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Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Aug 23

    Deutsche Bank Whistleblower Should Accept SEC Whistleblower Award

    Deutsche Bank Whistleblower Should Accept SEC Whistleblower Award
    There are more effective ways to protest lax enforcement of financial fraud Last week, it was widely reported that Eric Ben-Artzi, a Deutsche Bank whistleblower stated he will refuse a portion of his whistleblower award from the U.S.…
  • Aug 5

    Four-Year Campaign Results In Historic-Win For Tax Whistleblower

    Four-Year Campaign Results In Historic-Win For Tax Whistleblower
    The  following is an editorial from the National Whistleblower Center: On August 3, 2016 the U.S. Tax Court ruled that tax whistleblowers were entitled to a reward based on monies collected in criminal fines and penalties. This…
  • Aug 4

    Agency Leaders Praise Whistleblowers, Express Need for Reform

    Agency Leaders Praise Whistleblowers, Express Need for Reform
    On Monday, August 1st, four federal agencies celebrated National Whistleblower Day with an event sponsored by the Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus. This was the first time any federal agencies have ever recognized Whistleblower Day,…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Aug 27

    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending August 28, 2016

    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending August 28, 2016
    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending August 28, 2016Source: Office of the State ComptrollerNew York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued:…
  • Aug 26

    Selected case summaries concerning public employee retirement benefit posted on the Internet by Justia

    Selected case summaries concerning public employee retirement benefit posted on the Internet by Justia
    Selected case summaries concerning public employee retirement benefit posted on the Internet by Justia Click on text highlighted in blue to access full decision New retirement options offered eligible retirees benefit actuarially equivalent…
  • Aug 26

    The ADA and Internet compliance

    The ADA and Internet compliance
    The ADA and Internet complianceSource: United States Department of JusticeAlthough courts are still in the process of determining if the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA] applies to material posted on the Internet, the United States…
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • Aug 26

    WIRTW #427 (the “treat me like your mother” edition)

    WIRTW #427 (the “treat me like your mother” edition)
    Someday I am going to convert this legal blog into a full-time dad/music blog. Until then, you get my semi-regular kids/musical posts. Like today’s. The lot was definitely rocked today for School of Rock…
  • Aug 25

    OSHA's new Whistleblower Investigations Manual creates a huge burden for employer

    OSHA's new Whistleblower Investigations Manual creates a huge burden for employer
    Image via Lifehack.org http://goo.gl/sn/VO1H We typically think of OSHA in terms of workplace safety. Safety, however, is only a small part of what OSHA does. In fact, in addition to guarding our nations’ workers from workplace…
  • Aug 24

    A wage/hour primer for employers with tipped employee

    A wage/hour primer for employers with tipped employee
    Employment Law 360 is reporting that a waitress is suing Walt Disney World for improperly taking a “tip credit” and paying her less than the minimum wage even though she spent significant time performing non-tipped work. That…
Rank this Week: 111

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/
  • Aug 2

    Taxpayers Subsidize Age Discrimination by Fed

    Taxpayers Subsidize Age Discrimination by Fed
    It is ironic that our nation’s largest employer, the U.S. government, is one of the worst offenders with respect to age discrimination in hiring. President Barack Obama in 2010 unilaterally signed an executive order that allows federal…
  • Jul 29

    Rough Justice? Case Filed a Day Late

    Rough Justice? Case Filed a Day Late
    What a difference a day makes. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Ohio recently upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by an IRS criminal investigator in 2012 who charged he was denied several promotions because he is a white…
  • Jul 27

    Roadmap to Stop Harassment in the Workplace

    Roadmap to Stop Harassment in the Workplace
    In the wake of the controversy surrounding Fox CEO Roger Ailes, it is worth reviewing how to handle the problem of  harassment in the workplace. Ailes, 76,was recently forced out of his position at the television network that he helped…
Rank this Week: 133

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: 163

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/
  • Aug 26

    Chong on Hollywood's Blinding Whitene

    Chong on Hollywood's Blinding Whitene
    Chrissy Shu Jien Chong (San Francisco) has just posted on SSRN her article (21 Asian Pacific American L.J. (2016)) Where are the Asians in Hollywood? Can §1981, Title VII, Colorblind Pitches, and Understanding Biases Break the Bamboo…
  • Aug 26

