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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/
  • Aug 22

    An individual’s domicile and residence distinguished

    An individual’s domicile and residence distinguished
    An individual’s domicile and residence distinguishedWeiss v Teachout, 2014 NY Slip Op 05888, Appellate Division, Second Department*A person may have only one domicile at a time but he or she may have many residences simultaneously. From…
  • Aug 21

    Determining if two positions are similar within the meaning of Education Law §3013 in a layoff situation

    Determining if two positions are similar within the meaning of Education Law §3013 in a layoff situation
    Determining if two positions are similar within the meaning of Education Law §3013 in a layoff situationAppeal of Arnold Goldberg, Decisions of the Commissioner of Education, Decision No. 16,635Arnold Goldberg held a tenured appointment…
  • Aug 20

    Limiting access to sensitive electronic database

    Limiting access to sensitive electronic database
    Limiting access to sensitive electronic databases  Source: Office of New York State’s Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoliConcerned with access to sensitive materials contained in an electronic database, State Comptroller Thomas P.…
Rank this Week: 47

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: 60

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/
  • Aug 21

    Labor Law Roundup

    Labor Law Roundup
    Some recent news and stories of interest: The Nation reports on attempts by workers of a major packing company to highlight poor working conditions and union busting to improve their plight appeal to the good-employer image of Costco, which…
  • Aug 21

    Call for Papers: AALS Poverty Law Section

    Call for Papers: AALS Poverty Law Section
    Annie Smith (University of Arkansas) sends along this call for papers for the AALS Poverty Law Section, who will sponsor a session at the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting. The title of the program is Working But Poor: Understanding and Confronting...
  • Aug 20

    Study on Retirement Savings (Or Lack Thereof)

    Study on Retirement Savings (Or Lack Thereof)
    An important aspect of the job for most employees is the retirement package offered by our employers. As many of us know, most corporations are moving away from a traditional pension-based system to the more common employee-savings based…
Rank this Week: 109

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Save the Date: “Raiders of the Data Ark” Is a Blockbuster Coming Soon

    Save the Date: “Raiders of the Data Ark” Is a Blockbuster Coming Soon
    First off, I should let you know that I am a poor substitute for Harrison Ford. But, don’t let that dissuade you from saving October 16th as the date for a terrific conference that I’m helping to plan.  The title is…
  • Aug 19

    Lessons from a Gentleman-ly Lawyer

    Lessons from a Gentleman-ly Lawyer
    I can’t say that I knew Palmer McGee particularly well.  But I was saddened to read of his passing last month at the age of 93. My first knowledge of Palmer (or Mr. McGee as I tried to call him early on) came from my mother. Palmer…
  • Aug 18

    Paper Trail: DOJ Brings Issue of Hiring Documentation to Forefront

    Paper Trail: DOJ Brings Issue of Hiring Documentation to Forefront
    Late Friday, you might have (ok, I’m sure you did) missed a press release from the United States Department of Justice announcing a settlement with a staffing agency in California. The charge? That a staffing company…
Rank this Week: 138

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    WIRTW #333 (the “firsts” edition)

    WIRTW #333 (the “firsts” edition)
    Big week of firsts for the Hyman family. First week at a new job for me. First week of third grade for Norah. And, it was the first day of kindergarten for Donovan, who after watching his sister walk the halls of her school for the past three…
  • Aug 21

    Cop loses big ADA verdict on a finding of no disability

    Cop loses big ADA verdict on a finding of no disability
    When is a disability not a disability? When an employer fires a difficult employee based on his inability to get along with his co-workers, his ADHD diagnosis notwithstanding, at least according to the 9th Circuit in Weaving v. City of…
  • Aug 20

    When the cat’s paw strikes retaliation

    When the cat’s paw strikes retaliation
    What happens when a decision-maker acts with an innocent motive, but unwittingly carries out the retaliatory motive of a subordinate? Does the cat’s paw impute the unlawful intent to the otherwise innocent manager or supervisor? In…
Rank this Week: 201

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
  • Jun 20

    First Amendment Protection: The Start of a Comeback?

