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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 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,…
  • Nov 10

    District Judge Certifies Collective Action Against Walmart For Drivers’ Overtime Claim

    District Judge Certifies Collective Action Against Walmart For Drivers’ Overtime Claim
    The lawsuit also alleges that Wal-Mart failed to provide the truck drivers with accurate wage statements. Under the FLSA, employers are required to provide all of their workers with accurate wage statements detailing the number of hours that…
Rank this Week: 1791

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/
  • Nov 20

    Connecticut State Court Rejects Trade Secrets Theft Complaint

    Connecticut State Court Rejects Trade Secrets Theft Complaint
    After a bench trial, a Connecticut state court rejected a violation of trade secret complaint by an employer against a former employee in BTS USA v. Executive Perspectives, Superior Court, Waterbury, Docket No. X10-CV-116010685 (Oct. 16,…
  • Nov 12

    Criminal Conviction Affirmed By Ninth Circuit For Trade Secret Theft

    Criminal Conviction Affirmed By Ninth Circuit For Trade Secret Theft
    Co-authored by Ted A. Gehring. On November 5, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in an unpublished disposition, issued its opinion in U.S. v. Suibin Zhang. There, the Ninth Circuit upheld the criminal conviction…
  • Nov 11

    Complimentary Webinar – A Year in Review: What’s New in the World of Trade Secrets and Non-Compete

    Complimentary Webinar – A Year in Review: What’s New in the World of Trade Secrets and Non-Compete
    To register for this webinar, please click here. Please join us on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EST as we review developments in 2014 and what employers should expect and prepare for in 2015.   During this one hour…
Rank this Week: 1854

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

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

    NYC Affordable Transit Act Passes – Expanding the Right to Pre-Tax Transit Benefits to More New Yorker

    NYC Affordable Transit Act Passes – Expanding the Right to Pre-Tax Transit Benefits to More New Yorker
    Retailers doing business in New York City should take note of a new ordinance Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law on October 20, 2014 – The Affordable Transit Act.  The Affordable Transit Act (the “Act”) requires…
  • Nov 18

    OSHA Warns Retailers It Expects Better Than Business as Usual on Black Friday

    OSHA Warns Retailers It Expects Better Than Business as Usual on Black Friday
    By Valerie Butera With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, OSHA has reached out to retailers strongly encouraging them to adopt a set of Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Retailers, in addition to their existing safety and…
  • Nov 12

    Higher Minimum Wages Win at the Poll

    Higher Minimum Wages Win at the Poll
    By Nancy L. Gunzenhauser Election Day 2014 proved to be a big win for employees who earn minimum wage.  Several states and cites approved measures to increase the minimum wage.  The city of Oakland, CA established its…
Rank this Week: 1855

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner, Allcorn, Baumgart & Ben-Asher, P.C.

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1860

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
  • Nov 11

    NNU Ebola “Day of Action” Slated for November 12, 2014

    NNU Ebola “Day of Action” Slated for November 12, 2014
    Registered nurses in 16 states and the District of Columbia are planning a national “Day of Action” by engaging in strikes, picketing, leafleting, rallies, and candlelight vigils on Wednesday, November 12, in support of demands by…
  • Nov 5

    NLRB Says On-Line Planning For Insubordination Is Not Protected Concerted Activity

    NLRB Says On-Line Planning For Insubordination Is Not Protected Concerted Activity
     In Richmond District Neighborhood Center, Case 20-CA-091748 (Oct. 28, 2014), the Board upheld an Administrative Law Judge’s ruling that a conversation between two employees, who were involved with student programming at the…
  • Oct 30

    NLRB Imposes Extraordinary, Tough Remedies for Egregious and Pervasive Violation

    NLRB Imposes Extraordinary, Tough Remedies for Egregious and Pervasive Violation
    In a landmark decision, the National Labor Relation Board has imposed an array of extraordinary remedies against an employer for what the NLRB described as “egregious and pervasive violations” of the National Labor Relations…
Rank this Week: 1916

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/
  • Nov 4

    Wisconsin Employee Rights on Election Day

    Wisconsin Employee Rights on Election Day
    Many people wonder their rights to be able to go vote on Election Day when they have to work during the day during the majority of the time the polls are open.  Here is a quick summary of your rights pursuant to Wisconsin Statute,…
  • Oct 22

    Does FMLA Leave and Short-Term Disability Leave Run Concurrently?

