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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
  • Jul 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead
    While it was close this year, in the end, there was no legislative reform of either Massachusetts noncompete law or Massachusetts trade secrets law. I expect, however, that Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative…
  • Jul 3

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill
    Progress in the Massachusetts State House: On Tuesday, July 1, the latest version of the Massachusetts Noncompete Bill (the latest version of the bill that I had drafted for Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative Lori…
  • May 28

    Hearing on Governor Patrick’s Economic Development Bill (including MA UTSA and Noncompete Ban)

    Hearing on Governor Patrick’s Economic Development Bill (including MA UTSA and Noncompete Ban)
    Tomorrow – Thursday, May 29 at 1:00 PM in room A-1 - the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies will be holding a public hearing on Governor Patrick’s economic development bill (H.4045). For those…
Rank this Week: 957

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

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

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 812

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court
    The Petitioner was a teacher with the NYC DOE for 21 years. He received "S" ratings for his first 18 years.  He was assigned a classroom with children performing 2 to 3 years below grade level.  The teacher requested an aide or…
  • Jul 25

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.
     A New York City High School teacher resigned in 2008 for personal reasons.  He was brought back as a probationary assistant principal.  While assistant principal he was charged for two incidents of misconduct.  He was…
  • Jul 25

    Article 78 versus ECB granted

    Article 78 versus ECB granted
     After an ECB hearing 50 West Realty Company LP was fined $500 for changing its building to a use inconsistent with its 1992 CO.  The company filed an Article 78 to appeal.   An Article 78 filed for a decision after a hearing…
Rank this Week: 994

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

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

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Cal/OSHA Proposes to Turn up the Heat on Heat Illness Prevention

    Cal/OSHA Proposes to Turn up the Heat on Heat Illness Prevention
    On May 28, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) proposed amendments to CCR, Title 8, Section 3395 (heat illness prevention rule) that would add significant burdens to employers with employees working…
  • Jul 1

    The Supreme Court Declares a Recess for Recess Appointments in NLRB v. Noel Canning

    The Supreme Court Declares a Recess for Recess Appointments in NLRB v. Noel Canning
    Greenberg Traurig attorneys Justin F. Keith, Mark E. Solomons and Laura Metcoff Klaus discuss last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in NLRB v. Noel Canning and what the ruling means for the hundreds of NLRB decisions issued…
  • Jun 19

    NLRB To Revisit Use of Company E-Mail in Union Organizing

    NLRB To Revisit Use of Company E-Mail in Union Organizing
    In May, this blog discussed the National Labor Relations Board (the Board or NLRB)’s potential targeting of policies regulating employee use of company email for non-business purposes. In inviting the filing of amicus briefs on the…
Rank this Week: 885

Overtime Law Blog

Overtime Law Blog

Reviews FLSA cases. By Andrew Frisch.

http://flsaovertimelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 852

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • May 12

    Conciliate not Litigate

    Conciliate not Litigate
    Early Conciliation  (EC) via ACAS has now been with us for over a month, and it has been mandatory since 6th May for all new disputes to be referred to ACAS before an Employment Tribunal claim can be commenced.  ACAS will, for free,…
  • May 7

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure
    Last Wednesday  my firm hosted the second in our series of events aimed at employers and how they can protect their businesses by following the correct processes and procedures in employment law.  We were delighted to welcome…
  • Apr 10

    Not Waving but Drowning

    Not Waving but Drowning
    Blogging about emplaw is a bit like being a hamster on a wheel. Always some new case, stature, initiative, consultation, debate or controversy to write about and in trying to keep up you go quicker and quicker. Then you fall off when real…
Rank this Week: 962

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 10

    How to File a Sex Discrimination Complaint

    How to File a Sex Discrimination Complaint
    If you think you are a victim of gender discrimination in the workplace, you can file a workplace discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Depending on your position, you may need to file one of two…
Rank this Week: 890

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Dec 10

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help
    A fellow named Ener sent us a email last week asking us to remove a spammy comment and link his company, logoworkgloves.com, left on one of our posts in 2010. For whatever reason, our spam filter didn't block it. Now...
  • Nov 8