    First Amendment Protection: The Start of a Comeback?
    NOTE: A version of this post first appeared on Law360.com. The author, R. Scott Oswald, is managing principal of The Employment Law Group, P.C. With Lane v. Franks, the U.S. Supreme Court has backed off slightly from the absolutism of a 2006…
  • May 23

    CFTC Gives Whistleblower $240,000 in First Award Under Dodd-Frank

    CFTC Gives Whistleblower $240,000 in First Award Under Dodd-Frank
    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) finally made a whistleblower award under its Dodd-Frank mandate, but released virtually no information about the enforcement action that led to its $240,000 payout. Under the…
  • May 23

    Rule 345 Provides a New Shield for IRS Whistleblower

    Rule 345 Provides a New Shield for IRS Whistleblower
    A U.S. Tax Court judge on Tuesday allowed three whistleblowers to hide their identities in court for reasons that ranged from death threats to a fear of professional ostracism. The rulings by Judge Diane L. Kroupa appear to be the the first…
Rank this Week: 198

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

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

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

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

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 228

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

Features news, analysis and comments on labor & employment law, human resources, and other work-related topics. By George Lenard.

http://www.employmentblawg.com
  • Apr 25

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job
    While many civilian employers claim a commitment to hiring veterans, knowledge gaps and unfair assumptions can cause civilians to overlook qualified vets. For example, 61 percent of civilian employers say they do not understand how military…
  • Nov 7

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Sep 10

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job
    embaPub="6e3197aae95c2ff8fcab35cb730f6a86";Introduction As a job applicant notified of a phone interview, you have just survived the culling of the herd by resume screeners, taking you one step closer to your goal of a job offer. It is…
Rank this Week: 292

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: 283

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/
  • Aug 19

    Best Paying Jobs of 2014

    Best Paying Jobs of 2014
    Yahoo Finance posted an interesting article about the best paying jobs of 2014. They report on a survey done by the job portal Careercast.com which utilized data from the BLS. Below is a useful chart published by Yahoo:
  • Aug 6

    Randall, A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstance

    Randall, A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstance
    Harvey Randall just updated his wonderful treatise on NYS Public Employee Discipline entitled "A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstances." We reviewed this book before and it just gets better and better. Every lawyer who…
  • Aug 4

    Instructor at Yoga School Is An Employee

    Instructor at Yoga School Is An Employee
    Matter of Yoga Vida v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D. 3d___(3d Dep't. July 31, 2014), is an interesting case. In the context of Unemployment, the court had to decide whether a Yoga instructor was an employee. In concluding that she was,...
Rank this Week: 341

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/
  • Aug 15

    Is Mandatory Retirement Legal?

    Is Mandatory Retirement Legal?
    Every employee is entitled to be protected and accommodated according to the law, based on certain grounds.  Two grounds for discrimination leave employees wondering what their legal rights are; age discrimination and sick leave based on…
  • Aug 13

    Ex-employee soliciting former employer clients: is it legal?

    Ex-employee soliciting former employer clients: is it legal?
    In his recent Globe and Mail column, Toronto Employment Lawyer Daniel Lublin, answers some of the most common questions that employers and employees alike have regarding termination of employment. Ex-employees often want to understand whether…
  • Aug 6

    Employment law rights regarding your health benefits and origin of proceeding

    Employment law rights regarding your health benefits and origin of proceeding
    Employment lawyer, Daniel Lublin has answered some essential questions in the Globe and Mail regarding employment law rights. Read his responses to several readers’ questions below: Question: Is an employer legally permitted to reduce…
Rank this Week: 333

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/
  • Aug 22

    Judge Dismisses Texas Lawsuit Against EEOC

    Judge Dismisses Texas Lawsuit Against EEOC
    In 2012, the EEOC issued guidance to employers regarding criminal background checks. Criminal background checks can have a disproportionate impact on minorities. The EEOC's goal was to help employers avoid a blanket rule prohibiting hiring…
  • Aug 19

    San Antonio lawyer Represenetd Both Parties to a Lawsuit

    San Antonio lawyer Represenetd Both Parties to a Lawsuit
    If true, this lawyer deserves the award for the most moxie. According to a recent San Antonio Express News report, Andrew Toscano in effect represented both sides to a lawsuit. In a personal injury lawsuit, R.D. Galvan and Luciano Morin sued…
  • Aug 13

    Loser Pays Winner's Court Costs and, Sometimes More

    Loser Pays Winner's Court Costs and, Sometimes More
            courtesy of creation c Yes, a plaintiff in an employment lawsuit can be hit with an award of attorney's fees. In federal court, the losing party is almost always ordered to pay the other side's court costs.…
Rank this Week: 471

