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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: 34

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/
  • Jul 23

    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending July 23, 2016

    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending July 23, 2016
    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending July 23, 2016Source: Office of the State ComptrollerClick on text highlighted in color to access the entire report Tax Cap Remains Below One…
  • Jul 23

    New I-9 Forms for 2016 still unavailable

    New I-9 Forms for 2016 still unavailable
    New I-9 Forms for 2016 still unavailableThe current version of Form I-9 expired on March 31, 2016, but United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has instructed employers to continue using it until a new revision is approved.…
  • Jul 23

    From the LawBlogs – Week ending July 16, 2016

    From the LawBlogs – Week ending July 16, 2016
    From the LawBlogs – Week ending July 16, 2016[Internet links highlighted in color] Posted by JustiaAdministrative appeal vacated because the administrative agencies failed to recognized that the employee’s personnel record…
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/
  • Jul 14

    Sex Harassment in the Workplace: An Uptick in Cases, Awareness or Both?

    Sex Harassment in the Workplace: An Uptick in Cases, Awareness or Both?
    The last few weeks it seems that I’ve been reading about sexual harassment in the workplace issues a lot more. Here are a few examples: Gretchen Carlson sues Fox News’ Roger Ailes. Suit Says Managing Partner Pressured Female Staff…
  • Jul 12

    Another Day, Another Reversal by the NLRB

    Another Day, Another Reversal by the NLRB
    By now, it’s really not a big surprise when the NLRB reverse course on a prior decision. This week, the NLRB did it again.  My colleague, Jarad Lucan, provides this quick update on temporary/contract employees being allowed to join…
  • Jul 11

    With Your Social Media Policy, It’s “Live” and “Go” Time

    With Your Social Media Policy, It’s “Live” and “Go” Time
    Recently, I had the opportunity to revisit a social media policy I had reviewed several years ago.  (Check back to this post from 2008 to see how far we’ve really come.) In doing so, I was reminded — once again — how…
Rank this Week: 95

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
  • Jul 6

    Michigan Court Upholds Right to Pursue FRSA Cases in Federal Court

    Michigan Court Upholds Right to Pursue FRSA Cases in Federal Court
    In a recent case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the court denied Grand Trunk Railroad’s Motion to Dismiss, holding that a plaintiff may pursue a Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) whistleblower…
  • Jul 6

    ARB Upholds “Reasonable Belief” Standard for Fraud Claims Under SOX

    ARB Upholds “Reasonable Belief” Standard for Fraud Claims Under SOX
    The Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board affirmed an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) decision that found the following: Timothy Dietz reported violations of the federal mail and wire fraud statutes to his former…
  • Jul 1

    ARB Resolves a 20 Year Dispute Involving Racially Motivated Hiring at Bank of America

    ARB Resolves a 20 Year Dispute Involving Racially Motivated Hiring at Bank of America
    In April 2016, the Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) settled a twenty-year dispute in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, United States Department of Labor v. Bank of America.  Judge Luis A.…
Rank this Week: 104

New Jersey Employment Attorneys…

New Jersey Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mashel Law, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • May 17

    NEW JERSEY HIGH COURT HOLDS THAT LAD PLAINTIFF CAN PROVE DISABILITY WITH TREATING PHYSICIAN TESTIMONY.

    NEW JERSEY HIGH COURT HOLDS THAT LAD PLAINTIFF CAN PROVE DISABILITY WITH TREATING PHYSICIAN TESTIMONY.
    Victims of disability discrimination no longer need to shoulder the burden and high expense of retaining a pricey medical expert to come to court to render an opinion establishing their physical, mental and/or emotional disability in…
  • Apr 14

    LITIGANT DENIED RELIEF DUE TO RUNNING OF STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

    LITIGANT DENIED RELIEF DUE TO RUNNING OF STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
    The Statute of Limitations dictates the time period in which a plaintiff must file a lawsuit. Failure to file a complaint in court within the statute of limitations will forever bar your ability to file a lawsuit no matter how legitimate your…
  • Apr 7

