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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
  • May 19

    Upcoming Event at CIC – Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactic

    Upcoming Event at CIC – Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactic
    On Friday, June 5th MBBP will host an event at the Cambridge Innovation Center entitled “Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactics”. The panelists will discuss the creation and structuring…
  • May 19

    Employment Law Alert: Sick Time Law Update

    Employment Law Alert: Sick Time Law Update
    Recently, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a transition policy under which employers who offer sufficient sick leave or paid time off to workers now have a six-month transition period in which to bring their…
  • May 4

    MBBP Clients Among BBJ’s Honorees – “Best Places to Work of 2015″

    MBBP Clients Among BBJ’s Honorees – “Best Places to Work of 2015″
    On Thursday, April 30th, the Boston Business Journal announced the 80 honorees for its annual Best Places to Work of 2015 program. This year’s employers were divided among five different categories based on company…
Rank this Week: 1083

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • May 22

    CalChamber Board Member Crafts Song/Video to Inspire Gift to Veterans​​​​​​

    CalChamber Board Member Crafts Song/Video to Inspire Gift to Veterans​​​​​​
    Attorney George David Kieffer, a member of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, has composed and directed a song and video to honor the nation’s veterans and raise funds for veterans organizations.…
  • May 21

    “Digital Native” — Watch Out for Code Word

    “Digital Native” — Watch Out for Code Word
    A recent article in Fortune magazine brought attention to a new recruiting trend of employers seeking to hire “digital natives.” According to the article, many employers are starting to use this term in employment ads, causing…
  • May 20

    Minimum Wage Hikes on the Horizon

    Minimum Wage Hikes on the Horizon
    On May 19, 2015, two California cities moved forward with large minimum wage hikes. Los Angeles Minimum Wage May Rise To $15 By 2020 The Los Angeles City Council voted on a plan to incrementally raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020.…
Rank this Week: 1216

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/
  • May 22

    Female lawyer plays the “V” card, wins $500 sanction

    Female lawyer plays the “V” card, wins $500 sanction
    Male attorneys, it’s not a good idea to use the “V” word when referring to your female adversaries, and you might even be sanctioned for it. (Chill! I’m not talking about that “V” word.) Have you…
  • May 21

    Probability, manipulation, and random drug testing

    Probability, manipulation, and random drug testing
    Is that “random” drug test selection really random? Many employers — particularly, those in the transportation industry — use third party vendors to do the random selections for federally mandated drug and alcohol…
  • May 15

    Is this new harassment decision the end of the world for employers?

    Is this new harassment decision the end of the world for employers?
    Are harassment and retaliation lawsuits all going to the jury now? Are employers doomed? Are the plaintiffs’ lawyers popping the champagne corks? Is the EEOC dancing for joy? The employment law world is abuzz about last…
Rank this Week: 1206

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/
  • May 21

    Happy National Waiters and Waitresses Day!

    Happy National Waiters and Waitresses Day!
    Today is National Waiters and Waitresses Day. To commemorate, check out this blog about the top ten wage violations in the restaurant industry written by waiterpay.com founder Louis Pechman, featured on the Huffington Post. Share
  • May 18

    Popular California Restaurant Chain Sued for Misclassification and Wage Theft

    Popular California Restaurant Chain Sued for Misclassification and Wage Theft
    Sous chefs, prep cooks, and managers have been misclassified as exempt employees and denied overtime pay at 9021Pho Restaurants in Los Angeles, California, according to a lawsuit filed in California federal court. The collective action…
  • May 14

    T.G.I. Friday’s Pays Nine Former Employees Over $225,000 In Wage Theft Settlement

    T.G.I. Friday’s Pays Nine Former Employees Over $225,000 In Wage Theft Settlement
    T.G.I. Friday’s has settled a wage theft claim by agreeing to pay $225,682.97 to nine former employees. The waiters, waitresses, and busboys who sued the popular restaurant chain claim that the restaurants violated labor laws by paying…
Rank this Week: 1172

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • May 4

    Trump Hotel Employees Win Union Drive After Creative Campaign

    Trump Hotel Employees Win Union Drive After Creative Campaign
    There’s a good story in the Star today about the successful efforts of workers at Toronto’s Trump hotel to win union certification.  UNITE Here Local 75 is the union.  The union won a certification vote and collective…
  • Apr 24

