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California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • May 26

    Five must-have policies for California employer

    Five must-have policies for California employer
    In speaking to a few groups of California employers this week, a common question kept coming up about what are the essential employment policies California employers must have?  While there are more than five, this week’s…
  • May 19

    Mileage reimbursement issues under California law

    Mileage reimbursement issues under California law
    Expense reimbursement may seem like a small issue in comparison with the other areas of liability facing California employers, but the exposure for not appropriately reimbursing employees can be substantial. In Gattuso v. Harte-Hanks…
  • May 12

    Employment practices audit: five areas to review

    Employment practices audit: five areas to review
    Happy Friday!  This Friday’s Five covers five areas that employers can start with in conducting an employment practices audit.  Coming up on the mid-point of the year, it is a good time to conduct an employment law practices…
Rank this Week: 968

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
Rank this Week: 1552

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 840

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

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

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • May 26

    New York City’s Gramercy Tavern Will Pay $695,000 to Restaurant Workers for Wage Theft

    New York City’s Gramercy Tavern Will Pay $695,000 to Restaurant Workers for Wage Theft
    Gramercy Tavern, the popular Danny Meyer-owned upscale eatery located in New York City’s Flatiron District has agreed to pay $695,000 to current and former restaurant workers for wage theft violations, including an allegedly illegal tip…
  • May 23

    Sous Chef Lawsuit Claims Pay By Salary Unlawfully Denied Him Overtime Pay

    Sous Chef Lawsuit Claims Pay By Salary Unlawfully Denied Him Overtime Pay
    A former sous chef at a Kona Grill location in Florida claims the restaurant purposefully misclassified him to avoid paying him overtime wages, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The sous chef alleges Kona Grill, which…
  • May 19

    May 21st is National Waiters and Waitresses Day – Know Your Rights!

    May 21st is National Waiters and Waitresses Day – Know Your Rights!
    Today is National Waiters and Waitresses Day, but many restaurants in New York will continue to pay their waitstaff incorrectly today, as they do everyday. If you are a server, runner, bartender, or busser in New York, you should know your…
Rank this Week: 1548

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • May 26

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act Giveth…But Very Little

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act Giveth…But Very Little
    If you jump to PatentlyO, you’ll read a great column by Dr. Maxwell Goss – a business litigator like me. He offers his thoughts on the scope of “inevitable disclosure” injunctions under the Defend Trade Secrets Act of…
  • May 25

    The Reading List (2017, No. 20): Are Prince's Unreleased Songs "Trade Secrets"?

    The Reading List (2017, No. 20): Are Prince's Unreleased Songs "Trade Secrets"?
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended May 26, 2017***The Trade Secret Status of Prince's Unreleased RecordingsPrince's death last year unleashed an unfortunate - and somewhat predictable - wave of litigation in his home State…
  • May 19

    The Reading List (2017, No. 19): The NYT (Again), More Uber, and One Year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    The Reading List (2017, No. 19): The NYT (Again), More Uber, and One Year of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended May 19, 2017***After two weeks, a lot to catch up on...Abuse of Non-CompetesThe big newspaper story on non-competes came in the Saturday New York Times, which discussed the proliferation…
Rank this Week: 1304

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/
  • May 26

    Will My Employment Law Claim Show Up In A Background Check?

    Will My Employment Law Claim Show Up In A Background Check?
    I'm constantly asked about whether certain actions against employers for discrimination and other issues will show up in a background check. Other than a lawsuit, most probably will not. And now, even with a lawsuit, a court just allowed a…
  • May 19

    9th Circuit Decision Proves Need For Laws Banning Prior Salary Inquirie

    9th Circuit Decision Proves Need For Laws Banning Prior Salary Inquirie
    A few weeks ago I wrote that some states are passing laws banning prospective employers from asking applicants about their salary history. The reason lawmakers give for this law is that basing salary on an applicant's pay with another…
  • May 12

    Dear Business Lawyers: Stop Trying To Get Employees To Waive Their Unemployment Benefit