    New Jersey Workers Are Free From Religious And Political Intimidation On The Job

    New Jersey Workers Are Free From Religious And Political Intimidation On The Job
    Your company is sponsoring a political fundraising luncheon for Donald Trump during work hours and makes clear your attendance is expected.  Must you attend?  How about if your boss insists that all members of the IT team he heads,…
Rank this Week: 101

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: 87

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/
  • Jul 21

    Glenn v. Hyundai Motor: Defeating Primary Jurisdiction and Preemption Argument

    Glenn v. Hyundai Motor: Defeating Primary Jurisdiction and Preemption Argument
    Last month, Judge David O. Carter of the Central District of California issued an order granting in part Hyundai’s Motion to Dismiss and/or Strike Allegations in First Amended Complaint in Glenn, et al. v. Hyundai Motor America, et al.…
  • Jul 13

    Campbell-Ewald’s Offer of Judgment Revisited by District Court

    Campbell-Ewald’s Offer of Judgment Revisited by District Court
    Earlier this year, the United States Supreme Court decided Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, No. 14-857 (U.S. Sup. Ct. Jan. 20, 2016) (previously covered on the ILJ here). The Court, in a majority opinion authored by Justice Ginsburg, focused on…
  • Jul 8

    DOL Overtime Changes to Increase Protections for and Wages of Millions of Worker

    DOL Overtime Changes to Increase Protections for and Wages of Millions of Worker
    On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced new overtime rules under the Federal Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), giving employers until December 1, 2016, to comply. The rules increase the salary threshold…
Rank this Week: 116

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Rabner Baumgart Welcomes Joseph S. Fine

    Rabner Baumgart Welcomes Joseph S. Fine
    Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that Joseph S. Fine has become Of Counsel to the firm. Joe represents unions and employees in arbitrations, mediations, and negotiations, and in litigation at the National…
  • Jul 13

    Jonathan Nirenberg Quoted in New Jersey Law Journal

    Jonathan Nirenberg Quoted in New Jersey Law Journal
    Earlier this week, I was quoted in the New Jersey Law Journal regarding the lawsuit Grethen Carlson recently filed against Roger Ailes, the CEO of Fox News Network.  Ms. Carlson alleges that Mr. Ailes sexually harassed her and eventually…
  • Jul 6

    Employer’s Attempt to Mislead Investigator Relevant to Sexual Harassment Claim

    Employer’s Attempt to Mislead Investigator Relevant to Sexual Harassment Claim
    The New Jersey Supreme recently ruled that evidence showing an employer told a key witness to provide false information during a company’s internal sexual harassment investigation can be relevant at the trial. Tonique Griffin,…
Rank this Week: 170

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Arbitrator's reinstatement of employee terminated for violation of workplace violence policy not contrary to public policy

    Arbitrator's reinstatement of employee terminated for violation of workplace violence policy not contrary to public policy
    Grievant was employed by the University of Chicago Medical Center as a custodial assistant. A coworker of grievant reported to UCMC's HR department that on several occasions grievant had referred to his supervisor as a "bitch" and stated he…
  • Jul 10

    Arbitrator erred in refusing to consider evidence of blood alcohol content

    Arbitrator erred in refusing to consider evidence of blood alcohol content
    The cba between the Monroe County Sheriff's office and the Monroe County Deputy Sheriff's Association provided that in reviewing disciplinary action, "the arbitrator shall review the record of the disciplinary hearing and determine if the…
  • Jun 26

    Recent Developments-Contract interpretation

    Recent Developments-Contract interpretation
    Covenant of Good Faith and Fair DealingThe cba between The Western Sugar Cooperative and the Teamsters creates two categories of employees. Employees who work at least 1680 hours within a twelve months period are classified as "year round…
Rank this Week: 155

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/
  • Jul 6

    Know Your Religious Rights in the Workplace

    Know Your Religious Rights in the Workplace
    Employees have a right to be free from discrimination in the workplace that is based on their religious rights. Discrimination occurs when an employer makes a distinction that has the effect of excluding the employee, denying benefits, or…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 129

