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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: 17

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/
  • Nov 26

    An employee must ask for ADA accommodation to receive it

    An employee must ask for ADA accommodation to receive it
    HBy now, hopefully everyone reading this blog knows that the expiration of an employee’s 12 weeks of annual FMLA leave is not necessarily the end of that employee’s unpaid leave of absence for his or her own medical issues. Under…
  • Nov 25

    It’s five in a row for the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100

    It’s five in a row for the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100
    For the fifth year in a row, I am honored that the ABA Journal has chosen the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog for the Blawg 100, its list of the 100 best legal blogs. Last night on Twitter, another of the honorees affectionately called me an…
  • Nov 24

    There is no easy fix for the overtime-pay problem

    There is no easy fix for the overtime-pay problem
    Those of you who are long time readers know they I’ve long rallied for changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act. The law is overly complex, anachronistic, and nearly impossible for compliance by employers. Last week, I read an article on…
Rank this Week: 54

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: 67

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Nov 24

    The 1877 Master and Servant Rule Lives!

    The 1877 Master and Servant Rule Lives!
    If you wonder why American workers need protection from workplace bullying, consider last week’s decision by a federal appeals court in Chicago regarding a 51-year-old plant  manager who was fired by Sun…
  • Nov 21

    Law Doesn’t Protect Workers from ‘Unfair Employers”

    Law Doesn’t Protect Workers from ‘Unfair Employers”
    As the holiday season approaches, the U.S.  Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago has released a decision that harkens back to the working conditions of Victorian England which inspired Charles Dickens.…
  • Nov 21

    EEOC Snubs Age Discrimination – Again

    EEOC Snubs Age Discrimination – Again
    Yet again, the EEOC in 2014 devoted a disproportionately small percentage of its resources toward litigating age discrimination complaints. The EEOC filed 133 merits lawsuits during FY 2014, compared to 131 in 2013 and 378 a decade ago.…
Rank this Week: 110

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

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

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

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 210

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    SSD and SSI Payments to Increase in 2015

    SSD and SSI Payments to Increase in 2015
    At the end of October 2014 the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced a cost-of-living (COLA) adjustment for recipients of Social Security Disability benefits for 2015. The increase, which also applies to recipients of Supplemental…
  • Nov 11

    The Big Four in Construction Accident

    The Big Four in Construction Accident
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified the most common fatal construction accidents, known as the "Big Four." These are: Falls from heights Struck/hit by something at the work site, such as falling…
  • Nov 3

    Martin Law Named a Tier 1 'Best Law Firm' in Pennsylvania

    Martin Law Named a Tier 1 'Best Law Firm' in Pennsylvania
    Martin Law is honored to have been ranked, for the 5th consecutive year, in the 2015 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®in the following area: Metropolitan Awards Tier 1, Philadelphia,…
Rank this Week: 227

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

Provides news on state and federal employment law and human resources.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Nov 21

    Employers await effects of Executive Order on immigration

    Employers await effects of Executive Order on immigration
    While political wrangling over President Barack Obama’s newest Executive Order rages, employers need to understand the impact the immigration order will have on their workplaces. Obama announced what he’s calling the Immigration…
  • Nov 12

    Rochester ban-the-box law to take effect November 18

    Rochester ban-the-box law to take effect November 18
    by Edward O. Sweeney Rochester, New York, will become the latest city to restrict employers’ ability to ask applicants about their criminal history when its ban-the-box ordinance takes effect November 18. Since many employers are…
  • Nov 7

    New circuit ruling complicates same-sex marriage issue

    New circuit ruling complicates same-sex marriage issue
    The issue of how employers should handle same-sex marriage got a bit murkier November 6 as a divided appeals court panel broke with rulings from four other U.S. circuit courts of appeals by upholding state bans on same-sex marriage. A…
Rank this Week: 238

