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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: 24

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: 52

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/
  • Apr 27

    Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary

    Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary
    The Senate has just confirmed Alex Acosta as the Secretary of Labor. The vote was 60-38. As I've said before, I was pleased with this pick given the current administration. Now the rubber meets the road. -Jeff Hirsch
  • Apr 27

    Lofaso on Workers Rights and Natural Human Right

    Lofaso on Workers Rights and Natural Human Right
    Anne-Marie Lofaso (West Virginia) has just posted on SSRN her article, Workers Rights as Natural Human Rights, which is to be published in the University of Miami Law Review. The abstract: We live in an increasingly polarized world: one…
  • Apr 26

    Call for Papers from Hunter College's National Center for Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education

    Call for Papers from Hunter College's National Center for Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education
    The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Hunter College, has announced its call for papers for its 45th annual conference April 15-17, 2018. You can see the full announcement here,…
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Apr 28

    Interauthority Relationship

    Interauthority Relationship
    Michael GreenFor too long the focus in philosophy of law has been the national legal system. As some have already observed, this ignores public international law. But it also ignores private international law, or (as Americans would call it)…
  • Apr 27

    Cost Containment—Global Budget Cap

    Cost Containment—Global Budget Cap
    Nelson Sabatini, Joseph Antos, Howard Haft & Donna Kinzer, Maryland’s All-Payer Model—Achievements, Challenges, And Next Steps, Health Affairs Blog (Jan. 31, 2017).David OrentlicherWhile the Affordable Care Act has done…
  • Apr 26

    Biological and Social Approaches to the LGBT Family

    Biological and Social Approaches to the LGBT Family
    Michael Boucai, Is Assisted Reproduction an LGBT Right?, 2016 Wisc. L. Rev. 1065 (2017).Douglas NeJaimeFor decades, same-sex couples have made claims—in both politics and law—to parenthood. Many of these claims relate to the…
Rank this Week: 124

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Apr 28

    Company accused of terminating Air National Guard member settles DOJ lawsuit

    Company accused of terminating Air National Guard member settles DOJ lawsuit
    Earlier this month, the Department of Justice announced that it had settled a case in which a Rapid City, South Dakota-based company allegedly violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) by failing to…
  • Apr 28

    Division I football players in California were not ‘employees’ of NCAA or PAC-12

    Division I football players in California were not ‘employees’ of NCAA or PAC-12
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. Dismissing a putative class action by a former Division I football player at the University of Southern California, who claimed the NCAA and PAC-12 Conference violated the FLSA and state law by failing to pay players…
  • Apr 28

    ‘Thorn in side’ of UBS whistleblower’s SOX claim for retaliatory firing survive

    ‘Thorn in side’ of UBS whistleblower’s SOX claim for retaliatory firing survive
    By Rebecca Kahn, J.D. A registered broker-dealer’s employee who was fired after refusing to bow to corporate pressure to skew his independent analyses for the benefit of his employer survived summary judgment on deposition testimony…
Rank this Week: 133

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Court rejects arbitrator's past practice analysis, denies claim for commuting benefit

    Court rejects arbitrator's past practice analysis, denies claim for commuting benefit
    The NJ Appellate Division has upheld a lower court decision vacating an arbitrator's award, finding the arbitrator's analysis "illogical" and in excess of his authority.  In  State of NJ (Division of State Police) v. State…
  • Apr 9

    Arbitrator rejects termination for use of excessive force, finds disparate treatment

    Arbitrator rejects termination for use of excessive force, finds disparate treatment
    Arbitrator Richard Miller has modified the termination of a police officer for the City of St. Paul, MN. The officer had been dismissed for what the City believed to be the excessive use of force.On the evening of June 24, 2016, the officer…
  • Feb 26

    Arbitrators exceeding their powers - three courts reverse

    Arbitrators exceeding their powers - three courts reverse
    Arbitrator ignored limitations in cbaThe cba between CenterPoint Energy and the Gas Workers sets forth several offenses which provide "absolute causes" for discharge and limit an arbitrator to the question of whether the employee, in fact,…
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 129

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/
  • Apr 28

    WIRTW #459 (the “weeps” edition)

    WIRTW #459 (the “weeps” edition)
    How did I not know this was a thing? Last summer, The Beatles released a remix of my favorite song of theirs, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. It commemorates the 10th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles’ show,…
  • Apr 27

