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The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 41

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: 53

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 67

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/
  • May 2

    Workers' Rights and Protection - an International Perspective

    Workers' Rights and Protection - an International Perspective
    Today's panels at the ABA International LEL Committee conference in Hong Kong have featured a plethora of folks advocating for workers' rights all over the world, including: . . Matt Friedman, Mekong Club -- a group of companies coming…
  • May 1

    Hong Kong, LEL, and the Rule of Law

    Hong Kong, LEL, and the Rule of Law
    I'm in Hong Kong this week (with Marley Weiss) for the ABA International Labor/Employment Law Conference. It's early in the conference yet, but I have been struck by how much of the discussion so far has focused on how labor/employment...
  • Apr 26

    Deflategate, Collective Bargaining, and Arbitration

    Deflategate, Collective Bargaining, and Arbitration
    Lisa Gelernter (SUNY-Buffalo, and a Bills fan) writes to share her take on the Second Circuit’s decision upholding the four-game suspension of Tom Brady of the Patriots for the deflate-gate scandal. [Side note: all the NFL's footballs are…
Rank this Week: 101

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: 139

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/
  • May 2

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning
    Dean Patricia E. Salkin (Touro) writes to inform us of an important publishing opportunity. The Journal describes the papers they are looking for as follows: The Journal of Experiential Learning is interested in articles focused on…
  • Apr 20

    Douglas & Douglas On The Duke Power Fable

    Douglas & Douglas On The Duke Power Fable
    Robert Douglas (Labor Arbitrator) and his son Jeffrey Douglas (Melzer, Lipp and Goldstein) just published an important article in the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal which explores the erroneous analysis utilized by Chief Justice…
  • Apr 14

    Breaking News California Appellate Court Reverses Vergara Which Held Calif Tenure Statutes Unconstitutional

    Breaking News California Appellate Court Reverses Vergara Which Held Calif Tenure Statutes Unconstitutional
    On April 14, 2016, a California appellate court reversed a lower court decision which declared several California tenure statutes unconstitutional under state law. Download Vergara Court of Appeals Opinion In a lengthy well-reasoned opinion…
Rank this Week: 180

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/
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • May 3

    Looks like the DOL just put its new salary test on the discount rack

    Looks like the DOL just put its new salary test on the discount rack
    It’s been a few weeks since we last peeked in on the DOL’s upcoming increase for teh FLSA’s salary test (Winter is coming … for the FLSA’s salary test). It’s long been expected that the DOL would increase…
  • May 2

    Maternity leave vs. “Me-ternity” Leave, and what it means for work-life balance

    Maternity leave vs. “Me-ternity” Leave, and what it means for work-life balance
    I read with great interest the following story in the New York Post, entitled, “I want all the perks of maternity leave — without having any kids.” The story, written by Meghann Foye, a self-professed overworked, yet…
  • Apr 29

    WIRTW #410 (the “odd jobs” edition)

    WIRTW #410 (the “odd jobs” edition)
    What is the oddest job in America? It might be the folks who blur to the naughty bits on Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid. From The Seattle Times: “This is a totally weird work environment,” said Shaun O’Steen,…
Rank this Week: 218

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/
  • Apr 29

    Whistleblowers Win Big in the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Whistleblowers Win Big in the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Washington, D.C. On April 27, 2016 Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act, a bill supported by the White House and for which President Obama is expected to sign shortly. The bill included a whistleblower protection amendment, offered by…
  • Apr 29

    False Claims Act Hearing a Succe

    False Claims Act Hearing a Succe
    Yesterday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing entitled “Oversight of the False Claims Act,” in which corporate lobbyists organized by the Chamber of Commerce worked to advance…
  • Apr 28

    Senator Grassley Blasts Efforts to Undermine the False Claims Act

    Senator Grassley Blasts Efforts to Undermine the False Claims Act
    In a statement before the House Judiciary Committee, Senator Charles Grassley strongly opposed efforts by high-powered corporate lobbyists to undermine the False Claims Act.  This Act has proven to be the most effective whistleblower law…
Rank this Week: 252

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Apr 28

    Quirky Question #277: Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Quirky Question #277: Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Question: I saw something on the news about some new trade secrets legislation. What’s going on with that? Will it help employers better protect their trade secrets? Answer: By Joel O’Malley Indeed, employers have something to…
  • Apr 19

    Quirky Question # 276: Ex-Employees Gone Rogue

    Quirky Question # 276: Ex-Employees Gone Rogue
    Question: Our company utilizes confidentiality agreements to try to protect our confidential and proprietary information. One of our former sales employees recently left us to work for a competing company.  We have evidence that he took…
  • Apr 11

    Question #275: Can We Take A Stand On Employees Sitting?

