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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/
  • Jun 30

    New Overtime Rules: $970 Per Week Salary Proposed For White Collar Exemptions in 2016

    New Overtime Rules: $970 Per Week Salary Proposed For White Collar Exemptions in 2016
    By R. Calder Huntington The minimum weekly salary for exempt employees will be raised from the current $455 to a likely $970 in 2016, if the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) overtime pay revisions go into effect as proposed. In its…
  • Jun 26

    Same-Sex Marriage Equality: What Employers Need to Know After Obergefell

    Same-Sex Marriage Equality: What Employers Need to Know After Obergefell
    By Sarah Wisor Same-sex couples have a Constitutional right to marry and have their marriages recognized nationwide. In a 5-to-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that states are required to license a marriage between two people of…
  • Jun 25

    Affordable Care Act Survives Challenge: Tax Credits Available For Federal Exchange

    Affordable Care Act Survives Challenge: Tax Credits Available For Federal Exchange
    By Bret Busacker To avoid an economic “death spiral” of insurance markets, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that tax credits are available to individuals in states that have a federal exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care…
Rank this Week: 1234

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: 1108

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Jun 30

    DOL’s proposed rules to swell ranks of overtime-eligible employee

    DOL’s proposed rules to swell ranks of overtime-eligible employee
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) release of new proposed rules regulating who is eligible for overtime pay has employers scrambling to determine how many of their workers will need to be reclassified when new regulations take…
  • Jun 30

    Wyoming employers need to be ready for strengthened data breach law

    Wyoming employers need to be ready for strengthened data breach law
    by Brad Cave Wyoming’s new data breach notification law takes effect July 1, meaning employers need to be ready for beefed-up notification requirements. Wyoming law requires that any entity or person who conducts business in Wyoming and…
  • Jun 27

    Massachusetts final sick leave regulations make substantial change

    Massachusetts final sick leave regulations make substantial change
    by Kimberly A. Klimczuk Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey recently issued final regulations for the state’s new earned sick time law that aren’t quite what employers were expecting. As a result, employers are…
Rank this Week: 1027

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jun 30

    New Report Reveals Those Most Vulnerable to Work-Related Injurie

    New Report Reveals Those Most Vulnerable to Work-Related Injurie
    Workers who are most vulnerable for a work-related injury may also have a difficult time receiving workers’ compensation benefits. A new study conducted by NIOSH and the American Society of Safety Engineers shows that young, Hispanic…
  • Jun 24

    Understanding Your Options When Benefits Are Stopped

    Understanding Your Options When Benefits Are Stopped
    Have your workers’ compensation benefits been suspended before you are ready to return to work? Workers’ compensation is a system that relies on insurance companies to bear the burden of the cost of the medical care and any…
  • Jun 19

    Filing a Workers Compensation Lawsuit in Missouri

    Filing a Workers Compensation Lawsuit in Missouri
    If you have been injured on the job you are likely entitled to workers compensation benefits under Missouri law. Missouri workers compensation typically does not allow for a direct lawsuit against an employer except under very…
Rank this Week: 1232

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Jun 30

    It’s Coming: Overtime Pay for More Worker

    It’s Coming: Overtime Pay for More Worker
    Coming to a store or restaurant near you soon!  Supervisors will get overtime! “Too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve.” —President Obama on overtime pay http://t.co/Y4yThJ1K2g —…
  • Jun 30

    Oregon Tightens the Screws on Noncompetes: 18 Months Will Soon Be the Maximum Period of Restriction

    Oregon Tightens the Screws on Noncompetes: 18 Months Will Soon Be the Maximum Period of Restriction
    As we blogged about earlier, courts in most states just plain don’t like employee noncompete agreements. Particularly when it comes to mid- and low-level employees, courts worry that enforcing a noncompete agreement will hamper…
  • Jun 26

    Oregon Legislature to Employers: Stay Out of Employees’ Personal Social Media Accounts!

