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James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Stress Fracture Injury at Work – St. Louis Injured Worker Attorney

    Stress Fracture Injury at Work – St. Louis Injured Worker Attorney
    If you have suffered a stress fracture injury at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Stress fractures are very small cracks in a bone caused by repetitive force, such as repeatedly jumping up and down or running…
  • Aug 16

    St. Louis Injured at Work Attorneys – Opioid Use Among Injured Worker

    St. Louis Injured at Work Attorneys – Opioid Use Among Injured Worker
    Opioids are often used as prescription drugs for treating long-term chronic pain in injured workers. Studies have shown that prolonged usage and high doses of opioids can lead to addiction and cause other problems such as decreased…
  • Aug 11

    St. Louis Work Injury Lawyer – Work Comp for Neurological Disorder

    St. Louis Work Injury Lawyer – Work Comp for Neurological Disorder
    Even a moderate neurological disorder can make it difficult for a worker to perform job tasks. Workers can develop neurological disorders as a result of a workplace accident or due to repetitive use of a particular muscle group.…
Rank this Week: 1893

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
  • Aug 20

    Trying a new look…

    Trying a new look…
    For a very long time (probably since I started the blog in 2010), I have not been happy with the design. So, I finally decided to do something about it and will be trying out some different… More
  • Aug 14

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart
    Every state but Massachusetts and New York has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (the UTSA) in one form or another – though some may quibble with whether Alabama or North Carolina actually adopted it. (The Uniform Law…
  • Aug 1

    Massachusetts Noncompete Law Stall

    Massachusetts Noncompete Law Stall
    To the surprise of many, the efforts of the Conference Committee to reconcile the House and Senate versions of Massachusetts’ noncompete bill (and bill proposing the adoption of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act) stalled last night…
Rank this Week: 1925

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Can an owner’s religious beliefs be a defense to discrimination?

    Can an owner’s religious beliefs be a defense to discrimination?
    A recent U.S. District Court decision threatens to allow employment discrimination by certain employers.  In EEOC v. Harris, a Detroit area district court judge determined that a funeral company could fire a transgender employee based on…
  • Aug 13

    Pregnancy discrimination alleged by Public Defender

    Pregnancy discrimination alleged by Public Defender
    A public defender has just filed a employment discrimination case alleging pregnancy discrimination.   According to reports, the woman asserted that she was passed over for two promotions because she was pregnant, and now is facing…
  • Jul 25

    Age Discrimination Continues To Rise

    Age Discrimination Continues To Rise
    As the workforce ages, the incidence of age discrimination has been rapidly growing. The United States Census Bureau predicts that by 2022, about 35% of the U.S. labor force will be over 50. This is a 10% increase from where it was in…
Rank this Week: 1814

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

    Spa day! Let’s do an FLSA white-collar exemption makeover!

    Spa day! Let’s do an FLSA white-collar exemption makeover!
    Employers, when was the last time you had a real makeover? Let’s do one now! The new white-collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act will go into effect December 1, but it’s a good idea for employers to prepare now…
  • Aug 19

    BREAKING: Detroit-area funeral home wins in EEOC transgender case

    BREAKING: Detroit-area funeral home wins in EEOC transgender case
    Remember EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes? This was the transgender discrimination case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against a suburban Detroit funeral home chain for allegedly discriminating against an…
  • Aug 17

    OFCCP takes contractors back to school on pre-employment testing

    OFCCP takes contractors back to school on pre-employment testing
    Federal contractors, be warned: If you have not properly reviewed (and validated!) any testing used as part of your hiring process, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs may take issue . . . and seek to collect big dollars. In…
Rank this Week: 1741

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    Termination payments – proposed changes to tax and national insurance.

    Termination payments – proposed changes to tax and national insurance.
    The UK Government has published its response to a consultation on the taxation of termination payments. In 2015, the Government issued a consultation paper containing various different proposals for simplifying the regime. The paper published…
  • Aug 17

    Alberta on Track to Raise Minimum Wage to $15-per-hour by 2018

    Alberta on Track to Raise Minimum Wage to $15-per-hour by 2018
    Alberta’s New Democratic Party (NDP) government is moving forward on its 2015 campaign promise to raise minimum wage to $15-per-hour by 2018. The raise to $15-per-hour is being applied incrementally. On October 1, 2015, Alberta’s…
  • Aug 16

    Does Title VII cover sexual orientation claims? It depends.

