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New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 25

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: 56

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • May 22

    More Company Handbook Provisions Are Held Invalid According to the NLRB

    More Company Handbook Provisions Are Held Invalid According to the NLRB
    National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken a very aggressive approach against employers by requiring them to rescind employee handbook provisions that it deems to be unlawful pursuant to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The post…
  • Apr 9

    NLRB General Counsel Provides Guidance on Lawful and Unlawful Employer Rule

    NLRB General Counsel Provides Guidance on Lawful and Unlawful Employer Rule
    E. Jason Tremblay On March 18, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) General Counsel, Richard Griffin, issued the “Report of the General Counsel Concerning Employer Rules,” a comprehensive report providing…
  • Mar 24

    NLRB Weighs in on Employers’ Right to Monitor Workplace Communication

    NLRB Weighs in on Employers’ Right to Monitor Workplace Communication
    E. Jason Tremblay It has traditionally been understood and recognized that employees do not have an expectation of privacy when using their employer’s computer system and that employers can monitor and control their employees’…
Rank this Week: 78

The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

Covers North Carolina workers compensation and employment law. By Pattersn Harkavy LLP.

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional
    Yesterday, Judge Hobgood issued an order putting into effect his prior ruling enjoining the repeal of teacher tenure in North Carolina.  The ruling rolls back the General Assembly’s attempt to retroactively eliminate public school…
  • May 21

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action
    On Thursday, May 15, thousands of fast food workers across the globe went on strike for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union without fear of retaliation. They were joined by fast food workers in nearly a…
  • May 16

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 84

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 27

    Problems with the New Uber Economy

    Problems with the New Uber Economy
    There is a fascinating article over at the Washington Post on some of the issues that are arising with non-traditional jobs such as those employed by Uber, AirBnb, Taskrabbit and others. While these jobs can provide workers with unparalleled…
  • May 26

    EEOC Oversight Hearing

    EEOC Oversight Hearing
    image from eeoc.gov The Senate HELP Committee recently conducted oversight hearings on the EEOC's enforcement process (May 19, 2015). The hearings are now available online. The focus of these hearings is primarily on the EEOC's enforcement…
  • May 26

    Novel 4th Circuit Case Applies Nassar

    Novel 4th Circuit Case Applies Nassar
    Jon Harkavy (Patterson Harkavy) sends us word of Foster v. UMES. Here's Jon's description: [Foster v. UMES] is a Fourth Circuit case from late last week that deepens a circuit split about application on summary judgment of UT Southwestern…
Rank this Week: 158

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

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

    “I Don’t Want to Be Alone Anymore” – Refusing to Meet with Female Subordinates One-on-One

    “I Don’t Want to Be Alone Anymore” – Refusing to Meet with Female Subordinates One-on-One
    I confess that when I first heard the story last week that some Capitol Hill lawmakers were refusing to meet alone with female subordinates, I didn’t pay much attention to it.   Lawmakers just being lawmakers. (I was also…
  • May 26

    Quick Update on Connecticut Legislative Proposal

    Quick Update on Connecticut Legislative Proposal
    The Connecticut General Assembly is winding down in the next eight days, but not before some very significant legislation gets a thumbs up or down. As discussed before, the legislature has already passed a bill expanding an employee’s…
  • May 20

    Punitive Damages Not Authorized for State Employment Discrimination Claims, Says Court

    Punitive Damages Not Authorized for State Employment Discrimination Claims, Says Court
    In yesterday’s post, I talked about the case of Tomick v. UPS in looking at the prima facie case for disability discrimination. But the new Appellate Court case may be even more significant for its discussion of punitive damages. …
Rank this Week: 122

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

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

    “You’re late again!” “Talk to my lawyer.”

    “You’re late again!” “Talk to my lawyer.”
    I’m timely to a fault. I hate being late, and go to great lengths to ensure that I am never tardy for anything. I think it’s annoying to those around me, or least those I live with. Just ask my kids. Do you have the opposite…
  • May 26

    Putting together the puzzle on off-duty emails and overtime

    Putting together the puzzle on off-duty emails and overtime
    Employers, I can see the writing on the wall, and it’s not looking good for your continued reliance on your non-exempt employees using their smartphones off-the-clock. In the past few days, this issue has picked up a ton of momentum.…
  • May 21

