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California Employee Rights Blog

California Employee Rights Blog

Covers employment contracts, discrimination, harassment and more. From the Peters Law Group.

http://www.calemployeerightsblog.com
Rank this Week: 887

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 1151

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • May 28

    Is it Already time to Start Preparing For Cost Sharing Changes in 2018?

    Is it Already time to Start Preparing For Cost Sharing Changes in 2018?
    This blog post was authored by Steven Berliner. Cost sharing has become a very valuable tool for employers seeking to cut the cost of retirement benefits.  It is where the employee pays part of the employer’s required contribution…
  • May 26

    Timekeeping for Telecommuters Under the FLSA

    Timekeeping for Telecommuters Under the FLSA
     This blog post was authored by Alex Polishuk. In today’s technological world, a rising number of employees telecommute, e.g. work from home.  Employers who allow non-exempt employees to telecommute must remain mindful of…
  • May 6

    Tips from the Table: Drafting MOU Language Following a Tentative Agreement

    Tips from the Table: Drafting MOU Language Following a Tentative Agreement
    We are excited to continue our video series – Tips from the Table. In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations Services practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented…
Rank this Week: 956

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
Rank this Week: 1100

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • May 28

    Reimbursing Employees for their Own Health Insurance? Watch Out…By: Jennifer Kobayashi

    Reimbursing Employees for their Own Health Insurance? Watch Out…By: Jennifer Kobayashi
    In order to better serve our readers, The Prinz Law Firm has invited experts in sales, business and leadership development, immigration, tax and accounting services, healthcare, and many other areas, to act as guest contributors on our blogs…
  • Apr 24

    Get Your Ducks in a Row: Legal Documents for Starting Your Busine

    Get Your Ducks in a Row: Legal Documents for Starting Your Busine
    Before you can officially call yourself a business, there is generally some legal paperwork that has to be filed. These documents are more than just a bureaucratic way for the government to make money, but can afford you certain legal…
  • Apr 16

    Which Entity is Right for Your Business?

    Which Entity is Right for Your Business?
    A client of mine began a business as a hobby, pursuing a personal interest. The business became wildly successful, and began to grow exponentially. After just a few years, my client was enjoying eight figure sales. Unfortunately, he had not…
Rank this Week: 975

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: 1080

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 27

    The Effective Early American State

    The Effective Early American State
    Max Edling, A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State (2014).Roman HoyosFor those of us working on the relationship between law and the American state, Max Edling’s first book, A Revolution in Favor of Government, was…
  • May 26

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution
    Gregory Ablavsky, Beyond the Indian Commerce Clause, 124 Yale L.J. 1012 (2015).Bethany BergerFederal Indian law fits awkwardly in American constitutional doctrine, so much so that Justice Clarence Thomas has declared it “to say the…
  • May 25

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?
    Russell M. Gold, Beyond the Judicial Fourth Amendment: The Prosecutor’s Role, 47 UC Davis L. Rev. 1591 (2014).Rebecca RoipheThis is a bad time for the police officers. Last year, a series of cases in New York federal court exposed…
Rank this Week: 1111

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers workplace discrimination, and employee rights news and updates. By Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP.

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • May 25

    Pa. Atty. General Supports Chief of Staff Despite Harassment Charge

    Pa. Atty. General Supports Chief of Staff Despite Harassment Charge
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane doesn’t intend to remove Chief of Staff Jonathan Duecker from his post, despite allegations by Deputy Attorney General Kathleen Kluk accusing Duecker of sexually harassing her. Duecker, who…
  • May 18

    L.A. Businesses Seek to Count Tips Toward Minimum Wage Requirement

    L.A. Businesses Seek to Count Tips Toward Minimum Wage Requirement
    As Los Angeles city leaders ponder the steps they need to take to increase wages across the city, business owners are pushing hard to have tips counted toward minimum wage requirements for workers in the restaurant industry and other service…
  • May 11

    DOL Lawsuit Seeks $600K in Back Wages for Restaurant Worker

    DOL Lawsuit Seeks $600K in Back Wages for Restaurant Worker
    The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against the owners of two restaurants in Ames, Iowa, alleging they failed to pay workers the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour as well as additional payments for overtime as required by law. The…
Rank this Week: 937

