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Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Nov 18

    9th Cir. Reverses Order Compelling Arbitration in TCPA Suit Against Siriu

    9th Cir. Reverses Order Compelling Arbitration in TCPA Suit Against Siriu
    Last week, the Ninth Circuit reversed a California federal court’s decision compelling individual arbitration of a putative class action alleging Sirius XM Radio violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by making…
  • Nov 13

    Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services: CA Ct. of App. Affirms Judgment for Driver Cla

    Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services: CA Ct. of App. Affirms Judgment for Driver Cla
    Last month, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the certification order by the Alameda County Superior Court which certified a class of drivers who alleged wage-and-hour violations against their employer, Oakland Port Services Corp, d/b/a…
  • Nov 4

    Employee Class Certified in Tian v. Ma Laboratorie

    Employee Class Certified in Tian v. Ma Laboratorie
    The trial judge in the Santa Clara Superior court, Judge Peter H. Kirwan, certified a class of employees who alleged that Ma Laboratories Inc. failed to pay for all “hours worked” pursuant to 8 Cal. Code Regs., § 11070(2)(G).…
Rank this Week: 1078

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Nov 3

    EEOC Sues Fed Ex for Discrimination Against Deaf Employee

    EEOC Sues Fed Ex for Discrimination Against Deaf Employee
    On October 10, 2014, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (FedEx) for its discrimination against deaf and hard-of-hearing package handlers and job applicants. The EEOC asserted that FedEx,…
  • Oct 21

    Judge Orders Microsoft to Pay $2 Million for Workplace Bullying

    Judge Orders Microsoft to Pay $2 Million for Workplace Bullying
    After 7 long years, plaintiff Michael Mercieca finally saw the court order demanding his former employer, Microsoft, to pay him $2 million for bullying him to a near breaking point. After finding the global tech giant culpable for acting…
  • Oct 6

    Ten Women Expose California Correction Official’s Tolerance of Male Prisoner Sexual Harassment Against Female Employee

    Ten Women Expose California Correction Official’s Tolerance of Male Prisoner Sexual Harassment Against Female Employee
    Ten female employees of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) filed a lawsuit in a California federal court against the CDCR for failing to address their claims of sexual harassment. The ten Plaintiffs alleged…
Rank this Week: 1104

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Covers personal injury, employment law, social security, and corporate / business law litigation.

http://blog.mesrianilaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip
    As previously reported, an Applebee’s employee was surprised upon seeing a note written in receipt that was left by the diner at the said restaurant. Apparently, as part of the restaurant’s policy, a tip has to be added…
  • Feb 7

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant
    The American singer-song writer Lady Gaga is now being sued by her personal assistant named Jennifer O’Neill for failing to pay her overtime work and for forcing her to sleep with her. Nevertheless, O’Neill confirmed that no …
  • Feb 4

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier
    After reviewing its Supplier Responsibility Progress Report for 2013, tech-giant Apple Inc. found several labor law violations committed by many of its suppliers in China. The said report highlighted its findings from the previous year among…
Rank this Week: 1090

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

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

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 20

    Is Self-Insuring the Answer? It Depends on the Question

    Is Self-Insuring the Answer? It Depends on the Question
    As we bear down on the first date of compliance with the ACA, much has been written about the benefit of shifting coverage to a self-funded plan because self-funded plans are not subject to many of the requirements of the ACA.  The…
  • Nov 13

    Can I Have A “Skinny” Plan? ACA and the Minimum Value Plan

    Can I Have A “Skinny” Plan? ACA and the Minimum Value Plan
    No question that employers have been struggling with how to satisfy the ACA requirements of offering coverage while still avoiding what is perceived to be a heavy burned financially of offering full coverage.  Some employers in this…
  • Nov 7

    Can Employers Pay for Employees in Exchanges? No.