    Dear Business Lawyers: Stop Trying To Get Employees To Waive Their Unemployment Benefit
    Things you didn't think you had to say but apparently do. In Florida it is still illegal to try to get an employee or former employee to waive their right to apply for unemployment. It's a crime. Yet I've seen a couple of draft releases in…
Rank this Week: 1530

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 26

    Unevenly Cooked: Raw Materials and Fair Use

    Unevenly Cooked: Raw Materials and Fair Use
    Andrew Gilden, Raw Materials and the Creative Process, 104 Geo. L.J. 355 (2016).Christopher J. BuccafuscoOver the past decade or two, intellectual property scholars have learned to pay attention to the rhetoric that people use when arguing…
  • May 25

    Studying Specific Performance

    Studying Specific Performance
    Yonathan A. Arbel, Contract Remedies in Action: Specific Performance, 118 W. Va. L. Rev. 100 (2015), available at SSRN.Caprice RobertsParties that have a right to the very thing promised in a contract may opt not to have it delivered by the…
  • May 25

    Unpacking the Shortcomings of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

    Unpacking the Shortcomings of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
    Nora Freeman Engstrom, A Dose of Reality for Specialized Courts: Lessons from the VICP, 163 U. Penn. L. Rev. 1631 (2015).Efthimios ParasidisThe National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 established the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program…
Rank this Week: 902

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

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

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • May 25

    Will The OFCCP Survive Past 2018? Merger With EEOC Proposed

    Will The OFCCP Survive Past 2018? Merger With EEOC Proposed
    On May 23, 2017, the Department of Labor released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2018. The budget contains several cost-cutting measures that reflect the new priorities of the Trump administration. A notable aspect of the proposed…
  • May 23

    Florida Legislation Establishes That Ride-Sharing Drivers Are Independent Contractors, Not Employee

    Florida Legislation Establishes That Ride-Sharing Drivers Are Independent Contractors, Not Employee
    The issue of whether workers are properly classified as independent contractors rather than employees is a common dispute in the gig economy, particularly in newer, technology-based industries, such as ride-sharing. That issue just became a…
  • May 22

    Plaintiff Lacks Standing to Pursue Claim that Was Discovered After Bankruptcy Filing

    Plaintiff Lacks Standing to Pursue Claim that Was Discovered After Bankruptcy Filing
    Recently, we discussed a decision that considered whether a former employee’s failure to initially list an employment discrimination claim on her bankruptcy schedules barred her from pursuing the claim against her former employer under…
Rank this Week: 1204

GSA Law

GSA Law

Covers New York employment and employee benefits law. By Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 933

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • May 25

    M&A trends: augmented and virtual reality

    M&A trends: augmented and virtual reality
    Since Facebook’s $3 billion acquisition of Oculus VR – a company that develops and manufactures virtual reality headsets – augmented and virtual reality technology has become a major topic of discussion in the M&A world.…
  • May 23

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal
    It is well documented that the medical technology (MedTech) industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in North America over the past several years. In Ontario alone, there are currently 24,000 employees and over 1,300 companies…
  • May 18

    True sales: a refresher

    True sales: a refresher
    Securitization remains an important tool for companies to realize value from future payment streams and raise financing, typically at a better cost of funds than the interest expense associated with a corporate loan or bond. While there are…
Rank this Week: 1571

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • May 25

    MBBP Clients Included in MassChallenge 2017 Startup Cla

    MBBP Clients Included in MassChallenge 2017 Startup Cla
    Firm clients DropZone for Veterans and Skelmet are among the 128 startups that will be a part of this year’s MassChallenge Boston accelerator program. MassChallenge helps the world’s highest-impact and highest-potential startups…
  • May 11

    Howard Zaharoff Co-Chairing 2017 MCLE Annual IP Law Conference

    Howard Zaharoff Co-Chairing 2017 MCLE Annual IP Law Conference
    As in previous years, intellectual property attorney Howard Zaharoff will co-chair MCLE’s 20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference 2017. The conference will cover various intellectual property topics, including IP litigation,…
  • May 8

    Lisa Warren Moderating Panel at Northeastern University School of Law 2017 Women in the Law Conference

    Lisa Warren Moderating Panel at Northeastern University School of Law 2017 Women in the Law Conference
    Don’t miss Lisa Warren next Friday, May 19 at the Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL) 2017 Women in the Law Conference. Lisa will moderate the panel “Unlocking the Mysteries of the ‘New Girl’ Network“,…
Rank this Week: 1198

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

By Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP. Explores current issues and the latest developments in whistleblower law.

http://www.kmblegal.com/blogs
  • May 25

    Could This Maryland SOX Whistleblower Case Be a Sign of Things to Come?