    Does FMLA Leave and Short-Term Disability Leave Run Concurrently?
    A common "myth" that floats around is that an employer cannot require an employer who is out on Family and Medical Leave Act leave to also concurrently use their short-term disability benefits if they are employed for an employer who provides…
  • Oct 16

    Halloween Edition of the Employment Law Blog

    Halloween Edition of the Employment Law Blog
    Mark Toth over at the ManpowerGroup blog hosted this month's edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival and it's a Halloween edition!  Check it out here.
Rank this Week: 1922

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: 1842

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois employment law issues, including discrimination, retaliation, wage claims and employment contract disputes. By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagoexecutivelawyer.com/
  • Nov 15

    Is being a bad boss illegal?

    Is being a bad boss illegal?
    There are blog posts nearly every day about the importance of good leadership in the workplace and the negative affects of a bad boss. In our office, we have heard about nearly every type of bad boss: the micro-manager, the screamer, the…
  • Nov 7

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money
    Last month, Bill Toland authored an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that highlights the high costs businesses face by allowing harassment to go unchecked. It is pretty obvious that no one wants to work in an environment where…
  • Oct 26

    It's never too late to pursue a dream

    It's never too late to pursue a dream
    A client of ours recently published a children's book titled Red Rose and Blue Butterfly. Publishing a book under any circumstances is an amazing feat, but one of the reasons this book in particular is so amazing is that the author, Sara…
Rank this Week: 1811

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Covers non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure provisions in employment agreements. By the Frith Law Firm.

http://virginianoncompete.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC
    Had a great weekend in Tennessee with new friends.Met a hospital administrator from Ohio who told me his facility did not have non-compete agreements for physician employees because they thought taking care of their employees would be a…
  • Jan 10

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL
    I ran across this article this morning and it is excellent. Read it. Enjoy it. Attorney Michael Elkon, member of Fisher & Phillips, a large law firm with a National presence, explains why College football coaches can pick up and move, while…
  • Jan 9

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY
    Imagine a divorce. The bad kind where people would rather fight than be reasonable. The kind where the only people who win are the attorneys because the financial cost of litigation, coupled with the emotional drain of battle wear the parties…
Rank this Week: 1863

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 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…
  • Nov 18

    Amgen Rejects Sandoz’s Offer to Dance Out of Step Under the Biosimilars Act

    Amgen Rejects Sandoz’s Offer to Dance Out of Step Under the Biosimilars Act
    By Joanna T. Brougher and David A. Fazzolare   Amgen and Sandoz are back at it again, with Amgen filing a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that Sandoz failed to comply with…
  • Nov 18

    Amgen Rejects Sandoz’s Offer to Dance Out of Step Under the Biosimilars Act

    Amgen Rejects Sandoz’s Offer to Dance Out of Step Under the Biosimilars Act
    By Joanna T. Brougher and David A. Fazzolare   Amgen and Sandoz are back at it again, with Amgen filing a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that Sandoz failed to comply with…
Rank this Week: 2170

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and employment retaliation laws, cases and news. By Miller & Falkner.

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

    Judge Awards $10 Million in Class-Action Lawsuit against Social Security Administration

    Judge Awards $10 Million in Class-Action Lawsuit against Social Security Administration
    On October 30, an administrative law judge for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved a $10 million class-action settlement. A news source reported that the plaintiffs are former employees of the Social Security…
  • Nov 14

    Landmark Suit in Transgender Discrimination Case Against the U.S. Government

    Landmark Suit in Transgender Discrimination Case Against the U.S. Government
    Late last week, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel found that the Department of the Army engaged in discrimination against a transgender veteran. A prominent Washington newspaper reported that the Counsel determined that the Army was…
  • Nov 6

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace: A Growing Area of Concern

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace: A Growing Area of Concern
    Currently, sexual preference discrimination is not an area that is covered by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. However, there is a significant push for this area to be included. According to one article, a recent poll has…
Rank this Week: 2083

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2018

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: 2094

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Covers what you need to know before you quit, get fired, or decide to sue the bastards. By Donna Ballman.