    Can Employers Pay for Employees in Exchanges? No.
    On November 6, the DOL issued FAQ Part 22, which directly addresses some recent efforts by employers to reimburse employees for participation in the exchange through Code Section 105, or through some type of other arrangement.  Here are…
Rank this Week: 1175

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1169

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

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

    Wage Theft Continues To Plague Worker

    Wage Theft Continues To Plague Worker
    A recent article underscored the prevalence of wage theft – the failure of employers to pay workers the amount of wages they are entitled to. Addressing “wage theft” can be hard, workers often fear retaliation if they…
  • Nov 4

    Degree of Control A Central Factor In Determining Who Is An Employee v. Contractor

    Degree of Control A Central Factor In Determining Who Is An Employee v. Contractor
    Recently, several cases around the country involving strippers have highlighted a significant issue for workers in all lines of work – whether you should be classified as an independent contractor or an employee. In the latest case,…
  • Oct 28

    NCAA Sued For Wage Violation

    NCAA Sued For Wage Violation
    A new wage and hour lawsuit has been filed against the NCAA asserting violations of the Fair Labor Standard’s Act (FLSA) minimum wage provision. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court in Indianapolis by a former…
Rank this Week: 1176

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Nov 11

    A Bright Spot for Workers in Tuesday’s Dismal Election Result

    A Bright Spot for Workers in Tuesday’s Dismal Election Result
    Despite the lingering outrage and disapproval many of us have regarding the Republican victory at the polls last Tuesday, there were some major wins for workers across California and the country which should be embraced and not overlooked.…
  • Oct 30

    Unpaid TV Interns Settle Large Class Action Against NBCUniversal

    Unpaid TV Interns Settle Large Class Action Against NBCUniversal
    Last year, a federal judge in New York ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated minimum wage laws by not paying interns that worked on the set of the movie “Black Swan.”  In holding that employers could not simply avail…
  • Sep 30

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014
    [Each year, I participate in an employment/wage and hour law update put on by the Alameda County Bar Association Labor and Employment Committee.  This year, I am going to summarize some of the topics that I discussed (or wanted to…
Rank this Week: 1171

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: 1145

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
Rank this Week: 1122

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Nov 21

    Does Your Company Need Key Person Insurance?

    Does Your Company Need Key Person Insurance?
    Would your business be able to survive if one of its partners or top executives died suddenly? If you are unsure, you may want to look into “key person” insurance. While the idea may seem morbid, taking out life insurance and/or…
  • Nov 20

    FINRA Warns Firms Against Using Settlement Agreements to Muzzle Whistleblower

    FINRA Warns Firms Against Using Settlement Agreements to Muzzle Whistleblower
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently issued a regulatory notice regarding the use of confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements. It specifically reminds firms that FINRA Rule 2010 prohibits provisions that…
  • Nov 19

    Home Court Advantage: SEC’s Reliance on Administrative Procedures Drawing Criticism

    Home Court Advantage: SEC’s Reliance on Administrative Procedures Drawing Criticism
    Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has gained greater authority to bring enforcement actions via administrative proceedings. However, the SEC’s increased use…
Rank this Week: 1248

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Nov 21

    “Weakest link” is no way to run your workplace

    “Weakest link” is no way to run your workplace
    If news reports are true (and perhaps they are not), then the ex-General Manager of NBC’s Today show provides a good example of how not to treat employees. Jamie Horowitz was hired away from ESPN to save the Today show, which has fallen…
  • Nov 17

    Happy Turkey Day from the OFCCP! (not)

    Happy Turkey Day from the OFCCP! (not)
    This post is by Cara Crotty, co-chair of Constangy’s Strategic Affirmative Action Practice Group.   Once again, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs will ruin the holidays for thousands of federal contractors. The…
  • Nov 14

    Planning your workplace holiday party? Read this first!

    Planning your workplace holiday party? Read this first!
    Yeah, yeah – I know it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet, but you are planning your holiday party now, and you want answers to your burning questions while you still have time to do something about it. And, as luck would have it, I…
Rank this Week: 1229

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Nov 19

    California Appellate Court Rejects Class Action Settlement Due to Excessive Attorney Fee

    California Appellate Court Rejects Class Action Settlement Due to Excessive Attorney Fee
    Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered, so the saying goes. As we’ve noted before on Oct. 7, June 5, and Dec. 18, courts are starting to examine attorney fee awards in class action settlements much more closely, and the results often…
  • Nov 17

    California District Court Rejects Yet Another Class Settlement

    California District Court Rejects Yet Another Class Settlement
    “Another one bites the dust…” In yet another decision rejecting a settlement of an employment class action, the Northern District of California refused to approve a settlement of a wage and hour suit due to numerous…
  • Nov 6

    Ohio District Judges Puts an End to Nationwide FLSA Collective Action Brought Against Lowe’

    Ohio District Judges Puts an End to Nationwide FLSA Collective Action Brought Against Lowe’
    While we have occasionally bemoaned the lenient conditional certification standard in FLSA collective actions, as the recent case of Triggs v. Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc., No. 1:13-cv-1897 (N.D. Ohio Aug. 19, 2014) shows, not all courts…
Rank this Week: 1233

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment legal topis for Texas employers. By Russell Cawyer.

