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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: 20

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

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

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Jun 24

    GUEST POST: Mrs. Meyer takes over The Employer Handbook

    GUEST POST: Mrs. Meyer takes over The Employer Handbook
    My husband asked me if I wanted to blog for him and I am really not sure why.  My days consist of hearing things like, “knock knock”, “who’s there?”, “I eat mop” over and over again, not exactly…
  • Jun 23

    Can you fire someone for getting divorced? Once court says no.

    Can you fire someone for getting divorced? Once court says no.
    In this unanimous 6-0 decision on Tuesday, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that employers cannot let any of the following motivate an employment decision: being single; getting engaged; marriage; a break up; divorce; or recently widowed All…
  • Jun 22

    When does a telecommuter qualify for FMLA under the 50/75 rule? #HellaTrenchHR #shrm16

    When does a telecommuter qualify for FMLA under the 50/75 rule? #HellaTrenchHR #shrm16
    “This issue has been giving me FMLA nightmares!” – Said absolutely no one in HR. Quit judging and just indulge me, would you? Indeed, leave it Your BlognessTM to disrupt your HR-compliance world. ***Sips week-old ambrosia***…
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court grants Cert in NLRB Case and Issues Decision in FLSA Case

    Supreme Court grants Cert in NLRB Case and Issues Decision in FLSA Case
    A twofer from the Supreme Court already this week. First, on Monday, the Court granted cert. in NLRB v. SW General. The case addresses the question whether an individual can continue serving as an acting official once he or she...
  • Jun 19

    Un-Abbreviating Antidiscrimination Law Limitations Period

    Un-Abbreviating Antidiscrimination Law Limitations Period
    While mandatory arbitration agreements have gotten the most attention as methods of shielding employers from court suits, other employers have made a different choice -- using contracts with their employees to shorten the otherwise applicable…
  • Jun 17

    Workplace Violence and Vigilance After Orlando Tragedy

    Workplace Violence and Vigilance After Orlando Tragedy
    As with many of the recent disturbing events making headlines, the horrific shootings in Orlando have a direct workplace connection. As is being reported, the shooter had engaged in some aggressive prior behavior, as one worker who worked at…
Rank this Week: 53

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    Settling FLSA Wage & Hour Claims? Court Approval May Be Needed

    Settling FLSA Wage & Hour Claims? Court Approval May Be Needed
    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to talk at the Connecticut Legal Conference about employment law issues. My talk focused on free speech rights in the workplace — a topic I’ve covered well in some prior posts here and here, for…
  • Jun 6

    Volunteers: Can They Really Help Fix Your Issues With New Overtime Rules?

    Volunteers: Can They Really Help Fix Your Issues With New Overtime Rules?
    Over the weekend, I finished planning for our webinar tomorrow on the new overtime rules.  In digging deeper into the materials produced by the Department of Labor on the final rule, I looked at the use of volunteers as a solution…
  • Jun 2

    Travel Time: An Added Complication to New Overtime Rule

    Travel Time: An Added Complication to New Overtime Rule
    I’m looking forward to “seeing” lots of you at next week’s free webinar we’re having on the new overtime rules and how they impact Connecticut employers. One of the issues that we’ll touch upon is how the…
Rank this Week: 64

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Covers business law, contracts, business litigation and intellectual property issues.

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy
    Almost every web page has a “click-wrap agreement” style of disclaimer, terms of use (TOU), or terms and conditions of service. This is true even for sites that are not business or e-commerce websites. Software, application, and…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development
    Intellectual property development for technology startup companies comes hand-in-hand with the opportunity to fall into a number of legal and strategic pitfalls. Some are obvious, while others can present counter-intuitive opportunities for…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost
    Real estate insurance policies often include replacement insurance terms for the reconstruction costs of repairing or rebuilding real estate property after a catastrophic event such as a fire or flood. But many commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 85

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Obama’s Immigration Policy Blocked Due to Equally Divided Supreme Court

    Obama’s Immigration Policy Blocked Due to Equally Divided Supreme Court
    By Roger Tsai A 4-to-4 decision by the Supreme Court on a challenge to President Obama’s immigration reform policy means that the policy continues to be blocked, disappointing five million undocumented immigrants who had hoped to stay and…
  • Jun 23

