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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: 13

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: 47

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Dec 19

    Judge Edwards on Law Review

    Judge Edwards on Law Review
    The Virginia Law Review has published "Another Look at Professor Rodell's Goodbye to Law Reviews" by Judge Harry Edwards (D. C. Circuit) in its November 2014 issue. Michael Dorf (Cornell) added his thoughts here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Dec 5

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout
    Politico reports that NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse took a buyout. As the article states: Steven Greenhouse, the labor correspondent for the New York Times, took a buyout this week. That decision immediately reduced by 50 percent…
  • Nov 13

    Law Review Companion

    Law Review Companion
    Mary Whisner at Legal Scholarship Blog has updated a links collection for law review companions at domestic law schools. Whisner describes the list as a "work in progress," and requests additions. Craig Estlinbaum
Rank this Week: 102

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/
Rank this Week: 132

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: 136

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    NLRB and the “Purple” Crayon: NLRB Rewrites Its Decision on Employer E-mail

    NLRB and the “Purple” Crayon: NLRB Rewrites Its Decision on Employer E-mail
    The NLRB, right now, is union-friendly. We know it. Employers know it. Politicians know it. The unions know it. It’s stacked 3-2 with Democrat appointees so the NLRB taking its training wheels off and is doing what it has always done.…
  • Dec 11

    The “Association” Game: How a Spouse’s Cancer May be Covered by the ADA

    The “Association” Game: How a Spouse’s Cancer May be Covered by the ADA
    Last week, we talked about an employer’s obligations when it comes to an employee who has cancer. But what about an employee’s spouse? Does the employer have any legal obligations there? Let’s start first with a story:…
  • Dec 10

    Who Needs Santa? All I Want for Christmas is a Visit From OSHA

    Who Needs Santa? All I Want for Christmas is a Visit From OSHA
    My colleague, Marc Herman, returns today with a holiday-themed post filled with — workplace safety issues? Read on. Holiday season shopping . . . the home to nostalgic tunes, perpetual lines, frenzied bargain hunters, overflowing…
Rank this Week: 163

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Dec 4

    Chicago to Raise Its Minimum Wage

    Chicago to Raise Its Minimum Wage
    E. Jason Tremblay On December 2, 2014, the Chicago City Council followed several other municipalities around the country and approved an ordinance to raise the minimum wage. Effective July 1, 2015, Chicago employers of all sizes will be…
  • Nov 20

    “Ban the Box” is Coming to Illinoi

    “Ban the Box” is Coming to Illinoi
    Illinois has become the 5th U.S. state to prohibit inquiries about criminal history on initial applications from most private sector jobs. Commonly known as “ban the box” legislation, the “Job Opportunities for Qualified…
  • Nov 14

    Ban The Box Law Will Soon Apply to Small Chicago Employer

    Ban The Box Law Will Soon Apply to Small Chicago Employer
    E. Jason Tremblay On November 5, 2014, the Chicago City Council approved an ordinance that effectively makes the recently-passed Illinois’ Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act (commonly known as the Ban the Box Law) apply to…
Rank this Week: 204

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/
  • Dec 17

    Sexual Harassment and Christmas Partie

    Sexual Harassment and Christmas Partie
    So there is going to be a Christmas or holiday party at work. You remember what happened last year; too much alcohol and some groping. What rights do you have and what can you do if there is the same type of behavior again this year? In…
  • Dec 16

    Paloma Blanca Health Care Associates LLC, Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $145,000

    Paloma Blanca Health Care Associates LLC, Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $145,000
    Paloma Blanca Health Care Associates, LLC, pays $145,000 to settle an Americans With Disabilities Act ("ADA") discrimination lawsuit. The ADA lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published…
  • Dec 15

    Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. Pays $75,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

    Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. Pays $75,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit
    Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., pays $75,000 to settle an Americans With Disabilities ACt ("ADA") discrimination lawsuit. The ADA lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The first step in filing a…
Rank this Week: 234

