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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 6

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter
    Unfortunately, during the course of a law enforcement officer's career, "on and off the many officers become job" and "off the job" injuries and illnesses occured and, which ultimately lead to, disabled both on and off the job one's…
  • Apr 1

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System
    In accordance with a report issued by NJ.Com, more than 40 towns and counties filed petitions to compel compulsory interest arbitration in anticipation of the expiration of what is commonly referred to as the "2% cap" law. Today, April 1,…
  • Mar 27

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire
    As reported by northjersey.com, top Democratic lawmakers are rushing to extend the cap on police and firefighter pay raises that some say has helped keep property tax bills in check. But local officials say the bill expected to be voted on…
Rank this Week: 888

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Dec 10

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help
    A fellow named Ener sent us a email last week asking us to remove a spammy comment and link his company, logoworkgloves.com, left on one of our posts in 2010. For whatever reason, our spam filter didn't block it. Now...
  • Nov 8

    SB 390 Signed

    SB 390 Signed
    SB 390 (employee wage withholdings, failure to remit) amending Labor Code § 227 concerning employee wage withholdings, has been signed by Governor Brown: Existing law makes it a crime for an employer to fail to make agreed-upon payments to…
  • Nov 7

    SB 435 Signed

    SB 435 Signed
    SB 435 (compensation, meal and rest or recovery periods) amending Labor Code § 226.7 concerning meal and rest periods, has been signed by Governor Brown: Existing law prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to work during any meal…
Rank this Week: 815

NLRB Law Memo

NLRB Law Memo

Covers National Labor Relations Board decision. By Ross Runkel.

http://www.lawmemo.com/nlrb/memo/
  • Aug 11

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  • Nov 24

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012
  • Feb 14

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012
    NLRB - Staff summarized 3 decisions. Human Services Projects, Inc. d/b/a Teen Triumph (32-CA-25262; 358 NLRB No. 2) Stockton, CA, February 6, 2012.
Rank this Week: 812

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

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

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 1370

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
  • Sep 30

    Do I need a QDRO in an uncontested divorce in Texas?

    Do I need a QDRO in an uncontested divorce in Texas?
    In a Texas divorce, whether it is a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce, you may have divided one or more retirement plans as part of the property division. If you divided a private employer’s retirement plan then it is likely a…
  • Sep 22

    The Texas sized myth of terminating rights to avoid child support

    The Texas sized myth of terminating rights to avoid child support
    In a recent post I discussed why parents sometimes want to terminate the parental rights of another parent in Texas and why that is often not a financially advantageous move. Today’s post takes on the other side of the issue: whether a…
  • Sep 16

    Uncontested divorce and waiver of service

    Uncontested divorce and waiver of service
    In an uncontested divorce in Fort Worth or Dallas it makes very little sense to spend the $80 to serve the respondent in a divorce suit where the respondent knows the divorce is coming and is not going to contest the terms of the divorce.…
Rank this Week: 1067

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

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

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 30

    Arbitration of Overtime Claim Against Exxon Ordered Because Contract Interpretation Necessary

    Arbitration of Overtime Claim Against Exxon Ordered Because Contract Interpretation Necessary
    Arbitrate or litigate? Like everything else in the law, it depends… Whether a claim for overtime should be arbitrated rather than fought out in court depends on whether the claim necessitates examination and interpretation of the labor…
  • Sep 26

    Off-the-Clock Security Check

    Off-the-Clock Security Check
    There are some interesting cases going on right now about whether employees who work in electronic retail stores need to be paid for the time they spend waiting to get their bags checked when they clock in and out of their shifts. …
  • Sep 19

    Attorney Overtime Lawsuit Dismissed Under FLSA Professional Exemption

    Attorney Overtime Lawsuit Dismissed Under FLSA Professional Exemption
    I told you so! A federal judge dismissed the putative collective action against the huge law firm, Skadden Arps, which was filed by a lawyer claiming he was working as a non-lawyer and was entitled to overtime. Judge Sullivan ruled that the…
Rank this Week: 1105

