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Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 25

    Amendments to NY Wage Theft Law Head to Governor’s Desk

    Amendments to NY Wage Theft Law Head to Governor’s Desk
    A bill that would amend New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act (the “Act”) awaits Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature. The changes offer both good news and bad news for New York employers. Originally enacted into law in 2011,…
  • Jul 24

    Should You Be Protecting Your Business Emails from Prying Eyes?

    Should You Be Protecting Your Business Emails from Prying Eyes?
    Would you send an important communication on a postcard? For most businesses, the answer is likely no. Yet companies send unsecured business emails every day, which share many of the same characteristics as postcards. These messages can be…
  • Jul 23

    Will Uber Win the Battle of the Taxi or Succumb to Business Regulation?

    Will Uber Win the Battle of the Taxi or Succumb to Business Regulation?
    Uber records approximately one million ride requests each week and is now valued at an estimated $18.2 billion. Despite its surging popularity with riders, the company continues to face strong resistance from regulators and traditional taxis…
Rank this Week: 1101

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Discrimination Because of Pending Divorce Violates New Jersey Law

    Discrimination Because of Pending Divorce Violates New Jersey Law
    A recent Appellate Division opinion recognizes that firing an employee because he or she is in the process of getting divorced violates the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) because it constitutes marital status discrimination.…
  • Jul 17

    FLSA Prohibits Retaliation Against Employee Who Complained About Violation of State Wage and Hour Law

    FLSA Prohibits Retaliation Against Employee Who Complained About Violation of State Wage and Hour Law
    Last month, a judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled that an employee who files a wage and hour claim with the New Jersey Department of Labor (“NJDOL”) can be protected from retaliation…
  • Jul 10

    Court Takes Surprising Turns in Reasonable Accommodation/FMLA Case

    Court Takes Surprising Turns in Reasonable Accommodation/FMLA Case
    A recent decision by the New Jersey District Court addressed important issues regarding retaliation following an employee’s request for a reasonable accommodation and time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).…
Rank this Week: 1285

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Jul 24

    President Obama issues executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity

    President Obama issues executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity
    By Jamie LaPlante On July 21, 2014, President Obama issued an executive order amending Executive Order 11246 by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes for federal contractors and…
  • Jul 22

    The Obamacare see-saw — an opposing decision on subsidie

    The Obamacare see-saw — an opposing decision on subsidie
    By Rich McHugh Some days are just more fun that others! Just hours after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Halbig v. Burwell, which held that tax subsidies made available under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)…
  • Jul 22

    Obamacare takes an unexpected hit!

    Obamacare takes an unexpected hit!
    By Rich McHugh A federal Court of Appeals panel in Washington, D.C. today released a decision that, if upheld, would strike down one of the main pillars of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and in the minds of many observers lead to…
Rank this Week: 1263

Washington D.C. Employment Law…

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment law developments in Washington, D.C. By Littler.

http://www.littler.com/blog/dc-employment-law-update
  • Jul 24

    Senate Committee Approves Bill Making ERISA Clarification

    Senate Committee Approves Bill Making ERISA Clarification
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman On July 23, 2014, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions unanimously approved S.read more
  • Jul 24

    Agencies Finalize Rule Governing Allowability of Contractor Whistleblower Cost

    Agencies Finalize Rule Governing Allowability of Contractor Whistleblower Cost
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have issued a final rule adopting, with some changes, an interim…
  • Jul 24

    Paid Leave, Flexible Work Scheduling Continue to Receive Attention

    Paid Leave, Flexible Work Scheduling Continue to Receive Attention
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman While the chance of both chambers approving bills this term that would significantly alter workplace wage and hour law is extremely low, members of the House and Senate continue to draw attention to…
Rank this Week: 1302

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

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

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Servers at Milos Restaurant in Miami Sue for Unpaid Wages and Overtime

    Servers at Milos Restaurant in Miami Sue for Unpaid Wages and Overtime
    Servers at Milos Restaurant in Miami have alleged in a federal court lawsuit that they were not paid minimum wage and overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The workers’ FLSA lawsuit claims that…
  • Jul 3

    Debate Over the Tipped Minimum Wage

    Debate Over the Tipped Minimum Wage
    The recent debate about whether to raise the federal minimum wage has overshadowed the debate about whether the tipped minimum wage also should be increased, according to a recent story on NPR. Since 1991, the federal tipped minimum wage for…
  • Jul 2