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/
  • Dec 19

    WIRTW #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)

    WIRTW #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)
    With the end of the year drawing nigh, today’s post will be my last of 2014 (barring any hot-off-the-presses breaking news). I wish all of my readers a joyous holiday season (whatever your December celebration of choice), and a happy…
  • Dec 18

    The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2014)

    The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2014)
    For the past two Noels, I published “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” As this has become a year-end tradition at the blog, I’m sharing it again (with updated links). If you’re feeling brave, post a video of…
  • Dec 17

    Feds impose LGBT affirmative action on federal contractor

    Feds impose LGBT affirmative action on federal contractor
    If you are a federal contractor of subcontractor, in four months you will have new affirmative action obligations relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. According to a Final Rule issued last week by the Office of Federal Contract…
Rank this Week: 272

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/
  • Dec 19

    Does Tort Law Empower?

    Does Tort Law Empower?
    Ori J. Herstein, How Tort Law Empowers, 64 U. Toronto L.J.___ (2014) (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Anthony SebokOri Herstein’s How Tort Law Empowers takes on the question of whether and how tort law empowers victims.…
  • Dec 18

    The Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World

    The Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World
    Nick Robinson, When Lawyers Don’t Get All the Profits: Non-Lawyer Ownership of Legal Services, Access, and Professionalism (Harv. Law Sch. Prog. Legal Prof., Research Paper No. 2014-20), available at SSRN.John FloodTo…
  • Dec 17

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer
    Lawrence Zelenak, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, 62 Duke L.J. 829 (2012).Leigh OsofskyIn a recent essay, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, Larry Zelenak examines…
Rank this Week: 258

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: 251

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/
  • Dec 18

    KBR Ordered to Release Documents in Crucial Whistleblower Case

    KBR Ordered to Release Documents in Crucial Whistleblower Case
    The Legal Times reported Thursday that the judge in the case of United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Co. et al, ordered the release of documents to a whistleblower. The case, which arose under the False Claims Act, concerns the largest…
  • Dec 18

    NWC Joins Amicus in SOX Whistleblower Retaliation Case

    NWC Joins Amicus in SOX Whistleblower Retaliation Case
    Yesterday, the National Whistleblower Center joined other groups in filing an amici curiae brief with the Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (ARB) in Powers v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, ARB Case No. 13-034.  Joining…
  • Dec 17

    NWC Reports 2014 Successes in Year End Review

    NWC Reports 2014 Successes in Year End Review
    In a review posted today on the National Whistleblower Center website, the whistleblower protection advocacy group thanked it’s supporters and gave a report of the work it accomplished in 2014. The review thanks the members of the…
Rank this Week: 307

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

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

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
Rank this Week: 347

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/
  • Nov 12

    Traveler Alert About Hotel WiFi Vulnerability

    Traveler Alert About Hotel WiFi Vulnerability
    Although not an employment law matter as such, this post from the Franchise Law Update is of immediate concern to business travelers. It deals with "an internet espionage campaign nicknamed 'Darkhotel' targeting top US and Asian executives…
  • Nov 6

    Back Up and Runnning

    Back Up and Runnning
    Steinberg Law's power is back.  Thanks for your understanding.
  • Nov 6

    Steinberg Law Has No Power - November 6

    Steinberg Law Has No Power - November 6
    Steinberg Law, LLC has been affected by a very small power outage in downtown Somerville.  We are among the 72 lucky customers without power this morning.  We are hoping to have power back around mid-day, but in the meantime our…
Rank this Week: 332

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers workplace discrimination, and employee rights news and updates. By Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP.