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie
    Try telling Conservatives that the ridiculous, partisan, waste of taxpayer money that is Bill C-377 Harper Senate Appointee Plett Insults Distinguished Witness at hearings into Anti-union Bill imposes far more onerous reporting requirements…
  • Apr 14

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote
    A long strike by United Steelworkers members at Crown Holdings beer can manufacturer has been in the news lately, and the Ontario government has now appointed an expert arbitrator to try and broker a deal there.  Receiving less…
Rank this Week: 1224

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Supreme Court OKs Review of EEOC Conciliation: Practical Implications for Employer

    Supreme Court OKs Review of EEOC Conciliation: Practical Implications for Employer
    Under Title VII, if the EEOC issues a cause finding, it must then try to remedy the alleged unlawful employment practice through “informal methods of conference, conciliation and persuasion.”  42 U. S. C.…
  • Apr 28

    Greenberg Traurig to Host Global Workforce Strategies Webinar

    Greenberg Traurig to Host Global Workforce Strategies Webinar
    Global Workforce Strategies: Risk, Compliance and Managing Your Global Workforce Please join Greenberg Traurig’s Global Workforce Strategies team, in conjunction with the Labor & Employment Practice, for a timely webinar focused on…
  • Apr 21

    Ninth Circuit Broadens California Rule Against Non-Compete

    Ninth Circuit Broadens California Rule Against Non-Compete
    Drafting an effective employment agreement or release has become a challenging endeavor for a new reason. In Golden v. California Emergency Physicians Medical Group, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit added another source of…
Rank this Week: 1217

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Mar 4

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee
    The California Supreme Court has decided to grant review in Laffitte v. Robert Half International (Brennan) (2014) 180 Cal.Rptr.3d 136. The case addresses whether, under Serrano v. Priest (1977) 20 Cal.3d 25, the trial court can anchor its…
  • Dec 29

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie
    AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 goes into effect on January 1, 2015 (although paid sick leave accrual does not begin until July 1, 2015). Starting with the new year, employers must comply with AB 1522's...
  • Oct 16

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
Rank this Week: 1204

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: 1221

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/
  • May 22

    More Discord In Treatment of CFAA "Exceeds Authorized Access" Claim

    More Discord In Treatment of CFAA "Exceeds Authorized Access" Claim
    The scholarship and divergence of opinion on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act's reach has become so pervasive that the issues no longer seem as complex as they once did.Most practitioners still are not familiar with the CFAA, and since it's…
  • May 8

    Supreme Court of Wisconsin Follows Majority Rule on Non-Compete Consideration

    Supreme Court of Wisconsin Follows Majority Rule on Non-Compete Consideration
    Wisconsin generally is known as a pro-employee state when it comes to enforcement of non-compete agreements. However, last week it gave employers a fairly significant victory in Runzheimer Int'l, Ltd. v. Friedlen, when the state supreme court…
  • May 1

    On Predatory Lawsuits and Bad Faith in Trade Secrets Claims, California Continues to Lead the Way

    On Predatory Lawsuits and Bad Faith in Trade Secrets Claims, California Continues to Lead the Way
    Trade secrets claim are inherently fraught with a startling reality: they have the potential to morph into opportunistic litigation.What I mean by this is that a party can use a trade secrets lawsuit for a purpose unrelated to the merits. Put…
Rank this Week: 1254

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/
  • May 18

    L.A. Businesses Seek to Count Tips Toward Minimum Wage Requirement

    L.A. Businesses Seek to Count Tips Toward Minimum Wage Requirement
    As Los Angeles city leaders ponder the steps they need to take to increase wages across the city, business owners are pushing hard to have tips counted toward minimum wage requirements for workers in the restaurant industry and other service…
  • May 11

    DOL Lawsuit Seeks $600K in Back Wages for Restaurant Worker

    DOL Lawsuit Seeks $600K in Back Wages for Restaurant Worker
    The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against the owners of two restaurants in Ames, Iowa, alleging they failed to pay workers the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour as well as additional payments for overtime as required by law. The…
  • May 4