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 555

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/
  • Nov 26

    Action Alert Issued Urging Attorney General to Investigate KBR

    Action Alert Issued Urging Attorney General to Investigate KBR
    The National Whistleblower Center issued the following Action Alert today: Urge Attorney General Holder to Investigate KBR and Support Whistleblowers! KBR, Largest Defense Contractor in Iraq About to Score Big Victory Against Whistleblowers…
  • Nov 26

    Whistleblower Seeks Supreme Court Review in Controversial Iraqi War Defense Contracting Fraud Case

    Whistleblower Seeks Supreme Court Review in Controversial Iraqi War Defense Contracting Fraud Case
    Appeals Court Decision Permitting KBR to Keep Secret Documents Containing Evidence of Millions of Dollars in Fraud Against the U.S. Taxpayers Challenged Washington, D.C. November 25, 2014. A whistleblower who formerly worked for the giant…
  • Nov 25

    Nearly $6 Billion Recovered Using False Claims Act In 2014

    Nearly $6 Billion Recovered Using False Claims Act In 2014
    According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), it obtained a record $5.69 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year…
Rank this Week: 655

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Nov 26

    Should Workers Have a “Right to Contest” Their Employer’s Decisions?

    Should Workers Have a “Right to Contest” Their Employer’s Decisions?
    I’ve been invited to speak at three conferences recently, all dealing with issues related to prospects for labour law reform in Canada.  Private sector union density has been on a downward trajectory for thirty years and is on its…
  • Nov 13

    New Toronto Union Adopts “Do It Yourself” Model, By-Passing Union Certification Proce

    New Toronto Union Adopts “Do It Yourself” Model, By-Passing Union Certification Proce
    A union formed earlier in 2014 called the Toronto Harm Reductions Workers Union (THRWU) has adopted a strategy they call “do it yourself” unionism. This means apparently by-passing the formal union certification and…
  • Oct 27

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?
    My Twitter account was abuzz with notifications yesterday with discussion and questions about the law of dismissal.  As a rep hockey coach, I of course was at hockey rinks most of the day and had no idea what was going on.  A quick…
Rank this Week: 635

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/
  • Nov 26

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market
    Robert B. Ahdieh, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis: Toward a Framework of Function(s) and Form(s), 88 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 1983 (2013).Jack BeermannWhen I saw the title of Robert Ahdieh’s recent article, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis:…
  • Nov 25

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right
    Charlotte Garden, Meta Rights, 83 Fordham L. Rev. 855 (2014).Joseph SlaterMeta Rights is a thought-provoking article that addresses concerns about labor law rules governing agency fee payments in public-sector employment by comparing these…
  • Nov 24

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right
    Stewart E. Sterk & Melanie B. Leslie, Accidental Inheritance: Retirement Accounts and the Hidden Law of Succession, 89 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 165 (2014).Anne-Marie RhodesArticles routinely appear that serve up a simple, everyday scenario that has…
Rank this Week: 444

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/
  • Nov 25

    What does the law say about extreme work hours?

    What does the law say about extreme work hours?
    Employment law and the issue of extreme work hours are tricky. Employers can hire an employee and request that they work an extensive amount of time.  On the onset, this seems illegal and confusing for employees.  However, this…
  • Nov 21

    Reasonable notice of Termination

    Reasonable notice of Termination
    Reasonable notice of termination is a principle used where an employer has an obligation upon termination to either provide advanced, reasonable notice of termination or pay in lieu of notice under the legislation.  Most often than not,…
  • Nov 21

    Employment offer was ended before it started

    Employment offer was ended before it started
    Employment offers are known to make recruits pleased and satisfied with the prospect of beginning a new journey. It also gives them a sense of security in knowing that their financial obligations will be met. What if an employee is given a…
Rank this Week: 395

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    A Thanksgiving to Remember: When Cancer Strike

    A Thanksgiving to Remember: When Cancer Strike
    The moment when you learn your wife has cancer gets imprinted on your brain in a hurry. At least for me, it did. That happened back in February of this year.  I haven’t talked about it on the blog yet for several…
  • Nov 19

