Live ADA Chat

    EEOC to Host Live ADA Chat
    image from www.eeoc.gov The EEOC has scheduled a live chat which will take place via Twitter on October 28th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (EDT). As this is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Commission will be addressing questions…
  • Oct 20

    AALS Newsletter - Request for Information

    AALS Newsletter - Request for Information
    Monique Lillard (Univ. of Idaho) and Natasha Martin (Seattle Univ.) pass along the following request for information for the annual AALS newsletter. Call for information for Joint Newsletter published by the AALS Sections on Labor and…
Rank this Week: 170

Employment Law Blog

Employment Law Blog

Covers HR and employment law. By Employment Law Information Network.

http://www.elinfonet.com/employment-law-blog
  • Feb 2

    The Death of NLRA Disclaimers in Social Media Policies?

    The Death of NLRA Disclaimers in Social Media Policies?
    In 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made social media an enforcement priority. Their primary target was employers who terminated employees for engaging in what the NLRB deemed concerted activity, which is protected by the…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court on the Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Class Action - Got Glue?

    Supreme Court on the Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Class Action - Got Glue?
    The Supreme Court recently issued its long-awaited decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes (opinion), the largest class action discrimination suit in history. The bottom line is that the Court unanimously rejected the Ninth Circuit’s certification of…
  • Jun 20

    Facebook Firing, Twitter Next?

    Facebook Firing, Twitter Next?
    You may remember that recently an employee was fired from her job for her CT employer AMR for posting negative information about her supervisor on her Facebook page. The case received notoriety because the firing caused the NLRB to file a…
Rank this Week: 147

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Oct 22

    Employer’s legal obligation to manage domestic violence at work

    Employer’s legal obligation to manage domestic violence at work
    Domestic violence can begin in the home, but it can navigate its way to the workplace and employers have a legal obligation to manage it head on. This can be done by implementing procedures and policies that both protect the victims of…
  • Oct 22

    Teacher dismissed after 40 year-old risqué films discovered

    Teacher dismissed after 40 year-old risqué films discovered
    Recently, 73 year-old Jacqueline Laurent Auger was dismissed from her place of employment at a Montreal prestigious private school, based on 40 year-old soft porn discovered by her students. This case is appealing in that it involves a former…
  • Oct 21

    The ‘genius’ class action lawsuit by the Canadian Hockey League

    The ‘genius’ class action lawsuit by the Canadian Hockey League
    The lawsuit filed last week by the junior hockey players against the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) has been classified by Toronto employment lawyer, Daniel Lublin, as ‘genius’.  After all, it is the first case where junior…
Rank this Week: 218

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Employer Permitted to Use “After-Acquired” Evidence at Discrimination Trial

    Employer Permitted to Use “After-Acquired” Evidence at Discrimination Trial
    In Weber v. Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc., et al., case numbers 13-4891 and 14-0206, decided on October 9, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a former executive’s employer could use…
  • Oct 22

    Paid Sick Leave Spreads Throughout New Jersey

    Paid Sick Leave Spreads Throughout New Jersey
    While the New Jersey Senate and Assembly continue to debate state-wide sick leave laws, four more New Jersey municipalities have enacted mandatory sick leave laws for private employers.  Effective January 2015, East Orange, Paterson,…
  • Sep 19

    California Enacts New Law Mandating Paid Sick Leave for Employee

    California Enacts New Law Mandating Paid Sick Leave for Employee
    On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.  As a result, most employers in California will be required to provide up to 24 hours (3 days) of paid sick…
Rank this Week: 225

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Oct 22

    Lander on Adjunct

    Lander on Adjunct
    David Lander, an adjunct professor at St. Louis, is guest-blogging at The Faculty Lounge. So far he has posted, in order of publication: Impacts of recent developments on the use of adjuncts How many adjuncts and what courses should they...
  • Sep 30

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu
    Dunno v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Sept. 25, 2014), is an interesting case. The court held that a security guard was an employee and not an independent contractor. The court applied the common law right to control test,…
  • Sep 29

    20 Best Job

    20 Best Job
    Glassdoor, the a jobs and career community, has identified 20 of the highest rated jobs for work-life balance. This list was compiled based entirely on employee feedback shared on Glassdoor over the past year. The full lis is available…
Rank this Week: 266

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

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

    “Franchise model” under threat?