    SB 390 Signed

    SB 390 Signed
    SB 390 (employee wage withholdings, failure to remit) amending Labor Code § 227 concerning employee wage withholdings, has been signed by Governor Brown: Existing law makes it a crime for an employer to fail to make agreed-upon payments to…
  • Nov 7

    SB 435 Signed

    SB 435 Signed
    SB 435 (compensation, meal and rest or recovery periods) amending Labor Code § 226.7 concerning meal and rest periods, has been signed by Governor Brown: Existing law prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to work during any meal…
Rank this Week: 1014

NLRB Law Memo

NLRB Law Memo

Covers National Labor Relations Board decision. By Ross Runkel.

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

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  • Nov 24

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012
  • Feb 14

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012
    NLRB - Staff summarized 3 decisions. Human Services Projects, Inc. d/b/a Teen Triumph (32-CA-25262; 358 NLRB No. 2) Stockton, CA, February 6, 2012.
Rank this Week: 1016

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

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

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
  • Aug 19

    MBBP Client Acquired by Blackboard

    MBBP Client Acquired by Blackboard
    MBBP client CardSmith, the industry’s leading cloud provider of campus card solutions and turn-key card program management services, has been acquired by Blackboard, the world’s leading education technology company. Blackboard…
  • Aug 19

    MBBP Attorney Helps Fight Cancer: PMC 2014

    MBBP Attorney Helps Fight Cancer: PMC 2014
    This year, MBBP Partner Mike Cavaretta completed his tenth Pan Mass Challenge.  The PMC is a two-day 194-mile bike ride across Massachusetts from Sturbridge to Provincetown to raise money for The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “Why…
  • Aug 18

    The Grace Period; Patentability is Key

    The Grace Period; Patentability is Key
    A fundamental requirement of patentability is that an invention must be novel, meaning that the invention cannot have been patented, described in a printed publication or in public use, on sale or otherwise available to the public before…
Rank this Week: 1283

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    UPDATE: New Jersey Limits Use of Criminal History in Hiring Decision

    UPDATE: New Jersey Limits Use of Criminal History in Hiring Decision
    As we reported in December 2013 (see here), New Jersey was on the road to joining 6 other states which have recently passed legislation banning or limiting the use of criminal background checks in the hiring process.  On August 11, 2014,…
  • Aug 7

    Third Circuit Says Classwide Arbitration a Matter for Courts to Decide

    Third Circuit Says Classwide Arbitration a Matter for Courts to Decide
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled last week that courts, not arbitrators, should determine whether an agreement between two parties to arbitrate employment disputes allows for classwide arbitration. “Because of the…
  • Aug 4

    Southern District Magistrate Judge Clarifies FLSA “Computer Professional” Exemption

    Southern District Magistrate Judge Clarifies FLSA “Computer Professional” Exemption
    In an April 2014 decision in the Southern District of New York, Olorode v. Streamingedge, Inc., No. 11 Civ. 6934 (GBD) (AJP) (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 29, 2014), employers were given some clarification on the Computer Professional overtime exemption…
Rank this Week: 1190

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Aug 19

    Nebraskans to vote on minimum wage hike

    Nebraskans to vote on minimum wage hike
    by Bonnie Boryca After an attempt to pass a minimum wage increase in Nebraska came up short in this year’s legislative session, the issue is set to go to voters in the November election. The Nebraska secretary of state’s office…
  • Aug 13

    New Jersey joins states with ‘ban the box’ law

    New Jersey joins states with ‘ban the box’ law
    by Jeffrey A. Gruen New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed the state’s “ban the box” legislation, meaning that most employers will be prohibited from asking applicants about their criminal histories until the…
  • Aug 11

    San Francisco ‘ban the box’ ordinance starts August 13

    San Francisco ‘ban the box’ ordinance starts August 13
    by Andrew J. Sommer and Alka Ramchandani San Francisco’s new “ban the box” law, titled the Fair Chance Ordinance, will limit the timing and scope of inquiries into an applicant’s or employee’s criminal history…
Rank this Week: 1176

