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Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Covers personal injury, employment law, social security, and corporate / business law litigation.

http://blog.mesrianilaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip
    As previously reported, an Applebee’s employee was surprised upon seeing a note written in receipt that was left by the diner at the said restaurant. Apparently, as part of the restaurant’s policy, a tip has to be added…
  • Feb 7

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant
    The American singer-song writer Lady Gaga is now being sued by her personal assistant named Jennifer O’Neill for failing to pay her overtime work and for forcing her to sleep with her. Nevertheless, O’Neill confirmed that no …
  • Feb 4

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier
    After reviewing its Supplier Responsibility Progress Report for 2013, tech-giant Apple Inc. found several labor law violations committed by many of its suppliers in China. The said report highlighted its findings from the previous year among…
Rank this Week: 892

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/
  • Nov 26

    A few workplace-related things we can be thankful for

    A few workplace-related things we can be thankful for
    From a labor and employment law standpoint, I’m not sure we have a lot to be thankful for this year. But ’tis the season, so here are a paltry few: Be thankful that your employer doesn’t fire you while you’re on the…
  • Nov 26

    EEOC promises guidance on wellness programs in February

    EEOC promises guidance on wellness programs in February
    Good news! The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced in its 2015 regulatory agenda that it will be issuing proposed regulations on the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information…
  • Nov 24

    You love us! You really love us!

    You love us! You really love us!
    Many, many thanks to our readers who voted Employment & Labor Insider into the ABA Blawg 100 for 2014! You are the greatest!     And I hate to even ask, but . . . if you can stand to do this one more time, please go here to vote…
Rank this Week: 1118

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/
  • Nov 25

    FedEx Agrees to Settle California Wage Class Action for $2.1 Million

    FedEx Agrees to Settle California Wage Class Action for $2.1 Million
    FedEx has agreed to settle the class action lawsuit for $2.1 million. The settlement will cover all non-exempt package handlers who worked for FedEx in the state of California any time between September 24, 2009 and September 1, 2014. It is…
  • Nov 20

    AT&T Agrees to Settle Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit for $5 Million

    AT&T Agrees to Settle Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit for $5 Million
    AT&T recently agreed to settle the wage and hour lawsuit for $5 million. The settlement includes every employee that worked as a retail sales consultant in an AT&T store from October 19, 2010 to October 27, 2012. AT&T estimates…
  • Nov 15

    Hotel Management Company Sued For Allegedly Misclassifying Employees to Avoid Paying Overtime

    Hotel Management Company Sued For Allegedly Misclassifying Employees to Avoid Paying Overtime
    According to the class action lawsuit Heredia filed, she was allegedly misclassified as exempt from overtime in her position as a manufacturing engineer. Instead of performing the responsibilities laid out by the FLSA for exempt employees,…
Rank this Week: 1272

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/
  • Nov 25

    Champlain College Adjuncts Join SEIU

    Champlain College Adjuncts Join SEIU
    This past Monday, a spokesperson for Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont announced that the school’s adjunct faculty members voted to be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for collective bargaining and…
  • Nov 24

    Board Orders New Election At OK Food

    Board Orders New Election At OK Food
    Last week, a National Labor Relations Board hearing officer recommended that a union vote at OK Foods in Heavener, Oklahoma be set aside and the voting be re-run.  The election was held on May 1, 2014 to determine…
  • Nov 21

    New Board Nominee Goes Before HELP Committee

    New Board Nominee Goes Before HELP Committee
    Yesterday, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) held a hearing concerning Lauren McFerran’s nomination to the National Labor Relations Board.  The reader may recall that Ms. McFerran is President Obama’s…
Rank this Week: 1062

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

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

    5th Circuit Takes Expansive View of SOX

    5th Circuit Takes Expansive View of SOX
    While I was starting a week long trial in the Southern District of Texas, the 5th Circuit was taking a wide, pro-employee view of Sarbanes Oxley.  In Halliburton v. Administrative Review Board (5th Cir. 11.12.14) the Court was faced with…
  • Sep 26

    Implicit Bias: A Brave New World

    Implicit Bias: A Brave New World
    Implicit bias as a concept has been bubbling around the world of employment discrimination for a few years now. Although the fact that Google is seriously studying the issue as it applies to its own workforce may not mean that the concept is…
  • Aug 26

