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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/
  • Sep 28

    British Politician Says Women Should Ride in Separate Train Cars to Avoid Harassment

    British Politician Says Women Should Ride in Separate Train Cars to Avoid Harassment
    Sometimes people dream up solutions to serious problems that are so bizarre, they literally take your breath away. To wit, in England, a socialist Member of Parliament recently suggested that in order to solve the problems of sexual…
  • Sep 21

    Church in Hot Water for Not Paying Worker

    Church in Hot Water for Not Paying Worker
    Nonprofit organizations are allowed to use unpaid volunteers, as long as the volunteers’ work is part of the nonprofit activities of the organization. If, however, a nonprofit organization also runs a commercial business, the Fair Labor…
  • Sep 14

    Wall Street Journal Reports: New York City Restaurant Workers Win Big Settlements in Wage-Violation Case

    Wall Street Journal Reports: New York City Restaurant Workers Win Big Settlements in Wage-Violation Case
    In our last post, we discussed a Federal Judicial Center (FJC) analysis that’s found a dramatic rise in the number of wage-and-hour cases filed throughout the U.S. over recent years. Drilling down to a more local level, a parallel trend…
Rank this Week: 899

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Sep 23

    Halliburton Agrees to $18M Overtime Settlement with DOL

    Halliburton Agrees to $18M Overtime Settlement with DOL
    The DOL announced a wage and hour settlement with Halliburton where Halliburton agrees to pay over $18,000,000 to over 1,000 workers.  This settlement emphasizes two important points for me.  First, it…
  • Sep 21

    Fifth Circuit Holds Mandatory Travel Time May Render Meal Periods Compensable under FLSA

    Fifth Circuit Holds Mandatory Travel Time May Render Meal Periods Compensable under FLSA
    The wave of wage and hour collective actions being filed and litigated in the district courts in the Fifth Circuit are making their way to the court of appeals. Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an opinion in an…
  • Aug 28

    Court of Appeals Holds that Notes of Counsel’s Communications with EPL Carrier are Privileged

    Court of Appeals Holds that Notes of Counsel’s Communications with EPL Carrier are Privileged
    In an important case for any employer that has Employment Practices Liability (EPL) coverage (and lawyers that represent clients with EPL insurance), the Dallas Court of Appeals recently held that the communications between an…
Rank this Week: 939

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: 686

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Palm Springs Hotel Chain Agrees to Settle Overtime Suit for $1.5 Million

    Palm Springs Hotel Chain Agrees to Settle Overtime Suit for $1.5 Million
    Class action lawsuits are often settled outside of court in order to avoid the hassle and expense of arguing the case in the courts. The larger the class, the longer both parties could be stuck in court, presenting all their evidence to a…
  • Feb 8

    Overtime Suit Against Halliburton Settles for $18.25 Million

    Overtime Suit Against Halliburton Settles for $18.25 Million
    We've come a long way since the first industrialists forced their workers to work 12 to 16 hour days, six days a week, with little rest and dangerous working conditions. The law doesn't forbid employees from working long hours, but it does…
  • Feb 3

    Comcast Settles Overtime Lawsuit

    Comcast Settles Overtime Lawsuit
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), exists to ensure employees are not made to work long hours for unfairly low wages. In order to do this, the FLSA provides a federal minimum wage, and defines overtime as any time spent working…
Rank this Week: 1571

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1159

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 12

    Everything is Freezing, Except Charges at the EEOC

    Everything is Freezing, Except Charges at the EEOC
    Many of us are currently buckling in for a frigid holiday weekend (except for the lucky folks down in the south and southwest).  However, recent data issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shows that…
  • Feb 11

    For Employers, Don’t Bank on an NDA Cure-All

    For Employers, Don’t Bank on an NDA Cure-All
    At the end of an employment relationship it is common for employers to elicit a Release from an employee that, in addition to waiving the right to sue, includes a nondisclosure agreement that essentially forbids the departing employee from…
  • Feb 11

    NJ Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Equal Pay Bill

    NJ Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Equal Pay Bill
    As we reported last week, the New Jersey Senate was considering an Equal Pay Bill that would amend the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.  Today, the Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of this bill.  It will now…
Rank this Week: 1544

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Supreme Court to Consider When the Car Sales Exemption Applie

    Supreme Court to Consider When the Car Sales Exemption Applie
    The U.S. Supreme Court has just agreed to review the circumstances under which the car exemption may apply. Pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, “non-exempt” employees are generally entitled to earn overtime pay at a rate of…
  • Feb 4

