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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/
  • Aug 22

    Contract Overreaching and the DC Circuit's Quicken Loans Decision

    Contract Overreaching and the DC Circuit's Quicken Loans Decision
    A great deal has been written about the D.C. Circuit Court's decision in Quicken Loans, Inc. v. NLRB. That case enforced the National Labor Relations Board's order striking down portions of an employment non-disclosure clause and related…
  • Aug 12

    The "Access and Opportunity" Argument and Evidentiary Burden

    The "Access and Opportunity" Argument and Evidentiary Burden
    In my last post, I discussed another bad-faith ruling in the context of misguided, opportunistic trade-secrets litigation.When discussing that particular case, I raised the prevalence of the "access and opportunity" theory and how the use of…
  • Aug 4

    Bad-Faith in Trade Secrets Litigation and the "Access and Opportunity" Argument

    Bad-Faith in Trade Secrets Litigation and the "Access and Opportunity" Argument
    Admittedly, one of my go-to topics is bad faith in the context of trade secrets litigation - if for no other reason than I've seen it time and again in my experience representing defendants.Most of the rich, intelligently discussed bad faith…
Rank this Week: 967

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/
  • Aug 22

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 5. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, and preparing a new section that we plan to be launching very…
  • Aug 19

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?
    Donal Nolan, Preventive Damages, 132 Law Q. Rev. 68 (2016), available by subscription at Westlaw.Ellen BublickThe recent Restatement Third of Torts divides U.S. tort law into separate categories of harm. Liability for physical injury is…
  • Aug 18

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method
    Rosalind Dixon & David Landau, Transnational Constitutionalism and a Limited Doctrine of Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment, 13 Int’l J. Const. L. 606 (2015).Hoi KongRosalind Dixon and David Landau’s Transnational…
Rank this Week: 1131

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: 1105

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Wage and Hour Claims Surge in the Oil and Gas Industry

    Wage and Hour Claims Surge in the Oil and Gas Industry
    Since 2012, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) reports that it has recovered over $40 million in back wages for employees in the oil and gas industry.  Employers in the industry can expect claims to rise as the DOL continues its…
  • Aug 17

    Wage and Hour Claims Surge in the Oil and Gas Industry

    Wage and Hour Claims Surge in the Oil and Gas Industry
    Since 2012, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) reports that it has recovered over $40 million in back wages for employees in the oil and gas industry.  Employers in the industry can expect claims to rise as the DOL continues its…
  • Jul 21

    Revised EEO-1 Requirements Give EEOC New Window into Your Employment Practice

    Revised EEO-1 Requirements Give EEOC New Window into Your Employment Practice
    Employers with more than 100 employees and federal contractors are probably more than familiar with the EEO-1 reporting requirements, but those requirements are about to change. On July 13, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…
Rank this Week: 856

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Massachusetts – The Latest Jurisdiction to Update Its Pay Equity Law

    Massachusetts – The Latest Jurisdiction to Update Its Pay Equity Law
    On August 1, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charles Barker signed the Act to Establish Pay Equity.  The Act, which makes several important changes to Massachusetts wage laws, will go into effect on July 1, 2018. The Massachusetts statute…
  • Jul 28

    Governor Brown Signs Bill Clarifying Wage Statement Requirements for Exempt Employee

    Governor Brown Signs Bill Clarifying Wage Statement Requirements for Exempt Employee
    On July 22, 2015, Governor Brown signed AB 2535 that clarifies which employees for whom an employer must track hours worked and record those hours on their wage statements.  The bill will become effective January 1, 2017. Prior to this…
  • Jul 25

    NLRB Finds Increased Use of Joint Employees Justifies Removal of Barriers to Organization

    NLRB Finds Increased Use of Joint Employees Justifies Removal of Barriers to Organization
    On July 11, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or “the Board”) upended more than a decade of precedent and held that a single bargaining unit may be comprised of an employer’s direct hires and…
Rank this Week: 1044

