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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: 12

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: 44

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/
  • Mar 24

    South Texas: Bankruptcy Symposium

    South Texas: Bankruptcy Symposium
    South Texas Law Review's "Symposium: Bankruptcy Best Practices from the Bench and Bar," held in October 2013, is now in print: "A Survey of Sanctions in Bankruptcy Courts: The Fifth Circuit and Beyond (Robin Russell) "A…
  • Mar 19

    Weber, Accidentally on Purpose: Intent in Disability Discrimination Law

    Weber, Accidentally on Purpose: Intent in Disability Discrimination Law
    Professor Mark Weber has just posted an interesting article on SSRN which will appear in Boston College Law Review. The abstract provides as follows: American disability discrimination laws contain few intent requirements. Yet courts…
  • Mar 12

    Graduate Assistant Strike at NYU

    Graduate Assistant Strike at NYU
    Graduate Assistants at NYU have been on strike for awhile. An article discussing the strike and NYU's recent threats from Inside Education can be found here. As readers to this blog as well as my former students all know, in...
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • Mar 26

    Young v. UPS Musings and an Open Thread

    Young v. UPS Musings and an Open Thread
    As we all know by now, the Supreme Court issued its decision yesterday in Young v. UPS, which resulted in a 6-3 victory for the plaintiff. Congratulations to friend-of-blog Sam Bagenstos, who was closely involved in the case and provided...
  • Mar 25

    Young v. UPS: SCOTUS Interprets the PDA

    Young v. UPS: SCOTUS Interprets the PDA
    The Supreme Court issued an opinion today in Young v. UPS, a case concerning whether a pregnant woman denied a light duty accommodation under a policy that accommodated injuries caused on the job with light duty assignments, but did not...
  • Mar 21

    Bernt on Crowd Work and Volunteerism

    Bernt on Crowd Work and Volunteerism
    Lisa Bernt (Visiting scholar, Northeastern) has just posted on SSRN her very interesting piece, "Suppressing the Mischief: New Work, Old Problems". This article was part of a symposium issue, "Employed or Just Working?:…
Rank this Week: 69

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    In Employment Litigation, the Best Defense is a Good Defense

    In Employment Litigation, the Best Defense is a Good Defense
    It’s a busy week in employment law. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court case decided Young v. UPS — a case about pregnancy discrimination. I’ll have more on that case in an upcoming post (in the meantime, check out Jon…
  • Mar 23

    Free Speech in the Workplace Gets Another Day in Court

    Free Speech in the Workplace Gets Another Day in Court
    Tomorrow, the Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments in Trusz v. UBS. It’s case I’ve mentioned before and even made a prediction about the case back at the start of the year. I’m not going to discuss it in detail…
  • Mar 20

    Consistency in Arguments is Key for Labor Arbitration

    Consistency in Arguments is Key for Labor Arbitration
    My colleague, Jarad Lucan, returns today to recap a notable labor case that the Connecticut Appellate court decided this week (but officially released on March 24, 2015).  It’s worth a read, even for non-union types, if only to…
Rank this Week: 126

Employment Law Essentials UK

Employment Law Essentials UK

Reports breaking news and the latest laws and cases and explains what they mean for small and medium sized organisations in the UK. By Carolyn Mumby.

http://elemembers.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 25

    Four cases brought by practising Christian

    Four cases brought by practising Christian
    The European Court of Human Rights has given judgment in four cases brought by practising Christians who argued that UK law had failed to protect their right to manifest their religion at work. Ms Eweida worked for British Airways as a member…
  • Feb 25

    Four cases brought by practising Christian

    Four cases brought by practising Christian
    The European Court of Human Rights has given judgment in four cases brought by practising Christians who argued that UK law had failed to protect their right to manifest their religion at work. Ms Eweida worked for British Airways as a member…
  • Dec 5

    Definition of disability is considered by the EAT

    Definition of disability is considered by the EAT
    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that a life-long condition that makes a person more prone to infections may not amount to a disability. The individual, in this case, had been diagnosed with Selective IgA Deficiency, a life-long…
Rank this Week: 142