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Why You Probably Aren't Getting A $186 Million Check If You Sue Your Former Employer

    Why You Probably Aren't Getting A $186 Million Check If You Sue Your Former Employer
    If you're contemplating bringing a discrimination case against your former employer, you've probably been scouring the Internet for information. You also probably found the recent case where an employee who was the victim of pregnancy…
  • Nov 14

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Consideration For Noncompete Can't Be Continued Employment

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Consideration For Noncompete Can't Be Continued Employment
    Florida, like some other states, allow unscrupulous employers to present noncompete agreements to existing employees and say, "Sign or be fired." What does the employee get for agreeing not to work for a competitor for a year or two?…
  • Nov 7

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Advance Notice Of Noncompete Agreement

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Advance Notice Of Noncompete Agreement
    In most states, like my home state of Florida, employers can present employees with a noncompete agreement and demand it be signed on the spot. In states like Florida where continued employment is allowed as valid consideration for a…
Rank this Week: 2101

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 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…
  • Nov 17

    Texas comparative responsibility and car wreck

    Texas comparative responsibility and car wreck
    The Dallas Cowboys are having a pretty good season so far. I was at the Saints game where the Dallas Cowboys returned to the Saints the same beat down the Saints treated the Cowboys to last year. Unfortunately, I’m a Jets fan and we are…
  • Nov 11

    The Kielich Law Firm Podcast Episode #2: Uncontested Divorce in Texa

    The Kielich Law Firm Podcast Episode #2: Uncontested Divorce in Texa
    So this is episode two of my podcast. I didn’t realize until after I had posted episode #1 that there is some bizarre audio effects going on in that episode that makes it sound strange and robotic. (I left the warp function active in…
Rank this Week: 2082

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: 2169

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Covers employment law, and wage and hour regulations. By Foster Pepper PLLC.

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2166

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1991

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 25

    Not Off to a Good Start and Onionhead: the newest religion?

    Not Off to a Good Start and Onionhead: the newest religion?
    Six weeks ago, on the 12th anniversary of this blog, I indicated that I would see if last year's lack of posting would continue and whether or not it was time to give this blog a formal ending.  Based on the last six weeks, it is…
Rank this Week: 2062

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Sep 9

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”
    I’ve said it over and over again: Don’t Talk To The Police. But… If you don’t talk to the police, and you are not white, is this what happens?…
  • Aug 21

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.
    I’ve written several times about how to deal with the police. I’ve raised the issue and flogged it until I’m hoarse. But I want to thank Sunil Dutta who wrote the Opinion in Sunday’s Washington Post. He makes my points…
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
Rank this Week: 2092

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • 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…
  • Aug 8

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract
    Fixed term contracts can be valuable tools for managing short term or temporary assignments, but can be dangerous and costly to employers. There are many ways that these types of employment arrangements can go sideways with significant…
Rank this Week: 2008

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: 2064

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law news and analysis, focusing on the US Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of West Virginia. By Drew M. Capuder.

http://www.dcemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Favorite quotes about the law, part 1

    Favorite quotes about the law, part 1
    Maybe it’s the frustrated novelist in me, but I’ve been thinking about literature and law.
  • Sep 13

    We’ve moved!! (but only our URL)

    We’ve moved!! (but only our URL)
    We’ve moved!! Kinda. Okay, it’s not a real move of anything physical. Our law firm, including the tables chairs, files, and whatever else, are all still in exactly the same place.
  • Sep 13

    Fifth Circuit applies hostile work environment to age claim

    Fifth Circuit applies hostile work environment to age claim
    Courts have sometimes questioned whether hostile work environment claims apply to all “flavors” of discrimination.
Rank this Week: 2141

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    A DIVORCE LAWYER YOU CAN TRUST

    A DIVORCE LAWYER YOU CAN TRUST
    Matrimonial and family law matters are uniquely personal and important. You need an attorney you can trust.  I'm cannot claim to be the perfect lawyer for every client.  If you want an attorney who will only tell you what you…
  • Sep 23

    Personal Injury - Construction Accident

    Personal Injury - Construction Accident
    I have represented injured workers in a wide range of construction accident claims, including injuries related to scaffolding and ladder falls, severed fingers, hoist and crane accidents, falling objects, electric shock, and various other…
  • Sep 19