    Oregon Legislature to Employers: Stay Out of Employees’ Personal Social Media Accounts!
    As we noted a while ago, Oregon recently joined the growing number of states that prohibit an employer from demanding access to an employee’s personal social media account. An Oregon employer may not require an employee or applicant to…
Rank this Week: 915

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
  • Jun 30

    Obama Administration Proposes New Overtime Rule

    Obama Administration Proposes New Overtime Rule
    Authored by Alex Passantino Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division announced its long-awaited proposal to amend 29 CFR Part 541, the “white collar” exemption for executive, administrative, and…
  • Jun 29

    OT Rules Out This Week

    OT Rules Out This Week
    Authored by Alex Passantino According to Politico, the White House will begin to announce details of the long-anticipated revisions to the overtime regulations on Tuesday morning.  Initial reports are that the salary level required for…
  • Jun 25

    Appellate Court Delivers for FedEx—Second Class Cert Denial Affirmed by Ninth Circuit

    Appellate Court Delivers for FedEx—Second Class Cert Denial Affirmed by Ninth Circuit
    Co-authored by Catherine M. Dacre, Tamara Fisher, and Simon L. Yang When an employer has a denial of class certification remanded by an appellate court, it has a reason to worry. And while the employer might breathe a sigh of relief when the…
Rank this Week: 1184

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 797

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/
  • Jun 29

    Tyson Foods Seeks to Overturn Workers’ $5.8 Million Class Action Suit

    Tyson Foods Seeks to Overturn Workers’ $5.8 Million Class Action Suit
    A legal decision upholding the rights of workers at Tyson Foods pork processing plants came under fire recently as Tyson filed a petition to have a $5.8 million judgment overturned. The judgment was initially awarded following a case in U.S.…
  • Jun 22

    LA DOT Defends Against Claims of Excessive Overtime

    LA DOT Defends Against Claims of Excessive Overtime
    A recent audit of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation revealed substantial overtime pay for workers in the traffic paint and sign division – on average, workers were paid $48,000 in overtime compared to just over $8,000 for…
  • Jun 15

    L.A. Road Department Investigated for “Excessive” Overtime

    L.A. Road Department Investigated for “Excessive” Overtime
    Los Angeles officials are pointing fingers at the city Department of Transportation, alleging department employees in the traffic paint and sign division might have padded their overtime wages to the tune of $3.3 million. An initial audit of…
Rank this Week: 736

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Jun 29

    U-Haul Liable for $60.7 Million in PODS Trademark Case

    U-Haul Liable for $60.7 Million in PODS Trademark Case
    U-Haul employees wrote in emails that the company should “use the PODS brand” to drive traffic to the U-Haul website. A federal court jury awarded PODS Enterprises, Inc. $60.7 million in damages against against U-Haul…
  • Jun 25

    Retailers Cannot Enforce Online Arbitration Clause

    Retailers Cannot Enforce Online Arbitration Clause
    Thanks to John Delaney and Sherman Kahn  for this informative post. Consumers are not bound by arbitration clauses contained in online terms of use agreements, according to a new federal appeals decision. The Ninth Circuit…
  • Jun 17

    ProLogic Sues Rival Aquarian with $25M Trade Secret Suit

    ProLogic Sues Rival Aquarian with $25M Trade Secret Suit
    Tech company Ultra Electronics ProLogic of Manassas, VA, filed a theft of trade secrets and breach of contract lawsuit against two former software engineers and their new employer, Aquarian Systems, Inc. of Maryland, for helping Aquarian win…
Rank this Week: 1329

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

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

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1295

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Jun 28

    The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling and What it Means for Employer

    The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling and What it Means for Employer
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 decision that same-sex couples nationwide have a constitutional right to marry. The full case opinion (Obergefell v. Hodges) is available here, however, the majority opinion was best…
  • Jun 22

    Another Employee Handbook Provision Found to Violate Federal Labor Law

    Another Employee Handbook Provision Found to Violate Federal Labor Law
    Another employee handbook did not measure up to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) scrutiny after it ruled that an employee handbook provision prohibiting employees from having a “conflict of interest” with the…
  • Jun 6

