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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: 18

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: 58

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 1

    Zelinsky Offers a Solution to Hobby Lobby

    Zelinsky Offers a Solution to Hobby Lobby
    Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo) has just posted on SSRN his article (42 Rutgers Law Record 109-25) The Aftermath of Hobby Lobby: HSAs and HRAs as the Least Restrictive Means. Here's an excerpt from the abstract: In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores,...
  • Mar 1

    Compa & Brooks on NAFTA & Labor

    Compa & Brooks on NAFTA & Labor
    Lance Compa and Tequila Brooks have just published NAFTA and the NAALC Twenty Years of North American Trade-Labour Linkage (2015). Here's a description from the authors: The 20th anniversary edition of the NAFTA and NAALC monograph in the…
  • Mar 1

    Labor & Employment Roundup

    Labor & Employment Roundup
    I'm well overdue for a labor & employment roundup, so this one is loaded. And somewhat dated at times. Enjoy: Blogger Emeritus Paul Secunda on recent developments on Gov. Walker's attempts to turn Wisconsin into a right-to-work state. It…
Rank this Week: 119

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 7

    Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $309,000

    Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $309,000
    Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center ("CBHC"), pays $309,000 to a former employee to settle an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") lawsuit. According to published accounts the company refused to provide a reasonable…
Rank this Week: 121

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: 126

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/
  • Feb 25

    Attorney Strike

    Attorney Strike
    Several years ago, I published a short article where I explained that attorneys are employees too and are entitled to the same protections as everyone else. You can download a copy of that article at no charge here. The reality...
  • Feb 9

    How Much Is An Adjunct Worth?

    How Much Is An Adjunct Worth?
    We all know that adjuncts are underpaid-grossly underpaid. But, how much are we worth? Certainly, most would agree that law school and med school profs should be paid more than college profs because the tuition is much higher. But, what...
  • Feb 6

    Despite Failure to Call In, Claimant Is Entitled To Unemployment

    Despite Failure to Call In, Claimant Is Entitled To Unemployment
    Matter of Pratt (Cellular Sales) v. Commissioner of Labor, ____A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. 2015), is an interesting Unemployment decision. I bring it to the readers' attention because it demonstrates how, courts, in my view, often tip the balance in…
Rank this Week: 130

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

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

    The Year of Religion and the Workplace

    The Year of Religion and the Workplace
    The law works in mysterious ways.  (Cue the U2 song.) Some years seem to get dominated by a particular type of issue, even though the law has been around for years. This year, it seems as though issues of religion and the workplace are…
  • Feb 25

    The Perils of Social Media & Legal Considerations – Join Us!

    The Perils of Social Media & Legal Considerations – Join Us!
    On Thursday, February 26th, I’ll be speaking on a panel discussion for the Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section discussing the legal considerations of social media. The topic covers how the evolving world of new social…
  • Feb 20

    Cabbie’s Fear of Dogs Doesn’t Trump Requirement to Allow Service Dog

    Cabbie’s Fear of Dogs Doesn’t Trump Requirement to Allow Service Dog
    Back in 2012, I posted about a lawsuit filed by a cab driver who claimed he suffers from cynophobia (a fear of dogs), who was fired after he refused to pick up a blind customer with a service dog.  The cabbie claimed that his…
Rank this Week: 161

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 2

    Do you know what to do when OSHA comes knocking?

    Do you know what to do when OSHA comes knocking?
    News broke over the weekend of a fatality at a local manufacturing plant. Undoubtedly, OSHA was on the scene to unravel what happened. Injuries or fatalities aren't the only reasons OSHA might arrive at your door. It might have received a…
  • Feb 27

    WIRTW #357 (the “proud papa” edition)

    WIRTW #357 (the “proud papa” edition)
    My kids go to an amazing school. Part of what makes it amazing is that beginning in second grade the year’s second parent-teacher conferences is student led. Last night, my wife and I experienced our first Norah-led conference. The…
  • Feb 26

    Reading the #SCOTUS tea leaves: headscarves, religious accommodations, and Abercrombie

    Reading the #SCOTUS tea leaves: headscarves, religious accommodations, and Abercrombie
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (transcript here [pdf]), which will hopefully determine the circumstances under which an employer must, as a religious accommodation, grant an…
Rank this Week: 168

