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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: 654

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 17

    Is telecommuting a reasonable accommodation, or is it not?

    Is telecommuting a reasonable accommodation, or is it not?
    Inquiring minds want to know! In the context of a lawsuit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a recent court decision says that “regular attendance” is an essential function of the job. But what is…
  • Apr 16

    BREAKING!!!! EEOC issues proposed “wellness” reg

    BREAKING!!!! EEOC issues proposed “wellness” reg
    Law360 just reported that the EEOC has issued its long-awaited proposed rule on wellness programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The official version will be published Monday in the Federal Register. I am out today and…
  • Apr 15

    Quickie elections, ASAP!

    Quickie elections, ASAP!
    The National Labor Relations Board’s so-called “quickie election” rule, providing for expedited union votes, took effect yesterday. I can’t improve on what David Phippen of our Metro-Washington D.C. office posted about…
Rank this Week: 922

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Apr 12

    Ontario employers should check for overdue accessibility compliance report

    Ontario employers should check for overdue accessibility compliance report
    by Cathy Chandler In 2005, Ontario became the first jurisdiction in the world to enact proactive legislation designed to establish policies and programs to promote the provision of services to people with disabilities in five areas: customer…
  • Apr 5

    When is a suspension not a suspension? When it’s a constructive dismissal

    When is a suspension not a suspension? When it’s a constructive dismissal
    by David G. Wong When is a suspension not a suspension? Sounds like the start of a bad joke. However, in a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada explained that in certain circumstances a suspension will be deemed to be a termination.…
  • Mar 29

    A slo-pitch: Playing baseball when ‘sick’ = cause for termination

    A slo-pitch: Playing baseball when ‘sick’ = cause for termination
    by Kyla Stott-Jess Unexpected employee absences from work can be difficult for employers. Customer service may be compromised. Others’ jobs need to be adjusted. And an employer’s trust in the employee can be damaged. So can an…
Rank this Week: 804

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 854

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Siegler & Traub, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 7

    Minimum Wage Increased in NJ

    Minimum Wage Increased in NJ
    As of January 1, 2015, the minimum wage in New Jersey is $8.38 per hour, up from $8.25 per hour.  The increase is the result of an amendment to the New Jersey State Constitution which requires New Jersey’s minimum wage to be…
  • Dec 19

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote
    The New Jersey Assembly is set to vote on a bill, already approved by the Senate, which would require public entities to purchase products made in the U.S. of A.  Supporters of the bill, which include U.S. companies and labor unions, say…
  • Dec 15

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk is a blow to hourly employees nationwide. The employees at issue in Integrity Staffing were employed to retrieve products and package them for delivery to Amazon…
Rank this Week: 814

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Apr 17

    Securities Fraud Claims Resolved By Supreme Court

    Securities Fraud Claims Resolved By Supreme Court
    In Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed when statements of opinion are actionable under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 (Section 11). The Court’s…
  • Apr 16

    Department of Labor Releases Much-Anticipated Fiduciary Rule

    Department of Labor Releases Much-Anticipated Fiduciary Rule
    After many delays and prolonged anticipation, the Department of Labor (DOL) finally released hotly contested, proposed fiduciary rules, which would increase the number of plan service providers falling within the definition of…
  • Apr 15

    New Internet Domain Suffix Ready For Busine

    New Internet Domain Suffix Ready For Busine
    Would you pay to deter someone from creating a website called “[yourcompany].sucks?” The company selling the new internet domain name is hoping that the answer is yes for the owners of many well-known brands. As previously…
Rank this Week: 987

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1219

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

Provides legal news for Minnesota employers. By Abrams & Schmidt.