    New poll reveals continued risk in Googling job applicant

    New poll reveals continued risk in Googling job applicant
    According to a recently published Harris Poll, 52 percent of employers use social media to research job candidates. This number is up from 43 percent in 2014 and 39 percent in 2013. What information are employers looking…
Rank this Week: 155

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

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

    DOL Updates FMLA Forms – Valid through May 2018

    DOL Updates FMLA Forms – Valid through May 2018
    The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has been working for some time on updates to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. On several occasions, DOL extended the expiration dates on the forms while the updates were pending. Now, the…
  • May 22

    CalChamber Board Member Crafts Song/Video to Inspire Gift to Veterans​​​​​​

    CalChamber Board Member Crafts Song/Video to Inspire Gift to Veterans​​​​​​
    Attorney George David Kieffer, a member of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, has composed and directed a song and video to honor the nation’s veterans and raise funds for veterans organizations.…
  • May 21

    “Digital Native” — Watch Out for Code Word

    “Digital Native” — Watch Out for Code Word
    A recent article in Fortune magazine brought attention to a new recruiting trend of employers seeking to hire “digital natives.” According to the article, many employers are starting to use this term in employment ads, causing…
Rank this Week: 117

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • May 25

    Quirky Question #261, When will our employee return?

    Quirky Question #261, When will our employee return?
    Question: We’re a large company with offices in many locations, including in California, Minnesota, Washington and New York City.  We often have disabled employees provide doctors’ notes that say they are unable to work, but…
  • May 13

    Quirky Question #260, Data breach incident response plan

    Quirky Question #260, Data breach incident response plan
    Question: For data breach preparation, what guidance have federal and state regulators issued regarding incident response plans? Answer:  By Melissa Krasnow Organizations are preparing for data incidents and breaches by developing,…
  • May 5

    Quirky Question #259, The FMLA and the ADA: Joined at the Hip

    Quirky Question #259, The FMLA and the ADA: Joined at the Hip
    Question: I work in my company’s HR department and we just had an employee ask for additional time off, even though we’ve already given the employee a bunch of time off we are required to under the FMLA.  I wanted to say…
Rank this Week: 124

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

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

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Mar 31

    In Like a Lion, Out Like a . . . . . Backup?

    In Like a Lion, Out Like a . . . . . Backup?
    I started the day today pondering an age-old question.  Here in Central New Jersey March undeniably came in like a lion.  Today, the last day of the month, will it go out like a lion or, consistent with the old saying, like a lamb?…
  • Mar 28

    Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case

    Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case
    The closely watched gender discrimination case of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, her former employer, has ended in a clean win for Kleiner Perkins.  At least in the courtroom.  Kleiner Perkins, in case you're not familiar with it, is…
  • Mar 22

    EEOC Slammed Again for Relying Upon Unsupportable "Expert" Opinion

    EEOC Slammed Again for Relying Upon Unsupportable "Expert" Opinion
    I can't add much to the Employment Class Action Blog's report on EEOC v. Freeman (4th Cir. 2015). Suffice it to say that the EEOC got caught - again - with its hand in the intellectual cookie jar, relying upon bogus expert opinion.…
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • May 27

    NLRB Dismisses IAM Complaint Against Boeing

    NLRB Dismisses IAM Complaint Against Boeing
    Earlier this month, Claude Harrell, the National Labor Relations Board’s regional director in Atlanta, announced that the Board was dismissing a complaint filed against the Boeing Company by the International Association of Machinists…
  • May 26

    Board ALJ Raps IAM For Threatening Dissident

    Board ALJ Raps IAM For Threatening Dissident
    A National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge ruled recently that the International Association of Machinists Local 839 engaged in unlawful threats of violence against union dissidents.  The IAM was also found to have…
  • May 22

    Washington State Teachers On Strike

    Washington State Teachers On Strike
    Earlier this week, teachers across the state of Washington walked off the job and hit the pickets in order to protest what they believe to be the state legislature’s failure to adequately fund k-12 public schools. A spokesperson for the…
Rank this Week: 256

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/
  • May 26

    FCA Whistleblowers Celebrate Partial Victory at Supreme Court

    FCA Whistleblowers Celebrate Partial Victory at Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court handed down a ruling today in Kellogg Brown & Root v. United States ex rel. Carter, holding that whistleblowers don’t get extra time to file civil false-claims lawsuits when the United States is at…
  • May 20

