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The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 32

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Audits for certain governmental entities posted on September 1, 2015

    Audits for certain governmental entities posted on September 1, 2015
    Audits for certain governmental entities posted on September 1, 2015Source: Office of the State ComptrollerOn September 1, 2015 New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the governmental entities…
  • Sep 1

    Proper and timely service of an action critical to going forward with the lawsuit

    Proper and timely service of an action critical to going forward with the lawsuit
    Proper and timely service of an action critical to going forward with the lawsuitAngletti v Morreale, 2015 NY Slip Op 06647, Court of AppealsMarcus Morreale initially declined to be designated as a candidate for the County Legislature,…
  • Sep 1

    The five most read NYPPL cases summaries as of August 31, 2015

    The five most read NYPPL cases summaries as of August 31, 2015
    The five most read NYPPL cases summaries as of August 31, 2015[Click on text highlighted in colorto access the post] More than 4,000 case summaries have been posted on NYPPL as of August 31, 2015. Google Statistics reports that of…
Rank this Week: 50

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Sep 2

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

    Is the government out get you? Find out on September 17 at our next breakfast briefing.
    Join my partners and me on September 17 as we present Meyers Roman’s next Breakfast Briefing, Is the Government Out to Get You? Essential Human Relations Policies for Compliance. Recent aggressive initiatives by the EEOC, the DOL, the…
  • Sep 1

    Don’t forget to check social networks during your workplace investigation

    Don’t forget to check social networks during your workplace investigation
    Cleveland.com reports that a former bi-racial employee has sued a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant for race and disability discrimination: A discrimination lawsuit contends that two employees of a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant in Aurora…
  • Aug 31

    NLRB re-affirms that workplace policies cannot restrict non-work-time solicitation

    NLRB re-affirms that workplace policies cannot restrict non-work-time solicitation
    Have you recently reviewed your company’s Electronic Communications Policy, and other policies that regulate how employees use your email and other computer systems? If not, you might want to consider putting that to-do on your short…
Rank this Week: 100

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Sep 1

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

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

    Contracting Out of Public Policy

    Contracting Out of Public Policy
    A doctor, upset about the outcome of a pregnancy, threatened to report to the hospital the conduct of certain nurses whom he thought had contributed to the death of the baby. He also disclosed to the mother what he believed...
  • Aug 29

    New Book: Comparative Labor Law

    New Book: Comparative Labor Law
    Congratulations to Matt Finkin (Illinois) and Guy Mundlak (Tel Aviv) on the publication by Elgar of their book Comparative Labor Law. Here are the publisher's notes and the list of contributors: Economic pressure, as well as transnational and…
Rank this Week: 103

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

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

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

    CHRO Right to Sue Letter Enough to Bring Federal Discrimination Claims to Court
    In catching up over some interesting employment law cases from 2015, I came across Lennon v. Dolce Vida Medical Spa (download here).  You would be forgiven if you missed it because it’s an unreported Superior Court decision on a…
  • Aug 28

    After Hours iPhone and Android Use By Employees Raises Wage/Hour Concerns (Again!)

    After Hours iPhone and Android Use By Employees Raises Wage/Hour Concerns (Again!)
    So, you remember February 2009, right? We were all aflutter over Liam Neeson in Taken (ok, I still haven’t seen it).  And we were listening to “My Life Would Suck Without You” by Kelly Clarkson (still a good song.) And…
  • Aug 26

    The Real Battle over Independent Contractors and the ABC Test In Connecticut

    The Real Battle over Independent Contractors and the ABC Test In Connecticut
    You’ve no doubt heard lots about how the U.S. Department of Labor is cracking down on independent contractors.  I’ve recapped it before and my former colleague, Jonathan Orleans, has a new post regarding Uber &…
Rank this Week: 137