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Denial of Unemployment Compensation Upheld by Minnesota Court of Appeal

    Denial of Unemployment Compensation Upheld by Minnesota Court of Appeal
    It is fairly well-known that unemployment compensation in Minnesota favors employees, and employers have a high hurdle to reach in unemployment challenges.  There are times however when the Department of Employment and Economic…
  • Mar 20

    8th Circuit Rejects Trio of ADA case

    8th Circuit Rejects Trio of ADA case
    The ADA makes it unlawful for a covered employer to discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of a disability.  In E.E.O.C. v. Product Fabricator, Inc., 763 F.3d 963 (8th Cir. 2014) the Equal Employment Opportunity…
  • Mar 2

    NBC Talent Trouble or “Employees Behaving Badly”

    NBC Talent Trouble or “Employees Behaving Badly”
    The recent Brian Williams debacle is the third major employee melt-down for NBC in the last 18 months.  NBC’s talent trouble started with the 2013 Today Show debacle and the bullying of Ann Curry by her fellow Today Show producers…
Rank this Week: 1246

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    New Union Election Rules in Effect as of April 14, 2015

    New Union Election Rules in Effect as of April 14, 2015
    On April 14, 2015 the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new union election rules (Election Rules) went into effect. As discussed in a prior GT Alert, the NLRB adopted the new rules by a 3-2 vote with the two Republican NLRB…
  • Feb 17

    Philadelphia Employers with 10-Plus Employees Now Required to Offer Paid Sick Leave

    Philadelphia Employers with 10-Plus Employees Now Required to Offer Paid Sick Leave
    Written by Kelly Dobbs Bunting and Christiana L. Signs On Feb. 12, 2015, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law a new chapter in the Philadelphia Code, “Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces,” that requires…
  • Feb 12

    Massachusetts’ Parental Leave Law to Offer Same Leave Benefits to Male and Female Employee

    Massachusetts’ Parental Leave Law to Offer Same Leave Benefits to Male and Female Employee
    Written by Terence P. McCourt and Jack S. Gearan Beginning April 7, 2015, Massachusetts employers with six or more employees will be required to provide the same benefits and protections afforded by the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act…
Rank this Week: 1236

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
  • Apr 14

    Next Step in U.S. Postal Service Breach – NLRB Sues Postal Service

    Next Step in U.S. Postal Service Breach – NLRB Sues Postal Service
    As discussed in an earlier post, shortly after the United States Postal Service reported a data breach potentially affecting hundreds of thousands of  employees, the American Postal Workers Union filed an unfair labor practice with…
  • Apr 8

    Virginia Joins List of States Limiting Employer Access to Social Media Account

    Virginia Joins List of States Limiting Employer Access to Social Media Account
    Recently, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) signed a bill that limits employer access to the personal social media accounts of employees and job applicants.  The law, which takes effect on July 1, 2015 prohibits employers in…
  • Apr 7

    Alabama Seeks To Become 48th State To Enact Breach Legislation

    Alabama Seeks To Become 48th State To Enact Breach Legislation
    Alabama recently introduced a bill (S.B. 106) which would require notification in the event of a breach affecting the personal information of an Alabama resident.  While 47 states currently have laws requiring breach notification…
Rank this Week: 1202

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Apr 13

    McGill v. Citibank: Consumer Attorneys Buoyed by Grant of Review

    McGill v. Citibank: Consumer Attorneys Buoyed by Grant of Review
    On April 1, 2015, the California Supreme Court granted review of McGill v. Citibank to decide whether Citibank can use an arbitration clause to stymie a customer from pursuing public injunctive relief under California’s consumer…
  • Apr 6

    Ninth Circuit Finds “Service Advisors” Not Exempt from FLSA OT

    Ninth Circuit Finds “Service Advisors” Not Exempt from FLSA OT
    The Ninth Circuit recently considered whether “Service Advisors” who work at car dealerships are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime requirements. In answering in the negative, the Ninth Circuit parted…
  • Mar 30

    Settlement Process Speeds Along in Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation

    Settlement Process Speeds Along in Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation
    In a Joint Status Report filed on March 17, 2015, with Judge James V. Selna in the Central District of California, the parties informed the court that settlement deals continue to be made at a steady pace in In Re: Toyota Motor Corp.…
Rank this Week: 1039

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Home Healthcare Workers File Wage and Hour Lawsuit

    Home Healthcare Workers File Wage and Hour Lawsuit
    Recently, a group of home health care workers filed a class action wage and hour lawsuit against several health care staffing companies. The group made several claims against these agencies asserting that they were not paid the hourly wages…
  • Mar 30

    Mining Company Must Pay Back Wages for Misclassification

    Mining Company Must Pay Back Wages for Misclassification
    Employment law news reveals that a large mining company will be required to pay $4.5 million in back pay to several current and former workers as the result of several wage and hour violations. According to reports, the company made several…
  • Mar 28

    Understaffing And Overworking Employees May Violate Wage and Hour Law

    Understaffing And Overworking Employees May Violate Wage and Hour Law
    Recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a $185 million judgment against a national retailer based on wage and hour violations. The case highlights the extreme tactics some employers use to try to maximize profits, which in this…
Rank this Week: 965

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 1204

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 10

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

    Hey! What’s My Number? How To Improve The Odds You Will Retire In Comfort (Book Review)
    Let’s say, for example, you’re concerned about not having enough money saved for retirement. You’re certainly not alone based on the myriad number of polls, surveys, and studies that have been in the news. So where do you…
  • Mar 13

    The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Infographic

    The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Infographic
    Every year around this time, the Internal Revenue Service publishes a list of the year’s “Dirty Dozen Tax Scams”. Here they are as an infographic courtesy of  The Accounting School Guide. Source:…
  • Feb 12

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?
    Illinois legislation, the first in the country, recently authorized a new state sponsored retirement savings vehicle called the Secure Choice Savings Program (Secure Choice). The program is aimed at upwards of 2 million Illinois workers who…
Rank this Week: 1113

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/
Rank this Week: 1100

The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

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

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

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

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

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

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 1085

Current Employment

Current Employment

Covers HR and labor law, employee benefits and employment policies.

http://currentemployment.net
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition
    Hello, everybody!  It’s so great to be with you! I say that sincerely, because, you know, I had a near-death experience this month. Or, rather, my blog did. See, I […]
  • Mar 24

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Jan 8

    NLRB Poster Requirement is Dead

    NLRB Poster Requirement is Dead
    If you remember, one of the big stories of early last year was that the NLRB was adding yet another HR poster to the crowded wall of employers’ breakrooms. (Then […]
Rank this Week: 992

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

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

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

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

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety

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

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation
    Calexico, CA: While it didn’t get to the point of becoming a California labor lawsuit, a California furniture distributor nonetheless agreed to pay more than $120,000 in owed overtime wages to current and former employees following…
Rank this Week: 935

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

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

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

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job

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

    Hello world!

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

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

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job
    embaPub="6e3197aae95c2ff8fcab35cb730f6a86";Introduction As a job applicant notified of a phone interview, you have just survived the culling of the herd by resume screeners, taking you one step closer to your goal of a job offer. It is…
Rank this Week: 1239

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: 1068

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Covers the working world. By Charles A. Krugel.

http://www.charlesakrugel.com/
Rank this Week: 1169

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Covers non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure provisions in employment agreements. By the Frith Law Firm.

http://virginianoncompete.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC
    Had a great weekend in Tennessee with new friends.Met a hospital administrator from Ohio who told me his facility did not have non-compete agreements for physician employees because they thought taking care of their employees would be a…
  • Jan 10

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL
    I ran across this article this morning and it is excellent. Read it. Enjoy it. Attorney Michael Elkon, member of Fisher & Phillips, a large law firm with a National presence, explains why College football coaches can pick up and move, while…
  • Jan 9

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY
    Imagine a divorce. The bad kind where people would rather fight than be reasonable. The kind where the only people who win are the attorneys because the financial cost of litigation, coupled with the emotional drain of battle wear the parties…
Rank this Week: 1111

