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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: 1541

Massachusetts Employment Law

Massachusetts Employment Law

What employees need to know about Massachusetts employment law: severance agreements, wrongful termination, discrimination claims, wage and hour claims. By the Law Office of Maura Greene, LLC.

http://www.mauragreene-law.com/
  • Apr 3

    Sexual Harassment at Car Dealership

    Sexual Harassment at Car Dealership
    A car dealership has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit for over $2 million. Male employees claimed that the former male lot manager sexually harassed male employees for over ten years. The conduct included sexual comments, inappropriate…
  • Mar 7

    Cleaning Company Ordered to Pay Overtime to Worker

    Cleaning Company Ordered to Pay Overtime to Worker
    A Peabody cleaning contractor, Ward’s Cleaning Service, Inc. must pay its workers $1 million in back pay and damages. The company illegally asked employees to use multiple time cards with different names, changed time cards, paid…
  • Nov 16

    Why You Need a Will: Ten Great Reason

    Why You Need a Will: Ten Great Reason
    Estate Planning Matters You know you need a will. You’ve managed to put estate planning off for years. Not because it wasn’t important, but other things were your priority. Like getting the kids to soccer practice. Or making it to…
Rank this Week: 1510

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

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

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
Rank this Week: 1687

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
  • Apr 22

    Retirement account divided in a divorce without a QDRO

    Retirement account divided in a divorce without a QDRO
    Retirement accounts like pensions, 401ks, ESOPs and other employer-sponsored retirement plans are often divided in a divorce as part of the property division. The actual property award is drafted into the divorce decree or it is incorporated…
  • Apr 16

    Alcoholism and the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Alcoholism and the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Let’s consider two workplace scenarios: 1. Employee is an alcoholic and comes to work drunk. Employer fires employee. Legal? 2. Employee is an alcoholic and seeks time off from work to enter a rehab program. Employer fires employee.…
  • Apr 9

    Dismissal Notice and Notice of Right to File a Civil Action

    Dismissal Notice and Notice of Right to File a Civil Action
    If you filed a charge of discrimination with the Texas Workforce Commission related to employment discrimination then at some point you are likely to receive a Dismissal Notice and Notice of Right to File a Civil Action. Often the reason…
Rank this Week: 1732

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

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

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Man-imony? The Changing Face of Alimony

    Man-imony? The Changing Face of Alimony
    Although the word "alimony" is not used in the Iowa Code, the terms "alimony" and "spousal support" are interchangable.  Alimony is stipend to a spouse in lieu of the other spouse's legal obligation for support.  In Re Marriage of…
  • Apr 15

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.
     In the coming months, victims of domestic abuse may have one less deterrent from seeking out necessary help and protection. Under Senate File 2118, "pets or companion animals owned or held" by the parties to a domestic abuse protective…
  • Apr 11

    Conducting an Investigation

    Conducting an Investigation
    An employee just made a complaint of harassment or discrimination. You know you have a duty, as the employer, to investigate the employee’s complaint, but aren’t entirely sure how to conduct the investigation. Here are a few…
Rank this Week: 1659

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Apr 20

    Steps to take toward gender equality

    Steps to take toward gender equality
    by Dinita James In the mid-1970s, I wore an ERA bracelet in support of ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). I also had a button that displayed only two numbers and a symbol ― 62 ¢. The 62 cents signified the…
  • Apr 20

    Employers urged to make diversity a business strategy, not just an obligation

    Employers urged to make diversity a business strategy, not just an obligation
    As human resources teams strive to attract and retain top talent, they often turn their focus to the strengths that come from having a diverse workforce. But a new study suggests that a focus on diversity alone may come up short if companines…
  • Apr 20

    Rise in religious bias claims forces analysis of a multitude of sin

    Rise in religious bias claims forces analysis of a multitude of sin
    by Rodney L. Bean Claims of religious discrimination are on the upswing, leaving many employers scrambling to avoid liability for failing to properly manage the complicated interplay between faith and work. Of all the classifications…
Rank this Week: 1725

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Covers labor and employment law developments in the Tampa Bay area and across the State of Florida. By Kwall, Showers & Barack, P.A.