    Bay Cities Take the Lead in Minimum Wage Hike

    Bay Cities Take the Lead in Minimum Wage Hike
    San Francisco has joined its sister city, Oakland, in establishing the highest minimum wage rates in the country, increasing the citywide minimum wage from $11.05 to $12.25. The hike occurred on April 15th following Oakland’s raise in…
Rank this Week: 1252

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    Rhode Island Supreme Court finds arbitrator improperly ignored management-rights clause

    Rhode Island Supreme Court finds arbitrator improperly ignored management-rights clause
    Grievant was an officer for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. The Department received information that two officers were smoking marijuana in a department vehicle while on duty. An investigation uncovered that one officer had in…
  • May 10

    Quick Hits - Law Enforcement

    Quick Hits - Law Enforcement
    Officer's admission to growing large amounts marijuana doesn't justify immediate dismissalGrievant was employed as a police officer for the City of Buffalo. He was the subject of criminal and internal affairs investigations which…
  • May 3

    Connecticut Supreme Court clarifies use of public policy in challenges to arbitration award

    Connecticut Supreme Court clarifies use of public policy in challenges to arbitration award
    Since first recognizing a public policy exception to the general rule of deference to arbitrator's awards, the Connecticut Supreme Court has issued six decisions in which an employer has sought to vacate, on public policy grounds, an…
Rank this Week: 1279

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/
  • May 12

    Delaware Social Media Privacy Law Moves Ahead

    Delaware Social Media Privacy Law Moves Ahead
    At our Annual Employment Law Seminar last week, I spoke about the “Facebook Privacy” bill that was then pending in Delaware’s House of Representatives.  The bill passed the House on later that day and is now headed to…
  • Apr 16

    Delaware, Ahead of the (Pregnancy) Curve

    Delaware, Ahead of the (Pregnancy) Curve
    By Lauren E.M. Russell In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the Supreme Court interpreted the language of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which requires that employers treat pregnant employees in the same manner as other…
  • Mar 2

    Marriage Equality and the FMLA

    Marriage Equality and the FMLA
    The Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in United States v. Windsor created a lot of uncertainty in the area of federal employment benefits. Because the federal government’s definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman…
Rank this Week: 1300

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Apr 30

    Texas Supreme Court Reverses Million Dollar Verdict in Retaliation Case

    Texas Supreme Court Reverses Million Dollar Verdict in Retaliation Case
    Last week the Texas Supreme Court reversed a $1 million jury verdict in a retaliation case arising under state law. In San Antonio Water Systems v. Nichols, the court held that the former employee’s confrontation of a male executive…
  • Apr 27

    Texas Employers Should Educate Themselves on Dealing with Transgender Employee

    Texas Employers Should Educate Themselves on Dealing with Transgender Employee
    Diane Sawyer’s primetime interview with Bruce Jenner where he confirmed that he is transgender, and more closely identifies with the female rather than male gender, has raised awareness on the issues that affect these…
  • Apr 17

    Oilfield Service Providers Should Consider WARN Act Implications Prior to Making Job Cut

    Oilfield Service Providers Should Consider WARN Act Implications Prior to Making Job Cut
    The price of oil has dropped significantly from its 2014 highs and the effect of this drop is trickling down to the oil field service providers.  Energy exploration and production companies are drastically cutting their capital…
Rank this Week: 1278

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: 1238

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: 1272

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: 1318

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • May 22

    The Changing Landscape of Same Sex Marriage Law

    The Changing Landscape of Same Sex Marriage Law
    As the national debate regarding rights for same sex couples continues, more and more states are granting marital rights to members of the same sex.  Although we are only in the second quarter of 2015, five states have either passed…
  • May 19

    Wellness Programs: A New Layer of Compliance

    Wellness Programs: A New Layer of Compliance
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued proposed rules (“ADA Proposed Rules”) on the extent to which employers may offer incentives to promote participation in wellness programs without…
  • May 18

    NLRB Social Media Rules Continue to Surprise as Board Reinstates Employee After Calling Boss "Nasty Mother F*****"

    NLRB Social Media Rules Continue to Surprise as Board Reinstates Employee After Calling Boss "Nasty Mother F*****"
    Under the National Labor Relations Act (“Act”), employers usually may not discipline employees for engaging in certain collective or concerted activity, including comments regarding terms and conditions of employment, unless the…
Rank this Week: 1400

