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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/
Rank this Week: 34

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: 48

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 31

    10-Year-Olds in the Workforce

    10-Year-Olds in the Workforce
    As all followers of this blog are well aware, child labor laws expressly prohibit the use of young employees in the workforce. With very limited exceptions, corporations are not permitted to employ younger workers. The law in this area…
  • Jul 29

    McDonald's Liable for Franchise ULPs?

    McDonald's Liable for Franchise ULPs?
    Richard Griffin, the NLRB's General Counsel, has decided to pursue unfair labor practice charges against both McDonald's and several of its franchise owners. The ULPs allege retaliation--such as firings and other punishments--because of…
  • Jul 29

    State Voters Allowed to Decide the Fate of Public-Sector Affirmative Action in Shuette

    State Voters Allowed to Decide the Fate of Public-Sector Affirmative Action in Shuette
    Following up on my last post regarding the latest ruling in Fisher, I’d like to continue the dialogue on the issue of public-sector affirmative action, and its relevance for the public workplace and other public domains, in light of the...
Rank this Week: 113

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Shared Work Program Gets a Refresh With New Regulations from Connecticut Department of Labor

    Shared Work Program Gets a Refresh With New Regulations from Connecticut Department of Labor
    One of the better programs run by the Connecticut Department of Labor that gets almost zero publicity is the “Shared Work” program.  For employers, it’s a useful tool when you’re dealing with a temporary slowdown…
  • Jul 29

    Everything You Need To Know About New Labor & Employment Law

    Everything You Need To Know About New Labor & Employment Law
    With the dog days of summer firmly upon us, it’s a good time to catch up on some items that you might have put aside. One of those items is reviewing the new Connecticut laws that go into effect (mainly) later this year. Fortunately, my…
  • Jul 28

    Cameras in the Workplace Among Topics in Latest “Employment Law Letter”

    Cameras in the Workplace Among Topics in Latest “Employment Law Letter”
    While you might think our department at Shipman & Goodwin LLP would be content to rest on just this blog, my fellow colleagues have actually been passing along tidbits for years in its quarterly Employment Law Letter publication. The…
Rank this Week: 121

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 31

    6th Cir. invalidates individual waivers of FLSA collective action participation

    6th Cir. invalidates individual waivers of FLSA collective action participation
    The wage-and-hour class or collective action lawsuit is one of, if not the, greatest risk facing employers. Many of these lawsuits are filed by disgruntled ex-employees. And, many employers seek to limit their risk by securing waivers from…
  • Jul 30

    NLRB seeks to supersize its joint-employer standard

    NLRB seeks to supersize its joint-employer standard
    The NLRB is waging war on employers, and it’s drawing its latest battle line at the McDonald’s drive-in. Yesterday, the NLRB Office of General Counsel announced that it has authorized complaints against 43 different…
  • Jul 29

    Will the Ohio Supreme Court eliminate manager and supervisor liability for discrimination?

    Will the Ohio Supreme Court eliminate manager and supervisor liability for discrimination?
    Ohio’s discrimination is unique in that it allows for the imposition of individual liability against managers and supervisors for their personal acts of discrimination. The case, Genaro v. Central Transport (1999), is the bane of…
Rank this Week: 132

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 30

    Is favouritism a legal element for promotion?

    Is favouritism a legal element for promotion?
    The workplace is an environment where favouritism can build.  The real question is, is it legal to promote someone based on favouritism? The Employment Lawyers at Whitten and Lublin explain this topic in a deeper context based on Human…
  • Jul 29

    What are my Vacation Rights?