    5th Circuit Weighs In On Religious Discrmination

    5th Circuit Weighs In On Religious Discrmination
    Yesterday's post about the difficulty that courts have in dealing with religious discrimination, see Not Off to a Good Start and Onionhead: the newest religion? could not have been a better segue way to today's decision from the 5th…
Rank this Week: 1228

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
  • Nov 24

    MBBP Client Design Mentor, Inc. Wins at Biomedical “Shark Tank”

    MBBP Client Design Mentor, Inc. Wins at Biomedical “Shark Tank”
    MBBP Client Design Mentor, Inc., won first place at the 16th Annual National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Conference  for the VentriFloTM True Pulse Pump (TPP) for…
  • Nov 24

    2013 Data Privacy Report

    2013 Data Privacy Report
    In September 2014, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation released its 2013 Data Privacy Report, which includes an in-depth analysis of data breaches of personal information of Massachusetts residents during the…
  • Nov 21

    President Obama to Sign Executive Order With a Promising Impact on Business Immigration

    President Obama to Sign Executive Order With a Promising Impact on Business Immigration
    By: Donald W. Parker, John J. Gallini and Grant W. Godfrey On Thursday November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he would be using his powers already granted to him by the U.S. Constitution and Congress to make certain reforms to the…
Rank this Week: 1106

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Nov 24

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well
    An Ontario judge in de Kever v. Nemato Corp. 2014 ONSC 6576 (CanLII) recently reviewed the law applicable to the so called common employer doctrine. Ms. de Kever sued for a declaration that all the Defendants were her common employer and she…
  • Sep 2

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    In most wrongful dismissal cases, the court is required to address the trifecta of issues: What is the applicable period of reasonable notice of termination to which the terminated employee is entitled following an application of the usual…
  • Aug 29

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination
    Employers will sometimes include language such as the employee will only receive a bonus if he or she is employed on the date the bonus is paid out. Courts have shown some reluctance to enforce such arrangements. The issue was recently…
Rank this Week: 1116

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Nov 20

    Private Exchanges: Employer Health Program Panacea or Problem? Consider Carefully!

    Private Exchanges: Employer Health Program Panacea or Problem? Consider Carefully!
    Employers trying to continue offering affordable health and welfare benefits amid the expanding costs and regulations enacted under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) often are encouraged by some consultants and brokers to…
  • Nov 17

    Tell Senate To Pass Fix To ACA’s Full-Time Employee Definition

    Tell Senate To Pass Fix To ACA’s Full-Time Employee Definition
    Employers and others concerned about the financial, reporting and other burdens of complying with the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) “pay-or-play” employer shared responsibility rules imposed under Internal…
  • Nov 17

    HHS Delays Deadline To Submit ACA Reinsurance Program Enrollment Counts To 12/5

    HHS Delays Deadline To Submit ACA Reinsurance Program Enrollment Counts To 12/5
    The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has yielded to requests for an extension of the deadline for contributing entities to submit their 2014 enrollment counts for transitional reinsurance program contributions under 45 CFR…
Rank this Week: 1115

General Counselor

General Counselor

Provides employment and labor law news and commentary. By Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

http://general-counselor.com
  • Nov 20

    “Ban the Box” is Coming to Illinoi

    “Ban the Box” is Coming to Illinoi
    Illinois has become the 5th U.S. state to prohibit inquiries about criminal history on initial applications from most private sector jobs. Commonly known as “ban the box” legislation, the “Job Opportunities for Qualified…
  • Aug 10

    Jason Tremblay presents The Regulatory and Legal Challenges Facing HR Expert

    Jason Tremblay presents The Regulatory and Legal Challenges Facing HR Expert
    Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented “The Regulatory and Legal Challenges Facing HR Experts,” during a live session hosted by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers on Thursday, August 7 in Chicago.The…
  • Aug 3

    Jason Tremblay presents Is Your Noncompete Enforceable? Tips and Traps in Drafting and Enforcing Noncompete Agreement

    Jason Tremblay presents Is Your Noncompete Enforceable? Tips and Traps in Drafting and Enforcing Noncompete Agreement
    Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented “Is Your Noncompete Enforceable? Tips and Traps in Drafting and Enforcing Noncompete Agreements,” during a live webinar hosted by the American Bar Association on Tuesday, July 29. During…
Rank this Week: 1170

