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Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Sep 19

    Circuit Courts remind employers that notice is the key in administering the FMLA!

    Circuit Courts remind employers that notice is the key in administering the FMLA!
    By Lisa Whittaker Both the Third and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeal issued decisions last month reminding employers that providing proper notices to employees is a key to administering the FMLA. In Wallace v. FedEx Corporation, the Sixth…
  • Sep 15

    Join us on Thursday, September 18 in Cincinnati for a free, half-day seminar

    Join us on Thursday, September 18 in Cincinnati for a free, half-day seminar
    By Brian Hall Join Porter Wright labor and employment attorneys Dave Croall and Rachel Burke on Thursday, September 18, 2014 for a seminar — Renovating your workplace: Employment relations best practices for HR professionals. Reserve…
  • Sep 12

    NLRB reinstates food industry employees following work-related complaint

    NLRB reinstates food industry employees following work-related complaint
    By Brian Hall Employees today are certainly more media and marketing savvy than they were even 10 years ago, and they have more tools through which they can reach the public and each other to let their voices be heard. Two recent NLRB cases…
Rank this Week: 1129

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
Rank this Week: 1112

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Construction workers and musculoskeletal injurie

    Construction workers and musculoskeletal injurie
    One of the most common injuries to construction workers often has the quietest beginnings.  Musculoskeletal disorders are injuries to muscles, tendons, nerves, cartilage and spinal disks. These injuries can develop from single accidents such…
  • Sep 8

    Pennsylvania sanitation workers face risk from discarded needle

    Pennsylvania sanitation workers face risk from discarded needle
    Throughout the U.S., millions of Americans use injectable needles to treat a wide range of chronic illnesses. The needle pricks that help keep these people alive and well could prove dangerous for sanitation workers who pick up and sort…
  • Sep 5

    Court: California FedEx drivers were misclassified as contractor

    Court: California FedEx drivers were misclassified as contractor
    Worker misclassification is a major employment issue in the U.S. Workers who are classified as independent contractors are not eligible for workers’ compensation, health insurance and other benefits. It’s a cost savings for the business…
Rank this Week: 1054

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/
  • Sep 16

    Lawyer Blames Leisure Lifestyle for Sanction

    Lawyer Blames Leisure Lifestyle for Sanction
    Every lawyer is like a small business. We can decide when and what to say to judges, clients and opposing lawyers . . .  until someone reports our conduct. A New Jersey lawyer learned that lesson the hard way recently. Jared Stolz was…
  • Sep 9

    Flexible Work Schedule Can be a Reasonable Accommodation

    Flexible Work Schedule Can be a Reasonable Accommodation
    I have written before about flexible work schedules. See my prior posts here and here. Sometimes, a worker with a disability will need a flexible work schedule as an accommodation. Recently, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals has…
  • Sep 3

    We Support the Troops, Usually But Not Alway

    We Support the Troops, Usually But Not Alway
    You served in Iraq twice. Both times, you served in a combat role kicking in doors. You lost a few members of your Army family, but you accepted that. It is part of the deal you made with Uncle Sam. You were commissioned through ROTC at one…
Rank this Week: 1130

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    How to Apologize At Work

    How to Apologize At Work
    Humility is a virtue.  And, for most of us, it doesn’t come easily.  Particularly for those of us who want to be good at our jobs and to please to whom we report, owning up to a mistake at work can be a difficult task. …
  • Sep 10

    Traveling for Work and Late-Night Email

    Traveling for Work and Late-Night Email
    Traveling for work has its pros and cons.  I spent the last two weeks in sunny Santa Monica, California.  I was there to take multiple depositions in an expedited proceeding, which meant that I escaped my hotel room / conference…
  • Aug 26

    Understanding Gender-Identity Discrimination

    Understanding Gender-Identity Discrimination
    This article was written by Lauren Moak Russell. I’m in California for two weeks, taking depositions, and am very thankful for the contribution in my absence. This has been a month of major changes in the employment law landscape…
Rank this Week: 1040

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

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

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1067

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Sep 2

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

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

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination
    Employers will sometimes include language such as the employee will only receive a bonus if he or she is employed on the date the bonus is paid out. Courts have shown some reluctance to enforce such arrangements. The issue was recently…
  • Aug 8

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract
    Fixed term contracts can be valuable tools for managing short term or temporary assignments, but can be dangerous and costly to employers. There are many ways that these types of employment arrangements can go sideways with significant…
Rank this Week: 1101

Great Work!

