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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: 23

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: 30

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/
  • Jun 28

    DOL Accepting Applications for Attorney Honors Program

    DOL Accepting Applications for Attorney Honors Program
    As many of us are aware, the Office of the Solicitor at the Department of Labor operates a superb honors program for attorneys. The program is seeking to add about ten new lawyers who would start in the Fall of...
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court grants Cert in NLRB Case and Issues Decision in FLSA Case

    Supreme Court grants Cert in NLRB Case and Issues Decision in FLSA Case
    A twofer from the Supreme Court already this week. First, on Monday, the Court granted cert. in NLRB v. SW General. The case addresses the question whether an individual can continue serving as an acting official once he or she...
  • Jun 19

    Un-Abbreviating Antidiscrimination Law Limitations Period

    Un-Abbreviating Antidiscrimination Law Limitations Period
    While mandatory arbitration agreements have gotten the most attention as methods of shielding employers from court suits, other employers have made a different choice -- using contracts with their employees to shorten the otherwise applicable…
Rank this Week: 76

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    Parties Cannot Shorten Deadline to File New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Claim

    Parties Cannot Shorten Deadline to File New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Claim
    Earlier this week, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that private parties cannot agree to shorten the two year statute of limitations that applies to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”). The case was filed by Sergio…
  • Jun 15

    Backlash Against Non-Disparagement Clause

    Backlash Against Non-Disparagement Clause
    It has become extremely common, if not standard practice, for employers to include non-disparagement clauses in settlement agreements and severance packages they offer to their former employees.  These provisions prohibit employees from…
  • Jun 8

    Supreme Court Clarifies Deadline to File Constructive Discharge Claim

    Supreme Court Clarifies Deadline to File Constructive Discharge Claim
    The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that in constructive discharge cases the 45-day deadline for federal employees to contact the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) begins on the day the…
Rank this Week: 89

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 6

    Proving Disabilities in Cases Under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination

    Proving Disabilities in Cases Under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination
    New Jersey employment law has long protected employees against discrimination in employment. New Jersey was one of the first states to do so, passing the Law Against Discrimination in 1947.  One of the things that New Jersey’s Law…
  • Jun 6

    Corporate Business Taxe

    Corporate Business Taxe
    The Corporation Business Tax (“CBT”) is a New Jersey State tax imposed on corporations for the privilege of doing business in the State.   Nearly every state has instituted a similar type of tax on businesses,…
  • May 9

    Proving Disabilities in Cases Under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination

    Proving Disabilities in Cases Under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination
    New Jersey employment law has long protected against discrimination in employment, and was one of the first states to do so, passing the Law Against Discrimination in 1947.  One of the things that New Jersey’s Law Against…
Rank this Week: 87

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
  • May 16

    Connecticut District Court Applies Dodd-Frank Retroactively and Sends SOX Whistleblower Case to Trial

    Connecticut District Court Applies Dodd-Frank Retroactively and Sends SOX Whistleblower Case to Trial
    In Richard Trusz v. UBS Realty and UBS AG, Case No. 3:09-cv-00268,  Richard Trusz, a high-ranking executive for UBS, complained that the company followed improper procedures in its real estate valuation. These problems, Trusz claimed,…
  • Apr 29

    Whistleblowers Awarded $24 Million in Nursing Home Fraud Settlement

    Whistleblowers Awarded $24 Million in Nursing Home Fraud Settlement
    On January 12, 2016, a nursing home company and two subsidiaries agreed to pay $125 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that they caused skilled nursing facilities to submit false claims to the government.  The…
  • Apr 19

    Supreme Court Is Poised to Endorse “Implied Certification” in FCA Case

    Supreme Court Is Poised to Endorse “Implied Certification” in FCA Case
    By R. Scott Oswald Managing Principal, The Employment Law Group, P.C. If a government supplier quietly ignores vital rules but still bills taxpayers as if it had complied, can it be held liable under the federal False Claims Act — even…
Rank this Week: 109

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Recent Developments-Contract interpretation

