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California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

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

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Law School Enrollments Continue to Plunge

    Law School Enrollments Continue to Plunge
     Conventional wisdom is that legal costs are consuming an ever-greater portion of the economy each year as Americans supposedly grow more litigious over time. But that view apparently isn't shared by prospective lawyers, who are staying…
  • Jan 12

    When Must "On-Call" or other Employee Time Be Paid -- Mediola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc.

    When Must "On-Call" or other Employee Time Be Paid -- Mediola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc.
    California law is very clear in requiring that "all hours worked" must be compensated at statutory minimum wage or overtime rates.  Less clear, however, is what time must be counted as "work."  In Mediola v. CPS Security, Inc., the…
  • Jan 12

    When Must "On-Call" or other Employee Time Be Paid -- Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc.

    When Must "On-Call" or other Employee Time Be Paid -- Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc.
    California law is very clear in requiring that "all hours worked" must be compensated at statutory minimum wage or overtime rates.  Less clear, however, is what time must be counted as "work."  In Mediola v. CPS Security, Inc., the…
Rank this Week: 916

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Popular Chef in Brooklyn Sued for Stealing Wages and Firing Employee Who Complained About Discrimination

    Popular Chef in Brooklyn Sued for Stealing Wages and Firing Employee Who Complained About Discrimination
    Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, known for sitting 18 customers around a kitchen counter while providing them with 15 plate prix-fixe meals, has been sued for failing to pay minimum wages, overtime and spread-of-hours pay, for stealing…
  • Jan 23

    “Top Chef” Judge Tom Colicchio Sued for Wage Payment Violation

    “Top Chef” Judge Tom Colicchio Sued for Wage Payment Violation
    Tom Colicchio’s ‘Wichcraft sandwich restaurants have been hit with a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, claiming that the restaurants failed to pay minimum wage and overtime pay, and misappropriated workers’ tips. Attorneys…
  • Jan 23

    Have We Reached the Tipping Point for Tips?

    Have We Reached the Tipping Point for Tips?
    Have we reached the tipping point for tips will be the topic of a New York Hospitality Alliance conference on February 2. Lou Pechman founder of waiterpay.com, will be one of the panelists, along with restaurant industry leaders and…
Rank this Week: 1147

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court Establishes a Simplified Employment Test

    Supreme Court Establishes a Simplified Employment Test
    The Supreme Court of Canada released an important employment law decision on May 22, 2014. The case is McCormick v. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, 2014 SCC 39 and established that “dependency” will determine if an employment…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1013

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/
  • Jan 26

    Employment Law Bills Pending In The Florida Legislature

    Employment Law Bills Pending In The Florida Legislature
    Since I've been writing about states that have pro-employee laws, and complaining about the lack of protections for employees in Florida law, I thought you'd like to hear about some legislation that has been filed in the Florida legislature…
  • Jan 19

    What I See In My Crystal Ball For Employment Law In 2015

    What I See In My Crystal Ball For Employment Law In 2015
    So far I've been pretty prescient in my annual predictions, so better pay attention here. My predictions for what will happen on the employment law scene in 2015 are:1. Intern sexual harassment: With Broward County moving to develop an…
  • Jan 12

    How I Did On My Employment Law Predictions For 2014

    How I Did On My Employment Law Predictions For 2014
    Last year I made predictions for what would happen in 2014. How did I do? Call me Cassandra again, because I did pretty well:Minimum Wage: I predicted that raising the minimum wage would be a hot political issue in 2014. Eleven states…
Rank this Week: 1174

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jan 26

    Third Circuit on Public Employees, Free Speech, and Mistakes of Fact

    Third Circuit on Public Employees, Free Speech, and Mistakes of Fact
    This is my snow-shoveling half-time break:A New Jersey police officer picked up a campaign yard sign for a mayoral candidate. A fellow police officer spotted him in the act. The next day, one of his supervisors confronted him about supporting…
  • Jan 23

