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The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 28

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: 32

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/
  • Aug 28

    WIRTW #379 (the “that’s showbiz” edition)

    WIRTW #379 (the “that’s showbiz” edition)
    I was supposed to be in New York City today being interviewing for tonight’s episode of 20/20. I would have discussed the workplace implications of Wednesday’s murder of two Virginia journalists by their former co-worker. While I…
  • Aug 27

    BREAKING: The shoe has fallen on NLRB’s joint employer decision

    BREAKING: The shoe has fallen on NLRB’s joint employer decision
    While the outcome isn’t necessarily a surprise, the decision nonetheless will be a shock to business’ systems. In a landmark 3-2 decision—Browning-Ferris Industries of California [pdf]—the NLRB has re-written its…
  • Aug 27

    John Oliver takes on LGBT discrimination, and gets it 100% correct

    John Oliver takes on LGBT discrimination, and gets it 100% correct
    HBO’s last week with John Oliver is fast becoming my favorite “news” show on television. This past week, John took on the issue of LGBT discrimination. In a blistering 14:45, he summed up what I’ve been preaching for…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Aug 28

    I Was Offered A Light Duty Job. Should I Take It?

    I Was Offered A Light Duty Job. Should I Take It?
    When you've suffered a work injury and are unable to perform your regular duties, you may eventually be offered to chance to return to work and perform a light duty job. But what if you don't feel that you...
  • Aug 26

    Can My Attorney Loan Me Money While I Wait For A Workers' Comp Settlement?

    Can My Attorney Loan Me Money While I Wait For A Workers' Comp Settlement?
    The time between suffering a work injury and receiving workers' comp benefits can be difficult, especially from a financial standpoint. Your paycheck stops coming in because you aren't working, but benefits have not kicked in yet. But your…
  • Aug 23

    What should I know about Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

    What should I know about Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
    Many people realize that Supplemental Security Income provides people who meet certain criteria with a monthly income. SSI is only for people who have limited resources and little to no income. The recipient must also be disabled, blind or…
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Aug 29

    New Book: Comparative Labor Law

    New Book: Comparative Labor Law
    Congratulations to Matt Finkin (Illinois) and Guy Mundlak (Tel Aviv) on the publication by Elgar of their book Comparative Labor Law. Here are the publisher's notes and the list of contributors: Economic pressure, as well as transnational and…
  • Aug 29

    Ashley Madison Leak & Federal Employee

    Ashley Madison Leak & Federal Employee
    The fallout from the Ashley Madison leak has extended into numerous areas, including employment. The government is now investigating a large number of federal workers that may have visited the site during work hours. According to an article…
  • Aug 28

    Workplace Safety After Virginia

    Workplace Safety After Virginia
    There are many compelling storylines to come out of the recent tragic events in Virginia. One issue is the topic of workplace safety. A fascinating article in the NY Times today looks squarely at that question, examining what employers can...
Rank this Week: 90

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: 135

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    After Hours iPhone and Android Use By Employees Raises Wage/Hour Concerns (Again!)

    After Hours iPhone and Android Use By Employees Raises Wage/Hour Concerns (Again!)
    So, you remember February 2009, right? We were all aflutter over Liam Neeson in Taken (ok, I still haven’t seen it).  And we were listening to “My Life Would Suck Without You” by Kelly Clarkson (still a good song.) And…
  • Aug 26

    The Real Battle over Independent Contractors and the ABC Test In Connecticut

    The Real Battle over Independent Contractors and the ABC Test In Connecticut
    You’ve no doubt heard lots about how the U.S. Department of Labor is cracking down on independent contractors.  I’ve recapped it before and my former colleague, Jonathan Orleans, has a new post regarding Uber &…
  • Aug 26

    Trivia Time for HR Professionals – Six Questions of the Day

    Trivia Time for HR Professionals – Six Questions of the Day
    I recently was invited the join the “Learned League”, which has been described by the Washington Post as the “coolest, weirdest Internet community you’ll never be able to join.” Needless to say, now that…
Rank this Week: 159

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/
  • Aug 27

    My Boss Made Significant Changes to My Employment

    My Boss Made Significant Changes to My Employment
    Drastic Changes to My Employment The concept of an employer making a change to a workers employment is not odd. It’s possibly more common than we think. The issue employees take is the extent and significance of these changes, and this…
  • Aug 17

    Q&A: Being forced into retirement–is this allowed?