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 25

    Memorial Day 2015

    Memorial Day 2015
    Thank you to all who sacrificed your lives serving our country. Image Credit: Flickr, Creative Commons license. Photo of Arlington National Cemetery by James Demetrie.… Continue Reading
  • May 22

    Female lawyer plays the “V” card, wins $500 sanction

    Female lawyer plays the “V” card, wins $500 sanction
    Male attorneys, it’s not a good idea to use the “V” word when referring to your female adversaries, and you might even be sanctioned for it. (Chill! I’m not talking about that “V” word.) Have you…
  • May 21

    Probability, manipulation, and random drug testing

    Probability, manipulation, and random drug testing
    Is that “random” drug test selection really random? Many employers — particularly, those in the transportation industry — use third party vendors to do the random selections for federally mandated drug and alcohol…
Rank this Week: 1016

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

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

    Internal Whistleblower Complaints Raise Important Consideration

    Internal Whistleblower Complaints Raise Important Consideration
    The number of whistleblower complaints is on the rise, according to the 2014 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program, and defending against them can be costly and disrupt business operations. Taking appropriate steps…
  • May 14

    Eleventh Circuit Rules That State Whistleblower Law Is Preempted By National Bank Act

    Eleventh Circuit Rules That State Whistleblower Law Is Preempted By National Bank Act
    On May 5, 2015, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Wiersum v. U.S. Bank, N.A. (pdf) that the National Bank Act (“NBA”), 12 U.S.C. §24 (Fifth), preempted a bank officer’s state law whistleblower claim…
  • May 6

    Immigration Update: Establishing Mobility Programs Is Essential for a Global Workforce

    Immigration Update: Establishing Mobility Programs Is Essential for a Global Workforce
    By Jennifer Taler As the economy becomes increasingly globalized, it is important for financial services industry employers to maintain their competitive edge by developing a robust toolkit of cross-border capabilities. The ability to…
Rank this Week: 1189

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
Rank this Week: 980

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1298

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

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

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1196

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • May 17

    Risk or reward? Ex-offenders present challenge to employer

    Risk or reward? Ex-offenders present challenge to employer
    In a quest for workforce diversity, employers go to great lengths to reach out to people of various races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and backgrounds. But they’re not so likely to reach out to those who have spent time in prison. Yet…
  • May 17

    Employers risk damages, civil money penalties for improper I-9 and E-Verify procedure

    Employers risk damages, civil money penalties for improper I-9 and E-Verify procedure
    by Mary Pivec Employers face a high cost if they are accused of engaging in discriminatory employment verification procedures. The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Discrimination (OSC) in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S.…
  • May 17

    Here come the feds! POTUS, DOJ, DOL, and EEOC weigh in on LGBT issue

    Here come the feds! POTUS, DOJ, DOL, and EEOC weigh in on LGBT issue
    by Geoffrey D. Rieder Significant expansion of the antidiscrimination protections afforded to members of the LGBT community was accomplished in 2014 through executive action by President Barack Obama, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and…
Rank this Week: 1030

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 15

    San Francisco Enacts Employee Bill Of Rights - What Rights Would You Put In?

    San Francisco Enacts Employee Bill Of Rights - What Rights Would You Put In?
    San Francisco's employees now have rights, at least in the retail sector. The city has enacted a Retail Workers'  Bill Of Rights that includes rights such as:Offering extra hours to existing employees before hiring new employees or…
  • May 8

    What Did The Florida Legislature Do For Employees? Diddly squat, with one silly exception

    What Did The Florida Legislature Do For Employees? Diddly squat, with one silly exception
    I previously wrote about a plethora of bills our legislators filed that might help employees in our anti-employee state. Pregnancy:  This is the one silly exception to the utter lack of pro-employee bills by the legislature. It adds…
  • May 1

    Supremes to Employers: No, We Won't Make EEOC Force You To Settle

    Supremes to Employers: No, We Won't Make EEOC Force You To Settle
    In one of the most bizarre employer appeals I've ever seen, a company called Mach Mining asked the Supreme Court to dismiss a suit by EEOC because EEOC didn't engage in sufficient conciliation efforts. Conciliation is a fancy term for trying…
Rank this Week: 940

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • May 11

    Is Ontario's Ministry of Labour Failing Nail Salon Workers?