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/
  • Mar 27

    Maryland Senate Broadens Whistleblower Proctection

    Maryland Senate Broadens Whistleblower Proctection
    On March 24 the Maryland State Senate passed the Maryland False Claims Act.  The Act, if passed by the House, would widen Maryland’s current protections to include state and local government contractors.  The currently…
  • Mar 25

    Whistleblower Advocacy Group Warns OSC Proposed Rule for Federal Contractors May Cause Harm

    Whistleblower Advocacy Group Warns OSC Proposed Rule for Federal Contractors May Cause Harm
    In January the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) proposed a rule that it claims would extend protections under the Civil Service Reform Act and the Whistleblower Protection Act to employees of federal contractors.  However, as my…
  • Mar 23

    Big Win For Whistleblowers At Labor Department

    Big Win For Whistleblowers At Labor Department
    Washington, D.C. March 23, 2015. The U.S. Department of Labor’s top whistleblower appeals board issued a 3-2 ruling setting forth the burdens of proof in corporate whistleblower cases.  The decision, issued on Friday, March 20th by…
Rank this Week: 182

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/
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeal Rules on Retroactivity of Whistleblower Statute

    Court of Appeal Rules on Retroactivity of Whistleblower Statute
    A frequent issue over the last several years has been whether a plaintiff must exhaust administrative remedies under Labor Code section 98.7 by filing a claim with the Labor Commissioner before filing a statutory whistleblower action under…
  • Jan 6

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year to all of you. Last year was a terrific one personally and professionally for me. I hope that yours was as well and that 2015 will be even better.
  • Nov 26

    In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases: Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Certification in Meal Period Class Action

    In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases: Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Certification in Meal Period Class Action
    In In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases (10/23/14, pub. 11/13/14) --- Cal.App.4th ---, the plaintiffs sought to certify a class of hourly employees on the theory that Walgreens propounded a lawful meal period policy, but in practice…
Rank this Week: 181

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: 191

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/
  • Mar 27

    WIRTW #361 (the “#RaceTogether” edition)

    WIRTW #361 (the “#RaceTogether” edition)
    Have you heard the one about the coffee chain that wants its employees to engage customers about issues of race and racism in America? Here are the best things I read this past week on this issue, courtesy of Robin Shea’s Employment…
  • Mar 27

    BREAKING: FMLA’s “same-sex spouse” rule on hold, for now

    BREAKING: FMLA’s “same-sex spouse” rule on hold, for now
    Today, the new rule that would permit FMLA benefits for same-sex spouses was to take effect. However, late yesterday, a federal judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction [pdf] temporarily halting the rule. The plaintiffs—the…
  • Mar 26

    I’ll give you one guess where the NLRB is holding its “ambush election” training?

    I’ll give you one guess where the NLRB is holding its “ambush election” training?
    Since I’ve already provided more than 3,000 words of quality labor-and-employment content this week, today’s post will be on the (much) shorter side. On April 14, the NLRB’s “ambush election” rules take effect.…
Rank this Week: 222

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: 257

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: 248

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/
  • Mar 27

    Theorising Global Justice

    Theorising Global Justice
    Frank J. Garcia, Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes, Cambridge University Press (2013).Sean CoyleIn a letter to the semi-pagan Nectarius (Epistle 91, §4), Saint Augustine sets forth one of the most…
  • Mar 25

    Internet Payment Blockades: SOPA and PIPA in Disguise? Or Worse?

    Internet Payment Blockades: SOPA and PIPA in Disguise? Or Worse?
    Annemarie Bridy, Internet Payment Blockades, Fla. L. Rev (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Stacey DoganThe law of intermediary liability in intellectual property reflects a constant struggle for balance. On the one hand, rights owners…
  • Mar 24

    Can the Supportive State be Non-intrusive?