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 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 235

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 2

    The Law and Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution

    The Law and Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution
    Gavin Wright, Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South (2013).Christopher SchmidtQuantitative scholars too often seem intent on sucking the complexities and nuances out of history. Sometimes,…
  • Feb 27

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective
    Christopher T. Robertson, Scaling Cost-Sharing to Wages: How Employers Can Reduce Health Spending and Provide Greater Economic Security, 14 Yale J. Health Pol’y L. & Ethics 239 (2014), available at SSRN.David OrentlicherWhile many…
  • Feb 25

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation
    Daniel Klerman & Greg Reilly, Forum Selling, USC Center for Law and Social Science Research Papers Series No. CLASS14-35, available at SSRN.Allan ErbsenScholars have extensively explored how outcomes in civil litigation can hinge on an…
Rank this Week: 252

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
  • Feb 3

    DC Bill Would Bar Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing

    DC Bill Would Bar Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing
    Nancy N. Delogu The District of Columbia is considering legislation that would bar employers from conducting pre-employment marijuana testing, except as required by law.  The bill—Prohibition of Pre-Employment…
  • Jan 27

    Illinois' Newly Amended Eavesdropping Statute Poses Challenges for Employer

    Illinois' Newly Amended Eavesdropping Statute Poses Challenges for Employer
    Philip L. Gordon Kathryn E. Siegel Illinois' controversial eavesdropping statute was finally amended, effective December 30, 2014, to replace the version of the statute that the…
  • Jan 26

    Ringing in the New Year with Four Ban-The-Box Law

    Ringing in the New Year with Four Ban-The-Box Law
    Philip L. Gordon Zoe M. Argento With the start of 2015, new ban-the-box laws became effective in Illinois, the City of Chicago, and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties…
Rank this Week: 265

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/
  • Feb 26

    Award of Attorney’s Fees Against EEOC is Reversed

    Award of Attorney’s Fees Against EEOC is Reversed
    I first wrote about this case a couple of years ago. See my prior post about EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc.  It struck me as a good case, but the court parsed the evidence to make it seem like a weak case. Too, the court…
  • Feb 25

    Sanctions Can Result when a Party Does not Cooperate

    Sanctions Can Result when a Party Does not Cooperate
    In federal court, parties can be ordered to pay sanctions. Mentioning that to clients always attracts interest. If a person or entity “mis-behaves” in court, the judge can sanction them. Sanctions include anything from paying…
  • Feb 18

    Lance Armstrong Ordered to Pay Back $10 Million

    Lance Armstrong Ordered to Pay Back $10 Million
    Arbitration is more and more with us, all of us. Every consumer signs some arbitration agreement sometime, somewhere. Arbitration is increasingly found in the work place. Many employers require their employers to sign agreements to submit any…
Rank this Week: 284

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: 312

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 2

    Rolling Stone Article Highlights Need to Protect Whistleblower

    Rolling Stone Article Highlights Need to Protect Whistleblower
    This month Rolling Stone Magazine published a heartbreaking account of Countrywide whistleblower Michael Winston’s journey as a whistleblower. This account highlights the importance for whistleblowers to Know Your Rights before you blow…
  • Mar 1

    UBS Whistleblower Pushed Hard to Help French Investigation

    UBS Whistleblower Pushed Hard to Help French Investigation
    The Wall Street Journal reports that UBS whistleblower, Bradley Birkendfeld, who will aid a current French probe of UBS, had to push hard to win permission to do so. Read the report here: UBS Whistleblower Pushed Hard to Help in…
  • Feb 27

    Senate to Hold Hearing on FBI’s Treatment of Whistleblower

    Senate to Hold Hearing on FBI’s Treatment of Whistleblower
    Washington, D.C. February 27, 2015. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing entitled  “Whistleblower Retaliation at the FBI: Improving Protections and Oversight,” on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10am in the…
Rank this Week: 444

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

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

    DOL’s new rule puts same-sex couples on level footing under the FMLA

    DOL’s new rule puts same-sex couples on level footing under the FMLA
    On Monday, February 23, 2015, the Department of Labor issued a new rule providing FMLA leave benefits to workers in legal, same-sex marriages, regardless of where the couple resides. Employees in same-sex marriages now have consistent federal…
  • Feb 27