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1081

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Aug 17

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?
    Are you required to provide employee breaks? Both employers and employees alike are often surprised to learn that federal employment laws do not require employers to set specific intervals or even make time for employees to take work breaks…
  • Aug 2

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding
    What You Need to Know about the SEC’s New Rules for Administrative Proceedings The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted several amendments to its rules of practice governing administrative proceedings. According to…
  • Jul 26

    OSHA Fines Will Soon Become Very Costly

    OSHA Fines Will Soon Become Very Costly
    Fines assessed by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will increase significantly next month. OSHA is one of several government agencies that must increase its civil monetary penalties pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties…
Rank this Week: 992

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/
  • Aug 9

    Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association

    Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association
    Professor Alan Bogg of Oxford has a new paper exploring freedom of association that draws heavily on recent developments in Canada and that engages with the scholarship of University of Toronto law professor Brian Langille.   Alan has…
  • Jul 28

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator
    July 28 2016 An interesting arbitration award was issued the other day that found that the Toronto Transit Commission violated employees’ collective agreement rights and the Human Rights Code in the manner in which it used a…
  • Jul 27

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released
    July 27 2016 The long-awaited Interim report of the Changing Workplaces Review has finally been released. Here it is. It’s well known in the labour law community that the Liberals have had the report for some time but only now, in…
Rank this Week: 914

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wage and hour laws. By Maine Employee Rights Group.

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 5

    Ageism is still a huge problem in the workplace

    Ageism is still a huge problem in the workplace
    The Washington Post Magazine recently ran an interesting story about the prevalence of ageism in the workplace.  As the baby boomer generation ages, the problem of age discrimination is going to be more and more common. …
  • Jul 28

    Fifth Circuit reverses trial court’s dismissal of pregnancy discrimination case against law firm

    Fifth Circuit reverses trial court’s dismissal of pregnancy discrimination case against law firm
    The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Louisiana recently reversed a trial court’s decision to dismiss a pregnancy discrimination case before trial.  The case involved the law firm Carabin & Shaw’s decision to…
  • Jul 21

    Be careful about talking politics at work

    Be careful about talking politics at work
    Election day is quickly approaching and there are already some very contentious political campaigns going on right now.  Many people, including co-workers, share a deep interest in the positions and policies of various political…
Rank this Week: 1035

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/
  • Jul 8

    NYPD DISQUALIFICATION ELIGIBLE LIST EXPIRATION CALL DCAS HELPLINE 212-669-1357

    NYPD DISQUALIFICATION ELIGIBLE LIST EXPIRATION CALL DCAS HELPLINE 212-669-1357
    NYPD Disqualification If you are in the hiring process for a New York City Civil Service job and would like to find out when your eligible list expires: Dial 212-669-1357 Press 2 Enter your social security number The DCAS help line will tell…
  • Apr 25

    Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure

    Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure
    Petitioner was a teacher of catering who resigned to take a chef’s position. Petitioner returned to a different school and was given a “U” rating and terminated. Petitioner filed an Article 78 petition without filing a…
  • Apr 25

    NYPD Disqualification for Loud Exhaust or Tinted Window

    NYPD Disqualification for Loud Exhaust or Tinted Window
    NYPD Disqualification Often younger people most often men accumulate summones or moving violations for “loud exhaust” or “tinted windows”. These violations accumulate over time and may grow to 5, 10, 15 or even 20…
Rank this Week: 880

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

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

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

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

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

    USDOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Regulations: Another Bright Line

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

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit

    Interns Deemed Non-Employees By Second Circuit
    I have been following the protracted saga developing in the Second Circuit concerning whether interns are employees.  Recently, this Circuit overturned a lower court decision that granted conditional certification to an intern (and the…
Rank this Week: 877

Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    E-cigarettes: Part of Your Workplace Smoking Ban?