    Recent Developments-Contract interpretation
    Covenant of Good Faith and Fair DealingThe cba between The Western Sugar Cooperative and the Teamsters creates two categories of employees. Employees who work at least 1680 hours within a twelve months period are classified as "year round…
  • Jun 19

    Post termination conduct, just cause and public policy

    Post termination conduct, just cause and public policy
    The saga involving a sheriff's deputy first dismissed for allegedly stealing two potted plants continues.As discussed here (Arbitrator rejects termination of Sheriff's deputy based on allegation of theft, but finds post termination…
  • Jun 12

    "Double hearsay" insufficient to support teacher tenure charge

    "Double hearsay" insufficient to support teacher tenure charge
    Arbitrator Edmund Gerber has granted a teacher's motion to dismiss tenure charges brought against him. The teacher was alleged to have engaged in a number of inappropriate actions, including, inter alia,  brushing up against the breasts…
Rank this Week: 111

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: 153

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/
  • Jun 28

    Trump Says Pregnant Workers are “Inconvenient”

    Trump Says Pregnant Workers are “Inconvenient”
    Well, it almost seems like “piling on,” but Donald Trump has made yet another troubling comment about a protected minority. In 2004, he was asked about one of his high level staffers, a woman who became pregnant. The real estate…
  • Jun 23

    Fourth Court Recognizes Same Sex Harassment

    Fourth Court Recognizes Same Sex Harassment
    The Fourth Court of Appeals recently addressed a growing issue, at what point does same sex harassment constitute sexual harassment based on gender? Since the decision in Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc., 523 U.S. 75 (1998), we…
  • Jun 21

    Coach Briles Sues for Wrongful Termination

    Coach Briles Sues for Wrongful Termination
    So, now Coach Art Briles has sued Baylor University for “wrongful termination.” See San Antonio Express News report. The saga of the Baylor University football team reached its apex a few weeks ago when the Pepper Hamilton law…
Rank this Week: 199

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    Settling FLSA Wage & Hour Claims? Court Approval May Be Needed

    Settling FLSA Wage & Hour Claims? Court Approval May Be Needed
    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to talk at the Connecticut Legal Conference about employment law issues. My talk focused on free speech rights in the workplace — a topic I’ve covered well in some prior posts here and here, for…
  • Jun 6

    Volunteers: Can They Really Help Fix Your Issues With New Overtime Rules?

    Volunteers: Can They Really Help Fix Your Issues With New Overtime Rules?
    Over the weekend, I finished planning for our webinar tomorrow on the new overtime rules.  In digging deeper into the materials produced by the Department of Labor on the final rule, I looked at the use of volunteers as a solution…
  • Jun 2

    Travel Time: An Added Complication to New Overtime Rule

    Travel Time: An Added Complication to New Overtime Rule
    I’m looking forward to “seeing” lots of you at next week’s free webinar we’re having on the new overtime rules and how they impact Connecticut employers. One of the issues that we’ll touch upon is how the…
Rank this Week: 184

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: 240

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Jun 27

    Injunction stops July 1 implementation of new ‘persuader’ rule

    Injunction stops July 1 implementation of new ‘persuader’ rule
    A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing its new “persuader” rule, which was set to take effect on July 1. Senior U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings of the…
  • Jun 23

    New Chicago ordinance will require employers to provide paid sick leave

    New Chicago ordinance will require employers to provide paid sick leave
    by Steven L. Brenneman On June 22, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance that will require nearly all employers in Chicago to provide paid sick leave to employees. The ordinance, which passed 48-0 despite opposition from business and…
  • Jun 22

    New Rhode Island data security law takes effect July 2

    New Rhode Island data security law takes effect July 2
    by Timothy C. Cavazza and Matthew H. Parker The Rhode Island Identity Theft Protection Act of 2015 will take full effect on July 2, meaning employers need to have their data security and notification policies in compliance or face serious…
Rank this Week: 265

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/
  • Jun 20

    Time (to Sue Under the NJ Law Against Discrimination) Stands Still

    Time (to Sue Under the NJ Law Against Discrimination) Stands Still
    One June 15 the Supreme Court decided Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture, a much anticipated decision to answer this question: can an employer and employee agree to shorten the time for the employee to sue under the NJ Law Against…
  • Feb 17

    Pay for Play? Not Under the FLSA!