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1251

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    3 Tips for Harassment Investigation

    3 Tips for Harassment Investigation
    Investigating complaints of inappropriate workplace conduct is a difficult challenge for any number of reasons. But conducting an immediate and thorough investigation is critical to both preventing lawsuits and to avoiding liability should a…
  • Nov 3

    Three Tips for Protecting Your Electronically Stored Confidential Information

    Three Tips for Protecting Your Electronically Stored Confidential Information
    Employers, do you know what apps your employees are using?  That’s the question posed by a recent article in the WSJ.  (See Companies Don’t Know What Apps Their Employees Are Using).  My guess is that the answer to…
  • Oct 20

    A Perk of BYOD Policies at Work

    A Perk of BYOD Policies at Work
    Employers face a serious challenge when trying to prevent employees from taking confidential and proprietary information with them when they leave to join a new employer—particularly when the new employer is a competitor.  …
Rank this Week: 1200

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Oct 11

    Out and About

    Out and About
    At Crane & Staples we don’t believe in sitting at our desks waiting for the world to come to us: we like to get out and about, shake a few hands, meet some new faces and hopefully meet some old ones too.  We don’t tend to…
  • May 12

    Conciliate not Litigate

    Conciliate not Litigate
    Early Conciliation  (EC) via ACAS has now been with us for over a month, and it has been mandatory since 6th May for all new disputes to be referred to ACAS before an Employment Tribunal claim can be commenced.  ACAS will, for free,…
  • May 7

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure
    Last Wednesday  my firm hosted the second in our series of events aimed at employers and how they can protect their businesses by following the correct processes and procedures in employment law.  We were delighted to welcome…
Rank this Week: 1265

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: 1220

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Nov 21

    Employers await effects of Executive Order on immigration

    Employers await effects of Executive Order on immigration
    While political wrangling over President Barack Obama’s newest Executive Order rages, employers need to understand the impact the immigration order will have on their workplaces. Obama announced what he’s calling the Immigration…
  • Nov 12

    Rochester ban-the-box law to take effect November 18

    Rochester ban-the-box law to take effect November 18
    by Edward O. Sweeney Rochester, New York, will become the latest city to restrict employers’ ability to ask applicants about their criminal history when its ban-the-box ordinance takes effect November 18. Since many employers are…
  • Nov 7

    New circuit ruling complicates same-sex marriage issue

    New circuit ruling complicates same-sex marriage issue
    The issue of how employers should handle same-sex marriage got a bit murkier November 6 as a divided appeals court panel broke with rulings from four other U.S. circuit courts of appeals by upholding state bans on same-sex marriage. A…
Rank this Week: 1349

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Communicating and Enforcing Your Company Policie

    Communicating and Enforcing Your Company Policie
    Your small business has a carefully drafted employee handbook. Are your employees actually reading it? A handbook is only helpful if your employees actually read and understand the policies inside. I recall a former employer of mine actually…
  • Oct 31

    Family-Friendly Policies You Can Implement without Breaking the Bank (SMB)

    Family-Friendly Policies You Can Implement without Breaking the Bank (SMB)
    Companies with happy employees generally have high productivity and profits. There are also other benefits of employing happy employees. Higher employee morale improves a company’s reputation, making it easier for a company to recruit…
  • Oct 23

    What Obama’s Call for “Family-Friendly” Workplaces Means for the Small Business Owner

    What Obama’s Call for “Family-Friendly” Workplaces Means for the Small Business Owner
    In July 2014, President Obama unveiled a number of initiatives designed to help employees with families achieve more of a work-life balance. These initiatives, none of which are legally binding at this time, include: 1) requiring seven days…
Rank this Week: 1283

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: 1290

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/
Rank this Week: 1350

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Nov 18

    You’re In the Zone… Of A Massive Punitive Damages Verdict for a Pregnant Manager

    You’re In the Zone… Of A Massive Punitive Damages Verdict for a Pregnant Manager
    On Monday, AutoZone found itself on the wrong end of a $185 million verdict in favor of a former store manager, Rosario Juarez.  Yes, you read that right.  $185 million.  This stunning verdict appears to have been the result of…
  • Nov 13

