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Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Jan 17

    Whistleblower Wins Key Ruling Against Celgene in Lawsuit Over Off-Label Drug Promotion

    Whistleblower Wins Key Ruling Against Celgene in Lawsuit Over Off-Label Drug Promotion
      Whistleblowers and those who support and represent them will be pleased and energized by a December 28, 2016, ruling by U.S. District Judge George H. King of the Central District of California in a case involving the unapproved, or…
  • Jan 17

    New Study Reports That Whistleblowers’ Activity Can Make a Difference

    New Study Reports That Whistleblowers’ Activity Can Make a Difference
      I often represent whistleblowers – employees in either the private or public sector who become aware of wrongdoing by their employers and come forward to report the wrongdoing in the interest of pressing for change and…
  • Dec 15

    Tips for Presenting the Strongest Possible Injury Claim

    Tips for Presenting the Strongest Possible Injury Claim
      On its web site, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) provides a very brief summary of what to do if you, as a driver, are involved in an automobile accident[1].  While the three tips given on the MVA website have some…
Rank this Week: 1373

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2774

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: 2779

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

Covers labor and employment law for the healthcare industry. By Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
Rank this Week: 3827

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/
  • Jan 17

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II
    Registrations, Licensing, Tax IDs, and Permits If “choosing a business structure” is the first part of launching a business, handling registrations, licensing, tax IDs, and permits are collectively a close second. Getting this…
  • Jan 10

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine
    Starting a new business is never a simple process and is even more difficult if you are doing it for your first time. Fellow entrepreneurs are great resources for advice and guidance, but one resource that is often overlooked is your lawyer.…
  • Jan 3

    The Legal Side of Launching a Busine

    The Legal Side of Launching a Busine
    Choosing a Business Structure This is an essential decision in your business launch process. The business structure you choose will dictate the future of your venture both legally and financially. Different business structures have unique tax…
Rank this Week: 1462

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4787

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
Rank this Week: 1222

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 5

    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…
  • Dec 8

    The Ins and Outs of Hearing Testimonie

    The Ins and Outs of Hearing Testimonie
    An applicant for disability benefits will need to participate in at least one appeal hearing if his or her initial application gets denied. Appealing a suspension or reduction of previously awarded disability benefits may also become…
Rank this Week: 1225

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/
  • Jan 17

    What Trump Means for the Fashion Industry

    What Trump Means for the Fashion Industry
    As the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump nears, retailers should be paying close attention to expected seismic changes in domestic trade policy that will have an important impact on the fashion industry.  
  • Jan 3

    New York Exemption Threshold Set to Increase on Dec. 31

    New York Exemption Threshold Set to Increase on Dec. 31
    On December 31, 2016, at 12:01am (i.e. not January 1, 2017), the New York State Department of Labor will implement regulations increasing the salary threshold exempting employees from overtime-pay requirements for most private employers.
  • Dec 23

    Retailers May Face False Advertising Suits Even If Consumers Learn the “Truth” Before Making a Purchase

    Retailers May Face False Advertising Suits Even If Consumers Learn the “Truth” Before Making a Purchase
    Last week, a California appellate court held that consumers can proceed with a class action suit against Banana Republic for false advertising arising from posted signs that advertised a 40-percent off sale without disclosing that the…
Rank this Week: 1974

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/
  • Jan 17

    2016: the year of sandbagging

    2016: the year of sandbagging
    One of the highlights from the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study in which our firm was a key participant (the 2016 Study), was the increased inclusion of sandbagging provisions in…
  • Jan 12

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017
    As was predicted in our discussion of Q4 2016 here, the last quarter of the year proved to be busy. Global M&A in the final quarter reached $1.2 trillion, which was not only the busiest period in 2016, but also raised the total for…
  • Jan 10

    Taking stock of SPACs: update for 2016

    Taking stock of SPACs: update for 2016
    Earlier this year, we discussed the arrival and usage of Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (SPACs) in Canada, focusing on the logistics and purpose of these capital holding shell companies. To recap, a SPAC is a shell company that…
Rank this Week: 1590

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • Jan 17

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Speaking in January 19th Strafford Live Webinar

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Speaking in January 19th Strafford Live Webinar
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that H. Scott Johnson, Jr. will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, “Employer Strategies for Responding to Employee Demand Letters: Legal, Strategic and Ethical…
  • Sep 14