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1083

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    When Key Employees Go To A Competitor

    When Key Employees Go To A Competitor
    By Mark Wiletsky Your executives and top salespeople have access to your most valuable business strategies, sales contacts, growth plans and innovations. What do you do when one (or more) of your key employees leaves to work for a competitor?…
  • Nov 10

    NLRB Unwilling to Give Up on Workers’ Right to Class Action

    NLRB Unwilling to Give Up on Workers’ Right to Class Action
    By Brian Mumaugh Reaffirming its controversial D.R. Horton decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) recently ruled that an employer who required its employees to agree to resolve all employment-related claims through…
  • Nov 10

    NLRB Unwilling to Give Up on Workers’ Right to Class Action

    NLRB Unwilling to Give Up on Workers’ Right to Class Action
    By Brian Mumaugh Reaffirming its controversial D.R. Horton decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) recently ruled that an employer who required its employees to agree to resolve all employment-related claims through…
Rank this Week: 1299

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Tennessee age discrimination, minimum wage, overtime, qui tam and workplace discrimination. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    EEOC Sues Restaurant for Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Sues Restaurant for Pregnancy Discrimination
    Tennessee employees and employees all across the United States are entitled to certain rights when applying for, interviewing and getting hired to perform a job. These rights include that a company or organization is not allowed by law to…
  • Nov 4

    Publix Super Markets Inc. to pay $6.8 million to job applicant

    Publix Super Markets Inc. to pay $6.8 million to job applicant
    This lawsuit which is being processed in a Tennessee federal court claims that the Lakeland-based Publix Super Markets violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by not making legally required disclosures about background checks to job…
  • Oct 16

    Is Refusal to Provide Light Duty Work a Violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?

    Is Refusal to Provide Light Duty Work a Violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?
    By Anne Hunter Williams If you are pregnant and you have asked your employer for light duty work, and the employer refuses, has the employer violated the law? Most likely. In most situations, an employer must provide light duty work to a…
Rank this Week: 1071

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1147

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Nov 3

    EEOC Sues Fed Ex for Discrimination Against Deaf Employee

    EEOC Sues Fed Ex for Discrimination Against Deaf Employee
    On October 10, 2014, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (FedEx) for its discrimination against deaf and hard-of-hearing package handlers and job applicants. The EEOC asserted that FedEx,…
  • Oct 21

    Judge Orders Microsoft to Pay $2 Million for Workplace Bullying

    Judge Orders Microsoft to Pay $2 Million for Workplace Bullying
    After 7 long years, plaintiff Michael Mercieca finally saw the court order demanding his former employer, Microsoft, to pay him $2 million for bullying him to a near breaking point. After finding the global tech giant culpable for acting…
  • Oct 6

    Ten Women Expose California Correction Official’s Tolerance of Male Prisoner Sexual Harassment Against Female Employee

    Ten Women Expose California Correction Official’s Tolerance of Male Prisoner Sexual Harassment Against Female Employee
    Ten female employees of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) filed a lawsuit in a California federal court against the CDCR for failing to address their claims of sexual harassment. The ten Plaintiffs alleged…
Rank this Week: 1312

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/
Rank this Week: 1617

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

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

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Nov 26

    How to prepare for family court in Tarrant County

    How to prepare for family court in Tarrant County
    The majority of my family law practice is in Tarrant County where I assist clients with divorces, child custody, child support, modifications and enforcements. I spend a lot of time in the Tarrant County Family Courts and that gives me…
  • Nov 24

    Are you getting what you pay for with a cheap divorce in Texas?

    Are you getting what you pay for with a cheap divorce in Texas?
    There are a lot of lawyers and non-lawyers offering services with uncontested divorces in Tarrant County and Dallas County. Many of these entities offering low cost uncontested divorces offer prices far below what most divorce attorneys…
  • Nov 19

    Shared Interest vs. Separate Interest in a Texas QDRO

    Shared Interest vs. Separate Interest in a Texas QDRO
    One issue in dividing retirement accounts in a Texas divorce is determining whether the division should be based on a shared interest or a separate interest. This issue is technical and can be a confusing aspect of dividing retirement plans…
Rank this Week: 1512

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Covers labor and employment issues affecting Hawaii employers. By Ryan E. Sanada.