    Manna’s restaurant chain to pay $1 million in back wages and damages to worker

    Manna’s restaurant chain to pay $1 million in back wages and damages to worker
    The soul food and salad bar restaurant chain Manna’s will pay a total of $956,482 in back wages and liquidated damages to 85 low-wage workers following an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division. The restaurants…
Rank this Week: 1196

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Pot Pourri of Recent Cases I missed

    Pot Pourri of Recent Cases I missed
    There have been so many recent employment law decisions that I can't long-form blog them all.  So, here's a quick roundup of three recent, significant rulings -Don't miss Serri v. Santa Clara University opinion here.  This case is a…
  • Jul 22

    Court of Appeal: OK to Deduct from Exempt Employees' PTO/Vacation for Partial Day Absences of Any Length

    Court of Appeal: OK to Deduct from Exempt Employees' PTO/Vacation for Partial Day Absences of Any Length
    Basic wage-hour principle: With some exceptions, an employee classified as "exempt" under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act is entitled to a full salary for any week in which she / he performs any work.  There are some exceptions…
  • Jul 14

    California Supreme Court Narrows the Inside Sales Exemption in California

    California Supreme Court Narrows the Inside Sales Exemption in California
    The California Supreme Court unanimously decided the following:  "an employer may not attribute commission wages paid in one pay period to other pay periods in order to satisfy California‟s compensation requirements."  This…
Rank this Week: 1340

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

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

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1257

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/
  • Jul 22

    Study: Lack of trust leads to poorer workers comp outcome

    Study: Lack of trust leads to poorer workers comp outcome
    Workers should be able to trust their employers while they recover from work-related injuries and illnesses. After all, workers’ compensation is a right, and it’s illegal in many states for an employer to retaliate or fire…
  • Jul 15

    Playing Around with Hazard

    Playing Around with Hazard
    Identifying workplace hazards is no game, but training to recognize potential dangers could be. At least that's the idea behind a new online tool introduced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The agency's Assistant…
  • Jul 14

    Sugar plant accident that killed temp worker could have been avoided

    Sugar plant accident that killed temp worker could have been avoided
    Temp jobs are a permanent part of the new normal in the U.S. economy. An increasing number of workers in Pennsylvania and other states are temporary workers, and with the increase has come new concerns about worker safety. A Pennsylvania...
Rank this Week: 1258

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/
  • Jul 18

    Benefits Litigation Update: Hobby Lobby, Amara, Tibble, and More

    Benefits Litigation Update: Hobby Lobby, Amara, Tibble, and More
    Epstein Becker Green and The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) have released a new issue of the Benefits Litigation Update. Featured articles include: Recent Supreme Court Decisions Revise Rules for Stock Drop Cases By: Debra Davis, The ERISA…
  • Jun 30

    Stuart Gerson on the Supreme Court’s Harris and Hobby Lobby Decision

    Stuart Gerson on the Supreme Court’s Harris and Hobby Lobby Decision
    Our colleague Stuart Gerson of Epstein Becker Green has a new post on the Supreme Court’s recent decisions: “Divided Supreme Court Issues Decisions on Harris and Hobby Lobby.” Following is an excerpt: As expected, the last…
  • Jun 26

    California Supreme Court Opens the Door to Class Action Waivers, Shuts Door to Waiver of Representative Action

    California Supreme Court Opens the Door to Class Action Waivers, Shuts Door to Waiver of Representative Action
    By Marisa S. Ratinoff and Amy B. Messigian One of the main battlegrounds between employers and employees relates to the ability of employers to preclude class actions by way of arbitration agreements containing class action waivers. In…
Rank this Week: 1206

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    12 Years Ago

    12 Years Ago
    I posted the initial post on this blog. A dozen years is a long time to keep anything going, although you could seriously question whether or not this last year it was really going as the posts were few and far between.As I have spoken in the…
  • Mar 25

    How Disruptive Can an Aggressive NLRB Be in a Non-Union Setting? More Than You Might Think

    How Disruptive Can an Aggressive NLRB Be in a Non-Union Setting? More Than You Might Think
    If you are a non-union employer (and overwhelmingly most employers are) you might not have given much thought to your how your confidentiality policy stacked up against the National Labor Relations Act. In fact your policy might read…
  • Mar 10

    5th Circuit Short Circuits Plaintiff's Use of State Court

    5th Circuit Short Circuits Plaintiff's Use of State Court
    In certain parts of Texas, plaintiffs seek to avoid being in federal court at all costs. Today, the 5th Circuit clarified a procedural hurdle to that tactic in a small category of  cases.In Taylor v. Bailey Tool & Manufacturing (5th…
Rank this Week: 1180

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 17

    Paralegals Sue For Overtime In NJ Federal Court: I Thought This Was Settled?

