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The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

Covers North Carolina workers compensation and employment law. By Pattersn Harkavy LLP.

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional
    Yesterday, Judge Hobgood issued an order putting into effect his prior ruling enjoining the repeal of teacher tenure in North Carolina.  The ruling rolls back the General Assembly’s attempt to retroactively eliminate public school…
  • May 21

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action
    On Thursday, May 15, thousands of fast food workers across the globe went on strike for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union without fear of retaliation. They were joined by fast food workers in nearly a…
  • May 16

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 882

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

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

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

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job

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

    Hello world!

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

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

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job
    embaPub="6e3197aae95c2ff8fcab35cb730f6a86";Introduction As a job applicant notified of a phone interview, you have just survived the culling of the herd by resume screeners, taking you one step closer to your goal of a job offer. It is…
Rank this Week: 837

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

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

    Webinar on Consequences of Misclassifying Independent Contractor

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

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

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

    City of San Mateo Adopts Higher Minimum Wage

    City of San Mateo Adopts Higher Minimum Wage
    Last week, the City of San Mateo adopted a minimum wage ordinance which requires annual increases beginning January 1, 2017. Local minimum wage ordinance are part of a growing statewide trend. San Mateo’s adopted minimum wage…
Rank this Week: 936

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, LLP.

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

    Uber Faces Setback in Independent Contractor Litigation; Court Rejects Proposed $100M Settlement

    Uber Faces Setback in Independent Contractor Litigation; Court Rejects Proposed $100M Settlement
    Owen H. Laird, Esq. As we have previously discussed, Uber, the multi-billion dollar company behind the eponymous smartphone taxi app, is in a long-term dispute with its drivers over benefits and pay.  This dispute stems from Uber’s…
  • Aug 19

    American Bar Association Votes to Prohibit Discrimination

    American Bar Association Votes to Prohibit Discrimination
    Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. On August 8, 2016, the American Bar Association (“ABA”) voted at its 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco to prohibit discrimination and harassment in the practice of law. The ABA’s House of Delegates…
  • Aug 17

    “Equal Play, Equal Pay”: U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Fights for Equal Compensation

    “Equal Play, Equal Pay”: U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Fights for Equal Compensation
    Lev Craig Last week, we reported on groundbreaking equal pay legislation that was recently passed in Massachusetts. Yesterday, the U.S. women’s soccer team played their last match of the 2016 Olympics, but are still competing for equal…
Rank this Week: 926

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 22

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break

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

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

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

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method
    Rosalind Dixon & David Landau, Transnational Constitutionalism and a Limited Doctrine of Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment, 13 Int’l J. Const. L. 606 (2015).Hoi KongRosalind Dixon and David Landau’s Transnational…
Rank this Week: 944

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 893

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/
  • Aug 16

    Benefit Plan Regulators Have Been Busy – Very Busy

    Benefit Plan Regulators Have Been Busy – Very Busy
    Benefit plan regulators were active in the period leading up to the Federal government’s June 30 fiscal year-end. Significant new rules and regulations were proposed for retirement plans, deferred compensation plans and group health…
  • Aug 16

    Inside the Cash Balance Plan Black Box

    Inside the Cash Balance Plan Black Box
    In the world of science and engineering, a black box is a device, system or object which can be viewed solely in terms of its input and output without the user knowing how it works. In our ERISA world,  a Cash Balance plan be a black box…
  • Aug 8

    Pension Plans Continue to Enjoy Double Digit Annual Growth – Cash Balance Plans That I

    Pension Plans Continue to Enjoy Double Digit Annual Growth – Cash Balance Plans That I
    Cash Balance plans continue their impressive growth rate. Accordingly to the 2016 Cash Balance Research Report recently published by Kravitz, Inc., the number of new Cash Balance plans increased by 19% with assets increasing to $1 Trillion.…
Rank this Week: 891

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed
    A basic tenet of American employment law is that employment is at will, meaning that the employer can set the conditions of employment as long as it is not otherwise illegal.A Georgia businessman who provides aviation insurance has a new one:…
  • Feb 19

    Mandatory Arbitration and the Supreme Court - The First of Potentially Many New Day

    Mandatory Arbitration and the Supreme Court - The First of Potentially Many New Day
    As Justice Scalia''s body lies in state in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court this morning, my eye was caught by the first headline in today's Employment Law 360.The headline and lead:5th Circ. Starts Clock For NLRB Appeal Of Murphy Oil…
  • Oct 21