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Sep 30

    EEOC Files Two Landmark Transgender Discrimination Suit

    EEOC Files Two Landmark Transgender Discrimination Suit
    Although Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on sex, it makes no reference to transgender individuals, nor does it protect against discrimination based on "gender identity". So is it illegal…
  • Sep 29

    New York Mets Hit With Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

    New York Mets Hit With Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit
    The New York Mets had another in a series of bad years, and now it's been made even worse after being hit with a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed on September 10. Leigh Castergine, a former Division 1 athlete, was the first woman…
  • Sep 26

    Insensitive Comments Lead to National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit

    Insensitive Comments Lead to National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit
    It's been 70 years since World War II ended, but apparently there are some out there who still don't like Germans. Everybody is entitled to an opinion, but when one's prejudices are expressed at work, it becomes a whole different…
Rank this Week: 984

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/
Rank this Week: 1255

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
Rank this Week: 1344

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Sep 29

    Court Sends Plaintiffs Back to the Locker Room Unhappy When It Denies Conditional Certification

    Court Sends Plaintiffs Back to the Locker Room Unhappy When It Denies Conditional Certification
    In January 2014, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell raised eyebrows (and ire) when he announced that the league was considering eliminating the extra point after a touchdown.  As Goodell put it, “the extra point is almost…
  • Sep 25

    Merits Trump Certification Issues in Two Southern District of New York Case

    Merits Trump Certification Issues in Two Southern District of New York Case
    Three years ago, the Supreme Court found in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541, 2551-52 (2011) that courts “frequently” will need to look to the merits in determining whether certification is appropriate, particularly…
  • Sep 24

    U.S. Open Umpires and Linesman Are Independent Contractors, Court Rule

    U.S. Open Umpires and Linesman Are Independent Contractors, Court Rule
    In an opinion that disappointingly failed to take advantage of countless pun opportunities, a federal judge in New York otherwise got it right, ruling that the United States Tennis Association properly classified U.S. Open tennis officials as…
Rank this Week: 1376

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1265

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Sep 28

    EEOC Files Two Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit

    EEOC Files Two Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit
    More than two years ago, the EEOC held that transgender discrimination is a form of sex discrimination. Less than a year ago, the Third Circuit analyzed a transgender discrimination claim as thought it were any other discrimination claim. At…
  • Sep 26

    EEOC Suffers Loss in War on Separation Agreement

    EEOC Suffers Loss in War on Separation Agreement
    Earlier this year, employers and employment law bloggers were going crazy about an EEOC lawsuit that appeared to challenge routine provisions in separation agreements (see my post, EEOC vs. Separation Agreements). At the time I wrote, "Of…
  • Sep 19

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

    Remember that Job You Had 11 Years Ago? Well Good News!
    In 2003, CNN replaced its unionized subcontracor with a non-union labor force. Well, the NLRB ruled in part that CNN was a joint employer, violated the NLRA by failing to bargain over this reshuffling, and acted with anti-union animus. More…
Rank this Week: 1284

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Class Action Alleges that Apple Allegedly Refuses to Provide Retail Workers With Break

    Class Action Alleges that Apple Allegedly Refuses to Provide Retail Workers With Break
    Brandon Felczer, who worked for Apple from September, 2010 to November, 2011, claims that he provided notice of his termination more than 72 hours in advance. Nevertheless, Apple allegedly did not provide him with his final wages until two…
  • Sep 18

    Coach Interns Sue in Class Action for Unpaid Wage

    Coach Interns Sue in Class Action for Unpaid Wage
    According to the wage and hour lawsuit, Campbell and other employees were hired by Coach to create trend boards, research new trends and fabrics, work in the warehouse, and perform other various tasks. As a result, Campbell alleges that…
  • Sep 10

    Seniors Sue Camp Grounds in Class Action for Allegedly Forcing Them to Work Overtime Off the Clock

    Seniors Sue Camp Grounds in Class Action for Allegedly Forcing Them to Work Overtime Off the Clock
    The couple had retired and were looking for some part time work to supplement their Social Security checks. They were initially hired by California Land Management in Palo Alto, California, a company that manages federal parks. According to…
Rank this Week: 1340