    The FLSA’s Alter Ego Exemption – The Motor Carrier Act

    The FLSA’s Alter Ego Exemption – The Motor Carrier Act
    Of the myriad of exemptions used by defense counsel in Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) cases, the Motor Carrier Act Exemption sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of the usual suspects list of exemptions.  If the…
  • Sep 12

    Implementing an Effective Social Media Policy Can Head Off Employment Issue

    Implementing an Effective Social Media Policy Can Head Off Employment Issue
    The use of social media as a communication tool has dramatically increased over the last decade in people’s personal and professional lives. Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (Snapchat isn’t just for…
Rank this Week: 1999

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Ft. Worth Court of Appeals Finds Retaliation Cannot Include Counter-Claim

    Ft. Worth Court of Appeals Finds Retaliation Cannot Include Counter-Claim
    Sometimes, employers who are sued for discrimination in turn file their own lawsuit against an employee. I wrote about Wayne Wright and Schlumberger doing this here and here. In Wayne Wright’s case, the employer sued the former employee…
  • Jan 10

    Court of Appeals Dismisses Lawsuit based on Confidential Document

    Court of Appeals Dismisses Lawsuit based on Confidential Document
    So, if you are at work, thinking you might be fired, you might think about taking some documents home with you. Some documents might help later if you have to file suit. Taking documents from your employer is problematic conduct. Yes, the…
  • Jan 9

    Army Veteran Fired When Wife Goes into Labor

    Army Veteran Fired When Wife Goes into Labor
    Lamar Austin spent six months in Iraq in 2006 as an Ammunition Specialist. At the end of 2016, the Army veteran was working for Salerno Protective Services in Concord, New Hampshire. He had worked previously at a series of jobs, Target,…
Rank this Week: 4798

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4407

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/
  • Jan 17

    Oh, it’s on! Class-action waivers to be first Supreme Court employment-law heavyweight battle of 2017

    Oh, it’s on! Class-action waivers to be first Supreme Court employment-law heavyweight battle of 2017
    Picture a nerdier version of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where persuasive legal briefs and sharp oral advocacy are like rear naked chokes and “ground and pound.” The fight card. [Cue music] In the red corner, we…
  • Jan 13

    Can you require an employee to take an HIV test?

    Can you require an employee to take an HIV test?
    The answer to this question, because I’m a lawyer, is “it depends.” Naturally, of course. Well, what does it depend on? Ok. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an employer cannot require a medical…
  • Jan 12

    So, why hasn’t that bill banning salary-history questions been signed into law yet?

    So, why hasn’t that bill banning salary-history questions been signed into law yet?
    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? (Mute your computer at 1:12 and 1:36) Last month, I wrote here about how about how Philly employers asking salary-history questions to job candidates was poised to go the way of the dodo bird.…
Rank this Week: 3077

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jan 17

    Rethinking Remedie

    Rethinking Remedie
    Nicholas Bagley, Remedial Restraint in Administrative Law, Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2017), available via SSRN.Kathryn WattsWe have all heard the saying that you “don’t need a sledgehammer to kill a gnat.” Yet, when…
  • Jan 16

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code
    Stephen A. Berrey, The Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi (2015).Anders WalkerIn The Jim Crow Routine, historian Stephen Berrey brings fresh eyes to the intricate set of legal rules…
  • Jan 13

    What the Sharing Economy and Environmental Law Have In Common

    What the Sharing Economy and Environmental Law Have In Common
    Kellen Zale, When Everything is Small: The Regulatory Challenge of Scale in the Sharing Economy, San Diego L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Eric BiberThere has been a lot of literature about the so-called “sharing”…
Rank this Week: 4755

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.hilaborlaw.com
  • Jan 16

    2017 Legislative Session Prediction

    2017 Legislative Session Prediction
    The legislative session is going to start in just a couple of days.  In order to help HEC members begin thinking about what they will likely see from our lawmakers over the next several months, I recently conducted a 90-minute webinar…
  • Dec 12

    Expedited Appeal Ok’d for Injunction Against FLSA OT Rule

    Expedited Appeal Ok’d for Injunction Against FLSA OT Rule
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a request by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to conduct an expedited appeal of the injunction that was issued last month against their new FLSA overtime rules.  Under the…
  • Nov 30

