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New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 21

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: 43

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/
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule
    Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would review the NLRB's D.R. Horton rule, which concludes that employment class action waivers can violate Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA. The Court consolidated a group of cases under review that we…
  • Jan 12

    Public Input Period Now Open for Harassment Guidance

    Public Input Period Now Open for Harassment Guidance
    The EEOC just announced that the public input period is now open for its proposed Anti-Harassment Guidance. The guidance is available here, and the input period ends on February 9, 2017. From the press release: "The public is invited…
  • Jan 11

    DOL Exit Memo

    DOL Exit Memo
    Last week, outgoing Labor Secretary Thomas Perez authored an exit memorandum outlining the present and future of employment rights. The memo is very well written and makes some compelling arguments in a number of areas. The Secretary touches…
Rank this Week: 133

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/
  • Jan 13

    WIRTW #444 (the “training” edition)

    WIRTW #444 (the “training” edition)
    The workplace training video. I hope yours go better than this example. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination 3d Cir: Even where old folks are treated fairly, OLDER folks can bring age-bias claims — via…
  • Jan 12

    … and an early contender for worst employer of the year

    … and an early contender for worst employer of the year
    We already have a nominee for worst employee of 2017, so why not share the love and nominate a worst employer. Drum roll… Man Fired For Attending Son’s Birth  The first day of the new year was pretty eventful…
  • Jan 11

    Tread carefully if stripping employees of their pay

    Tread carefully if stripping employees of their pay
    Wait, not this kind of stripping?Stevens v. Oval Office (E.D. Wisc. 12/29/16) [hat tip: Walter Olson’s Overlawyered] poses an interesting question—is it ever permissible to dock an employee’s pay for disciplinary reasons?…
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • Jan 11

    What age discrimination looks like in the workplace

    What age discrimination looks like in the workplace
    “We do not want to invest in someone who will retire so soon.” “Perhaps you would benefit from working with people your own age.” “We prefer to maintain our youthful culture.” “We prefer to hire more…
  • Jan 9

    Inducement of an Employee: Risks and Damage

    Inducement of an Employee: Risks and Damage
    Inducement: When pursuing an employee that works for another company, it is important to be mindful that this employee would be sacrificing a number of employment benefits by leaving their employer. This generally includes seniority,…
  • Dec 21

    Important Additions in a Severance Package

    Important Additions in a Severance Package
    The purpose of a severance package is to make a terminated employee “whole” over a reasonable period of time.  Very commonly, severance packages include only base salary, neglecting other elements of compensation – such…
Rank this Week: 166

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/
  • Jan 6

    Adjunct Savings Are Often Not Reinvested In Faculty Development

    Adjunct Savings Are Often Not Reinvested In Faculty Development
    Unless you have been living under a bus, it is apparent that adjuncts are being used more and more by colleges as well as by law schools. Adjuncts get paid a fraction-a very small fraction of what the full-timers get,...
  • Jan 3

    Sexual Harassment of Men By Women!

    Sexual Harassment of Men By Women!
    Sexual Harassment of Men, by Woman is on the rise. The January 3, 2016 Detroit Free Press, outlines some statistics, here. As the article states: According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the percentage of sexual…
  • Dec 20

    Book Review: Farnsworth's Restitution

    Book Review: Farnsworth's Restitution
    This summer, South Texas Law Review published my review of Ward Farnsworth's "Restitution: Civil Liability for Unjust Enrichment." Earlier this month, I posted that review on SSRN. I really enjoy teaching restitution in my class and…
Rank this Week: 194

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 5

    Protecting Confidential Information from Untrustworthy Employee

    Protecting Confidential Information from Untrustworthy Employee
    My colleague Gary Starr returns today with a story worth reading about the need for employers to secure confidential information.  Although it is based on Massachusetts, it has applicability to employers elsewhere as well.  …
  • Jan 4

    Punitive Damages Not Available For State Employment Discrimination Claim

    Punitive Damages Not Available For State Employment Discrimination Claim
    In a decision that will be officially released next week, the Connecticut Supreme Court has, at last, ruled that punitive damages are not an available remedy for state law employment discrimination claims. You may recall that I discussed the…
  • Jan 2