    The top 6 employee handbook mistake

    The top 6 employee handbook mistake
    Yesterday, I had a pleasure of presenting a webinar for The Builder’s Exchange: The Top 6 Employee Handbook Mistakes. For your viewing pleasure and educational enlightenment, I’ve embedded it below. The Top 6 Employee Handbook…
  • Apr 26

    Congrats to Philip Miscimarra on his appointment as NLRB Chair

    Congrats to Philip Miscimarra on his appointment as NLRB Chair
    I’m on record as calling Philip Miscimarra “mad as hell,” referring to his scathing dissents in recent NLRB protected concerted activity cases. I also have it on good authority that while he and I agree that the NLRB has…
Rank this Week: 205

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 219

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/
  • Apr 27

    World-renowned Chef and Restauranteur David Bouley Sued for Tip Credit Wage Violation

    World-renowned Chef and Restauranteur David Bouley Sued for Tip Credit Wage Violation
    A former restaurant worker at three of David Bouley’s New York City restaurants and event spaces claims the world-famous Bouley institutions failed to pay tipped restaurant employees minimum wage and overtime pay in violation of the…
  • Apr 26

    Another Fast Food Restaurant Hit with an Overtime Pay Lawsuit

    Another Fast Food Restaurant Hit with an Overtime Pay Lawsuit
    An Arby’s fast food restaurant in Vero Beach, Florida cheated workers out of overtime pay, according to a lawsuit filed by a former cashier at the restaurant.  Attorneys for the employee claim that Arby’s paid workers at the…
  • Apr 6

    Tip Sharing and 80/20 Violations Will Cost Red Robin Restaurants in New York $900,000

    Tip Sharing and 80/20 Violations Will Cost Red Robin Restaurants in New York $900,000
    New York State Red Robin Restaurants have agreed to pay $900,000 to current and former servers to settle claims for tip splitting violations and violating the 80/20 rule.  The $900,000 settlement was preliminarily approved by Gary R.…
Rank this Week: 283

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: 267

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: 270

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 354

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: 376

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/
  • Apr 25

    Pet Custody in Pennsylvania

    Pet Custody in Pennsylvania
    Earlier this year, much to my husband’s chagrin, we drove over an hour to Maryland to spend a Sunday afternoon at the home of a stranger.  We left with our new four-legged baby- Nala Blu.  More and more people choose to open…
  • Apr 21

    Could a Condominium Face Legal Trouble Because of Residents’ Blog Against Emotional Support Animal

    Could a Condominium Face Legal Trouble Because of Residents’ Blog Against Emotional Support Animal
    I have written a number of times on this blog about providing reasonable accommodations for “service animals” and “emotional support animals.”  This legal battle continues to affect condominium and homeowner…
  • Apr 20

    Federal Rule Changes Impacting Equity Crowdfunding and Social Media Use Go Into Effect Today

    Federal Rule Changes Impacting Equity Crowdfunding and Social Media Use Go Into Effect Today
    For entrepreneurs in states that permit state equity crowdfunding, effective today, a change in federal rules will allow those states to allow entrepreneurs to use social media to solicit out of state residents to raise money for their…
Rank this Week: 459

Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

Examines one of the most interesting cases of the week and provides analysis and commentary. By Alan H. Schorr & Associates, P.C.

http://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • Apr 24

    Week Ending 4/24/17: Osborne v. NJ Transit

    Week Ending 4/24/17: Osborne v. NJ Transit
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending April 24, 2017 Osborne v. N.J. Transit, 2017 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 962 (App. Div. April 20, 2017) This week, the Appellate Division issued an unpublished opinion relating to…
  • Apr 14

    Week Ending 4/7/17: Hively v. Ivy Tech

    Week Ending 4/7/17: Hively v. Ivy Tech
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending April 7, 2017 Hively v. Ivy Tech Cmty. College of Ind., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 5839, (7th Cir. [En banc], April 4, 2017) In a case we have been closely watching, the 7th Circuit,…
  • Apr 3

    Week Ending 3/31/17: Bonda v. Elizabeth Fire Department

    Week Ending 3/31/17: Bonda v. Elizabeth Fire Department
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending March 31, 2017 Bonda v. Elizabeth Fire Department (Complaint), Docket No. UNN-L-l979-13 (N.J. Superior Court, Union County, Final Verdict, March 27, 2017) An Elizabeth Fire…
Rank this Week: 465

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 473

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/
  • Apr 11

    Community Property Trust can save Income Taxe

    Community Property Trust can save Income Taxe
    How a Community Property Trust Can Save Tens or Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Capital Gains Taxes Community property trusts can save your clients tens of thousands of dollars in capital gains taxes, and that is just one of their many…
  • Apr 10

    How Does A Step Up In Basis Work?

