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New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    Employer contributions to New York State and Local Retirement System will decrease for fiscal year 2016-17

    Employer contributions to New York State and Local Retirement System will decrease for fiscal year 2016-17
    Employer contributions to New York State and Local Retirement System will decrease for fiscal year 2016-17Source: Office of the State ComptrollerOn September 4, 2015 New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the New York State…
  • Sep 4

    Testing positive for marijuana

    Testing positive for marijuana
    Testing positive for marijuanaOATH Index No. 1686/15OATH Index No. 1685/15In OATH 1686/15 the employee attributed his violation of his employer’s substance abuse policy to the employee’s difficulties with his former spouse.…
  • Sep 3

    Using personal cell phones in the course of conducting “official business”

    Using personal cell phones in the course of conducting “official business”
    Using personal cell phones in the course of conducting “official business”Glenda Nissen v Pierce County, Supreme Court of the State of Washington, Docket #90875~3 In 2010 the Supreme Court of the State of Washington ruled that the…
Rank this Week: 39

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: 57

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/
  • Aug 27

    My Boss Made Significant Changes to My Employment

    My Boss Made Significant Changes to My Employment
    Drastic Changes to My Employment The concept of an employer making a change to a workers employment is not odd. It’s possibly more common than we think. The issue employees take is the extent and significance of these changes, and this…
  • Aug 17

    Q&A: Being forced into retirement–is this allowed?

    Q&A: Being forced into retirement–is this allowed?
    QUESTION It is not uncommon for an employer to want a ‘young’ hire for their business and even less common for the employer to come up with ways to dismiss their senior employee in an attempt to ‘make space’.  To…
  • Aug 10

    Q&A: Can an employer significantly reduce an employee’s pay?

    Q&A: Can an employer significantly reduce an employee’s pay?
    QUESTION Employers are finding that under recent economic changes, the salary paid to employees may need to reflect this change by significantly reducing an employees pay to account for their budget. Employee’s on the other hand, are…
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Sep 3

    Human Resources Representatives Are Human, Sometime

    Human Resources Representatives Are Human, Sometime
    Robin Shea at Employment and Labor Insider, who has a wicked sense of humor, has penned an instructive piece on Human Resources departments. Robin generally represents employers. So, she comes to this issue with much experience. Should we…
  • Sep 1

    Fifth Circuit Finds Equitable Tolling When EEOC Makes Error

    Fifth Circuit Finds Equitable Tolling When EEOC Makes Error
    For those of us who deal with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regularly, that can be a lesson in futility. Like too many agencies, they are assigned too many cases and are expected to do too much with too little. So, it is not…
  • Aug 31

    New Standard for Joint Employer

    New Standard for Joint Employer
    In a recent ruling, the National Labor Relations Board has adopted a new standard regarding joint employers. Joint employers is a relatively new creation in the area of labor and employment law. Joint employers, as the name suggests, refers…
Rank this Week: 98

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/
  • Sep 4

    WIRTW #380 (the “left of the dial” edition)

    WIRTW #380 (the “left of the dial” edition)
    If you find yourself on the west side of Cleveland on the afternoon of September 12 or 13, stop by The Brothers Lounge to check out my kids’ latest rock ‘n’ roll adventure. Norah will be performing in School of Rock’s…
  • Sep 3

    Employment policies are more than words on paper; they are a lifestyle

    Employment policies are more than words on paper; they are a lifestyle
    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is in the news. In one breath, she announced that she is expecting twins, but will not be availing herself of her company’s generous maternity leave policy. Yahoo offers all new parents eights weeks of paid time…
  • Sep 2

    Is the government out get you? Find out on September 17 at our next breakfast briefing.

    Is the government out get you? Find out on September 17 at our next breakfast briefing.
    Join my partners and me on September 17 as we present Meyers Roman’s next Breakfast Briefing, Is the Government Out to Get You? Essential Human Relations Policies for Compliance. Recent aggressive initiatives by the EEOC, the DOL, the…
Rank this Week: 129

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

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

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 165

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

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

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
Rank this Week: 136

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: 164

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/
  • Sep 4

    Can the Workers' Compensation Bureau Conduct Surveillance?