    Can the Supportive State be Non-intrusive?
    Wendy A. Bach, The Hyperregulatory State: Women, Race, Poverty, and Support, 25 Yale J.L. & Feminism 317 (2014).Katharine BartlettTwo truths that feminists hold to be self-evident are: (1) that this society requires a more pro-active,…
Rank this Week: 287

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Sep 9

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”
    I’ve said it over and over again: Don’t Talk To The Police. But… If you don’t talk to the police, and you are not white, is this what happens?…
  • Aug 21

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.
    I’ve written several times about how to deal with the police. I’ve raised the issue and flogged it until I’m hoarse. But I want to thank Sunil Dutta who wrote the Opinion in Sunday’s Washington Post. He makes my points…
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
Rank this Week: 323

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Mar 28

    Stamer, Others Discuss Employer, Health Plan Implications Of Anthem Breach on 4/2

    Stamer, Others Discuss Employer, Health Plan Implications Of Anthem Breach on 4/2
    Recent data breaches by Anthem, Premera and other health plan vendors present significant legal and practical responsibilities and consequences for health plans, their employer and other sponsors, fiduciaries, administrators, service…
  • Mar 27

    Congress Passess Joint Resolution Overturning NLRB “Quickie Election Rule”

    Congress Passess Joint Resolution Overturning NLRB “Quickie Election Rule”
    The new Republican Majority in Congress is moving quickly to attack and overturn a series of pro-union rules implemented under the leadership of the Obama Administration. Today, for instance, a Joint Resolution that seeks to invalidate the…
  • Mar 27

    IRS Changes Plan Correction Procedure

    IRS Changes Plan Correction Procedure
    Revenue Procedure 2015-27 contains modifications to Revenue Procedure 2013-12, 2013-4 I.R.B. 313.  The modifications reflected in this revenue procedure include miscellaneous changes made to improve EPCRS, such as reducing VCP…
Rank this Week: 346

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: 350

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

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

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

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

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

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

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 340

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 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.…
  • Mar 20

    Can a Severance Offer Be Revoked by an Employer Before the Expiration of the 21 Day Review Period?

    Can a Severance Offer Be Revoked by an Employer Before the Expiration of the 21 Day Review Period?
    A few months ago a business offered an employee a severance package.  The employee was age-protected (age 40+), a release was desired by the employer as a condition of paying the severance, and the severance agreement therefore contained…
Rank this Week: 375

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
Rank this Week: 400

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Disparate Impact of Criminal Convictions and Black and Hispanic Men

    Disparate Impact of Criminal Convictions and Black and Hispanic Men
    Yarelyn Mena and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq.  Many companies require their job applicants to undergo criminal conviction checks as part of the hiring process, and use that information to make hiring decisions. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act…
  • Mar 23

    Class Action Against Wal-Mart for Failing to Follow Its Own Employee Handbook

    Class Action Against Wal-Mart for Failing to Follow Its Own Employee Handbook
    Daniela Adao and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Most employees never read their employee handbooks even though such handbooks contain important information that sets the framework for, and terms of, their employment relationships. Employee handbooks…
  • Mar 20

    Challenges That Americans with Epilepsy Face in Employement

    Challenges That Americans with Epilepsy Face in Employement
    Ciera Ambrose and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Epilepsy is one of the most common and serious neurological disorders, affecting approximately 65 million people globally. Adult onset epilepsy is particularly devastating because developing a…
Rank this Week: 430

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/
  • Mar 23

    Inside Baseball: How Sub-Standard Wages in Minor League Baseball Illuminate Labor Law

    Inside Baseball: How Sub-Standard Wages in Minor League Baseball Illuminate Labor Law
    Minor league baseball players may be getting the short end of the baseball bat when it comes to their wages. Ongoing litigation on behalf of 34 former minor league players against Major League Baseball (MLB), all 30 big-league teams, and…
  • Mar 16

