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MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jul 20

    BioAxone BioSciences Peer-Reviewed Research Article Published in Frontiers Journal Serie

    BioAxone BioSciences Peer-Reviewed Research Article Published in Frontiers Journal Serie
    Firm client BioAxone BioSciences announced that its peer-reviewed research article on axon regeneration was published in Frontiers Journal Series, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. The article “MAG, Myelin and Overcoming Growth…
  • Jul 13

    MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter

    MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter
    The latest edition of our M&A Today Newsletter is published! Articles include: An Overview of the Golden Parachute Payment Rules Top Considerations – Sale of Company M&A Non-disclosure Agreements: Drafting Considerations for…
  • Jul 5

    Corporate Attorney Shannon Zollo Explains In-House Counsel’s Role in Due Diligence

    Corporate Attorney Shannon Zollo Explains In-House Counsel’s Role in Due Diligence
    In Corporate Counsel’s article “10 Uber In-House Attorneys Saw Due Diligence Report in Battle With Alphabet“, Shannon Zollo comments on the role of in-house counsel in the due diligence process. The article discusses a due…
Rank this Week: 1240

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/
  • Jul 20

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry

    Budding M&A and financing activity in the marijuana industry
    In September 2016, this blog noted that analysts were predicting higher levels of M&A activity in the marijuana industry. Early last month, we commented that the launch of several Canadian marijuana “streaming” companies…
  • Jul 19

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off

    Canadian M&A activity at 10-year high due to oil-sands sell-off
    The value of Canadian M&A activity in the first half of 2017 was the highest in a decade, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. The approximately $132 billion in total transaction value is the highest since the first half of 2007,…
  • Jul 17

    Investment Canada Act update: new thresholds and national security in the new

    Investment Canada Act update: new thresholds and national security in the new
    Threshold now $1 billion As a result of recent amendments, most direct acquisitions of control of a Canadian company now only require prior approval of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development under the Investment Canada…
Rank this Week: 1173

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Jul 19

    20 Month Wrongful Dismissal Award for Employee Upheld

    20 Month Wrongful Dismissal Award for Employee Upheld
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The Ontario Court of Appeal has released several wrongful dismissal decisions over the past few months.  It has also released some…
  • Jul 15

    SCC: Unjust Dismissal: Big Win for Employee

    SCC: Unjust Dismissal: Big Win for Employee
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The Supreme Court of Canada has issued a landmark employment law decision.  The case of Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada focused on the…
  • Jun 10

    CBC Fires Evan Solomon for Conflict of Interest: Just Cause?

    CBC Fires Evan Solomon for Conflict of Interest: Just Cause?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The CBC continues to provide wonderful material for Canadian employment lawyers.  Its very public employment disputes are fascinating case…
Rank this Week: 1199

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 19

    Medical Marijuana: When a Positive Drug Test may not be Grounds to Fire an Employee

    Medical Marijuana: When a Positive Drug Test may not be Grounds to Fire an Employee
    In a portentous opinion, Massachusetts’ highest court held that a medical marijuana patient terminated for failing a drug screening could state a claim for disability discrimination against her employer.  Because many states’…
  • Jul 12

    Will Paid Family Leave Become the Law of the Land?

    Will Paid Family Leave Become the Law of the Land?
    Included in President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal is a request for funding a paid leave program.  The program would require $19 billion from the budget and would provide that employees were entitled to 6 weeks of paid leave from…
  • Jun 30

    Arizona Sick Leave Law Goes in Effect July 1st: Are you ready?