    Affirmative Action Policy Upheld By Supreme Court

    Affirmative Action Policy Upheld By Supreme Court
    By R. Calder Huntington Race may be taken into account when public universities and colleges admit students, ruled the U.S. Supreme Court today. For the second time, the Court was asked to decide whether the University of Texas at Austin’s…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Avoids Deciding Whether Car Dealership Service Advisors Are Exempt From Overtime Pay

    Supreme Court Avoids Deciding Whether Car Dealership Service Advisors Are Exempt From Overtime Pay
    By Brian Mumaugh The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) 2011 rule that stated that “service advisors” at car dealerships are not exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), but declined to take the…
Rank this Week: 244

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: 220

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 194

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/
Rank this Week: 249

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: 243

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Covers employment discrimination, harassment, FMLA, and workplace rules. By Lis Guerin.

http://blog.nolo.com/employment/
  • Jun 16

    Overtime, Independent Contractor Status on Regulatory Agenda for Department of Labor

    Overtime, Independent Contractor Status on Regulatory Agenda for Department of Labor
    A couple of weeks ago, the federal Department of Labor announced its regulatory agenda for the immediate future. The DOL does this twice a year, and the announcement indicates what its rulemaking and enforcement priorities will be. The Wage…
  • Jun 9

    Noncompete Madne

    Noncompete Madne
    Here in California, we don’t have to give much thought to noncompete agreements: contracts by which, typically, an employee agrees not to go work for a competitor or start a competing business for a certain period of time after leaving…
  • May 12

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?
    Last week, the federal Department of Labor issued proposed regulations dealing with COBRA notices. The regulatory proposal is quite uninteresting: Basically, the administration is removing the model notices from the Code of Federal…
Rank this Week: 126

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and discrimination issues. By the McKinney Law Firm.

http://www.texasemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem
    According to Microsoft principal researcher Kate Crawford, personal data harvested by marketers is growing so vast and far reaching that it is threatening to unleash a new wave of digital discrimination, one that ordinary people won’t…
  • Oct 31

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).
    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).  This bill will protect employees who report criminal violations of antitrust laws, internally or to the Federal Government, from retaliation. Today the Senate…
  • Oct 7

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide
    We’re happy to announce we have opened a new section on our firm website dedicated to Texas Unemployment Claims.  There you can find detailed information on: Making and pursuing unemployment claims; Handling unemployment appeal…
Rank this Week: 175

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: 205

The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

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

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Cases --- May 29th through June 4th

    Cases --- May 29th through June 4th
    Discrimination and Retaliation*Pretlow v. James (10th Cir., May 31, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the Air Force on Pretlow's retaliation claim because the admitted reasons for his termination were not pretextual) Workers…
  • Jun 1

    Cases --- May 22nd through 28th

    Cases --- May 22nd through 28th
    ERISA and Employee Pension Plans*Romstad v. City of Colorado Springs (10th Cir., May 24, 2016) (affirming dismissal of plaintiffs' breach of contract claim (they did not allege a contract) as well as their due process claim (they did not…
  • May 23

    Cases --- May 15th through 21st

    Cases --- May 15th through 21st
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination*Kuri v. Matrix Center (10th Cir., May 18, 2016) (affirming dismissal of Kuri's wrongful termination claim (for termination as a result of alleged methadone theft) for lack of federal…
Rank this Week: 3147

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jun 25

    All of California’s State and City Paid Sick Leave Rules in One Chart!

    All of California’s State and City Paid Sick Leave Rules in One Chart!
    Trying to keep track of all of California’s paid sick leave requirements is a daunting task. The state has its own rules and then so do seven municipalities, with Los Angeles joining the list July 1, 2016. Wouldn’t it be great if…
  • Jun 24

    What’s Unfair About California’s Fair Pay Act?