Great Work!

Covers labor and employment law issues. By Roetzel & Andress.

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Considers Missouri Workers’ Compensation Laws, Rules Against Former NFL Players in Concussion Suit

    U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Considers Missouri Workers’ Compensation Laws, Rules Against Former NFL Players in Concussion Suit
    In the case of Kenney et al. v. Kansas City Chiefs Football Club, Inc., former Chiefs players sued the organization, alleging the club had failed to adequately protect and warn players of the dangers of concussions. As part of their suit, the…
  • Aug 21

    An ADA Trap for the Unwary - Noncompliant Website

    An ADA Trap for the Unwary - Noncompliant Website
    Businesses must brace themselves for a tidal wave of accessibility-related lawsuits focused on websites that do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While most companies with 15 or more employees that are open to the…
  • Aug 11

    IRS Issues Draft Forms for 2015 ACA Reporting

    IRS Issues Draft Forms for 2015 ACA Reporting
    On July 24, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released drafts of the forms that large employers will be required to file in order to show that the health coverage they offer to their employees complies with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…
Rank this Week: 1051

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/
  • Aug 25

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before
    Portland company WebCease is making waves in the probate and estate-planning community by helping attorneys and grieving families locate the deceased's digital accounts. CEO Glenn Williamson aims to be the first to provide this service to…
  • Aug 18

    Three Documents Every 18-Year-Old Should Sign

    Three Documents Every 18-Year-Old Should Sign
    As most young adults are about to return to college, most parents do not think about the fact that not that their child is 18 they are an adult in the eyes of the law. Deborah Jacobs has written an article on this in Forbes outlining two…
  • Aug 14

    Do I need to go through a lawyer to make a will in Florida or can I use a website like legalzoom?

    Do I need to go through a lawyer to make a will in Florida or can I use a website like legalzoom?
    You can use a website or create your own will in Florida, but we find that some people do not create valid wills, or create wills that do things other than what they want. We only charge $200 for a will so an online will does not save very…
Rank this Week: 1187

California Labor & Employment…

California Labor & Employment Law Blog

Covers arbitration agreements, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hiring, termination, employee leave, and wage and hour issues. By Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger.

http://www.callaborlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1149

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    California Enacts New Law Mandating Paid Sick Leave for Employee

    California Enacts New Law Mandating Paid Sick Leave for Employee
    On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.  As a result, most employers in California will be required to provide up to 24 hours (3 days) of paid sick…
  • Sep 11

    Reminder: New York Interns Are Now Protected Under Both the State and City Human Rights Law

    Reminder: New York Interns Are Now Protected Under Both the State and City Human Rights Law
    Following New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s endorsement of an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) extending the statute’s anti-discrimination and harassment protections to interns earlier this…
  • Aug 19

    UPDATE: New Jersey Limits Use of Criminal History in Hiring Decision

    UPDATE: New Jersey Limits Use of Criminal History in Hiring Decision
    As we reported in December 2013 (see here), New Jersey was on the road to joining 6 other states which have recently passed legislation banning or limiting the use of criminal background checks in the hiring process.  On August 11, 2014,…
Rank this Week: 1284

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: 1357

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 19

    “Employers and the Law: 2013-14 Anthology of Best Articles”

    “Employers and the Law: 2013-14 Anthology of Best Articles”
    One of my previous blog posts — “A Refresher Course for Employers on Retaliation” – was selected to become a chapter in a book by Professor George Seidel, Williamson Family Professor of Business…
  • Sep 19

    No Need For Sugar Coating: “They Just Want Somebody Younger”

    No Need For Sugar Coating: “They Just Want Somebody Younger”
    We have written a lot about age discrimination, whether it is employers who use code words for “old” such as “long in the tooth,” or enforcement actions by the EEOC.   In our posts, we have cautioned…
  • Sep 18

    EEOC: Company Fires It’s HR Manager During His Leave For Heart Surgery

    EEOC: Company Fires It’s HR Manager During His Leave For Heart Surgery
    Having an HR department, or at least someone knowledgeable about the anti-discrimination laws, is something we have always counseled as part of our “preventive law” program.   A knowledgeable HR officer can help develop…
Rank this Week: 1208

