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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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 13

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest
                 Competition and innovation are key ideals in American society, and they were the main focus on March 5, 2014 when the CEOs of SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (“ULA”) testified…
  • Apr 12

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer
                The Illinois’ Local Retailers’ Occupation Tax Acts (ROT Acts) allows “municipal governments and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to impose a retail occupation tax…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Apr 17

    Statute providing for a “presumption” that a disabling condition was incurred in the performance of duty to be read narrowly

    Statute providing for a “presumption” that a disabling condition was incurred in the performance of duty to be read narrowly
    Statute providing for a “presumption” that a disabling condition was incurred in the performance of duty to be read narrowlyAnonymous v Kelly, 2014 NY Slip Op 02141, Appellate Division, First DepartmentRejection of…
  • Apr 16

    Official misconduct

    Official misconduct
    Official misconductOATH Index Nos. 1679/13, 1680/13, 1681/13Two job center directors and a deputy director were charged with improperly transferring cases from other job centers in order to increase their own center’s job placement…
  • Apr 15

    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Government

    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Government
    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local GovernmentsFormer New York State Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch will deliver a talk on “The Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Governments” for the 2014 Edwin L.…
Rank this Week: 60

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: 97

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Apr 9

    Employee fired over an injury sets legal precedent in Ontario

    Employee fired over an injury sets legal precedent in Ontario
    A 2013 ruling in Wilson v. Solis Mexican Foods Ltd sets a new precedent, paving the way for employees to pursue human rights claims in court where the financial outcome can be largely unpredictable and inconsistent – yet rewarding.…
  • Apr 2

    Failure to investigate alleged misconduct can be costly

    Failure to investigate alleged misconduct can be costly
    It is not uncommon for employers to fire first and ask questions later, especially in instances of alleged employee misconduct. Stelcrete Industries Ltd., a rebar assembly plant in Welland, Ontario learned that impulsive actions can be…
  • Mar 28

    Court blocks executive’s move from Blackberry to Apple

    Court blocks executive’s move from Blackberry to Apple
    On March 24, 2014 the Ontario Superior Court of Justice prevented a senior executive at Blackberry from moving to its major competitor, Apple. In BlackBerry Limited v. Marineau-Mes, 2014 ONSC 1790, the debate centered on an employment…
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Apr 4

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model
    You may have seen in the media that Unifor (the old Canadian Auto Workers) applied this week to represent employees at Toyota’s three plants in Cambridge and Woodstock.  The media stories said there is approximately 6500 employees…
  • Apr 3

    Union Security and the Law (links)

    Union Security and the Law (links)
     Labour Relations Act Canadian Laws on Union Dues and Membership Rand’s Arbitration Decision (Ford, 1946) Right to Work and Bullshit in Labour Policy Debates Has anything changed with Hudak’s New claim that he is dropping…
  • Mar 27

    Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?

    Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?
    There was a big decision from the Illinois region of the National Labor Relations Board yesterday, finding that Northwestern University football players are “employees” and therefore entitled to unionize.  Here’s the…
Rank this Week: 119

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Professors Richard Bales, Jeffrey M. Hirsch and Marcia L. McCormick.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    RIP Jack Dunsford

    RIP Jack Dunsford
    I'm sorry to report that John E. (Jack) Dunsford passed away earlier this week. Jack was emeritus at SLU, and the entire community here will miss him greatly. Jack was a beloved colleague, a wonderful teacher, and a preeminent scholar...
  • Apr 16

    Bauries on Academic Freedom and on Supreme Court Review

    Bauries on Academic Freedom and on Supreme Court Review
    Scott Bauries (Kentucky) has posted two new papers on TWEN. the first is Individual Academic Freedom: An Ordinary Concern of the First Amendment, which Scott says he views as Part I of what he sees as a three-part series directed...
  • Apr 16

    AALS Contracts Section Call for Proposal

    AALS Contracts Section Call for Proposal
    Nancy Kim (California Western), chair of the AALS Contracts section sends along this call for proposals for the annual meeting which might be of interest to the many readers of the blog: CALL FOR PROPOSALS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW…
Rank this Week: 151

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

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

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Apr 17

    All That for a Bag of Chips: Walgreens going to trial in disability discrimination case

    All That for a Bag of Chips: Walgreens going to trial in disability discrimination case
    DEAR READERS: Because of the Easter holiday, this will be my "Friday" blog post. I'll be back to my regular schedule next week.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is going to get a jury trial against Walgreens in a disability…
  • Apr 11

    Who needs HR? We all do.