    Q&A: Being forced into retirement–is this allowed?
    QUESTION It is not uncommon for an employer to want a ‘young’ hire for their business and even less common for the employer to come up with ways to dismiss their senior employee in an attempt to ‘make space’.  To…
  • Aug 10

    Q&A: Can an employer significantly reduce an employee’s pay?

    Q&A: Can an employer significantly reduce an employee’s pay?
    QUESTION Employers are finding that under recent economic changes, the salary paid to employees may need to reflect this change by significantly reducing an employees pay to account for their budget. Employee’s on the other hand, are…
Rank this Week: 176

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: 189

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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 214

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/
  • Aug 28

    Settling FLSA Cases Just Got a Little Harder

    Settling FLSA Cases Just Got a Little Harder
    Most cases, when they settle, contain a provision that the plaintiff's complaint will be dismissed "with prejudice."  "With prejudice" is legal shorthand for saying that those claims can never be raised again. Once they're gone, they're…
  • Aug 24

    The Aguas Opinion Gets Its First Appellate Interpretation

    The Aguas Opinion Gets Its First Appellate Interpretation
    Back in February we wrote about the NJ Supreme Court's decision in the Aguas case, which adopted the federal standard in hostile environment sexual harassment cases.  As we noted then, Aguas cut back on employee rights by…
  • Aug 19

    Today Is National Aviation Day

    Today Is National Aviation Day
    As a pilot and aviation advocate, this is something that I should have known but didn't until I ran across this article on CNN.com.   No country has a richer aviation history than the United States, and nowhere else does aviation make…
Rank this Week: 270

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Jul 20

    Quirky Question #265, Can I have an English-Only Policy?

    Quirky Question #265, Can I have an English-Only Policy?
    Question: Our Company may implement a policy that requires employees to speak in the English language. What risks should we be aware of?  Answer: By Marilyn Clark and Jessie Mischke There are several legal and non-legal risks your…
  • Jul 15

    Quirky Question #264, Oregon Employers: Beware!

    Quirky Question #264, Oregon Employers: Beware!
    Question: I am an employer in Oregon, and I understand Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a whole slew of bills into law on Monday which will directly impact Oregon employers. What do I need to know? Answer: By Aaron D. Goldstein Oregon…
  • Jul 15

    Quirky Question #263, My Supervisor is Stressing Me Out!

    Quirky Question #263, My Supervisor is Stressing Me Out!
    Question: We have an employee who claims she has a mental disability involving stress and anxiety caused by working with her supervisor, and she has asked for a different supervisor as an accommodation. This doesn’t seem to be a…
Rank this Week: 304

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: 290

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: 364

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: 353

California Employment Law Update

California Employment Law Update

By Kring & Chung LLP.

http://www.kcemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Sep 27

    Governor Signs ADA Access Law Reform

    Governor Signs ADA Access Law Reform
    We are pleased to report that during the week of September 17, 2012, Governor Brown signed a bill reforming Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) access law. The measure, Senate Bill (SB) 1186, will curb lawsuit abuse regarding the ADA while…
  • Sep 14

    Distracted Driving

    Distracted Driving
    Distracted driving is a concern for employers whose workers spend time driving on the job, either in a personal vehicle or a company-provided vehicle. Employers can generally be held liable for an employee’s negligence while acting within…
  • Aug 30

    Can I Restrict My Employees From Working for My Competitor?