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Nevada Gaming Regulators Begin Overseeing Las Vegas Nightclubs and Dayclub

    Nevada Gaming Regulators Begin Overseeing Las Vegas Nightclubs and Dayclub
    The nightclub and dayclub industry has become big business for casinos along the Las Vegas Strip. State gaming regulators are now requiring resort operators to take a more stringent approach in monitoring activity inside club venues. These…
  • Jun 20

    D.C. Lawmakers Join California and New York Raising the Minimum Wage to $15

    D.C. Lawmakers Join California and New York Raising the Minimum Wage to $15
    The District of Columbia Council recently passed a law to increase the minimum wage for employees to $15 by 2022. The District of Columbia joins other states in raising its minimum wage to rates higher than the current federal minimum wage of…
  • Jun 17

    Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Revising Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Contractor

    Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Revising Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Contractor
    On June 14, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued the final rule updating the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Program’s regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex. The updated regulations prohibit federal…
Rank this Week: 195

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

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

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 10

    10 Things Every Teen And Young Adult Should Know About Workplace Right

    10 Things Every Teen And Young Adult Should Know About Workplace Right
    If you're in high school or college, odds are you're looking for or starting a summer job or internship. Maybe you're even working during the school year. Of course, your school gave you detailed preparation on what your legal rights are…
  • May 16

    Hey, Frontier: Suspending Women For Breastfeeding Is Illegal

    Hey, Frontier: Suspending Women For Breastfeeding Is Illegal
    The story about Frontier Airline's treatment of female pilots who are breastfeeding and need to pump while at work wasn't very surprising to me, because employers still get the whole pumping-at-work thing wrong. Here's what the four pilots…
  • Apr 8

    North Carolina Now Requires Men To Use Your Employer's Ladies' Room

    North Carolina Now Requires Men To Use Your Employer's Ladies' Room
    If you work in North Carolina, be warned: your employer now has to require men to use the ladies' room. Not all men, but some men. These men have beards, mustaches, and yes, penises. But they have to use the ladies' room due to a new law just…
Rank this Week: 304

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: 185

Workplace Investigations Blog

Workplace Investigations Blog

Covers conducting workplace investigations involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blower, and other types of employee misconduct. By Debra L. Reilly.

http://www.workplaceinvestigationsblog.com/
  • May 23

    Public Sector Investigation Training

    Public Sector Investigation Training
    I will be speaking on "Public Sector Investigations" on June 4, 2013 (9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Location:  Weintraub Tobin ♦ 400 Capitol Mall 11th Floor ♦ Sacramento CACo-Presenters:  Kelli Kennaday and Donna Peter 3 hours…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the training…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the…
Rank this Week: 153

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: 236

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: 151

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: 164

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/
  • Jul 23

    Suja Thomas on the Broken Jury System

    Suja Thomas on the Broken Jury System
    Congratulations to Suja Thomas (Illinois) on the publication of her new book, The Missing American Jury (Cambridge 2016). This is an important work from a leading scholar in the area. As we are all well aware, very few employment cases...
  • Jul 19

    New Book: Invisible Labor

    New Book: Invisible Labor
    Congratulations to Miriam Cherry (Saint Louis), Marion Crain (Washington University) and Winifred Poster (Washington University, Sociology) whose book Invisible Labor has just hit the shelves. The book is a collection of chapters by authors…
  • Jul 15

    EEOC Systemic Review

    EEOC Systemic Review
    In an interesting and informative report, the EEOC has provided an extensive review of its systemic efforts over the last decade. The Government’s systemic program – – while always a critical function of the Commission – – has…
Rank this Week: 2045

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Jul 23

    NLRB Makes Gambling with Your Company’s Employee Handbook a Risky Bet

    NLRB Makes Gambling with Your Company’s Employee Handbook a Risky Bet
    Employers are once again put on notice that missteps in drafting employee handbooks and other HR policies will be targeted as unfair labor practices where they come within an area code of compromising employee rights under the National Labor…
  • Jul 21

    Emails Become an Expensive Sideshow in Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

    Emails Become an Expensive Sideshow in Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
    A recent employment discrimination lawsuit underscores the importance employers must place on preserving and producing electronic evidence. As explained below, the employer lost an opportunity to avoid significant costs associated with…
  • Jul 17

    What is Your Company’s Mindset in Conducting Employee Investigations?