    Paralegals Sue For Overtime In NJ Federal Court: I Thought This Was Settled?
    I have blogged numerous times about lawyers suing law firms, claiming that they were really clerks, not lawyers and therefore entitled to overtime. This situation presents a different scenario. An employee has sued the law firm of Pasricha…
  • Jul 14

    Independent Contractor Statu

    Independent Contractor Statu
    Since the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) only benefits employees, the status of a business’s workers as either “employees” or “independent contractors” is extremely significant in FLSA…
  • Jun 30

    Why “Working Time” FLSA Lawsuit Settlement Irritates Me

    Why “Working Time” FLSA Lawsuit Settlement Irritates Me
    I have blogged many times about the use of automatic lunch deduction time clocks and the inherent dangers that reside in such a procedure. Well, as if more proof was needed on the dangers of this protocol, a major medical center has agreed to…
Rank this Week: 1208

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: 1207

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jul 25

    Executive Survey Reflects Concern Over Agency Enforcement

    Executive Survey Reflects Concern Over Agency Enforcement
    Employers said they worry about how continuing enforcement efforts and reforms from federal agencies will affect the workplace, according to a July 2014 report from Littler Mendelson. In the law firm’s third annual Executive Employer…
  • Jul 23

    Governor Signs Bill to Help Victims of Underground Economy​

    Governor Signs Bill to Help Victims of Underground Economy​
    Legislation supported by the California Chamber of Commerce to assist victims of the underground economy was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on July 21, 2014. AB 1746 (Alejo; D-Salinas) expedites hearings for…
  • Jul 22

    Flip-Flops and Shorts – Summer Dress Code

    Flip-Flops and Shorts – Summer Dress Code
    When the temperatures rise, employees may want a relaxed dress code. How does your company feel about shorts and flip-flops? Every workplace differs. Do your employees need to wear professional business attire every workday? Or is your…
Rank this Week: 1346

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/
  • Jul 25

    Sex stereotyping, sexual orientation discrimination, and federal law – crazy-mixed-up right now

    Sex stereotyping, sexual orientation discrimination, and federal law – crazy-mixed-up right now
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act is dead again. Is there any federal law on same-sex harassment or discrimination? If so, what is it? Here are some scenarios that may be helpful in picking through this crazy extremely complex and rapidly…
  • Jul 23

    Obama’s LGBT Executive Order raises more questions than it answer

    Obama’s LGBT Executive Order raises more questions than it answer
    ROBIN’S NOTE: Thanks very much to Cara Crotty, head of our Affirmative Action practice group, who allowed me to share her insights about the President’s Executive Order here on the blog. This will also be going out today via email…
  • Jul 21

    Obama signs LGBT discrimination, affirmative action order

    Obama signs LGBT discrimination, affirmative action order
    This morning President Obama signed an Executive Order amending the 1965 Executive Order 11246. President Obama’s EO prohibits discrimination and requires affirmative action by federal contractors based on sexual orientation…
Rank this Week: 1574

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Punitive Damages Award Requires Evidence of Conscious Wrongdoing

    Punitive Damages Award Requires Evidence of Conscious Wrongdoing
    I tell my clients regularly that even when a plaintiff wins, most juries do not award compensatory damages or punitive damages. Punitive damages are rare in employment cases. What would be required for a jury or judge to award punitive…
  • Jul 22

    Description as a "Liability" Could Constitute Direct Evidence

    Description as a "Liability" Could Constitute Direct Evidence
    Alan Demyanovich worked for 20 years for Cadon Plating & Coating, which applies coatings in the automobile industry. Mr. Demyanovich developed heart problems in 1999, but returned to work and worked another ten years. In 2009, his heart…
  • Jul 18

    Mandatory Arbitration Used to Hide Sex Harassment

    Mandatory Arbitration Used to Hide Sex Harassment
    The folks at Public Justice have written a bog post about the pernicious use of mandatory arbitration by American Apparel, a major U.S. clothing manufacturer. Based on an article in the New York Times, the post recounts the story of Dov…
Rank this Week: 1374

