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New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 22

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: 27

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 26

    EEOC Oversight Hearing

    EEOC Oversight Hearing
    image from eeoc.gov The Senate HELP Committee recently conducted oversight hearings on the EEOC's enforcement process (May 19, 2015). The hearings are now available online. The focus of these hearings is primarily on the EEOC's enforcement…
  • May 26

    Novel 4th Circuit Case Applies Nassar

    Novel 4th Circuit Case Applies Nassar
    Jon Harkavy (Patterson Harkavy) sends us word of Foster v. UMES. Here's Jon's description: [Foster v. UMES] is a Fourth Circuit case from late last week that deepens a circuit split about application on summary judgment of UT Southwestern…
  • May 26

    Yearbook of Comparative Labour Law Scholarship 2014

    Yearbook of Comparative Labour Law Scholarship 2014
    Steve Willborn asked me to post. CAS Just published: Yearbook of Comparative Labour Law Scholarship 2014. This is a collection of important articles that were published previously in one of the 25 journals of the International Association of…
Rank this Week: 91

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 27

    “I Don’t Want to Be Alone Anymore” – Refusing to Meet with Female Subordinates One-on-One

    “I Don’t Want to Be Alone Anymore” – Refusing to Meet with Female Subordinates One-on-One
    I confess that when I first heard the story last week that some Capitol Hill lawmakers were refusing to meet alone with female subordinates, I didn’t pay much attention to it.   Lawmakers just being lawmakers. (I was also…
  • May 26

    Quick Update on Connecticut Legislative Proposal

    Quick Update on Connecticut Legislative Proposal
    The Connecticut General Assembly is winding down in the next eight days, but not before some very significant legislation gets a thumbs up or down. As discussed before, the legislature has already passed a bill expanding an employee’s…
  • May 20

    Punitive Damages Not Authorized for State Employment Discrimination Claims, Says Court

    Punitive Damages Not Authorized for State Employment Discrimination Claims, Says Court
    In yesterday’s post, I talked about the case of Tomick v. UPS in looking at the prima facie case for disability discrimination. But the new Appellate Court case may be even more significant for its discussion of punitive damages. …
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • May 25

    Fired from Your Job Based on Discriminatory Ground

    Fired from Your Job Based on Discriminatory Ground
    QUESTION #3 I have been fired from my job because my employer told me I don’t fit into their culture. Is this illegal or a form of discrimination? ANSWER  Termination Without Cause Terminating you because you do not…
  • May 21

    Addressing Legal Issues Related to Mental Health

    Addressing Legal Issues Related to Mental Health
    The Mental Health of Employees at Work Addressing the legal issues related to the mental health of employees at work is one of the more perplexing issues facing employers in Canada. It is because of the nature of this sensitive topic and a…
  • May 19

    Q&A: Unjust Performance Review?

    Q&A: Unjust Performance Review?
    QUESTION  This concerns an unjust annual performance appraisal that will affect my salary. My manager is expecting me to sign or to contest, the bogus appraisal this week. Should I do that? What options do I have? ANSWER You are not…
Rank this Week: 126

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: 158

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • May 27

    “You’re late again!” “Talk to my lawyer.”

    “You’re late again!” “Talk to my lawyer.”
    I’m timely to a fault. I hate being late, and go to great lengths to ensure that I am never tardy for anything. I think it’s annoying to those around me, or least those I live with. Just ask my kids. Do you have the opposite…
  • May 26

    Putting together the puzzle on off-duty emails and overtime

    Putting together the puzzle on off-duty emails and overtime
    Employers, I can see the writing on the wall, and it’s not looking good for your continued reliance on your non-exempt employees using their smartphones off-the-clock. In the past few days, this issue has picked up a ton of momentum.…
  • May 21

    New poll reveals continued risk in Googling job applicant

    New poll reveals continued risk in Googling job applicant
    According to a recently published Harris Poll, 52 percent of employers use social media to research job candidates. This number is up from 43 percent in 2014 and 39 percent in 2013. What information are employers looking…
Rank this Week: 151

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: 156

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: 150

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/
  • May 26

    FCA Whistleblowers Celebrate Partial Victory at Supreme Court

    FCA Whistleblowers Celebrate Partial Victory at Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court handed down a ruling today in Kellogg Brown & Root v. United States ex rel. Carter, holding that whistleblowers don’t get extra time to file civil false-claims lawsuits when the United States is at…
  • May 20

