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Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Dec 12

    Third District in Illinois Follows Fifield's Consideration Rule

    Third District in Illinois Follows Fifield's Consideration Rule
    Business lawyers have discounted the much-bastardized decision in Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services, Inc. as unmoored, largely because it seems to be one-of-a-kind and pulled from the ether.With the exception of a few federal district…
  • Nov 25

    2014 AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit Is Nearing

    2014 AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit Is Nearing
    For those attorneys who follow this blog, I encourage you to consider attending the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Trade Secret Law Summit. The event will be held on December 4 and 5 at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara,…
  • Nov 20

    Supreme Court of Arizona Gives Trade Secrets Preemption a Narrow Construction

    Supreme Court of Arizona Gives Trade Secrets Preemption a Narrow Construction
    Perhaps the most boring question in all of trade secrets law generates a lot of commentary, particularly in the blogosphere.The question is whether the displacement provision of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act applies to claims based on…
Rank this Week: 1071

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

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

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Dec 9

    Quirky Question #248, Is arbitration really better than court?

    Quirky Question #248, Is arbitration really better than court?
    Question: My company is considering implementing a policy of mandatory arbitration of employment disputes.  Putting aside the legal considerations, is this practically a good idea? Answer: By Joel O’Malley I have been hearing this…
  • Dec 3

    Quirky Question #247, An Update on Wellness Program

    Quirky Question #247, An Update on Wellness Program
    Question: Our company has been considering implementing financial incentives for employees to participate in biometric screening as part of an employee wellness program.  Are there legal issues we should be considering? Answer: This is a…
  • Nov 29

    Quirky Question #246, iKnow where your iPad i

    Quirky Question #246, iKnow where your iPad i
    Question: Our California company intends to provide iPads to all of our sales employees, but to make sure we can locate the iPads if they are lost or stolen, we plan to use the iPads’ GPS capabilities to track their locations.  As…
Rank this Week: 1201

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/
  • Dec 9

    Texas Statutes of Limitation

    Texas Statutes of Limitation
    Lawsuits are tricky. They must be filed within a certain deadline, known as "statutes of limitation."  If a person misses the statute of limitation without a very, very good reason, that person cannot file the lawsuit. Statutes of…
  • Dec 9

    Texas Statutes of Limitation

    Texas Statutes of Limitation
    Lawsuits are tricky. They must be filed within a certain deadline, known as "statutes of limitation."  If a person misses the statute of limitation without a very, very good reason, that person cannot file the lawsuit. Statutes of…
  • Dec 5

    Abbott Files Another Frivolous Lawsuit

    Abbott Files Another Frivolous Lawsuit
    So, Greg Abbott files another frivolous lawsuit. He has filed suit against the federal government over Pres. Obama's immigration measures. See San Antonio Express News report (account required). And, as before, the lawsuit is described…
Rank this Week: 1135

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Three Contracts Every Small Business Need

    Three Contracts Every Small Business Need
    Starting a new business is an exciting – but difficult and expensive – process. While it is important for small and new businesses to be cost conscious, there are three contracts that are essential for EVERY small business, and…
  • Dec 3

    Creating a Family-Friendly Workplace is a Smart Business Move

    Creating a Family-Friendly Workplace is a Smart Business Move
    More and more states are moving to implement stronger protections for employees who are pregnant, need time off to care for family members, or have other family related needs. In Illinois, for example, the Pregnant Workers Fairness will go…
  • Dec 1

    New Law Alert: Pregnancy Accommodation Amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act

    New Law Alert: Pregnancy Accommodation Amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act
    Starting January 1, 2015, new pregnancy accommodation amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) will go into effect. These amendments will apply to all Illinois employers regardless of their size. The new law is the…
Rank this Week: 1235

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/
  • Dec 4

    Facebook Threats Constitute Legitimate Grounds for Termination

    Facebook Threats Constitute Legitimate Grounds for Termination
    Earlier this week, I wrote about the issue of threats made via Facebook constitute constitutionally protected speech.  Today’s post also is about threats made via Facebook but in the context of the workplace.  The case,…
  • Dec 1

    Issue of Threats via Facebook Heads to the Supreme Court

    Issue of Threats via Facebook Heads to the Supreme Court
    The intersection of Facebook use and Free Speech is complicated.  Complicated enough, in fact, that the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on the subject when it decides a case it is scheduled to hear argument in today, Elonis v. United…
  • Nov 25