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1088

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Sep 23

    Colorado employers have new official employment verification form

    Colorado employers have new official employment verification form
    Colorado employers now have an official form from the state Division of Labor that should be used to verify that all employees hired after October 1 are legally eligible for employment. Colorado law already requires all public and private…
  • Sep 22

    OSHA seeks more comments on injury and illness tracking

    OSHA seeks more comments on injury and illness tracking
    by Judith E. Kramer The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the comment period for the proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. Comments will be accepted through October 14.…
  • Sep 17

    Federal contractor ‘pay transparency’ rule up for comment

    Federal contractor ‘pay transparency’ rule up for comment
    by Tammy Binford The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a proposed rule aimed at ensuring that employees of federal contractors are allowed to discuss their compensation. The proposed rule, which was published in the September 17…
Rank this Week: 1039

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/
Rank this Week: 1052

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Sep 17

    Be Thankful: It's Constitution Day

    Be Thankful: It's Constitution Day
    Not widely known or celebrated, September 17 is Constitution Day. Today we commemorate the vision and courage of the 39 men who established the legal framework of a new nation that, so far, has lasted 227 years.  The Constitution that…
  • May 13

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation
    This is one of those subjects that no one likes to think about: a company has employees who die while on company business.  This checklist deals specifically with crashes of company-operated airplanes, but its applicability is wider…
  • Apr 17

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly
    As a lawyer, you know that you're about to have a bad day when an appellate court opinion,in discussing your client's position, starts this way: In this case the EEOC sued the defendants for using the  same type of background check that…
Rank this Week: 1230

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Aug 25

    Proposed Changes Affecting Employment at Michigan Home Help Care Agencie

    Proposed Changes Affecting Employment at Michigan Home Help Care Agencie
    When it comes to establishing basic terms and conditions of employment, such as hiring someone as an independent contractor or as a W-2 employee, business owners generally enjoy significant leeway. But this could change for certain Michigan…
  • Aug 23

    Common Mistakes that Derail Enforcement of a Noncompete Agreement

    Common Mistakes that Derail Enforcement of a Noncompete Agreement
    Our law firm was recently hired to represent clients – former employees – being sued for allegedly violating a noncompete agreement, trade secret misappropriation, and other business related claims. As is typical with these sorts…
  • Aug 20

    Michigan Experiments with Business Court

    Michigan Experiments with Business Court
    It is not often that the legal system and innovation are used (positively) in the same sentence. However, Michigan has implemented a statewide innovative “business court” system to handle legal disputes that fall into a number of…
Rank this Week: 958

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Covers labor and employment law developments in the Tampa Bay area and across the State of Florida. By Kwall, Showers & Barack, P.A.

http://tampabayemploymentlaw.com
Rank this Week: 1028

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Covers legislation and case law pertaining to workplace discrimination and retaliation. By The Employment Law Group.

http://workplacediscriminationblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 1302

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law and consumer class-action cases. By Pogust Braslow Millrood.

http://www.classactionattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Feb 14

    Triumph

    Triumph
    On February 7, 2013, Carnival’s Triumph left the port of Galveston in what was anticipated to be a relaxing four-day cruise to the Caribbean. However, this winter getaway quickly turned into a living nightmare for Triumph’s 3,142…
  • Jan 17

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse
    On January, 8, 2013, The Consumer Product Safety Commission in association with Fisher-Price announced a voluntary recall of the Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper due to the risk of mold developing between the removable seat cushion and hard…
Rank this Week: 1075

Civil Justice Law Blog

Civil Justice Law Blog

Provides news and commentary daily on the civil justice system in the U.S., focusing mainly on mass torts, employment discrimination, and injury law. By Morelli Ratner PC.