http://tampabayemploymentlaw.com
  • Apr 17

    Florida Supreme Court: Florida Law Prohibits Pregnancy Discrimination

    Florida Supreme Court: Florida Law Prohibits Pregnancy Discrimination
    As those of us who represent employees in Florida have long suspected, the Florida Supreme Court confirmed today that pregnancy discrimination is a prohibited by the Florida Civil Rights Act (“FCRA”). Although it is not…
  • Nov 8

    Senate Votes to Protect LGBT Workers from Discrimination

    Senate Votes to Protect LGBT Workers from Discrimination
    Yesterday, the United States Senate voted (64-32) to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (“ENDA”). Although ten republican senators voted in favor of the legislation, there is little hope that it will pass the…
  • Oct 22

    Florida Minimum Wage to Increase to $7.93

    Florida Minimum Wage to Increase to $7.93
    The Department of Economic Opportunity has announced a 14-cent increase in the minimum wage.  As of January 1, 2014, the minimum wage in Florida will increase from $7.79 per hour to $7.93 per hour.  For tipped employees, the hourly…
Rank this Week: 1680

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Apr 15

    How Significant is the Wyndham Case to the US Cybersecurity Legal Landscape?

    How Significant is the Wyndham Case to the US Cybersecurity Legal Landscape?
    The security community has been abuzz this week with the US. District Court of New Jersey's April 7 ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, et al. (see…
  • Apr 4

    Why Indemnities Matter

    Why Indemnities Matter
    Most business clients would rather be in the dentist's chair than sit through negotiation of the indemnity and liability provisions of their agreement. Admit it: your eyes glaze over, time appears to visibly slow down, and you wonder at how…
  • Mar 25

    Court of Appeal confirms that information is not property

    Court of Appeal confirms that information is not property
    In a recent judgement, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales held that an electronic database was not a chose in possession or a chattel but a chose in action (see our earlier blog regarding the grant of leave to appeal in this case). In…
Rank this Week: 1722

Kentucky Personal Injury Lawyer…

Kentucky Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and employment law. By Law Offices of Andrew Alitowski, P.A.

http://www.kentuckypersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Louisville Wrongful Termination Case

    Louisville Wrongful Termination Case
    In January of 2014, the United States District Court of the Western District of Kentucky heard a case where the wrongfully terminated Plaintiff alleged that he was wrongfully terminated for having a firearm in his vehicle’s glove box. …
  • Apr 4

    Kentucky Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Discrimination Case

    Kentucky Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Discrimination Case
    In February of 2014, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky decided a case that involved a Kentucky Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Discrimination, Parks v. UPS Supply Chain, 2014 WL 414230 (E.D. Ky. …
  • Mar 10

    Lexington Underinsured Motorist (“UIM”) Car Accident Case

    Lexington Underinsured Motorist (“UIM”) Car Accident Case
    In January of 2014, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky decided a case that involved a Lexington Underinsured Motorist (“UIM”) Car Accident. (See Von Wiegen v. Shelter Mutual Ins. Co., 2014 WL…
Rank this Week: 1662

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Covers issues in social media and employment law. By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.socialmediaemploymentlawblog.com
  • Apr 7

    Another Federal Player in the Social Media Sandbox

    Another Federal Player in the Social Media Sandbox
    There seems to be room in the sandbox for lots of people to play.   Recent recesses have seen the NLRB dominate the discourse over the do’s and don’ts when it comes to social media and employment law.   But…
  • Mar 26

    Twitter Now Too?

    Twitter Now Too?
    Do you generally like what you see in this blog?   Do you feel the blog posts are informative and, occasionally, entertaining?   I have decided to jump into the world of Twitter to comment on trends and developments in the…
  • Mar 24

    Yes, Disclosures On Social Media Are Still Disclosure

    Yes, Disclosures On Social Media Are Still Disclosure
    You can’t make this stuff up. Have you read this one?  I can’t blame you if you haven’t.  Between the serious and tragic stories dominating the news from Malaysia and Russia, this little employment law nugget snuck…
Rank this Week: 1698

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

Covers legal developments concerning law enforcement and firefighter labor law. By Cline and Associates.