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

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

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 19

    Attorney Overtime Lawsuit Dismissed Under FLSA Professional Exemption

    Attorney Overtime Lawsuit Dismissed Under FLSA Professional Exemption
    I told you so! A federal judge dismissed the putative collective action against the huge law firm, Skadden Arps, which was filed by a lawyer claiming he was working as a non-lawyer and was entitled to overtime. Judge Sullivan ruled that the…
  • Sep 17

    Choice of Law Provisions and Class Action

    Choice of Law Provisions and Class Action
    Picture this: you’re enjoying a lovely evening with friends inside a hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Brooklyn.  As the evening is winding down, the clouds open up and give way to a torrential down-pour.  You think to yourself,…
  • Sep 12

    Overtime for New York Employer

    Overtime for New York Employer
    Employees must receive overtime pay at the rate of 1½ times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. A common question we see is that “what is the regular rate of pay?” First of all, the regular…
Rank this Week: 1394

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

    There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
    Employees at large companies have at various times received nice perks as part of their jobs. 401(k) matches are pretty standard fare these days. Bonuses on Wall Street and at other firms during bull markets are legendary. But sometimes the…
  • Sep 16

    California Enacts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law

    California Enacts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law
    Starting July 1, 2015, California employers will be required to provide at least three days of paid sick leave each year under a new law. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 will affect employers of all sizes, with only…
  • Sep 8

    Third Circuit Increases Liability for Employers Issuing Routine Mandatory FMLA Notice

    Third Circuit Increases Liability for Employers Issuing Routine Mandatory FMLA Notice
    In an important decision, the Third Circuit recently held in Lupyan v. Corinthian Colleges, Inc. that an employee’s sworn statement — and nothing more — that she did not receive management’s mailed notification that…
Rank this Week: 1431

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/
  • Sep 18

    A Fool's Errand: Seizing Instrumentalities of Trade Secrets Theft

    A Fool's Errand: Seizing Instrumentalities of Trade Secrets Theft
    There is much debate about the companion pieces of legislation introduced in Congress that relate to trade secrets law.Those two proposed laws are known as the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2014 (the Senate version) and the Trade Secrets…
  • Sep 15

    A Non-Compete Damages Overview

    A Non-Compete Damages Overview
    Companies that enforce restrictive covenants against ex-employees often face an uphill battle in proving damages resulting from a breach. It is for this reason that in the vast majority of cases a plaintiff focuses primarily on securing an…
  • Aug 15

    At a Preliminary Injunction Hearing, How Likely Is an Employer to Win?

    At a Preliminary Injunction Hearing, How Likely Is an Employer to Win?
    There are problems with statistical analyses. One of them is that the data sampling size may not be reliable or that the parameters established tend to skew results.I am no statistician, but I have enough of a background to be dangerous. I…
Rank this Week: 1491

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1203

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1476

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: 1376

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Sep 16

    Costco Sued For Creating Sexual Hostile Work Environment

    Costco Sued For Creating Sexual Hostile Work Environment
    In a recent lawsuit, Costco, the multibillion dollar global retailer that boasts about its “friendly and supportive work environment,” has failed to live up to its own standards. On August 25, 2014, the Equal Employment…
  • Sep 10

    Victoria’s Secret Faces $37 Million Lawsuit for Skimping on Wage

    Victoria’s Secret Faces $37 Million Lawsuit for Skimping on Wage
    On July 9, 2014, Mayra Casas filed a class action against former employer, Victoria’s Secret, in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. The case has since been moved to the United States District Court for the Central District of…
  • Aug 21

    Lawsuits over Athlete Pay Filed in California

    Lawsuits over Athlete Pay Filed in California
    Two separate lawsuits recently filed in California are shedding light on the seemingly rampant wage and hour abuses taking place under the surface in professional sports. One such lawsuit alleges athletes in the Legends Football League have…
Rank this Week: 1280

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

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

    Study shows need to address unintended consequences of diversity effort

    Study shows need to address unintended consequences of diversity effort
    For years now, employers have focused on the benefits of workplace diversity. They can point to studies showing how work groups in which men and women of all ages, races and ethnicities often outperform less diverse groups.  Sometimes…
  • Sep 14

    Clarity amidst confusion: handling mental disability claim

    Clarity amidst confusion: handling mental disability claim
    by Allison B. Wannop One of the most difficult issues employers deal with is how to accommodate an employee with a mental impairment under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Mental impairments can include depression, anxiety…
  • Sep 14