    Can I Restrict My Employees From Working for My Competitor?
    As an employment lawyer representing employers, this is one of the most frequently asked questions I get from my clients. The short and safe answer is, “No.” California has a strong public policy not to impede its residents’ ability to…
Rank this Week: 324

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/
  • Aug 20

    "The Luckiest Court in the Universe"

    "The Luckiest Court in the Universe"
    Daniel Nazer at techdirt.com reports that if patent litigation cases were evenly distributed among the 94 federal district courts in the United States, each court would have 33 such cases filed so far this year. As it happens, the Eastern...
  • Aug 19

    Gallup Poll Indicates Support For Unions Are Increasing

    Gallup Poll Indicates Support For Unions Are Increasing
    On August 17, 2015, Gallup released the following: Americans' approval of labor unions has jumped five percentage points to 58% over the past year, and is now at its highest point since 2008, when 59% approved. In the interim, the...
  • Aug 19

    Goldberg: Free Speech Consequentialism

    Goldberg: Free Speech Consequentialism
    Erica Goldberg (Harvard: Climenko Fellow) has posted "Free Speech Consequentialism" on SSRN. The abstract reads: Balancing the harms and benefits of speech — what I call “free speech consequentialism” — is pervasive and…
Rank this Week: 375

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/
  • Aug 28

    Five Practical Issues Browning-Ferris Creates for Employer

    Five Practical Issues Browning-Ferris Creates for Employer
    National Labor Relations Board’s decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 186 (Aug. 27, 2015), will have significant and far-reaching effects as it greatly expands the scope of relationships in which…
  • Aug 27

    NLRB Rewrites Decades-Old Joint Employer Test

    NLRB Rewrites Decades-Old Joint Employer Test
    Today the National Labor Relations Board issued its long-awaited ruling in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 186 (Aug. 27, 2015), a 3-2 decision overruling the NLRB’s prior joint-employer…
  • Aug 24

    BOARD FINDS THAT AN EMPLOYEE’S BRIEF SUSPENSION VIOLATED LABOR LAW

    BOARD FINDS THAT AN EMPLOYEE’S BRIEF SUSPENSION VIOLATED LABOR LAW
    In Bellagio, LLC, 362 NLRB No. 175 (Aug. 20, 2015), the National Labor Relations Board concluded that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”) when it supposedly denied an employee’s request for…
Rank this Week: 479

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/
  • Aug 28

    NWC weighs in on protecting the rights of attorney-whistleblower

    NWC weighs in on protecting the rights of attorney-whistleblower
    Today, corporations are on the move to conceal waste, fraud, bribery and corruption simply by having managers wear a lawyer hat on top of their management cap.  The battle to protect in-house lawyers from retaliation for blowing the…
  • Aug 27

    Whistleblower reinstated after two-year suspension credits assistance from National Whistleblower Center

    Whistleblower reinstated after two-year suspension credits assistance from National Whistleblower Center
    On June 4, 2015, Danko Bogdanović was reinstated as of Chief of Customs office of Brcko, BiH, after a two-year suspension for reporting corruption in the Indirect Taxation Authority. Bogdanović, reported corruption to the Agency for…
  • Aug 26

    June 2015 False Claims Act Settlements, Part 1

    June 2015 False Claims Act Settlements, Part 1
    The Department of Justice announced settlements in the following False Claims Act lawsuits: First Tennessee Bank N.A. Agrees to Pay $212.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Liability Arising from FHA-Insured Mortgage Lending First Tennessee…
Rank this Week: 489

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/
  • Aug 28

    AG Paxton Seeks to Cancel Hearing in U.S. District Court

    AG Paxton Seeks to Cancel Hearing in U.S. District Court
    Now, Attorney General Paxton wants to cancel the hearing in front of Judge Garcia in U.S. District Court. Judge Garcia ordered Ken Paxton and Kirk Cole, the interim head of the Texas Department of Health, to explain why they chose to violate…
  • Aug 27