    Who needs HR? We all do.
    An article by Lauren Weber and Rachel Feintzeig in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal caught a lot of attention -- it was about companies that have made the decision to do without a Human Resources function. The idea drew some positive response on…
  • Apr 8

    Drug/alcohol testing clearinghouse for truck drivers speeds toward adoption

    Drug/alcohol testing clearinghouse for truck drivers speeds toward adoption
    ROBIN’S NOTE: I am happy to feature as a guest blogger today Tommy Eden from Constangy’s offices in Opelika, Alabama, and West Point, Georgia. Tommy drafts DOT and state-specific drug testing policies for clients nationwide, and…
Rank this Week: 207

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
  • Apr 1

    March Whistleblower Rewards Include $500,000 in Cargo Price-Fixing Case

    March Whistleblower Rewards Include $500,000 in Cargo Price-Fixing Case
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced settlements in three large qui tam cases during March — including a price-fixing case where the whistleblower earned a half-million-dollar reward. The False Claims Act (FCA) penalizes fraud…
  • Apr 1

    March 2014 FCA Rewards: $500,000 in Cargo Price-Fixing Case

    March 2014 FCA Rewards: $500,000 in Cargo Price-Fixing Case
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced settlements in three large qui tam cases during March — including a price-fixing case where the whistleblower earned a half-million-dollar reward. The False Claims Act (FCA) penalizes fraud…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court Says SOX Can Fit Almost Anyone

    Supreme Court Says SOX Can Fit Almost Anyone
    NOTE: A version of this post first appeared on Law360.com.  The author, R. Scott Oswald, was counsel of record on an amicus curiae brief filed in this case. In deciding Lawson v. FMR LLC, the first whistleblower case they have heard…
Rank this Week: 205

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois employment law issues, including discrimination, retaliation, wage claims and employment contract disputes. By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagoexecutivelawyer.com/
  • Nov 15

    Is being a bad boss illegal?

    Is being a bad boss illegal?
    There are blog posts nearly every day about the importance of good leadership in the workplace and the negative affects of a bad boss. In our office, we have heard about nearly every type of bad boss: the micro-manager, the screamer, the…
  • Nov 7

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money
    Last month, Bill Toland authored an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that highlights the high costs businesses face by allowing harassment to go unchecked. It is pretty obvious that no one wants to work in an environment where…
  • Oct 26

    It's never too late to pursue a dream

    It's never too late to pursue a dream
    A client of ours recently published a children's book titled Red Rose and Blue Butterfly. Publishing a book under any circumstances is an amazing feat, but one of the reasons this book in particular is so amazing is that the author, Sara…
Rank this Week: 209

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Why you need employee-invention and IP agreement

    Why you need employee-invention and IP agreement
    Taco Bell is defending claims by two former interns that they invented the Doritos taco nearly 20 years ago. They now want to be paid part of its billions dollars in sales. (ABC News) The pair and their former employer will likely end up in…
  • Apr 16

    What happens when an HR investigation is staged … and filmed for a beer commercial?

    What happens when an HR investigation is staged … and filmed for a beer commercial?
    This. “Do you always wash your hands after using the restroom? … Have you ever told a coworker you like her outfit? … Do you use your work computer for non-work-related activities? … Have you been using your…
  • Apr 15

    Hypothetical violations doom employer confidentiality policy

    Hypothetical violations doom employer confidentiality policy
    A few months ago I posted on the NLRB’s veto of a workplace confidentiality policy. Late last month, the 5th Circuit court of appeals ruled on another employer confidentiality policy, and the results should trouble employers everywhere.…
Rank this Week: 247

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

http://lisahome.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike
    (Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Monday said it has authorized legal action against Wal-Mart Stores Inc for allegedly retaliating against workers who participated in strikes against the company over low pay.Groups of…
  • Nov 19

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety
    OSHA is getting tough on staffing agencies that provide employers with temporary workers if they do not provide those workers with legally required safety and health training.  But, the buck doesn’t stop there: employers that use…
  • Nov 13

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation
    Calexico, CA: While it didn’t get to the point of becoming a California labor lawsuit, a California furniture distributor nonetheless agreed to pay more than $120,000 in owed overtime wages to current and former employees following…
Rank this Week: 248

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/
  • Apr 17

    Can I Be Fired For Reporting Sexual Harassment?

