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Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Jan 12

    The Secret to Life

    The Secret to Life
    One of our clients shared this insight, as told to her by Cantor Maurice Falkow from Congregation Anshei Israel, now deceased. Many people had asked Cantor Falkow about the secret to life.  He always replied that there really isn’t…
  • Jun 23

    TV Is Wrong Or Why Do People Falsely Confess?

    TV Is Wrong Or Why Do People Falsely Confess?
    http://www.npr.org/2013/12/05/248968150/beyond-good-cop-bad-cop-a-look-at-real-life-interrogation
  • May 7

    Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Right

    Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Right
    This blog is a great discussion of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights.  I think I want some of these rights too. http://popehat.com/2015/04/29/cops-we-need-rights-more-than-you-citizen/
Rank this Week: 89

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: 65

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: 79

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 132

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

Features news, analysis and comments on labor & employment law, human resources, and other work-related topics. By George Lenard.

http://www.employmentblawg.com
  • Dec 6

    How to Become an Accountant or CPA

    How to Become an Accountant or CPA
    The main difference between an accountant and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the qualifications of a CPA that works in the accounting departments of businesses. Becoming a CPA requires advanced education, formal certification and a…
  • Dec 6

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?
    Accountants help manage businesses’ finances, protect the company from auditors, and assure everyone gets a paycheck. Working in the field of accounting and finance comes with lots of perks. One of which being the variety industries…
  • Dec 6

    Passing the CPA Exam

    Passing the CPA Exam
    Passing the CPA is a grueling step toward a job in accounting or finance. But don’t worry, with the right study schedule and determination, you can get there! First, you must find the right review courses for you if you The post Passing…
Rank this Week: 137

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Dec 2

    Seventh Circuit could be the Title VII path-maker on sexual orientation

    Seventh Circuit could be the Title VII path-maker on sexual orientation
    Clearly, the Seventh Circuit is deeply struggling with the question of whether Title VII covers sexual orientation discrimination—a question that has already been answered in the affirmative by the federal government and a legal concept…
  • Dec 2

    Sex-stereotyping claim proceeds for transgender male fired for restroom-related tardine

    Sex-stereotyping claim proceeds for transgender male fired for restroom-related tardine
    By Joy P. Waltemath, J.D. Refusing to dismiss the Title VII and state law gender and race discrimination complaint of a fired transgender black male, a federal district court in Kentucky found sufficient his allegations that he was harassed…
  • Dec 2

    NLRB asks SCOTUS for a definitive ruling on class action waiver

    NLRB asks SCOTUS for a definitive ruling on class action waiver
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. and Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. The National Relations Board has petitioned the Supreme Court to make a comprehensive ruling on the question of whether the National Labor Relations Act trumps the Federal Arbitration Act when…
Rank this Week: 130

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: 159

FLSA Cases

FLSA Cases

Covers FLSA violations, minimum wage and overtime cases. By Will Aitchison.

http://flsacases.com/
Rank this Week: 155

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers workplace discrimination, and employee rights news and updates. By Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP.

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam
    Nearly three years after the launch of “Fight for 15”, a campaign aimed at boosting the minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers are enjoying some sweet success. The effort involves urging fast food workers in numerous cities around…
  • Feb 8

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam
    Nearly three years after the launch of “Fight for 15”, a campaign aimed at boosting the minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers are enjoying some sweet success. The effort involves urging fast food workers in numerous cities around…
  • Jan 16

    Tyson’s Fight Against Class Action Award Gets Cool Reception in Supreme Court

    Tyson’s Fight Against Class Action Award Gets Cool Reception in Supreme Court
    After a court ordered Tyson Foods to pay $5.8 million to workers in overtime pay in a class action suit, the food giant appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the ruling. Based on a recent hour-long argument session, say experienced…
Rank this Week: 152

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/
  • Dec 7

    Im-be-ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck

    Im-be-ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck
    Adam Cohen, Imbeciles (2016).Kris MiccioAdam Cohen has written an exhaustive account of the nexus between eugenics, racism and immigration law in the United States. Against the backdrop of the Carrie Buck case, a young, poor Catholic…
  • Dec 6

    An Unsafe Financial System

    An Unsafe Financial System
    Anat R. Admati, It Takes a Village to Maintain a Dangerous Financial System in Just Financial Markets? Finance in a Just Society (Lisa Herzog ed., forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Caroline BradleyIt Takes a Village to Maintain a…
  • Dec 5

    Is Contract Law Ready for the Internet of Things?