    Fourth Court Finds UIW Police is not a Governmental Unit

    Fourth Court Finds UIW Police is not a Governmental Unit
    Well, it is hardly a surprise. The Fourth Court of Appeals has affirmed the district court and found that the University of the Incarnate Word Police Department is not an “arm of the state.” It is not a government. I previously…
  • Aug 25

    800 Years of the Magna Carta

    800 Years of the Magna Carta
    I am a lawyer. I did attend law school, and in undergraduate school, I studied history. Yet, When folks say the Magna Carta inspired our Declaration of Independence, I understand that only vaguely. Well, fortunately Prof. Johnson at St.…
Rank this Week: 468

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: 435

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    A tardy teacher, tenure and due proce

    A tardy teacher, tenure and due proce
    A recent case involving a school board's efforts to revoke a teacher's tenure for excessive absence, and an arbitrator's decision rejecting that effort, has received considerable publicity (New Brunswick teacher was late more than 110 times,…
  • Aug 23

    Arbitrator's award that cba precludes discipline of employee on union leave found contrary to public policy

    Arbitrator's award that cba precludes discipline of employee on union leave found contrary to public policy
    Grievant was employed as a bus driver with the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority. He worked as a bus operator for four hours per day, and he was also a union official and worked eight hours per day (on Transit Authority…
  • Aug 16

    Court confirms arbitrator's award upholding discipline for false statements in grievance document

    Court confirms arbitrator's award upholding discipline for false statements in grievance document
    In April 2014, Arbitrator Harry S. Crump issued an award upholding the discipline of a Blaine, MN police officer for making false statements in her grievance. That award is discussed here. The officer had received a reprimand for…
Rank this Week: 506

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Aug 27

    Now what? Divided NLRB loosens joint employer standard

    Now what? Divided NLRB loosens joint employer standard
    As widely expected, a divided NLRB has loosened its standard for determining joint-employer status under the NLRA. In a press statement announcing the release of the long-awaited decision, the Board said its newly adopted standard serves…
  • Aug 27

    Told ‘you can’t take off’ after taking leave to care for son, teacher has FMLA claims revived

    Told ‘you can’t take off’ after taking leave to care for son, teacher has FMLA claims revived
    By Marjorie Johnson, J.D. While an African-American teacher whose contract was not renewed after multiple absences due to his diabetes and/or to care for his son (who suffered from sickle cell anemia) failed to convince the Seventh Circuit to…
  • Aug 27

    Employer on notice of coworker exposing himself; hostile environment claim revived

    Employer on notice of coworker exposing himself; hostile environment claim revived
    By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D. A coworker’s acts in exposing himself to several women, including once to the employee, coupled with his alleged sexual leering and a supervisor’s purported flirtatious manner and sexually provocative…
Rank this Week: 537

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 544

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: 505

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 520

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: 589

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

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

    NLRB Announces "Refined" Joint Employer Standard

    NLRB Announces "Refined" Joint Employer Standard
    It's not every day that you see #NLRB as one of the top trending topics on Twitter; but, yesterday was just such a day. Why? The NLRB issued a press release, and a corresponding opinion in Browning-Ferris Indus., announcing a "refined"…
  • Aug 25

    "Own Occupation" Clauses and Interpretation

    "Own Occupation" Clauses and Interpretation
    I cover a broad range of (mostly) employment law topics on this blog - but I don't write many posts on long-term disability (LTD) insurance and benefits. Today, I'm sharing some research on "own occupation" clauses.The gist of an "own…
  • Aug 18

    NLRB Punts on Northwestern Football Union

    NLRB Punts on Northwestern Football Union
    Yesterday, the NLRB issued its long-awaited decision in the Northwestern University football team's union bid. So, are college football players employees, or not? The NLRB drops back... annnnnd... it's a punt!You can read the decision and a…
Rank this Week: 672

