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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: 1099

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

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

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 1002

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

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

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    8th Circuit Finds Employee's Transfer to Overnight Cashier Not An Adverse Employment Action

    8th Circuit Finds Employee's Transfer to Overnight Cashier Not An Adverse Employment Action
    An item often litigated in employment discrimination cases is whether an action an employer takes amounts to an "adverse employment action."  In Kelleher v Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, (8thCir, March 31, 2016, Kelly, J.), that was the topic as…
  • Apr 14

    Wisconsin Federal Court Allows Teacher's ADA and Retaliation Claims to Proceed to Trial

    Wisconsin Federal Court Allows Teacher's ADA and Retaliation Claims to Proceed to Trial
    The plaintiff, Jamie Cole ("Cole") began working for the defendant Kenosha Unified School District Board of Education ("the District") in 2006 teaching special education at a high school in that district.  Since beginning her work with…
  • Apr 6

    Wisconsin State Bar Names THIS Blog 1 of 64 to Follow!

    Wisconsin State Bar Names THIS Blog 1 of 64 to Follow!
    Though I have been severely slacking lately due to a heavy case load, the State Bar of Wisconsin recently named this blog as 1 of 64 in the state to follow!  You can see the other here.I will do my best to put more current content up to…
Rank this Week: 924

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
Rank this Week: 1038

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Provides news and commentary on developments in whistleblower protection law. By Jason Zuckerman.

http://whistleblower-protection-law.com/
  • Apr 19

    Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Prevails in ARB Appeal

    Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Prevails in ARB Appeal
    The Department of Labor Administrative Review Board’s decision in Dietz v. Cypress Semiconductor Corp. establishes important precedent on the broad scope of protected whistleblowing under the whistleblower provision of the…
  • Apr 4

    NHTSA Issues Regulation Barring Gag Provisions in Settlement Agreement

    NHTSA Issues Regulation Barring Gag Provisions in Settlement Agreement
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an Enforcement Guidance Bulletin barring gag provisions in protective orders and settlement agreements that would prohibit information obtained in private litigation from being…
  • Apr 4

    Decision Denying Motion for Summary Judgment Broadly Construes Sarbanes-Oxley Protected Whistleblowing

    Decision Denying Motion for Summary Judgment Broadly Construes Sarbanes-Oxley Protected Whistleblowing
    Richard Trusz, the former head of valuation at a subsidiary of UBS, has defeated a motion for summary judgment in Trusz v. UBS Realty and UBS.  The decision underscores the broad scope of protected whistleblowing... The post Decision…
Rank this Week: 1213

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/
  • Apr 12

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?
    If your employer provides group health coverage, you should have received a detailed booklet, usually prepared by an insurance company that describes your coverage. The booklet is a formidable document that describes your group health…
  • Mar 28

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration
    We used to call them “rehires” back in the day: those employees who quit and were hired back. And it didn’t happen all that often. Many companies had policies not to. They’re now called “boomerang employees, and…
  • Mar 21

    Stolen Laptop Triggers $1.55 Million Fine for HIPAA Violation

    Stolen Laptop Triggers $1.55 Million Fine for HIPAA Violation
    Actually, it was “only” a potential violation of privacy and data security rules imposed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) for which North Memorial Health Care of Minnesota…
Rank this Week: 1214

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/
  • Apr 12

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?
    If your employer provides group health coverage, you should have received a detailed booklet, usually prepared by an insurance company that describes your coverage. The booklet is a formidable document that describes your group health…
  • Mar 28

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration
    We used to call them “rehires” back in the day: those employees who quit and were hired back. And it didn’t happen all that often. Many companies had policies not to. They’re now called “boomerang employees, and…
  • Mar 21

    Stolen Laptop Triggers $1.55 Million Fine for HIPAA Violation

    Stolen Laptop Triggers $1.55 Million Fine for HIPAA Violation
    Actually, it was “only” a potential violation of privacy and data security rules imposed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) for which North Memorial Health Care of Minnesota…
Rank this Week: 1162

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 984

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Pay for Play? Not Under the FLSA!

