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General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Dec 5

    New Laws Impacting Illinois Employers in 2016 and Beyond

    New Laws Impacting Illinois Employers in 2016 and Beyond
    E. Jason Tremblay While Illinois appears to be in legislative gridlock on a wide variety of political and legislative fronts, it has become abundantly clear that such gridlock has not curtailed the passage of employment and labor-related…
  • Nov 23

    Early Holiday Present For Employers – Overtime Regulations Stayed

    Early Holiday Present For Employers – Overtime Regulations Stayed
    E. Jason Tremblay In a last minute blow to the Obama Administration’s labor and employment legacy, a federal district court in Texas granted an emergency motion for preliminary injunction yesterday barring the Department of Labor from…
  • Nov 22

    New Form I-9 Goes Into Effect On January 21, 2017

    New Form I-9 Goes Into Effect On January 21, 2017
    E. Jason Tremblay A revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, which is required to be filled out for every new employee, was recently issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The new version is here. Among other…
Rank this Week: 677

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Jun 27

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education
    There have been a couple minor developments in relation to experiential education in Ontario that I thought were worthy of a blog post. This post is going to briefly overview both developments and give some analysis on what's occurring.So…
  • Dec 2

    Worst. Idea. Ever.

    Worst. Idea. Ever.
    I've been really busy with a new project and haven't had a lot of time to blog in the past few months. Hopefully in the new year I'll get back to posting regular pieces. One thing that I wanted to highlight is a trial balloon today from…
  • Oct 8

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position
    This post originally appeared on the Canadian Intern Association website, but it's my analysis and I felt that my readers would appreciate reading it. A French version of the analysis can be found here. Additionally, I should be posting a…
Rank this Week: 1198

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 950

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 1

    OSHA regulations for trench safety

    OSHA regulations for trench safety
    Scaffolding, ladders, cranes and other items are known to be involved in many construction site accidents. Pennsylvania workers in the construction industry must also be highly concerned about the safety of trenches. A trench collapse can…
  • Nov 30

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?
    Being diagnosed with cancer is something that can lead to lengthy treatments to try to beat the monster. In some cases, those treatments are something akin to torture. In some cases, the treatments aren't effective. In some cases, there…
  • Nov 24

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie
    Many people associated claims for Social Security Disability Insurance with work-related injuries that prevent them from working. Some people might not realize that they might be eligible for SSDI if they have illnesses that meet certain…
Rank this Week: 1108

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 28

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

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

    USDOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Regulations: Another Bright Line

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

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit

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

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 13

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee
    By Lauren E.M. Russell The more technological of our readers may be aware of a brouhaha involving a website named Reddit.  Reddit is best known, among the general population, for conducting structured question-and-answer sessions called…
  • Jul 13

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee

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

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

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule
    By Scott A. Holt The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its proposed rule today that would broaden federal overtime pay regulations by raising the minimum salary threshold to $50,440 per year in order qualify for an exemption from…
Rank this Week: 806

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Noncompete Madne

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

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?
    Last week, the federal Department of Labor issued proposed regulations dealing with COBRA notices. The regulatory proposal is quite uninteresting: Basically, the administration is removing the model notices from the Code of Federal…
Rank this Week: 1013

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: 686

The Proactive Employer

The Proactive Employer

Covers statistical analysis of disparate impact and disparate treatment, implications of recent court decisions for statistical analysis and evidence, and employment litigation risk assessment and risk management. By Stephanie R. Thomas.

http://blog.thomasecon.com/
  • Mar 25

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”
    I’m excited to announce the launch of my latest book, Compensating Your Employees Fairly: A Guide to Internal Pay Equity, published by Apress. The book is a comprehensive handbook that provides all the information you need to…
  • Mar 20

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition
    Today marks the first day of spring. Our green spaces will soon be buzzing with birds, bugs and blooms. We’ll see more sunshine and the days will get longer. Spring cleaning, planting, and yard work will soon be on our weekend agendas.…
  • Feb 4