    Is Contract Law Ready for the Internet of Things?
    Stacy-Ann Elvy, Contracting in the Age of the Internet of Things: Article 2 of the UCC and Beyond, 44 Hofstra L. Rev. 839 (2016).Nancy KimWhen Amazon announced that it was expanding its Dash Button Program, its stock went up 2.3%.…
Rank this Week: 252

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Dec 6

    7th Circuit: NCAA Student Athletes are Not Employee

    7th Circuit: NCAA Student Athletes are Not Employee
    Yesterday, the Seventh Circuit held that NCAA student athletes are not employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and therefore they are not entitled to minimum wage. You can read the opinion in Berger v. NCAA here (.pdf).The…
  • Dec 2

    EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance for National Origin Discrimination

    EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance for National Origin Discrimination
    Not official use. So, the EEOC thought that between Thanksgiving and the DOL overtime regs injunction that they could sneak one by me. Nice try! Last week the EEOC issued new enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination. This…
  • Dec 1

    Today is the day that the new overti... hold up

    Today is the day that the new overti... hold up
    Not official use. December 1, 2016 is finally here. The day that the new overtime regulations take effect according to the final rule. But wait! A nationwide injunction has put the rule on hold. I cranked out a whitepaper to address the…
Rank this Week: 342

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/
  • Dec 5

    Jury Awards California Truckers $55 Million in Wal-Mart Wage Suit

    Jury Awards California Truckers $55 Million in Wal-Mart Wage Suit
    Shelby Krzastek On November 23, 2016, a jury returned a verdict for the plaintiffs in Ridgeway v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., finding that the retail giant Wal-Mart owed approximately 850 former Wal-Mart truck drivers back pay for hours worked for…
  • Dec 2

    Tenth Circuit Finds That Conflicting Language Voids Arbitration Provision

    Tenth Circuit Finds That Conflicting Language Voids Arbitration Provision
    Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Arbitration agreements between employees and employers often strongly favor the employer’s interests at the employee’s expense. As a result, an unsuccessful opposition to a motion to compel arbitration can be…
  • Dec 1

    Texas Court Blocks New Department of Labor Overtime Regulation

    Texas Court Blocks New Department of Labor Overtime Regulation
    Lev Craig Last week, a Texas federal district court granted a temporary injunction in State of Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor, blocking the implementation of a new Department of Labor (DOL) overtime regulation that was previously…
Rank this Week: 343

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
Rank this Week: 204

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/
  • Dec 4

    Requiem For A Friend: James Ventantonio, Esq.

    Requiem For A Friend: James Ventantonio, Esq.
    A few days ago a leading light of Somerset County was extinguished unexpectedly.  Jim Ventantonio was taken from us far too soon, at a still youthful 76 years of age.  Jim embodied personal decency, professional accomplishment, and…
  • Dec 2

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year
    The question: how did she get away with it for so long?  The woman in question used 24 false identities to collect $345,000 in fraudulent unemployment benefits.  Story here. It seems like crime paid in this case, at least for a…
  • Nov 28

    And Exactly How . . . .?