    E-cigarettes: Part of Your Workplace Smoking Ban?
    Most employers, either on their own initiative or in response to state or local laws banning smoking in the workplace, have already banned the use of cigarettes and tobacco on their premises. However, the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes has…
  • Jun 22

    Colorado Supreme Court Clarifies Employee Termination for Marijuana Use

    Colorado Supreme Court Clarifies Employee Termination for Marijuana Use
    The Colorado Supreme Court, in a 6-0 decision, has held that an employer’s right to fire employees for failing drug tests trumps state laws permitting marijuana use. Under the Court’s ruling, even employees using prescribed…
  • Jun 8

    Reminder: OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard Went Into Effect on June 1

    Reminder: OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard Went Into Effect on June 1
    The deadline for chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers to begin complying with OSHA’s new hazard communication standard was June 1, 2015.In 2012, OSHA updated the old hazard communication standard to bring it…
Rank this Week: 1039

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: 1103

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Covers business law, contracts, business litigation and intellectual property issues.

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy
    Almost every web page has a “click-wrap agreement” style of disclaimer, terms of use (TOU), or terms and conditions of service. This is true even for sites that are not business or e-commerce websites. Software, application, and…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development
    Intellectual property development for technology startup companies comes hand-in-hand with the opportunity to fall into a number of legal and strategic pitfalls. Some are obvious, while others can present counter-intuitive opportunities for…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost
    Real estate insurance policies often include replacement insurance terms for the reconstruction costs of repairing or rebuilding real estate property after a catastrophic event such as a fire or flood. But many commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 889

The Federal FMLA Blog

The Federal FMLA Blog

Covers Family and Medical Leave Act developments affecting the federal sector. By Carl Bosland.

http://federalfmla.typepad.com/federal_fmla_blog/
Rank this Week: 1030

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Aug 24

    Columbia University decision latest NLRB victory for union

    Columbia University decision latest NLRB victory for union
    The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ruling that graduate student assistants at private colleges and universities are entitled to unionize is the latest Board action seen as a boon to union interests. In a 3-1 decision issued on…
  • Aug 22

    Arizona voters will decide minimum wage, recreational marijuana proposal

    Arizona voters will decide minimum wage, recreational marijuana proposal
    by Dinita L. James Gonzalez Law, LLC On August 18 and 19, two Maricopa County Superior Court judges cleared the way for two voter initiatives with significant implications for Arizona employers to appear on the November ballot. One would…
  • Aug 15

    Notice for Colorado’s new pregnancy accommodation law available

    Notice for Colorado’s new pregnancy accommodation law available
    by Besse H. McDonald The Colorado Civil Rights Division has released a suggested notice for employers to post related to the state’s new pregnancy accommodation law. Under the law, Colorado employers must post a notice of employee…
Rank this Week: 1414

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Aug 24

    Webinar on Consequences of Misclassifying Independent Contractor

    Webinar on Consequences of Misclassifying Independent Contractor
    Have you designated your California worker as an independent contractor or employee, and do you know the difference under California law? These are multimillion-dollar questions as class action “misclassification” lawsuits…
  • Aug 23

    California Supreme Court Will Consider How to Deal With “De Minimis” Time

    California Supreme Court Will Consider How to Deal With “De Minimis” Time
    Employers frequently run into questions regarding counting small, or “de minimis,” periods of time. Lawsuits have been filed over small amounts of uncompensated time that is spent either before or after the employee clocks in. The…
  • Aug 22

    City of San Mateo Adopts Higher Minimum Wage

    City of San Mateo Adopts Higher Minimum Wage
    Last week, the City of San Mateo adopted a minimum wage ordinance which requires annual increases beginning January 1, 2017. Local minimum wage ordinance are part of a growing statewide trend. San Mateo’s adopted minimum wage…
Rank this Week: 1461

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Aug 24

    Reining In Individual Arbitration – Ninth Circuit Rules Class Waivers Unenforceable

    Reining In Individual Arbitration – Ninth Circuit Rules Class Waivers Unenforceable
    In a 2-1 ruling, the Ninth Circuit became the second federal court of appeals to agree with the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) position that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) prohibits class action waivers in…
  • Aug 15