    Could This Maryland SOX Whistleblower Case Be a Sign of Things to Come?
    In Olekanma v. Wolfe, No. CV-DKC-15-0984, 2017 WL 784121 (D. Md. Mar. 1, 2017), Maryland’s federal district court granted a motion to dismiss claims brought under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) and the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 by…
  • May 16

    How has the SCOTUS Escobar Decision Influenced FCA Suits?

    How has the SCOTUS Escobar Decision Influenced FCA Suits?
    Ten months after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a blockbuster False Claims Act decision in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar, the Court’s clarified interpretation of the False Claims Act (FCA) is proving to…
  • May 5

    Ninth Circuit Sides with Whistleblowers on Scope of Dodd-Frank Protection

    Ninth Circuit Sides with Whistleblowers on Scope of Dodd-Frank Protection
    In an encouraging development for whistleblowers, a prominent federal appellate court recently expanded anti-retaliation protections for workers in the financial industry.  In Somers v. Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a three-judge panel of…
Rank this Week: 1421

Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

Examines one of the most interesting cases of the week and provides analysis and commentary. By Alan H. Schorr & Associates, P.C.

http://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • May 24

    Noncompete Clauses Are a Growing Concern for Employee

    Noncompete Clauses Are a Growing Concern for Employee
    This is part I of a story we are passionate about from the NY Times documenting the growing concern of workers and noncompete clauses. Have you ever been asked to sign a noncompete clause as part of an employment contract? Though these legal…
  • May 22

    Week Ending 5/19/17: Meyer v. University of Iowa

    Week Ending 5/19/17: Meyer v. University of Iowa
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending May 19, 2017 Meyer v. University of Iowa, District Court of Iowa, Polk County (Settlement announced May 18, 2017) A settlement of $6.5 million was announced this week after a…
  • May 18

    The Steps To Follow in the Unemployment Proce

    The Steps To Follow in the Unemployment Proce
    Unemployment compensation is a benefit meant to tide workers over when they’re out of work through no fault of their own, such as occurs in a layoff or when an employer shuts its doors. This money can be a financial lifeline that…
Rank this Week: 1594

Boston Employment Lawyer Blog

Boston Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By Altman & Altman.

https://www.bostonemploymentlawyerblog.net/
  • May 24

    Whistleblower alleges patients being turned into profit

    Whistleblower alleges patients being turned into profit
    A former high-ranking employee of UnitedHealth Group Inc., a healthcare company based out of Minnesota, has gone public with a whistleblowing case against his former employer, alleging that they purposefully and knowingly gamed the…
  • May 15

    Railroad Company Ordered to Pay $260,000 in Whistleblower Retaliation Case

    Railroad Company Ordered to Pay $260,000 in Whistleblower Retaliation Case
    In 2011, a railroad worker filed a complaint against Pan Am Railways, Inc., claiming he was subjected to retaliation after filing a Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) whistleblower complaint. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration…
  • May 12

    Unequal Pay in the Massachusetts Workplace

    Unequal Pay in the Massachusetts Workplace
    Here’s the thing, unequal pay in the workplace isn’t just unfair, it’s illegal. It seems like simple logic that when a woman performs the same job as a man, she should receive the same pay. But that’s rarely the case.…
Rank this Week: 1544

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, LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1257

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 24

    Legislative Update: Pregnancy Discrimination Protections Under State Law Changing?

