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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: 25

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/
  • Feb 8

    A labor union filed an Uber-huge representation petition with the NLRB

    A labor union filed an Uber-huge representation petition with the NLRB
    Politico New York reported last week that International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1430, petitioned the NLRB to represent 600 New York area Uber drivers. You can read the representation petition here. Uber is locked in…
  • Feb 5

    WIRTW #399 (the “happy” edition)

    WIRTW #399 (the “happy” edition)
    So we’re in the car Wednesday night, and I mention to the fam that I’m excited because, today, a new Starbucks is opening downstairs from my office. Without missing a beat, and with complete sincerity, Donovan, my 7-year-old,…
  • Feb 4

    Can an employer prohibit an employee from job hunting during FMLA leave?

    Can an employer prohibit an employee from job hunting during FMLA leave?
    Earlier this week, an employee out on FMLA leave posed the following question to the Evil HR Lady: While I am out for surgery, I was informed of a new job in another hospital. It looks like no one has applied for the…
Rank this Week: 68

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner, Allcorn, Baumgart & Ben-Asher, P.C.

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Employers Need Sufficient Basis to Require Fitness for Duty Exam

    Employers Need Sufficient Basis to Require Fitness for Duty Exam
    A recent ruling by New Jersey’s Appellate Division demonstrates that an employer can commit disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) if it requires an employee to attend a…
  • Feb 1

    Employee Entitled to Evidence of Employer’s Past Discrimination Based on Different Protected Categorie

    Employee Entitled to Evidence of Employer’s Past Discrimination Based on Different Protected Categorie
    Recently, the New Jersey Appellate Division ruled that an employee who brought a discrimination lawsuit is entitled to obtain evidence about the facts of another employment discrimination lawsuit against one of the individuals he claims…
  • Jan 19

    Rabner Allcorn Settles Employment Case for $2.5 Million

    Rabner Allcorn Settles Employment Case for $2.5 Million
    I am pleased to report that I recently settled an employment law case against the Borough of Bogota, New Jersey for $2.25 million on behalf of my client, Police Officer Regina Tasca. I handled the case with my co-counsel, Catherine M. Elston,…
Rank this Week: 147

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: 116

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/
  • Feb 4

    Kentucky Right To Work Municipal Ordinance Preempted By NLRA

    Kentucky Right To Work Municipal Ordinance Preempted By NLRA
    UAW v. Hardin County, ___F. Supp. 2d ___(W.D. Kentucky, Feb. 3, 2016), is an important case. Download Hardin County Order A federal court held that a municipal ordinance which mandated right to work and limited union hiring halls and…
  • Jan 28

    BLS Union Membership Stats Just Released

    BLS Union Membership Stats Just Released
    On January 28, 2016, the BLS released their annual statistics on union membership and the results are not pretty if you support unions, particularly in the private sector. Here. Among the highlights: • Public-sector workers had a union…
  • Jan 15

    Exotic Dancers Are Employee

    Exotic Dancers Are Employee
    Exotic Island Enterprises v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___ (3rd Dep't. Jan. 14, 2016), raises a whole host of legal questions for which law review commentary is welcome. Factually, the court held that exotic dancers are employees for…
Rank this Week: 136

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Winter Update: What You Might Have Missed in Employment Law

    Winter Update: What You Might Have Missed in Employment Law
    My colleagues at Shipman & Goodwin have, for a lot longer than I have been doing this blog, have been producing the Employment Law Letter recapping some stories you might have missed over each quarter or so. This week, a new newsletter…
  • Feb 3

    Independent Contractors: Can You Still Use Them?

    Independent Contractors: Can You Still Use Them?
    A while back, I got this question: Can we still use independent contractors for our business? This answer is certainly yes. But you wouldn’t know it from all the headlines of late. And you wouldn’t think so by the attacks on the…
  • Jan 28

    Can You Fire An Employee Who Has Exhausted FMLA Leave?