    Subway Adopts Novel Approach to Stem Wage and Hour Claim

    Subway Adopts Novel Approach to Stem Wage and Hour Claim
    Subway is one of the largest franchisors in the world, with over 26,000 restaurants in the United States alone. It is also in one of the industries most prone to wage and hour claims, a fact reflected in both Department of Labor (DOL)…
  • Aug 12

    Ninth Circuit Grants 23(f) Review of Denial of Class Certification for Inadequate Representation

    Ninth Circuit Grants 23(f) Review of Denial of Class Certification for Inadequate Representation
    We’re all familiar with the basic requirements of Rule 23(a), with the focus most frequently on the issues of commonality and typicality under Rules 23(a)(2) and (3). Numerosity under Rule 23(a)(1) can on occasion be an issue with…
Rank this Week: 1569

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
  • Aug 24

    No Harm, No Foul (And No Class Action Lawsuit): TCPA Class Action Dismissed For Failure to Allege Harm

    No Harm, No Foul (And No Class Action Lawsuit): TCPA Class Action Dismissed For Failure to Allege Harm
    Earlier this month, United States District Court Judge Peter Sheridan dismissed a class action brought against Work Out World (“WOW”) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  In doing so, Judge Sheridan relied on…
  • Aug 22

    Sharing of Passwords Under Certain Circumstances Unlawful

    Sharing of Passwords Under Certain Circumstances Unlawful
    Many companies have experienced the departure of an employee and the elimination of that former employees access to the company’s computers and networks. In the recent case of USA v. Nosal, D.C. No. 3:08-cr-00237-EMC-1 (July 5, 2016),…
  • Aug 19

    Smaller HIPAA Breaches To Get More Attention by Office for Civil Right

    Smaller HIPAA Breaches To Get More Attention by Office for Civil Right
    The HIPAA breach notification rule has two buckets for classifying data breaches – those that involve “protected health information” (PHI) of 500 or more individuals and those that involve fewer than 500 individuals. Since…
Rank this Week: 1530

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: 1632

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1436

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

Addresses employment law issues. By McLane, Graf, Raulerson, & Middleton, PA.

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • Aug 23

    Think Your Arbitration Clause Protects You From Having to Defend Class Actions in Court? Maybe Not.

    Think Your Arbitration Clause Protects You From Having to Defend Class Actions in Court? Maybe Not.
    Ernst & Young, LLP, a global professional services firm, made an effort to stem the tide of challenging and expensive class action litigation by including in their employment agreements a clause by which employees waive their rights to…
  • Aug 23

    Massachusetts Expands Gender Identity Protection

    Massachusetts Expands Gender Identity Protection
    Effective October 1, 2016, “places of public accommodation” in Massachusetts are prohibited from discriminating against persons based on their gender identity.  Under this new anti-discrimination law signed by…
  • Aug 4

    US Supreme Court Blocks Transgender Bathroom Ruling

    US Supreme Court Blocks Transgender Bathroom Ruling
    On August 3, 2016, the US Supreme Court voted 5-3 to put on hold a lower federal court ruling that a transgender male student be allowed to use the bathroom of his gender identity. The Virginia student, who was born a girl and now identifies…
Rank this Week: 1670

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    Disability Discrimination Settlement $90K Against Wal-Mart

    Disability Discrimination Settlement $90K Against Wal-Mart
    Disability discrimination against a Wal-Mart employee could have been avoided had management simply agreed to continue to accommodate the worker with a written list of daily tasks. Instead, court records show, managers chose to fire the…
  • Aug 21

    Hollywood Age Discrimination Target of Bill

    Hollywood Age Discrimination Target of Bill
    California age discrimination is the target of a new bill passed by the state Senate that would allow actors and actresses to keep secrete their ages from certain websites. In particular, the Internet Movie Database, which is frequently used…
  • Aug 18