http://www.morellilaw.com/our-blog
  • Jul 26

    Morelli Alters Ratner Pro Bono Work Helps Client Obtain Life-Saving Drug

    Morelli Alters Ratner Pro Bono Work Helps Client Obtain Life-Saving Drug
    Kevin Dwyer, 40, lives with cystic fibrosis (CF), a fatal disease that slowly destroys lung function for which there has historically been no effective treatment.A life-saving drug, Kalydeco, was recently approved for the treatment of CF in…
  • May 21

    Toxic Mold Litigation in New York

    Toxic Mold Litigation in New York
                     Toxic mold is a serious threat to home and building occupants.  As the science behind toxic mold exposure and injuries has become more advanced, New York Courts have taken…
  • Jan 25

    Lawsuit Filed Against Mustapha Ouanes and Saudi Prince Adbulaziz Bin Fahd for Rape and Assault

    Lawsuit Filed Against Mustapha Ouanes and Saudi Prince Adbulaziz Bin Fahd for Rape and Assault
    Morelli Alters Ratner today filed a lawsuit against HRH PRINCE ABDULAZIZ BIN FAHD ALSAUD, SAUDI OGER LTD (d/b/a HARARI INTERESTS, and MUSTAPHA OUANES for the assault and rape of plaintiff Jane Doe.read more
Rank this Week: 1348

The Proactive Employer

The Proactive Employer

Covers statistical analysis of disparate impact and disparate treatment, implications of recent court decisions for statistical analysis and evidence, and employment litigation risk assessment and risk management. By Stephanie R. Thomas.

http://blog.thomasecon.com/
  • Mar 25

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”
    I’m excited to announce the launch of my latest book, Compensating Your Employees Fairly: A Guide to Internal Pay Equity, published by Apress. The book is a comprehensive handbook that provides all the information you need to…
  • Mar 20

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition
    Today marks the first day of spring. Our green spaces will soon be buzzing with birds, bugs and blooms. We’ll see more sunshine and the days will get longer. Spring cleaning, planting, and yard work will soon be on our weekend agendas.…
  • Feb 4

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013
    Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or…
Rank this Week: 1024

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law news and analysis, focusing on the US Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of West Virginia. By Drew M. Capuder.

http://www.dcemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Favorite quotes about the law, part 1

    Favorite quotes about the law, part 1
    Maybe it’s the frustrated novelist in me, but I’ve been thinking about literature and law.
  • Sep 13

    We’ve moved!! (but only our URL)

    We’ve moved!! (but only our URL)
    We’ve moved!! Kinda. Okay, it’s not a real move of anything physical. Our law firm, including the tables chairs, files, and whatever else, are all still in exactly the same place.
  • Sep 13

    Fifth Circuit applies hostile work environment to age claim

    Fifth Circuit applies hostile work environment to age claim
    Courts have sometimes questioned whether hostile work environment claims apply to all “flavors” of discrimination.
Rank this Week: 1375

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Transgender Lawsuits Filed Against Two Companie

    Transgender Lawsuits Filed Against Two Companie
    The EEOC has filed its first Title VII lawsuits on behalf of transgender workers. The lawsuits, filed against Florida and Michigan companies, accuse the businesses of discriminating against workers based on their gender identity. The…
  • Sep 24

    When Is Workplace Bullying Discrimination?

    When Is Workplace Bullying Discrimination?
    A recent article raised an interesting question – is “bullying” a new form of workplace discrimination? The article was premised on the idea that often harassing behaviors occur within the office setting but may not rise to…
  • Sep 14

    Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Dunkin Doughnut

    Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Dunkin Doughnut
    Legal news reports that a federal religious discrimination lawsuit has just been filed against Dunkin Doughnuts. According to the lawsuit, a franchise refused to hire a North Carolina man who could not work Saturdays due to his religious…
Rank this Week: 1543

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/
  • Sep 30

    Corporate Parents May Face More Claims By Franchisee Employees (Says the Fifth Circuit)

    Corporate Parents May Face More Claims By Franchisee Employees (Says the Fifth Circuit)
    Less than two months ago, on July 29, 2014, the National Labor Relations (NLRB) made an announcement that it intends to hold franchisors legally responsible for unfair labor practices committed by its franchisees.  A recent Fifth Circuit…
  • Sep 29