    The Inbox - Love Me Tinder

    The Inbox - Love Me Tinder
    If you find yourself in the digital dating scene (or the market for highly-valued start-ups for that matter), you are probably familiar with Tinder, the dating app that allows users to identify potential dates with an easy swipe of a finger…
  • Nov 12

    Fired for Taking the Fifth: Part 1 – The Private Sector Employee

    Fired for Taking the Fifth: Part 1 – The Private Sector Employee
    Recently, in a government investigation by the civil division of a United States Attorney’s Office, an employee of a private company was deposed pursuant to a Civil Investigative Demand (CID).  The employee, on the advice of…
Rank this Week: 1351

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Do I Need a Lawyer to Help Appeal if My Pennsylvania Unemployment Claim Has Been Denied?

    Do I Need a Lawyer to Help Appeal if My Pennsylvania Unemployment Claim Has Been Denied?
    If You Receive a Notice of Determination Saying You Are Ineligible for Unemployment Benefits in Pennsylvania, You Must Appeal it Within 15 DaysDo Not Miss 15 Day DeadlineAs I discuss in my Answers to FAQs re: Unemployment in Pennsylvania…
  • Jul 2

    NFL Execs and Player Rank Nick Foles as Tier 2, Top 15 Quarterback

    NFL Execs and Player Rank Nick Foles as Tier 2, Top 15 Quarterback
    Nick Foles Rated 15th Best Quarterback in NFL by Those in the Know - Executives, Scouts and Players Say Nick Foles is the 15th Best Quarterback in the NFL and That Foles is Better Than Cam Newton, Jay Cutler and RGIIII believe you have to be…
  • Jul 1

    Winners and Losers in the Hotel Hobby Decision by SCOTUS

    Winners and Losers in the Hotel Hobby Decision by SCOTUS
    WHO ARE THE WINNERS AND WHO ARE THE LOSERS IN THE SUPREME COURT'S RECENT RULING THAT CLOSELY HELD COMPANIES DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR CONTRACEPTIVES PRESCRIBED TO THEIR FEMALE EMPLOYEES?  EXAMINING THE HOTEL LOBBY DECISIONIf you have an…
Rank this Week: 1365

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

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

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation
    We are proud to announce two new business law presentations in the month of May. For the third year in a row, we are hosting a presentation with the RISE Entrepreneurship Conference. We are also hosting a business law presentation ……
  • Oct 8

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement
    Non-compete agreements in employment contracts are often misunderstood by both employers and employees. Texas employment law generally protects employees, and Texas is known as a right to work state, often construing employment contracts and…
  • Oct 2

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale
    Selling a corporation is generally achieved by either an asset sale or by selling all company stock. When selling a business in Texas, selling the stock of a C-corporation rather than just selling the company assets often results in better…
Rank this Week: 1316

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Gaining Whistleblower Protection: Engaging in Activity Protected by Dodd-Frank is Not Enough

    Gaining Whistleblower Protection: Engaging in Activity Protected by Dodd-Frank is Not Enough
    Written by Michael J. Slocum and Eric B. Sigda. A district court recently ruled that an employee simply engaging in activity protected by the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provision is insufficient to gain whistleblower protection.…
  • Nov 11

    Obesity: Grounds for Unlawful Discrimination in Europe?

    Obesity: Grounds for Unlawful Discrimination in Europe?
    Written by Dorothé Smits and Johan Nijmeijer. According to Eurostat, during the last decade, the population that is overweight in the European Union (EU) Member States has increased significantly, which has resulted in more than half…
  • Nov 6

    Massachusetts Voters Approve Ballot Question Mandating Paid Sick Time

    Massachusetts Voters Approve Ballot Question Mandating Paid Sick Time
    On Nov. 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question that entitles employees to earn up to 40 hours of sick time each year. Employees who work for Massachusetts employers having 11 or more employees could earn up to 40 hours of…
Rank this Week: 1382

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/
  • Nov 20

    IRS issues updated Rollover Chart

    IRS issues updated Rollover Chart
    What’s an eligible rollover distribution and what’s not can be a complicated and confusing matter. Here’s a recent and handy rollover chart by the Internal Revenue Service updated for new rules that may be helpful. 1…
  • Nov 13