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 656

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Aug 26

    Murderer Cites Workplace Bullying in TV Shooting

    Murderer Cites Workplace Bullying in TV Shooting
    Update: As information has developed, it is apparent that Flanagan filed an earlier lawsuit  alleging race discrimination against a Florida television station in 2000. This appears to be the lawsuit that he refers to as having…
  • Aug 20

    Appeals Court Says Inequality Should Not Bar Justice

    Appeals Court Says Inequality Should Not Bar Justice
    There is a persistent myth in America that our adversarial court system gives every litigant an equal chance for justice. In fact, research overwhelmingly shows that federal courts are like casinos where the government and big business…
  • Aug 17

    Amazon’s Brutal Conditions No Suprise to Warehouse Worker

    Amazon’s Brutal Conditions No Suprise to Warehouse Worker
    Amazon has come full-circle. Not only is Amazon a harsh and stingy place for low-paid hourly warehouse workers, it is also a  Darwinian nightmare for white-collar workers. The New York Times recently outlined Amazon’s…
Rank this Week: 734

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Aug 26

    DraftKings Kicks off Football Season at Gillette

    DraftKings Kicks off Football Season at Gillette
    MBBP Client DraftKings, the leading provider of daily fantasy sport, will be opening a branded fantasy sports lounge at Gillette Stadium. The startup, which has raised $375 million in venture funding since 2012, also announced…
  • Aug 26

    MBBP Client Sophity To Be Featured At MIN#78

    MBBP Client Sophity To Be Featured At MIN#78
    Our client Sophity, which empowers consulting businesses to increase revenue and margin by automating the collection of critical business data, thereby improving data accuracy for billing and planning purposes, has been chosen as a…
  • Aug 24

    MBBP Client ‘Fuels’ Pan Mass Challenge Rider

    MBBP Client ‘Fuels’ Pan Mass Challenge Rider
    This Summer’s Pan Mass Challenge athletes got a chance to taste what the folks at Fuel For Fire have been cooking up: an innovative nutrition product made entirely of real food. MBBP client Fuel For Fire…
Rank this Week: 769

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Aug 25

    When Must an Employee Mitigate With the Same Employer?

    When Must an Employee Mitigate With the Same Employer?
    The British Columbia considered this question in Fredrickson v. Newtech Dental Laboratory Inc., 2015 BCCA 357 (CanLII). The trial judge found that the plaintiff failed to mitigate her damages because she did not accept an offer of…
  • Jul 10

    Strike Replacement Laws - Are they coming to Ontario?

    Strike Replacement Laws - Are they coming to Ontario?
    The Watershed LLP Summer 2015 Newsletter was sent to our clients and is available at our website. The first article provides an update on the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review Process. I was reading an article on rankandfile.ca that was…
  • May 11

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence
    No one likes to lose a case. But losing a termination of a probationary employee case really stings. The reason is because, subject to any language in the collective agreement, the test for terminating a probationer is less stringent than…
Rank this Week: 670

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

Covers global developments in labor and employment law. By Greenberg Traurig.

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    IRS Chief Counsel: CA Waiting Time Penalties Are Not Wage

    IRS Chief Counsel: CA Waiting Time Penalties Are Not Wage
    For years now, Section 203 of the California Labor Code has required employers to pay a penalty for willful failure to provide a departing employee with their final wages on their last day of employment (or within 72 hours for employee who…
  • Jul 16

    Whistle(blow) While You Work: Supreme Court Rules That “Watchdog” Employees Are Protected Under CEPA

    Whistle(blow) While You Work: Supreme Court Rules That “Watchdog” Employees Are Protected Under CEPA
    On July 15, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court settled the debate over whether employees who are responsible for monitoring and reporting employer compliance may seek whistleblower protection under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee…
  • Jul 15

    DOL Says Most Workers Are Employees Under Federal Law

    DOL Says Most Workers Are Employees Under Federal Law
    Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation regarding the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. Having received numerous complaints from workers on this issue…
Rank this Week: 679