    FCA Settlements Bring In Millions From Medicare Fraud

    FCA Settlements Bring In Millions From Medicare Fraud
    The Department of Justice recently announced the settlements, listed below, in False Claims Act cases. The False Claims Act permits private parties to sue on behalf of the government those who falsely claim federal funds or avoid paying funds…
  • May 19

    Breakthrough in Protecting International Whistleblowers who Report Bribery and Corruption

    Breakthrough in Protecting International Whistleblowers who Report Bribery and Corruption
    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT LIVE INTERNATIONAL WHISTLEBLOWER SEMINAR  26 MAY 2015 The Luna-Centre for Responsible Democracy is co-sponsoring an important international seminar on how whistleblowers from around the world can use U.S. laws…
Rank this Week: 208

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

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

    Timekeeping for Telecommuters Under the FLSA

    Timekeeping for Telecommuters Under the FLSA
     This blog post was authored by Alex Polishuk. In today’s technological world, a rising number of employees telecommute, e.g. work from home.  Employers who allow non-exempt employees to telecommute must remain mindful of…
  • May 6

    Tips from the Table: Drafting MOU Language Following a Tentative Agreement

    Tips from the Table: Drafting MOU Language Following a Tentative Agreement
    We are excited to continue our video series – Tips from the Table. In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations Services practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented…
  • May 5

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Ban of Unattended Park Display

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Ban of Unattended Park Display
    Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a Santa Monica City ordinance which prohibited unattended exhibits in Palisades Park, among them displays of the Nativity Scene, erected annually by the Santa Monica…
Rank this Week: 175

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Texas Legislature Pulls Back from Reducing Veteran Benefit

    Texas Legislature Pulls Back from Reducing Veteran Benefit
    Well, the Texas Legislature pulled back from the edge of the precipice. The state legislature came very close to reducing Hazlewood Act benefits for Texas veterans and their children. I previously wrote about that effort to reduce benefits…
  • May 25

    Memorial Day: Thank a Vet

    Memorial Day: Thank a Vet
    Memorial Day is a time to remember those veterans who gave all they had to give for us. I always think of  1SGT Saenz at times like this. Some 100 of us IRR members met at Ft. Jackson on March 13, 2005. We reported to Ft. Jackson, South…
  • May 20

    Plaintiff Loses Spilled Hot Coffee Trial

    Plaintiff Loses Spilled Hot Coffee Trial
    The McDonald’s coffee cup case from New Mexico some 20 years ago is often cited by folks alleging lawsuit abuse. What those folks do not know is the coffee was kept at a very high temperature (above 160 degrees) despite many complaints,…
Rank this Week: 254

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • May 25

    Fired from Your Job Based on Discriminatory Ground

    Fired from Your Job Based on Discriminatory Ground
    QUESTION #3 I have been fired from my job because my employer told me I don’t fit into their culture. Is this illegal or a form of discrimination? ANSWER  Termination Without Cause Terminating you because you do not…
  • May 21

    Addressing Legal Issues Related to Mental Health

    Addressing Legal Issues Related to Mental Health
    The Mental Health of Employees at Work Addressing the legal issues related to the mental health of employees at work is one of the more perplexing issues facing employers in Canada. It is because of the nature of this sensitive topic and a…
  • May 19

    Q&A: Unjust Performance Review?

    Q&A: Unjust Performance Review?
    QUESTION  This concerns an unjust annual performance appraisal that will affect my salary. My manager is expecting me to sign or to contest, the bogus appraisal this week. Should I do that? What options do I have? ANSWER You are not…
Rank this Week: 271

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

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

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • May 22

    More Discord In Treatment of CFAA "Exceeds Authorized Access" Claim

    More Discord In Treatment of CFAA "Exceeds Authorized Access" Claim
    The scholarship and divergence of opinion on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act's reach has become so pervasive that the issues no longer seem as complex as they once did.Most practitioners still are not familiar with the CFAA, and since it's…
  • May 8

    Supreme Court of Wisconsin Follows Majority Rule on Non-Compete Consideration

    Supreme Court of Wisconsin Follows Majority Rule on Non-Compete Consideration
    Wisconsin generally is known as a pro-employee state when it comes to enforcement of non-compete agreements. However, last week it gave employers a fairly significant victory in Runzheimer Int'l, Ltd. v. Friedlen, when the state supreme court…
  • May 1

    On Predatory Lawsuits and Bad Faith in Trade Secrets Claims, California Continues to Lead the Way