    “Franchise model” under threat?
    By Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. Some of the most compelling (and potentially impactful) questions that labor and employment lawyers contend with these days go to the heart of the traditional employment relationship—the very notion of which is…
  • Oct 22

    Dollar General to pay $4M to end FCRA class action

    Dollar General to pay $4M to end FCRA class action
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. Dollar General has agreed to pay up $4.08 million in order to resolve allegations that it violated the FCRA when it conducted background checks on job applicants and made adverse employment decisions without properly…
  • Oct 22

    No injury to employer from EEOC’s mass emails to employees at work domain

    No injury to employer from EEOC’s mass emails to employees at work domain
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. Dismissing a suit against the EEOC in which an employer claimed the agency violated its Constitutional rights by sending a mass email to employees using the employer’s domain and linking to questions concerning a…
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Oct 21

    OFCCP FAQs On Veteran Hiring & Telework Rule

    OFCCP FAQs On Veteran Hiring & Telework Rule
    Facing heightened requirements, audits and scrutiny of their compliance with federal contracting requirements under the Obama Administration, federal government contractors and their subcontractors should review the adequacy of their existing…
  • Oct 21

    11/1 Deadline For Many Health Plans To Get Health Plan ID From CMS

    11/1 Deadline For Many Health Plans To Get Health Plan ID From CMS
    Does your group health plan need to get health plan id from CMS by November 1?
  • Sep 19

    New EEOC Lawsuit Challenges Orion Enercy Systems Employee Benefit Program Under ADA

    New EEOC Lawsuit Challenges Orion Enercy Systems Employee Benefit Program Under ADA
    Employers using or considering using health risk assessments or other wellness programs should carefully monitor a new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit, EEOC v. Orion Energy Systems, Civil Action 1:14-cv-01019…
Rank this Week: 297

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 272

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 196

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Oct 16

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

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
  • Dec 10

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help
    A fellow named Ener sent us a email last week asking us to remove a spammy comment and link his company, logoworkgloves.com, left on one of our posts in 2010. For whatever reason, our spam filter didn't block it. Now...
  • Nov 8

    SB 390 Signed

    SB 390 Signed
    SB 390 (employee wage withholdings, failure to remit) amending Labor Code § 227 concerning employee wage withholdings, has been signed by Governor Brown: Existing law makes it a crime for an employer to fail to make agreed-upon payments to…
Rank this Week: 241

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/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 222

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: 307

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

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

http://celavoice.org/
  • Oct 22

    The Civil Rights Act – looking ahead

    The Civil Rights Act – looking ahead
    By Marvin Krakow When we look back, few of us would want to be associated with opposition to our country’s efforts to end discrimination.  Yet, today, as we did then, we all too quickly close our eyes to the mistreatment of others,…
  • Oct 10

    Our overly-litigious society: The justice system is out of control

    Our overly-litigious society: The justice system is out of control
    By Craig Byrnes I’m a trial lawyer.  When people find out what I do for a living, I usually get an earful. Too many lawsuits, they say. The verdicts are too high, they tell me. The first thing I learned about being a good lawyer is…
  • Oct 7

    The Civil Rights Act – looking back, looking ahead

    The Civil Rights Act – looking back, looking ahead
    By Marvin Krakow The Civil Rights Act of 1964 guaranteed equal treatment in the workplace, in public facilities, and in public accommodations, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or sex.  Equality was not the norm in 1964. …
Rank this Week: 805

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 22

    The Effect of Third-Party Claims on Workers’ Compensation

    The Effect of Third-Party Claims on Workers’ Compensation
    Third-party personal injury claims become complicated when combined with workers’ compensation. There are certain circumstances, such as a car accident, when an injured employee may file a personal injury claim against a…
  • Oct 9

    How to Prove Permanent and Total Disability

    How to Prove Permanent and Total Disability
    Proving permanent disability in a workers’ compensation claim may be difficult. Some workers’ compensation claims are related to a work-related injury which in time heals, allowing the employee to return to work.…
  • Oct 9