    Enforcing a Noncompete Agreement Takes More Than Bluffing

    Enforcing a Noncompete Agreement Takes More Than Bluffing
    We recently wrote about the importance of having an enforceable noncompete in place in order to protect your business (Noncompete Restrictions: The First Line of Defense for Protecting the Company from Unfair Competition). But when it is…
Rank this Week: 1330

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

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

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
Rank this Week: 1222

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 955

Employment Update

Employment Update

Covers current issues in employment, labor and benefits law. By Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1221

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Why you should refuse to take a breathalyzer test in Massachusett

    Why you should refuse to take a breathalyzer test in Massachusett
    Let me first start this blog post by stating emphatically no one should consume too much liquor and then get behind the wheel of a car and drive. With that said, it is inevitable that some people will do so. If you do and are pulled over by…
  • May 22

    Police can’t use your eye movement to determine you’re drunk

    Police can’t use your eye movement to determine you’re drunk
    Often times, a police officer will pull someone over because they suspect that that driver of the car is drunk or at the very least operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Once they pull over the car, they may ask the driver to…
  • May 15

    Does a QWOF show up on an employment criminal background check?

    Does a QWOF show up on an employment criminal background check?
    During the process of applying for a job, there are many stages that a potential employee must go through, including the submission of a resume, interview, and finally reference checks of his or her former supervisors and colleagues. This…
Rank this Week: 1143

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
  • Jun 23

    Can You Ask Applicants for a Headshot?

    Can You Ask Applicants for a Headshot?
    One of the issues that has come up quite often in the past few years is whether employers should use social media sites (such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn) to look up information about job candidates.  HR professionals…
  • May 4

    Don’t Put This On Your Resume

    Don’t Put This On Your Resume
    For some reason last week, my Facebook feed was full of people complaining about the fact that it was Monday and they had to go back to work.  It was a little unusual to see so many posts complaining about Monday, and I almost…
  • Apr 29

    Linda Chu Takayama Confirmed as DLIR Director

    Linda Chu Takayama Confirmed as DLIR Director
    Linda Chu Takayama has been confirmed by the Hawaii State Senate to serve as the newest Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”).  She was appointed by Governor Ige to lead the DLIR after the…
Rank this Week: 975

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
Rank this Week: 993

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Age Discrimination Claim Advances Based On “Cat’s Paw” Theory

    Age Discrimination Claim Advances Based On “Cat’s Paw” Theory
    The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits age discrimination.  This means that it is illegal for an employer to take adverse employment action against an employee based on his or her age. To make out a prima facie case of…
  • Jun 11

    Gay Rights Groups Seek Legislation Ending Employment Discrimination

    Gay Rights Groups Seek Legislation Ending Employment Discrimination
    In anticipation of a Supreme Court victory on same-sex marriage, many gay rights activists believe that the time is ripe for passing broad based federal legislation against discrimination in the workplace.   Currently, some states…
  • Jun 2

    Supreme Court Finds Religious Discrimination

    Supreme Court Finds Religious Discrimination
    In a victory for victims of discrimination, the Supreme Court of the United States has just ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who was denied a job at Abercrombie and Fitch.  Allegedly, the clothing store did not hire her because of her…
Rank this Week: 830

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

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

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    KTCHN restaurant and XL Nightclub Sued for Sex Discrimination and Wage Violation

    KTCHN restaurant and XL Nightclub Sued for Sex Discrimination and Wage Violation
                KTCHN restaurant and XL nightclub have been sued by servers for sexual orientation and gender discrimination and for failure to pay minimum and overtime wages and withholding tips. KTCHN restaurant…
  • Jun 18

    Pizza Hut Restaurants in New York Sued for Wage Payment Violation

    Pizza Hut Restaurants in New York Sued for Wage Payment Violation
    Pizza Hut restaurants in New York State have been hit with a wage theft lawsuit by one of its servers. Amanda Perry, a server who worked at a Pizza Hut in Canandaigua, New York, claims in her lawsuit, filed in … Continued
  • Jun 17

