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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
  • May 22

    Update: Case Involving Sharing of Passwords May Be Headed to the Supreme Court

    Update: Case Involving Sharing of Passwords May Be Headed to the Supreme Court
    Last August, we reported on a Ninth Circuit case in which a former employee was convicted of a crime under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) for accessing and downloading information from his former company’s…
  • May 15

    Global Cyberattack Exploits Known Vulnerabilitie

    Global Cyberattack Exploits Known Vulnerabilitie
    As you likely know by now, international cybercriminals launched a worldwide ransomware attack last Friday with the European law enforcement agency Europol reporting over 100,000 affected organizations in 150 countries, including the U.S.…
  • May 15

    Law Firms: Updated Cybersecurity Primer and Other Resource

    Law Firms: Updated Cybersecurity Primer and Other Resource
    Several years ago, we published a short primer for law firms intending to provide a brief discussion of key cybersecurity issues, including some helpful steps for safeguarding the client personal and confidential information they maintain.…
Rank this Week: 4038

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/
  • May 22

    Week Ending 5/19/17: Meyer v. University of Iowa

    Week Ending 5/19/17: Meyer v. University of Iowa
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending May 19, 2017 Meyer v. University of Iowa, District Court of Iowa, Polk County (Settlement announced May 18, 2017) A settlement of $6.5 million was announced this week after a…
  • May 18

    The Steps To Follow in the Unemployment Proce

    The Steps To Follow in the Unemployment Proce
    Unemployment compensation is a benefit meant to tide workers over when they’re out of work through no fault of their own, such as occurs in a layoff or when an employer shuts its doors. This money can be a financial lifeline that…
  • May 16

    New Jersey Appellate Court Hands Workers a Win in Unemployment Benefits Case

    New Jersey Appellate Court Hands Workers a Win in Unemployment Benefits Case
    Over the last several years, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has taken a number of steps attempting to introduce new language to the laws surrounding unemployment benefits. Many of these have been viewed as…
Rank this Week: 2154

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

Covers legal developments concerning law enforcement and firefighter labor law. By Cline and Associates.

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 3699

Unemployed and Scared

Unemployed and Scared

Appeals and tips specific to Minnesota's unemployment process. By IAJ Law, LLC.

http://iajlaw.com/news-articles/unemployment/
  • May 22

    Growing Problems with Unemployment for Farmer

    Growing Problems with Unemployment for Farmer
    Unemployment for farmers and agricultural workers is crazy complicated in Minnesota.  Quite frankly, it shouldn’t be so hard.  But, it is. So we are clear, Read More ... The post Growing Problems with Unemployment for Farmers…
  • May 15

    Unemployment Lawyer Minnesota for Appeal

    Unemployment Lawyer Minnesota for Appeal
    I am an unemployment lawyer Minnesota and I believe every worker and employee is owed this benefit. It is only May, and I am seeing more […] The post Unemployment Lawyer Minnesota for Appeals appeared first on IAJ Law.
  • May 15

    Did Ransomeware for Unemployment Just Get Real?

    Did Ransomeware for Unemployment Just Get Real?
    Ransomeware for unemployment benefits sounds crazy, but lets assume the threats of computer viruses and ransomeware this week are real. Rhetorically speaking, what if benefits […] The post Did Ransomeware for Unemployment Just Get…
Rank this Week: 1984

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning
    Is Equal Fair with Estate Planning? Most of our clients want to treat their children fairly and equally.  Splitting assets equally among the children may be easy, but is it fair? When dividing assets, it is often important to determine…
  • May 19

    Online wills may cause trouble and additional cost

    Online wills may cause trouble and additional cost
    There have been many reports of unintended consequences related to the use of online wills over the past few years.  In fact, I have written about many of these issues on this blog. It is important for individuals to understand that…
  • May 19

    Financial Planners and The Florida Asset Protection Trust

    Financial Planners and The Florida Asset Protection Trust
    The Florida Asset Protection Trust. Most financial planners are unfamiliar with some of the modern twists available with Florida Asset Protection Trusts.  This is a special type of irrevocable trusts.  They tend to be familiar with…
Rank this Week: 1492

Florida Employment Lawyers Blog

Florida Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

https://www.floridaemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • May 22