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: 166

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 234

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: 233

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Aug 27

    My Boss Made Significant Changes to My Employment

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

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

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

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

    Q&A: Can an employer significantly reduce an employee’s pay?
    QUESTION Employers are finding that under recent economic changes, the salary paid to employees may need to reflect this change by significantly reducing an employees pay to account for their budget. Employee’s on the other hand, are…
Rank this Week: 241

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/
  • Aug 20

    "The Luckiest Court in the Universe"

    "The Luckiest Court in the Universe"
    Daniel Nazer at techdirt.com reports that if patent litigation cases were evenly distributed among the 94 federal district courts in the United States, each court would have 33 such cases filed so far this year. As it happens, the Eastern...
  • Aug 19

    Gallup Poll Indicates Support For Unions Are Increasing

    Gallup Poll Indicates Support For Unions Are Increasing
    On August 17, 2015, Gallup released the following: Americans' approval of labor unions has jumped five percentage points to 58% over the past year, and is now at its highest point since 2008, when 59% approved. In the interim, the...
  • Aug 19

    Goldberg: Free Speech Consequentialism

    Goldberg: Free Speech Consequentialism
    Erica Goldberg (Harvard: Climenko Fellow) has posted "Free Speech Consequentialism" on SSRN. The abstract reads: Balancing the harms and benefits of speech — what I call “free speech consequentialism” — is pervasive and…
Rank this Week: 242

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: 254

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Jul 20

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

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

    Quirky Question #264, Oregon Employers: Beware!

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

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

    Quirky Question #263, My Supervisor is Stressing Me Out!
    Question: We have an employee who claims she has a mental disability involving stress and anxiety caused by working with her supervisor, and she has asked for a different supervisor as an accommodation. This doesn’t seem to be a…
Rank this Week: 269

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/
  • Mar 13

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Windmill Farms Nurseries, Inc., pays $40,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The EEOC charged the company with subjecting a female employee, Sheila…
  • Mar 13

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Windmill Farms Nurseries, Inc., pays $40,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC“). The EEOC charged the company with subjecting a female…
  • Feb 11

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice
    So one of the websites that I love to utilize to attract good clients is LegalMatch. It is a website that allows people who have a legal claim to post cases and find lawyers who concentrate on such cases. This saves the client time and…
Rank this Week: 278

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/
  • Aug 31

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

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

    Learn About Social Security Benefit

    Learn About Social Security Benefit
    Having to apply for benefits through the Social Security Agency is something that many people hope they will never have to do. If the time comes when you need to apply for benefits, there are several decisions that you have...
  • Aug 28

    I Was Offered A Light Duty Job. Should I Take It?

    I Was Offered A Light Duty Job. Should I Take It?
    When you've suffered a work injury and are unable to perform your regular duties, you may eventually be offered to chance to return to work and perform a light duty job. But what if you don't feel that you...
Rank this Week: 286

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: 335

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Settling FLSA Cases Just Got a Little Harder

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

    The Aguas Opinion Gets Its First Appellate Interpretation

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

    Today Is National Aviation Day

    Today Is National Aviation Day
    As a pilot and aviation advocate, this is something that I should have known but didn't until I ran across this article on CNN.com.   No country has a richer aviation history than the United States, and nowhere else does aviation make…
Rank this Week: 344

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

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

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
Rank this Week: 360

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Jul 27

    Restrictive Covenant Update

    Restrictive Covenant Update
    E. Jason Tremblay Restrictive Covenant Update: Don’t Forget to Establish Your Legitimate Business Interest! Let’s consider the following scenario. Executive is hired by an employer and signs a standard restrictive covenant…
  • Jul 17

    Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees”

    Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees”
    E. Jason Tremblay and Megan P. Toth Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees” According to the Department of Labor On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s issued an Administrator’s…
  • Jul 6

    Fair Labor Standards Act Proposed Revisions Just Released

    Fair Labor Standards Act Proposed Revisions Just Released
    The U.S. Department of Labor just released its highly anticipated proposed revisions to the “white collar” exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which will significantly expand the number of workers who will be eligible for…
Rank this Week: 408