    Waitress Minimum Wage Lawsuit Targets Side Work Dutie

    Waitress Minimum Wage Lawsuit Targets Side Work Dutie
    Anyone who has ever worked in the restaurant service industry is familiar with the term, “side work.” It’s the work that servers are often required to do on top of the normal serving of tables. What many workers may not know…
Rank this Week: 1647

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
  • Aug 23

    Data: It Is Lurking Everywhere, Especially in the Shadow

    Data: It Is Lurking Everywhere, Especially in the Shadow
    For years, companies have been struggling to understand the multitude of locations where their data resides. From traditional employment files with embedded Social Security numbers, to new-aged hiring software with videos of job applicants,…
  • Aug 10

    Wearables in the Workplace: Promise and Pitfall

    Wearables in the Workplace: Promise and Pitfall
    In recent years, the use of wearable devices, such as smartwatches and Fitbits, has gained popularity not only with the general public and consumers but also among employers as a way to encourage workers to maintain healthier habits and, in…
  • Aug 9

    The EEOC Advocates for a More Diverse Technology Industry

    The EEOC Advocates for a More Diverse Technology Industry
    Throughout 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” or “Commission”) has been examining initiatives to identify and attempt to rectify a perceived lack of diversity in the workplace. The EEOC has, in…
Rank this Week: 1687

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

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

    City of Seattle Proposes New Ordinance Regulating Employee Scheduling

    City of Seattle Proposes New Ordinance Regulating Employee Scheduling
    Seattle restaurants and retail employers may soon face significant restrictions on employee scheduling.  The Seattle City Council is currently considering a proposed ordinance with the potential to impact hundreds of employers across the…
  • Aug 23

    City of Seattle Proposes New Ordinance Regulating Employee Scheduling

    City of Seattle Proposes New Ordinance Regulating Employee Scheduling
    Seattle restaurants and retail employers may soon face significant restrictions on employee scheduling.  The Seattle City Council is currently considering a proposed ordinance with the potential to impact hundreds of employers across the…
  • Jul 22

    NLRB Reverses Course Again: Organizing Temporary Workers Just Got Easier

    NLRB Reverses Course Again: Organizing Temporary Workers Just Got Easier
    The NLRB recently reversed course again to allow temporary employees provided by a staffing agency to join regular employees in a single bargaining unit without the consent of the employer or the staffing agency. Miller & Anderson, Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 1222

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: 1453

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Aug 22

    Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 2)

    Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 2)
    With summer 2016 almost behind us, employers should begin to plan for the major labor and employment law trends expected to emerge in the last quarter of the year and into 2017. In the first part of this two-part series, we looked at some of…
  • Aug 17

    Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 1)

    Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 1)
    With summer 2016 almost behind us, employers should begin to plan for the major labor and employment law trends expected to emerge in the final quarter of the year and into 2017. In the first part of this two-part series, we will take a look…
  • Aug 16

    Five Tips for Handling Pokémon Go in the Workplace

    Five Tips for Handling Pokémon Go in the Workplace
    In the past several weeks, Pokémon Go has taken the world, and many workplaces, by storm. If you’re concerned about reducing the negative impact that this game may be having on your employees’ productivity – and, more…
Rank this Week: 1624

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

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

    NJ Court Refuses to Enforce Employment Arbitration Agreement

    NJ Court Refuses to Enforce Employment Arbitration Agreement
    As I have said before, it is a widely view that individuals are much better off having their employment law disputes resolved in court rather than in arbitration.  Fortunately, a recent decision by the New Jersey Appellate Division helps…
  • Aug 17

    Employee Hired When 60 Years Old Can Proceed with Age Discrimination Claim

    Employee Hired When 60 Years Old Can Proceed with Age Discrimination Claim
    Last month, New Jersey’s Appellate Division reversed a trial court’s ruling that had dismissed an employee’s age and disability discrimination case. Spencer Robinson worked for Armadillo Automation, Inc., also known as Onyx…
  • Aug 9