    If You Need Me, I Will Be In the Hall of Fame

    If You Need Me, I Will Be In the Hall of Fame
    Well, it’s happened again. The Delaware Employment Law Blog was selected as one of the Top 100 Legal Blogs in the country by the ABA Journal Magazine.  Because this is my fifth year as an honoree, I’ve been inducted into the…
Rank this Week: 1192

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1027

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

Provides commentary on current issues and developments in the field of whistleblower law and False Claims Act litigation. By the Rabon Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.nationalwhistleblower.com/
  • Dec 2

    Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act

    Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act
    Office Depot will reportedly pay $43 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the California False Claims Act by “systematically” violating the terms of its contracts with various California governmental…
  • Oct 20

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie
    Pharmaceutical companies have been a part of some of the largest settlements in the history of the FCA.  Below is a list of the ten largest FCA settlements by members of the pharmaceutucal industry: 1. GlaxoSmithKline – $2 billion…
  • Aug 6

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for medically unnecessary…
Rank this Week: 944

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: 1104

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1116

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Nov 24

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well
    An Ontario judge in de Kever v. Nemato Corp. 2014 ONSC 6576 (CanLII) recently reviewed the law applicable to the so called common employer doctrine. Ms. de Kever sued for a declaration that all the Defendants were her common employer and she…
  • Sep 2

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    In most wrongful dismissal cases, the court is required to address the trifecta of issues: What is the applicable period of reasonable notice of termination to which the terminated employee is entitled following an application of the usual…
  • Aug 29

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination
    Employers will sometimes include language such as the employee will only receive a bonus if he or she is employed on the date the bonus is paid out. Courts have shown some reluctance to enforce such arrangements. The issue was recently…
Rank this Week: 890

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Nov 20

    “Ban the Box” is Coming to Illinoi

    “Ban the Box” is Coming to Illinoi
    Illinois has become the 5th U.S. state to prohibit inquiries about criminal history on initial applications from most private sector jobs. Commonly known as “ban the box” legislation, the “Job Opportunities for Qualified…
  • Aug 10

    Jason Tremblay presents The Regulatory and Legal Challenges Facing HR Expert

    Jason Tremblay presents The Regulatory and Legal Challenges Facing HR Expert
    Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented “The Regulatory and Legal Challenges Facing HR Experts,” during a live session hosted by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers on Thursday, August 7 in Chicago.The…
  • Aug 3

    Jason Tremblay presents Is Your Noncompete Enforceable? Tips and Traps in Drafting and Enforcing Noncompete Agreement

    Jason Tremblay presents Is Your Noncompete Enforceable? Tips and Traps in Drafting and Enforcing Noncompete Agreement
    Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented “Is Your Noncompete Enforceable? Tips and Traps in Drafting and Enforcing Noncompete Agreements,” during a live webinar hosted by the American Bar Association on Tuesday, July 29. During…
Rank this Week: 1076

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Nov 7

    Global App Enforcement Sweep - Lessons For Developer

    Global App Enforcement Sweep - Lessons For Developer
    A recent survey of over 1,200 of the top mobile apps in 19 countries by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network ("GPEN") has found that 85% of the apps reviewed were non-compliant, failing to provide even the most basic privacy information to…
  • Oct 27

    You've been fired!

    You've been fired!
    It isn't often that a supplier "fires" its customer, but it's not unknown. I have worked with two clients recently whose suppliers have given notice of termination without cause. How can you avoid or, if it does happen, manage through a…
  • Oct 13

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction
    Quantitative measures of supplier performance in the form of service levels are critical in any outsourcing relationship.   However, they provide an incomplete picture of how well the supplier is performing and meeting the client's…
Rank this Week: 1279

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

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

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

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

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

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

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
Rank this Week: 924

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Covers legislation and case law pertaining to workplace discrimination and retaliation. By The Employment Law Group.

http://workplacediscriminationblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 1080

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

http://lisahome.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike
    (Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Monday said it has authorized legal action against Wal-Mart Stores Inc for allegedly retaliating against workers who participated in strikes against the company over low pay.Groups of…
  • Nov 19

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety
    OSHA is getting tough on staffing agencies that provide employers with temporary workers if they do not provide those workers with legally required safety and health training.  But, the buck doesn’t stop there: employers that use…
  • Nov 13