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013
    Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or…
Rank this Week: 732

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Feb 23

    Canada v. the US: highlights from the 2016 private deal points study

    Canada v. the US: highlights from the 2016 private deal points study
    The American Bar Association recently published the 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study. The study, which was authored by a group of Canadian lawyers, including several from Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, was based on a…
  • Feb 21

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017
    Fuelled by low interest rates, strong corporate balance sheets and stable finances, 2016 was a strong year for Canadian M&A. Looking forward, Citi Canada, in association with Mergermarket, surveyed a range of Canadian dealmakers to gauge…
  • Feb 16

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma
    Global M&A activity in the biopharmaceutical industry skyrocketed in 2014 and 2015, eclipsing US$200 billion in deal value each year and prompting EY to declare such elevated activity to be the “new normal” in the industry.…
Rank this Week: 2473

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Feb 23

    Employers advised to stay up to date on legal trends affecting transgender right

    Employers advised to stay up to date on legal trends affecting transgender right
    The Trump administration’s action rescinding guidance to public schools on restroom policies for transgender students sends a different signal than guidance from federal agencies dealing with employment, but the real message for…
  • Feb 21

    California employers have until March 1 to comply with new restroom law

    California employers have until March 1 to comply with new restroom law
    by Michelle Lee Flores and Brett Nicole Taylor California employers need to be in compliance with the state’s new “all-gender” requirements for single-use restrooms by March 1. Assembly Bill 1732 requires all single-user…
  • Feb 16

    Employment lawyers like new Trump pick to head DOL

    Employment lawyers like new Trump pick to head DOL
    President Donald Trump has nominated Alexander Acosta, a former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member, to serve as secretary of labor. The announcement came less than 24 hours after Trump’s first choice, Andrew Puzder, withdrew…
Rank this Week: 3325

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Feb 23

    Oregon Legislature’s Attempt to Protect Pot Users Poses Challenges to Employer

    Oregon Legislature’s Attempt to Protect Pot Users Poses Challenges to Employer
    Some Oregonians are no doubt breathing clouds of relief with the introduction of Senate Bill 301, the Oregon Legislature’s proposal to protect employees from being fired for personal marijuana use.  Employers, on the other hand,…
  • Feb 2

    New Drug Testing Rules in Oregon Follow OSHA

    New Drug Testing Rules in Oregon Follow OSHA
    Employers are probably aware that OSHA’s new drug testing and anti-retaliation rule is now in effect. (See our post here discussing the rule.)  However, as we blogged previously, many states have their own reporting requirements,…
  • Jan 5

    Another Setback for Student Athletes … or Is It?

    Another Setback for Student Athletes … or Is It?
    On December 5, 2016, Berger v. National Collegiate Athletic Association brought a major setback for those advocating that “student athletes” deserve to be compensated for their contributions to the multi-billion-dollar…
Rank this Week: 4258

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/
  • Feb 23

    Feds are signalling a rough four years ahead for transgender right

    Feds are signalling a rough four years ahead for transgender right
    Late last month, I blogged here about some smoke signals from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that it may be backpedaling on pursuing discrimination claims on behalf of a transgender employee, in a case where the…
  • Feb 22

    A broken arm can be an ADA disability too?!?

    A broken arm can be an ADA disability too?!?
    Welcome to Jungle, baby. (Best $24 I’ve ever spent. Probably.) Yesterday, I foreshadowed a blog post about actual legal stuff. Employment-legal stuff, even. ***lighters up*** These five words I swear to you. [cue music] The…
  • Feb 21

    I don’t know about you, but I had the best Presidents Day ever!!!