    Can You Fire An Employee Who Has Exhausted FMLA Leave?
    An employee of yours goes out on medical leave. Suppose that you only have to abide by the federal FMLA law.  After 12 weeks, the employee is still out. Can you simply fire the employee? Well, the U.S. Department of Labor says…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Jan 6

    Suffolk Laundry Services Inc. Settles Sexual Harassment Case for $582,000

    Suffolk Laundry Services Inc. Settles Sexual Harassment Case for $582,000
    Suffolk Laundry Services, Inc. pays $582,000 to eight former employees to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.  The sexual harassment lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) after initial…
  • Dec 21

    Tepro Inc. Pays $600,000 To Settle An Age Discrimination Lawsuit

    Tepro Inc. Pays $600,000 To Settle An Age Discrimination Lawsuit
    Tepro, Inc., pays $600,000 to settle a class action age discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Opportunity Commission (“EEOC“).  According to published accounts, Tepro discriminated against a class of  25 employees…
  • Dec 12

    Beverage Distributors Company Settles ADA Discrimination Lawsuit For $160,000

    Beverage Distributors Company Settles ADA Discrimination Lawsuit For $160,000
    Beverage Distributors Company pays $160,000 to settle an Americans With Disabilities (“ADA“) discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC“).  According to documents which have…
Rank this Week: 181

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law news and analysis, focusing on the US Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of West Virginia. By Drew M. Capuder.

http://www.dcemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 14

    We Are All Parisian

    We Are All Parisian
    Read this article about how Paris supported the United States after 9–11. Le Monde wrote “We are all Americans”. We owe them nothing less. We are all Parisians. Let La Marseillaise sing for those injured and killed in the…
  • Oct 9

    Favorite quotes about the law, part 1

    Favorite quotes about the law, part 1
    Maybe it’s the frustrated novelist in me, but I’ve been thinking about literature and law.
  • Sep 13

    We’ve moved!! (but only our URL)

    We’ve moved!! (but only our URL)
    We’ve moved!! Kinda. Okay, it’s not a real move of anything physical. Our law firm, including the tables chairs, files, and whatever else, are all still in exactly the same place.
Rank this Week: 157

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: 190

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/
Rank this Week: 472

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Feb 6

    MacDonald v. Ford: “Catalyst” Attorney’s Fees in Automotive Defect Case

    MacDonald v. Ford: “Catalyst” Attorney’s Fees in Automotive Defect Case
    In a recent Northern District of California ruling, Judge Tigar found that the plaintiffs, owners and lessees of certain Ford Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid vehicles, were entitled to attorney’s fees after Ford Motor Company…
  • Jan 26

    “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” Plaintiffs May Lack Standing Because They Won’t Be Fooled Again

    “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” Plaintiffs May Lack Standing Because They Won’t Be Fooled Again
    To have Article III standing for injunctive relief, a plaintiff must allege that a “real and immediate threat” exists that he will be wronged again. Chapman v. Pier 1 Imps. (U.S.), Inc., 631 F.3d 939, 946 (9th Cir. 2011). In cases…
  • Jan 22

    Cal. Supreme Court to Clarify Employer’s Obligation to Provide Seating

    Cal. Supreme Court to Clarify Employer’s Obligation to Provide Seating
    On January 5, 2016, the California Supreme Court, at the request of the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, heard oral argument in two cases alleging that the employers failed to provide seating to their employees as required by…
Rank this Week: 453

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Feb 5

    Bill would curb mandatory arbitration under FAA

    Bill would curb mandatory arbitration under FAA
    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has introduced a bill that would curb mandatory arbitration in employment disputes, civil rights cases, and other lawsuits. The Restoring Statutory Rights Act is aimed at restoring “the rights of Americans…
  • Feb 5

    Police chief failed to link his firing to prior attempt to promote African-American

    Police chief failed to link his firing to prior attempt to promote African-American
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. Affirming summary judgment on a former police chief’s retaliation claims, the Eighth Circuit noted that he agreed that his failure to keep firearms certifications updated and to return dashboard cameras on…
  • Feb 5

    Saying that ‘minority numbers’ were low was direct evidence of reverse bias in worker’s layoff

    Saying that ‘minority numbers’ were low was direct evidence of reverse bias in worker’s layoff
    By Brandi O. Brown, J.D. A white construction worker, who allegedly asked why he was laid off and was told by his project superintendent that the “minority numbers” were not “right” and he had a lower percentage of…
Rank this Week: 489