    Pay for Play? Not Under the FLSA!
    Late yesterday the UNited States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana dismissed the claims of collegiate student-athletes who sought to be paid for their athletic activities on the theory that they are employees of the…
  • Dec 3

    Artificial Statute of Limitations Case to NJ Supreme Court

    Artificial Statute of Limitations Case to NJ Supreme Court
    If you have read this blog for any length of time, you will know that statutes of limitation are laws (duly passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor) that set time limits for various kinds of cases to be filed.  Different…
Rank this Week: 242

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: 227

NLRB Law Memo

NLRB Law Memo

Covers National Labor Relations Board decision. By Ross Runkel.

http://www.lawmemo.com/nlrb/memo/
  • Aug 11

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  • Nov 24

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012
  • Feb 14

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012
    NLRB - Staff summarized 3 decisions. Human Services Projects, Inc. d/b/a Teen Triumph (32-CA-25262; 358 NLRB No. 2) Stockton, CA, February 6, 2012.
Rank this Week: 254

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 292

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/
  • Jun 28

    How much time is there left for “Just In Time” scheduling? Maybe, not much.

    How much time is there left for “Just In Time” scheduling? Maybe, not much.
    Late last week, the District of Columbia advanced a bill aimed at ending “just in time” scheduling, where employers adjust employee work schedules for hourly workers — often within 24 hours or less —  based…
  • Jun 27

    EEOC reaches historic $200K settlement on its first sexual orientation bias lawsuit

    EEOC reaches historic $200K settlement on its first sexual orientation bias lawsuit
    In early March, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed its first lawsuits, in which it alleged that employer had violated Title VII by discriminating based on sexual orientation. Late last week, one of those lawsuits…
  • Jun 24

    GUEST POST: Mrs. Meyer takes over The Employer Handbook

    GUEST POST: Mrs. Meyer takes over The Employer Handbook
    My husband asked me if I wanted to blog for him and I am really not sure why.  My days consist of hearing things like, “knock knock”, “who’s there?”, “I eat mop” over and over again, not exactly…
Rank this Week: 342

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jun 26

    Benefits beyond age 65?

    Benefits beyond age 65?
    By Marc Rodrigue The laws that generally provided for mandatory retirement in Canada have been eliminated. Across Canada, with very few exceptions, employees generally cannot be forced to retire at age 65. But can their benefits be cut off at…
  • Jun 19

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional
    by Chris Pigott In 2015, we reported on the Supreme Court of Canada’s “New Labour Trilogy”—three landmark constitutional law decisions from January 2015 that called into question basic aspects of Canadian labor law.…
  • Jun 12

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim
    by David Marchione, OHS Consultant/Paralegal Many employers struggle to efficiently manage workers’ compensation claims. Most provincial experience rating programs established by workers’ compensation boards are based on two…
Rank this Week: 321

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 336

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jun 23

    A Reference Guide for Reference Letter

    A Reference Guide for Reference Letter
    One of the more confusing issues that employers deal with is what to do in the face a request for a reference letter by a departing employee. While dealing with a reference letter for a stellar employee is easy, the task becomes more…
  • Jun 21

    CPP Expansion

    CPP Expansion
    Retirement savings in this country has been a hot topic of late, and yesterday evening in Vancouver the federal government and (most of) the provinces announced that they have reached a deal to expand the Canada Pension Plan. The deal must be…
  • Jun 20

    Limiting Liability: Incentives and Benefits on Termination of Employment

    Limiting Liability: Incentives and Benefits on Termination of Employment
    You’ve terminated an employee without cause, what do you owe them? It may be more than you think. As a starting position, employees are entitled to compensation for what they would have earned during a reasonable period of notice,…
Rank this Week: 337

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: 343

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    MSHA Proposes Rule On Workplace Examinations At U.S. Metal and Nonmetal Mine

    MSHA Proposes Rule On Workplace Examinations At U.S. Metal and Nonmetal Mine
    By Matt Linton The Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently proposed a rule changing its standards for metal and nonmetal workplace examinations. Under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, mine…
  • Jun 24