    Can the Workers' Compensation Bureau Conduct Surveillance?
    When you apply for workers' compensation, you need to accurately report your injuries and provide documentation as requested. The Workers' Compensation Bureau (WCB), rightfully, wants to be sure that it is paying benefits only to those who…
  • Aug 31

    Can I Get Workers' Comp Benefits If I Have A Pre-Existing Condition?

    Can I Get Workers' Comp Benefits If I Have A Pre-Existing Condition?
    One of the top questions that we are asked is "does a pre-existing condition prevent me from getting workers' compensation benefits?" The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act specifically addresses this situation, and establishes…
  • Aug 30

    Learn About Social Security Benefit

    Learn About Social Security Benefit
    Having to apply for benefits through the Social Security Agency is something that many people hope they will never have to do. If the time comes when you need to apply for benefits, there are several decisions that you have...
Rank this Week: 358

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Sep 4

    Carlson: A Child's Right to a Family

    Carlson: A Child's Right to a Family
    Richard Carlson (South Texas) has posted, "A Child's Right to a Family versus a State's Right to Institutionalize the Child," on SSRN. Carlson's article explores tension in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child…
  • Sep 3

    Sunstein: In Praise of Law Review

    Sunstein: In Praise of Law Review
    Cass Sunstein (Harvard) has posted his essay, "In Praise of Law Reviews (And Jargon-Filled, Academic Writing)," on SSRN. The abstract reads: Many people, including many lawyers and judges, disparage law reviews (and the books that…
  • Aug 20

    "The Luckiest Court in the Universe"

    "The Luckiest Court in the Universe"
    Daniel Nazer at techdirt.com reports that if patent litigation cases were evenly distributed among the 94 federal district courts in the United States, each court would have 33 such cases filed so far this year. As it happens, the Eastern...
Rank this Week: 472

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    The Art of the Apology: Saying “Sorry” in the Workplace

    The Art of the Apology: Saying “Sorry” in the Workplace
    The Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur is quickly approaching.  While most people know that Jews are supposed to fast on that holiday (and ask G-d for forgiveness for their sins), one of the other traditions of the holiday is that Jews are…
  • Sep 2

    Impact of NLRB’s Joint Employer Decision in Connecticut Still To Be Determined

    Impact of NLRB’s Joint Employer Decision in Connecticut Still To Be Determined
    My colleague, Jarad Lucan, who has been busy with his own labor cases, today returns with post about the latest from the NLRB.  There are many posts out there on the subject (here, here, and here, for example), so Jarad is going to touch…
  • Aug 31

    CHRO Right to Sue Letter Enough to Bring Federal Discrimination Claims to Court

    CHRO Right to Sue Letter Enough to Bring Federal Discrimination Claims to Court
    In catching up over some interesting employment law cases from 2015, I came across Lennon v. Dolce Vida Medical Spa (download here).  You would be forgiven if you missed it because it’s an unreported Superior Court decision on a…
Rank this Week: 464

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/
  • Sep 2

    Federal Judge Permits Uber Class Action

    Federal Judge Permits Uber Class Action
    In a detailed, 68-page decision a federal district court in the Northern District of California permitted a class action to proceed against Uber on the question of whether drivers are employees or independent contractors. The decision, issued…
  • Sep 1

    EEOC Finds "Continuing Pattern" of Pay Discrimination at U. Denver Law School

    EEOC Finds "Continuing Pattern" of Pay Discrimination at U. Denver Law School
    The Denver Post reported yesterday that the EEOC has threatened to sue the University of Denver's law school over what the commission calls a "continuing pattern" of paying female professors less than their male colleagues. In a…
  • Sep 1

    Contracting Out of Public Policy

    Contracting Out of Public Policy
    A doctor, upset about the outcome of a pregnancy, threatened to report to the hospital the conduct of certain nurses whom he thought had contributed to the death of the baby. He also disclosed to the mother what he believed...
Rank this Week: 470

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 258

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

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

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Aug 28

    Settling FLSA Cases Just Got a Little Harder

    Settling FLSA Cases Just Got a Little Harder
    Most cases, when they settle, contain a provision that the plaintiff's complaint will be dismissed "with prejudice."  "With prejudice" is legal shorthand for saying that those claims can never be raised again. Once they're gone, they're…
  • Aug 24