    What are my Vacation Rights?
    With long weekends coming around some employers might decide to substitute vacation day with unpaid day and close the office.  Can you be forced to take vacation day and what are your rights in that case? Whitten and Lublin, Employment…
  • Jul 28

    Your legal rights when dealing with a recruitment agency

    Your legal rights when dealing with a recruitment agency
    Most often young graduates will list their names with a recruitment agency in hopes of finding employment opportunities faster than searching on their own. However, time goes by and after a period of unemployment, you decide to search on your…
Rank this Week: 163

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: 184

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/
  • Jul 30

    Professor and Student Discount

    Professor and Student Discount
    I got an email from Braddeals which is a blog which compiles a list of student and professor discounts. If you find it useful, please leave a comment. The discounts can be found here. Please leave a comment if you...
  • Jul 28

    Importance of Special Education

    Importance of Special Education
    Balancing Special-Education Needs With Rising Costs, NY Times (July 27,2014), is an interesting NY Times article about the importance of special education to a child's life and how taxing the litigation process can be for parents and their…
  • Jul 25

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Goes Green

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Goes Green
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review announces its transition to online publication here. I would expect more law reviews will make this move as law schools look for cost savings. Craig Estlinbaum
Rank this Week: 199

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: 211

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/
  • Jul 16

    Princeton HealthCare Systems Pays $1.35 Million To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

    Princeton HealthCare Systems Pays $1.35 Million To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit
    Princeton HealthCare System ("PHCS") pays $1,350,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"). According…
  • Jul 15

    Sexual Harassment From The Bo

    Sexual Harassment From The Bo
    So you are working in Chicago and the boss is really taking an interest in you. At first you think it is because of your hard work and great ideas. However, as his interest seems directed more toward your personal life, you believe he has…
  • Jul 10

    Credit Union Settles Sexual Harassment Case For $75,000

    Credit Union Settles Sexual Harassment Case For $75,000
    Coast 360 Federal Credit Union will pay $75,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") on behalf of a male employee. According to published accounts, . The male…
Rank this Week: 219

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/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 231

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 29

    The NLRB and all those cases…

    The NLRB and all those cases…
    As everyone knows, on June 26, the Supreme Court released its Noel Canning decision and invalidated President Obama’s January 4, 2012 appointments of three individuals to the NLRB. Those members were Terence…
  • Jul 29

    Half-hearted efforts to comply with FMLA paperwork, exam requests prompted discharge – not leave itself

    Half-hearted efforts to comply with FMLA paperwork, exam requests prompted discharge – not leave itself
    By Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. A county employee who was suspected of abusing FMLA leave and took a lackadaisical approach to complying with her employer’s requests for FMLA paperwork and an independent medical exam was not discharged for…
  • Jul 29

    Comment that office “could lighten up a bit” garners race bias claims a second chance

    Comment that office “could lighten up a bit” garners race bias claims a second chance
    By Brandi O. Brown, J.D. Finding a lower court had “overlooked evidence” in holding that an African-American plaintiff lacked sufficient evidence of pretext to support his Title VII race discrimination and retaliation claims, the…
Rank this Week: 281

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 30

    Four Questions About the FBI Lab Scandal

    Four Questions About the FBI Lab Scandal
    July 30, 2014 – Another front-page story about the FBI Lab Scandal appeared in the Washington Post today.  In this story, we learned that the FBI unilaterally stopped reviewing thousands of criminal cases to determine if tainted…
  • Jul 30

    Celebrate National Whistleblower Appreciation Day!

    Celebrate National Whistleblower Appreciation Day!
    Today is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.  On this day in 1778 the Continental Congress passed what very well could be the world’s first whistleblower law.  Our revolutionary forefathers, when they learned that two…
  • Jul 29

    Understanding the Risks of Whistleblowing

    Understanding the Risks of Whistleblowing
    In an article on the legal news website, Lawyers and Settlements, Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center, explains that statistics reveal that most employees “who witness fraud or and…
Rank this Week: 294

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
  • Jun 20

    First Amendment Protection: The Start of a Comeback?