    What is Your Company’s Mindset in Conducting Employee Investigations?
    I recently watched an excellent TED Talk by Julia Galef, that should be a “must read” for every HR professional who is tasked with the responsibility of conducting employee investigations. As explained below, applying the points…
Rank this Week: 3475

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 23

    Wrongful Termination, Harassment and Discrimination Law Seminar in San Francisco

    Wrongful Termination, Harassment and Discrimination Law Seminar in San Francisco
    Bridgeport Continuing Education will be hosting a seminar titled: “Wrongful Termination, Harassment and Discrimination Claims” on July 29, 2016 in San Francisco. I will be speaking about Litigating and Defending…
  • Jul 22

    Three Things About Los Angeles’ New Sick Leave Ordinance That Will Give You Indigestion

    Three Things About Los Angeles’ New Sick Leave Ordinance That Will Give You Indigestion
    The City of Los Angeles is not making it easy for employers operating within city limits.  First, they rushed through an ordinance implementing new paid sick leave requirements on an urgency basis that became effective July 1st. …
  • Jul 21

    Minimum Wage/Salary Requirements for Non-Exempt and Exempt Employee

    Minimum Wage/Salary Requirements for Non-Exempt and Exempt Employee
    As we’ve blogged about before, many cities in California have increased their minimum wage, effective July 1st.  July 1st has come and gone, and just when you think that it is impossible to have another local minimum wage ordinance…
Rank this Week: 1852

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Jul 22

    Five myths about California employment law

    Five myths about California employment law
    This week’s Friday’s Five covers five misconceptions about California employment law that can land employers in a lot of hot water: Meal and rest breaks see so trivial. The topic for the uneducated (or out of state) employer does…
  • Jul 15

    Friday’s Five: Five reminders about rest breaks under CA law

    Friday’s Five: Five reminders about rest breaks under CA law
    Friday is here already?  Today’s post is a review for many experienced operators in California, but surprisingly I’ve been getting a lot of questions about 10-minute rest breaks recently by a lot of employers.  So I…
  • Jul 14

    City of San Diego’s minimum wage and paid sick leave law effective July 11, 2016

    City of San Diego’s minimum wage and paid sick leave law effective July 11, 2016
    The City of San Diego’s minimum wage increase and paid sick leave were made effective on July 11, 2016.  Therefore, all employers that have workers who work within the City of San Diego for two hours or more in any week must comply…
Rank this Week: 977

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Jul 22

    NLRB Reverses Course Again: Organizing Temporary Workers Just Got Easier

    NLRB Reverses Course Again: Organizing Temporary Workers Just Got Easier
    The NLRB recently reversed course again to allow temporary employees provided by a staffing agency to join regular employees in a single bargaining unit without the consent of the employer or the staffing agency. Miller & Anderson, Inc.,…
  • Jul 20

    OSHA Delays Enforcement of New Reporting Requirements for Drug & Alcohol Testing

    OSHA Delays Enforcement of New Reporting Requirements for Drug & Alcohol Testing
    As previously reported, OSHA’s latest revisions for covered employers will dramatically impact routine post-accident drug testing programs.  The new rules are available for review here, but here’s what you need to know: OSHA…
  • Jul 8

    OSHA Promotes Workplace Safety by . . . Limiting Drug and Alcohol Testing?