    Can I Be Fired For Reporting Sexual Harassment?
    So you are working hard and going about your business. The boss is engaging in sexual harassment of another employee and you witness it almost daily. You don't know if you should get involved or not. What happens if you report the sexual…
  • Apr 16

    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $100,000

    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $100,000
    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC pays $100,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published accounts a former employee was fired…
  • Apr 14

    Sexual Harassment By A Professor

    Sexual Harassment By A Professor
    So you are attending college in Chicago and your professor seems to be taking an unusual interest in you. He begins to ask personal questions and singles you out from the other students. He now asks for your cell-phone number under the…
Rank this Week: 253

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jan 15

    Progressive Discipline and Collective Agreement

    Progressive Discipline and Collective Agreement
    Progressive discipline and performance management is part of the employment relationship. It’s a part that most managers and employees would like to avoid. But it’s reality and critically important to business and individual…
  • Jan 13

    Is a lay-off a constructive dismissal?

    Is a lay-off a constructive dismissal?
    The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently considered this in Hooge v. Gillwood Remanufacturing Inc., 2014 BCSC 11 (CanLII). They also considered whether the laid off employees refusal to accept a recall amounted to a failure to mitigate.…
  • Jan 10

    Don’t Ask for “Sick Notes” is a Bit Too Surgical

    Don’t Ask for “Sick Notes” is a Bit Too Surgical
    I saw a CBC article yesterday entitled Bosses should stop asking workers for sick notes, OMA head says. It is a short article, but speaks volumes about something, quite frankly, I hadn’t really thought much about. Employers often…
Rank this Week: 286

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: 270

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: 316

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/
  • Apr 17

    Lawsuits Can Bring Vindication For Both Partie

    Lawsuits Can Bring Vindication For Both Partie
    Rick knew the internet world very well. He had worked on the East Coast as a systems engineer before a disease caused the loss of his eyesight. With the aid of larger typeface and other tools, he could function pretty well despite…
  • Apr 14

    Fifth Circuit Panel Ignores Evidence of Racism

    Fifth Circuit Panel Ignores Evidence of Racism
    In Willis v. CLECO Corp., No. 13-30217, (5th Cir. 4/8/14), the Fifth Circuit panel reverses summary judgment regarding a disciplinary write-up, but affirms summary judgment regarding the termination of an African-American worker. Gregory…
  • Apr 8

    How to Avoid Sanctions in a Discrimination Lawsuit

    How to Avoid Sanctions in a Discrimination Lawsuit
    In federal court, the parties are subject to sanctions for any number of offenses, ranging from discovery abuse to filing frivolous claims. Sanctions can include everything from money to a prohibition of certain evidence. Federal Rule of…
Rank this Week: 341

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/
  • Apr 17

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

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

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA
    Just out today is the court's decision in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc.  The issue was whether severance payments constituted taxable wages subject to FICA.  The Court's analysis is - how can I put this politely? - a bit…
  • Mar 25

    The Cost of Obtaining Medical Records Doesn't Need to Be High

    The Cost of Obtaining Medical Records Doesn't Need to Be High
    Why, you ask, are we discussing medical records on a blog devoted to employment law?  Simply because medical issues arise in employment cases, in a variety of contexts.  Disability cases are one example.  Damages issues in many…
Rank this Week: 359

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 343

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Ten (+4 More) People to Follow on Twitter for Labor and Employment Law

    Ten (+4 More) People to Follow on Twitter for Labor and Employment Law
    Since the last time I published a list of labor & employment law lawyers to follow back in 2012, there are just a bunch of you out there now using Twitter. (And I presume you’re already following me @danielschwartz, right?) So,…
  • Apr 14

    Could Telecommuting Be Deemed a “Reasonable Accommodation” Under the ADA?

    Could Telecommuting Be Deemed a “Reasonable Accommodation” Under the ADA?
    My colleague, Gabe Jiran, (go read his impressive background here, I’ll wait) recently gave a presentation on telecommuting and I asked Gabe to share his thoughts on a notable topic that came up for discussion there.  Thus, in this…
  • Apr 11

    A New “CAR” And Other Proposed Changes to CHRO – Can They Get It Right?

