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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/
  • May 28

    Does your business pay its employees overtime? Are you ready for a Department of Labor Audit or Investigation?

    Does your business pay its employees overtime? Are you ready for a Department of Labor Audit or Investigation?
    It is important for employers to understand their obligations under the federal and state labor laws before any action is commenced. Proactive steps in this area can be significant. Our Award Winning NY Employment Lawyer routinely counsels…
  • Apr 1

    Are Tour Guides Independent Contractors or Employees Under New York Labor Law?

    Are Tour Guides Independent Contractors or Employees Under New York Labor Law?
    NY Department of Labor Audit and Misclassification of Worker Lawyer Blog Series Our Award Winning Employment Law Attorney is often asked about the proper classification of workers and prior blogs have discussed this topic in general.…
  • Mar 24

    Is a Security Guard an Employee or Independent Contractor?

    Is a Security Guard an Employee or Independent Contractor?
    New York State Department of Labor Misclassification of Workers Blog Series That was the issue in the recent New York Third Department Appellate Division decision In the Matter of TMR Security Consultants Inc., [Commissioner of Labor] Decided…
Rank this Week: 894

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers disability and medical discrimination, employment claims, workplace discrimination, and workplace harassment. By the Law Offices of David H. Greenberg.

http://www.losangelesemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
  • Mar 21

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say
    It can feel like you’re being interrogated- your sat on a chair in front of one, or a row of people, who will give you question after question, judge your answers and make little notes while you talk. It’s a universal fact of life- nobody…
  • Aug 20

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?
    The battle of the sexes is an age old argument, but perhaps no issue gets either side more fired up than the question “Are women worse drivers than men?”  Women have gotten an unfair rap of being poor drivers, but who is it that is…
Rank this Week: 868

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: 1045

AALRR Labor & Employment Law Blog

AALRR Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

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

    AALRR Employment Law Blog Moves to New Site!

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

    NLRB Issues Series of Decisions Affecting Workplace Policie

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

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

    AALRR Attorneys Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict On Claims Of Age Discrimination and Retaliation
    On August 31, 2012, AALRRattorneys Irma Rodriguez Moisa and Sharon J. Ormond obtained a unanimous jury defense verdict in favor of The Regents of the University of California after a 14-day jury trial.  The Plaintiff, James Friedman, was…
Rank this Week: 931

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: 885

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Jul 20

    NY Court Rules That Class Action Waivers Are Unenforceable

    NY Court Rules That Class Action Waivers Are Unenforceable
    While pundits and practitioners eagerly await the U.S. Supreme Court’s looming decision on whether class action waivers in employment-related agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) – which will not be issued…
  • Jul 12

    NYC Agency Publishes Rules for New Independent Contractor Law

    NYC Agency Publishes Rules for New Independent Contractor Law
    As we previously reported, the New York City “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act (the Act) took effect on May 15, 2017. The Act requires virtually all entities that engage an independent contractor in NYC for $800 or more in services…
  • Jul 11

    Taylor Review: a review of the Review

    Taylor Review: a review of the Review
    Today, the much-anticipated Taylor Review was published, with a speech by Matthew Taylor outlining his recommendations, followed by comments from Prime Minister Theresa May. The opening lines of the Review set out Taylor’s ambition:…
Rank this Week: 1450

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

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

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    FMLA Retaliation Claim Centers on Employee’s Social Media Post

    FMLA Retaliation Claim Centers on Employee’s Social Media Post
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq., guarantees that qualifying employees of covered employers have access to unpaid leave, with protection against interference or retaliation by employers. A federal…
  • Jul 14

    New York City Bans Employers from Asking About Salary History

    New York City Bans Employers from Asking About Salary History
    The wage gap between men and women has received considerable media attention recently, and new legislation is attempting to improve conditions. Federal law prohibits disparate pay based on gender, but it leaves several loopholes. A new law in…
  • Jul 10

    NLRB Judge Rules in Favor of Workers in Wrongful Termination Claim

    NLRB Judge Rules in Favor of Workers in Wrongful Termination Claim
    Federal labor law, primarily through the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), protects the right of employees to engage in various activities related to organizing for the purpose of collective bargaining. This includes actions directly…
Rank this Week: 1400