    Arizona Sick Leave Law Goes in Effect July 1st: Are you ready?
    In November, voters in Arizona approved a ballot initiative that would require employers to provide paid sick leave.  The law goes into effect tomorrow. Under the law, Arizona employers with less than 15 employees will have to provide up…
Rank this Week: 1357

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Covers the law of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
  • Jul 19

    Social Media Content Key for Non-Solicit Violations – Employment Law This Week

    Social Media Content Key for Non-Solicit Violations – Employment Law This Week
    Featured on Employment Law This Week – An Illinois appellate court weighs in on social media and solicitation. The case involved a defendant who sent LinkedIn connection requests to three former coworkers, even though he had signed…
  • Jul 19

    New York Federal Judge Declines to Enforce Employee Non-Solicit Clause

    New York Federal Judge Declines to Enforce Employee Non-Solicit Clause
    In a very thorough analysis following a 3 day Preliminary Injunction hearing Judge Jed Rakoff declined to issue injunctive relief to a former employer seeking to enjoin four former employees and their new employer from competing or from…
  • Jul 6

    New Changes to Nevada’s Noncompete Law

    New Changes to Nevada’s Noncompete Law
    Nevada employers be advised: on June 3, 2017, Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law Assembly Bill 276, which amends Chapter 613 of the Nevada Revised Statutes and sets forth a new framework in which noncompetes are evaluated. The amended…
Rank this Week: 1305

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
Rank this Week: 1362

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Probate and Long Term Health Care

    Probate and Long Term Health Care
    Most seniors do their best to prepare for the unfortunate, inevitable, outcome that one day they will pass away.  They create their will, and with painstaking detail allocate their hard-earned money and assets to spouses, children,…
  • May 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
  • May 22

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning
    Is Equal Fair with Estate Planning? Most of our clients want to treat their children fairly and equally.  Splitting assets equally among the children may be easy, but is it fair? When dividing assets, it is often important to determine…
Rank this Week: 1532

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1077

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/
Rank this Week: 1255

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    Conflict Resolution website

    Conflict Resolution website
    Most of my blogging deals with alternative dispute resolution, including alternative ways to practice litigation. Sometimes I re-print those posts here, but usually they remain on a separate site, called Conflict Resolution, which can be…
  • Mar 31

    Conflict resolution, not litigation

    Conflict resolution, not litigation
    I prefer to describe my practice as “conflict resolution” rather than “litigation.” It’s not because I have any objections to filing or defending lawsuits, and I am not at all adverse to taking cases to trial.…
  • Feb 7

    The rule of law

    The rule of law
    We have come to one of those moments in our history when people are learning to appreciate the important role courts and lawyers play in our government. If you’re a supporter of President Trump’s blockage of travel from seven…
Rank this Week: 1164

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

Covers legislation, news and cases for whistleblowers and those who represent them. By The Employment Group.

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
  • May 2

    NJ May Ban Secrecy Deals in Whistleblower Suits Involving Public Official

    NJ May Ban Secrecy Deals in Whistleblower Suits Involving Public Official
    The New Jersey state senate is considering a bill that would forbid secrecy in the settlement of certain whistleblower lawsuits that involve government agencies or public officials. The state’s assembly already passed the legislation…
  • Apr 21

    The Week in Whistleblowing

    The Week in Whistleblowing
    Tax day fell on April 18 this year, and law enforcers celebrated by announcing their wins in recent tax cases. Especially notable was a $40 million settlement unveiled by New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman — the…
  • Apr 14

    SEC Whistleblowers Have a Stake in Kokesh Case

    SEC Whistleblowers Have a Stake in Kokesh Case
    On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on a provision of law that has stood mostly unchanged since it was introduced more than 175 years ago — but that could, if interpreted badly, make it harder to maintain a pool of…
Rank this Week: 1229

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

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

    After 42 Years, It's Nice to Know That I Might Be Qualified for Something

    After 42 Years, It's Nice to Know That I Might Be Qualified for Something
    In this morning's mail box ...Michael, BCG Attorney Search noticed that the following job might suit your qualifications and experience. We are pleased to provide you with the latest jobs from your preferred geographic location and practice…
  • Mar 7

    The Concept of Fallow Ground and Other Musing

    The Concept of Fallow Ground and Other Musing
    More than one year has passed since my last post, and the two or three years before were little more productive. Still for some reason, hopefully more noble than ego, I have chosen not to kill off this spot on the internet.Like the biblical…
  • Feb 24

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed
    A basic tenet of American employment law is that employment is at will, meaning that the employer can set the conditions of employment as long as it is not otherwise illegal.A Georgia businessman who provides aviation insurance has a new one:…
Rank this Week: 1267