    A New “CAR” And Other Proposed Changes to CHRO – Can They Get It Right?
    Last year, the General Assembly considered changes to the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. That bill did not receive a final vote. This year, it’s back but recently died in the Judiciary Committee, according to…
Rank this Week: 390

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 408

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/
  • Apr 17

    Law Practice's Brave New World

    Law Practice's Brave New World
    Technology advances has changed the way law gets practiced and attorneys not keeping up with the changes are on a road to professional ruin. This at least is the conclusion a judicial panel reached at a recent LegalTech New York...
  • Apr 16

    Brooklyn Law School Cuts Tuition

    Brooklyn Law School Cuts Tuition
    Yes, it's true and it is by 15%. Story here. Brooklyn is not alone. As CNN reports: A handful of other schools have cut tuition as well. The most prestigious school in this group is the University of Iowa, which...
  • Apr 8

    NY Court of Appeals Issues Major Duty of Fair Representation Decision

    NY Court of Appeals Issues Major Duty of Fair Representation Decision
    Palladino v. CNY Centro, ___N.Y.3d___(April 8, 2014), is a major decision. In a 5-2 decision the New York Court of Appeals affirms the dismissal of a duty of fair representation case brought against a labor union that refused to take...
Rank this Week: 410

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/
Rank this Week: 417

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: 473

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • Apr 1

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

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

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

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire
    As reported by northjersey.com, top Democratic lawmakers are rushing to extend the cap on police and firefighter pay raises that some say has helped keep property tax bills in check. But local officials say the bill expected to be voted on…
  • Mar 25

    Christie Retroactively Cuts Pension Payment

    Christie Retroactively Cuts Pension Payment
    This is a very interesting article regarding how Governor Christie employed some "fuzzy math" to reduce the State's legally mandated pension payment. NJSPOTLIGHT
Rank this Week: 491

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
  • Apr 14

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe
    By: Joseph Marrow On Thursday, April 10, 2014, the Delaware legislature passed a new law, effective retroactively to January 1, 2014, which raises the annual corporate tax on limited liability companies, limited partnerships and general…
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?
    Student internships have become increasingly popular, and while internships generally benefit employers and interns alike, there is uncertainty regarding whether internships may be paid or unpaid. MBBP Attorney Christopher Perry explains…
  • Apr 11

    Tax Considerations in Choosing the Form of Business Entity

    Tax Considerations in Choosing the Form of Business Entity
    By: Chip Wry Founders of a new business typically realize early on that they need to conduct the business through a legal entity to limit their personal liabilities for the debts and obligations the business generates. Often, the three entity…
Rank this Week: 631

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Covers what you need to know before you quit, get fired, or decide to sue the bastards. By Donna Ballman.

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Little-Known Obamacare COBRA Catch-22

    The Little-Known Obamacare COBRA Catch-22
    When I'm negotiating severance packages for employees, many times employers will offer to pay a month or more of COBRA payments. COBRA is the law that says employers have to let employees who lose their jobs stay on the company's insurance…
  • Apr 11

    Noncompete Agreements Are Bad For Economic Development, Says Venture Capital Group

    Noncompete Agreements Are Bad For Economic Development, Says Venture Capital Group
    I've been talking awhile about the move afoot in Massachusetts to ban noncompete agreements. This week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced an economic development package that included a plan to ban noncompetes. You'd think big…
  • Apr 8

    Does My Employer Have To Pay Earned Sick And Vacation Time When I Leave?

    Does My Employer Have To Pay Earned Sick And Vacation Time When I Leave?
    An AOL Jobs reader asked: Donna I have a question please. I recently found out about a change in the retirement pay out rule at the hospital where I have worked for over twenty years. I have worked all these years under the rule that when…
Rank this Week: 627

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/
  • Mar 21

    "Embedded Knowledge" and the Trade Secret Gap

    "Embedded Knowledge" and the Trade Secret Gap
    For anyone (lawyer or otherwise) interested in the tensions associated with employee mobility, a truly must-read is Talent Wants to Be Free, by Orly Lobel.Professor Lobel discusses a wide range of issues associated with talent and knowledge…
  • Mar 7