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
  • Jul 24

    Six Recent NLRB Cases Provide Further Insight on Structuring Employers' Social Media Policie

    Six Recent NLRB Cases Provide Further Insight on Structuring Employers' Social Media Policie
    Employers, struggling to regulate employees’ work-related social media postings, recently suffered a string of defeats in National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) cases challenging their social media and related communications…
  • Jul 21

    Illinois Enacts New Law Impacting Inquiries on Criminal Background Check

    Illinois Enacts New Law Impacting Inquiries on Criminal Background Check
    On July 19, 2014, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, which will go into effect on January 1, 2015.  The new law will restrict the timing of pre-employment inquiries by…
  • Jul 10

    Five Lessons for Employers from California v. Riley

    Five Lessons for Employers from California v. Riley
    In the waning days of its current term, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in California v. Riley that police officers generally violate the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against unreasonable searches by conducting a warrantless search…
Rank this Week: 1454

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

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

    Is a complaint dismissable because the employer has a non-discriminatory reason for termination?

    Is a complaint dismissable because the employer has a non-discriminatory reason for termination?
    Is a complaint dismissable because the employer has a non-discriminatory reason for termination? Not according to the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Wait A Second! blog deciphers the recent case of Brown v. Daikin American, where a…
  • Jul 22

    Religious Pushback Expected On LGBT Executive Order

    Religious Pushback Expected On LGBT Executive Order
    Law360, New York (July 21, 2014, 8:27 PM ET) -- Although President Barack Obama is no stranger to using federal contracts as a testing ground for employment reform measures, religious employers may be more resistant to Monday's executive…
  • Jul 21

    President signs Executive Order covering gender identity for federal workers and contractor

    President signs Executive Order covering gender identity for federal workers and contractor
    NCTE APPLAUDS SIGNING OF LGBT WORKERS EXECUTIVE ORDER ISSUES "KNOW YOUR RIGHTS" RESOURCES FOR TRANSGENDER WORKERS Download: "Employment Discrimination and Transgender People" Download: "Transgender Federal Employees: Your…
Rank this Week: 1470

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Jul 22

    Federal appeals courts issue conflicting decisions on ACA subsidie

    Federal appeals courts issue conflicting decisions on ACA subsidie
    A few weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive mandate, federal courts are looking at a different aspect of the law—exchange subsidies. On July 22, there was a flurry of…
  • Jul 22

    Illinois governor signs law prohibiting criminal history inquiries on job application

    Illinois governor signs law prohibiting criminal history inquiries on job application
    by Steven L. Brenneman Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP On July 21, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, which will prohibit most private-sector employers and employment agencies…
  • Jul 21

    Obama order bars contractors from LGBT employment discrimination

    Obama order bars contractors from LGBT employment discrimination
    On July 21, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Executive Order does not include a new exemption for religiously…
Rank this Week: 1386

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

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

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 22

    Subsidies in the Federal Marketplace: A Definite Maybe

    Subsidies in the Federal Marketplace: A Definite Maybe
    Amidst all of the other issues surrounding implementation of the ACA, there is an underlying issue about whether or not subsidies (in the form of tax credits) are available for individuals who obtain coverage through the federal exchange…
  • Jul 17

    Disclosures with Respect to Preventative Care: DOL Notice Requirement post-Hobby Lobby

    Disclosures with Respect to Preventative Care: DOL Notice Requirement post-Hobby Lobby
    It seems like one of the hardest parts of ACA compliance is waiting for guidance on specific issues.  However, after the decision in Hobby Lobby, the DOL promptly issued FAQ Part XX that addresses the notice requirements for employers…
  • Jul 8

    Don’t Get Cute with ACA Compliance: Hobby Lobby, Safe Harbors and ERISA Concern

    Don’t Get Cute with ACA Compliance: Hobby Lobby, Safe Harbors and ERISA Concern
    With the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case, and the granting of the injunction for Wheaton College that came shortly thereafter, there has been considerable hand wringing over the long term implications these decisions…
Rank this Week: 1480

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Don't Panic (and Four Other Ways You Should React to an Employment Law Claim)