    FCA Settlements Bring In Millions From Medicare Fraud

    FCA Settlements Bring In Millions From Medicare Fraud
    The Department of Justice recently announced the settlements, listed below, in False Claims Act cases. The False Claims Act permits private parties to sue on behalf of the government those who falsely claim federal funds or avoid paying funds…
  • May 19

    Breakthrough in Protecting International Whistleblowers who Report Bribery and Corruption

    Breakthrough in Protecting International Whistleblowers who Report Bribery and Corruption
    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT LIVE INTERNATIONAL WHISTLEBLOWER SEMINAR  26 MAY 2015 The Luna-Centre for Responsible Democracy is co-sponsoring an important international seminar on how whistleblowers from around the world can use U.S. laws…
Rank this Week: 249

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 267

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: 298

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • May 26

    DOL Updates FMLA Forms – Valid through May 2018

    DOL Updates FMLA Forms – Valid through May 2018
    The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has been working for some time on updates to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. On several occasions, DOL extended the expiration dates on the forms while the updates were pending. Now, the…
  • May 22

    CalChamber Board Member Crafts Song/Video to Inspire Gift to Veterans​​​​​​

    CalChamber Board Member Crafts Song/Video to Inspire Gift to Veterans​​​​​​
    Attorney George David Kieffer, a member of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, has composed and directed a song and video to honor the nation’s veterans and raise funds for veterans organizations.…
  • May 21

    “Digital Native” — Watch Out for Code Word

    “Digital Native” — Watch Out for Code Word
    A recent article in Fortune magazine brought attention to a new recruiting trend of employers seeking to hire “digital natives.” According to the article, many employers are starting to use this term in employment ads, causing…
Rank this Week: 310

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 26

    Texas Legislature Pulls Back from Reducing Veteran Benefit

    Texas Legislature Pulls Back from Reducing Veteran Benefit
    Well, the Texas Legislature pulled back from the edge of the precipice. The state legislature came very close to reducing Hazlewood Act benefits for Texas veterans and their children. I previously wrote about that effort to reduce benefits…
  • May 25

    Memorial Day: Thank a Vet

    Memorial Day: Thank a Vet
    Memorial Day is a time to remember those veterans who gave all they had to give for us. I always think of  1SGT Saenz at times like this. Some 100 of us IRR members met at Ft. Jackson on March 13, 2005. We reported to Ft. Jackson, South…
  • May 20

    Plaintiff Loses Spilled Hot Coffee Trial

    Plaintiff Loses Spilled Hot Coffee Trial
    The McDonald’s coffee cup case from New Mexico some 20 years ago is often cited by folks alleging lawsuit abuse. What those folks do not know is the coffee was kept at a very high temperature (above 160 degrees) despite many complaints,…
Rank this Week: 308

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/
  • May 27

    NLRB Dismisses IAM Complaint Against Boeing

    NLRB Dismisses IAM Complaint Against Boeing
    Earlier this month, Claude Harrell, the National Labor Relations Board’s regional director in Atlanta, announced that the Board was dismissing a complaint filed against the Boeing Company by the International Association of Machinists…
  • May 26

    Board ALJ Raps IAM For Threatening Dissident

    Board ALJ Raps IAM For Threatening Dissident
    A National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge ruled recently that the International Association of Machinists Local 839 engaged in unlawful threats of violence against union dissidents.  The IAM was also found to have…
  • May 22

    Washington State Teachers On Strike

    Washington State Teachers On Strike
    Earlier this week, teachers across the state of Washington walked off the job and hit the pickets in order to protest what they believe to be the state legislature’s failure to adequately fund k-12 public schools. A spokesperson for the…
Rank this Week: 366

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/
  • May 26

    OSHA and Chemical Exposure - A Work In Progre

    OSHA and Chemical Exposure - A Work In Progre
    As a part of our ongoing series that looks at the dangers of chemical exposure in the workplace, this post examines how OSHA has handled this important issue. In a previous blog, we examined the fact that OSHA had...
  • May 22

    "Chemical exposure - even for a short time - can have devastating effects"

    "Chemical exposure - even for a short time - can have devastating effects"
    As we've discussed in previous posts, chemical exposure in the workplace can lead to life-altering conditions - and might even prove fatal. If your workplace failed to provide the necessary safety equipment or training regarding hazardous…
  • May 18

    Martin Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

    Martin Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List
    We are pleased to announce that once again, Martin Law has eight lawyers who have been named to the 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Martin Law attorneys have a long tradition of making the list and 2015 marks...
Rank this Week: 378

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • May 25

    Quirky Question #261, When will our employee return?