    Call for papers from the Center for Applied Feminism & Intersectionality

    Call for papers from the Center for Applied Feminism & Intersectionality
    The Center for Applied Feminism (Baltimore) has a call for papers that will be of interest to some of our readers: CALL FOR PAPERS APPLIED FEMINISM AND INTERSECTIONALITY: EXAMINING LAW THROUGH THE LENS OF MULTIPLE IDENTITIES The Center on…
  • Aug 23

    NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA

    NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA
    Today, the NLRB issued its long-awaited decision in Columbia University. As expected, the Board--in a 3-1 decision--reversed Brown University (which was just the latest in a number of cases flip-flopping on this issue) to conclude that…
Rank this Week: 219

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    NLRB Ruling Will Allow Graduate Student Teaching Assistants To Unionize

    NLRB Ruling Will Allow Graduate Student Teaching Assistants To Unionize
    Yesterday, the NLRB released an ground-breaking decision allowing  students to organize. My colleague, Jarad Lucan, recaps the importance of this decision not only for schools like Yale University in Connecticut, but beyond. In its 2004…
  • Aug 23

    Your Employee, Worried About Zika, Has to Travel to Miami. Now What?

    Your Employee, Worried About Zika, Has to Travel to Miami. Now What?
    Your industry’s major conference is set for Miami Beach – the land of sun, beaches, and, now it seems, mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus. Your key sales employee — the one who was setting up your booth for the conference…
  • Aug 19

    Firing Of Pot-Smoking State Employee Goes Up in Smoke by CT Supreme Court

    Firing Of Pot-Smoking State Employee Goes Up in Smoke by CT Supreme Court
    You might think that smoking pot on the job as a state employee would be justifiable grounds to get you fired. A no-brainer, right? (Let’s save a discussion for eating brownies and swearing at your cat for another blog post.) After all,…
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • Aug 24

    Lawyer Must Refrain from Real-time Posts about Trial

    Lawyer Must Refrain from Real-time Posts about Trial
    It is an ancient principle of trials that jurors can only consider what evidence they hear or see in court. That is why every trial these days includes a warning against looking things up on the internet. And, that is why most judges and…
  • Aug 23

    Fox News Sued for Sexual Harassment

    Fox News Sued for Sexual Harassment
    So, now, Fox News itself has been sued for sexual harassment. Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has sued her former employer, saying Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly harassed her. She describes Fox News as a sex-fueled, Playboy mansion…
  • Aug 17

    Fifth Circuit Took Away Verdict for Plaintiff

    Fifth Circuit Took Away Verdict for Plaintiff
    The Fifth Circuit is a risky place to do business. Sometimes, it just reaches some strange conclusions. The case of Allen v. Radio One of Texas II, LLC, No. 11-20781, 2013 WL 703832 (5th Cir. 2/26/2013) illustrates the lack of predictability…
Rank this Week: 175

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/
  • Aug 4

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action
    Sometimes you just cannot make these cases up. After a female massage therapist was fired by the male owner for being "too cute, " she sued for sex discrimination. Justice Sholom Hagler, a New York lower court judge who I...
  • Jun 18

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer
    An Expensive Law Degree, No Where To Use It is a must read June 17, 2016 NY Times article. In it, the author describes the difficulty that many law students from non-ivy league schools face. Some graduate with 200k in...
  • Jun 7

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981
    Village of Freeport v. Barrella, ____F.3d____(2d Cir. 2016), is a major case discussing whether Hispanic ancestry is a race under Title VII or 1981. As the court explained: Based on longstanding Supreme Court and Second Circuit precedent, we…
Rank this Week: 203

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Aug 28

    Can tribunal rule on harassment complaint if alleged harasser works for different employer?