    Is Ontario's Ministry of Labour Failing Nail Salon Workers?
    Last week the New York Times ran two excellent pieces called "The Price of Nice Nails" and "Perfect Nails, Poisoned Workers", which document the abuse of nail salon workers in the New York City area. The response to the piece has been…
  • Apr 22

    The Federal Government Acts to Protect Interns...Maybe

    The Federal Government Acts to Protect Interns...Maybe
    Yesterday in the 2015 Federal budget there was language, in the "Modernizing the Canada Labour Code" section, that suggested that the Federal government would be moving to address the lack of protections for interns under the Canada Labour…
  • Apr 7

    Some Can't Miss Talks at Toronto's Spur Festival This Week

    Some Can't Miss Talks at Toronto's Spur Festival This Week
    Just a quick blog post about some of the speakers who are appearing at the upcoming Spur Festival in Toronto later this week. Guy Standing, a Professor of Development Studies at the University of London, is speaking this Friday at the…
Rank this Week: 1147

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: 1024

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Apr 27

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?
    The easy answer to that question would be that a settlement agreement gives employers peace of mind that a departing employee isn’t going to sue them, will return their phone and swipe card and not post nasty things on Facebook. A…
  • Mar 11

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?
    You’ll have read or heard by now that court fees went up on Monday or, to be more accurate, sat on a rocket and went into the stratosphere quicker than Jeremy Clarkson punching a producer (allegedly). For disputes between £10,000…
  • Oct 11

    Out and About

    Out and About
    At Crane & Staples we don’t believe in sitting at our desks waiting for the world to come to us: we like to get out and about, shake a few hands, meet some new faces and hopefully meet some old ones too.  We don’t tend to…
Rank this Week: 1125

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

Coves employment law. By Smith Eibeler, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 969

New York Employment Lawyer Blawg

New York Employment Lawyer Blawg

Covers discrimination, retaliation and sex harassment cases. By Peters Hamlin LLC.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyerblawg.com/
  • Jun 11

    Jamaican Rastafarian Employee Loses Discrimination Claim Against Autozone

    Jamaican Rastafarian Employee Loses Discrimination Claim Against Autozone
    In a May 21, 2013 decision,, the Appellate Court of Connecticut upheld the Hartford Connecticut trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant, Autozone, Inc. Kristan Peters-Hamlin, of the law firm of Peters Hamlin LLC, ,…
  • Aug 10

    Suing for Retaliation or Wrongful Termination as a Whistleblower in New York

    Suing for Retaliation or Wrongful Termination as a Whistleblower in New York
    Most New York employment lawyers will tell you that, unlike in many other states, there is no cause of action for wrongful termination for whistleblowers under New york common law. However, that view ignores the elaborate quilt of federal…
  • Apr 29

    Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decision

    Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decision
    On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Rank this Week: 1167

Workplace Investigations Blog

Workplace Investigations Blog

Covers conducting workplace investigations involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blower, and other types of employee misconduct. By Debra L. Reilly.

http://www.workplaceinvestigationsblog.com/
  • May 23

    Public Sector Investigation Training

    Public Sector Investigation Training
    I will be speaking on "Public Sector Investigations" on June 4, 2013 (9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Location:  Weintraub Tobin ♦ 400 Capitol Mall 11th Floor ♦ Sacramento CACo-Presenters:  Kelli Kennaday and Donna Peter 3 hours…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the training…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the…
Rank this Week: 1062

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

Features news, analysis and comments on labor & employment law, human resources, and other work-related topics. By George Lenard.

http://www.employmentblawg.com
  • Apr 25

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job
    While many civilian employers claim a commitment to hiring veterans, knowledge gaps and unfair assumptions can cause civilians to overlook qualified vets. For example, 61 percent of civilian employers say they do not understand how military…
  • Nov 7

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Sep 10

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job
    embaPub="6e3197aae95c2ff8fcab35cb730f6a86";Introduction As a job applicant notified of a phone interview, you have just survived the culling of the herd by resume screeners, taking you one step closer to your goal of a job offer. It is…
Rank this Week: 927

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Covers the working world. By Charles A. Krugel.

http://www.charlesakrugel.com/
Rank this Week: 924

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois employment law issues, including discrimination, retaliation, wage claims and employment contract disputes. By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagoexecutivelawyer.com/
  • Nov 15

    Is being a bad boss illegal?