    Walmart Same-Sex Discrimination Benefits Case Results in $7.5 Million Settlement

    Walmart Same-Sex Discrimination Benefits Case Results in $7.5 Million Settlement
    A $7.5 million class action settlement between Wal-Mart and a former employee who challenged the retail chain’s lack of health insurance benefits for her same-sex spouse was approved by a federal judge on Monday. The settlement will pay…
  • May 9

    Baylor University Says Complaint Made by Employee Fired During Sexual Assault Controversy is False

    Baylor University Says Complaint Made by Employee Fired During Sexual Assault Controversy is False
    Baylor University is requesting a lawsuit filed by a former employee who was fired amid a student’s sexual assault controversy to be thrown out. The private Christian college filed the motion for the dismissal of the plaintiff’s…
  • May 2

    Stripper Shot on the Job Will Get New Workers’ Comp Hearing

    Stripper Shot on the Job Will Get New Workers’ Comp Hearing
    There has been quite the debate over how much a South Carolina stripper should be compensated after being shot while on the job. Last week the state’s highest court ordered a new hearing in the woman’s case. The decision comes two…
Rank this Week: 2761

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • May 22

    CA Required Onboarding Materials Get A Makeover

    CA Required Onboarding Materials Get A Makeover
    California employers are required to provide employees with several documents upon hire.  But not all CA employers do.  I was working with a retail boutique chain last week and when I provided them the list of required onboarding…
  • May 12

    National Survey on Restrictive Covenant

    National Survey on Restrictive Covenant
    Employers doing business in California should know that the state takes a dim view of restrictive covenants. But what about the other 49 states? You can find the answer to that question in Fox Rothschild LLP’s newly updated National…
  • May 11

    California Employers Get Some Clarity on “Day of Rest” Requirement

    California Employers Get Some Clarity on “Day of Rest” Requirement
    Earlier this week, in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, the California Supreme Court clarified some ambiguous issues involving requirements under the California Labor Code involving when a “day of rest” must be provided to employees. The…
Rank this Week: 1935

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/
  • May 22

    Plaintiff Lacks Standing to Pursue Claim that Was Discovered After Bankruptcy Filing

    Plaintiff Lacks Standing to Pursue Claim that Was Discovered After Bankruptcy Filing
    Recently, we discussed a decision that considered whether a former employee’s failure to initially list an employment discrimination claim on her bankruptcy schedules barred her from pursuing the claim against her former employer under…
  • May 19

    The American Health Care Act: What It May Mean for Employer

    The American Health Care Act: What It May Mean for Employer
    On May 4, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, which is aimed at repealing and replacing portions of the Affordable Care Act. While many of the changes do not affect employer-sponsored coverage, there are several…
  • May 17

    I’ve Been CRA’d! What Happens Now? OSHA Formally Repeals Volks Rule

    I’ve Been CRA’d! What Happens Now? OSHA Formally Repeals Volks Rule
    The effects of the regulatory reform initiatives of the Trump Administration are beginning to be felt at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with the formal action by OSHA to finalize withdrawal of the “Volks…
Rank this Week: 4981

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/
  • May 22

    Discharge Federal Estate Tax Liens Prior to Sale of Property

    Discharge Federal Estate Tax Liens Prior to Sale of Property
    Generally, before the estate of a decease person can sell real estate, the individual(s) named as executor in the will must probate and be formally appointed as executor.  If there is no will, then the closest heir at law must apply to…
  • May 22

    The Winters Problem: Public Employees’ Catch 22

    The Winters Problem: Public Employees’ Catch 22
    Our employment lawyers represent New Jersey public employees at the state and local level.  One problem that we have run into representing public employees is a recent opinion by the New Jersey Supreme Court which severely limits public…
  • May 19

    The Winters Problem: Administrative Remedies (Such as Civil Service Appeals and Tenure Hearings) and Litigation in the Court

    The Winters Problem: Administrative Remedies (Such as Civil Service Appeals and Tenure Hearings) and Litigation in the Court
    Public employees whose rights have been violated have several avenues  to pursue to vindicate their rights: State courts, beginning with the Superior Court of New Jersey. Federal Courts, beginning with the United States. District Court…
Rank this Week: 3817