    Looking Back and Ahead to Employment Law in 2017

    Looking Back and Ahead to Employment Law in 2017
    For many years, I’ve used my first post each year to look back and ahead at the area of employment law.  My record of predictions has been about what you would expect someone predicting the future — about average. Last year…
Rank this Week: 186

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: 211

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: 215

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: 220

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 8

    Management rights clause doesn't supersede ADA - Court confirms arbitrator's award

    Management rights clause doesn't supersede ADA - Court confirms arbitrator's award
    A Solo Cup facility decided to end its lease of sit down fork lifts and instead to purchase several for its use. After a review of various options, Solo elected to purchase stand up fork lifts, concluding that these provided better safety and…
  • Nov 6

    Law enforcement officers pointing weapons at co-workers - two terminations upheld

    Law enforcement officers pointing weapons at co-workers - two terminations upheld
    Two recent arbitration awards address discipline imposed on law enforcement employees alleged to have pointed loaded weapons at other employees.In State of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Arbitrator Howard Silver…
  • Oct 30

    Social media, adverse publicity and just cause

    Social media, adverse publicity and just cause
    The Clark County, Ohio Sheriff's office is responsible for County wide law enforcement and operates the county jail. The jail shares a building with the Springfield police department with a common lobby between the two. Grievant was one of…
Rank this Week: 257

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: 249

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: 276

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/
  • Jan 12

    Trump’s Nominee for Attorney General Voices Support for Major Anti-Fraud Program

    Trump’s Nominee for Attorney General Voices Support for Major Anti-Fraud Program
    Senator Sessions: “It’s not acceptable to retaliate against a whistleblower.” Washington, D.C. January 12, 2017. The U.S. Department of Justice manages many of America’s most important whistleblower programs, including…
  • Jan 6

    NWC Featured in Mongabay Wildtech

    NWC Featured in Mongabay Wildtech
    The National Whistleblower Center (NWC)’s Global Wildlife Whistleblower Program was recently featured in Mongabay Wildtech, a non-profit provider of conservation and environmental science news. Wildtech spoke with NWC’s Chief…
  • Dec 21

    End-of-Year Round Up: The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

    End-of-Year Round Up: The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016
    The Whistleblower Protection Blog’s most popular posts of 2016 covered a wide range of whistleblower topics including Supreme Court case coverage, the National Whistleblower Center’s new program for wildlife whistleblowers, and…
Rank this Week: 292

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/
  • Jan 13

    Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will

    Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will
    What is the Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will? A common question Jacksonville estate planning lawyers are often asked is how long does a person have to Florida will contest a will or what is the statute of limitations to contest a will…
  • Jan 11

    The Importance of a Florida DNR: Do Not Resuscitate Order

    The Importance of a Florida DNR: Do Not Resuscitate Order
    A Florida DNR is a document you will not complete with your Jacksonville Estate Planning Lawyer. Many feel that estate planning is a great area of law because it allows people to plan ahead for how they wish to be treated medically in a…
  • Jan 9

    Jacksonville Will Lawyer: Shows Many Americans Do Not Have A Will

    Jacksonville Will Lawyer: Shows Many Americans Do Not Have A Will
    As a Jacksonville Will Lawyer I have seen an alarming trend in Florida.  Most Americans live fast-paced lives with long work hours, bills to pay, and mouths to feed.  After a long day, the last thing on our minds is our…
Rank this Week: 348

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Nov 29

    Court Halts DOL Rule Set To Extend Overtime To Millions on December 1

    Court Halts DOL Rule Set To Extend Overtime To Millions on December 1
    In an unexpected decision, on Tuesday, November 22nd, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against implementation of the Department of Labor’s (“DOL’s”)…
  • Nov 4

    A Matter of Protocol — Rules for Departing Brokers Trying to Solicit Former Client

    A Matter of Protocol — Rules for Departing Brokers Trying to Solicit Former Client
    Question:  We operate a financial services firm that employs account executives who execute investment trades on behalf of clients.  One of our brokers recently resigned to move to a competitor firm.  With his resignation…
  • Sep 15

