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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: 40

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: 51

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: 87

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/
  • Oct 30

    UPS Policy Change

    UPS Policy Change
    Yesterday the Washington Post reported that UPS has changed its policy about providing light duty assignments to pregnant employees. The link to the story is here:…
  • Oct 29

    Horton Rise

    Horton Rise
    Although the Fifth Circuit tried to put a stake in the heart of the NLRB's Horton decision, the Board confirmed its vitality today in its opinion in Murphy Oil U.S.A. The bottom line: the NLRB "reaffirmed the D.R. Horton rationale...
  • Oct 29

    How Managers Consider Job-Applicant Criminal History

    How Managers Consider Job-Applicant Criminal History
    How do managers actually consider a job applicant’s criminal history, given the law? A recent study finds that it has a lot to do with how much discretion those managers have under company policy: Sarah E. Lageson, Michael Vuolo, and...
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • Oct 30

    EEOC files historic lawsuit challenging biometric testing by employer

    EEOC files historic lawsuit challenging biometric testing by employer
    It’s no secret that health insurance costs are out of control. To help combat this surge, many employers have turned to biometric testing for their employees. Biometric testing is part of corporate wellness programs where employees…
  • Oct 29

    Court of appeals decision highlights risk of (mis)classifying employee

    Court of appeals decision highlights risk of (mis)classifying employee
    I once handled a wage-and-hour investigation in which the employer, before retaining my services, hired an HR consultant to help classify its employees as exempt or non-exempt. The DOL, however, disagreed, and reclassified half of the…
  • Oct 28

    The times they are a changin’ for LGBT discrimination

    The times they are a changin’ for LGBT discrimination
    Last week, the The U.S. Office of Special Counsel announced a landmark determination that the Department of the Army engaged in “frequent, pervasive and humiliating,” gender-identity discrimination against an Army software…
Rank this Week: 158

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/
  • Oct 27

    Ward Farnsworth at Volokh Conspiracy

    Ward Farnsworth at Volokh Conspiracy
    Ward Farnsworth will be guest-blogging at The Volokh Conspiracy in the coming days regarding is new book, "Restitution: Civil Liability for Unjust Enrichment" He posted his first substantive contribution, "Restitution law:…
  • Oct 23

    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen

    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen
    I have posted Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizens on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Padilla v. Kentucky, the United States Supreme Court held that the Sixth Amendment requires criminal defense attorneys to advise non-citizen clients…
  • Oct 22

    Lander on Adjunct

    Lander on Adjunct
    David Lander, an adjunct professor at St. Louis, is guest-blogging at The Faculty Lounge. So far he has posted, in order of publication: Impacts of recent developments on the use of adjuncts How many adjuncts and what courses should they...
Rank this Week: 161

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Guest Post: When “Disruptive” Technology Hits Your Workplace, What Then?

    Guest Post: When “Disruptive” Technology Hits Your Workplace, What Then?
    Today, I’m pleased to highlight a guest post from Steven Scheinberg, the General Counsel of the Anti-Defamation League. I’ve known Steven for several years and was very happy when he offered to share his thoughts on this important…
  • Oct 29

    Watching Over Your Employee

    Watching Over Your Employee
    With cameras on every smart phone and computers that can track your every click, it’s hard for employers to know what’s proper in the workplace when it comes to surveillance and monitoring. I’ve talked on the blog before…
  • Oct 27

    Your Company’s Wellness Program May Violate The Law, Says the EEOC

    Your Company’s Wellness Program May Violate The Law, Says the EEOC
    I’ve talked about wellness programs from time to time here on the blog.  Robin Shea, on her great blog, first brought this up back in August. But since then, there are some new developments from the EEOC that employers should…
Rank this Week: 178

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: 174

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: 229

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/
  • Oct 30

    I’m a unionized employee-can I go to court?