    BUSINESS ATTORNEY - BAD FAITH BREACH OF CONTRACT

    BUSINESS ATTORNEY - BAD FAITH BREACH OF CONTRACT
    Generally, a contract spells out the rights and obligations of the parties, and the consequence of breach is liability for the foreseeable damage that directly flow from that breach.  There are no emotional distress damages, lost time is…
Rank this Week: 2450

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: 2410

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Nov 21

    Arbitration Policies and Employment Agreements – A Tricky Area

    Arbitration Policies and Employment Agreements – A Tricky Area
    Many business owners have been advised by their attorneys at some point in time to include an arbitration clause in their employment agreements or employee handbooks to make sure that any employment disputes are resolved by an arbitrator…
  • Nov 10

    Providing Reference for a Former Employee – What Can an Employer Say in Texas?

    Providing Reference for a Former Employee – What Can an Employer Say in Texas?
    Most employers at some point get a call asking for a reference for one of their former employees. For good employees such call is not a problem, but for those who were fired or let go due to performance issues, violations…
  • Nov 7

    U.S. Supreme Court Employment Cases to Follow in 2015

    U.S. Supreme Court Employment Cases to Follow in 2015
    In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court is posed to rule on the following important employment law issues: 1. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk - must employers compensate employees for the time spent undergoing security…
Rank this Week: 2453

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: 2521

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: 2309

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: 2360

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 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…
  • Nov 13

    What is Off-the-Clock Work?

    What is Off-the-Clock Work?
    Off-the-clock work is a common issue that often is the basis for class action wage claims.  Put simply, federal and state laws require that workers get paid for the time they “work.”  Generally, hours worked includes all…
Rank this Week: 2525

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…
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Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Nov 16

    Termination clause as a ticking time bomb: Are courts in Ontario changing approach?

    Termination clause as a ticking time bomb: Are courts in Ontario changing approach?
    by Marc Rodrigue To the chagrin of many employers in Canada, the courts have made the drafting and enforcement of termination provisions in an employment contract challenging. In recent years, case law in Ontario has been particularly harsh…
  • Nov 9

    Ontario releases new workers’ compensation policy to aid in claims involving pre-existing condition

    Ontario releases new workers’ compensation policy to aid in claims involving pre-existing condition
    by Cathy Chandler Until recently, Ontario was the only jurisdiction in Canada without a specific policy dealing with the effect of pre-existing conditions on claims for workers’ compensation. That has now changed. On November 1, 2014, a…
  • Nov 2

    Rare costs award granted in human rights complaint

    Rare costs award granted in human rights complaint
    by Hannah Roskey Although courts routinely order one party to pay the other party a portion of its legal fees, administrative tribunals in Canada very rarely have the power or inclination to do so. That includes human rights tribunals across…
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Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Nov 16

    Putting tests to the test: Exploring personality assessments and discrimination

    Putting tests to the test: Exploring personality assessments and discrimination
    A quest to find and hire the best applicants prompts many employers to look for ways to quickly eliminate all but the most promising candidates. When online job postings unleash a flood of applications, many employers turn to software that…
  • Nov 16

    Sign of the times: Jill Abramson, the New York Times, and pay equity

    Sign of the times: Jill Abramson, the New York Times, and pay equity
    by Mark I. Schickman The New York Times is the second largest newspaper in America, with about two million papers sold each day. It’s also the liberal beacon of American journalism, with solid-gold progressive credentials. Still, it…
  • Nov 16

    California at epicenter of rise in disability access cases against small businesse

    California at epicenter of rise in disability access cases against small businesse
    by Matthew A. Goodin In addition to allowing disabled employees to sue their employers for discriminating or refusing to provide reasonable accommodations, both federal and California law allow disabled persons to sue businesses and places of…
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Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
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San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Oct 21

    Don't Let Your Workers Compensation Claim Hurt Your Wrongful Termination Case

    Don't Let Your Workers Compensation Claim Hurt Your Wrongful Termination Case
    Many disability discrimination and wrongful termination cases involve a workers compensation claim. One mistake that a wrongful termination claimant should avoid is exaggerating his/her disability when dealing with his workers comp doctors.…
  • Jul 16