    SCOTUS on Whistleblowers and Regulation

    SCOTUS on Whistleblowers and Regulation
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in DHS v. MacLean.In 2003 (sometimes these case take a while to unfold!), a federal air marshal received a text that TSA was " cancelling all overnight missions from Las Vegas until…
  • Jan 22

    Lawffice Space - Now on CaseText

    Lawffice Space - Now on CaseText
    I am excited to announce that CaseText now features content from Lawffice Space. What is CaseText, you ask? Well, it has text... from cases. And much, much more. The site has a lot of community-sourced info (it's like crowd-sourcing but the…
Rank this Week: 885

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers federal and Florida employment, discrimination and sexual harassment law, news and cases. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!
    Effective January 1, 2015, Florida’s minimum wage is $8.05 per hour. Tipped employees must be paid at least $5.03 per hour. Need help complying with federal or Florida wage laws? Are you owed money from your employer for minimum wage or…
  • Mar 29

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled that full-scholarship student athletes who play football for Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act, and thus have the right to for a union and…
  • Aug 13

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say
    As anyone running for a political office right now will tell you, the number one crisis facing the nation today is unemployment. According to the Huffington Post, more than five million Americans have been between jobs for at least six…
Rank this Week: 1142

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/
  • Jan 23

    Another employer pays for “Sorry, I can’t go”

    Another employer pays for “Sorry, I can’t go”
    Last October, I posted about a consent decree entered into between Wal-Mart and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in which Wal-Mart agreed to pay $72,500 to candidate for a store job in Maryland whose offer was withdrawn because…
  • Jan 23

    Two big sexual harassment cases: where the employers went wrong

    Two big sexual harassment cases: where the employers went wrong
    As an employer, what can you do to protect yourself when one employee claims severe sexual harassment and the other party denies it or claims it was all consensual? The Marchuk v. Faruqi & Faruqi trial (daily updates here) is far from…
  • Jan 19

    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968

    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968
    “I Have a Dream,” in its entirety. This is about 17 minutes long, but it’s well worth the time if you haven’t heard it in a while, or if you have never heard it as it was actually delivered in 1963. Thank you, Dr.…
Rank this Week: 913

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Appellate Division Panel Issues Ruling Broadly Interpreting New York State Human Rights Law

    Appellate Division Panel Issues Ruling Broadly Interpreting New York State Human Rights Law
    On January 14, 2015, in a case of first impression, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department held that an employee can sufficiently demonstrate his membership in a protected class by virtue of his association with…
  • Jan 5

    AFL-CIO’s Industry Wide Agreement May Have Wide Reach in Hospitality Industry

    AFL-CIO’s Industry Wide Agreement May Have Wide Reach in Hospitality Industry
    Mid-way through 2012, the Hotel Association of New York City and the New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO (the “Union”), renewed a seven-year collective bargaining agreement known as the Industry Wide Agreement, or…
  • Dec 15

    UPDATE: San Francisco Retail Workers’ Bill of Right

    UPDATE: San Francisco Retail Workers’ Bill of Right
    We wanted to provide an update on our earlier report about recent legislative happenings in San Francisco. (A link to our earlier article can be found here.)  The San Francisco Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights became law on December…
Rank this Week: 1143

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    North Carolina federal court rules trans employee covered by Title VII

    North Carolina federal court rules trans employee covered by Title VII
    The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina has ruled that a trans employee is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  In Lewis v. High Point Regional Health System, the Court rejected the…
  • Dec 20

    Title VII allows 300:1 ratio of punitive damages, says 9th Circuit

    Title VII allows 300:1 ratio of punitive damages, says 9th Circuit
    Normally, courts are not allowed to, and often reduce, large punitive damage awards that are much larger than the amount of compensatory damages.  Punitive damages refer to extra damages given because of a defendant's malicious intent,…
  • Dec 14

    When you have a case, and when you just don't

    When you have a case, and when you just don't
    From Wait A Second!, the Second Circuit civil rights blog, discussing a recent case from the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, about an employee who says that he was fired because of his disability: Although he admitted his inaccurate…
Rank this Week: 924