    Obama’s Immigration Policy Blocked Due to Equally Divided Supreme Court

    Obama’s Immigration Policy Blocked Due to Equally Divided Supreme Court
    By Roger Tsai A 4-to-4 decision by the Supreme Court on a challenge to President Obama’s immigration reform policy means that the policy continues to be blocked, disappointing five million undocumented immigrants who had hoped to stay and…
  • Jun 23

    Affirmative Action Policy Upheld By Supreme Court

    Affirmative Action Policy Upheld By Supreme Court
    By R. Calder Huntington Race may be taken into account when public universities and colleges admit students, ruled the U.S. Supreme Court today. For the second time, the Court was asked to decide whether the University of Texas at Austin’s…
Rank this Week: 504

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: 539

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jun 28

    How many ways can you violate employment laws in one conversation?

    How many ways can you violate employment laws in one conversation?
    Time for an issue-spotter pop quiz. I'll paraphrase the setup from this CDT article, Teen fired after asking for the same pay as her male co-worker at a pizza shop (assuming the facts as-reported are true):A young woman calls her…
  • Jun 27

    Lawffice Links - New and entertaining employment law case

    Lawffice Links - New and entertaining employment law case
    A few entertaining employment law cases for your enjoyment:Say it ain't so! Eddie Money is facing sexual harassment (and other discrimination) allegations from his former drummer and the drummer's wife. Confession: I'm a closet Eddie Money…
  • Jun 24

    Quoted in Forbes: One Thing You Can Do Today To Protect Yourself Against FLSA Lawsuit

    Quoted in Forbes: One Thing You Can Do Today To Protect Yourself Against FLSA Lawsuit
    I've done a few interviews recently regarding the new FLSA overtime regulations (you can read my whitepaper summarizing the changes here). Check out TSheets CEO Matt Rissell's latest Forbes article, One Thing You Can Do Today To Protect…
Rank this Week: 439

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/
  • Jun 28

    FMLA leave means leave, period.

    FMLA leave means leave, period.
    FMLA leave means leave. That is, an employee exercising rights under the FMLA to take protected time-off from work must be relieved of their job functions, and an employer cannot hold such an employee responsible for job tasks…
  • Jun 27

    The attack on the NLRB's new joint-employer standard intensifie

    The attack on the NLRB's new joint-employer standard intensifie
    Last week was a good week for opponents of the NLRB’s new, and more liberal, joint-employer standard, announced last summer in Browning-Ferris Industries of Calif.  First, Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, sought to add…
  • Jun 24

    WIRTW #418 (the #OneForTheLand edition)

    WIRTW #418 (the #OneForTheLand edition)
    I couldn’t see much at Wednesday’s Cavs victory parade. A late start + 1.3 million people + an unwillingness to wade into the masses = soaking in the atmosphere on the periphery. Consequently,…
Rank this Week: 415

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

Covers employment law in the U.S., UK and France. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 566

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: 466

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 511

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

Covers Ohio workers' compensation, disability insurance, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Jun 24

    Why You Should Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect

    Why You Should Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect
    Abuse and neglect take many forms, but the types that the personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys with Agee Clymer Mitchell and Portman deal with most often involve nursing home patients and long-term care facility residents. The…
  • May 10

    How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

    How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney
    You probably already know you should receive advice from an Ohio personal injury lawyer before dealing with any insurance company other than your own. But which one? Columbus, in particular, offers hundreds of options for victims in personal…
  • Apr 28

    Types of Injuries Covered Under Workers’ Compensation

    Types of Injuries Covered Under Workers’ Compensation
    The Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys with Agee Clymer Mitchell and Portman get asked what constitutes a workers’ comp-eligible injury almost every day. We’ve developed the following short answer that lays out the…
Rank this Week: 588

Employment Law Blog

Employment Law Blog

Covers employment and labor law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.pa-nj-employmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 478

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Jun 16

    Quirky Question #282: A Briefing on the Brexit

    Quirky Question #282: A Briefing on the Brexit
    Question: How will the UK’s “Brexit” vote on withdrawing from the EU affect the way we employ people in our UK subsidiary? Answer: By Juliet Carp A vote to “Leave” is unlikely to bring significant change to UK…
  • Jun 13