    Hawaii Senate Committees Finalized

    Hawaii Senate Committees Finalized
    The Hawaii State Senate has finalized their committee assignments for the 2017 legislative session.  The committees will be chaired as follows: Ways and Means:  Jill Tokuda Commerce and Consumer Protection:  Roz Baker Judiciary…
Rank this Week: 5035

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jan 16

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case
    On her blog, Friend of the Court, Sandra Sperino discusses the new Third Circuit decision in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works. In that case, the Third Circuit held that the ADEA permits "subgroup" disparate impact claims--that is,…
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule
    Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would review the NLRB's D.R. Horton rule, which concludes that employment class action waivers can violate Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA. The Court consolidated a group of cases under review that we…
  • Jan 12

    Public Input Period Now Open for Harassment Guidance

    Public Input Period Now Open for Harassment Guidance
    The EEOC just announced that the public input period is now open for its proposed Anti-Harassment Guidance. The guidance is available here, and the input period ends on February 9, 2017. From the press release: "The public is invited…
Rank this Week: 1917

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Law

Covers employment discrimination, retaliation, and arbitration. By Eugene Lee.

http://www.calaborlaw.com
  • Jan 16

    My Boss 1099s Me, Am I Really an Independent Contractor?

    My Boss 1099s Me, Am I Really an Independent Contractor?
    If your boss gives you a 1099 tax form each year, does that mean you are an independent contractor? What if you signed an independent contractor agreement? What if you submit invoices to your boss to... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Mar 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 1839

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Property Manager Charged with Wire Fraud in HOA Construction Project

    Property Manager Charged with Wire Fraud in HOA Construction Project
    Recently a property management company was charged with wire fraud for its actions in managing a San Diego, California association.  The property manager was directed to obtain bids for a construction project. According to the criminal…
  • Jan 11

    Airbnb for Landlord

    Airbnb for Landlord
    Today on Facebook, a friend of mine posted about a nightmare experience she had with an Airbnb reservation. While traveling for business, she often relies on Airbnb short-term lodging rentals as an alternative to booking a hotel. “My…
  • Jan 5

    Is Ron Swanson’s Will Valid in Pennsylvania?

    Is Ron Swanson’s Will Valid in Pennsylvania?
    According to Ron Swanson of Parks and Recreation fame, “the three most useless jobs in the world are, in order, lawyer, congressman, and doctor.” While Ron Swanson may be my favorite television character of all time, I, of course,…
Rank this Week: 4844

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: 3637

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
  • Jan 16

    FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Steps Down

    FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Steps Down
    The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced that FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez will be stepping down effective February 10, 2017. Ms. Ramirez guided the agency through a period of significant enforcement activity,…
  • Jan 15

    The White House’s Revisions to its Breach Response Policy For Federal Agencies and Departments Also Affect Contractor

    The White House’s Revisions to its Breach Response Policy For Federal Agencies and Departments Also Affect Contractor
    On January 3, 2017, the Obama Administration issued a memorandum to all executive departments and agencies setting for a comprehensive policy for handling breaches of personally identifiable information (the “Memorandum”),…
  • Dec 30

    FTC Settles Claim of False Representations by Digital Advertising Company

    FTC Settles Claim of False Representations by Digital Advertising Company
    The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has entered into a Consent Order to resolve a complaint brought against a digital advertising company, Turn Inc. Turn provided advertisers with the ability to engage in targeted advertising by…
Rank this Week: 3853

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
Rank this Week: 1587

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 16

    St. Louis Retail Workers at Risk of Suffering On-The-Job Injurie

    St. Louis Retail Workers at Risk of Suffering On-The-Job Injurie
    St. Louis retail workers are prone to a variety of workplace injuries and the most common are musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Retail clerks generally include grocery store clerks, pharmacy technicians, and cashiers. Musculoskeletal…
  • Jan 15

    Fracking Toxic Fume Exposure: St. Louis Worker Comp Attorney

    Fracking Toxic Fume Exposure: St. Louis Worker Comp Attorney
    Many companies fail to provide appropriate safety equipment and training mandated by OSHA. Workplace injuries can result from one-time incidents such as falls, equipment failures, and vehicle accidents, or from cumulative trauma or prolonged…
  • Jan 13

    Are Seasonal Workers Entitled to Workers Compensation Benefits?