    Is being a bad boss illegal?
    There are blog posts nearly every day about the importance of good leadership in the workplace and the negative affects of a bad boss. In our office, we have heard about nearly every type of bad boss: the micro-manager, the screamer, the…
  • Nov 7

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money
    Last month, Bill Toland authored an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that highlights the high costs businesses face by allowing harassment to go unchecked. It is pretty obvious that no one wants to work in an environment where…
  • Oct 26

    It's never too late to pursue a dream

    It's never too late to pursue a dream
    A client of ours recently published a children's book titled Red Rose and Blue Butterfly. Publishing a book under any circumstances is an amazing feat, but one of the reasons this book in particular is so amazing is that the author, Sara…
Rank this Week: 1130

AALRR Labor & Employment Law Blog

AALRR Labor & Employment Law Blog

Focused on California labor and employment law from an employer perspective. By Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo.

http://aalrremploymentlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    AALRR Employment Law Blog Moves to New Site!

    AALRR Employment Law Blog Moves to New Site!
    Due largely to your support, we have out grown our current blog site and have created a new blog in connection with the release of our new firm website – www.aalrr.com. It is new, but the same great information is still available.
  • Oct 16

    NLRB Issues Series of Decisions Affecting Workplace Policie

    NLRB Issues Series of Decisions Affecting Workplace Policie
    By Ronald W. Novotny and Jonathan JudgeIn the past several months, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a series of decisions that could affect everyday policies that union and non-union employers maintain in the workplace. …
  • Sep 24

    AALRR Attorneys Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict On Claims Of Age Discrimination and Retaliation

    AALRR Attorneys Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict On Claims Of Age Discrimination and Retaliation
    On August 31, 2012, AALRRattorneys Irma Rodriguez Moisa and Sharon J. Ormond obtained a unanimous jury defense verdict in favor of The Regents of the University of California after a 14-day jury trial.  The Plaintiff, James Friedman, was…
Rank this Week: 1072

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • May 28

    Risks of Competing With Your Employer

    Risks of Competing With Your Employer
    A recent New Jersey Appellate Division ruling provides a good example of how dangerous it can be to compete with your current employer. B&H Securities, Inc. designs, sells and maintains security monitoring systems. In spring 2007, three…
  • May 7

    FLSA Prohibits Retaliation Based on Internal Complaint

    FLSA Prohibits Retaliation Based on Internal Complaint
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who complain to their employer’s about a violation of the FLSA. The FLSA is…
  • May 1

    New Jersey Prohibits Harassment Because of Family Member’s Race

    New Jersey Prohibits Harassment Because of Family Member’s Race
    New Jersey’s Appellate Division recently ruled that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) protects employees who are harassed because of the race of their spouses, fiancés, or children. Shi-Juan Lin, who…
Rank this Week: 1559

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1985

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • May 28

    Proposed rules on contractor ‘blacklisting’ order published

    Proposed rules on contractor ‘blacklisting’ order published
    by Judith E. Kramer The controversial proposed “blacklisting” regulations implementing President Barack Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order have been published in the May 28 edition of the Federal Register…
  • May 27

    Appeals court keeps hold on Obama’s immigration order

    Appeals court keeps hold on Obama’s immigration order
    No quick resolution is in sight to the uncertainty surrounding President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. On May 26, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to lift a temporary hold on…
  • May 27

    Fire up the paper shredder: DOL issues new FMLA form

    Fire up the paper shredder: DOL issues new FMLA form
    Time to head to the paper shredder. The expired Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) told you to keep using have been replaced. As first reported by attorney Jeff Nowak in his “FMLA…
Rank this Week: 2117

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 28

    Supreme Court Provides for Judicial Review of EEOC's Conciliation Effort

    Supreme Court Provides for Judicial Review of EEOC's Conciliation Effort
    The Supreme Court’s decision in Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC provides for judicial review with respect to the EEOC’s conciliation efforts in claims of unlawful discrimination against an employer. In Mach Mining, the EEOC filed suit…
  • May 22

    The Changing Landscape of Same Sex Marriage Law

    The Changing Landscape of Same Sex Marriage Law
    As the national debate regarding rights for same sex couples continues, more and more states are granting marital rights to members of the same sex.  Although we are only in the second quarter of 2015, five states have either passed…
  • May 19

    Wellness Programs: A New Layer of Compliance

    Wellness Programs: A New Layer of Compliance
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued proposed rules (“ADA Proposed Rules”) on the extent to which employers may offer incentives to promote participation in wellness programs without…
Rank this Week: 1424