    Whistleblower Law Applies Even if Employer Already Aware of Violation of Law

    Whistleblower Law Applies Even if Employer Already Aware of Violation of Law
    A ruling opinion from the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey recognizes that an employee can be protected by New Jersey’s whistleblower law, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”), even…
Rank this Week: 1409

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Aug 21

    Turning the tables: An arbitrator focuses on an employer’s use of social media

    Turning the tables: An arbitrator focuses on an employer’s use of social media
    by Megan Rolland In Canada, a recent Ontario arbitration decision serves as a cautionary tale for employers who use social media to interact with customers and clients. As we all know, the rapid growth of social media has changed the way…
  • Aug 14

    Are you prepared for a search warrant?

    Are you prepared for a search warrant?
    by Deanah Shelly You’ve watched True Detective and Law & Order. You’ve seen search warrants in action. The police need them to gather evidence involving murder, illegal drugs, and firearms. But beware! Search warrants can also…
  • Aug 7

    Nonunionized federal employees in Canada insulated from without-cause dismissal

    Nonunionized federal employees in Canada insulated from without-cause dismissal
    by Christopher Pigott A sharply divided Supreme Court of Canada recently overruled the Federal Court of Appeal and held that, subject to narrow exceptions, federal employers are not entitled to terminate nonunionized employees without cause…
Rank this Week: 1419

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
  • Aug 20

    Trying a new look…

    Trying a new look…
    For a very long time (probably since I started the blog in 2010), I have not been happy with the design. So, I finally decided to do something about it and will be trying out some different… More
  • Aug 14

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

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart
    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…
  • Aug 1

    Massachusetts Noncompete Law Stall

    Massachusetts Noncompete Law Stall
    To the surprise of many, the efforts of the Conference Committee to reconcile the House and Senate versions of Massachusetts’ noncompete bill (and bill proposing the adoption of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act) stalled last night…
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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/
  • Aug 19

    The League: Tips from a Lawyer for a Successful Fantasy Football Season

    The League: Tips from a Lawyer for a Successful Fantasy Football Season
    It’s August, training camps and preseason games are in full swing, and the NFL regular season is right around the corner. In case you missed it on my firm bio, I’m the reigning champion of my fantasy football league. Fantasy…
  • Aug 18

    A Company’s a Company, No Matter How Small – Being Mindful of Technology Risks As a Small Busine

    A Company’s a Company, No Matter How Small – Being Mindful of Technology Risks As a Small Busine
    When it comes to technology risks, it is easy to be lulled into believing that risks like scamming and hacking are only targeted at the largest of business enterprises. While large technology companies like Facebook and Twitter are certainly…
  • Aug 16

    How to Make Sure the Builder’s Warranty is the Only Warranty

    How to Make Sure the Builder’s Warranty is the Only Warranty
    Nearly all home builders and developers give some sort of warranty to their buyers.  Sometimes these warranties are limited and negotiated between the builder and the buyer.  Other builders provide a “standard” ten-year…
Rank this Week: 1445

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/
  • Aug 19

    Former employees of Wahlburgers in Brooklyn claim they were denied wages, file lawsuit

    Former employees of Wahlburgers in Brooklyn claim they were denied wages, file lawsuit
    New York Daily News has reported that Wahlburgers, subject of the popular A&E reality show by the same name, is being sued by former employees for unpaid overtime and tip violations.  The attorneys for the former restaurant workers…
  • Aug 18

    Former Servers Sue Saks Fifth Avenue Restaurants For Sex and Age Discrimination

    Former Servers Sue Saks Fifth Avenue Restaurants For Sex and Age Discrimination
    Five former servers at the restaurants in Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store in New York City are suing the store’s food services provider for gender and age discrimination-based termination. Earlier this year, the Equal…
  • Aug 12

    Famous Oklahoma Restaurant Pay Workers $52,000 for FLSA Violation

    Famous Oklahoma Restaurant Pay Workers $52,000 for FLSA Violation
    A U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation found that Junior’s Supper Club, an Oklahoma City fine dining institution open since 1973, violated the minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair…
Rank this Week: 1762