    Lawsuits Filed Based on Violations of Wage and Hour Laws Continue at Record Pace

    Lawsuits Filed Based on Violations of Wage and Hour Laws Continue at Record Pace
    Continuing the trend of the last several years, 2015 set a record for the number of lawsuits filed alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Forecasters predict that this trend will continue throughout 2016, and perhaps even…
  • Jan 25

    New Guidance Issued Regarding “Joint Employers”

    New Guidance Issued Regarding “Joint Employers”
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has just issued new guidance aimed at helping determine when workers can be considered a joint employee of two businesses.   Although not a policy shift, it emphasizes the need for employers to ensure…
Rank this Week: 1026

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1504

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1360

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Feb 12

    Selecting an Arbitrator for Your Business Dispute

    Selecting an Arbitrator for Your Business Dispute
    Selecting an Arbitrator for Your Business Dispute Many contracts now require the arbitration of disputes instead of allowing for court hearings of claims. Just as important as selecting jurors, lawyers will take care in selecting the…
  • Feb 11

    Computer Hacking Defendant Loses in U.S. Supreme Court, Violates CFAA

    Computer Hacking Defendant Loses in U.S. Supreme Court, Violates CFAA
    Computer Hacking Defendant Loses at U.S. Supreme Court In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held recently that the former executive of a logistics company was properly found guilty of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act…
  • Feb 10

    FINRA & the Culture of Compliance

    FINRA & the Culture of Compliance
    FINRA examiners are looking for “Culture of Compliance” The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently published its 2016 Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter. For firms under FINRA’s purview, the…
Rank this Week: 1535

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/
  • Feb 12

    Be my workplace valentine? We’ll see . . .

    Be my workplace valentine? We’ll see . . .
    Happy Valentine’s Day! (almost) Psychology Today had a great article by social psychologist and professor Theresa DiDonato about nine questions one should ask oneself before starting a workplace romance. Of course, the article was…
  • Feb 12

    $89K manager may not be FLSA-exempt, court rule

    $89K manager may not be FLSA-exempt, court rule
    This is scary. You’d think a person with “Manager” in her job title who was making more than $89,000 a year would be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Not necessarily. A federal judge in…
  • Feb 12

    EEOC Retaliation Guidance, Part 3: A “causal connection” checklist for employer

    EEOC Retaliation Guidance, Part 3: A “causal connection” checklist for employer
    This is the final installment of my analysis of the EEOC’s recently issued proposed Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues. Here are Part One (“You gotta be protected!”) and Part Two (“Was…
Rank this Week: 1672

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Settlement Reached in Age Discrimination Case Against Kansas City Chief

    Settlement Reached in Age Discrimination Case Against Kansas City Chief
    An ongoing age discrimination case filed against the Kansas City Chiefs has just settled. The employment discrimination lawsuit was brought by a 61-year-old man, who was the former director of operations.   He was fired in 2010 and…
  • Feb 4

    Yahoo Sued For “Reverse” Sex Discrimination

    Yahoo Sued For “Reverse” Sex Discrimination
    A new employment discrimination lawsuit has been filed against Yahoo alleging that the tech giant was biased against men. According to allegations, the company favored female employees, both in terms of performance reviews and job retention.…
  • Jan 26

    Personal Assistant Sues New Orleans Saints For Race Discrimination

    Personal Assistant Sues New Orleans Saints For Race Discrimination
    A race discrimination lawsuit has just been filed against the New Orleans’ Saints football organization by a former Saints’ employee. According to reports, an African American man has filed a discrimination lawsuit in federal…
Rank this Week: 1170

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Covers issues that affect California employers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Feb 11

    Mandated Retirement Savings May Be Coming to a State Near You

    Mandated Retirement Savings May Be Coming to a State Near You
    In 2012, the California legislature enacted SB 1234 that set the stage for the creation of Secure Choice Savings Plans, a state-sponsored retirement  program for private employers. The legislation created an Investment Board that has now…
  • Feb 5

    Sick Day Monday Follows Super Bowl Sunday

    Sick Day Monday Follows Super Bowl Sunday
    An estimated 16.5 million employees may miss work the day after the Super Bowl, with another 7.5 million workers reporting late to work, according to a new study. In fact, 10.5 million people have already requested Monday off of work. And…
  • Feb 5