    ACA UPDATE: IRS Issues Draft Forms And Instructions For Employer Coverage Reporting

    ACA UPDATE: IRS Issues Draft Forms And Instructions For Employer Coverage Reporting
    The IRS recently issued draft versions of the new Forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B and 1095-C (the “Forms”) along with related draft Instructions.Beginning in 2016 (for coverage provided in 2015), health insurance issuers and…
  • Sep 25

    OFCCP Proposes Prohibition Against Pay Secrecy Policie

    OFCCP Proposes Prohibition Against Pay Secrecy Policie
    Federal contractors and subcontractors may soon be prohibited by the OFCCP from having polices that prohibit employees from talking about their pay and from discriminating against those who do.  On September 17, the Labor…
Rank this Week: 1401

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Sep 30

    What Can Start-ups Learn from Google? Five Key Tip

    What Can Start-ups Learn from Google? Five Key Tip
    Google Inc. recently celebrated an important anniversary. It has been ten years since the search giant’s initial public offering (IPO). Since then, Google’s stock price has increased an astounding 1,293 percent, and its services…
  • Sep 29

    SEC: Social Media Is Not Your Friend When It Comes to Investing

    SEC: Social Media Is Not Your Friend When It Comes to Investing
    Social media is useful for keeping in touch with friends, staying up-to-date with current news, and even marketing your business. But you shouldn’t rely on it for investment tips, according to a recent warning by the Securities and…
  • Sep 26

    New Law Protects New Jersey Businesses From Bad Electronic Transfer

    New Law Protects New Jersey Businesses From Bad Electronic Transfer
    While paper checks have been replaced by electronic funds transfers for many commercial transactions, New Jersey businesses still have to contend with rejected payments. Earlier this month, Gov. Chris Christie signed two measures into law…
Rank this Week: 1920

HR Defense Blog

HR Defense Blog

Covers developments in labor & employment law. By Akerman Senterfitt LLP.

http://www.akerman.com/Blogs/hrdefense/
  • Sep 30

    Are Websites Places of Public Accommodation?

    Are Websites Places of Public Accommodation?
    POSTED BY ARLENE KLINE ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 By now, most lawyers are aware that Title III of the ADA applies to activities of an entity whose operations "affect commerce" and is a…
  • Sep 16

    Fantasy Football's Impact on the Workplace

    Fantasy Football's Impact on the Workplace
    POSTED BY ERIC A. GORDON ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 What do 31 million employees have in common? They all participate in at least one (in many cases more than one) Fantasy Football league! For those of you who are unfamiliar with what has become a…
  • Sep 10

    Marijuana Use For Alleged Depression and Anxiety Can Still Get You Fired In Florida

    Marijuana Use For Alleged Depression and Anxiety Can Still Get You Fired In Florida
    POSTED BY CHRISTOPHER S. DUKE ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 There can be no doubt that Americans' views on the legality of marijuana use for both medicinal and recreational purposes has shifted over the past few years. A recent survey…
Rank this Week: 1680

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Sep 29

    Video Interview: Discussing California’s Paid Sick Leave with LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing California’s Paid Sick Leave with LXBN TV
    My colleague Bryan Hawkins recently discussed California’s new paid sick leave law with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN. You can catch the interview on the clip below. As Bryan noted in his original post, California is…
  • Sep 26

    California Court of Appeal Rules Employers Must Reimburse Employees For Work Calls on Personal Cell Phone

    California Court of Appeal Rules Employers Must Reimburse Employees For Work Calls on Personal Cell Phone
    The California Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc.  was simple.  When employees must use their personal cell phones for work, California law requires employers to reimburse them,…
  • Sep 17

    California Enacts State-Wide Paid Employee Sick Leave Law

    California Enacts State-Wide Paid Employee Sick Leave Law
    On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1522 (the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014”) and made California the second state in the nation (after Connecticut) to enact a state-wide law…
Rank this Week: 2149

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 29

    Is the EEOC Finally Noticing Age Discrimination?