    On Predatory Lawsuits and Bad Faith in Trade Secrets Claims, California Continues to Lead the Way
    Trade secrets claim are inherently fraught with a startling reality: they have the potential to morph into opportunistic litigation.What I mean by this is that a party can use a trade secrets lawsuit for a purpose unrelated to the merits. Put…
Rank this Week: 177

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 286

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Get Your Ducks in a Row: Legal Documents for Starting Your Busine

    Get Your Ducks in a Row: Legal Documents for Starting Your Busine
    Before you can officially call yourself a business, there is generally some legal paperwork that has to be filed. These documents are more than just a bureaucratic way for the government to make money, but can afford you certain legal…
  • Apr 16

    Which Entity is Right for Your Business?

    Which Entity is Right for Your Business?
    A client of mine began a business as a hobby, pursuing a personal interest. The business became wildly successful, and began to grow exponentially. After just a few years, my client was enjoying eight figure sales. Unfortunately, he had not…
  • Apr 15

    McDonald’s is Not “Loving” the Joint-Employer Designation

    McDonald’s is Not “Loving” the Joint-Employer Designation
    Over the past couple of years, McDonald’s workers – along with other fast food workers – have staged protests in cities across the nation over their low wages.  President Obama supported raising the minimum wage to…
Rank this Week: 268

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

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

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

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

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

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 200

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: 266

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: 248

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • May 27

    Los Angeles Set To Raise Minimum Wage by July 2016

    Los Angeles Set To Raise Minimum Wage by July 2016
    For those of you who don’t receive our Alerts or follow @WorkplaceWatch on Twitter, here’s a piece written by Carlos Becerra on LA’s new minimum wage ordinance.…
  • May 26

    CA Bill Would Tell Companies How to Schedule Worker

    CA Bill Would Tell Companies How to Schedule Worker
    According to a bill pending before the California Legislature (AB 357): Unpredictable scheduling practices and last-minute work schedule changes cause workers who are already struggling with low wages to live in a constant state of…
  • May 19

    The Pros and Cons of Mandatory Workplace Arbitration

    The Pros and Cons of Mandatory Workplace Arbitration
    Should your company have mandatory arbitration agreements with its employees? Having tried and arbitrated dozens of cases on behalf of employers, here are what I see as the pros and cons. The Pros: There are no runaway, emotion-fueled…
Rank this Week: 434

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/
  • May 26

    CA Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Augustus v. ABM

    CA Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Augustus v. ABM
    Employees and plaintiffs seeking rest breaks free from employer control received some good news from the California Supreme Court recently. On April 29, 2015, the California Supreme Court granted the plaintiffs’ petition for review in…
  • May 20

    High Court Hands CA Truckers Second Win in 2015

    High Court Hands CA Truckers Second Win in 2015
    In a victory for truck drivers throughout California, the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to review a Ninth Circuit ruling finding that California’s meal and rest break laws are not preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration…
  • May 12

    Ascertaining Ascertainability in the Third Circuit

    Ascertaining Ascertainability in the Third Circuit
    A recent opinion issued by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals is a must-read for any class action practitioner who has been flummoxed by the Court’s approach to ascertainability under Rule 23. Byrd, et al. v. Aaron’s Inc., et al.,…
Rank this Week: 362

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/
  • May 26

    Federal Agencies Study Workplace Bullying

    Federal Agencies Study Workplace Bullying
    While federal and state laws to address workplace bullying remain elusive, the U.S. government is moving forward to address the problem. The  U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) recently placed “nonsexual…
  • May 22

    Judicial Conference: To Whom it May Concern

    Judicial Conference: To Whom it May Concern
    The evidence has been building for years that federal courts are hostile to discrimination plaintiffs, and that corporate plaintiffs fare much better than individual plaintiffs. The U.S. Courts were created under Article III of the…
  • May 20

    More Evidence Fed. Cts Hostile to Individual Plaintiff

    More Evidence Fed. Cts Hostile to Individual Plaintiff
    New evidence shows that a 2009 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows judges to dismiss cases based on their “common sense” has led to a sharp increase in the dismissal lawsuits filed by individuals  but virtually…
Rank this Week: 552

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/
  • May 26

    OSHA and Chemical Exposure - A Work In Progre

    OSHA and Chemical Exposure - A Work In Progre
    As a part of our ongoing series that looks at the dangers of chemical exposure in the workplace, this post examines how OSHA has handled this important issue. In a previous blog, we examined the fact that OSHA had...
  • May 22