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: 425

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/
  • Sep 2

    June 2015 False Claims Act Settlements, Part 2

    June 2015 False Claims Act Settlements, Part 2
    The Department of Justice announced settlements in the following False Claims Act lawsuits: For-Profit Education Company to Pay $13 Million to Resolve Several Cases Alleging Submission of False Claims for Federal Student Aid Education…
  • Aug 31

    Press Statement – Tax Whistleblower Receives $11.6 Million Dollar Award

    Press Statement – Tax Whistleblower Receives $11.6 Million Dollar Award
    Attorneys Stephen Kohn and Dean Zerbe are pleased to announce today that a joint client – who wishes to remain anonymous – received a whistleblower award under the new IRS whistleblower award program of $11.6 million dollars.…
  • Aug 31

    International Visitors Learn Importance of Protecting Whistleblower

    International Visitors Learn Importance of Protecting Whistleblower
    On July 16, 2015, the National Whistleblower Center’s Executive Director Stephen Kohn was a presenter at a round table discussion on the important role whistleblowers play in good governance, as well as whistleblower protections.…
Rank this Week: 429

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 517

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: 545

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    A tardy teacher, tenure and due proce

    A tardy teacher, tenure and due proce
    A recent case involving a school board's efforts to revoke a teacher's tenure for excessive absence, and an arbitrator's decision rejecting that effort, has received considerable publicity (New Brunswick teacher was late more than 110 times,…
  • Aug 23

    Arbitrator's award that cba precludes discipline of employee on union leave found contrary to public policy

    Arbitrator's award that cba precludes discipline of employee on union leave found contrary to public policy
    Grievant was employed as a bus driver with the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority. He worked as a bus operator for four hours per day, and he was also a union official and worked eight hours per day (on Transit Authority…
  • Aug 16

    Court confirms arbitrator's award upholding discipline for false statements in grievance document

    Court confirms arbitrator's award upholding discipline for false statements in grievance document
    In April 2014, Arbitrator Harry S. Crump issued an award upholding the discipline of a Blaine, MN police officer for making false statements in her grievance. That award is discussed here. The officer had received a reprimand for…
Rank this Week: 630

That's What She Said

That's What She Said

Analyzes the settlement value for employment law violations on the NBC TV show "The Office." By Ford & Harrison.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/thatswhatshesaid/
  • May 30

    Time to say goodbye (for now)

    Time to say goodbye (for now)
    Series Litigation Value: various harassment, discrimination, and bizarre workers’ compensation matters = astronomical; future employment matters due to Dwight taking over as Regional Manager = enough to keep Dunder Mifflin’s…
  • May 17

    Finale

    Finale
    Litigation Value:  Bless your heart if you’re still keeping track at this point. This blog has always focused on bad behavior.  We tease out employment law issues by writing about the characters who do things in the workplace…
  • May 13

    No nonsense

    No nonsense
    Litigation Value:  Office romance with the new Regional Manager (and A.A.R.M.) = fodder for a potential sexual harassment claim; eliminating nonsense from the workplace = every human resources manager’s dream; Dwight giving up a…
Rank this Week: 647

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/
  • Aug 26

    Murderer Cites Workplace Bullying in TV Shooting

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

    Appeals Court Says Inequality Should Not Bar Justice

    Appeals Court Says Inequality Should Not Bar Justice
    There is a persistent myth in America that our adversarial court system gives every litigant an equal chance for justice. In fact, research overwhelmingly shows that federal courts are like casinos where the government and big business…
  • Aug 17

    Amazon’s Brutal Conditions No Suprise to Warehouse Worker

    Amazon’s Brutal Conditions No Suprise to Warehouse Worker
    Amazon has come full-circle. Not only is Amazon a harsh and stingy place for low-paid hourly warehouse workers, it is also a  Darwinian nightmare for white-collar workers. The New York Times recently outlined Amazon’s…
Rank this Week: 707