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • May 28

    Not Wanting to Work for “Mean” Supervisor Is Not a Disability

    Not Wanting to Work for “Mean” Supervisor Is Not a Disability
    Michaelin Higgins-Williams worked for Sutter Medical Foundation as a clinical assistant. But she found her interactions with her boss and human resources stressful. And this is California, where no one should have to work with stress.…
  • May 27

    Los Angeles Set To Raise Minimum Wage by July 2016

    Los Angeles Set To Raise Minimum Wage by July 2016
    For those of you who don’t receive our Alerts or follow @WorkplaceWatch on Twitter, here’s a piece written by Carlos Becerra on LA’s new minimum wage ordinance.…
  • May 26

    CA Bill Would Tell Companies How to Schedule Worker

    CA Bill Would Tell Companies How to Schedule Worker
    According to a bill pending before the California Legislature (AB 357): Unpredictable scheduling practices and last-minute work schedule changes cause workers who are already struggling with low wages to live in a constant state of…
Rank this Week: 1464

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • May 28

    Up, Up and Away? FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Regulation

    Up, Up and Away? FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Regulation
    In February, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its much-anticipated commercial drone regulations. While the proposed drone regulations relax some restrictions, there is still along way to go before businesses will be able to…
  • May 27

    SEC Addresses Criticism By Publishing Forum-Selection Guideline

    SEC Addresses Criticism By Publishing Forum-Selection Guideline
    The SEC addresses criticism for its use of administrative proceedings as a means to secure more favorable rulings.  In response to the criticism, the agency recently published  forum-selection guidelines on its approach to forum…
  • May 22

    Is Your Start-Up Ready to Hire Employees? Here Are Some Employment Contract Basic

    Is Your Start-Up Ready to Hire Employees? Here Are Some Employment Contract Basic
    Once your startup is ready to hire employees, it is important to do it right. A written employment contract is recommendable to establish and structure the legal relationship when it you start to hire employees. If artfully drawn, the…
Rank this Week: 1371

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • May 27

    7 Financial Issues in a Texas Divorce

    7 Financial Issues in a Texas Divorce
    For many people divorce is about the emotional issues and sorting out the children but there is a very important financial aspect to a divorce. The property division aspect of a divorce is about more than fighting over who gets the house and…
  • May 20

    Unanimous SCOTUS decision in Tibble holds ERISA fiduciaries must continuously monitor 401k investment choice

    Unanimous SCOTUS decision in Tibble holds ERISA fiduciaries must continuously monitor 401k investment choice
    A flurry of 401k litigation arose in the late 2000s, much prompted by the market collapse in 2008, over the manner in which 401k plan sponsors select the investment choices in their 401k plans and how those investment choices relate to the…
  • May 18

    When should I try to get child support enforcement?

    When should I try to get child support enforcement?
    Unpaid child support is a significant problem in Texas. According to federal government reports, at the end of 2013 Texas had over $13 billion in child support arrears to be paid. That is a significant sum of money left to be paid in support…
Rank this Week: 1484

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • May 27

    New York Employment Roundup: May 2015

    New York Employment Roundup: May 2015
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of newly issued legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on…
  • May 11

    Virginia Restricts an Employer's Ability to Require Access to Employees' Social Media Account

    Virginia Restricts an Employer's Ability to Require Access to Employees' Social Media Account
    This post was written by Gregory J. Sagstetter. Effective July 1, 2015, Virginia will join the growing list of states (including Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma,…
  • May 1

    Arrival of Intern Season Means Prep Work For Employers is Key

    Arrival of Intern Season Means Prep Work For Employers is Key
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. With summer right around the corner, many high school and college students are preparing to begin unpaid internship programs at companies across the country. Such programs have…
Rank this Week: 1972

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • May 27

    No Non-Compete Agreement? No Problem! – What Texas Companies Can Learn from Oculus Rift Lawsuit

    No Non-Compete Agreement? No Problem! – What Texas Companies Can Learn from Oculus Rift Lawsuit
    I advise all my business clients in Texas to have non-compete and non-solicitation agreements with their key employees. Why? Well, first of all, because Texas courts enforce such agreements, so it only makes sense to take advantage of them.…
  • May 19

    My Employer Defamed Me to the Government! Not So Fast, Says the Texas Supreme Court.