    I’m a unionized employee-can I go to court?
    Unionized employees can have advantages of being represented by an association. They are also confronted with some disadvantages that can leave a bitter taste and feel like they are being neglected. While, the union has the obligation to…
  • Oct 30

    Bullied employee-wanting to resign?

    Bullied employee-wanting to resign?
    Too often we hear about bullied employee who is mistreated to such an extent that he/she feels the only recourse is to resign.  However, a forced resignation does not necessarily mean that this is true.  When an employee works in an…
  • Oct 22

    Employer’s legal obligation to manage domestic violence at work

    Employer’s legal obligation to manage domestic violence at work
    Domestic violence can begin in the home, but it can navigate its way to the workplace and employers have a legal obligation to manage it head on. This can be done by implementing procedures and policies that both protect the victims of…
Rank this Week: 269

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 255

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: 267

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/
  • Oct 23

    Seventh Circuit Appeal Downplays Fifield Consideration Rule

    Seventh Circuit Appeal Downplays Fifield Consideration Rule
    The federal case of Instant Technology LLC v. DiFazio is somewhat of a rare breed in that the parties tried the case to the end. Most business disputes settle, frequently after an initial injunction hearing, and this generally holds true when…
  • Oct 16

    Aleynikov Strikes Out in the Third Circuit

    Aleynikov Strikes Out in the Third Circuit
    About a year ago, I wrote about Sergey Aleynikov's win against Goldman Sachs Group (at least as far as legal fees are concerned). The ex-Goldman computer programmer won an expedited summary judgment proceeding in New Jersey federal…
  • Oct 13

    My 500th Blog Post

    My 500th Blog Post
    The original title of this post was simply: "Thank you and goodbye."I have a lot of other stuff I want to do. Write law journal articles. Perhaps start another blog. Do more pro bono work. Learn how to ski. Experiment with vegan cooking.So…
Rank this Week: 344

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

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

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
  • Oct 29

    Supreme Court Weighs Scope of Whistleblower Protection Act

    Supreme Court Weighs Scope of Whistleblower Protection Act
    The U.S. Supreme Court next week will hear arguments in […]
  • Sep 6

    SEC Gives $300K to Whistleblower Working in Audit/Compliance

    SEC Gives $300K to Whistleblower Working in Audit/Compliance
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it awarded more than $300,000 to a whistleblower who first reported wrongdoing internally — but then went to the feds after being ignored for four months. The SEC typically doesn’t…
  • Sep 3

    ARB Affirms Damages for Whistleblower, Expands Protective Rule

    ARB Affirms Damages for Whistleblower, Expands Protective Rule
    In affirming a pilot’s reinstatement and damages award, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) showed that its new Speegle test — which makes it tougher for employers to justify the firing of…
Rank this Week: 392

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/
  • Oct 29

    Senators advise IRS to be more receptive to whistleblower

    Senators advise IRS to be more receptive to whistleblower
    In an editorial published yesterday in Politico Magazine, Senators Ron Wyden and Chuck Grassley criticize the IRS whistleblower program. The editorial, “Will the IRS Ever Listen?” states that the backlog on cases is too long and…
  • Oct 29

    The False Claims Act Work

    The False Claims Act Work
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
  • Oct 27

    September/October SEC Whistleblower Award List

    September/October SEC Whistleblower Award List
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
Rank this Week: 345

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/
  • Oct 30

    Jotwell Legal Scholarship Conference Next Week

    Jotwell Legal Scholarship Conference Next Week
    Our 5th Anniversary conference on “Legal Scholarship We Like and Why It Matters” is coming up late next week. In the United States, the role of scholarship is under assault in contemporary conversations about law schools;…
  • Oct 29

    Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage

    Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage
    Annelise Riles, Managing Regulatory Arbitrage: A Conflict of Laws Approach, 47 Cornell Int'l. L.J. 63 (2014).Anna GelpernA recent gathering of regulators opened with a round of congratulations: bailouts were history, bail-ins were…
  • Oct 28