    Don't Panic (and Four Other Ways You Should React to an Employment Law Claim)
    By Jessica FayermanMost small business owners make every attempt to conduct hiring and talent management endeavors with integrity. However, that doesn't mean issues of employment law won't arise. Managing human capital is a difficult task,…
  • Jul 8

    Employment Contract Mistakes Every Small Business Owner Should Avoid

    Employment Contract Mistakes Every Small Business Owner Should Avoid
    Contract by Gunnar Wrobel is licensed under CC BY SA 2.0 A successful small business involves many moving parts. A business starts with a great idea, but owners then have to launch, grow, and potentially scale the business. The right…
  • Jun 29

    The Lean Startup Machine 2014

    The Lean Startup Machine 2014
    DLNG5617 by Tech Yizu is licensed under CC BY 2.0 By Kristen Prinz I had the pleasure of mentoring budding entrepreneurs at Chicago's Lean Startup Machine weekend on June 22. It was exciting to see first-hand how valuable the lean startup…
Rank this Week: 1561

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

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

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
  • Jul 8

    Igniting a Firestorm at Tinder with Flammable Allegation

    Igniting a Firestorm at Tinder with Flammable Allegation
    By: Christopher M. Farella, Jennifer L. Nutter, and Margaret C. Thering Whitney Wolfe, former marketing vice president and co-founder of the company responsible for the popular mobile dating app, Tinder®, recently filed suit in…
  • Jul 3

    OSHA and NLRB Agreement Opens New Door To Whistleblower Claim

    OSHA and NLRB Agreement Opens New Door To Whistleblower Claim
    On Epstein Becker Green’s OSHA Law Update blog, Eric Conn reviews the agreement between the NLRB and OSHA, which allows employees to file out-of-date safety related whistleblower claims to be filed with the NLRB. Following is an excerpt…
  • Jul 1

    Stuart Gerson on the Supreme Court’s Harris and Hobby Lobby Decision

    Stuart Gerson on the Supreme Court’s Harris and Hobby Lobby Decision
    Our colleague Stuart Gerson of Epstein Becker Green has a new post on the Supreme Court’s recent decisions: “Divided Supreme Court Issues Decisions on Harris and Hobby Lobby.” Following is an excerpt: As expected, the last…
Rank this Week: 1425

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer…

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts employment laws governing maternity leave, discrimination, and wages. By the Brown Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 18

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim
    The Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled that a worker can pursue discrimination and retaliation claims against his former employer - but not against his former supervisor in an individual capacity. In a 4-1 decision, justices determined in Lales…
  • Jun 10

    Business Partnerships in Boston: Protecting Your Interest

    Business Partnerships in Boston: Protecting Your Interest
    The formation of a business partnership can serve a multitude of purposes and be advantageous to all involved. Primarily, business partners can help to enrich each other with contributions including money, labor, property or skill. But…
  • Jun 4

    Boston Breach of Contract Claims Need Legal Intervention

    Boston Breach of Contract Claims Need Legal Intervention
    When companies contract with one another for the sale and purchase of goods, those documents can later be used to prove liability if either party does not uphold its agreement. If the seller fails to deliver, the buyer can sue. If the buyer…
Rank this Week: 1344

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

Covers employment relationships in business, sports, the armed forces, and other odd places.

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Rebuffed Coworkers With Influence Create Liability

    Rebuffed Coworkers With Influence Create Liability
    If you read this blog enough, you will know that intra-office romances seem to come up frequently as a catalyst for some type of lawsuit. In fact, sexual attraction between coworkers is a dominant theme in any number of workplace problems,…
  • May 22

    Is Telecommuting Now A Mandatory Accommodation for Disabled Workers?

    Is Telecommuting Now A Mandatory Accommodation for Disabled Workers?
    It’s been an axiom of disability discrimination law that the courts will not overrule an employer's legitimate workplace judgment and that employers can structure jobs and establish job qualifications as they see fit.  But some…
  • May 22

    The Tricky Case of the Third Party Harassment Claim

    The Tricky Case of the Third Party Harassment Claim
    Actually, this is not that tricky.  The 4th Circuit recently affirmed something that employment lawyers have been telling their clients for years – an employer's work environment extends throughout the span of the company’s…
Rank this Week: 1457

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/
  • May 13

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation
    This is one of those subjects that no one likes to think about: a company has employees who die while on company business.  This checklist deals specifically with crashes of company-operated airplanes, but its applicability is wider…
  • Apr 17