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/
  • May 22

    Killjoys reject one-hour “sex break” proposal

    Killjoys reject one-hour “sex break” proposal
    What a bunch of cold fish. The town council of Overtornea, Sweden, recently rejected a proposal to give workers one-hour paid sex breaks. According to The New York Times, the council member who made the proposal believed it would help raise…
  • May 19

    9 traits of a bang-up workplace investigation

    9 traits of a bang-up workplace investigation
    What makes a workplace investigation so good that you just can’t wait to show the EEOC investigator what you did? And you’re like, “Plaintiff’s lawyer, take us to court — please!” All right, maybe nothing…
  • May 19

    Proposed merger of EEOC, OFCCP faces opposition from both side

    Proposed merger of EEOC, OFCCP faces opposition from both side
    Last week, I wrote about a report in Bloomberg BNA that the Trump Administration was thinking about letting the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission “absorb” the Office of Federal Contract Compliance…
Rank this Week: 3184

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • May 22

    Eleventh Circuit Decisions Demonstrate Difficulties in Analyzing Standing Following Spokeo

    Eleventh Circuit Decisions Demonstrate Difficulties in Analyzing Standing Following Spokeo
    Two recent decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit – one involving a rare written dissent from the denial of a petition for rehearing en banc – demonstrate the continuing difficulties courts are facing in…
  • May 19

    If You Don’t “WannaCry” After a Cyber Attack, Review Your Cyber Insurance Coverage

    If You Don’t “WannaCry” After a Cyber Attack, Review Your Cyber Insurance Coverage
    As we previously reported, beginning last Friday, and still occurring today, one of the worst and most widespread malware attacks has impacted more than 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries. The attack is a reminder of the importance of…
  • May 17

    Global Ransomware Attacks Raise Key Legal Consideration

    Global Ransomware Attacks Raise Key Legal Consideration
    On May 12, 2017, a massive ransomware attack, known as “WannaCry,” began affecting tens of thousands of computer systems in over 100 countries. These types of incidents can have significant legal implications for affected entities…
Rank this Week: 2002

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/
  • May 22

    Trends in the Banking Industry

    Trends in the Banking Industry
    It was my pleasure to attend the recent Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry presentation of the “Changing Nature of Banking in Central PA.”  The presenters were Brian Bisignani of Post & Schell and Dave Hornberger…
  • May 16

    Leadership Lancaster Announces New Executive Director

    Leadership Lancaster Announces New Executive Director
    As a recent graduate of Leadership Lancaster’s Core Class and member of the ACHIEVE Committee, it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the programs that Leadership Lancaster offers to Lancaster County. For more information on…
  • May 15

    There are Better Ways to Protect Your Assets…

    There are Better Ways to Protect Your Assets…
    In the world of you just can’t make this stuff up, a woman recently swallowed over $7,000 in cash to keep it from her husband.  Apparently she had been saving for a vacation to Panama and was concerned that her husband would take…
Rank this Week: 5001

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3371

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/
  • May 22

    Second Circuit Reinstates New York Employment Lawsuit Alleging Religious, Racial Discrimination

    Second Circuit Reinstates New York Employment Lawsuit Alleging Religious, Racial Discrimination
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently reinstated a lawsuit alleging a hostile work environment based on race, religion, and national origin under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A federal district judge had granted the…
  • May 10

    Lawsuit Alleges Pregnancy Discrimination, Sexual Harassment Against Media Company

    Lawsuit Alleges Pregnancy Discrimination, Sexual Harassment Against Media Company
    Employment laws across the country prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. The legal definition of sex discrimination has grown over the years to encompass a wide range of conduct and disparate treatment that affects workers because of…
  • May 3

    New York City Bus Drivers Allege Sexual Harassment by Male Supervisor

    New York City Bus Drivers Allege Sexual Harassment by Male Supervisor
    The New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) applies to most public and private employers in the city. In some circumstances, another statute might preclude a sexual harassment claim against a public employer, such as a government agency. A…
Rank this Week: 3027

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • May 22

    New Jersey Discrimination Claim Not Preempted by Federal Labor Law

    New Jersey Discrimination Claim Not Preempted by Federal Labor Law
    New Jersey’s Appellate Division recently ruled that federal labor law does not preempt an employee’s disability discrimination claim under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) or retaliation claim under…
  • May 15