    I don’t know about you, but I had the best Presidents Day ever!!!
    Oh yes, something awesome happened yesterday! [cue music] So, I’m at Barnes & Noble yesterday with three of my kids as the fourth was next door getting her ears pierced with my wife. I’m minding my own business, while the…
Rank this Week: 3799

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

    Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
    By Shelby Krzastek and Lev Craig On May 17, 2016, the Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) took effect in Pennsylvania. The MMA allows patients with certain serious medical conditions—including HIV/AIDS, autism, cancer, and post-traumatic stress…
  • Jan 12

    UBS Securities, LLC Faces Age Discrimination Class Action

    UBS Securities, LLC Faces Age Discrimination Class Action
    By Shelby Krzastek Former UBS Securities, LLC (UBS) employees Shannon Zoller and Alexander Beigelman claim that UBS forced laid-off employees to release claims against UBS to receive deferred compensation to which they were already entitled…
  • Jan 6

    Trucking Company Refuses to Hire Applicant Because of Disability

    Trucking Company Refuses to Hire Applicant Because of Disability
    Shelby Krzastek Bill Brown alleges that Stevens Transport, one of the four largest refrigerated trucking companies in the United States, refused to hire him as a truck driver because he takes medication to control his bipolar disorder. On…
Rank this Week: 4676

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Dangers of Asphalt Fume Exposure – St. Louis Work Injury Lawyer

    Dangers of Asphalt Fume Exposure – St. Louis Work Injury Lawyer
    Which types of workers are at risk of asphalt fume exposure? Workplace injuries are a common occurrence in almost all industries. While some injuries result from one-time incidents such as equipment failures or falls, others are caused by…
  • Feb 20

    Work Injury Risks Faced by St. Louis Drywall Installer

    Work Injury Risks Faced by St. Louis Drywall Installer
    Workers involved in drywall installation can suffer neck, back, shoulder and finger injuries, or even more serious ones such as traumatic brain injuries. Almost every type of work associated with construction is dangerous and can cause worker…
  • Feb 16

    Common Electrical Burn Injuries of St. Louis Construction Worker

    Common Electrical Burn Injuries of St. Louis Construction Worker
    St. Louis Construction workers are faced with a high risk of suffering electrical burn injuries. Construction workers face many risks of serious injury and fatality every time they are at work. There are various factors in a construction…
Rank this Week: 2980

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Feb 22

    Something We Said? Court Backs Off Accommodation Duty For Associational Disability

    Something We Said? Court Backs Off Accommodation Duty For Associational Disability
    Seyfarth Synopsis: The Court of Appeal, on rehearing, has superseded a 2016 decision that employers must reasonably accommodate work restrictions because of the disabilities of the employee’s associates. The superseding opinion…
  • Feb 15

    When You Gotta Go: Time To Check Your Restroom Sign

    When You Gotta Go: Time To Check Your Restroom Sign
    Seyfarth Synopsis: As of March, all single-occupancy restrooms in California businesses, government buildings, and places of public accommodation must be gender neutral. This post reviews the annoyingly specific requirements regarding…
  • Feb 8

    A Cautionary Comment on PAGA (or Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Getting Around) Legislative Intent

    A Cautionary Comment on PAGA (or Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Getting Around) Legislative Intent
    Readers interested in developments concerning California’s unique Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) may want to delve into a short thought piece (actually advice to the California Legislature) on a recently-proposed bill that…
Rank this Week: 3028

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 2247

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Feb 22

    OFCCP issues updated “pay transparency” notice

    OFCCP issues updated “pay transparency” notice
    Although the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has not announced a requirement that contractors update their Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision, the agency has updated its required posters and…
  • Feb 17

    That smarts! Porn “sting” operation gets employer “stung” for retaliation

    That smarts! Porn “sting” operation gets employer “stung” for retaliation
    This should have been an open-and-shut case. For the employer, that is, not the employee. Lufkin Industries, Inc., had an employee, William Fisher, who was a 55-year-old African-American. One day, Mr. Fisher got into a verbal tiff with his…
  • Feb 17