    Quirky Question #261, When will our employee return?
    Question: We’re a large company with offices in many locations, including in California, Minnesota, Washington and New York City.  We often have disabled employees provide doctors’ notes that say they are unable to work, but…
  • May 13

    Quirky Question #260, Data breach incident response plan

    Quirky Question #260, Data breach incident response plan
    Question: For data breach preparation, what guidance have federal and state regulators issued regarding incident response plans? Answer:  By Melissa Krasnow Organizations are preparing for data incidents and breaches by developing,…
  • May 5

    Quirky Question #259, The FMLA and the ADA: Joined at the Hip

    Quirky Question #259, The FMLA and the ADA: Joined at the Hip
    Question: I work in my company’s HR department and we just had an employee ask for additional time off, even though we’ve already given the employee a bunch of time off we are required to under the FMLA.  I wanted to say…
Rank this Week: 406

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • May 22

    More Company Handbook Provisions Are Held Invalid According to the NLRB

    More Company Handbook Provisions Are Held Invalid According to the NLRB
    National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken a very aggressive approach against employers by requiring them to rescind employee handbook provisions that it deems to be unlawful pursuant to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The post…
  • Apr 9

    NLRB General Counsel Provides Guidance on Lawful and Unlawful Employer Rule

    NLRB General Counsel Provides Guidance on Lawful and Unlawful Employer Rule
    E. Jason Tremblay On March 18, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) General Counsel, Richard Griffin, issued the “Report of the General Counsel Concerning Employer Rules,” a comprehensive report providing…
  • Mar 24

    NLRB Weighs in on Employers’ Right to Monitor Workplace Communication

    NLRB Weighs in on Employers’ Right to Monitor Workplace Communication
    E. Jason Tremblay It has traditionally been understood and recognized that employees do not have an expectation of privacy when using their employer’s computer system and that employers can monitor and control their employees’…
Rank this Week: 423

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

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

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
Rank this Week: 397

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/
  • May 27

    Those without Facebook accounts need not apply. Well, maybe not in one state.

    Those without Facebook accounts need not apply. Well, maybe not in one state.
    Forcing job applicants to disclose social media logins and passwords as a condition of employment is so 2013 — kinda like this crappy blog. So, the State of Oregon is this close to becoming the first state to expand its social media…
  • May 26

    100,000 reasons to take all forms of discrimination seriously

    100,000 reasons to take all forms of discrimination seriously
    And, that includes discrimination against bronies men. Because remember my January post about the EEOC suing Ruby Tuesday, alleging that the restaurant chain discriminated against male employees for temporary assignments? Welp, that case…
  • May 22

    Just how nervous should companies be about FLSA lawsuits over employee smartphone use? (Hint: very)

    Just how nervous should companies be about FLSA lawsuits over employee smartphone use? (Hint: very)
    “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.” (I’m pretty sure that was from Ferris Bueller) Yesterday, in the Wall Street Journal, I read Lauren Weber’s article “Can You Sue the Boss…
Rank this Week: 549

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • May 13

    Utah LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law Goes Into Effect

    Utah LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law Goes Into Effect
    The folks at KUER ran a report yesterday on Utah’s ground breaking LGBT antidiscrimination law, which went into effect yesterday. Titled the Antidiscrimination and Religious Freedom Act, the law prohibits workplace discrimination on the…
  • Apr 14

    Are You Ready to be Ambushed? NLRB’s New “Quickie Election” Rules Become Effective

    Are You Ready to be Ambushed? NLRB’s New “Quickie Election” Rules Become Effective
    As we have previously reported here and here, the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) new rules governing union representation elections go into effect today, April 14, 2015. Congress passed a resolution disapproving…
  • Apr 1

    No Joke: Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance Becomes Law

    No Joke: Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance Becomes Law
    Here’s a couple updates related to the Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinace.  Alas for Seattle employers, this is no April Fools joke. Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance Becomes Law As we’ve blogged about before,…
Rank this Week: 520

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/
  • Mar 13

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Windmill Farms Nurseries, Inc., pays $40,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The EEOC charged the company with subjecting a female employee, Sheila…
  • Feb 11

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice
    So one of the websites that I love to utilize to attract good clients is LegalMatch. It is a website that allows people who have a legal claim to post cases and find lawyers who concentrate on such cases. This saves the client time and…
  • Feb 10

    Hot Wheel City Pays $20,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Hot Wheel City Pays $20,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Hot Wheel City pays $20,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. The multi-count lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). Published accounts indicate that Hot Wheel City subjected a…
Rank this Week: 551