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 1066

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1143

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
  • Aug 18

    Terminating a parent’s rights in Texas: The Financial Risk

    Terminating a parent’s rights in Texas: The Financial Risk
    One common question I receive at my Bedford law office about parental rights is how to terminate them when a parent refuses to be involved in a child’s life. The typical scenario is that after a divorce or a suit affecting the…
  • Aug 14

    Social media can ruin your employment

    Social media can ruin your employment
    Back in the gently distant past of 2012 I had an article published in the National Law Review regarding social media and its place in workplace harassment claims. In the article I discussed the different approaches courts take to whether they…
  • Aug 11

    Attorney General Abbott asks appellate court to reinstate gay marriage ban

    Attorney General Abbott asks appellate court to reinstate gay marriage ban
    Last Wednesday the state’s newspapers (including our own Fort Worth Star Telegram) reported on Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s appellate brief before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the Texas ban on…
Rank this Week: 1326

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
Rank this Week: 1095

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: 1430

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/
  • Aug 17

    Tipping Infographic Part 2: Questionable Payment Practice

    Tipping Infographic Part 2: Questionable Payment Practice
    In our last post, we discussed the basic theories and history behind tipping, as presented in the Accounting Degree Review's comprehensive infographic, "Tipping in the United States." Today, we will discuss the current state of affairs for…
  • Aug 10

    Tipping Infographic Part 1: The History of Subminimum Wage

    Tipping Infographic Part 1: The History of Subminimum Wage
    New York employment attorneys are keeping a close watch on the changing laws and trends in our country. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 2.3 million servers currently work in the United States, many of whom depend on tips for…
  • Aug 3

    Egypt's New Sexual Harassment Law: Too Little, Too Late?

    Egypt's New Sexual Harassment Law: Too Little, Too Late?
    The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women reports that up to 94 percent of women in Egypt have experienced sexual harassment in many forms, from catcalls to assaults. A decree released last week by Adly…
Rank this Week: 1225

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Arbitrator upholds grievance of Miami police officer terminated for fatal shooting

    Arbitrator upholds grievance of Miami police officer terminated for fatal shooting
    Arbitrator Martin Soll has found that the termination of a Miami police officer was without just cause.Grievant was dismissed following his involvement in a fatal shooting. He was part of a joint task force investigating suspected gang…
  • Aug 10

    Introduction of "new" technology doesn't require increase in pay

    Introduction of "new" technology doesn't require increase in pay
    The City of New Britain, CT employs a number of mechanics responsible for maintenance of its fleet of vehicles. As part of their job duties the mechanic are required to document repairs performed, parts needed and hours spent performing tasks…
  • Aug 3

    Conduct unbecoming, use of force, drug tests and restraining orders- several police related award

    Conduct unbecoming, use of force, drug tests and restraining orders- several police related award
    Conduct unbecomingArbitrator Harry G. Mason overturned the termination of a police Sergeant employed by the City of Lakeland, FL. The grievant was dismissed after acknowledging that he had had sex with a civilian employee of the City in his…
Rank this Week: 1394

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Aug 14

    Part 3 - Anatomy of a Big-Time Non-Compete Dispute

    Part 3 - Anatomy of a Big-Time Non-Compete Dispute
    Over the past few days, we’ve been covering the non-compete dispute between American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (ARCP) and the Carlyle Group LP and Jeffrey Holland.  (Here are Part 1 and Part 2 of our series in case you need…
  • Aug 13

    Part 2 - Anatomy of a Big-Time Non-Compete Dispute

    Part 2 - Anatomy of a Big-Time Non-Compete Dispute
    Last week, we introduced you to a non-compete dispute between American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (ARCP), on one side, and the Carlyle Group LP and Jeffrey Holland, on the other side.  Now, it’s time to find out more about the…
  • Aug 8