    What’s Unfair About California’s Fair Pay Act?
    The Fair Pay Act (codified at Labor Code § 1197.5) has been in effect in California for almost six months. Despite the fact that it has the word “Fair” prominently in the title, I think the statute is decidedly…
  • Jun 23

    City of Los Angeles Expands Paid Sick Leave Requirements Effective July 1, 2016

    City of Los Angeles Expands Paid Sick Leave Requirements Effective July 1, 2016
    In an Alert published on Thursday, we examine the new Los Angeles paid sick leave ordinance: Employers in the City of Los Angeles have one week to implement policies that comply with the new paid sick leave ordinance, which goes into effect…
Rank this Week: 1852

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Federal Laws Protect Against National Origin Discrimination

    Federal Laws Protect Against National Origin Discrimination
    According to recent employment news reports, retailer Macy’s has agreed to settle employment discrimination charges in order to avoid trial. The allegations against the department store include assertions that it discriminated against…
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employee

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employee
    A recent employment law case argued before the United States Supreme Court has been resolved in favor of the employee. In Green v. Brennan, the Court determined that the time for filing a complaint for “constructive discharge,”…
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employee

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employee
    A recent employment law case argued before the United States Supreme Court has been resolved in favor of the employee. In Green v. Brennan, the Court determined that the time for filing a complaint for “constructive discharge,”…
Rank this Week: 811

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 777

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/
  • Jun 24

    More Rejection by Illinois Courts of Bright-Line Consideration Rule

    More Rejection by Illinois Courts of Bright-Line Consideration Rule
    The federal courts have become the final frontier for Illinois employers looking to enforce non-compete agreements against at-will employees. Those agreements contain embedded consideration problems if the gap between signing and termination…
  • Jun 3

    Texas Supreme Court Addresses Trade-Secret Acce

    Texas Supreme Court Addresses Trade-Secret Acce
    Within the trade-secrets community, the case of In re M-I, LLC has been percolating for some time. The case (the procedural nuances of which are immaterial to this post) addressed the question of whether a trial court may exclude a…
  • May 27

    Personal Clients/Firm Client

    Personal Clients/Firm Client
    In 1999, the New York Court of Appeals decided BDO Seidman v. Hirshberg and said this:"...it would be unreasonable to extend the covenant to personal clients of defendant who came to the firm solely to avail themselves of his services and…
Rank this Week: 3879

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jun 24

    CalChamber Opposition Helps Stop Job Killer Leave Mandate

    CalChamber Opposition Helps Stop Job Killer Leave Mandate
    A job killer bill that would have overwhelmed small businesses with administering a new protected leave of absence and subjected them to threats of costly litigation for any alleged violations, failed to pass the Assembly Labor and…
  • Jun 23

    Accurate Wage Statement

    Accurate Wage Statement
    When wages are paid, California employers must provide employees with an accurate, itemized wage statement, either as a paystub or a separate written document. California employers must ensure that wage statements comply with legal…
  • Jun 22

    Employees in San Francisco? Minimum Wage Increases to $13 Per Hour on July 1

    Employees in San Francisco? Minimum Wage Increases to $13 Per Hour on July 1
    As one of the scheduled increases from Proposition J, San Francisco’s $13 per hour minimum wage becomes effective July 1, 2016. On that Friday, San Francisco employers must replace their existing required posting with the new minimum…
Rank this Week: 4076

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Jun 24

    What Supreme Court’s split decision on immigration reform means for employer

    What Supreme Court’s split decision on immigration reform means for employer
    by Jacob M. Monty President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration were not upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Some of your employees are probably disappointed and unsure of how to move forward. The disappointment they are…
  • Jun 19

    Need workers? First lady touts talents of veterans and military spouse

    Need workers? First lady touts talents of veterans and military spouse
    As July 4 approaches, many employers are anxious to declare a holiday so their employees can enjoy the nation’s birthday festivities. But when the fireworks are over, they may be looking to hire the kind of talent so often celebrated on…
  • Jun 19

    Biased bias: when protected classifications intersect

    Biased bias: when protected classifications intersect
    by Connor Beatty If your company regularly interviews and hires qualified female applicants for all available positions, you may think the company is in a strong position to defend against gender discrimination lawsuits filed by rejected…
Rank this Week: 4994

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 3873

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

Covers labor and employment law for the healthcare industry. By Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
Rank this Week: 3634

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/
  • Jun 24

    Bias in the Workplace

    Bias in the Workplace
    Bias in the workplace is often problematic but it is not on its own illegal. For example, it is not against the law for your boss to promote someone else or even fire you for the reason that she simply likes him better.  However, if the…
  • Jun 9