http://www.hilaborlaw.com
  • Nov 25

    Workplace Accommodations Made Easy

    Workplace Accommodations Made Easy
    Hi Everybody! I wanted to send out a quick blog post to let you all know about an exciting workshop I will be presenting in the first quarter of 2015. Due to several requests from HEC members, I've decided to put together a half-day…
  • Aug 26

    Quote in Hawaii Business Magazine Article on Paycard

    Quote in Hawaii Business Magazine Article on Paycard
    The August 2014 issue of Hawaii Business Magazine contains an article discussing a new law that was passed from the 2014 legislative session which modernizes Hawaii’s payment of wages law by clarifying that employers may pay their…
  • Aug 12

    2014 Legislative Session: Final Report

    2014 Legislative Session: Final Report
    On July 8, 2014, we passed the final deadline of the 2014 Legislative Session, the Veto Deadline. The Veto Deadline is the date by which the Governor must either sign or veto a bill. Any bill that is not vetoed becomes law "without the…
Rank this Week: 1548

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

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

    Could New Discovery Rules Help Reduce Business Litigation Costs?

    Could New Discovery Rules Help Reduce Business Litigation Costs?
    Discovery is one of the most expensive and burdensome phases of any business litigation. To help reign in the process, the Judicial Conference of the United States recently approved amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The…
  • Nov 24

    Business Groups Urge Supreme Court to Prevent Regulatory Flip-Flopping

    Business Groups Urge Supreme Court to Prevent Regulatory Flip-Flopping
    Several prominent business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, recently filed amicus briefs urging the Supreme Court to require federal agencies to follow the procedures set forth in…
  • Nov 21

    Does Your Company Need Key Person Insurance?

    Does Your Company Need Key Person Insurance?
    Would your business be able to survive if one of its partners or top executives died suddenly? If you are unsure, you may want to look into “key person” insurance. While the idea may seem morbid, taking out life insurance and/or…
Rank this Week: 1415

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1542

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

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

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 24

    No Soup for You: can a business ban an attorney who has filed a lawsuit against it?

    No Soup for You: can a business ban an attorney who has filed a lawsuit against it?
    Jerry Seinfeld’s sitcom famously portrayed the “Soup Man” as the temperamental owner of a soup stand who would decline to serve customers that did not properly place a soup order.    Placing the humor aside, a…
  • Nov 17

    Taking a Bite out of Attorney’s Fees in FLSA Settlement

    Taking a Bite out of Attorney’s Fees in FLSA Settlement
    FLSA lawsuits are exploding – on nationwide basis annual FLSA filings have increased more than 400% since 2001.  The vast majority of these actions ultimately result in a settlement. The question has now been raised as to whether…
  • Nov 14

    New Jersey Supreme Court Set to Rule on Definition of “Independent Contractor”

    New Jersey Supreme Court Set to Rule on Definition of “Independent Contractor”
    The New Jersey Supreme Court will soon resolve the issue of who is and is not an independent contractor status under state wage-hour law. I discuss the Sleepy’s case in an article just published by the Washington Legal Foundation: New…
Rank this Week: 1667

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1352

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Nov 24

    The 1877 Master and Servant Rule Lives!

    The 1877 Master and Servant Rule Lives!
    If you wonder why American workers need protection from workplace bullying, consider last week’s decision by a federal appeals court in Chicago regarding a 51-year-old plant  manager who was fired by Sun…
  • Nov 21

    Law Doesn’t Protect Workers from ‘Unfair Employers”

    Law Doesn’t Protect Workers from ‘Unfair Employers”
    As the holiday season approaches, the U.S.  Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago has released a decision that harkens back to the working conditions of Victorian England which inspired Charles Dickens.…
  • Nov 21

    EEOC Snubs Age Discrimination – Again

    EEOC Snubs Age Discrimination – Again
    Yet again, the EEOC in 2014 devoted a disproportionately small percentage of its resources toward litigating age discrimination complaints. The EEOC filed 133 merits lawsuits during FY 2014, compared to 131 in 2013 and 378 a decade ago.…
Rank this Week: 1427

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Nov 24

    The 1877 Master and Servant Rule Lives!