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation
    Calexico, CA: While it didn’t get to the point of becoming a California labor lawsuit, a California furniture distributor nonetheless agreed to pay more than $120,000 in owed overtime wages to current and former employees following…
Rank this Week: 1174

NLRB Law Memo

NLRB Law Memo

Covers National Labor Relations Board decision. By Ross Runkel.

http://www.lawmemo.com/nlrb/memo/
  • Aug 11

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  • Nov 24

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012
  • Feb 14

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012
    NLRB - Staff summarized 3 decisions. Human Services Projects, Inc. d/b/a Teen Triumph (32-CA-25262; 358 NLRB No. 2) Stockton, CA, February 6, 2012.
Rank this Week: 987

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: 1161

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

Features news, analysis and comments on labor & employment law, human resources, and other work-related topics. By George Lenard.

http://www.employmentblawg.com
  • Apr 25

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job
    While many civilian employers claim a commitment to hiring veterans, knowledge gaps and unfair assumptions can cause civilians to overlook qualified vets. For example, 61 percent of civilian employers say they do not understand how military…
  • Nov 7

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Sep 10

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job
    embaPub="6e3197aae95c2ff8fcab35cb730f6a86";Introduction As a job applicant notified of a phone interview, you have just survived the culling of the herd by resume screeners, taking you one step closer to your goal of a job offer. It is…
Rank this Week: 1019

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
  • Feb 22

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 897

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: 1022

AALRR Labor & Employment Law Blog

AALRR Labor & Employment Law Blog

Focused on California labor and employment law from an employer perspective. By Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo.

http://aalrremploymentlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    AALRR Employment Law Blog Moves to New Site!

    AALRR Employment Law Blog Moves to New Site!
    Due largely to your support, we have out grown our current blog site and have created a new blog in connection with the release of our new firm website – www.aalrr.com. It is new, but the same great information is still available.
  • Oct 16

    NLRB Issues Series of Decisions Affecting Workplace Policie

    NLRB Issues Series of Decisions Affecting Workplace Policie
    By Ronald W. Novotny and Jonathan JudgeIn the past several months, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a series of decisions that could affect everyday policies that union and non-union employers maintain in the workplace. …
  • Sep 24

    AALRR Attorneys Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict On Claims Of Age Discrimination and Retaliation

    AALRR Attorneys Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict On Claims Of Age Discrimination and Retaliation
    On August 31, 2012, AALRRattorneys Irma Rodriguez Moisa and Sharon J. Ormond obtained a unanimous jury defense verdict in favor of The Regents of the University of California after a 14-day jury trial.  The Plaintiff, James Friedman, was…
Rank this Week: 1157

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Covers non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure provisions in employment agreements. By the Frith Law Firm.

http://virginianoncompete.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC
    Had a great weekend in Tennessee with new friends.Met a hospital administrator from Ohio who told me his facility did not have non-compete agreements for physician employees because they thought taking care of their employees would be a…
  • Jan 10

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL
    I ran across this article this morning and it is excellent. Read it. Enjoy it. Attorney Michael Elkon, member of Fisher & Phillips, a large law firm with a National presence, explains why College football coaches can pick up and move, while…
  • Jan 9

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY
    Imagine a divorce. The bad kind where people would rather fight than be reasonable. The kind where the only people who win are the attorneys because the financial cost of litigation, coupled with the emotional drain of battle wear the parties…
Rank this Week: 1036

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Provides news and commentary on developments in whistleblower protection law. By Jason Zuckerman.

http://whistleblower-protection-law.com/
  • Dec 16

    OSHA Awards $250,000 in Punitive Damages in FRSA Whistleblower Retaliation Case

    OSHA Awards $250,000 in Punitive Damages in FRSA Whistleblower Retaliation Case
    OSHA Awards $250,000 in Punitive Damages in FRSA Whistleblower Retaliation Case Today OSHA ordered Metro-North to pay $250,000 in punitive damages to a former coach cleaner for the commuter rail carrier who suffered retaliation for... The…
  • Dec 15

    Congress Enacts Anti-Gag Provision in Cromnibus Spending Bill

    Congress Enacts Anti-Gag Provision in Cromnibus Spending Bill
    Congress Enacts Anti-Gag Provision in Cromnibus Spending Bill The “cromnibus” spending bill that Congress enacted to fund most federal agencies through September 2015 includes an important anti-gag provision prohibiting government…
  • Dec 14