    Does Title VII cover sexual orientation claims? It depends.
    In July 2015, the EEOC officially took the position that sexual orientation claims may be brought under the non-discrimination provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, in the recent case of Hively v. Ivy Tech…
Rank this Week: 1668

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1953

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

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

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1831

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Wage and Hour Claims Surge in the Oil and Gas Industry

    Wage and Hour Claims Surge in the Oil and Gas Industry
    Since 2012, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) reports that it has recovered over $40 million in back wages for employees in the oil and gas industry.  Employers in the industry can expect claims to rise as the DOL continues its…
  • Jul 21

    Revised EEO-1 Requirements Give EEOC New Window into Your Employment Practice

    Revised EEO-1 Requirements Give EEOC New Window into Your Employment Practice
    Employers with more than 100 employees and federal contractors are probably more than familiar with the EEO-1 reporting requirements, but those requirements are about to change. On July 13, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…
  • Jul 12

    OSHA Hits Employer with Hefty Fine for Failing to Protect Employee from Assault by Client

    OSHA Hits Employer with Hefty Fine for Failing to Protect Employee from Assault by Client
    A national home health care provider, doing business in York Pennsylvania as Epic Health Services, was recently issued a citation and significant fine by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in connection with an assault…
Rank this Week: 1839

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases. By Phillips & Associates.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1810

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

Covers employment law in the U.S., UK and France. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Aug 17

    Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 1)

    Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 1)
    With summer 2016 almost behind us, employers should begin to plan for the major labor and employment law trends expected to emerge in the final quarter of the year and into 2017. In the first part of this two-part series, we will take a look…
  • Aug 16

    Five Tips for Handling Pokémon Go in the Workplace

    Five Tips for Handling Pokémon Go in the Workplace
    In the past several weeks, Pokémon Go has taken the world, and many workplaces, by storm. If you’re concerned about reducing the negative impact that this game may be having on your employees’ productivity – and, more…
  • Aug 16

    Changes to tax treatment of termination payment

    Changes to tax treatment of termination payment
    The UK Government has announced changes to the tax treatment of termination payments following the conclusion of its recent consultation. Draft legislation has now been published which will come into force in April 2018. The main changes are…
Rank this Week: 1872

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Aug 16

    Amazon Case Means EU B2C Website Terms May Need an Update

    Amazon Case Means EU B2C Website Terms May Need an Update
    If you operate a website which does business with consumers based in the European Union, read on. In the recent case, Verein für Konsumenteninformation v Amazon EU Sàrl (28 July 2016), brought by Austrian consumer protection…
  • Aug 12

    UK Financial Conduct Authority—Regulated Firms Can Go to the Cloud

    UK Financial Conduct Authority—Regulated Firms Can Go to the Cloud
    July 7, 2016, saw the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) publish fresh guidance in order to clarify the requirements which apply to the financial services firms it regulates when outsourcing to the cloud. When the FCA talks about…
  • Aug 3

    Key Issues in Cloud Email Transaction

    Key Issues in Cloud Email Transaction
    We all know that “cloud computing” is one of the most tired and overused phrases in the technology industry, and it has been for years. Everyone has gone “to the cloud” now, right? Not so fast. When it comes to…
Rank this Week: 1753

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 1903

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Aug 9

    Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association

    Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association
    Professor Alan Bogg of Oxford has a new paper exploring freedom of association that draws heavily on recent developments in Canada and that engages with the scholarship of University of Toronto law professor Brian Langille.   Alan has…
  • Jul 28

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator
    July 28 2016 An interesting arbitration award was issued the other day that found that the Toronto Transit Commission violated employees’ collective agreement rights and the Human Rights Code in the manner in which it used a…
  • Jul 27

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released
    July 27 2016 The long-awaited Interim report of the Changing Workplaces Review has finally been released. Here it is. It’s well known in the labour law community that the Liberals have had the report for some time but only now, in…
Rank this Week: 1688

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

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

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    U.S. District Court Holds That an Employer May Retain Tips If It Takes No Tip Credit

    U.S. District Court Holds That an Employer May Retain Tips If It Takes No Tip Credit
    Julie Badel Addressing an unusual set of facts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has dismissed a suit challenging an employer’s practice of retaining tips that customers give to valets. The plaintiff in…
  • Jul 12

    Chicago City Council Approves Paid Sick Leave – Employment Law This Week

    Chicago City Council Approves Paid Sick Leave – Employment Law This Week
    Featured on Employment Law This Week: Employers in the city of Chicago will soon be required to offer up to 40 hours of paid sick leave a year. The City Council unanimously approved the paid sick leave ordinance, which will apply to all…
  • Jul 1