    First Amendment Protection: The Start of a Comeback?
    NOTE: A version of this post first appeared on Law360.com. The author, R. Scott Oswald, is managing principal of The Employment Law Group, P.C. With Lane v. Franks, the U.S. Supreme Court has backed off slightly from the absolutism of a 2006…
  • May 23

    CFTC Gives Whistleblower $240,000 in First Award Under Dodd-Frank

    CFTC Gives Whistleblower $240,000 in First Award Under Dodd-Frank
    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) finally made a whistleblower award under its Dodd-Frank mandate, but released virtually no information about the enforcement action that led to its $240,000 payout. Under the…
  • May 23

    Rule 345 Provides a New Shield for IRS Whistleblower

    Rule 345 Provides a New Shield for IRS Whistleblower
    A U.S. Tax Court judge on Tuesday allowed three whistleblowers to hide their identities in court for reasons that ranged from death threats to a fear of professional ostracism. The rulings by Judge Diane L. Kroupa appear to be the the first…
Rank this Week: 327

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: 347

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: 393

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 30

    Patterns and Practice

    Patterns and Practice
    Kim D. Chanbonpin, Truth Stories: Credibility Determination at the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, 45 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1085 (2014).Elizabeth DaleThese days, I think a lot about police torture. To be more precise, these days I…
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
  • Jul 28

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm
    Julia Bauer, Nikolaus Franke & Philipp Tuertscher, The Seven IP Commandments of a Crowdsourcing Community: How Self-Organized Norms-Based IP Systems Overcome Imitation Problems (forthcoming 2014).Jason SchultzEmpirical studies…
Rank this Week: 430

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/
  • Jul 29

    Court: Pleading the Fifth is not enough to cut off workers' comp

    Court: Pleading the Fifth is not enough to cut off workers' comp
    An injured immigrant worker who refused to say whether he is authorized to live and work in the U.S. will continue to receive workers’ compensation benefits even though he invoked the Fifth Amendment when asked about his immigration…
  • Jul 22

    Study: Lack of trust leads to poorer workers comp outcome

    Study: Lack of trust leads to poorer workers comp outcome
    Workers should be able to trust their employers while they recover from work-related injuries and illnesses. After all, workers’ compensation is a right, and it’s illegal in many states for an employer to retaliate or fire…
  • Jul 15

    Playing Around with Hazard

    Playing Around with Hazard
    Identifying workplace hazards is no game, but training to recognize potential dangers could be. At least that's the idea behind a new online tool introduced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The agency's Assistant…
Rank this Week: 432

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 436

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: 449

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Jul 1

    Thomas Conley and Norman Jeddeloh author physician employment guide for AMA

    Thomas Conley and Norman Jeddeloh author physician employment guide for AMA
    Chicago Partners Thomas Conley and Norman Jeddeloh recently co-authored the “Annotated Model Physician-Group Practice Employment Agreement” for the American Medical Association. This book is a valuable resource for physicians,…
  • May 28

    Jason Tremblay presents to Illinois CPA Society on human resource topic

    Jason Tremblay presents to Illinois CPA Society on human resource topic
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented, "Human Resources Best Practices" on May 12 to the Illinois CPA Society - Industry and Business Forum. He spoke before approximately 30 accountants on a wide range of human resource…
  • Apr 22

    Jason Tremblay presents to Illinois CPA Society on managing an accounting practice

    Jason Tremblay presents to Illinois CPA Society on managing an accounting practice
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented to the Illinois CPA Society on April 16 at a chapter event called, “Human Resource Best Practices.” Mr. Tremblay's presentation was called, “Best Practices for…
Rank this Week: 483

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • May 6

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter
    Unfortunately, during the course of a law enforcement officer's career, "on and off the many officers become job" and "off the job" injuries and illnesses occured and, which ultimately lead to, disabled both on and off the job one's…
  • Apr 1

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System
    In accordance with a report issued by NJ.Com, more than 40 towns and counties filed petitions to compel compulsory interest arbitration in anticipation of the expiration of what is commonly referred to as the "2% cap" law. Today, April 1,…
  • Mar 27

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire
    As reported by northjersey.com, top Democratic lawmakers are rushing to extend the cap on police and firefighter pay raises that some say has helped keep property tax bills in check. But local officials say the bill expected to be voted on…
Rank this Week: 503

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jul 25

    RIP: Professor Emeritus (Queens U. Law) and Labour Law Giant Bernie Adell

    RIP: Professor Emeritus (Queens U. Law) and Labour Law Giant Bernie Adell
    Very sad news today that a labour law giant has passed away.  Professor Bernie Adell, former Dean of Queens Law School, passed away this week while visiting his daughter in Japan. RIP Bernie Adell: A Labour Law Giant   So many great…
  • Jul 23

    Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!

    Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!
    Okay this isn’t about the law of work actually, but it is about the spouse of a Law of Work blogger.  My spouse (May Cheng), actually.  We first met at the British Columbia Call to Bar ceremony for out of province lawyers back…
  • Jul 21

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver
    People in Guelph are walking, biking, scootering, or driving to work this morning.  There’s no buses on the road thanks to a decision of the City to lock out its transit workers. The lockout follows a second rejected proposed…
Rank this Week: 516

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Jul 26

    Quirky Question #236, “I need some time off to give my daughter a mental boost…”

    Quirky Question #236, “I need some time off to give my daughter a mental boost…”
    ­­­Question: We employ a very elderly lady, Agnes. In fact, she’s a great-grandmother. See has asked to take some time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act. See tells us that her daughter Beatrice is out of the…
  • Jul 19

    Quirky Question #235, Payment of Wages – Better Late Than Never Is Half Right

    Quirky Question #235, Payment of Wages – Better Late Than Never Is Half Right
    Question: My company was in a tight spot last month with cash flow and we had to delay payroll by a few days. We did end up paying everyone what they were owed. I now have an employee, however, who is claiming the late payment violated her…
  • Jul 12

    Quirky Question #234, Selling Accrued Vacation

    Quirky Question #234, Selling Accrued Vacation
    Question: Our company allows employees to sell up to 40 hours of their accrued PTO (accrued vacation) each year.  If an employee elects to sell the accrued PTO, we pay it out in a lump sum at the end of the year.  Does this raise…
Rank this Week: 565

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 23

    Servers at Milos Restaurant in Miami Sue for Unpaid Wages and Overtime

    Servers at Milos Restaurant in Miami Sue for Unpaid Wages and Overtime
    Servers at Milos Restaurant in Miami have alleged in a federal court lawsuit that they were not paid minimum wage and overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The workers’ FLSA lawsuit claims that…
  • Jul 3

    Debate Over the Tipped Minimum Wage

    Debate Over the Tipped Minimum Wage
    The recent debate about whether to raise the federal minimum wage has overshadowed the debate about whether the tipped minimum wage also should be increased, according to a recent story on NPR. Since 1991, the federal tipped minimum wage for…
  • Jul 2

    Manna’s restaurant chain to pay $1 million in back wages and damages to worker

    Manna’s restaurant chain to pay $1 million in back wages and damages to worker
    The soul food and salad bar restaurant chain Manna’s will pay a total of $956,482 in back wages and liquidated damages to 85 low-wage workers following an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division. The restaurants…
Rank this Week: 586

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 626

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • May 12

    Conciliate not Litigate

    Conciliate not Litigate
    Early Conciliation  (EC) via ACAS has now been with us for over a month, and it has been mandatory since 6th May for all new disputes to be referred to ACAS before an Employment Tribunal claim can be commenced.  ACAS will, for free,…
  • May 7

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure
    Last Wednesday  my firm hosted the second in our series of events aimed at employers and how they can protect their businesses by following the correct processes and procedures in employment law.  We were delighted to welcome…
  • Apr 10

    Not Waving but Drowning

    Not Waving but Drowning
    Blogging about emplaw is a bit like being a hamster on a wheel. Always some new case, stature, initiative, consultation, debate or controversy to write about and in trying to keep up you go quicker and quicker. Then you fall off when real…
Rank this Week: 623

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 31

    EPA Moving Forward on SIP Calls to Prevent Excess Emissions During Periods of Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction

    EPA Moving Forward on SIP Calls to Prevent Excess Emissions During Periods of Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward on new rules that will require certain industrial facilities across the United States that emit hazardous pollutants to comply with the Clean Air Act’s rules commonly known as…
  • Jul 30

    New York Passes Intern Legislation: Is New Jersey Next?