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/
  • Aug 21

    IRS Whistleblower Office New

    IRS Whistleblower Office New
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen issued an August 2014 policy statement expressing his strong support for the work the IRS Whistleblower Office.  We hope that the IRS will act in conformance with this policy statement and…
  • Aug 20

    WMATA Pays $5.6 Million to Settle False Claims Act and Whistleblower Retaliation Suit

    WMATA Pays $5.6 Million to Settle False Claims Act and Whistleblower Retaliation Suit
    Washington, D.C. August 20, 2014.  The Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) has paid $5.6 million to the United States, the District of Columbia, and Shahiq Khwaja to resolve whistleblower claims brought by…
  • Aug 13

    Senators Seek Release of FBI Whistleblower Report

    Senators Seek Release of FBI Whistleblower Report
    On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, Senators Charles Grassley and Ron Wyden sent a letter to President Obama pressing him to release a report on effectiveness of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regulations for protecting…
Rank this Week: 428

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/
  • Aug 20

    Food Rite Community Supermarket Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Food Rite Community Supermarket Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
    Lee's Food Corp., doing business as Food Rite Community Super­market pays $10,500 to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") after initial…
  • Aug 18

    Bertolini Corporation Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $92,500

    Bertolini Corporation Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $92,500
    Bertolini Corporation pays $92,500 to settle a retaliation lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The EEOC is tasked with investigating violations of the Title VII of the…
  • Aug 13

    Royal Tire, Inc. Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $182,500

    Royal Tire, Inc. Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $182,500
    Royal Tire, Inc. pays $182,500 to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published accounts, between January 2008 and June 2011, Royal…
Rank this Week: 420

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/
  • Aug 18

    Three Documents Every 18-Year-Old Should Sign

    Three Documents Every 18-Year-Old Should Sign
    As most young adults are about to return to college, most parents do not think about the fact that not that their child is 18 they are an adult in the eyes of the law. Deborah Jacobs has written an article on this in Forbes outlining two…
  • Aug 14

    Do I need to go through a lawyer to make a will in Florida or can I use a website like legalzoom?

    Do I need to go through a lawyer to make a will in Florida or can I use a website like legalzoom?
    You can use a website or create your own will in Florida, but we find that some people do not create valid wills, or create wills that do things other than what they want. We only charge $200 for a will so an online will does not save very…
  • Jul 29

    Dangers of Relying on Joint Accounts for Estate Planning in Florida

    Dangers of Relying on Joint Accounts for Estate Planning in Florida
    Many people see joint accounts as a cheap and easy way to avoid probate, since joint property passes to the join owner at death, but these accounts can actually be quite risky when it comes to estate planning. Joint ownership of accounts can…
Rank this Week: 487

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/
  • May 13

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation

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

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

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

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA
    Just out today is the court's decision in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc.  The issue was whether severance payments constituted taxable wages subject to FICA.  The Court's analysis is - how can I put this politely? - a bit…
Rank this Week: 443

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: 461

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/
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 508

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 502

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jul 25

    RIP: Professor Emeritus (Queens U. Law) and Labour Law Giant Bernie Adell

    RIP: Professor Emeritus (Queens U. Law) and Labour Law Giant Bernie Adell
    Very sad news today that a labour law giant has passed away.  Professor Bernie Adell, former Dean of Queens Law School, passed away this week while visiting his daughter in Japan. RIP Bernie Adell: A Labour Law Giant   So many great…
  • Jul 23

    Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!

    Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!
    Okay this isn’t about the law of work actually, but it is about the spouse of a Law of Work blogger.  My spouse (May Cheng), actually.  We first met at the British Columbia Call to Bar ceremony for out of province lawyers back…
  • Jul 21

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver
    People in Guelph are walking, biking, scootering, or driving to work this morning.  There’s no buses on the road thanks to a decision of the City to lock out its transit workers. The lockout follows a second rejected proposed…
Rank this Week: 538

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers federal and Florida employment, discrimination and sexual harassment law, news and cases. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled that full-scholarship student athletes who play football for Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act, and thus have the right to for a union and…
  • Aug 13

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say
    As anyone running for a political office right now will tell you, the number one crisis facing the nation today is unemployment. According to the Huffington Post, more than five million Americans have been between jobs for at least six…
  • Aug 10