    The Aguas Opinion Gets Its First Appellate Interpretation

    The Aguas Opinion Gets Its First Appellate Interpretation
    Back in February we wrote about the NJ Supreme Court's decision in the Aguas case, which adopted the federal standard in hostile environment sexual harassment cases.  As we noted then, Aguas cut back on employee rights by…
  • Aug 19

    Today Is National Aviation Day

    Today Is National Aviation Day
    As a pilot and aviation advocate, this is something that I should have known but didn't until I ran across this article on CNN.com.   No country has a richer aviation history than the United States, and nowhere else does aviation make…
Rank this Week: 391

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    U.S. Steel Freezes Pension Plans: Symbolic Recognition of End of Traditional Defined Benefit Plan Era

    U.S. Steel Freezes Pension Plans: Symbolic Recognition of End of Traditional Defined Benefit Plan Era
    It was just a brief note on the Form 8-K filed on August 17, 2015 by U.S. Steel Corporation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As described above, on August 17, 2015, the Corporation enacted a hard freeze of benefits accrued…
  • Aug 14

    Employees contribute more to 401(k) plans, but number of new plans decline

    Employees contribute more to 401(k) plans, but number of new plans decline
    Employee Benefit Advisor, for whom I serve on the Editorial Advisory Board, recently reported that DC Plan Participation Rates, Account Balance Increase. The reporter, Paula Aven Gladych cited the Deloitte 2015 Defined Contribution…
  • Jul 14

    Who do you trust: the institution or the individual?

    Who do you trust: the institution or the individual?
                  My social media role model, Kevin O’Keefe, blogged an interesting question yesterday, Individual lawyer or law firm blog, which is trusted more? Kevin is President and Founder of LexBlog,…
Rank this Week: 437

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Covers law and policy news around transgendered employees in the workplace.

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

    The New York Times ' Stumbling, Problematic Transgender Coverage

    The New York Times ' Stumbling, Problematic Transgender Coverage
    The New York Times' Stumbling, Problematic Transgender Coverage (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
  • Aug 26

    Who Threw the First Brick at Stonewall?

    Who Threw the First Brick at Stonewall?
    NY Times: Who Threw the First Brick at Stonewall? http://ift.tt/1Jwblez (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
  • Aug 26

    I Had a Baby and Cancer When I Worked at Amazon. This Is My Story

    I Had a Baby and Cancer When I Worked at Amazon. This Is My Story
    Workplace HR Problem: "I Had A Baby And Cancer When I Worked At Amazon" (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
Rank this Week: 460

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: 305

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 303

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 429

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Jul 20

    Quirky Question #265, Can I have an English-Only Policy?

    Quirky Question #265, Can I have an English-Only Policy?
    Question: Our Company may implement a policy that requires employees to speak in the English language. What risks should we be aware of?  Answer: By Marilyn Clark and Jessie Mischke There are several legal and non-legal risks your…
  • Jul 15

    Quirky Question #264, Oregon Employers: Beware!

    Quirky Question #264, Oregon Employers: Beware!
    Question: I am an employer in Oregon, and I understand Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a whole slew of bills into law on Monday which will directly impact Oregon employers. What do I need to know? Answer: By Aaron D. Goldstein Oregon…
  • Jul 15

    Quirky Question #263, My Supervisor is Stressing Me Out!

    Quirky Question #263, My Supervisor is Stressing Me Out!
    Question: We have an employee who claims she has a mental disability involving stress and anxiety caused by working with her supervisor, and she has asked for a different supervisor as an accommodation. This doesn’t seem to be a…
Rank this Week: 462

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!