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 21

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment
    The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618 (CanLII) that should have employers pulling out and reviewing their incentive plans, including bonus, STIP, LTIP, stock options and whatever…
  • Feb 17

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case
    Please take some time to make your way through Cook v. Hatch Ltd., 2017 ONSC 47. It’s a well reasoned and thoughtful decision that injects some common sense into the enforceability of contractual termination clause discussion. The…
  • Feb 16

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995
    The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) considered the sale of a business provisions in the Labour Relations Act, 1995 in ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. v Unifor Local 554, 2017 CanLII 4481 (ON LRB). ADT (a unionized…
Rank this Week: 1252

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    Business Formations and Transaction

    Business Formations and Transaction
    Well-crafted transactional documents can save an enormous amount of time, money, and aggravation later on.  I regularly represent businesses in a wide range of transactional matters (including equity transfers; operating or shareholders…
  • Jul 28

    Consumer Issue: Hyundai Billing Error and Lease Default

    Consumer Issue: Hyundai Billing Error and Lease Default
    I received an interesting inquiry recently where Hyundai Motor Finance apparently added an erroneous $359.33 charge and $40 late fee to a customer's April 2015 lease bill despite fill payment of the March 2015 statement. I am attempting to…
  • Jul 25

    Personal Injury Attorney

    Personal Injury Attorney
    Email: SJK@QHCLaw.com    Phone: 631-482-9700
Rank this Week: 1271

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1096

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: 1525

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jul 23

    You said what? Hiring interview comments prove costly for employer

    You said what? Hiring interview comments prove costly for employer
    by Nicole Singh Canadian employers who provide inaccurate or misleading information during the hiring process can be held liable for their broken promises. The recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Feldstein v. 364…
  • Jul 16

    More employee benefits on the horizon for Canadian

    More employee benefits on the horizon for Canadian
    by Hannah Roskey 2017 may be remembered as a year of significant changes in matters of labor and employment across Canada. Several jurisdictions are amending their labor and employment regimes, including the federal government. With the…
  • Jul 9

    IRCC launches Global Skills Strategy to aid in hiring highly skilled workers outside of Canada

    IRCC launches Global Skills Strategy to aid in hiring highly skilled workers outside of Canada
    by Andres Miguel Pareja The Canadian government recognizes that when companies can thrive and grow, they create more jobs. In an attempt to help innovative companies grow, flourish, and create jobs for Canadians, Immigration, Refugees and…
Rank this Week: 4553

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Covers bankruptcy and employment law.

http://www.goldbachlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Protecting College Savings in Bankruptcy

    Protecting College Savings in Bankruptcy
    College tuition is on the rise in almost every campus across the United States, which makes saving for college an essential part of rising kids today.  When exploring bankruptcy you may be wondering what will happen to your child’s…
  • Jun 17

    The Tipping Game in California

    The Tipping Game in California
    Minimum wage is fairly standard and the laws surrounding it are generally laid out and easy to follow.  It’s a whole new ballgame for employers when they have tipped workers to consider.  If you employ servers, bartenders,…
  • Jun 1

    How Mental Health Issues Cost Employer’

    How Mental Health Issues Cost Employer’
    In today’s increasingly busy society your employee’s mental health should be a high priority.  Studies have shown that one out of four employees will experience some form of mental health issues throughout the year, with the…
Rank this Week: 2327

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
Rank this Week: 2711

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

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

    Please vote for us for the ABA Web 100: Reason #12

    Please vote for us for the ABA Web 100: Reason #12
    Reason No. 12: We are “integral and indispensable” to your employment law news day! You don’t have to be a lawyer to vote. Just go to the page here and nominate Employment & Labor Insider, along with a short…
  • Jul 21

    “Not my employee, not my problem.” Oh, yeah?