    40 Years at the Bar

    40 Years at the Bar
    I can’t honestly say what I anticipated 40 years ago today when I came to Austin to be sworn in as a member of the Texas state bar. But it is unlikely that I could have anticipated all the twists and turns, both professionally and…
Rank this Week: 968

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 1096

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Aug 22

    Contract Overreaching and the DC Circuit's Quicken Loans Decision

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

    The "Access and Opportunity" Argument and Evidentiary Burden

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

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

    Bad-Faith in Trade Secrets Litigation and the "Access and Opportunity" Argument
    Admittedly, one of my go-to topics is bad faith in the context of trade secrets litigation - if for no other reason than I've seen it time and again in my experience representing defendants.Most of the rich, intelligently discussed bad faith…
Rank this Week: 1024

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: 1080

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

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

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

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

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

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

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

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

    Famous Oklahoma Restaurant Pay Workers $52,000 for FLSA Violation
    A U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation found that Junior’s Supper Club, an Oklahoma City fine dining institution open since 1973, violated the minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair…
Rank this Week: 1048

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Aug 17

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

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

    Direct contracting could help physician

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

    Plan Fiduciaries, Lawyers Nailed For Ret

    Plan Fiduciaries, Lawyers Nailed For Ret
    Plan Fiduciaries, Lawyers Nailed For Retaliation Against ERISA Whistleblowers http://ow.ly/Wjka302PupBFiled under: Uncategorized
Rank this Week: 1046

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

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

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

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

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

    Connecticut and Rhode Island Enact Statutes Restricting Physician Non-Compete

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

    No New Non-Compete Law for Massachusetts in 2016

    No New Non-Compete Law for Massachusetts in 2016
    David J. Clark The Massachusetts legislature ended its 2015-2106 session on July 31, 2016, and lawmakers did not pass new legislation regarding non-compete agreements before doing so. For the last few years, numerous efforts have been made in…
Rank this Week: 1093

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1095

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 15

    New York FMLA Lawyer Discusses Retaliation and Interference Case

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

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

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

    NY Department of Labor Audit Overview and Defense

    NY Department of Labor Audit Overview and Defense
    If you are an employer in New York State, you are subject to the NY Unemployment Insurance Law except for minor exceptions. It is important to understand your obligations and responsibilities (ideally) before you are audited or sued by a…
Rank this Week: 1047

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1101

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: 1066

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

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

    Disability Discrimination Settlement $90K Against Wal-Mart

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

    Hollywood Age Discrimination Target of Bill

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

    Waitress Minimum Wage Lawsuit Targets Side Work Dutie

    Waitress Minimum Wage Lawsuit Targets Side Work Dutie
    Anyone who has ever worked in the restaurant service industry is familiar with the term, “side work.” It’s the work that servers are often required to do on top of the normal serving of tables. What many workers may not know…
Rank this Week: 1291

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

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

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

    Data: It Is Lurking Everywhere, Especially in the Shadow

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

    Wearables in the Workplace: Promise and Pitfall

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

    The EEOC Advocates for a More Diverse Technology Industry

    The EEOC Advocates for a More Diverse Technology Industry
    Throughout 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” or “Commission”) has been examining initiatives to identify and attempt to rectify a perceived lack of diversity in the workplace. The EEOC has, in…
Rank this Week: 1317

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
  • Aug 22

    What Teen Workers Need to Know About Sexual Harassment

    What Teen Workers Need to Know About Sexual Harassment
    What Teen Workers Need to Know About Sexual Harassment Company forced to pay $150,000 to settle lawsuit by underage employees Younger workers may be especially vulnerable to harassment or other unlawful treatment at work. Reason: Some…
  • Aug 15

    Workers Fired for Not Getting Well Fast Enough; Company on the Hook for $8.6 Million

    Workers Fired for Not Getting Well Fast Enough; Company on the Hook for $8.6 Million
    Workers Fired for Not Getting Well Fast Enough; Company on the Hook for $8.6 Million What workers need to know about leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act Imagine this scenario: A woman needs several months off from work to…
  • Aug 8

    The So-Called Gig Economy: When Independent Contractors Are Really Employee

    The So-Called Gig Economy: When Independent Contractors Are Really Employee
    The So-Called Gig Economy: When Independent Contractors Are Really Employees What self-employed people need to know about their rights The “gig economy” is a big topic lately, as companies look to conserve costs by…
Rank this Week: 1214

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Aug 19

    California Supreme Court agrees to review Starbucks’ de minimis defense

    California Supreme Court agrees to review Starbucks’ de minimis defense
    Douglas Troester filed suit alleging that Starbucks violated the California Labor Code by failing to pay him for short periods of time he spent closing the store.  He alleged that Starbucks failed to pay him for time spent walking out of…
  • Aug 12