    Three Times a Charm

    Three Times a Charm
    Today, my colleague Marc Herman writes a follow up to his post on October 27th regarding wellness programs. Continuing its publically waged war against wellness programs, the EEOC has, once again, dragged another employer into the litigation…
  • Nov 17

    Expanded Data Breach Duties for Unionized Companie

    Expanded Data Breach Duties for Unionized Companie
    Company data breaches are becoming far too common.  Today, my colleague Jarad Lucan talks about the steps company’s need to take, both pre and post-breach.  If your company has a unionized workforce, you may need to adhere to…
Rank this Week: 534

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/
  • Nov 25

    Champlain College Adjuncts Join SEIU

    Champlain College Adjuncts Join SEIU
    This past Monday, a spokesperson for Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont announced that the school’s adjunct faculty members voted to be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for collective bargaining and…
  • Nov 24

    Board Orders New Election At OK Food

    Board Orders New Election At OK Food
    Last week, a National Labor Relations Board hearing officer recommended that a union vote at OK Foods in Heavener, Oklahoma be set aside and the voting be re-run.  The election was held on May 1, 2014 to determine…
  • Nov 21

    New Board Nominee Goes Before HELP Committee

    New Board Nominee Goes Before HELP Committee
    Yesterday, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) held a hearing concerning Lauren McFerran’s nomination to the National Labor Relations Board.  The reader may recall that Ms. McFerran is President Obama’s…
Rank this Week: 500

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Nov 25

    2014 Blawg 100 is Out

    2014 Blawg 100 is Out
    Well, the ABA Journal's Blawg 100 came out yesterday. I was going to post about it sooner but I've been curled up in the fetal position, crying under my desk for the past 12 hours because I didn't make the cut. There's always next year I…
  • Nov 24

    Employer Mandate Extension Attacked as Unconstitutional

    Employer Mandate Extension Attacked as Unconstitutional
    On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives filed this Complaint, alleging that President Obama's unilateral delay and alteration of the Obamacare employer mandate was unconstitutional.The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka…
  • Nov 19

    $185 Million Pregnancy Discrimination Award

    $185 Million Pregnancy Discrimination Award
    Discriminating against pregnant employees or employees who oppose discrimination is generally unlawful. That's not news. A California federal jury awarded a woman who worked for AutoZone $872,719 in compensatory damages ($393,759 for past…
Rank this Week: 583

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: 653

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: 464

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Nov 22

    Quirky Question #244, An Update on Ebola

    Quirky Question #244, An Update on Ebola
    In Quirky Question #244, we discussed what employers should do to protect their employees and businesses in light of the potential Ebola threat.  Last week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered nearly 700 Minnesota National Guard…
  • Nov 3

    Quirky Question #245, Last chance agreement

    Quirky Question #245, Last chance agreement
    Question: We operate a manufacturing plant with a union workforce where new employees begin with a 90-day probationary period during which they are not yet members of the union. I recently hired a guy who refused to work overtime on several…
  • Oct 27

    Quirky Question #244, Ebola goes viral

    Quirky Question #244, Ebola goes viral
    Question: The recent media coverage of Ebola has been overwhelming.  As an employer, I want to be prepared and proactive to protect our employees and our business, but I also don’t want to overreact to what is seemingly a very…
Rank this Week: 469

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

Covers global developments in labor and employment law. By Greenberg Traurig.

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Gaining Whistleblower Protection: Engaging in Activity Protected by Dodd-Frank is Not Enough

    Gaining Whistleblower Protection: Engaging in Activity Protected by Dodd-Frank is Not Enough
    Written by Michael J. Slocum and Eric B. Sigda. A district court recently ruled that an employee simply engaging in activity protected by the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provision is insufficient to gain whistleblower protection.…
  • Nov 11

    Obesity: Grounds for Unlawful Discrimination in Europe?