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 1664

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

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

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1702

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    How Disruptive Can an Aggressive NLRB Be in a Non-Union Setting? More Than You Might Think

    How Disruptive Can an Aggressive NLRB Be in a Non-Union Setting? More Than You Might Think
    If you are a non-union employer (and overwhelmingly most employers are) you might not have given much thought to your how your confidentiality policy stacked up against the National Labor Relations Act. In fact your policy might read…
  • Mar 10

    5th Circuit Short Circuits Plaintiff's Use of State Court

    5th Circuit Short Circuits Plaintiff's Use of State Court
    In certain parts of Texas, plaintiffs seek to avoid being in federal court at all costs. Today, the 5th Circuit clarified a procedural hurdle to that tactic in a small category of  cases.In Taylor v. Bailey Tool & Manufacturing (5th…
  • Mar 10

    How Much Would it Take to Wet Your Whistle?

    How Much Would it Take to Wet Your Whistle?
    That's a 64 million dollar question, literally. JP Morgan whistleblower gets $63.9 million in mortgage fraud deal. It seems quite likely that headlines like that are apt to make many think that rather than continuing to work as an…
Rank this Week: 1630

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Workplace Discrimination Blog

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

http://workplacediscriminationblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 1783

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Need a Pittsburgh Unemployment Compensation Lawyer?

    Need a Pittsburgh Unemployment Compensation Lawyer?
    We Have Affiliated With an Attorney in Pittsburgh Who Specializes in Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation HearingsThe Steel CityUnemployment benefits are very important to those in need.  Finding high quality, experienced lawyers who…
  • Jan 28

    Can I Quit My Job and Get Unemployment in Colorado?

    Can I Quit My Job and Get Unemployment in Colorado?
    If I Quit my Job, am I Able to Get Unemployment Benefits in Colorado?Yes, under certain circumstances.  The most common examples of work conditions justifying a quit are an unduly harsh work environment (from either a social or…
  • Jan 28

    What is Misconduct Under Colorado…

    What is Misconduct Under Colorado Unemployment Law? Below is an excerpt from a 1986 decision issued by Colorado"s Court of AppealsNot Enough to Disqualify You if You Were Working to the Best of Your AbilityAn eligible individual is…
Rank this Week: 1830

Mozaffari Law Blog

Mozaffari Law Blog

Covers legal updates, trial decisions and verdicts on employee and civil rights laws.

http://mozaffarilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1816

That's What She Said

That's What She Said

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

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

    Time to say goodbye (for now)

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

    Finale

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

    No nonsense

    No nonsense
    Litigation Value:  Office romance with the new Regional Manager (and A.A.R.M.) = fodder for a potential sexual harassment claim; eliminating nonsense from the workplace = every human resources manager’s dream; Dwight giving up a…
Rank this Week: 1668

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: 1756

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    When is "Time of the Essence" in a New Jersey Residential Real Estate Contract

    When is "Time of the Essence" in a New Jersey Residential Real Estate Contract
    Buyers and sellers often think that they will be closing on the purchase or sale of a house on the closing date written in the contract for sale. However, in New Jersey, the closing date is not an "essential" term of the contract. Either…
  • Apr 22

    New Jersey Home Purchase Closing

    New Jersey Home Purchase Closing
    Finding a home you want to buy and making an offer which is accepted by the seller is only the beginning of the process to purchase a home in New Jersey. The next step is signing a contract to purchase the home. The contract is a written…
  • Apr 17

    New Jersey's Sales Tax Exceptions and Anomalie

    New Jersey's Sales Tax Exceptions and Anomalie
    Sales taxes are an inevitable part of life in New Jersey, and indeed, across the country. Sales taxes make it possible for the state to fund important government programs and operations such as transportation infrastructures, aid to schools…
Rank this Week: 2092

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Apr 22

    Eugene, Oregon Poised to Be Next City To Put Itself On Paid Employee Sick Leave Map

    Eugene, Oregon Poised to Be Next City To Put Itself On Paid Employee Sick Leave Map
    Not to be outdone by its neighbors to the north--Portland and Seattle--Eugene, Oregon appears poised to become the next jurisdiction to pass an ordinance requiring employers to provide employees working within city limits…
  • Apr 7

    College Football Players Are Employees? Who's Next?