    Appealing to Injustice

    Appealing to Injustice
    William M. Richman & William L. Reynolds, Injustice on Appeal: The United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis (2013).Steve VladeckProfessors William M. Richman and William L. Reynolds have been writing about the “crisis” facing…
Rank this Week: 412

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, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 460

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/
  • Oct 29

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection
    Many times we get questions from clients asking if their revocable trust provides asset protection from creditors. The answer to this is the typical legal answer "It Depends". That is it depends on who owes the money. In Florida a…
  • Oct 28

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
  • Sep 30

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC
    In Florida, a multi member LLC, has asset protection characteristics. Prior to 2011, Florida law was not clear on whether a charging order was the exclusive remedy for a creditor of a member of a multi member LLC. Assets in a Florida multi…
Rank this Week: 429

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/
  • Oct 27

    IRS Announces Employee Plan Cost-Of-Living Adjustment

    IRS Announces Employee Plan Cost-Of-Living Adjustment
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) to the compensation and contribution limits affecting individual retirement account, qualified defined benefit plan, qualified 401(k) and other defined…
  • Oct 23

    Encourage Workers To Review Withholding As Part Of Annual Enrollment

    Encourage Workers To Review Withholding As Part Of Annual Enrollment
    Still Time to Act to Avoid Surprises at Tax-Time With the year end approaching, employers can help employees get more bank from their paycheck by encouraging the employees to review their withholding before the year end as part of their…
  • Oct 21

    OFCCP FAQs On Veteran Hiring & Telework Rule

    OFCCP FAQs On Veteran Hiring & Telework Rule
    Facing heightened requirements, audits and scrutiny of their compliance with federal contracting requirements under the Obama Administration, federal government contractors and their subcontractors should review the adequacy of their existing…
Rank this Week: 452

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 8

    Merry Maids Pays $40,000 To Settle A Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

    Merry Maids Pays $40,000 To Settle A Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit
    V&B LLC, a Merry Maids home cleaning franchise pays $40,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). Published documents in the…
  • Oct 5

    DSW Inc. Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $900,000

    DSW Inc. Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $900,000
    DSW Inc., pays $900,000 to settle an age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit. The discrimination was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published accounts DSW, formerly known as Designer…
  • Sep 28

    McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Inc. Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Inc. Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
    McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc. pays $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit involving a pattern-or-practice of racial discrimination. The lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). …
Rank this Week: 409

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
Rank this Week: 428

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

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

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

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

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 446

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/
  • Oct 30

    Int’l Group Recognizes New Book on Age Discrimination

    Int’l Group Recognizes New Book on Age Discrimination
    The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) has recognized my new book, Betrayed: The Legalization of Age Discrimination in the Workplace. The IFA is a non-governmental, non-profit organization based in Toronto,…
  • Oct 29

    HR Doesn’t Work for Workplace Abuse Victim

    HR Doesn’t Work for Workplace Abuse Victim
    This blog initially began with a rhetorical question – how do perpetrators of domestic violence act when they report for work? I was reminded of this when I read about the travails of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio…
  • Oct 20

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All
    There was an article in the New York Times recently about the elusiveness of justice for African-Americans in the criminal justice system. I think this is a symptom of a wider problem – the lack of equal…
Rank this Week: 521

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/
  • Oct 30

    Yes, what you say on Facebook can cost you a job offer

    Yes, what you say on Facebook can cost you a job offer
    Even the National Labor Relations Board agrees. Case in point, two people (Moore and Callaghan) who worked at a teen center during the 2011-2012 school year were sent re-hire letters for the 2012-2013 school year. After the school sent out…
  • Oct 29

    HR CHEATSHEET: When an employee texts you from an Ebola quarantine tent

    HR CHEATSHEET: When an employee texts you from an Ebola quarantine tent
    Five minutes ago, after taking the obligatory selfies and between games of Candy Crush, one of your employees texted (because, calling in, as if!) from an Ebola quarantine tent to alert you that she will be out of work for 21 days, while…
  • Oct 27