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Jan 20

    Get ready for Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

    Get ready for Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage
    by Tammy Binford Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take up the issue of same-sex marriage, employers are weighing the impact a ruling will have. On January 16, the Court announced that it would consider four cases from each of…
  • Jan 15

    Obama takes steps toward requiring paid sick leave

    Obama takes steps toward requiring paid sick leave
    by Tammy Binford Is it a sensible plan to boost productivity and give workers the help they deserve, or is it an unaffordable, unfair mandate on already overburdened employers? President Barack Obama’s announcement of a push to pass a…
  • Jan 13

    South Dakota same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

    South Dakota same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional
    by Jane Pfeifle On Monday, a federal judge in Sioux Falls ruled that South Dakota’s constitutional and statutory prohibition on same-sex marriage violated the U.S. Constitution. Six same-sex couples filed a lawsuit against the governor,…
Rank this Week: 1098

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

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

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

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce
    In general, the Internal Revenue Code allows for a deduction of reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the production of taxable income.  This may entitle you to a deduction of some of the legal fees paid in pursuit of…
  • Dec 29

    Non-Competes and Office Romance

    Non-Competes and Office Romance
    Over the holiday, the Court of Appeals issued a couple of employment-related decisions regarding situations that often come up. Non-Compete Agreements/Competition with Former Employer In Curry’s Transportation Services, Inc. v. Dotson…
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
Rank this Week: 1187

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Jan 18

    Tech giants exploring gender gap within their rank

    Tech giants exploring gender gap within their rank
    What gives? The number of women graduating from college each year passed the number of men marking the same achievement years ago, but women remain underrepresented in the college majors sought by technology employers. That surely accounts…
  • Jan 18

    Better with age: legal issues with the aging American workforce

    Better with age: legal issues with the aging American workforce
    by Allison B. Wannop It is undeniable that the American workforce is getting older or, shall we say, more mature. In The Aging U.S. Workforce, the Stanford Center on Longevity estimates that by 2020, workers 55 and older will make up a…
  • Jan 18

    New HHS website provides tips for accommodating lactating employee

    New HHS website provides tips for accommodating lactating employee
    by Kate DeForest A lesser-known provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers that are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to provide a private area for mothers to nurse or express breast milk during the workday.…
Rank this Week: 1084

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 1125

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting the workplace in Birmingham and throughout Alabama. By Will Beckum.

http://birminghamemploymentlawyer.com/
  • Dec 18

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination
    The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nursing assistant at Jasper, Alabama’s Shadescrest Healthcare facility who was allegedly denied the right to wear a hijab in accordance with her faith and ultimately fired over her…
  • Dec 17

    Mississippi Grocery Store to Pay $325,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Mississippi Grocery Store to Pay $325,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    The Birmingham, Alabama office of the EEOC recently announced that a Jackson, Mississippi grocery store has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the government.  The EEOC reached a settlement…
  • Aug 9

    Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama Settles Sexual Harassment Claim

    Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama Settles Sexual Harassment Claim
    The EEOC recently settled allegations of sexual harassment with Coley’s #101, LLC doing business as Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama.  The company has agreed to pay $91,000 to resolve claims alleged in a sexual harassment…
Rank this Week: 959

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: 923

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

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    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: 936

Resources for Humans

Resources for Humans

Book reviews for HR and business professionals

http://blogs.hrhero.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 1019

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    McDonald's Corporation Sued In Employment Discrimination Case

    McDonald's Corporation Sued In Employment Discrimination Case
    Legal news reports that a group of former McDonald’s workers have filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the fast food giant. The 10 plaintiffs have alleged that they were subjected to racial discrimination and sexual…
  • Jan 18

    Time Spent After Hours On Smart Phone May Entitle You To Overtime Compensation

    Time Spent After Hours On Smart Phone May Entitle You To Overtime Compensation
    With the proliferation of smart phones, it is easier than ever to communicate. An employer may send a quick text or email after work hours, and expect a response. However, the ease of communication may lead to potential Fair Labor Standards…
  • Jan 10

    Are You Entitled To Overtime Pay?

