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Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
  • Apr 13

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest

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

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

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer
                The Illinois’ Local Retailers’ Occupation Tax Acts (ROT Acts) allows “municipal governments and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to impose a retail occupation tax…
Rank this Week: 31

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: 45

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: 59

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    “Wage Theft”: The Trendy Phrase That May Not Mean What You Think It Mean

    “Wage Theft”: The Trendy Phrase That May Not Mean What You Think It Mean
    Over the last few weeks, I’ve been seeing more tweets from human resources types and mainstream reporters using the phrase “wage theft”.  Two recent examples? William Tincup (who runs the popular online DriveThruHR…
  • Apr 16

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

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

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

    Could Telecommuting Be Deemed a “Reasonable Accommodation” Under the ADA?
    My colleague, Gabe Jiran, (go read his impressive background here, I’ll wait) recently gave a presentation on telecommuting and I asked Gabe to share his thoughts on a notable topic that came up for discussion there.  Thus, in this…
Rank this Week: 130

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

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

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
  • Apr 1

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

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

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

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

    Supreme Court Says SOX Can Fit Almost Anyone

    Supreme Court Says SOX Can Fit Almost Anyone
    NOTE: A version of this post first appeared on Law360.com.  The author, R. Scott Oswald, was counsel of record on an amicus curiae brief filed in this case. In deciding Lawson v. FMR LLC, the first whistleblower case they have heard…
Rank this Week: 173

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: 175

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    6th Circuit recognizes telecommuting as an ADA reasonable accommodation

    6th Circuit recognizes telecommuting as an ADA reasonable accommodation
    In Core v. Champaign County Board of County Commissioners, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio opined that telecommuting (i.e., work-from-home) might be an ADA reasonable accommodation under the right circumstances, but…
  • Apr 22

    When an employee can’t return to work after an FMLA leave

    When an employee can’t return to work after an FMLA leave
    The plaintiff in Demyanovich v. Cadon Plating & Coatings (6th Cir. Mar. 28, 2014) suffered from congestive heart failure. He returned from his latest FMLA leave in 2009 with a no-overtime medical restriction. The employer,…
  • Apr 21

    Would you rather hire a liar or a criminal?

    Would you rather hire a liar or a criminal?
    According to a recent survey conducted by background-screening company EmployeeScreenIQ, resume lies are more of a deal breaker for employers than past crimes. Of the 600 HR professionals surveyed 45 percent said that they routinely ding…
Rank this Week: 190

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Apr 4

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model

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

    Union Security and the Law (links)

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

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

    Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?
    There was a big decision from the Illinois region of the National Labor Relations Board yesterday, finding that Northwestern University football players are “employees” and therefore entitled to unionize.  Here’s the…
Rank this Week: 194

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/
  • Apr 23

    Who Counts as Black?

    Who Counts as Black?
    The Sixth Circuit just handed a resounding defeat to the EEOC in its disparate impact challenge to Kaplan Higher Education Corp.'s use of credit history to select employees, including those who will have access to student financial…
  • Apr 22

    Issue Spotting

    Issue Spotting
    Thank you to the regular bloggers at Workplace Prof Blog for allowing me to guest post this month. With their blessing, I will often be cross-posting from my new blog, Friend of the Court, available at…
  • Apr 22

    Welcome to Guest Blogger Sandra Sperino

    Welcome to Guest Blogger Sandra Sperino
    Welcome to guest blogger Sandra Sperino. Sandra teaches Civil Procedure, Employment Discrimination, and Torts at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. From her faculty bio page: Professor Sperino teaches in the areas of civil…
Rank this Week: 201

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Health Care Company Settles ADA Lawsuit For $180,000

    Health Care Company Settles ADA Lawsuit For $180,000
    Upper Chesapeake Health System, Inc. pays $180,000 to settle an American With Disabilities Act ("Act") lawsuit. The discrimination and retaliation lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to…
  • Apr 22

    Chicago Commission On Human Relations and Sexual Harassment

    Chicago Commission On Human Relations and Sexual Harassment
    So you are working in downtown Chicago and you have been subjected to sexual harassment. You are unsure of what you should do next? Should you just tell human resources and then move on? Should you file a complaint with a government agency?…
  • Apr 21

    Sexual Harassment At Universitie

    Sexual Harassment At Universitie
    So you are at college trying to get your degree and mind your own business. However, a professor or other high ranking school employee is trying to enter into a sexual relationship with you. You are unsure what to do. You don't want to…
Rank this Week: 226

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/
  • Apr 21

    Reflections On The Meaning Of EEOC v. Kaplan

    Reflections On The Meaning Of EEOC v. Kaplan
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Since the ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in EEOC v. Kaplan, No. 13-3408, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 6490 (6th Cir. April 9, 2014), the media has focused on the fall-out of the ruling for the U.S.…
  • Apr 17

    Discovery Before Conditional Certification? Not So Much.