    The Top Five 401(k) compliance matters that employers can’t delegate away

    The Top Five 401(k) compliance matters that employers can’t delegate away
    Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, is pictured above with the sign he kept on his desk, “The buck stops here.” It meant that the President had to make the decisions and accept the ultimate responsibility for…
  • Nov 6

    Retirement Plan Limits for 2015

    Retirement Plan Limits for 2015
    On October 23, 2014 the IRS announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2015. The chart below highlights the new limits for 401(k) and other defined …
Rank this Week: 1428

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    When Key Employees Go To A Competitor

    When Key Employees Go To A Competitor
    By Mark Wiletsky Your executives and top salespeople have access to your most valuable business strategies, sales contacts, growth plans and innovations. What do you do when one (or more) of your key employees leaves to work for a competitor?…
  • Nov 10

    NLRB Unwilling to Give Up on Workers’ Right to Class Action

    NLRB Unwilling to Give Up on Workers’ Right to Class Action
    By Brian Mumaugh Reaffirming its controversial D.R. Horton decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) recently ruled that an employer who required its employees to agree to resolve all employment-related claims through…
  • Nov 10

    NLRB Unwilling to Give Up on Workers’ Right to Class Action

    NLRB Unwilling to Give Up on Workers’ Right to Class Action
    By Brian Mumaugh Reaffirming its controversial D.R. Horton decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) recently ruled that an employer who required its employees to agree to resolve all employment-related claims through…
Rank this Week: 1465

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    McDonald’s Franchise Owner Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

    McDonald’s Franchise Owner Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination
    The American Disabilities Act protects individuals who suffer from physical or mental disabilities against discrimination. According to reports from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , the owner of a McDonald’s franchise in…
  • Nov 15

    Braun Electric Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $82,500

    Braun Electric Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $82,500
    When an employee suffers from sexual harassment, it can take months, even years to reach a resolution. In most cases, a company will want to settle out of court to prevent costs of litigation and public exposure. However, some companies are…
  • Nov 14

    EEOC Sues Honeywell Over Wellness Testing

    EEOC Sues Honeywell Over Wellness Testing
    Wellness tracking programs are increasingly under scrutiny by employee rights advocates, health care professionals and other policy makers. In yet another case that challenges the legality of the employee wellness program, the U.S. Equal…
Rank this Week: 1475

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Nov 11

    AIPLA Trade Secrets Summit (2014)

    AIPLA Trade Secrets Summit (2014)
    The AIPLA Trade Secret Summit is scheduled for Thursday, December 4, and Friday, December 5, at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara. You can register here. There will be a great group of speakers covering some of the…
  • Nov 8

    A new proposed trade secrets bill in Massachusett

    A new proposed trade secrets bill in Massachusett
    It’s that time of year again. With the elections behind us and the next legislative session coming soon, a new version of a proposed Uniform Trade Secrets Act has been filed in Massachusetts. (This version, filed on November 5,…
  • Aug 20

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform
    In a surprising turn of events last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he was reintroducing legislation to modify Masschusetts noncompete law and to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The noncompete bill…
Rank this Week: 1393

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Nov 7

    Global App Enforcement Sweep - Lessons For Developer

    Global App Enforcement Sweep - Lessons For Developer
    A recent survey of over 1,200 of the top mobile apps in 19 countries by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network ("GPEN") has found that 85% of the apps reviewed were non-compliant, failing to provide even the most basic privacy information to…
  • Oct 27

    You've been fired!

    You've been fired!
    It isn't often that a supplier "fires" its customer, but it's not unknown. I have worked with two clients recently whose suppliers have given notice of termination without cause. How can you avoid or, if it does happen, manage through a…
  • Oct 13

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction
    Quantitative measures of supplier performance in the form of service levels are critical in any outsourcing relationship.   However, they provide an incomplete picture of how well the supplier is performing and meeting the client's…
Rank this Week: 1478

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/
  • Oct 27

    Say 'Ello' to Public Benefit Corporation

    Say 'Ello' to Public Benefit Corporation
    On October 23, 2014, Ello, the burgeoning social network, announced that it converted to a Public Benefit Corporation. Ello describes itself as “a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and…
  • Oct 21

    Be Careful What You Text

    Be Careful What You Text
    A story about a man who dumped his fiancé via text message found its way into my inbox recently. While arguably poor form to end a serious relationship via text message, that wasn’t what caught my attention. It was the fact that…
  • Oct 16

    What is Just Compensation?