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 420

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
Rank this Week: 413

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: 384

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 497

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/
  • Nov 10

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property
    If you live in Florida and own property in another state an ancillary administration will be necessary upon the death of the owner(s) of that property. This special probate administration will be in addition to the administration you have…
  • 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
Rank this Week: 531

Massachusetts Employment Law

Massachusetts Employment Law

What employees need to know about Massachusetts employment law: severance agreements, wrongful termination, discrimination claims, wage and hour claims. By the Law Office of Maura Greene, LLC.

http://www.mauragreene-law.com/
  • Aug 30

    Six Reasons Market Basket Is Game Changer

    Six Reasons Market Basket Is Game Changer
    Market Basket employees and customers are celebrating a successful job action that led to the return of ousted CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas. This dispute dominated news in Massachusetts, became a national story, and blew up social media sites.…
  • Aug 12

    Will Market Basket Contest Unemployment?

    Will Market Basket Contest Unemployment?
    The Boston Globe is reporting that Market Basket workers are saying that the co-CEO’s have sent letters setting a deadline for a return to work. The letter directs the employee to return to work or “the company will consider you…
  • May 2

    Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Tech Start-up

    Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Tech Start-up
    Sexual harassment and discrimination in tech start-ups is now being reported in the media. Described as a “bro culture” or “frat house” atmosphere, the behavior and conduct of many employees crosses the line from…
Rank this Week: 467

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: 466

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Dec 19

    Two Ohio universities agree to improve website accessibility for individuals with disabilitie

    Two Ohio universities agree to improve website accessibility for individuals with disabilitie
    This month, the Department of Education and two universities in Ohio reached agreements regarding access to the universities’ websites for individuals with disabilities. According to the Education Department’s Office for Civil…
  • Dec 19

    $1.3M award upheld against parent, subsidiary as joint employer

    $1.3M award upheld against parent, subsidiary as joint employer
    By Brandi O. Brown, J.D. In the case of an employee who suffered “years of grotesque psychological abuse” and was awarded millions in compensatory and punitive damages, the Second Circuit found a sufficient basis for the…
  • Dec 19

    DOJ will act to protect transgender employees from discrimination

    DOJ will act to protect transgender employees from discrimination
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. The Department of Justice will officially take the position in litigation that Title VII protections extend to claims of discrimination based on an individual’s gender identity, including transgender status,…
Rank this Week: 688

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 565

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

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

    December Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE! #ELBC

    December Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE! #ELBC
    Another edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival - or #ELBC as the cool kids call it - is now available. Check out Discrimination, Contracts, & Compliance, Oh My! #ELBC is Here! by Blake McCammon on Blogging4Jobs. And yes,…
  • Dec 17

    PA Supreme Court Affirms Nine-Figure Judgment Against Wal-Mart

    PA Supreme Court Affirms Nine-Figure Judgment Against Wal-Mart
    On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Braun v. Wal-Mart. A jury trial ended with a $188 million verdict in favor of a class of 188,000 Wal-Mart employees.[The employees] asserted that Wal-Mart had…
  • Dec 16

    Lawffice Links - NLRB Quickie Election

    Lawffice Links - NLRB Quickie Election
    Last week, the NLRB published its final rule regarding changes to union election procedures - sometimes dubbed "quickie" or "ambush" elections. I baked some Lawffice Links to mark the occasion:I suppose we should start with the official Final…
Rank this Week: 638

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: 548

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Dec 16

    Advance Copies Of 2014 Form 5500s Reminder To Avoid Penalties By Confirming Compliance

    Advance Copies Of 2014 Form 5500s Reminder To Avoid Penalties By Confirming Compliance
    Employers and other sponsors, plan administrators, third party administrators, and other service providers of employee benefit plans will want to check out the relevant advance informational copies of the 2014 Form 5500 and 5500-SF and final…
  • Dec 11

    Out-Of-Date, Unpatched Software Triggers HIPAA Security Sanction

    Out-Of-Date, Unpatched Software Triggers HIPAA Security Sanction
    Health plans, health care providers ealth care clearinghouses (covered entities) and their business associates need to watch for and protect protected health information (PHI) against security exposures from unpatched or unsupported software…
  • Dec 10