    "Chemical exposure - even for a short time - can have devastating effects"

    "Chemical exposure - even for a short time - can have devastating effects"
    As we've discussed in previous posts, chemical exposure in the workplace can lead to life-altering conditions - and might even prove fatal. If your workplace failed to provide the necessary safety equipment or training regarding hazardous…
  • May 18

    Martin Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

    Martin Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List
    We are pleased to announce that once again, Martin Law has eight lawyers who have been named to the 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Martin Law attorneys have a long tradition of making the list and 2015 marks...
Rank this Week: 456

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 754

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 330

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

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

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2015

    Memorial Day 2015
    Thank you to all who sacrificed your lives serving our country. Image Credit: Flickr, Creative Commons license. Photo of Arlington National Cemetery by James Demetrie.… Continue Reading
  • May 22

    Female lawyer plays the “V” card, wins $500 sanction

    Female lawyer plays the “V” card, wins $500 sanction
    Male attorneys, it’s not a good idea to use the “V” word when referring to your female adversaries, and you might even be sanctioned for it. (Chill! I’m not talking about that “V” word.) Have you…
  • May 21

    Probability, manipulation, and random drug testing

    Probability, manipulation, and random drug testing
    Is that “random” drug test selection really random? Many employers — particularly, those in the transportation industry — use third party vendors to do the random selections for federally mandated drug and alcohol…
Rank this Week: 642

Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

Covers the defense of misclassification claims and class actions, audits and investigations by the IRS and state tax and workforce agencies. By Pepper Hamilton LLP.

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
Rank this Week: 375

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • May 17

    Risk or reward? Ex-offenders present challenge to employer

    Risk or reward? Ex-offenders present challenge to employer
    In a quest for workforce diversity, employers go to great lengths to reach out to people of various races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and backgrounds. But they’re not so likely to reach out to those who have spent time in prison. Yet…
  • May 17

    Employers risk damages, civil money penalties for improper I-9 and E-Verify procedure

    Employers risk damages, civil money penalties for improper I-9 and E-Verify procedure
    by Mary Pivec Employers face a high cost if they are accused of engaging in discriminatory employment verification procedures. The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Discrimination (OSC) in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S.…
  • May 17

    Here come the feds! POTUS, DOJ, DOL, and EEOC weigh in on LGBT issue

    Here come the feds! POTUS, DOJ, DOL, and EEOC weigh in on LGBT issue
    by Geoffrey D. Rieder Significant expansion of the antidiscrimination protections afforded to members of the LGBT community was accomplished in 2014 through executive action by President Barack Obama, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and…
Rank this Week: 422

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • May 13

    Utah LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law Goes Into Effect

    Utah LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law Goes Into Effect
    The folks at KUER ran a report yesterday on Utah’s ground breaking LGBT antidiscrimination law, which went into effect yesterday. Titled the Antidiscrimination and Religious Freedom Act, the law prohibits workplace discrimination on the…
  • Apr 14

    Are You Ready to be Ambushed? NLRB’s New “Quickie Election” Rules Become Effective

    Are You Ready to be Ambushed? NLRB’s New “Quickie Election” Rules Become Effective
    As we have previously reported here and here, the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) new rules governing union representation elections go into effect today, April 14, 2015. Congress passed a resolution disapproving…
  • Apr 1

    No Joke: Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance Becomes Law

    No Joke: Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance Becomes Law
    Here’s a couple updates related to the Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinace.  Alas for Seattle employers, this is no April Fools joke. Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance Becomes Law As we’ve blogged about before,…
Rank this Week: 604

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 570

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

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

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 565

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

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

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
Rank this Week: 579

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 593

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 15

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary
    Yesterday the Department of Labor issued a number of proposed rules related to retirement plans, conflict of interest, providing investment advice and the definition of “fiduciary.”  Since the original proposed rule was…
  • Apr 8

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”
    Earlier this week, Starbucks announced that it is expanding its tuition reimbursement program to include more employees.  One article I read actually referred to as it as a “tuition plan.”  I don’t pretend to…
  • Apr 1

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document
    It seems that everyone has a smart phone or a tablet and I can’t think of anyone I know who does not have internet access at home.  Consequently, plan sponsors ask all the time if they can just e-mail plan documents to employees to…
Rank this Week: 656