    Five reminders about sexual harassment training for supervisors under California law

    Five reminders about sexual harassment training for supervisors under California law
    I’ve been conducting many harassment prevention trainings for clients during the last few weeks.  Employers in California with 50 or more workers must provide at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all…
  • Aug 10

    Seminar: Top employment law issues facing California restaurant

    Seminar: Top employment law issues facing California restaurant
    I wanted to share an opportunity for readers to attend my seminar conducted by the Restaurant Advisory Group on September 13, 2016.  The topics I’ll cover include the top five pitfalls facing California employers and how to comply…
Rank this Week: 1130

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1259

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

http://lisahome.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike
    (Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Monday said it has authorized legal action against Wal-Mart Stores Inc for allegedly retaliating against workers who participated in strikes against the company over low pay.Groups of…
  • Nov 19

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety
    OSHA is getting tough on staffing agencies that provide employers with temporary workers if they do not provide those workers with legally required safety and health training.  But, the buck doesn’t stop there: employers that use…
  • Nov 13

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation
    Calexico, CA: While it didn’t get to the point of becoming a California labor lawsuit, a California furniture distributor nonetheless agreed to pay more than $120,000 in owed overtime wages to current and former employees following…
Rank this Week: 1264

Arkansas Employment Law

Arkansas Employment Law

Covers Title VII, wage and hour, and employment law in Arkansas. By Cox & Sterling.

http://www.aremploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1311

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: 1294

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 2

    7 Things You Should Look for Before Engaging a Lawyer

    7 Things You Should Look for Before Engaging a Lawyer
    When it comes to finding the proper lawyer to fight your case, time might not be on your side. However it’s essential that you do take some time out to choose the right attorney and don’t be pushed into making any hasty choices. So how do…
Rank this Week: 1268

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: 1431

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

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

    Reining In Individual Arbitration – Ninth Circuit Rules Class Waivers Unenforceable

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

    Subway Adopts Novel Approach to Stem Wage and Hour Claim

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

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

    Ninth Circuit Grants 23(f) Review of Denial of Class Certification for Inadequate Representation
    We’re all familiar with the basic requirements of Rule 23(a), with the focus most frequently on the issues of commonality and typicality under Rules 23(a)(2) and (3). Numerosity under Rule 23(a)(1) can on occasion be an issue with…
Rank this Week: 1480

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Ninth Circuit Holds Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements Violate the National Labor Relations Act

    Ninth Circuit Holds Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements Violate the National Labor Relations Act
    A panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held 2-1 that class action waivers in arbitration agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act. In an opinion by Chief Judge Sidney Thomas, the divided panel's majority decided that the…
  • Jul 1

    Don't Wait for the $15 Minimum Wage - San Francisco's Goes Up to $13 Today!

    Don't Wait for the $15 Minimum Wage - San Francisco's Goes Up to $13 Today!
    If you know someone doing business in San Francisco, remember to let that special person know that the minimum wage goes up to $13.00 per hour effective today.  The SF minimum wage web page with access to the poster etc. is here.As of…
  • Jun 20

    Happy 10th Anniversary Shaw Valenza LLP

    Happy 10th Anniversary Shaw Valenza LLP
    Yep, lil ol' Shaw Valenza LLP is now officially lil' AND 10 years old as of 6/19. The blog is turning 10 in a week or so too. And that means it's time to thank you once again for reading and passing along to your colleagues and such.…
Rank this Week: 1361

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Aug 22

    Confused By Overtime Rules, U.S. Department of Labor Agrees to $7 Million Settlement

    Confused By Overtime Rules, U.S. Department of Labor Agrees to $7 Million Settlement
    The U.S. Department of Labor, among other things, enforces federal wage and hour laws. These include the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. When it believes employers have violated those laws, the DOL can pursue litigation…
  • Aug 11

    Top 10 Trending Issues for California HR: Come Hear Me Speak on August 29th

    Top 10 Trending Issues for California HR: Come Hear Me Speak on August 29th
    I am looking forward to the California HR Conference sponsored by PIHRA (Southern California’s SHRM) coming up on August 29-31st in Long Beach.  If you haven’t registered, take a look at the three day list of speakers…
  • Aug 10

    Mississippi Says Employers Can’t Prohibit Employees from Having Guns in Their Car

    Mississippi Says Employers Can’t Prohibit Employees from Having Guns in Their Car
    Many people are saying that this California Employment Law Blog doesn’t spend enough time discussing Mississippi law. Well today that’s going to change. On August 8, 2016, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a…
Rank this Week: 1336

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

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

    NJ Court Refuses to Enforce Employment Arbitration Agreement

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

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

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

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

    Whistleblower Law Applies Even if Employer Already Aware of Violation of Law
    A ruling opinion from the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey recognizes that an employee can be protected by New Jersey’s whistleblower law, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”), even…
Rank this Week: 1492

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Can an owner’s religious beliefs be a defense to discrimination?