    Is the EEOC Finally Noticing Age Discrimination?
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  filed its second lawsuit this month alleging age discrimination, indicating a possible uptick in EEOC efforts in this long-neglected area. The lawsuit touches…
  • Sep 22

    The EEOC, Age & the Great Recession

    The EEOC, Age & the Great Recession
    The Great Recession hit older workers like a baseball bat. Older workers were fired and laid off, dumped nto a sea of long-term unemployment, poorly-paid temp or part-time work and into an ill-advised early retirement. Many have not…
  • Sep 4

    New Book: The Legalization of Age Discrimination

    New Book: The Legalization of Age Discrimination
    Even Workers Otherwise Considered to be Young are Vulnerable Why are workers in their 30s, 40s and 50s increasingly experiencing age discrimination? This one of the issues I explore in my new book: Betrayed: The Legalization of Age…
Rank this Week: 1458

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
  • Sep 29

    Jon Gworek Leads Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee at ABA Business Law Annual Meeting

    Jon Gworek Leads Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee at ABA Business Law Annual Meeting
    The Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association met September 11-13th at this year’s annual meeting held in Chicago. As chair of the PEVC Committee, MBBP Partner Jon…
  • Sep 18

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?
    By: Michael J. Cavaretta Often, in transactions between customers and vendors, each party has its own “boilerplate” terms and conditions that it wants to use, which of course are often quite different than the other party’s…
  • Sep 18

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition
    MBBP client BBK Worldwide has raised $3 million from a private, undisclosed investor and its two founders. The consultancy specializes in patient recruitment for the clinical R&D segments of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and…
Rank this Week: 1572

Washgington Labor and Employment…

Washgington Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers Washington State employment law and public sector collective bargaining law.By Cline and Associates.

http://www.washingtonlaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    ULP Alleges School District Provided Union with False Information

    ULP Alleges School District Provided Union with False Information
    By Therese Norton The Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) vacated an order dismissing the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 609’s unfair labor practice complaint against the Seattle School District. …
  • Sep 25

    PERC Dismisses Objections to Decertification Election

    PERC Dismisses Objections to Decertification Election
    By Therese  Norton A group of individuals petitioned the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) to decertify the Public School Employees of Washington/Puyallup Association of Education Office Personnel as the exclusive bargaining…
  • Aug 29

    PERC Affirms Ruling Union Improperly Circumvented Employer’s Designated Collective Bargaining Rep

    PERC Affirms Ruling Union Improperly Circumvented Employer’s Designated Collective Bargaining Rep
    By Therese Norton In Kiona Benton School District, the Public Employee Relations Commission affirmed Examiner Coss’s finding that the Kiona Benton Education Association, the Union that represents certain teachers in the School District,…
Rank this Week: 1897

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Covers labor, employment, and employment discrimination law with emphasis on Michigan recent developments and impact of HR professionals. By John Holmquist.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawconnection.com/
  • Sep 29

    Direct evidence of age discrimination and the 6th Circuit

    Direct evidence of age discrimination and the 6th Circuit
    The 6th Circuit recently reviewed an appeal from the grant of summary judgment in an action where a principal of a high school alleged his contract was not renewed because of his age.  In Scheick v. Tecumseh Public Schools , the court…
  • Sep 24

    The EEOC and press releases...never mind.

    The EEOC and press releases...never mind.
    The EEOC uses its press room page on its website to announce the filing of lawsuits and the settlement of cases.  So far in September, the agency has issued 12 press releases announcing settlements and 17 press releases announcing the…
  • Sep 12

    The Ravens' Tale: Investigation

    The Ravens' Tale: Investigation
    The Baltimore Ravens are not your typical employer. The NFL is not your typical industry.  That being said, the Ravens' handling of the Ray Rice matter is a lesson in what not to do.  In hindsight, the organization realized its…
Rank this Week: 2014

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Lakeland woman part of historic transgender civil rights lawsuit

