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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/
  • Jul 23

    New I-9 Forms for 2016 still unavailable

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

    From the LawBlogs – Week ending July 16, 2016

    From the LawBlogs – Week ending July 16, 2016
    From the LawBlogs – Week ending July 16, 2016[Internet links highlighted in color] Posted by JustiaAdministrative appeal vacated because the administrative agencies failed to recognized that the employee’s personnel record…
  • Jul 21

    Membership in the NYS Employees’ Retirement System for 10 years is not necessarily the same as the member having 10 years of member service credit

    Membership in the NYS Employees’ Retirement System for 10 years is not necessarily the same as the member having 10 years of member service credit
    Membership in the NYS Employees’ Retirement System for 10 years is not necessarily the same as the member having 10 years of member service creditCaetano v DiNapoli, 2016 NY Slip Op 05222, Appellate Division, Third DepartmentSharon…
Rank this Week: 23

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: 28

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Another Day, Another Reversal by the NLRB

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

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

    With Your Social Media Policy, It’s “Live” and “Go” Time
    Recently, I had the opportunity to revisit a social media policy I had reviewed several years ago.  (Check back to this post from 2008 to see how far we’ve really come.) In doing so, I was reminded — once again — how…
Rank this Week: 102

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

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

    WIRTW #422 (the “Pikachu” edition)

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

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

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

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

    Don’t forget your b.s. meter when conducting workplace investigation
    By now, you’ve likely heard about the plagiarism flap that has embroiled the GOP following Melania Trump’s Monday-night convention speech. In case you missed it, Melania Trump (or her speechwriter) is accused of copying…
Rank this Week: 111

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

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

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

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

    Arbitrator erred in refusing to consider evidence of blood alcohol content

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

    Recent Developments-Contract interpretation

    Recent Developments-Contract interpretation
    Covenant of Good Faith and Fair DealingThe cba between The Western Sugar Cooperative and the Teamsters creates two categories of employees. Employees who work at least 1680 hours within a twelve months period are classified as "year round…
Rank this Week: 135

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 19

    New Book: Invisible Labor

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

    EEOC Systemic Review

    EEOC Systemic Review
    In an interesting and informative report, the EEOC has provided an extensive review of its systemic efforts over the last decade. The Government’s systemic program – – while always a critical function of the Commission – – has…
  • Jul 13

    Facebook Posts After Controversial Event

    Facebook Posts After Controversial Event
    Given the ease and accessibility of social media, workers sometimes do not contemplate the potential repercussions of making questionable posts to such outlets as Facebook. Given the high number of political and/or controversial items in the…
Rank this Week: 141

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 169

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 6

    Know Your Religious Rights in the Workplace

    Know Your Religious Rights in the Workplace
    Employees have a right to be free from discrimination in the workplace that is based on their religious rights. Discrimination occurs when an employer makes a distinction that has the effect of excluding the employee, denying benefits, or…
  • Jun 24

    Bias in the Workplace

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

    Your Legal Rights in Disability Insurance Dispute

    Your Legal Rights in Disability Insurance Dispute
    An employee who becomes disabled, or otherwise becomes incapable of performing the essential functions of their job, and may be entitled to income replacement through the employer’s short-term and long-term disability insurance…
Rank this Week: 180

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

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

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
  • Jul 6

    Michigan Court Upholds Right to Pursue FRSA Cases in Federal Court

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

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

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

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

    ARB Resolves a 20 Year Dispute Involving Racially Motivated Hiring at Bank of America
    In April 2016, the Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) settled a twenty-year dispute in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, United States Department of Labor v. Bank of America.  Judge Luis A.…
Rank this Week: 185

California Labor & Employment…

California Labor & Employment Law Blog

Covers arbitration agreements, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hiring, termination, employee leave, and wage and hour issues. By Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger.

http://www.callaborlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 208

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 261

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

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

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

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

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

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

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 252

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Jul 14

    Quirky Question #285: Potholes on the Ethical “High Road”

    Quirky Question #285: Potholes on the Ethical “High Road”
    Question:  We learned that some of our employees may have been engaging in unethical, and perhaps even illegal, behavior.  We don’t tolerate this, so we hired a law firm to conduct an investigation, and based on the results of…
  • Jul 13

    Quirky Question #284: If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, can you still unlawfully retaliate against it?