    Are You Entitled To Overtime Pay?
    With the new year upon, reforms to the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) are expected. Last March President Obama signed a memo directing the Department of Labor to address certain provisions of the federal law. One of these provisions…
Rank this Week: 1424

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed

    Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed
    Georgia news reports that Atlanta’s fire chief has filed a complaint for discrimination after he was terminated following a controversy over a religious book he wrote. In the book, he denigrated homosexuality. He claimed his views…
  • Jan 18

    Should Employers Provide Pregnant Workers Reasonable Accommodations?

    Should Employers Provide Pregnant Workers Reasonable Accommodations?
    A North Carolina has filed a pregnancy discrimination case after her boss failed to hive her shifts following a request for lighter duties. According to the complaint, the 27-year-old certified nursing assistant was instructed by her doctor…
  • Jan 10

    What Is A Protected Class Under Title VII?

    What Is A Protected Class Under Title VII?
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Justice Department, and many courts across the country have stated that it’s illegal to discriminate against employees for being transgender. In fact, just recently Attorney…
Rank this Week: 1194

HR Defense Blog

HR Defense Blog

Covers developments in labor & employment law. By Akerman Senterfitt LLP.

http://www.akerman.com/Blogs/hrdefense/
  • Jan 26

    Employers Cannot Rely on Timekeeping Policies as a Defense to FLSA Claim

    Employers Cannot Rely on Timekeeping Policies as a Defense to FLSA Claim
    POSTED BY Richard D. Tuschman ON January 26, 2015 An employee's violation of timekeeping policies is not a defense to a Fair Labor Standards Act claim, if the employer knows or has reason to know that an employee underreported his…
  • Jan 20

    New York Trial Court Provides Guidance on Application of Corrections Law Factor

    New York Trial Court Provides Guidance on Application of Corrections Law Factor
    POSTED BY CHRIS LEPORE  ON JANUARY 20, 2015 It should come as no surprise to New York employers that making an employment decision based on an applicant or employee's criminal background can be unlawful. See N.Y. Corr. Law §…
  • Jan 16

    Home Health Care Remains Affordable: New Companionship Exemption Rules Overturned

    Home Health Care Remains Affordable: New Companionship Exemption Rules Overturned
    POSTED BY RICHARD D. TUSCHMAN, J. EVERETT WILSON & SHAYLA N. WALDON ON JANUARY 16, 2015 A federal court has invalidated the U.S. Department of Labor's ("DOL") amended rule that would have extended minimum wage and overtime protections to…
Rank this Week: 1607

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1265

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 1924

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jan 25

    Obama Forgot to Fight Age Discrimination

    Obama Forgot to Fight Age Discrimination
    “Obama will fight job discrimination for aging employees by strengthening the Age Discrimination in Employment Act … .”  Source: Blueprint for Change (2008) I was surprised when I recently…
  • Jan 20

    Older Americans are Invisible in Obama’s Union

    Older Americans are Invisible in Obama’s Union
    President Obama forgot something in his State of the Union address – the plight of older Americans. He talked about a young couple who suffered through the recession but emerged victorious. He talked about middle class…
  • Jan 12

    Who Owns the Problem of Age Discrimination?

    Who Owns the Problem of Age Discrimination?
    Part of the problem of age discrimination in the workplace is that nobody seems to claim ownership of it. Folks who have already retired are very interested in the issue but it doesn’t affect them directly anymore, except to the…
Rank this Week: 1682

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

Covers qui tam and employment law. By The Whistleblower Law Firm.

http://www.federalwhistleblowerlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    OSHA Orders Pilot be Reinstated after Alleged Whistleblower Retaliation

    OSHA Orders Pilot be Reinstated after Alleged Whistleblower Retaliation
    Whistleblowers take personal and professional risks when they draw attention to improper or illegal activity. Whistleblower protection laws are designed to protect these individuals against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. A…
  • Jan 17