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Delaware, Ahead of the (Pregnancy) Curve

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

    Marriage Equality and the FMLA

    Marriage Equality and the FMLA
    The Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in United States v. Windsor created a lot of uncertainty in the area of federal employment benefits. Because the federal government’s definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman…
  • Jan 12

    Lawsuits, Discovery, and the Right to Privacy In the Context of Social Media

    Lawsuits, Discovery, and the Right to Privacy In the Context of Social Media
    A party’s “right to privacy” in the context of social media is the subject for numerous motions in civil litigation.  The scenario goes like this:  Plaintiff sues defendant, alleging injuries.  Defendants…
Rank this Week: 1272

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Apr 16

    Gawker Interns and the Use of Social Media to Notify Potential Class Member

    Gawker Interns and the Use of Social Media to Notify Potential Class Member
    Social media has dramatically impacted many areas of law, and class and collective action litigation is no exception. Recently, a number of former interns who sued Gawker Media LLC and its owner Nick Denton (Gawker) for wage and hour claims…
  • Apr 2

    Two California Juries to Decide Whether Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Employees or Contractor

    Two California Juries to Decide Whether Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Employees or Contractor
    The core business models of both Uber and Lyft have just been turned over to two separate California juries. These groups of randomly selected citizens will determine whether the drivers for both companies have been properly classified…
  • Mar 18

    Fourth Circuit Rejects EEOC Expert Report Riddled With Error

    Fourth Circuit Rejects EEOC Expert Report Riddled With Error
    We’ve written before on the questionable statistics used by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in other cases, and a recent court of appeals case involving background checks suggests that the EEOC is continuing to…
Rank this Week: 1565

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1372

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Apr 15

    Lawffice Links - Hodge Podge

    Lawffice Links - Hodge Podge
    I've had a busy week, so please excuse the dearth of blogging. There have been a few interesting employment law developments that deserve some recognition though. Have some Lawffice Links to get caught up:$150,000 settlement in "one of the…
  • Apr 9

    EEOC on Transgender Harassment, Discrimination, and Restroom

    EEOC on Transgender Harassment, Discrimination, and Restroom
    The EEOC issued an important new decision regarding transgender discrimination in Lusardi v. Dept. of Army (linked here, embedded below). The employee transitioned from a man to a woman and explained the transitioning process to (now-) her…
  • Apr 7

    New NLRB Guidance on Quickie Election Rule

    New NLRB Guidance on Quickie Election Rule
    Not official use.The NLRB's new "quickie election" rules - more recently dubbed "ambush elections" by employers - are set to take effect on April 14, 2015 (one week from today). If you were just sitting around thinking, "I wish there was a…
Rank this Week: 1312

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
  • Apr 14

    Employment Tip of the Month

    Employment Tip of the Month
    Last month’s Tip of the Month reminded employers that communicating and maintaining an overtime policy can minimize liability for unauthorized overtime hours. This month, we focus on a second way employers can protect against wage…
  • Apr 13

    Team Wine or Team Tequila? Upcoming TUGG 9th Annual Tech Charity Wine and Tequila Party

    Team Wine or Team Tequila? Upcoming TUGG 9th Annual Tech Charity Wine and Tequila Party
    On Thursday, April 16th, MBBP will be sponsoring the TUGG 9th Annual Wine and Tequila Party. Join 1,500+ of Boston tech’s entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and philanthropists as we raise $400K+ to…
  • Apr 9

    MBBP Clients Named 2015 MITX Awards Finalist

    MBBP Clients Named 2015 MITX Awards Finalist
    On Wednesday, April 8th, the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange announced the finalists for the 2015 MITX Awards. The MITX Awards is the largest and most prestigious annual awards competition in the country for digital…
Rank this Week: 1378

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Medical Procedure Not A Prerequisite For Equality