    2015 Tax Standard Mileage Rates Announced

    2015 Tax Standard Mileage Rates Announced
    Employers should review and update mileage reimbursement policies and rates in light of the 2015 standard mileage rates that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just announced will apply for federal tax deduction purposes in 2015. Employers…
Rank this Week: 651

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Dec 14

    Yet Another Reason Why D&O Insurance Is Critical

    Yet Another Reason Why D&O Insurance Is Critical
    Corporate directors and officers may think indemnification provisions are sufficient to protect them from claims asserted against them by shareholders or regulators.  However, if a director or officer chooses to rely solely on…
  • Dec 4

    The Inbox – Netflix and the stream scheme

    The Inbox – Netflix and the stream scheme
    Netflix, the internet media giant, sued its former vice president of IT Operations, Mike Kail, in California Superior Court, claiming that he “streamed” kickbacks from vendors and funneled them into his personal consulting…
  • Dec 3

    The Face That Launched A $50 Million Lawsuit

    The Face That Launched A $50 Million Lawsuit
    Helen of Troy isn’t just a famous mythological beauty.  It’s also a publicly-traded maker of personal care products.  And now, it and its directors are defendants in a suit by Helen of Troy’s founder, Gerald…
Rank this Week: 617

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

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

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Dec 13

    Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 Reported Out of Committee

    Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 Reported Out of Committee
    On September 17, the Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 was reported out of committee with several amendments from the version that was submitted to committee. It has a 57% chance of enactment.
  • Nov 11

    AIPLA Trade Secrets Summit (2014)

    AIPLA Trade Secrets Summit (2014)
    The AIPLA Trade Secret Summit is scheduled for Thursday, December 4, and Friday, December 5, at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara. You can register here. There will be a great group of speakers covering some of the…
  • Nov 8

    A new proposed trade secrets bill in Massachusett

    A new proposed trade secrets bill in Massachusett
    It’s that time of year again. With the elections behind us and the next legislative session coming soon, a new version of a proposed Uniform Trade Secrets Act has been filed in Massachusetts. (This version, filed on November 5,…
Rank this Week: 708

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 12

    IRS Increases Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rate to $0.575

    IRS Increases Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rate to $0.575
    Please see the Chamber's post on the increase to the standard mileage rate. (Here).  Most employers are concerned with the business reimbursement rate, which goes up to $0.575 per mile effective January 1, 2015. Here's a quick spiel on…
  • Dec 12

    NLRB Overrules Itself and Appropriates Companies' Email Systems for Employees' Protected Communication

    NLRB Overrules Itself and Appropriates Companies' Email Systems for Employees' Protected Communication
    In 2007 the National Labor Relations Board held, in The Guard Publishing Company, dba Register Guard, 351 NLRB 1110 (2007), that employers do not have to permit union organizing activity over their own email system.  Here's the…
  • Dec 9

    Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court: Security Screenings Non-Compensable Under FLSA

    Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court: Security Screenings Non-Compensable Under FLSA
    The Supreme Court further explained how to determine whether time spent at work is "preliminary" or "postliminary" and therefore not compensable under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  Per the Court:The employer in this case…
Rank this Week: 631

The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

Covers North Carolina workers compensation and employment law. By Pattersn Harkavy LLP.

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional
    Yesterday, Judge Hobgood issued an order putting into effect his prior ruling enjoining the repeal of teacher tenure in North Carolina.  The ruling rolls back the General Assembly’s attempt to retroactively eliminate public school…
  • May 21

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action
    On Thursday, May 15, thousands of fast food workers across the globe went on strike for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union without fear of retaliation. They were joined by fast food workers in nearly a…
  • May 16

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 619

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/
  • Dec 19

    Christmas won’t be merry for these employers!