    Pay for Play? Not Under the FLSA!
    Late yesterday the UNited States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana dismissed the claims of collegiate student-athletes who sought to be paid for their athletic activities on the theory that they are employees of the…
  • Dec 3

    Artificial Statute of Limitations Case to NJ Supreme Court

    Artificial Statute of Limitations Case to NJ Supreme Court
    If you have read this blog for any length of time, you will know that statutes of limitation are laws (duly passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor) that set time limits for various kinds of cases to be filed.  Different…
  • Nov 30

    Handbook Arbitration Provisions Take Another Hit

    Handbook Arbitration Provisions Take Another Hit
    For the second time time the last two months an employment dispute arbitration provision has been invalidated because it was contained in an expressly non-contractual employee handbook.  The first was from New Jersey, as we posted at the…
Rank this Week: 1163

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

    Tyson’s Fight Against Class Action Award Gets Cool Reception in Supreme Court
    After a court ordered Tyson Foods to pay $5.8 million to workers in overtime pay in a class action suit, the food giant appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the ruling. Based on a recent hour-long argument session, say experienced…
  • Jan 4

    Coffee Shop Chain Fined $47,000 for Child Labor Violation

    Coffee Shop Chain Fined $47,000 for Child Labor Violation
    Businesses must comply with laws designed to keep minors safe and protect them from unfair working conditions. A Massachusetts court recently fined a coffee shop chain $47,000 for violating child labor, wage and hour laws. The ruling, which…
Rank this Week: 1000

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    OSHA regulations for trench safety

    OSHA regulations for trench safety
    Scaffolding, ladders, cranes and other items are known to be involved in many construction site accidents. Pennsylvania workers in the construction industry must also be highly concerned about the safety of trenches. A trench collapse can…
  • Nov 30

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?
    Being diagnosed with cancer is something that can lead to lengthy treatments to try to beat the monster. In some cases, those treatments are something akin to torture. In some cases, the treatments aren't effective. In some cases, there…
  • Nov 24

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie
    Many people associated claims for Social Security Disability Insurance with work-related injuries that prevent them from working. Some people might not realize that they might be eligible for SSDI if they have illnesses that meet certain…
Rank this Week: 1075

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

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

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

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

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

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

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

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a social worker who suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS).  We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we…
Rank this Week: 1092

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Nov 2

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?
    The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (NLRA) created the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)  It gives employees the right to organize and bargain collectively with their employers.  This is called unionization.  It…
  • Jun 4

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)
    Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) contracted with Levy Premium Foods to manage the food and beverage services at several entertainment venues located in southern California. Levy, in turn, contracted with Canvas Corporation to provide 1099…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1081

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Sep 21

    Upcoming Seminar: "'My Ex-Employee Did WHAT?' - Preventing and Addressing Post-Employment Misconduct

    Upcoming Seminar: "'My Ex-Employee Did WHAT?' - Preventing and Addressing Post-Employment Misconduct
    Employers face a variety of threats from departing employees, including theft of intellectual property, use and disclosure of trade secrets, and unfair competition and solicitation of customers and employees. Prudent employers can reduce…
  • Aug 19

    Ask Washington Workplace Law: Don't I have the right to get paid more?

    Ask Washington Workplace Law: Don't I have the right to get paid more?
    A reader recently commented on the compensation of seniors who work as resident monitors in a building where they live. The building (in Colorado) is operated by a religious charity. The monitor oversees the premises when management is not…
  • Aug 5

    Updated FMLA Guide Now Available

    Updated FMLA Guide Now Available
    An updated explanation of FMLA and Washington’s family and medical leave law is now available on the Foster Pepper website. Family and Medical Leave Guide for Washington Employers is a valuable resource for HR and business managers who…
Rank this Week: 1173

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and discrimination issues. By the McKinney Law Firm.

http://www.texasemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem
    According to Microsoft principal researcher Kate Crawford, personal data harvested by marketers is growing so vast and far reaching that it is threatening to unleash a new wave of digital discrimination, one that ordinary people won’t…
  • Oct 31

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).
    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).  This bill will protect employees who report criminal violations of antitrust laws, internally or to the Federal Government, from retaliation. Today the Senate…
  • Oct 7

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide
    We’re happy to announce we have opened a new section on our firm website dedicated to Texas Unemployment Claims.  There you can find detailed information on: Making and pursuing unemployment claims; Handling unemployment appeal…
Rank this Week: 1074

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: 980

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: 959

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: 1028

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

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

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

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?
    The battle of the sexes is an age old argument, but perhaps no issue gets either side more fired up than the question “Are women worse drivers than men?”  Women have gotten an unfair rap of being poor drivers, but who is it that is…
  • Aug 2