    Obesity: Grounds for Unlawful Discrimination in Europe?
    Written by Dorothé Smits and Johan Nijmeijer. According to Eurostat, during the last decade, the population that is overweight in the European Union (EU) Member States has increased significantly, which has resulted in more than half…
  • Nov 6

    Massachusetts Voters Approve Ballot Question Mandating Paid Sick Time

    Massachusetts Voters Approve Ballot Question Mandating Paid Sick Time
    On Nov. 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question that entitles employees to earn up to 40 hours of sick time each year. Employees who work for Massachusetts employers having 11 or more employees could earn up to 40 hours of…
Rank this Week: 484

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Nov 20

    “Ban the Box” is Coming to Illinoi

    “Ban the Box” is Coming to Illinoi
    Illinois has become the 5th U.S. state to prohibit inquiries about criminal history on initial applications from most private sector jobs. Commonly known as “ban the box” legislation, the “Job Opportunities for Qualified…
  • Aug 10

    Jason Tremblay presents The Regulatory and Legal Challenges Facing HR Expert

    Jason Tremblay presents The Regulatory and Legal Challenges Facing HR Expert
    Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented “The Regulatory and Legal Challenges Facing HR Experts,” during a live session hosted by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers on Thursday, August 7 in Chicago.The…
  • Aug 3

    Jason Tremblay presents Is Your Noncompete Enforceable? Tips and Traps in Drafting and Enforcing Noncompete Agreement

    Jason Tremblay presents Is Your Noncompete Enforceable? Tips and Traps in Drafting and Enforcing Noncompete Agreement
    Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented “Is Your Noncompete Enforceable? Tips and Traps in Drafting and Enforcing Noncompete Agreements,” during a live webinar hosted by the American Bar Association on Tuesday, July 29. During…
Rank this Week: 580

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
Rank this Week: 645

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Nov 7

    Global App Enforcement Sweep - Lessons For Developer

    Global App Enforcement Sweep - Lessons For Developer
    A recent survey of over 1,200 of the top mobile apps in 19 countries by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network ("GPEN") has found that 85% of the apps reviewed were non-compliant, failing to provide even the most basic privacy information to…
  • Oct 27

    You've been fired!

    You've been fired!
    It isn't often that a supplier "fires" its customer, but it's not unknown. I have worked with two clients recently whose suppliers have given notice of termination without cause. How can you avoid or, if it does happen, manage through a…
  • Oct 13

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction
    Quantitative measures of supplier performance in the form of service levels are critical in any outsourcing relationship.   However, they provide an incomplete picture of how well the supplier is performing and meeting the client's…
Rank this Week: 396

Women in Labor

Women in Labor

Discusses the latest developments in labor and employment law throughout the New England region and nationally. By Royal LLP.

http://royalllp.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 295

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Provides information and insight for businesses.

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

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim
    In this case, we represented a business and the individual who owns that business. The defendant, a medical doctor named Pankaj Karan, was starting his own business, MDTelexchange, and traveled to an overseas company also owned by our client…
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
Rank this Week: 646

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

http://lisahome.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike
    (Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Monday said it has authorized legal action against Wal-Mart Stores Inc for allegedly retaliating against workers who participated in strikes against the company over low pay.Groups of…
  • Nov 19

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety
    OSHA is getting tough on staffing agencies that provide employers with temporary workers if they do not provide those workers with legally required safety and health training.  But, the buck doesn’t stop there: employers that use…
  • Nov 13

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation
    Calexico, CA: While it didn’t get to the point of becoming a California labor lawsuit, a California furniture distributor nonetheless agreed to pay more than $120,000 in owed overtime wages to current and former employees following…
Rank this Week: 355

Manpower Employment Blawg

Manpower Employment Blawg

Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.

http://manpowerblogs.com
  • Nov 26

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS
    To help ensure that you stay on top of all the latest workplace developments, the following is our guide to some of the lesser-known holidays your employees might be observing in December.
  • Nov 20

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    The Blawg is truly really extremely very THANKFUL for each and every one of its wonderful visitors.
  • Nov 19

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?
    Last week, we asked you to be the judge in a rather fascinating FMLA case. To review … The Fact
Rank this Week: 529