    How to Prove Permanent and Total Disability

    How to Prove Permanent and Total Disability
    Proving permanent disability in a workers’ compensation claim may be difficult. Some workers’ compensation claims are related to a work-related injury which in time heals, allowing the employee to return to work.…
Rank this Week: 391

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Oct 22

    Forum Selection Clauses – From MBBP’s M&A Today

    Forum Selection Clauses – From MBBP’s M&A Today
    In City of Providence v. First Citizens Bancshares, Inc. decided in September 2014, the Delaware Court of Chancery analyzed a forum selection provision contained in a company’s by-laws and granted the defendant’s motions to…
  • Oct 21

    MBBP Client Named to BBJ and MHT 2014 Innovation All-Stars List

    MBBP Client Named to BBJ and MHT 2014 Innovation All-Stars List
    This month, the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech have published the list of 2014 Innovation All-Stars .  This year, two individuals and 15 companies will be honored. Among the companies named is…
  • Oct 14

    MBBP’s Sean Detweiler Presents at WIT Accelerate Bootcamp

    MBBP’s Sean Detweiler Presents at WIT Accelerate Bootcamp
    Last week, MBBP patent attorney Sean Detweiler spoke at an even hosted by the Wentworth Institute of Technology Accelerate program.  The event is called Bootcamp, and it allows students to get insights about innovation and…
Rank this Week: 593

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

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

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Oct 22

    Second Circuit Finds No Consent in TCPA Appeal

    Second Circuit Finds No Consent in TCPA Appeal
    In a recent ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit revived a claim against debt collector under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), finding that the recipient of the call never expressly consented to…
  • Oct 18

    Ebola Presents Significant Workplace Challenge

    Ebola Presents Significant Workplace Challenge
    We addressed the dangers of “snooping” into patient records by hospital workers spurred by incidents of Ebola and Enterovirus D-86 in the U.S. Of course, the workplace challenges created by Ebola, Enterovirus D-86 and other…
  • Oct 16

    Data Breach Notification Deadline Extended 10 Days for Certain Healthcare Providers in California

    Data Breach Notification Deadline Extended 10 Days for Certain Healthcare Providers in California
    While recent legislation has tended to tighten data breach notification requirements (e.g., Florida and California), Assembly Bill 1755 extended the breach notification deadline from five to 15 days for certain healthcare providers. More…
Rank this Week: 801

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 800

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: 586

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    Creative Custody and Possession Schedules in a Texas Divorce

    Creative Custody and Possession Schedules in a Texas Divorce
    A few months ago I wrote a post about problems with 50/50 custody arrangements. Generally, the problems I discussed are relevant to any kind of custom or creative custody arrangement that deviates from the standard possession order or…
  • Oct 16

    When uncontested divorce goes wrong. Really wrong.

    When uncontested divorce goes wrong. Really wrong.
    I have written numerous times in the past about uncontested divorce in Texas and the uncontested divorce services I offer clients in my Bedford law office. I have always made clear my opinion that it is possible for people to obtain an…
  • Oct 14

    Can you be fired for playing fantasy football at work?

    Can you be fired for playing fantasy football at work?
    You may remember a few years ago there was a big kerfuffle about a Fidelity Investments employee in the North Texas who was fired for allegedly discussing fantasy football at work under an anti-gambling policy. Arguments were had whether…
Rank this Week: 696

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Oct 21

    A Closer Look At The Defamation Suit By Walgreen’s Former Finance Chief

    A Closer Look At The Defamation Suit By Walgreen’s Former Finance Chief
    The news hasn’t been great for Walgreen Co. over the past couple of months.  According to the Wall Street Journal, in early July, chief financial officer Wade Miquelon slashed his forecast for pharmacy unit earnings to $7.4 billion…
  • Oct 17

    Judge Approves $20 Million in Executive Bonuses From Bankrupt Company, Finding That Incentives Weren't "Lay-ups"

    Judge Approves $20 Million in Executive Bonuses From Bankrupt Company, Finding That Incentives Weren't "Lay-ups"
    A bankruptcy can be hazardous to the health of an executive’s bonus check.  Sometimes, however, an executive can survive an attack on a bonus in a bankruptcy, and come out clean on the other side.  For example, we covered here…
  • Oct 9