    SEC Amicus Brief Argues that Dodd-Frank Protects Internal Whistleblowing

    SEC Amicus Brief Argues that Dodd-Frank Protects Internal Whistleblowing
    SEC Amicus Brief Argues that Dodd-Frank Protects Internal Whistleblowing On December 11th, the SEC filed an amicus brief in Mikael Safarian v. American DG Energy Inc asserting that Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Act protects…
Rank this Week: 1821

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
  • Dec 16

    New Video: Reasons to Hire an Attorney in a Texas Uncontested Divorce

    New Video: Reasons to Hire an Attorney in a Texas Uncontested Divorce
    I’m still trying to decide whether I like the idea of putting up video content or whether I should stick with written content on this blog alone. Here’s an experimental video about uncontested divorce in which I discuss some…
  • Dec 15

    Constructive Discharge and Supervisor Conduct

    Constructive Discharge and Supervisor Conduct
    When an employee claims an employer created a hostile work environment that resulted in a prohibited form of unlawful employment discrimination the employee must prove, among other things, that the employee suffered an adverse employment…
  • Dec 10

    AT&T Pension Benefits and QDRO

    AT&T Pension Benefits and QDRO
    Many large and longstanding employers, like A&T, General Motors, Hewlitt Packard and Bank of America, have defined benefit pension plans that offer retirement benefits that are more complicated in their benefit formula than a 401k plan…
Rank this Week: 1428

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    NLRB Decision Allows Non-Work Related Use of a Company Email System

    NLRB Decision Allows Non-Work Related Use of a Company Email System
    Last week the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed the Register Guard decision and declared that employees who have access to a company email system now have the right to use that system, on non-working time, to voice their…
  • Dec 16

    Illinois to Welcome New Year with New Employment Law

    Illinois to Welcome New Year with New Employment Law
    Written by Howard L. Mocerf Three new employment laws will take effect for Illinois employers beginning Jan. 1, 2015: the “Ban the Box” law prohibiting employers from including on job applications inquiries into whether an…
  • Dec 11

    Post-Shift Security Screenings Not Compensable Under FLSA

    Post-Shift Security Screenings Not Compensable Under FLSA
    Written by Laurent Badoux and Christiana L. Signs In a much anticipated decision this week, the Supreme Court held that activities that occur before or after a work shift are not compensable unless they are “intrinsic” to…
Rank this Week: 1297

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Covers labor and employment issues affecting Hawaii employers. By Ryan E. Sanada.

http://www.hilaborlaw.com
  • Dec 16

    Doing your 2015 Budget? UI Tax Rates Will Be Lower Next Year

    Doing your 2015 Budget? UI Tax Rates Will Be Lower Next Year
    Good news for business owners, executives, HR professionals, or managers who are currently finalizing your 2015 budget:  the State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) just announced that the…
  • Nov 25

    Workplace Accommodations Made Easy

    Workplace Accommodations Made Easy
    Hi Everybody! I wanted to send out a quick blog post to let you all know about an exciting workshop I will be presenting in the first quarter of 2015. Due to several requests from HEC members, I've decided to put together a half-day…
  • Aug 26

    Quote in Hawaii Business Magazine Article on Paycard

    Quote in Hawaii Business Magazine Article on Paycard
    The August 2014 issue of Hawaii Business Magazine contains an article discussing a new law that was passed from the 2014 legislative session which modernizes Hawaii’s payment of wages law by clarifying that employers may pay their…
Rank this Week: 1457

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Dec 15

    Another Day, Another Rule for Federal Contractor

    Another Day, Another Rule for Federal Contractor
    As we previously noted, federal contractors have been besieged in recent months with regulatory changes and enforcement initiatives advanced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) and various divisions…
  • Dec 15

    NLRB’s New Quickie Elections May Allow for Union Ambush Tactic

    NLRB’s New Quickie Elections May Allow for Union Ambush Tactic
    The National Labor Relations Board certainly did not wait long to take the next step in changing the landscape of union organizing to promote the success of labor interests in representation campaigns. Only one day after its blockbuster…
  • Dec 11

    Open the Floodgates: “Reply All” Now Also Means “Easy Union Organizing”

    Open the Floodgates: “Reply All” Now Also Means “Easy Union Organizing”
    Well we pretty much knew this day was coming. Your email system has just become a union’s most effective tool to organize your employees. In May of this year, we predicted the National Labor Relations Board would overturn its 2007…
Rank this Week: 1953