    The Janitor Analogy, Once Again

    The Janitor Analogy, Once Again
    "The agreement is so broad that it would prohibit my client from working for his new company even as a janitor!"- Comment attributed to every defense attorney in every non-compete case, generally accompanied by arms flailing up…
  • Mar 6

    Fifield, Federal Style

    Fifield, Federal Style
    "The law is an ass. But it's not that big of an ass..."U.S. District Court Judge - Northern District of Illinois on March 5, 2014, discussing holding of Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services.***In the past several weeks, two federal district…
Rank this Week: 565

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: 591

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Top Ten Considerations in Offshore Outsourcing

    Top Ten Considerations in Offshore Outsourcing
    Jurisdiction   Jurisdiction may be the most important factor organizations should take into consideration when offshoring.  Some countries do not recognize certain U.S. legal doctrines, such as confidentiality agreements, and…
  • Apr 16

    Recent Executive Action Relies on Wage Transparency To Further Pay Equity Agenda

    Recent Executive Action Relies on Wage Transparency To Further Pay Equity Agenda
    On April 8, 2014, in recognition of National Equal Pay Day, President Obama continued to advance his wage equality agenda by focusing on wage transparency through Executive Order on Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information…
  • Apr 16

    IRS Guidance Issued On The Effect of The Windsor Decision On Retirement Plan

    IRS Guidance Issued On The Effect of The Windsor Decision On Retirement Plan
    Plan sponsors now have additional answers to some of their questions about the effect of the Windsor decision on retirement plans. Notice 2014-19, released on April 4, 2014, provides guidance concerning the application (including retroactive…
Rank this Week: 665

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/
  • Apr 17

    Employment Law Blog Carnival - Pick Your Holiday Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival - Pick Your Holiday Edition
    The third week of April ushers in several holidays: Passover, Good Friday, Easter. But no matter what your religion or god -- even a sacrilicious ceiling waffle -- we can all agree that the Employment Law Blog Carnival, which you can find…
  • Apr 16

    The ADA may require companies to accommodate employee theft. Yep, stealing.

    The ADA may require companies to accommodate employee theft. Yep, stealing.
    Back in 2011, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Walgreens from disability discrimination. Specifically, the EEOC claimed that Josefina Hernandez, a cashier at Walgreens' South San Francisco store, who suffered from…
  • Apr 15

    What are employers doing about employees who do their taxes -- at work!?!

    What are employers doing about employees who do their taxes -- at work!?!
    Today is tax day, or, as I like to call it, sonofa---! Actually, I get a nice refund this year. I guess that's what happens when you have four kids under five. Which reminds me, I should ask, do any of you babysit? Because I have Verizon…
Rank this Week: 740

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
Rank this Week: 735

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Hotel Chain Sued for Alleged Overtime and Minimum Wage Violation

    Hotel Chain Sued for Alleged Overtime and Minimum Wage Violation
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates that all employers have to pay their employees working within the United States at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and pay them one and one half times their normal hourly…
  • Apr 8

    Illinois Supreme Court Resolves Appeal on Illinois Employee Classification Act

    Illinois Supreme Court Resolves Appeal on Illinois Employee Classification Act
    Even after a law is passed, it is possible for citizens to challenge that law as unconstitutional. However, anyone who does so should make sure that they have good reasons for making such a claim and can back up their argument. The Employee…
  • Apr 1

    Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud Sued for Alleged Wage and Hour Violation

    Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud Sued for Alleged Wage and Hour Violation
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows employers to pay certain employees who receive tips a lower minimum wage. Unfortunately, this sometimes leads to employers trying to cut costs by paying workers who do not normally receive…
Rank this Week: 768

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/
Rank this Week: 693

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Apr 8

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied
    More than half of women are bullied at work– often by members of their own sex, according to the largest survey of its kind ever conducted in the United Kingdom. The gender equality group, Opportunity Now, and PwC, an…
  • Apr 7

    Workplace Bully Targets Suffer Without Law

    Workplace Bully Targets Suffer Without Law
    New Jersey – Kevin M. Costello,  a New Jersey attorney, said he turns away more than 2,000 people a year who are seeking his help to combat workplace bullying. “These are people who have panic attacks.  Their hair is…
  • Mar 31