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/
  • Feb 5

    Arnow-Richman on Unilateral Modification of At-Will Contract Term

    Arnow-Richman on Unilateral Modification of At-Will Contract Term
    Rachel Arnow-Richman (Denver) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming 57 Boston College L. Rev.___ (2016)) Modifying At-Will Employment Contracts. Here's the abstract: [Employers often unilaterally alter the terms of at-will…
  • Feb 5

    Bauries Voted Full Professor

    Bauries Voted Full Professor
    A belated but heartfelt congratulations to Scott Bauries (Kentucky), who last week was voted up for full professorship. Scott's colleagues at Kentucky are extraordinarily lucky to have him a member of their faculty, and I am equally lucky to…
  • Feb 5

    Breastfeeding at Work

    Breastfeeding at Work
    As we are well aware, breastfeeding in the workplace continues to be a controversial employment law issue. Recent case law and regulations on the topic have helped to provide some guidance on this issue. The United States is not alone...
Rank this Week: 397

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 5

    NJ Senator Jumps On Obama’s Equal Pay Bandwagon

    NJ Senator Jumps On Obama’s Equal Pay Bandwagon
    Following President Obama’s announcement of new EEOC reporting rules designed to target the gender wage gap, this week New Jersey Senator Weinberg introduced an Equal Pay Bill that, if passed, would require employers bidding…
  • Jan 29

    Obama on Wage Gap: Making a List, Checking it Twice

    Obama on Wage Gap: Making a List, Checking it Twice
    In recent years the issue of the so-called “gender gap” in employee wages has, pardon the use of this word, “engendered” strong feeling on the part of the labor and business communities.  Proponents of the gender…
  • Jan 15

    Carpool Got You Down? Maybe You Need New Carpool Buddie

    Carpool Got You Down? Maybe You Need New Carpool Buddie
    My assistant, Chrissie, reminded me that we have not done a 5 minute laugh video in a while.  While she was looking for a video, she came across a video of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden and Adele. As I was previewing it, I was…
Rank this Week: 529

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/
  • Feb 5

    Swiss Bank Whistleblower Calls for Switzerland to Protect Whistleblower

    Swiss Bank Whistleblower Calls for Switzerland to Protect Whistleblower
    Swiss bank whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld was featured yesterday in an article detailing the extremely hostile environment that exists in Switzerland toward whistleblowers. In the article Birkenfeld states that change is “long…
  • Jan 21

    National Whistleblower Center Wins Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Award

    National Whistleblower Center Wins Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Award
    Washington D.C., USA. January 21, 2016—The Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge program, an initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution,…
  • Jan 20

    October – December 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards List

    October – December 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards List
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower posts Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
Rank this Week: 467

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

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

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
  • Feb 2

    Briefing For The Big Bucks: CRST Asks U.S. Supreme Court For Attorneys’ Fees From The EEOC

    Briefing For The Big Bucks: CRST Asks U.S. Supreme Court For Attorneys’ Fees From The EEOC
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Christina M. Janice, and Alex W. Karasik EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc. is a key case for all employers. We have been tracking the developments (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) in this case…
  • Feb 2

    Court Certifies Title VII Discrimination Case Based On Discretionary Decision-Making

    Court Certifies Title VII Discrimination Case Based On Discretionary Decision-Making
    By Laura Maechtlen and Julie G. Yap In Rollins v. Traylor Brothers, Case No. 14-CV-1414 (W.D. Wash. Jan. 21, 2016),  Judge John Coughenour of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington certified the claims of a…
  • Jan 30

    Our 2016 Workplace Class Action Report Made TV!

    Our 2016 Workplace Class Action Report Made TV!
    With the publication of our Annual Workplace Class Action Report, the reaction from clients and loyal blog readers has been great. The Report has been reported widely by the media too. Our upcoming February 1 webinar on the Report already has…
Rank this Week: 333

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wage and hour laws. By Maine Employee Rights Group.