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk is a blow to hourly employees nationwide. The employees at issue in Integrity Staffing were employed to retrieve products and package them for delivery to Amazon…
  • Dec 11

    TD Ameritrade Whistleblower’s Case Dismissed Due to Arbitration Clause

    TD Ameritrade Whistleblower’s Case Dismissed Due to Arbitration Clause
    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in Khazin v. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., No. 14-1689, December 8, 2014, recently upheld the dismissal of a whistleblower claim brought by a former employee of TD Ameritrade, because his claim was barred by…
  • Dec 9

    McDonald’s “Hit List” of Older Employees to be Fired

    McDonald’s “Hit List” of Older Employees to be Fired
    A McDonald’s employee was told to “take it easy like my grandmother and retire,” according to a case currently pending before a federal district court in Pennsylvania.  She was apparently working more slowly than…
Rank this Week: 1351

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/
  • Dec 15

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal social worker with his FERS disability claim.  He suffers from severe sensorineural hearing loss – a condition that began in early childhood.  Although he was able to perform all of the essential…
  • Dec 11

    V.A. Title 38 Doctors and Nurses Need Special Legal Protection

    V.A. Title 38 Doctors and Nurses Need Special Legal Protection
    Are you a V.A. doctor or nurse who is facing potential or actual discipline?  If so, you have very unique and special legal needs.  Most V.A. employees, and most federal employees are hired under Title 5 of the United States Code.…
  • Dec 11

    What is the Bruner Presumption and How Can it Help You Get Federal Disability Retirement

    What is the Bruner Presumption and How Can it Help You Get Federal Disability Retirement
    The Bruner Presumption.  In a Federal Circuit court case, Bruner v. OPM, 996 F.2d 290 (Fed. Cir. 1993) the Court held that the bottom line under Bruner is that “the government’s action in separating an employee…
Rank this Week: 1303

Washington D.C. Employment Law…

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment law developments in Washington, D.C. By Littler.

http://www.littler.com/blog/dc-employment-law-update
  • Dec 15

    Illinois Department of Human Rights Issues Approved Employer Posting for Pregnancy Right

    Illinois Department of Human Rights Issues Approved Employer Posting for Pregnancy Right
    Darren M. Mungerson On August 26, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law House Bill 8 amending the Illinois Human Rights Act (the Act) to provide greater protections to applicants and employees who are or become…
  • Dec 12

    How Does the "Cromnibus" Bill Impact Employers?

    How Does the "Cromnibus" Bill Impact Employers?
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman In an eleventh-hour attempt to avoid a government shutdown, the House of Representatives narrowly approved in a 219-206 vote a measure that would fund the federal government through September 20, 2015,…
  • Dec 12

    NLRB Issues its "Ambush" Election Rule

    NLRB Issues its "Ambush" Election Rule
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman Michael J. Lotito As expected, the National Labor Relations Board released its much-anticipated final rule amending union representation and election…
Rank this Week: 1923

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight: Strategies for building a diverse, multi-cultural workplace

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Dec 14

    Guidance for HR when racial tension spreads from streets to workplace

    Guidance for HR when racial tension spreads from streets to workplace
    As protests rage around the country following recent grand jury decisions in Missouri and New York not to indict police officers involved in the deaths of two unarmed black men, employers may find tension spilling into the workplace. In…
  • Dec 14

    Alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and the workplace―navigating legal risk

    Alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and the workplace―navigating legal risk
    By Holly K. Jones Q We administer a voluntary leave program through which workers can donate paid leave to their colleagues to obtain necessary medical treatment. Recently an employee asked to use the program to seek substance abuse treatment…
  • Dec 14

    What does the immigration executive action mean for employers?

    What does the immigration executive action mean for employers?
    by Christine D. Mehfoud Whether the president’s recent series of immigration-related executive actions will survive potential legal challenges and congressional action remains to be seen. For now, set aside your political views (while I…
Rank this Week: 2078

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1716

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: 1715

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/
  • Dec 12

    He Quit His Job, But Was Still Eligible For Workers' Comp Benefits?