    Your Legal Rights in Disability Insurance Dispute

    Your Legal Rights in Disability Insurance Dispute
    An employee who becomes disabled, or otherwise becomes incapable of performing the essential functions of their job, and may be entitled to income replacement through the employer’s short-term and long-term disability insurance…
  • May 16

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include
    Leave of absence policies are meant to provide employees with work-life balance and in certain circumstances, to give employees needed time away from work in urgent or compelling circumstances.  Some employers may also grants leaves for…
Rank this Week: 454

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1544

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal, employment and family law. By Ingram Law LLC.

http://www.alabamalitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 24

    Rule 32 Petition from Jefferson County, Alabama Denied

    Rule 32 Petition from Jefferson County, Alabama Denied
    This case arises out of Jefferson County, Alabama, Ex Parte Sturdivant. This case involves an appeal from the Court of Criminal Appeals in regards to a Rule 32 petition.  Rule 32 of the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure provides a…
  • Jun 23

    Court Overturns Improper Search Warrant in Mobile County, Alabama

    Court Overturns Improper Search Warrant in Mobile County, Alabama
    This is a criminal case that was appealed due to a search warrant being served illegally.  This case is from Mobile County, Alabama in the case of Anderson v. State of Alabama. The Officers Jimmy Bailey (“Officer Bailey”) and…
  • Jun 22

    Child Custody Case Reversed in Mobile County, Alabama

    Child Custody Case Reversed in Mobile County, Alabama
    This is a child custody case post- divorce proceeding from Mobile County, Alabama, Myers v. Myers.  This case stems from a divorce judgment granted in 2008. Here, the divorce judgment ratified a divorce agreement that split legal and…
Rank this Week: 1668

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jun 24

    Quoted in Forbes: One Thing You Can Do Today To Protect Yourself Against FLSA Lawsuit

    Quoted in Forbes: One Thing You Can Do Today To Protect Yourself Against FLSA Lawsuit
    I've done a few interviews recently regarding the new FLSA overtime regulations (you can read my whitepaper summarizing the changes here). Check out TSheets CEO Matt Rissell's latest Forbes article, One Thing You Can Do Today To Protect…
  • Jun 20

    EEOC on Wellness Programs: Final Rule, Q&A, and Sample Notice

    EEOC on Wellness Programs: Final Rule, Q&A, and Sample Notice
    The federal agencies have really been cranking out new rules, guidance, and other resources the past few months. If you haven't seen it yet, check out:EEOC's final rule re: wellness programs and ADA compliance.Here's a decent fly-over from an…
  • Jun 16

    EEOC issues new pregnancy resource document

    EEOC issues new pregnancy resource document
    Not official use.Yesterday, the EEOC issued two new "resource documents" to address pregnancy under our workplace discrimination laws:Legal Rights for Pregnant Workers under Federal LawHelping Patients Deal with Pregnancy-Related Conditions…
Rank this Week: 4232

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/
  • Jun 24

    WIRTW #418 (the #OneForTheLand edition)

    WIRTW #418 (the #OneForTheLand edition)
    I couldn’t see much at Wednesday’s Cavs victory parade. A late start + 1.3 million people + an unwillingness to wade into the masses = soaking in the atmosphere on the periphery. Consequently,…
  • Jun 23

    Don’t forget about confidentiality when training your employees on social media

    Don’t forget about confidentiality when training your employees on social media
    I’m not getting Snapchat. Maybe I’ve finally found a social channel that doesn’t fit me. Or, maybe I’m just too late to the game. Or, maybe with Twitter, and LinkedIn, and Facebook, and Instagram, and this blog, I…
  • Jun 22

    EEOC pushes NLRB to find common ground on workplace harassment

    EEOC pushes NLRB to find common ground on workplace harassment
    It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of the NLRB’s expanded coverage of protected concerted activity. One area over which I’ve been particularly critical is the NLRB’s position on the confidentiality of workplace…
Rank this Week: 455

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Jun 24

    Microsoft Acquiring LinkedIn: What is the Employee Impact in a Share Transaction?