    Quirky Question #281: Deploying the DTSA

    Quirky Question #281: Deploying the DTSA
    Question: We believe our former employee recently stole some of our trade secrets and went to a competitor.  Can we rely on the Defend Trade Secrets Act to bring suit in federal court? Answer: By Joel O’Malley Yes!  A court…
  • Jun 2

    Quirky Question #280: Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

    Quirky Question #280: Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance
    Question: We are an employer that has a few employees working in Minneapolis, and just heard about a new law requiring employers to provide paid sick leave in Minneapolis. Will this apply to us? What are the requirements? And how long do…
Rank this Week: 486

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 556

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

Coves employment law. By Smith Eibeler, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 481

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: 384

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: 442

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: 425

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Covers business law, contracts, business litigation and intellectual property issues.

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy
    Almost every web page has a “click-wrap agreement” style of disclaimer, terms of use (TOU), or terms and conditions of service. This is true even for sites that are not business or e-commerce websites. Software, application, and…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development
    Intellectual property development for technology startup companies comes hand-in-hand with the opportunity to fall into a number of legal and strategic pitfalls. Some are obvious, while others can present counter-intuitive opportunities for…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost
    Real estate insurance policies often include replacement insurance terms for the reconstruction costs of repairing or rebuilding real estate property after a catastrophic event such as a fire or flood. But many commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 468

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: 479

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Transgender Man Sues in San Francisco Federal Court for Failing to Cover Sex Change Surgery

    Transgender Man Sues in San Francisco Federal Court for Failing to Cover Sex Change Surgery
    A transgender man who is trying to obtain sex reassignment surgery is suing his employer, Dignity Health, for failing to provide insurance coverage for the surgery. The man alleges that Dignity Health discriminated against him for being…
  • Jun 23

    Almost Half of Employers Discriminate Against Transgender Job Applicant

    Almost Half of Employers Discriminate Against Transgender Job Applicant
    The National LGBTQ Task Force and the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights recently released a resource guide aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against transgender individuals. The guide was released as part of LGBT week.…
  • Jun 20

    Cluster of Pedestrian Fatalities in San Francisco Bay Area Raise Concern about Safety

    Cluster of Pedestrian Fatalities in San Francisco Bay Area Raise Concern about Safety
    A number of recent pedestrian accidents in San Francisco have raised concern about the safety of San Francisco’s city streets. On June 6th, multiple pedestrians were hurt after a car accident at 17th and Potrero Avenue. A child in a…
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The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

Covers employment discrimination and harassment laws. By Resnick Law Group, P.C.

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    State “Right to Work” Law Ruled Unconstitutional

    State “Right to Work” Law Ruled Unconstitutional
    Laws in New Jersey and many other states protect workers’ right and ability to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining with employers. Some states, however, have passed laws aimed at significantly reducing workers’…
  • Jun 20

    Proposed Jersey City Ordinance Would Mandate Minimum Work Week for Certain Employee

    Proposed Jersey City Ordinance Would Mandate Minimum Work Week for Certain Employee
    A controversial proposed ordinance, Ordinance 16.081, in Jersey City, New Jersey would mandate a minimum workweek of 30 hours for certain employees engaged in “business services.” The ordinance’s stated purpose is…
  • Jun 10

    Deadlocked Supreme Court Affirms Appellate Court Ruling on Public Sector Union Due

    Deadlocked Supreme Court Affirms Appellate Court Ruling on Public Sector Union Due
    A challenge to a state law mandating the payment of union fees by certain public employees met with an unusual, if not unexpected, end in March. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in January 2016 in Friedrichs v. Cal. Teachers…
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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/
  • Jun 28

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice
    Wayne A. Logan & Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, Policing Criminal Justice Data 101 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016).Elizabeth JohIn criminal justice circles, “big data” is the new buzzword: police departments are experimenting with…
  • Jun 27

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution
    Cass R. Sunstein, The World According to Star Wars (2016).Ilya SominCass Sunstein is one of America’s leading legal scholars. Both his work generally and his book about Star Wars specifically have attracted enormous attention from both…
  • Jun 24