    7 Things You Should Look for Before Engaging a Lawyer

    7 Things You Should Look for Before Engaging a Lawyer
    When it comes to finding the proper lawyer to fight your case, time might not be on your side. However it’s essential that you do take some time out to choose the right attorney and don’t be pushed into making any hasty choices. So how do…
Rank this Week: 1225

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Apr 28

    Landmark Federal Trade Secrets Legislation on Its Way to President Obama for Signature

    Landmark Federal Trade Secrets Legislation on Its Way to President Obama for Signature
    As technology accelerates and electronic information theft becomes more difficult to detect and prevent, vigilant companies constantly look for ways to protect the trade secrets they consider their “crown jewels.” The passage…
  • Apr 14

    San Francisco Becomes the First City to Provide Fully Paid Parental Leave

    San Francisco Becomes the First City to Provide Fully Paid Parental Leave
    San Francisco has just given the employees of its resident companies quite the baby shower gift. On April 5, 2016, San Francisco passed its Paid Parental Leave law. The local ordinance will leverage off of the California Paid Family Leave law…
  • Apr 7

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand About Employees Sitting

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand About Employees Sitting
    Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court, in Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy, clarified that the suitable seating requirement in several California wage orders may entitle employees to a seat when their tasks can be accomplished while seated.…
Rank this Week: 1883

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Apr 28

    Job-Related Injuries Summary Can Come Down Soon

    Job-Related Injuries Summary Can Come Down Soon
    April is coming to a close, and, with its end, it will soon be OK to remove the Form 300A Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, which must be posted every year at your place of business from February 1 through April 30. This…
  • Apr 26

    Make Sure You Are Correctly Complying With California PSL

    Make Sure You Are Correctly Complying With California PSL
    Even though California’s Paid Sick Leave (PSL) law took effect last year, California employers continue to be confused on how to comply with the new law, especially when the law was amended a few weeks after the July 1, 2015, start…
  • Apr 25

    California Court Affirms Rest Break Timing Requirement

    California Court Affirms Rest Break Timing Requirement
    A California court recently affirmed that rest breaks in general cannot be combined (Rodriguez v. E.M.E., Inc., B264138 (4/22/16)). Relying on the California Supreme Court’s guidance in Brinker v. Restaurant Corp., the appellate…
Rank this Week: 1271

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Apr 28

    Spotlight on Ukraine: a promising future for M&A activity

    Spotlight on Ukraine: a promising future for M&A activity
    In March 2014, this blog featured an article discussing the effect of the recent crisis in Ukraine on M&A activity. The crisis began in November 2013 when Ukrainians protested en masse after then-president Viktor Yanukovych failed to sign…
  • Apr 27

    Inversion control: U.S. Treasury announces new rules affecting cross-border transaction

    Inversion control: U.S. Treasury announces new rules affecting cross-border transaction
    In September 2014 we reported on the practice of “tax inversions”, cross-border transactions in which the resulting entity may be headquartered in another country for tax purposes. A number of recent transactions between the U.S.…
  • Apr 26

    Getting the best (asset) deal: tax efficient purchase price allocation

    Getting the best (asset) deal: tax efficient purchase price allocation
    The number one consideration for anyone buying or selling a business is price. But getting the best price is not just about the total cash value. How the purchase price is allocated across the various assets included in the deal has…
Rank this Week: 1305

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    First Amendment Protects Speech Perceived to be Protected Political Activity

    First Amendment Protects Speech Perceived to be Protected Political Activity
    Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment prohibits the government from demoting an employee because it incorrectly believed the employee had engaged in Constitutionally-protected political speech. The…
  • Apr 27

    Independent Sales Representatives May Be Entitled to Quadruple Damage

    Independent Sales Representatives May Be Entitled to Quadruple Damage
    A less-known New Jersey statute provides protection to independent commissioned salespeople after their contracts terminate.  That law, the New Jersey Independent Sales Representative Act, entitles independent contractors who work as…
  • Apr 7

    Are Stock “Clawback” Provisions Unenforceable Penalties?

    Are Stock “Clawback” Provisions Unenforceable Penalties?
    Many executives and other high-level employees receive stock options, restricted stock units (RSUs) and other forms of deferred compensation as part of their compensation packages.  Often, the employers who issue these forms of equity to…
Rank this Week: 1555

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Apr 28

    I have a little Family and Medical Leave Act treasure map for you.