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 226

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 507

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/
  • Dec 1

    OSHA regulations for trench safety

    OSHA regulations for trench safety
    Scaffolding, ladders, cranes and other items are known to be involved in many construction site accidents. Pennsylvania workers in the construction industry must also be highly concerned about the safety of trenches. A trench collapse can…
  • Nov 30

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?
    Being diagnosed with cancer is something that can lead to lengthy treatments to try to beat the monster. In some cases, those treatments are something akin to torture. In some cases, the treatments aren't effective. In some cases, there…
  • Nov 24

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie
    Many people associated claims for Social Security Disability Insurance with work-related injuries that prevent them from working. Some people might not realize that they might be eligible for SSDI if they have illnesses that meet certain…
Rank this Week: 400

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Nov 11

    Quirky Question #269: Like it or Not – Facebook Post Protected Under the NLRA

    Quirky Question #269: Like it or Not – Facebook Post Protected Under the NLRA
    Question: I own a small manufacturing company that employs 25-35 employees, depending on our workload.  Over the years, a number of my customers and my employees have “friended” me on Facebook.  Last week, I saw that one…
  • Nov 4

    Quirky Question #268: E-Sign Away!

    Quirky Question #268: E-Sign Away!
    Question: We have our electronic handbook and arbitration agreement online, and all employees sign both electronically.  I saw a news blurb that a California court last year refused to enforce an arbitration agreement that was…
  • Oct 5

    Quirky Question #267: An Equine Accommodation?

    Quirky Question #267: An Equine Accommodation?
    Question: Our employee regularly uses a service dog in our office, which helps him with stability and maintaining balance around the office, which can be challenging for him due to several medical conditions he has. However, yesterday he came…
Rank this Week: 260

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Sep 23

    Halliburton Agrees to $18M Overtime Settlement with DOL

    Halliburton Agrees to $18M Overtime Settlement with DOL
    The DOL announced a wage and hour settlement with Halliburton where Halliburton agrees to pay over $18,000,000 to over 1,000 workers.  This settlement emphasizes two important points for me.  First, it…
  • Sep 21

    Fifth Circuit Holds Mandatory Travel Time May Render Meal Periods Compensable under FLSA

    Fifth Circuit Holds Mandatory Travel Time May Render Meal Periods Compensable under FLSA
    The wave of wage and hour collective actions being filed and litigated in the district courts in the Fifth Circuit are making their way to the court of appeals. Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an opinion in an…
  • Aug 28

    Court of Appeals Holds that Notes of Counsel’s Communications with EPL Carrier are Privileged

    Court of Appeals Holds that Notes of Counsel’s Communications with EPL Carrier are Privileged
    In an important case for any employer that has Employment Practices Liability (EPL) coverage (and lawyers that represent clients with EPL insurance), the Dallas Court of Appeals recently held that the communications between an…
Rank this Week: 535

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers federal and Florida employment, discrimination and sexual harassment law, news and cases. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!
    Effective January 1, 2015, Florida’s minimum wage is $8.05 per hour. Tipped employees must be paid at least $5.03 per hour. Need help complying with federal or Florida wage laws? Are you owed money from your employer for minimum wage or…
  • Mar 29

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled that full-scholarship student athletes who play football for Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act, and thus have the right to for a union and…
  • Aug 13

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say
    As anyone running for a political office right now will tell you, the number one crisis facing the nation today is unemployment. According to the Huffington Post, more than five million Americans have been between jobs for at least six…
Rank this Week: 204

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: 287

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

Musings about the law, especially recent decisions, proposed legislation, employment law, and legal angles on feminism and animal rights. By Piper Hoffman.

http://piperhoffman.com
  • Sep 15

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!
    Choosing Childfree is my new blog about the decision whether to have kids. People who have chosen either way and those trying to make up their minds are all welcome. Please stop by! Tweet This Post
  • Aug 21

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt
    Proving that humans are somehow “better” than non-human animals is a priority for some, including philosophy professor Richard Polt.
  • Aug 7

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6
    Pigeons are watching you, and they don’t forget a face. A new study shows that pigeons can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar human faces, according
Rank this Week: 299

That's What She Said

That's What She Said

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

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

    Time to say goodbye (for now)

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

    Finale

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

    No nonsense

    No nonsense
    Litigation Value:  Office romance with the new Regional Manager (and A.A.R.M.) = fodder for a potential sexual harassment claim; eliminating nonsense from the workplace = every human resources manager’s dream; Dwight giving up a…
Rank this Week: 448

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Covers employment discrimination, hiring, terminations and technology issues. By Jason Shinn.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Feb 8

    Religious Accommodations in the Workplace and Chinese New Year

    Religious Accommodations in the Workplace and Chinese New Year
    Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Spring Festival. Traditionally and especially in China, this celebration last 15 days. This festival is also a celebration that involves both cultural and…
  • Jan 30

    Does Your Company Need An Employee Probationary Period?