    College Football Players Are Employees? Who's Next?
    The NLRB’s Regional Director in Chicago issued a decision on March 26 in 13-RC-121359 finding the football players at Northwestern University are employees under the NLRA, over the objections of the University. The Regional…
  • Feb 26

    Safeguarding FSMA's Protectors: OSHA Issues Interim Whistleblower Reporting Regulation

    Safeguarding FSMA's Protectors: OSHA Issues Interim Whistleblower Reporting Regulation
    Our colleague, Alyson Palmer, noted on our Food Liability Law Blog that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an interim final rule on February 13, 2014 creating the process for handling retaliation…
Rank this Week: 1922

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/
  • Apr 21

    Playing with Employees' Hours Could Get You in Hot Water under the ACA and FLSA

    Playing with Employees' Hours Could Get You in Hot Water under the ACA and FLSA
    By:  Kara Maciel, Adam Solander and Lindsay Smith As the Employer Mandate compliance deadline looms for employers under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and employers are closely monitoring employee hours, it is critical that…
  • Apr 18

    Epstein Becker Green to Participate in the 8th Annual National HR In Hospitality Conference & Expo

    Epstein Becker Green to Participate in the 8th Annual National HR In Hospitality Conference & Expo
    Epstein Becker Green is pleased to be participating in the 2014 National HR In Hospitality Conference & Expo at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas on April 28-30, 2014.  EBG is sending two of its hospitality industry experts to…
  • Apr 16

    Penalties Rise for ADA Noncompliance

    Penalties Rise for ADA Noncompliance
    By Andrea R. Calem Noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act just became costlier. Pursuant to an inflation-adjustment formula, on March 28, 2014 the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a final rule raising the civil…
Rank this Week: 2009

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    Long Island Attorney

    Long Island Attorney
    Need an attorney?  Call me for a free consultation.  I am an experienced civil litigator, currently in my eigth year of practice, who regularly obtained favorable results for his clients, has tried numerous cases, and has argued…
  • Jan 28

    Municipal Litigation Attorney

    Municipal Litigation Attorney
    Municipal litigation is a growing area of my practice.  I have substantial experience in the area, ranging from administrative hearings, to State court litigation, to Federal trials and appeals.In addition to numerous run of the mill…
  • Jan 14

    Fisher Price Seahorse lawsuit?

    Fisher Price Seahorse lawsuit?
    I was just reading that the Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Soothe and Glow Seahorse has a risk of catching fire, but is still being sold.  Fortunately, no-one in the story I heard was heard, but if someone were injured, I would be interested…
Rank this Week: 1989

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: 1902

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    The Three Estate Planning Documents You Need

    The Three Estate Planning Documents You Need
    In previous posts, we have discussed various estate planning documents and how they differ, but many times there is confusion as to what takes effect and when. Or, you may wonder why you can’t just appoint an agent (power of attorney)…
  • Apr 2

    Follow up to Death in the Digital Age

    Follow up to Death in the Digital Age
    As a follow up to Death in the Digital Age, a story about the online afterlife of a woman in Pontiac Michigan caught my attention.   Her body was discovered in her vehicle parked in her garage by an individual entering the property…
  • Mar 28

    Accessing Email After Death

    Accessing Email After Death
    Recently we posted an article about Death in the Digital Age.  But, what happens if a loved one fails to make these arrangements and you must have access to their digital accounts?  Google has recently developed a method that allows…
Rank this Week: 2078

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
  • Apr 15

    2014 Legislative Session: The End is Near(ing)

    2014 Legislative Session: The End is Near(ing)
    Let the conference games begin! Just last week, we passed the Second Crossover deadline, which is the date that the Senate must complete its review of bills submitted by the House of Representatives, and vice versa.  Bills that have…
  • Apr 1

    2014 Legislative Session – Running Update

    2014 Legislative Session – Running Update
    Each year, the Hawaii Employers Council provides its members with updates on labor and employment law bills that are being addressed by the legislature. One of those documents, the Legislative Digest, is actually currently available to the…
  • Jan 10

    2014 Legislative Forecast

    2014 Legislative Forecast
    The 2014 Legislative Session begins on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 and runs through May 1, 2014. This year, the legislature will likely address several labor and employment law bills that could have a significant impact on companies doing…
Rank this Week: 1856

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Apr 15

    CBO Updates ACA Impact Estimate

    CBO Updates ACA Impact Estimate
    Concurrently with its April 2014 update of February 2014 projections of federal revenues and spending through 2024, the Congressional Budget Office revised its projection of how the Affordable Care Act will change insurance coverage, federal…
  • Apr 14

    Is The Full-Time Employer Mandate Causing Employers to Cut Weekly Work Hours?