    New Jersey Court Reinstates Transgender Harassment Lawsuit

    New Jersey Court Reinstates Transgender Harassment Lawsuit
    In a recent unpublished opinion, New Jersey’s Appellate Division ruled that a jury should have the opportunity to decide whether the Jersey City Police Department harassed Shakeem Malik Holmes because he is transgender, in violation of…
  • May 9

    NYC Bans Salary Inquires from Job Applicant

    NYC Bans Salary Inquires from Job Applicant
    On May 4, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed into law an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”).  Under this new law, which is intended to reduce pay discrimination, New York City employers…
Rank this Week: 4464

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4194

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

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

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • May 22

    Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets Act

    Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets Act
      On May 19, 2017, Texas passed An Act Relating to the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The Act defines “clear and convincing” (which is the standard for showing willfulness under the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act…
  • Apr 22

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
  • Feb 4

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)
    Every state but Massachusetts and New York has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (the UTSA) in one form or another – though some may quibble with whether Alabama or North Carolina actually adopted it. (The Uniform Law…
Rank this Week: 4886

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/
  • May 22

    Full Tort vs. Limited Tort Ohio

    Full Tort vs. Limited Tort Ohio
    Explaining the difference between a full tort and a limited tort requires defining multiple legal terms. First, a tort is a harm. In a civil lawsuit, the plaintiff claims that a tort resulted from the defendant’s action or inaction.…
  • May 8

    Tips for Finding a Law Firm You Can Trust

    Tips for Finding a Law Firm You Can Trust
    Trust forms the bedrock of every lawyer-client relationship. Specifically, a client must trust that his or her attorney will Work hard to represent them, Use good judgment, Carry out their wishes, Keep information in confidence, Charge a…
  • Apr 12

    What Is a Guardian Ad Litem and How Does That Person Relate to Personal Injury Cases?

    What Is a Guardian Ad Litem and How Does That Person Relate to Personal Injury Cases?
    A guardian ad litem is an adult who represents the interests of a minor child or disabled child of any age in court. Generally, “minor” means younger than 18 years of age. The legal definition of a disability that makes someone…
Rank this Week: 1929

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

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

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 3210

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

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

    The Risks of Relying on Free Online Legal Advice

    The Risks of Relying on Free Online Legal Advice
    The saying, “you get what you pay for,” is cliché. But it is no less true. And it is an accurate cliché when it comes to online legal advice. The Danger of Relying on Legal Advice from Free Q&A Websites Various…
  • May 16

    Proposed Legislation To Improve and Expand Michigan Business Court

    Proposed Legislation To Improve and Expand Michigan Business Court
    Proposed legislation would revise Michigan’s business courts. It would provide several revisions, including a change that will be important concerning non-compete disputes. Michigan experimented with creating a “business…
  • May 15

    Uber’s Autonomous Vehicle Program Continues but Without its Key Engineer

    Uber’s Autonomous Vehicle Program Continues but Without its Key Engineer
    On Monday, May 15, 2017, Uber Technologies, Inc. narrowly sidestepped what could have been a complete shutdown of its autonomous vehicle program. Specifically, a federal district court judge declined to issue a temporary injunction against…
Rank this Week: 3815

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • May 21

    Tesla Accused of Racial Discrimination

    Tesla Accused of Racial Discrimination
    A lawsuit has been filed against Tesla by an African-American who spent two years working on the assembly line. The worker claims in the lawsuit he experienced harassment on an ongoing basis for months on the basis of his race. Orange…
  • May 18

    Nike Sued for Wage and Hour Violations in California

    Nike Sued for Wage and Hour Violations in California
    Nike is being sued for violating wage and hour laws within the state of California. The case was filed as a putative class complaint. Many Nike employees could become part of the class action claim against the company for failing to pay…
  • May 15

    A Look at Factory Worker Conditions in LA

    A Look at Factory Worker Conditions in LA
    We often hear about the working conditions for factory workers in countries like China where those making cellphones for American consumers live in company dorms that allegedly have nets over the building to prevent workers from jumping out…
Rank this Week: 2747

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3057

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • May 19

    Mileage reimbursement issues under California law

    Mileage reimbursement issues under California law
    Expense reimbursement may seem like a small issue in comparison with the other areas of liability facing California employers, but the exposure for not appropriately reimbursing employees can be substantial. In Gattuso v. Harte-Hanks…
  • May 12