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly
    As a lawyer, you know that you're about to have a bad day when an appellate court opinion,in discussing your client's position, starts this way: In this case the EEOC sued the defendants for using the  same type of background check that…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA
    Just out today is the court's decision in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc.  The issue was whether severance payments constituted taxable wages subject to FICA.  The Court's analysis is - how can I put this politely? - a bit…
Rank this Week: 1578

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/
Rank this Week: 1404

Jones & Jones Blog

Jones & Jones Blog

Covers personal injury trial law and labor and employment law .

http://www.joneslawyers.com/blog/
  • Mar 17

    GM Ignition Switch Recall

    GM Ignition Switch Recall
    GM Safety Recall General Motors has issued a safety recall 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5, 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR, 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada), 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and 2007 Saturn Sky vehicles…
  • Mar 7

    Fatal Car Accidents, Texas Lawyer

    Fatal Car Accidents, Texas Lawyer
    Traffic  Fatalities One cannot turn on the news without learning of another fatal car accident.  Thankfully, we are usually comforted to know that none of our family members or people we know were involved in the fatal…
  • Dec 22

    Impersonating Someone Online, Joke or Crime in Texas?

    Impersonating Someone Online, Joke or Crime in Texas?
    Online Impersonation Is it a joke or a crime to impersonate someone online in Texas?  We have all seen social media accounts pretending to be someone else and heard stories of people on dating sites pretending to be someone else. …
Rank this Week: 1449

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Dec 10

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help
    A fellow named Ener sent us a email last week asking us to remove a spammy comment and link his company, logoworkgloves.com, left on one of our posts in 2010. For whatever reason, our spam filter didn't block it. Now...
  • Nov 8

    SB 390 Signed

    SB 390 Signed
    SB 390 (employee wage withholdings, failure to remit) amending Labor Code § 227 concerning employee wage withholdings, has been signed by Governor Brown: Existing law makes it a crime for an employer to fail to make agreed-upon payments to…
  • Nov 7

    SB 435 Signed

    SB 435 Signed
    SB 435 (compensation, meal and rest or recovery periods) amending Labor Code § 226.7 concerning meal and rest periods, has been signed by Governor Brown: Existing law prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to work during any meal…
Rank this Week: 1630

That's What She Said

That's What She Said

Analyzes the settlement value for employment law violations on the NBC TV show "The Office." By Ford & Harrison.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/thatswhatshesaid/
  • May 30

    Time to say goodbye (for now)

    Time to say goodbye (for now)
    Series Litigation Value: various harassment, discrimination, and bizarre workers’ compensation matters = astronomical; future employment matters due to Dwight taking over as Regional Manager = enough to keep Dunder Mifflin’s…
  • May 17

    Finale

    Finale
    Litigation Value:  Bless your heart if you’re still keeping track at this point. This blog has always focused on bad behavior.  We tease out employment law issues by writing about the characters who do things in the workplace…
  • May 13

    No nonsense

    No nonsense
    Litigation Value:  Office romance with the new Regional Manager (and A.A.R.M.) = fodder for a potential sexual harassment claim; eliminating nonsense from the workplace = every human resources manager’s dream; Dwight giving up a…
Rank this Week: 1505

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

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

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

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation

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

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement

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

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale
    Selling a corporation is generally achieved by either an asset sale or by selling all company stock. When selling a business in Texas, selling the stock of a C-corporation rather than just selling the company assets often results in better…
Rank this Week: 1633

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Jul 26

    Is Your Non-compete Agreement Enforceable? Not Without a “Reasonable Competitive Interest?”

    Is Your Non-compete Agreement Enforceable? Not Without a “Reasonable Competitive Interest?”
    “Sticking feathers up your butt, does not make you a chicken.“ Tyler Durden, Fight Club Under Michigan law (MCL 445.774a) one of the required elements for having an enforceable non-compete agreement is the presence of…
  • Jul 16

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is…

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is accepting comments on extending coverage of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to same-sex couples. This extension is in response to the Supreme Court ruling that federal benefits cannot be…
  • Jul 14

    Why I Write: Reflections of the Michigan Employment Law Advisor

    Why I Write: Reflections of the Michigan Employment Law Advisor
    Last week I was pleasantly surprised when I was included in something called a “blog hop” which is sort of analogous to what people of a certain age call a “chain letter.” The blog hop, however, is focused on a common…
Rank this Week: 1935