    Can tribunal rule on harassment complaint if alleged harasser works for different employer?
    by Lorene Novakowski The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal had no jurisdiction to hear a complaint where the alleged harasser was employed by a different employer than the alleged victim. The alleged harasser was not in a position of…
  • Aug 21

    Turning the tables: An arbitrator focuses on an employer’s use of social media

    Turning the tables: An arbitrator focuses on an employer’s use of social media
    by Megan Rolland In Canada, a recent Ontario arbitration decision serves as a cautionary tale for employers who use social media to interact with customers and clients. As we all know, the rapid growth of social media has changed the way…
  • Aug 14

    Are you prepared for a search warrant?

    Are you prepared for a search warrant?
    by Deanah Shelly You’ve watched True Detective and Law & Order. You’ve seen search warrants in action. The police need them to gather evidence involving murder, illegal drugs, and firearms. But beware! Search warrants can also…
Rank this Week: 602

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    New Berkeley Wage Theft Ordinance Promising for Construction Worker

    New Berkeley Wage Theft Ordinance Promising for Construction Worker
    Last year, after 21 construction workers on site for five months at a new 79-unit apartment complex in downtown Berkeley were denied payments for five full months of work, local trade unions filed complaints with the state and local…
  • Aug 25

    Hugging and Sexual Harassment: What You Need to Know

    Hugging and Sexual Harassment: What You Need to Know
    A public transportation worker in Washington D.C. is suing the agency for damages in excess of $200,000 after she claims her supervisor repeatedly asked her for, demanded or forced hugs. Eventually, she said, when she reported the sexual…
  • Aug 23

    Disability Discrimination Settlement $90K Against Wal-Mart

    Disability Discrimination Settlement $90K Against Wal-Mart
    Disability discrimination against a Wal-Mart employee could have been avoided had management simply agreed to continue to accommodate the worker with a written list of daily tasks. Instead, court records show, managers chose to fire the…
Rank this Week: 701

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 597

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    NYC Restaurant to Pay $1.2 Million Settlement For Unpaid Overtime

    NYC Restaurant to Pay $1.2 Million Settlement For Unpaid Overtime
    Serafina Management Group Ltd., a chain operating about a dozen Italian Restaurants in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia has agreed to pay $1,270,000 to current and former employees for unpaid overtime wages under the Fair Labor…
  • Aug 19

    Former employees of Wahlburgers in Brooklyn claim they were denied wages, file lawsuit

    Former employees of Wahlburgers in Brooklyn claim they were denied wages, file lawsuit
    New York Daily News has reported that Wahlburgers, subject of the popular A&E reality show by the same name, is being sued by former employees for unpaid overtime and tip violations.  The attorneys for the former restaurant workers…
  • Aug 18

    Former Servers Sue Saks Fifth Avenue Restaurants For Sex and Age Discrimination

    Former Servers Sue Saks Fifth Avenue Restaurants For Sex and Age Discrimination
    Five former servers at the restaurants in Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store in New York City are suing the store’s food services provider for gender and age discrimination-based termination. Earlier this year, the Equal…
Rank this Week: 316

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Ninth Circuit Invalidates Arbitration Agreement

    Ninth Circuit Invalidates Arbitration Agreement
    On August 22, 2016, the Ninth Circuit joined the Seventh Circuit in the split amongst U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal on the issue of enforceability of employment arbitration agreements precluding class actions. The Ninth Circuit, similar to…
  • Aug 17

    Massachusetts – The Latest Jurisdiction to Update Its Pay Equity Law

    Massachusetts – The Latest Jurisdiction to Update Its Pay Equity Law
    On August 1, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charles Barker signed the Act to Establish Pay Equity.  The Act, which makes several important changes to Massachusetts wage laws, will go into effect on July 1, 2018. The Massachusetts statute…
  • Jul 28

    Governor Brown Signs Bill Clarifying Wage Statement Requirements for Exempt Employee

    Governor Brown Signs Bill Clarifying Wage Statement Requirements for Exempt Employee
    On July 22, 2015, Governor Brown signed AB 2535 that clarifies which employees for whom an employer must track hours worked and record those hours on their wage statements.  The bill will become effective January 1, 2017. Prior to this…
Rank this Week: 470

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, LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    NLRB Grants Graduate Students the Right to Unionize

    NLRB Grants Graduate Students the Right to Unionize
    Owen H. Laird, Esq. Earlier this week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided in favor of graduate students at Columbia University, allowing them the right to unionize. The question at the heart of the case was whether graduate…
  • Aug 25