    Christmas won’t be merry for these employers!
    Oh, you better watch out! A lot of employers have been naughty. I checked the court dockets, and would you believe all of these employment lawsuits filed in the week before Christmas!  Cratchit v. Scrooge & Marley (Madison Co.…
  • Dec 19

    NLRB Issues Final Rule on Quickie Elections: What employers can expect, and how to prepare

    NLRB Issues Final Rule on Quickie Elections: What employers can expect, and how to prepare
    This is a client bulletin by David Phippen that we emailed to subscribers yesterday afternoon. I’m re-posting it here, in case you don’t already subscribe to Constangy’s bulletins. (If you don’t and would like to,…
  • Dec 16

    NLRB: Hot for the holiday

    NLRB: Hot for the holiday
    The National Labor Relations Board is busy — the Board came out late last week with a decision saying that employees can have access to their employers’ email systems for organizing activities under most circumstances. David…
Rank this Week: 840

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/
  • Dec 18

    Are Unpaid Internships Legal?

    Are Unpaid Internships Legal?
    Unpaid internships can be deemed as sketchy, even illegal in some cases.  That’s why Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz’s recent statement needs clarification. As youth unemployment rates have nearly doubled, he suggested…
  • Dec 12

    Harassment complaints against MP’

    Harassment complaints against MP’
    Recently, the House Board of Internal Economy implemented a new process to deal with harassment complaints from Members of Parliament (MP’s) staff.  A separate committee continues to work on developing a process for complaints…
  • Dec 4

    How strict are non-compete clauses?

    How strict are non-compete clauses?
    Employee’s sometimes believe that non-compete clauses are valid subject to the size of their employer company. Many would be surprised to hear that this is not the case. If an employee works for company A and decides to move to company…
Rank this Week: 722

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/
  • Dec 18

    Water’s Edge Restaurant Sued for Overtime Pay and Spread of Hours Pay

    Water’s Edge Restaurant Sued for Overtime Pay and Spread of Hours Pay
    Servers and bussers have been denied overtime pay and spread of hours pay at Water’s Edge Restaurant in Long Island City, according to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court. The lawsuit against Water’s Edge Restaurant claims…
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court Rules that Waiting Time for Security is Not Compensable

    Supreme Court Rules that Waiting Time for Security is Not Compensable
    Waiterpay.com founder Louis Pechman was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article concerning the Supreme Court’s decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk. The Supreme Court held that Amazon warehouse workers were not…
  • Dec 11

    McDonald’s Settles Time Shaving Lawsuit

    McDonald’s Settles Time Shaving Lawsuit
    A class action wage theft lawsuit brought by approximately 2,300 employees of various McDonald’s Restaurants owned by Crawford Restaurant Group in upstate New York. The wage theft lawsuit, which was filed by the restaurant workers in…
Rank this Week: 852

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: 747

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/
  • Dec 17

    Three Anti-Trust Cases Non-Compete Lawyers Must Know

    Three Anti-Trust Cases Non-Compete Lawyers Must Know
    Many non-compete attorneys think that damages are the tail wagging the dog during the lawsuit. The reason is simple, but not intuitive: plaintiff's attorneys give very little thought to how to prove damages. Instead, they are focused - too…
  • Dec 12

    Third District in Illinois Follows Fifield's Consideration Rule

    Third District in Illinois Follows Fifield's Consideration Rule
    Business lawyers have discounted the much-bastardized decision in Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services, Inc. as unmoored, largely because it seems to be one-of-a-kind and pulled from the ether.With the exception of a few federal district…
  • Nov 25

    2014 AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit Is Nearing

    2014 AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit Is Nearing
    For those attorneys who follow this blog, I encourage you to consider attending the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Trade Secret Law Summit. The event will be held on December 4 and 5 at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara,…
Rank this Week: 914

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/
  • Dec 17

    Multiemployer Pension Plan Reform: So Now What?

    Multiemployer Pension Plan Reform: So Now What?
    When the House passed the most recent budget bill, it included a provision related to multiemployer pension plan reform.  In my last post, I suggested it might be too early to count on anything being final in that bill until it made it…
  • Dec 12

    Proposed Multiemployer Pension Reform: Don’t Count Your Chickens Before they Pa

    Proposed Multiemployer Pension Reform: Don’t Count Your Chickens Before they Pa
    Employers participating in multiemployer pension plans are in a constant state of hope that some relief is coming from Congress that will reduce or eliminate unfunded liability and do away with withdrawal liability.  So something like…
  • Dec 9

    Investment Policy Statements in Retirement Plans: Are They Plan Documents?