    And Exactly How . . . .?
    A trial judge once told me, with some frustration, that appellate judges (not on the NJ Supreme Court, I hasten to add) sometimes do not appreciate the practical difficulties with which their rulings present the trial courts that must…
Rank this Week: 267

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Deep Dive Into CHRO Case Statistics Show Increases in “Harassment” Claim

    Deep Dive Into CHRO Case Statistics Show Increases in “Harassment” Claim
    As I did last year, after I posted on the general statistics of the CHRO to see if we could glean any trends, I took a deeper dive into what the statistics this year show.  And there were definitely a few surprises. Obviously, at the…
  • Dec 1

    New Statistics From CHRO Show Continued Rise in Discrimination Complaint

    New Statistics From CHRO Show Continued Rise in Discrimination Complaint
    At this week’s CHRO information session, I was able to review the new statistics released by the CHRO this fall regarding case filings and dismissals. They’ve now been posted live on the CHRO’s website here. It’s…
  • Nov 30

    CHRO Acknowledges Faults with Case Assessment Review Process But A Fix May Be Hard

    CHRO Acknowledges Faults with Case Assessment Review Process But A Fix May Be Hard
    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit on a panel discussion sponsored by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. Charles Krich, a Principal Attorney, also spoke and it was moderated by Deputy Director Cheryl Sharp. The purpose of…
Rank this Week: 176

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/
  • Dec 1

    Wash.io is not Permitted Settle Unpaid Overtime Collective Action

    Wash.io is not Permitted Settle Unpaid Overtime Collective Action
    The FLSA defines overtime as any time spent working after eight hours a day or forty hours a week. All hourly, nonexempt employees are entitled to one and one-half their normal hourly wages for all the overtime they spend working. However,…
  • Dec 1

    Wash.io is not Permitted Settle Unpaid Overtime Collective Action

    Wash.io is not Permitted Settle Unpaid Overtime Collective Action
    The FLSA defines overtime as any time spent working after eight hours a day or forty hours a week. All hourly, nonexempt employees are entitled to one and one-half their normal hourly wages for all the overtime they spend working. However,…
  • Nov 20

    Golf Course Company Settles Unpaid Overtime Suit Alleging Time Manipulation

    Golf Course Company Settles Unpaid Overtime Suit Alleging Time Manipulation
    The class action wage and hour lawsuit filed against Rotonda Golf Partners and Rotonda Golf Partners II LLC alleges the companies illegally manipulated employees' time cards to divide up their hours between them. As a result, employees who…
Rank this Week: 300

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Nov 30

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney
    David Bulitt, a principal in Joseph Greenwald & Laake’s family law practice and our Assistant Managing Director, has just written his second novel that will be published on January 27, 2017. The novel draws extensively both from…
  • Nov 28

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting
    On December 6 and December 7, the nearly 13,000 members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, which represents most of the workers at the D.C. Metro transit system, (WMATA) will hold a meeting at which they will have an opportunity to…
  • Nov 10

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?
    On September 22, 2016, the D.C. Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of our clients in their battle over membership and control of Jericho Baptist Church Ministries, Inc., a large, nationally-known church located in Landover, Maryland.…
Rank this Week: 335

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Features updates and insights regarding California employment law. By Phillip J. Griego & Associates.

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Nov 2

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?
    The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (NLRA) created the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)  It gives employees the right to organize and bargain collectively with their employers.  This is called unionization.  It…
  • Nov 2

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?
    The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (NLRA) created the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)  It gives employees the right to organize and bargain collectively with their employers.  This is called unionization.  It…
  • Jun 4

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)
    Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) contracted with Levy Premium Foods to manage the food and beverage services at several entertainment venues located in southern California. Levy, in turn, contracted with Canvas Corporation to provide 1099…
Rank this Week: 295

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Noncompete Madne

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

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?
    Last week, the federal Department of Labor issued proposed regulations dealing with COBRA notices. The regulatory proposal is quite uninteresting: Basically, the administration is removing the model notices from the Code of Federal…
Rank this Week: 209

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Covers personal injury, employment law, social security, and corporate / business law litigation.

http://blog.mesrianilaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip
    As previously reported, an Applebee’s employee was surprised upon seeing a note written in receipt that was left by the diner at the said restaurant. Apparently, as part of the restaurant’s policy, a tip has to be added…
  • Feb 7