    CA State Budget Proposes to “Improve” Handling of PAGA Case

    CA State Budget Proposes to “Improve” Handling of PAGA Case
    For lawyers who defend wage and hour cases in California, “PAGA” is a four-letter word. The Private Attorneys General Act allows private employees to sue to recover penalties that the state labor commissioner could have…
Rank this Week: 1551

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/
Rank this Week: 1412

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    California Age Discrimination Lawsuit Settles for $600k

    California Age Discrimination Lawsuit Settles for $600k
    An age discrimination lawsuit against the city of Milpitas near San Jose was settled recently for more than a half million dollars. The plaintiff also reportedly was offered a new job within the city.  According to the San Jose…
  • Feb 9

    Yahoo Gender Discrimination Claim Filed by Male Employee

    Yahoo Gender Discrimination Claim Filed by Male Employee
    Almost all gender discrimination lawsuits in California are filed by women. It’s well-established that women as a whole are offered less prestigious jobs, are paid less, promoted less and are targeted more frequently for sexual…
  • Feb 7

    Twitter Takes On Gender Bias Employment Lawsuit in California

    Twitter Takes On Gender Bias Employment Lawsuit in California
    Much has been written about the lack of gender diversity in Silicon Valley. The problem has even birthed a few California employment lawsuits, with varied results. Most notable among those was the case of Ellen Pao, a junior partner,…
Rank this Week: 1583

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 1483

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Construction Worker Injured in Accident in San Francisco

    Construction Worker Injured in Accident in San Francisco
    A construction worker was injured late last month after an accident involving a construction roller. The accident occurred in the Sunset District. The man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital in an unknown condition. The circumstances…
  • Feb 8

    Lyft Agrees to Pay Drivers $12.25 Million to Settle Employment Lawsuit

    Lyft Agrees to Pay Drivers $12.25 Million to Settle Employment Lawsuit
    Lyft, a ridesharing service, recently agreed to pay $12.25 million to settle a lawsuit with some California drivers. The drivers had been seeking the right to be classified as employees rather than as independent contractors. Under the deal,…
  • Feb 4

    San Francisco Has First Accident Involving Self-Driving Car

    San Francisco Has First Accident Involving Self-Driving Car
    Earlier this month, San Francisco had its first traffic accident involving a self-driving car. The accident occurred on January 8th when a self-driving Nissan Leaf hit a parked Toyota Prius. The Leaf was being operated by Cruise Automation.…
Rank this Week: 1620

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
Rank this Week: 1554

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    You’re Invited: The ‘Blacklisting’ Order For Federal Contractors – What You Need To Know Now

    You’re Invited: The ‘Blacklisting’ Order For Federal Contractors – What You Need To Know Now
    This webinar will discuss President Obama’s Executive Order on federal contractor blacklisting and its potential impact on government contractors. A final regulation is on the horizon, and this program will tell you what you need to…
  • Feb 10

    Update on EEOC’s Proposed EEO-1 Regulation

    Update on EEOC’s Proposed EEO-1 Regulation
    As previously reported, the EEOC announced on January 29, 2016 its proposal to require businesses with 100 or more employees to annually turn over pay data by gender, race and ethnicity.   The public has until April 1, 2016 to submit…
  • Feb 9

    EEOC Argues Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    EEOC Argues Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is asking the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to recognize that discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation constitutes unlawful discrimination…
Rank this Week: 1244

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 8

    EEOC proposed wage reporting rules: could be a major problem

    EEOC proposed wage reporting rules: could be a major problem
    Think for a moment about all of the employment law obligations you face as a Human Resources professional or employment legal counsel. As extensive as those are, there is actually very little that you have to report to the federal or state…
  • Feb 1

    Employer alert: a new H-1B filing season brings hope and anxiety

    Employer alert: a new H-1B filing season brings hope and anxiety
    It is again the time for U.S. employers to begin considering filing H-1B petitions for prospective new foreign national employees. These petitions can be submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on or after April 1, 2016…
  • Jan 21

    Updated Affirmative Action threshold

    Updated Affirmative Action threshold
    Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR) has updated the jurisdictional thresholds for coverage under affirmative action laws for federal contractors and subcontractors. The regulations have not been amended, but an inflationary…
Rank this Week: 1125

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Feb 8

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney
    Most of my work with clients involves helping clients after they have sought FMLA leave and the employer has already violated their FMLA rights but it’s equally as important that employees understand how to properly exercise their…
  • Feb 1

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney
    Unpaid child support is a serious problems for many families where the child support may be the difference between keeping food on the table or lights on in the home. Enforcing child support in court can be a challenge when the child support…
  • Jan 29

    Child Support Beyond the Guideline

    Child Support Beyond the Guideline
    In family courts in the Dallas and Fort Worth area we see a wide variety of child support orders due to the diversity of the North Texas population. If you didn’t know better you might think judges come up with these orders out of thin…
Rank this Week: 1569

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Feb 7

    Can Government Regulation Make It Impossible to Pay Severance?