    Medical Procedure Not A Prerequisite For Equality
    A recent employment law decision by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) eloquently set forth rationale finding evidence of discrimination in a transgender case that could apply to many other instances of discrimination. In the…
  • Mar 30

    Facebook Lawsuit Paves Way For Victims of Discrimination

    Facebook Lawsuit Paves Way For Victims of Discrimination
    Ellen Pao, a former employee at a venture capital firm aligned with Facebook, brought a gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm and the social media company. She alleged that claimed she was punished and eventually fired in 2012 from…
  • Mar 28

    Facebook Faces Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

    Facebook Faces Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
    Earlier this week, a former Facebook employee filed a gender and race discrimination lawsuit against the social networking site. The lawsuit alleges that the woman was hired to work as a program manager, and then promoted to be a technology…
Rank this Week: 1427

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1506

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/
  • Apr 6

    CT court rules that employer may legally discriminate against volunteer on the basis of race

    CT court rules that employer may legally discriminate against volunteer on the basis of race
    A Connecticut appeals court recently ruled that an ambulance company could legally discriminate against a volunteer on the basis of her race. The volunteer who brought the case, an African American woman named Sarah Puryear, alleged that her…
  • Mar 31

    Story of hotel maid illustrates unfairness of at-will employment

    Story of hotel maid illustrates unfairness of at-will employment
    Yesterday the Washington Post ran a story about a hotel maid who a reporter had interviewed for an article on the minimum wage. The reporter spoke to the maid at the suggestion of the maid’s boss. The maid had told the reporter that she…
  • Mar 28

    Another class action sex discrimination lawsuit filed against Novarti

    Another class action sex discrimination lawsuit filed against Novarti
    This week in New York, a class action lawsuit was filed against Novartis, a large pharmaceutical company.  The plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege a pattern or practice of sex discrimination against women who worked for the Alcon division…
Rank this Week: 1265

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/
  • Mar 31

    In Like a Lion, Out Like a . . . . . Backup?

    In Like a Lion, Out Like a . . . . . Backup?
    I started the day today pondering an age-old question.  Here in Central New Jersey March undeniably came in like a lion.  Today, the last day of the month, will it go out like a lion or, consistent with the old saying, like a lamb?…
  • Mar 28

    Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case

    Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case
    The closely watched gender discrimination case of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, her former employer, has ended in a clean win for Kleiner Perkins.  At least in the courtroom.  Kleiner Perkins, in case you're not familiar with it, is…
  • Mar 22

    EEOC Slammed Again for Relying Upon Unsupportable "Expert" Opinion

    EEOC Slammed Again for Relying Upon Unsupportable "Expert" Opinion
    I can't add much to the Employment Class Action Blog's report on EEOC v. Freeman (4th Cir. 2015). Suffice it to say that the EEOC got caught - again - with its hand in the intellectual cookie jar, relying upon bogus expert opinion.…
Rank this Week: 1398

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: 1428

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: 1400

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: 1489

Update on Employment Law

Update on Employment Law

By Jennifer Weil.

http://attorneyweil.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1465

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Apr 17

    Five legal concepts every California employer needs to understand

    Five legal concepts every California employer needs to understand
    You’ve set up a successful company and begin hiring employees. To be a successful operator in California, a company’s management needs to be familiar with the critical legal concepts in order to successfully navigate…
  • Apr 10

    Five things every employer with IT workers must understand about the computer professional exemption under California law

    Five things every employer with IT workers must understand about the computer professional exemption under California law
    Recently I published a list of common exemptions under California law. This list of exemptions did not delve into the details of each exemption in detail, so I will be returning to a few of the exemptions to add more explanation about each…
  • Apr 3

    Five best practices for hiring in California

    Five best practices for hiring in California
    1. CEOs and founders need to be involved in the hiring process. This is simply something too important for a company to leave to other people.  Sam Altman, of Y Combinator, wrote: The vast majority of founders don’t spend nearly…
Rank this Week: 2010