    Question #275: Can We Take A Stand On Employees Sitting?
    Question: Some of our retail company’s employees in California are demanding chairs to sit in while they work. Management thinks it appears unprofessional to have workers sitting, but I hear the employees might have a legal right to sit…
Rank this Week: 268

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 315

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • May 3

    The word “or” might render your non-compete worthle

    The word “or” might render your non-compete worthle
    The Northern District of Ohio recently refused to grant a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) or Preliminary Injunction against an employee for allegedly violating a non-compete because the court said the agreement was written in the…
  • Apr 5

    8th Circuit upholds unfair labor practice findings in Jimmy John’s “Sick Sandwich” case

    8th Circuit upholds unfair labor practice findings in Jimmy John’s “Sick Sandwich” case
    In a 2-1 decision, the 8th Circuit on March 25th in MikLin Enterprises, Inc., v. National Labor Relations Board enforced an NLRB Order finding that a Jimmy John’s franchisee violated Sections 8(a)(1) and (3) of the National Labor…
  • Mar 30

    Website accessibility case shows big risks to companie

    Website accessibility case shows big risks to companie
    We have reported previously on the emerging trends in litigation over website accessibility. Briefly, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires accessibility for disabled persons to places of public accommodation.…
Rank this Week: 350

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

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

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

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

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

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 351

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Sexual Harassment and the Yoga Industry in New York City and Around the Country

    Sexual Harassment and the Yoga Industry in New York City and Around the Country
    The business of yoga, as represented by yoga studios offering group classes, has grown at a tremendous rate in the U.S. in recent years. These studios employ people as instructors, many of whom receive training from affiliated yoga schools.…
  • Apr 20

    State Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Categorically Bans People with Criminal Convictions from Employment

    State Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Categorically Bans People with Criminal Convictions from Employment
    Criminal history is a major impediment to finding a job for many people in New York City and around the country. This is often true even when the nature of an individual job applicant’s criminal history has little to no relation to the…
  • Apr 13

    New York Legislature Considers Paid Family Leave Law

    New York Legislature Considers Paid Family Leave Law
    Employment statutes at the federal, state, and city levels in New York City protect workers against certain types of discrimination related to family responsibilities. These laws protect employees from adverse actions by employers, but they…
Rank this Week: 392

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: 403

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Covers legislation and case law pertaining to workplace discrimination and retaliation. By The Employment Law Group.

http://workplacediscriminationblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 394

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/
  • May 3

    Bringing Values Back

    Bringing Values Back
    Cecilia Klingele, The Promises and Perils of Evidence-Based Corrections, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. 101 (2015).Mary FanTo build coalitions on controversial issues where worldviews collide, you have to search for common or at least less…
  • May 2

    Process Failure on the Road to Obergefell

    Process Failure on the Road to Obergefell
    Josh Blackman and Howard M. Wasserman, The Process of Marriage Equality, 43 Hastings Const. L.Q. 243 (2016), available at SSRN.Kevin C. WalshIn The Process of Marriage Equality, Josh Blackman and Howard Wasserman provide a chronicle and…
  • Apr 29

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce
    Robert Yablon, Voting, Spending, and the Right to Participate, available at SSRN.Jessica Bulman-PozenIn McCutcheon v. FEC, Chief Justice Roberts described campaign contributions as a form of participation in electoral politics. His plurality…
Rank this Week: 521

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/
  • May 2

    Owners of Charleston Area Restaurants to Pay Nearly $1.2M in Back Wages and Damage