    Can Government Regulation Make It Impossible to Pay Severance?
    When an executive has an employment agreement and his company doesn’t pay, the company might offer a number of excuses based on contract law. One of these contractual defenses is called “impossibility of performance.” Under…
  • Jan 21

    Top Issues in Executive Disputes to Watch in 2016

    Top Issues in Executive Disputes to Watch in 2016
    We’ve counted down our top posts from 2015, from American Apparel to Dr. Robert Schuller. Now, we look at the issues in executive disputes that are likely to draw the most attention in 2016. Read More › Tags:…
  • Jan 6

    Suits by Suits’ 2015 Greatest Hit

    Suits by Suits’ 2015 Greatest Hit
    The turn of the calendar is always a good time to reflect on what has come before and preview what lies ahead. In this post, we count down our most popular posts of 2015 about executive disputes. Later, we’ll look at what to expect in…
Rank this Week: 1501

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Preventing Retaliation Claims After an Employment Discrimination Complaint

    Preventing Retaliation Claims After an Employment Discrimination Complaint
    New York Employment Lawyer Discusses Retaliation Claims Handling an employee's complaint, such as a claim of discrimination, FMLA violation, OSHA claim, or other employment-related issue, can be tricky enough. But the problem can rapidly go…
  • Feb 3

    New York Department of Labor Lawyer Discusses Notice of Contributions Due

    New York Department of Labor Lawyer Discusses Notice of Contributions Due
    New York State DOL Misclassification Lawyer Update Have you received a Notice of Audit or Investigation from the Department of Labor? If so, this is a serious notice. The worst thing you can do is to ignore the notice because the Department…
  • Jan 27

    Certification for Determining Independent Contractor or Employee Status RS 2415

    Certification for Determining Independent Contractor or Employee Status RS 2415
    I Was Misclassified by New York State and Denied Retirement Benefits In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of employees who have been misclassified as independent contractors. A misclassified worker can lose…
Rank this Week: 1323

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Covers regulation, litigation and other developments impacting the sharing economy. By Michael Erdman.

http://www.SharingEconomyLawBlog.com
  • Feb 4

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit
    I practice in Chicago and try to keep a close eye on Sharing Economy developments both locally and in Springfield.  I previously examined a federal court decision involving legal challenges by some of Uber’s competitors here, and…
  • Feb 2

    Landlord’s Permission to List Unit on Airbnb Ruled Irrelevant (and Illegal)

    Landlord’s Permission to List Unit on Airbnb Ruled Irrelevant (and Illegal)
    Joelle Kraft lived in a rent-controlled one bedroom unit in Venice, California.  She had an agreement with her original landlord that permitted her to list the premises on Airbnb: This Agreement is in addition to the existing lease…
  • Jan 21

    Another Class Certified Against Uber. What’s in YOUR Arbitration Agreement?

    Another Class Certified Against Uber. What’s in YOUR Arbitration Agreement?
    So I’ve finally accepted the fact that the holidays are over and it’s time to get back to work.  Here we go! One of my first posts here related to some of the litigation pending against Uber in the N.D.…Read more…
Rank this Week: 1697

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Feb 3

    IRS Changes Plan Qualification Procedures, Returns, Other Procedure

    IRS Changes Plan Qualification Procedures, Returns, Other Procedure
    Budget limitations continue to drive the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to change its procedures for approving qualified plans, annual reporting returns and other key qualified plan forms and processes.  Along with these changes in…
  • Jan 28

    Remember Microsoft: The Need for Effective Risk Management as to Contract Employee

    Remember Microsoft: The Need for Effective Risk Management as to Contract Employee
    By Robert G. Chadwick, Jr. The number of workers supplied to businesses by staffing agencies has been steadily increasing for some time. According to the American Staffing Association, “[e]very day staffing businesses send three million…
  • Jan 26