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/
  • Nov 27

    Uber Collective Action

    Uber Collective Action
    New technology meets old-school labor unrest. Recently, the online ride service, Uber, has faced a series of collective actions by its drivers, which have objected to the increasingly tight terms and conditions of their relationship with the…
  • Nov 27

    Assessing the New Restatement

    Assessing the New Restatement
    As the new Employment Law Restatement approaches final form, we can expect another wave of academic commentary, and I was fortunate enough to be present last week at the first such effort, a Symposium hosted at Ithaca hosted by the...
  • Nov 26

    Deferred-Action Immigration Status and Employer Alienage Discrimination

    Deferred-Action Immigration Status and Employer Alienage Discrimination
    Over a week ago, the President extended “deferred-action” status to millions of people who faced deportation for residing in the US in violation of federal immigration law. (He then defended his legal authority to do so.) Around the same…
Rank this Week: 2413

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Nov 27

    The OHRC’s Christmas Present – A New Statement on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    The OHRC’s Christmas Present – A New Statement on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
    Ontario’s Human Rights Commission issued a statement on November 25, 2014 in relation to sexual harassment and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The statement reminds employers as to what constitutes sexual harassment as well as how to…
  • Oct 31

    The Dangers of Unpaid Employment in a Start-Up Company

    The Dangers of Unpaid Employment in a Start-Up Company
    Unpaid internships were discussed in an April 8th posting in this blog and it is clear that most Ontario interns have to be paid.  But what about employees in start-up companies?  Can employers provide them with stock…
  • Oct 6

    School Board Taught a Costly Lesson: Court Upholds Reinstatement with 10 Years of Back Pay

    School Board Taught a Costly Lesson: Court Upholds Reinstatement with 10 Years of Back Pay
    Ms. Fair was employed by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (the “Board”) from 1988 to 2004, when her employment was terminated.  During her employment, Ms. Fair had developed a psychiatric disorder, namely,…
Rank this Week: 3271

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Nov 27

    Dismissal of Ghomeshi: Some Employment Law Point

    Dismissal of Ghomeshi: Some Employment Law Point
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The dismissal of Jian Ghomeshi from the CBC continues to dominate headlines. At this point, however, it has really become much more of a case…
  • Nov 17

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What kind of conduct is just cause for the dismissal of a teacher?  If the teacher has been a long serving employee, the threshold will be…
  • Oct 29

    CBC Decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi: More Details to Come?

    CBC Decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi: More Details to Come?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Everyone is talking about the CBC decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi. Certainly, Canadians love a good sex scandal story as do readers across the…
Rank this Week: 2468

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Nov 26

    NLRB Reverses Sodexo Off Duty Access Decision – a Crack in the Door After Noel Canning…Or Not?

    NLRB Reverses Sodexo Off Duty Access Decision – a Crack in the Door After Noel Canning…Or Not?
    Employers often maintain policies prohibiting off-duty employees from accessing their facilities.  The NLRB has maintained its “Tri-County Medical” rule for nearly 40 years:  an employer’s rule barring off-duty…
  • Nov 19

    Nostradamus, Minimum Wage, and Paid Sick Leave

    Nostradamus, Minimum Wage, and Paid Sick Leave
    Allow us to pat ourselves on the back for a moment.  Prognosticating from 2013 into the future, we accurately predicted that in 2014 the Seattle Seahawks would win the Super Bowl and that the public would continue to strongly support…
  • Nov 17

    EEOC’s Tough Stance on Employee Separation Agreement

    EEOC’s Tough Stance on Employee Separation Agreement
    Employers like separation agreements.  Separation agreements, of course, are contracts that employees sign when their employment is terminated that allows them to be paid severance and in exchange they usually give up the right to sue…
Rank this Week: 1086

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

Covers legal developments concerning law enforcement and firefighter labor law. By Cline and Associates.

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 3468

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

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

    Coast Guard Issues Safety Alert Following Accidental CO2 Discharge

    Coast Guard Issues Safety Alert Following Accidental CO2 Discharge
    Employers have a duty to maintain a safe work place for their employees. If they fail to do so, the employer can be held legally responsible for any injuries the employee suffers because due to a workplace injury. A workplace can include not…
  • Nov 24

    Can an employer or potential employer in California discriminate against me because I use medical marijuana?