    Microsoft Acquiring LinkedIn: What is the Employee Impact in a Share Transaction?
    Guest Post by my colleague, Simone Ostrowski Microsoft Corp. and LinkedIn recently announced that Microsoft will soon acquire LinkedIn in a transaction valued at $26.2 billion – click here for the company’s announcement.…
  • Jun 17

    Koldorf Stam at WPC 2016 in July

    Koldorf Stam at WPC 2016 in July
    This summer, our firm will be hosting a booth at the 2016 Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC).  We’re excited to connect with many of the 15,000 MS partners from around the globe who will be coming to Toronto…
  • Feb 2

    Manager Ordered Prison Time for Employee Fatalitie

    Manager Ordered Prison Time for Employee Fatalitie
    This post is a guest blog by Simone Ostrowski, a lawyer at our firm with experience in workplace health and safety matters (@simoneostrowski, sostrowski@koldorfstam.ca).  On January 11, 2016, Vadim Kazenelson, a former…
Rank this Week: 4819

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/
  • Jun 24

    Thinking About Monitoring

    Thinking About Monitoring
    Veronica Root, Modern-Day Monitorships, 33 Yale J. on Reg. 109 (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.D. Gordon SmithThe study of organizational compliance is now proliferating in American law schools. Over the past decade, new courses, new…
  • Jun 23

    Saving Auer

    Saving Auer
    Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule, The Unbearable Rightness of Auer, U. Chi. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.William FunkIn 1945 the Supreme Court decided the case of Bowles v. Seminole Rock & Sand Co., in which it stated…
  • Jun 22

    Making Sense of Mid-Term Modifications of At-Will Employment Contract

    Making Sense of Mid-Term Modifications of At-Will Employment Contract
    Rachel Arnow-Richman, Modifying At-Will Employment Contracts, 57 B.C. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Alex B. LongI’m always pleasantly surprised when I stumble across a piece of scholarship that seeks to solve a doctrinal…
Rank this Week: 4444

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

Covers Ohio workers' compensation, disability insurance, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Jun 24

    Why You Should Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect

    Why You Should Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect
    Abuse and neglect take many forms, but the types that the personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys with Agee Clymer Mitchell and Portman deal with most often involve nursing home patients and long-term care facility residents. The…
  • May 10

    How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

    How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney
    You probably already know you should receive advice from an Ohio personal injury lawyer before dealing with any insurance company other than your own. But which one? Columbus, in particular, offers hundreds of options for victims in personal…
  • Apr 28

    Types of Injuries Covered Under Workers’ Compensation

    Types of Injuries Covered Under Workers’ Compensation
    The Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys with Agee Clymer Mitchell and Portman get asked what constitutes a workers’ comp-eligible injury almost every day. We’ve developed the following short answer that lays out the…
Rank this Week: 1851

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/
  • Jun 24

    School’s out! So what’s with this summer employment law quiz?

    School’s out! So what’s with this summer employment law quiz?
    No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks . . . except for one little quiz on employment law issues that come up during the summer. Don’t worry about your score – I’m told that Teacher already…
  • Jun 24

    Your summer labor and employment reading list — for this week, anyway

    Your summer labor and employment reading list — for this week, anyway
    I was on vacation last week, and so we have a lot of catching up to do. Here’s what’s been going on, from most to least recent: *David Phippen has been keeping us up to date on the U.S. Department of Labor’s…
  • Jun 17

    The “duty to conciliate” doesn’t mean the EEOC has to be reasonable.

    The “duty to conciliate” doesn’t mean the EEOC has to be reasonable.
    Just how much of a duty to conciliate does the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have after the Supreme Court’s decision last year in Mach Mining? Hardly any, it appears. In Mach Mining, the Supreme Court decided that courts…
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National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

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

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
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Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
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Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Jun 23

    Reminder to New Jersey Employers: Shortening the Law Against Discrimination’s Statute of Limitations is Prohibited

    Reminder to New Jersey Employers: Shortening the Law Against Discrimination’s Statute of Limitations is Prohibited
    Dana E. Feinstein, Reed Smith Summer Associate, contributed to this blog post.   Employers in New Jersey should be aware that a recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision invalidated a contractual provision that shortened the statute of…
  • Jun 23

    EAT Decision Sheds New Light on Scope of ACAS Code on Ill Health Dismissal

    EAT Decision Sheds New Light on Scope of ACAS Code on Ill Health Dismissal
    In the recent case of Holmes v Qinetiq Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) considered for the first time whether the power to increase or decrease an award of compensation for a failure to comply with the ACAS Code of…
  • Jun 22