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/
  • Jul 20

    On Bill 148′s Labour Relations Act Reforms, Little to Get Excited Over

    On Bill 148′s Labour Relations Act Reforms, Little to Get Excited Over
    After much fanfare and public consultation, the Changing Workplaces Review was released in May 2017.   Some 150 pages of that report was devoted to the Labour Relations Act and the mission of reinventing collective bargaining…
  • Jul 12

    Vacuousness of CSR on Display in Loblaws’ Victory in Rana Plaza Class Action Lawsuit

    Vacuousness of CSR on Display in Loblaws’ Victory in Rana Plaza Class Action Lawsuit
    Last week, Justice Paul Perell, my former Property Law prof, dismissed a $2 billion class action lawsuit filed against Loblaws and Joe Fresh by victims of the infamous Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh.  The outcome is not a great…
  • Jun 29

    The First Labour Law Research Network Festive in Prince Edward County is a Wrap

    The First Labour Law Research Network Festive in Prince Edward County is a Wrap
    I spent this week at the premier labour law conference in the world organized by the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN), and this year the conference was held in my home town Toronto at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law after previous…
Rank this Week: 1254

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Jul 20

    No Certification Where Loss of Data Prevents Class Identification

    No Certification Where Loss of Data Prevents Class Identification
    Junk fax case presents opportunities for some employment cases Identifying potential class members is not an issue in most employment cases, as the employer likely has any number of employment records for each of the claimants, including…
  • Jul 18

    Massachusetts District Court Denies Certification for Claims of Unpaid Meal Break

    Massachusetts District Court Denies Certification for Claims of Unpaid Meal Break
    It has become almost part of the plaintiff playbook to bring wage and hour claims despite lawful employer policies by claiming some sort of “class-wide” policy of deviating from those policies. Sadly, this tactic works at least as…
  • Jul 14

    California Supreme Court Denies Sequenced Discovery in Representative PAGA Action

    California Supreme Court Denies Sequenced Discovery in Representative PAGA Action
    On July 13, 2017, the California Supreme Court rejected lower court holdings that limited an employee’s ability to secure statewide employee contact and employment information in a representative PAGA action, when the plaintiff only…
Rank this Week: 1481

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
  • Jul 20

    BioAxone BioSciences Peer-Reviewed Research Article Published in Frontiers Journal Serie

    BioAxone BioSciences Peer-Reviewed Research Article Published in Frontiers Journal Serie
    Firm client BioAxone BioSciences announced that its peer-reviewed research article on axon regeneration was published in Frontiers Journal Series, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. The article “MAG, Myelin and Overcoming Growth…
  • Jul 13

    MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter

    MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter
    The latest edition of our M&A Today Newsletter is published! Articles include: An Overview of the Golden Parachute Payment Rules Top Considerations – Sale of Company M&A Non-disclosure Agreements: Drafting Considerations for…
  • Jul 5

    Corporate Attorney Shannon Zollo Explains In-House Counsel’s Role in Due Diligence

    Corporate Attorney Shannon Zollo Explains In-House Counsel’s Role in Due Diligence
    In Corporate Counsel’s article “10 Uber In-House Attorneys Saw Due Diligence Report in Battle With Alphabet“, Shannon Zollo comments on the role of in-house counsel in the due diligence process. The article discusses a due…
Rank this Week: 1313

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jul 20

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry
    In September 2016, this blog noted that analysts were predicting higher levels of M&A activity in the marijuana industry. Early last month, we commented that the launch of several Canadian marijuana “streaming” companies…
  • Jul 19

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off
    The value of Canadian M&A activity in the first half of 2017 was the highest in a decade, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. The approximately $132 billion in total transaction value is the highest since the first half of 2007,…
  • Jul 17

    Investment Canada Act update: new thresholds and national security in the new

    Investment Canada Act update: new thresholds and national security in the new
    Threshold now $1 billion As a result of recent amendments, most direct acquisitions of control of a Canadian company now only require prior approval of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development under the Investment Canada…
Rank this Week: 1126

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/
  • Jul 19

    Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program Aims to Help Save Time and Money

    Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program Aims to Help Save Time and Money
    Two of the most common complaints I hear as a litigation attorney are “why is it so expensive” and “why does it take so long.” Part of the answer to both questions are the procedural rules for discovery which often end…
  • Jul 17

    Property Tax Reassessments – School Districts Increased Their Millage Rate

    Property Tax Reassessments – School Districts Increased Their Millage Rate
    Lancaster Online recently discussed the property tax rates for the 2018-19 tax year for all Lancaster County school districts. Since your school tax is usually much larger than the municipal and county tax, the increase in the school tax rate…
  • Jun 29

    Is your Estate Planning Ready for Summer Vacation?

    Is your Estate Planning Ready for Summer Vacation?
    As summer vacation hits its peak, we sometimes start thinking about estate planning before we board the plane for that long-awaited getaway.  We’ve put it off for one reason or another but is it time to just take care of it? …
Rank this Week: 1326

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/
  • Jul 19

    Social Media Content Key for Non-Solicit Violations – Employment Law This Week

    Social Media Content Key for Non-Solicit Violations – Employment Law This Week
    Featured on Employment Law This Week – An Illinois appellate court weighs in on social media and solicitation. The case involved a defendant who sent LinkedIn connection requests to three former coworkers, even though he had signed…
  • Jul 19

    New York Federal Judge Declines to Enforce Employee Non-Solicit Clause

    New York Federal Judge Declines to Enforce Employee Non-Solicit Clause
    In a very thorough analysis following a 3 day Preliminary Injunction hearing Judge Jed Rakoff declined to issue injunctive relief to a former employer seeking to enjoin four former employees and their new employer from competing or from…
  • Jul 6

    New Changes to Nevada’s Noncompete Law

    New Changes to Nevada’s Noncompete Law
    Nevada employers be advised: on June 3, 2017, Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law Assembly Bill 276, which amends Chapter 613 of the Nevada Revised Statutes and sets forth a new framework in which noncompetes are evaluated. The amended…
Rank this Week: 1402

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Jul 17

    Pension Plan Sponsors – When “De-Risking”, Select Annuity Providers With Care

    Pension Plan Sponsors – When “De-Risking”, Select Annuity Providers With Care
    Employer-sponsored retirement plans come in many varieties. For example, under 401(k) and other defined contribution plans, employees and, often, employers may make specific contributions to an employee’s plan account throughout the…
  • Jul 17

    Who Should Eye Your I-9s?

    Who Should Eye Your I-9s?
    Our readers should be well aware that every newly-hired employee in the United States must complete a Form I-9 and present supporting documentation confirming their ability to legally work in the job they are being hired into. A Form I-9 has…
  • Jul 10

    Be Careful When Firing an Employee Who Is Out On Workers’ Compensation

    Be Careful When Firing an Employee Who Is Out On Workers’ Compensation
    Handling workers’ compensation claims can present a number of challenges, such as determining whether an injury is work-related and evaluating back-to-work accommodation requests. Another challenge arises when you consider terminating…
Rank this Week: 1187

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 15

    Will Workers Compensation Cover My Knee Replacement Surgery?

    Will Workers Compensation Cover My Knee Replacement Surgery?
    If you’ve suffered a knee injury at work, it can cause you a lot of serious problems and make it difficult to perform your job.   If you have suffered a knee injury, you may find it hard to walk and it could prevent you from…
  • Jul 14

    Skin Problems – a Major Workplace Hazard – St. Louis Work Injury

    Skin Problems – a Major Workplace Hazard – St. Louis Work Injury
    Skin exposure to chemicals is one of the biggest problems from an occupational safety perspective. While most people believe that respiratory disorders are the most common occupational illness, the reality is that each year, more skin…
  • Jul 13

    What is the Difference Between Permanent and Temporary Disability?