    Employment practices audit: five areas to review

    Employment practices audit: five areas to review
    Happy Friday!  This Friday’s Five covers five areas that employers can start with in conducting an employment practices audit.  Coming up on the mid-point of the year, it is a good time to conduct an employment law practices…
  • May 5

    House passes the “Working Family Flexibility Act” – what California employers need to understand

    House passes the “Working Family Flexibility Act” – what California employers need to understand
    This Friday’s Five comes on Cinco de Mayo – how appropriate.  The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Working Family Flexibility Act, now it is being considered by the Senate.  President Trump has indicated that he…
Rank this Week: 4490

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/
  • May 19

    Cases --- May 14th through 20th

    Cases --- May 14th through 20th
    No Case
  • May 12

    Cases --- May 7th through 13th

    Cases --- May 7th through 13th
    Discrimination/RetaliationJones v. Needham (10th Cir., May 12, 2017) (reversing dismissal of sexual harassment claims, but affirming dismissal of common-law and Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act claims)ERISA*Blair v. Alcatel-Lucent Long Term…
  • May 6

    Cases --- April 30th through May 6th

    Cases --- April 30th through May 6th
    Discrimination/Retaliation*Russell v. Phillips 66 Company (10th Cir., May 4, 2017) (affirming dismissal of discrimination claim under the ADA because Russell failed even to establish his prima facie case)MiscellaneousEdwards v. Carey…
Rank this Week: 3386

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • May 19

    Independent Contractor Trucker Dodges FAA Arbitration and Keeps His Class Action Alive

    Independent Contractor Trucker Dodges FAA Arbitration and Keeps His Class Action Alive
    In Oliveira v. New Prime, Inc., No. 15-2364 (May 12, 2017), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit confronted two arbitration-related questions of first impression in that Circuit.  In the case, Dominic Oliveira had signed an…
  • May 16

    Supreme Court Rejects State Rule That Subjects Arbitration Agreements to Higher Standard

    Supreme Court Rejects State Rule That Subjects Arbitration Agreements to Higher Standard
    Some wondered why the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Kindred Nursing Centers L.P. v. Clark, No. 16-32, and after oral argument on February 22, 2017, many felt they knew the outcome. Indeed, Justice Stephen Breyer commented during…
  • May 10

    California Supreme Court Clarifies “Day of Rest” Requirement

    California Supreme Court Clarifies “Day of Rest” Requirement
    California’s employment laws have consistently caused headaches for employers because even minor technical violations of these laws can fuel class action litigation and prove costly. However, a recent decision by the California Supreme…
Rank this Week: 3421

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • May 19

    Interesting times for employers with Ontario pension plan

    Interesting times for employers with Ontario pension plan
    Yesterday the Ontario Deputy Superintendent of Pensions released a formal statement that included the comment:  “these are interesting times in the pension sector.”  How true. Many long-anticipated improvements to…
  • May 15

    Changing Workplaces Review to be Released May 22: Media Report

    Changing Workplaces Review to be Released May 22: Media Report
    The countdown is on. Over the weekend the Toronto Star and the CBC each published stories detailing what Ontarians can expect to see in the long awaited final report from the Changing Workplaces Review when it is released later this month.…
  • May 3

    2017 Ontario Budget: Highlights for Pension Plan Sponsors and Administrator

    2017 Ontario Budget: Highlights for Pension Plan Sponsors and Administrator
    Pension plan sponsors and administrators have much to anticipate with the release of the 2017 Ontario Budget: A Stronger, Healthier Ontario (Budget) on April 27, 2017.  The Budget provides updates to several pension reform initiatives…
Rank this Week: 3702

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
  • May 19

    New NYC Law Requires Written Agreements for Solo Contractors, Even Nannies and Babysitters!