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination
    A major health care provider Dialysis Clinic Inc. was sued for disability discrimination this week by EEOC. The lawsuit has been filed in the Eastern District Court in Sacramento. The plaintiff Francisca Lee had worked at the…
  • Jul 6

    Unemployment Benefits - Not Signing PIP/Warning is No Longer "Misconduct"

    Unemployment Benefits - Not Signing PIP/Warning is No Longer "Misconduct"
    This week, the California Supreme Court reversed a prior troubling decision where one appellate court held that an employee's refusal to sign an acknowledgment form that he received a warning or PIP notice is misconduct within the meaning of…
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Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
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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/
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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…
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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…
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Current Employment

Current Employment

Covers HR and labor law, employee benefits and employment policies.

http://currentemployment.net
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition
    Hello, everybody!  It’s so great to be with you! I say that sincerely, because, you know, I had a near-death experience this month. Or, rather, my blog did. See, I […]
  • Mar 24

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Jan 8

    NLRB Poster Requirement is Dead

    NLRB Poster Requirement is Dead
    If you remember, one of the big stories of early last year was that the NLRB was adding yet another HR poster to the crowded wall of employers’ breakrooms. (Then […]
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California Employment Attorney…

California Employment Attorney Blog

Covers California labor law, employment policies and procedures, and workplace torts. By Michelman & Robinson, LLP.

http://www.californiaemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace: California Senate Bill 648

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace: California Senate Bill 648
    Photo Credit: The Columbus Dispatch Twenty four states, including California, have smoking bans in the workplace.  California has had the ban since 1995, with smoking laws applying to workplaces with more than five employees. …
  • Oct 29

    California Supreme Course Reverses Itself on Arbitration Waiver of Right to Wage Hearing

    California Supreme Course Reverses Itself on Arbitration Waiver of Right to Wage Hearing
    In Sonic–Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno, issued on October 17, 2013, (“Sonic II”) the California Supreme Court held that employers can require employees to arbitrate wage claims.  Previously, California employers could not…
  • Sep 18

    Covered California: A New Health Insurance Exchange

    Covered California: A New Health Insurance Exchange
    Covered California, the new marketplace health insurance exchange for California created as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), goes into effect January 2014. By October 1, 2013, all California employers with $500,000 or more in annual…
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Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

http://lisahome.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike
    (Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Monday said it has authorized legal action against Wal-Mart Stores Inc for allegedly retaliating against workers who participated in strikes against the company over low pay.Groups of…
  • Nov 19

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety
    OSHA is getting tough on staffing agencies that provide employers with temporary workers if they do not provide those workers with legally required safety and health training.  But, the buck doesn’t stop there: employers that use…
  • Nov 13

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation
    Calexico, CA: While it didn’t get to the point of becoming a California labor lawsuit, a California furniture distributor nonetheless agreed to pay more than $120,000 in owed overtime wages to current and former employees following…
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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/
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Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Covers the working world. By Charles A. Krugel.

http://www.charlesakrugel.com/
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FLSA Cases

FLSA Cases

Covers FLSA violations, minimum wage and overtime cases. By Will Aitchison.

http://flsacases.com/
  • Oct 24

    Failure To Disclose FLSA Claims In Bankruptcy Leads To Loss Of Claim

    Failure To Disclose FLSA Claims In Bankruptcy Leads To Loss Of Claim
    I’ve never had this issue come up before, and must have overlooked the few reported cases dealing with it. What happens when a plaintiff in an FLSA lawsuit obtains bankruptcy while the FLSA claim is pending, yet fails to disclose the…
  • Oct 21

    Court Refuses To Ban Communications With Prospective Plaintiff

    Court Refuses To Ban Communications With Prospective Plaintiff
    In Hathaway v. Shawn Jones Masonry, 2011 WL 4916532 (W.D.Ky. 2011), Chief Judge Thomas Russell of the Western District of Kentucky faced how to handle the aftermath of a letter sent by the plaintiff to the defendant’s employees urging them…
  • Oct 20

    An Interesting Regular Rate Case

    An Interesting Regular Rate Case
    Am I the only one who finds regular rate issues to be inexhaustibly interesting? If you’re in my camp, read on.
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