    Discovery Before Conditional Certification? Not So Much.
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Gina R. Merrill Deciding yet another discovery battle in Wellens v. Daiichi Sankyo Inc., Case No. 3:13-CV-00581 (N.D. Cal. April 11, 2014), the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California has shut…
  • Apr 15

    Rise Of The Zombie Lawsuit: Fifth Circuit Revives Former Dukes Class Member’s Individual Claims Against Her Former Employer

    Rise Of The Zombie Lawsuit: Fifth Circuit Revives Former Dukes Class Member’s Individual Claims Against Her Former Employer
    By Laura J. Maechtlen and Kathryn “Chris” Palamountain  As we previously reported, following the re-booting of discrimination claims by a member of the former class in Dukes et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a Texas…
Rank this Week: 223

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Apr 21

    Boys Scouts Revokes Charter For Refusing To Fire Gay Scout Leader

    Boys Scouts Revokes Charter For Refusing To Fire Gay Scout Leader
    Sometimes you cannnot make this stuff up. The NY Times reports that the Boy Scouts revoked the charter of an affiliate who refused the fire a Scout leader because he was gay. As the article states: The Boy Scouts of...
  • Apr 21

    Job Market For Recent Law School Grads Improves-Alittle

    Job Market For Recent Law School Grads Improves-Alittle
    Job Figures Show Improvement for New York Law Schools is an interesting April 18, 2014 NYLJ article Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202651533889/Job-Figures-Show-Improvement-for-New-York-Law-Schools#ixzz2zXIRFu6O As the…
  • Apr 17

    Law Practice's Brave New World

    Law Practice's Brave New World
    Technology advances has changed the way law gets practiced and attorneys not keeping up with the changes are on a road to professional ruin. This at least is the conclusion a judicial panel reached at a recent LegalTech New York...
Rank this Week: 237

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Employee fired over an injury sets legal precedent in Ontario

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

    Failure to investigate alleged misconduct can be costly

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

    Court blocks executive’s move from Blackberry to Apple

    Court blocks executive’s move from Blackberry to Apple
    On March 24, 2014 the Ontario Superior Court of Justice prevented a senior executive at Blackberry from moving to its major competitor, Apple. In BlackBerry Limited v. Marineau-Mes, 2014 ONSC 1790, the debate centered on an employment…
Rank this Week: 279

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 326

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: 325

The Proactive Employer

The Proactive Employer

Covers statistical analysis of disparate impact and disparate treatment, implications of recent court decisions for statistical analysis and evidence, and employment litigation risk assessment and risk management. By Stephanie R. Thomas.

http://blog.thomasecon.com/
  • Mar 25

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”
    I’m excited to announce the launch of my latest book, Compensating Your Employees Fairly: A Guide to Internal Pay Equity, published by Apress. The book is a comprehensive handbook that provides all the information you need to…
  • Mar 20

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition
    Today marks the first day of spring. Our green spaces will soon be buzzing with birds, bugs and blooms. We’ll see more sunshine and the days will get longer. Spring cleaning, planting, and yard work will soon be on our weekend agendas.…
  • Feb 4

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013
    Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or…
Rank this Week: 377

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/
  • Apr 23

    State Control of Black Mother

    State Control of Black Mother
    Dorothy E. Roberts, Prison, Foster Care, and the Systemic Punishment of Black Mothers, 59 UCLA L. Rev. 1474 (2012).Donna CokerDorothy Roberts has long provided insightful analysis of the ways in which criminal justice policies police black…
  • Apr 22

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation
    J. Maria Glover, Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Actions in Multi-District Litigation, J. Tort Law (forthcoming 2014).Robin EffronFair and global resolutions to…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
Rank this Week: 388

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
Rank this Week: 407

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 452

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
Rank this Week: 436

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: 449

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By David M. Goldman.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    Undue Influence Florida

    Undue Influence Florida
    We often get questions about contesting a will because of Undue influence in Florida. Undue influence is a cause of action that is used to challenge the validity of a will, trust, or other testamentary document. You can not challenge a will…
  • Dec 26

    How can I find a copy of my parent's will or life insurance?