    The Inbox - August 8, 2014

    The Inbox - August 8, 2014
    A recent decision from the Third Circuit proved a boon to employers facing the dangers of class arbitration in costly wage/hour disputes.  In its decision, the Third Circuit determined that courts, rather than arbitrators, should decide…
Rank this Week: 1313

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: 1315

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
  • Aug 13

    New Hampshire Joins the Growing Number of States Limiting Employer Access to Employee Online Account

    New Hampshire Joins the Growing Number of States Limiting Employer Access to Employee Online Account
    Effective September 30, 2014, New Hampshire joins sixteen other states (Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin) in…
  • Aug 13

    *UPDATE* Suit Against School District Regarding Tweet Settle

    *UPDATE* Suit Against School District Regarding Tweet Settle
    As previously reported, in a March 2014 filing titled H.W. v. Sterling High School District, a New Jersey high school student filed suit claiming school officials had violated her constitutional rights when they punished her for content she…
  • Aug 8

    Missouri Constitutional Amendment Protects Electronic Privacy

    Missouri Constitutional Amendment Protects Electronic Privacy
    On August 5, 2014, Missouri voters approved Amendment 9 to the Missouri Constitution making Missouri the first state in the nation to offer explicit constitutional protection to electronic communications and data from unreasonable…
Rank this Week: 1300

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: 1080

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: 1316

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie
    By Stephanie P. Berntsen, Attorney On August 7, 2014, the Washington Supreme Court unanimously adopted the “economic reality” test to determine whether a joint employment relationship exists under Washington’s minimum wage…
  • May 28

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.
    Less than a few months after Portland’s Sick Leave Ordinance was enacted to cover the broader City of Portland area, the City of Eugene appears to be gearing up to follow in Portland’s footsteps with its own mandatory sick time…
  • Apr 4

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year
    By Wally Miller, Attorney From an employee’s point of view, the most important document relating to an employee benefit plan (and in many cases, the only plan document of which the employee is aware) is the Summary Plan Description…
Rank this Week: 1339

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/
  • Aug 8

    Costco Sued For Various FLSA Violations in Class Action Claim

    Costco Sued For Various FLSA Violations in Class Action Claim
    California also has strict laws regarding the timeliness of paying terminated employees the last of their wages. Under the law, when a worker's employment is terminated, the employer must provide the worker with all wages earned by the next…
  • Aug 3

    Plaintiff Appeals Dismissal of Overtime Claims Against Time Warner Cable

    Plaintiff Appeals Dismissal of Overtime Claims Against Time Warner Cable
    Time Warner insists that it properly calculated Peabody's earnings based on the broadcast month, which lasted four or five weeks. By calculating it this way, her commissions allegedly counted towards the pay period during which they were…
  • Jul 31

    Cleveland Settles Overtime Class Action Brought By Municipal Worker

    Cleveland Settles Overtime Class Action Brought By Municipal Worker
    Sometimes, even the institution that was put in place to uphold our laws fails to abide by those laws. Such was allegedly the case with the city of Cleveland, which recently settled a class action wage and hour lawsuit with municipal workers…
Rank this Week: 1355

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Jul 23

    Home Depot Faces a Background Check Class Action

    Home Depot Faces a Background Check Class Action
    Trent Henderson filed a class action lawsuit against Home Depot, Inc. for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by running credit reports and background checks without notifying employees and job applicants. Additionally,…
  • Jul 23

    Orchard Park Settles Unpaid Wages Lawsuit

    Orchard Park Settles Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
    On June 19, 2014, the Town of Orchard Park settled a lawsuit brought by city police officers. The suit alleges police officers were not properly paid for time spent donning and doffing their uniforms. The city police officers alleged they…
  • Jul 17

    Female Yahoo Executive Sued for Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination

    Female Yahoo Executive Sued for Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination
    Maria Zhang, a Senior Director of engineering at Yahoo Mobile, has been sued by the company’s principal Software Engineer, Nan Shi, for sexual harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and wrongful termination. Yahoo is…
Rank this Week: 1136

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/
  • Jun 25

    Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Against the Unemployed Passes NJ Legislature

    Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Against the Unemployed Passes NJ Legislature
    Both houses of the New Jersey State Legislature have passed a bill making it unlawful for New Jersey employers to discriminate against the unemployed. The bill prohibits employers from making decisions regarding hiring or terms and conditions…
  • Jun 3

    Seattle Leads the Nation in Highest Minimum Wage

    Seattle Leads the Nation in Highest Minimum Wage
    The City of Seattle, Washington, is currently leading the nation by mandating that businesses pay a minimum wage of $15 per hour. The wage increase, which will affect more than 100,000 employees, will be phased in over a number of years. …
  • Apr 1

    Top Five States for Employment Law Claim

    Top Five States for Employment Law Claim
    According to employment practices liability insurer Hiscox, California, Illinois, Alabama, Mississippi, and the District of Columbia are the top five riskiest places in the country for employee lawsuits. Employers in these states face a…
Rank this Week: 1320

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • May 6

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter
    Unfortunately, during the course of a law enforcement officer's career, "on and off the many officers become job" and "off the job" injuries and illnesses occured and, which ultimately lead to, disabled both on and off the job one's…
  • Apr 1

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System
    In accordance with a report issued by NJ.Com, more than 40 towns and counties filed petitions to compel compulsory interest arbitration in anticipation of the expiration of what is commonly referred to as the "2% cap" law. Today, April 1,…
  • Mar 27

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire
    As reported by northjersey.com, top Democratic lawmakers are rushing to extend the cap on police and firefighter pay raises that some say has helped keep property tax bills in check. But local officials say the bill expected to be voted on…
Rank this Week: 1064

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: 1085

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: 1358

Resources for Humans

Resources for Humans

Book reviews for HR and business professionals

http://blogs.hrhero.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 1179

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Aug 19

    An Unconstitutional Workplace Social Media Policy?

    An Unconstitutional Workplace Social Media Policy?
    Can an employer's social media policy be unconstitutional? Maybe - if it's a public employer. We may get some insight into the constitutional boundaries of public employer social media policies in a new lawsuit filed against a sheriff's…
  • Aug 15

    3d Cir.: Availability of Classwide Arbitration is for the Court

    3d Cir.: Availability of Classwide Arbitration is for the Court
    I'm not gonna lie - posts about the technical procedure for interpreting arbitration agreements are not exactly my most popular. But these issues are important, and often employment-law-related.The Third Circuit recently issued a precedential…
  • Aug 13

    Can a Pennsylvania Employer Force Employees to Pay for Medical Examinations as a Condition of Employment?

    Can a Pennsylvania Employer Force Employees to Pay for Medical Examinations as a Condition of Employment?
    Can a Pennsylvania employer make an employee (or applicant) pay for their own medical examination as a condition of employment?Short answer: No.Long answer: See "Employer to Pay Employment medical Examination Fee" Act of 1961, P.L. 453, No.…
Rank this Week: 1707

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/
  • Aug 19

    BREAKING: OFCCP issues directive on gender-identity discrimination

    BREAKING: OFCCP issues directive on gender-identity discrimination
    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has issued a new directive on gender-identity discrimination, consistent with President Obama’s recent amendment to Executive Order 11246. In essence, the directive says that…
  • Aug 15

    Teleworker, or teleslacker? Here’s how employers can tell the difference.

    Teleworker, or teleslacker? Here’s how employers can tell the difference.
    You all know that I love telecommuting, although it works better in some instances than in others. Before any employer starts a telecommuting program, it should ask itself three questions: 1) Does the job lend itself to a telecommuting…
  • Aug 8

    The “Dirty Dozen”: Top 12 employer harassment mistake

    The “Dirty Dozen”: Top 12 employer harassment mistake
    Today is the last day to vote for the 2014 ABA Blawg 100. If you have already voted, thank you! If you have not voted and are so inclined, please go here before 5 p.m. Eastern today and briefly tell them why you think Employment &…
Rank this Week: 2086

Women in Labor

Women in Labor

Discusses the latest developments in labor and employment law throughout the New England region and nationally. By Royal LLP.