    Tweet today with the EEOC about the Americans with Disabilities Act #EEOC4NDEAM

    Tweet today with the EEOC about the Americans with Disabilities Act #EEOC4NDEAM
    I'll be at the SHRM Lehigh Valley Annual Conference today presenting "What's Hot at the EEOC...and How to Avoid Getting Burned!" with the EEOC's Mary Tiernan. If you're at the conference, stop by with pizza and beer and say hello with pizza…
Rank this Week: 508

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 29

    The EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreements – A Bump in the Road, But It’s Far From Over

    The EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreements – A Bump in the Road, But It’s Far From Over
    Most employers have separation agreement forms that have served them well over the years.  The terms have become fairly standardized and, aside from the occasional tweak, they don’t change much and are rarely challenged. …
  • Oct 22

    Employer Permitted to Use “After-Acquired” Evidence at Discrimination Trial

    Employer Permitted to Use “After-Acquired” Evidence at Discrimination Trial
    In Weber v. Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc., et al., case numbers 13-4891 and 14-0206, decided on October 9, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a former executive’s employer could use…
  • Oct 22

    Paid Sick Leave Spreads Throughout New Jersey

    Paid Sick Leave Spreads Throughout New Jersey
    While the New Jersey Senate and Assembly continue to debate state-wide sick leave laws, four more New Jersey municipalities have enacted mandatory sick leave laws for private employers.  Effective January 2015, East Orange, Paterson,…
Rank this Week: 478

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/
  • Sep 17

    Be Thankful: It's Constitution Day

    Be Thankful: It's Constitution Day
    Not widely known or celebrated, September 17 is Constitution Day. Today we commemorate the vision and courage of the 39 men who established the legal framework of a new nation that, so far, has lasted 227 years.  The Constitution that…
  • May 13

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation

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

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

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly
    As a lawyer, you know that you're about to have a bad day when an appellate court opinion,in discussing your client's position, starts this way: In this case the EEOC sued the defendants for using the  same type of background check that…
Rank this Week: 528

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 575

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    NCAA Sued For Wage Violation

    NCAA Sued For Wage Violation
    A new wage and hour lawsuit has been filed against the NCAA asserting violations of the Fair Labor Standard’s Act (FLSA) minimum wage provision. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court in Indianapolis by a former…
  • Oct 25

    Wage and Hour Questions Prevalent In Health Care Industry

    Wage and Hour Questions Prevalent In Health Care Industry
    Federal labor law (the Fair Labor Standards Act – FLSA), provides many protections for the vast majority of this country’s workers. Pursuant to the FLSA, workers must be paid at least minimum wage and all non-exempt workers are…
  • Oct 18

    When Should Employees Be Paid For Pre- and Post-Shift Time?

    When Should Employees Be Paid For Pre- and Post-Shift Time?
    This past week the United States Supreme Court heard argument on a potentially significant Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case. The lawsuit, Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, involves whether employees who are required to stand in a…
Rank this Week: 587

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Oct 27

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?
    My Twitter account was abuzz with notifications yesterday with discussion and questions about the law of dismissal.  As a rep hockey coach, I of course was at hockey rinks most of the day and had no idea what was going on.  A quick…
  • Oct 14

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?
    I recently completed Chapter 18 of my forthcoming book The Law of Work, called “Tort Law and Work“.  Torts are usually treated as peripheral in texts on work law.  There is reference to torts here and there in the…
  • Oct 10

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?
    An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress codes.  Kendra Behringer, 24, complained that one prospective employer threw out her…
Rank this Week: 616

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Oct 16

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

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
  • Dec 10

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help
    A fellow named Ener sent us a email last week asking us to remove a spammy comment and link his company, logoworkgloves.com, left on one of our posts in 2010. For whatever reason, our spam filter didn't block it. Now...
  • Nov 8

    SB 390 Signed

    SB 390 Signed
    SB 390 (employee wage withholdings, failure to remit) amending Labor Code § 227 concerning employee wage withholdings, has been signed by Governor Brown: Existing law makes it a crime for an employer to fail to make agreed-upon payments to…
Rank this Week: 620