    Are Seasonal Workers Entitled to Workers Compensation Benefits?
    In the holiday season, many people take up extra work. Stores need temporary workers to handle the holiday rush and meet the demands of the shoppers. Qualified workers make the most of this opportunity to make a little more cash. Whether you…
Rank this Week: 2505

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jan 16

    SCOTUS on Employee Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreement

    SCOTUS on Employee Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreement
    On Friday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in a ton of cases (16 for people who prefer precision). The exciting news on the employment law front is that the Court will hear three (now consolidated) cases addressing the issue of…
  • Jan 12

    Circuit split: 3d Cir. recognizes ADEA subgroup disparate impact claim

    Circuit split: 3d Cir. recognizes ADEA subgroup disparate impact claim
    The ADEA protects employees over the age of 40 from age discrimination. In Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, the Third Circuit analyzed whether a subgroup of employees older than 40 can bring a disparate impact claim:Disparate-impact…
  • Jan 5

    Miles on Overtime Regulations Litigation

    Miles on Overtime Regulations Litigation
    The shameless self-promotion department directs your attention to the following Pennsylvania Business Central article: Overtime in Limbo - Businesses left to wait for final decision on overtime regulations. The article includes commentary on…
Rank this Week: 4018

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Labor-employment law and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Jan 16

    Reforma: Los Cuatro Principales Beneficios Para Las Empresa

    Reforma: Los Cuatro Principales Beneficios Para Las Empresa
    La reforma laboral está derrumbando política pública del siglo pasado. El enfoque ya no es la protección del trabajador. Los legisladores han invertido el orden institucional y se ha creado un nuevo…
  • Jan 11

    Reforma impondrá nuevos deberes a trabajadore

    Reforma impondrá nuevos deberes a trabajadore
    Sabemos que la propuesta  reforma laboral de Puerto Rico impulsada mediante el proyecto 453 de la Cámara (ley de Transformación y Flexibilidad Laboral) quiere cambiar  las condiciones de trabajo en la Isla;…
  • Jan 10

    Reforma Laboral Demolerá Ley Despido

    Reforma Laboral Demolerá Ley Despido
    La llamada Ley de Transformación y Flexibilidad Laboral – PC 453.  Conlleva cambios trascendentales al esquema actual de leyes de empleo; particularmente en el aspecto de contratar, despedir y trabajar horas extras.…
Rank this Week: 1010

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Blog about labor and employment laws and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Jan 16

    Reforma: Los Cuatro Principales Beneficios Para Las Empresa

    Reforma: Los Cuatro Principales Beneficios Para Las Empresa
    La reforma laboral está derrumbando política pública del siglo pasado. El enfoque ya no es la protección del trabajador. Los legisladores han invertido el orden institucional y se ha creado un nuevo…
  • Jan 11

    Reforma impondrá nuevos deberes a trabajadore

    Reforma impondrá nuevos deberes a trabajadore
    Sabemos que la propuesta  reforma laboral de Puerto Rico impulsada mediante el proyecto 453 de la Cámara (ley de Transformación y Flexibilidad Laboral) quiere cambiar  las condiciones de trabajo en la Isla;…
  • Jan 10

    Reforma Laboral Demolerá Ley Despido

    Reforma Laboral Demolerá Ley Despido
    La llamada Ley de Transformación y Flexibilidad Laboral – PC 453.  Conlleva cambios trascendentales al esquema actual de leyes de empleo; particularmente en el aspecto de contratar, despedir y trabajar horas extras.…
Rank this Week: 1036

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 16

    Martin Luther King: Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968

    Martin Luther King: Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968
    All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license. Photo of mural from D.C. Public Library by Elvert Barnes.……
  • Jan 13

    Nitpicking the EEOC’s proposed guidance on harassment

    Nitpicking the EEOC’s proposed guidance on harassment
    This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a proposed Enforcement Guidance on workplace harassment. It’s 75 pages long, so a little too much to cover in a single blog post. The EEOC is seeking comments from the public…
  • Jan 13

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    The latest installment of Mallory Schneider Ricci’s saga, Diary of a Pregnant Lawyer: Second Blogmester, is up at FOCUS, our women’s leadership blog. Is the second trimester really the easiest part of a pregnancy? Well,…
Rank this Week: 3188