    Is The Full-Time Employer Mandate Causing Employers to Cut Weekly Work Hours?
    Probably not yet, on net, this year, seems to be the correct answer, though temp staffing is trending upward.  Here are three charts that we created from data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. CHANGE IN % OF…
  • Apr 10

    Who’s At Risk for Non-Payment During the ACA Subsidy “Grace Period”?

    Who’s At Risk for Non-Payment During the ACA Subsidy “Grace Period”?
    It’s buried deep, in small type, in a set of rules issued almost a year, and thousands of Federal Register pages ago.   Here’s the setup.  Jimmy has a chronic medical problem, and knows it, but he cannot afford…
Rank this Week: 1919

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment agreements, employment discrimination and compensation issues. By Gangemi P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1844

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 […]
Rank this Week: 1893

Great Work!

Great Work!

Covers labor and employment law issues. By Roetzel & Andress.

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2068

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/
  • Apr 7

    EEOC Issues Q&A on Religious Accommodation

    EEOC Issues Q&A on Religious Accommodation
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued the latest in its question-and-answer series, Religious Garb and Grooming Requirements in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities. I am a big fan of the EEOC’s…
  • Apr 1

    Supreme Court: Severance Pay is Subject to FICA Tax

    Supreme Court: Severance Pay is Subject to FICA Tax
    Last week, the Supreme Court decided a case about how severance pay must be treated for tax purposes. The employer in the case (United States v. Quality Stores) had declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The employer provided severance pay in two…
  • Mar 26

    Overtime Changes? Not So Fast

    Overtime Changes? Not So Fast
    A couple of weeks ago, news outlets across the country were sounding the alarm — or singing Hail to the Chief — over what many of them referred to as an “order” or a “new rule” from President Obama about…
Rank this Week: 2063

HR Defense Blog

HR Defense Blog

Covers developments in labor & employment law. By Akerman Senterfitt LLP.

http://www.akerman.com/Blogs/hrdefense/
  • Mar 31

    Whistleblower Claims The Wave Continue

    Whistleblower Claims The Wave Continue
    POSTED BY MATTHEW A. STEINBERG ON APRIL 1, 2014 "The cover-up is often worse than the crime" – an apt mantra for employers who are being increasingly forced to defend retaliation and/or whistleblower claims brought in myriad industries…
  • Mar 25

    Can Employers Regulate Employees' Off-Duty Conduct?

    Can Employers Regulate Employees' Off-Duty Conduct?
    POSTED BY RICHARD D. TUSCHMAN ON MARCH 27, 2014 Employees' off-duty conduct is their own business – until it affects your business.  But where should the line be drawn?  When should an employer attempt to regulate employees'…
  • Mar 24

    The Art of Employee Termination and Severance Agreement

    The Art of Employee Termination and Severance Agreement
    POSTED BY CHRISTOPHER S. DUKE ON MARCH 25, 2014 The process of employee termination is fraught with pitfalls for the unwary employer.  Not only can emotions run high during this time, but failure to comply with all applicable state and…
Rank this Week: 1865

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/
  • Mar 17

    Whistleblower Protection Extended to Post-Employment Activity

    Whistleblower Protection Extended to Post-Employment Activity
    The U.S. District Court for New Jersey extended whistle-blower anti-retaliation protections to a brokerage firm employee who reported alleged misconduct internally but did not report it to federal regulators until after his dismissal,…
  • Mar 4

    Court Finds Facebook Post a Breach of Confidentiality Agreement

    Court Finds Facebook Post a Breach of Confidentiality Agreement
    KEEP IT QUIET MEANS KEEP IT QUIET We frequently advise clients to be mindful of what they post on social media, particularly when they are involved in litigation with a current or former employer. Unfortunately, Mr. Patrick Snay learned…
  • Jan 23

    NJ Expands Job Protection For Pregnant Employee

    NJ Expands Job Protection For Pregnant Employee
    We are pleased to report that, on January 21, 2014, Governor Christie signed into law an amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) that adds pregnancy as a protected classification. The amendment, which…
Rank this Week: 1851