    What is the Difference Between Permanent and Temporary Disability?
    A disability is an impairment that prevents you from performing work-related tasks. In order to claim workers compensation benefits for your disability, you will need to prove that you are mentally or physically impaired. You’ll also…
Rank this Week: 1190

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: 1489

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Probate and Long Term Health Care

    Probate and Long Term Health Care
    Most seniors do their best to prepare for the unfortunate, inevitable, outcome that one day they will pass away.  They create their will, and with painstaking detail allocate their hard-earned money and assets to spouses, children,…
  • May 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
  • May 22

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning
    Is Equal Fair with Estate Planning? Most of our clients want to treat their children fairly and equally.  Splitting assets equally among the children may be easy, but is it fair? When dividing assets, it is often important to determine…
Rank this Week: 1253

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

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

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1401

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    New Jersey’s Statue of Frauds Limits Oral Contract

    New Jersey’s Statue of Frauds Limits Oral Contract
    As a general rule, oral contacts in New Jersey are enforceable – not that they are recommended; indeed.  Our attorneys, we always recommend that contracts be in writing because they are easier to prove and leave less room for…
  • Jun 21

    Appeals from Psychological Disqualifications of Applicants for Law Enforcement or Firefighter Position

    Appeals from Psychological Disqualifications of Applicants for Law Enforcement or Firefighter Position
    Under New Jersey’s Civil Service System, hiring and advancement are required to be based on merit.  In a civil service jurisdiction, taking the civil service test is just the first step in the process of obtaining a position as a…
  • Jun 19

    Contractual and Quasi-Contractual Remedies Under New Jersey Business Law

    Contractual and Quasi-Contractual Remedies Under New Jersey Business Law
    Representing parties negotiating contracts and litigating over breach of contracts are some of our attorneys’ main practice areas.  New Jersey contract law recognizes both contracts and “quasi-contracts.”  This…
Rank this Week: 1391

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

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

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1125

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://fashioncounsel.com
  • Jun 7

    The Past Is Not Necessarily Prologue: New York City Bans Probes Into Salary History

    The Past Is Not Necessarily Prologue: New York City Bans Probes Into Salary History
    Following a recent trend that started in Massachusetts and the City of Philadelphia, New York City has become the latest jurisdiction to ban employers from inquiring about salary history for applicants. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Intro.…
  • Jun 6

    It’s Predictable: New York City Bans On-Call Scheduling

    It’s Predictable: New York City Bans On-Call Scheduling
    On May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law Bill 1387-A, which prohibits covered retail employers from engaging in so-called “on-call scheduling,” a practice that is very common and in many cases critical…
  • Jun 6

    It’s Predictable: New York City Bans On-Call Scheduling

    It’s Predictable: New York City Bans On-Call Scheduling
    On May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law Bill 1387-A, which prohibits covered retail employers from engaging in so-called “on-call scheduling,” a practice that is very common and in many cases critical…
Rank this Week: 1167

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

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

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
  • Feb 16

    Eleventh Circuit Widens Circuit Split on Accommodation Issue

    Eleventh Circuit Widens Circuit Split on Accommodation Issue
    Consider the following scenario: Because of a disability an employee is unable to perform an essential function of his or her current position and there is no reasonable accommodation that will enable the employee to remain in that position.…
  • Feb 15

    The Third Circuit Goes Its Own Way on ADEA Disparate Impact Claim

    The Third Circuit Goes Its Own Way on ADEA Disparate Impact Claim
    The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects from discrimination of employees who are at least 40 years of age. Recently, in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit departed…
  • Feb 6

    Philadelphia Adopts Wage Equity Ordinance

    Philadelphia Adopts Wage Equity Ordinance
    On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed the Wage Equity Bill into law. The new law, influenced by the Massachusetts pay equity law, makes it unlawful for Philadelphia employers and employment agencies to ask about an…
Rank this Week: 1425

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1175

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Covers non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure provisions in employment agreements. By the Frith Law Firm.

http://virginianoncompete.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC
    Had a great weekend in Tennessee with new friends.Met a hospital administrator from Ohio who told me his facility did not have non-compete agreements for physician employees because they thought taking care of their employees would be a…
  • Jan 10

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL
    I ran across this article this morning and it is excellent. Read it. Enjoy it. Attorney Michael Elkon, member of Fisher & Phillips, a large law firm with a National presence, explains why College football coaches can pick up and move, while…
  • Jan 9

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY
    Imagine a divorce. The bad kind where people would rather fight than be reasonable. The kind where the only people who win are the attorneys because the financial cost of litigation, coupled with the emotional drain of battle wear the parties…
Rank this Week: 1345

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

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

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Can you put your retirement plan on autopilot?