    Obama Administration Proposes Rules Giving Jobseeker Equal Opportunity Protection

    Obama Administration Proposes Rules Giving Jobseeker Equal Opportunity Protection
    In keeping with President Obama’s administration long agenda of expanding equal employment and discrimination protections and enforcement, the Obama Administration now is proposing new regulations that if adopted as proposed, would…
Rank this Week: 1195

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

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

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Feb 2

    Tips On Reporting a Car Accident

    Tips On Reporting a Car Accident
    Properly reporting a car accident can make all the difference in collecting on insurance claims and receiving compensation for injuries. If the right information does not reach the right desks within the proper timeframes, victims of other…
  • Jan 15

    How Does Workers’ Compensation Influence Social Security?

    How Does Workers’ Compensation Influence Social Security?
    Receiving workers’ compensation benefits will decrease any Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments you are approved to receive. This goes for both monthly workers’ comp payments and lump sum settlements. The Social…
  • Jan 5

    What Is an Intentional Tort?

    What Is an Intentional Tort?
    An intentional tort occurs when someone means to cause you harm and succeeds in doing so. In legalese, a “tort” is any injury or loss affecting your physical health, emotional well-being, finances or reputation that can be…
Rank this Week: 1548

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: 1339

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wage and hour laws. By Maine Employee Rights Group.

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1282

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

Provides legal news for Minnesota employers. By Abrams & Schmidt.

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    New Workplace Perk: Student Loan Debt Relief

    New Workplace Perk: Student Loan Debt Relief
    Student debt relief has recently surfaced as the newest workplace benefit.  Traditional workplace benefits include: health insurance, retirement plans, vacation and sick leave, and paid holiday time.  Now, more companies are looking…
  • Jan 28

    Employer Toolbox: How to Draft a Disciplinary Letter?

    Employer Toolbox: How to Draft a Disciplinary Letter?
    I had a call from a client last week asking about whether there was a good format to use for drafting a disciplinary letter to give to an employee.  I advised her there was and suggested the following format: Start with an accurate…
  • Jan 20

    Preparing for Negotiations in the Public Sector

    Preparing for Negotiations in the Public Sector
    The New Year is upon us which means many public sector collective bargaining agreements have expired.  Perhaps your City or County was fortunate enough to start negotiations prior to the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement,…
Rank this Week: 1710

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
  • Feb 1

    Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Service

    Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Service
    Lawyers for technology companies are increasingly asked to assess the risks of client companies shifting from standard sales and licenses to a cloud model, and lawyers for every company need to assess the pros and cons of receiving core…
  • Feb 1

    What’s in Your Employee Handbook? (It Matters!)

    What’s in Your Employee Handbook? (It Matters!)
    Employee handbooks are helpful as long as they are accurate, up-to-date and do not unintentionally create contractual rights. But handbooks that contain promissory language, legally non-compliant policies or outdated information may result in…
  • Jan 22

    MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016

    MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016
    On  Thursday, January 28, MBBP Attorney Sean Detweiler will host Office Hours at TechSandBox to help answer your patent and strategy questions. Office Hours provides access to experts in topics such as…
Rank this Week: 1245

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jan 31

    Timing Isn’t Everything in a Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

    Timing Isn’t Everything in a Pregnancy Discrimination Claim
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently joined the Second, Sixth, and Tenth Circuits in holding that where an employer shows that it had legitimate non-discriminatory reasons for firing a pregnant employee (e.g., non-performance), a mere…
  • Jan 27

    Fair v. Unfair Competition, or the Real Life Case of Globo Gym v. Average Joe

    Fair v. Unfair Competition, or the Real Life Case of Globo Gym v. Average Joe
    While we patiently wait for a sequel to Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story to come out, a similar saga involving competing gym/spa establishments has been unfolding in Houston, Texas (minus the dodge ball tournament and…
  • Jan 24

    9 Basic Steps For Minizing Trade Secrets Theft From Your Company

    9 Basic Steps For Minizing Trade Secrets Theft From Your Company
    Lawsuits involving trade secrets theft have become an almost weekly occurrence. In 2015, Fitbit, Nike, Angie’s List, and Oculus Rift became entangled in high-profile legal battles arising out of former employees and…
Rank this Week: 1575

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Jan 28

    U.S. Department of Labor Weighs in on “Joint Employer” Standard

    U.S. Department of Labor Weighs in on “Joint Employer” Standard
    E. Jason Tremblay On January 20, 2016, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Administrative Interpretation setting forth guidance for when businesses will be deemed “joint employers” under the…
  • Nov 2

    NLRB’s New Joint Employment Standard

    NLRB’s New Joint Employment Standard
    E. Jason Tremblay Are You A Joint Employer? Browning-Ferris Industries of California Case and Its Potential Impact By now, most employers are aware of the recent and significant decision from the National Labor Relations Board in…
  • Nov 2

    National Labor Relations Board Decision – Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc.