    How can I find a copy of my parent's will or life insurance?
    We get many calls from children who want to know where they can get a copy of their parent's will or find out if they had life insurance. First, if your parent is alive, you have no right to demand or see a copy of your parent's will. While…
  • Oct 24

    Improper gift to a lawyer in a will or other estate instrument void

    Improper gift to a lawyer in a will or other estate instrument void
    New Florida Statutes §732.806, which is effective October 1, 2013, makes an improper gift to a lawyer in a will or other estate instrument void. The new statutory provision is here:…
Rank this Week: 559

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
Rank this Week: 560

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/
  • Apr 23

    NU Union Vote Set For Friday

    NU Union Vote Set For Friday
    Football players at Northwestern University are poised to vote this Friday on whether they want to be represented by the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA).  The university is barring media from the vote, purportedly because the…
  • Apr 22

    NLRB Orders Employer to Repay Union’s Bargaining Cost

    NLRB Orders Employer to Repay Union’s Bargaining Cost
    On April 14, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board issued an order in Fallbrook Hospital, 360 NLRB No. 73 (2014), modifying the remedy for an employer’s bad-faith bargaining conduct. The administrative law judge recommended,…
  • Apr 22

    Sen. Alexander Rails Against ‘Biased’ NLRB

    Sen. Alexander Rails Against ‘Biased’ NLRB
    Katie Rufener of WREG-TV reports that Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has taken aim at both the United Auto Workers and the National Labor Relations Board in the wake of the UAW’s withdrawal of its appeal of the results of the February…
Rank this Week: 565

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 577

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Apr 23

    False Claims Act Statistics Reveal Robust Enforcement

    False Claims Act Statistics Reveal Robust Enforcement
    The Department of Justice recently released its enforcement statistics under the False Claim Act (FCA), the federal government’s primary civil enforcement tool to recover losses due to false claims for government funds and property…
  • Apr 22

    5 Key Tips for Encouraging Internal Whistleblower

    5 Key Tips for Encouraging Internal Whistleblower
    In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Lawson v. FMR, LLC, whistleblower claims against U.S. companies are likely to rise. As previously discussed, the Court ruled that the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act…
  • Apr 21

    Is Your Favorite Brew Really a “Craft” Beer?

    Is Your Favorite Brew Really a “Craft” Beer?
    The number of craft breweries in the United States has skyrocketed in recent years. Most recently, the monks of St. Joseph Abbey, located in a small Massachusetts town, made headlines by introducing the first and only certified Trappist ale…
Rank this Week: 673

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 614

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Apr 21

    Sweet Victory: Mott’s “No Sugar Added” Labeling Suit Beats Dismissal

    Sweet Victory: Mott’s “No Sugar Added” Labeling Suit Beats Dismissal
    Earlier this month, Judge Susan Illston of the Northern District of California denied defendant Mott’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s second amended complaint. See Order Denying Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss, Rahman v.…
  • Apr 15

    Cal. Supreme Court Hears Iskanian v. CLS Oral Argument

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

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

    Young v. Hilton: 9th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of California Recording Case
    On March 20, 2014, the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a putative class action against Hilton, based on violations of the California Invasion of Privacy Act (“CIPA”) by recording incoming customer…
Rank this Week: 575

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

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

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 18

    FLSA Class Actions – A $6 Million Reminder to Re-visit Hours Worked Policie

    FLSA Class Actions – A $6 Million Reminder to Re-visit Hours Worked Policie
    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday approved a $6 million deal to settle a class action against a Bank alleging that the bank failed to pay its employees for duties they had performed prior to the start of their shifts in…
  • Apr 11

    Proposed New Jersey Law Would Augment Tipped Worker Wage

    Proposed New Jersey Law Would Augment Tipped Worker Wage
    In restaurants and diners, an employer may take a tip credit against the minimum wage. That means that the employer pays a wage of $2.13 per hour to the employee and hopes/anticipates that the employee will derive a sufficient number of tips,…
  • Mar 28

    New York City Paid Sick Time: Employers Get Ready

    New York City Paid Sick Time: Employers Get Ready
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an amendment to the New York City Earned Sick Time Act that will become effective April 1, 2014 and will require covered employers to provide 40 hours of paid (or unpaid sick if less than 5 employees)…
Rank this Week: 693