    How Does A Step Up In Basis Work?
    How Does A Step Up In Basis Work? Capital gains taxes are one of the more confusing taxes that American citizens have to pay.  The best way to explain capital gains taxes is through examples.  This article will include plenty of…
  • Apr 6

    Final Accounting: How To Object in Florida

    Final Accounting: How To Object in Florida
    How To Object To The Final Accounting of a Personal Representative in Florida The final accounting can be complex. As many Florida residents might know, the probate of an estate can be a very lengthy process that can be full of…
Rank this Week: 446

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
Rank this Week: 470

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Sep 15

    California's Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Becomes Permanent

    California's Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Becomes Permanent
    Existing law, the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (Labor Code section 1451-1453), regulates the hours of work of domestic work employees who are personal attendants and provides an overtime compensation rate for those employees. The Domestic…
  • Sep 14

    Changes Made to Exemptions for Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in California

    Changes Made to Exemptions for Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in California
    School teachers often work long hour, and are generally exemption from overtime pay under California law. However, public school teachers often enjoy high salaries and outstanding benefits. The same is not always true, however, for private…
  • Sep 13

    California Farm Workers to Get Daily Overtime

    California Farm Workers to Get Daily Overtime
    AB 1066, a bill authored Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), to provide daily overtime to California agricultural workers, has been signed into law by Governor Brown. Existing law sets wage, hour, meal break requirements, and other…
Rank this Week: 456

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: 436

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law…

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law and other legal miscellany

Covers, employment law, estate planning and Michigan legal news.

http://www.tdafoe.com/
Rank this Week: 402

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/
  • Apr 27

    I felt forced to resign as a result of an illness or disability – what are my entitlements?

    I felt forced to resign as a result of an illness or disability – what are my entitlements?
    Disability and Human Rights Law in the Workplace: Employees have the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of discriminatory grounds, which includes Illness or disability. If an employee is faced with an illness or disability and…
  • Apr 21

    Ensuring Employees are Given Adequate Time to Review Employment Contract

    Ensuring Employees are Given Adequate Time to Review Employment Contract
    The law recognizes that there is an imbalance of power between employees and employers. Employers hold the advantage in contract negotiations because they are in a more favourable position to pressure or influence employees into agreeing or…
  • Apr 17

    Acceptable Scope of a Non-Solicitation Clause: A Real-Life Example

    Acceptable Scope of a Non-Solicitation Clause: A Real-Life Example
    For most employees, a non-solicitation clause should be all that is necessary if an employer is seeking to protect his/her business interests (clients) from employees who leave to a competitor. However, employers must be careful with the…
Rank this Week: 566

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Apr 18

    Justice Gorsuch debut at oral arguments on employment law issue

    Justice Gorsuch debut at oral arguments on employment law issue
    I can sympathize with the mainstream media on this one. Their coverage of Justice Gorsuch's first oral arguments had to address a seemingly simple question: what was the case about? On average, they struggled.As luck would have it, the case…
  • Apr 12

    The pharmacist who was afraid of needles and the ADA

    The pharmacist who was afraid of needles and the ADA
    Well, here's an interesting ADA case. In Stevens v. Rite Aid, Corp., the Second Circuit analyzed an ADA claim from a pharmacist with tryanophobia - a fear of needles.A note from his doctor explained that he was "needle phobic and cannot…
  • Apr 10

    Tomi Lahren sues Glenn Beck and The Blaze

    Tomi Lahren sues Glenn Beck and The Blaze
    What happens when a conservative commentator goes on The View and expresses vaguely pro-choice opinions? Lawsuits, apparently. Tomi Lahren sued Glenn Beck and The Blaze last week (Complaint here). She claims that the The Blaze fired her (even…
Rank this Week: 541

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: 756

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/
  • Apr 26

    More Self-Inflicted Wounds? Fox Hit With Race Discrimination Lawsuit

    More Self-Inflicted Wounds? Fox Hit With Race Discrimination Lawsuit
    It was humming along, the major cable news network in America, raking in billions in profits. Now Fox News  has lost (forced out) its visionary chief executive officer, Roger Ailes, and its top star,  Bill OReilly, both accused of…
  • Apr 12

    Would the Framers’ Allow Signs that Create a Disturbance?