    My Employer Defamed Me to the Government! Not So Fast, Says the Texas Supreme Court.
    In Texas, a person cannot be sued for defamation for statements made in judicial or legislative proceedings. However, the rule has not been so clear with respect to the statement made before such proceedings begin, such as those made during…
  • May 11

    Break Time for Nursing Mothers at Work – A Right or a Privilege?

    Break Time for Nursing Mothers at Work – A Right or a Privilege?
    Many businesses routinely face the question of what to do when a nursing employee asks that she be allowed to take a break to express milk at work and that she be allowed to do so in a private space? Does an employer have to grant her…
Rank this Week: 1489

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

Covers employment discrimination and harassment laws. By Resnick Law Group, P.C.

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1955

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • May 26

    Catholic School Fires Unmarried Teacher for Becoming Pregnant

    Catholic School Fires Unmarried Teacher for Becoming Pregnant
    Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Shaela Evenson, a former schoolteacher at Butte Central Catholic School, a Montana Catholic School, alleged that Butte Central terminated her employment upon learning that she was pregnant while not married. On May 11,…
  • May 21

    The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act Anything but Fair

    The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act Anything but Fair
    Yarelyn Mena and Owen H. Laird, Esq. At a hearing on April 29, 2015, the House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice discussed class action suits. The hearing covered the controversial legislation, “The Fairness in Class…
  • May 18

    Nail Salon Worker Victims of Wage Theft

    Nail Salon Worker Victims of Wage Theft
    Yarelyn Mena and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Recently, The New York Times interviewed over 150 nail salon workers and owners, who revealed a culture of wage theft. According to the interviews, the overwhelming majority of workers…
Rank this Week: 1769

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/
  • May 26

    CA Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Augustus v. ABM

    CA Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Augustus v. ABM
    Employees and plaintiffs seeking rest breaks free from employer control received some good news from the California Supreme Court recently. On April 29, 2015, the California Supreme Court granted the plaintiffs’ petition for review in…
  • May 20

    High Court Hands CA Truckers Second Win in 2015

    High Court Hands CA Truckers Second Win in 2015
    In a victory for truck drivers throughout California, the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to review a Ninth Circuit ruling finding that California’s meal and rest break laws are not preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration…
  • May 12

    Ascertaining Ascertainability in the Third Circuit

    Ascertaining Ascertainability in the Third Circuit
    A recent opinion issued by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals is a must-read for any class action practitioner who has been flummoxed by the Court’s approach to ascertainability under Rule 23. Byrd, et al. v. Aaron’s Inc., et al.,…
Rank this Week: 1870

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1644

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • May 26

    Senate Passes Bill Increasing Penalties For Assaults Against Certain Law Enforcement Officer

    Senate Passes Bill Increasing Penalties For Assaults Against Certain Law Enforcement Officer
    As reported on Senatenj.com, the New Jersey State Senate passed legislation sponsored by Diane Allen and Christopher Bateman to increase penalties for assaulting a corrections officer, sheriff’s officer, and other law enforcement…
  • May 13

    NJ Unions Protest Cuts To Pensions In Big Statehouse Rally

    NJ Unions Protest Cuts To Pensions In Big Statehouse Rally
    As reported by NJ.com, from behind a podium on the Statehouse steps, Hetty Rosenstein briefly subdued a big crowd of public employees with the personal story of how her late father’s pension, earned over decades as head librarian of the…
  • May 6

    NJ Pension Reform Fight Hit NJ Supreme Court

    NJ Pension Reform Fight Hit NJ Supreme Court
    As reported by NJ.com, nearly a year after Governor Chris Christie responded to a sudden budget crisis by slashing payments into the State pension system, New Jersey’s public labor unions will fight for their right to that money before…
Rank this Week: 1705

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • May 26

    The Fiduciary Hierarchy

    The Fiduciary Hierarchy
    The recent Department of Labor’s re-proposed Fiduciary Rule has generated many opinions on how it will affect fiduciary service models. One constant, however, cuts through all of the debate: the Plan Sponsor still has the fiduciary…
  • May 18

    Who is responsible for service provider mistakes?