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1412

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • May 21

    May Edition of Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE! #ELBC

    May Edition of Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE! #ELBC
    This month, Jon Hyman hosts: Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Wreck of the Old 97” Edition #ELBC. He went with an Old 97s theme. I was not familiar with the band. However, by pure coincidence I was listening to Rhett…
  • May 20

    SCOTUS Returns to Unanswered Question from Symczyk

    SCOTUS Returns to Unanswered Question from Symczyk
    Remember the FLSA "pick-off" case? In Genesis Healthcare v. Symczyk, the Court held that if an FLSA collective action becomes moot as to the only plaintiff (before additional plaintiffs were added), then the entire claim becomes moot (and the…
  • May 19

    SCOTUS on ERISA Limitations Period

    SCOTUS on ERISA Limitations Period
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Tibble v. Edison International.Justice BreyerSupreme Court Collectionby Steve PettewayERISA has a 6-year statute of limitations that runs from “the date of the last action which…
Rank this Week: 1367

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
Rank this Week: 1464

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1360

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • May 17

    Changes coming to union certification process for federally regulated employer

    Changes coming to union certification process for federally regulated employer
    by Daniel Mayer On June 16, important changes regarding union certification and decertification for federally regulated employers in Canada will come into effect. The federally regulated sector includes interprovincial and international…
  • May 10

    New work permit requirements apply whether employer is in Canada or U.S.

    New work permit requirements apply whether employer is in Canada or U.S.
    by Gilda Villaran Employers whose employees must apply for a work permit or extension in order to work in Canada should be aware of a new compliance form and fee that they must submit before the person applies for the work permit. This came…
  • May 3

    The case for cause with a single act of employee misconduct

    The case for cause with a single act of employee misconduct
    by Keri Bennett The Supreme Court of Canada tells Canadian employers that they must strike a balance between the severity of the misconduct and the sanction imposed when deciding whether to terminate employment for cause. So what happens when…
Rank this Week: 1368

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • May 8

    Employment: Minimum Salary

    Employment: Minimum Salary
    I have seen a few cases recently where employers paid a minimal salary to avoid minimum wage and overtime requirements.  There are legal requirements for making someone a salaried (or "exempt") employee. Among other things, the…
  • Apr 25

    Divorce and Family Law: Put On A Happy Face

    Divorce and Family Law: Put On A Happy Face
    One difficult issues that parents face when dealing with divorce, custody, or visitation is the pick-up and drop-off.  In addition to logistical problems (who drives where and when), the exchange is an emotional trigger for all…
  • Apr 24

    SANDY CLAIMS

    SANDY CLAIMS
    There has been a lot of activity lately in the Superstorm Sandy litigations.At least with respect to my inventory of cases on the insurance claims, we are getting closer towards finalizing settlements in both the residential and commercial…
Rank this Week: 1474

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • May 4

    Five Ways the EEOC Proposed Wellness Regulations Would Change Workplace Health Initiative

    Five Ways the EEOC Proposed Wellness Regulations Would Change Workplace Health Initiative
    Background The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) generally prohibits employers from requiring current employees to submit to medical examinations or medical inquiries unless the exam or inquiry is “job-related and consistent with…
  • Apr 22

    An OSHA Inspection Can Be Costly for the Unprepared Employer

    An OSHA Inspection Can Be Costly for the Unprepared Employer
    Knock Knock!  Who’s there?  OSHA.  OSHA who?  OSHA, the federal agency responsible for workplace safety, which is going to hit your company with hefty fines if you are not prepared. This is no joke.  OSHA is a…
  • Apr 22

    New Jersey’s Ban the Box Law Goes Into Effect

    New Jersey’s Ban the Box Law Goes Into Effect
    On March 1, 2015, New Jersey’s Opportunity to Compete Act (also known as “Ban the Box”) went into effect.  The Act applies to employers with 15 or more employees over 20 calendar weeks that do business, employ people,…
Rank this Week: 1435

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/
  • Apr 27

    DCAS Special Officer Disqualification Reversed

    DCAS Special Officer Disqualification Reversed
    In a lawsuit brought by the New York community service Society for petitioner, KM, Judge Moulton of the New York County Supreme Court Held That BOTH the Department of Citywide Administrative Services and the New York City Civil Service…
  • Mar 5