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Jul 27

    Restrictive Covenant Update

    Restrictive Covenant Update
    E. Jason Tremblay Restrictive Covenant Update: Don’t Forget to Establish Your Legitimate Business Interest! Let’s consider the following scenario. Executive is hired by an employer and signs a standard restrictive covenant…
  • Jul 17

    Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees”

    Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees”
    E. Jason Tremblay and Megan P. Toth Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees” According to the Department of Labor On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s issued an Administrator’s…
  • Jul 6

    Fair Labor Standards Act Proposed Revisions Just Released

    Fair Labor Standards Act Proposed Revisions Just Released
    The U.S. Department of Labor just released its highly anticipated proposed revisions to the “white collar” exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which will significantly expand the number of workers who will be eligible for…
Rank this Week: 696

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Domestic Violence: A Possible Solution

    Domestic Violence: A Possible Solution
    One of the humbling aspects of keeping an online journal for any period of time, particularly when you are so unwise as to make predictions is that there exists documented proof of your own errors.I have said (actually I think on more than…
  • Jul 23

    Getting Rid of the Annual Review

    Getting Rid of the Annual Review
    All too often, I have seen the annual performance evaluation show up in a trial as a Plaintiff's exhibit, rather than what you would think should be true, that it ought to be the best evidence for the employer, particularly if the subject of…
  • Jul 22

    Birthdays: Mine and Jotting

    Birthdays: Mine and Jotting
    If on my 18th birthday, I had been given the following list of what I thought I would be doing on my 65th birthday, I am not sure what my answer would have been:Broadcasting yet another game as the voice of the Houston Astros;Preparing for…
Rank this Week: 759

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/
  • Jul 13

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee
    By Lauren E.M. Russell The more technological of our readers may be aware of a brouhaha involving a website named Reddit.  Reddit is best known, among the general population, for conducting structured question-and-answer sessions called…
  • Jun 30

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule
    By Scott A. Holt The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its proposed rule today that would broaden federal overtime pay regulations by raising the minimum salary threshold to $50,440 per year in order qualify for an exemption from…
  • Jun 24

    Compassionless Court Kicks Marijuana Claim

    Compassionless Court Kicks Marijuana Claim
    By Michael P. Stafford Marijuana is back in the news here in Delaware. Our state’s first Compassion Center is set to open later this month and legislation decriminalizing the sacred herb has been signed into law by Governor Jack…
Rank this Week: 807

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Covers employment discrimination, harassment, FMLA, and workplace rules. By Lis Guerin.

http://blog.nolo.com/employment/
  • Jun 16

    Overtime, Independent Contractor Status on Regulatory Agenda for Department of Labor

    Overtime, Independent Contractor Status on Regulatory Agenda for Department of Labor
    A couple of weeks ago, the federal Department of Labor announced its regulatory agenda for the immediate future. The DOL does this twice a year, and the announcement indicates what its rulemaking and enforcement priorities will be. The Wage…
  • Jun 9

    Noncompete Madne

    Noncompete Madne
    Here in California, we don’t have to give much thought to noncompete agreements: contracts by which, typically, an employee agrees not to go work for a competitor or start a competing business for a certain period of time after leaving…
  • May 12

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?
    Last week, the federal Department of Labor issued proposed regulations dealing with COBRA notices. The regulatory proposal is quite uninteresting: Basically, the administration is removing the model notices from the Code of Federal…
Rank this Week: 714

The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

Covers North Carolina workers compensation and employment law. By Pattersn Harkavy LLP.