http://royalllp.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    NLRB Continues to Expand Definition of Concerted Activity

    NLRB Continues to Expand Definition of Concerted Activity
    The National Labor Relations Act prohibits employers from constricting protected concerted activity by their employees. The NLRB website states that “concerted activity” is when two or more employees take action for their mutual…
  • Aug 13

    Domestic Violence Leave for Massachusetts Employee

    Domestic Violence Leave for Massachusetts Employee
    Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill into law that creates a category of job-protected leave for employees needing time off due to domestic violence.  As we previously discussed in an article about pending legislation, seen here, this…
  • Aug 11

    No Excuse for Poor Performance

    No Excuse for Poor Performance
    A recent decision in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals is a good reminder to employers that legal protections from retaliation and discrimination cannot be used to excuse an employee’s poor performance. In Langenbach v. Wal-Mart…
Rank this Week: 1686

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Aug 19

    ADHD Diagnosis Not Sufficient for ADA Claim

    ADHD Diagnosis Not Sufficient for ADA Claim
    Not every impairment is a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. And without a "disability" within the meaning of the ADA, there is no obligation to accommodate and there is no relief available for termination of…
  • Aug 18

    Disabled Workers Should Complete Interactive Process with Employer for Accomodation

    Disabled Workers Should Complete Interactive Process with Employer for Accomodation
    The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that employers offer disabled employees a reasonable accommodation to allow them the opportunity to continue working. An employer must engage in an interactive process with to determine what…
  • Aug 15

    Legally Blind Worker Sues Home Depot for Requiring Smartphone Use

    Legally Blind Worker Sues Home Depot for Requiring Smartphone Use
    As many companies begin to require their employees to use tablets and smartphones in the workplace, some workers are having problems dealing with their small screens (maybe this is the reason Apple is rumored to be coming out with a…
Rank this Week: 2104

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/
  • Aug 19

    Board Circles Back To Ruling Nixed By Noel Canning

    Board Circles Back To Ruling Nixed By Noel Canning
    Last week, the National Labor Relations Board circled back to a decision that was invalidated by the Supreme Court’s blockbuster Noel Canning decision.  As the reader may recall, Noel Canning determined that President Obama’s…
  • Aug 18

    Parties Propose Joint Order To Resolve O’Bannon Pay Issue

    Parties Propose Joint Order To Resolve O’Bannon Pay Issue
    Late last week, the parties to the now-famous Ed O’Bannon case out in California submitted a joint proposed Order to U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken regarding when the court’s injunction prohibiting certain NCAA pay practices…
  • Aug 15

    Teachers Unions Won’t Endorse Gov. Cuomo

    Teachers Unions Won’t Endorse Gov. Cuomo
    The New York State United Teachers Union (the union) announced yesterday that it will not be endorsing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign.  This is the second time in the last four years where the union…
Rank this Week: 1583

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Aug 19

    NLRB Policy Shift Could Lead to Liability for Franchisor

    NLRB Policy Shift Could Lead to Liability for Franchisor
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel recently adopted a new policy that could lead to increased liability for franchisors. It found that McDonald’s, USA, LLC could be held responsible for unfair labor…
  • Aug 18

    Does Your Business Insurance Cover Cyberattacks?

    Does Your Business Insurance Cover Cyberattacks?
    For many U.S. businesses, data breaches are inevitable. So while prevention is still important, it also pays to be prepared for the aftermath. For those companies hoping to rely on commercial general liability (CGL) policies, it’s…
  • Aug 14

    Second Circuit Rules Ground Zero Cross Does Not Violate Constitution

    Second Circuit Rules Ground Zero Cross Does Not Violate Constitution
    A steel cross that was uncovered in the rubble at Ground Zero will remain on display at the National September 11 Museum. The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit that alleged that exhibiting…
Rank this Week: 2040

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Aug 19

    20-Day Jail Sentence for Employee who Released Employer’s Confidential Information in Breach of Court Order