    OSHA Weighs in on Retaliation and Drug Testing

    OSHA Weighs in on Retaliation and Drug Testing
    QUESTION: We conduct drug testing whenever an employee is injured at work or in involved in an accident. I recently read that this may violate OSHA’s anti-retaliation rule. How can that be? I would think OSHA would want employers to…
Rank this Week: 334

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/
  • Dec 16

    Data thieves thrive when companies’ don

    Data thieves thrive when companies’ don
    Data thieves thrive when companies’ don’t train customer service or respond to Red Flags http://ow.ly/MGkp307cnSP http://ow.ly/i/q1emhFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Dec 16

    Congress is getting ready to take on hea

    Congress is getting ready to take on hea
    Congress is getting ready to take on heath care reform again. Americans need to become informed and participate! http://ow.ly/C6bc306V5eT http://ow.ly/i/q1dUAFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Dec 4

    PBGC Table Shows Present Value  PBGC Maximum Guarantee

    PBGC Table Shows Present Value  PBGC Maximum Guarantee
     On December 02, 2016, PBGC posted a table showing the applicable present values for 2017 plan years. For more information see Technical Update 07-04. (12/02/2016).Filed under: Bankruptcy, Corporate Compliance, corporate governance,…
Rank this Week: 376

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 459

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Dec 20

    The Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017

    The Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017
    Background The final draft of the Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (the Regulations) and accompanying Explanatory Memorandum was published 6 December 2016. Subject to parliamentary approval, the Regulations will come…
  • Dec 19

    The Apprenticeship Levy

    The Apprenticeship Levy
    The way apprenticeships are funded in the UK is changing as of Spring 2017. With this change, some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy and there will also be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training…
  • Dec 19

    Workplace Implications of the Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Law

    Workplace Implications of the Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Law
    On Nov. 8, 2016, Massachusetts voters passed Question 4, which legalizes the recreational use of marijuana (Recreational Use Law). The Recreational Use Law follows passage of a 2012 Massachusetts ballot question which legalized the medicinal…
Rank this Week: 469

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: 412

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: 437

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: 445

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/
  • Jan 13

    What the Sharing Economy and Environmental Law Have In Common

    What the Sharing Economy and Environmental Law Have In Common
    Kellen Zale, When Everything is Small: The Regulatory Challenge of Scale in the Sharing Economy, San Diego L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Eric BiberThere has been a lot of literature about the so-called “sharing”…
  • Jan 12

    Connecting Nineteenth-Century Antislavery and Labor Movements with Twenty-First-Century Workers’ Right

    Connecting Nineteenth-Century Antislavery and Labor Movements with Twenty-First-Century Workers’ Right
    Rebecca E. Zietlow, A Positive Right to Free Labor, 39 Seattle U. L. Rev. 859 (2016).Anne Marie LofasoIn her article, A Positive Right to Free Labor, Professor Zietlow recounts the history of the working person’s claim to free labor.…
  • Jan 11

    Wrongs Without Right

    Wrongs Without Right
    Nicolas Cornell, Wrongs, Rights, and Third Parties, 43 Phil. & Pub. Aff. 109 (2015), available for purchase at Wiley Online Library.Scott HershovitzThe word “wrong” is the source of much confusion, in part because it does…
Rank this Week: 511

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: 487

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: 498

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 12

    UBS Securities, LLC Faces Age Discrimination Class Action

    UBS Securities, LLC Faces Age Discrimination Class Action
    By Shelby Krzastek Former UBS Securities, LLC (UBS) employees Shannon Zoller and Alexander Beigelman claim that UBS forced laid-off employees to release claims against UBS to receive deferred compensation to which they were already entitled…
  • Jan 6

    Trucking Company Refuses to Hire Applicant Because of Disability

    Trucking Company Refuses to Hire Applicant Because of Disability
    Shelby Krzastek Bill Brown alleges that Stevens Transport, one of the four largest refrigerated trucking companies in the United States, refused to hire him as a truck driver because he takes medication to control his bipolar disorder. On…
  • Dec 28

    Yoga Guru Bikram Choudhury Must Satisfy $6.7 Million Judgment

    Yoga Guru Bikram Choudhury Must Satisfy $6.7 Million Judgment
    Shelby Krzastek Bikram Choudhury is an Indian yoga teacher and the founder of Bikram yoga. In recent years, Choudhury has been surrounded by controversy amid allegations of discrimination, harassment, and sexual assault, resulting in multiple…
Rank this Week: 569

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jan 10

    Company Refused to Hire Overweight Man; Was it Legal?