    “Not my employee, not my problem.” Oh, yeah?
    Employers, has this ever happened to you? A guy (we’ll call him “Ryan”) comes to work for you through a temporary agency. The agency issues the paychecks and generally acts as Ryan’s “HR”…
  • Jul 21

    Please vote for us for ABA Web 100: Reason #11

    Please vote for us for ABA Web 100: Reason #11
    Reason No. 11: We are prima facie awesome! You don’t have to be a lawyer to vote. Just go to the page here and nominate Employment & Labor Insider, along with a short statement about why you like us. The deadline to submit…
Rank this Week: 3238

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Jul 21

    Recommended summer reading for human resources and manager

    Recommended summer reading for human resources and manager
    In this Friday’s Five I recommend books that I am either reading and have read related to managing employees or a business.  I hope everyone is having a great summer.   1. Manager Onboarding: 5 Steps for Setting New Leaders Up…
  • Jul 17

    Revised I-9 available for employer

    Revised I-9 available for employer
    USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The revised I-9 was released on July 17, 2017, and employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through…
  • Jul 14

    1.45 million reasons why employers in Southern California need to pay special attention to local wage and hour law

    1.45 million reasons why employers in Southern California need to pay special attention to local wage and hour law
    The City of Los Angeles recently assessed Carl’s Jr. Restaurants $1.45 million in fines for violation of the City’s minimum wage law ordinance.  The City sought these penalties against Carl’s Jr. for allegedly failing…
Rank this Week: 4441

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By Phillips & Associates.

https://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 2248

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2787

McCormack & Erlich Blog

McCormack & Erlich Blog

Covers employment law.

http://mcelawfirm.com/articles/
  • Jul 21

    African American worker sues Tesla for racial discrimination and retaliation

    African American worker sues Tesla for racial discrimination and retaliation
    For one African American assembly line worker, being hired to work at Tesla was a dream come true until he became the victim of harassment and racial discrimination. He has now sued the electric carmaker […]
  • Jul 14

    DoorDash to pay delivery workers $5 million in misclassification lawsuit

    DoorDash to pay delivery workers $5 million in misclassification lawsuit
    As on-demand food delivery services such as GrubHub and UberEats grow in popularity, their business practices are coming under increasing scrutiny, often accompanied by legal trouble. One such company is DoorDash, which was hit with…
  • Jul 7

    Former line cook files sexual harassment lawsuit against San Francisco restaurant

    Former line cook files sexual harassment lawsuit against San Francisco restaurant
    Despite recent progress to improve what is often a difficult workplace environment for women, stories about sexual harassment and discrimination in the restaurant industry continue to appear in the media. In a recent case, a […]
Rank this Week: 2366

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Zalkind Law’s Emma Quinn-Judge Honored as one of the 2017 Top Women of Law

    Zalkind Law’s Emma Quinn-Judge Honored as one of the 2017 Top Women of Law
    We are proud to announce that partner Emma Quinn-Judge is being honored as one of the 2017 Top Women of the Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.  The annual award recognizes women lawyers for outstanding accomplishments in the legal…
  • Jun 30

    Massachusetts Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    Massachusetts Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
    Yesterday the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 2093, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). Last month the House unanimously passed a similar bill, H. 3680. The PWFA is headed to Governor Charlie Baker, who has indicated…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2133

New Jersey Employment Attorneys…

New Jersey Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mashel Law, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2406

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    California Supreme Court Reaffirms Broad Right to Discovery in PAGA Action

    California Supreme Court Reaffirms Broad Right to Discovery in PAGA Action
    The California Supreme Court issued its long awaited ruling in Williams v. Superior Court, in which it clarified the scope of discovery in actions brought under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, Labor Code § 2698 et seq., also…
  • Jul 20

    UPDATE: NYC Adopts New Rules Implementing Freelance Law

    UPDATE: NYC Adopts New Rules Implementing Freelance Law
    Earlier this year, we reported that New York City adopted The Establishing Protections for Freelance Workers Act, also known as the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, (the “Freelance Law”). As explained in our prior blog, under the…
  • Jul 12

    “Ban the Box” and Background Checks – Recent Trends and Movement

    “Ban the Box” and Background Checks – Recent Trends and Movement
    Overview Retailers and other employers regularly consider the backgrounds of job applicants and employees when making personnel decisions. It is not illegal for employers to ask questions about an applicant’s criminal history, or to…
Rank this Week: 4313

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 21

    Be One of Our ABA Blawg 100 Amici!