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/
Rank this Week: 2007

Workplace Investigations Blog

Workplace Investigations Blog

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

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

    Public Sector Investigation Training

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

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

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

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

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the…
Rank this Week: 1846

Overtime Advisor

Overtime Advisor

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

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

    The Dangers of Using Two Different Time Clock

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

    The Attack of the Unpaid Intern

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

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

    Under New York Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?
    As noted in our recent blog, Under Federal Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?, various states and localities may have their own break laws and regulations that could apply to your business.  Those…
Rank this Week: 1853

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Covers the working world. By Charles A. Krugel.

http://www.charlesakrugel.com/
Rank this Week: 2054

The Kong Firm Blog

The Kong Firm Blog

The official blog of The Kong Firm PLLC, focusing on current topics of interest in the fields of Employment Law, Litigation and Federal Government Contracting

http://blog.thekongfirm.com/
  • Oct 13

    Non-Competes Are Unenforceable, Right? Recent VA and MD Cases Provide Some Insight

    Non-Competes Are Unenforceable, Right? Recent VA and MD Cases Provide Some Insight
    I can't even tell you the number of times I get into a discussion with a friend or ex-colleague who has just been terminated about non-competes.  And almost every time, the conclusion ends this way: "I've heard that  non-competes are…
  • Oct 5

    What Comes Around Goes Around: Is This The Beginning of the End for Alaska Native Corporations?

    What Comes Around Goes Around: Is This The Beginning of the End for Alaska Native Corporations?
    If you are a small business Federal contractor and have ever lost a contract to an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), you probably had a smile of satisfaction on your face last week as you were reading the Washington Post. In an expose and…
  • Sep 21

    One-time Eligibility Under SBA's 8(a) Program

    One-time Eligibility Under SBA's 8(a) Program
    As the number of Federal Government contracting dollars begins to dwindle under the Obama Administration, many small businesses are looking for a leg up on the competition, and the 8(a) Business Development Program of the U.S. Small Business…
Rank this Week: 2075

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Nevada Medical Marijuana – Reasonable Accommodation By Employers May Be Required

    Nevada Medical Marijuana – Reasonable Accommodation By Employers May Be Required
    By R. Calder Huntington Stoned employees. Positive drug tests. Nevada employers don’t need to accommodate employees who use medical marijuana, right? Not exactly. As of April 1, 2014, employers have an obligation in certain circumstances to…
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Loses Kaplan Credit Check Appeal

    EEOC Loses Kaplan Credit Check Appeal
    By Brad Cave In 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, claiming that Kaplan’s use of credit reports had a disparate impact on black applicants. The trial court threw out the…
  • Apr 10

    Top 3 Tips for Preserving Documents When Facing Employment Litigation

    Top 3 Tips for Preserving Documents When Facing Employment Litigation
    By Scott E. Randolph If an employee or former employee has sued or threatened to sue your company alleging an employment claim, one of the first things you need to do is initiate steps to preserve all documents that potentially may be…
Rank this Week: 2234

Washington D.C. Employment Law…

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment law developments in Washington, D.C. By Littler.

http://www.littler.com/blog/dc-employment-law-update
  • Apr 23

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Voters' Ban on Race Conscious Admission

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Voters' Ban on Race Conscious Admission
    Joe Weiner David J. Goldstein On April 22, 2014, the United States Supreme Court, in a 6-2 decision (with Justice Kagan recused), upheld a Michigan ballot initiative that amended…
  • Apr 11

    Littler Shareholders Maury Baskin and Michael Lotito Testify at NLRB Public Meeting

    Littler Shareholders Maury Baskin and Michael Lotito Testify at NLRB Public Meeting
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman Nearly 50 speakers have or are slated to testify during the National Labor Relations Board’s 2-day public meeting on the proposed expedited or “ambush” election rule. The Board…
  • Apr 10

    Congress: Heal Thyself

    Congress: Heal Thyself
    David N. Goldman Many private employers, and the agencies under the federal executive branch, provide regular sexual harassment training to their employees.  Yet, one notable employer, the United States Congress, does…
Rank this Week: 2443

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 17

    Employers Start Your Reporting (or at Least Start Preparing)

    Employers Start Your Reporting (or at Least Start Preparing)
    Effective in 2015, PPACA requires that employers “report” information about the health coverage they offer to employees.  IRC Section 6055 requires employers and insurers to report information about the entity providing…
  • Apr 15