    Quirky Question #284: If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, can you still unlawfully retaliate against it?
    Question: One of our male supervisors wants to fire a female employee who complained that he was sexually harassing her. The harassment allegations appear to have some substance: he asked her for pictures of herself in a bikini; told her to…
  • Jun 30

    Quirky Question #283: They Stole Our Stuff, Can We Sue?

    Quirky Question #283: They Stole Our Stuff, Can We Sue?
    Question: My company recently terminated an employee, and we are very worried she accessed her email inappropriately in the days before she was fired. The timing of it all is … well, quirky. Here’s what happened: The…
Rank this Week: 274

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/
  • Jul 11

    How to Correct a Death Certificate in Florida

    How to Correct a Death Certificate in Florida
    Correcting a Death Certificate in Florida We often receive calls about how to correct a Florida Death Certificate in relation to filing a Probate case in Florida. Correcting a Florida Death certificate is done through Florida Vital Statistics…
  • May 27

    Remarriage Protection

    Remarriage Protection
    Remarriage Protection Many lawyers proclaim to have remarriage protection in their estate planning documents, but few estate plans deal with these issues completely. A traditional trust that deals with remarriage will include language that…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
Rank this Week: 269

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Jul 22

    Upcoming Global Wildlife Whistleblower Seminar Serie

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

    Russian Whistleblower—Olympics 2016

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

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

    Sean McKessy, Chief of SEC’s Whistleblower Office, Leaving Agency Later This Month
    Washington, D.C., July 8, 2016. Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that the Chief of the Office of the Whistleblower, Sean McKessy, would leave the agency in July. Mr. McKessy was the first head of the…
Rank this Week: 313

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

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

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

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem

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

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

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

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide
    We’re happy to announce we have opened a new section on our firm website dedicated to Texas Unemployment Claims.  There you can find detailed information on: Making and pursuing unemployment claims; Handling unemployment appeal…
Rank this Week: 307

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    Seventh Circuit Weighs In On 80/20 Rule and Tip Credit Dispute

    Seventh Circuit Weighs In On 80/20 Rule and Tip Credit Dispute
    The Seventh Circuit addressed tip credit and 80/20  issues in a decision involving pay practices at Original Pancake House restaurants in Chicago. On the 80/20 issue, the Court found that although some waiters and waitresses tasks…
  • Jul 18

    Twin Peaks Restaurant Sued for Female Only Hiring Policy

    Twin Peaks Restaurant Sued for Female Only Hiring Policy
    Twin Peaks Restaurant Group in Florida, a Hooters equivalent with a mountain-lodge theme, is being sued by a job applicant for gender discrimination. The job applicant, Ortiz, was denied employment as a server because he was a man. Twin Peaks…
  • Jul 14

    Rosa Mexicano Restaurants Hit With Nationwide Wage Theft Lawsuit

    Rosa Mexicano Restaurants Hit With Nationwide Wage Theft Lawsuit
    Rosa Mexicano, the upscale Mexican restaurant chain, is being sued by its servers for stealing wages. Attorneys for the workers allege Rosa Mexicano failed to pay waitstaff minimum wage and  overtime wages and misappropriated tips…
Rank this Week: 352

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jul 17

    Early termination of fixed-term contract proves costly

    Early termination of fixed-term contract proves costly
    by Jacqueline Gant The highest court in Ontario recently ordered an employer to pay out a whopping three years of compensation to a 23-month employee terminated without cause. The employee was entitled to his full salary and benefits for the…
  • Jul 10

    Reconsidering random drug and alcohol testing in Canada

    Reconsidering random drug and alcohol testing in Canada
    by Hannah Roskey Random workplace drug and alcohol testing is generally prohibited by Canadian employers in Canada. However, there are limited circumstances in which it may be permitted. A recent decision of the Alberta Court of Queen’s…
  • Jul 3