    Minor League Baseball Players Often Earn Below Minimum Wage

    Minor League Baseball Players Often Earn Below Minimum Wage
    Although many people may suggest that Major League Baseball (MLB) players possibly make too much money, the opposite is true for their Minor League counterparts. In the wake of a growing lawsuit against MLB, research has come to…
  • Mar 9

    Class Action Suit Against TGI Friday’s Restaurant Focuses on Racial Discrimination

    Class Action Suit Against TGI Friday’s Restaurant Focuses on Racial Discrimination
    Here’s a New York discrimination story that’s sparked thousands of conservations (and no doubt many arguments as well) among residents of the entire Big Apple. The chain restaurant, TGI Friday’s, recent closed its Manhattan…
Rank this Week: 468

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/
  • Mar 24

    Finding a Needle in a Stack of Needles: DOL Makes Hay on Bad Plan

    Finding a Needle in a Stack of Needles: DOL Makes Hay on Bad Plan
    The DOL fiscal year facts sheet for 2014 has some real interesting (and scary) facts.  The DOL claims that the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) oversees the administration of 684,000 retirement plans, 2.4 million health…
  • Mar 19

    What Makes An Average Defined Contribution Plan?

    What Makes An Average Defined Contribution Plan?
    When I am meeting with plan sponsors to review the specifics of their defined contribution retirement plans, I am routinely asked about how they compare to other plans.  Notwithstanding the variety of sizes of plans, it’s not…
  • Mar 9

    ERISA Equitable Relief: Reversing Rochow

    ERISA Equitable Relief: Reversing Rochow
    Previously I had written about the 6th Circuit’s expansion of what constitutes appropriate remedies under ERISA, when it affirmed a judgment directing a disability insurer to pay not just benefits due, but also $2.8 million in…
Rank this Week: 553

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
  • Mar 17

    Thinking about selling For Sale By Owner?

    Thinking about selling For Sale By Owner?
    With both interest rates and home inventory starting the year at lows we haven't seen in a long time, this may be the best opportunity for you to sell your home for the most profit.  Most people hire a Realtor to help them through the…
  • Mar 2

    Grandparent and Great-Grandparent Visitation

    Grandparent and Great-Grandparent Visitation
    I am frequently asked about grandparent and/or great-grandparent visitation.  Iowa Code Section 600C.1 discusses the circumstances in which a grandparent and/or great-grandparent may petition the court for visitation with a grandchild…
Rank this Week: 574

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/
  • Mar 18

    Changes to the Human Rights Code and its impact

    Changes to the Human Rights Code and its impact
    In light of the 2008 changes to the Human Rights Code (Code), it is possible for an employee to file a wrongful dismissal lawsuit and receive Human Rights damages without first appealing to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. In Lee Partridge…
  • Mar 6

    Employment contracts and their validity

    Employment contracts and their validity
    There is the possibility that an employment contract may or may not hold up in Court.  This is why it is recommended that a legal professional review documents of this nature. Daniel Lublin, Toronto employment lawyer discusses the…
  • Feb 18

    Addictions in the workplace- can I fire my alcoholic employee?

    Addictions in the workplace- can I fire my alcoholic employee?
    The workplace environment brings a number of people together under one roof which may include employees with addictions. There are no clear cut ways of identifying someone as an alcoholic. However, there may be signs during the course of…
Rank this Week: 591

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: 563

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 586

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Marriage Equality and the FMLA

    Marriage Equality and the FMLA
    The Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in United States v. Windsor created a lot of uncertainty in the area of federal employment benefits. Because the federal government’s definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman…
  • Jan 12

    Lawsuits, Discovery, and the Right to Privacy In the Context of Social Media

    Lawsuits, Discovery, and the Right to Privacy In the Context of Social Media
    A party’s “right to privacy” in the context of social media is the subject for numerous motions in civil litigation.  The scenario goes like this:  Plaintiff sues defendant, alleging injuries.  Defendants…
  • Dec 4