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/
  • Mar 13

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Windmill Farms Nurseries, Inc., pays $40,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The EEOC charged the company with subjecting a female employee, Sheila…
  • Feb 11

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice
    So one of the websites that I love to utilize to attract good clients is LegalMatch. It is a website that allows people who have a legal claim to post cases and find lawyers who concentrate on such cases. This saves the client time and…
  • Feb 10

    Hot Wheel City Pays $20,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Hot Wheel City Pays $20,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Hot Wheel City pays $20,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. The multi-count lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). Published accounts indicate that Hot Wheel City subjected a…
Rank this Week: 734

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 319

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: 518

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

Coves employment law. By Smith Eibeler, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 426

New York Employment Lawyer Blawg

New York Employment Lawyer Blawg

Covers discrimination, retaliation and sex harassment cases. By Peters Hamlin LLC.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyerblawg.com/
  • Jun 11

    Jamaican Rastafarian Employee Loses Discrimination Claim Against Autozone

    Jamaican Rastafarian Employee Loses Discrimination Claim Against Autozone
    In a May 21, 2013 decision,, the Appellate Court of Connecticut upheld the Hartford Connecticut trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant, Autozone, Inc. Kristan Peters-Hamlin, of the law firm of Peters Hamlin LLC, ,…
  • Aug 10

    Suing for Retaliation or Wrongful Termination as a Whistleblower in New York

    Suing for Retaliation or Wrongful Termination as a Whistleblower in New York
    Most New York employment lawyers will tell you that, unlike in many other states, there is no cause of action for wrongful termination for whistleblowers under New york common law. However, that view ignores the elaborate quilt of federal…
  • Apr 29

    Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decision

    Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decision
    On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Rank this Week: 549

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Covers non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure provisions in employment agreements. By the Frith Law Firm.

http://virginianoncompete.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC
    Had a great weekend in Tennessee with new friends.Met a hospital administrator from Ohio who told me his facility did not have non-compete agreements for physician employees because they thought taking care of their employees would be a…
  • Jan 10

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL
    I ran across this article this morning and it is excellent. Read it. Enjoy it. Attorney Michael Elkon, member of Fisher & Phillips, a large law firm with a National presence, explains why College football coaches can pick up and move, while…
  • Jan 9

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY
    Imagine a divorce. The bad kind where people would rather fight than be reasonable. The kind where the only people who win are the attorneys because the financial cost of litigation, coupled with the emotional drain of battle wear the parties…
Rank this Week: 772

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
  • May 27

    7 Financial Issues in a Texas Divorce

    7 Financial Issues in a Texas Divorce
    For many people divorce is about the emotional issues and sorting out the children but there is a very important financial aspect to a divorce. The property division aspect of a divorce is about more than fighting over who gets the house and…
  • May 20

    Unanimous SCOTUS decision in Tibble holds ERISA fiduciaries must continuously monitor 401k investment choice

    Unanimous SCOTUS decision in Tibble holds ERISA fiduciaries must continuously monitor 401k investment choice
    A flurry of 401k litigation arose in the late 2000s, much prompted by the market collapse in 2008, over the manner in which 401k plan sponsors select the investment choices in their 401k plans and how those investment choices relate to the…
  • May 18

    When should I try to get child support enforcement?

    When should I try to get child support enforcement?
    Unpaid child support is a significant problem in Texas. According to federal government reports, at the end of 2013 Texas had over $13 billion in child support arrears to be paid. That is a significant sum of money left to be paid in support…
Rank this Week: 2533

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

Covers employment law in the U.S., UK and France. By Reed Smith LLP.

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

    New York Employment Roundup: May 2015

    New York Employment Roundup: May 2015
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of newly issued legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on…
  • May 11

    Virginia Restricts an Employer's Ability to Require Access to Employees' Social Media Account

    Virginia Restricts an Employer's Ability to Require Access to Employees' Social Media Account
    This post was written by Gregory J. Sagstetter. Effective July 1, 2015, Virginia will join the growing list of states (including Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma,…
  • May 1

    Arrival of Intern Season Means Prep Work For Employers is Key

    Arrival of Intern Season Means Prep Work For Employers is Key
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. With summer right around the corner, many high school and college students are preparing to begin unpaid internship programs at companies across the country. Such programs have…
Rank this Week: 3901

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: 4590