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

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

http://www.employmentblawg.com
  • Apr 25

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job
    While many civilian employers claim a commitment to hiring veterans, knowledge gaps and unfair assumptions can cause civilians to overlook qualified vets. For example, 61 percent of civilian employers say they do not understand how military…
  • Nov 7

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Sep 10

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job
    embaPub="6e3197aae95c2ff8fcab35cb730f6a86";Introduction As a job applicant notified of a phone interview, you have just survived the culling of the herd by resume screeners, taking you one step closer to your goal of a job offer. It is…
Rank this Week: 698

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/
  • Sep 2

    Inclusion of Coffee Person in Tip Pool May Invalidate Tip Credit

    Inclusion of Coffee Person in Tip Pool May Invalidate Tip Credit
    A tip out to a coffeeman who does not interact with customers may invalidate a restaurant tip pool according to a Decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a case against Tony’s Restaurant, a fine dining restaurant in…
  • Aug 27

    Famous New York Deli Sued for Time Shaving and Overtime Violation

    Famous New York Deli Sued for Time Shaving and Overtime Violation
    A former cook at Ben’s Kosher Deli, has sued the restaurant chain for wage theft in New York federal court. The lawsuit was filed by Michael Palermo, who worked at the Greenvale, Long Island location of the restaurant. Palermo claims…
  • Aug 25

    Popular Greek Restaurant in Astoria, Queens Sued for Wage Violation

    Popular Greek Restaurant in Astoria, Queens Sued for Wage Violation
    Waiters worked only for tips at Taverna Kyclades, according to a lawsuit filed in New York federal court. The wage theft lawsuit filed against the restaurant, often recommended as one of the best Greek restaurants in New York, seeks to…
Rank this Week: 721

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Sep 1

    Are you a “joint employer” with your temporary staff supplier? The National Labor Relations Board says “Yes.”

    Are you a “joint employer” with your temporary staff supplier? The National Labor Relations Board says “Yes.”
    Following a decision last week by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), it is likely that all companies that use temporary staff workers will be considered a “joint employer” with the temporary staffing agency if efforts are…
  • Aug 24

    Another FLSA case gets to trial based only on uncorroborated testimony

    Another FLSA case gets to trial based only on uncorroborated testimony
    In June, we told you about Moran v. Al Basit LLC, 14-2335 (6th Cir. 2015), a new decision from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrating how easy it is to get to trial on a claim of unpaid overtime. Last month, in Garcia v. SAR Food of…
  • Aug 3

    Second Circuit rejects DOL test for unpaid internship

    Second Circuit rejects DOL test for unpaid internship
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Glatt et al. v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc. recently rejected the Department of Labor (“DOL”) six factor test for determining whether an individual has been properly classified as an…
Rank this Week: 712

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Domestic Violence: A Possible Solution

    Domestic Violence: A Possible Solution
    One of the humbling aspects of keeping an online journal for any period of time, particularly when you are so unwise as to make predictions is that there exists documented proof of your own errors.I have said (actually I think on more than…
  • Jul 23

    Getting Rid of the Annual Review

    Getting Rid of the Annual Review
    All too often, I have seen the annual performance evaluation show up in a trial as a Plaintiff's exhibit, rather than what you would think should be true, that it ought to be the best evidence for the employer, particularly if the subject of…
  • Jul 22

    Birthdays: Mine and Jotting

    Birthdays: Mine and Jotting
    If on my 18th birthday, I had been given the following list of what I thought I would be doing on my 65th birthday, I am not sure what my answer would have been:Broadcasting yet another game as the voice of the Houston Astros;Preparing for…
Rank this Week: 736

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 13

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee
    By Lauren E.M. Russell The more technological of our readers may be aware of a brouhaha involving a website named Reddit.  Reddit is best known, among the general population, for conducting structured question-and-answer sessions called…
  • Jun 30

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule
    By Scott A. Holt The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its proposed rule today that would broaden federal overtime pay regulations by raising the minimum salary threshold to $50,440 per year in order qualify for an exemption from…
  • Jun 24