    Michigan Court Finds Religious Exemption in Transgender Discrimination Case

    Michigan Court Finds Religious Exemption in Transgender Discrimination Case
    Lev Craig Last week, in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., the federal district court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled on summary judgment that a funeral home’s termination…
  • Aug 22

    Uber Faces Setback in Independent Contractor Litigation; Court Rejects Proposed $100M Settlement

    Uber Faces Setback in Independent Contractor Litigation; Court Rejects Proposed $100M Settlement
    Owen H. Laird, Esq. As we have previously discussed, Uber, the multi-billion dollar company behind the eponymous smartphone taxi app, is in a long-term dispute with its drivers over benefits and pay.  This dispute stems from Uber’s…
Rank this Week: 554

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Aug 25

    Final ‘blacklisting’ rule for federal contractors issued

    Final ‘blacklisting’ rule for federal contractors issued
    The long-awaited regulations implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order—often called the “blacklisting” rule—were made final on August 24, even though change may be on the way as a result of…
  • Aug 24

    Columbia University decision latest NLRB victory for union

    Columbia University decision latest NLRB victory for union
    The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ruling that graduate student assistants at private colleges and universities are entitled to unionize is the latest Board action seen as a boon to union interests. In a 3-1 decision issued on…
  • Aug 22

    Arizona voters will decide minimum wage, recreational marijuana proposal

    Arizona voters will decide minimum wage, recreational marijuana proposal
    by Dinita L. James Gonzalez Law, LLC On August 18 and 19, two Maricopa County Superior Court judges cleared the way for two voter initiatives with significant implications for Arizona employers to appear on the November ballot. One would…
Rank this Week: 601

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 623

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/
  • Aug 22

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 5. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, and preparing a new section that we plan to be launching very…
  • Aug 19

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?
    Donal Nolan, Preventive Damages, 132 Law Q. Rev. 68 (2016), available by subscription at Westlaw.Ellen BublickThe recent Restatement Third of Torts divides U.S. tort law into separate categories of harm. Liability for physical injury is…
  • Aug 18

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method
    Rosalind Dixon & David Landau, Transnational Constitutionalism and a Limited Doctrine of Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment, 13 Int’l J. Const. L. 606 (2015).Hoi KongRosalind Dixon and David Landau’s Transnational…
Rank this Week: 313

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/
  • Aug 19

    The League: Tips from a Lawyer for a Successful Fantasy Football Season

    The League: Tips from a Lawyer for a Successful Fantasy Football Season
    It’s August, training camps and preseason games are in full swing, and the NFL regular season is right around the corner. In case you missed it on my firm bio, I’m the reigning champion of my fantasy football league. Fantasy…
  • Aug 18

    A Company’s a Company, No Matter How Small – Being Mindful of Technology Risks As a Small Busine

    A Company’s a Company, No Matter How Small – Being Mindful of Technology Risks As a Small Busine
    When it comes to technology risks, it is easy to be lulled into believing that risks like scamming and hacking are only targeted at the largest of business enterprises. While large technology companies like Facebook and Twitter are certainly…
  • Aug 16

    How to Make Sure the Builder’s Warranty is the Only Warranty

    How to Make Sure the Builder’s Warranty is the Only Warranty
    Nearly all home builders and developers give some sort of warranty to their buyers.  Sometimes these warranties are limited and negotiated between the builder and the buyer.  Other builders provide a “standard” ten-year…
Rank this Week: 657

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
Rank this Week: 572

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/
  • Jul 29

    Workplace Staffing Solutions, LLC. pays $179,000 After Losing Discrimination Lawsuit

    Workplace Staffing Solutions, LLC. pays $179,000 After Losing Discrimination Lawsuit
    A federal judge ordered Workplace Staffing Solutions, LLC. to pay $179,000 as a result of losing a gender discrimination lawsuit.  The discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC“)…
  • Jul 29

    Workplace Staffing Solutions, LLC. pays $179,000 After Losing Discrimination Lawsuit