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

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

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

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say
    As anyone running for a political office right now will tell you, the number one crisis facing the nation today is unemployment. According to the Huffington Post, more than five million Americans have been between jobs for at least six…
Rank this Week: 324

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Nov 3

    EEOC Sues Fed Ex for Discrimination Against Deaf Employee

    EEOC Sues Fed Ex for Discrimination Against Deaf Employee
    On October 10, 2014, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (FedEx) for its discrimination against deaf and hard-of-hearing package handlers and job applicants. The EEOC asserted that FedEx,…
  • Oct 21

    Judge Orders Microsoft to Pay $2 Million for Workplace Bullying

    Judge Orders Microsoft to Pay $2 Million for Workplace Bullying
    After 7 long years, plaintiff Michael Mercieca finally saw the court order demanding his former employer, Microsoft, to pay him $2 million for bullying him to a near breaking point. After finding the global tech giant culpable for acting…
  • Oct 6

    Ten Women Expose California Correction Official’s Tolerance of Male Prisoner Sexual Harassment Against Female Employee

    Ten Women Expose California Correction Official’s Tolerance of Male Prisoner Sexual Harassment Against Female Employee
    Ten female employees of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) filed a lawsuit in a California federal court against the CDCR for failing to address their claims of sexual harassment. The ten Plaintiffs alleged…
Rank this Week: 508

The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

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

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

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

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

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

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 310

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: 367

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Sep 4

    Judge Puts Brady Back in the Game

    Judge Puts Brady Back in the Game
    New England Patriots’ fans can thank U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman if and when they see NFL quarterback Tom Brady suiting up next Thursday for the Patriots’ season opener.  Judge Berman vacated Brady’s four-game…
  • Sep 3

    Reminder for NYC Employers: Ban on Credit Checks Takes Effect Today

    Reminder for NYC Employers: Ban on Credit Checks Takes Effect Today
    A new law restricting the pre-employment process takes effect in New York City today, September 3, 2015 (the Law).  As we previously reported, the Law bars most employers in NYC from requesting or considering, for employment purposes, a…
  • Sep 1

    The National Living Wage – Will it cause a “catastrophic collapse”?

    The National Living Wage – Will it cause a “catastrophic collapse”?
    The National Living Wage comes into force in April 2016. This morning, the government announced it is doubling the penalties for minimum wage violators. In this blog, we take a closer look at how the National Living Wage (NLW) will work in…
Rank this Week: 4631

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Legal Links – September 4, 2015

    Legal Links – September 4, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Kentucky Clerk Jailed Over Gay Marriage…
  • Sep 1

    Pa Supreme Court Tells Local School District They Must Provide Transportation to Students Residing with Both Divorced Parents Within the Same District

    Pa Supreme Court Tells Local School District They Must Provide Transportation to Students Residing with Both Divorced Parents Within the Same District
    The PA Supreme Court recently denied an appeal by Manheim Township School District holding that the district is required to provide bus services to the homes of both divorced parents when the student spends time at both parents home overnight…
  • Aug 28

    Legal Links – August 28, 2015

    Legal Links – August 28, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Ephrata Police at the forefront of life saving…
Rank this Week: 5026

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
  • Sep 4

    MBBP Client Goes for Super Bowl Gold – A Commercial Spot

    MBBP Client Goes for Super Bowl Gold – A Commercial Spot
    Have you ever offered to do the laundry out of good nature just to realize you’ve accidentally ruined your wife’s best sweater?  Or what about the time you were in such a rush you threw all your clothes in the wash and that…
  • Sep 3

    L-1B Denials on the Decline: A new dawn of reasonableness?

    L-1B Denials on the Decline: A new dawn of reasonableness?
    By John J. Gallini & Grant W. Godfrey On August 28, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released its performance data related to the adjudication of L-1B “specialty knowledge”…
  • Sep 1

    MBBP’s Faith Kasparian’s Article Draws National Interest

    MBBP’s Faith Kasparian’s Article Draws National Interest
    MBBP Senior Attorney Faith Kasparian’s article on M&A privacy and compliance concerns (M&A Privacy and Compliance with Applicable Privacy Laws and Sharing of Customer Information) drew the attention of Reporter Katie Rucke of…
Rank this Week: 5012

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Tennessee age discrimination, minimum wage, overtime, qui tam and workplace discrimination. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Tennessee HOA pays $156,000 to settle disability-discrimination lawsuit

    Tennessee HOA pays $156,000 to settle disability-discrimination lawsuit
    Many people in this country unfortunately face discrimination at some point in their lives. There is discrimination in the workplace based on gender, disability, age, sexual orientation and more. However, most people expect to not be…
  • Aug 21

    If I am an “independent contractor” – am I entitled to overtime and minimum wage?