    New York Passes Intern Legislation: Is New Jersey Next?
    While interns were once considered “free” labor, they now increasingly come to the workplace with a host of legal obligations. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation that amends the New York Human Rights Law to…
  • Jul 29

    Succession to Family Owned Businesse

    Succession to Family Owned Businesse
    We have seen a number of instances where some of the children of business owners are involved in the running of the family business, while other children have either chosen to work elsewhere or were not given the opportunity to participate in…
Rank this Week: 674

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/
  • Jul 28

    Senate Bill Seeks to Change FLSA Overtime Compensation Standard

    Senate Bill Seeks to Change FLSA Overtime Compensation Standard
    Employment attorneys in New York and beyond are paying keen attention to the "Restoring Overtime Pay for Working Americans Act" currently under consideration in Congress. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, along with eight co-sponsors, introduced…
  • Jul 23

    NYC Mayor de Blasio defiende del proyecto de ley de salarios predominante

    NYC Mayor de Blasio defiende del proyecto de ley de salarios predominante
    El 6 de junio, el Alcalde Bill de Blasio dejó caer una reciente demanda que buscaba bloquear la ley del salario prevaleciente de la ciudad de Nueva York. Él ahora está trabajando con la corte del estado para aplicar la…
  • Jul 21

    NYC Mayor de Blasio Upholds Prevailing-Wage Bill

    NYC Mayor de Blasio Upholds Prevailing-Wage Bill
    On June 6, Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped a recent lawsuit which sought to block New York City's prevailing-wage law. He is now working with the state court to implement the law. City Council passed the bill, which would have raised the…
Rank this Week: 696

The Proactive Employer

The Proactive Employer

Covers statistical analysis of disparate impact and disparate treatment, implications of recent court decisions for statistical analysis and evidence, and employment litigation risk assessment and risk management. By Stephanie R. Thomas.

http://blog.thomasecon.com/
  • Mar 25

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”
    I’m excited to announce the launch of my latest book, Compensating Your Employees Fairly: A Guide to Internal Pay Equity, published by Apress. The book is a comprehensive handbook that provides all the information you need to…
  • Mar 20

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition
    Today marks the first day of spring. Our green spaces will soon be buzzing with birds, bugs and blooms. We’ll see more sunshine and the days will get longer. Spring cleaning, planting, and yard work will soon be on our weekend agendas.…
  • Feb 4

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013
    Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or…
Rank this Week: 694

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 736

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 29

    Dangers of Relying on Joint Accounts for Estate Planning in Florida

    Dangers of Relying on Joint Accounts for Estate Planning in Florida
    Many people see joint accounts as a cheap and easy way to avoid probate, since joint property passes to the join owner at death, but these accounts can actually be quite risky when it comes to estate planning. Joint ownership of accounts can…
  • Jul 28

    Banker Suicides indicate Stress of the Profession.

    Banker Suicides indicate Stress of the Profession.
    If your family works in a high stress profession is a good idea to make sure you and your family keep their estate plans up to date. The unexpected deaths of finance workers in the past few months by suicide around the world have raised…
  • Jul 18

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?
    Planning an estate can be a difficult process, but also a rewarding one because it helps to ensure that a person's heirs will be provided for after he or she dies. Many assume they should wait until after death to convey assets to their…
Rank this Week: 733

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Jul 15

    Pregnant Workers Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation

    Pregnant Workers Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation
    The EEOC has issued an enforcement guidance that makes it clear that an employer must make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers who experience a medical need for a temporary change at work. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978…
  • Jul 15

    Pregnant Workers Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation

    Pregnant Workers Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation
    The EEOC has issued an enforcement guidance that makes it clear that an employer must make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers who experience a medical need for a temporary change at work. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978…
  • Jul 6

    Google & Free Speech

    Google & Free Speech
    I learned something new in recent weeks.  If your blog is not being searched by Google, it tends to disappear from public view. A defining feature of the marketplace of ideas today is that free speech is increasingly dependent upon …
Rank this Week: 713

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: 743

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 738

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Covers the working world. By Charles A. Krugel.

http://www.charlesakrugel.com/
Rank this Week: 771

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Jul 31

    Locked Out Kelloggs Employees Win Right To Return To Work

    Locked Out Kelloggs Employees Win Right To Return To Work
    Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Samuel Mays ordered that Kelloggs must immediately end its lock out of 220 workers at its Memphis, TN plant.  The Judge’s Order provides that Kelloggs made use of “creative semantics” to…
  • Jul 30