    Facebook Threats Constitute Legitimate Grounds for Termination

    Facebook Threats Constitute Legitimate Grounds for Termination
    Earlier this week, I wrote about the issue of threats made via Facebook constitute constitutionally protected speech.  Today’s post also is about threats made via Facebook but in the context of the workplace.  The case,…
Rank this Week: 597

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

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

    Texas judge puts FMLA rule’s new definition of spouse on hold

    Texas judge puts FMLA rule’s new definition of spouse on hold
    For the time being, employers in states that don’t recognize same-sex marriage don’t have to comply with a new rule changing the definition of spouse under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The rule was to take effect on…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court clarifies employer obligations related to pregnant worker

    Supreme Court clarifies employer obligations related to pregnant worker
    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that employers need to treat pregnant employees under job restrictions the same way they treat nonpregnant employees who are temporarily similarly unable to perform their jobs. The Court ruled 6-3 on March 25…
  • Mar 13

    Utah passes historic legislation against sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination

    Utah passes historic legislation against sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination
    by Ryan B. Frazier On March 12, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed into law newly enacted legislation aimed at preventing employment and housing discrimination against gays, lesbians, and transgender individuals. The monumental legislation…
Rank this Week: 667

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/
  • Mar 27

    Chamber Fires Another Round At Quickie Election Rule

    Chamber Fires Another Round At Quickie Election Rule
    This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other trade groups filed a Motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, arguing that the National Labor Relations Board’s “quickie election” rules should be…
  • Mar 25

    Teamsters Target Bay Area Shuttle Bus Driver

    Teamsters Target Bay Area Shuttle Bus Driver
    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Teamsters) have been waging a campaign to organize shuttle bus drivers working at Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation’s headquarters in San Francisco, CA.  In a sign that the…
  • Mar 24

    Chairman Pearce Testifies Before House

    Chairman Pearce Testifies Before House
    Yesterday, National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce was called to testify at a House of Representatives budget hearing.  Chairman Pearce’s testimony covered a wide range of topics, beginning with the Board’s…
Rank this Week: 726

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: 722

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/
  • Mar 27

    Employers may not like NLRB General Counsel report on handbook rule

    Employers may not like NLRB General Counsel report on handbook rule
    Thanks very much to David Phippen from our Metro D.C. Office for letting me get some depositions taken this week and allowing me to republish his analysis here. As we have previously reported, the National Labor Relations Board in…
  • Mar 27

    BREAKING: FMLA “spousal” rule on hold for now

    BREAKING: FMLA “spousal” rule on hold for now
    The new rule defining “spouse” for purposes of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act was set to take effect today. But a federal judge in Texas yesterday temporarily blocked the rule from going into effect after…
  • Mar 25

    Today’s SCOTUS pregnancy decision in 1:14

    Today’s SCOTUS pregnancy decision in 1:14
    Today’s majority opinion of the Supreme Court in the Young pregnancy accommodation case reminded me of this scene: Employers are Jennifer Anniston, and Justice Breyer is Mike Judge. I’ll be back with some real…
Rank this Week: 651

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/
  • Mar 26

    New Jersey Missclassification Wage and Hour Suit

    New Jersey Missclassification Wage and Hour Suit
    An interesting case coming out of New Jersey… We often blog about “misclassification” which is a laconic way of referring to the misclassification of employees as something other than employees, such as independent…
  • Mar 23

    Supreme Court Sides with USDOL on Its Right To Issue New Guidance on Exempt Status of Mortgage Broker

    Supreme Court Sides with USDOL on Its Right To Issue New Guidance on Exempt Status of Mortgage Broker
    I have followed this protracted saga for years, since I wrote an article for the Banking Law Journal in 2001 on the issue of exempt status of mortgage brokers.  Then, in 2010, the US Department of Labor issued a “white paper”…
  • Mar 11

    Payless Shoes Settles Another FLSA Executive Exemption Misclassification Suit

    Payless Shoes Settles Another FLSA Executive Exemption Misclassification Suit
    On the crest of the FLSA collective action wave that has swept the nation in recent years is the never-ending parade of exemption misclassification cases targeting Manager/Assistant Manager positions.  In yet another iteration of this…
Rank this Week: 621