    Lakeland woman part of historic transgender civil rights lawsuit
    Lakeland woman part of historic transgender civil rights lawsuitMy client, Brandi Branson, is part of an historic lawsuit filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC has for the first time filed a lawsuit in…
  • Sep 19

    Judge Backs EEOC’s Right to Investigate Companywide Policy

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

    EEOC Challenges Overbroad Medical Releases In Lawsuit Against Cummins Power

    EEOC Challenges Overbroad Medical Releases In Lawsuit Against Cummins Power
    An interesting release from the EEOC. Non job-related medical inquiries are prohibited under the Americans With Disabilities Act, as well as many state laws. Although gender identity disorders are excluded from the ADA as a disability (unless…
Rank this Week: 2231

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Implicit Bias: A Brave New World

    Implicit Bias: A Brave New World
    Implicit bias as a concept has been bubbling around the world of employment discrimination for a few years now. Although the fact that Google is seriously studying the issue as it applies to its own workforce may not mean that the concept is…
  • Aug 26

    5th Circuit Weighs In On Religious Discrmination

    5th Circuit Weighs In On Religious Discrmination
    Yesterday's post about the difficulty that courts have in dealing with religious discrimination, see Not Off to a Good Start and Onionhead: the newest religion? could not have been a better segue way to today's decision from the 5th…
  • Aug 25

    Not Off to a Good Start and Onionhead: the newest religion?

    Not Off to a Good Start and Onionhead: the newest religion?
    Six weeks ago, on the 12th anniversary of this blog, I indicated that I would see if last year's lack of posting would continue and whether or not it was time to give this blog a formal ending.  Based on the last six weeks, it is…
Rank this Week: 1413

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    New Employment Practices Required by Federal Government Contractor

    New Employment Practices Required by Federal Government Contractor
    Two Executive Orders have been recently issued requiring federal government contractors to adopt practices ensuring the fair treatment of certain classes of workers. A new GT Alert, authored by  Johnine P. Barnes, Ryan C. Bradel and…
  • Sep 18

    There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

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

    California Enacts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law

    California Enacts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law
    Starting July 1, 2015, California employers will be required to provide at least three days of paid sick leave each year under a new law. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 will affect employers of all sizes, with only…
Rank this Week: 2195

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/
  • Sep 26

    Understanding the Changes for Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania

    Understanding the Changes for Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania
    You may have heard about the new power of attorney legislation that became the law in Pennsylvania in July.  If you have executed a power of attorney or are thinking about executing a power of attorney, you may be wondering how that…
  • Aug 4

    Pipelines and Eminent Domain

    Pipelines and Eminent Domain
    Last Wednesday, I attended an excellent program sponsored by the Penn State Cooperative Extension, “Making Sense of Natural Gas Pipelines and Right-of-Way Agreements”.  Over the years, I have represented both condemnors and…
  • Aug 1

    Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Lowers Fee for Gaming License

    Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Lowers Fee for Gaming License
    The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced yesterday that it was lowering the license fee for a tavern gaming license from $2,000 to $500.  It’s safe to assume that the PLCB has had to take a long hard look at its tavern…
Rank this Week: 1399

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Sep 25

    Let’s Get Creative: The Creative Professional Exemption

    Let’s Get Creative: The Creative Professional Exemption
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Pamela L. Vartabedian and Justin T. Curley Unlike its two conformist siblings—the licensed professional and learned professional exemptions—the “creative professional” exemption is an…
  • Sep 18

    Commission Pay Post-Peabody

    Commission Pay Post-Peabody
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By: Emily Schroeder  In a recent blog post, we discussed how recent California judicial court decisions may erode the once-solid foundation of traditional incentive pay systems. Specifically, Armenta v.…
  • Sep 11

    Get out there and sell! The Quantitative/Qualitative Outside Sales Problem

    Get out there and sell! The Quantitative/Qualitative Outside Sales Problem
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By John R. Giovannone and Hayley E. Macon While its administrative and executive siblings often get more publicity, the “outside sales exemption” presents unique challenges for California employers,…
Rank this Week: 1570