    TLC Article 78 case

    TLC Article 78 case
    Petitioner taxicab driver was found to have overcharged passengers on three occasions. Nonetheless he was only adjudicated once as having done so. The Appellate Division, first Department found that the driver had failed to exhaust his…
  • Dec 6

    New York City violates due process law in Civil Service Law section 71 and 73 case

    New York City violates due process law in Civil Service Law section 71 and 73 case
    Employee of Department of Environmental Protection was found to have been illegally terminated when New York City failed to give proper notice in Civil Service Law section 73 and Civil Service Law section 71 case. Originally petitioner was…
Rank this Week: 1439

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
  • Mar 30

    Ellen Pao Loses Gender Discrimination Case

    Ellen Pao Loses Gender Discrimination Case
    Ellen Pao lost her widely watched case against the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins last Friday. After a four-week trial, which gripped the west coast tech scene by revealing the inner workings of such a secretive…
  • Feb 24

    HR Departments and Age Discrimination

    HR Departments and Age Discrimination
    According to a recent article in Slate: Employees viewed as not adapting to changes in the workplace tend to identify as disillusioned to their managers and human resources personnel, which may precipitate their eventual departure. As a…
  • Jan 8

    Court Upholds Jehovah's Witness Religious Discrimination Claim against Employer

    Court Upholds Jehovah's Witness Religious Discrimination Claim against Employer
    When the duties of your job conflict with your religious beliefs, your employer cannot fire you as a result of your convictions, and has the affirmative duty under the law to adjust the job requirements so that they do not conflict with…
Rank this Week: 1470

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
  • Feb 22

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup
    More and more studies are being conducted about the impact of noncompetes on the economy, including in particular on startups, employee mobility, and innovation. Two relatively recent studies, suggest some (perhaps) surprising results.…
  • Jan 19

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 15th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, I prepared a paper discussing a number of the developments in trade secrets law and…
  • Jan 18

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)
    Several bills concerning trade secrets and noncompetes were filed this week in the Massachusetts legislature. On trade secrets side, the following bills were filed: H.2569 by Representatives Bradley Jones and Elizabeth Poirier; H.2157 by…
Rank this Week: 1424

Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

Covers the defense of misclassification claims and class actions, audits and investigations by the IRS and state tax and workforce agencies. By Pepper Hamilton LLP.

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
Rank this Week: 1580

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    USERRA Discrimination Alleged Against DEA

    USERRA Discrimination Alleged Against DEA
    CBS News reports that more than a dozen federal agents have filed an employment discrimination action against the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). According to reports, the agents allege that the DEA has subjected the workers to…
  • May 15

    Sexual Harassment Not Easily Defined

    Sexual Harassment Not Easily Defined
    A class action lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and discrimination has been filed against Ford Motor Company. Twenty-nine women additional have just joined the suit, which was originally filed by 33 women – with many more saying they…
  • May 7

    Growing Numbers of Americans Report Age Discrimination

    Growing Numbers of Americans Report Age Discrimination
    According to a recent CNBC News story, a growing number of older workers have reported experiencing age discrimination both while searching for a job and at their place of employment. In turn, this discrimination is making it difficult to…
Rank this Week: 1560

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • May 22

    Is Your Start-Up Ready to Hire Employees? Here Are Some Employment Contract Basic

    Is Your Start-Up Ready to Hire Employees? Here Are Some Employment Contract Basic
    Once your startup is ready to hire employees, it is important to do it right. A written employment contract is recommendable to establish and structure the legal relationship when it you start to hire employees. If artfully drawn, the…
  • May 21

    Is Poor Contract Management Hurting Your Bottom Line?

    Is Poor Contract Management Hurting Your Bottom Line?
    From client contracts to employment agreements to leases, even small businesses can have hundreds if not thousands of contracts. Thanks to technology, a lot of contract management is done digitally. However, many contracts are still prepared,…
  • May 20

    ABC Test Revives Sleepy’s Wage and Hour Suit

    ABC Test Revives Sleepy’s Wage and Hour Suit
    Earlier this year, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that the “ABC test” should apply to determine whether a worker is an “independent contractor” for the purposes of the New Jersey Wage Payment Law and the New Jersey…
Rank this Week: 1546

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1583

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/
  • May 18

    Who is responsible for service provider mistakes?