    The 1877 Master and Servant Rule Lives!
    If you wonder why American workers need protection from workplace bullying, consider last week’s decision by a federal appeals court in Chicago regarding a 51-year-old plant  manager who was fired by Sun…
  • Nov 21

    Law Doesn’t Protect Workers from ‘Unfair Employers”

    Law Doesn’t Protect Workers from ‘Unfair Employers”
    As the holiday season approaches, the U.S.  Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago has released a decision that harkens back to the working conditions of Victorian England which inspired Charles Dickens.…
  • Nov 21

    EEOC Snubs Age Discrimination – Again

    EEOC Snubs Age Discrimination – Again
    Yet again, the EEOC in 2014 devoted a disproportionately small percentage of its resources toward litigating age discrimination complaints. The EEOC filed 133 merits lawsuits during FY 2014, compared to 131 in 2013 and 378 a decade ago.…
Rank this Week: 1654

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    Your First Line of Defense: a Well-Trained Workforce!

    Your First Line of Defense: a Well-Trained Workforce!
    This post was contributed by Kelley E. Kaufman, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Has your Company conducted training on the prevention of discriminatory…
  • Nov 20

    Employee Fired for Working Additional Hours Eligible for UC Benefits Despite Prior Warning

    Employee Fired for Working Additional Hours Eligible for UC Benefits Despite Prior Warning
    This post was contributed by Joseph S. Sileo, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In a recent unreported decision, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court considered a…
  • Nov 17

    Recent Workers' Compensation Cases Focus on "Going and Coming" Rule

    Recent Workers' Compensation Cases Focus on "Going and Coming" Rule
    This post was contributed by Paul D. Clouser, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. As a general rule, an employee is deemed not to be "in the course and scope of…
Rank this Week: 1602

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Exotic Dancers in NY, Misclassified as Independent Contractors, Win Wage Claim

    Exotic Dancers in NY, Misclassified as Independent Contractors, Win Wage Claim
    A federal court in NY has recently granted partial summary judgment to the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit involving more than 2000 exotic dancers.  The dancers alleged that their employers misclassified them as independent…
  • Nov 20

    Big Win for NJ Unemployment Insurance Claimant

    Big Win for NJ Unemployment Insurance Claimant
    The New Jersey Department of Labor has settled a lawsuit that claimed applicants for unemployment benefits have been wrongfully denied counsel and other due process rights. As part of the Consent Order that lays out the terms of the…
  • Nov 12

    Whistleblower Fired at Lafayette College

    Whistleblower Fired at Lafayette College
    As reported in The Pennsylvania Record, a recently filed complaint alleges that Lafayette College terminated an in-house health inspector just days after he took pictures of unsanitary conditions in the college kitchen.  The employee was…
Rank this Week: 1516

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
  • Nov 21

    Another Good Ruling for Employers Who Fear Class Arbitration

    Another Good Ruling for Employers Who Fear Class Arbitration
    Authored by James Hlawek If you are loathe to engage in class arbitration, as most employers are, then a recent California appeals court decision, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. v. Moreno, will come as good news.  The appeals court…
  • Nov 14

    Court “Rolls” Back Attorney Fee Award in Sushi Worker FLSA Settlement

    Court “Rolls” Back Attorney Fee Award in Sushi Worker FLSA Settlement
    By Rob Whitman and Howard M. Wexler As we have noted in previous posts, courts have been paying increasingly close attention to the terms of FLSA settlements and, on occasion, refusing to approve agreements where they are concerned by, for…
  • Nov 14

    Not So Fast: 9th Circuit Puts the Brakes on Boilerplate, Bare Bones FLSA Complaint

    Not So Fast: 9th Circuit Puts the Brakes on Boilerplate, Bare Bones FLSA Complaint
    Authored by Kyle Petersen For years, employers have been frustrated by lengthy and costly FLSA litigation prompted by little more than conclusory allegations that the plaintiff and a putative class were not paid for all of their overtime…
Rank this Week: 1359

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/
  • Nov 20

    IRS issues updated Rollover Chart

    IRS issues updated Rollover Chart
    What’s an eligible rollover distribution and what’s not can be a complicated and confusing matter. Here’s a recent and handy rollover chart by the Internal Revenue Service updated for new rules that may be helpful. 1…
  • Nov 13

    The Top Five 401(k) compliance matters that employers can’t delegate away

    The Top Five 401(k) compliance matters that employers can’t delegate away
    Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, is pictured above with the sign he kept on his desk, “The buck stops here.” It meant that the President had to make the decisions and accept the ultimate responsibility for…
  • Nov 6