    20-Day Jail Sentence for Employee who Released Employer’s Confidential Information in Breach of Court Order
    A former employee received a 20-day jail sentence after she flagrantly disregarded a court order by disclosing the plaintiffs’ confidential business methods and disparaging their business reputation. Background In July 2013, Ceridian…
  • Aug 15

    Top Ten Tips for the Workplace

    Top Ten Tips for the Workplace
    Every now and then, it’s worth it for even the most seasoned HR professional to receive a reminder about best practices in the workplace.  Ensuring compliance with our Top Ten Tips list below, will help to keep your workplace…
  • Jul 28

    Get ready for the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

    Get ready for the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
    Now that the 2014-2015 Ontario budget has been passed by the Ontario legislature, Ontario employers should think about how the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) could affect them. The ORPP is part of the Ontario government’s…
Rank this Week: 1968

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

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

    NLRB Divides Sharply on Employee Concerted Activity for “Mutual Aid or Protection”

    NLRB Divides Sharply on Employee Concerted Activity for “Mutual Aid or Protection”
    In a complex, twenty-eight page opinion, a sharply divided NLRB has ruled that when an individual employee seeks assistance from fellow employees with respect to a violation under Title VII (or other workplace laws), the action is not only…
  • Aug 12

    ALJ Declares NLRB’S Dues Checkoff Termination Decision a Dead Letter

    ALJ Declares NLRB’S Dues Checkoff Termination Decision a Dead Letter
    In WKYC-TV, Inc., 359 NLRB No. 30 (2012), the NLRB overruled 50 years of precedent under Bethlehem Steel, 136 NLRB 1500 (1962), and held that going forward, employers could not unilaterally end dues checkoff at the expiration or termination…
  • Aug 11

    NLRB Work Rule Decisions Continue to be a Mixed Bag

    NLRB Work Rule Decisions Continue to be a Mixed Bag
    As the NLRB continues to wade through the pool of issues arising from social media policies and other workplace rules, an Administrative Law Judge’s recent decision in Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless (July 25, 2014)…
Rank this Week: 2060

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/
Rank this Week: 2315

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight: Strategies for building a diverse, multi-cultural workplace

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Aug 17

    How friendly is your workplace to working moms?

    How friendly is your workplace to working moms?
    The story of how parents juggle work and family is a familiar tale. Parents strive to be attentive to their children’s needs while getting to work on time, focusing on productivity, and staying late at least occasionally. They do all…
  • Aug 17

    The good, the bad, and the ‘feo’ of the American workplace’s Latinization

    The good, the bad, and the ‘feo’ of the American workplace’s Latinization
    by Glianny Fagundo The American workplace is becoming more diverse. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) calculated that 14.8 percent of the U.S. labor force was Hispanic in 2010. That number is expected to jump to 18.6 percent by…
  • Aug 17

    EEOC issues updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination

    EEOC issues updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination
    by Kevin McCormick On July 14, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its “Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues.” This is the first comprehensive update the EEOC has provided on…
Rank this Week: 1714

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/
  • Aug 15

    When Is It Time For A Wage Hour Audit? Answer—Now!

    When Is It Time For A Wage Hour Audit? Answer—Now!
    Better safe than sorry is the old adage.  Nowhere is this maxim more applicable than for an employer’s compensation practices, especially on issues of classification, working time, and record keeping protocols and obligations. In…
  • Jul 31

    Defeating Conditional Certification Motions in FLSA Collective Action

    Defeating Conditional Certification Motions in FLSA Collective Action
    How can an employer-defendant defeat a FLSA class action? That is the timeless question a defendant’s counsel asks himself when faced with the specter of a FLSA collective action. To this end, I recently read a post in Employment Law…
  • Jul 17

    Paralegals Sue For Overtime In NJ Federal Court: I Thought This Was Settled?

    Paralegals Sue For Overtime In NJ Federal Court: I Thought This Was Settled?
    I have blogged numerous times about lawyers suing law firms, claiming that they were really clerks, not lawyers and therefore entitled to overtime. This situation presents a different scenario. An employee has sued the law firm of Pasricha…
Rank this Week: 1907

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2120