    Owners of Charleston Area Restaurants to Pay Nearly $1.2M in Back Wages and Damage
    An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found that the owners of 13 Charleston, South Carolina area restaurants violated minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards…
  • Apr 29

    T.G.I. Friday’s Lawsuit Claims “Side Work” ≠ Tipped Minimum Wage

    T.G.I. Friday’s Lawsuit Claims “Side Work” ≠ Tipped Minimum Wage
    A wage theft lawsuit against T.G.I Friday’s restaurants in New Jersey was brought on behalf of servers who allege that the restaurants wrongfully paid them a tipped minimum wage and failed to pay them appropriate overtime compensation.…
  • Apr 27

    Should Restaurants Deduct Credit Card Fees From Tips?

    Should Restaurants Deduct Credit Card Fees From Tips?
    Whether restaurants and other service establishments can deduct credit card fees from workers’ tips was the subject of a recent Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report. Louis Pechman, founder of waiterpay.com, was quoted in the article.
Rank this Week: 560

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    The Uncertainty in Characterizing Misconduct for Unemployment Insurance Benefit

    The Uncertainty in Characterizing Misconduct for Unemployment Insurance Benefit
    Yarelyn Mena and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. For a claimant to qualify for unemployment insurance benefits, the claimant, among other things, must have lost their job through no fault of their own. This generally means if the claimant was…
  • Apr 20

    Various State Laws Weigh in on Marijuana in the Workplace

    Various State Laws Weigh in on Marijuana in the Workplace
    Yarelyn Mena and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Courts in the United States generally recognize that marijuana use is a legitimate reason to terminate an employee. However, with an increasing number of states now legitimizing both recreational and…
  • Apr 15

    Attorney Generals of Several States Continue to Push for Retailer Transparency of On-Call Scheduling Practice

    Attorney Generals of Several States Continue to Push for Retailer Transparency of On-Call Scheduling Practice
    Yarelyn Mena and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Several state investigations have found that the retail practice of “on-call scheduling” – where workers must call their employers to check if they are needed for scheduled shifts and…
Rank this Week: 553

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Feb 16

    Having a policy isn’t always enough

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

    #GreatLegalBake 2016

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

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?
    The easy answer to that question would be that a settlement agreement gives employers peace of mind that a departing employee isn’t going to sue them, will return their phone and swipe card and not post nasty things on Facebook. A…
Rank this Week: 575

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/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 458

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: 544

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: 790

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 3

    EEOC: Bathroom Access Rights Guaranteed By Title VII

    EEOC: Bathroom Access Rights Guaranteed By Title VII
    Last fall, I raised the issue of bathroom access for employees that corresponds with their gender identity. The issue, however, that seems to get the most press is restroom access. Indeed, we’re now getting federal guidance on how…
  • Apr 26

    Connecticut Businesses Should Exercise Caution on DOL’s New FMLA Guide for Employer

    Connecticut Businesses Should Exercise Caution on DOL’s New FMLA Guide for Employer
    Over the years in the employment law “blawgosphere” (isn’t there a better term by now?), I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with and conferring with several other attorneys who blog. One of those is Jeff Nowak, whose…
  • Apr 25

    Thoughts on Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation, Despite Inaction by Congre

    Thoughts on Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation, Despite Inaction by Congre
    Last week, as part of my work with the American Bar Association, I had the opportunity to meet with all of Connecticut’s Representatives and Senators in Washington, D.C.  Most were available in person, while I met with senior staff…
Rank this Week: 710

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/
  • May 2

    Police Union and City Ordered to Mediation

    Police Union and City Ordered to Mediation
    The continuing saga of the San Antonio Police Officers Association lawsuit has lead to a court ordered mediation. The lawsuit is currently on appeal with the Fourth Court of Appeals here in San Antonio. The City filed a motion seeking that…
  • Apr 27

    Sandy Hook Denier Files Suit for Wrongful Termination

    Sandy Hook Denier Files Suit for Wrongful Termination
    As if to prove that a person can file suit about anything, Professor James Tracy has sued the Florida Atlantic University over his termination. Mr. Tracy is the person who some months ago denied that the Sandy Hook massacre occurred. The…
  • Apr 26