    National Labor Relations Board Decision – Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc.
    E. Jason Tremblay Are You A Joint Employer? Browning-Ferris Industries of California Case and Its Potential Impact By now, most employers are aware of the recent and significant decision from the National Labor Relations Board in…
Rank this Week: 1350

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O\'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1527

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Happy Affordable Care Act New Year

    Happy Affordable Care Act New Year
    Ir’s not exactly hats and horns for the 2016 Affordable Care Act (ACA) New Year, but there are a few reasons to celebrate regarding compliance matters. Filing Extensions The 2016 ACA reporting deadlines that apply to all subject…
  • Dec 18

    Enhanced health benefits for executives? That’s another Affordable Care Act issue to consider

    Enhanced health benefits for executives? That’s another Affordable Care Act issue to consider
    A prohibition on discrimination has applied to self-insured plans for years under  Section 105(h) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) now extends that ban on discrimination in insured group health…
  • Dec 18

    Enhanced health benefits for executives? That’s another Affordable Care Act issue to consider

    Enhanced health benefits for executives? That’s another Affordable Care Act issue to consider
    A prohibition on discrimination has applied to self-insured plans for years under  Section 105(h) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) now extends that ban on discrimination in insured group health…
Rank this Week: 1009

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

Covers employment class action cases affecting employers. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1757

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
Rank this Week: 1553

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1314

FWS Employment Law Blog

FWS Employment Law Blog

Focuses on employment-related cases in Indiana, the Seventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court. By Fox, Williams & Sink.

http://fwslegal.com/blog
  • Jan 4

    Indiana Court of Appeals Reaffirms Employment Handbook Not a Contract

    Indiana Court of Appeals Reaffirms Employment Handbook Not a Contract
    On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015, Indiana’s Court of Appeals, in the matter of Harris v. Orange County Highway Department, et al, reaffirmed the precedent that employment handbooks generally do not create enforceable…
  • Jan 4

    Indiana Court of Appeals Reaffirms Handbook Not a Contract

    Indiana Court of Appeals Reaffirms Handbook Not a Contract
    On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015, Indiana’s Court of Appeals, in the matter of Harris v. Orange County Highway Department, et al, reaffirmed the precedent that employment handbooks generally do not create enforceable…
  • Oct 19

    Employment Discrimination Case – Cat’s Paw Theory

    Employment Discrimination Case – Cat’s Paw Theory
    Employment attorneys are constantly on the hunt for decision-makers behind adverse employment actions.  They are always looking to make sure that the decision-makers are also the bad actors, i.e. the individuals who harbor discriminatory…
Rank this Week: 1511

Juz The Fax

Juz The Fax

Cover labor law and litigation. By Randy L. Braun.

http://juzthefax.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 4

    New York Minimum Wage Rises to $9.00 Per Hour

    New York Minimum Wage Rises to $9.00 Per Hour
    Just a reminder that effective as of December 31, 2015, New York's minimum wage was increased to $9.00 per hour.  Employers should revise their postings to reflect the change in the law.  You can download the current New York State…
  • Nov 10

    Does Facebook Activity Constitute Protected Concerted Activity Under the NLRA?

    Does Facebook Activity Constitute Protected Concerted Activity Under the NLRA?
    It does, according to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  In Triple Play Sports Bar and Grill v. NLRB, the Second Circuit upheld a ruling of the National Labor Relations Board (the "NLRB") that Facebook activity…
  • Oct 30

    The Inflatable Rat And The First Amendment

    The Inflatable Rat And The First Amendment
    In a Decision dated October 27, 2014, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Bianco, J.), refused to ban a Union from using inflatable rats to communicate its objections to the hiring by an Employer of a…
Rank this Week: 1421

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Dec 26

    Signs of Age Discrimination at Your Workplace

    Signs of Age Discrimination at Your Workplace
    This day and age, most employers are far too sophisticated and careful to make their desire to get rid of the older workers and replace them with younger ones obvious, because they are so afraid of being hit with an age discrimination /…
  • Dec 26