    Why can’t we be friends? Gawker class action raises specter of notification via social media

    Why can’t we be friends? Gawker class action raises specter of notification via social media
    Attorneys for FLSA class-action defendant Gawker are opposing plaintiffs’ request to expand potential avenues of class notification via social media. Former interns of the blog site Gawker, a website that promotes itself as a…
  • Feb 26

    Employment authorization for H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B employee

    Employment authorization for H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B employee
    On February 24, 2015, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrant workers pursuing employment-based lawful…
Rank this Week: 419

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 434

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: 454

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 2

    New FMLA Rules Recognize Celebration Rule: Managing Benefit

    New FMLA Rules Recognize Celebration Rule: Managing Benefit
    Although the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”) is not something I usually address, the DOL final regulations issued last week did address an issue I have previously written about and that is recognition of same-sex…
  • Feb 23

    Medical Premium Reimbursement: Limited Relief for Some Employer

    Medical Premium Reimbursement: Limited Relief for Some Employer
    Back in November of 2014, the DOL issued FAQ Part 22, which directly addresses some recent efforts by employers to reimburse employees for participation in the exchange through Code Section 105, or through some type of other…
  • Feb 17

    IRS Releases “Final” Versions and Instructions for Forms 1094 and 1095: Start Collecting Data

    IRS Releases “Final” Versions and Instructions for Forms 1094 and 1095: Start Collecting Data
    At last, the forms are upon us.  Last week, the IRS issued its “final” versions of the forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B and 1095-C along with instructions for the “B” forms and instructions for the “C”…
Rank this Week: 493

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: 469

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Feb 27

    Quirky Question #255, Certain Dependent Spouses of H-1B Workers Become Eligible for Employment Authorization

    Quirky Question #255, Certain Dependent Spouses of H-1B Workers Become Eligible for Employment Authorization
    Question:  Can dependent spouses of H-1B workers get permission to work in the United States? Answer: By Saiko McIvor and Ieva Aubin The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) amended the regulations to allow certain H-4…
  • Feb 24

    Quirky Question #254, Foreign currency fluctuations and expat employee

    Quirky Question #254, Foreign currency fluctuations and expat employee
    Question: I am an HR manager working for a US company that sends employees on long term assignment abroad.   One of our senior assignees recently rang me to say how worried he is about Greek politics and the potential effect on the…
  • Feb 18

    Quirky Question #253, Private arbitrations becoming not-so-private?

    Quirky Question #253, Private arbitrations becoming not-so-private?
    Question: I read with interest the answer to Quirky Question #248 about mandatory arbitration. You mentioned one of the benefits of arbitration being that is more private than a dispute in court, which is certainly a consideration for our…
Rank this Week: 534

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/
  • Feb 26

    Skadden Case on Lawyer Overtime/Exempt Status Argued Before Second Circuit

    Skadden Case on Lawyer Overtime/Exempt Status Argued Before Second Circuit
    I have been following this protracted saga for some time and there is another chapter now being written.  The law firm of Skadden Arps is being sued in a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action by lawyers claiming they were not doing…
  • Feb 26

    An anonymous letter raises questions concerning FLSA retaliation

    An anonymous letter raises questions concerning FLSA retaliation
    On Friday, February 20, 2015, a federal judge issued an unusual order in Fujiwara, et al. v. Sushi Yasuda, LTD, et al, 12-cv-8742(WHP) (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 20, 2015).  After receiving an anonymous letter in an FLSA lawsuit, United States…
  • Feb 24

    When Do Bonuses Get Included In Non-Exempts’ Regular Rate for OT Calculations?

    When Do Bonuses Get Included In Non-Exempts’ Regular Rate for OT Calculations?
    A little known aspect of the FLSA is the need for an employer to include non-discretionary bonuses when calculating the regular rate for purposes of overtime calculation.  In a collective action, the employees of Publix Super Markets…
Rank this Week: 491

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: 521

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 598

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

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

    Open Space Funding Allocation in New Jersey

    Open Space Funding Allocation in New Jersey
    New Jersey lawmakers are currently trying to determine how to allocate funding for open space preservation in the state. Given the limited resources, it will be difficult to please everyone. The Legal Background Last year, New Jersey voters…
  • Feb 27

    List of FINRA Exam Priorites for 2015

    List of FINRA Exam Priorites for 2015
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) recently published its 2015 Regulatory and Examinations Priorities Letter. The priorities for this year are divided into the following three categories: key sales practices,…
  • Feb 26

    Monitoring Employees Internet Use: Is It Ok to Snoop?