    On-Call Scheduling not Well Received

    On-Call Scheduling not Well Received
    On-call scheduling has not been well received. It is a new trend in reducing personal costs. But, it causes workers substantial stress, since they do not know until a few hours before or the night before whether they will be working. This…
Rank this Week: 590

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/
  • May 1

    Denny’s Settles Unpaid Overtime Claims — More Denny’s Workers May Have Overtime Claims — Contact us For a Free Claim Evaluation

    Denny’s Settles Unpaid Overtime Claims — More Denny’s Workers May Have Overtime Claims — Contact us For a Free Claim Evaluation
    The class action wage and hour lawsuit filed against Denny's alleges the restaurant chain failed to provide its employees with the proper overtime compensation when they worked more than forty hours a week. The lawsuit further alleges Denny's…
  • Apr 25

    Unpaid Overtime Case Filed Against Martin Marietta

    Unpaid Overtime Case Filed Against Martin Marietta
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines overtime as any time spent working after eight hours a day or forty hours a week. It further requires employers to pay all their hourly, nonexempt workers one and one-half times their normal…
  • Apr 20

    Paralegals Settle Claims for Failure to Pay Overtime

    Paralegals Settle Claims for Failure to Pay Overtime
    Not all employers try to cheat their workers out of their wages, but those who do frequently get away with it for a time because their workers aren't familiar with the terms of the law. But when the employees are paralegals and/or have served…
Rank this Week: 595

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    What Are the Differences Between Title VII and the Pennsylvania Human Rights Act?

    What Are the Differences Between Title VII and the Pennsylvania Human Rights Act?
    Pennsylvania's Human Relations Act ("PHRA") in Most Respects Provides More Protection to Workers Subjected to Discrimination Than Does Title VIIUnder the Constitution, the United States Congress and its Supreme Court are the final authority…
  • Apr 28

    UPDATE on Recent and Pending Discrimination Matters Pertaining to LGBT-Right

    UPDATE on Recent and Pending Discrimination Matters Pertaining to LGBT-Right
    Are There Any Federal Laws That Make it Illegal to Discriminate Against Employees or Workers Due to Their Sexual Preference, Identity?No.  In the United States Supreme Court decision entitled,What Are the Leading Cases From the U.S.…
  • Apr 13

    Black Mamba Has Me Up Too Late - Kobe Goes for 60 in Last Game

    Black Mamba Has Me Up Too Late - Kobe Goes for 60 in Last Game
    Kobe Bryant Scores 60 in Final GameI was at Veterans Stadium in 1980 when the Eagles beat the Cowboys to go to the Superbowl.I was at Citizens Bank Park in 2008 when the Phillies won the World Series and again in 2009 when Roy Halladay threw…
Rank this Week: 740

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 28

    NLRB Finds Code of Conduct Provisions Discourage Section 7 Activity

    NLRB Finds Code of Conduct Provisions Discourage Section 7 Activity
    A recent National Labor Relations Board decision found that particular provisions of an employer’s Code of Conduct unlawfully discouraged employees from engaging in Section 7 Activity.… Continue Reading
  • Apr 26

    Eleventh Circuit – Indefinite Light Duty Is Not A Reasonable Accommodation

    Eleventh Circuit – Indefinite Light Duty Is Not A Reasonable Accommodation
    The Eleventh Circuit confirmed that indefinite light duty is not a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and employers are not required to create a permanent light-duty position for an employee. ……
  • Apr 20

    Employers Face New and Expanded Paid Family Leave Program

    Employers Face New and Expanded Paid Family Leave Program
    Several new and expanded paid family leave programs signed into law this month present employers with administrative challenges and concerns about business productivity.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 593

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/
  • Apr 27

    Confirm Health Plan Contraceptive & Colonoscopy Coverage Meets Latest FAQ ACA Preventive Care Guidance

    Confirm Health Plan Contraceptive & Colonoscopy Coverage Meets Latest FAQ ACA Preventive Care Guidance
    Employer and other group health plan sponsors, fiduciaries and administrators and individual and group health insurers should confirm their plan documents and practices comply with new additional guidance on when the Patient Protection and…
  • Apr 21