    College Town Restaurants Fork Over $150K in Back Wage

    College Town Restaurants Fork Over $150K in Back Wage
    More than 100 restaurant workers in the Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan, area will receive back wages of more than $145,600 as a result of the Department of Labor, the initiative seeking to find and remedy violations ……
Rank this Week: 802

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/
  • Jun 15

    Foreign Military Contractors Sued for Allegedly Failing to pay Overtime and Not Allowing For Enough Break

    Foreign Military Contractors Sued for Allegedly Failing to pay Overtime and Not Allowing For Enough Break
    Their day allegedly began at 4 a.m. every morning when they ate breakfast. Then they worked from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. without any meal or rest breaks. After their shift ended at 5 p.m., employees were allowed to take dinner, but then they were…
  • Jun 7

    Korean Restaurant Allegedly Violated Wage Laws Resulting in Verdicts Against It

    Korean Restaurant Allegedly Violated Wage Laws Resulting in Verdicts Against It
    The class of plaintiffs achieved a victory when a federal magistrate judge ruled in their favor. The court found Yoo and two restaurant managers guilty of denying $2.67 million in wages to 11 employees. Chul Park, one of the plaintiffs, said…
  • Jun 3

    Unpaid Overtime Suit Brought Against Cracker Barrel

    Unpaid Overtime Suit Brought Against Cracker Barrel
    The lawsuit was filed by Kenneth P., who works as an assistant manager in one of Cracker Barrel's upstate New York locations. Kenneth alleges he and other assistant managers were forced to use their own vehicles to make delivery and pick-ups…
Rank this Week: 1233

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Apr 27

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?
    The easy answer to that question would be that a settlement agreement gives employers peace of mind that a departing employee isn’t going to sue them, will return their phone and swipe card and not post nasty things on Facebook. A…
  • Mar 11

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?
    You’ll have read or heard by now that court fees went up on Monday or, to be more accurate, sat on a rocket and went into the stratosphere quicker than Jeremy Clarkson punching a producer (allegedly). For disputes between £10,000…
  • Oct 11

    Out and About

    Out and About
    At Crane & Staples we don’t believe in sitting at our desks waiting for the world to come to us: we like to get out and about, shake a few hands, meet some new faces and hopefully meet some old ones too.  We don’t tend to…
Rank this Week: 784

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

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

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 922

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers federal and Florida employment, discrimination and sexual harassment law, news and cases. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!
    Effective January 1, 2015, Florida’s minimum wage is $8.05 per hour. Tipped employees must be paid at least $5.03 per hour. Need help complying with federal or Florida wage laws? Are you owed money from your employer for minimum wage or…
  • Mar 29

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled that full-scholarship student athletes who play football for Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act, and thus have the right to for a union and…
  • Aug 13

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say
    As anyone running for a political office right now will tell you, the number one crisis facing the nation today is unemployment. According to the Huffington Post, more than five million Americans have been between jobs for at least six…
Rank this Week: 898

Tennessee Labor Talk

Tennessee Labor Talk

By Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

http://www.tennesseelabortalk.com
  • Aug 18

    Termination During FMLA Leave Not Unlawful

    Termination During FMLA Leave Not Unlawful
    Some employers believe that an employee who is out on FMLA cannot be disciplined or terminated. More savvy employers know that such a broad application is not quite accurate, as an employee’s request for or taking FMLA leave does not…
  • Aug 15

    Second Circuit Clarifies “Protected Activity” for Sarbanes-Oxley Act Retaliatory Discharge Claim

    Second Circuit Clarifies “Protected Activity” for Sarbanes-Oxley Act Retaliatory Discharge Claim
    Whether the plaintiff is actually engaged in “protected conduct” is always a key question when defending a retaliatory discharge claim. This certainly is true when such a claim is brought under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). On…
  • Aug 11

    Religious Discrimination – Employee’s Failure to Note Religious Objection Fatal to Her Claim

    Religious Discrimination – Employee’s Failure to Note Religious Objection Fatal to Her Claim
    Savvy employers know that legal and regulatory trends are toward candid and effective communication. Think interactive process under the ADA. But, at times, this same rule applies to employees. Here, an employee who refused to read the…
Rank this Week: 1215