    PPACA Compliance: It Is Not Just About Taxe

    PPACA Compliance: It Is Not Just About Taxe
    In today’s New York Times online, there is an article titled “Tax Preparers’ New Role: Health-Coverage Advisers.”  In it, there is a quote from a tax preparation professional who says “[w]e’re the…
  • Apr 9

    April is a Busy Month: IRS Releases Guidance on Same Sex Marriage and Retirement Plan Rollover

    April is a Busy Month: IRS Releases Guidance on Same Sex Marriage and Retirement Plan Rollover
    We are less than halfway into April and already the IRS has issued two notices that provide some long awaited guidance related to retirement plan administration.  One addresses treatment of same-sex marriages post-Windsor and the other…
Rank this Week: 2157

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/
  • Apr 14

    Equal Pay for Equal Work … Seems Fair, Right?

    Equal Pay for Equal Work … Seems Fair, Right?
    On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Senate Republicans blocked—for the third time—the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill—the attainment of equal pay for equal…
  • Feb 27

    Genetic Information Discrimination

    Genetic Information Discrimination
    While it sounds like something that would be an issue in a science-fiction, futuristic movie, cases involving discrimination due to genetic information are popping up across the country. On May 21, 2008 the President signed in to law the…
  • Jan 8

    Class-Action Settlement Protecting Female Worker

    Class-Action Settlement Protecting Female Worker
    Back in 2002, a woman named Shirley Ellis filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In her complaint she alleged that Costco Wholesale Corporation denied her a promotion from assistant manager to store manager…
Rank this Week: 2131

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Federal Judge Dismisses EEOC Complaint Claiming "No Dreadlocks" Policy Discriminates Based on Race

    Federal Judge Dismisses EEOC Complaint Claiming "No Dreadlocks" Policy Discriminates Based on Race
    Previously we told you that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was suing an Alabama insurance company for allegedly discriminating against African American job applicants because the company's grooming policy prohibited…
  • Mar 30

    Supreme Court Clarifies that Severance Payments are Taxable

    Supreme Court Clarifies that Severance Payments are Taxable
    This post was contributed by Tony D. Dick, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Columbus, Ohio. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously (Justice Kagan recused herself) in United…
  • Mar 28

    Employers Can Still Discipline Employees for Legal Drug Use

    Employers Can Still Discipline Employees for Legal Drug Use
    Jennifer E. Will, a Member in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was recently featured on WGAL News Channel 8 in a feature regarding employers' rights to discipline…
Rank this Week: 2308

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer…

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts employment laws governing maternity leave, discrimination, and wages. By the Brown Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Court Rules Marketing Contract Provisions Faulty

    Court Rules Marketing Contract Provisions Faulty
    In reviewing a breach of contract lawsuit filed by a cosmetics company against former "independent marketing executives," a state supreme court ruled that language in the contract amounted to an illegal penalty and further, the company was…
  • Mar 25

    Boston Business Watch: Contractual Liability Exclusions in Corporate Contract

    Boston Business Watch: Contractual Liability Exclusions in Corporate Contract
    Small business owners must enter into every contract with caution, making sure to have each line carefully reviewed by an experienced Boston business lawyer. Failure to do this can result in situations where the firm or even the individual…
  • Mar 11

    Race Discrimination Lawsuit Gets Green Light from Seventh Circuit

    Race Discrimination Lawsuit Gets Green Light from Seventh Circuit
    The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision in Alexander v. Casino Queen Inc. that reversed a trial court summary judgment halting a race discrimination claim from moving forward. Now, two black casino cocktail waitresses…
Rank this Week: 2440

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers pension plans, 401(k) plans, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. By National Benefit Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2206

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Mar 25

    Penaltie

    Penaltie
    Another Court of Appeal opinion in California reaffirmed the rule that penalty provisions in settlement agreements are not enforceable. In a settlement agreement entered in Purcell v. Schweitzer, the plaintiff agreed to accept payments…
  • Mar 19

    Settlement confidentiality

    Settlement confidentiality
    A recent case from the Court of Appeal in Florida illustrates the perils of confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements, but something more as well. Patrick Snay brought an age discrimination suit against a private school that…
  • Nov 22

    Civil collaborative law

    Civil collaborative law
    Collaborative law has firmly established itself in the family law arena, where parties (and attorneys) are often willing to commit in advance to do everything they can to resolve divorce cases out of court. Not so much on the civil side,…
Rank this Week: 2154