    Company Refused to Hire Overweight Man; Was it Legal?
    Company Refused to Hire Overweight Man; Was it Legal? When obesity is and isn’t covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act Many people are aware that a company cannot refuse to hire you simply because of a disability. But what…
  • Jan 3

    Alleged Sexual Harasser Cites President-Elect's Comments as Legal Defense

    Alleged Sexual Harasser Cites President-Elect's Comments as Legal Defense
    Alleged Sexual Harasser Cites President-Elect’s Comments as Legal Defense Public official allegedly offered subordinate $1,000 to go to a hotel with him “I was trying to lift her spirits,” David Gutierrez, former …
  • Dec 27

    New Law Gives Freelancers Legal Recourse for Payment Problem

    New Law Gives Freelancers Legal Recourse for Payment Problem
    New Law Gives Freelancers Legal Recourse for Payment Problems Similar laws may pop up across the country to address needs of “gig economy” In today’s so-called gig economy, more people than ever are self-employed. …
Rank this Week: 614

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/
  • Jan 9

    Ochoa v. McDonald’s Case Settling for $3.75M

    Ochoa v. McDonald’s Case Settling for $3.75M
    McDonald’s Corporation has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a certified wage-and-hour class action lawsuit in Ochoa, et al. v. McDonald’s Corp., et al., No. 3:14-cv-02098-JD (ND. Cal.). See Plaintiff’s Motion for…
  • Jan 4

    Augustus v. ABM: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Employers’ Obligation to Provide Duty-Free Rest Break

    Augustus v. ABM: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Employers’ Obligation to Provide Duty-Free Rest Break
    Last month, the California Supreme Court issued Augustus, et al. v. ABM Security Services, Inc., __ Cal. 4th __, 2016 WL 7407328 (Cal. Dec. 22, 2016) (slip op. available here), a much-anticipated decision that clarified that employers may not…
  • Dec 30

    Bouaphakeo v. Tyson: Defendant’s Request for New Trial Denied

    Bouaphakeo v. Tyson: Defendant’s Request for New Trial Denied
    A few months ago, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (Chief Judge John A. Jarvey, presiding) issued an order denying the defendant’s request for a new trial in Bouaphakeo v. Tyson Foods, Inc. on remand…
Rank this Week: 566

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Feb 16

    Having a policy isn’t always enough

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

    #GreatLegalBake 2016

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

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?
    The easy answer to that question would be that a settlement agreement gives employers peace of mind that a departing employee isn’t going to sue them, will return their phone and swipe card and not post nasty things on Facebook. A…
Rank this Week: 593

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…
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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/
  • Jan 15

    Named Class Action Plaintiffs Denied Incentive Award Even Though Overtime Claims Settle for $3.7 Million

    Named Class Action Plaintiffs Denied Incentive Award Even Though Overtime Claims Settle for $3.7 Million
    Of course, risk is always involved anytime anyone files a lawsuit, despite corporate claims that class actions unfairly benefit plaintiffs because the vast majority of them settle outside of court. Although many class action lawsuits do…
  • Jan 8

    Franchisor Sued For Overtime Practices With Claim That Franchisee are Really Employee

    Franchisor Sued For Overtime Practices With Claim That Franchisee are Really Employee
    According to two recent wage and hour lawsuits against Jani-King, the commercial cleaning company's franchisees allegedly do not qualify for the label and should be compensated as employees. The first lawsuit was filed by a class of…
  • Jan 5

    Labor Department Finds Alleged Overtime Violation

    Labor Department Finds Alleged Overtime Violation
    The Labor Department further alleged the employees were shorted approximately $4 per hour in fringe benefits. As a direct result of the findings of their investigation, the Department of Labor sued both CEC and Essex County for illegal…
Rank this Week: 716

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    ERISA-DOL Issues New FAQs On Conflict Of Interest Rule