    The Inbox - There Will Be Damage

    The Inbox - There Will Be Damage
    Last week, a Texas state court issued a whopping judgment in favor of a former employee of FE Services LLC. The case stemmed from an employment agreement between the founder of FE Services, doing business as Foxxe Energy, and a friend he…
Rank this Week: 334

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Oct 20

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All
    There was an article in the New York Times recently about the elusiveness of justice for African-Americans in the criminal justice system. I think this is a symptom of a wider problem – the lack of equal…
  • Oct 15

    Alternate Ways to Advocate for Older Worker

    Alternate Ways to Advocate for Older Worker
    For years, older workers in the United States have been subject to epidemic, unaddressed age discrimination. I recently wrote a book, Betrayed: The Legalization of Age Discrimination in the Workplace, which lays out the problem in graphic and…
  • Oct 13

    U.S. Gov: Older Workers Need Not Apply

    U.S. Gov: Older Workers Need Not Apply
    Why is the federal government engaging in systemic, blatant age discrimination in hiring? President Barack H. Obama signed an Executive Order 13562  in 2010 that allows federal agencies to bypass older workers and hire…
Rank this Week: 738

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
Rank this Week: 585

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Oct 19

    Measuring the impact of your diversity and inclusion investment

    Measuring the impact of your diversity and inclusion investment
    Diversity, inclusion, metrics. In the world of human resources, those are buzzwords to be taken seriously. But to truly make a contribution to an organization, HR needs to analyze the meaning of each one. Mary L. Martinez, director of…
  • Oct 19

    What employers need to know about immigration reform

    What employers need to know about immigration reform
    by Christine D. Mehfoud Turn on the news. Open the paper. Click on cnn.com. For months, if not years, immigration has been one of the top stories. Specifically, immigration reform: Will immigration reform happen? When will it happen? And what…
  • Oct 19

    Employee flatulence is no laughing matter

    Employee flatulence is no laughing matter
    by Mark M. Schorr Q Have you ever dealt with an extreme case of employee flatulence disrupting the workplace and causing coworkers to get sick and vomit? We have a situation right now in which a disabled employee is on a mix of medications…
Rank this Week: 596

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tennesseeemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Is Refusal to Provide Light Duty Work a Violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?

    Is Refusal to Provide Light Duty Work a Violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?
    By Anne Hunter Williams If you are pregnant and you have asked your employer for light duty work, and the employer refuses, has the employer violated the law? Most likely. In most situations, an employer must provide light duty work to a…
  • Sep 4

    Most Common Overtime Pay Myth

    Most Common Overtime Pay Myth
    The amount of overtime pay violations occurring in this country is staggering. In our office we refer to these cases as "wage theft" cases. In other words, they involve people that have worked hard for their employer yet they are cheated…
  • Aug 4

    Tennessee’s New Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014

    Tennessee’s New Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014
    Do you ever worry that what you say, or post, online might haunt you at work? Recently some employers have requested that new, or even current, employees divulge which online community to which they belong and provide login information and…
Rank this Week: 747

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

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

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
Rank this Week: 824

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers overtime, minimum wage and the Fair Labor Standards Act, By Brady & Associates

http://www.kansascityemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Wage Theft Costs Workers Estimated $50 Billion Each Year

    Wage Theft Costs Workers Estimated $50 Billion Each Year
    As the New York Times recently covered, the issue of wage theft is one that has become increasingly prominent. Companies have found themselves forced to fork over thousands of dollars to repay workers for time that was effectively stolen from…
  • Sep 18

    Experts Say Wage Theft Claims Boom Across The Country

    Experts Say Wage Theft Claims Boom Across The Country
    According to a recent article in the New York Times, the numbers of wage theft cases are rising dramatically across the country. The reasons appear complicated and are in dispute, but the result is clear: the amount of money recovered for…
  • Sep 4

    Employee Misclassification Receives Increased Attention

    Employee Misclassification Receives Increased Attention
    The issue of employee misclassification has been in the news a lot in the past few weeks and may hang around for a while longer, given the importance of a recent case decided by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. That case involved a suit by…
Rank this Week: 567

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: 832

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/
  • Oct 8

    Merry Maids Pays $40,000 To Settle A Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