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jan 15

    EEOC: Proof of Psychological Harm Should Not be Required to Show Workplace Harassment

    EEOC: Proof of Psychological Harm Should Not be Required to Show Workplace Harassment
    One baffling aspect of the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB), a model state  law proposed by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), is that it continues to require bullying victims to establish a higher degree of harm than is…
  • Jan 12

    CONUNDRUM: No Evidence, No Hearing; No Hearing, No Evidence

    CONUNDRUM: No Evidence, No Hearing; No Hearing, No Evidence
    How does a discrimination victim get evidence of discrimination when his or her case is summarily dismissed without a hearing? This was the issue in a recent case before the EEOC where a Maintenance Mechanic filed a complaint…
  • Jan 4

    Fox News: The Cost of Sexual Harassment

    Fox News: The Cost of Sexual Harassment
    Fox News has gone from being the stolid and leading voice of conservatism in the United States to a network wracked with turmoil. This week, it was announced that Fox  is losing it’s leading on-air female…
Rank this Week: 2549

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/
  • Jan 15

    EEOC: Proof of Psychological Harm Should Not be Required to Show Workplace Harassment

    EEOC: Proof of Psychological Harm Should Not be Required to Show Workplace Harassment
    One baffling aspect of the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB), a model state  law proposed by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), is that it continues to require bullying victims to establish a higher degree of harm than is…
  • Jan 12

    CONUNDRUM: No Evidence, No Hearing; No Hearing, No Evidence

    CONUNDRUM: No Evidence, No Hearing; No Hearing, No Evidence
    How does a discrimination victim get evidence of discrimination when his or her case is summarily dismissed without a hearing? This was the issue in a recent case before the EEOC where a Maintenance Mechanic filed a complaint…
  • Jan 4

    Fox News: The Cost of Sexual Harassment

    Fox News: The Cost of Sexual Harassment
    Fox News has gone from being the stolid and leading voice of conservatism in the United States to a network wracked with turmoil. This week, it was announced that Fox  is losing it’s leading on-air female…
Rank this Week: 4644

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jan 15

    Why Trade Secrets Protection is Even More Important in the Strong Economy

    Why Trade Secrets Protection is Even More Important in the Strong Economy
    It is a well-known fact that when the economy improves, employee mobility rises as well. The most valuable employees – those with a specialized skill set and many years of experience in a particular industry – tend to stay…
  • Jan 4

    Non-Compete and Confidentiality Issues to Watch in 2017

    Non-Compete and Confidentiality Issues to Watch in 2017
    In 2016, there have been some major developments involving confidentiality and non-compete agreements law, which are likely to have some repercussions in 2017. Here’s a summary of the most important issues that companies…
  • Dec 12

    Will Ban the Non-Competes Movement Lose Its Momentum During the Trump Administration?

    Will Ban the Non-Competes Movement Lose Its Momentum During the Trump Administration?
    It’s no secret that the Obama administration made a push, especially towards the end, towards limiting the use of non-compete agreements by employers around the country. The White House commissioned not one but two reports on this…
Rank this Week: 2277

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Jan 15

    Handling challenges to diversity in era of divisivene

    Handling challenges to diversity in era of divisivene
    It may seem there’s no escaping political divisiveness. All manner of news and social media sources carry angry, frequently hurtful, and often untrue communication. And the workplace is not immune from the damage of those…
  • Jan 15

    Are your decisions made for the reasons you think?

    Are your decisions made for the reasons you think?
    by Dinita L. James Employment laws prohibit intentional discrimination based on race, sex, or other protected characteristics as well as practices that have a discriminatory impact if they’re not supported by business necessity.…
  • Jan 15

    Walking the workplace proselytizing tightrope

    Walking the workplace proselytizing tightrope
    by David L. Johnson “Have a blessed day.” “I’m praying for you.” “Are you a believer?” “Would you be interested in attending church with me?” Comments and questions like those may be…
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Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jan 14

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room
    I get a lot of media inquiries on matters of work law and industrial relations, but the latest caught me off guard. I was busy catching up on emails and listening to voicemails in the background when I heard something like the following:…
  • Jan 4