    Revisiting gender identity discrimination

    Revisiting gender identity discrimination
    by Lauren Moak Russell We have addressed the issue of gender identity discrimination several times. As transgender individuals enter the mainstream of popular culture and employees become more comfortable disclosing their gender identity,…
Rank this Week: 1475

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Sep 12

    Wall St. Firm Hit By Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Wall St. Firm Hit By Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    A former employee of a Wall St. financial firm filed a lawsuit last month accusing the company's chief executive officer of sexual harassment and alleging that the firm created and tolerated a hostile work environment. Hanna Bouveng,…
  • Sep 11

    Fast Food Employee Cannot Sue Franchisor for Sexual Harassment

    Fast Food Employee Cannot Sue Franchisor for Sexual Harassment
    A huge number of workers are employed by franchises such as fast food restaurants or coffee shops. Are the franchisors, who are often based remotely from their retail locations, liable for incidents of sexual harassment that occur in…
  • Sep 10

    Sexual Harassment by Employer's Customers is Illegal Too

    Sexual Harassment by Employer's Customers is Illegal Too
    The majority of sexual harassment cases arise because an employee is sexually harassed by a co-worker. But sometimes they are brought by an employee who is being harassed by the employer's customers, and where the employer takes no…
Rank this Week: 1268

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

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

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
  • Sep 10

    Law Professors Object to New Trade Secrets Acts Proposed in Congre

    Law Professors Object to New Trade Secrets Acts Proposed in Congre
    As we have previously noted, Congress this year is actively considering two bills that would create a federal private right of action for trade secret theft: The Trade Secrets Protection Act (H.R. 5233) and the Defend Trade Secrets Act (S.…
  • Sep 3

    Court of Appeal Reinstates Malicious Prosecution Case Against Latham & Watkin

    Court of Appeal Reinstates Malicious Prosecution Case Against Latham & Watkin
    Co-authored by Ted A. Gehring. On April 17th, 2012, we blogged about a malicious prosecution claim brought against Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles Superior Court. The suit alleged that the Plaintiffs, William Parrish and Timothy…
  • Aug 29

    Restrictive Covenants: Better To Ask And Disclose

    Restrictive Covenants: Better To Ask And Disclose
    When recruiting an executive, or when being recruited, it is best practice for the future employer, the employee and any executive recruiting firm involved in the placement to address head-on the existence of any restrictive covenant limiting…
Rank this Week: 1361

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
Rank this Week: 1505

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Sep 9

    Who Is a Whistleblower Under the Dodd-Frank Act?

    Who Is a Whistleblower Under the Dodd-Frank Act?
    When read together, Dodd-Frank is ambiguous as to whether a whistleblower must complain directly to the SEC in order to qualify as a whistleblower and benefit from the law’s anti-retaliation protections. The SEC’s implementing…
  • Sep 8

    Obama Administration Proposes New ACA Rules in Light of Hobby Lobby Decision

    Obama Administration Proposes New ACA Rules in Light of Hobby Lobby Decision
    The Obama Administration recently proposed new rules that strive to keep the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control mandate in place while seeking to comply with the rationale of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Burwell…
  • Sep 5

    Protecting Intellectual Property on the Global Stage

    Protecting Intellectual Property on the Global Stage
    In today’s global economy, it is imperative for businesses of all sizes to have an international intellectual property (IP) strategy. Failing to safeguard your valuable patents, trademarks and copyrights when contracting with partners…
Rank this Week: 1220

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Tennessee age discrimination, minimum wage, overtime, qui tam and workplace discrimination. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Most Common Overtime Pay Myth

    Most Common Overtime Pay Myth
    The amount of overtime pay violations occurring in this country is staggering. In our office we refer to these cases as "wage theft" cases. In other words, they involve people that have worked hard for their employer yet they are cheated…
  • Aug 4

    Tennessee’s New Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014

    Tennessee’s New Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014
    Do you ever worry that what you say, or post, online might haunt you at work? Recently some employers have requested that new, or even current, employees divulge which online community to which they belong and provide login information and…
  • Jul 28

    What Does it Mean if Your Case is Chosen for Mediation at the EEOC

    What Does it Mean if Your Case is Chosen for Mediation at the EEOC
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that administers many federal discrimination laws. After you file a Charge of Discrimination with the EEOC, they will ask you if you want to mediate your dispute with…
Rank this Week: 1301