    Legislative Update: Pregnancy Discrimination Protections Under State Law Changing?
    On Tuesday, May 23rd, the Connecticut House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a measure that would greatly expand the already broad anti-discrimination provision that exist under Connecticut law.  The bill, House Bill 6668, would…
  • May 9

    In Firing Employees, A Bit of Humanity Still Help

    In Firing Employees, A Bit of Humanity Still Help
    Your employee that you are firing should not hear about his firing from a television report first. I suppose that would seem an obvious rule to follow. But apparently not. Let me back up. Earlier today, the President fired FBI Director James…
  • May 5

    Citing Statistics, Yankee Institute Critical of CHRO — Again

    Citing Statistics, Yankee Institute Critical of CHRO — Again
    This week, the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, a self-described “free market” think tank, issued an article suggesting that Connecticut had nearly the same number of discrimination complaints as our neighboring state,…
Rank this Week: 1061

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: 834

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 23

    “You’re Fired” is not a Good Response to a Report of Harassment

    “You’re Fired” is not a Good Response to a Report of Harassment
    This is not a post about any of the activities of the Trump Administration even though the headline uses his catch phrase.  We are taking a break from our multi-part series of commenting on the investigation of Trump’s ties to…
  • May 4

    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: West Virginia Passes Medical Marijuana Law

    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: West Virginia Passes Medical Marijuana Law
    On April 19, 2017, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed a bill legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.  With the passage of Senate Bill 386, West Virginia becomes the 29th state to adopt a medical marijuana law.…
  • Apr 24

    Avoiding the Mistakes of the Investigation into Trump’s Russia Tie

    Avoiding the Mistakes of the Investigation into Trump’s Russia Tie
    Last week, we commented on the fact that Representative Nunes had recused himself from the investigation into President Trump’s Russia ties after appearing less than impartial in the investigation.  Some employers may view the…
Rank this Week: 1558

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • May 22

    Life after certification applications: Lawful outsourcing and scope of bargaining unit

    Life after certification applications: Lawful outsourcing and scope of bargaining unit
    by Karine Fournier and Valérie Gareau-Dalpé Union certification applications can have profound impacts on the workplace. The composition of a bargaining unit will have implications for the conduct of the employer’s…
  • May 14

    Court refuses to put the brakes on random drug and alcohol testing – for now

    Court refuses to put the brakes on random drug and alcohol testing – for now
    by Rachel Younan The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has declined to grant an injunction that would have suspended the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) ability to implement its random drug and alcohol testing policy. In Amalgamated…
  • May 7

    Upgrading your occupational health and safety management system

    Upgrading your occupational health and safety management system
    by Cathy Chandler Two workers die each day in Canada from a work-related accident or disease. Hundreds more experience a work-related injury, according to the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada 2015 Statistical Report. The…
Rank this Week: 873

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

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

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    A Reassessment on Remote Working

    A Reassessment on Remote Working
    IBM was one of the original promoters of work from home arrangements for its employees. Given the choice between coming into the office or working at home or remotely, as many as 40% of IBM's employees elected to stay out of the workplace.I…
  • May 15

    NFL Helmets Getting a Makeover

    NFL Helmets Getting a Makeover
    A new helmet design is likely to be on the field this season, as NFL teams react to the demand of fans and sports commentators to deal with the issue of concussions and long-term neurological damage resulting from the game.  The Vicis…
  • May 11

    FBI Terminations and Rumination

    FBI Terminations and Rumination
    It's always amazing to me that basic employment decisions, such as terminations, are routinely screwed up by people who should know better.Such is the case with the Jim Comey termination, ostensibly the result of a DOJ review, but in reality,…
Rank this Week: 1549

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • May 18

    Washington State Enacts Its Own “Blacklisting” Statute

    Washington State Enacts Its Own “Blacklisting” Statute
    Although federal contractors were able to breathe a sigh of relief after the current administration put a stop to President Obama’s “Blacklisting” executive order, employers in the state of Washington must now comply with…
  • May 10