    Would the Framers’ Allow Signs that Create a Disturbance?
    U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ, a proponent of U.S. President Donald Trump, has adopted a “code of conduct” for a planned  town meeting  tomorrow at the  Mesa Convention Center, near Phoenix. It is likely that…
  • Apr 5

    Bill O’Reilly and the Market-Driven Approach to Sexual Harassment

    Bill O’Reilly and the Market-Driven Approach to Sexual Harassment
    In one sense,  Bill OReilly and Fox News work for the corporations that buy commercial time on”The O’Reilly Factor.” There would be no O’Reilly Factor without commercial advertising. It is significant…
Rank this Week: 706

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 25

    New Minimum Wage Law in Iowa

    New Minimum Wage Law in Iowa
    Iowa enacted a new law, Iowa House File 295, that prohibits counties and cities from regulating certain employment matters that are regulated by the state. On a practical level, for employers, this will reduce some compliance burdens,…
  • Apr 18

    Employers in Nebraska and Iowa Should be Aware of Changes in Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

    Employers in Nebraska and Iowa Should be Aware of Changes in Pay Discrimination Lawsuit
    A recent court case, stemming from an Iowa employer, may have a significant impact on how employers throughout Nebraska and Iowa view pay differential between employees. On April 3, 2017, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Dindinger…
  • Apr 17

    Broker-Dealers Offered Opportunity to Provide Comments to FINRA Rules for Capital Formation

    Broker-Dealers Offered Opportunity to Provide Comments to FINRA Rules for Capital Formation
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, known as FINRA, is undergoing a review of internal operations and programs as part of a review process dubbed FINRA 360. FINRA, as an independent self-regulatory organization with the overall goal…
Rank this Week: 697

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Apr 22

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
  • Feb 4

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)
    Every state but Massachusetts and New York has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (the UTSA) in one form or another – though some may quibble with whether Alabama or North Carolina actually adopted it. (The Uniform Law…
  • Feb 4

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated Today)

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated Today)
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated to reflect a few developments and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Georgia surprised many (me included) with its decision that the 2011…
Rank this Week: 683

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Pennsylvania Law Allowing Employer Use of Payroll Debit Cards Takes Effect May 4

    Pennsylvania Law Allowing Employer Use of Payroll Debit Cards Takes Effect May 4
    As we previously noted, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law in November that amends the Pennsylvania Banking Code to permit the use of payroll debit cards, with certain conditions.  The law brought welcome clarity to this…
  • Apr 7

    Breaking New Ground: Seventh Circuit Rules that Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation

    Breaking New Ground: Seventh Circuit Rules that Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation
    Workplace rights for LGBT individuals has been a rapidly developing area of the law.  A little over two years ago, former President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees on…
  • Mar 31

    Whatever Happened to Those New FLSA Overtime Regulations? A Status Update

    Whatever Happened to Those New FLSA Overtime Regulations? A Status Update
    For much of 2016, employers and HR professionals were focused on preparing for the new Fair Labor Standards Act white-collar overtime exemption regulations.  The Department of Labor issued the final regulations on May 18, 2016, with an…
Rank this Week: 751

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Are Tour Guides Independent Contractors or Employees Under New York Labor Law?

    Are Tour Guides Independent Contractors or Employees Under New York Labor Law?
    NY Department of Labor Audit and Misclassification of Worker Lawyer Blog Series Our Award Winning Employment Law Attorney is often asked about the proper classification of workers and prior blogs have discussed this topic in general.…
  • Mar 24

    Is a Security Guard an Employee or Independent Contractor?

    Is a Security Guard an Employee or Independent Contractor?
    New York State Department of Labor Misclassification of Workers Blog Series That was the issue in the recent New York Third Department Appellate Division decision In the Matter of TMR Security Consultants Inc., [Commissioner of Labor] Decided…
  • Feb 26

    New York Department of Labor Audit Lawyer – Is a writer an employee or a freelance contractor?