    U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review DOL Home Care Rule

    U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review DOL Home Care Rule
    Our colleagues Denise Merna Dadika and Brian W. Steinbach, attorneys in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Health Employment and Labor blog that will be of interest…
Rank this Week: 1774

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

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

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Aug 4

    5 Tips for Applying for Social Security Disability

    5 Tips for Applying for Social Security Disability
    Social Security Disability Insurance exists to let people who cannot work live as independently as possible. Without SSDI, disabled people risk becoming homeless, completely dependent on family members and charitable organizations, or…
  • Jul 28

    5 Steps to Take When Searching for a Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio

    5 Steps to Take When Searching for a Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio
    Finding the right Columbus, Ohio, lawyer can make all the difference in achieving the outcome you want from your case. But how do you know which of the thousands of attorneys practicing in and around the capital city can do the best job of…
  • Jul 14

    Understanding the Different Types of Disability in Ohio

    Understanding the Different Types of Disability in Ohio
    If an accident or illness leaves you or one of your dependents unable to work, you have many options for claiming disability benefits from government agencies and private insurers. The Columbus, Ohio, disability lawyers with Agee Clymer…
Rank this Week: 1919

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    How Do Bonuses Affect Your Right To Overtime Pay?

    How Do Bonuses Affect Your Right To Overtime Pay?
    With the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines set to come out January 1, 2017, many employees and employers have questions about how this will affect their take home pay and whether they’ll be entitled to overtime pay.…
  • Jul 12

    When Can Your Employer Use Your Tips towards Minimum Wage?

    When Can Your Employer Use Your Tips towards Minimum Wage?
    Pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers may take the amount a worker earns in tip to “offset” the amount they are required to pay towards minimum wage. However, very specific rules exist concerning when an…
  • Jul 7

    Is your employer paying you all it should under the FLSA?

    Is your employer paying you all it should under the FLSA?
    With several wage and hour amendments set to become effective later this year, it’s important for employees to understand their rights in order to ensure they are paid all of the wages they deserve. For example, employers may fail to…
Rank this Week: 1943

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
  • Jul 27

    NJ Supreme Court Broadens Scope of LAD’s “Marital Status” Protection

    NJ Supreme Court Broadens Scope of LAD’s “Marital Status” Protection
    On June 21, 2016, in Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad, the Supreme Court of New Jersey addressed the scope of the marital status protection afforded to employees by the Law Against Discrimination (LAD). The Court ruled that the LAD’s…
  • Jul 25

    Arbitration Clause Held Too Vague to Cover Statutory Claim

    Arbitration Clause Held Too Vague to Cover Statutory Claim
    Employers drafting arbitration clauses for employment contracts and others drafting arbitration agreements generally need to be familiar with the line of New Jersey cases involving arbitration clauses, including the Appellate Division’s…
  • Jul 21

    Second Circuit Holds Human Resources Director May Be Individually Liable Under FMLA

    Second Circuit Holds Human Resources Director May Be Individually Liable Under FMLA
    Employers should be aware that the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held, in Graziadio v. Culinary Institute of America, that supervising employees can be held individually liable under the Family and Medical Leave…
Rank this Week: 1841

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O\'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1694

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: 1658

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
  • Feb 16

    Spousal support in Texa

    Spousal support in Texa
    There is no guarantee of alimony or spousal maintenance in a Texas divorce. Texas, like many states, changed its family relations laws (our Texas Family Code) in recent decades to curb the power of family court judges in Fort Worth, Dallas,…
  • Feb 8

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney
    Most of my work with clients involves helping clients after they have sought FMLA leave and the employer has already violated their FMLA rights but it’s equally as important that employees understand how to properly exercise their…
  • Feb 1

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney
    Unpaid child support is a serious problems for many families where the child support may be the difference between keeping food on the table or lights on in the home. Enforcing child support in court can be a challenge when the child support…
Rank this Week: 1971

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/
  • Feb 8

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam
    Nearly three years after the launch of “Fight for 15”, a campaign aimed at boosting the minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers are enjoying some sweet success. The effort involves urging fast food workers in numerous cities around…
  • Feb 8

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam
    Nearly three years after the launch of “Fight for 15”, a campaign aimed at boosting the minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers are enjoying some sweet success. The effort involves urging fast food workers in numerous cities around…
  • Jan 16

    Tyson’s Fight Against Class Action Award Gets Cool Reception in Supreme Court

    Tyson’s Fight Against Class Action Award Gets Cool Reception in Supreme Court
    After a court ordered Tyson Foods to pay $5.8 million to workers in overtime pay in a class action suit, the food giant appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the ruling. Based on a recent hour-long argument session, say experienced…
Rank this Week: 1867

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

Covers disability discrimination, Federal Workers' Compensation Act (FECA) and OPM Disability. By Eric L. Pines.