    Monitoring Employees Internet Use: Is It Ok to Snoop?
    From posting to social media to online shopping, the Internet can be a major distraction in the workplace. For employers concerned about productivity, it is important to understand what you can and cannot when it comes to monitoring employees…
Rank this Week: 599

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/
  • Feb 25

    Agricultural Workers Allege Wage Theft Against Largest Citrus Grower

    Agricultural Workers Allege Wage Theft Against Largest Citrus Grower
    By Ciera Ambrose and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Wage theft is the illegal withholding of wages or the denial of benefits that are rightfully owed to an employee. Examples include the failure to pay overtime, failure to pay minimum wage,…
  • Feb 18

    Wal-Mart Sanctioned for Failing to Preserve Evidence

    Wal-Mart Sanctioned for Failing to Preserve Evidence
    By Edgar M. Rivera, Esq.Recently, a federal district court sanctioned Wal-Mart for spoliation of evidence in an employment litigation case. Spoliation is the destruction or significant alteration of evidence, or the failure to preserve…
  • Feb 11

    NLRB Reverses Previous Decision, Finds Respondents in Lederach Electric, Inc. Jointly Liable for over $120,000

    NLRB Reverses Previous Decision, Finds Respondents in Lederach Electric, Inc. Jointly Liable for over $120,000
    In a February 3, 2015 Decision and Order, a three-member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) panel reversed the prior decision of an administrative law judge, finding that the two respondents in Lederach Electric, Inc. constituted a single…
Rank this Week: 539

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/
  • Feb 23

    Nail Salons And Workplace Illness: Protect Yourself

    Nail Salons And Workplace Illness: Protect Yourself
    Every day, manicurists, pedicurists and other salon professionals are exposed to a variety of dangerous - yet often overlooked - workplace hazards. Some of these hazards pose an immediate risk, while other can cause long-term damage that…
  • Feb 18

    Winter Hazards And Cold Weather: What Workers Need To Know

    Winter Hazards And Cold Weather: What Workers Need To Know
    Now that winter has returned in full force and Pennsylvania - along with much of the East Coast - is experiencing a seemingly non-stop series of storms, we felt it was time to revisit the important topic of winter workplace...
  • Feb 9

    Need Information About Workers' Comp in Pennsylvania? This List is Perfect For You.

    Need Information About Workers' Comp in Pennsylvania? This List is Perfect For You.
    At Martin Law, we offer a wide range of resources to those with questions about workers' compensation. This includes free consultations, where you can receive answers directly from experienced workers' comp attorneys. If you would like to get…
Rank this Week: 627

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 9

    Should I tell prospective employers about my disability?

    Should I tell prospective employers about my disability?
    Disability is a factor that can affect your job search efforts.  For instance, there are disabilities classified as “invisible” disabilities that are not physically noticeable, such as Asperger syndrome. People who have this…
  • Jan 28

    Legal implications from 2014 workplace employment case

    Legal implications from 2014 workplace employment case
    Big employment cases from 2014 drew a good amount of attention to workplace law. Specifically, it demonstrated the legal implications to employees and employers.  To date, we continue to see the consequences of these fallouts. Whether…
Rank this Week: 624

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Adrian Peterson, arbitration and the law of the shop

    Adrian Peterson, arbitration and the law of the shop
    The decision of Judge David Doty in the NFLPA's challenge to the award in the Adrian Peterson case has been the subject of considerable press. Despite earlier predictions about the difficulty of overturning arbitration awards, Judge Doty has…
  • Feb 22

    Reinstatement of teacher who required autistic student to wear sign not contrary to public policy

    Reinstatement of teacher who required autistic student to wear sign not contrary to public policy
    So held the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 v. Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 Education Association.The dispute arose from the dismissal of a life skills special education teacher. Several…
  • Feb 15