    Providers & Business Associates reconfir

    Providers & Business Associates reconfir
    Providers & Business Associates reconfirm you meet HIPAA BA Requirements.http://ow.ly/4mXK6wFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Apr 21

    Business Associate Rule Violations Behind $750K HIPAA Settlement

    Business Associate Rule Violations Behind $750K HIPAA Settlement
    Health Plans, Sponsors & Business Associates Should Verify Plan's HIPAA Compliance Employers and other health plan sponsors and the health plan fiduciaries and business associates providing services involving dealings on behalf of the…
Rank this Week: 631

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    USA Today Op-Ed: Federal Law Dooms Transgender Bathroom Ban

    USA Today Op-Ed: Federal Law Dooms Transgender Bathroom Ban
    Jillian Weiss weighed in on the recent spate of laws imposing transgender bathroom bans in an op-ed in USA Today:April 13, 2016: North Carolina recently became the first U.S. state to mandate discrimination against transgender people by…
  • Mar 26

    Case out of Connecticut federal court,…

    Case out of Connecticut federal court, holding that Title VII sex discrimination includes trans employees and denying summary judgment. (The Second Circuit surprisingly has no clear precedent on this yet.)…
  • Mar 25

    The no good, very bad week for LGBT American

    The no good, very bad week for LGBT American
    Jillian Weiss, a transgender advocate and law professor at Ramapo College, said “reassessment is always a useful exercise” in the wake of losses like those in Kansas and North Carolina. “There is also no question that…
Rank this Week: 692

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/
  • Apr 19

    Why (Some) Companies Won't Sue Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Why (Some) Companies Won't Sue Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    The Senate's unanimous passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act has resulted in a flood of legal blog posts that have, for the most part, extolled the virtues of having a federal regime covering this fourth branch of intellectual…
  • Feb 26

    When Bankruptcy Law Collides with Non-Compete Obligation

    When Bankruptcy Law Collides with Non-Compete Obligation
    Non-compete proceedings for most employees are daunting undertakings. For that reason, most non-compete disputes get litigated in the "shadows," outside of reported court decisions.And as any attorney representing an employee knows, the…
  • Feb 8

    The "New" Defend Trade Secrets Act Gets an Important Revision

    The "New" Defend Trade Secrets Act Gets an Important Revision
    Congress is on the verge of agreeing on something.While it may not be health care reform, a solution to illegal immigration, or taxes, it is agreement nonetheless. Count the little victories.So what's the agreement? Landmark legislation…
Rank this Week: 805

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 5

    Key Things That Should Be Included In Your Employment Contract

    Key Things That Should Be Included In Your Employment Contract
    Written employment contracts are the backbone of most employment relationships in Ontario.  A good employment contract confirms all of an employee’s entitlements pursuant to the ESA, and, ideally, confirms that the employee will…
  • Mar 31

    Parental Leave For Father

    Parental Leave For Father
    What are your options when it comes to parental leave for fathers? In the past, many families assumed that dad should work and mom should stay home with the kids. But parents today often choose to divide responsibilities differently, more…
  • Mar 8

    Recognizing Signs of Discrimination in the Workplace

    Recognizing Signs of Discrimination in the Workplace
    The most common form of discrimination in the workplace is not immediately obvious and you may not even realize that it’s happening to you. Identifying subtle forms of discrimination requires examining all of the circumstances to…
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Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

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

    Austin, Texas Passes Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance for Private Employer

    Austin, Texas Passes Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance for Private Employer
    The City of Austin, Texas has joined the long list of municipalities nationally that have adopted ordinances restricting employers ability to make inquiries into an applicant’s criminal background and to act on that…
  • Mar 22

    HR Directors Beware: You Too Can be Sued for FMLA Violation

    HR Directors Beware: You Too Can be Sued for FMLA Violation
    A recent case from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals should remind HR Directors (and supervisors) to be particularly vigilant in handling employee FMLA leaves of absence. In Graziadio v. Culinary Institute of America, the…
  • Mar 17