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Aug 19

    Firm Client TechSandBox Launches Veterans’ Technology Entrepreneurship Program

    Firm Client TechSandBox Launches Veterans’ Technology Entrepreneurship Program
    Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton sponsored organization and client, TechSandBox, announced its partnership with MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (“MassTech”) in the launch of a new program for…
  • Aug 18

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute Teaming Up to Develop Diabetes Cure

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute Teaming Up to Develop Diabetes Cure
    A group of Boston-area health institutions, known as the Boston Autologous Islet Replacement Program, are teaming up to develop, test and deploy stem cells to cure diabetes. The group includes the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Brigham and…
  • Aug 11

    Employment Law Alert: Massachusetts Pay Equity Law Imposes New Restriction

    Employment Law Alert: Massachusetts Pay Equity Law Imposes New Restriction
    MBBP’s Employment Law Group just released an Employment Law Alert regarding the recent wage equality act signed in Massachusetts. On August 1st, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed, “An Act to Establish Pay Equity…
Rank this Week: 1498

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1616

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
Rank this Week: 1473

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Aug 17

    OSHA Helping Whistleblowers Win $$$ Faster With New Expedited Case Pilot Program

    OSHA Helping Whistleblowers Win $$$ Faster With New Expedited Case Pilot Program
    Employers beware.  U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is testing a new “Expedited Case Processing Pilot” program in its Western Region that it hopes will make it even easier for…
  • Aug 15

    Direct contracting could help physician

    Direct contracting could help physician
    Direct contracting could help physicians & employers get employees good care at less cost but drs. & employers must know & meet legally rules & have good, compliant contracts. http://ow.ly/i6Jy303fRcHFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Aug 2

    Plan Fiduciaries, Lawyers Nailed For Ret

    Plan Fiduciaries, Lawyers Nailed For Ret
    Plan Fiduciaries, Lawyers Nailed For Retaliation Against ERISA Whistleblowers http://ow.ly/Wjka302PupBFiled under: Uncategorized
Rank this Week: 1480

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/
  • Aug 16

    New York Attorney General Targets Non-Competes for Rank-and-File Worker

    New York Attorney General Targets Non-Competes for Rank-and-File Worker
    This summer, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has reached agreements with a number of companies curtailing their use of non-competition agreements with respect to non-executive and low-wage employees in New York. The issue…
  • Aug 9

    Connecticut and Rhode Island Enact Statutes Restricting Physician Non-Compete

    Connecticut and Rhode Island Enact Statutes Restricting Physician Non-Compete
    David J. Clark Last month, two New England states enacted laws restricting the use of non-competition provisions in agreements governing an employment, partnership or other professional relationship of a physician. Broadly speaking, the aim…
  • Aug 8

    No New Non-Compete Law for Massachusetts in 2016

    No New Non-Compete Law for Massachusetts in 2016
    David J. Clark The Massachusetts legislature ended its 2015-2106 session on July 31, 2016, and lawmakers did not pass new legislation regarding non-compete agreements before doing so. For the last few years, numerous efforts have been made in…
Rank this Week: 1688

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: 1677

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Am I protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act if I telecommute?

    Am I protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act if I telecommute?
    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides many protections to the majority of workers in America, including minimum wage and overtime pay for non-exempt workers who put in more than 40 hours in any one work week.  However, many…
  • Aug 7

    Department of Labor Releases New Fair Labor Standards Act Poster

    Department of Labor Releases New Fair Labor Standards Act Poster
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has just released its new, updated poster with amended Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules.  Keep your eye out for the new poster, which replaces last year’s and provides notice to employees…
  • Jul 28

    How Do Bonuses Affect Your Right To Overtime Pay?