    NLRB General Counsel issues Guideline Memo on deferral to arbitration

    NLRB General Counsel issues Guideline Memo on deferral to arbitration
    In its decision in Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co. the NLRB revisited the issue of deferral of unfair labor practice charges to arbitration. In that case it announced a new policy, setting forth standards for when deferral would be…
Rank this Week: 637

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Feb 25

    ERP Licensing: Positioning Your Company For the Future (Part 1)

    ERP Licensing: Positioning Your Company For the Future (Part 1)
    The licensing and implementation of ERP software is a major long-term investment for any company.  In addition to negotiating favorable upfront pricing for the software, it is important to build in pricing mechanisms that provide…
  • Feb 19

    XL is Not Always the Right Fit: Sometimes the Right Contract Template is Not the Longest Contract Template

    XL is Not Always the Right Fit: Sometimes the Right Contract Template is Not the Longest Contract Template
    As a thin guy, I used to subscribe to the philosophy of wearing large clothes to look bigger than I was.  What I actually looked like was a scrawny guy in ill-fitting clothes that were not overly comfortable. Sourcing of IT and…
  • Feb 11

    How to Fail in the Internet of Thing

    How to Fail in the Internet of Thing
    Innovation is prized in the growing space of the Internet of Things.  But an innovative product design is not enough, and potential pitfalls abound.  As demonstrated in a report published by the Federal Trade Commission, privacy and…
Rank this Week: 742

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/
  • Feb 23

    NJ Supreme Court, In a Rare Move, Cuts Back on Employee Rights in Sexual Harassment Case

    NJ Supreme Court, In a Rare Move, Cuts Back on Employee Rights in Sexual Harassment Case
    One of the recurring themes of this blog has been to emphasize NJ's pride of place as a jurisdiction in which the employment rights of employees are zealously protected, to a greater degree than nearly any other state in the country.…
  • Feb 4

    How to Give Your Employees FMLA Rights That the Law Does Not Confer

    How to Give Your Employees FMLA Rights That the Law Does Not Confer
    We harp constantly at our business clients to keep their employee handbooks short and simple. There are dangers to saying more than you should.  The KISS rule (Keep It Simple, Stupid) should be the default position when it comes to…
  • Jan 19

    5 HR Errors that Leave Companies Exposed to Litigation

    5 HR Errors that Leave Companies Exposed to Litigation
    These 5 common business errors that make defending an employment lawsuit harder come from the California Employment Law Report, and they are as true on the east coast as the west. In our experience, smaller and middle sized businesses…
Rank this Week: 707

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: 708

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    New Jersey Supreme Court Prohibits Post-Verdict Ex Parte Communications Between Judge and Jury

    New Jersey Supreme Court Prohibits Post-Verdict Ex Parte Communications Between Judge and Jury
    In a recent employment law case, Davis v. Husain, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that a judge may not engage in any communication with a member of the jury outside of the presence of the lawyers involved in the case (known as ex parte…
  • Feb 13

    Importance of Reporting Sexual Harassment Reinforced by New Jersey Supreme Court

    Importance of Reporting Sexual Harassment Reinforced by New Jersey Supreme Court
    New Defense to Sexual Harassment Claims Earlier this week, in Aguas v. State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Supreme Court provided employers a new defense to sexual harassment claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination…
  • Feb 10

    New Jersey Prohibits Religious and Political Intimidation at Work

    New Jersey Prohibits Religious and Political Intimidation at Work
    New Jersey has many well-known laws that protect employees. Perhaps the two best know are the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”), an anti-discrimination law, and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act…
Rank this Week: 706

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 688

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • 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...
  • Dec 10

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help
    A fellow named Ener sent us a email last week asking us to remove a spammy comment and link his company, logoworkgloves.com, left on one of our posts in 2010. For whatever reason, our spam filter didn't block it. Now...
Rank this Week: 723

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Dec 4

    Chicago to Raise Its Minimum Wage

    Chicago to Raise Its Minimum Wage
    E. Jason Tremblay On December 2, 2014, the Chicago City Council followed several other municipalities around the country and approved an ordinance to raise the minimum wage. Effective July 1, 2015, Chicago employers of all sizes will be…
  • Nov 20

    “Ban the Box” is Coming to Illinoi

    “Ban the Box” is Coming to Illinoi
    Illinois has become the 5th U.S. state to prohibit inquiries about criminal history on initial applications from most private sector jobs. Commonly known as “ban the box” legislation, the “Job Opportunities for Qualified…
  • Nov 14