The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

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

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

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

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

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

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 1087

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law and consumer class-action cases. By Pogust Braslow Millrood.

http://www.classactionattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Feb 14

    Triumph

    Triumph
    On February 7, 2013, Carnival’s Triumph left the port of Galveston in what was anticipated to be a relaxing four-day cruise to the Caribbean. However, this winter getaway quickly turned into a living nightmare for Triumph’s 3,142…
  • Jan 17

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse
    On January, 8, 2013, The Consumer Product Safety Commission in association with Fisher-Price announced a voluntary recall of the Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper due to the risk of mold developing between the removable seat cushion and hard…
Rank this Week: 1009

Lynberg & Watkins Employment Law…

Lynberg & Watkins Employment Law Blog

Covers wrongful termination, sexual harassment, employment-related discrimination claims as well as wage and hour disputes.

http://www.lwemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1273

That's What She Said

That's What She Said

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

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

    Time to say goodbye (for now)

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

    Finale

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

    No nonsense

    No nonsense
    Litigation Value:  Office romance with the new Regional Manager (and A.A.R.M.) = fodder for a potential sexual harassment claim; eliminating nonsense from the workplace = every human resources manager’s dream; Dwight giving up a…
Rank this Week: 904

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: 744

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

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

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

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job

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

    Hello world!

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

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

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job
    embaPub="6e3197aae95c2ff8fcab35cb730f6a86";Introduction As a job applicant notified of a phone interview, you have just survived the culling of the herd by resume screeners, taking you one step closer to your goal of a job offer. It is…
Rank this Week: 845

Overtime Advisor

Overtime Advisor

Covers violations of overtime and other federal and state wage and hour laws. By Greenwald Doherty.

http://www.overtimeadvisor.com/
  • Mar 22

    The Dangers of Using Two Different Time Clock

    The Dangers of Using Two Different Time Clock
    It seems it would be a no-brainer.  You have one employee who works two different shifts, or even two completely different jobs.  You set the employee up on two different time clocks so you can track the time the employee spends in…
  • Mar 7

    The Attack of the Unpaid Intern

    The Attack of the Unpaid Intern
    We’ve warned before about the potential issues raised when you utilize unpaid interns.  Employers used to be able to take a level of comfort from internships run through educational institutes but, no more. The Charlie Rose…
  • Feb 19

    Under New York Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?

    Under New York Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?
    As noted in our recent blog, Under Federal Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?, various states and localities may have their own break laws and regulations that could apply to your business.  Those…
Rank this Week: 790

The Federal FMLA Blog

The Federal FMLA Blog

Covers Family and Medical Leave Act developments affecting the federal sector. By Carl Bosland.

http://federalfmla.typepad.com/federal_fmla_blog/
Rank this Week: 1044

Laboring Away at the Institute

Laboring Away at the Institute

Covers labor, organization transformation, and politics. By Phillip Wilson.

http://laboringattheinstitute.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Just Published: Employee Free Choice Act White Paper on How To Win 5-Day Election

    Just Published: Employee Free Choice Act White Paper on How To Win 5-Day Election
    We just published a new White Paper called: How to Win (and Prevent) a 5-Day Election: Strategies for Success in a Changed Labor Law EnvironmentYou can read about it and download your own FREE copy of this 15-page report by clicking here.
  • Jul 17

    Breaking News: EFCA Compromise Announced - 5 Day Elections and Organizer Acce

    Breaking News: EFCA Compromise Announced - 5 Day Elections and Organizer Acce
    This morning's New York Times is reporting that key US Senators have reached a compromise with labor unions that will have the 60 votes needed to pass. Read the details here. They anticipate a vote in September. Stay tuned - we will let you…
  • Jul 12

    Hayes Nominated - Emloyee Free Choice Act Next?