    Retirement Plan Limits for 2015

    Retirement Plan Limits for 2015
    On October 23, 2014 the IRS announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2015. The chart below highlights the new limits for 401(k) and other defined …
Rank this Week: 1656

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Nov 19

    Arent Fox LLP Presents: Bah Humbug! Regulations and Legal Strategy for the Holiday Retailer

    Arent Fox LLP Presents: Bah Humbug! Regulations and Legal Strategy for the Holiday Retailer
    Anthony Lupo and Sarah Bruno have partnered with the Footwear Distributors and Retailer of America (FDRA) to host This webinar. They will provide a summary of the tricky compliance issues with gift cards and will advise on the best way to…
  • Nov 10

    Results of Caffeinated Shapewear? Slim to None

    Results of Caffeinated Shapewear? Slim to None
    Two Women’s Shapewear Marketers Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Weight Loss and Slimming Claims What’s the News?
  • Nov 7

    BOGO? More Like ‘No Go’

    BOGO? More Like ‘No Go’
    FTC Brings First Case Under Federal Negative Option Law What’s Making News? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently brought its first case under the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA), a 2010 federal law that…
Rank this Week: 1365

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

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

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
Rank this Week: 1363

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Nov 19

    Nostradamus, Minimum Wage, and Paid Sick Leave

    Nostradamus, Minimum Wage, and Paid Sick Leave
    Allow us to pat ourselves on the back for a moment.  Prognosticating from 2013 into the future, we accurately predicted that in 2014 the Seattle Seahawks would win the Super Bowl and that the public would continue to strongly support…
  • Nov 17

    EEOC’s Tough Stance on Employee Separation Agreement

    EEOC’s Tough Stance on Employee Separation Agreement
    Employers like separation agreements.  Separation agreements, of course, are contracts that employees sign when their employment is terminated that allows them to be paid severance and in exchange they usually give up the right to sue…
  • Nov 13

    AB 1897: California’s New Labor Contracting and Client Liability Law

    AB 1897: California’s New Labor Contracting and Client Liability Law
    California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed AB 1897 thereby creating new liability for businesses that engage in labor contracting.  Current California law prohibits employers from entering into labor or services contracts with a…
Rank this Week: 1613

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers overtime, minimum wage and the Fair Labor Standards Act, By Brady & Associates

http://www.kansascityemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Playing with "Waffle House" Money Owed to Tipped Employee

    Playing with "Waffle House" Money Owed to Tipped Employee
    So you are (or were, within the last two years) a server at a Waffle House. Waffle House, or one its franchisees, pays you about $3.00 an hour. You also receive tips. Your boss tells you to report when your wages plus tips, taken together,…
  • Nov 6

    Legal Tips for Tipped Employee

    Legal Tips for Tipped Employee
    Under a federal statute known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Under certain circumstances, the FLSA allows an employer to take a "tip credit" of up to $5.12 an hour for a "tipped employee." …
  • Oct 9

    Wage Theft Costs Workers Estimated $50 Billion Each Year

    Wage Theft Costs Workers Estimated $50 Billion Each Year
    As the New York Times recently covered, the issue of wage theft is one that has become increasingly prominent. Companies have found themselves forced to fork over thousands of dollars to repay workers for time that was effectively stolen from…
Rank this Week: 1387

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Nov 11

    AIPLA Trade Secrets Summit (2014)

    AIPLA Trade Secrets Summit (2014)
    The AIPLA Trade Secret Summit is scheduled for Thursday, December 4, and Friday, December 5, at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara. You can register here. There will be a great group of speakers covering some of the…
  • Nov 8

    A new proposed trade secrets bill in Massachusett

    A new proposed trade secrets bill in Massachusett
    It’s that time of year again. With the elections behind us and the next legislative session coming soon, a new version of a proposed Uniform Trade Secrets Act has been filed in Massachusetts. (This version, filed on November 5,…
  • Aug 20

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform
    In a surprising turn of events last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he was reintroducing legislation to modify Masschusetts noncompete law and to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The noncompete bill…
Rank this Week: 1381

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/
  • Nov 10

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property
    If you live in Florida and own property in another state an ancillary administration will be necessary upon the death of the owner(s) of that property. This special probate administration will be in addition to the administration you have…
  • Oct 29