    New NYC Law Requires Written Agreements for Solo Contractors, Even Nannies and Babysitters!
    Do you have a nanny or a housekeeper? A regular babysitter? If so, pay attention. Anyone hiring a solo independent contractor in New York City will need to comply with the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, which takes effect May 15, 2017.…
  • May 16

    New York District Court Holds That Title VII Protects Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    New York District Court Holds That Title VII Protects Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    Following the Supreme Court decision that same sex marriages are legal, there has been a movement to further expand rights and protections against sexual orientation bias. That trend is appearing in federal courts, where plaintiffs are asking…
  • May 3

    Recent Developments in Transgender Issue

    Recent Developments in Transgender Issue
    On February 22, 2017, the Trump Administration rescinded the Obama Administration’s guidance related to transgender students’ access to bathrooms and locker room facilities that align with their gender identity, which was…
Rank this Week: 2695

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/
  • May 19

    The Reading List (2017, No. 19): The NYT (Again), More Uber, and One Year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    The Reading List (2017, No. 19): The NYT (Again), More Uber, and One Year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended May 19, 2017***After two weeks, a lot to catch up on...Abuse of Non-CompetesThe big newspaper story on non-competes came in the Saturday New York Times, which discussed the proliferation…
  • May 11

    Trade Secrets and Anti-SLAPP Laws: A Surprising Texas Decision

    Trade Secrets and Anti-SLAPP Laws: A Surprising Texas Decision
    In recent years, States across the country have enacted Citizen Participation Acts, or as they're commonly known, "anti-SLAPP" statutes. The term SLAPP refers to "strategic lawsuits against public participation." Generally, they are meant to…
  • May 5

    The Reading List (2017, No. 18): Orly Lobel's NYT Op-Ed

    The Reading List (2017, No. 18): Orly Lobel's NYT Op-Ed
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended May 5, 2017***The New York Times Op-EdOrly Lobel, the author of Talent Wants to be Free, had a lengthy op-ed published yesterday in the New York Times, titled "Companies compete but…
Rank this Week: 4231

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • May 19

    Positive Drug Test Results Hit 12-Year “High”

    Positive Drug Test Results Hit 12-Year “High”
    American workers tested positive for illicit drugs at the highest rate in 12 years, according to an analysis of more than ten million workforce drug test results released by Quest Diagnostics, a large nationwide drug testing lab. More than…
  • May 17

    Summer Hiring on the Rise: A Look Back at Unusual Summer Job

    Summer Hiring on the Rise: A Look Back at Unusual Summer Job
    During summer months, when school is not in session, employers often add to their workforce. This may be especially true in cities with a lot of summer tourism. Companies are increasing their summer hiring compared to last year, according to…
  • May 15

    New Federal Log 300 Rules Don’t Yet Apply in California; Change Coming

    New Federal Log 300 Rules Don’t Yet Apply in California; Change Coming
    In 2016, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (federal OSHA) issued a final rule relating to the tracking and reporting of workplace injuries. The final rule requires electronic submission of injury and illness data, also…
Rank this Week: 4942

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/
Rank this Week: 4347

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

Covers employment relationships in business, sports, the armed forces, and other odd places.

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    A Reassessment on Remote Working

    A Reassessment on Remote Working
    IBM was one of the original promoters of work from home arrangements for its employees. Given the choice between coming into the office or working at home or remotely, as many as 40% of IBM's employees elected to stay out of the workplace.I…
  • May 15

    NFL Helmets Getting a Makeover

    NFL Helmets Getting a Makeover
    A new helmet design is likely to be on the field this season, as NFL teams react to the demand of fans and sports commentators to deal with the issue of concussions and long-term neurological damage resulting from the game.  The Vicis…
  • May 11

    FBI Terminations and Rumination

    FBI Terminations and Rumination
    It's always amazing to me that basic employment decisions, such as terminations, are routinely screwed up by people who should know better.Such is the case with the Jim Comey termination, ostensibly the result of a DOJ review, but in reality,…
Rank this Week: 3538

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • May 19

    Ontario Employment Law Reform on Horizon

    Ontario Employment Law Reform on Horizon
    The Ontario government has been reviewing employment laws and labour standards in Ontario, the first such major review since the mid-1990s. A package of reforms is expected to be released next week.  “Changing Workplaces” has…
  • May 11

    Getting Sued by an Ex-Employee

    Getting Sued by an Ex-Employee
    What is an employer to do when served with a Statement of Claim?  Here are the most common questions we get: Is a response mandatory or can we ignore the claim? How do we get rid of this ridiculous claim? How much is this going to cost?…
  • Apr 12

    Workplace Instant Messages: Information Overload

    Workplace Instant Messages: Information Overload
    We all know that social media, electronic communications and the online world has changed how we interact socially. Who has the patience to leave a voice message for a friend about a restaurant meeting place, let alone listen to one?…
Rank this Week: 5080