    Merry Maids Pays $40,000 To Settle A Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit
    V&B LLC, a Merry Maids home cleaning franchise pays $40,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). Published documents in the…
  • Oct 5

    DSW Inc. Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $900,000

    DSW Inc. Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $900,000
    DSW Inc., pays $900,000 to settle an age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit. The discrimination was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published accounts DSW, formerly known as Designer…
  • Sep 28

    McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Inc. Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Inc. Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
    McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc. pays $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit involving a pattern-or-practice of racial discrimination. The lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). …
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What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 6

    Governor Brown Signs End of Session Employment Laws Part II

    Governor Brown Signs End of Session Employment Laws Part II
    Here are some of the other employment laws that Governor Jerry Brown has signed, which will result in new obligations and liabilities in 2015.  AB 1897 (text is here)  This new law states that employers that use temp agencies…
  • Oct 1

    California Governor Brown Signing More New Employment Laws at End of 2014 Session (Part I)

    California Governor Brown Signing More New Employment Laws at End of 2014 Session (Part I)
    The 2014 legislative session is over.  But employers will be remembering this one for a long time.  California Governor Jerry Brown signed a host of new laws at the end of the session.  Many deal with narrow-cast and public…
  • Oct 1

    Did the California Legislature Kill Arbitration?

    Did the California Legislature Kill Arbitration?
    Could be.  Certainly, arbitration services should be concerned that their services may not command the interest they once did.Governor Brown just signed AB 802. This law applies to new arbitrations administered after 1/1/2015.I'm…
Rank this Week: 563

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
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Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Implicit Bias: A Brave New World

    Implicit Bias: A Brave New World
    Implicit bias as a concept has been bubbling around the world of employment discrimination for a few years now. Although the fact that Google is seriously studying the issue as it applies to its own workforce may not mean that the concept is…
  • Aug 26

    5th Circuit Weighs In On Religious Discrmination

    5th Circuit Weighs In On Religious Discrmination
    Yesterday's post about the difficulty that courts have in dealing with religious discrimination, see Not Off to a Good Start and Onionhead: the newest religion? could not have been a better segue way to today's decision from the 5th…
  • Aug 25

    Not Off to a Good Start and Onionhead: the newest religion?

    Not Off to a Good Start and Onionhead: the newest religion?
    Six weeks ago, on the 12th anniversary of this blog, I indicated that I would see if last year's lack of posting would continue and whether or not it was time to give this blog a formal ending.  Based on the last six weeks, it is…
Rank this Week: 441

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/
  • Sep 21

    5 Reasons Higher Wages Are Good for Employees and Employers Alike

    5 Reasons Higher Wages Are Good for Employees and Employers Alike
    Our New York employment attorneys have witnessed the awful impact of wage cuts and lower salaries on working conditions and employee morale. But what happens when wages go up — when hourly rates are raised on a city, state, or federal…
  • Sep 14

    Minnesota Wage Hike Prompts Restaurant to Pass Costs to Consumers with a New “Minimum Wage” Fee

    Minnesota Wage Hike Prompts Restaurant to Pass Costs to Consumers with a New “Minimum Wage” Fee
    Our New York employment attorneys applaud the work of Minnesota lawmakers, who recently raised the state minimum wage from $6.15 per hour to $8 per hour. Smaller businesses have more time to prepare for these changes, and they won’t be…
  • Sep 8

    Recent Cases Point to Higher Incidences of Wage Theft

    Recent Cases Point to Higher Incidences of Wage Theft
    Our New York employment attorneys aren't the only ones seeing more cases related to wage theft. As more companies cut corners and more employees report shrinking paychecks, the number of lawsuits grows nationwide. Current or recent cases…
Rank this Week: 532

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

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

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Sep 17

    Be Thankful: It's Constitution Day

    Be Thankful: It's Constitution Day
    Not widely known or celebrated, September 17 is Constitution Day. Today we commemorate the vision and courage of the 39 men who established the legal framework of a new nation that, so far, has lasted 227 years.  The Constitution that…
  • May 13

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation
    This is one of those subjects that no one likes to think about: a company has employees who die while on company business.  This checklist deals specifically with crashes of company-operated airplanes, but its applicability is wider…
  • Apr 17