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection
    Many times we get questions from clients asking if their revocable trust provides asset protection from creditors. The answer to this is the typical legal answer "It Depends". That is it depends on who owes the money. In Florida a…
  • Oct 28

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
Rank this Week: 1717

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Nov 7

    Global App Enforcement Sweep - Lessons For Developer

    Global App Enforcement Sweep - Lessons For Developer
    A recent survey of over 1,200 of the top mobile apps in 19 countries by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network ("GPEN") has found that 85% of the apps reviewed were non-compliant, failing to provide even the most basic privacy information to…
  • Oct 27

    You've been fired!

    You've been fired!
    It isn't often that a supplier "fires" its customer, but it's not unknown. I have worked with two clients recently whose suppliers have given notice of termination without cause. How can you avoid or, if it does happen, manage through a…
  • Oct 13

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction
    Quantitative measures of supplier performance in the form of service levels are critical in any outsourcing relationship.   However, they provide an incomplete picture of how well the supplier is performing and meeting the client's…
Rank this Week: 1646

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 6

    EEOC Charge Data on "Sex - Gender Identity / Transgender" Just Out

    EEOC Charge Data on "Sex - Gender Identity / Transgender" Just Out
    The EEOC has come out with a chart showing charge data on "gender identity/transgender" cases. (Definition of terms can be found here.)The chart shows that, in 2013, 160 such claims were brought. In 2014, 140 such claims were…
  • Nov 6

    Do employees have recording rights in the workplace under the NLRA?

    Do employees have recording rights in the workplace under the NLRA?
    Law360 published an article last week with the title "Employees Should Not Have Recording Rights Under NLRA" by L. Brent Garrett, a partner with Fisher & Phillips LLP. It raises an interesting question: Does the National Labor Relations…
  • Nov 1

    Filing Pro Se in Federal Court: Good Idea or Not Good Idea?

    Filing Pro Se in Federal Court: Good Idea or Not Good Idea?
    This week brings new of a new court opinion involving a transgender employment discrimination plaintiff. However, instead of getting her day in court, the Court gave her the cold shoulder.Generally, it is not the best idea for a non-lawyer to…
Rank this Week: 1634

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Say 'Ello' to Public Benefit Corporation

    Say 'Ello' to Public Benefit Corporation
    On October 23, 2014, Ello, the burgeoning social network, announced that it converted to a Public Benefit Corporation. Ello describes itself as “a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and…
  • Oct 21

    Be Careful What You Text

    Be Careful What You Text
    A story about a man who dumped his fiancé via text message found its way into my inbox recently. While arguably poor form to end a serious relationship via text message, that wasn’t what caught my attention. It was the fact that…
  • Oct 16

    What is Just Compensation?

    What is Just Compensation?
    Tonight I am speaking at the Pipeline Informational Event sponsored by Lancaster County Conservancy and Lancaster Farmland Trust.  I have been told that some property owners mistakenly believe that if they fail to accept the offer that…
Rank this Week: 1447

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

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

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
Rank this Week: 1675

Employment & the Law

Employment & the Law

Covers labor and employment topics, including ADA, ADEA, Arizona legal news, Defamation, FLSA, FMLA, GINA, Noncompetes, Privacy, RIFs, Section 1981, Social Media, Title VII and USERRA. By Ashley Kasarjian.

http://employmentandthelaw.com/
  • Oct 1

    A Reminder About the Dangers of Employee Misclassification

    A Reminder About the Dangers of Employee Misclassification
    The Ninth Circuit provided a clear reminder to companies to ensure that employees are not misclassified as independent contractors. In Alexander v. FedEx Ground, a group of full-time delivery drivers from FedEx challenged their status as…
  • Jul 30

    The General Counsel of the NLRB Opens the Door for Franchisors to be Liable for the Actions of their Franchisee

    The General Counsel of the NLRB Opens the Door for Franchisors to be Liable for the Actions of their Franchisee
    By Ashley T. Kasarjian, Michael J. Coccaro and Gerard Morales In a directive that has rocked the franchise world, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) Office of the General Counsel determined…
  • Jul 17