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • 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…
  • May 12

    Conciliate not Litigate

    Conciliate not Litigate
    Early Conciliation  (EC) via ACAS has now been with us for over a month, and it has been mandatory since 6th May for all new disputes to be referred to ACAS before an Employment Tribunal claim can be commenced.  ACAS will, for free,…
Rank this Week: 640

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: 711

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Mar 27

    Same Sex Marriage Rule set to go in effect today halted by court

    Same Sex Marriage Rule set to go in effect today halted by court
    We reported in February on a Department of Labor (DOL) rule permitting same sex partners who are legally married to take FMLA leave to care for their spouse, regardless of whether they live in a state that recognizes same sex marriage…
  • Mar 27

    New “significant burden” test for pregnancy discrimination

    New “significant burden” test for pregnancy discrimination
    Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and answered the question of how to apply the law to an employer’s policy that accommodates many, but not all, workers with…
  • Mar 24

    More caution from the NLRB to employers with broad handbook prohibition

    More caution from the NLRB to employers with broad handbook prohibition
    Similar to our blog post last week on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel’s guidance memorandum on employee handbooks, a NLRB administrative law judge (ALJ) last week ruled that two handbook provisions that once…
Rank this Week: 857

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/
  • Mar 27

    Supreme Court Addresses Pregnant Worker

    Supreme Court Addresses Pregnant Worker
    The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its decision in Young v. UPS. Young concerned a female driver who became pregnant and was then refused an accommodation involving lifting restrictions. She could not lift over a certain weight limit. The…
  • Mar 26

    SGT Bergdahl Charged with Desertion

    SGT Bergdahl Charged with Desertion
    SGT Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty. The charges will go before an Art. 32 hearing, which is equivalent to a grand jury. He may not spend any time in prison, since he served five…
  • Mar 23

    Jury Finds in Favor of Veteran and “Goldie”

    Jury Finds in Favor of Veteran and “Goldie”
    The jury in Alonzo-Miranda v. Schlumberger Technology has returned a verdict. The jury found in favor of the veteran and awarded him $29,000 in total damages. That amount includes $5,386.50 in lost overtime wages and $23,205 in compensatory…
Rank this Week: 776

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/
  • Mar 6

    Minnesota's Justification Rule Shield Employer Liability on Non-Compete Claim

    Minnesota's Justification Rule Shield Employer Liability on Non-Compete Claim
    The economics of non-competes often don't work.Injunctive relief is expensive and sometimes yields a hollow remedy if customers start to bolt regardless. As for damages, many employees aren't collectible.This is where the new employer comes…
  • Mar 4

    Central District of Illinois Explains Its Disagreement With Fifield Consideration Rule

    Central District of Illinois Explains Its Disagreement With Fifield Consideration Rule
    At this rate, I should have about 20 blog posts this year concerning Illinois' controversial Fifield rule.As I have explained in numerous posts, Illinois appears to have a unique rule concerning the type of consideration needed to…
  • Feb 20

    Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal Would Broaden CFAA

    Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal Would Broaden CFAA
    The Obama Administration has been active in addressing concerns related to cybersecurity and trade secrets theft. In 2013, the Administration rolled its strategy to mitigate trade secrets theft - the first of its kind executive-level white…
Rank this Week: 817

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property
    If you live in Florida and own property in another state an ancillary administration will be necessary upon the death of the owner(s) of that property. This special probate administration will be in addition to the administration you have…
  • Oct 29

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection
    Many times we get questions from clients asking if their revocable trust provides asset protection from creditors. The answer to this is the typical legal answer "It Depends". That is it depends on who owes the money. In Florida a…
  • Oct 28

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
Rank this Week: 821

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Nov 3

    EEOC Sues Fed Ex for Discrimination Against Deaf Employee

    EEOC Sues Fed Ex for Discrimination Against Deaf Employee
    On October 10, 2014, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (FedEx) for its discrimination against deaf and hard-of-hearing package handlers and job applicants. The EEOC asserted that FedEx,…
  • Oct 21