    One Common Disability Leave Mistake To Avoid

    One Common Disability Leave Mistake To Avoid
    The most important advice we have for communicating with your employer during your disability leave is doing it in a way that would make it clear to them why and how long you will not be able to work for. While you, of course, have a certain…
  • Dec 15

    California CFRA Medical Leave Rights Explained

    California CFRA Medical Leave Rights Explained
    CFRA medical leave is intended to give employees an opportunity to take leave from work for certain presonal or family medical reasons without jeopardizing their job security. Nelson v United Technologieis (1999). Generally, CFRA makes it…
Rank this Week: 1080

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

Covers disability discrimination, Federal Workers' Compensation Act (FECA) and OPM Disability. By Eric L. Pines.

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Nov 13

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a program director who suffers from several physical and psychological medical conditions, including PTSD, spinal canal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and facet syndrome. We are…
  • Oct 30

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a contract specialist who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and adjustment disorder.  We are delighted that we were able to assist…
  • Oct 16

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a social worker who suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS).  We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we…
Rank this Week: 1453

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Features updates and insights regarding California employment law. By Phillip J. Griego & Associates.

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Nov 2

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?
    The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (NLRA) created the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)  It gives employees the right to organize and bargain collectively with their employers.  This is called unionization.  It…
  • Jun 4

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)
    Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) contracted with Levy Premium Foods to manage the food and beverage services at several entertainment venues located in southern California. Levy, in turn, contracted with Canvas Corporation to provide 1099…
  • May 5

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted
    In January I posted an article about Augustus v. ABM Securities.  In that case, the appellate court held that employees were provided compliant rest breaks even though the employees were technically “on-call” and had to…
Rank this Week: 1351

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/
  • Jul 28

    Second Circuit Reverses on Lawyer Professional Exemption Case: What in the World Is Happening?

    Second Circuit Reverses on Lawyer Professional Exemption Case: What in the World Is Happening?
    I have blogged about this matter several times, all the while applauding the lower court decision and employer’s legal position in the case, as I believed what these temporary lawyers were doing did constitute the practice of law. …
  • Jul 22

    USDOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Regulations: Another Bright Line

    USDOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Regulations: Another Bright Line
    I have defended and litigated dozens of independent contractor cases and have found these matters to be intensely fact sensitive and tilted, in large part, towards a finding of employee status by both the agencies and the courts.  I had…
  • Jul 15

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit
    I have been following the protracted saga developing in the Second Circuit concerning whether interns are employees.  Recently, this Circuit overturned a lower court decision that granted conditional certification to an intern (and the…
Rank this Week: 1020

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Consumer Issue: Hyundai Billing Error and Lease Default

    Consumer Issue: Hyundai Billing Error and Lease Default
    I received an interesting inquiry recently where Hyundai Motor Finance apparently added an erroneous $359.33 charge and $40 late fee to a customer's April 2015 lease bill despite fill payment of the March 2015 statement. I am attempting to…
  • Jul 25

    Personal Injury Attorney

    Personal Injury Attorney
    Email: SJK@QHCLaw.com    Phone: 631-482-9700
  • Jul 20

    New York Creates Statutory Guidelines for Alimony

    New York Creates Statutory Guidelines for Alimony
    New York's divorce law received yet another significant overhaul.  On June 24, 2015, the New York State Legislature passed a new law, largely going into effect in October, that -- in addition to adjusting income caps and the temporary…
Rank this Week: 1164

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Covers racial and sexual harassment and education law. By Friedman & Houlding LLP.

http://www.sexualharassmentlawyerblawg.com/
  • Jan 9

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?
    In December 2013, a victim of sexual harassment--a man--filed a charge with the EEOC, alleging that working in Autozone's Whiteville, North Carolina store, a female coworker: created a hostile work environment based on Complainant's gender…
  • Oct 28

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear
    Employers are obligated to act promptly when they learn about ongoing workplace sexual or racial harassment. When employers ignore workplace harassment, the public will find out. Media coverage is an important tool for exposing and fighting…
  • Jul 20

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email
    The Law Offices of Joshua Friedman PC routinely seeks production of e-mail, texts and video that contain racially and sexually offensive words and images, sent by managers. These are the same managers charged with enforcing the employer's…
Rank this Week: 1263