    Chicago Employers Must Grant Paid Sick Time: FAQ

    Chicago Employers Must Grant Paid Sick Time: FAQ
    The Chicago City Council today voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance that will require every non-construction employer to provide its employees who work in the city with 40 hours of paid sick time per year. Chicago thus joins more than a…
Rank this Week: 3748

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Jun 23

    EEOC Sample Notice for Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program

    EEOC Sample Notice for Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program
    You know the drill.  A manufacturer advertises a new drug, warning, of course, that some users may suffer serious side effects.  A year or two later, lawyers counter-advertise for new clients with those conditions who took the…
  • Jun 20

    2015 ACA Information Reporting: Parts Sold Separately, Some Assembly Required

    2015 ACA Information Reporting: Parts Sold Separately, Some Assembly Required
    Ten days before the deadline for electronic filing of 2015 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, many employers are discovering that they contracted for less than all the needed services. Here’s what we’re seeing all too commonly. Some vendors…
  • May 12

    House v. Burwell: Insurer Cost-Sharing Subsidies Unauthorized

    House v. Burwell: Insurer Cost-Sharing Subsidies Unauthorized
    A U.S. District Judge has ruled that HHS unlawfully has spent billions of dollars to reimburse insurers for cost-sharing reductions granted to individuals who bought health insurance through an ACA Exchange such as Healthcare.gov. U.S. House…
Rank this Week: 2276

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2988

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jun 23

    A Reference Guide for Reference Letter

    A Reference Guide for Reference Letter
    One of the more confusing issues that employers deal with is what to do in the face a request for a reference letter by a departing employee. While dealing with a reference letter for a stellar employee is easy, the task becomes more…
  • Jun 21

    CPP Expansion

    CPP Expansion
    Retirement savings in this country has been a hot topic of late, and yesterday evening in Vancouver the federal government and (most of) the provinces announced that they have reached a deal to expand the Canada Pension Plan. The deal must be…
  • Jun 20

    Limiting Liability: Incentives and Benefits on Termination of Employment

    Limiting Liability: Incentives and Benefits on Termination of Employment
    You’ve terminated an employee without cause, what do you owe them? It may be more than you think. As a starting position, employees are entitled to compensation for what they would have earned during a reasonable period of notice,…
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California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Jun 23

    Barflies or Worker Bees: Alcohol at Work, What’s the Deal?

    Barflies or Worker Bees: Alcohol at Work, What’s the Deal?
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Is the glass half full (of perks) or half empty (with liabilities) for employers who serve alcohol in the workplace? Various California laws implicate the practice of providing alcohol for employees at work, and employers…
  • Jun 20

    San Diego Voters Enact Paid Sick Leave, Higher Minimum Wage

    San Diego Voters Enact Paid Sick Leave, Higher Minimum Wage
    Seyfarth Synopsis: After hitting some major roadblocks, the San Diego Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance has now been enacted. The Ordinance is to take effect this summer, most likely by the end of July. The Ordinance adds another…
  • Jun 15

    Phishing: Data Breach Is “Chalkdust Torture”

    Phishing: Data Breach Is “Chalkdust Torture”
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Hernandez v. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., a case stemming from a phishing scam, emphasizes the need for California employers to implement comprehensive data protection and data breach notification policies and…
Rank this Week: 1485

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Transgender Issues in the Workplace in Los Angele

    Transgender Issues in the Workplace in Los Angele
    These days we have been hearing a lot about which bathroom a transgender individual is allowed to use.  While this has not been a major issue for decades, especially in places like Los Angeles, a recent attempt in North Carolina to ban…
  • Jun 19

    LA Employers to Pay Higher Wages and Offer More Sick Day

    LA Employers to Pay Higher Wages and Offer More Sick Day
    During the nearly completed primary season and prior to the upcoming presidential election, we have been hearing a lot about what the federal minimum wage should be and what other benefits should be provided to every employee across the…
  • Jun 15

    Muslim Employees Allege Religious Discrimination in Prayer Break Dispute

    Muslim Employees Allege Religious Discrimination in Prayer Break Dispute
    Dozens of Somali Muslim employees at an equipment manufacturing company in Wisconsin have filed a religious discrimination complaint against their employer, alleging the company stopped allowing prayer breaks at times that are in accordance…
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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/
  • Jun 23