    If I am an “independent contractor” – am I entitled to overtime and minimum wage?
    Today, about 50 million workers – one-third of the workforce – are classified as independent contractors, freelancers, or temporary workers. This number is predicted to grow to 60 million workers – 40 percent of the…
  • Aug 18

    Whose tips are they anyway???

    Whose tips are they anyway???
    According to the United States Department of Labor, minimum wage would need to  $11.00 per hour to equal the same spending power to equal its buying power of the late 1960s. Currently the minimum wage is only $7.25 and for…
Rank this Week: 4813

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Micha Star Liberty Nominated for Award

    Micha Star Liberty Nominated for Award
    Liberty Law is pleased to announce that Micha Star Liberty is one of this year’s finalists for the Consumer Attorneys of California’s Street Fighter of the Year award. The winner will be announced on November 7. Ms. Liberty was…
  • Sep 4

    Study Shows Uber Prevents Drunk Driving Death

    Study Shows Uber Prevents Drunk Driving Death
    A recent study shows that ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft could potentially save thousands of lives every year. Ride-sharing services have had difficulty in obtaining access to some new markets, and they have countered by claiming…
  • Sep 1

    Employee in San Francisco D.A.’s Office Filed Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

    Employee in San Francisco D.A.’s Office Filed Wrongful Termination Lawsuit
    A long-time female employee of the San Francisco District Attorney’s office, who has been an employee since 1985, has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the SFDA. The lawsuit alleges that the District Attorney fired her…
Rank this Week: 2747

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

Covers employment discrimination and harassment laws. By Resnick Law Group, P.C.

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3791

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/
  • Sep 4

    Technology blunder lands ex-employee in court

    Technology blunder lands ex-employee in court
    From the annals of “Oh, no – I didn’t -“ . . . The Winston-Salem Journal (my hometown paper – yay!) reports that a company is suing a former employee in the North Carolina Business Court for breach of his…
  • Sep 4

    Can an employee be fired for having too many kids?

    Can an employee be fired for having too many kids?
    This is my “Labor Day” post. (hehe) Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer announced this week that she is expecting twin girls, and Yahoo’s stock reportedly took an immediate dive. (H8rs!) Mayer said that she plans to take…
  • Sep 4

    Yes, employers may have to accommodate even “crazy” religious beliefs.

    Yes, employers may have to accommodate even “crazy” religious beliefs.
    Bless their hearts. Employers, it is a losing battle to debate theology with your employees who request religious accommodation. If you don’t believe me, ask Consolidated Coal Company and its parent, CONSOL Energy, which have been…
Rank this Week: 2906

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 2802

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2769

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Get Ready for Even Quicker ‘Quickie’ Elections—NLRB Abandons Requirement for Signed Authorization Card

    Get Ready for Even Quicker ‘Quickie’ Elections—NLRB Abandons Requirement for Signed Authorization Card
    As we’ve previously reported, on April 14, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) implemented new union election rules (Election Rules), which made significant changes to the Board’s procedures for processing…
  • Aug 31

    NLRB Expands Joint Employer Standard in Browning-Ferris Decision

    NLRB Expands Joint Employer Standard in Browning-Ferris Decision
    Recently, the National Labor Relations Board made sweeping changes to its “joint employer” standard, announcing a new test that will surely lead to more findings of joint employment relationships under the National Labor Relations…
  • Aug 18

    IRS Chief Counsel: CA Waiting Time Penalties Are Not Wage

    IRS Chief Counsel: CA Waiting Time Penalties Are Not Wage
    For years now, Section 203 of the California Labor Code has required employers to pay a penalty for willful failure to provide a departing employee with their final wages on their last day of employment (or within 72 hours for employee who…
Rank this Week: 4756

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/
  • Sep 3

    Updated Proposed Regulations Issued: Inpatient Hospital and Physician Services Must Be Covered