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/
  • Jan 24

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!
    Effective January 1, 2015, Florida’s minimum wage is $8.05 per hour. Tipped employees must be paid at least $5.03 per hour. Need help complying with federal or Florida wage laws? Are you owed money from your employer for minimum wage or…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 484

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • May 27

    Third Circuit Defines "Overnight Stay" for FMLA

    Third Circuit Defines "Overnight Stay" for FMLA
    Under the FMLA, eligible employees of covered employers may take leave for a "serious health condition" (or to care for a family member with such a condition). A "serious health condition" is defined to include "inpatient care in a hospital."…
  • May 26

    Reflections from a First Year Adjunct

    Reflections from a First Year Adjunct
    Well, I survived. I made it through my first year of teaching employment law (LER201 - The Employment Relationship: Law and Policy) at Penn State. I figured I'd jot down some thoughts.It's harder than I thought. More accurately: it's more…
  • May 21

    May Edition of Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE! #ELBC

    May Edition of Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE! #ELBC
    This month, Jon Hyman hosts: Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Wreck of the Old 97” Edition #ELBC. He went with an Old 97s theme. I was not familiar with the band. However, by pure coincidence I was listening to Rhett…
Rank this Week: 564

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/
  • May 26

    “Suffer or Permit” Case Again Shows Danger Of Implicitly Requiring Overtime

    “Suffer or Permit” Case Again Shows Danger Of Implicitly Requiring Overtime
    I have often warned clients that simply having a policy against working unauthorized overtime does not immunize an employer against a successful lawsuit claiming payment for off-the-clock work.  A recent case (yet again) proves this…
  • May 18

    Bigger Rigs Are Better In the Trucking Industry, Says the Third Circuit

    Bigger Rigs Are Better In the Trucking Industry, Says the Third Circuit
    In March, the Third Circuit joined other circuits in its ruling in McMaster v. Eastern Armored Services, Inc.  that trucking companies are not relieved from the payment of overtime wages to their employees whose job “in whole…
  • May 13

    Third Circuit Clarifies Meaning Of “Interstate Commerce” In Motor Carrier Exemption Suit

    Third Circuit Clarifies Meaning Of “Interstate Commerce” In Motor Carrier Exemption Suit
    When analyzing the so-called motor carrier exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 USC 213(b)(1), controversies often arise as to whether the drivers are involved in “interstate commerce.” This is because, as a rule, the…
Rank this Week: 693

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

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

    Texas Supreme Court Reverses Million Dollar Verdict in Retaliation Case

    Texas Supreme Court Reverses Million Dollar Verdict in Retaliation Case
    Last week the Texas Supreme Court reversed a $1 million jury verdict in a retaliation case arising under state law. In San Antonio Water Systems v. Nichols, the court held that the former employee’s confrontation of a male executive…
  • Apr 27

    Texas Employers Should Educate Themselves on Dealing with Transgender Employee

    Texas Employers Should Educate Themselves on Dealing with Transgender Employee
    Diane Sawyer’s primetime interview with Bruce Jenner where he confirmed that he is transgender, and more closely identifies with the female rather than male gender, has raised awareness on the issues that affect these…
  • Apr 17

    Oilfield Service Providers Should Consider WARN Act Implications Prior to Making Job Cut

    Oilfield Service Providers Should Consider WARN Act Implications Prior to Making Job Cut
    The price of oil has dropped significantly from its 2014 highs and the effect of this drop is trickling down to the oil field service providers.  Energy exploration and production companies are drastically cutting their capital…
Rank this Week: 608

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • 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…
  • Mar 11

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?
    You’ll have read or heard by now that court fees went up on Monday or, to be more accurate, sat on a rocket and went into the stratosphere quicker than Jeremy Clarkson punching a producer (allegedly). For disputes between £10,000…
  • Oct 11

    Out and About

    Out and About
    At Crane & Staples we don’t believe in sitting at our desks waiting for the world to come to us: we like to get out and about, shake a few hands, meet some new faces and hopefully meet some old ones too.  We don’t tend to…
Rank this Week: 613

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 15

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary
    Yesterday the Department of Labor issued a number of proposed rules related to retirement plans, conflict of interest, providing investment advice and the definition of “fiduciary.”  Since the original proposed rule was…
  • Apr 8

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”
    Earlier this week, Starbucks announced that it is expanding its tuition reimbursement program to include more employees.  One article I read actually referred to as it as a “tuition plan.”  I don’t pretend to…
  • Apr 1

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document
    It seems that everyone has a smart phone or a tablet and I can’t think of anyone I know who does not have internet access at home.  Consequently, plan sponsors ask all the time if they can just e-mail plan documents to employees to…
Rank this Week: 698

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/
  • Mar 31

    In Like a Lion, Out Like a . . . . . Backup?