    Can you put your retirement plan on autopilot?
    Consider a typical retirement plan sponsored by a private employer. The employer is a fiduciary to the plan along with employees who individually serve as trustees or members of the plan’s investment or retirement committee. The…
  • Jul 11

    Timely reminder why an ERISA fidelity bond is necessary

    Timely reminder why an ERISA fidelity bond is necessary
    July 31st, is of course, the due date (unless extended) for calendar year ERISA plans required to file Form 5500 for the 2016 plan year. And, as in the past, there will be many plan sponsors who must indicate on the 5500 they have outdated…
  • Jul 10

    Non-ERISA 403(b) plans must walk a fine line to avoid losing the ERISA exemption

    Non-ERISA 403(b) plans must walk a fine line to avoid losing the ERISA exemption
    Last month’s Supreme Court decision, Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, upholding ERISA exemption for church-affiliated pension plans was a reminder that not all benefit plans are subject to ERISA. Indeed, non-profit employers…
Rank this Week: 1851

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers pension plans, 401(k) plans, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. By National Benefit Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Can you put your retirement plan on autopilot?

    Can you put your retirement plan on autopilot?
    Consider a typical retirement plan sponsored by a private employer. The employer is a fiduciary to the plan along with employees who individually serve as trustees or members of the plan’s investment or retirement committee. The…
  • Jul 11

    Timely reminder why an ERISA fidelity bond is necessary

    Timely reminder why an ERISA fidelity bond is necessary
    July 31st, is of course, the due date (unless extended) for calendar year ERISA plans required to file Form 5500 for the 2016 plan year. And, as in the past, there will be many plan sponsors who must indicate on the 5500 they have outdated…
  • Jul 10

    Non-ERISA 403(b) plans must walk a fine line to avoid losing the ERISA exemption

    Non-ERISA 403(b) plans must walk a fine line to avoid losing the ERISA exemption
    Last month’s Supreme Court decision, Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, upholding ERISA exemption for church-affiliated pension plans was a reminder that not all benefit plans are subject to ERISA. Indeed, non-profit employers…
Rank this Week: 2217

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/
  • Jul 20

    Guide Published to Assist in The Development of Effective Anti-Harassment Program

    Guide Published to Assist in The Development of Effective Anti-Harassment Program
    Our colleagues Katrina J. Walasik and Amy B. Messigian, at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Health Employment and Labor blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the technology industry: “DFEH Publishes Materials…
  • Jul 6

    Freelance Isn’t Free Act Guidelines Published

    Freelance Isn’t Free Act Guidelines Published
    Our colleagues Nancy L. Gunzenhauser, Marc-Joseph Gansah, and Corben J. Green at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Retail Labor and Employment Law blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the technology industry:…
  • Jun 19

    HR Tech and People Analytics: An Interview with Howard Gerver, President and Founder HR Best Practice

    HR Tech and People Analytics: An Interview with Howard Gerver, President and Founder HR Best Practice
    Howard Gerver is a self-proclaimed human capital data geek.  His “day job” specializes in finding innovative and practical ways to save money by identifying “golden nuggets” mined from Big HR Data sets, such…
Rank this Week: 1841

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 20

    New Harassment Checklists from the EEOC

    New Harassment Checklists from the EEOC
    A year ago, I wrote about a report from an EEOC Task Force on risk factors for workplace harassment. Well the Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace continues studying away and has issued some new materials.…
  • Jul 14

    9th Circuit Lets Employee Sue Employer’s Lawyer for Retaliation

    9th Circuit Lets Employee Sue Employer’s Lawyer for Retaliation
    There’s a saying that “Bad facts make bad law.” At least that’s the way I was taught it. A different version: “Hard cases make bad law” has its own Wikipedia entry. While the wording is different, the…
  • Jul 13

    Lessons from France’s “Right to Disconnect”