    Updated Proposed Regulations Issued: Inpatient Hospital and Physician Services Must Be Covered
    Tue-++sday the IRS issued proposed regulations that require an employer-sponsored health plan to include substantial coverage of inpatient hospital and physician services in order for the plan be considered as providing minimum value. This is…
  • Sep 2

    Outside Counsel Should Handle Healthcare.gov Subsidy Appeal

    Outside Counsel Should Handle Healthcare.gov Subsidy Appeal
    Here’s the coming dilemma: let IRS assess employer mandate taxes based on errant Healthcare.gov subsidy certifications or appeal those errors to prevent those assessments.  “Where’s the dilemma?” you…
  • Aug 31

    Top Ten Healthcare.gov Subsidy Counties in Each SEC State

    Top Ten Healthcare.gov Subsidy Counties in Each SEC State
    Why should you care? Subsidy certification of even one applicant claiming to be a full-time employee not offered affordable, qualifying 2015 coverage can cause the IRS to assess a non-deductible tax against the applicant’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 2527

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: 4154

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, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Recent Changes To Joint Employer Status Under The NLRA

    Recent Changes To Joint Employer Status Under The NLRA
    By Owen H. Laird, Esq. In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NRLB”) expanded its definition of what constitutes a “joint employer.”  This seemingly innocuous change in policy could have…
  • Sep 1

    Comic Book Creator Stan Lee Is Sued By Former Assistant For Violating California Labor Law

    Comic Book Creator Stan Lee Is Sued By Former Assistant For Violating California Labor Law
    Jennifer Melendez and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. On August 22, 2015, Shawn Lukaszewics filed a complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court against legendary comic book creator and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, his wife Joan…
  • Aug 26

    Second Circuit Overrules Lambert Decision, Expanding Workers’ Right

    Second Circuit Overrules Lambert Decision, Expanding Workers’ Right
    Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. On April 20, 2015, in Greathouse v. JHS Security Inc., the Second Circuit Court of Appeals overruled Lambert v. Genesee Hospital, thereby expanding workers’ rights to protect employees from retaliation for…
Rank this Week: 3941

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 3

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace
    Harassment on the basis of sexual orientation has been largely ignored in the workplace but this is changing. Gays, lesbians and transgender workers are not included as a “protected class” under Title VII of the Civil Rights…
  • Aug 26

    Murderer Cites Workplace Bullying in TV Shooting

    Murderer Cites Workplace Bullying in TV Shooting
    Update: As information has developed, it is apparent that Flanagan filed an earlier lawsuit  alleging race discrimination against a Florida television station in 2000. This appears to be the lawsuit that he refers to as having…
  • Aug 20

    Appeals Court Says Inequality Should Not Bar Justice

    Appeals Court Says Inequality Should Not Bar Justice
    There is a persistent myth in America that our adversarial court system gives every litigant an equal chance for justice. In fact, research overwhelmingly shows that federal courts are like casinos where the government and big business…
Rank this Week: 1892

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Sep 3

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace
    Harassment on the basis of sexual orientation has been largely ignored in the workplace but this is changing. Gays, lesbians and transgender workers are not included as a “protected class” under Title VII of the Civil Rights…
  • Aug 26

    Murderer Cites Workplace Bullying in TV Shooting

    Murderer Cites Workplace Bullying in TV Shooting
    Update: As information has developed, it is apparent that Flanagan filed an earlier lawsuit  alleging race discrimination against a Florida television station in 2000. This appears to be the lawsuit that he refers to as having…
  • Aug 20

    Appeals Court Says Inequality Should Not Bar Justice

    Appeals Court Says Inequality Should Not Bar Justice
    There is a persistent myth in America that our adversarial court system gives every litigant an equal chance for justice. In fact, research overwhelmingly shows that federal courts are like casinos where the government and big business…
Rank this Week: 3244

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/
  • Sep 3

    Understanding and Preventing Unintentional Copyright Infringement on Website

    Understanding and Preventing Unintentional Copyright Infringement on Website
    Federal copyright law protects a copyright owner from a wide range of intentional and unintentional infringement. For example, an entity that runs a blog or a website could be liable for copyright infringement if a third party posts…
  • Aug 26