    New York Department of Labor Audit Lawyer – Is a writer an employee or a freelance contractor?
    That was the question In The Matter of Gregory A. Mitchell v. The Nation Co. LTD Partners, [Commissioner of Labor], 2016 WL 7469461 (Ny. Sup. Ct. App. Div. Dec. 29, 2016). The Appellate Division for the Third Department reversed the…
Rank this Week: 630

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: 634

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Some Year-End Employment Law Thoughts for NJ

    Some Year-End Employment Law Thoughts for NJ
    There are two business days left until we hit 2017, so this is a good time for a handful of parting thoughts on the employment law landscape, plus some suggestions on how to hit the ground running in the New Year. 2016 saw significant…
  • Dec 4

    Requiem For A Friend: James Ventantonio, Esq.

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

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year
    The question: how did she get away with it for so long?  The woman in question used 24 false identities to collect $345,000 in fraudulent unemployment benefits.  Story here. It seems like crime paid in this case, at least for a…
Rank this Week: 775

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Sep 27

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket
    September also means the end of summer break for the U.S. Supreme Court. When the justices return to the bench for the October 2016 Term, they will consider a number of key commercial law issues. This post offers a brief summary of several…
  • Aug 17

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?
    Are you required to provide employee breaks? Both employers and employees alike are often surprised to learn that federal employment laws do not require employers to set specific intervals or even make time for employees to take work breaks…
  • Aug 2

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding
    What You Need to Know about the SEC’s New Rules for Administrative Proceedings The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted several amendments to its rules of practice governing administrative proceedings. According to…
Rank this Week: 665

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Apr 28

    Senate confirms Acosta as secretary of labor

    Senate confirms Acosta as secretary of labor
    On April 27, the Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta as secretary of labor by a vote of 60-38.  Eight Democrats joined the Republican majority in voting for President Donald Trump’s nominee, completing Trump’s Cabinet just shy…
  • Apr 25

    New York City freelancer law to take effect May 15

    New York City freelancer law to take effect May 15
    by Zach Morahan and Shannon Kane New York City’s new “Freelance Isn’t Free Act,” which goes into effect May 15, requires written contracts for many freelance jobs worth $800 or more and provides for stiff monetary…
  • Apr 19

    DOL to address overtime rules by June 30

    DOL to address overtime rules by June 30
    A federal court of appeals has granted the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) its third extension in defending a lawsuit challenging new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. A lower court temporarily enjoined the rules last year,…
Rank this Week: 871

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Apr 28

    6 timekeeping practices that reduce your risk of wage-hour liability

    6 timekeeping practices that reduce your risk of wage-hour liability
    Last week, I wrote about a study describing how certain timekeeping systems could create wage and hour liability through, among other things, making it easy to “cheat” and providing no transparency when changes are made.…
  • Apr 28

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    ConstangyTV’s Close-Up on Workplace Law, April edition, is out! Host Leigh Tyson interviews John MacDonald, head of our Princeton (NJ) Office, about employment law issues unique to the financial and investment industries. If you…
  • Apr 27

    We have a Secretary of Labor! (almost)

    We have a Secretary of Labor! (almost)
    The Senate has finally confirmed R. Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor, and he is expected to be sworn in tomorrow. (Yay!) The vote was 60 to 38, meaning that he got some decent bipartisan support. Image Credit: From flickr, Creative…
Rank this Week: 844

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Apr 27

    70 Is the New 65: Is the Retirement Age Increasing?

    70 Is the New 65: Is the Retirement Age Increasing?
    Thirty percent of U.S. workers ages 60 and older don’t plan to retire until age 70 or older, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Another 20 percent don’t know if they will ever be able to retire. Financial reasons…
  • Apr 26

    Senate Health Committee to Hear Single-Payer Health Care Job Killer Today

    Senate Health Committee to Hear Single-Payer Health Care Job Killer Today
    The Senate Health Committee today will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that seeks to establish a government-run, single-payer health care system in California. SB 562 (Lara; D-Bell Gardens/Atkins; D-San…
  • Apr 24

    New Design for Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents On Its Way

    New Design for Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents On Its Way
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) redesigned the Permanent Resident Card, known as a “green card,” and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD). The USCIS will begin issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017.…
Rank this Week: 919