    Be One of Our ABA Blawg 100 Amici!
    Every year, the ABA Journal invites nominations for its Blawg 100 list, a compilation of staff and reader “favorites” within the legal blogosphere. The rigorous selection process for the 2017 list has begun, with the…
  • Jul 21

    Where Do Fitness Instructors “Fit” in the Current Worker Classification System?

    Where Do Fitness Instructors “Fit” in the Current Worker Classification System?
    Guest blog post by Mikella Wickham: They say location is everything in business.  How about classification of workers? In certain industries, workers have a unique combination of specified skills and relative freedom to do their…
  • Jul 20

    New Harassment Checklists from the EEOC

    New Harassment Checklists from the EEOC
    A year ago, I wrote about a report from an EEOC Task Force on risk factors for workplace harassment. Well the Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace continues studying away and has issued some new materials.…
Rank this Week: 2000

Dallas Employment Lawyer Blog

Dallas Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By Adam S. Greenfield.

https://www.dallasemploymentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 21

    What is the difference between “employment at will” and “right to work”?

    What is the difference between “employment at will” and “right to work”?
    Many people in Texas and elsewhere get confused between “employment at will” and “right to work.” Both of these terms are legal terms associated with employment law, but they have distinct meanings that are crucial to…
  • Jul 18

    Walmart to pay $7.5 million for failure to provide same-sex benefit

    Walmart to pay $7.5 million for failure to provide same-sex benefit
    In July 2015, a Wal-Mart employee sued her employer in federal court, alleging that the corporation had intentionally deprived her of spousal health insurance benefits because she and her spouse were of the same sex. She’d worked for…
  • Jul 14

    What Fox News teaches us about sexual harassment

    What Fox News teaches us about sexual harassment
    In April, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was removed from the network due to allegations of sexual harassment. This was just the latest of claims related to sexual harassment that have arisen from the network’s office culture,…
Rank this Week: 2263

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

Covers Ohio workers' compensation, disability insurance, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Jul 21

    Common Disabilities With OPERS Benefit

    Common Disabilities With OPERS Benefit
    The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System does not maintain a list of “acceptable” or “recognized” disabilities that qualify OPERS participants for injury or illness benefits. Instead, the program uses standard…
  • Jul 5

    What Is ERISA and How Does It Affect Me?

    What Is ERISA and How Does It Affect Me?
    ERISA, or the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, lays out employees’ rights and employers’ obligations under retirement and disability plans. That is, when a company or agency offers a pension, 401(k), or similar…
  • Jun 14

    Lawyers vs. Attorneys: What’s the Difference?

    Lawyers vs. Attorneys: What’s the Difference?
    Remember that old comedy bit that starts, “You can call me Ray …”?   Set aside the quite high annoyance factor and understand that the gist of that tired gag applies to the job titles of “lawyer” and…
Rank this Week: 2012

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

Covers labor and employment law for the healthcare industry. By Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
  • Jul 21

    Are Zero Tolerance Drug Testing Policies About to Go Up in Smoke?

    Are Zero Tolerance Drug Testing Policies About to Go Up in Smoke?
    In an important new decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently held that a qualifying patient who has been terminated from employment for testing positive for marijuana as a result of her lawful medical marijuana use may…
  • Jul 20

    DFEH Publishes Materials to Assist Employers with Handling Harassment Allegation

    DFEH Publishes Materials to Assist Employers with Handling Harassment Allegation
    The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently released a brief, nine-page guide for California employers, which was prepared in conjunction with the California Sexual Harassment Task Force.  This guide is intended to…
  • Jun 23

    Latest ADA Decision Gives Businesses Another Reason to Consider Their Website’s Accessibility

    Latest ADA Decision Gives Businesses Another Reason to Consider Their Website’s Accessibility
    Our colleague Joshua A. Stein, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Retail Labor and Employment Law blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the health care industry: “Latest Website…
Rank this Week: 3912

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/
  • Jul 21

    Stupid HR Stuff: If You Don't Want Employees To See The Handbook, You're Doing It Wrong

    Stupid HR Stuff: If You Don't Want Employees To See The Handbook, You're Doing It Wrong
    I hear this all the time: "I was required to sign a paper saying I received the handbook. As soon as I signed, the HR folks snatched up the handbook and didn't let me keep a copy." Or, "I was required to sign saying I received the handbook,…
  • Jul 14

    Can I Fire An Employee If Their Ex Threatens The Boss?