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

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

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    9th Circuit Decision Proves Need For Laws Banning Prior Salary Inquirie

    9th Circuit Decision Proves Need For Laws Banning Prior Salary Inquirie
    A few weeks ago I wrote that some states are passing laws banning prospective employers from asking applicants about their salary history. The reason lawmakers give for this law is that basing salary on an applicant's pay with another…
  • May 12

    Dear Business Lawyers: Stop Trying To Get Employees To Waive Their Unemployment Benefit

    Dear Business Lawyers: Stop Trying To Get Employees To Waive Their Unemployment Benefit
    Things you didn't think you had to say but apparently do. In Florida it is still illegal to try to get an employee or former employee to waive their right to apply for unemployment. It's a crime. Yet I've seen a couple of draft releases in…
  • May 5

    If You Have A Preexisting Condition, Choose COBRA or ObamaCare Over Your Mortgage

    If You Have A Preexisting Condition, Choose COBRA or ObamaCare Over Your Mortgage
    It used to be that when people lost their jobs, there was only one way to keep insurance coverage, and that was COBRA. The only problem is that when you lose your job, you have to pick and choose what bills to pay and COBRA is crazy…
Rank this Week: 3254

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
  • May 18

    State House Leadership Changes Announced

    State House Leadership Changes Announced
    Earlier today, the new Speaker of the State House of Representatives Scott Saiki announced his full leadership team. The new Vice Speaker of the House is Della Au Belatti, the Majority Leader is Cindy Evans, and the Majority Floor Leader is…
  • May 17

    2017 Legislative Wrap-Up

    2017 Legislative Wrap-Up
    The 2017 legislative session has come to a close. This year, state lawmakers ended up passing out several measures that will amend various employment laws in Hawaii. Such laws include workers' compensation, payment of wages, and others…
  • Apr 11

    Neil Gorsuch Sworn In To the US Supreme Court

    Neil Gorsuch Sworn In To the US Supreme Court
    On Monday, April 10, 2017, Neil Gorsuch was sworn is as the 113th justice of the United States Supreme Court.  He was nominated by President Donald Trump to succeed the late Antonin Scalia and previously served as a judge…
Rank this Week: 5149

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3379

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: 1772

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • May 18

    Musculoskeletal Injuries Often Attributed to Bad Ergonomic

    Musculoskeletal Injuries Often Attributed to Bad Ergonomic
    A recent study confirmed that ergonomic hazards play a major role in a causing musculoskeletal injuries among construction workers. Workplace injuries, especially in the construction industry are a common occurrence. Apart from the workplace…
  • May 17

    What you Need to Know About Utilization Review and Work Comp Benefit

    What you Need to Know About Utilization Review and Work Comp Benefit
    A worker can be denied his/her workers comp benefits because of a utilization review, even if they suffered injuries at the workplace. Workers compensation covers medical treatment, lost wages, ongoing care and any other necessary expenses…
  • May 15

    Presumptive Laws Ensure Just Compensation for Missouri Firefighter

    Presumptive Laws Ensure Just Compensation for Missouri Firefighter
    Firefighters have to work under stress in extremely hazardous conditions. Firefighting is a dangerous profession, where lives are almost always at stake. The job exposes firefighters to risks of many life-threatening injuries, long-term…
Rank this Week: 1873

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
  • May 18

    Georgia Governor Signs Law Preempting Predictive Scheduling Ordinance

    Georgia Governor Signs Law Preempting Predictive Scheduling Ordinance
    Authored by Katherine M. Smallwood Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 8, 2017, Governor Nathan Deal signed a law expanding the reach of a pre-existing statute that prohibits Georgia localities from passing ordinances affecting worker pay in…
  • May 9

    Battle of the Experts on Class Certification: A Win for Employer

    Battle of the Experts on Class Certification: A Win for Employer
    Co-authored by Julie Yap and Michael Cross Seyfarth Synopsis:  The California Court of Appeal affirmed a denial of class certification on the ground that the plaintiff’s expert report failed to establish claims could be determined…
  • May 8