    Employers Must Tread Carefully To Manage Foreign Worker Employment & Employment Discrimination Explosure

    Employers Must Tread Carefully To Manage Foreign Worker Employment & Employment Discrimination Explosure
    A $180,000 wrongful termination settlement that Foothill Packing, Inc. just paid to settle a Department of Labor charges illustrates the potential Catch-22 that employers must walk a tightrope when choosing between citizens and resident…
  • Jun 15

    OFCCP Ups Government Contractor Vet Hiring Target

    OFCCP Ups Government Contractor Vet Hiring Target
    Government contractors should beef up their efforts to recruit and hire veterans in response to increased hiring targets announced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). OFCCP has published the 2016 Annual Vietnam Era…
  • Jun 1

    Average American Family 2016 Healthcare

    Average American Family 2016 Healthcare
    Average American Family 2016 Healthcare Costs To Exceed $25000, Per Milliman Study; Costs Now 3X 2001 Levels http://ow.ly/ki8h300ycGSFiled under: Uncategorized
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Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
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The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • Jun 23

    SCOTUS Says DOL Needs to Explain Itself If It Wants Deference to its Regulation

    SCOTUS Says DOL Needs to Explain Itself If It Wants Deference to its Regulation
    Authored by Abigail Cahak This week, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Department of Labor’s rulemaking procedures, criticizing the agency for explicitly changing its long-standing treatment  of automobile service advisors as…
  • Jun 20

    The Spirit of the FLSA Haunts a Highly Paid Employee

    The Spirit of the FLSA Haunts a Highly Paid Employee
    Authored by Jeff Glaser As we’ve discussed on this blog before, the Supreme Court’s decision in Christopher v SmithKline Beecham Corp. had many layers. In holding that pharmaceutical sales representatives were subject to the…
  • Jun 15

    Tweeting With the DOL

    Tweeting With the DOL
    We have harnessed a number of special avenues to connect with you regarding the new overtime rule, including our FLSA Exemption Resource Center, a live Facebook interview with USA Today and our recent testimony before the U.S. House Education…
Rank this Week: 3643

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Jun 23

    New Chicago ordinance will require employers to provide paid sick leave

    New Chicago ordinance will require employers to provide paid sick leave
    by Steven L. Brenneman On June 22, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance that will require nearly all employers in Chicago to provide paid sick leave to employees. The ordinance, which passed 48-0 despite opposition from business and…
  • Jun 22

    New Rhode Island data security law takes effect July 2

    New Rhode Island data security law takes effect July 2
    by Timothy C. Cavazza and Matthew H. Parker The Rhode Island Identity Theft Protection Act of 2015 will take full effect on July 2, meaning employers need to have their data security and notification policies in compliance or face serious…
  • Jun 20

    Portland, Oregon, ‘ban the box’ ordinance takes effect July 1

    Portland, Oregon, ‘ban the box’ ordinance takes effect July 1
    by Cal Keith Employers in Portland, Oregon, need to be ready for the city’s new “ban the box” ordinance, which takes effect July 1. The state of Oregon’s ban-the-box law took effect January 1, but Portland’s…
Rank this Week: 4995

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jun 23

    St. Louis Work Comp Benefits for ACL Tear

    St. Louis Work Comp Benefits for ACL Tear
    Plumbers and carpet layers are susceptible to work-related ACL tears, because of the constant pressure on their knees. An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a frequent work-related injury that often requires surgery.…
  • Jun 18

    Unsafe Asbestos Removal a Huge Risk for St. Louis Worker

    Unsafe Asbestos Removal a Huge Risk for St. Louis Worker
    Unsafe removal of asbestos by unprotected workers is a huge health and safety risk. In spite of the fact that asbestos exposure can cause mesothelioma and lung cancer, it has still not been banned. A recent report by the Occupational…
  • Jun 17

    What You Need to Know About Work-Related Thermal Burn Injurie

    What You Need to Know About Work-Related Thermal Burn Injurie
    Burns are among the most serious injuries that a person can suffer in a work-related accident. Burn injuries cause immense pain and permanent disfigurement. Each year, thousands of workers suffer burns in their workplace. Injured…
Rank this Week: 1425