    OSHA Promotes Workplace Safety by . . . Limiting Drug and Alcohol Testing?
    Employers that promote workplace safety by ensuring workers are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol after they suffer a workplace injury will soon face greater scrutiny from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration…
Rank this Week: 1028

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jul 22

    Updated: Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bill

    Updated: Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bill
    UPDATE: Late this morning Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that clarifies the employees for whom an employer must track hours worked and record those hours on an itemized wage statement. AB…
  • Jul 21

    10 Things Businesses Might Not Know About California’s Paid Sick Leave Law

    10 Things Businesses Might Not Know About California’s Paid Sick Leave Law
    Paid sick leave (PSL) questions continue to trouble many employers who want to comply, but are unsure about certain parts of the law. To highlight several lesser-known aspects of the PSL benefit and provide practical tips to follow, the…
  • Jul 20

    NLRB Expands Ability of Temp Workers to Organize

    NLRB Expands Ability of Temp Workers to Organize
    Following on the heels of last year’s expansive Browning-Ferris decision that redefined the joint-employer standard, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has now issued a decision that multiplies the problem for employers with…
Rank this Week: 4058

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jul 22

    Good News for Patent Holder

    Good News for Patent Holder
    By: Lisa Warren In what has been a seemingly rare occurrence in recent months, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a pro-patentee decision in Immersion Corporation v. HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc.,…
  • Jul 15

    Client Alert: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Adopted

    Client Alert: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Adopted
    The European Commission Has Adopted and Launched the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield  By: Faith Kasparian Earlier this week, the European Commission adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield – a new framework for transatlantic data…
  • Jul 14

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector, Summer 2016

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector, Summer 2016
    2016 LIFE SCIENCES PANEL SERIES At the second of our Life Sciences panel Series: “Laying the Foundation for Growth: Entity & Equity”, experts discussed whether a corporation or a limited liability…
Rank this Week: 3992

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 22

    Missouri Injured at Work – ACL Tear

    Missouri Injured at Work – ACL Tear
    The knee joint is especially susceptible to workplace injury. An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is a painful injury that often requires surgery to repair. Workers such as plumbers and carpet layers are exposed to knee injuries because…
  • Jul 19

    Missouri Injured at Work Attorney – Workplace Calcaneus Fracture

    Missouri Injured at Work Attorney – Workplace Calcaneus Fracture
    If you are finding it difficult to receive your work comp benefits, seek legal help from a Missouri injured at work lawyer. A work-related heel bone fracture, known as a calcaneus fracture, can be extremely serious and may result in…
  • Jul 18

    St. Louis Worker Compensation Law Firm – Stairway Accident

    St. Louis Worker Compensation Law Firm – Stairway Accident
    Workplace injuries can be serious enough to keep you from working and earning the wages you need to pay your bills. Falling down a staircase at your workplace can cause severe head and neck injuries. Slip and fall injuries…
Rank this Week: 1420

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Traub Law.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4065

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
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Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Uber’s Legal Liability when Drivers get Hurt

    Uber’s Legal Liability when Drivers get Hurt
    When an independent contractor gets injured on the job, the injured worker is not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits like employees are. The injured worker could choose to sue the company for negligence, but those cases can…
  • Jul 19

    Recent Study Found that Female Doctors Earn Less than Male Doctor

    Recent Study Found that Female Doctors Earn Less than Male Doctor
    An analysis recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that female doctors at some of the country’s most prominent public medical schools earn $20,000 less a year on average than their male colleagues. Researchers found that…
  • Jul 15

    EEOC Weighs In On Transgender Bathroom Acce

    EEOC Weighs In On Transgender Bathroom Acce
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has joined in the nationwide discussion on transgender bathroom access.  This issue was recently thrust into the spotlight when North Carolina passed legislation that explicitly restricts…
Rank this Week: 2303

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
  • Jul 22

    Seventh Circuit Serves Up Employer-Friendly Recipe For Compensating Tipped Employee

    Seventh Circuit Serves Up Employer-Friendly Recipe For Compensating Tipped Employee
    Authored by Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley Many employers, particularly in the hospitality industry, pay tipped employees less than the minimum wage.  They do so anticipating that tipped employees will receive tips from…
  • Jul 14