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Oct 30

    NLRB Draws a Line, Unlikes Employees’ Facebook Post

    NLRB Draws a Line, Unlikes Employees’ Facebook Post
    Cases involving employee Facebook and other social media posts rarely end well for employers (see here, here, and here). However, on October 28, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board gave an employer a rare Facebook victory…
  • Oct 29

    Union Campaign Heats Up At B’more Jimmy John

    Union Campaign Heats Up At B’more Jimmy John
    The Baltimore City Paper reports that less than two weeks ago, Jimmy Johns employees working in Baltimore, MD formed an informational picket outside of a Jimmy Johns franchise in order to demand higher wages from their employer.  The…
  • Oct 28

    Board Orders Hotel To Pay Union’s Bargaining And Litigation Cost

    Board Orders Hotel To Pay Union’s Bargaining And Litigation Cost
    In a decision issued last Friday, the National Labor Relations Board slammed a Hawaii hotelier for repeatedly violating the National Labor Relations Act over the past decade.   Issued by a full five-member Board, the decision…
Rank this Week: 705

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: 649

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Oct 28

    Employee Wins Cross-Country Wage War Against CEO

    Employee Wins Cross-Country Wage War Against CEO
    The Supreme Court of Washington’s recent decision in Failla v. FixtureOne Corporation is noteworthy on two levels. First, it involved the surprising claim by a salesperson, Kristine Failla, that the CEO of her employer (FixtureOne) was…
  • Oct 27

    The Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on the Taxation of Severance Payment

    The Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on the Taxation of Severance Payment
    Today, we discuss taxes – specifically, the taxation of severance payments.  It has long been recognized that severance payments are “income” to an employee, and that employers must withhold federal income taxes from…
  • Oct 27

    The Inbox - What Would Woody Guthrie Think?

    The Inbox - What Would Woody Guthrie Think?
    Putting an imperious spin on a Woody Guthrie classic, I imagine Jimmy John’s singing, “This land is my land, this land is my land, from California to the New York island.” The sandwich giant has garnered a meaty amount of…
Rank this Week: 692

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Oct 27

    Quirky Question #244, Ebola goes viral

    Quirky Question #244, Ebola goes viral
    Question: The recent media coverage of Ebola has been overwhelming.  As an employer, I want to be prepared and proactive to protect our employees and our business, but I also don’t want to overreact to what is seemingly a very…
  • Oct 11

    Quirky Question #243 – More on Breach Notification Law

    Quirky Question #243 – More on Breach Notification Law
    Quirky Question: Can you tell me what has been happening in California regarding breach notification laws? Answer: By: Melissa Krasnow Continuing the trend of changes in state breach notification and related laws, Cal. A.B.…
  • Sep 30

    Quirky Question #242 – Policing Break and Time Records Pays Off

    Quirky Question #242 – Policing Break and Time Records Pays Off
    Quirky Question We are a California employer.   After all the publicity surrounding class actions over meal and break periods, we instituted automatic warnings if employees take too long or too short a meal or rest break. Is anyone…
Rank this Week: 732

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 10

    How to File a Sex Discrimination Complaint

    How to File a Sex Discrimination Complaint
    If you think you are a victim of gender discrimination in the workplace, you can file a workplace discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Depending on your position, you may need to file one of two…
Rank this Week: 796

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment legal topis for Texas employers. By Russell Cawyer.