    Workplace Staffing Solutions, LLC. pays $179,000 After Losing Discrimination Lawsuit
    A federal judge ordered Workplace Staffing Solutions, LLC. to pay $179,000 as a result of losing a gender discrimination lawsuit.  The discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC“)…
  • Jul 27

    Z Foods Pays $1,470,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Z Foods Pays $1,470,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Z Foods, Inc., pays $1,470,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit.  The multi-count discrimination lawsuit was first filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC“).  …
Rank this Week: 535

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 521

Juz The Fax

Juz The Fax

Cover labor law and litigation. By Randy L. Braun.

http://juzthefax.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Employers ... Be Careful of Mixed-Guard Union

    Employers ... Be Careful of Mixed-Guard Union
    Since the NLRB’s holding in Wells Fargo Corp., 270 NLRB 787 (1984), an employer could, upon the expiration of a contract, refuse to continue to bargain with a “mixed-guard” union representing both its security guards and…
  • Jan 4

    New York Minimum Wage Rises to $9.00 Per Hour

    New York Minimum Wage Rises to $9.00 Per Hour
    Just a reminder that effective as of December 31, 2015, New York's minimum wage was increased to $9.00 per hour.  Employers should revise their postings to reflect the change in the law.  You can download the current New York State…
  • Nov 10

    Does Facebook Activity Constitute Protected Concerted Activity Under the NLRA?

    Does Facebook Activity Constitute Protected Concerted Activity Under the NLRA?
    It does, according to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  In Triple Play Sports Bar and Grill v. NLRB, the Second Circuit upheld a ruling of the National Labor Relations Board (the "NLRB") that Facebook activity…
Rank this Week: 691

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 555

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Covers racial and sexual harassment and education law. By Friedman & Houlding LLP.

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

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

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

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

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

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email
    The Law Offices of Joshua Friedman PC routinely seeks production of e-mail, texts and video that contain racially and sexually offensive words and images, sent by managers. These are the same managers charged with enforcing the employer's…
Rank this Week: 658

Overtime Advisor

Overtime Advisor

Covers violations of overtime and other federal and state wage and hour laws. By Greenwald Doherty.

http://www.overtimeadvisor.com/
  • Mar 22

    The Dangers of Using Two Different Time Clock

    The Dangers of Using Two Different Time Clock
    It seems it would be a no-brainer.  You have one employee who works two different shifts, or even two completely different jobs.  You set the employee up on two different time clocks so you can track the time the employee spends in…
  • Mar 7

    The Attack of the Unpaid Intern

    The Attack of the Unpaid Intern
    We’ve warned before about the potential issues raised when you utilize unpaid interns.  Employers used to be able to take a level of comfort from internships run through educational institutes but, no more. The Charlie Rose…
  • Feb 19

    Under New York Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?

    Under New York Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?
    As noted in our recent blog, Under Federal Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?, various states and localities may have their own break laws and regulations that could apply to your business.  Those…
Rank this Week: 570

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: 368

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: 659

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Covers the working world. By Charles A. Krugel.

http://www.charlesakrugel.com/
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Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 28

    When The Customer Is Not Always Right

    When The Customer Is Not Always Right
    Regardless of the type of employer you are, you depend, on some level, on customers who are willing to pay for the goods or services being offered.  And the old adage, “The Customer is Always Right,” a mantra of the American…
  • Aug 16

    Will Laws Banning Discussion of Past Salaries Become the New Sick Leave?

    Will Laws Banning Discussion of Past Salaries Become the New Sick Leave?
    Last Friday, my colleague Alexander Leonard, reported that Massachusetts had just passed a sweeping gender equity law that would prohibit employers from asking applicants about their past salary history.  Days after the Massachusetts law…
  • Aug 15

    Illinois Law Requires Leave for Bereavement of the Death of Child

    Illinois Law Requires Leave for Bereavement of the Death of Child
    On July 29, 2016, Governor Bruce Ratnor signed the Child Bereavement Act into law.  The Act requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide up to 10 working days of unpaid leave to employees to: attend the funeral or alternative…
Rank this Week: 1178

The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

Covers legislative and court cases affecting Utah employers and employees. By D. Scott Crook.