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant
    The American singer-song writer Lady Gaga is now being sued by her personal assistant named Jennifer O’Neill for failing to pay her overtime work and for forcing her to sleep with her. Nevertheless, O’Neill confirmed that no …
  • Feb 4

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier
    After reviewing its Supplier Responsibility Progress Report for 2013, tech-giant Apple Inc. found several labor law violations committed by many of its suppliers in China. The said report highlighted its findings from the previous year among…
Rank this Week: 310

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/
  • Dec 7

    SEC Updates Rules for Capital Raises Through Regulation D

    SEC Updates Rules for Capital Raises Through Regulation D
    Over the past couple of years, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has evolved how companies can raise capital, while simultaneously maintaining adequate protection for investors. For example, starting in May of 2016,…
  • Dec 2

    The Saga Continues: The DOL Appeals the Court’s Ruling Halting The New Overtime Rule

    The Saga Continues: The DOL Appeals the Court’s Ruling Halting The New Overtime Rule
    In the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of the newly revised (and currently halted) overtime rules, on December 1, the Department of Labor appealed the lower court’s ruling to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.…
  • Nov 28

    NEW OVERTIME RULES TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

    NEW OVERTIME RULES TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
    For employers preparing to comply with the new salary exemption regulations, designated to start on December 1, 2016, the new rules have been temporarily suspended. The new regulation would have increased the minimum salary required to…
Rank this Week: 2565

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Dec 7

    Do Women Receive Less Workers’ Compensation Benefits in St. Louis?

    Do Women Receive Less Workers’ Compensation Benefits in St. Louis?
    When women get injured at the workplace, they may not be getting the work comp benefits they deserve. A worker who gets injured at work may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. An injured worker generally…
  • Dec 2

    Diagnosed with Mesothelioma? Here Are 5 Things You Can Do Now

    Diagnosed with Mesothelioma? Here Are 5 Things You Can Do Now
    Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects 2,000 to 3,000 people each year. A Mesothelioma diagnosis can be life changing. It is a rare form of cancer that affects 2,000 to 3,000 people each year, and it is deadly. However, there are…
  • Dec 1

    Prevent Shift Work Disorder – St. Louis Worker Compensation Attorney

    Prevent Shift Work Disorder – St. Louis Worker Compensation Attorney
    Shift workers do some of the most important jobs; however, the irregular working hours can be damaging to their health. The adverse health risks associated with shift work are well known. Everyone who works outside the traditional 9-5…
Rank this Week: 1488

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/
Rank this Week: 1069

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/
  • Dec 7

    The Cost of Long Term Care Continues To Rise

    The Cost of Long Term Care Continues To Rise
    What many of our clients do not realize is that long-term health care is expensive, and will only get more expensive with time.  Many people are shocked when they learn about the actual costs of long-term health and feel helpless because…
  • Dec 7

    Homestead Protection In Florida

    Homestead Protection In Florida
    Florida’s homestead protections are renown throughout the country for the great homestead protection laws that protect state residents.  These laws are found in Florida’s Constitution and offer key protection in three…
  • Dec 1

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?
    One of the best tools estate planning attorneys in Jacksonville utilize for their clients is the Florida revocable trust. The revocable trust is also known as a living trust.  A revocable trust has many benefits including the ability to…
Rank this Week: 1308

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
Rank this Week: 1596

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Dec 7

    Changes coming to Delaware’s discrimination law

    Changes coming to Delaware’s discrimination law
    by Lauren E.M. Russell Changes that will expand the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act (DDEA) to include discrimination based on family responsibilities and reproductive health decisions are set to take effect on December 30. Under the…
  • Dec 6

    New California law mandates sexual harassment training for local official

    New California law mandates sexual harassment training for local official
    by Beth Kahn and Sigalit Shoghi Morris Polich & Purdy LLP Changes to California’s law requiring sexual harassment training for supervisory employees will go into effect on January 1, 2017, clearing up ambiguity about whether elected…
  • Dec 6