    From the Archives: Spring Break Edition II

    From the Archives: Spring Break Edition II
    In today’s From the Archives: Spring Break Edition, we go back to a 2011 post to remind employers why it is a good idea for managers and supervisors to stick to a neutral reference policy when providing employment…
Rank this Week: 739

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed
    A basic tenet of American employment law is that employment is at will, meaning that the employer can set the conditions of employment as long as it is not otherwise illegal.A Georgia businessman who provides aviation insurance has a new one:…
  • Feb 19

    Mandatory Arbitration and the Supreme Court - The First of Potentially Many New Day

    Mandatory Arbitration and the Supreme Court - The First of Potentially Many New Day
    As Justice Scalia''s body lies in state in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court this morning, my eye was caught by the first headline in today's Employment Law 360.The headline and lead:5th Circ. Starts Clock For NLRB Appeal Of Murphy Oil…
  • Oct 21

    40 Years at the Bar

    40 Years at the Bar
    I can’t honestly say what I anticipated 40 years ago today when I came to Austin to be sworn in as a member of the Texas state bar. But it is unlikely that I could have anticipated all the twists and turns, both professionally and…
Rank this Week: 594

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Feb 17

    Debtor's Prisons?

    Debtor's Prisons?
    This is slightly off topic, but since we have some unsatisfied judgments we're trying to collect, this story caught our eye. "U.S. marshals arrest man for unpaid student loan." You can have someone arrested for not paying a debt?…
  • Jan 5

    California's Salaried Exempt Minimum Increases to $41,600

    California's Salaried Exempt Minimum Increases to $41,600
    Now that the California minimum wage has increased to $10 per hour as of January 1, 2016, California employers must also pay more to keep exempt workers exempt. In addition to the Duties Test, California employers who classify workers as...
  • Jan 4

    California Minimum Wage is Now $10 Per Hour

    California Minimum Wage is Now $10 Per Hour
    Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage in California is $10.00 per hour. The minimum wage applies to adults and minors, tipped and non-tipped employees in California. If you are a sheepherder, in which case your minimum wage is a...
Rank this Week: 645

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Jan 12

    The Secret to Life

    The Secret to Life
    One of our clients shared this insight, as told to her by Cantor Maurice Falkow from Congregation Anshei Israel, now deceased. Many people had asked Cantor Falkow about the secret to life.  He always replied that there really isn’t…
  • Jun 23

    TV Is Wrong Or Why Do People Falsely Confess?

    TV Is Wrong Or Why Do People Falsely Confess?
    http://www.npr.org/2013/12/05/248968150/beyond-good-cop-bad-cop-a-look-at-real-life-interrogation
  • May 7

    Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Right

    Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Right
    This blog is a great discussion of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights.  I think I want some of these rights too. http://popehat.com/2015/04/29/cops-we-need-rights-more-than-you-citizen/
Rank this Week: 627

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: 658

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 964

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
  • May 3

    DOL Releases New Poster and Employer’s Guide to FMLA

    DOL Releases New Poster and Employer’s Guide to FMLA
    Retailers should note that the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) has just released a new Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) poster and The Employer’s Guide to The Family and Medical Leave…
  • Apr 26

    DOJ Launches New Online Resource Regarding Accessible Technology Issue

    DOJ Launches New Online Resource Regarding Accessible Technology Issue
    While many continue to wait with growing impatience for the U.S. Department of Justice to finally issue regulations governing website accessibility for businesses under Title III of the ADA, DOJ has just launched a new online resource for…
  • Apr 25

    NLRB Argues “Misclassification” of Independent Contractors Is Unfair Labor Practice

    NLRB Argues “Misclassification” of Independent Contractors Is Unfair Labor Practice
    Our colleague Steven M. Swirsky, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Management Memo blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the retail industry: “NLRB Argues…
Rank this Week: 1097

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: 855

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

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

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • May 2

    Miss the April 30, 2016 PPA Restatement Deadline? Use Plan B.