    Who is responsible for service provider mistakes?
    It took nine years in the case of Butler v. United Healthcare of Tennessee to determine who was responsible for a denied group health benefit claim. The patient, covered by her husband’s ERISA health benefit plan, sought treatment for…
  • May 11

    What We Can Learn From Australia’s Superannuation

    What We Can Learn From Australia’s Superannuation
    Superannuation is what Australia calls its retirement system, and they are doing something right. According to the 2014 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (8o-page report if downloaded), an annual study that ranks national retirement…
  • Apr 10

    Hey! What’s My Number? How To Improve The Odds You Will Retire In Comfort (Book Review)

    Hey! What’s My Number? How To Improve The Odds You Will Retire In Comfort (Book Review)
    Let’s say, for example, you’re concerned about not having enough money saved for retirement. You’re certainly not alone based on the myriad number of polls, surveys, and studies that have been in the news. So where do you…
Rank this Week: 1510

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Features updates and insights regarding California employment law. By Phillip J. Griego & Associates.

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • May 5

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted
    In January I posted an article about Augustus v. ABM Securities.  In that case, the appellate court held that employees were provided compliant rest breaks even though the employees were technically “on-call” and had to…
  • Apr 30

    San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015

    San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015
    Effective May 1, 2015, employees who work 2 or more hours per week in San Francisco are entitled to receive at least $12.25 per hour.
  • Apr 29

    Some Good Tips for Maintaining a Positive Work Environment

    Some Good Tips for Maintaining a Positive Work Environment
    Like most people, I occasionally receive unwanted email solicitations from companies that want to sell me this or that.  Some of them slip through my spam-filter, but I’m able to recognize and delete them fairly quickly.  One…
Rank this Week: 1595

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1485

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Jan 31

    When Can an Employer Give Working Notice?

    When Can an Employer Give Working Notice?
    In the wake of Target closing its Canadian doors this month, we have had some of our employer clients asking about the pros and cons of working notice.  The 17,600 employees of Target have received at least 16 weeks of notice each,…
  • Oct 10

    Video Interview: Discussing the Dos and Don'ts of Firing Someone on LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing the Dos and Don'ts of Firing Someone on LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent post on firings, I had the opportunity to discuss the subject with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN. In the video interview, I share what employers should and shouldn't do in letting an employee go. 
  • Oct 8

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?
    Can an employer monitor (i.e. spy on) their employees’ online productivity (i.e. slacker, time-wasting cyberloafing)?  Today I participated in a Lancaster House session on “Cyberloafing, Cyberspying” – two sides…
Rank this Week: 1549

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Covers the working world. By Charles A. Krugel.

http://www.charlesakrugel.com/
Rank this Week: 1576

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: 1762

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Payless Settles Overtime Class Action

    Payless Settles Overtime Class Action
    Payless has agreed to settle the class action lawsuit for $2.9 million, but the complaint alleges the shoe company saved much more than that by misclassifying its managers. According to the lawsuit, because the FLSA has a statute of…
  • May 18

    Bed Bath & Beyond Faces Multiple Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit

    Bed Bath & Beyond Faces Multiple Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit
    The former employee who filed the lawsuit, Joshua, worked as a department manager at a Bed Bath & Beyond store in Houston, Texas for most of 2014. He was paid a salary but alleges Bed Bath & Beyond did not maintain accurate records of…
  • May 15

    Wendy’s Charged With Allegedly Failing to Pay Minimum Wage in Nevada

    Wendy’s Charged With Allegedly Failing to Pay Minimum Wage in Nevada
    One of the employees, David H., said he was allegedly offered the company health insurance plan through Aetna Inc., but that his manager discouraged him from accepting the benefits, saying they that were 'expensive' and the manager 'wouldn't…
Rank this Week: 1764

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • May 19

    The Pros and Cons of Mandatory Workplace Arbitration

    The Pros and Cons of Mandatory Workplace Arbitration
    Should your company have mandatory arbitration agreements with its employees? Having tried and arbitrated dozens of cases on behalf of employers, here are what I see as the pros and cons. The Pros: There are no runaway, emotion-fueled…
  • May 14