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Nov 13

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a program director who suffers from several physical and psychological medical conditions, including PTSD, spinal canal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and facet syndrome. We are…
  • Oct 30

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a contract specialist who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and adjustment disorder.  We are delighted that we were able to assist…
  • Oct 16

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a social worker who suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS).  We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we…
Rank this Week: 1922

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Covers employment discrimination, harassment, FMLA, and workplace rules. By Lis Guerin.

http://blog.nolo.com/employment/
  • Jun 16

    Overtime, Independent Contractor Status on Regulatory Agenda for Department of Labor

    Overtime, Independent Contractor Status on Regulatory Agenda for Department of Labor
    A couple of weeks ago, the federal Department of Labor announced its regulatory agenda for the immediate future. The DOL does this twice a year, and the announcement indicates what its rulemaking and enforcement priorities will be. The Wage…
  • Jun 9

    Noncompete Madne

    Noncompete Madne
    Here in California, we don’t have to give much thought to noncompete agreements: contracts by which, typically, an employee agrees not to go work for a competitor or start a competing business for a certain period of time after leaving…
  • May 12

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?
    Last week, the federal Department of Labor issued proposed regulations dealing with COBRA notices. The regulatory proposal is quite uninteresting: Basically, the administration is removing the model notices from the Code of Federal…
Rank this Week: 1726

California Employment Law Update

California Employment Law Update

By Kring & Chung LLP.

http://www.kcemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Sep 27

    Governor Signs ADA Access Law Reform

    Governor Signs ADA Access Law Reform
    We are pleased to report that during the week of September 17, 2012, Governor Brown signed a bill reforming Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) access law. The measure, Senate Bill (SB) 1186, will curb lawsuit abuse regarding the ADA while…
  • Sep 14

    Distracted Driving

    Distracted Driving
    Distracted driving is a concern for employers whose workers spend time driving on the job, either in a personal vehicle or a company-provided vehicle. Employers can generally be held liable for an employee’s negligence while acting within…
  • Aug 30

    Can I Restrict My Employees From Working for My Competitor?

    Can I Restrict My Employees From Working for My Competitor?
    As an employment lawyer representing employers, this is one of the most frequently asked questions I get from my clients. The short and safe answer is, “No.” California has a strong public policy not to impede its residents’ ability to…
Rank this Week: 1786

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

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

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • Aug 23

    Think Your Arbitration Clause Protects You From Having to Defend Class Actions in Court? Maybe Not.

    Think Your Arbitration Clause Protects You From Having to Defend Class Actions in Court? Maybe Not.
    Ernst & Young, LLP, a global professional services firm, made an effort to stem the tide of challenging and expensive class action litigation by including in their employment agreements a clause by which employees waive their rights to…
  • Aug 23

    Massachusetts Expands Gender Identity Protection

    Massachusetts Expands Gender Identity Protection
    Effective October 1, 2016, “places of public accommodation” in Massachusetts are prohibited from discriminating against persons based on their gender identity.  Under this new anti-discrimination law signed by…
  • Aug 4

    US Supreme Court Blocks Transgender Bathroom Ruling

    US Supreme Court Blocks Transgender Bathroom Ruling
    On August 3, 2016, the US Supreme Court voted 5-3 to put on hold a lower federal court ruling that a transgender male student be allowed to use the bathroom of his gender identity. The Virginia student, who was born a girl and now identifies…
Rank this Week: 2462

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/
  • Aug 22

    Standard Severance Agreements May Need to Be Revised

    Standard Severance Agreements May Need to Be Revised
    My colleagues, Bill Hayden and Anne Dwyer, recently published a legal alert addressing two recent cease-and-desist orders issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The lessons learned from the cease-and-desist orders could…
  • Aug 9

    Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation and Peter Strojnik Have Filed Another Wave of Disability Lawsuits in Arizona

    Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation and Peter Strojnik Have Filed Another Wave of Disability Lawsuits in Arizona
    Just as I finished writing about the wave of new Title III Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits in Arizona, ABC15 published an expose on one of the organizations leading the pack in filing thousands of lawsuits– Advocates for…
  • Jul 14