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    Yikes. I hope I haven’t missed anybody. Wild week! We hope that the immigrant strikes are about over by now, but they may continue into today, and a women’s strike is reportedly set for March 8. Do employers have any recourse when…
Rank this Week: 3854

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

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

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Feb 21

    Understanding the Deadlines for Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim

    Understanding the Deadlines for Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim
    You must act quickly when you think you have suffered a job-related injury or illness that could qualify you to receive workers’ compensation benefits. All states, including Ohio, enforce a two-year statute of limitations on most…
  • Jan 30

    5 Steps to Take After an Injury-Causing Auto Accident

    5 Steps to Take After an Injury-Causing Auto Accident
    What you do in the minutes and first few days after becoming the victim of a major auto accident will make a great deal of difference in your ability to receive compensation and damages for your injuries. Your exact experience will be unique,…
  • Jan 17

    How a Columbus, Ohio Lawyer from Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman Can Help You

    How a Columbus, Ohio Lawyer from Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman Can Help You
    Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, handle Workers’ Compensation Social Security Disability Long-Term Disability Short-Term Disability Intentional Torts Medical Malpractice Personal Injury Public Employees…
Rank this Week: 2300

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Covers employment discrimination, hiring, terminations and technology issues. By Jason Shinn.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Feb 21

    Revisiting Your Whistleblower Protection Compliance Game Plan

    Revisiting Your Whistleblower Protection Compliance Game Plan
    On February 3, 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court issued a ruling involving Michigan’s Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (WPA). The ruling requires employers to carefully evaluate any changes made to an employee’s position, job…
  • Feb 20

    An Uber Example For How Not to Respond to Sexual Harassment

    An Uber Example For How Not to Respond to Sexual Harassment
    Uber is back in the headlines again (See our prior post about Uber’s background check misstep, “Hiring the No. 2 Guy on al-Qaeda’s Hit List: An Uber-Example of Limitations in Employee Background Checks“). This time for…
  • Feb 16

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defendant Dodges Sanctions after Wiping Computer

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defendant Dodges Sanctions after Wiping Computer
    A former employee accused of stealing company trade secrets and confidential information dodged a bullet in the form of sanctions. Specifically, on January 30, 2017, a Georgia District Court held that mass deletion of company documents and…
Rank this Week: 1644

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Traub Law.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3599

Jones & Jones Blog

Jones & Jones Blog

Covers personal injury trial law and labor and employment law .

http://www.joneslawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    Airbag Recall

    Airbag Recall
    Takata air bag recall Does the Takata airbag recall apply to your vehicle?  You can use NHTSA’s Recalls Lookup by VIN using your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to find out.  NHTSA has a  Recalls Spotlight concerning…
  • Feb 2

    Burn Injury Lawyer

    Burn Injury Lawyer
    BURN INJURIES Burns are a major cause of suffering and death in the United States. According to the American Burn Association there are over 486,000 burn injuries each year requiring medical treatment. American Burn Association Burn Incidence…
  • Feb 2

    Burn Injury Lawyer

    Burn Injury Lawyer
    BURN INJURIES Burns are a major cause of suffering and death in the United States. According to the American Burn Association there are over 486,000 burn injuries each year requiring medical treatment. American Burn Association Burn Incidence…
Rank this Week: 3339

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1671

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Feb 21

    Fourth DCA Addresses Browsewrap Arbitration Agreement

    Fourth DCA Addresses Browsewrap Arbitration Agreement
    Web-based sales businesses and the attorneys advising them should be aware of the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal’s decision in Vitacost.com, Inc. v. McCants, No. 4D16-3384 (Fla. 4th DCA Feb. 15, 2016). Although arbitration…
  • Feb 16

    Florida Supreme Court Rejects Daubert Standard

    Florida Supreme Court Rejects Daubert Standard
    A divided Florida Supreme Court declined to adopt the Legislature’s Daubert Amendment concerning opinions of expert witnesses. Justices Canady and Polston would have adopted the Daubert standard, as have the federal courts and most…
  • Feb 16