    California Supreme Court Clarifies California’s Day of Rest Statute

    California Supreme Court Clarifies California’s Day of Rest Statute
    In Mendoza v. Nordstrom, the California Supreme Court answered three questions from the Ninth Circuit concerning California’s “day of rest” statutes.  The Court’s decision clarifies a significant ambiguity for…
  • May 3

    OSHA Rescinds Rule on Union Reps Participating in Safety Walk-Through

    OSHA Rescinds Rule on Union Reps Participating in Safety Walk-Through
    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced late last week that it was rescinding its 2013 “Fairfax” memorandum, which allowed union representatives to participate in workplace safety…
Rank this Week: 1112

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • May 11

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act – One Year Later

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act – One Year Later
    The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) celebrates its one-year anniversary on May 11, 2017. The DTSA is the most significant expansion of intellectual property law since the Lanham Act was passed in the 1940s. Approximately 70 cases were filed…
  • May 9

    New York City to Prohibit Employer Inquiries into Salary History

    New York City to Prohibit Employer Inquiries into Salary History
    On May 4, 2017, New York City amended its Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to join the growing number of municipalities that prohibit employers from inquiring about applicants’ wage history. Ostensibly designed to “help break the cycle…
  • May 5

    House of Representatives Passes Overtime Bill to Give Workers Time Off Instead of Time-And-A-Half Pay

    House of Representatives Passes Overtime Bill to Give Workers Time Off Instead of Time-And-A-Half Pay
    On May 2, 2017, the United States House of Representatives (the House) passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (the Act), which would give workers the option of receiving paid time off (PTO) instead of time-and-a-half pay currently…
Rank this Week: 837

Southwest Florida Employment Law…

Southwest Florida Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.swflemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 10

    HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Here’s to 25 Years!

    HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Here’s to 25 Years!
    Can you believe it’s been two months since we hosted the 25th Anniversary HR Law & Solutions seminar? Where does the time go?! Thank you so much to the nearly 400 people who attended – it was a record-breaking day! As usual,…
  • Apr 18

    Update on Attorney’s Fees in Workers’ Compensation Case

    Update on Attorney’s Fees in Workers’ Compensation Case
    Guest post by Michael McCabe, Esquire It has now been almost one year since the Florida Supreme Court, in Castellanos v. Next Door Co., held that statutory fee limitations on what an injured worker’s attorney could be paid were…
  • Jan 23

    Registration is Open – 25th Annual HR Law & Solutions – March 10, 2017

    Registration is Open – 25th Annual HR Law & Solutions – March 10, 2017
    Make plans now to attend the biggest employment law conference in Southwest Florida, HR Law & Solutions, now in its 25th year! Henderson Franklin’s Employment Law and Workers’ Compensation attorneys will return to Sanibel…
Rank this Week: 1540

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • May 9

    Is your supply chain free from human rights abuses?

    Is your supply chain free from human rights abuses?
    In a global economy, every supply chain should have each link inspected to insure it’s not been forged in whole or in part in a manner that involves human rights abuses. In “Is your supply chain free from human rights…
  • May 5

    Next Steps toward Brexit

    Next Steps toward Brexit
    The European Commission has published its Brexit mandate with a clear focus on “citizens’ rights, the financial settlement and new external borders,” with the Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier,…
  • May 5

    Next Steps toward Brexit

    Next Steps toward Brexit
    The European Commission has published its Brexit mandate with a clear focus on “citizens’ rights, the financial settlement and new external borders,” with the Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier,…
Rank this Week: 1372

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Are Tour Guides Independent Contractors or Employees Under New York Labor Law?

    Are Tour Guides Independent Contractors or Employees Under New York Labor Law?
    NY Department of Labor Audit and Misclassification of Worker Lawyer Blog Series Our Award Winning Employment Law Attorney is often asked about the proper classification of workers and prior blogs have discussed this topic in general.…
  • Mar 24

    Is a Security Guard an Employee or Independent Contractor?

    Is a Security Guard an Employee or Independent Contractor?
    New York State Department of Labor Misclassification of Workers Blog Series That was the issue in the recent New York Third Department Appellate Division decision In the Matter of TMR Security Consultants Inc., [Commissioner of Labor] Decided…
  • Feb 26

    New York Department of Labor Audit Lawyer – Is a writer an employee or a freelance contractor?