    Scholarships and Bootleg Play

    Scholarships and Bootleg Play
    A bootleg play occurs when a quarterback pretends to pass off the ball in an effort to misdirect the defense, and then runs with it. For years, universities have been engaged in a bootleg play with respect to elite football and basketball…
Rank this Week: 708

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Mar 31

    QUIRKY QUESTION # 224, The De Minimis Defense to Off the Clock Work Claim

    QUIRKY QUESTION # 224, The De Minimis Defense to Off the Clock Work Claim
    Question: We have an employee who is claiming that he should be paid for time cleaning up his work station after logging out of our electronic time keeping system each night.  Literally, he spends one or two minutes straightening his…
  • Mar 27

    Quirky Question #223, Meal Periods Outside California

    Quirky Question #223, Meal Periods Outside California
    Question: We have offices in 13 states, a headquarters in Iowa and a manufacturing facility in Alaska.  Several employees have used our “open suggestion box” to request that we allow them to work through lunch so they can go…
  • Feb 28

    Quirky Question # 222, Seats in the Workplace

    Quirky Question # 222, Seats in the Workplace
    Question: We are a retail store.  An employee in the warehouse requested an assigned chair to sit on when he is between tasks.  Must we comply with this request in our California locations? Dorsey’s Analysis: By Jessica…
Rank this Week: 704

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment and civil rights law. By the Spiggle Law Firm.

http://www.virginiaemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    5 Tips for Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Case

    5 Tips for Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Case
    Employment law is highly technical. Winning an employment law case requires knowledge of case law, statutory law, constitutional law, and regulatory law. There are rarely simple employment cases. Therefore, you need to retain someone who…
  • Apr 10

    How Do Lawyers Charge Their Clients?

    How Do Lawyers Charge Their Clients?
    Employment lawyers get paid in various ways. Today I'll describe five of the most common.1. HourlyThe most traditional way lawyers bill in any practice is by the hour. Rates in this area vary but can range anywhere from $250 to $500 per hour.…
  • Apr 3

    Is It Illegal to Discriminate Against an Employee Who Seeks a Work-Life Balance?

    Is It Illegal to Discriminate Against an Employee Who Seeks a Work-Life Balance?
    There has been a spirited debate in this country about the role of women in the workplace. Whether it involves Sheryl Sandberg's best-selling book, Lean In, or the furor about Melissa Meyer's decision to end telecommuting at Yahoo, the issues…
Rank this Week: 900

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    California Court of Appeal: Fitness for Duty OK after Reinstatement from FMLA Leave

    California Court of Appeal: Fitness for Duty OK after Reinstatement from FMLA Leave
    Susan White was an investigator for the LA County District Attorney. She makes a number of errors and acted erratically over the course of several months.  She was making her co-workers nervous about her judgment. She was in a dangerous…
  • Apr 11

    California Chamber's Job Killer List - Employment Law

    California Chamber's Job Killer List - Employment Law
    Contrary to what you may think, the California Legislature has not finished perfecting the laws governing the California workplace.  But, they persevere.Our friends at the California Chamber of Commerce track the bills  they…
  • Mar 25

    U.S. Supreme Court: Severance is Wages; California Employers Take Note

    U.S. Supreme Court: Severance is Wages; California Employers Take Note
    Quality Stores laid off many employees as part of a bankruptcy. The Company paid severance, duly withheld taxes, and duly reported the severance on employees' W-2 forms.  Then the Company sought a refund of the "FICA" taxes paid on…
Rank this Week: 849

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Apr 15

    The School to Wage Theft Pipeline

    The School to Wage Theft Pipeline
    Below is the text and video from a talk that I gave at York University on October 3, 2013, as part of a panel on the intern economy. It was part of the Global Labour Speaker Series put on by the Global Labour Research Centre. I wasn't…
  • Apr 3

    Forging A New Future In Nova Scotia: Youths, Employment, and Intergenerational Equity

    Forging A New Future In Nova Scotia: Youths, Employment, and Intergenerational Equity
    Two weeks ago I was out in Halifax to give a keynote address at Students Nova Scotia’s Summit on Youth in the Nova Scotia Economy. Typically I don’t post my speeches online, but in this case I feel it’s important to put…
  • Mar 6