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Aug 31

    HELP END ALZHEIMER'S

    HELP END ALZHEIMER'S
    PLEASE DONATE TO ALZHEIMER"S RESEARCH - My grandmother passed away on 7/1/14 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. There should be a cure for this disease, and funding is needed for continued research.I will be participating in…
  • Aug 11

    Hire Scott J. Kreppein, Attorney-at-Law

    Hire Scott J. Kreppein, Attorney-at-Law
    If you are interested in hiring me, please call my office at 631-482-9700, or send me an email with a description of the legal matter you need my help with and how I can contact you, to: Skreppein@QHMLaw.com.   I offer high…
  • Aug 2

    HOW TO ARGUE AN APPEAL

    HOW TO ARGUE AN APPEAL
    Be cognizant of time limits. To be persuasive, you also need to be respectful of time limits.  Different courts have different policies.  In the First Department, time limits are relatively strictly adhered to, with colored lights…
Rank this Week: 1249

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1355

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1426

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/
  • Jul 16

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination
    A major health care provider Dialysis Clinic Inc. was sued for disability discrimination this week by EEOC. The lawsuit has been filed in the Eastern District Court in Sacramento. The plaintiff Francisca Lee had worked at the…
  • Jul 6

    Unemployment Benefits - Not Signing PIP/Warning is No Longer "Misconduct"

    Unemployment Benefits - Not Signing PIP/Warning is No Longer "Misconduct"
    This week, the California Supreme Court reversed a prior troubling decision where one appellate court held that an employee's refusal to sign an acknowledgment form that he received a warning or PIP notice is misconduct within the meaning of…
  • Jul 6

    Unemployment Appeals - A Trouble Decision Re Misconduct Reversed

    Unemployment Appeals - A Trouble Decision Re Misconduct Reversed
    This week, the California Supreme Court reversed a prior troubling decision where one appellate court held that an employee's refusal to sign an acknowledgment form that he received a warning or PIP notice is misconduct within the meaning of…
Rank this Week: 1213

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • May 12

    Conciliate not Litigate

    Conciliate not Litigate
    Early Conciliation  (EC) via ACAS has now been with us for over a month, and it has been mandatory since 6th May for all new disputes to be referred to ACAS before an Employment Tribunal claim can be commenced.  ACAS will, for free,…
  • May 7

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure
    Last Wednesday  my firm hosted the second in our series of events aimed at employers and how they can protect their businesses by following the correct processes and procedures in employment law.  We were delighted to welcome…
  • Apr 10

    Not Waving but Drowning

    Not Waving but Drowning
    Blogging about emplaw is a bit like being a hamster on a wheel. Always some new case, stature, initiative, consultation, debate or controversy to write about and in trying to keep up you go quicker and quicker. Then you fall off when real…
Rank this Week: 1461

USERRA Rights Blog

USERRA Rights Blog

Covers discrimination and reprisal issues faced by servicemembers because of their military status. By The Employment Law Group.

http://www.userrarightsblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 1428

That's What She Said

That's What She Said

Analyzes the settlement value for employment law violations on the NBC TV show "The Office." By Ford & Harrison.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/thatswhatshesaid/
  • May 30

    Time to say goodbye (for now)

    Time to say goodbye (for now)
    Series Litigation Value: various harassment, discrimination, and bizarre workers’ compensation matters = astronomical; future employment matters due to Dwight taking over as Regional Manager = enough to keep Dunder Mifflin’s…
  • May 17

    Finale

    Finale
    Litigation Value:  Bless your heart if you’re still keeping track at this point. This blog has always focused on bad behavior.  We tease out employment law issues by writing about the characters who do things in the workplace…
  • May 13

    No nonsense

    No nonsense
    Litigation Value:  Office romance with the new Regional Manager (and A.A.R.M.) = fodder for a potential sexual harassment claim; eliminating nonsense from the workplace = every human resources manager’s dream; Dwight giving up a…
Rank this Week: 1202

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

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

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    County failed to Comply with Supreme Court order-Contemp threathened for continuing refusal

    County failed to Comply with Supreme Court order-Contemp threathened for continuing refusal
     What happens when a County fails to follow the order of a Supreme Court Judge? In Fulton County the president of the local PBA filed an Article 78 to compel an exam for the civil service title of Investigator.  When the position of…
  • Jul 28