    Ban The Box Law Will Soon Apply to Small Chicago Employer

    Ban The Box Law Will Soon Apply to Small Chicago Employer
    E. Jason Tremblay On November 5, 2014, the Chicago City Council approved an ordinance that effectively makes the recently-passed Illinois’ Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act (commonly known as the Ban the Box Law) apply to…
Rank this Week: 687

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: 634

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 2

    Pennsylvania Liquor Update

    Pennsylvania Liquor Update
    There has been a significant amount of liquor license topics which have garnered media attention recently, especially in the Lancaster area.  Last Monday, the Beer Café in the Weis Markets in Ephrata opened.  Also throughout…
  • Feb 27

    Facebook’s New Legacy Contact

    Facebook’s New Legacy Contact
    You may have read our blog posts about Death in the Digital Age and Emailing after Death.  Facebook has certainly established a reputation for making changes, sometimes in response to user concerns.  This issue is no exception and…
  • Feb 25

    Beer Delivery to Your Home – Are We There Yet?

    Beer Delivery to Your Home – Are We There Yet?
    I’ve gotten a number of inquiries from clients recently about whether the law has changed allowing them to deliver alcohol to customers if they hold a valid liquor license.  This topic originated through a legal opinion issued by…
Rank this Week: 774

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Mar 2

    New York tipped minimum cash wage to rise to $7.50 an hour

    New York tipped minimum cash wage to rise to $7.50 an hour
    by Charles H. Kaplan Tipped workers in New York will see the minimum cash wage rise to $7.50 an hour on December 31, 2015, following a February 24 order by New York State Acting Commissioner of Labor Mario Musolino. The order will reduce the…
  • Feb 26

    Right-to-work bill on the march in Wisconsin

    Right-to-work bill on the march in Wisconsin
    by Tammy Binford Wisconsin is on its way to becoming a right-to-work state. A right-to-work bill passed the state senate on February 25 and is expected to pass the assembly after that body takes it up on March 5. Governor Scott Walker is…
  • Feb 25

    Spouses of certain H1-B visa workers now eligible for employment authorization

    Spouses of certain H1-B visa workers now eligible for employment authorization
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published final regulations that will extend employment authorization eligibility to spouses of certain nonimmigrant workers who are in the United States on H-1B visas. The H1-B, or highly-skilled…
Rank this Week: 857

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Understanding How to Document Overtime Practices for your Employee

    Understanding How to Document Overtime Practices for your Employee
    If your business has even one employee, it would be in your best interests to have a basic understanding of overtime and other wage and hour laws.  It is very easy to make mistakes in classifying employees as non-exempt or exempt from…
  • Feb 9

    Best Practices for Employers under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act

    Best Practices for Employers under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act
    In late 2014, the Illinois Department of Labor published amended regulations for the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (“IWPCA”).  In light of the new regulations, small businesses should consider implementing the…
  • Jan 29

    3 Goals Every Small Business Should Have This Year

    3 Goals Every Small Business Should Have This Year
    It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s also time to set new goals.  Specifically, SMART ones.  SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Timely.  The value of SMART goals is that they…
Rank this Week: 816

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: 916

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/
Rank this Week: 915

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Siegler & Traub, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 7

    Minimum Wage Increased in NJ

    Minimum Wage Increased in NJ
    As of January 1, 2015, the minimum wage in New Jersey is $8.38 per hour, up from $8.25 per hour.  The increase is the result of an amendment to the New Jersey State Constitution which requires New Jersey’s minimum wage to be…
  • Dec 19

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote
    The New Jersey Assembly is set to vote on a bill, already approved by the Senate, which would require public entities to purchase products made in the U.S. of A.  Supporters of the bill, which include U.S. companies and labor unions, say…
  • Dec 15

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk is a blow to hourly employees nationwide. The employees at issue in Integrity Staffing were employed to retrieve products and package them for delivery to Amazon…
Rank this Week: 779

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

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

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 871

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • 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,…
  • May 7

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure
    Last Wednesday  my firm hosted the second in our series of events aimed at employers and how they can protect their businesses by following the correct processes and procedures in employment law.  We were delighted to welcome…
Rank this Week: 890

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: 895