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Apr 17

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

    Oilfield Service Providers Should Consider WARN Act Implications Prior to Making Job Cut
    The price of oil has dropped significantly from its 2014 highs and the effect of this drop is trickling down to the oil field service providers.  Energy exploration and production companies are drastically cutting their capital…
  • Jan 22

    Fifth Circuit Resolves Intra-Circuit Split on Important ADA Issue

    Fifth Circuit Resolves Intra-Circuit Split on Important ADA Issue
    Last month the Fifth Circuit resolved an intra-Circuit split on the appropriate prima face case that should be used in a discrimination case under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  In EEOC v. LHC Group, Inc., the EEOC brought suit on…
  • Nov 24

    Don’t Forget to Consider Whether Year-End Bonuses Trigger Overtime Adjustment

    Don’t Forget to Consider Whether Year-End Bonuses Trigger Overtime Adjustment
    As we get to the end of the year, management committees and corporate boards are in the process of approving year-end bonuses for employees.  A frequently overlooked wage and hour mistake is failing to include non-discretionary bonuses…
Rank this Week: 1810

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 17

    How To End Sandwich Noncompetes?: Tie Them To CEO Pay

    How To End Sandwich Noncompetes?: Tie Them To CEO Pay
    Problem 1: CEO Pay GapCEO pay has been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason. CEOs make, on average, about 300 times what their average workers make. Hillary Clinton has made CEO pay part of her campaign. Where CEO pay jumped an…
  • Apr 10

    How Not To Screw Up Your Severance Negotiation: Underbidding

    How Not To Screw Up Your Severance Negotiation: Underbidding
    So you've decided to negotiate your own severance package. If you're an experienced negotiator like a salesperson or mediator, then maybe you can handle it without screwing up. But if you aren't, then you may make some big mistakes. I thought…
  • Mar 16

    Backlash To Sandwich Noncompetes: Three States Propose Bills To Limit, Ban Noncompete

    Backlash To Sandwich Noncompetes: Three States Propose Bills To Limit, Ban Noncompete
    After the world woke up and discovered a "secret" everyone who practices employment law already knew, that noncompete agreements are becoming so common even low-level employees like sandwich makers and dog groomers are being required to sign…
Rank this Week: 1802

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: 2075

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/
  • Apr 16

    Which Entity is Right for Your Business?

    Which Entity is Right for Your Business?
    A client of mine began a business as a hobby, pursuing a personal interest. The business became wildly successful, and began to grow exponentially. After just a few years, my client was enjoying eight figure sales. Unfortunately, he had not…
  • Apr 15

    McDonald’s is Not “Loving” the Joint-Employer Designation

    McDonald’s is Not “Loving” the Joint-Employer Designation
    Over the past couple of years, McDonald’s workers – along with other fast food workers – have staged protests in cities across the nation over their low wages.  President Obama supported raising the minimum wage to…
  • Apr 2

    Five Essentials for Creating and Maintaining a Strong Online Presence for Your Busine

    Five Essentials for Creating and Maintaining a Strong Online Presence for Your Busine
    Once you get your business set up and ready for operation, it’s now time to get customers. This, of course, is easier said than done.  The Internet is a powerful and inexpensive tool that you can use to help you market your…
Rank this Week: 2123

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Apr 15

    Seeking Coverage Under Your D&O Insurance Policy: What Is A Claim And When Was It Made?