    Judge Orders Microsoft to Pay $2 Million for Workplace Bullying

    Judge Orders Microsoft to Pay $2 Million for Workplace Bullying
    After 7 long years, plaintiff Michael Mercieca finally saw the court order demanding his former employer, Microsoft, to pay him $2 million for bullying him to a near breaking point. After finding the global tech giant culpable for acting…
  • Oct 6

    Ten Women Expose California Correction Official’s Tolerance of Male Prisoner Sexual Harassment Against Female Employee

    Ten Women Expose California Correction Official’s Tolerance of Male Prisoner Sexual Harassment Against Female Employee
    Ten female employees of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) filed a lawsuit in a California federal court against the CDCR for failing to address their claims of sexual harassment. The ten Plaintiffs alleged…
Rank this Week: 859

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: 765

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Covers personal injury, employment law, social security, and corporate / business law litigation.

http://blog.mesrianilaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip
    As previously reported, an Applebee’s employee was surprised upon seeing a note written in receipt that was left by the diner at the said restaurant. Apparently, as part of the restaurant’s policy, a tip has to be added…
  • Feb 7

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant
    The American singer-song writer Lady Gaga is now being sued by her personal assistant named Jennifer O’Neill for failing to pay her overtime work and for forcing her to sleep with her. Nevertheless, O’Neill confirmed that no …
  • Feb 4

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier
    After reviewing its Supplier Responsibility Progress Report for 2013, tech-giant Apple Inc. found several labor law violations committed by many of its suppliers in China. The said report highlighted its findings from the previous year among…
Rank this Week: 864

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Mar 29

    A slo-pitch: Playing baseball when ‘sick’ = cause for termination

    A slo-pitch: Playing baseball when ‘sick’ = cause for termination
    by Kyla Stott-Jess Unexpected employee absences from work can be difficult for employers. Customer service may be compromised. Others’ jobs need to be adjusted. And an employer’s trust in the employee can be damaged. So can an…
  • Mar 22

    Refusing to collaborate in harassment investigation can be grounds for dismissal

    Refusing to collaborate in harassment investigation can be grounds for dismissal
    By Olivier Lamoureux In Séguin v. Dessau Inc., a tribunal, the Commission des relations du travail (CRT), upheld the dismissal of an employee who had behaved in a vexatious manner toward a subordinate he was enamored with. The…
  • Mar 15

    Duty to accommodate doesn’t require exempting employee from essential dutie

    Duty to accommodate doesn’t require exempting employee from essential dutie
    by Andrew Bratt and Megan Rolland Canadian human rights legislation generally requires employers to accommodate the disabilities of their employees up to the point of undue hardship. In the recent case of Pourasadi v. Bentley Leathers Inc.…
Rank this Week: 1092

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: 1078

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Do You Want FHA Approval for Your Condominium?

    Do You Want FHA Approval for Your Condominium?
    There are all kinds of acronyms floating around when talking about mortgage programs for condominium associations:  FHA, VA, FMNA, FHLMC, FDMC, etc.  Community associations may benefit from learning about these programs, especially…
  • Mar 23

    12-Packs Available Earlier Than Anticipated

    12-Packs Available Earlier Than Anticipated
    Earlier this month, the PLCB made headlines when they issued a ruling indicating that beer distributors could now sell 12-packs of beer.  In the wake of that decision, many beer distributors and breweries were scrambling to make changes…
  • Mar 16

    As a Small Business Owner Do You Know the Laws that Apply to Your Business?

    As a Small Business Owner Do You Know the Laws that Apply to Your Business?
    In the early stages of starting a business, entrepreneurs often face many problems, most of which require time and money to evaluate and resolve. That being said, there are certain investments a business owner can make that will save a lot of…
Rank this Week: 950

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
Rank this Week: 959