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1789

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

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

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Pregnancy Discrimination Case
     On July 1, 2014, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Young v. UPS, Inc. to decide “whether and in what circumstances, an employer that provides work accommodations to nonpregnant employees with work limitations…
  • Jul 1

    Amanda James Joins Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

    Amanda James Joins Sullivan & Ward, P.C.
    Amanda James has joined Sullivan & Ward, P.C. as an associate attorney.  Amanda graduated from Drake University Law School in 2008.  Since that time, she has focused her practice on public utility and regulatory work.  She…
  • Jun 30

    John T. Ward and Richard R. Chabot Honored

    John T. Ward and Richard R. Chabot Honored
    Sullivan & Ward, P.C.'s President and CEO, John T. Ward, was recently honored by the Iowa State Bar Association as a member of the "50 Year" class of 2014.  John graduated from Drake University Law School in 1964 and has been…
Rank this Week: 1868

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Jul 25

    EU adopts new regulation on cross-border electronic identification and e-signature

    EU adopts new regulation on cross-border electronic identification and e-signature
    The General Affairs Council, on 23 July 2013, adopted a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the Internal Market. Until the new regulation, the…
  • Jul 3

    OECD calls for increased focus on Outsourcing, IT and Supplier Risk

    OECD calls for increased focus on Outsourcing, IT and Supplier Risk
    At a recent conference, the Twelfth Annual Corporate Accountability Conference, 12 June 2014, Cercle National Des Armées, Paris, Pierre Poret, Counsellor, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at the The Organisation for…
  • Jun 18

    FCA Chief announces Project Innovate: Helping Firms Meet the Technological and Regulatory Challenge

    FCA Chief announces Project Innovate: Helping Firms Meet the Technological and Regulatory Challenge
    The head of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, Chief Executive Martin Wheatley, used a speech at Bloomberg, London given on 3 June 2014 to promote the FCA's Project Innovate (the drafted text of Martin Wheatley's speech can be read at…
Rank this Week: 1998

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/
  • Jul 24

    Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Now Protected Categories under EO 11246

    Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Now Protected Categories under EO 11246
    On July 21, President Obama signed an Executive Order adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected categories included in Executive Order 11246, originally issued by President Johnson in 1965.  E.O. 11246 now…
  • Jul 22

    EEOC Issues Pregnancy Discrimination Guidelines Despite Pending High Court Case

    EEOC Issues Pregnancy Discrimination Guidelines Despite Pending High Court Case
    In Enforcement Guidance issued last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission took the position that employers should accommodate the physical restrictions of women with normal, uncomplicated pregnancies as if those women had…
  • Jul 17

    Washington, D.C. Council Votes to Ban the Box

    Washington, D.C. Council Votes to Ban the Box
    On July 14, 2014, the Council of the District of Columbia (“D.C. Council”) unanimously voted to “ban the box,” approving a bill that will restrict when an employer may ask a job applicant about his criminal…
Rank this Week: 1701

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jul 24

    Mass. Governor Signs Bill to Raise Minimum Wage

    Mass. Governor Signs Bill to Raise Minimum Wage
    On June 26, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill into law which will raise the hourly minimum wage in Massachusetts for the first time since 2008. As a result of these increases, Massachusetts’ minimum wage will be amongst…
  • Jul 23

    MBBP Client Deborah Halber Publishes First Book

    MBBP Client Deborah Halber Publishes First Book
    Congratulations to MBBP client Deborah Halber on the publication of her first book, The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths are Solving America’s Coldest Cases (Simon & Schuster, 2014)! Publishers Weekly calls this “A lively…
  • Jul 23

    Should You Incorporate Your Business?

    Should You Incorporate Your Business?
    By: Hillary Peterson 70% of all businesses in the country are organized as a sole proprietorship, but operating a business as an unincorporated entity is not without its disadvantages. Because of this, it is important for any business owner…
Rank this Week: 1661

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
  • Jul 24

    New Law in New York State Gives Interns Same Protections as Employee

    New Law in New York State Gives Interns Same Protections as Employee
    Until now, interns in New York were not considered employees, and thus were not entitled to the protection of New York law regarding sexual harassment and discrimination. That loophole is no more. But on Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo…
  • Jul 23