    Does Your Company Need An Employee Probationary Period?
    What do airplane life vests and probationary employment periods have in common? Both are ubiquitous in their respective context, both are often useless, and they may even do more harm than good. Let me explain; the Wall Street Journal’s…
  • Jan 26

    Courts Continue to Narrow Application of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Against Former Employee

    Courts Continue to Narrow Application of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Against Former Employee
    While it is far from settled, the trend under the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act continues towards narrowing the application of the CFAA concerning the employer/employee relationship. Specifically, a federal district court in Colorado…
Rank this Week: 3497

Workplace Safety Report

Workplace Safety Report

Keeps employers informed on Workplace Safety and Health news and emergency response practices, with updates from OSHA, MSHA and other sources. By Holland & Hart.

http://workplacesafetyreport.com/
  • Feb 8

    OSHA issues new whistleblower guidance

    OSHA issues new whistleblower guidance
    OSHA recently released a new Whistleblower Investigations Manual, clarifying its relaxed investigative standard of reasonable cause rather than the more restrictive preponderance of the evidence standard. The Manual provides: For…
  • Feb 2

    MSHA Implements Phase II of Respirable Dust Rule

    MSHA Implements Phase II of Respirable Dust Rule
    On February 1, 2016, Phase II of MSHA’s respirable dust rule went into effect.  It requires mine operators: To use continuous personal dust monitors (CPDMs) to monitor underground coal mine occupations exposed to the highest…
  • Jan 26

    MSHA touts favorable Court of Appeals ruling on coal dust rule

    MSHA touts favorable Court of Appeals ruling on coal dust rule
    Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit denied a challenge brought by two separate groups representing the coal industry to the final rule Lowering Miners’ Exposure to Respirable Coal Mine Dust, Including Continuous…
Rank this Week: 1738

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/
  • Feb 8

    Philipe Chow Sued For Wage Theft

    Philipe Chow Sued For Wage Theft
    Current and former waiters, busboys, runners, bartenders, and barbacks of the famous Philippe Chow restaurants in Manhattan and Long Island, New York, have united as a class to sue the renowned chef and all of his restaurants for stiffing…
  • Feb 2

    Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Sued for Overtime and Wage Violation

    Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Sued for Overtime and Wage Violation
    Brooklyn pizzeria, Grimaldi’s has been served with a wage theft lawsuit by one of the cooks who made its famous thin crust pies. The pizzeria, perennially named on lists having the best pizza in New York and the best pizza in America,…
  • Jan 19

    Mexican Restaurants in Oklahoma Hit With $2.1 Million Wage Theft Judgment

    Mexican Restaurants in Oklahoma Hit With $2.1 Million Wage Theft Judgment
    El Tequila restaurants in Oklahoma have been ordered to pay $2.1 million to its employees for willfully violating the minimum wage, overtime, and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. El Tequila is a popular Mexican…
Rank this Week: 4560

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Overtime Suit Against Halliburton Settles for $18.25 Million

    Overtime Suit Against Halliburton Settles for $18.25 Million
    We've come a long way since the first industrialists forced their workers to work 12 to 16 hour days, six days a week, with little rest and dangerous working conditions. The law doesn't forbid employees from working long hours, but it does…
  • Feb 3

    Comcast Settles Overtime Lawsuit

    Comcast Settles Overtime Lawsuit
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), exists to ensure employees are not made to work long hours for unfairly low wages. In order to do this, the FLSA provides a federal minimum wage, and defines overtime as any time spent working…
  • Jan 30

    Crothall Settles California Wage Claim Class Action for $925,000

    Crothall Settles California Wage Claim Class Action for $925,000
    The class action lawsuit was initially filed by Elba M. in October 2015 and alleged Crothall had been engaging in unfair business practices. The plaintiff sought to represent herself and all other current and former hourly nonexempt employees…
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Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Feb 8