    I have a little Family and Medical Leave Act treasure map for you.
    The treasure being compliance. So, not exactly riches; somewhat less exciting than Indiana Jones discovering the lost ark. Except, this treasure won’t melt your face off. And you’ll be adorned in HR-compliance. You…
  • Apr 27

    This sad, sobering video is a reminder that your company still employs knuckledraggers #MoreThanMean

    This sad, sobering video is a reminder that your company still employs knuckledraggers #MoreThanMean
    Most of you have either seen or heard about Mean Tweets from Jimmy Kimmel Live! That’s the segment where celebrities stand in front of the camera with smartphone in hand awkwardly reading the snippets of vitriol that Twitters users…
  • Apr 26

    Non-competition agreements are the Butter Brickle of employment law.

    Non-competition agreements are the Butter Brickle of employment law.
    Non-competition agreements haven’t gotten much play on this blog. It’s like going into an ice cream shop and ordering Butter Brickle. Meh. Yet, there it is: Butter Brickle, right between classics like Vanilla and Chocolate and…
Rank this Week: 1765

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1737

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Apr 27

    Confirm Health Plan Contraceptive & Colonoscopy Coverage Meets Latest FAQ ACA Preventive Care Guidance

    Confirm Health Plan Contraceptive & Colonoscopy Coverage Meets Latest FAQ ACA Preventive Care Guidance
    Employer and other group health plan sponsors, fiduciaries and administrators and individual and group health insurers should confirm their plan documents and practices comply with new additional guidance on when the Patient Protection and…
  • Apr 21

    Providers & Business Associates reconfir

    Providers & Business Associates reconfir
    Providers & Business Associates reconfirm you meet HIPAA BA Requirements.http://ow.ly/4mXK6wFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Apr 21

    Business Associate Rule Violations Behind $750K HIPAA Settlement

    Business Associate Rule Violations Behind $750K HIPAA Settlement
    Health Plans, Sponsors & Business Associates Should Verify Plan's HIPAA Compliance Employers and other health plan sponsors and the health plan fiduciaries and business associates providing services involving dealings on behalf of the…
Rank this Week: 1369

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/
  • Apr 27

    Lego-based workplace harassment will NOT be tolerated.

    Lego-based workplace harassment will NOT be tolerated.
    You’ve heard of sex-based harassment, race-based harassment, and disability-based harassment. But have you ever heard of Lego-based harassment? Shawn Roy was terminated from his job because he was allegedly creating and posting on the…
  • Apr 26

    Employer guide to Family and Medical Leave Act

    Employer guide to Family and Medical Leave Act
    The U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, has issued a new guide for employers on the Family and Medical Leave Act. I’ve only thumbed through it, but it seems to be pretty nicely done, and has some cute comics about the FMLA…
  • Apr 25

    When must a successor employer bargain with unions?

    When must a successor employer bargain with unions?
    Congratulations on your newly acquired company! Now, what do you do about that union? Our own David Phippen has the scoop in this article that appeared in Friday’s Law360.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1820

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1990

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/
  • Apr 26

    Public Employee Demoted For Perceived Political Activity Can Bring First Amendment Challenge

    Public Employee Demoted For Perceived Political Activity Can Bring First Amendment Challenge
    By Joanna Vilos In a 6-to-2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that when a public employer demotes an employee in order to prevent the employee from exercising his free-speech rights, the employee may challenge that action as a violation of…
  • Apr 19

    Employee Reveals Medical Condition At Disciplinary Meeting – Now What?

    Employee Reveals Medical Condition At Disciplinary Meeting – Now What?
    By Steve Collis You’re all set to fire an underperforming employee. You sit down for the disciplinary meeting and just as you start discussing her performance problems, she reveals she has back and neck pain due to work-related stress. What…
  • Apr 13

    H-1B Visa Submissions Lower than Expected

    H-1B Visa Submissions Lower than Expected
    By Roger Tsai The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received over 236,000 H-1B visa applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 in the first week of April. That number far exceeds the statutory cap of 65,000 H-1B visas under the…
Rank this Week: 1382

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
  • Apr 26

    House Judiciary Committee Passes Defend Trade Secrets Act

    House Judiciary Committee Passes Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Wow, that was fast! We recently blogged about the revised Defend Trade Secrets Act, which passed the Senate on April 4, 2016, by an 87-0 vote. On April 20, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed the same bill. The next step is…
  • Apr 24

    Yes, Attorneys Too Can Blow the Whistle: But When and How Hard?