    Arbitration awards: a permanent part of an employee file

    Arbitration awards: a permanent part of an employee file
    by Emilie Paquin-Holmested In Canada, amnesty clauses are commonly found in collective agreements. The purpose of such clauses is to erase disciplinary measures from an employee’s file after a given period, usually between six and 24…
Rank this Week: 326

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: 348

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: 371

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: 388

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Remember that flatulence-cum-discrimination claim from last year? Well, it stinks too.
    Look, cut me some slack here. It’s 1:45 AM local time in New Orleans. This is my fourth major city in less than a week, having just arrived in town from San Francisco, where I spoke with EEOC General Counsel David Lopez on LGBT…
Rank this Week: 411

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Nevada Gaming Regulators Begin Overseeing Las Vegas Nightclubs and Dayclub

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

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

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

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

    Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Revising Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Contractor
    On June 14, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued the final rule updating the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Program’s regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex. The updated regulations prohibit federal…
Rank this Week: 435

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    OSHA regulations for trench safety

    OSHA regulations for trench safety
    Scaffolding, ladders, cranes and other items are known to be involved in many construction site accidents. Pennsylvania workers in the construction industry must also be highly concerned about the safety of trenches. A trench collapse can…
  • Nov 30

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?
    Being diagnosed with cancer is something that can lead to lengthy treatments to try to beat the monster. In some cases, those treatments are something akin to torture. In some cases, the treatments aren't effective. In some cases, there…
  • Nov 24

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie
    Many people associated claims for Social Security Disability Insurance with work-related injuries that prevent them from working. Some people might not realize that they might be eligible for SSDI if they have illnesses that meet certain…
Rank this Week: 439

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Ailes is Out as CEO of Fox New

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

    Sheriff Arpaio’s Department is Re-Organized

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

    Plaintiff Changes Mind about Settlement

    Plaintiff Changes Mind about Settlement
    In many lawsuits, the two opposing parties eventually turn to mediation or talks about settlement. Not every case settles at mediation, but many do. Typically at mediation, if the parties reach a verbal agreement, they then reduce that verbal…
Rank this Week: 448

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 22

    A Federalism Stake in the Heart of the Unitary Executive?

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

    Culture as Keystone

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

    You as a Brand: A Legal History

    You as a Brand: A Legal History
    Samantha Barbas, Laws of Image: Privacy and Publicity in America (2015).Lyrissa B. LidskyDr. Samantha Barbas’ book, Laws of Image: Privacy and Publicity in America, makes an original, important, and engaging contribution to the history…
Rank this Week: 489

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wage and hour laws. By Maine Employee Rights Group.

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    NY Department of Labor still undecided on providing unemployment benefits to ex-Uber driver

    NY Department of Labor still undecided on providing unemployment benefits to ex-Uber driver
    The New York Department of Labor (NYDOL) is reportedly taking an unusually long amount of time to determine whether Uber drivers who lose their ability to drive for Uber may collect unemployment insurance benefits.  This issue relates to…
  • Jun 24

    NJ Supreme Court nixes employer’s attempt to shorten statute of limitation

    NJ Supreme Court nixes employer’s attempt to shorten statute of limitation
    The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that an employer may not require an employee to agree to shorten the amount of time he has to bring a claim against the employer for violations of New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination…
  • Jun 17

    Study: Ban-the-Box laws may actually hurt black worker

    Study: Ban-the-Box laws may actually hurt black worker
    In recent years, lawmakers have debated whether to prohibit employers from asking about criminal history on job applications.  Those who want to prohibit questions about criminal history in job applications have used the slogan…
Rank this Week: 496

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/
  • Jun 20

    Time (to Sue Under the NJ Law Against Discrimination) Stands Still

    Time (to Sue Under the NJ Law Against Discrimination) Stands Still
    One June 15 the Supreme Court decided Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture, a much anticipated decision to answer this question: can an employer and employee agree to shorten the time for the employee to sue under the NJ Law Against…
  • Feb 17

    Pay for Play? Not Under the FLSA!