    Movement on overtime rules unlikely before Trump takes office

    Movement on overtime rules unlikely before Trump takes office
    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has requested that an appeals court fast-track its appeal of an injunction blocking the new overtime regulations. But even if the court agrees to the DOL’s proposed expedited schedule, it…
Rank this Week: 4991

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Dec 7

    NYC provisionals get “Qualified Incumbents Exam”

    NYC provisionals get “Qualified Incumbents Exam”
    Governor Cuomo signed a bill to allow provisional City workers a one time opportunity to take a “Qualified Incumbents Exam” and become permanent in their title.  This exam would be given as long as there were no upcoming open…
  • Nov 19

    NO CREDIT FOR TIME TEACHING UNDER A DIFFERENT LICENSE Article 78 appeal denied

    NO CREDIT FOR TIME TEACHING UNDER A DIFFERENT LICENSE Article 78 appeal denied
      The question presented in this Article 78 appeal: Would a teacher be able to apply time served on very different license to calculate whether they are beyond probationary status? In this article 78 case of which sought to annul…
  • Nov 15

    CPLR Article 75 suit to overturn Education Law 3020-a decision denied.

    CPLR Article 75 suit to overturn Education Law 3020-a decision denied.
    In this article 75 petition to vacate the determination of an arbitrator  which is made pursuant to New York State Education Law section 3020 – a The arbitrators’ from that ensued in seven appropriate, with professional, or…
Rank this Week: 1022

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    EEOC Issues New National Origin Discrimination Guideline

    EEOC Issues New National Origin Discrimination Guideline
    Last month, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a new Enforcement Guidance regarding national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”).…
  • Nov 30

    New Jersey Court Reinstates Employee’s Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

    New Jersey Court Reinstates Employee’s Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
    Earlier this month, New Jersey’s Appellate Division reversed a trial court’s decision that had dismissed Robert Benning’s disability discrimination lawsuit because the trial court improperly ignored evidence which supported…
  • Nov 28

    Third Circuit Reinstates Police Officers’ Whistleblower Case

    Third Circuit Reinstates Police Officers’ Whistleblower Case
    A recent case from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reinforces the fact that an employee who objects to something he reasonably believes violates the law does not have to be correct to be protected by New Jersey’s whistleblower law,…
Rank this Week: 1246

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Dec 7

    San José’s New Scheduling Ordinance

    San José’s New Scheduling Ordinance
    On November 8, 2016, the voters of San José passed an ordinance that requires employers to provide hours to existing employees before they hire new employees. Before hiring new employees, including through a staffing or temporary…
  • Dec 5

    California’s Upcoming Minimum Wage Increase – Review Your Practice

    California’s Upcoming Minimum Wage Increase – Review Your Practice
    On January 1, 2017, California’s minimum wage increases to $10.50 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees. Small businesses with 25 or fewer employees will continue to pay the current minimum wage of $10 per hour. The increase…
  • Dec 1

    More Input Sought On Two Sets of Proposed Regulations: Use of Criminal Background Information and Transgender Issue

    More Input Sought On Two Sets of Proposed Regulations: Use of Criminal Background Information and Transgender Issue
    The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) is currently considering two different sets of proposed regulations. The FEHC is proposing regulations related to the use of criminal history information in employment decisions that…
Rank this Week: 3974

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/
  • Dec 7

    Forgotten Employee Rights: Overtime Pay for the Salaried Employee

    Forgotten Employee Rights: Overtime Pay for the Salaried Employee
    It’s hard to understand your employee rights. Many salaried employees believe they are not entitled to overtime pay.  This is a surprisingly common myth. There are a large number of salaried professionals who receive an annual…
  • Nov 29

    Holiday Party & Corporate Liability

    Holiday Party & Corporate Liability
    A staff holiday party is a great way of celebrating the holiday season.  It can also be an effective way of showing appreciation to employees.  These events can be lots of fun, but what many employers often forget is that they can…
  • Nov 23

    Is an Employee Obligated to Provide an Employer ‘Reasonable Notice’ of Resignation?