    Efforts to Halt Los Angeles Hotel Minimum Wage Ordinance Thwarted

    Efforts to Halt Los Angeles Hotel Minimum Wage Ordinance Thwarted
    The herculean effort by the hotel industry to obtain a preliminary injunction to halt the July 1, 2015 implementation date for the Los Angeles Hotel Minimum Wage Ordinance was defeated.  The motion for preliminary injunction previously…
  • May 12

    Employers Can’t Win – Part 3 (No Cost Recovery for Defendants in FEHA Actions)

    Employers Can’t Win – Part 3 (No Cost Recovery for Defendants in FEHA Actions)
    Until last week, employers who prevailed in discrimination actions under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act – like all other litigants – were entitled to recover certain statutory court costs. These included such…
Rank this Week: 1675

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: 1736

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • May 11

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence
    No one likes to lose a case. But losing a termination of a probationary employee case really stings. The reason is because, subject to any language in the collective agreement, the test for terminating a probationer is less stringent than…
  • Apr 30

    Mitigation - How Far Must the Employer Go?

    Mitigation - How Far Must the Employer Go?
    Mitigation has been a subject that I’ve discussed frequently in the 12 years this blog has been in existence. It’s not a glamorous topic, but an important one that comes up in vitually all wrongful dismissal cases. Here are just…
  • Apr 27

    More About Withdrawing Grievance

    More About Withdrawing Grievance
    My last post was about withdrawing grievances and whether this was with or without prejudice. The issue is certainly divided from a labour relations perspective, though the law seems to be established. Why should a union be allowed to…
Rank this Week: 1665

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1686

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    Materials Available: "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?" Webinar

    Materials Available: "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?" Webinar
    On April 21, 2015, attorneys from the Foster Pepper Employment and Labor group presented a webinar titled "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?" They discussed various updates that should be considered for employee handbooks…
  • Apr 1

    No Foolin' - Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance Takes Effect April 1

    No Foolin' - Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance Takes Effect April 1
    April 1 is implementation day for Seattle’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance. Starting April 1, large businesses with over 500 employees must pay workers wages of at least $11 per hour. Smaller businesses with 500 or fewer employees must pay…
  • Mar 27

    Upcoming Seminar: "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?"

    Upcoming Seminar: "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?"
    At their best, handbooks can effectively communicate employer policies and culture, and provide a strong defense against employee claims. At their worst, handbooks can sow confusion or trigger liability. Join attorneys from Foster…
Rank this Week: 1793

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Funeral Home Can't Bury EEOC Transgender Firing Suit

    Funeral Home Can't Bury EEOC Transgender Firing Suit
    The EEOC defeated a motion to dismiss in EEOC v. RG & GR Harris Funeral Home, one of its first suits on behalf of trans employees brought last September. But the judge refused to recognize discrimination based on trans status, which is…
  • Apr 13

    Lakeland Eye Clinic will Pay $150,000 to Resolve Transgender / Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

    Lakeland Eye Clinic will Pay $150,000 to Resolve Transgender / Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
    From the EEOC Press Room, discussing the case on behalf of our client, Brandi Branson:Lakeland Eye Clinic will Pay $150,000 to Resolve Transgender / Sex Discrimination LawsuitClinic Agrees to Implement New Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination…
  • Mar 31

    U.S. Justice Department Sues Oklahoma University Over Transgender Professor

    U.S. Justice Department Sues Oklahoma University Over Transgender Professor
    This is an article in the New York Times via Reuters regarding the U.S. Justice Department suit against Southeastern Oklahoma State University regarding alleged discrimination against my client, Dr Rachel…
Rank this Week: 1807

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
  • Feb 23

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need
    By Randy S. Nelson.   From InsideTrack, the Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin.  
  • Feb 10

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning
    By Jacqueline L. Messler.  As the average age of Americans continues to rise, more cases of dementia are diagnosed, and the need for assistance for the elderly rises, estate planners are often faced with issues of capacity. …
  • Sep 30

    Plan Before You Think You Need To

    Plan Before You Think You Need To
    By Michael B. Berzowski.  On August 24,2014 while doing some yard work, I lost my footing , fell and managed to break both bones in my lower right leg along with some cartilage and tendon damage plus some bone chips in the heel area. As…
Rank this Week: 1739