    Florida Supreme Court Increases Discipline

    Florida Supreme Court Increases Discipline
    Although the justices of the Supreme Court of Florida often disagree, their approach to disciplinary cases is more uniform. In The Florida Bar v. Wynn, the court unanimously rejected a referee’s recommendation of a ninety day…
Rank this Week: 4827

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population
    Imagine this:  A client calls you.  She is semi-retired or thinking about retiring.  She is considering buying into an “adult living” community. Your client wants to downsize for her retirement years and is very…
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
Rank this Week: 2480

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population
    Imagine this:  A client calls you.  She is semi-retired or thinking about retiring.  She is considering buying into an “adult living” community. Your client wants to downsize for her retirement years and is very…
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
Rank this Week: 2422

Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers labor and employment laws and policies that affects the hospitality industry. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 5031

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
  • Feb 21

    What all Hourly Employees Need to Know About Break

    What all Hourly Employees Need to Know About Break
    What all Hourly Employees Need to Know About Breaks Know what the law says about compensation for meal and rest periods Do you often find that your meal breaks are only a few minutes, yet you get charged for a full half-hour? Are you…
  • Feb 13

    Need to Caror a Sick Relative? What You Need to Know About Your Rights on the Job

    Need to Caror a Sick Relative? What You Need to Know About Your Rights on the Job
    Need to Care for a Sick Relative? What You Need to Know About Your Rights on the Job The Americans with Disabilities Act has some coverage for caretakers You may care deeply about your job but for most people, family comes first. When a…
  • Feb 6

    Female Boss Didn't Want a Woman Doing So-Called Man's Work

    Female Boss Didn't Want a Woman Doing So-Called Man's Work
    Female Boss Didn’t Want a Woman Doing So-Called Man’s Work Single mother of seven had stellar employment record before she was fired Is there such a thing as “men’s work” and “women’s …
Rank this Week: 3695

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Feb 21

    $3.2M Fine for Failure to Protect Electronic Record

    $3.2M Fine for Failure to Protect Electronic Record
    The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) fined a Texas hospital $3.2 million for its impermissible disclosure of unsecured electronic protected health information (ePHI) and non-compliance over…
  • Feb 14

    Expert Insights on Developing a Physical Security Program

    Expert Insights on Developing a Physical Security Program
    In today’s digital age, security tends to be thought about in terms of firewalls, malware, encryption and other safeguards for electronic systems. But the security of those systems, as well as an organization’s…
  • Feb 12

    GPS Tracking and Smartphone Apps – Get Consent!

    GPS Tracking and Smartphone Apps – Get Consent!
    With the proliferation of satellite navigation systems and smart phones, many employers have contemplated using GPS tracking to increase efficiency, and frankly, to keep a better eye on their employees during the work day. The use of GPS…
Rank this Week: 2754

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 21

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment
    The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618 (CanLII) that should have employers pulling out and reviewing their incentive plans, including bonus, STIP, LTIP, stock options and whatever…
  • Feb 17

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case
    Please take some time to make your way through Cook v. Hatch Ltd., 2017 ONSC 47. It’s a well reasoned and thoughtful decision that injects some common sense into the enforceability of contractual termination clause discussion. The…
  • Feb 16

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995
    The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) considered the sale of a business provisions in the Labour Relations Act, 1995 in ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. v Unifor Local 554, 2017 CanLII 4481 (ON LRB). ADT (a unionized…
Rank this Week: 1373

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Feb 20

    Top 5 Legal Mistakes by Startup

    Top 5 Legal Mistakes by Startup
    The top five legal mistakes that startups make that often cause them to fall apart or get bogged down in a legal dispute before they even start making money.
  • Feb 17

    The Truth Behind the Non-Disclosure Agreement

    The Truth Behind the Non-Disclosure Agreement
    Non-Disclosure Agreements with employees are useful only if employees understand them and know the consequences of breaching them.
  • Feb 2