    ERISA-DOL Issues New FAQs On Conflict Of Interest Rule
    I just got this note from the Department of Labor about the new FAQs on the “Conflict of Interest” rules, which basically apply more stringent ERISA requirements to those who provide investment advice to retirement plans and…
  • Jan 10

    ERISA-D.C. Circuit Upholds Dismissal Of Stock Drop Case Based On Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

    ERISA-D.C. Circuit Upholds Dismissal Of Stock Drop Case Based On Breach Of Fiduciary Duty
    In Coburn v. Evercore, No.16-7029 (D.C. Cir. Dec. 30, 2016), Donna M. Coburn (“Coburn”), on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, appeals the district court’s dismissal of her complaint against Evercore Trust…
  • Jan 9

    Employee Benefits-DOL Provides Guidance On New Small Employer HRA

    Employee Benefits-DOL Provides Guidance On New Small Employer HRA
    Continuing the discussion of my previous blogs on FAQs Part 35, one topic covered in these FAQs is a discussion of the new Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements.  Here is what the FAQs say on this topic: Background…
Rank this Week: 785

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 724

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    Assemblyman Hopes to Improve New Jersey Paid Family Leave

    Assemblyman Hopes to Improve New Jersey Paid Family Leave
    According to a recent report in the New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey State Assemblyman Reed Gusciora is planning to propose legislation to improve paid family leave benefits. The New Jersey Paid Family Leave Act, which was passed in 2009,…
  • Jan 4

    New Jersey and New York Raise Minimum Wage

    New Jersey and New York Raise Minimum Wage
    Starting on January 1, 2017, the minimum wage has increased in New York State, New York City and New Jersey.  Specifically: New Jersey The minimum wage has increased from $8.38 to $8.44 per hour as a cost of living increase.  Under…
  • Dec 29

    Employee’s Disability Harassment Claim Can Proceed to Trial

    Employee’s Disability Harassment Claim Can Proceed to Trial
    Earlier this month, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey permitted an employee to continue with his claim that his employer harassed him because he is disabled, but dismissed his other disability discrimination…
Rank this Week: 674

Washgington Labor and Employment…

Washgington Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers Washington State employment law and public sector collective bargaining law.By Cline and Associates.

http://www.washingtonlaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 748

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: 804

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jan 15

    Alberta Court of Appeal helps employers ring in the New Year in Style(s)

    Alberta Court of Appeal helps employers ring in the New Year in Style(s)
    by Kyla Stott-Jess The Alberta Court of Appeal has released its first decision of 2017—Styles v. Alberta Investment Management Corporation, 2017 ABCA 1—and it is undoubtedly welcome news (and a nice gift) to employers. The issue…
  • Jan 8

    The duty to disclose a medical condition in a pre-employment questionnaire

    The duty to disclose a medical condition in a pre-employment questionnaire
    by Simon Laberge This article discusses questioning employees about essential functions when hiring in Canada. Trust is a fundamental element in the relationship between an employer and an employee. That relationship of trust can be breached…
  • Jan 1

    Mental illness in the workplace

    Mental illness in the workplace
    By Eowynne Noble According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, a leading Canadian hospital, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a common type of depression, often arises when the daylight hours get shorter. With the winter months…
Rank this Week: 990

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight: Strategies for building a diverse, multi-cultural workplace

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Jan 15

    Handling challenges to diversity in era of divisivene

    Handling challenges to diversity in era of divisivene
    It may seem there’s no escaping political divisiveness. All manner of news and social media sources carry angry, frequently hurtful, and often untrue communication. And the workplace is not immune from the damage of those…
  • Jan 15

    Are your decisions made for the reasons you think?