    Can an owner’s religious beliefs be a defense to discrimination?
    A recent U.S. District Court decision threatens to allow employment discrimination by certain employers.  In EEOC v. Harris, a Detroit area district court judge determined that a funeral company could fire a transgender employee based on…
  • Aug 13

    Pregnancy discrimination alleged by Public Defender

    Pregnancy discrimination alleged by Public Defender
    A public defender has just filed a employment discrimination case alleging pregnancy discrimination.   According to reports, the woman asserted that she was passed over for two promotions because she was pregnant, and now is facing…
  • Jul 25

    Age Discrimination Continues To Rise

    Age Discrimination Continues To Rise
    As the workforce ages, the incidence of age discrimination has been rapidly growing. The United States Census Bureau predicts that by 2022, about 35% of the U.S. labor force will be over 50. This is a 10% increase from where it was in…
Rank this Week: 1504

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

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

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

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

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

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

    How to Make Sure the Builder’s Warranty is the Only Warranty
    Nearly all home builders and developers give some sort of warranty to their buyers.  Sometimes these warranties are limited and negotiated between the builder and the buyer.  Other builders provide a “standard” ten-year…
Rank this Week: 1460

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

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

    Firm Client TechSandBox Launches Veterans’ Technology Entrepreneurship Program

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

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute Teaming Up to Develop Diabetes Cure

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

    Employment Law Alert: Massachusetts Pay Equity Law Imposes New Restriction

    Employment Law Alert: Massachusetts Pay Equity Law Imposes New Restriction
    MBBP’s Employment Law Group just released an Employment Law Alert regarding the recent wage equality act signed in Massachusetts. On August 1st, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed, “An Act to Establish Pay Equity…
Rank this Week: 1382

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

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

    Wage and Hour Claims Surge in the Oil and Gas Industry

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

    Wage and Hour Claims Surge in the Oil and Gas Industry

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

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

    Revised EEO-1 Requirements Give EEOC New Window into Your Employment Practice
    Employers with more than 100 employees and federal contractors are probably more than familiar with the EEO-1 reporting requirements, but those requirements are about to change. On July 13, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…
Rank this Week: 1500

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

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

    Fired for Taking the Fifth: Famous Firings in History

    Fired for Taking the Fifth: Famous Firings in History
    The Department of Justice’s recent Yates Memo creates a new emphasis on individual accountability for corporate or entity wrongdoing. It also enhances the risk to corporate employees that they will need to choose between cooperating…
  • Aug 7

    A Fifth Amendment Right to Not Talk to Your Employer?

    A Fifth Amendment Right to Not Talk to Your Employer?
    An employee who is accused of participating in corporate wrongdoing can face potentially life-changing choices almost immediately. When a company learns of alleged wrongdoing, it is likely to start an internal investigation into the…
  • Jul 27

    Last Chance to Nominate Suits by Suits for the ABA Blawg 100!

    Last Chance to Nominate Suits by Suits for the ABA Blawg 100!
    Every year, the ABA Journal selects 100 of the best law blogs. It is currently accepting nominations for the 10th annual version of this list. If you enjoy reading Suits by Suits, we hope that you’ll take a few moments to nominate…
Rank this Week: 1398

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

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

    Don’t leave older workers out of retention plan

    Don’t leave older workers out of retention plan
    Employers nowadays may feel bombarded with advice on how to retain millennial employees. Those younger workers have the reputation of moving from job to job, so employers wanting to get the most from the investment they make in their youngest…
  • Aug 14

    Don’t let Confederate flags lead to interoffice civil war

    Don’t let Confederate flags lead to interoffice civil war
    by Connor Beatty While enjoying a scenic drive along the Maine coast recently, I was startled to come across a giant Confederate flag prominently displayed in a house’s front yard. Less than a week later, a client contacted our firm to…
  • Aug 14

    Premier teamwork: Soccer champs’ victory offers lessons for HR pro

    Premier teamwork: Soccer champs’ victory offers lessons for HR pro
    by Peter Lowe They were a rag-tag group of has-beens, rejects, and journeymen. They were hired at low wages and with even lower expectations. A recently fired 64-year-old Italian was hired to manage them. They enjoyed a 138-year history, yet…
Rank this Week: 1446