    Lessons from France’s “Right to Disconnect”
    Summer is the time for vacations, and with that comes the stress of balancing work pressures while out of the office. Many employees prefer not to take vacations when the alternative is trying to conduct work from a cell phone on the beach.…
Rank this Week: 1496

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Jul 19

    20 Month Wrongful Dismissal Award for Employee Upheld

    20 Month Wrongful Dismissal Award for Employee Upheld
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The Ontario Court of Appeal has released several wrongful dismissal decisions over the past few months.  It has also released some…
  • Jul 15

    SCC: Unjust Dismissal: Big Win for Employee

    SCC: Unjust Dismissal: Big Win for Employee
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The Supreme Court of Canada has issued a landmark employment law decision.  The case of Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada focused on the…
  • Jun 10

    CBC Fires Evan Solomon for Conflict of Interest: Just Cause?

    CBC Fires Evan Solomon for Conflict of Interest: Just Cause?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The CBC continues to provide wonderful material for Canadian employment lawyers.  Its very public employment disputes are fascinating case…
Rank this Week: 1905

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

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

    Medical Marijuana: When a Positive Drug Test may not be Grounds to Fire an Employee

    Medical Marijuana: When a Positive Drug Test may not be Grounds to Fire an Employee
    In a portentous opinion, Massachusetts’ highest court held that a medical marijuana patient terminated for failing a drug screening could state a claim for disability discrimination against her employer.  Because many states’…
  • Jul 12

    Will Paid Family Leave Become the Law of the Land?

    Will Paid Family Leave Become the Law of the Land?
    Included in President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal is a request for funding a paid leave program.  The program would require $19 billion from the budget and would provide that employees were entitled to 6 weeks of paid leave from…
  • Jun 30

    Arizona Sick Leave Law Goes in Effect July 1st: Are you ready?

    Arizona Sick Leave Law Goes in Effect July 1st: Are you ready?
    In November, voters in Arizona approved a ballot initiative that would require employers to provide paid sick leave.  The law goes into effect tomorrow. Under the law, Arizona employers with less than 15 employees will have to provide up…
Rank this Week: 1571

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Jul 19

    New National Origin Discrimination Regs: FEHC Hears Public Comment

    New National Origin Discrimination Regs: FEHC Hears Public Comment
    Seyfarth Synopsis: On July 17, 2017, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) heard public comments on its proposed regulations covering national origin discrimination under the FEHA. Discussion centered on employer-imposed…
  • Jul 13

    California Peculiarities Employment Law Readers: Cast Your Vote in the ABA’s Web 100 Competition!

    California Peculiarities Employment Law Readers: Cast Your Vote in the ABA’s Web 100 Competition!
    Voting is open for the American Bar Association’s annual 100 Best Legal Blawgs competition, though this year the contest is a “Web 100” and will include websites and social media along with legal blogs. We hope you will cast…
  • Jul 12

    Need Cool Relief From Summer Heat? Try a Refreshing Handbook Update!

    Need Cool Relief From Summer Heat? Try a Refreshing Handbook Update!
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Although there’s no right or wrong time to do a handbook update, we recommend them annually. Might as well take the opportunity when operations are typically slower, summertime, to give your handbook a shine.…
Rank this Week: 1539

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/
  • Jul 19

    Buca di Beppo Cheated Workers Out of Wages, According to Wage Theft Lawsuit

    Buca di Beppo Cheated Workers Out of Wages, According to Wage Theft Lawsuit
    A wage theft lawsuit claims the Times Square location of Buca di Beppo, a nationwide Italian restaurant, failed to pay its workers minimum wages and overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New…
  • Jul 12

    SUBWAY Restaurant Settles Overtime Pay Lawsuit

    SUBWAY Restaurant Settles Overtime Pay Lawsuit
    A SUBWAY restaurant located in Times Square has paid $42,500 to a sandwich preparer to settle a lawsuit alleging that the popular sandwich chain did not pay him overtime pay, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor…
  • Jul 10

    Bojangles’ Assistant Managers Sue for Overtime

    Bojangles’ Assistant Managers Sue for Overtime
    Two assistant managers who worked at a North Carolina Bojangles’ restaurant are suing the famous southern food chain for failing to pay them overtime.  The assistant managers argue that they were not actually managers and spent…
Rank this Week: 2041