    Can I Fire An Employee If Their Ex Threatens The Boss?
    I was asked this question by a friend asking on behalf of someone else and thought the answer might be useful here. Question: An employee has become involved with multiple abusive men, who then end up calling the office and…
  • Jul 7

    Former Employer's Attorney Can Be Liable For Despicable Retaliation

    Former Employer's Attorney Can Be Liable For Despicable Retaliation
    In a case that has the management-side bar moaning and groaning, the 9th Circuit held that an attorney who set up an ICE deportation sting against a client's former employee could be held personally liable for retaliation. As if it weren't…
Rank this Week: 3306

The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

Covers legislative and court cases affecting Utah employers and employees. By D. Scott Crook.

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Cases --- July 9th through 15th

    Cases --- July 9th through 15th
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination *Puckett v. US Dept. of Agriculture (10th Cir., July 10, 2017) (affirming summary judgment in defendant's favor:  Puckett failed to demonstrate that her termination was arbitrary and…
  • Jul 12

    Cases --- July 2nd through 8th

    Cases --- July 2nd through 8th
    Discrimination/Retaliation *Jackson v. Besecker (10th Cir., July 5, 2017) (dismissing appeal for lack of jurisdiction: sheriff fired deputy after deputy ran against him in election; deputy sued for retaliation; the sheriff claimed…
  • Jul 4

    Cases --- June 25th through July 1st

    Cases --- June 25th through July 1st
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination*Winger v. Meade District Hospital (10th Cir., June 27, 2017) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the hospital on Winger's due process claim)WagesMarlow v. The New Food Guy, Inc. (10th…
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Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

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

    Can you put your retirement plan on autopilot?

    Can you put your retirement plan on autopilot?
    Consider a typical retirement plan sponsored by a private employer. The employer is a fiduciary to the plan along with employees who individually serve as trustees or members of the plan’s investment or retirement committee. The…
  • Jul 11

    Timely reminder why an ERISA fidelity bond is necessary

    Timely reminder why an ERISA fidelity bond is necessary
    July 31st, is of course, the due date (unless extended) for calendar year ERISA plans required to file Form 5500 for the 2016 plan year. And, as in the past, there will be many plan sponsors who must indicate on the 5500 they have outdated…
  • Jul 10

    Non-ERISA 403(b) plans must walk a fine line to avoid losing the ERISA exemption

    Non-ERISA 403(b) plans must walk a fine line to avoid losing the ERISA exemption
    Last month’s Supreme Court decision, Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, upholding ERISA exemption for church-affiliated pension plans was a reminder that not all benefit plans are subject to ERISA. Indeed, non-profit employers…
Rank this Week: 4489

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Covers issues in social media and employment law. By Cozen O'Connor.

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

    New Employment Law Podcast Episode – W/ Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez

    New Employment Law Podcast Episode – W/ Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez
    A big, special new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released today! This is part 1 of a 2 part sit-down interview with former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez, who offers terrific insight on issues…
  • Jun 20

    “Employment Law Now” Podcast – Episode 10 Released!

    “Employment Law Now” Podcast – Episode 10 Released!
    A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released! In today’s episode, I address independent contractor misclassification, performance reviews affecting age discrimination claims, and a novel case on…
  • Jun 2

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released
    A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released (today’s the 9th episode). In today’s episode, I address significant trends concerning hiring discrimination claims and predictive scheduling, and…
Rank this Week: 3977

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

Covers Massachusetts employment law issues such as employment discrimination, sexual harasment and wrongful discharge. By Jack Merrill.

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 4524

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

Covers employment discrimination and harassment laws. By Resnick Law Group, P.C.