    How to File a Sex Discrimination Complaint

    How to File a Sex Discrimination Complaint
    If you think you are a victim of gender discrimination in the workplace, you can file a workplace discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Depending on your position, you may need to file one of two…
Rank this Week: 518

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: 616

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 589

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 607

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court
    The Petitioner was a teacher with the NYC DOE for 21 years. He received "S" ratings for his first 18 years.  He was assigned a classroom with children performing 2 to 3 years below grade level.  The teacher requested an aide or…
  • Jul 25

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.
     A New York City High School teacher resigned in 2008 for personal reasons.  He was brought back as a probationary assistant principal.  While assistant principal he was charged for two incidents of misconduct.  He was…
  • Jul 25

    Article 78 versus ECB granted

    Article 78 versus ECB granted
     After an ECB hearing 50 West Realty Company LP was fined $500 for changing its building to a use inconsistent with its 1992 CO.  The company filed an Article 78 to appeal.   An Article 78 filed for a decision after a hearing…
Rank this Week: 657

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: 592

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: 617

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: 838

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/
  • Aug 22

    NCAA Asks 9th Circuit To Review O’Bannon Case

    NCAA Asks 9th Circuit To Review O’Bannon Case
    In an unsurprising move, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (the NCAA) asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday to review Judge Wilken’s decision in the O’Bannon case.  The reader may recall that on…
  • Aug 21

    Worker Brings ULP Charges Against Ford

    Worker Brings ULP Charges Against Ford
    Last week, an employee of Ford Motor Co. filed unfair labor practice charges against the automaker with the National Labor Relations Board in order to secure a partial refund of his union dues.  The employees at Ford’s plant in…
  • Aug 20

    Board Orders Reinstatement and Backpay of Employee Due To ‘Zero Tolerance’ Inconsistency

    Board Orders Reinstatement and Backpay of Employee Due To ‘Zero Tolerance’ Inconsistency
    This past Monday, the National Labor Relations Board reversed an Administrative Law Judge’s decision and held that Nichols Aluminum, LLC had unlawfully discharged an employee in violation of the National Labor Relations Act because he…
Rank this Week: 717

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: 817

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: 824

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/
  • Aug 19

    Four Martin Attorneys Named to 2015 'Best Lawyers in America®' List

    Four Martin Attorneys Named to 2015 'Best Lawyers in America®' List
    Martin LLC is pleased to announce that four lawyers have been named to the 2015 Edition ofBest Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three…
  • Aug 18

    Back to School Supply Drive: Martin Law Dropoff Location

    Back to School Supply Drive: Martin Law Dropoff Location
    Martin Law is proud to support our own Maria Bermudez, Chair-Elect of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) with their Second Annual Back to School Supply Drive.  Download the flyer here!  The Young Lawyers Division is proud to…
  • Aug 18

    Man who fell after quitting his job is eligible for workers' comp

    Man who fell after quitting his job is eligible for workers' comp
    Can you receive workers’ compensation benefits for an injury that happened after you quit your job? In at least one case, the answer is yes. In a recent case decided by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, a worker argued that he...
Rank this Week: 798

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/
  • Aug 15

    At a Preliminary Injunction Hearing, How Likely Is an Employer to Win?

    At a Preliminary Injunction Hearing, How Likely Is an Employer to Win?
    There are problems with statistical analyses. One of them is that the data sampling size may not be reliable or that the parameters established tend to skew results.I am no statistician, but I have enough of a background to be dangerous. I…
  • Aug 13

    Will the Seventh Circuit Weigh In On the Fifield Rule?

    Will the Seventh Circuit Weigh In On the Fifield Rule?
    The body of work following the decision in Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services is somewhat scattered at best. Federal courts are divided on whether it represents the law in Illinois, with courts taking divergent views.As most readers may know…
  • Aug 12

    In Non-Compete Suits, Is the Employee's Age Relevant?