    Special Rules for Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Financial Services Industry

    Special Rules for Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Financial Services Industry
    The financial services industry has its own set of rules when it comes to enforcement of non-solicitation agreements. In 2004, a handful of the largest financial firms signed a document called Protocol for Broker Recruiting. Since then, over…
Rank this Week: 2721

Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

Examines one of the most interesting cases of the week and provides analysis and commentary. By Alan H. Schorr & Associates, P.C.

http://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • Feb 20

    Week Ending 2/17/17: Y.A.L.E. School Southeast II v. Board of Review

    Week Ending 2/17/17: Y.A.L.E. School Southeast II v. Board of Review
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending February 17, 2017 Y.A.L.E. Sch. Southeast III, Inc. v. Bd. of Review,  N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 384 (App. Div. February 17, 2017) What is the “Residuum Rule”…
  • Feb 13

    Week Ending 2/10/17: Noren v. Heartland Payment System

    Week Ending 2/10/17: Noren v. Heartland Payment System
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending February 10, 2017 Noren v. Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., ___ N.J. Super. ___ , 2017 N.J. Super. LEXIS 12 (App. Div. February 6, 2017) I am back from my latest adventure - to…
  • Feb 7

    Week Ending 2/3/17: Figueroa v. Union County Sheriff’s Department

    Week Ending 2/3/17: Figueroa v. Union County Sheriff’s Department
    Beverly Figueroa v. Union County Sheriff’s Department, et. al., Docket no. A-2179-14T1 (N.J. App. Div.) (Decided February 3, 2017) By Matthew Schorr This week’s case of the week is yet another cautionary tale for claims brought…
Rank this Week: 2563

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

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

    It Pays to Pay Attention to Impact When Considering Layoff

    It Pays to Pay Attention to Impact When Considering Layoff
    Unfortunately, many employers from time to time face the need to restructure or downsize their workforce. While the business climate or customer needs are often the driving force in a restructuring or layoff, there are a number of other…
  • Feb 20

    Are You Using the New I-9 Form?

    Are You Using the New I-9 Form?
    As the Trump administration settles in, those of us who counsel employers have cautioned to “expect the unexpected.” Certainly, the last five weeks have brought a bevy of twists and turns. However, one consistent theme from the…
  • Feb 13

    EEOC Issues New Harassment Guidance

    EEOC Issues New Harassment Guidance
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued proposed guidance crystallizing the agency’s expectation that employers be proactive in eliminating workplace harassment.  The Proposed Enforcement Guidance on…
Rank this Week: 3032

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases. By Phillips & Associates.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4508

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Covers bankruptcy and employment law.

http://www.goldbachlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Should I File Bankruptcy Before Or After My Divorce?

    Should I File Bankruptcy Before Or After My Divorce?
    The decision to file for bankruptcy and the preceding financial trouble can cause many issues on your emotional and physical well being.  For some the financial turmoil can lead to marital trouble and even divorce.  Should you find…
  • Feb 15

    What is A Reasonable Accommodation in The Workplace?

    What is A Reasonable Accommodation in The Workplace?
    Many small business owners find themselves between a rock and a hard place when trying to perform their duty to accommodate employees with physical disabilities. Trying to follow the letter of the various laws surrounding the issue and…
  • Feb 3

    Hiding Assets & Property in Bankruptcy

    Hiding Assets & Property in Bankruptcy
    When you file for bankruptcy you are essentially requesting that the Court system clear or discharge your current debts.  During the bankruptcy process you will inform the Court of all of your debts as well as all your income and…
Rank this Week: 2667

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Feb 19

    Tech Companies: Canada is open—here are some immigration consideration

    Tech Companies: Canada is open—here are some immigration consideration
    by Gilda Villaran The Government of Canada prides itself on its positive attitude towards immigration and openly welcomes international talent. There are no restrictions preventing the issuance of work permits based on citizenship, and there…
  • Feb 12

    Employer rules for temporary foreign workers in Canada

    Employer rules for temporary foreign workers in Canada
    by Stéphane Aublet A work permit is generally issued based on a specific job offer made by a particular Canadian employer (or an employer doing business in Canada). As such, the employer commits itself to providing the foreign worker…
  • Feb 2

    Quebec City shootings: What can we learn from this tragedy?