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

    FMLA Retaliation Claim Centers on Employee’s Social Media Post

    FMLA Retaliation Claim Centers on Employee’s Social Media Post
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq., guarantees that qualifying employees of covered employers have access to unpaid leave, with protection against interference or retaliation by employers. A federal…
  • Jul 14

    New York City Bans Employers from Asking About Salary History

    New York City Bans Employers from Asking About Salary History
    The wage gap between men and women has received considerable media attention recently, and new legislation is attempting to improve conditions. Federal law prohibits disparate pay based on gender, but it leaves several loopholes. A new law in…
  • Jul 10

    NLRB Judge Rules in Favor of Workers in Wrongful Termination Claim

    NLRB Judge Rules in Favor of Workers in Wrongful Termination Claim
    Federal labor law, primarily through the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), protects the right of employees to engage in various activities related to organizing for the purpose of collective bargaining. This includes actions directly…
Rank this Week: 3067

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3416

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for retail employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

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

    Guide Published to Assist in The Development of Effective Anti-Harassment Program

    Guide Published to Assist in The Development of Effective Anti-Harassment Program
    Our colleagues Katrina J. Walasik and Amy B. Messigian, at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Health Employment and Labor blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the retail industry: “DFEH Publishes Materials to…
  • Jul 7

    Employers Who Do Not Take Tip Credit Own Employees’ Tip

    Employers Who Do Not Take Tip Credit Own Employees’ Tip
    Our colleague Brian W. Steinbach at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Wage and Hour Defense Blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the retail industry: “Tenth Circuit Rules Tips Belong to the Employer If Tip…
  • Jul 6

    The Department of Consumer Affairs Publishes Rules Governing FIFA

    The Department of Consumer Affairs Publishes Rules Governing FIFA
    On May 15th, the Freelance Isn’t Free Act (“FIFA”) went into effect in New York City. The Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) recently issued guidelines to help employers comply with the law. Coverage and…
Rank this Week: 3038

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    San Francisco Bans Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Salary History, 26 States Considering Similar Legislation

    San Francisco Bans Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Salary History, 26 States Considering Similar Legislation
    San Francisco is the latest jurisdiction to pass a law that prohibits employers from inquiring about prior salary history during hiring. New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New Orleans already have similar laws, and in a…
  • Jul 19

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer protection actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Tyson’s Hot Dog TM Suit is Going, Going Gone Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands received a thumbs-up from the Third Circuit to continue…
  • Jul 18

    An Unwelcome Delivery: Excessive S&H Fee Claims in Consumer Class Action

    An Unwelcome Delivery: Excessive S&H Fee Claims in Consumer Class Action
    Over the past few months, a new trend has emerged that has ramifications for virtually every participant in the online retail space: a rise in the number of class action claims challenging allegedly excessive shipping and handling fees.…
Rank this Week: 2356

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Jul 20

    ACA Compliance Validation (ACV) System: Ready for Prime Time?

    ACA Compliance Validation (ACV) System: Ready for Prime Time?
    ACA “repeal” proposals at this point seem like zombie extras – walking dead, and none of them purports to repeal employer mandate taxes that accrued in 2015. Collection is coming; only the timing is in question. ACV 2.0 is…
  • Jul 18

    The End … of Act II

    The End … of Act II
    The hero has disappeared in a cloud of suspicion and is presumed dead, so much so that supposed friends are found to be celebrating his passing.  This is just as it should be at the end of Act II.  Remember when Republicans rejoiced…
  • Jun 27

    M.C. Escher and Erwin Schrodinger Walk into A Bar … Or Are They Walking Out? And How Can The CBO Be Sure?