    New York Department of Labor Audit Lawyer – Is a writer an employee or a freelance contractor?
    That was the question In The Matter of Gregory A. Mitchell v. The Nation Co. LTD Partners, [Commissioner of Labor], 2016 WL 7469461 (Ny. Sup. Ct. App. Div. Dec. 29, 2016). The Appellate Division for the Third Department reversed the…
Rank this Week: 913

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 1447

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
  • Feb 16

    Eleventh Circuit Widens Circuit Split on Accommodation Issue

    Eleventh Circuit Widens Circuit Split on Accommodation Issue
    Consider the following scenario: Because of a disability an employee is unable to perform an essential function of his or her current position and there is no reasonable accommodation that will enable the employee to remain in that position.…
  • Feb 15

    The Third Circuit Goes Its Own Way on ADEA Disparate Impact Claim

    The Third Circuit Goes Its Own Way on ADEA Disparate Impact Claim
    The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects from discrimination of employees who are at least 40 years of age. Recently, in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit departed…
  • Feb 6

    Philadelphia Adopts Wage Equity Ordinance

    Philadelphia Adopts Wage Equity Ordinance
    On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed the Wage Equity Bill into law. The new law, influenced by the Massachusetts pay equity law, makes it unlawful for Philadelphia employers and employment agencies to ask about an…
Rank this Week: 1546

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/
  • Dec 28

    Some Year-End Employment Law Thoughts for NJ

    Some Year-End Employment Law Thoughts for NJ
    There are two business days left until we hit 2017, so this is a good time for a handful of parting thoughts on the employment law landscape, plus some suggestions on how to hit the ground running in the New Year. 2016 saw significant…
  • Dec 4

    Requiem For A Friend: James Ventantonio, Esq.

    Requiem For A Friend: James Ventantonio, Esq.
    A few days ago a leading light of Somerset County was extinguished unexpectedly.  Jim Ventantonio was taken from us far too soon, at a still youthful 76 years of age.  Jim embodied personal decency, professional accomplishment, and…
  • Dec 2

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year
    The question: how did she get away with it for so long?  The woman in question used 24 false identities to collect $345,000 in fraudulent unemployment benefits.  Story here. It seems like crime paid in this case, at least for a…
Rank this Week: 1215

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Sit Down. Rest for a Period. OK, Now Get Up and Rewrite All Your Policies and Procedures.

    Sit Down. Rest for a Period. OK, Now Get Up and Rewrite All Your Policies and Procedures.
    The California Supreme Court has just issued a Christmas present to the plaintiffs' bar. The Court was generous with a coal delivery to employers as well.  OK, holiday segue over.  Whatever you thought you knew about rest…
  • Dec 22

    IRS Mileage Rate for 2017

    IRS Mileage Rate for 2017
    As we say goodbye (go away, and never come back) to 2016, let's make sure you're ready for the New Year.Big changes are in store.  And by big changes, I must mean the IRS Standard Mileage Rate.  That's the rate at which employers…
  • Oct 20

    Court of Appeal: Wage Statements Need Not Include Vacation and PTO Balance

    Court of Appeal: Wage Statements Need Not Include Vacation and PTO Balance
    Labor Code section 226 explains in detail what information must be included in an itemized wage statement, which must accompany paychecks in California.  Here are the section's requirements:(1) gross wages earned,  (2) total hours…
Rank this Week: 1011

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Sep 27

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket
    September also means the end of summer break for the U.S. Supreme Court. When the justices return to the bench for the October 2016 Term, they will consider a number of key commercial law issues. This post offers a brief summary of several…
  • Aug 17

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?
    Are you required to provide employee breaks? Both employers and employees alike are often surprised to learn that federal employment laws do not require employers to set specific intervals or even make time for employees to take work breaks…
  • Aug 2

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding
    What You Need to Know about the SEC’s New Rules for Administrative Proceedings The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted several amendments to its rules of practice governing administrative proceedings. According to…
Rank this Week: 1483

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1528

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Nov 2

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?
    The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (NLRA) created the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)  It gives employees the right to organize and bargain collectively with their employers.  This is called unionization.  It…
  • Nov 2

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?