    Arbitration Clause Cannot Give One Party Sole Discretion to Pick Arbitrator

    Arbitration Clause Cannot Give One Party Sole Discretion to Pick Arbitrator
    Plaintiffs, including whistleblowers, can be subject to arbitration clauses contained in agreements. An arbitration clause is a portion of a contract that requires parties to resolve any disputes through an arbitration process rather than…
  • Jan 12

    Whistleblowers in Intelligence Fields Like the CIA

    Whistleblowers in Intelligence Fields Like the CIA
    Whistleblower laws are put into place to provide protection and, in some cases, rewards to individuals who bring information concerning illegal activity to the attention of authorities who can curb or end such activity. The law forbids a…
Rank this Week: 1832

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: 1721

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: 1596

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

Covers employment law in the U.S., UK and France. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Jan 23

    An Introduction to Global Reductions in Force - Reed Smith To Present Teleseminar on January 29

    An Introduction to Global Reductions in Force - Reed Smith To Present Teleseminar on January 29
    Reductions in force – also known as collective redundancies – can be daunting for employers, both in dealing with employee issues and protecting the company from liability. On Thursday, 29 January 2015, my partners and I will…
  • Jan 22

    NY Governor Again Seeks to Raise Minimum Wage

    NY Governor Again Seeks to Raise Minimum Wage
    In early 2013, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that incrementally increased the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 between December 31, 2013, and December 31, 2015. Less than two years later, the governor has…
  • Jan 21

    NJ Supreme Court Sets Tougher Test for Independent Contractor Classification

    NJ Supreme Court Sets Tougher Test for Independent Contractor Classification
    On January 14, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court (the Court) ruled that when determining whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor under the New Jersey wage laws—specifically, the NJ Wage Payment Law (WPL) and NJ…
Rank this Week: 1620

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Covers the law of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
  • Jan 23

    Leave The Source Code Behind

    Leave The Source Code Behind
    U.S. Attorneys in many jurisdictions are more willingly stepping into the fray between financial services firms and their former employees who have misappropriated trade secret information. In a recently reported case out of the Northern…
  • Jan 8

    One Step Closer To Making A Federal Case Out Of It

    One Step Closer To Making A Federal Case Out Of It
    In the year-end holiday rush, employers and other trade secret owners may not have noticed that the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives in mid-December reported favorably on HR 5233, a proposal to create a…
  • Jan 5

    The First Illinois Appellate Court Decision To Address Fifield’s “Two Years Of Employment/Consideration Rule” Strictly Adheres To It

    The First Illinois Appellate Court Decision To Address Fifield’s “Two Years Of Employment/Consideration Rule” Strictly Adheres To It
    Readers of this blog know that in the summer of 2013, long held beliefs about the required consideration for a restrictive covenant under Illinois law were thrown a curve when the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District (i.e., Cook…
Rank this Week: 1720

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/
  • Jan 22

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies CLS’ Cert. Petition in Iskanian

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies CLS’ Cert. Petition in Iskanian
    On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the United States Supreme Court declined certiorari review of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, No. 14-341. In June 2014, the California Supreme Court ruled that class action waivers in arbitration…
  • Jan 20

    CA Supreme Court: Security Guards Must Be Paid for Sleep Time

    CA Supreme Court: Security Guards Must Be Paid for Sleep Time
    On January 8, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated decision, ruling that employers must pay workers for all time spent on a job site, even if they are on-call or sleeping rather than on-patrol, clarifying the meaning…
  • Jan 14

    Bower v. Inter-Con: CA Ct. of App. Upholds Employer’s Waiver of Arb.