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Cases --- August 21st through 27th

    Cases --- August 21st through 27th
    Discrimination/Retaliation *Panicker v. Oklahoma City (10th Cir., August 23, 2016) (affirming dismissal of Panicker's discrimination and hostile work environment claims for failure to obtain service (on individual defendants) and for…
  • Aug 26

    Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know

    Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know
    On Tuesday, December 6th, D. Scott Crook will be a presenter in a two-day Continuing Education event hosted by the National Business Institute entitled Advanced Employment Law:  What You Need to Know.  Mr. Crook will be instructing…
  • Aug 23

    Cases --- August 14th through 20th

    Cases --- August 14th through 20th
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination *Retiree, Inc. v. Anspach (10th Cir., August 17, 2016) (affirming damages on Anspach's breach of confidentiality agreement, but reversing as to improper disclosure. Additionally, in a…
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Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3168

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Aug 26

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017
    If your EIN will have 250 or more full-time employees in 2016 (counting each person who was full-time in any month) you’ll need next year to file your 2016 ACA Information Returns – Forms 1094-B and 1095-B or Forms 1094-C and…
  • Aug 23

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B
    Last week, the IRS released draft 2016 instructions for the 1094-B and 1095-B (the “B” Forms).  The release of the draft instructions is just weeks after the IRS released the draft instructions for the 1094-C and 1095-C…
  • Aug 9

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page
    In the ACA realm, change is the only constant, so don’t take this to the bank.  We’re telling you what we see for the first time, on a first reading of the draft 2016 Forms and Instructions that the IRS has released since…
Rank this Week: 2028

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Aug 26

    San Diego’s changing minimum wage and paid sick leave law – five updates to know

    San Diego’s changing minimum wage and paid sick leave law – five updates to know
    The City of San Diego passed the Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance which took effect on July 11, 2016.  Now, less and two months later, the City has approved an “Implementing Ordinance” clarifying the law’s…
  • Aug 19

    California Supreme Court agrees to review Starbucks’ de minimis defense

    California Supreme Court agrees to review Starbucks’ de minimis defense
    Douglas Troester filed suit alleging that Starbucks violated the California Labor Code by failing to pay him for short periods of time he spent closing the store.  He alleged that Starbucks failed to pay him for time spent walking out of…
  • Aug 12

    Five reminders about sexual harassment training for supervisors under California law

    Five reminders about sexual harassment training for supervisors under California law
    I’ve been conducting many harassment prevention trainings for clients during the last few weeks.  Employers in California with 50 or more workers must provide at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all…
Rank this Week: 1427

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

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

    Federal Contractors Must Follow New Rules on Fair Pay and Other Workplace Protection

    Federal Contractors Must Follow New Rules on Fair Pay and Other Workplace Protection
    Federal contractors need to be aware of new rules that will affect how they do business. First, the Department of Labor has issued final rules and guidance on the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The intent of this Executive…
  • Aug 24

    Webinar on Consequences of Misclassifying Independent Contractor

    Webinar on Consequences of Misclassifying Independent Contractor
    Have you designated your California worker as an independent contractor or employee, and do you know the difference under California law? These are multimillion-dollar questions as class action “misclassification” lawsuits…
  • Aug 23

    California Supreme Court Will Consider How to Deal With “De Minimis” Time

    California Supreme Court Will Consider How to Deal With “De Minimis” Time
    Employers frequently run into questions regarding counting small, or “de minimis,” periods of time. Lawsuits have been filed over small amounts of uncompensated time that is spent either before or after the employee clocks in. The…
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New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment agreements, employment discrimination and compensation issues. By Salvatore Gangemi of Salon Marrow.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Salvatore G. Gangemi to Speak at Upcoming Employment Law Seminar in White Plains, New York

    Salvatore G. Gangemi to Speak at Upcoming Employment Law Seminar in White Plains, New York
    On November 10, 2016, Salvatore G. Gangemi will be speaking at a seminar, Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues, in White Plains, New York at the Crowne Plaza. He will be speaking about The Perilous Intersection of FMLA and…
  • Aug 24