    Is an Employee Obligated to Provide an Employer ‘Reasonable Notice’ of Resignation?
    It is well known that employers must give an employee ‘reasonable notice’ or pay in lieu upon termination when there is no just cause (i.e. the employee has not done anything wrong to be fired). Conversely, although rarely…
Rank this Week: 1213

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
  • Dec 7

    California Court Rejects Attempt to Overturn Judgement Based on Spokeo

    California Court Rejects Attempt to Overturn Judgement Based on Spokeo
    A defendant who lost a bench trial in a certified class case alleging that it violated the Electronic Funds Transfer Act by forcing the plaintiff and class to use electronic funds transfer services to obtain loans sought to upend the verdict…
  • Dec 7

    Divergent Views on Class Discovery

    Divergent Views on Class Discovery
    In two recent cases, California and Florida district courts reached divergent views on whether to permit wide-ranging class discovery prior to a certification decision. Interestingly, both decisions involved Ocwen companies. In Weiner, a RICO…
  • Dec 7

    Eleventh Circuit Clarifies CAFA Jurisdiction Continues After Dismissal of Class Claim

    Eleventh Circuit Clarifies CAFA Jurisdiction Continues After Dismissal of Class Claim
    On November 22, the Eleventh Circuit clarified that Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) jurisdiction is not eliminated when the class claims are dismissed before the class is certified. The plaintiff, an Alabama trucking company that had a…
Rank this Week: 1708

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/
  • Dec 7

    Post no bills? Employers have to post plenty!

    Post no bills? Employers have to post plenty!
    This year is ending with quite a few changes in various federal workplace posters. To ensure that employers, especially federal contractors, have kept up with the required changes, here is a summary: Federal 6-in-1 Poster  The U.S.…
  • Dec 5

    BREAKING: FMCSA announces national drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse for commercial truck, bus driver

    BREAKING: FMCSA announces national drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse for commercial truck, bus driver
    As we expected here and here, the day has finally come. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Friday that it had issued a Final Rule establishing a drug and alcohol…
  • Dec 2

    What should employers do about overtime now? Ask the wage-hour lawyers.

    What should employers do about overtime now? Ask the wage-hour lawyers.
    As most readers know, the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule, which was set to take effect yesterday, was preliminarily enjoined (temporarily blocked) on November 22 by U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant III. The…
Rank this Week: 2994

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Dec 7

    Outlook on healthcare sector M&A: the next 12 month

    Outlook on healthcare sector M&A: the next 12 month
    Previously on this blog, we reported that M&A activity in the healthcare sector was expected to rise during 2016. According to a Market Spotlight released earlier this fall by Mergermarket in partnership with RR Donnelley, dealmakers and…
  • Dec 6

    Chinese outbound private equity on the rise

    Chinese outbound private equity on the rise
    Chinese buyout frenzy Outbound private equity investments from China into North America and Europe have been growing rapidly. According to the investment bank Houlihan Lokey, in H1 of 2012, the outbound Chinese private equity transaction…
  • Dec 1

    2015 reform of Investment Canada Act now paying dividends in form of inward foreign direct investment

    2015 reform of Investment Canada Act now paying dividends in form of inward foreign direct investment
    As we await Q3 statistics on Canada’s inward and outward foreign direct investment (FDI), the rebounding numbers in Q1 and Q2 have represented a step in the right direction. FDI is a macroscopic measure of private investment (in…
Rank this Week: 1785

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Dec 7

    The door may be open for county or municipal government “right-to-work” laws in Ohio

    The door may be open for county or municipal government “right-to-work” laws in Ohio
    Right-to-work laws limit the “union security” a union can achieve in a collective bargaining agreement with an employer. In states with no right-to-work law, unions can bargain for contract provisions requiring that, as a…
  • Dec 1