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’
    The annual Clawbies Awards recognizing the best law blogs in Canada were released on New Year’s Eve 2016.    A few minutes looking over this year’s recipients will demonstrate the fantastic quality of this medium…
  • Nov 28

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”
    A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court of Canada heard an appeal with a long history that raised important freedom of association issues.  This was the latest case exploring the scope of the recently recognized constitutional right to…
Rank this Week: 4296

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Jan 13

    Understanding joint employer liability

    Understanding joint employer liability
    Joint employer liability can arise in many different contexts, such as when using staffing agencies, management companies, or in even in the franchise context.  Companies must understand the factors a court could apply in determining if…
  • Jan 6

    Five key employment issues facing California employers in 2017

    Five key employment issues facing California employers in 2017
    I’m starting 2017 off with videos taken from my recent webinar discussing local minimum wage issues, California’s new employment laws, Los Angeles’ ban the box ordinance, the new Form I-9 required in 2017, and potential…
  • Dec 30

    California Supreme Court closes out 2016 with monumental ruling on employer’s obligations to provide rest period

    California Supreme Court closes out 2016 with monumental ruling on employer’s obligations to provide rest period
    In Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., the California Supreme Court issued a ruling on employer’s obligations to permit employees to take “off-duty” rest periods.  The Court’s ruling ends 2016 with a major…
Rank this Week: 4310

The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

Covers legislative and court cases affecting Utah employers and employees. By D. Scott Crook.

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    Cases --- December 25th through 31st

    Cases --- December 25th through 31st
    MiscellaneousUnited States v. Gonzalez (10th Cir., Dec. 29, 2016) (affirming conviction and sentence of Gonzalez on his defrauding of unemployment agencies in three states by obtaining prepaid debit cards for unemployment…
  • Jan 12

    Cases --- December 18th through 24th

    Cases --- December 18th through 24th
    Discrimination/RetaliationHansen v. Skywest Airlines (10th Cir., Dec. 21, 2016) (reversing summary judgement against Hansen on his sexual harassment, retaliation, and emotional distress claims, but affirming on his disparate treatment…
  • Jan 8

    Cases --- December 11th through 17th

    Cases --- December 11th through 17th
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination*Coleman v. Utah State Charter School Board (10th Cir., December 16, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the Board because its members were entitled to qualified…
Rank this Week: 3266

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jan 13

    Is Open Source Open To Women? – Candid Discussion

    Is Open Source Open To Women? – Candid Discussion
    The following was posted in advance of the launch of Toptal Scholarships for Female Developers. To support scholarship applicants, Toptal has also published a guide to making your first open source contribution. Women are…
  • Jan 8

    CA Law Limits The Employers’ Right To Inquire Into Employees’ Juvenile Information

    CA Law Limits The Employers’ Right To Inquire Into Employees’ Juvenile Information
    California recently amended its existing law governing inquiries into and the use of juvenile criminal information. Effective January 1, 2017 employers will be restricted from asking about, seeking, or using a California…
  • Dec 5

    Are You An Intern Or An Employee Under California Law?

    Are You An Intern Or An Employee Under California Law?
    The distinction between an internship and employee / employer relationship has been subject to much debate and litigation all over the country during the past few years. However, in California the existing law states that a worker can be…
Rank this Week: 1129

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: 2778

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

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

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Jan 13

    The Reading List (2017, No. 2)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 2)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secret News for the week ended January 13, 2017***Defend Trade Secrets ActWe have the first district court opinion dealing with the relatively new (and highly controversial) ex parte seizure order available under the…
  • Jan 6

    The Reading List (2017, No. 1)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 1)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended January 6, 2017***Commercial real estate broker Avison Young has sued three former brokers who joined Cushman & Wakefield. According to Crain's Chicago Business, the factual predicate…
  • Dec 30

    Year-End Extravaganza (Part 4): Top 10 Books (Non-Compete) Lawyers Should Read

    Year-End Extravaganza (Part 4): Top 10 Books (Non-Compete) Lawyers Should Read
    As the son of an English teacher and a school superintendent, there never was much doubt that I'd be a reader - either by volition or conscription. I was the kid who had "summer reading lists," which admittedly at the time seemed oppressive…
Rank this Week: 4132

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation
    On Dec. 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a final rule (“Final Rule,” see 81 F.R. 88368) modifying certain existing safe harbors to the anti-kickback…
  • Jan 12