    Serial Plaintiffs Are Filing Waves of Disability Case

    Serial Plaintiffs Are Filing Waves of Disability Case
    Hotels, restaurants and retail establishments have been flooded with new lawsuits filed by serial plaintiffs that allege that a property (a place of public accommodation) is in violation of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act…
Rank this Week: 2352

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 20

    Court Certifies Portion of Proposed Overtime Class and Declines to Certify as for Certain Classification

    Court Certifies Portion of Proposed Overtime Class and Declines to Certify as for Certain Classification
    Under the FLSA employees can be classified as overtime exempt if they fit into one of three categories: administrative, executive, and professional. In order to qualify for the administrative category, an employee must perform primarily…
  • Aug 15

    Judge Declines to Approve Frito-Lay Overtime Class Action Settlement

    Judge Declines to Approve Frito-Lay Overtime Class Action Settlement
    The plaintiffs responded by filing an amended proposal for the settlement agreement that showed how the plaintiffs' counsel came up with the amount of $600,000, which includes $150,000 for attorneys' fees and $7,500 for the award for the…
  • Aug 7

    Settlement of UPS Wage and Hour Class Action Reached

    Settlement of UPS Wage and Hour Class Action Reached
    When two parties agree to settle a legal dispute outside of court, it can be mutually beneficial for both parties, but they have to prove to the judge that both parties benefit equally from the agreement. One of the ways they do that is by…
Rank this Week: 2317

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/
  • Aug 19

    D. Scott Crook Named to Best Lawyers in America

    D. Scott Crook Named to Best Lawyers in America
    D. Scott Crook, the creator of The Utah Employment Lawyer and president of D. Scott Crook Law, PC, was nominated by his peers for inclusion in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America for Labor and Employment Litigation.…
  • Aug 15

    Cases --- August 7th through 13th

    Cases --- August 7th through 13th
    Discrimination/RetaliationBird v. West Valley City (10th Cir., August 8, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of West Valley on Bird's gender-discrimination and hostile-work-environment claims; but reversing on Bird's claim of…
  • Aug 3

    Cases --- July 31st through August 6th

    Cases --- July 31st through August 6th
    Discrimination and Retaliation*Drury v. BNSF Railway Company (10th Cir., August 2, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of BNSF on Drury's race and age discrimination and retaliation for his allegations) 
Rank this Week: 2393

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

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

    Double Check those Bonus Plans!

    Double Check those Bonus Plans!
    The Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in the case of Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc. should have all employers running to double-check and possibly amend their bonus plans.  A further case released on the same day by the same…
  • Aug 18

    Intrusive surveillance systems for security purposes: the line Big Brother must not cro

    Intrusive surveillance systems for security purposes: the line Big Brother must not cro
    Technological developments and the need for employers to monitor employees’ activities and to minimize accidents and hazards require constant adjustments in order to respect the right to privacy. While it may be tempting for employers…
  • Aug 17

    Environmental, Social and Governance Factors: Does Failure to Consider ESG Issues Constitute a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

    Environmental, Social and Governance Factors: Does Failure to Consider ESG Issues Constitute a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?
    Changes made to the Ontario Pension Benefits Act and Regulation (the “Ontario PBA”), which came into force on January 1, 2016, now require a pension plan’s statement of investment policies and procedures (“SIPP”)…
Rank this Week: 2506

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 19

    Smaller HIPAA Breaches To Get More Attention by Office for Civil Right

    Smaller HIPAA Breaches To Get More Attention by Office for Civil Right
    The HIPAA breach notification rule has two buckets for classifying data breaches – those that involve “protected health information” (PHI) of 500 or more individuals and those that involve fewer than 500 individuals. Since…
  • Aug 17

    EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Q&A

    EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Q&A
    Last month, the European Union and U.S. officials announced final approval of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (Privacy Shield), replacing the Safe Harbor which was invalidated by the Court of Justice of the European Union in October 2015. …
  • Aug 1

    Pokémon GO – Next Stop: Regulation & Litigation

    Pokémon GO – Next Stop: Regulation & Litigation
    As everyone is aware, the Pokémon GO craze has taken the world by storm in the past month. Reports estimate there have been over 75 million downloads of the digital game since the program became available on July 6.  Apple has not…
Rank this Week: 2615

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/
  • Aug 19

    Dear HR: Stop Telling Employees They Can't Apply For FMLA Until They Use Their Vacation

    Dear HR: Stop Telling Employees They Can't Apply For FMLA Until They Use Their Vacation
    For about the dozenth time this year, I heard another sob story about an employee who absolutely qualified for FMLA leave, yet was told by HR that they couldn't apply until they used up their vacation or PTO time. This is wrong on so many…
  • Aug 12