    Pay for Play? Not Under the FLSA!
    Late yesterday the UNited States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana dismissed the claims of collegiate student-athletes who sought to be paid for their athletic activities on the theory that they are employees of the…
  • Dec 3

    Artificial Statute of Limitations Case to NJ Supreme Court

    Artificial Statute of Limitations Case to NJ Supreme Court
    If you have read this blog for any length of time, you will know that statutes of limitation are laws (duly passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor) that set time limits for various kinds of cases to be filed.  Different…
Rank this Week: 460

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: 504

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: 485

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 594

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 579

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jul 17

    Top 6 Things Employers Do Which Are Not Illegal

    Top 6 Things Employers Do Which Are Not Illegal
    The following is is a list of things that employers often do, which might seem unfair or hurtful, but generally not illegal (in the absence of specific evidence of discrimination or unlawful retaliation) in an at-will employment setting: (1)…
  • Jul 9

    Why Employers Offer Severance To Fired Employee

    Why Employers Offer Severance To Fired Employee
    Employers in the San Francisco area routinely offer severance package to the employee they lay off or fire or even to those employees who choose to resign. This severance may include monetary compensation, additional stock options, continued…
  • Jun 26

    Five Mistakes To Avoid When Dealing with Workplace Issue

    Five Mistakes To Avoid When Dealing with Workplace Issue
    Having been working with hundreds of employees on dealing with their workplace issues in San Francisco and Sacramento area over the past ten years, I see the same five common misconceptions about California employment law that many employees…
Rank this Week: 581

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Feb 16

    Having a policy isn’t always enough

    Having a policy isn’t always enough
    In the day job we advise many employers on the need to have their paperwork in order, to have a set of properly drafted employment documents such as contracts and a staff handbook. Having a policy in place for a given situation helps the…
  • Feb 4

    #GreatLegalBake 2016

    #GreatLegalBake 2016
    I have been rediscovering an interest I long since forgot about: cookery or, more specifically, cake baking.  When I was a kid and also BWK (Before Wife and Kids) I did a lot more cooking and used to enjoy whisking up a quick cake or…
  • Apr 27

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?
    The easy answer to that question would be that a settlement agreement gives employers peace of mind that a departing employee isn’t going to sue them, will return their phone and swipe card and not post nasty things on Facebook. A…
Rank this Week: 577

NLRB Law Memo

NLRB Law Memo

Covers National Labor Relations Board decision. By Ross Runkel.

http://www.lawmemo.com/nlrb/memo/
  • Aug 11

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  • Nov 24

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012
  • Feb 14

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012
    NLRB - Staff summarized 3 decisions. Human Services Projects, Inc. d/b/a Teen Triumph (32-CA-25262; 358 NLRB No. 2) Stockton, CA, February 6, 2012.
Rank this Week: 624

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

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

    Good News for Patent Holder

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

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

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

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector, Summer 2016

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector, Summer 2016
    2016 LIFE SCIENCES PANEL SERIES At the second of our Life Sciences panel Series: “Laying the Foundation for Growth: Entity & Equity”, experts discussed whether a corporation or a limited liability…
Rank this Week: 746

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 749

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DOL Overtime Changes to Increase Protections for and Wages of Millions of Worker
    On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced new overtime rules under the Federal Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), giving employers until December 1, 2016, to comply. The rules increase the salary threshold…
Rank this Week: 682

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Jul 19

    Obama Administrations seeks rehearing of immigration reform case

    Obama Administrations seeks rehearing of immigration reform case
    The Obama Administration has filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to grant rehearing of a case that would have put the president’s immigration reform policy to the test had there been a full panel of nine Justices. In U.S. v.…
  • Jul 19

    Earlier complaint of being ‘molested’ by supervisor may bar Faragher harassment defense