    In Non-Compete Suits, Is the Employee's Age Relevant?
    It's a given that courts consider a wide range of facts - perhaps too wide - when ruling on enforcement actions. Already burdened with figuring out the competitive inflection points between warring companies on a truncated record, courts also…
Rank this Week: 778

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
Rank this Week: 742

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • Aug 11

    Take 5 Newsletter: Five Documents That Financial Services Employers Should Revisit Now

    Take 5 Newsletter: Five Documents That Financial Services Employers Should Revisit Now
    My colleague Lauri F. Rasnick put together “Five Documents That Financial Services Employers Should Revisit Now” in this month’s Take 5 newsletter.  Below is an excerpt: With summer here, including its long days…
  • Jul 18

    Benefits Litigation Update: Hobby Lobby, Amara, Tibble, and More

    Benefits Litigation Update: Hobby Lobby, Amara, Tibble, and More
    Epstein Becker Green and The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) have released a new issue of the Benefits Litigation Update. Featured articles include: Recent Supreme Court Decisions Revise Rules for Stock Drop Cases By: Debra Davis, The ERISA…
  • Jun 30

    Stuart Gerson on the Supreme Court’s Harris and Hobby Lobby Decision

    Stuart Gerson on the Supreme Court’s Harris and Hobby Lobby Decision
    Our colleague Stuart Gerson of Epstein Becker Green has a new post on the Supreme Court’s recent decisions: “Divided Supreme Court Issues Decisions on Harris and Hobby Lobby.” Following is an excerpt: As expected, the last…
Rank this Week: 766

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Aug 9

    Judge Says College Athletes Have Right

    Judge Says College Athletes Have Right
    The failure to compensate big school college athletes has always been about worker fairness and, arguably,  race discrimination. Now a federal judge has cut through the propaganda by ruling that the National Collegiate Athletic…
  • Jul 15

    Pregnant Workers Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation

    Pregnant Workers Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation
    The EEOC has issued an enforcement guidance that makes it clear that an employer must make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers who experience a medical need for a temporary change at work. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978…
  • Jul 15

    Pregnant Workers Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation

    Pregnant Workers Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation
    The EEOC has issued an enforcement guidance that makes it clear that an employer must make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers who experience a medical need for a temporary change at work. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978…
Rank this Week: 801

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Aug 22

    Drug-free healthcare facility law takes effect in New Hampshire

    Drug-free healthcare facility law takes effect in New Hampshire
    by Gregory L. Silverman A New Hampshire law taking effect August 25 requires healthcare employers to take action against substance abuse in their facilities. The new law requires all hospitals, home healthcare providers, outpatient…
  • Aug 20

    OFCCP updates guidance on gender identity and transgender discrimination

    OFCCP updates guidance on gender identity and transgender discrimination
    by Tammy Binford On August 19, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a new directive related to its decision to update its enforcement actions regarding gender identity and transgender discrimination. On June…
  • Aug 19

    Nebraskans to vote on minimum wage hike

    Nebraskans to vote on minimum wage hike
    by Bonnie Boryca After an attempt to pass a minimum wage increase in Nebraska came up short in this year’s legislative session, the issue is set to go to voters in the November election. The Nebraska secretary of state’s office…
Rank this Week: 1059

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

Covers employment class action cases affecting employers. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1103

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/
  • Aug 20

    Taco Bell Sued on Class Wide Basis For Allegedly Failing to Provide Meal Break

    Taco Bell Sued on Class Wide Basis For Allegedly Failing to Provide Meal Break
    A recent class action wage and hour lawsuit has been filed which alleges that Taco Bell has failed to provide its hourly employees with the requisite meal breaks in a timely manner. The lawsuit was originally filed in 2007 by Lisa Hardiman…
  • Aug 8

    Costco Sued For Various FLSA Violations in Class Action Claim

    Costco Sued For Various FLSA Violations in Class Action Claim
    California also has strict laws regarding the timeliness of paying terminated employees the last of their wages. Under the law, when a worker's employment is terminated, the employer must provide the worker with all wages earned by the next…
  • Aug 3

    Plaintiff Appeals Dismissal of Overtime Claims Against Time Warner Cable

    Plaintiff Appeals Dismissal of Overtime Claims Against Time Warner Cable
    Time Warner insists that it properly calculated Peabody's earnings based on the broadcast month, which lasted four or five weeks. By calculating it this way, her commissions allegedly counted towards the pay period during which they were…
Rank this Week: 976

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
  • Aug 20

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform
    In a surprising turn of events last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he was reintroducing legislation to modify Masschusetts noncompete law and to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The noncompete bill…
  • Jul 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead
    While it was close this year, in the end, there was no legislative reform of either Massachusetts noncompete law or Massachusetts trade secrets law. I expect, however, that Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative…
  • Jul 3