    Follow Trump's Advice, Lose Your Sexual Harassment Case

    Follow Trump's Advice, Lose Your Sexual Harassment Case
    By now you've probably heard Donald Trump's advice to sexual harassment victims: just quit your job. The problem with this (besides the fact that not everyone is a billionaire who can quit without having a job lined up) is that if you do…
  • Aug 5

    Massachusetts Legislators Fail To Protect Citizens Against Abusive Noncompetes. Again

    Massachusetts Legislators Fail To Protect Citizens Against Abusive Noncompetes. Again
    For a second year in a row, Massachusetts legislators introduced legislation to ban or severely limit the use of noncompete agreements in their state. And for the second year in a row, those efforts failed. Things looked hopeful for…
Rank this Week: 2364

Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

Covers the defense of misclassification claims and class actions, audits and investigations by the IRS and state tax and workforce agencies. By Pepper Hamilton LLP.

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
Rank this Week: 2291

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    What Is Medical Negligence and What Can You Do If You Are a Victim?

    What Is Medical Negligence and What Can You Do If You Are a Victim?
    I am Andrew E. Greenwald, and I am a partner at Joseph Greenwald & Laake, and am a former chair of the American Association for Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group, have given over 100 lectures to trial lawyer and other groups and have…
  • Aug 18

    Is Entrepreneurship Making a Comeback?

    Is Entrepreneurship Making a Comeback?
    Significant economic indicators continue to support the proposition that new business startup activity is on the rise.  On August 4, 2016, the Kauffman Foundation released the 2016 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, its highly respected…
  • Aug 11

    Autonomous Vehicles Are Here…What Does this Mean for Purposes of Automobile Insurance Coverage and Liability for Accidents?

    Autonomous Vehicles Are Here…What Does this Mean for Purposes of Automobile Insurance Coverage and Liability for Accidents?
    The era of autonomous (aka “driverless”) vehicles has arrived and with it will come unprecedented changes in tort and insurance law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
Rank this Week: 2584

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    INCOMING TAX CHANGES MAY SPAWN A SURGE IN PRIVATE COMPANY ASSET SALES

    INCOMING TAX CHANGES MAY SPAWN A SURGE IN PRIVATE COMPANY ASSET SALES
    With fall around the corner and looming tax changes, certain private companies – Canadian-controlled Private Corporations (generally, private corporations that are controlled by Canadian residents, referred to herein as CCPCs) –…
  • Aug 17

    Social Media and Online Deal Sourcing:  The new tool for your M&A toolbox

    Social Media and Online Deal Sourcing:  The new tool for your M&A toolbox
      Intralinks’ article, Social media is changing M&A, discusses how social media platforms are surpassing their purpose as an easy way to keep in touch to become useful tools in deal-making strategies. Social media can…
  • Aug 11

    What Basel III Means for Escrow Management

    What Basel III Means for Escrow Management
    Following the financial crisis of 2008, harsher regulations governing financial institutions were implemented to mitigate future economic recessions. As discussed in an article by the Canadian Bankers Association, new financial regulations,…
Rank this Week: 2484

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

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

    San Diego Implementing Ordinance Ameliorates Its Paid Sick Leave Law

    San Diego Implementing Ordinance Ameliorates Its Paid Sick Leave Law
    Seyfarth Synopsis: We’ve regularly reported on California’s peculiar paid sick leave laws. Not counting industry-specific paid sick laws (e.g., the Long Beach and Los Angeles ordinances regulating hotel employers), there are now…
  • Aug 10

    What To Do About Employee Thieves—Catch Them If You Can!

    What To Do About Employee Thieves—Catch Them If You Can!
    Seyfarth Synopsis: When employee theft occurs, employers must be cautious in investigating, avoiding self-help, and in deciding if and how to terminate the offending employee. Companies work hard to hire trustworthy employees, but employee…
  • Aug 3

    About That Trade Secret Leak: It’s From Inside The Business!

    About That Trade Secret Leak: It’s From Inside The Business!
    Seyfarth Synopsis:  Protecting trade secrets from employee theft requires more than using an NDA when onboarding employees. If businesses want to protect confidential information, they need a cradle-to-grave approach, reiterating…
Rank this Week: 2532

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

Provides legal news for Minnesota employers. By Abrams & Schmidt.