    New York Attorney General Takes Action to Curtail Use of Non-Compete Agreement

    New York Attorney General Takes Action to Curtail Use of Non-Compete Agreement
    Earlier this month, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office announced that it had secured an agreement from Examination Management Services, Inc. (“EMSI”) to stop using non-compete agreements for most of its…
  • Aug 4

    New York Court Refuses to Certify Class of Unpaid Intern

    New York Court Refuses to Certify Class of Unpaid Intern
    Over the last few years, we have written about misclassification issues arising out of the use of unpaid interns to perform work.  A recent case from a New York State court has just made it more difficult for such interns to assert class…
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Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 812

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • Aug 26

    In Final Exam, Court Rejects Hearst Interns’ Pay Claim

    In Final Exam, Court Rejects Hearst Interns’ Pay Claim
    Authored by Rob Whitman Unpaid interns for Hearst magazines have been rebuffed again in their effort to be declared eligible to receive wages under the FLSA and the New York Labor Law. In an August 24, 2016 ruling, Judge J. Paul Oetken of the…
  • Aug 24

    Prompt Payment Required – Doesn’t Matter If Fired, Retired, Or Resigned

    Prompt Payment Required – Doesn’t Matter If Fired, Retired, Or Resigned
    Co-authored by Monica Rodriguez and Justin Curley Seyfarth Synopsis: The California Supreme Court holds that employers must promptly pay final wages owed to employees who quit, including those who retire, or risk paying steep statutory…
  • Aug 15

    Northern District of California “Shuts Out” Minor League Ballplayers’ Expert

    Northern District of California “Shuts Out” Minor League Ballplayers’ Expert
    Authored by Eric Lloyd Minor league baseball players took a swing at class certification, and they missed—badly. In Senne v. Kansas City Royals Baseball Corp., et al., minor league baseball players across the country asserted wage and…
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Employment & the Law

Employment & the Law

Covers labor and employment topics, including ADA, ADEA, Arizona legal news, Defamation, FLSA, FMLA, GINA, Noncompetes, Privacy, RIFs, Section 1981, Social Media, Title VII and USERRA. By Ashley Kasarjian.

http://employmentandthelaw.com/
  • Aug 26

    Resource for Companies Evaluating Compliance with New Overtime Law

    Resource for Companies Evaluating Compliance with New Overtime Law
    Many companies are in the process of completing internal audits to prepare for the new salary and overtime rules that go into effect on December 1, 2016. While the changes do not impact the duties-portion of FLSA exemptions, they do ……
  • Aug 22

    Standard Severance Agreements May Need to Be Revised

    Standard Severance Agreements May Need to Be Revised
    My colleagues, Bill Hayden and Anne Dwyer, recently published a legal alert addressing two recent cease-and-desist orders issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The lessons learned from the cease-and-desist orders could…
  • Aug 9

    Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation and Peter Strojnik Have Filed Another Wave of Disability Lawsuits in Arizona

    Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation and Peter Strojnik Have Filed Another Wave of Disability Lawsuits in Arizona
    Just as I finished writing about the wave of new Title III Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits in Arizona, ABC15 published an expose on one of the organizations leading the pack in filing thousands of lawsuits– Advocates for…
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Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

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

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    More States Pass Domestic Violence Victim Workplace Protection

    More States Pass Domestic Violence Victim Workplace Protection
    Domestic violence victims have enough problems without also having to deal with coworkers stigmatizing them and possibly getting fired. The trend is for states to protect sexual violence from workplace discrimination.Most recently, five…
  • Aug 19

    Dear HR: Stop Telling Employees They Can't Apply For FMLA Until They Use Their Vacation

    Dear HR: Stop Telling Employees They Can't Apply For FMLA Until They Use Their Vacation
    For about the dozenth time this year, I heard another sob story about an employee who absolutely qualified for FMLA leave, yet was told by HR that they couldn't apply until they used up their vacation or PTO time. This is wrong on so many…
  • Aug 12

    Follow Trump's Advice, Lose Your Sexual Harassment Case

    Follow Trump's Advice, Lose Your Sexual Harassment Case
    By now you've probably heard Donald Trump's advice to sexual harassment victims: just quit your job. The problem with this (besides the fact that not everyone is a billionaire who can quit without having a job lined up) is that if you do…
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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/
  • Aug 26