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/
Rank this Week: 1837

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Jul 18

    Trend Alert: Closing the Wage Gap

    Trend Alert: Closing the Wage Gap
    In 2015, women earned 80% of what men earned, according to the United States Census Bureau.  The disparity is even more prevalent for women of color.  But California has taken steps to close the wage gap, including amendments to the…
  • Jul 12

    Tips from the Table: Preparing for Factfinding

    Tips from the Table: Preparing for Factfinding
    We are excited to continue our video series – Tips from the Table. In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented…
  • Jul 11

    Legislation to Watch: California Rules on Government Ethic

    Legislation to Watch: California Rules on Government Ethic
    In the first half of 2017, some two-dozen bills have been introduced in the State Legislature with the potential to impact laws regulating government ethics, transparency, and political activity.  Legislation proposed in the State…
Rank this Week: 2198

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jul 18

    Third Circuit on Hostile Work Environment (Is one "n-word" enough?)

    Third Circuit on Hostile Work Environment (Is one "n-word" enough?)
    Last week, the Third Circuit issued a precedential opinion in Castleberry v. STI Group. It's an interesting opinion, on appeal from a dismissal at the pleadings stage, on the legal standard for hostile work environment claims.One issue is…
  • Jul 7

    PA Supreme Court: Terminated employees do not have the right to view personnel file

    PA Supreme Court: Terminated employees do not have the right to view personnel file
    Under Pennsylvania's Personnel Files Act:An employer shall, at reasonable times, upon request of an employee, permit that employee or an agent designated by the employee to inspect his or her own personnel files used to determine his or her…
  • Jul 6

    DOL finally states its position in overtime regulation litigation

    DOL finally states its position in overtime regulation litigation
    Welp, we finally have the long-awaited reply brief from the Department of Labor in the overtime regulation litigation (HT: Wage & Hour Litigation Blog). What's their position?The Department has decided not to advocate for the specific…
Rank this Week: 1517

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Jul 17

    Revised I-9 available for employer

    Revised I-9 available for employer
    USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The revised I-9 was released on July 17, 2017, and employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through…
  • Jul 14

    1.45 million reasons why employers in Southern California need to pay special attention to local wage and hour law

    1.45 million reasons why employers in Southern California need to pay special attention to local wage and hour law
    The City of Los Angeles recently assessed Carl’s Jr. Restaurants $1.45 million in fines for violation of the City’s minimum wage law ordinance.  The City sought these penalties against Carl’s Jr. for allegedly failing…
  • Jul 7

    Five reminders for minimum wage increases in July 2017

    Five reminders for minimum wage increases in July 2017
    Happy Friday!  This Friday’s Five, I discuss five issues California employers should consider given the minimum wage increase that took effect in many Southern California cities and counties on July 1, 2017. The post Five reminders…
Rank this Week: 1956

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jul 16

    More employee benefits on the horizon for Canadian

    More employee benefits on the horizon for Canadian
    by Hannah Roskey 2017 may be remembered as a year of significant changes in matters of labor and employment across Canada. Several jurisdictions are amending their labor and employment regimes, including the federal government. With the…
  • Jul 9

    IRCC launches Global Skills Strategy to aid in hiring highly skilled workers outside of Canada

    IRCC launches Global Skills Strategy to aid in hiring highly skilled workers outside of Canada
    by Andres Miguel Pareja The Canadian government recognizes that when companies can thrive and grow, they create more jobs. In an attempt to help innovative companies grow, flourish, and create jobs for Canadians, Immigration, Refugees and…
  • Jun 25

    Discipline for drug use justified in safety-sensitive workplace

    Discipline for drug use justified in safety-sensitive workplace
    by Rosalind H. Cooper A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corp., 2017 SCC 30, has confirmed that employers have the ability to take disciplinary action against employees for drug and alcohol use in…
Rank this Week: 2127

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Covers employment law, and wage and hour regulations. By Foster Pepper PLLC.