    Hayes Nominated - Emloyee Free Choice Act Next?
    This week President Obama announced that Brian Hayes is his Republican nominee to fill the last remaining open seat on the National Labor Relations Board. Historically the Board appointments get voted on as a "package deal" to make sure the…
Rank this Week: 846

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/
  • Jun 30

    Discrimination & RetaliationRock v.…

    Discrimination & RetaliationRock v. Levinski (10th Cir., June 29, 2015) (affirming Rock's dismissal because her right to free speech did not overcome Levinski's concern that those in high-ranking policy positions should "speak…
  • Jun 19

    Cases --- June 7th through 20th

    Cases --- June 7th through 20th
    Discrimination and RetaliationArbogast v. Kansas Department of Labor (10th Cir., June 19, 2015) (court lacked jurisdiction to consider state department of labor's capacity to be sued, but affirms the department's nonentitlement to…
  • Jun 8

    Cases --- May 31st through June 6th

    Cases --- May 31st through June 6th
    No Case
Rank this Week: 3431

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/
  • Jun 30

    New Overtime Regulations Will Impact Five Million Worker

    New Overtime Regulations Will Impact Five Million Worker
    For the first time in over a decade, the Department of Labor proposed updates today to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) white collar overtime regulations. These changes will impact businesses throughout the United…
  • Jun 4

    Lunch with Justice Scalia

    Lunch with Justice Scalia
    I initially wanted to hold off on posting this article in order to not inundate the blog with Justice Scalia posts back-to-back (see Abercrombie case) but I got to thinking—Could there ever be too much Scalia? I don’t think so.…
  • Jun 2

    The Abercrombie Case

    The Abercrombie Case
    Justice Scalia wrote the majority opinion for the Supreme Court decision issued yesterday in the Abercrombie case. For those who haven’t been following the Supreme Court docket this year (and only stumbled upon this blog post because…
Rank this Week: 3282

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

Addresses employment law issues. By McLane, Graf, Raulerson, & Middleton, PA.

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • Jun 30

    The Wait is Over: New FLSA Regulations Issued by USDOL

    The Wait is Over: New FLSA Regulations Issued by USDOL
    The wait is over; well sort of.  In March 2014 President Obama directed the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) to review the so-called “White Collar” exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act…
  • Jun 29

    Hands Free Law Goes Into Effect July 1: Have You Updated Your Mobile Device Policies?

    Hands Free Law Goes Into Effect July 1: Have You Updated Your Mobile Device Policies?
    RSA 265-79-c takes effect on July 1, 2015.  The new law prohibits New Hampshire drivers from using “any hand-held mobile electronic device capable of providing voice or data communication” while driving or while temporarily…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Upholds ACA Federal Exchange Subsidie

    Supreme Court Upholds ACA Federal Exchange Subsidie
    In the latest case to challenge elements of the Affordable Care Act (“Act”), the United States Supreme Court in a six-to-three vote, ruled on June 25, 2015 in King v. Burwell that premium subsidies will remain available in 36…
Rank this Week: 1766

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jun 30

    New Federal Overtime Rules Proposed

    New Federal Overtime Rules Proposed
    Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the highly anticipated proposed federal overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) more than a year after President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to begin creating new…
  • Jun 29

    Gender Equity Pay Bill Moves Forward in California Legislature

    Gender Equity Pay Bill Moves Forward in California Legislature
    On June 24, 2015, California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender won approval from an Assembly policy committee. SB 358 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) specifies that employees who are…
  • Jun 25

    Paid Sick Leave Author Proposing Changes to the Law

    Paid Sick Leave Author Proposing Changes to the Law
    With less than a week to go before the paid sick leave law passed last year takes effect on July 1, urgency legislation is pending in the Legislature to adjust how the law is implemented. AB 304 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego), if passed and signed…
Rank this Week: 4911

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 4977

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jun 30

    New Overtime Regulations and the Avoidance Problem (VIDEO)

    New Overtime Regulations and the Avoidance Problem (VIDEO)
    I posted a new video to Vimeo: New Overtime Regulation and the Avoidance Problem. New Overtime Regulations and the Avoidance Problem from Philip Miles on Vimeo.It's a brief overview of President Obama's Department of Labor's new proposed…
  • Jun 30

    They're Heeeeerrrre - New Proposed FLSA Overtime Reg

    They're Heeeeerrrre - New Proposed FLSA Overtime Reg
    At long last, today is the day. President Obama will announce the new proposed overtime regulations. You can read the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking here.This will take me some time to read through. After reading the executive summary, the…
  • Jun 29

    That White Guy Lost . . .