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional
    Yesterday, Judge Hobgood issued an order putting into effect his prior ruling enjoining the repeal of teacher tenure in North Carolina.  The ruling rolls back the General Assembly’s attempt to retroactively eliminate public school…
  • May 21

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action
    On Thursday, May 15, thousands of fast food workers across the globe went on strike for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union without fear of retaliation. They were joined by fast food workers in nearly a…
  • May 16

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 787

California Employee Rights Law…

California Employee Rights Law Blog

Comments on Employee Benefits and Employment Law. By Adams, Nye, Becht L.L.P.

http://www.calemployeerights.com/
Rank this Week: 700

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: 798

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    NLRB's "Joint Employer" Case Matters to Non-Union Employers, Too

    NLRB's "Joint Employer" Case Matters to Non-Union Employers, Too
    As you may have read, the NLRB has changed its definition of what is a "joint employer" relationship.  In the labor law context, this may come up, for example, when the Board decides what is an appropriate unit for bargaining or voting.…
  • Aug 19

    Court of Appeal: Incorporation of AAA Rules = Delegation to Arbitrator

    Court of Appeal: Incorporation of AAA Rules = Delegation to Arbitrator
    In many employment arbitration agreements, the employer provides that the arbitration will be conducted under the employment dispute rules of the American Arbitration Association or AAA.  (The formal name of these rules is the National…
  • Aug 4

    California Supreme Court Upholds California's Tough Arbitration Jurisprudence Again, Mostly

    California Supreme Court Upholds California's Tough Arbitration Jurisprudence Again, Mostly
    In a non-employment decision, the California Supreme Court held the following:1.  The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion requires the Court to uphold a waiver of class actions in a consumer arbitration…
Rank this Week: 876

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/
  • Aug 28

    The on-air shootings at WDBJ-TV: When bad things happen to good employee

    The on-air shootings at WDBJ-TV: When bad things happen to good employee
    What could WDBJ7-TV have done to prevent Wednesday morning’s tragic on-air murders? Unfortunately, probably not a thing. I’m a second-guesser, and I have spent much of the last 48 hours racking my brain about what the CBS…
  • Aug 24

    4 thoughts on the Ashley Madison hack

    4 thoughts on the Ashley Madison hack
    Four quick thoughts on the Ashley Madison hack: 1. Should you post anything on the internet that you wouldn’t want to see on the front page of the New York Times? “No” used to be standard advice, but that…
  • Aug 24

    How to succeed with your health insurance provider

    How to succeed with your health insurance provider
    I loved this article from today’s Detroit Free Press – “10 secrets every health insurance company knows” (not that anyone asked, but in my opinion a more accurate title would be “10 tips for getting…
Rank this Week: 908

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

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

    NLRB adopts new standard in determining joint employment

    NLRB adopts new standard in determining joint employment
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has adopted a new and broader standard of what constitutes joint employment by taking a stand that abandons a long-accepted standard in favor of one the Board claims better reflects “the current…
  • Aug 25

    Appeals court revives new homecare worker rules on minimum wage, overtime

    Appeals court revives new homecare worker rules on minimum wage, overtime
    A new rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) requiring minimum wage and overtime pay for many homecare workers is set to take effect after a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The DOL instituted…
  • Aug 17

    NLRB dismisses petition to unionize Northwestern football player

    NLRB dismisses petition to unionize Northwestern football player
    Just how the dismissal of the petition to unionize some Northwestern University football players will affect other representation issues before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is uncertain, but one issue the Board didn’t touch…
Rank this Week: 939

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Covers law and policy news around transgendered employees in the workplace.

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    The New York Times ' Stumbling, Problematic Transgender Coverage

    The New York Times ' Stumbling, Problematic Transgender Coverage
    The New York Times' Stumbling, Problematic Transgender Coverage (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
  • Aug 26

    Who Threw the First Brick at Stonewall?

    Who Threw the First Brick at Stonewall?
    NY Times: Who Threw the First Brick at Stonewall? http://ift.tt/1Jwblez (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
  • Aug 26

    I Had a Baby and Cancer When I Worked at Amazon. This Is My Story

    I Had a Baby and Cancer When I Worked at Amazon. This Is My Story
    Workplace HR Problem: "I Had A Baby And Cancer When I Worked At Amazon" (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
Rank this Week: 1106

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/
Rank this Week: 958