    How Do Bonuses Affect Your Right To Overtime Pay?
    With the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines set to come out January 1, 2017, many employees and employers have questions about how this will affect their take home pay and whether they’ll be entitled to overtime pay.…
Rank this Week: 1292

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/
  • Aug 15

    New York FMLA Lawyer Discusses Retaliation and Interference Case

    New York FMLA Lawyer Discusses Retaliation and Interference Case
    FMLA Retaliation Claims Can Lead to Personal Liability of HR Managers In a recent Second Circuit decision, Graziadio v. Culinary Institute of America, No. 15-888 cv (2d Cir. March 17, 2016), the court found that an HR manager could be…
  • Aug 13

    Are Physicians, Doctors, Dentists, Psychiatrists or Therapists Independent Contractors or Employees in a Private Practice?

    Are Physicians, Doctors, Dentists, Psychiatrists or Therapists Independent Contractors or Employees in a Private Practice?
    Misclassification of workers in the healthcare field is a hot issue and it is an area where many practices make a misstep leading to potential exposure involving the Department of Labor (DOL). Many practices treat physicians, doctors,…
  • Aug 12

    NY Department of Labor Audit Overview and Defense

    NY Department of Labor Audit Overview and Defense
    If you are an employer in New York State, you are subject to the NY Unemployment Insurance Law except for minor exceptions. It is important to understand your obligations and responsibilities (ideally) before you are audited or sued by a…
Rank this Week: 1198

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Aug 14

    The Difference Between Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restriction

    The Difference Between Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restriction
    Some states prohibit these restraints in employment contracts completely. Others allow one but not the other. Texas allows both. These restrictions on employees are meant to protect employers’ investment in their…
  • Aug 11

    Want to Switch Jobs, But Not Sure if You Can? Do Not Let A Non-Compete Hold You Down.

    Want to Switch Jobs, But Not Sure if You Can? Do Not Let A Non-Compete Hold You Down.
    Many employees sign non-compete agreements without giving it a second thought, but then a time comes when the company starts slumping, they get a new boss that they do not particularly like, receive a better job offer from a competitor…
  • Jul 29

    Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Texas?

    Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Texas?
    Generally, Texas allows non-compete agreements between employers and employees as long as they are reasonable in scope, geographic area, and term, and meet a few other requirements. See my previous posts about those requirements…
Rank this Week: 1730

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/
  • Aug 4

    5 Tips for Applying for Social Security Disability

    5 Tips for Applying for Social Security Disability
    Social Security Disability Insurance exists to let people who cannot work live as independently as possible. Without SSDI, disabled people risk becoming homeless, completely dependent on family members and charitable organizations, or…
  • Jul 28

    5 Steps to Take When Searching for a Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio

    5 Steps to Take When Searching for a Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio
    Finding the right Columbus, Ohio, lawyer can make all the difference in achieving the outcome you want from your case. But how do you know which of the thousands of attorneys practicing in and around the capital city can do the best job of…
  • Jul 14

    Understanding the Different Types of Disability in Ohio

    Understanding the Different Types of Disability in Ohio
    If an accident or illness leaves you or one of your dependents unable to work, you have many options for claiming disability benefits from government agencies and private insurers. The Columbus, Ohio, disability lawyers with Agee Clymer…
Rank this Week: 1710

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1623

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: 1307

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting the workplace in Birmingham and throughout Alabama. By Will Beckum.

http://birminghamemploymentlawyer.com/
  • May 24

    The EEOC Mediation Proce

    The EEOC Mediation Proce
    After an EEOC charge has been filed by an employee, the EEOC may contact both the employer and the employee and ask if they are interested in mediation.  A mediation is an informal attempt to resolve the claims in the charge by having…
  • Dec 18

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination
    The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nursing assistant at Jasper, Alabama’s Shadescrest Healthcare facility who was allegedly denied the right to wear a hijab in accordance with her faith and ultimately fired over her…
  • Dec 18

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination
    The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nursing assistant at Jasper, Alabama’s Shadescrest Healthcare facility who was allegedly denied the right to wear a hijab in accordance with her faith and ultimately fired over her…
Rank this Week: 1715