    What is Just Compensation?
    Tonight I am speaking at the Pipeline Informational Event sponsored by Lancaster County Conservancy and Lancaster Farmland Trust.  I have been told that some property owners mistakenly believe that if they fail to accept the offer that…
Rank this Week: 1450

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

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

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1425

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: 1460

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Workplace Discrimination Blog

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

http://workplacediscriminationblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 1400

The Proactive Employer

The Proactive Employer

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

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

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”

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

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

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

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013
    Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or…
Rank this Week: 1416

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Employee Fired for Working Additional Hours Eligible for UC Benefits Despite Prior Warning

    Employee Fired for Working Additional Hours Eligible for UC Benefits Despite Prior Warning
    This post was contributed by Joseph S. Sileo, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In a recent unreported decision, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court considered a…
  • Nov 17

    Recent Workers' Compensation Cases Focus on "Going and Coming" Rule

    Recent Workers' Compensation Cases Focus on "Going and Coming" Rule
    This post was contributed by Paul D. Clouser, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. As a general rule, an employee is deemed not to be "in the course and scope of…
  • Nov 10

    Feds Tighten the Belt on "Skinny Plans" and Other ACA Workaround

    Feds Tighten the Belt on "Skinny Plans" and Other ACA Workaround
    This post was contributed by Eric N. Athey, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. On January 1, 2015, employers with 100 or more "full-time equivalents" will be…
Rank this Week: 1519

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Nov 19

    Nostradamus, Minimum Wage, and Paid Sick Leave

    Nostradamus, Minimum Wage, and Paid Sick Leave
    Allow us to pat ourselves on the back for a moment.  Prognosticating from 2013 into the future, we accurately predicted that in 2014 the Seattle Seahawks would win the Super Bowl and that the public would continue to strongly support…
  • Nov 17

    EEOC’s Tough Stance on Employee Separation Agreement

    EEOC’s Tough Stance on Employee Separation Agreement
    Employers like separation agreements.  Separation agreements, of course, are contracts that employees sign when their employment is terminated that allows them to be paid severance and in exchange they usually give up the right to sue…
  • Nov 13

    AB 1897: California’s New Labor Contracting and Client Liability Law

    AB 1897: California’s New Labor Contracting and Client Liability Law
    California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed AB 1897 thereby creating new liability for businesses that engage in labor contracting.  Current California law prohibits employers from entering into labor or services contracts with a…
Rank this Week: 1515

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/
  • Nov 17

    Sex Harassment Case Filed Against Johnny Utah’s Restaurant

    Sex Harassment Case Filed Against Johnny Utah’s Restaurant
    Johnny Utah’s has been hit with a complaint alleging sexual harassment, as well as minimum wage and overtime violations, tip theft, and spread of hours violations of the New York Labor Law and Fair Labor Standards Act. The Complaint,…
  • Nov 6

    Servers at Le Cirque Sue For Minimum Wage and Overtime Violation

    Servers at Le Cirque Sue For Minimum Wage and Overtime Violation
    A waiter at Le Cirque restaurant, recognized as one of the best restaurants in New York City, has filed a class action complaint in Manhattan federal court on behalf of all front of the house employees, other than captains, employed ……
  • Nov 4

    Low-Wage Workers Forced to Sign Non-Compete Agreements at Jimmy John’

    Low-Wage Workers Forced to Sign Non-Compete Agreements at Jimmy John’
    Food preparers and drivers at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop, a nationwide sandwich chain with over 2,000 franchises, are required to sign a non-competition agreement that forbids them from working at “any business which…
Rank this Week: 1533

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 6

    EEOC Charge Data on "Sex - Gender Identity / Transgender" Just Out

    EEOC Charge Data on "Sex - Gender Identity / Transgender" Just Out
    The EEOC has come out with a chart showing charge data on "gender identity/transgender" cases. (Definition of terms can be found here.)The chart shows that, in 2013, 160 such claims were brought. In 2014, 140 such claims were…
  • Nov 6

    Do employees have recording rights in the workplace under the NLRA?

    Do employees have recording rights in the workplace under the NLRA?
    Law360 published an article last week with the title "Employees Should Not Have Recording Rights Under NLRA" by L. Brent Garrett, a partner with Fisher & Phillips LLP. It raises an interesting question: Does the National Labor Relations…
  • Nov 1

    Filing Pro Se in Federal Court: Good Idea or Not Good Idea?