    In Like a Lion, Out Like a . . . . . Backup?
    I started the day today pondering an age-old question.  Here in Central New Jersey March undeniably came in like a lion.  Today, the last day of the month, will it go out like a lion or, consistent with the old saying, like a lamb?…
  • Mar 28

    Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case

    Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case
    The closely watched gender discrimination case of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, her former employer, has ended in a clean win for Kleiner Perkins.  At least in the courtroom.  Kleiner Perkins, in case you're not familiar with it, is…
  • Mar 22

    EEOC Slammed Again for Relying Upon Unsupportable "Expert" Opinion

    EEOC Slammed Again for Relying Upon Unsupportable "Expert" Opinion
    I can't add much to the Employment Class Action Blog's report on EEOC v. Freeman (4th Cir. 2015). Suffice it to say that the EEOC got caught - again - with its hand in the intellectual cookie jar, relying upon bogus expert opinion.…
Rank this Week: 644

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

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

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

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

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

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

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 579

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: 680

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Covers the working world. By Charles A. Krugel.

http://www.charlesakrugel.com/
Rank this Week: 632

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 27

    The Effective Early American State

    The Effective Early American State
    Max Edling, A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State (2014).Roman HoyosFor those of us working on the relationship between law and the American state, Max Edling’s first book, A Revolution in Favor of Government, was…
  • May 26

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution
    Gregory Ablavsky, Beyond the Indian Commerce Clause, 124 Yale L.J. 1012 (2015).Bethany BergerFederal Indian law fits awkwardly in American constitutional doctrine, so much so that Justice Clarence Thomas has declared it “to say the…
  • May 25

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?
    Russell M. Gold, Beyond the Judicial Fourth Amendment: The Prosecutor’s Role, 47 UC Davis L. Rev. 1591 (2014).Rebecca RoipheThis is a bad time for the police officers. Last year, a series of cases in New York federal court exposed…
Rank this Week: 710

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/
  • May 26

    Federal Agencies Study Workplace Bullying

    Federal Agencies Study Workplace Bullying
    While federal and state laws to address workplace bullying remain elusive, the U.S. government is moving forward to address the problem. The  U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) recently placed “nonsexual…
  • May 22

    Judicial Conference: To Whom it May Concern

    Judicial Conference: To Whom it May Concern
    The evidence has been building for years that federal courts are hostile to discrimination plaintiffs, and that corporate plaintiffs fare much better than individual plaintiffs. The U.S. Courts were created under Article III of the…
  • May 20

    More Evidence Fed. Cts Hostile to Individual Plaintiff

    More Evidence Fed. Cts Hostile to Individual Plaintiff
    New evidence shows that a 2009 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows judges to dismiss cases based on their “common sense” has led to a sharp increase in the dismissal lawsuits filed by individuals  but virtually…
Rank this Week: 910

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: 714

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • May 25

    Pa. Atty. General Supports Chief of Staff Despite Harassment Charge

    Pa. Atty. General Supports Chief of Staff Despite Harassment Charge
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane doesn’t intend to remove Chief of Staff Jonathan Duecker from his post, despite allegations by Deputy Attorney General Kathleen Kluk accusing Duecker of sexually harassing her. Duecker, who…
  • May 18

    L.A. Businesses Seek to Count Tips Toward Minimum Wage Requirement

    L.A. Businesses Seek to Count Tips Toward Minimum Wage Requirement
    As Los Angeles city leaders ponder the steps they need to take to increase wages across the city, business owners are pushing hard to have tips counted toward minimum wage requirements for workers in the restaurant industry and other service…
  • May 11

    DOL Lawsuit Seeks $600K in Back Wages for Restaurant Worker

    DOL Lawsuit Seeks $600K in Back Wages for Restaurant Worker
    The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against the owners of two restaurants in Ames, Iowa, alleging they failed to pay workers the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour as well as additional payments for overtime as required by law. The…
Rank this Week: 857