    OSHA retaliation rules are going forward

    OSHA retaliation rules are going forward
    On Monday, a federal judge in Texas refused to issue an injunction stopping OSHA from enforcing certain aspects of controversial “non-retaliation” rules. We reported on the proposed OSHA rules on Oct. 27, 2016. Briefly, the most…
  • Nov 30

    EEOC issues new guidance on national origin discrimination

    EEOC issues new guidance on national origin discrimination
    On Nov. 21, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its new and updated Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination, replacing its 2002 guidance on the subject. In the guidance, the EEOC defines national…
Rank this Week: 944

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

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

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Dec 7

    When Employees Fail to Engage in the Accommodation Proce

    When Employees Fail to Engage in the Accommodation Proce
    Last week I wrote about the statutory framework of the family status accommodation requirements in Ontario.  The case that has moved this area of law along is Misetich v Value Village Stores (2016 HRTO 1229, “Misetich”), a…
  • Nov 24

    Family Status Discrimination: The Statutory Framework

    Family Status Discrimination: The Statutory Framework
    Discrimination on the grounds of “family status” continues to be a hot topic for Canadian employers. Are employers required to accommodate an employee’s eldercare obligations? Are these sorts of obligations different than an…
  • Nov 17

    12 Tips for Tipsy Holiday Partie

    12 Tips for Tipsy Holiday Partie
    As of the date of this posting, there are only 38 more sleeps until December 25 (according to my kids’ countdown app).  This means only 5 more weekends (6 if you count December 24 as a perfectly noble shopping day) and likely…
Rank this Week: 4721

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/
  • Dec 7

    7 tips to avoid the holiday party nightmare

    7 tips to avoid the holiday party nightmare
    ’Tis the season for workplace holiday parties. It a time to reflect on the past year and celebrate all your organization has accomplished. It is also a time to avoid liability, hopefully. A lot can go wrong at a holiday…
  • Dec 6

    “Who needs the NLRB?”

    “Who needs the NLRB?”
    Bloomberg BNA reporters Chris Opfer and Ben Penn asked this question in their weekly column of workplace musings: “Who needs the NLRB?” (a question I’ve asked myself more than once over the past eight years.) Said Chris…
  • Dec 5

    A $15 minimum wage is not without consequences #fightfor15

    A $15 minimum wage is not without consequences #fightfor15
    Donald Trump’s presidency sparks an interesting dichotomy—a Republican that rode into office on a wave of populism, including fiscal populism. Officially, the President-elect favors a higher minimum wage: “On the minimum…
Rank this Week: 1210

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: 3031

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Dec 7

    What rights do workers have to rest breaks in the UK?

    What rights do workers have to rest breaks in the UK?
    The Working Time Regulations 1998 (the Regulations), which implement the requirements of the 1993 EC Working Time Directive, introduced restrictions on the number of hours worked by employees and workers together with a right to rest breaks,…
  • Dec 6

    DOL to appeal injunction against new overtime regulation

    DOL to appeal injunction against new overtime regulation
    Despite the fact that the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations were set to go into effect on December 1st, the validity of the regulations remains unsettled. We previously reported that on November 22nd, Judge Amos…
  • Dec 6

    OSHA workplace injury and illness tracking will go forward

    OSHA workplace injury and illness tracking will go forward
    Last week, a Texas federal judge handed the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) a victory by refusing to grant an injunction that sought to delay the implementation of the Agency’s rule regarding workplace injuries…
Rank this Week: 1798

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: 2454

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Dec 6

    The Peculiar “Personnel-ity” of California Personnel File Inspection Law

    The Peculiar “Personnel-ity” of California Personnel File Inspection Law
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Within the last few years, the California Legislature has amended laws related to an employee’s right to inspect personnel records, intending to ensure employees have access to those records. Since then, employers…
  • Nov 30

    Friend (or Foe) Requests: Using Social Media In Employment Litigation

    Friend (or Foe) Requests: Using Social Media In Employment Litigation
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Social media is a potential goldmine of information when it comes to defending against employment lawsuits—pictures, status updates, location markers, “likes,” groups, and associated friends, all from the…
  • Nov 23

    Counting Our Many Blessings—Thanks To You!