    Seeking Coverage Under Your D&O Insurance Policy: What Is A Claim And When Was It Made?
    Companies buy directors & officers (“D&O”) insurance policies with the intention of providing protection for key individuals in a corporate structure.  The recent decision BioChemics, Inc. v. AXIS Reinsurance Co.,…
  • Apr 12

    The Inbox – The “Pao Effect”

    The Inbox – The “Pao Effect”
    Ellen Pao may not have won her gender discrimination case against Kleiner Perkins, but she may have inspired numerous women working in Silicon Valley who identified with her cause. According to Fortune, employment lawyers are seeing a…
  • Apr 5

    The Fashionable and the Furious: Dov Charney Seeks $40 Million from American Apparel

    The Fashionable and the Furious: Dov Charney Seeks $40 Million from American Apparel
    Last summer, we covered in depth the resounding repercussions from American Apparel’s decision to terminate its CEO and founder, Dov Charney.  Now, the sequel has arrived – and it promises lots of action. Matt Townsend of…
Rank this Week: 2293

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases. By Phillips & Associates.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2263

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
  • Apr 14

    Can I record video and audio at my workplace?

    Can I record video and audio at my workplace?
    On March 3, 1991 a Los Angeles man led California Highway Patrol and later Los Angeles police on a high speed chase that ended in the driver and his passengers trapped in a corner. The passengers surrendered and an altercation occurred…
  • Apr 8

    Fort Worth federal judge blocks Department of Labor same sex FMLA rule

    Fort Worth federal judge blocks Department of Labor same sex FMLA rule
    As I discussed in a post a couple weeks ago, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new administrative rule governing the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the FMLA right to medical leave for the care of a spouse suffering a serious medical…
  • Apr 4

    The Kielich Law Firm Podcast Ep. 6: Why You Need a Divorce Lawyer

    The Kielich Law Firm Podcast Ep. 6: Why You Need a Divorce Lawyer
    Today’s post is a link to my newest podcast episode discussing why you need a divorce lawyer for a divorce in Tarrant County, Dallas County, Denton County and surrounding counties. In a number of other posts I have discussed some…
Rank this Week: 2013

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 14

    EEOC Fails to Show Telecommuting Would Be A Reasonable Accommodation

    EEOC Fails to Show Telecommuting Would Be A Reasonable Accommodation
    By Mark Wiletsky The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) “does not endow all disabled persons with a job—or job schedule—of their choosing,” according to the majority of judges on the full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In an 8 to…
  • Apr 8

    Steps to Prevent Workplace Bullying

    Steps to Prevent Workplace Bullying
    By Anthony Hall This year, employers in California must include anti-bullying training for company supervisors as part of their required biannual sexual harassment training. Even though other states, such as Nevada, have not yet mandated such…
  • Apr 3

    Presidential Veto Quashes Congressional Attempt to Overturn NLRB “Quickie” Election Rule

    Presidential Veto Quashes Congressional Attempt to Overturn NLRB “Quickie” Election Rule
    By John Husband and Brad Williams On March 31, 2015, President Obama vetoed a joint resolution passed by both houses of Congress that sought to overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB’s) rules designed to speed up the union…
Rank this Week: 2158

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Supreme Court Argument Date for Gay Marriage Cases is Around the Corner

    The Supreme Court Argument Date for Gay Marriage Cases is Around the Corner
    For those people who may have been living under a rock or enjoying an extended Tom Hanks-like vacation on a desert island a la Cast Away, the Supreme Court is set to hear argument in four petitions that challenge state laws in the 6th Circuit…
  • Apr 3

    I’m Not a Doctor, but I Play One on TV

    I’m Not a Doctor, but I Play One on TV
    I was reading an article today about a former partner of a law firm who worked for the firm for a decade before the Attorney General charged her with practicing law without a license.  It turns out, at least according to the AG, that…
  • Mar 27

    Hold Your Horses: Texas Lawsuit Halts Implementation of FMLA Rule Regarding Same-Sex Spouse

    Hold Your Horses: Texas Lawsuit Halts Implementation of FMLA Rule Regarding Same-Sex Spouse
    This morning I was prepared to draft a post reminding you that as of today the new DOL rule regarding same-sex spouses would go into effect.  Under the old FMLA rule, a spouse was defined as someone lawfully married in the state in which…
Rank this Week: 1936