    Company Counterclaims After Racial Discrimination Complaint

    Company Counterclaims After Racial Discrimination Complaint
    If you are going to sue your employer for discrimination, make sure your motives are pure and your evidence is accurate. Otherwise, you might be accused of extortion. Benjamin Moore & Co. made just such an accusation of Clinton…
  • Jul 21

    Twitter Hit With Age Discrimination Suit

    Twitter Hit With Age Discrimination Suit
    Age discrimination in the tech industry has become a hot button issue recently, as the baby boomers who were present at the start of the technology revolution in the 80s have aged and as their kids start to bump into them in the …
Rank this Week: 1985

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Jul 23

    Home Depot Faces a Background Check Class Action

    Home Depot Faces a Background Check Class Action
    Trent Henderson filed a class action lawsuit against Home Depot, Inc. for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by running credit reports and background checks without notifying employees and job applicants. Additionally,…
  • Jul 23

    Orchard Park Settles Unpaid Wages Lawsuit

    Orchard Park Settles Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
    On June 19, 2014, the Town of Orchard Park settled a lawsuit brought by city police officers. The suit alleges police officers were not properly paid for time spent donning and doffing their uniforms. The city police officers alleged they…
  • Jul 17

    Female Yahoo Executive Sued for Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination

    Female Yahoo Executive Sued for Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination
    Maria Zhang, a Senior Director of engineering at Yahoo Mobile, has been sued by the company’s principal Software Engineer, Nan Shi, for sexual harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and wrongful termination. Yahoo is…
Rank this Week: 2065

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1762

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

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

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
  • Jul 22

    EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    On July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) — the agency responsible for the enforcement of federal anti-discrimination laws — issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and…
  • Jul 10

    New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies Whistleblower Law

    New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies Whistleblower Law
    In June 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court, in Hitesman v. Bridgeway, Inc., affirmed the decision of a lower appellate court dismissing a claim brought by a healthcare worker under the New Jersey whistleblower law, the Conscientious Employee…
  • Jul 1

    Gibbons Director John Romeo Named a Top Employment Attorney by Human Resource Executive Magazine

    Gibbons Director John Romeo Named a Top Employment Attorney by Human Resource Executive Magazine
    Human Resource Executive® magazine has featured John C. Romeo, a Director in the Employment & Labor Law Department at Gibbons P.C., on its list of the “Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys,” in the…
Rank this Week: 2036

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1941

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Jul 20

    Military spouses and their employment challenges: What employers can do

    Military spouses and their employment challenges: What employers can do
    What employer doesn’t crave a pool of applicants with a strong work ethic, a reputation for being skilled, diverse, motivated, tech-savvy, mobile, and well-educated? Those qualities typically top the list of desired characteristics, but…
  • Jul 20

    New mental disorders could lead to spike in ADA claim

    New mental disorders could lead to spike in ADA claim
    by Lisa Berg What do forgetfulness, menstrual cramps, and social awkwardness have in common? They’re all symptoms of new mental health disorders recognized in the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental…
  • Jul 20

    The perils of firing an older, long-tenured worker

    The perils of firing an older, long-tenured worker
    by Jonathan C. Sterling Q We have an employee over age 65 who has been a manager for over 40 years and has excellent evaluations in his file. Recently we have learned that his department is possibly committing fraud in their documentation of…
Rank this Week: 2043

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

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

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Transgender woman has sued Hobby Lobby for denying her access to women’s restroom

    Transgender woman has sued Hobby Lobby for denying her access to women’s restroom
    Meggan Sommerville, a manager in Hobby Lobby’s Aurora, Illinois store, has filed a lawsuit against Hobby Lobby for gender identity discrimination because she claims that it will not permit her to use the women’s restroom. …
  • Jul 10

    Northwestern Mutual faces class action lawsuit for alienage discrimination

    Northwestern Mutual faces class action lawsuit for alienage discrimination
    The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and a private law firm represent Ruben Juarez in a first-of-a-kind lawsuit against Northwestern Mutual, an insurance company.  Mr. Juarez was brought to the United States…
  • Jul 2

    Landmark Civil Rights Act is 50 years old this month

    Landmark Civil Rights Act is 50 years old this month
    Fifty years ago, in July 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.  Through this landmark piece of legislation, the federal government sought, among other things, to dismantle abhorrent “Jim…
Rank this Week: 1860

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, employee privacy, and employment arbitration cases. By Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani.

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1983

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1783