    That’s a Wrap: Fox Reaches Deal with Unpaid Intern

    That’s a Wrap: Fox Reaches Deal with Unpaid Intern
    Co-authored by Robert Whitman and Adam J. Smiley Fox Searchlight and Fox Entertainment Group have reached a preliminary settlement with a group of former unpaid interns, possibly resolving the lawsuit that resulted in a Second Circuit…
  • Jul 11

    District Court Turns the Other “Cheeks” on Parties’ Proposed Stipulation of Dismissal

    District Court Turns the Other “Cheeks” on Parties’ Proposed Stipulation of Dismissal
    Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman, Howard M. Wexler, and Meredith A. Berger Seyfarth Synopsis: A district court judge within the Second Circuit held that, in light of Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House, court or DOL approval is required for a…
Rank this Week: 3695

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 22

    IRS Implements New Safeguards for Income Verification Express Service

    IRS Implements New Safeguards for Income Verification Express Service
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is implementing new requirements for taxpayers who use the Income Verification Express Service (“IVES”), a service companies use when signing off on the incomes of loan applicants.…
  • Jul 21

    Revised Tax Return Due Dates for Partnerships and C Corporation

    Revised Tax Return Due Dates for Partnerships and C Corporation
    President Obama signed the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (“Act”) into law on July 31, 2015. The Act includes a series of revised tax return filing deadlines for partnerships and C…
  • Jun 30

    IRS Shuts Down E-file PIN Tool

    IRS Shuts Down E-file PIN Tool
    In response to recent cyber-attacks on the Electronic Filing PIN App (“e-file PIN”), the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced the e-file PIN capability is no longer available online or through the toll-free phone…
Rank this Week: 2508

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
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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/
  • Jul 22

    Ailes is Out as CEO of Fox New

    Ailes is Out as CEO of Fox New
    Roger Ailes has been forced out as CEO of Fox News. He submitted his resignation after Rupert Murdoch offered him millions of dollars to retire. I wrote about the sex harassment allegations against him here. He will continue for some period…
  • Jul 21

    Sheriff Arpaio’s Department is Re-Organized

    Sheriff Arpaio’s Department is Re-Organized
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who claims to be the toughest sheriff in America, has received the first step in the contempt process of federal court. The court found him in contempt last year. See my prior post about Sheriff Joe here. Judge Snow in…
  • Jul 20

    Plaintiff Changes Mind about Settlement

    Plaintiff Changes Mind about Settlement
    In many lawsuits, the two opposing parties eventually turn to mediation or talks about settlement. Not every case settles at mediation, but many do. Typically at mediation, if the parties reach a verbal agreement, they then reduce that verbal…
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1530

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/
  • Jul 22

    Upcoming Global Wildlife Whistleblower Seminar Serie

    Upcoming Global Wildlife Whistleblower Seminar Serie
    Washington, DC – July 21, 2016 — The  (ELI) and the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) have announced an upcoming seminar series on Global Wildlife Whistleblowers, scheduled for early 2017.  The first seminar in the…
  • Jul 19

    Russian Whistleblower—Olympics 2016

    Russian Whistleblower—Olympics 2016
    Yuliya Stepanova, Russian 800-meter runner, has bravely and spectacularly blown the whistle on widespread doping inside her country. Stepanova and her husband, who worked for the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), spoke out in 2014 about a…
  • Jul 13

    Sean McKessy, Chief of SEC’s Whistleblower Office, Leaving Agency Later This Month

    Sean McKessy, Chief of SEC’s Whistleblower Office, Leaving Agency Later This Month
    Washington, D.C., July 8, 2016. Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that the Chief of the Office of the Whistleblower, Sean McKessy, would leave the agency in July. Mr. McKessy was the first head of the…
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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/
  • Jul 22

    WIRTW #422 (the “Pikachu” edition)

    WIRTW #422 (the “Pikachu” edition)
    The story of the week? Not the RNC, but Pokémon GO!, something about which I (happily) know very little. What does the blogosphere have to say about this phenomenon? Pokémon GO! Catch ‘Em All—All The Workplace…
  • Jul 21

    Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of public Wi-Fi?

    Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of public Wi-Fi?
    According to Politico, an IT company set up various fake Wi-Fi networks around the RNC with names such as “Google Starbucks”, “I vote Trump! free Internet”, and “I vote Hillary! free Internet”. The goal was…
  • Jul 20

    Don’t forget your b.s. meter when conducting workplace investigation

    Don’t forget your b.s. meter when conducting workplace investigation
    By now, you’ve likely heard about the plagiarism flap that has embroiled the GOP following Melania Trump’s Monday-night convention speech. In case you missed it, Melania Trump (or her speechwriter) is accused of copying…
Rank this Week: 494

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/
  • Jul 22

    A Federalism Stake in the Heart of the Unitary Executive?

    A Federalism Stake in the Heart of the Unitary Executive?
    Leah M. Litman, Taking Care of Federal Law, 101 Va. L. Rev. 1289 (2015).Peter ShaneThe passing of Justice Antonin Scalia removes from the Supreme Court its most strident modern advocate of the “unitary executive”…
  • Jul 21

    Culture as Keystone

    Culture as Keystone
    Gwendolyn Gordon, Culture in Corporate Law or: A Black Corporation, a Christian Corporation, and a Māori Corporation Walk into a Bar ... , 39 Seattle U. L. Rev. 353 (2016).Marcia L. McCormickRecent Supreme Court decisions that embrace…
  • Jul 20

    You as a Brand: A Legal History

    You as a Brand: A Legal History
    Samantha Barbas, Laws of Image: Privacy and Publicity in America (2015).Lyrissa B. LidskyDr. Samantha Barbas’ book, Laws of Image: Privacy and Publicity in America, makes an original, important, and engaging contribution to the history…
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The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Jul 22

    Say, Eric. Where do you find all that fodder for your blog posts, anyway?

    Say, Eric. Where do you find all that fodder for your blog posts, anyway?
    Fart stories, tea-bagging, and a grown man getting fired for Pokémon Go rants. Want to know where do I find these cases and stories? Sure, I’ll dish. News sources: In my humble opinion, Wolters Kluwer: Employment Law…
  • Jul 21

    Trailblazing federal court flatly rejects one free tea-bagging at work

    Trailblazing federal court flatly rejects one free tea-bagging at work
    No, not that tea-bagging. And just when you thought that Your Blogness couldn’t possibly raise his game (raise, right?) after yesterday’s fart post. (Yes, the next 1000+ words will either be my G.O.A.T. or my Waterloo, which,…
  • Jul 20

    Remember that flatulence-cum-discrimination claim from last year? Well, it stinks too.

    Remember that flatulence-cum-discrimination claim from last year? Well, it stinks too.
    Look, cut me some slack here. It’s 1:45 AM local time in New Orleans. This is my fourth major city in less than a week, having just arrived in town from San Francisco, where I spoke with EEOC General Counsel David Lopez on LGBT…
Rank this Week: 2950

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/
  • Jul 22

    Password sharing and “head-slap hacks”: What employers can do

    Password sharing and “head-slap hacks”: What employers can do
    If you have ever wondered why your company’s data is not as secure as it should be, take a look in the mirror. A study by the Ponemon Institute, commissioned by Experian and released in May, found that the majority of data breaches were…
  • Jul 22

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    Labor relations go back to the future. Mel Haas and John Weltin of our Macon Office have the rundown on the recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board in Miller & Anderson, Inc. In that case, the Board found that an…
  • Jul 21

    NC “bathroom bill” – the latest development

    NC “bathroom bill” – the latest development
    It’s been a while since I’ve written about H.B. 2, the North Carolina “bathroom bill,” and I need to get with it. Wrongful discharge claim based on discrimination is back. As we expected, on July 18, Gov. Pat…
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Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Labor-employment law and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Jul 21

    Fracasan leyes prohibiendo requerir información de arrestos o convicciones en solicitudes de empleo

    Fracasan leyes prohibiendo requerir información de arrestos o convicciones en solicitudes de empleo
    Connecticut ya cuenta con una ley que prohíbe a  patronos indagar sobre arrestos, cargos criminales o convicciones en las solicitudes de empleo (excepto en situaciones muy limitadas). Esto luego de que el 1 de junio se…
  • Jul 21