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: 895

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/
  • Apr 25

    Arbitration Used to Try to Bar Mis-classification Claims in Overtime Case

    Arbitration Used to Try to Bar Mis-classification Claims in Overtime Case
    But Patel argues he was a manager only in name and that he did not meet the requirements for overtime exempt status under the executive category of the federal Fair Labor standards Act (FLSA). According to his complaint, Patel spent most of…
  • Apr 10

    Test to Determine Joint Employer Status for Unpaid Overtime Claim

    Test to Determine Joint Employer Status for Unpaid Overtime Claim
    The workers, having already won an award of more than $18,000 in damages for overtime work for which J.I. had refused to pay them, are now claiming Commercial should also be held liable for the hours the employees spent working for Commercial…
  • Mar 30

    Kors’s Arbitration Provision Stricken in Overtime Case

    Kors’s Arbitration Provision Stricken in Overtime Case
    The decision to be reached by the California federal court could be highly influential. Despite executives and business advocacy groups continuing to insist arbitrations benefit workers as much as, if not more than, their employers, employee…
Rank this Week: 977

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

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

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 808

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 24

    Avoiding the Mistakes of the Investigation into Trump’s Russia Tie

    Avoiding the Mistakes of the Investigation into Trump’s Russia Tie
    Last week, we commented on the fact that Representative Nunes had recused himself from the investigation into President Trump’s Russia ties after appearing less than impartial in the investigation.  Some employers may view the…
  • Apr 19

    The Investigation into Trump’s Russia Ties or How Not to Act as an Investigator

    The Investigation into Trump’s Russia Ties or How Not to Act as an Investigator
    Yesterday, we posted about Representative Nunes stepping down from the investigation into Russian interference with the election.  As we noted, as a direct result of his actions in briefing the White House on certain evidence that was…
  • Apr 18

    The Investigation into Trump’s Russia Ties or How Not to Select an Investigator

    The Investigation into Trump’s Russia Ties or How Not to Select an Investigator
    About a month ago, we posted that employers could take some lessons from the investigation into President Trump’s claims that he was illegally wiretapped by the Obama Administration.  This investigation still proves to be a…
Rank this Week: 967

New Jersey Employment Attorneys…

New Jersey Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mashel Law, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1022

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 21

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment
    The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618 (CanLII) that should have employers pulling out and reviewing their incentive plans, including bonus, STIP, LTIP, stock options and whatever…
  • Feb 17

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case
    Please take some time to make your way through Cook v. Hatch Ltd., 2017 ONSC 47. It’s a well reasoned and thoughtful decision that injects some common sense into the enforceability of contractual termination clause discussion. The…
  • Feb 16

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995
    The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) considered the sale of a business provisions in the Labour Relations Act, 1995 in ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. v Unifor Local 554, 2017 CanLII 4481 (ON LRB). ADT (a unionized…
Rank this Week: 981

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
  • Jan 19

    Short Course in Labor History

    Short Course in Labor History
    Unions have typically grown in rapid spurts, very “short periods of social upheaval punctuated by major demonstrations and strikes.” The 1920s were an especially dark period for U.S. labor. Membership fell by a third in the time…
  • Dec 6

    How to Become an Accountant or CPA

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

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?
    Accountants help manage businesses’ finances, protect the company from auditors, and assure everyone gets a paycheck. Working in the field of accounting and finance comes with lots of perks. One of which being the variety industries…
Rank this Week: 946

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Sep 26

    Does an employer have to provide an alternative position or reassignment as a reasonable accommodation?

    Does an employer have to provide an alternative position or reassignment as a reasonable accommodation?
    When an employee cannot physically perform the essential function of their position, but can perform light sedentary work, an employer needs to consider providing an alternative position to the employee or at least consider placement in a…
  • Mar 31

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?
    Often times when someone starts a new job, they are made to sign a stack full of papers.  Typically the new employee does not read these documents, and included in them is an agreement that if there is a dispute in work, the employee…
  • Jan 29

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation
    In Massachusetts most employees can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. However, there is an exception to this rule and that is that your employer can not retaliate against you and fire you as a result of asserting a right that the…
Rank this Week: 917

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

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

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

    OSHA regulations for trench safety

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

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

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

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie
    Many people associated claims for Social Security Disability Insurance with work-related injuries that prevent them from working. Some people might not realize that they might be eligible for SSDI if they have illnesses that meet certain…
Rank this Week: 854