    2015 Changes to Nebraska Sales and Use Tax

    2015 Changes to Nebraska Sales and Use Tax
    The Nebraska Legislature has made several changes to the sales and use tax. Starting in 2016, zoo admissions and memberships will be exempt from sales tax. The Nebraska Legislature enacted LB 419, a sales and use tax exemption…
  • Aug 18

    IRS Prepares Forms and Instructions for Employer Mandate Reporting under Obamacare

    IRS Prepares Forms and Instructions for Employer Mandate Reporting under Obamacare
    Starting in 2016, all “Applicable Large Employers”–meaning those with 50 or more employees—will need to file reports with the IRS regarding whether minimum essential healthcare coverage has been made available to…
Rank this Week: 2738

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Sep 3

    Why did a judge vacate Tom Brady's suspension?

    Why did a judge vacate Tom Brady's suspension?
    I'm assuming you already heard about it - today, a federal judge vacated Tom Brady's 4-game suspension for "Deflate Gate." You can read the actual order here.Generally, arbitration decisions are final and courts afford them extraordinary…
  • Sep 3

    Employee or Independent Contractor? Unemployment Compensation Edition

    Employee or Independent Contractor? Unemployment Compensation Edition
    Yesterday, we reviewed the Third Circuit's classification test for employees under the FLSA. Next up: Pennsylvania's test for purposes of Unemployment Compensation.When does this come into play? Well, claimants are generally not entitled to…
  • Sep 2

    Employee or Independent Contractor? 3d Cir. FLSA Edition

    Employee or Independent Contractor? 3d Cir. FLSA Edition
    Few things in the law are as poorly defined as the distinction between independent contractors and employees. This will be the first post in a series dedicated to that distinction. One of the problems is that courts apply different tests…
Rank this Week: 4073

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Sep 3

    Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton
    Who would have thought that the new movie, Straight Outta Compton, in addition to its great story and great music, would also contain some great lessons about contract negotiation? The main lesson being about the dangers of creating a…
  • Jul 28

    Drafting demand letter

    Drafting demand letter
    One way to think of a demand letter is as an attempt to initiate an out-of-court resolution of a dispute. As such, it might be helpful to keep in mind that negotiated dispute resolution is usually most successful in an atmosphere of mutual…
  • Jul 7

    Rule 1

    Rule 1
    The reformers who drafted the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in the 1930's thought that if we could only get rid of the complexities of ancient pleading practices, and liberalize discovery, cases could be fairly adjudicated on their merits…
Rank this Week: 3961

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Guardianship: Can I Oppose a Petition for Appointment of Successor Guardian filed by a Nominated Successor Guardian?

    Guardianship: Can I Oppose a Petition for Appointment of Successor Guardian filed by a Nominated Successor Guardian?
    The short and quick answer is yes, it is a possibility, but you should first be familiar with applicable Florida Statutes and some definitions before proceeding.  A Nomination of Successor Guardian is a document drafted and notarized by…
  • Aug 25

    How to replace or remove a Court Appointed Guardian in Florida?

    How to replace or remove a Court Appointed Guardian in Florida?
    Has your loved one been deemed incapacitated by a court order and had a court appointed guardian over their person and property? Do you believe the court appointed guardian is improperly taking care of your loved one and managing their assets…
  • Aug 13

    Voluntary Guardianship in Florida

    Voluntary Guardianship in Florida
    In Florida, a voluntary guardianship over a person’s property is available for a competent person who is unable to manage his or her own financial affairs. To begin the process, the person seeking a voluntary guardianship files a…
Rank this Week: 1474

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Sep 3

    Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District news coverage

    Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District news coverage
    Attorney Timothy Reese from our firm, handled the Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District case mentioned in this news report that ended in a Supreme Court ruling enforcing school districts to provide transportation to students…
  • Sep 1

    News Coverage on Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    News Coverage on Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    Please take a look at the article written by the Legal Intelligencer and the news report done by CBS21 on this case. We thank the Legal Intelligencer and CBS21 for the reports on Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District!! The Legal…
  • Aug 28

    Timothy L. Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Timothy L. Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to congratulate Tim Watts in his victory in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania! Thank you for putting your TRUST in the attorneys at Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C. For those who are unfamiliar with this particular…
Rank this Week: 1791

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 4744