Understanding Your Rights

Understanding Your Rights

By the Law Offices of Maya Risman, P.C. Focuses on employment issues in New York.

http://www.risman-law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 661

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Apr 23

    No One Wants to Make Costly Hiring Mistake

    No One Wants to Make Costly Hiring Mistake
    As an employer or someone who handles HR in California, do you know the risks of rescinding a job offer? What are you entitled to learn about a prospective employee’s background? Recruiting and hiring employees certainly isn’t…
  • Apr 22

    Diabetic Worker Fired for “Grazing” on a Bag of Chip

    Diabetic Worker Fired for “Grazing” on a Bag of Chip
    A long-term employee of Walgreens was fired because the company claimed she violated its “anti-grazing” policy when she grabbed a bag of potato chips from the store and ate some of them to stabilize her low-blood sugar. According…
  • Apr 21

    EEOC Cracks Down on Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Cracks Down on Pregnancy Discrimination
    Recent actions from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) show that the agency is serious about its commitment to address pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Within the past 30 days alone, the EEOC announced that it…
Rank this Week: 834

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 23

    President Obama Directs Department of Labor to Revise FLSA Overtime Exemption

    President Obama Directs Department of Labor to Revise FLSA Overtime Exemption
    During his most recent State of the Union Address on January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama stated that one of his top priorities in the coming year was to address what he described as “stagnant wages.”  More importantly,…
  • Apr 21

    Final Rules On Employer Coverage Mandate and 90-Day Waiting Period Requirement

    Final Rules On Employer Coverage Mandate and 90-Day Waiting Period Requirement
    IRS final regulations issued earlier this year provide guidance on compliance with the employer coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including determining full-time status and offering coverage with minimum value. In…
  • Apr 17

    Top Ten Considerations in Offshore Outsourcing

    Top Ten Considerations in Offshore Outsourcing
    Jurisdiction   Jurisdiction may be the most important factor organizations should take into consideration when offshoring.  Some countries do not recognize certain U.S. legal doctrines, such as confidentiality agreements, and…
Rank this Week: 719

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/
  • Apr 23

    What Employers Can Learn from SeaWorld's Killer Whale Case

    What Employers Can Learn from SeaWorld's Killer Whale Case
    Certain occupations, from construction workers to policemen, come with a certain amount of risk. That's why it's sometimes difficult to win worker's compensation suits. The employer uses the inherent dangers of the job as a defense. After…
  • Apr 14

    Company: Fatal Pennsylvania oven explosion caused by human error

    Company: Fatal Pennsylvania oven explosion caused by human error
    Human error was to blame for an explosion that killed one worker and seriously injured another in Pennsylvania this year, according to the results of a company investigation released earlier this month. The accident happened when an…
  • Apr 9

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has a message for drivers: slow down.

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has a message for drivers: slow down.
    The Pennsylvania Turnpike is asking drivers to slow down and help keep workers safe. The message comes during National Work-Zone Awareness Week, when road safety officials nationwide raise attention for worker safety on the nation’s…
Rank this Week: 713

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Apr 23

    Can You “Negligently” Fire Someone?

    Can You “Negligently” Fire Someone?
    The answer to that question, at least according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, is “no.”  It seems straightforward, but getting to that “no” requires a little bit of an understanding of insurance –…
  • Apr 23

    Can You “Negligently” Fire Someone?

    Can You “Negligently” Fire Someone?
    The answer to that question, at least according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, is “no.”  It seems straightforward, but getting to that “no” requires a little bit of an understanding of insurance –…
  • Apr 18

    The Inbox – April 18, 2014 – The Easter Bunny Edition

    The Inbox – April 18, 2014 – The Easter Bunny Edition
    A Seattle judge has denied Relator.Com operator Move Inc.’s motion to prevent Errol Samuelson from working for its rival Zillow as Chief Industry Development Officer. Move Inc. argued that Mr. Samuelson will inevitably disclose…
Rank this Week: 775

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: 788

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

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

    Lawsuits Can Bring Vindication For Both Partie

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

    Fifth Circuit Panel Ignores Evidence of Racism

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

    How to Avoid Sanctions in a Discrimination Lawsuit

    How to Avoid Sanctions in a Discrimination Lawsuit
    In federal court, the parties are subject to sanctions for any number of offenses, ranging from discovery abuse to filing frivolous claims. Sanctions can include everything from money to a prohibition of certain evidence. Federal Rule of…
Rank this Week: 736