    Bower v. Inter-Con: CA Ct. of App. Upholds Employer’s Waiver of Arb.
    On December 31, 2014, a California Court of Appeal issued a ruling affirming the trial court’s decision to deny employer Inter-Con Security Systems Inc.’s motion to compel arbitration of a putative wage-and-hour class action.…
Rank this Week: 1683

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 1861

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/
Rank this Week: 1547

Employment & the Law

Employment & the Law

Covers labor and employment topics, including ADA, ADEA, Arizona legal news, Defamation, FLSA, FMLA, GINA, Noncompetes, Privacy, RIFs, Section 1981, Social Media, Title VII and USERRA. By Ashley Kasarjian.

http://employmentandthelaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    Live from the White House – An Inside Perspective of the State of the Union

    Live from the White House – An Inside Perspective of the State of the Union
    As I told some of my colleagues– prior to this week, I had never been to Washington, D.C., but when the White House invites me, I go. Over 31.7 million people tuned in to watch President Obama give the State of … Continue…
  • Jan 12

    Is Your Company Complying with the New OSHA Reporting Requirements?

    Is Your Company Complying with the New OSHA Reporting Requirements?
    Employers under federal OSHA’s jurisdiction are now required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident.…
  • Dec 1

    It’s That Time of Year Again!

    It’s That Time of Year Again!
    It’s that time of year again! Yes, it’s the season to be thankful and there are many holidays on the horizon. And it is also the time where we are overflowing with gatherings and activities for all our organizations and…
Rank this Week: 1944

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court Holds That TSA Whistleblower’s Disclosure Wasn’t “Prohibited by Law”

    Supreme Court Holds That TSA Whistleblower’s Disclosure Wasn’t “Prohibited by Law”
    Last November, we covered the Supreme Court oral argument in the case of Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean.  As a refresher, MacLean was an air marshal who was fired by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) after he…
  • Jan 15

    Individual Liability of Officers and Directors for a Corporate Data Breach

    Individual Liability of Officers and Directors for a Corporate Data Breach
    The hacking of Sony’s private data has been one of the biggest stories in the country over the past couple of months.  It won’t surprise anyone to learn that lawsuits have been filed over the breach.  Indeed, the…
  • Jan 7

    2015 Brings Significant Changes to Maryland’s Campaign Finance Law

    2015 Brings Significant Changes to Maryland’s Campaign Finance Law
    As an executive, there is a strong likelihood that at some point in your career, you will be asked to make a campaign contribution—especially if you work in an area with a close affiliation with government. The rules are complex, and…
Rank this Week: 1625

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Jan 22

    Fifth Circuit Resolves Intra-Circuit Split on Important ADA Issue

    Fifth Circuit Resolves Intra-Circuit Split on Important ADA Issue
    Last month the Fifth Circuit resolved an intra-Circuit split on the appropriate prima face case that should be used in a discrimination case under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  In EEOC v. LHC Group, Inc., the EEOC brought suit on…
  • Nov 24

    Don’t Forget to Consider Whether Year-End Bonuses Trigger Overtime Adjustment

    Don’t Forget to Consider Whether Year-End Bonuses Trigger Overtime Adjustment
    As we get to the end of the year, management committees and corporate boards are in the process of approving year-end bonuses for employees.  A frequently overlooked wage and hour mistake is failing to include non-discretionary bonuses…
  • Nov 14

    Congress Should Provide Employers with Immunity to Identify and Correct Wage and Hour Mistake

    Congress Should Provide Employers with Immunity to Identify and Correct Wage and Hour Mistake
    One of the many problems with the Fair Labor Standards Act (the federal law that requires most employee be paid at least a minimum wage and overtime) is that it provides little incentive for employers that discover honest wage and hour…
Rank this Week: 1307

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1480

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/
  • Jan 21

    Supreme Court Decision Strengthens Federal Whistleblower Protection

    Supreme Court Decision Strengthens Federal Whistleblower Protection
    Today the Supreme Court held in DHS v. MacLean that the a federal agency’s secrecy regulations do not override the protections of the Whistleblower Protection Act. In particular, the Court held that TSA Air Marshall Robert... The…
  • Jan 8

    OSHA Orders Pilot Reinstated in Airline Whistleblower Case

    OSHA Orders Pilot Reinstated in Airline Whistleblower Case
    Today OSHA ordered Air Methods Corp., the largest U.S. provider of air medical transportation services, to reinstate a pilot that Air Methods terminated in retaliation for his refusal to fly a helicopter with a faulty... The post OSHA Orders…
  • Jan 4