    Compassionless Court Kicks Marijuana Claim

    Compassionless Court Kicks Marijuana Claim
    By Michael P. Stafford Marijuana is back in the news here in Delaware. Our state’s first Compassion Center is set to open later this month and legislation decriminalizing the sacred herb has been signed into law by Governor Jack…
Rank this Week: 731

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • 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…
  • Mar 11

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?
    You’ll have read or heard by now that court fees went up on Monday or, to be more accurate, sat on a rocket and went into the stratosphere quicker than Jeremy Clarkson punching a producer (allegedly). For disputes between £10,000…
  • Oct 11

    Out and About

    Out and About
    At Crane & Staples we don’t believe in sitting at our desks waiting for the world to come to us: we like to get out and about, shake a few hands, meet some new faces and hopefully meet some old ones too.  We don’t tend to…
Rank this Week: 720

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: 735

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Sep 1

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

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

    Legal Links – August 28, 2015

    Legal Links – August 28, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Ephrata Police at the forefront of life saving…
  • Aug 27

    Is it a Condominium, Planned Community or a Subdivision?

    Is it a Condominium, Planned Community or a Subdivision?
    The Pennsylvania General Assembly has recently returned a useful tool to real estate developers and builders.  At the same time, they have allowed the residents and developers of over 10,000 condominium and homeowners’ associations…
Rank this Week: 773

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 822

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Wisconsin Unemployment and "Misconduct" vs "Substantial Fault"

    Wisconsin Unemployment and "Misconduct" vs "Substantial Fault"
    For decades, in Wisconsin, whenever an employee was discharge (i.e., "fired," "terminated") from their job and applied for unemployment benefits, the inquiry was whether the employee (the "claimant") engaged in "misconduct."  The term…
  • Jul 23

    Aurora Settles Federal Disability Discrimination Suit for $80,000

    Aurora Settles Federal Disability Discrimination Suit for $80,000
    The Milwaukee field office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") announced that Aurora Health Care, one of Wisconsin's largest employers, will pay $80,000 to settle a federal disability discrimination suit filed under the…
  • Jul 22

    Title VII to be Amended to Protect Against Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination?

    Title VII to be Amended to Protect Against Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination?
    Eric B. Meyer over at The Employer Handbook is reporting on a bill, called the "Equality Act," which will be introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and several Senate Democrats as a “wide-ranging sexual orientation and gender…
Rank this Week: 851

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/
  • Sep 2

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price
    Erin C. Fuse Brown, Resurrecting Healthcare Rate Regulation, 67 Hastings L. J. (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Jessica Lind MantelWith health spending in the U.S. outpacing both general inflation and spending by other developed…
  • Sep 1

    How Families Gain Recognition

    How Families Gain Recognition
    Elizabeth S. Scott & Robert E. Scott, From Contract to Status: Collaboration and the Evolution of Novel Family Relationships, 115 Colum. L. Rev. 293 (2015).Douglas NeJaimeFamily law scholarship features a significant amount of normative…
  • Aug 17

    Jotwell 2015 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2015 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 1. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and preparing new sections we…
Rank this Week: 834

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Fifth Circuit Finds Equitable Tolling When EEOC Makes Error

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

    New Standard for Joint Employer

    New Standard for Joint Employer
    In a recent ruling, the National Labor Relations Board has adopted a new standard regarding joint employers. Joint employers is a relatively new creation in the area of labor and employment law. Joint employers, as the name suggests, refers…
  • Aug 28

    AG Paxton Seeks to Cancel Hearing in U.S. District Court

    AG Paxton Seeks to Cancel Hearing in U.S. District Court
    Now, Attorney General Paxton wants to cancel the hearing in front of Judge Garcia in U.S. District Court. Judge Garcia ordered Ken Paxton and Kirk Cole, the interim head of the Texas Department of Health, to explain why they chose to violate…
Rank this Week: 862

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/
  • Aug 25

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

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

    Voluntary Guardianship in Florida

    Voluntary Guardianship in Florida
    In Florida, a voluntary guardianship over a person’s property is available for a competent person who is unable to manage his or her own financial affairs. To begin the process, the person seeking a voluntary guardianship files a…
  • Aug 10

    What is a Trust Protection and Why would I want one?