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Wisconsin Business to Pay $700,000 in Backpay and Damages for FLSA Violation

    Wisconsin Business to Pay $700,000 in Backpay and Damages for FLSA Violation
    Last month, El Azteca, a Wisconsin business which owns four restaurants, reached a consent judgment in U.S. District Court to resolve a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division…
  • Jul 29

    Company to Pay Almost $500,000 to over 2,000 African-American Job Applicant

    Company to Pay Almost $500,000 to over 2,000 African-American Job Applicant
    Norfolk Southern Corp. is a federal contractor that has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to pay almost $500,000 to 2,086 African-American job applicants in order to resolve claims of race-based hiring discrimination. The…
  • Jul 15

    Significant Changes to the Minnesota Veterans Preference Act

    Significant Changes to the Minnesota Veterans Preference Act
    During the past legislative session, the legislature passed several significant changes to the Minnesota Veteran’s Preference Act, including reducing the 60 day notice period to 30 days, eliminating the three-person panel and replacing…
Rank this Week: 2541

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/
  • Aug 16

    Union Organizing Gets a Boost from New York City “Labor Peace” Executive Order

    Union Organizing Gets a Boost from New York City “Labor Peace” Executive Order
    A new Act Now Advisory will be of interest to many of our readers in the hospitality industry: “Union Organizing at Retail and Food Service Businesses Gets Boost from New York City ‘Labor Peace’ Executive Order,”…
  • Aug 11

    Louisiana Publishes New Poster for Hospitality Employer

    Louisiana Publishes New Poster for Hospitality Employer
    The State of Louisiana has passed a new law requiring hospitality employers to display a poster in their workplace with information regarding the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (“NHTRC”) hotline. The law, which…
  • Aug 10

    Things to Come at the NLRB: The General Counsel’s Plan

    Things to Come at the NLRB: The General Counsel’s Plan
    On March 26, the General Counsel (“GC”) of the NLRB signaled that he will be asking the Board to overturn or modify many precedents that negatively impact unions when it comes to organizing and collective bargaining. In Memorandum…
Rank this Week: 2244

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Federal Judge Rules that Employees who use Medical Marijuana can be Fired

    Federal Judge Rules that Employees who use Medical Marijuana can be Fired
    A federal judge in Fresno recently ruled that although medical marijuana has been legal in California since 1996, employees who use the drug can be fired. The judge ruled that employers do not violate California’s laws against workplace…
  • Aug 11

    Increasing Numbers of Women Suing Law Firms for Gender Bia

    Increasing Numbers of Women Suing Law Firms for Gender Bia
    A number of cases have been filed in recent years against major law firms by female employees who allege gender discrimination. Their lawsuits claim that the cultures of many major law firms favor men when it comes to pay and promotion.…
  • Aug 9

    STOCKTON MAYOR ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT WITH CHILDREN

    STOCKTON MAYOR ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT WITH CHILDREN
    While Stockton’s Silver Lake Family Camp is the home for underprivileged youths in the summer, on August 4 it also served as the location of Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva’s arrest.  Silva was arrested by the Federal Bureau of…
Rank this Week: 2659

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
  • Aug 15

    Two New Workplace Poster Requirement

    Two New Workplace Poster Requirement
    In case you missed it, as of August 1, 2016, there are two new (or more accurately, revised) posters that employers must post in the workplace. First, every employer who has employees that are subject to the FLSA (that’s most of you)…
  • Aug 9

    FAQ: Hepatitis A and the Workplace

    FAQ: Hepatitis A and the Workplace
    Hawaii is currently experiencing a major outbreak of Hepatitis A.  At last count, nearly 140 individuals in Hawaii have been infected with the Hepatitis A virus (“HAV”).   As a result, many Hawaii employers are left with…
  • Jul 13

    Social Media Privacy Bill Vetoed

    Social Media Privacy Bill Vetoed
    Following up on his notice of intent to veto HB 1739, this year’s social media privacy bill, Governor David Ige issued his veto of the measure on July 11, 2016. In his veto message, the Governor noted that the bill contained no…
Rank this Week: 2761

Workplace Safety Report

Workplace Safety Report

Keeps employers informed on Workplace Safety and Health news and emergency response practices, with updates from OSHA, MSHA and other sources. By Holland & Hart.

http://workplacesafetyreport.com/
  • Aug 15

    MSHA Issues Metal/Nonmetal Safety Alert

    MSHA Issues Metal/Nonmetal Safety Alert
    MSHA recently issued a safety alert reminding mine operators that drillers are exposed to rotating machinery that can entangle clothing and body parts and result in fatal or seriously disabling injuries. Drillers working alone or in remote…
  • Aug 3