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

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

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 24

    The Latest on Cafeteria Plan Elections: Changes that Allow Change

    The Latest on Cafeteria Plan Elections: Changes that Allow Change
    What happens if an employee wants to drop out of the company plan and get into the exchange?  Seems like an option except the cafeteria plan rules prevent someone from making a mid-year change in their cafeteria plan election. …
  • Sep 17

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

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

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

    The Case of the Accidental Fiduciary: When a Signature is More Than Just a Name
    The issue of fiduciary status is often cumbersome because while a fiduciary can be directly named by a plan, someone can also be deemed to be a fiduciary by virtue of having discretionary authority, or even by exercising some discretionary…
Rank this Week: 2182

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Sep 23

    Personal Injury - Construction Accident

    Personal Injury - Construction Accident
    I have represented injured workers in a wide range of construction accident claims, including injuries related to scaffolding and ladder falls, severed fingers, hoist and crane accidents, falling objects, electric shock, and various other…
  • Aug 31

    HELP END ALZHEIMER'S

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

    Hire Scott J. Kreppein, Attorney-at-Law

    Hire Scott J. Kreppein, Attorney-at-Law
    If you are interested in hiring me, please call my office at 631-482-9700, or send me an email with a description of the legal matter you need my help with and how I can contact you, to: Skreppein@QHMLaw.com.   I offer high…
Rank this Week: 1811

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Sep 23

    A Lost Employment Agreement Costs an Employer a Lot of Money

    A Lost Employment Agreement Costs an Employer a Lot of Money
    In United Rentals, Inc., et al. v. Smith, the company tried to force the employee to arbitrate their wrongful termination dispute pursuant to an arbitration clause contained in the employment agreement that Mr. Smith…
  • Sep 21

    How long does a trade secret injunction last in Texas?

    How long does a trade secret injunction last in Texas?
    According to the Dallas Court of Appeals, a permanent injunction should last forever, unless the company or the person accused of misappropriating the trade secrets provides sufficient proof that a lesser time period is adequate.…
  • Sep 14

    Common Defenses to a Breach of Contract Claim in Texa

    Common Defenses to a Breach of Contract Claim in Texa
    Being sued for a breach of contract can be unpleasant, but it is not the end of the world. Texas recognizes dozens of statutory and common law defenses to a breach of contract claim, one or more of which may be available to a party…
Rank this Week: 2121

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court

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

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

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.
     A New York City High School teacher resigned in 2008 for personal reasons.  He was brought back as a probationary assistant principal.  While assistant principal he was charged for two incidents of misconduct.  He was…
Rank this Week: 2161

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Sep 19

    PCT Attorneys Attend NAMWOLF Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

    PCT Attorneys Attend NAMWOLF Annual Meeting in Philadelphia
    Attorneys from PCT Law Group, PLLC H. Scott Johnson, Jr., Malik K. Cutlar, Angela H. France, and Steven Barentzen will be attending the 2014 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms…
  • Sep 12

    Steven Barentzen Named Co-Chair of the DC Bar’s ADR Committee

    Steven Barentzen Named Co-Chair of the DC Bar’s ADR Committee
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that Steven Barentzen has been selected as Co-Chair to The Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Committee of the Litigation Section of the DC Bar.  The ADR Committee aims to…
  • Sep 6

    PCT Law Group, PLLC Managing Partner H. Scott Johnson Jr. Earns Top Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

    PCT Law Group, PLLC Managing Partner H. Scott Johnson Jr. Earns Top Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is proud to announce that H. Scott Johnson Jr. has earned the distinguished AV Rating® from Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review…
Rank this Week: 1502

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: 1922

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

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

    Study shows need to address unintended consequences of diversity effort

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

    Clarity amidst confusion: handling mental disability claim

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

    Revisiting gender identity discrimination

    Revisiting gender identity discrimination
    by Lauren Moak Russell We have addressed the issue of gender identity discrimination several times. As transgender individuals enter the mainstream of popular culture and employees become more comfortable disclosing their gender identity,…
Rank this Week: 2226