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Oct 30

    Light Duty Policies Limited to On-the-Job Injuries Going the Way of the Dinosaur

    Light Duty Policies Limited to On-the-Job Injuries Going the Way of the Dinosaur
    As I wrote several months ago, light duty programs limiting participation to employees recovering from on-the-job injuries are being increasingly scrutinized by the EEOC (See post here) and that we have likely seen the end of those…
  • Oct 22

    I Quit! Constructive Discharge Serves as Substitute for Adverse Employment Action

    I Quit! Constructive Discharge Serves as Substitute for Adverse Employment Action
    An essential element of most employment discrimination claims is that the employee suffered an adverse employment action. An employee who resigns often has difficulty making out a prima facie case of discrimination. An exception to this…
  • Oct 22

    I Quit! Constructive Discharge Serves as Substitute for Adverse Employment Action

    I Quit! Constructive Discharge Serves as Substitute for Adverse Employment Action
    An essential element of most employment discrimination claims is that the employee suffered an adverse employment action. An employee who resigns often has difficulty making out a prima facie case of discrimination. An exception to this…
Rank this Week: 849

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Covers employment discrimination, hiring, terminations and technology issues. By Jason Shinn.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Oct 28

    Michigan Legislative Landscape for LGBT Discrimination

    Michigan Legislative Landscape for LGBT Discrimination
    Last year, some Michigan politicians introduced proposed legislation to amend Michigan’s main employment civil rights statute, the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA), to protect employees who are gay from discrimination. That…
  • Oct 23

    Drilling Home the Difference Between an Independent Contractor and Employee

    Drilling Home the Difference Between an Independent Contractor and Employee
    A common question that business owners raise involves the use of employees versus independent contractors. The use and classification of an individual as an employee or independent contractor is one of the more complicated employment law…
  • Oct 16

    Michigan Court Cuts Down Non-Compete Agreement

    Michigan Court Cuts Down Non-Compete Agreement
    Abraham Lincoln once noted that if he had six hours to chop down a tree, he would spend the first four sharpening the axe. For employers, that sort of up-front attention to details is especially important when it comes to non-compete…
Rank this Week: 990

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Oct 28

    PBA Formal Opinion: Ethical Obligations for Attorneys Using Social Media

    PBA Formal Opinion: Ethical Obligations for Attorneys Using Social Media
    The PBA Ethics Committee issued a formal opinion on Ethical Obligations for Attorneys Using Social Media (HT: Dan Siegel on Legal Intelligencer). The opinion is jam-packed with 18 pages of social media goodness on 10 main issues.Spoiler…
  • Oct 24

    More Transgender Discrimination as Sex Discrimination

    More Transgender Discrimination as Sex Discrimination
    Well, add another case to the growing body of law regarding whether transgender discrimination is sex discrimination. This time from the U.S. military. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel issued this Report of Prohibited Personnel Practice in…
  • Oct 15

    Employment Law Blog Carnival #ELBC Rolls in to Manpower

    Employment Law Blog Carnival #ELBC Rolls in to Manpower
    Mark Toth from Manpower Group hosts this month's edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival (#ELBC for the hashtagging cool kids): Blog Carnival: Halloween Edition. Check it out!
Rank this Week: 920

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Oct 27

    You've been fired!

    You've been fired!
    It isn't often that a supplier "fires" its customer, but it's not unknown. I have worked with two clients recently whose suppliers have given notice of termination without cause. How can you avoid or, if it does happen, manage through a…
  • Oct 13

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction
    Quantitative measures of supplier performance in the form of service levels are critical in any outsourcing relationship.   However, they provide an incomplete picture of how well the supplier is performing and meeting the client's…
  • Sep 12

    FCA issues considerations on the procurement of off the shelf technology solutions (United Kingdom)

    FCA issues considerations on the procurement of off the shelf technology solutions (United Kingdom)
    In July, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA - the financial regulatory body in the United Kingdom) issued a paper titled "Considerations for firms thinking of using third-party technology (off-the-shelf) banking solutions" (the…
Rank this Week: 893

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
Rank this Week: 995

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
  • Oct 27

    Disruptive Technology in the Workplace: Employment Law Consideration

    Disruptive Technology in the Workplace: Employment Law Consideration
    By Steven C. Sheinberg, General Counsel of the Anti-Defamation League & Guest TMT blogger.* A recent McKinsey report on twelve “disruptive” technologies included four that will fundamentally transform how employers relate to…
  • Oct 10