    Jefe de Fox News renuncia luego de alegaciones de hostigamiento

    Jefe de Fox News renuncia luego de alegaciones de hostigamiento
    Luego que saliera a relucir una acusación de hostigamiento sexual que negó, el Sr  Roger Ailes renuncia a su trabajo como jefe de Fox Television…. pero no se va con las manos vacías. Segun el NY Times, su…
  • Jul 17

    Clausula arbitral impide reclamación federal por discrimen

    Clausula arbitral impide reclamación federal por discrimen
    En el caso García-Clara v AIG Insurance Company, 15-01784 CCC (D.P.R. Mar 29, 2016),  una  persona demandó a su patrono y una serie de ejecutivos de la empresa por discrimen por edad, despido injustificado y…
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Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Blog about labor and employment laws and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Jul 21

    Fracasan leyes prohibiendo requerir información de arrestos o convicciones en solicitudes de empleo

    Fracasan leyes prohibiendo requerir información de arrestos o convicciones en solicitudes de empleo
    Connecticut ya cuenta con una ley que prohíbe a  patronos indagar sobre arrestos, cargos criminales o convicciones en las solicitudes de empleo (excepto en situaciones muy limitadas). Esto luego de que el 1 de junio se…
  • Jul 21

    Jefe de Fox News renuncia luego de alegaciones de hostigamiento

    Jefe de Fox News renuncia luego de alegaciones de hostigamiento
    Luego que saliera a relucir una acusación de hostigamiento sexual que negó, el Sr  Roger Ailes renuncia a su trabajo como jefe de Fox Television…. pero no se va con las manos vacías. Segun el NY Times, su…
  • Jul 17

    Clausula arbitral impide reclamación federal por discrimen

    Clausula arbitral impide reclamación federal por discrimen
    En el caso García-Clara v AIG Insurance Company, 15-01784 CCC (D.P.R. Mar 29, 2016),  una  persona demandó a su patrono y una serie de ejecutivos de la empresa por discrimen por edad, despido injustificado y…
Rank this Week: 1902

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/
  • Jul 21

    Justice Department sues to challenge Aet

    Justice Department sues to challenge Aet
    Justice Department sues to challenge Aetna Cigna & Humana Mergers http://ow.ly/y0Ld302tPN9Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Jul 13

    2016 Medicare Trustee’s Report: price l

    2016 Medicare Trustee’s Report: price l
    2016 Medicare Trustee’s Report: price limits require Drs generate & sustain “unprecedented productivity gains” http://ow.ly/GUWW302d3TKFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Jul 13

    Obama Reforms Threat To Reliable Acce

    Obama Reforms Threat To Reliable Acce
    Obama Reforms Threat To Reliable Access To Quality Physician Care. Tune in to hearing now. http://ow.ly/LmOg302d2ENFiled under: Uncategorized
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Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 824

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/
  • Jul 21

    How to Date Your Coworker (And Keep Your Job)

    How to Date Your Coworker (And Keep Your Job)
    Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Working Americans spend a significant amount of time at work; in many cases, workers spend more time with their co-workers than with family and friends. It should be no surprise, then, that among millions of workers…
  • Jul 18

    Second Circuit Reaffirms that Courts Cannot Make Credibility Determinations on Summary Judgment

    Second Circuit Reaffirms that Courts Cannot Make Credibility Determinations on Summary Judgment
    Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. On July 7, 2016, the Second Circuit ruled that the Southern District Court of New York erred in dismissing a plaintiff’s discrimination case by evaluating each piece of evidence in isolation, rather than viewing…
  • Jul 13

    Workplace Sexual Harassment in China

    Workplace Sexual Harassment in China
    Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. How governments regulate workplaces varies from country to country. On June 20, 2016, we covered a sexual harassment case in the United Kingdom EPLI Gender Discrimination Claims Makes Waves in the U.K., in which a…
Rank this Week: 4374

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
Rank this Week: 3661

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: 2974