    Unusual or just plain creepy? 13 unique ways folks tried to get hired

    Unusual or just plain creepy? 13 unique ways folks tried to get hired
    This one time, at band camp… Hey, I’ll get to the “13 Unusual Things Job Seekers Have Done To Get Noticed” (thank you for compiling this list, Career Builder), in a sec. But, first, for those of you who…
  • Aug 25

    Pish-posh to everything we ever knew about litigating discrimination claim

    Pish-posh to everything we ever knew about litigating discrimination claim
    I feel naked. And, I have the vapors. Quick! Someone fetch me my diamond-studded bathrobe and, oh yes, my pearls for clutching. Evidence is evidence. Someone once described the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to me as a maverick…
  • Aug 24

    Want the secret to defending retaliation claims?

    Want the secret to defending retaliation claims?
    As in, guaranteed date with a jury. Oh, you thought I was going to tell you how to avoid a retaliation lawsuit? You’re so cute that way. Last Chance! Register here to join me and Cigna’s Robyn Marino, Esq. for…
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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/
  • Aug 26

    Shoddy harassment investigation comes back to bite employer

    Shoddy harassment investigation comes back to bite employer
    Employers, has this ever happened to you? An employee has accused her boss of sexual harassment. Right now, it’s her word against his, but you might be able to find out the truth if you interview her co-workers. The only…
  • Aug 26

    The EEOC’s defeat in Detroit: Pants, skirts, gender identity, and religion

    The EEOC’s defeat in Detroit: Pants, skirts, gender identity, and religion
    Last week, I reported that summary judgment was granted against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its transgender discrimination lawsuit against R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, linked to the decision (but here it is again),…
  • Aug 26

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    *The Summer 2016 edition of Preventive Medicine, our health care industry publication, is out, featuring an article by Susan Bassford Wilson on the ever-changing law on LGBT discrimination. We also have the EEOC’s latest LGBT…
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FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3767

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Aug 25

    LA’s $15.37 wage for workers at large hotels not preempted by NLRA

    LA’s $15.37 wage for workers at large hotels not preempted by NLRA
    By Dave Strausfeld, J.D. Hotel associations could not block enforcement of an ordinance passed by the Los Angeles city council that raised the minimum wage of workers at large hotels to $15.37 per hour, held the Ninth Circuit, rejecting…
  • Aug 25

    3-1 NLRB finds it has jurisdiction over cyber charter school

    3-1 NLRB finds it has jurisdiction over cyber charter school
    By Matt Pavich, J.D. The NLRB has jurisdiction over a nonprofit corporation that operates a cyber charter school in Pennsylvania, the 4-member Board ruled in a 3-1 decision. The majority likened the charter school to a government contractor,…
  • Aug 25

    NLRB modifies make-whole remedy to require full compensation for search-for-work and interim employment expense

    NLRB modifies make-whole remedy to require full compensation for search-for-work and interim employment expense
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. After finding that an employer twice suspended and discharged an employee for engaging in protected, concerted activity, the NLRB, in a 3-1 decision, modified its current make-whole remedy to require respondents to…
Rank this Week: 3933

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/
  • Aug 25

    Administration Releases Final Blacklisting Regulations for Government Contractor

    Administration Releases Final Blacklisting Regulations for Government Contractor
    On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, the President’s administration published the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council’s final rule and the Department of Labor’s guidance implementing the July 31, 2014 “Fair Play and Safe…
  • Aug 25

    NLRB Axes Traditional Treatment of Search-for-Work and Interim Employment Expense

    NLRB Axes Traditional Treatment of Search-for-Work and Interim Employment Expense
    For nearly eighty years, when awarding back pay to unlawfully terminated employees, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) treated search-for-work and interim employment expenses (“search-for-work expenses”)…
  • Aug 24

    NLRB Holds That Graduate Teaching Assistants Could Be Employees Under the NLRA

    NLRB Holds That Graduate Teaching Assistants Could Be Employees Under the NLRA
    On August 23, 2016, in a 3-to-1 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”) overturned long-standing precedent to hold that student graduate teaching assistants  are statutory employees under the National Labor…
Rank this Week: 4976