    West Virginia Legislature passes right-to-work bill; governor promises veto

    West Virginia Legislature passes right-to-work bill; governor promises veto
    by Rodney L. Bean Both houses of West Virginia’s legislature have passed a bill that would make West Virginia the nation’s 26th right-to-work state. The bill arrived at Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s desk on Monday, February 8,…
  • Jan 29

    EEOC takes step toward adding pay data to EEO-1 report

    EEOC takes step toward adding pay data to EEO-1 report
    by H. Juanita M. Beecher On January 29, President Barack Obama announced at a White House ceremony celebrating the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is proposing a new rule to collect pay…
  • Jan 28

    Independent contractor model survives Lyft settlement

    Independent contractor model survives Lyft settlement
    Lyft, a ride-hailing service that uses independent contractors as drivers, has agreed to settle a proposed class action lawsuit in California by paying $12.25 million and giving drivers certain protections, but the company won’t have to…
Rank this Week: 4978

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Feb 8

    Proposed EEO-1 Pay Data Requirement Will Increase Risks and Burden

    Proposed EEO-1 Pay Data Requirement Will Increase Risks and Burden
    The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just announced a proposal to require large employers to provide pay data in the EEO-1 reports submitted annually to the government. While the proposal is completely consistent…
  • Feb 8

    EEOC’s Proposed Retaliation “Guidance” Muddies the Waters for Employer

    EEOC’s Proposed Retaliation “Guidance” Muddies the Waters for Employer
    For the first time in 18 years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has offered proposed revisions to its official guidelines on workplace retaliation. In its proposed revisions, the agency expresses a very broad view of what…
  • Feb 1

    EEOC May Obtain Private (And Arguably Unnecessary) Employee Information

    EEOC May Obtain Private (And Arguably Unnecessary) Employee Information
    Employers served with an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) subpoena requesting private employee information – regardless of its arguable relevance – may nevertheless be compelled to respond, according to a decision…
Rank this Week: 1525

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Feb 8

    EEOC proposed wage reporting rules: could be a major problem

    EEOC proposed wage reporting rules: could be a major problem
    Think for a moment about all of the employment law obligations you face as a Human Resources professional or employment legal counsel. As extensive as those are, there is actually very little that you have to report to the federal or state…
  • Feb 1

    Employer alert: a new H-1B filing season brings hope and anxiety

    Employer alert: a new H-1B filing season brings hope and anxiety
    It is again the time for U.S. employers to begin considering filing H-1B petitions for prospective new foreign national employees. These petitions can be submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on or after April 1, 2016…
  • Jan 21

    Updated Affirmative Action threshold

    Updated Affirmative Action threshold
    Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR) has updated the jurisdictional thresholds for coverage under affirmative action laws for federal contractors and subcontractors. The regulations have not been amended, but an inflationary…
Rank this Week: 1149

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
  • Feb 8

    New EEOC Equal Pay Reporting Proposal

    New EEOC Equal Pay Reporting Proposal
    On January 29, 2016, the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced its proposed addition of pay data to currently required EEO-1 reports. The announcement has been…
  • Feb 3

    How do Employers Disarm Their Employees and the General Public Under Texas’s New Open Carry Law?

    How do Employers Disarm Their Employees and the General Public Under Texas’s New Open Carry Law?
    According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, there are now nearly a million licensed gun holders in Texas – an 825 percent increase from just 20 years ago. As of January 1, 2016, concealed license holders can now legally carry…
  • Jan 28

    New York: Women’s Equality Act Legislation

    New York: Women’s Equality Act Legislation
    In 2013, Governor Cuomo proposed multiple pieces of legislation, dubbed the Women’s Equality Act (“WEA”), to protect and further women’s equality in New York state. The legislation has been signed and became effective…
Rank this Week: 1425

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
  • Feb 8

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney
    Most of my work with clients involves helping clients after they have sought FMLA leave and the employer has already violated their FMLA rights but it’s equally as important that employees understand how to properly exercise their…
  • Feb 1

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney
    Unpaid child support is a serious problems for many families where the child support may be the difference between keeping food on the table or lights on in the home. Enforcing child support in court can be a challenge when the child support…
  • Jan 29

    Child Support Beyond the Guideline

    Child Support Beyond the Guideline
    In family courts in the Dallas and Fort Worth area we see a wide variety of child support orders due to the diversity of the North Texas population. If you didn’t know better you might think judges come up with these orders out of thin…
Rank this Week: 2420

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

Addresses employment law issues. By McLane, Graf, Raulerson, & Middleton, PA.