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

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

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)
    Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) contracted with Levy Premium Foods to manage the food and beverage services at several entertainment venues located in southern California. Levy, in turn, contracted with Canvas Corporation to provide 1099…
Rank this Week: 1144

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
Rank this Week: 1138

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

By The Ottinger Firm, P.C.

http://newyorkemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    The Family Medical Leave Doctors Note Requirement

    The Family Medical Leave Doctors Note Requirement
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows workers to take time off from their jobs if they have suffered from a serious illness, or they need to take care of an immediate family member who has. But in order to use these benefits,…
  • Jan 4

    Working While Black: Man Arrested for Trespassing at Work

    Working While Black: Man Arrested for Trespassing at Work
    The post Working While Black: Man Arrested for Trespassing at Work appeared first on NY Employment Lawyer.
  • Dec 16

    Women’s Rights Advocate Arrested for Under Paying Her Nanny

    Women’s Rights Advocate Arrested for Under Paying Her Nanny
    Gawker reports today that an Indian diplomat based in New York City has been arrested for paying her nanny 3 dollars an hour. The diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, was publicly humiliated and arrested as she dropped her child off at school…
Rank this Week: 1403

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Covers employment discrimination, harassment, FMLA, and workplace rules. By Lis Guerin.

http://blog.nolo.com/employment/
  • Jun 16

    Overtime, Independent Contractor Status on Regulatory Agenda for Department of Labor

    Overtime, Independent Contractor Status on Regulatory Agenda for Department of Labor
    A couple of weeks ago, the federal Department of Labor announced its regulatory agenda for the immediate future. The DOL does this twice a year, and the announcement indicates what its rulemaking and enforcement priorities will be. The Wage…
  • Jun 9

    Noncompete Madne

    Noncompete Madne
    Here in California, we don’t have to give much thought to noncompete agreements: contracts by which, typically, an employee agrees not to go work for a competitor or start a competing business for a certain period of time after leaving…
  • May 12

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?
    Last week, the federal Department of Labor issued proposed regulations dealing with COBRA notices. The regulatory proposal is quite uninteresting: Basically, the administration is removing the model notices from the Code of Federal…
Rank this Week: 1080

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

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

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

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem

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

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

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

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide
    We’re happy to announce we have opened a new section on our firm website dedicated to Texas Unemployment Claims.  There you can find detailed information on: Making and pursuing unemployment claims; Handling unemployment appeal…
Rank this Week: 876

NLRB Law Memo

NLRB Law Memo

Covers National Labor Relations Board decision. By Ross Runkel.

http://www.lawmemo.com/nlrb/memo/
  • Aug 11

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  • Nov 24

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012
  • Feb 14

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012
    NLRB - Staff summarized 3 decisions. Human Services Projects, Inc. d/b/a Teen Triumph (32-CA-25262; 358 NLRB No. 2) Stockton, CA, February 6, 2012.
Rank this Week: 955

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

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

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy
    Almost every web page has a “click-wrap agreement” style of disclaimer, terms of use (TOU), or terms and conditions of service. This is true even for sites that are not business or e-commerce websites. Software, application, and…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development
    Intellectual property development for technology startup companies comes hand-in-hand with the opportunity to fall into a number of legal and strategic pitfalls. Some are obvious, while others can present counter-intuitive opportunities for…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost
    Real estate insurance policies often include replacement insurance terms for the reconstruction costs of repairing or rebuilding real estate property after a catastrophic event such as a fire or flood. But many commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 1604

California Employment Law Update

California Employment Law Update

By Kring & Chung LLP.

http://www.kcemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Sep 27

    Governor Signs ADA Access Law Reform

    Governor Signs ADA Access Law Reform
    We are pleased to report that during the week of September 17, 2012, Governor Brown signed a bill reforming Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) access law. The measure, Senate Bill (SB) 1186, will curb lawsuit abuse regarding the ADA while…
  • Sep 14

    Distracted Driving

    Distracted Driving
    Distracted driving is a concern for employers whose workers spend time driving on the job, either in a personal vehicle or a company-provided vehicle. Employers can generally be held liable for an employee’s negligence while acting within…
  • Aug 30

    Can I Restrict My Employees From Working for My Competitor?