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

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

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
Rank this Week: 1415

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
  • Aug 8

    Pokémon – A Wake-up Call to Employers on the Importance of Electronic Use Policie

    Pokémon – A Wake-up Call to Employers on the Importance of Electronic Use Policie
    As my 11-year-old begs to borrow my mobile device to catch a Pokémon, I become one more Generation X member unwittingly joining the millions of millennials participating in an augmented reality game. For employers, Pokémon…
  • Aug 4

    Drawing the Line on Leave Policies for Employees With Disabilitie

    Drawing the Line on Leave Policies for Employees With Disabilitie
    Within the past three months, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has secured nearly $9 million from companies that have committed violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by discriminating against and…
  • Jul 28

    Pregnancy Protections Under NYC Law – Not Limited to Just “Pregnancy”

    Pregnancy Protections Under NYC Law – Not Limited to Just “Pregnancy”
    As most NYC employers have probably heard by now, in May of this year, New York City released guidance that defines violations of pregnancy protections under the NYC Human Rights Law, and provides clear(er) examples of when and how employers…
Rank this Week: 1513

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Ageism is still a huge problem in the workplace

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

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

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

    Be careful about talking politics at work

    Be careful about talking politics at work
    Election day is quickly approaching and there are already some very contentious political campaigns going on right now.  Many people, including co-workers, share a deep interest in the positions and policies of various political…
Rank this Week: 1351

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam
    Nearly three years after the launch of “Fight for 15”, a campaign aimed at boosting the minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers are enjoying some sweet success. The effort involves urging fast food workers in numerous cities around…
  • Feb 8

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam
    Nearly three years after the launch of “Fight for 15”, a campaign aimed at boosting the minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers are enjoying some sweet success. The effort involves urging fast food workers in numerous cities around…
  • Jan 16

    Tyson’s Fight Against Class Action Award Gets Cool Reception in Supreme Court

    Tyson’s Fight Against Class Action Award Gets Cool Reception in Supreme Court
    After a court ordered Tyson Foods to pay $5.8 million to workers in overtime pay in a class action suit, the food giant appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the ruling. Based on a recent hour-long argument session, say experienced…
Rank this Week: 1539

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Jan 12

    The Secret to Life

    The Secret to Life
    One of our clients shared this insight, as told to her by Cantor Maurice Falkow from Congregation Anshei Israel, now deceased. Many people had asked Cantor Falkow about the secret to life.  He always replied that there really isn’t…
  • Jun 23

    TV Is Wrong Or Why Do People Falsely Confess?

    TV Is Wrong Or Why Do People Falsely Confess?
    http://www.npr.org/2013/12/05/248968150/beyond-good-cop-bad-cop-a-look-at-real-life-interrogation
  • May 7

    Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Right

    Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Right
    This blog is a great discussion of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights.  I think I want some of these rights too. http://popehat.com/2015/04/29/cops-we-need-rights-more-than-you-citizen/
Rank this Week: 1371

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

Covers disability discrimination, Federal Workers' Compensation Act (FECA) and OPM Disability. By Eric L. Pines.

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Nov 13

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a program director who suffers from several physical and psychological medical conditions, including PTSD, spinal canal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and facet syndrome. We are…
  • Oct 30

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a contract specialist who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and adjustment disorder.  We are delighted that we were able to assist…
  • Oct 16

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a social worker who suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS).  We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we…
Rank this Week: 1421

Job Matters Blog

Job Matters Blog

Provides information for employees and consumers on their legal rights in employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://jobmatters.info
  • Aug 6

    What To Be expecting From An Auction House Transaction

    What To Be expecting From An Auction House Transaction
    When you’ve got your finances organized, and are also able to purchase cash to get a residence, a residential property auction could possibly be the strategy to progress. Real estate that have been given back because of foreclosures or…
  • Aug 3

    Modern Day Leisure More Often Than Not Involves the Internet

    Modern Day Leisure More Often Than Not Involves the Internet
    The Internet has re-structured regular daily life for folks in the last 1 / 4 regarding a hundred years as much as, and perhaps even more than electricity did with regard to an earlier age group. Everyday living plainly is altered. Due to the…
  • Aug 3

    How to Market Yourself Using Twitter

    How to Market Yourself Using Twitter
    For advertising efficiently on Facebook the concepts would be the same for a person because they are to get a company. Social networking systems like Twitter really are a helpful free system that promotes the sharing of info and material. If…
Rank this Week: 1439