    Counting Our Many Blessings—Thanks To You!
    A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero Dearest Reader, We have much to be grateful for this year: Generous, smart colleagues who contribute regularly to our blog—more than 50…
Rank this Week: 1394

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/
  • Dec 6

    IP Law Basics Part 4 – Copyright

    IP Law Basics Part 4 – Copyright
    This is the final installment of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United…
  • Dec 2

    IP Law Basics Part 3 – Trademark

    IP Law Basics Part 3 – Trademark
    This is part three of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United States,…
  • Nov 30

    IP Law Basics Part 2 – Patents and Trade Secret

    IP Law Basics Part 2 – Patents and Trade Secret
    This is part two of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United States,…
Rank this Week: 4015

Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

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

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
Rank this Week: 2880

Workplace Safety Report

Workplace Safety Report

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

http://workplacesafetyreport.com/
  • Dec 6

    Today is National Miners Day

    Today is National Miners Day
    December 6 is National Miners Day, a day designated by Congress to honor the contributions and sacrifices of miners both past and present. As stated by MSHA chief Joe Main: The next time you flip on a light switch, squeeze the toothpaste…
  • Nov 29

    Federal Judge: OSHA may proceed with new safety incentive and drug testing enforcement

    Federal Judge: OSHA may proceed with new safety incentive and drug testing enforcement
    Bloomberg BNA reports that OSHA can begin enforcing, as of December 1, 2016, its rule restricting safety incentives and drug testing programs.  A federal judge decided yesterday in TEXO ABC/AGC v. Perez , N.D. Tex., No.…
  • Oct 14

    OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Affordable Care Act

    OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Affordable Care Act
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a final rule that establishes procedures and time frames for handling whistleblower complaints under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA protects employees from…
Rank this Week: 1929

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Dec 6

    Holidays and the Workplace: Be Merry or Bah Humbug

    Holidays and the Workplace: Be Merry or Bah Humbug
    Ready or not, the holidays are here.  Not only are the holidays a time to reflect on the passing year, but also a time full of fun, festive celebrations.  As you get ready for this season’s festivities at work, make …
  • Nov 23

    Texas Judge Orders Nationwide Halt of the DOL’s New Overtime Rule

    Texas Judge Orders Nationwide Halt of the DOL’s New Overtime Rule
    On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas (a 2014 Obama-appointee) issued a preliminary injunction barring implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new…
  • Nov 22

    Third Annual Review of Unbelievable Employment Case

    Third Annual Review of Unbelievable Employment Case
    Yes, these are real cases involving real people. Everyone in Southern California Would Need to be Accommodated If This Were a Disability A former employee in New Jersey sued her employer for wrongful termination after she requested an…
Rank this Week: 3732

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

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

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Dec 6

    Colorado Court Interprets Key Remedies Section of Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Colorado Court Interprets Key Remedies Section of Defend Trade Secrets Act
    With only a life span of a few months, the new Defend Trade Secrets Act has produced very little in the way of interesting case law. That's hardly a surprise at this point.For the most part, the DTSA does not change substantive state law…
  • Nov 29

    Competition Claims: Federal versus State Court

    Competition Claims: Federal versus State Court
    This post largely is inspired by a YouTube video I watched recently by Jonathan Pollard, who discusses the importance of litigating trade secrets in federal court - particularly if you're a defendant.Jonathan's 15-minute discussion is a great…
  • Nov 22

    Employee Training and the Value Proposition of Non-Compete

    Employee Training and the Value Proposition of Non-Compete
    The best part of the current debate over non-compete agreements is not that we're nearing a consensus: it's that we're having the debate.With the White House's Call to Action, and the research that led to this unprecedented move, commentators…
Rank this Week: 3937