    Filing Pro Se in Federal Court: Good Idea or Not Good Idea?
    This week brings new of a new court opinion involving a transgender employment discrimination plaintiff. However, instead of getting her day in court, the Court gave her the cold shoulder.Generally, it is not the best idea for a non-lawyer to…
Rank this Week: 1556

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/
  • Sep 5

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law
    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law One of the areas which our construction lawyers often address is retainage. The Use Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law Retainage is an important device in construction law. Our attorneys…
  • Aug 29

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee
    Requirements regarding withholding payroll taxes are something that every business owner should be familiar with, particularly businesses which handle their own payroll internally (as opposed to outsourcing to a payroll company). Employers…
  • Aug 6

    New Jersey's Use Tax

    New Jersey's Use Tax
    New Jersey's Sales and Use Tax Act is most often cited to refer to sales taxes while the use tax http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/pubs/sales/anj7.pdf tends to be less well known. When goods or services are purchased outside of…
Rank this Week: 1620

Workplace Investigations Blog

Workplace Investigations Blog

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

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

    Public Sector Investigation Training

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

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

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

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

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the…
Rank this Week: 1497

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: 1610

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/
  • Nov 20

    IRS issues updated Rollover Chart

    IRS issues updated Rollover Chart
    What’s an eligible rollover distribution and what’s not can be a complicated and confusing matter. Here’s a recent and handy rollover chart by the Internal Revenue Service updated for new rules that may be helpful. 1…
  • Nov 13

    The Top Five 401(k) compliance matters that employers can’t delegate away

    The Top Five 401(k) compliance matters that employers can’t delegate away
    Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, is pictured above with the sign he kept on his desk, “The buck stops here.” It meant that the President had to make the decisions and accept the ultimate responsibility for…
  • Nov 13

    The Top Five 401(k) compliance matters that employers can’t delegate away

    The Top Five 401(k) compliance matters that employers can’t delegate away
    Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, is pictured above with the sign he kept on his desk, “The buck stops here.” It meant that the President had to make the decisions and accept the ultimate responsibility for…
Rank this Week: 1665

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Nov 18

    Documenting Employee Performance Issues and Teeth Cleaning – Not Fun, But Necessary

    Documenting Employee Performance Issues and Teeth Cleaning – Not Fun, But Necessary
    For many employers, investigating and documenting poor employee performance issues is about as fun as going to the dentist. But a recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision illustrates the importance of both because it often becomes a critical…
  • Nov 12

    An Uber Example of Getting Caught with Your Hand In Your Employer’s Cookie Jar

    An Uber Example of Getting Caught with Your Hand In Your Employer’s Cookie Jar
    Uber and Lyft are both internet and mobile application based technology companies offering a peer-to-peer ridesharing platform. Or for less tech-speak, they are involved in what is generally described as the “sharing economy.”…
  • Oct 28

    Michigan Legislative Landscape for LGBT Discrimination

    Michigan Legislative Landscape for LGBT Discrimination
    Last year, some Michigan politicians introduced proposed legislation to amend Michigan’s main employment civil rights statute, the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA), to protect employees who are gay from discrimination. That…
Rank this Week: 1692

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: 1680

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
  • Nov 21

    Volunteer Nuns Not Entitled to Protections of Title VII Regarding Religious Discrimination

    Volunteer Nuns Not Entitled to Protections of Title VII Regarding Religious Discrimination
    Are volunteers entitled to the protections of Title VII regarding religious discrimination, retaliation, and harassment? No, according to a recent Sixth Circuit case. The plaintiffs in the case were traditional Catholic nuns who held…
  • Nov 14

    Employer's Health Plan Modification May Constitute Age Discrimination

    Employer's Health Plan Modification May Constitute Age Discrimination
    Employers these days are constantly looking for ways to reduce their health care costs. Older workers tend to push up premiums, so why not encourage them to leave so as to get those premiums down? One company tried that and got sued for…
  • Nov 5

    Ford Hit With Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Ford Hit With Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
    Female workers at Ford Motor Co.'s Chicago plant have accused the company of turning a blind eye to "heinous" acts of gender discrimination, including catcalling, groping and requests for sexual favors, in a putative class action filed …
Rank this Week: 1958