    The Growing Influence of Canada's Intern Rights Movement

    The Growing Influence of Canada's Intern Rights Movement
    It has been awhile since I've written about my marquee issue, unpaid internships, and there have been some major developments within Canada. I thought that I would take this opportunity to write about these developments as I'm sure many of my…
Rank this Week: 1030

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/
  • Apr 15

    Cal. Supreme Court Hears Iskanian v. CLS Oral Argument

    Cal. Supreme Court Hears Iskanian v. CLS Oral Argument
    Oral arguments in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, No. S204032, took place before the California Supreme Court on April 3, 2014 (Mr. Iskanian is represented by Capstone Law APC). Previously, the Court of Appeal had affirmed an…
  • Apr 7

    Young v. Hilton: 9th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of California Recording Case

    Young v. Hilton: 9th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of California Recording Case
    On March 20, 2014, the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a putative class action against Hilton, based on violations of the California Invasion of Privacy Act (“CIPA”) by recording incoming customer…
  • Apr 1

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in ATM Sticker Notice Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in ATM Sticker Notice Case
    On March 10, 2014, the Supreme Court denied a certiorari petition in First National Bank of Wahoo v. Charvat, No. 13-679 (8th Cir. 2013), a case involving the core question of whether a statutory violation is enough to confer Article III…
Rank this Week: 807

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 922

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/
  • Apr 14

    Is It Time to Reconsider Your Personal Email Policy?

    Is It Time to Reconsider Your Personal Email Policy?
    The Heartbleed Internet-security flaw has compromised the security of an unknown number of web servers.  This is just one story in a string of recent headlines involving the vulnerability of the Internet sites.  But consumers…
  • Mar 30

    Management Monday: Quit Oversharing

    Management Monday: Quit Oversharing
    Supervisors and their direct reports are not equals.  If you are a supervisor, I advise that you keep this golden rule in mind.  When you are required to communicate a decision to your subordinate, understand that communicating does…
  • Mar 25

    Registration Now Open for Annual Employment Law Seminar

    Registration Now Open for Annual Employment Law Seminar
    The wait is over!  Registration is now open for YCST’s Annual Employment Law Seminar.  This year’s seminar will be held on May 8, 2014, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.   Check out the…
Rank this Week: 955

Kentucky Personal Injury Lawyer…

Kentucky Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and employment law. By Law Offices of Andrew Alitowski, P.A.

http://www.kentuckypersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Louisville Wrongful Termination Case

    Louisville Wrongful Termination Case
    In January of 2014, the United States District Court of the Western District of Kentucky heard a case where the wrongfully terminated Plaintiff alleged that he was wrongfully terminated for having a firearm in his vehicle’s glove box. …
  • Apr 4

    Kentucky Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Discrimination Case

    Kentucky Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Discrimination Case
    In February of 2014, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky decided a case that involved a Kentucky Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Discrimination, Parks v. UPS Supply Chain, 2014 WL 414230 (E.D. Ky. …
  • Mar 10

    Lexington Underinsured Motorist (“UIM”) Car Accident Case

    Lexington Underinsured Motorist (“UIM”) Car Accident Case
    In January of 2014, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky decided a case that involved a Lexington Underinsured Motorist (“UIM”) Car Accident. (See Von Wiegen v. Shelter Mutual Ins. Co., 2014 WL…
Rank this Week: 958

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1023

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wage and hour laws. By Maine Employee Rights Group.

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Paid sick and family leave laws are continuing to spread

    Paid sick and family leave laws are continuing to spread
    In most places in the United States, including Maine, employers do not have to provide paid leave to employees who need to take time off from work because they are sick, to care for a sick family member with, or to care for a newborn…
  • Mar 31

    Maine federal court rules against F.W. Webb in disability discrimination and medical leave case

    Maine federal court rules against F.W. Webb in disability discrimination and medical leave case
    In a case that the Maine Employee Rights Group (MERG) filed against F.W. Webb Co., the U.S. District Court of Maine has found that a jury could reasonably conclude that in 2009 F.W. Webb unlawfully fired Mr. Crosby, a former truck driver…
  • Mar 28

    First Circuit rules that sex discrimination case against fire department may proceed

    First Circuit rules that sex discrimination case against fire department may proceed
    The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Maine, other New England states, and Puerto Rico, today reversed the decision of a Puerto Rico court and held that a sex discrimination lawsuit against a Puerto Rico fire…
Rank this Week: 954

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: 938