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court
    The Petitioner was a teacher with the NYC DOE for 21 years. He received "S" ratings for his first 18 years.  He was assigned a classroom with children performing 2 to 3 years below grade level.  The teacher requested an aide or…
  • Jul 25

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.
     A New York City High School teacher resigned in 2008 for personal reasons.  He was brought back as a probationary assistant principal.  While assistant principal he was charged for two incidents of misconduct.  He was…
Rank this Week: 1672

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

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

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Illinois Court Holds That Meal Credit Program Is Valid

    Illinois Court Holds That Meal Credit Program Is Valid
    Our colleague Jeffrey H. Ruzal recently wrote an article entitled “Illinois Court Holds That Meal Credit Program Is Valid,” which appears in the September 2014 issue of Hospitality Law. Following is an excerpt: Providing an…
  • Sep 11

    D.C. Circuit: Private Settlement Unenforceable Because Plaintiffs Did Not Know They Were Entitled to Overtime

    D.C. Circuit: Private Settlement Unenforceable Because Plaintiffs Did Not Know They Were Entitled to Overtime
    In Sarceno v. Choi, the defendants operated a supermarket in Washington D.C.  Three of the defendants had previously been sued by different employees in a proposed collective action (“the Munoz suit”) under the FLSA and other…
  • Jul 18

    California Meal and Rest Break Laws Ensnare Trucking Industry

    California Meal and Rest Break Laws Ensnare Trucking Industry
    As if traffic in California was not bad enough by itself, employers in the trucking industry have one more thing to worry about – whether they are complying with California’s meal and rest break laws.  In  Dilts v.…
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CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Sep 19

    California has collected $31 million under the Private Attorneys General Act

    California has collected $31 million under the Private Attorneys General Act
    By Christian Schreiber Last week, I posted that the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) had collected more than $24 million in penalties from lawsuits brought under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) through April 10,…
  • Sep 17

    California’s new sick leave law provides hardly a cure

    California’s new sick leave law provides hardly a cure
    By Mariko Yoshihara and Hina Shah Last week lawmakers, advocates, and workers gathered together in Los Angeles to celebrate the Governor’s signing of Assembly Bill 1522, heralded as an “historic action” to give millions of…
  • Sep 12

    If you’ve ever wondered how much California has received from PAGA settlements…wonder no more!

    If you’ve ever wondered how much California has received from PAGA settlements…wonder no more!
    The California Supreme Court’s June decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation has thrust the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) back into the foreground of wage-and-hour class actions.  The court held that despite a…
Rank this Week: 2015

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Judge Backs EEOC’s Right to Investigate Companywide Policy

    Judge Backs EEOC’s Right to Investigate Companywide Policy
    Here is an interesting press release from the EEOC.  Often, employers resist the idea that they should have to show what their policy has been company-wide. They want to restrict the documentation to the specific incident involved. If…
  • Sep 11

    EEOC Challenges Overbroad Medical Releases In Lawsuit Against Cummins Power

    EEOC Challenges Overbroad Medical Releases In Lawsuit Against Cummins Power
    An interesting release from the EEOC. Non job-related medical inquiries are prohibited under the Americans With Disabilities Act, as well as many state laws. Although gender identity disorders are excluded from the ADA as a disability (unless…
  • Aug 27

    Important New Resource for Employees From Lambda Legal

    Important New Resource for Employees From Lambda Legal
    Below is a press release from Lambda Legal for its new "Know Your Rights At Work" online resource. It has excellent practical tips for what to do if you experience harassment or other discrimination. I highly recommend it. It's the kind of…
Rank this Week: 1693

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Sep 19

    NLRB Increases Employers’ Burdens in Responding to Frivolous Information Request

    NLRB Increases Employers’ Burdens in Responding to Frivolous Information Request
    If you have unionized workers, you know that a union gets to request information that may be relevant to it its functions. This includes information potentially relevant in deciding to grieve a matter or to assisting with…
  • Sep 16

    New California Laws Address Bullying and Interns’ Right

    New California Laws Address Bullying and Interns’ Right
    If you were worried that California employers weren’t sufficiently regulated, let me calm your fears. Governor Jerry Brown has signed several new bills this month. Nancy Yaffe already reported on the new paid sick leave requirements…
  • Sep 12

    What a Headache! California Enacts Paid Sick Leave (AB 1522)

    What a Headache! California Enacts Paid Sick Leave (AB 1522)
    California is now the second state in the nation to implement paid sick-leave state wide (Connecticut is the other). Thankfully for employers, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“HWHF”) will not take effect…
Rank this Week: 1694