    Yes, Attorneys Too Can Blow the Whistle: But When and How Hard?
    According to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Agency”), an attorney – or any individual, for that matter – should not have to first report misconduct to the SEC to fall…
  • Apr 21

    Epic Verdict in Trade Secrets Case

    Epic Verdict in Trade Secrets Case
    Last week, a federal jury in Wisconsin awarded almost $1 billion to Epic Systems Corporation in its trade secrets case against Indian consulting company Tata Consulting Services, Ltd., and its American unit, Tata America International…
Rank this Week: 1444

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Georgia To Vote on Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill

    Georgia To Vote on Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill
    On May 3rd, the Georgia legislature is set to vote on the anti-gay “religious liberty” bill, which gives faith based organizations the option to deny certain services to gay people. Proponents argue that the bill protects…
  • Apr 17

    Sex Discrimination Pursuant to Title VII May Include Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    Sex Discrimination Pursuant to Title VII May Include Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed two sexual orientation discrimination lawsuits against private employers asserting violations of Title VII of the Equal Rights Act of 1964. This is an important step. Although…
  • Apr 9

    The Failure to Make Reasonable Accommodations May Violate the ADA

    The Failure to Make Reasonable Accommodations May Violate the ADA
    Employment news reports that Bank of America has agreed to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit. The complaint filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) asserted that a deaf employee sought a reasonable accommodation…
Rank this Week: 1530

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    USA Today Op-Ed: Federal Law Dooms Transgender Bathroom Ban

    USA Today Op-Ed: Federal Law Dooms Transgender Bathroom Ban
    Jillian Weiss weighed in on the recent spate of laws imposing transgender bathroom bans in an op-ed in USA Today:April 13, 2016: North Carolina recently became the first U.S. state to mandate discrimination against transgender people by…
  • Mar 26

    Case out of Connecticut federal court,…

    Case out of Connecticut federal court, holding that Title VII sex discrimination includes trans employees and denying summary judgment. (The Second Circuit surprisingly has no clear precedent on this yet.)…
  • Mar 25

    The no good, very bad week for LGBT American

    The no good, very bad week for LGBT American
    Jillian Weiss, a transgender advocate and law professor at Ramapo College, said “reassessment is always a useful exercise” in the wake of losses like those in Kansas and North Carolina. “There is also no question that…
Rank this Week: 1569

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

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

    Orchestra Left Without A Chair When The Music Stops: Another Independent Contractor Misclassification

    Orchestra Left Without A Chair When The Music Stops: Another Independent Contractor Misclassification
    How independent are musicians who play and perform with others? Do they have more artistic control on their own, or do they only become truly great artists in collaboration with others when their independent talents combine to make incredible…
  • Apr 25

    Everyone Keeps Focusing On Independent Contractors, So We Will Too…

    Everyone Keeps Focusing On Independent Contractors, So We Will Too…
    If it looks like “Independent Contractor vs. Employee Week” on Labor & Employment Law Perspectives, that may be a function of the fact that misclassification of employees as independent contractors has been a hot topic for…
  • Apr 18

    Government Outlines Key Labor and Employment Initiative

    Government Outlines Key Labor and Employment Initiative
    Representatives of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as the Department of Labor and the Department of Justice (DOJ), participated in an American Bar Association Equal Opportunity Law conference in Austin, Texas, this…
Rank this Week: 1245

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/
  • Apr 25

    Unpaid Overtime Case Filed Against Martin Marietta

    Unpaid Overtime Case Filed Against Martin Marietta
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines overtime as any time spent working after eight hours a day or forty hours a week. It further requires employers to pay all their hourly, nonexempt workers one and one-half times their normal…
  • Apr 20

    Paralegals Settle Claims for Failure to Pay Overtime

    Paralegals Settle Claims for Failure to Pay Overtime
    Not all employers try to cheat their workers out of their wages, but those who do frequently get away with it for a time because their workers aren't familiar with the terms of the law. But when the employees are paralegals and/or have served…
  • Apr 17

    Can Arbitration Proceed as a Class Action?