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill
    Progress in the Massachusetts State House: On Tuesday, July 1, the latest version of the Massachusetts Noncompete Bill (the latest version of the bill that I had drafted for Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative Lori…
Rank this Week: 932

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    CA Governor Signs Two Wage-Hour Bill

    CA Governor Signs Two Wage-Hour Bill
    Governor Jerry Brown signed a couple of wage-hour laws, which will take effect 1/1/15.  Neither is earth-shattering, but affected employers take note:AB 2074, text here, clarifies California law regarding the statute of limitations for…
  • Aug 17

    9th Circuit: Cop with ADHD Has No "Disability" Under the ADA

    9th Circuit: Cop with ADHD Has No "Disability" Under the ADA
    Here's a remainder from the Ninth Circuit that not every impairment is a "disability."   And without a "disability" within the meaning of the ADA, there is no obligation to accommodate and there is no relief available for termination of…
  • Aug 13

    California Court of Appeal: Employers Must Reimburse Employees for Cell Phone Use - Even if Plan is Unlimited

    California Court of Appeal: Employers Must Reimburse Employees for Cell Phone Use - Even if Plan is Unlimited
    The Court of Appeal made an unprecedented ruling regarding the employer's obligation to reimburse employees for business use of personal items; here, a cell phone.The threshold question in this case is this: Does an employer always have to…
Rank this Week: 887

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/
  • Aug 19

    Cracker Barrel Associate Managers Sue for Overtime Pay

    Cracker Barrel Associate Managers Sue for Overtime Pay
    Associate Managers of Cracker Barrel restaurants have been misclassified as “exempt” employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), according to an overtime lawsuit filed on August 7 in Florida federal court.…
  • Aug 15

    David Burke Restaurants Sued For Religious Discrimination And Wage Payment Violation

    David Burke Restaurants Sued For Religious Discrimination And Wage Payment Violation
    David Burke’s restaurants have been hit with a class action lawsuit for religious discrimination, retaliation, and wage payment violations. The class action lawsuit was filed against Chef David Burke and a number of his restaurants,…
  • Aug 13

    MGM Grand Detroit Hit With Overtime Lawsuit

    MGM Grand Detroit Hit With Overtime Lawsuit
    Floor Supervisors at the MGM Grand Casino Detroit were misclassified as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to a lawsuit filed in Michigan federal court. The lawsuit seeks unpaid overtime for work the employees…
Rank this Week: 848

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Delaware Employers Have New Recordkeeping Obligation

    Delaware Employers Have New Recordkeeping Obligation
    Delaware’s Governor has signed legislation related to the safe destruction of documents containing personal identifying information. The bill is effective January 1, 2015, and requires that commercial entities take all reasonable steps…
  • Aug 1

    Rebranding Employee Communications, Courtesy of Delta Airline

    Rebranding Employee Communications, Courtesy of Delta Airline
    Communication is key to success. The better employees understand the objective and the rules for achieving the objective, the more productive they are and the more likely it is that the objective will be achieved.  But communication…
  • Jul 23

    How NOT to Produce Facebook Evidence

    How NOT to Produce Facebook Evidence
    Electronic discovery, the collection and production of electronic documents in litigation, is a scary thing to many lawyers. Some are so scared by it, in fact, that they just deny that it exists and continue to produce only hard-copy…
Rank this Week: 1053

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Arbitrator upholds grievance of Miami police officer terminated for fatal shooting

    Arbitrator upholds grievance of Miami police officer terminated for fatal shooting
    Arbitrator Martin Soll has found that the termination of a Miami police officer was without just cause.Grievant was dismissed following his involvement in a fatal shooting. He was part of a joint task force investigating suspected gang…
  • Aug 10

    Introduction of "new" technology doesn't require increase in pay

    Introduction of "new" technology doesn't require increase in pay
    The City of New Britain, CT employs a number of mechanics responsible for maintenance of its fleet of vehicles. As part of their job duties the mechanic are required to document repairs performed, parts needed and hours spent performing tasks…
  • Aug 3

    Conduct unbecoming, use of force, drug tests and restraining orders- several police related award

    Conduct unbecoming, use of force, drug tests and restraining orders- several police related award
    Conduct unbecomingArbitrator Harry G. Mason overturned the termination of a police Sergeant employed by the City of Lakeland, FL. The grievant was dismissed after acknowledging that he had had sex with a civilian employee of the City in his…
Rank this Week: 1037

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 975