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Apr 17

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

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

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA

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

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

    The Cost of Obtaining Medical Records Doesn't Need to Be High
    Why, you ask, are we discussing medical records on a blog devoted to employment law?  Simply because medical issues arise in employment cases, in a variety of contexts.  Disability cases are one example.  Damages issues in many…
Rank this Week: 826

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: 744

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
Rank this Week: 770

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Apr 10

    Not Waving but Drowning

    Not Waving but Drowning
    Blogging about emplaw is a bit like being a hamster on a wheel. Always some new case, stature, initiative, consultation, debate or controversy to write about and in trying to keep up you go quicker and quicker. Then you fall off when real…
  • Mar 17

    ET Fees and Early Conciliation

    ET Fees and Early Conciliation
    According to statistics from the Ministry of Justice published last week, the number of ET claims issued since the introduction of issue fees has fallen off a cliff.  In the quarter October to December 2013 there were 9,801 claims…
  • Feb 20

    Social Media, Employees and the Public Interest

    Social Media, Employees and the Public Interest
      Most discussion about the use of social media in the workplace focuses on employees making abusive or inappropriate comments on Facebook or Twitter, or the need for employers to have a social media policy to educate or guide employees…
Rank this Week: 831

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 801

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/
  • Mar 7

    Disqualification for Education and Work Experience Reversed

    Disqualification for Education and Work Experience Reversed
     Candidate for the position of Stationary Engineer (Electric) was disqualified in February 2011 due to being educated abroad and lack of work experience.  His Appeal for Manifest Error was denied in March of 2011. In October of…
  • Mar 7

    Disqualification for High Blood Pressure Overturned

    Disqualification for High Blood Pressure Overturned
    Nassau County Police Officer candidate failed to meet the Municipal Police Training Council standard for blood pressure and was disqualified in August 2013.  The candidate suffered from White Coats Syndrome which is an elevated blood…
  • Feb 24

    Appeal of Disqualification for Stationary Engineer Overturned

    Appeal of Disqualification for Stationary Engineer Overturned
     Candidate for the position of Stationary Engineer (Electric) was disqualified in February 2011 due to being educated abroad and lack of work experience.  His Appeal for Manifest Error was denied in March of 2011. In October of…
Rank this Week: 819

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    April Edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE!

    April Edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE!
    Attorney Tim Eavenson over at the "Current Employment" blog hosted this month's edition of the employment law blog carnival (which I contribute to just about every month).  Just it out here!
  • Apr 14

    Court Holds Placing Pregnant Employee on Paid Leave Not a "Per Se Reasonable Accommodation"

    Court Holds Placing Pregnant Employee on Paid Leave Not a "Per Se Reasonable Accommodation"
    A federal district court in California granted in part and denied in part a defendant-employer's Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss a plaintiff's claims, primarily based on pregnancy discrimination, holding that their placing the plaintiff,…
  • Apr 10

    Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act

    Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed the Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act (2013 Wisconsin Act 208) into law this past week, giving employees in Wisconsin more privacy in the workplace, though the legislation provides several exceptions…
Rank this Week: 879

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 23

    Could bedroom tax be one step to far?

    Could bedroom tax be one step to far?
    In recent months the Government decided to introduce the so called ‘bedroom tax’ policy, this policy is designed to free up any under occupied homes allowing bigger families to replace previous tenants. This is all based upon how…
  • Apr 23

    Are first time buyers being forced out?

    Are first time buyers being forced out?
    Although recent news has suggested that the overall number of first time buyers has dramatically increased bringing new values to the market, other news suggested otherwise. It has been said that many new property owners trying to get onto…
  • Apr 22

    Dismissing a whistle blower fairly

    Dismissing a whistle blower fairly
    Was it fair to dismiss a whistle blowing employee, a police officer, who was making disclosures regarding his colleagues' treatment of victims? Yes, where the employee's behaviour in raising the disclosures - rather than the disclosures…
Rank this Week: 1115

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Apr 22

    “Materiality Scrape” Provision

    “Materiality Scrape” Provision
    By: Scott Bleier A “Materiality scrape” provision reallocates indemnification risk from the buyer to the seller and should be reviewed by sellers and their legal counsel with a critical eye. Click here to read the…
  • Apr 14

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe

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

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?
    Student internships have become increasingly popular, and while internships generally benefit employers and interns alike, there is uncertainty regarding whether internships may be paid or unpaid. MBBP Attorney Christopher Perry explains…
Rank this Week: 996