    What is a Trust Protection and Why would I want one?
    A trust can be amended it a number of ways depending on whether the trust is revocable or irrevocable. Usually, an irrevocable trust cannot be modified unless there is a judicial modification or the trust terms allow for a modification. A…
Rank this Week: 873

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: 831

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: 942

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

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

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Aug 17

    Hawaii Goes Deep on Non-Compete Law

    Hawaii Goes Deep on Non-Compete Law
    The mentions that the State of Hawaii gets on this blog are, predictably, few and far between. However, in the span of just a few weeks, we have two significant legislative and judicial updates.The first concerns Act 158, which Governor…
  • Aug 5

    A Federal Trade Secrets Statute Appears Inevitable, Questions and Concerns Remain

    A Federal Trade Secrets Statute Appears Inevitable, Questions and Concerns Remain
    Last week, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 was introduced in both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. The text of the proposed legislation appears below. This is a bipartisan, bicameral bill that likely will become…
  • Jul 31

    Seventh Circuit Endorses Use of Blue-Pencil Rule for Non-Compete

    Seventh Circuit Endorses Use of Blue-Pencil Rule for Non-Compete
    More times than not, courts in non-compete disputes confront restrictive covenants that have problems. Sometimes the problems are severe and other times they are revealed through the unique facts of the case, rather than the face of the…
Rank this Week: 926

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: 891

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    NLRB Expands Joint Employer Standard in Browning-Ferris Decision

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

    IRS Chief Counsel: CA Waiting Time Penalties Are Not Wage

    IRS Chief Counsel: CA Waiting Time Penalties Are Not Wage
    For years now, Section 203 of the California Labor Code has required employers to pay a penalty for willful failure to provide a departing employee with their final wages on their last day of employment (or within 72 hours for employee who…
  • Jul 16

    Whistle(blow) While You Work: Supreme Court Rules That “Watchdog” Employees Are Protected Under CEPA

    Whistle(blow) While You Work: Supreme Court Rules That “Watchdog” Employees Are Protected Under CEPA
    On July 15, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court settled the debate over whether employees who are responsible for monitoring and reporting employer compliance may seek whistleblower protection under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee…
Rank this Week: 1051

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Aug 25

    When Must an Employee Mitigate With the Same Employer?

    When Must an Employee Mitigate With the Same Employer?
    The British Columbia considered this question in Fredrickson v. Newtech Dental Laboratory Inc., 2015 BCCA 357 (CanLII). The trial judge found that the plaintiff failed to mitigate her damages because she did not accept an offer of…
  • Jul 10

    Strike Replacement Laws - Are they coming to Ontario?

    Strike Replacement Laws - Are they coming to Ontario?
    The Watershed LLP Summer 2015 Newsletter was sent to our clients and is available at our website. The first article provides an update on the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review Process. I was reading an article on rankandfile.ca that was…
  • May 11

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence
    No one likes to lose a case. But losing a termination of a probationary employee case really stings. The reason is because, subject to any language in the collective agreement, the test for terminating a probationer is less stringent than…
Rank this Week: 1019

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Mar 4

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee
    The California Supreme Court has decided to grant review in Laffitte v. Robert Half International (Brennan) (2014) 180 Cal.Rptr.3d 136. The case addresses whether, under Serrano v. Priest (1977) 20 Cal.3d 25, the trial court can anchor its…
  • Dec 29

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie
    AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 goes into effect on January 1, 2015 (although paid sick leave accrual does not begin until July 1, 2015). Starting with the new year, employers must comply with AB 1522's...
  • Oct 16

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
Rank this Week: 986