    Five High-Level Issues to Consider in Shaping Employee Benefit Offerings – Take 5 Newsletter

    Five High-Level Issues to Consider in Shaping Employee Benefit Offerings – Take 5 Newsletter
    In this month’s Take 5 newsletter, I share my thoughts regarding five important issues that TMT companies should consider as they shape their employee benefits programs.  Below is an excerpt: The workplace that we know today is…
  • Oct 7

    ESI in the Cloud: What You Don’t Know (or Don’t Ask) Can Hurt You

    ESI in the Cloud: What You Don’t Know (or Don’t Ask) Can Hurt You
    Companies who utilize cloud vendors to store their data on cloud-based applications should be advised: failing to understand the application’s storage and retrieval capabilities, and failing to preserve such data during litigation could…
Rank this Week: 1019

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 24

    IRS Announces Cost of Living Adjustments for Qualified Retirement Plan

    IRS Announces Cost of Living Adjustments for Qualified Retirement Plan
    Susan Jordan, my partner in Pittsburgh, propvides me with the following: In a news release (IR-2014-99) on October 23, 2014, the IRS announced the cost-of-living adjustments to the various dollar limitations applicable to qualified retirement…
  • Oct 21

    To Have an Expert of Not: A Fiduciary’s Quandary

    To Have an Expert of Not: A Fiduciary’s Quandary
    I am working on some cases now that involve allegations of misuse of an expert by a fiduciary of a benefit plan.  Consequently, I have been reading a lot of articles and cases relating to the fiduciary duty and expert advice.  As a…
  • Oct 16

    It’s Not Easy Having Plans: Revising Benefits Can Give Rise to Other Claim

    It’s Not Easy Having Plans: Revising Benefits Can Give Rise to Other Claim
    As employers continue preparing for health plan changes that take place in 2015 under the ACA, I have been following a number of developments that remind me of the importance of thinking globally with respect to revisions to benefits. …
Rank this Week: 974

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    What Obama’s Call for “Family-Friendly” Workplaces Means for the Small Business Owner

    What Obama’s Call for “Family-Friendly” Workplaces Means for the Small Business Owner
    In July 2014, President Obama unveiled a number of initiatives designed to help employees with families achieve more of a work-life balance. These initiatives, none of which are legally binding at this time, include: 1) requiring seven days…
  • Oct 9

    Two Family-Friendly Bills that Small Business Owners Should Know About

    Two Family-Friendly Bills that Small Business Owners Should Know About
    Two bills currently pending in the Illinois legislature seek to lend a hand to employees facing their own or a family member’s medical issues. The bills, the Earned Sick Time Act and the Family Leave Insurance Act, were proposed in…
  • Oct 6

    Make Feedback Something Your Team Looks Forward To

    Make Feedback Something Your Team Looks Forward To
      By: Poonam Lakhani   You’ve invested a great deal of money, time, and sweat into growing your business.  Have you done the same in your employees?  Because the results are not always directly tangible, investing in…
Rank this Week: 945

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    A Perk of BYOD Policies at Work

    A Perk of BYOD Policies at Work
    Employers face a serious challenge when trying to prevent employees from taking confidential and proprietary information with them when they leave to join a new employer—particularly when the new employer is a competitor.  …
  • Sep 30

    Keeping Secrets on Social Media: Part II

    Keeping Secrets on Social Media: Part II
    Employees telling secrets online was the subject of yesterday's post, Keeping Secrets on Social Media.  Today's post--a continuation of the theme from yesterday--is about "auto-expire" apps.  An "auto-expire" app is an app that…
  • Sep 29

    Keeping Secrets on Social Media

    Keeping Secrets on Social Media
    The title of this post is a bit laughable, isn’t it?  I mean, really, it’s almost an oxymoron.  Keeping secrets on social media?  What’s the point?  The very existence of social media is dependent upon…
Rank this Week: 898

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 977