    He Quit His Job, But Was Still Eligible For Workers' Comp Benefits?
    When a medical equipment delivery driver who had quit his job - but was injured while retrieving his tools and preparing to leave the premises - filed a lawsuit, how did his employer defend against the claim? By asserting that...
  • Dec 5

    Company Cited For Fall Hazards At Philadelphia Worksite

    Company Cited For Fall Hazards At Philadelphia Worksite
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently cited a Pennsylvania company for failing to provide its workers with proper fall protection. Bricklayers were tasked with conducting their work on scaffolding as high as 30…
  • Dec 2

    PTSD and VA disability benefits for Vietnam vet

    PTSD and VA disability benefits for Vietnam vet
    There are hundreds of thousands of Vietnam-era veterans struggling to cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They experience flashbacks, depression, insomnia and serious anxiety as they also deal with the inevitable problems…
Rank this Week: 2156

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
Rank this Week: 1486

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/
  • Dec 12

    Ford Co. Report Fuels Ageism Trend

    Ford Co. Report Fuels Ageism Trend
    What does it mean to make way for Generation Z? The slogan, “Make Way for Gen Z,” is the “featured” trend in a new report by Ford Motor Company called Ford 15 that  supposedly predicts micro-trends…
  • Dec 11

    Older Women: Goodbye Retirement?

    Older Women: Goodbye Retirement?
    The Labor Force Participation Rate for Americans over the age of 65 – particularly women – has literally skyrocketed in recent years. An analysis by Investing.com shows that since January 2000, the rate of participation in the…
  • Dec 9

    Amazon’s Xmas Gift From U.S. Supreme Court

    Amazon’s Xmas Gift From U.S. Supreme Court
    The nation’s high court ruled unanimously this week that Amazon.com warehouse workers aren’t entitled to pay for the half hour they spend being screened for theft at the end of their work shifts. It’s another…
Rank this Week: 1931

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Dec 12

    Ford Co. Report Fuels Ageism Trend

    Ford Co. Report Fuels Ageism Trend
    What does it mean to make way for Generation Z? The slogan, “Make Way for Gen Z,” is the “featured” trend in a new report by Ford Motor Company called Ford 15 that  supposedly predicts micro-trends…
  • Dec 11

    Older Women: Goodbye Retirement?

    Older Women: Goodbye Retirement?
    The Labor Force Participation Rate for Americans over the age of 65 – particularly women – has literally skyrocketed in recent years. An analysis by Investing.com shows that since January 2000, the rate of participation in the…
  • Dec 9

    Amazon’s Xmas Gift From U.S. Supreme Court

    Amazon’s Xmas Gift From U.S. Supreme Court
    The nation’s high court ruled unanimously this week that Amazon.com warehouse workers aren’t entitled to pay for the half hour they spend being screened for theft at the end of their work shifts. It’s another…
Rank this Week: 1865

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Covers what you need to know before you quit, get fired, or decide to sue the bastards. By Donna Ballman.

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 12

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: No Firing For Legal Off-Duty Activity

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: No Firing For Legal Off-Duty Activity
    Here in Florida, like many states, you can be fired for pretty much anything as long as it isn't discrimination, whistleblowing, making a worker's comp claim or some other protected activity. That means you can be fired because your boss…
  • Dec 5

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: No Use-It-Or-Lose-It Vacation

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: No Use-It-Or-Lose-It Vacation
    You've probably seen the commercial. A kid says, in response to the study that over 400 million vacation days go unused, "That's the stupidest thing I ever heard." Yep. Stupid. Odds are, if you don't take those vacation days, you lose…
  • Nov 28

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: No Solicitation Of Employees Through Misrepresentation

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: No Solicitation Of Employees Through Misrepresentation
    I've written before about the possibility of suing an employer for fraud if they misrepresented the job. If you are lured into a job, specifically if you give up another job or move to accept the job, and the employer had no intention of…
Rank this Week: 1935

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/
  • Dec 9

    ‘Tis the Season

    ‘Tis the Season
    Employers often have questions relating to basic wage and hour issues.  This blog post is designed to refresh your memory as to the current status of some of your more basic wage and hour issues in New Jersey as we wrap up 2014. Q1. What…
  • Nov 24

    No Soup for You: can a business ban an attorney who has filed a lawsuit against it?