    Quebec City shootings: What can we learn from this tragedy?
    By Brian Smeenk Six innocent men were shot in the back while praying in a Quebec City mosque on January 29. The apparently racially motivated act of violence make us all pause to reflect. How could this happen? In a peaceful city like that?…
Rank this Week: 3335

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Feb 19

    Geographic diversity: Dealing with rural-urban differences in the workplace

    Geographic diversity: Dealing with rural-urban differences in the workplace
    The rural-urban divide in America has had people talking since the 2016 presidential election, which showed a marked difference in the way urban and rural areas tend to vote. The 2016 election wasn’t the first sign of a divide, and…
  • Feb 19

    The wild kingdom: sexual harassment at the NPS

    The wild kingdom: sexual harassment at the NPS
    by Mark I. Schickman Twenty years ago in Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of a female lifeguard who sued the city of Boca Raton for sexual harassment because her supervisor lifeguard, on duty with her…
  • Feb 19

    May we terminate an employee who does not fit in?

    May we terminate an employee who does not fit in?
    by Robert P. Tinnin, Jr. Q I own a small software development company that has been phenomenally successful in the few short years we have been in business. I attribute our success in large measure to our employees, who are very tight-knit…
Rank this Week: 3324

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Feb 18

    Missouri bill would make it harder to sue for discrimination

    Missouri bill would make it harder to sue for discrimination
    If you don’t like getting sued for discrimination, just make it harder to sue. That seems to be the theory underlying a bill pending in Missouri House of Representatives that was recently endorsed by the University of Missouri…
  • Feb 13

    Trump’s Short-Sighted Pick for Labor

    Trump’s Short-Sighted Pick for Labor
    For all of his supposed  business acumen, President Donald Trump is doing some really dumb things. For one thing,Trump  has proposed Andrew (Andy) Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, as the next Secretary of Labor. CKE…
  • Feb 7

    Twitter To Tackle Abusive Tweet

    Twitter To Tackle Abusive Tweet
    Twitter is wading into waters that many employers continue to avoid –  the problem of abuse and harassment on its platform. Twitter’s vice-president of engineering, Ed Ho, stated in a  blog post  Tuesday…
Rank this Week: 3158

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/
  • Feb 18

    Missouri bill would make it harder to sue for discrimination

    Missouri bill would make it harder to sue for discrimination
    If you don’t like getting sued for discrimination, just make it harder to sue. That seems to be the theory underlying a bill pending in Missouri House of Representatives that was recently endorsed by the University of Missouri…
  • Feb 13

    Trump’s Short-Sighted Pick for Labor

    Trump’s Short-Sighted Pick for Labor
    For all of his supposed  business acumen, President Donald Trump is doing some really dumb things. For one thing,Trump  has proposed Andrew (Andy) Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, as the next Secretary of Labor. CKE…
  • Feb 7

    Twitter To Tackle Abusive Tweet

    Twitter To Tackle Abusive Tweet
    Twitter is wading into waters that many employers continue to avoid –  the problem of abuse and harassment on its platform. Twitter’s vice-president of engineering, Ed Ho, stated in a  blog post  Tuesday…
Rank this Week: 3775

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Feb 17

    Why you should attend jury duty (and do it with a smile)

    Why you should attend jury duty (and do it with a smile)
    In this Friday’s Five, I discuss why people should be more open to attending jury duty.  I sat for jury duty this week, but was dismissed after vior dire.  I’ve served on two juries prior to this, and maybe it is the…
  • Feb 10