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/
  • May 22

    More Discord In Treatment of CFAA "Exceeds Authorized Access" Claim

    More Discord In Treatment of CFAA "Exceeds Authorized Access" Claim
    The scholarship and divergence of opinion on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act's reach has become so pervasive that the issues no longer seem as complex as they once did.Most practitioners still are not familiar with the CFAA, and since it's…
  • May 8

    Supreme Court of Wisconsin Follows Majority Rule on Non-Compete Consideration

    Supreme Court of Wisconsin Follows Majority Rule on Non-Compete Consideration
    Wisconsin generally is known as a pro-employee state when it comes to enforcement of non-compete agreements. However, last week it gave employers a fairly significant victory in Runzheimer Int'l, Ltd. v. Friedlen, when the state supreme court…
  • May 1

    On Predatory Lawsuits and Bad Faith in Trade Secrets Claims, California Continues to Lead the Way

    On Predatory Lawsuits and Bad Faith in Trade Secrets Claims, California Continues to Lead the Way
    Trade secrets claim are inherently fraught with a startling reality: they have the potential to morph into opportunistic litigation.What I mean by this is that a party can use a trade secrets lawsuit for a purpose unrelated to the merits. Put…
Rank this Week: 716

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

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

    Rhode Island Supreme Court finds arbitrator improperly ignored management-rights clause

    Rhode Island Supreme Court finds arbitrator improperly ignored management-rights clause
    Grievant was an officer for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. The Department received information that two officers were smoking marijuana in a department vehicle while on duty. An investigation uncovered that one officer had in…
  • May 10

    Quick Hits - Law Enforcement

    Quick Hits - Law Enforcement
    Officer's admission to growing large amounts marijuana doesn't justify immediate dismissalGrievant was employed as a police officer for the City of Buffalo. He was the subject of criminal and internal affairs investigations which…
  • May 3

    Connecticut Supreme Court clarifies use of public policy in challenges to arbitration award

    Connecticut Supreme Court clarifies use of public policy in challenges to arbitration award
    Since first recognizing a public policy exception to the general rule of deference to arbitrator's awards, the Connecticut Supreme Court has issued six decisions in which an employer has sought to vacate, on public policy grounds, an…
Rank this Week: 901

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • May 13

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic
    I am fascinated how new technology challenges existing legal and judicial ethics rules and canons. An article forthcoming in University of Illinois Law Review, written by Eric Goldman and Angel Reyes, III titled, "Regulation of…
  • May 12

    Chemerinsky on the Uniform Bar Exam

    Chemerinsky on the Uniform Bar Exam
    In an LA Times editorial yesterday, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Cal-Irvine Law, urges California to adopt the standardized Uniform Bar Exam. New York has recently done the same. Craig Estlinbaum
  • May 11

    Book Review Highlight; Clark, Cross-Examination Handbook

    Book Review Highlight; Clark, Cross-Examination Handbook
    Professors Clark, Dekle, Sr. and Bailey just published the second edition of Cross Examination Handbook. We reviewed the first edition of this book and this edition is even better. I have cross examined thousands of witnesses over my 29…
Rank this Week: 892

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
Rank this Week: 847

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 741

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 763

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Mar 4

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee
    The California Supreme Court has decided to grant review in Laffitte v. Robert Half International (Brennan) (2014) 180 Cal.Rptr.3d 136. The case addresses whether, under Serrano v. Priest (1977) 20 Cal.3d 25, the trial court can anchor its…
  • Dec 29

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie
    AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 goes into effect on January 1, 2015 (although paid sick leave accrual does not begin until July 1, 2015). Starting with the new year, employers must comply with AB 1522's...
  • Oct 16

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
Rank this Week: 884

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: 893

That's What She Said

That's What She Said

Analyzes the settlement value for employment law violations on the NBC TV show "The Office." By Ford & Harrison.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/thatswhatshesaid/
  • May 30

    Time to say goodbye (for now)

    Time to say goodbye (for now)
    Series Litigation Value: various harassment, discrimination, and bizarre workers’ compensation matters = astronomical; future employment matters due to Dwight taking over as Regional Manager = enough to keep Dunder Mifflin’s…
  • May 17

    Finale

    Finale
    Litigation Value:  Bless your heart if you’re still keeping track at this point. This blog has always focused on bad behavior.  We tease out employment law issues by writing about the characters who do things in the workplace…
  • May 13

    No nonsense

    No nonsense
    Litigation Value:  Office romance with the new Regional Manager (and A.A.R.M.) = fodder for a potential sexual harassment claim; eliminating nonsense from the workplace = every human resources manager’s dream; Dwight giving up a…
Rank this Week: 715