    Who is responsible for service provider mistakes?
    It took nine years in the case of Butler v. United Healthcare of Tennessee to determine who was responsible for a denied group health benefit claim. The patient, covered by her husband’s ERISA health benefit plan, sought treatment for…
  • May 11

    What We Can Learn From Australia’s Superannuation

    What We Can Learn From Australia’s Superannuation
    Superannuation is what Australia calls its retirement system, and they are doing something right. According to the 2014 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (8o-page report if downloaded), an annual study that ranks national retirement…
Rank this Week: 1696

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • May 25

    Personal Injury Attorney - Construction Accident

    Personal Injury Attorney - Construction Accident
    I have helped many injured workers throughout New York City and Long Island obtain compensation for construction accident injuries, particularly gravity-related injuries such as falling from a height or being struck by a falling…
  • May 8

    Employment: Minimum Salary

    Employment: Minimum Salary
    I have seen a few cases recently where employers paid a minimal salary to avoid minimum wage and overtime requirements.  There are legal requirements for making someone a salaried (or "exempt") employee. Among other things, the…
  • Apr 25

    Divorce and Family Law: Put On A Happy Face

    Divorce and Family Law: Put On A Happy Face
    One difficult issues that parents face when dealing with divorce, custody, or visitation is the pick-up and drop-off.  In addition to logistical problems (who drives where and when), the exchange is an emotional trigger for all…
Rank this Week: 1822

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/
  • May 25

    A Primer on the Teacher’s Strike Decision

    A Primer on the Teacher’s Strike Decision
    The big teachers’ strike decision is due to be released this week.   High school teachers in Durham region, Peel, and Ontario’s north have been on strike since  late April.  They are represented by the Ontario…
  • May 4

    Trump Hotel Employees Win Union Drive After Creative Campaign

    Trump Hotel Employees Win Union Drive After Creative Campaign
    There’s a good story in the Star today about the successful efforts of workers at Toronto’s Trump hotel to win union certification.  UNITE Here Local 75 is the union.  The union won a certification vote and collective…
  • Apr 24

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie
    Try telling Conservatives that the ridiculous, partisan, waste of taxpayer money that is Bill C-377 Harper Senate Appointee Plett Insults Distinguished Witness at hearings into Anti-union Bill imposes far more onerous reporting requirements…
Rank this Week: 1624

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: 1941

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

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

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Happy National Waiters and Waitresses Day!

    Happy National Waiters and Waitresses Day!
    Today is National Waiters and Waitresses Day. To commemorate, check out this blog about the top ten wage violations in the restaurant industry written by waiterpay.com founder Louis Pechman, featured on the Huffington Post. Share
  • May 18

    Popular California Restaurant Chain Sued for Misclassification and Wage Theft

    Popular California Restaurant Chain Sued for Misclassification and Wage Theft
    Sous chefs, prep cooks, and managers have been misclassified as exempt employees and denied overtime pay at 9021Pho Restaurants in Los Angeles, California, according to a lawsuit filed in California federal court. The collective action…
  • May 14

    T.G.I. Friday’s Pays Nine Former Employees Over $225,000 In Wage Theft Settlement

    T.G.I. Friday’s Pays Nine Former Employees Over $225,000 In Wage Theft Settlement
    T.G.I. Friday’s has settled a wage theft claim by agreeing to pay $225,682.97 to nine former employees. The waiters, waitresses, and busboys who sued the popular restaurant chain claim that the restaurants violated labor laws by paying…
Rank this Week: 2034

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

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

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
  • May 20

    Regional Directors Report Data on The NLRB’s Amended Election Rules After One Month – Court Challenges Continue

    Regional Directors Report Data on The NLRB’s Amended Election Rules After One Month – Court Challenges Continue
    My colleagues Steven M. Swirsky and Evan J. Spelfogel published a Management Memo blog post that will be of interest to many of our readers: “Regional Directors Report Data on The NLRB’s…
  • May 1

    Massachusetts Issues Proposed Sick Leave Regulation

    Massachusetts Issues Proposed Sick Leave Regulation
    As we reported, last November, voters in Massachusetts approved a law granting Massachusetts employees the right to sick leave, starting on July 1, 2015.  The law provides paid sick leave for employers with 11 or more employees and…
  • Apr 20

    April 23 Complimentary Webinar Concerning EEOC Wellness Regulation

    April 23 Complimentary Webinar Concerning EEOC Wellness Regulation
    To register for this complimentary webinar, please click here. I’d like to recommend an upcoming complimentary webinar, “EEOC Wellness Regulations – What Do They Mean for Employer-Sponsored Programs? (April 23, 2015, 12:00…
Rank this Week: 1531