    Too Personal To Proceed: Personal Bankers’ Certification Bid Bounced Again

    Too Personal To Proceed: Personal Bankers’ Certification Bid Bounced Again
    Co-authored by Kyle A. Petersen and Molly C. Mooney Seyfarth Synopsis:  The Second Circuit recently upheld a district court order denying a bid for class certification by personal bankers claiming their managers refused to approve…
Rank this Week: 3909

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By Phillips & Associates.

https://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 2062

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1877

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 4774

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Beneficiary Designations: Common Pitfalls and Best Practice

    Beneficiary Designations: Common Pitfalls and Best Practice
    According to a recent report, baby boomer parents in North America will transfer some $30 trillion to the next generation over the next 30 to 40 years. A significant portion of this wealth is held as non-probate assets and as such not…
  • May 4

    SCOTUS Rules That Cities Have Standing to Sue Banks for Predatory Lending Under the Fair Housing Act

    SCOTUS Rules That Cities Have Standing to Sue Banks for Predatory Lending Under the Fair Housing Act
    The Fair Housing Act received renewed attention this week, as the United States Supreme Court issued a mixed opinion regarding a city’s ability to sue banks under the statute. The Supreme Court’s opinion will undoubtedly impact…
  • Apr 24

    In Memoriam of Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr.

    In Memoriam of Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr.
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP lost a valued partner on April 18, 2017. Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr. was an incredibly smart and hardworking attorney who exhibited a conscientious and vigorous commitment to client service. Chip was also a man…
Rank this Week: 2866

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/
  • May 18

    No Sanctions for ADA Tester

    No Sanctions for ADA Tester
    Howard Cohan visits many public establishments. Mr. Cohan is restricted to a wheelchair. He is disabled. But, he visits these public establishments in Florida to see if they are accessible to persons with disabilities. Many restaurants,…
  • May 15

    UIW is a Governmental Unit, says Texas Supreme Court

    UIW is a Governmental Unit, says Texas Supreme Court
    Well, I described the argument as a silly one, but it was not too silly for the Texas Supreme Court. In the case of Redus v. UIW, the Supreme Court ruled that the law enforcement department of a private university is a governmental body for…
  • May 11

    Muslim Language *Was* on Trump Campaign Website

    Muslim Language *Was* on Trump Campaign Website
    I do not know whether I should laugh or cry as a lawyer at the latest antics of the Trump administration. They have been litigating the Moslem travel ban for some time. Last week, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia heard oral…
Rank this Week: 4973

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/
  • May 18

    How should the directors’ fees of Non-Executive Directors be treated for tax purposes?

    How should the directors’ fees of Non-Executive Directors be treated for tax purposes?
    Historically there has been some uncertainty on the tax treatment of fees paid to a Non-Executive Director (NED). SARS has recently issued two Binding General Rulings (rulings), the purpose of which is to set out SARS practice. Taxpayers are…
  • May 18

    Negative vetting as a ground for automatic termination of a contract of employment

    Negative vetting as a ground for automatic termination of a contract of employment
    Employers are entitled to include a condition in a contract of employment that a person’s appointment is subject to a positive vetting and screening process and, if the outcome is negative, the contract will terminate automatically. In…
  • May 16

    Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic)

    Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic)
    The WorkSafe Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (Vic) (the Bill) amends the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (OHS Act), along with others including the Dangerous Goods Act 1985 (Vic). The Bill has received its second reading in the…
Rank this Week: 2198

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
  • May 17

    Should You Take Gretchen Carlson’s Advice on Reporting Sexual Harassment?

    Should You Take Gretchen Carlson’s Advice on Reporting Sexual Harassment?
    Allegations of sexual harassment at Fox News have been making headlines for months, with Fox television commentator Gretchen Carlson receiving a $20 million settlement in the wake of her claims of sexual harassment against Roger Ailes.…
  • May 4

    When Health Care Fraud Turns Criminal

    When Health Care Fraud Turns Criminal
          Did you know that sometimes civil health care fraud can result in criminal convictions? It’s rare. But when it happens, it ruins lives, careers and risks serious patient harm. What might start small, can quickly…
  • May 2

    CHECKLIST: What Your Attorney Needs to Investigate Your Case

    CHECKLIST: What Your Attorney Needs to Investigate Your Case
    When a patient is injured or dies as a result of inappropriate medical treatment, it is known as medical negligence. In medical negligence cases, it’s important to provide your attorney with a list of specific items to better help them…
Rank this Week: 1917