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
Rank this Week: 1970

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

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

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
  • Feb 8

    Small Employer Forced to Pay more than $100,000 for Wage Violation

    Small Employer Forced to Pay more than $100,000 for Wage Violation
    A local grocer is learning the hard way how important it is not only to properly pay employees under state wage laws but to keep good records demonstrating that it did so. Following an investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney…
  • Jan 25

    New Equal Pay Bill Makes Progress in State Legislature

    New Equal Pay Bill Makes Progress in State Legislature
    A bill to replace Massachusetts’ aging equal pay law is making progress in the state legislature and may be heading for final approval. Late last week, a Senate committee produced a revised version of the pending legislation and…
  • Jan 12

    Massachusetts Minimum Wage Now at $10/Hour

    Massachusetts Minimum Wage Now at $10/Hour
    Effective January 1, 2016, the Massachusetts minimum wage was increased to $10/hour. The increase is part two of a three-part process that will increase the minimum wage to $11/hour on January 1, 2017. The state’s minimum for tipped…
Rank this Week: 4278

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

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

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Feb 8

    The "New" Defend Trade Secrets Act Gets an Important Revision

    The "New" Defend Trade Secrets Act Gets an Important Revision
    Congress is on the verge of agreeing on something.While it may not be health care reform, a solution to illegal immigration, or taxes, it is agreement nonetheless. Count the little victories.So what's the agreement? Landmark legislation…
  • Feb 3

    A Tale of Two Non-Compete

    A Tale of Two Non-Compete
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...--"A Tale of Two Cities," by Charles Dickens (1859).Perhaps (er, certainly) this is a little dramatic, but this is what I thought…
  • Jan 25

    Rule 5.6 and the Indirect Restraint

    Rule 5.6 and the Indirect Restraint
    We lawyers love to make rules for ourselves.As a regulated profession, lawyers are bound by their state's Code of Ethics. And while many of those provisions have nothing to do with competition, one rule in particular stands out. Model Rule…
Rank this Week: 3879

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 4918

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Feb 8

    The Unemployment Compensation Retaliation Exception to "At Will" Employment

    The Unemployment Compensation Retaliation Exception to "At Will" Employment
    In my Penn State employment law class, we cover the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision in Weaver v. Harpster. The case demonstrates the strong presumption of "at will" employment in Pennsylvania - the idea that an employer can terminate an…
  • Feb 1

    Lawffice Links - President Obama on Equal Pay and New EEO-1

    Lawffice Links - President Obama on Equal Pay and New EEO-1
    On Friday, President Obama made some announcements regarding his efforts to address pay equity. He timed them to match the 7th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act"From the White House Blog: Taking Action to Advance Equal…
  • Jan 28

    EEOC Rejects "Manager Rule" in New (Proposed) Retaliation Guidance

    EEOC Rejects "Manager Rule" in New (Proposed) Retaliation Guidance
    I'm working my way through the EEOC's proposed guidance on retaliation claims. On pages 13-16, the EEOC specifically rejects the "manager rule" and notes that DOL rejects it too. The guidance cites Joint Amicus Brief for the Secretary of…
Rank this Week: 4375

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Lyft Agrees to Pay Drivers $12.25 Million to Settle Employment Lawsuit

    Lyft Agrees to Pay Drivers $12.25 Million to Settle Employment Lawsuit
    Lyft, a ridesharing service, recently agreed to pay $12.25 million to settle a lawsuit with some California drivers. The drivers had been seeking the right to be classified as employees rather than as independent contractors. Under the deal,…
  • Feb 4

    San Francisco Has First Accident Involving Self-Driving Car

    San Francisco Has First Accident Involving Self-Driving Car
    Earlier this month, San Francisco had its first traffic accident involving a self-driving car. The accident occurred on January 8th when a self-driving Nissan Leaf hit a parked Toyota Prius. The Leaf was being operated by Cruise Automation.…
  • Feb 1

    Can I be forced to participate in my employer’s wellness program?