    Can Arbitration Proceed as a Class Action?
    But a recent Fifth Circuit Court decision might change all that. Neffertiti Robinson used to work for J&K Administrative Management Services Inc., a management company based in Texas. Like an increasing number of employment contracts in…
Rank this Week: 1850

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
Rank this Week: 1962

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand on Sitting Down

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand on Sitting Down
    The California Supreme Court in Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy (opinion here)  issued a unanimous opinion interpreting California Wage Orders' (section 14(A)) requirement that employers provide[a]ll working employees  . . . suitable seats…
  • Apr 24

    Court of Appeal Saves Electronically Signed Arbitration Agreement - Relevant to Other Electronic Acknowledgements Too

    Court of Appeal Saves Electronically Signed Arbitration Agreement - Relevant to Other Electronic Acknowledgements Too
    Wait, don't skip this one yet. It's not just another arbitration case. If your business uses electronic acknowledgments of policies, handbooks or employment agreements (commissions, confidentiality agreements, etc.), it's worth a read.In this…
  • Apr 8

    Ninth Circuit's Tip Case Makes a Hash Out of California Tip Pool Law

    Ninth Circuit's Tip Case Makes a Hash Out of California Tip Pool Law
    The Ninth Circuit decided 2-1 that the U.S. Department of Labor was allowed to issue a regulation that applies to tip pooling arrangements, but even if the tips are not taken as credits against the federal minimum wage.  This is an…
Rank this Week: 1599

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Apr 20

    ‘Transgender’ Now Accorded More Protection than ‘Age’

    ‘Transgender’ Now Accorded More Protection than ‘Age’
    There is a national movement going on right now to boycott states that force transgendered individuals to use the restrooms of their biological sex rather than their chosen identity. Many companies, including…
  • Mar 28

    Sexual Harassment Victims Forgotten in U.S. Supreme Court Appeal

    Sexual Harassment Victims Forgotten in U.S. Supreme Court Appeal
    One of the most outrageous court rulings in modern history may be the dismissal of a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by hundreds of female truck driver trainees against CRST Van Expedited Inc., which was then awarded  $4.7…
  • Mar 24

    Age Leads in Discrimination Complaints Filed by Federal Employee

    Age Leads in Discrimination Complaints Filed by Federal Employee
    More  complaints alleging age discrimination were filed by federal employees each year from 2010 to 2014 than complaints alleging  race or disability discrimination. The Annual Report on the Federal Work Force states that age was a…
Rank this Week: 1927

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Apr 20

    Employer’s Failure to Sign Agreement Torpedoes Its Motion to Compel Arbitration

    Employer’s Failure to Sign Agreement Torpedoes Its Motion to Compel Arbitration
    A fundamental principle of contract law is that a written contract is an agreement in writing that serves as proof of the parties’ obligations. What happens, however, when the parties forget some of the niceties of formalizing a written…
  • Apr 10

    Kagan’s Luis Dissent Suggests Way for Defendants to Strike Back

    Kagan’s Luis Dissent Suggests Way for Defendants to Strike Back
    In our last post, we discussed the recent decision Luis v. United States, in which the Supreme Court held that innocent assets are out of the government’s reach prior to trial. Justice Elena Kagan’s short but notable dissent in…
  • Mar 30

    Hands Off! Supreme Court Rules Defendants May Use Innocent Assets to Hire Lawyer

    Hands Off! Supreme Court Rules Defendants May Use Innocent Assets to Hire Lawyer
    Every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. And the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution provides a defendant has the right to counsel of his or her own choosing. These rights are foundational to our criminal…
Rank this Week: 1351

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Apr 19

    NLRB Finds Employer’s Workplace Rules Violated Federal Labor Law

    NLRB Finds Employer’s Workplace Rules Violated Federal Labor Law
    Another day and another National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision about the legality of employer rules. Once again the NLRB issued an opinion about workplace rules that could be (maybe, possibly, sort of, etc.) construed as interfering…
  • Apr 13

    Can an Employer’s Religious Belief Defeat a Discriminatory Firing?