    Can an employer or potential employer in California discriminate against me because I use medical marijuana?
    Medical marijuana is a hotly debated issue in many areas of the country. For many patients with serious health issues, marijuana can help relieve a patient’s pain and suffering, can help relieve nausea, can increase appetite, relaxes…
  • Nov 20

    Capsized Boat near San Francisco Leaves Four Dead

    Capsized Boat near San Francisco Leaves Four Dead
    Earlier this month, three men and one woman died when a private fishing boat was capsized in the cold waters near Bodega Bay. The accident occurred on the opening day of crab season. The boat capsized after it was hit by a wave. One man…
Rank this Week: 1656

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Privacy, Prying, and Productivity: Balancing Online Access at Work

    Privacy, Prying, and Productivity: Balancing Online Access at Work
    Just a couple of decades ago, some of the biggest unsanctioned communications “perks” an employee might covet would be making a long-distance call on the company dime or using the fax for personal business when no one was looking.…
  • Nov 19

    Employment Law Cases Worth Watching at the Supreme Court

    Employment Law Cases Worth Watching at the Supreme Court
    The US Supreme Court reconvened last month with this term’s docket including several employment law cases, some that might even make for major changes from business as usual. Considering that about 10,000 cases seek review by the…
  • Nov 12

    Whose Business is it? Some Workplace Boundarie

    Whose Business is it? Some Workplace Boundarie
    As a kid, everyone seems to have that one friend whose parents are infinitely more permissive than their own. They get to stay up late, eat junk food, and come and go at their leisure. For the envious rest of us, childhood was just a matter…
Rank this Week: 1798

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
Rank this Week: 1802

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: 3160

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Nov 26

    Proposal on president’s mandated FLSA updates may come in February

    Proposal on president’s mandated FLSA updates may come in February
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. The Department of Labor expects to issue a proposed regulation in February 2015 that will reflect President Obama’s directive to modernize and streamline FLSA regulations for executive, administrative, and…
  • Nov 26

    School officials not immune after firing employee who disclosed superintendent’s misconduct

    School officials not immune after firing employee who disclosed superintendent’s misconduct
    By Cynthia L. Hackerott, J.D. Top administrators of the School District of Philadelphia were not entitled to qualified immunity against the First Amendment and Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law claims of a former employee, who was terminated…
  • Nov 26

    2-1 NLRB finds discipline for seconds-long shop-floor exchange unlawful

    2-1 NLRB finds discipline for seconds-long shop-floor exchange unlawful
    By Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. Conagra Foods unlawfully issued a verbal warning to a union supporter for a production-floor conversation that took mere seconds, and during which no union authorization cards changed hands, a divided NLRB panel…
Rank this Week: 4258

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3561

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
  • Nov 26

    How to prepare for family court in Tarrant County

    How to prepare for family court in Tarrant County
    The majority of my family law practice is in Tarrant County where I assist clients with divorces, child custody, child support, modifications and enforcements. I spend a lot of time in the Tarrant County Family Courts and that gives me…
  • Nov 24

    Are you getting what you pay for with a cheap divorce in Texas?

    Are you getting what you pay for with a cheap divorce in Texas?
    There are a lot of lawyers and non-lawyers offering services with uncontested divorces in Tarrant County and Dallas County. Many of these entities offering low cost uncontested divorces offer prices far below what most divorce attorneys…
  • Nov 19

    Shared Interest vs. Separate Interest in a Texas QDRO

    Shared Interest vs. Separate Interest in a Texas QDRO
    One issue in dividing retirement accounts in a Texas divorce is determining whether the division should be based on a shared interest or a separate interest. This issue is technical and can be a confusing aspect of dividing retirement plans…
Rank this Week: 1761