    Thinking About Monitoring

    Thinking About Monitoring
    Veronica Root, Modern-Day Monitorships, 33 Yale J. on Reg. 109 (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.D. Gordon SmithThe study of organizational compliance is now proliferating in American law schools. Over the past decade, new courses, new…
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Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Jun 28

    Colorado Law Grants Employees Right to Access Personnel File

    Colorado Law Grants Employees Right to Access Personnel File
    Beginning January 1, 2017, employees in Colorado will now have a right to inspect and copy their personnel files.  Prior to this law, Colorado had no law granting private-sector employees access to their personnel records. Under the new…
  • Jun 27

    EU, U.S. Agree On Revisions To Privacy Shield

    EU, U.S. Agree On Revisions To Privacy Shield
    According to reports, the European Union and the United States have agreed on changes to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (Privacy Shield) which will be sent to the EU member states and the college of the 28 EU commissioners ultimately paving the…
  • Jun 9

    5 Practice Tips for Law Firms as Data Breach Spotlight Swings Their Way

    5 Practice Tips for Law Firms as Data Breach Spotlight Swings Their Way
    While data breach incidents affecting the entertainment, retail, healthcare, and financial industries have garnered more attention in past years, the data breach spotlight recently shifted to law firms. This shift was triggered by media…
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Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Jun 27

    Employee Error Accounts for Most Security Breache

    Employee Error Accounts for Most Security Breache
    A recent study by a well-known information security company captures one of the most common information security fallacies: that information security is a technology problem. Most businesses view mitigating information security risks as…
  • Jun 27

    Recent Developments Again Call for Timely Review of Restrictive Covenant

    Recent Developments Again Call for Timely Review of Restrictive Covenant
    We have suggested before that employers should view non-competition and other restrictive agreements as “live” documents, warranting regular examination to ensure they are deployed with appropriate precision and account for…
  • Jun 27

    New USCIS Policy Decision Broadens Permissible Bases for Visa Transfer of Multinational Manager

    New USCIS Policy Decision Broadens Permissible Bases for Visa Transfer of Multinational Manager
    After four years of internal deliberations, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued a policy memorandum binding all USCIS personnel to follow the reasoning of a 2013 USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO)…
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Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 27

    DOL Persuader Rule Enjoined

    DOL Persuader Rule Enjoined
    We don’t normally talk a lot about NLRB decisions and rulings related to the NLRB on this blog.  However, in light of the importance of the DOL Persuader rule, we wanted to update you on events that have management-side attorneys…
  • Jun 22

    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Firing Someone For It Is Illegal To Do

    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Firing Someone For It Is Illegal To Do
    Marriage is tough.  And with the divorce rate in the United States hovering around fifty percent, unless you work in a monastery, there are likely divorced individuals in your workplace.  This week, the New Jersey Supreme Court…
  • Jun 20

    Employee Leave Questions Got You Down?

    Employee Leave Questions Got You Down?
    Employee leave issues can be exceedingly complicated given the interplay between local, state and federal laws.  If you have questions, hopefully, I can help.  I will be giving a webinar through Lorman on June 23rd at 1 pm EST…
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Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

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

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Jun 27

    Judge Blocks U.S. Department of Labor “Persuader Rule”

    Judge Blocks U.S. Department of Labor “Persuader Rule”
    U.S. District Court Judge Sam R. Cummings in Lubbock, Texas, has issued a preliminary injunction, which blocks the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Persuader Rule” from going into effect on Friday. I have not had a chance to…
  • Jun 24

    School’s out! So what’s with this summer employment law quiz?

    School’s out! So what’s with this summer employment law quiz?
    No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks . . . except for one little quiz on employment law issues that come up during the summer. Don’t worry about your score – I’m told that Teacher already…
  • Jun 24

    Your summer labor and employment reading list — for this week, anyway

    Your summer labor and employment reading list — for this week, anyway
    I was on vacation last week, and so we have a lot of catching up to do. Here’s what’s been going on, from most to least recent: *David Phippen has been keeping us up to date on the U.S. Department of Labor’s…
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