    Can an Employer’s Religious Belief Defeat a Discriminatory Firing?
    Can an employer’s religious beliefs defeat an otherwise discriminatory termination? Employers in Michigan may soon have much-needed guidance on this issue based on an employment discrimination case filed by the Equal Employment…
  • Apr 4

    NLRB Agenda Continues to Focus on Non-Union Employee Right

    NLRB Agenda Continues to Focus on Non-Union Employee Right
    A recent decision of the National Labor Relations Board provides employers with a reason to carefully evaluate disciplining employees who make negative comments about their company’s products. Specifically, on 3/25/2016,…
Rank this Week: 1915

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1940

Southwest Florida Employment Law…

Southwest Florida Employment Law Blog

Covers discrimination, employee benefits, terminations, leave policies, unions, and wages & overtime. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.swflemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    HR Law & Solutions: Looking Back, Moving Forward

    HR Law & Solutions: Looking Back, Moving Forward
    Last week we hosted the 24th Annual HR Law & Solutions seminar. THANK YOU to the 340 attendees (record attendance!) who helped us make it such a great success! As usual, our Henderson Franklin crew had a blast getting to catch up with so…
  • Feb 2

    2016 HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Registration Now Open!

    2016 HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Registration Now Open!
    We are so excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 HR Law & Solutions Seminar. Now in its 24th year, this full-day seminar is a fantastic opportunity for both new and experience HR professionals and other business…
  • Feb 2

    2016 HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Registration Now Open!

    2016 HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Registration Now Open!
    We are so excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 HR Law & Solutions Seminar. Now in its 24th year, this full-day seminar is a fantastic opportunity for both new and experience HR professionals and other business…
Rank this Week: 1855

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 8

    New York Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer Discusses Recent Case

    New York Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer Discusses Recent Case
    Last week, a woman ("plaintiff') filed a lawsuit against the Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G") and alleges that she was fired because of her pregnant condition and in retaliation for her reasonable accommodation requests. …
  • Mar 31

    "Hamilton" -- Race Discrimination Allegations and the BFOQ Defense

    "Hamilton" -- Race Discrimination Allegations and the BFOQ Defense
    Our New York Employment Law Attorney is often asked to discuss the do's and don'ts of hiring practices. We have written extensively about employment discrimination, and, today, we will discuss a recent case in the news involving the Broadway…
  • Mar 17

    What You Need to Know Before Signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

    What You Need to Know Before Signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
    In a recent report, it was uncovered that the Donald Trump campaign has been requiring all volunteers to sign a contract forbidding them from criticizing Trump, his family members, Trump's businesses or products, or his campaign for the…
Rank this Week: 1932

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

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

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 8

    North Carolina Now Requires Men To Use Your Employer's Ladies' Room

    North Carolina Now Requires Men To Use Your Employer's Ladies' Room
    If you work in North Carolina, be warned: your employer now has to require men to use the ladies' room. Not all men, but some men. These men have beards, mustaches, and yes, penises. But they have to use the ladies' room due to a new law just…
  • Mar 4

    Florida Adds "Financial Information" To List of Trade Secrets That Can Get You Tossed In Jail

    Florida Adds "Financial Information" To List of Trade Secrets That Can Get You Tossed In Jail
    Florida continues to be one of the worst states in the nation for employees. Zippo has passed so far in favor of employees this legislative session, but legislators thought, "Gee, Florida just isn't rotten enough for employees. Let's make it…
  • Feb 17

    Employment Law Blog Carnival (#ELBC) Freaky February Holiday Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival (#ELBC) Freaky February Holiday Edition
    February isn't just Valentine's Day, despite what the greeting card and flower industries would like you to believe. February ought to be designated National Weird Holiday Month, because it is filled with odd and different holiday…
Rank this Week: 1946

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

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

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed

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

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

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

    40 Years at the Bar

    40 Years at the Bar
    I can’t honestly say what I anticipated 40 years ago today when I came to Austin to be sworn in as a member of the Texas state bar. But it is unlikely that I could have anticipated all the twists and turns, both professionally and…
Rank this Week: 1399

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Feb 16

    Spousal support in Texa

    Spousal support in Texa
    There is no guarantee of alimony or spousal maintenance in a Texas divorce. Texas, like many states, changed its family relations laws (our Texas Family Code) in recent decades to curb the power of family court judges in Fort Worth, Dallas,…
  • Feb 8

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney
    Most of my work with clients involves helping clients after they have sought FMLA leave and the employer has already violated their FMLA rights but it’s equally as important that employees understand how to properly exercise their…
  • Feb 1

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney
    Unpaid child support is a serious problems for many families where the child support may be the difference between keeping food on the table or lights on in the home. Enforcing child support in court can be a challenge when the child support…
Rank this Week: 1379