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Jul 14

    Washington State To Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave

    Washington State To Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave
    Bipartisan efforts led to the passage of a paid family and medical leave law, signed by Governor Inslee on July 6. Washington is one of only a handful of states to offer such a program. The paid leave will be funded through weekly paycheck…
  • Jul 14

    Washington Fine Dining Restaurant’s Unpaid Apprenticeship Program Targeted by U.S. Department of Labor

    Washington Fine Dining Restaurant’s Unpaid Apprenticeship Program Targeted by U.S. Department of Labor
    With assistance from Rose McCarty The Willow’s Inn, Washington’s most expensive restaurant, recently agreed to pay nearly $150,000 in back pay and penalties after a Department of Labor investigation revealed entry-level employees…
  • May 10

    Materials Available: Seattle Ordinances Affecting Employers – Hear From the City

    Materials Available: Seattle Ordinances Affecting Employers – Hear From the City
    On May 4, 2017, attorneys from the Foster Pepper Employment & Labor group hosted a seminar/webinar titled “Seattle Ordinances Affecting Employers – Hear From the City.” The seminar featured Foster Pepper attorneys and…
Rank this Week: 1597

McCormack & Erlich Blog

McCormack & Erlich Blog

Covers employment law.

http://mcelawfirm.com/articles/
  • Jul 14

    DoorDash to pay delivery workers $5 million in misclassification lawsuit

    DoorDash to pay delivery workers $5 million in misclassification lawsuit
    As on-demand food delivery services such as GrubHub and UberEats grow in popularity, their business practices are coming under increasing scrutiny, often accompanied by legal trouble. One such company is DoorDash, which was hit with…
  • Jul 7

    Former line cook files sexual harassment lawsuit against San Francisco restaurant

    Former line cook files sexual harassment lawsuit against San Francisco restaurant
    Despite recent progress to improve what is often a difficult workplace environment for women, stories about sexual harassment and discrimination in the restaurant industry continue to appear in the media. In a recent case, a […]
  • Jun 29

    Misclassified Kaiser hospital workers awarded $500,000 in overtime lawsuit

    Misclassified Kaiser hospital workers awarded $500,000 in overtime lawsuit
    California hospital housekeepers recently emerged victorious in an overtime class action lawsuit filed against their employers, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and hospital services company Xanitos. A federal judge approved a $500,000 settlement…
Rank this Week: 2150

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies How to Prove Disability Discrimination

    New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies How to Prove Disability Discrimination
    Earlier this week, the New Jersey Supreme Court clarified how to determine whether an employer fired an employee because of a disability in violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”). Maryanne Grande, RN,…
  • Jun 22

    Four Rabner Baumgart Attorneys Named New Jersey Super Lawyer

    Four Rabner Baumgart Attorneys Named New Jersey Super Lawyer
    Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that four of our employment lawyers once again have been selected to be included on the New Jersey Super Lawyers list in 2017. Specifically, Elliot M. Baumgart…
  • Jun 15

    Who Can Be Liable Under New York’s Anti-Discrimination Law?

    Who Can Be Liable Under New York’s Anti-Discrimination Law?
    A recent employment discrimination case makes it clear that the primary factor to determine who is an “employer” under the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”) law is whether the party has the power to control…
Rank this Week: 1727

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: 1901

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1575

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

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

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Can I Fire An Employee If Their Ex Threatens The Boss?

    Can I Fire An Employee If Their Ex Threatens The Boss?
    I was asked this question by a friend asking on behalf of someone else and thought the answer might be useful here. Question: An employee has become involved with multiple abusive men, who then end up calling the office and…
  • Jul 7

    Former Employer's Attorney Can Be Liable For Despicable Retaliation

    Former Employer's Attorney Can Be Liable For Despicable Retaliation
    In a case that has the management-side bar moaning and groaning, the 9th Circuit held that an attorney who set up an ICE deportation sting against a client's former employee could be held personally liable for retaliation. As if it weren't…
  • Jun 30

    Access The Ex-Boss's Email? Better Like Wearing Orange

    Access The Ex-Boss's Email? Better Like Wearing Orange
    In yet another example of the criminalization of employment law, a Tesla engineer was just convicted and placed on probation for accessing his ex-boss's email. On top of 5 years of probation, he has to provide restitution to the company,…
Rank this Week: 2143

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: 1855

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 2152