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly
    As a lawyer, you know that you're about to have a bad day when an appellate court opinion,in discussing your client's position, starts this way: In this case the EEOC sued the defendants for using the  same type of background check that…
Rank this Week: 358

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

http://www.knudsenlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Sep 16

    New Drug Take-Back Program

    New Drug Take-Back Program
    Long-term care facilities will be one of several designated drop-off points for unused prescription drugs in a new effort aimed at reducing addiction and abuse.  The Drug Enforcement Administration regulation was announced Monday by U.S.…
  • Aug 11

    Overzealous Nursing Home Settles Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination Claim

    Overzealous Nursing Home Settles Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination Claim
    In a case alleging that Isabella Geriatric Center (“IGC”) was too aggressive in asking immigrant workers to provide documentation, the nursing home has agreed to pay $14,500 in civil penalties to the United States; undergo…
  • Aug 5

    Many Uninsured Live in States Without Expanded Medicaid

    Many Uninsured Live in States Without Expanded Medicaid
    A recent survey showed Americans without health insurance coverage are most concentrated in states that have not expanded Medicaid.  As of June, 60.4% of those without coverage lived in the 25 states that have not expanded Medicaid, up…
Rank this Week: 793

Mozaffari Law Blog

Mozaffari Law Blog

Covers legal updates, trial decisions and verdicts on employee and civil rights laws.

http://mozaffarilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 472

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Aug 20

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform
    In a surprising turn of events last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he was reintroducing legislation to modify Masschusetts noncompete law and to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The noncompete bill…
  • Jul 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead
    While it was close this year, in the end, there was no legislative reform of either Massachusetts noncompete law or Massachusetts trade secrets law. I expect, however, that Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative…
  • Jul 3

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill
    Progress in the Massachusetts State House: On Tuesday, July 1, the latest version of the Massachusetts Noncompete Bill (the latest version of the bill that I had drafted for Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative Lori…
Rank this Week: 505

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • May 6

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter
    Unfortunately, during the course of a law enforcement officer's career, "on and off the many officers become job" and "off the job" injuries and illnesses occured and, which ultimately lead to, disabled both on and off the job one's…
  • Apr 1

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System
    In accordance with a report issued by NJ.Com, more than 40 towns and counties filed petitions to compel compulsory interest arbitration in anticipation of the expiration of what is commonly referred to as the "2% cap" law. Today, April 1,…
  • Mar 27

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire
    As reported by northjersey.com, top Democratic lawmakers are rushing to extend the cap on police and firefighter pay raises that some say has helped keep property tax bills in check. But local officials say the bill expected to be voted on…
Rank this Week: 698

California Employment Attorney…

California Employment Attorney Blog

Covers California labor law, employment policies and procedures, and workplace torts. By Michelman & Robinson, LLP.

http://www.californiaemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace: California Senate Bill 648

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace: California Senate Bill 648
    Photo Credit: The Columbus Dispatch Twenty four states, including California, have smoking bans in the workplace.  California has had the ban since 1995, with smoking laws applying to workplaces with more than five employees. …
  • Oct 29

    California Supreme Course Reverses Itself on Arbitration Waiver of Right to Wage Hearing

    California Supreme Course Reverses Itself on Arbitration Waiver of Right to Wage Hearing
    In Sonic–Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno, issued on October 17, 2013, (“Sonic II”) the California Supreme Court held that employers can require employees to arbitrate wage claims.  Previously, California employers could not…
  • Sep 18

    Covered California: A New Health Insurance Exchange

    Covered California: A New Health Insurance Exchange
    Covered California, the new marketplace health insurance exchange for California created as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), goes into effect January 2014. By October 1, 2013, all California employers with $500,000 or more in annual…
Rank this Week: 733

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: 443

NLRB Law Memo

NLRB Law Memo

Covers National Labor Relations Board decision. By Ross Runkel.

http://www.lawmemo.com/nlrb/memo/
  • Aug 11

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  • Nov 24

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012
  • Feb 14

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012
    NLRB - Staff summarized 3 decisions. Human Services Projects, Inc. d/b/a Teen Triumph (32-CA-25262; 358 NLRB No. 2) Stockton, CA, February 6, 2012.
Rank this Week: 440