    Are your decisions made for the reasons you think?
    by Dinita L. James Employment laws prohibit intentional discrimination based on race, sex, or other protected characteristics as well as practices that have a discriminatory impact if they’re not supported by business necessity.…
  • Jan 15

    Walking the workplace proselytizing tightrope

    Walking the workplace proselytizing tightrope
    by David L. Johnson “Have a blessed day.” “I’m praying for you.” “Are you a believer?” “Would you be interested in attending church with me?” Comments and questions like those may be…
Rank this Week: 989

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/
  • Jan 13

    The Reading List (2017, No. 2)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 2)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secret News for the week ended January 13, 2017***Defend Trade Secrets ActWe have the first district court opinion dealing with the relatively new (and highly controversial) ex parte seizure order available under the…
  • Jan 6

    The Reading List (2017, No. 1)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 1)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended January 6, 2017***Commercial real estate broker Avison Young has sued three former brokers who joined Cushman & Wakefield. According to Crain's Chicago Business, the factual predicate…
  • Dec 30

    Year-End Extravaganza (Part 4): Top 10 Books (Non-Compete) Lawyers Should Read

    Year-End Extravaganza (Part 4): Top 10 Books (Non-Compete) Lawyers Should Read
    As the son of an English teacher and a school superintendent, there never was much doubt that I'd be a reader - either by volition or conscription. I was the kid who had "summer reading lists," which admittedly at the time seemed oppressive…
Rank this Week: 1047

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/
  • Jan 12

    Reichenbach Hall Sued for Wage Violation

    Reichenbach Hall Sued for Wage Violation
    A wage theft lawsuit has been filed against Reichenbach Hall, a German beer hall located in midtown Manhattan. The lawsuit charges that the restaurant cheated its waiters and waitresses out of minimum wage and overtime pay. The servers claim…
  • Dec 29

    Restaurant Workers Get Pay Hike on December 31, 2016

    Restaurant Workers Get Pay Hike on December 31, 2016
    On December 31, 2016, restaurant workers throughout New York State will begin to see changes in the payment structure of their wages.   Back of the House Workers   Back of the house workers (cooks, dishwashers, stockers, and others…
  • Dec 28

    Brooklyn Diners Sued for Wage Theft

    Brooklyn Diners Sued for Wage Theft
    Former waitstaff at the Del Rio Diner and Vegas Diner claim in a lawsuit that the diners failed to pay them minimum wage, overtime pay and spread-of-hours pay. According to the lawsuit, waitstaff at both diners, including servers, line cooks,…
Rank this Week: 844

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/
  • Jan 10

    Court of Appeals Dismisses Lawsuit based on Confidential Document

    Court of Appeals Dismisses Lawsuit based on Confidential Document
    So, if you are at work, thinking you might be fired, you might think about taking some documents home with you. Some documents might help later if you have to file suit. Taking documents from your employer is problematic conduct. Yes, the…
  • Jan 9

    Army Veteran Fired When Wife Goes into Labor

    Army Veteran Fired When Wife Goes into Labor
    Lamar Austin spent six months in Iraq in 2006 as an Ammunition Specialist. At the end of 2016, the Army veteran was working for Salerno Protective Services in Concord, New Hampshire. He had worked previously at a series of jobs, Target,…
  • Jan 5

    Title VII Applies to Temporary Placement Agencies, Too

    Title VII Applies to Temporary Placement Agencies, Too
    Many temporary placement agencies think they are immune from lawsuits for discrimination. That is not at all true. Both Title VII (42 U.S.C. Sec. 2000e-2(b) and Texas Labor Code Sec. 21.052 apply to temporary placement agencies. Both statutes…
Rank this Week: 878

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases. By Phillips & Associates.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 912

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Jan 5

    Another New Jersey city requires paid sick time

    Another New Jersey city requires paid sick time
    by Michael H. Dell Morristown has joined the list of New Jersey cities that require employers to provide paid sick time to employees. Employers in Morristown have until January 11 to come into compliance with the city’s paid sick time…
  • Jan 4

    Overtime rule update: District court won’t wait for appeals court’s ruling

    Overtime rule update: District court won’t wait for appeals court’s ruling
    On January 3, a federal district court judge said he won’t halt proceedings in the case challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rules despite concurrent litigation in the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.…
  • Jan 3

    It’s time to cozy up to the new I-9

    It’s time to cozy up to the new I-9
    It’s time for employers to get acquainted with the new Form I-9. The form is easier to use than the old version, but with just a few weeks left before employers must make the switch, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the form…
Rank this Week: 1003

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers pension plans, 401(k) plans, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. By National Benefit Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1028

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 956