    Investment Policy Statements in Retirement Plans: Are They Plan Documents?
    In prior posts, I have discussed the importance of having up-to-date investment policy statements.  Not only are they a good proof of diligence on the part of fiduciaries (assuming they are followed) but they also serve as a sort of…
Rank this Week: 957

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 935

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Dec 14

    Compliance framework is proposed for Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

    Compliance framework is proposed for Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program
    by Thora Sigurdson In June 2014, the Canadian government introduced changes to the country’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). These changes were intended to make it more difficult and expensive for Canadian employers to hire…
  • Dec 7

    A face for radio? Employment law lessons from the Jian Ghomeshi scandal

    A face for radio? Employment law lessons from the Jian Ghomeshi scandal
    By Kyla Stott-Jess Over the last month, the Canadian news media has devoted significant time to covering the Jian Ghomeshi scandal. Aside from the celebrity gossip factor, the story has had such staying power because it touches on so many…
  • Nov 30

    Purchaser of bankrupt Quebec business found liable to executive it didn’t hire

    Purchaser of bankrupt Quebec business found liable to executive it didn’t hire
    By Marie-Gabrielle Bélanger The purchaser of all the assets of a bankrupt business will be bound by the employment contracts of the bankrupt company and must therefore honor these contracts. So ruled the Court of Appeal of Quebec in a…
Rank this Week: 790

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Covers law and policy news around transgendered employees in the workplace.

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    When you have a case, and when you just don't

    When you have a case, and when you just don't
    From Wait A Second!, the Second Circuit civil rights blog, discussing a recent case from the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, about an employee who says that he was fired because of his disability: Although he admitted his inaccurate…
  • Dec 3

    EEOC v. Harris Funeral Homes: Elegy in a Michigan Churchyard

    EEOC v. Harris Funeral Homes: Elegy in a Michigan Churchyard
    The EEOC recently brought, for the first time in its history, two federal court complaints against employers who discriminated based on transgender identity. (The EEOC has heard many such complaints on the administrative level, but this is…
  • Dec 3

    The Court Gets It Wrong In Eure v. The Sage Corp., WD Tex,

    The Court Gets It Wrong In Eure v. The Sage Corp., WD Tex,
    This is a problematic trans employment discrimination case from the Western District of Texas.  The Court said the following:"All of the testimony that Eure has presented related to Campanian's animus couches Campanian's alleged…
Rank this Week: 1063

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

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

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    He Quit His Job, But Was Still Eligible For Workers' Comp Benefits?

    He Quit His Job, But Was Still Eligible For Workers' Comp Benefits?
    When a medical equipment delivery driver who had quit his job - but was injured while retrieving his tools and preparing to leave the premises - filed a lawsuit, how did his employer defend against the claim? By asserting that...
  • Dec 5

    Company Cited For Fall Hazards At Philadelphia Worksite

    Company Cited For Fall Hazards At Philadelphia Worksite
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently cited a Pennsylvania company for failing to provide its workers with proper fall protection. Bricklayers were tasked with conducting their work on scaffolding as high as 30…
  • Dec 2

    PTSD and VA disability benefits for Vietnam vet

    PTSD and VA disability benefits for Vietnam vet
    There are hundreds of thousands of Vietnam-era veterans struggling to cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They experience flashbacks, depression, insomnia and serious anxiety as they also deal with the inevitable problems…
Rank this Week: 741

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 9

    ‘Tis the Season

    ‘Tis the Season
    Employers often have questions relating to basic wage and hour issues.  This blog post is designed to refresh your memory as to the current status of some of your more basic wage and hour issues in New Jersey as we wrap up 2014. Q1. What…
  • Nov 24

    No Soup for You: can a business ban an attorney who has filed a lawsuit against it?