    Miss the April 30, 2016 PPA Restatement Deadline? Use Plan B.
    The deadline for restating a 401(k), profit sharing, or money purchase pension plan to a pre-approved Pension Protection Act document has come and gone. So what’s a fiduciary to do? It was, after all, a responsibility of the plan…
  • Apr 12

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?
    If your employer provides group health coverage, you should have received a detailed booklet, usually prepared by an insurance company that describes your coverage. The booklet is a formidable document that describes your group health…
  • Mar 28

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration
    We used to call them “rehires” back in the day: those employees who quit and were hired back. And it didn’t happen all that often. Many companies had policies not to. They’re now called “boomerang employees, and…
Rank this Week: 1069

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • May 2

    Miss the April 30, 2016 PPA Restatement Deadline? Use Plan B.

    Miss the April 30, 2016 PPA Restatement Deadline? Use Plan B.
    The deadline for restating a 401(k), profit sharing, or money purchase pension plan to a pre-approved Pension Protection Act document has come and gone. So what’s a fiduciary to do? It was, after all, a responsibility of the plan…
  • Apr 12

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?
    If your employer provides group health coverage, you should have received a detailed booklet, usually prepared by an insurance company that describes your coverage. The booklet is a formidable document that describes your group health…
  • Mar 28

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration
    We used to call them “rehires” back in the day: those employees who quit and were hired back. And it didn’t happen all that often. Many companies had policies not to. They’re now called “boomerang employees, and…
Rank this Week: 946

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Preventing Mesothelioma Among St. Louis Worker

    Preventing Mesothelioma Among St. Louis Worker
    Occupational exposure to asbestos can cause serious illnesses, including mesothelioma, a type of cancer that results from asbestos exposure. In recent years, asbestosis has become more prevalent and litigation and compensation claims related…
  • Apr 28

    St. Louis Work Accident Lawyers – Work-Related Back Injurie

    St. Louis Work Accident Lawyers – Work-Related Back Injurie
    Preventing work-related back injuries is a significant safety challenge. In the U.S. each year, more than one million workers suffer back injuries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Back injuries account for one…
  • Apr 27

    A Guide to Calculating Missouri Work Comp Benefit

    A Guide to Calculating Missouri Work Comp Benefit
    If you need clarification about your work comp benefits, speak to a St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyer. The state of Missouri has specific procedures to calculate workers’ compensation benefits. There are certain…
Rank this Week: 1121

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

Provides legal news for Minnesota employers. By Abrams & Schmidt.

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

    New – Employer FMLA Guide Available and an Updated FMLA Poster

    New – Employer FMLA Guide Available and an Updated FMLA Poster
    The Department of Labor has announced a new FMLA guide designed to help employers through the FMLA process.  “The Guide is organized to correspond to the order of events from an employee’s leave request, to…
  • Apr 15

    Best Reason Ever to Take Time-Off Work

    Best Reason Ever to Take Time-Off Work
    Employees can be very creative when it comes to reasons to take time off of work.  Of course, there are always legitimate reasons for time off of work, such as a family emergency, illness, family vacation, etc…  But…
  • Mar 28

    Back-pay Settlement Affects Unemployment Benefit

    Back-pay Settlement Affects Unemployment Benefit
    Ms. Kern worked for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) from August 2004 to July 1, 2014.  In 2012, Ms. Kern received a demotion.  Following the demotion she filed a sex-discrimination complaint with the Minnesota Department of…
Rank this Week: 1086

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

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

    First Amendment Protects Speech Perceived to be Protected Political Activity

    First Amendment Protects Speech Perceived to be Protected Political Activity
    Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment prohibits the government from demoting an employee because it incorrectly believed the employee had engaged in Constitutionally-protected political speech. The…
  • Apr 27

    Independent Sales Representatives May Be Entitled to Quadruple Damage

    Independent Sales Representatives May Be Entitled to Quadruple Damage
    A less-known New Jersey statute provides protection to independent commissioned salespeople after their contracts terminate.  That law, the New Jersey Independent Sales Representative Act, entitles independent contractors who work as…
  • Apr 7

    Are Stock “Clawback” Provisions Unenforceable Penalties?

    Are Stock “Clawback” Provisions Unenforceable Penalties?
    Many executives and other high-level employees receive stock options, restricted stock units (RSUs) and other forms of deferred compensation as part of their compensation packages.  Often, the employers who issue these forms of equity to…
Rank this Week: 966