    OSHA Blogs on How to Protect Workers from Zika Exposure

    OSHA Blogs on How to Protect Workers from Zika Exposure
    OSHA has updated its blog with a new post on protecting employees from Zika virus exposure. Citing its interim guidance and updated CDC information about the potential health effects and reproductive outcomes associates with Zika…
  • Aug 1

    Respirable coal mine dust rule enters final phase of implementation

    Respirable coal mine dust rule enters final phase of implementation
    Effective today, the overall respirable dust standard in coal mines is reduced from 2.0 to 1.5 milligrams per cubic meter of air. The rule also reduces the standard for miners diagnosed with black lung, and for air used to ventilate…
Rank this Week: 2444

Washgington Labor and Employment…

Washgington Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers Washington State employment law and public sector collective bargaining law.By Cline and Associates.

http://www.washingtonlaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2660

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
  • Aug 15

    Northern District of California “Shuts Out” Minor League Ballplayers’ Expert

    Northern District of California “Shuts Out” Minor League Ballplayers’ Expert
    Authored by Eric Lloyd Minor league baseball players took a swing at class certification, and they missed—badly. In Senne v. Kansas City Royals Baseball Corp., et al., minor league baseball players across the country asserted wage and…
  • Aug 9

    Should Franchisors Become BFFs with WHD?

    Should Franchisors Become BFFs with WHD?
    Authored by Alex Passantino Expanding upon a relationship started in 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division and Subway announced a voluntary compliance agreement earlier this week. Billed as an effort at…
  • Aug 8

    Another Federal Court Thinks the DOL Is Out to Lunch On Tip Credit Rule

    Another Federal Court Thinks the DOL Is Out to Lunch On Tip Credit Rule
    Authored by Noah Finkel and Cheryl A. Luce Seyfarth Synopsis: New decision from Northern District of Georgia rejects the DOL’s interpretation of the FLSA tip credit law. Holds that the FLSA does not regulate tips received by employees…
Rank this Week: 2592

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Aug 14

    The Difference Between Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restriction

    The Difference Between Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restriction
    Some states prohibit these restraints in employment contracts completely. Others allow one but not the other. Texas allows both. These restrictions on employees are meant to protect employers’ investment in their…
  • Aug 11

    Want to Switch Jobs, But Not Sure if You Can? Do Not Let A Non-Compete Hold You Down.

    Want to Switch Jobs, But Not Sure if You Can? Do Not Let A Non-Compete Hold You Down.
    Many employees sign non-compete agreements without giving it a second thought, but then a time comes when the company starts slumping, they get a new boss that they do not particularly like, receive a better job offer from a competitor…
  • Jul 29

    Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Texas?

    Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Texas?
    Generally, Texas allows non-compete agreements between employers and employees as long as they are reasonable in scope, geographic area, and term, and meet a few other requirements. See my previous posts about those requirements…
Rank this Week: 2345

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment agreements, employment discrimination and compensation issues. By Salvatore Gangemi of Salon Marrow.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    New York Court Refuses to Certify Class of Unpaid Intern

    New York Court Refuses to Certify Class of Unpaid Intern
    Over the last few years, we have written about misclassification issues arising out of the use of unpaid interns to perform work.  A recent case from a New York State court has just made it more difficult for such interns to assert class…
  • May 20

    Fired for being “Too Cute” does not Constitute Sex Discrimination

    Fired for being “Too Cute” does not Constitute Sex Discrimination
    The New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex or gender.  Despite the “liberal construction” applied to the interpretation of sex…
  • May 18

    Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Updating Overtime Regulation

    Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Updating Overtime Regulation
    Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) issued its Final Rule modifying overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The Final Rule makes material changes to the application of overtime exemptions,…
Rank this Week: 2191

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Aug 2

    Taxpayers Subsidize Age Discrimination by Fed

    Taxpayers Subsidize Age Discrimination by Fed
    It is ironic that our nation’s largest employer, the U.S. government, is one of the worst offenders with respect to age discrimination in hiring. President Barack Obama in 2010 unilaterally signed an executive order that allows federal…
  • Jul 29

    Rough Justice? Case Filed a Day Late

    Rough Justice? Case Filed a Day Late
    What a difference a day makes. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Ohio recently upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by an IRS criminal investigator in 2012 who charged he was denied several promotions because he is a white…
  • Jul 27

    Roadmap to Stop Harassment in the Workplace

    Roadmap to Stop Harassment in the Workplace
    In the wake of the controversy surrounding Fox CEO Roger Ailes, it is worth reviewing how to handle the problem of  harassment in the workplace. Ailes, 76,was recently forced out of his position at the television network that he helped…
Rank this Week: 2283