    Senator Reintroduces Union Financial Transparency Rule

    Senator Reintroduces Union Financial Transparency Rule
    The Washington Times reports that earlier today, Senatore John Thune (R-SD) introduced a bill that would bring back financial transparency rules for labor unions.  The three sets of rules promulgated by the Department of Labor were…
  • Jul 30

    NBA Players Elect New Union Chief

    NBA Players Elect New Union Chief
    The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) elected Michele Roberts as its new union chief.  The union for NBA players was without an appointed executive since 2013, when former chief Billy Hunter stepped aside after an internal…
Rank this Week: 802

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/
  • May 13

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation
    This is one of those subjects that no one likes to think about: a company has employees who die while on company business.  This checklist deals specifically with crashes of company-operated airplanes, but its applicability is wider…
  • Apr 17

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly
    As a lawyer, you know that you're about to have a bad day when an appellate court opinion,in discussing your client's position, starts this way: In this case the EEOC sued the defendants for using the  same type of background check that…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA
    Just out today is the court's decision in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc.  The issue was whether severance payments constituted taxable wages subject to FICA.  The Court's analysis is - how can I put this politely? - a bit…
Rank this Week: 789

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 856

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/
Rank this Week: 824

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 30

    Worker Happiness Leads to Higher Profit

    Worker Happiness Leads to Higher Profit
    A recent study indicates that happy workers are good for profits. The challenge in this study is that successful companies may result in happier employees. Or, is it the other way around, do happy employees lead to successful companies? The…
  • Jul 28

    Six Warning Signs of an Impending Termination

    Six Warning Signs of an Impending Termination
    Often when a new boss comes in or when a company simply changes hands, you find your job at risk. We would all like to know as soon as possible if our job is at risk. So, what are some good warning signs that you may be fired soon? The ABA…
  • Jul 24

    Punitive Damages Award Requires Evidence of Conscious Wrongdoing

    Punitive Damages Award Requires Evidence of Conscious Wrongdoing
    I tell my clients regularly that even when a plaintiff wins, most juries do not award compensatory damages or punitive damages. Punitive damages are rare in employment cases. What would be required for a jury or judge to award punitive…
Rank this Week: 908

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

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

    How NOT to Produce Facebook Evidence

    How NOT to Produce Facebook Evidence
    Electronic discovery, the collection and production of electronic documents in litigation, is a scary thing to many lawyers. Some are so scared by it, in fact, that they just deny that it exists and continue to produce only hard-copy…
  • Jul 15

    A Reminder About Comp Time

    A Reminder About Comp Time
    It’s summer and that means it’s time for summer vacations.  Some employers are unaware of the law regarding when an employee may be paid “comp time” instead of wages.  So here’s a brief recap of what…
  • Jul 10

    Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege Via Facebook

    Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege Via Facebook
    Breaches of confidentiality via Facebook and other social media are more common than most of us would like to think.  Employees post information about customers, clients, and patients on Facebook, in violation of internal company…
Rank this Week: 885

The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

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

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

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

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

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

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 911

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jul 31

    DOJ Sues PA State Police for Fitness Test

    DOJ Sues PA State Police for Fitness Test
    The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Pennsylvania State Police. You can read the Complaint here.The police use a fitness test as part of their hiring process. The actual test is not clear from…
  • Jul 23

    Obamacare Opinions Galore!

    Obamacare Opinions Galore!
    Wow, busy day for Obamacare yesterday. The big story is that a circuit split developed in the span of a few hours.The gist of the issue is that the Obamacare statute (aka "Affordable Care Act") authorizes the government to subsidize health…
  • Jul 21

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Re: Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Re: Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    Earlier today, President Obama finally signed the executive order prohibiting workplace sexual orientation discrimination by the federal government and federal contractors. You can read the full text of the executive order here. Of interest:…
Rank this Week: 951

Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers labor and employment laws and policies that affects the hospitality industry. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 914