    Can I Restrict My Employees From Working for My Competitor?
    As an employment lawyer representing employers, this is one of the most frequently asked questions I get from my clients. The short and safe answer is, “No.” California has a strong public policy not to impede its residents’ ability to…
Rank this Week: 1343

Resources for Humans

Resources for Humans

Book reviews for HR and business professionals

http://blogs.hrhero.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 871

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    Mis-classifying Employees as Managers as a Strategy to Avoid Overtime Payment

    Mis-classifying Employees as Managers as a Strategy to Avoid Overtime Payment
    Unlike court documents, arbitration results are completely private. That means, in addition to banning class actions and collective actions, many workers never know if one of their colleagues successfully filed a complaint against their…
  • May 14

    Liability for Overtime Found Against Company for Contractor’s Employee

    Liability for Overtime Found Against Company for Contractor’s Employee
    The workers, having already won an award of more than $18,000 in damages for overtime work for which J.I. had refused to pay them, are now claiming Commercial should also be held liable for the hours the employees spent working for Commercial…
  • Apr 25

    Arbitration Used to Try to Bar Mis-classification Claims in Overtime Case

    Arbitration Used to Try to Bar Mis-classification Claims in Overtime Case
    But Patel argues he was a manager only in name and that he did not meet the requirements for overtime exempt status under the executive category of the federal Fair Labor standards Act (FLSA). According to his complaint, Patel spent most of…
Rank this Week: 3292

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • May 26

    Massachusetts Needs a Working Educational Discrimination Law

    Massachusetts Needs a Working Educational Discrimination Law
    Massachusetts is often lauded as one of the most progressive states in the country, and our state civil rights laws routinely provide broader protections than their federal counterparts. So it may come as a surprise that Massachusetts does…
  • May 12

    What Kind of Notice Should Universities Give Students Facing Title IX Charges?

    What Kind of Notice Should Universities Give Students Facing Title IX Charges?
    In the world of disciplinary hearings under Title IX, the process for students accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault on campus often begins this way: an accused student (the “respondent” in campus disciplinary parlance)…
  • Apr 27

    SJC Opens Up Pretrial Diversion to Veterans, Even for Drunk Driving Case

    SJC Opens Up Pretrial Diversion to Veterans, Even for Drunk Driving Case
    For over 40 years, Massachusetts has had an avenue of pretrial diversion in criminal cases, which allows young individuals accused of less-serious crimes to avoid a criminal record. Specifically, defendants under age 22 with no prior…
Rank this Week: 2822

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By Phillips & Associates.

https://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 2046

Swinging for the Fences - Royal…

Swinging for the Fences - Royal Sports Group

Baseball player rights, benefits and more.

http://royalsportsgroup.info/
  • May 26

    Call Up Worthy from MiLB to MLB

    Call Up Worthy from MiLB to MLB
    Being call up worthy is a game of mental strength and physical abilities. In my experience, players are stuck on getting called up to the Read More ... The post Call Up Worthy from MiLB to MLB appeared first on Royal Sports Group.
  • May 10

    MLB Appeals for Players Engaged in the Suspension Proce

    MLB Appeals for Players Engaged in the Suspension Proce
    When a Player looses an appeal or suspension hearing, every player and teammate looses too. The post MLB Appeals for Players Engaged in the Suspension Process appeared first on Royal Sports Group.
  • May 2

    MiLB Demotions Require 1 Response

    MiLB Demotions Require 1 Response
    1 min readMiLB Demotions are coming.  The first demotion is the worst.  Generally, our egos have had the privilege of working towards this one moment. I want […] The post MiLB Demotions Require 1 Response appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 1936

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2772