    The tail wagging the dog: five rules of when attorney’s fees can be awarded in wage and hour case

    The tail wagging the dog: five rules of when attorney’s fees can be awarded in wage and hour case
    Often the threat of the plaintiff’s potential ability to recover attorney’s fees is greater than the actual damages that they can prove.  This can be frustrating for employers defending wage and hour claims, in both the…
  • Feb 3

    Ignoring these legal notices can create liability for California employer

    Ignoring these legal notices can create liability for California employer
    Happy Friday!  This Friday’s Five provides five legal requests and/or notices that, if ignored, can create huge liability for a California employer. 1. Requests for personnel records and time records There are many different Labor…
Rank this Week: 4327

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • Feb 17

    Seyfarth Shaw Submits Comments And Testimony On The Proposed Amendments To Rule 23

    Seyfarth Shaw Submits Comments And Testimony On The Proposed Amendments To Rule 23
    Co-authored by Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Tiffany Tran, and Julie Yap Seyfarth Synopsis: Seyfarth Shaw submitted comments and oral testimony to the Federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules regarding needed reform and guidance to Rule 23,…
  • Feb 15

    Puzder Bows Out, While the DOL (and its New OT Rule) Wait

    Puzder Bows Out, While the DOL (and its New OT Rule) Wait
    Authored by Emily Barker President Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary, Andrew F. Puzder, has withdrawn his name from consideration. Support for Puzder had eroded quickly over the last week. To secure his appointment, Puzder needed at…
  • Feb 12

    CBAs Must Specifically State Intent to Arbitrate Statutory Right

    CBAs Must Specifically State Intent to Arbitrate Statutory Right
    Co-authored by David D. Kadue and Rocio Herrera Seyfarth Synopsis: A California appellate court has held that unless a collective bargaining agreement includes an explicitly stated, clear, and unmistakable intent to waive the right…
Rank this Week: 2605

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 3054

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Feb 17

    Lateness and Absenteeism

    Lateness and Absenteeism
    In General, an employer has a reasonable expectation that employees will not be late for work on a regular basis and on time. If an employee is regularly absent without permission then, under the right circumstance, the employer may have…
  • Feb 17

    Geographic Relocation and Constructive Dismissal

    Geographic Relocation and Constructive Dismissal
    Constructive dismissal is when an employer alters the fundamental conditions of the employment contract, which gives the employee little choice but to resign. Many employees do feel that relocation is constructive dismissal. The general rule…
  • Feb 13

    Tips for Legally Sound Termination Letter

    Tips for Legally Sound Termination Letter
    It is all too easy to write a termination letter that does not comply with the law.  Here are some common pitfalls and tips for ensuring that your termination letter is legally sound: Tip #1 – Consider whether you may be using…
Rank this Week: 1881

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Feb 17

    Who is a “parent” in the Ontario pension world? And why does it matter?

    Who is a “parent” in the Ontario pension world? And why does it matter?
    Any person who is the “spouse” of a member of a registered pension plan in Canada has rights regarding the pension entitlement of his or her partner. That important policy has been entrenched in pension legislation for…
  • Jan 31

    2016 Labour and Employment Law – A Year in Review (in 140 characters or less)

    2016 Labour and Employment Law – A Year in Review (in 140 characters or less)
    As we close out the first month of 2017, we thought it appropriate to briefly review the cases which caught our eye in 2016 in 140 characters or less: Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., 2016 SCC 29 – @SCC_eng confirms Federally…
  • Nov 28

    Ontario regulatory form regarding pension plan contributions: comply!

    Ontario regulatory form regarding pension plan contributions: comply!
    Trustees and administrators of Ontario registered pension plans: beware of Form 7. That’s the form that administrators of registered pension plans must complete, and send to their pension fund trustees, that summarizes the estimated…
Rank this Week: 1783

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: 3586