    No Soup for You: can a business ban an attorney who has filed a lawsuit against it?
    Jerry Seinfeld’s sitcom famously portrayed the “Soup Man” as the temperamental owner of a soup stand who would decline to serve customers that did not properly place a soup order.    Placing the humor aside, a…
  • Nov 17

    Taking a Bite out of Attorney’s Fees in FLSA Settlement

    Taking a Bite out of Attorney’s Fees in FLSA Settlement
    FLSA lawsuits are exploding – on nationwide basis annual FLSA filings have increased more than 400% since 2001.  The vast majority of these actions ultimately result in a settlement. The question has now been raised as to whether…
Rank this Week: 997

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 9

    A Labor Reporter: Steven Greenhouse

    A Labor Reporter: Steven Greenhouse
    The Washington Post has a great interview with someone who spent the last 30 years covering the labor beat for the New York Times, Steven Greenhouse.  He is taking a buyout and will be writing a book, but his insight on labor unions and…
  • Dec 9

    Where is our Portal to Portal Act of 2014? Supreme Court Decision in Integrity Staffing v. Busk

    Where is our Portal to Portal Act of 2014? Supreme Court Decision in Integrity Staffing v. Busk
    First, the good news. The Supreme Court today unanimously held that post-shift security checks, even when required by the employer were noncompensable postliminary activities under the Portal to Portal Act, reversing a determination by the…
  • Nov 24

    5th Circuit Takes Expansive View of SOX

    5th Circuit Takes Expansive View of SOX
    While I was starting a week long trial in the Southern District of Texas, the 5th Circuit was taking a wide, pro-employee view of Sarbanes Oxley.  In Halliburton v. Administrative Review Board (5th Cir. 11.12.14) the Court was faced with…
Rank this Week: 845

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/
  • Dec 9

    Open Letter from NJ State PBA President Patrick Colligan on the Recent Unrest Against Police

    Open Letter from NJ State PBA President Patrick Colligan on the Recent Unrest Against Police
    Given the unrest that has erupted throughout our country in response to two Grand Jury decisions that failed to return True Bill’s of Indictment, we came across this letter from PBA President Patrick Colligan that offers an opinion from…
  • Dec 5

    Will New Jersey’s Pension Fund Run Dry in Four Years?

    Will New Jersey’s Pension Fund Run Dry in Four Years?
    As reported in NJ.COM, New Jersey’s unfunded public employee pension liabilities have soared to $83 billion, more than double previous estimates, as the state comes into compliance with new accounting rules, according to a report…
  • Dec 3

    South Hunterdon County Municipalities to Discuss the Consolodation of Public Safety Service

    South Hunterdon County Municipalities to Discuss the Consolodation of Public Safety Service
    As reported in NJ.Com. the Mayors of the three South Hunterdon municipalities with local police forces are talking about a regionalized department and are moving forward with the support of county Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III and…
Rank this Week: 991

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/
  • Dec 8

    Three Contracts Every Small Business Need

    Three Contracts Every Small Business Need
    Starting a new business is an exciting – but difficult and expensive – process. While it is important for small and new businesses to be cost conscious, there are three contracts that are essential for EVERY small business, and…
  • Dec 3

    Creating a Family-Friendly Workplace is a Smart Business Move

    Creating a Family-Friendly Workplace is a Smart Business Move
    More and more states are moving to implement stronger protections for employees who are pregnant, need time off to care for family members, or have other family related needs. In Illinois, for example, the Pregnant Workers Fairness will go…
  • Dec 1

    New Law Alert: Pregnancy Accommodation Amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act

    New Law Alert: Pregnancy Accommodation Amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act
    Starting January 1, 2015, new pregnancy accommodation amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) will go into effect. These amendments will apply to all Illinois employers regardless of their size. The new law is the…
Rank this Week: 869