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Nov 26

    Teaching, precarity, and un(der)employment: an interview with Mike Mindzak

    Teaching, precarity, and un(der)employment: an interview with Mike Mindzak
    I recently interviewed Mike Mindzak, a Ph.D. candidate at Western, about some research that he's conducting. It turned into an extremely interesting discussion about the state of initial teacher education, un(der)employment among education…
  • Nov 16

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy
    Last month I was part of a panel put on by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, which was entitled "Capitalism and Good Jobs". I was thrilled to be speaking with Jim Stanford and Leah Vosko, as they're both intellectual giants in…
  • Nov 6

    Stephen Poloz's Controversial Advice to Young People: Work For Free

    Stephen Poloz's Controversial Advice to Young People: Work For Free
    Stephen Poloz's suggestion that young workers should work for free has been in the news over the past couple days. My take is that he was recommending that young, unemployed workers gain experience via unpaid internships, which is arguably an…
Rank this Week: 3651

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Nov 26

    Thanksgiving is Here! How to Say “Thanks” to Your Employee

    Thanksgiving is Here! How to Say “Thanks” to Your Employee
    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many are thinking of what they are grateful for. Remembering to recognize and thank your employees is important throughout the year. Recognition doesn’t just mean extra compensation or tangible…
  • Nov 25

    Labor Commissioner Releases New Paid Sick Leave Poster and Updated Wage Notice

    Labor Commissioner Releases New Paid Sick Leave Poster and Updated Wage Notice
    California recently passed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 which mandates paid sick leave for workers in California. Although the benefit does not need to be provided until July 1, 2015, employers should be aware that…
  • Nov 20

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation
    The California Fair Employment and Housing Council is considering amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act Regulations. The proposed amendments would make significant changes to: Required content, dissemination and translation of…
Rank this Week: 3850

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 26

    The ABA Journal’s “2014 Blawg 100″ – We Were Selected!

    The ABA Journal’s “2014 Blawg 100″ – We Were Selected!
    In July, the American Bar Association Journal, the flagship magazine of the ABA, began its annual nomination process for its ”Blawg 100″  list, which highlights the top 100 legal blogs. And guess…
  • Nov 25

    Congressional Report Criticizes EEOC Litigation Choices: Valid Criticism or Politics as Usual?

    Congressional Report Criticizes EEOC Litigation Choices: Valid Criticism or Politics as Usual?
    Yesterday, Senate Republicans on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee issued a minority report criticizing the EEOC’s litigation tactics.  If anyone was wondering how the Republicans would come down on the…
  • Nov 25

    Testing Job Applicants For Carpal Tunnel Violates ADA: EEOC Lawsuit

    Testing Job Applicants For Carpal Tunnel Violates ADA: EEOC Lawsuit
    An Illinois manufacture of steel castings for the rail industry was just sued by the EEOC for allegedly violating the ADA.  The EEOC alleges that the company illegally asks job applicants if they “have a history of carpal…
Rank this Week: 1867

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Covers the law of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2724

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: 4141

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

Covers employment class action cases affecting employers. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Nov 26

    Sixth Circuit Remands Memphis Title VII Disparate Impact Case, Yet Again

    Sixth Circuit Remands Memphis Title VII Disparate Impact Case, Yet Again
    It’s hard not to feel sorry for the residents of Memphis, Tennessee.  Depending on which source you consult, its violent crime rate hovers between three and four times the national average, and various publications describe it as…
  • Nov 19

    California Appellate Court Rejects Class Action Settlement Due to Excessive Attorney Fee

    California Appellate Court Rejects Class Action Settlement Due to Excessive Attorney Fee
    Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered, so the saying goes. As we’ve noted before on Oct. 7, June 5, and Dec. 18, courts are starting to examine attorney fee awards in class action settlements much more closely, and the results often…
  • Nov 17

    California District Court Rejects Yet Another Class Settlement

    California District Court Rejects Yet Another Class Settlement
    “Another one bites the dust…” In yet another decision rejecting a settlement of an employment class action, the Northern District of California refused to approve a settlement of a wage and hour suit due to numerous…
Rank this Week: 4590

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2711