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Sep 19

    The Inbox - The Dude Abide

    The Inbox - The Dude Abide
    Every once in a while published legal opinions and pop culture intersect in such a cheeky, unexpected way as to cause minor ripples in the otherwise relatively calm waters of legal writing and reporting.  In what some have described as…
  • Sep 18

    Goldman Sachs Programmer Asks Third Circuit to Take Another Look at Advancement Case

    Goldman Sachs Programmer Asks Third Circuit to Take Another Look at Advancement Case
    Last week, we covered the Third Circuit’s decision that Goldman Sachs bylaws didn’t clearly establish a vice president’s right to advancement of his legal fees for his criminal travails.  The vice president, software…
  • Sep 12

    The Inbox - September 12, 2014

    The Inbox - September 12, 2014
    The court of public opinion giveth, and taketh away.  You may recall that we reported on the reinstatement of Arthur T. Demoulis as Market Basket’s CEO, following weeks of customer and employee advocacy for the chief.  Public…
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ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1840

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Sep 19

    Remember that Job You Had 11 Years Ago? Well Good News!

    Remember that Job You Had 11 Years Ago? Well Good News!
    In 2003, CNN replaced its unionized subcontracor with a non-union labor force. Well, the NLRB ruled in part that CNN was a joint employer, violated the NLRA by failing to bargain over this reshuffling, and acted with anti-union animus. More…
  • Sep 17

    The Awesomely Bad/Awesome Employment Law Blog Carnival

    The Awesomely Bad/Awesome Employment Law Blog Carnival
    My turn to host the Employment law Blog Carnival again! Or, #ELBC as the hip kids with their hashtags call it. Last time, I did a Saved by the Bell theme - SBTB is a show that is awesomely awesome, but to my dismay is sometimes labelled…
  • Sep 15

    Fired for What!? - Judge Loses Job Over Social Media Post

    Fired for What!? - Judge Loses Job Over Social Media Post
    Eaux Neaux! Say it ain't seaux, judge! The top Arkansas court recently dismissed a trial court judge for inappropriate comments on social media. The judge, who went by the name geauxjudge (oh, now the first two sentences make sense) made…
Rank this Week: 1820

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: 1904

Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

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

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
Rank this Week: 2046

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Sep 18

    Wage Garnishment Trends in the U.S.

    Wage Garnishment Trends in the U.S.
    A recent report from ADP examined wage garnishment trends across the United States. In a figure that might be surprising, the research found that 7.2 percent of U.S. workers have had their wages garnished — usually for child support,…
  • Sep 16

    Cheerleaders’ Wage Theft Suit Proves Costly for the Oakland Raider

    Cheerleaders’ Wage Theft Suit Proves Costly for the Oakland Raider
    Last January, two cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the team had committed a host of state labor law violations, including not paying minimum wage, not paying wages on time, making illegal…
  • Sep 15

    New Law Will Include “Abusive Conduct” Training as Part of Sexual Harassment Training

    New Law Will Include “Abusive Conduct” Training as Part of Sexual Harassment Training
    California employers with 50 or more employees are required by law to provide a minimum of two-hours of supervisor training every two years on prevention of sexual harassment. Governor Edmund G. Brown recently signed AB 2053, which will…
Rank this Week: 1781

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 17

    Is it Time for Checkup for Your 401(k) Plan?

    Is it Time for Checkup for Your 401(k) Plan?
    As we approach the end of the plan year for most plans, now is a good time for plan administrators and plan sponsors to give their 401(k) plans a quick once over to see if everything is properly in place.  The IRS even provides a…
  • Sep 9

    The Case of the Accidental Fiduciary: When a Signature is More Than Just a Name

    The Case of the Accidental Fiduciary: When a Signature is More Than Just a Name
    The issue of fiduciary status is often cumbersome because while a fiduciary can be directly named by a plan, someone can also be deemed to be a fiduciary by virtue of having discretionary authority, or even by exercising some discretionary…
  • Sep 4

    Draft Instructions for PPACA Reporting Requirements: Get Ready for 2015

    Draft Instructions for PPACA Reporting Requirements: Get Ready for 2015
    They promised they would be coming and now they have.  On August 28, 2014, the IRS issued draft instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Forms 1094-B and 1095-B, which I provided in my July 31, 2014 entry.  These…
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