    That White Guy Lost . . .
    Yes, white males are a protected class... I blogged about this a year and a half ago. One of the cases I cited was Burlington v. News Corp. The employee, a white guy, was fired for using the n-word. He filed a race discrimination lawsuit,…
Rank this Week: 4067

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/
  • Jun 30

    What does SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision mean for employers?

    What does SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision mean for employers?
    Maybe not that much, depending on where you are and how “proactive” you’ve already been before now. Seriously, I don’t think Friday’s Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges will be that big a deal…
  • Jun 26

    BREAKING: Same-sex marriage is the law of the land, SCOTUS say

    BREAKING: Same-sex marriage is the law of the land, SCOTUS say
    The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, hot off the press, is 103 pages long, but here it is. Some instant analysis: *The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution compels states to recognize same-sex marriages, as does the Equal Protection…
  • Jun 26

    Employers, you’ll never pooh-pooh the GINA again.

    Employers, you’ll never pooh-pooh the GINA again.
    The following is a scatological post, so grab a stool, have a seat, and listen up! (Or get a magazine.) On Monday, a federal jury in Atlanta awarded two hourly warehouse workers $2.2 million in a lawsuit brought under the…
Rank this Week: 3263

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Is Your Business Ready for FLSA Changes?

    Is Your Business Ready for FLSA Changes?
    Last night President Obama announced that his administration is going to increase the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime exemption threshold from $23,660 to $50,400 next year. We have been anticipating this for more than a…
  • Jun 16

    Can Offering Better Employee Benefits Help Attract Better Customers?

    Can Offering Better Employee Benefits Help Attract Better Customers?
    Throughout my career I have worked with hundreds of executives and business owners and have seen that the old adage “treat your employees as well as you treat your best customers” to be sage advice.  It seems that the fast…
  • Jun 12

    How Not to Get Uber’d

    How Not to Get Uber’d
    Imagine losing your most highly skilled and talented employee.  Now imagine losing 40 of your most highly skilled and talented employees. Could your business survive? That’s exactly what happened when Uber poached 40 of Carnegie…
Rank this Week: 3232

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/
Rank this Week: 4924

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1445

Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers labor and employment laws and policies that affects the hospitality industry. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law
    On Monday, June 29, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the bill passed by the New York City Council “banning-the-box.” The law goes into effect on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. As discussed in our earlier advisory, the…
  • Jun 17

    NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity

    NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity
    My colleague Nancy L. Gunzenhauser at Epstein Becker Green has a Management Memo blog post that will be of interest to many of our readers: “NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity.…
  • Jun 10

    Massachusetts AGO Provides Safe Harbor on New Sick Leave Law

    Massachusetts AGO Provides Safe Harbor on New Sick Leave Law
    On May 1, 2015, we reported on proposed regulations to the Massachusetts paid sick leave law, which becomes effective on July 1, 2015.  The regulations have not yet been adopted, and in light of the uncertainty about many provisions of…
Rank this Week: 2920

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/
  • Jun 30

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law
    On Monday, June 29, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the bill passed by the New York City Council “banning-the-box.” The law goes into effect on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. As discussed in our earlier advisory, the…
  • Jun 23

    Lessons from the Sony Hack: The Importance of a Data Breach Response Plan

    Lessons from the Sony Hack: The Importance of a Data Breach Response Plan
    In a decision emphasizing the need for employers to focus on data security, on June 15, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by nine former employees of Sony Pictures…
  • Jun 17

    NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity

    NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity
    My colleague Nancy L. Gunzenhauser at Epstein Becker Green has a Management Memo blog post that will be of interest to many of our readers: “NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity.…
Rank this Week: 2917