    Whistleblowing Fraud Investigator Defeats Motion to Dismiss Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Case

    Whistleblowing Fraud Investigator Defeats Motion to Dismiss Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Case
        Whistleblowing Fraud Investigator Defeats Motion to Dismiss Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Case A recent Michigan district court decision denying summary judgment in Wood v. Dow Chemical Company highlights the broad scope of…
Rank this Week: 1768

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Jan 19

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 15th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, I prepared a paper discussing a number of the developments in trade secrets law and…
  • Jan 18

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)
    Several bills concerning trade secrets and noncompetes were filed this week in the Massachusetts legislature. On trade secrets side, the following bills were filed: H.2569 by Representatives Bradley Jones and Elizabeth Poirier; H.2157 by…
  • Jan 17

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2015

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2015
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
Rank this Week: 1277

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1719

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Summarizes important developments in employment law. By Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 1707

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 15

    Nebraska Department of Revenue Issues Guidance on Market-Based Sourcing Method for Sales Tax Collection

    Nebraska Department of Revenue Issues Guidance on Market-Based Sourcing Method for Sales Tax Collection
    The Nebraska Department of Revenue issued guidance on the market-based sourcing method for sales tax collection. For the year-end 2014 and subsequent years, the market-based sourcing method replaces the previously used costs of performance…
  • Dec 23

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014
    By Mary E. Vandenack. The tax law provision allowing a taxpayer age 70.5 or older to direct up to $100,000 of the taxpayer’s minimum required distribution to charity has been extended. Thus, taxpayers can choose to accomplish such a…
  • Dec 23

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014
    By Mary E. Vandenack. The tax law provision allowing a taxpayer age 70.5 or older to direct up to $100,000 of the taxpayer’s minimum required distribution to charity has been extended. Thus, taxpayers can choose to accomplish such a…
Rank this Week: 1747

Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

Covers the defense of misclassification claims and class actions, audits and investigations by the IRS and state tax and workforce agencies. By Pepper Hamilton LLP.

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
Rank this Week: 1704

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law with an emphasis in overtime. By Martin & Martin L.L.P.

http://www.atlantaovertimelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1796

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/
  • Jan 12

    Fixed Term Employment Contract? Better Prove It!

    Fixed Term Employment Contract? Better Prove It!
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca When is a fixed term employment contract not enforceable?  A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Tossonian v. Cynphany…
  • Jan 6

    Key Employment Law Cases of 2014

    Key Employment Law Cases of 2014
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Another year has passed and that means it is time to reflect back and consider some developments in employment law that we witnessed in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1766

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

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

    Higher Education Alert: NLRB Trend in Easing Unionization Continues with Recent Decision

    Higher Education Alert: NLRB Trend in Easing Unionization Continues with Recent Decision
    The National Labor Relations Board issued a 3-2 decision last month in Pacific Lutheran University, 361 NLRB No. 157, in which it significantly modified the standards for determining:  (1) whether college or university faculty…
  • Dec 12

    NLRB Issues Final Election Rules Revision

    NLRB Issues Final Election Rules Revision
    As anticipated, the National Labor Relations Board today made public its final revised election rules.  The new rules will become effective 120 days following their publication in the Federal Register.  The publication date is…
  • Dec 11

    NLRB Reverses Course, Gives Employees Certain Rights to Use Employer’s Email

    NLRB Reverses Course, Gives Employees Certain Rights to Use Employer’s Email
    In a decision that reverses existing case law on employee use of  employer email, the National Labor Relations Board has decided that under certain circumstances employees do have the right to use and employer’s email to engage in…
Rank this Week: 1774

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
  • Jan 8

    Court Upholds Jehovah's Witness Religious Discrimination Claim against Employer

    Court Upholds Jehovah's Witness Religious Discrimination Claim against Employer
    When the duties of your job conflict with your religious beliefs, your employer cannot fire you as a result of your convictions, and has the affirmative duty under the law to adjust the job requirements so that they do not conflict with…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1870