    Can I be forced to participate in my employer’s wellness program?
    Employee wellness programs are popular among employers right now, as a way to save money on their health insurance costs. Most wellness programs encourage healthy employee habits. They typically perform health assessments on employees, and…
Rank this Week: 2362

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 8

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough
    Another day another case where the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismisses an application alleging discrimination on the basis of employment because the Tribunal does not entertain bald allegations that are not tied into a prohibitive ground…
  • Feb 4

    Challenges and Opportunities of Speedy Resolution of Dispute

    Challenges and Opportunities of Speedy Resolution of Dispute
    Where a case proceeds by way of a motion for summary judgment, a decision will be handed down quickly, often during the period of reasonable notice. The court, in such a case, will be called upon to determine how to deal with the damages owed…
  • Feb 1

    Without Prejudice - What Does this Really Mean?

    Without Prejudice - What Does this Really Mean?
    What do the words “without prejudice” mean? When we write these words on top of a letter to an employee, union or lawyer, what effect will this have? The Federal Court of Appeal recently considered this issue in Canada (Attorney…
Rank this Week: 2176

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/
  • Feb 8

    Speaking of equal pay . . . here’s a “demand-side” solution! *joke*

    Speaking of equal pay . . . here’s a “demand-side” solution! *joke*
    This is too funny, and it ties in so well with my post on Friday about the EEOC’s new “pay survey” proposal. I learned about the video from the Washington Post, but I’m linking to the YouTube version to…
  • Feb 5

    5 things I don’t like about the EEOC’s “pay survey” proposal

    5 things I don’t like about the EEOC’s “pay survey” proposal
    You have no doubt heard that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission proposes to require employers with 100 or more employees to start submitting compensation data with their annual EEO-1 reports. The proposal was announced by President…
  • Feb 5

    Friendly reminder: Reverse discrimination is against the law, too

    Friendly reminder: Reverse discrimination is against the law, too
    Pretty obvious, but a decision issued this week serves as a good reminder to employers that all race discrimination is illegal, whether it’s against members of minority groups or whether it’s against Caucasians. A three-judge…
Rank this Week: 4583

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/
  • Feb 8

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar
    Kristen Eichensehr, Cyber War & International Law Step Zero, 50 Tex. Int'l L.J. 355 (2015), available at SSRN.Herbert LinKristen Eichensehr recently published a piece entitled Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero that describes an…
  • Feb 5

    Abolition Calling

    Abolition Calling
    Allegra M. McLeod, Prison Abolition and Grounded Justice, 62 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 1156 (2015). Allegra M. McLeod, Confronting Criminal Law’s Violence: The Possibilities of Unfinished Alternatives, 8 Harvard Unbound 109 (2013),…
  • Feb 4

    Bringing Court Reasoning to the Surface

    Bringing Court Reasoning to the Surface
    Elizabeth Y. McCuskey, Submerged Precedent, 16 NEV. L. J. __ (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Brooke D. ColemanIn the modern age, there is no shortage of information. The internet and the tools it has inspired lead many—myself…
Rank this Week: 4459

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/
Rank this Week: 2983

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    McNees Podcast – The Ever-Expanding Rights Under the NLRA

    McNees Podcast – The Ever-Expanding Rights Under the NLRA
    We have written often about the National Labor Relations Board’s expansive view of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act.  In our latest podcast, we discuss employee rights under the Act and best practices for…
  • Feb 4

    EEOC Announces Proposed Collection of Pay Data with EEO-1 Report

    EEOC Announces Proposed Collection of Pay Data with EEO-1 Report
    The federal government’s enforcement efforts relating to equal pay are intensifying after President Obama’s recent announcement that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will begin to collect expanded information on…
  • Feb 3

    The National Labor Relations Board 2015 Year in Review

    The National Labor Relations Board 2015 Year in Review
    To mark the 80th birthday of the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board apparently decided to make history in 2015. The Board did just that,  issuing several ground breaking decisions, and in the process…
Rank this Week: 1059