    M.C. Escher and Erwin Schrodinger Walk into A Bar … Or Are They Walking Out? And How Can The CBO Be Sure?
    The pundits and political partisans apparently stopped reading before the heading on page 9 of the CBO’s June 26 report on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) Discussion Draft, “Uncertainty Surrounding the…
Rank this Week: 2544

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

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

    New York Appellate Court Strikes Down Class Action Waiver

    New York Appellate Court Strikes Down Class Action Waiver
    Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman and Howard M. Wexler As our loyal readers are well aware, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral argument in its Fall 2017 term regarding the enforceability of arbitration agreements with class and…
  • Jul 20

    What’s on the Agenda? Tips and OT

    What’s on the Agenda? Tips and OT
    Authored by Alex Passantino Each spring and fall, Washington waits with bated breath as the Executive Branch releases its regulatory agenda. As the first pronouncement of some of the specifics of the Trump Administration’s regulatory…
  • Jul 18

    Money for Nothing! Court Allows Employees to Pursue Lawsuit Despite DOL Settlement

    Money for Nothing! Court Allows Employees to Pursue Lawsuit Despite DOL Settlement
    Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman and Howard M. Wexler Seyfarth Synopsis:  The majority of courts have held that releases of FLSA rights require approval by a court or the US Department of Labor.  A recent case in the Southern…
Rank this Week: 3903

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

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

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

    Overtime Rule Update: DOL Defends Power to Set Salary Threshold

    Overtime Rule Update: DOL Defends Power to Set Salary Threshold
    The U.S. Department of Labor continues to work towards dismantling the Obama administration’s overtime rule, saying that it intends to revise the controversial rule to lower the salary threshold under the Fair Labor Standards…
  • Jul 14

    Georgia Kin Care Law: Low Burden but a Sign of Laws to Come?

    Georgia Kin Care Law: Low Burden but a Sign of Laws to Come?
    Georgia’s “kin care law” went into effect on July 1, 2017. Under this new law, Georgia employers with 25+ employees must permit employees who work 30+ hours per week to use up to five hours of their earned sick leave to…
  • Jul 6

    Federal Court Rules Inaccessible Website Violates Title III of the ADA

    Federal Court Rules Inaccessible Website Violates Title III of the ADA
    The Department of Justice’s (“DOJ’s”) often criticized rulemaking delays have resulted in no new website accessibility rules for places of public accommodation to receive notice of and implement. Notwithstanding the…
Rank this Week: 5022

Unemployed and Scared

Unemployed and Scared

Appeals and tips specific to Minnesota's unemployment process. By IAJ Law, LLC.

http://iajlaw.com/news-articles/unemployment/
  • Jul 20

    Telecommute and Unemployment in Minnesota

    Telecommute and Unemployment in Minnesota
    The post Telecommute and Unemployment in Minnesota appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Telecommute and unemployment in Minnesota is a new concept and  undeveloped from a case law perspective.  In Minnesota, a person who telecommutes has…
  • Jul 18

    Unemployment Tip # 002 – Medical Records for Unemployment

    Unemployment Tip # 002 – Medical Records for Unemployment
    The post Unemployment Tip # 002 – Medical Records for Unemployment appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Continuing on with my new series for unemployment tips, I want to address medical records.  Medical records for unemployment appeals…
  • Jul 17

    Unemployment Tip: # 001

    Unemployment Tip: # 001
    The post Unemployment Tip: # 001 appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. I decided to create a new series exclusive to unemployment tips.  Thus, the unemployed folks reading my blog on a regular basis might find this [Read More] The post…
Rank this Week: 2203

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

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

    No Certification Where Loss of Data Prevents Class Identification

    No Certification Where Loss of Data Prevents Class Identification
    Junk fax case presents opportunities for some employment cases Identifying potential class members is not an issue in most employment cases, as the employer likely has any number of employment records for each of the claimants, including…
  • Jul 18

    Massachusetts District Court Denies Certification for Claims of Unpaid Meal Break

    Massachusetts District Court Denies Certification for Claims of Unpaid Meal Break
    It has become almost part of the plaintiff playbook to bring wage and hour claims despite lawful employer policies by claiming some sort of “class-wide” policy of deviating from those policies. Sadly, this tactic works at least as…
  • Jul 14

    California Supreme Court Denies Sequenced Discovery in Representative PAGA Action

    California Supreme Court Denies Sequenced Discovery in Representative PAGA Action
    On July 13, 2017, the California Supreme Court rejected lower court holdings that limited an employee’s ability to secure statewide employee contact and employment information in a representative PAGA action, when the plaintiff only…
Rank this Week: 3446