    Earlier complaint of being ‘molested’ by supervisor may bar Faragher harassment defense
    By Marjorie Johnson, J.D. A plant superintendent’s failure to report a male worker’s complaint of being “molested” and “inappropriately touched” by his male supervisor may have left the door open to…
  • Jul 19

    Union may sue union director, other agents under LMRDA for breach of fiduciary duty

    Union may sue union director, other agents under LMRDA for breach of fiduciary duty
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) contains an implied cause of action for a union to bring a lawsuit for breach of the fiduciary duties by an officer or other agents of the union, ruled a divided…
Rank this Week: 709

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

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

    Supreme Court of Canada to Federally Regulated Employers: No “Without Cause” Dismissals Under Canada Labour Code

    Supreme Court of Canada to Federally Regulated Employers: No “Without Cause” Dismissals Under Canada Labour Code
    In a decision which returns us to what many thought was the status quo, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that, (save for exempt employees), the unjust dismissal scheme in the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) does not permit…
  • Jul 15

    The Countdown is On: The New OHSA Amendments Come into Force in Less Than 60 Day

    The Countdown is On: The New OHSA Amendments Come into Force in Less Than 60 Day
    As we previously reported, the amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act introduced by Ontario’s Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation, An Act to amend various statutes with respect to sexual violence, sexual harassment,…
  • Jul 11

    Sale of a Business is Not Constructive Dismissal

    Sale of a Business is Not Constructive Dismissal
    In the decision 2108805 Ontario Inc. v. Boulad[1] rendered on January 25, 2016, the Quebec Court of Appeal overruled the trial judge who had considered that the change of employer resulting from a change of ownership constituted a unilateral…
Rank this Week: 744

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Rabner Baumgart Welcomes Joseph S. Fine

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

    Jonathan Nirenberg Quoted in New Jersey Law Journal

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

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

    Employer’s Attempt to Mislead Investigator Relevant to Sexual Harassment Claim
    The New Jersey Supreme recently ruled that evidence showing an employer told a key witness to provide false information during a company’s internal sexual harassment investigation can be relevant at the trial. Tonique Griffin,…
Rank this Week: 681

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    NLRB Takes Another Step Towards Joint Employer Aby

    NLRB Takes Another Step Towards Joint Employer Aby
    Earlier this week, the NLRB issued yet another troubling decision in the joint employer space, a world the Board already turned upside-down last summer with its landmark Browning Ferris ruling. In Miller Anderson, the Board overturned…
  • Jun 30

    Washington, DC Increases Minimum Wage for Non-Tipped Worker

    Washington, DC Increases Minimum Wage for Non-Tipped Worker
    Recently, Washington DC council members unanimously voted to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15.00 an hour by the year 2020 for non-tipped hourly workers, many of whom work in the retail industry. The news comes just before…
  • Jun 27

    Employee Pay and the Bankruptcy Stay – Potential Pitfalls for Employer

    Employee Pay and the Bankruptcy Stay – Potential Pitfalls for Employer
    Businesses need to have written protocols in place to deal with bankruptcy filings by their employees and independent contractors, or they risk serious sanctions and, potentially, punitive damages for violations of the bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 753

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Jun 29

    Paid Sick Leave is Coming to Chicago

    Paid Sick Leave is Coming to Chicago
    E. Jason Tremblay On June 22, 2016, the Chicago City Council passed the Chicago Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (the Ordinance). Provided the Ordinance is signed into law by Mayor Rahm Emanuel (which is expected), the Ordinance…
  • Jun 3

    Defend Trade Secrets Act signed into law

    Defend Trade Secrets Act signed into law
    Joseph Kuo On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016 was signed into law. The DTSA was unanimously passed in the Senate and ratified in the House by a vote of 410-2. The DTSA became immediately effective for all trade…
  • Jun 3

    Defend Trade Secrets Act signed into law

    Defend Trade Secrets Act signed into law
    Joseph Kuo On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016 was signed into law. The DTSA was unanimously passed in the Senate and ratified in the House by a vote of 410-2. The DTSA became immediately effective for all trade…
Rank this Week: 794

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/
Rank this Week: 765

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 688