    No Soup for You: can a business ban an attorney who has filed a lawsuit against it?
    Jerry Seinfeld’s sitcom famously portrayed the “Soup Man” as the temperamental owner of a soup stand who would decline to serve customers that did not properly place a soup order.    Placing the humor aside, a…
  • Nov 17

    Taking a Bite out of Attorney’s Fees in FLSA Settlement

    Taking a Bite out of Attorney’s Fees in FLSA Settlement
    FLSA lawsuits are exploding – on nationwide basis annual FLSA filings have increased more than 400% since 2001.  The vast majority of these actions ultimately result in a settlement. The question has now been raised as to whether…
Rank this Week: 1436

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2106

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Poisoned Work Environment? Not In This Restaurant…

    Poisoned Work Environment? Not In This Restaurant…
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What is a poisoned work environment? And when should the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal award damages to employees who might find themselves in…
  • Nov 27

    Dismissal of Ghomeshi: Some Employment Law Point

    Dismissal of Ghomeshi: Some Employment Law Point
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The dismissal of Jian Ghomeshi from the CBC continues to dominate headlines. At this point, however, it has really become much more of a case…
  • Nov 17

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What kind of conduct is just cause for the dismissal of a teacher?  If the teacher has been a long serving employee, the threshold will be…
Rank this Week: 1347

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Covers employment law, and wage and hour regulations. By Foster Pepper PLLC.

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Dec 8

    Paralegal Students Must Be Paid for Practical Job Experience at Law Firm

    Paralegal Students Must Be Paid for Practical Job Experience at Law Firm
    We previously addressed the issue of whether an intern is entitled to be paid for time spent with a for-profit enterprise.  We reviewed the Department of Labor’s six-factor test: The internship, even though it includes actual…
  • Dec 8

    Paralegals Must Be Paid for Practical Job Experience at Law Firms - No Free Training Allowed

    Paralegals Must Be Paid for Practical Job Experience at Law Firms - No Free Training Allowed
    We previously addressed the issue of whether an intern is entitled to be paid for time spent with a for-profit enterprise.  We reviewed the Department of Labor’s six-factor test: The internship, even though it includes actual…
  • Dec 2

    Happy Holidays! Holiday Party Tips for Employer

    Happy Holidays! Holiday Party Tips for Employer
    ‘Tis the season for workplace holiday parties. Holiday parties can be a fun way to build camaraderie and boost company morale for the upcoming year, but they are also fertile ground for HR woes. Enjoy the festivities without…
Rank this Week: 1424

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

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

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1443

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/
  • Dec 5

    New study commissioned by DOL shows pervasive minimum wage violation

    New study commissioned by DOL shows pervasive minimum wage violation
    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently released the results of a new study that it commissioned on minimum wage law violations in New York and California. The DOL commissioned this study because it enforces the minimum wage requirements…
  • Nov 25

    ‘Tis the Season for sexual harassment at the work holiday party

    ‘Tis the Season for sexual harassment at the work holiday party
    Every year around this time many employers organize holiday parties for their employees and, as many employment lawyers will tell you (see here and here), it is not uncommon for sexual harassment to occur at them.  This seems to be…
  • Nov 19

    ACLU sues employer in Rhode Island for discrimination against medicinal marijuana user

    ACLU sues employer in Rhode Island for discrimination against medicinal marijuana user
    Earlier this month, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Rhode Island sued Darlington Fabrics, a textile company, because it refused to hire a woman when she disclosed that she used marijuana for medicinal purposes, which is legal in…
Rank this Week: 1705

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Dec 5

    Age Discrimination Case Thrown Out By Eighth Circuit

    Age Discrimination Case Thrown Out By Eighth Circuit
    Generally when a manager says an employee is an "old man" and had "a lot of years in", such comments would raise a red flag indicating possible age discrimination, but in a case handed down by the Eight Circuit this week, they weren't…
  • Nov 21

    Volunteer Nuns Not Entitled to Protections of Title VII Regarding Religious Discrimination

    Volunteer Nuns Not Entitled to Protections of Title VII Regarding Religious Discrimination
    Are volunteers entitled to the protections of Title VII regarding religious discrimination, retaliation, and harassment? No, according to a recent Sixth Circuit case. The plaintiffs in the case were traditional Catholic nuns who held…
  • Nov 14

    Employer's Health Plan Modification May Constitute Age Discrimination

    Employer's Health Plan Modification May Constitute Age Discrimination
    Employers these days are constantly looking for ways to reduce their health care costs. Older workers tend to push up premiums, so why not encourage them to leave so as to get those premiums down? One company tried that and got sued for…
Rank this Week: 1961