    For the Arizonans – Fantastic Local Organization

    For the Arizonans – Fantastic Local Organization
    As readers of Employment and the Law know, I try to focus the blog posts on issues that impact Arizonans the most. After posting several years worth of employment law articles and best practices (where has time gone??), I wanted ……
Rank this Week: 1692

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: 1651

The FEHA Blog

The FEHA Blog

Discourse on California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act from an employee rights attorney’s point of view. By M. Greg Mullanax.

http://www.fehablog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Same-Gender Harassment: Win Some, Lose Some

    Same-Gender Harassment: Win Some, Lose Some
    A former City of Benicia employee sued the City and two supervisors for sexual harassment in violation of FEHA and for retaliation, among other causes of action. The employee and both supervisors were male. Supervisor 1 prevailed on his…
  • Mar 29

    Service Animal

    Service Animal
    I didn't see this until today, but Phyllis Cheng, Director of the DFEH, wrote this interesting article about service animals. I have not had a case with a service animal issue but an employer facing such an issue must do so carefully sinice…
  • Mar 10

    How Not to Act in a Deposition

    How Not to Act in a Deposition
    Justin Bieber demonstrates how not to act in a deposition. What a self-absorbed idiot. I wonder why his lawyers are empowering him by allowing him to act this way. If Justin were my client acting this way in a deposition, he would have to get…
Rank this Week: 1704

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Covers legislation and case law pertaining to workplace discrimination and retaliation. By The Employment Law Group.

http://workplacediscriminationblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 1340

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Covers racial and sexual harassment and education law. By Law Offices of Joshua Friedman.

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

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email
    The Law Offices of Joshua Friedman PC routinely seeks production of e-mail, texts and video that contain racially and sexually offensive words and images, sent by managers. These are the same managers charged with enforcing the employer's…
  • Jul 18

    Civil Rights Struggle in the Press and Court

    Civil Rights Struggle in the Press and Court
    The Law Offices of Joshua Friedman PC has a multi-disciplinary approach to civil rights advocacy. We believe civil rights have never been won solely or even primarily in court. Public struggle is protected activity under civil rights statutes…
  • Jan 2

    New York Athletic Club Tried to keep Testimony about Sexual Harassment and Racial Slurs Secret

    New York Athletic Club Tried to keep Testimony about Sexual Harassment and Racial Slurs Secret
    During the Civil Rights Movement advocates used a combination of lawsuits, sit ins, protest marches, and boycotts, to fight institutional racism. Newspaper reporting of these protests played an important role in changing public opinion, which…
Rank this Week: 1463

Gruntled Employees

Gruntled Employees

Covers firing, hiring, human resources, lawyers and law firms, noncompetes and more. By Jay Shepherd.

http://www.gruntledemployees.com/gruntled_employees/
  • Jun 20

    The 5 Ps of professional happine

    The 5 Ps of professional happine
    A recent survey listed lawyers (specifically associates) as the unhappiest occupation in America. This isn't a huge surprise. I know about a kajillion lawyers (which is one followed by a wad of zeroes, or ten to the wad), and way...
  • Apr 26

    How to get people to do what you want (in six minutes)

    How to get people to do what you want (in six minutes)
    Here is the six-minute "LexThink .1" speech I gave in Chicago in March at the ABA TechShow. In it, I explain the three simple steps you need to take to get someone to do what you want. LexThink follows the "Ignite" speech format: six minutes,…
  • Mar 7

    Facebook privacy, simplified

    Facebook privacy, simplified
    Over at jayshep.com: a simple chart explaining who can read your Facebook comments. Check it out.
Rank this Week: 1367

Workplace Investigations Blog

Workplace Investigations Blog

Covers conducting workplace investigations involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blower, and other types of employee misconduct. By Debra L. Reilly.

http://www.workplaceinvestigationsblog.com/
  • May 23

    Public Sector Investigation Training

    Public Sector Investigation Training
    I will be speaking on "Public Sector Investigations" on June 4, 2013 (9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Location:  Weintraub Tobin ♦ 400 Capitol Mall 11th Floor ♦ Sacramento CACo-Presenters:  Kelli Kennaday and Donna Peter 3 hours…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the training…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the…
Rank this Week: 1581

Unpaid Overtime Blog

Unpaid Overtime Blog

Covers Fair Labor Standards Act developments, including recent case law and legislation. By The Employment Law Group.

http://www.unpaidovertimeblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 1346