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption
    A Florida appeals court has ruled that one spouse could not claim a homestead exemption against the property tax due on her Florida home when her spouse was claiming a homestead exemption against his home in Indiana. The Florida homestead…
  • Jan 9

    IRS Allows Retroactive Trust Modification to Achieve the Donor?s Tax Objective

    IRS Allows Retroactive Trust Modification to Achieve the Donor?s Tax Objective
    In a recent private letter ruling, 201652002, the IRS blessed the modification of a donor’s irrevocable trust in order to add a missing provision that was required for the trust to qualify under the IRS rules applicable to Grantor…
Rank this Week: 1900

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2492

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 28

    Yoga Guru Bikram Choudhury Must Satisfy $6.7 Million Judgment

    Yoga Guru Bikram Choudhury Must Satisfy $6.7 Million Judgment
    Shelby Krzastek Bikram Choudhury is an Indian yoga teacher and the founder of Bikram yoga. In recent years, Choudhury has been surrounded by controversy amid allegations of discrimination, harassment, and sexual assault, resulting in multiple…
Rank this Week: 4031

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/
  • Jan 12

    Week Ending 1/4/17: Clem v. Case Pork Roll Co.

    Week Ending 1/4/17: Clem v. Case Pork Roll Co.
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending January 4, 2017 Clem v. Case Pork Roll Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 554 (D.N.J. January 4, 2017) While 2016 started and ended with a bang, 2017 is starting with a toot. This…
  • Jan 3

    Week Ending 12/30/16: Zieger v. PSEG

    Week Ending 12/30/16: Zieger v. PSEG
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending December 30, 2016 Zieger v. Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc., 2016 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2739 App. Div.  (Unpublished) (December 28, 2016) The year 2016 ended the…
  • Jan 3

    Unemployment Year End Statistics and Analysis 2016

    Unemployment Year End Statistics and Analysis 2016
    UNEMPLOYMENT HEARING  STATISTICS - YEAR END 2016 For the past few years we have been requesting statistics, via OPRA, from the Department of Labor in order to compare results from our firm with the overall averages of unemployment…
Rank this Week: 1778

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Jan 12

    Fitness Enthusiasm Wanes Early: ACA-Related Congressional Actions January 5 – 12

    Fitness Enthusiasm Wanes Early: ACA-Related Congressional Actions January 5 – 12
    On January 5, the House passed the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017” (H.R. 26), streamlining the process for Congressional review and rejection of administrative agency rules, including a 10-year…
  • Jan 5

    How’s This for a Dramatic Entrance?

    How’s This for a Dramatic Entrance?
    As of Thursday morning, January 5, the general direction and pace of ACA repeal / replace legislation is discernible (details below), but the details are not.  News reports suggest that, despite persisting, material differences of…
  • Nov 17

    Future Status of Discriminatory Benefits for HCIs…Still Waiting…

    Future Status of Discriminatory Benefits for HCIs…Still Waiting…
    As we discussed in our last post, the election is officially behind us and now we begin to look to the future.  Unfortunately, we are back in the position of having more questions than answers.  Over the last couple of months we…
Rank this Week: 2164

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 3085

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: 2773

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Jan 11

    Transparency in Terminology and Treating Transgender Employees Fairly

    Transparency in Terminology and Treating Transgender Employees Fairly
    Seyfarth Synopsis: With increased attention placed on transgender rights in recent years, employers should pay close attention to transgender discrimination and related issues in the workplace. This post offers some tips for some best…
  • Jan 4

    Charting the Future: What’s Coming in 2017 in California Employment Law?

    Charting the Future: What’s Coming in 2017 in California Employment Law?
    Seyfarth Synopsis: 2016 brought a wave of new protections for California employees and scant protection for employers. In this week’s post, we anticipate changes for 2017, in the ever-peculiar world of California employment law. True to…
  • Dec 28

    Jingle, Jingle—Happy Holidays to Our Readers!

    Jingle, Jingle—Happy Holidays to Our Readers!
    Dashing through this holiday week of 2016, we wish you all peace, joy, and a renewed spirit with which to face the challenges sure to arise during the coming year. Next week in this space, we’ll take a look back at the most significant…
Rank this Week: 2360