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Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

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

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    Leon's Frozen Custard and English-Only Policy Causes Big Stir

    Leon's Frozen Custard and English-Only Policy Causes Big Stir
    A popular Milwaukee landmark that has been operating in the area since 1942 has been under fire over the last day because of their "English-only policy" whereby the owner of the company, Ron Scheider, requires his employees to only speak…
  • Apr 25

    8th Circuit Finds Employee's Transfer to Overnight Cashier Not An Adverse Employment Action

    8th Circuit Finds Employee's Transfer to Overnight Cashier Not An Adverse Employment Action
    An item often litigated in employment discrimination cases is whether an action an employer takes amounts to an "adverse employment action."  In Kelleher v Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, (8thCir, March 31, 2016, Kelly, J.), that was the topic as…
  • Apr 14

    Wisconsin Federal Court Allows Teacher's ADA and Retaliation Claims to Proceed to Trial

    Wisconsin Federal Court Allows Teacher's ADA and Retaliation Claims to Proceed to Trial
    The plaintiff, Jamie Cole ("Cole") began working for the defendant Kenosha Unified School District Board of Education ("the District") in 2006 teaching special education at a high school in that district.  Since beginning her work with…
Rank this Week: 1924

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • May 19

    Employers: DOL Final White Collar Exemption Rule Takes Effect on December 1, 2016

    Employers: DOL Final White Collar Exemption Rule Takes Effect on December 1, 2016
    Our colleagues Jeffrey Ruzal and Michael Kun at Epstein Becker Green have a post on the Wage & Hour Defense Blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the financial services industry: “DOL Final White Collar Exemption…
  • May 17

    OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule: New Pitfalls for Employer

    OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule: New Pitfalls for Employer
    Our colleague Valerie Butera, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the OSHA Law Update blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the financial services industry: “OSHA’s New Electronic…
  • May 16

    NLRB May Make It Harder for Employees to Decertify Union

    NLRB May Make It Harder for Employees to Decertify Union
    Our colleague Steven M. Swirsky, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Management Memo blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the financial services industry: “NLRB Looks to Make It Harder…
Rank this Week: 1618

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    Millions of New Workers May Be Entitled To Overtime Pay

    Millions of New Workers May Be Entitled To Overtime Pay
    On Tuesday, President Obama announced its long awaited changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which makes millions more American workers available for overtime pay. The new regulation changes the salary threshold for being an…
  • May 12

    Important Wage and Hour Considerations When Work is Outsourced

    Important Wage and Hour Considerations When Work is Outsourced
    A recent wage and hour lawsuit determined that an outsourcing company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and underpaid nearly 300 employees. Pursuant to the FLSA, employers must pay workers at least minimum wage. Additionally,…
  • May 1

    Wage and Hour Considerations For Telecommuter

    Wage and Hour Considerations For Telecommuter
    Telecommuting has become an increasingly popular way to work, offering flexibility and often a lower stress environment. However, sometimes employment rules and laws get lost in the arrangement. As a result, its important for workers and…
Rank this Week: 1598

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/
  • May 18

    New Federal Rule Increases Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay

    New Federal Rule Increases Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay
    In a March 17, 2016 press release, the White House announced that the Department of Labor will issue a final rule today that will expand workers’ eligibility to receive overtime pay (time-and-a-half). Under the prior rule, only workers…
  • May 4

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association
    Thank you to everyone who joined me and Lori Van Gorden of Horst Property Management for our real estate development seminar on May 2.  We led an informative discussion about “The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition…
  • Apr 8

    Is there an Attorney Fee that is Too Big to Collect for Violations of Association Rules?

    Is there an Attorney Fee that is Too Big to Collect for Violations of Association Rules?
    In a recent case in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, a condominium association was awarded attorneys’ fees that were almost 23 times larger than the fine and assessments they were trying to collect.  Because the litigation to…
Rank this Week: 1460

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

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

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1617

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1630

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/
  • May 16

    Hey, Frontier: Suspending Women For Breastfeeding Is Illegal

    Hey, Frontier: Suspending Women For Breastfeeding Is Illegal
    The story about Frontier Airline's treatment of female pilots who are breastfeeding and need to pump while at work wasn't very surprising to me, because employers still get the whole pumping-at-work thing wrong. Here's what the four pilots…
  • Apr 8

    North Carolina Now Requires Men To Use Your Employer's Ladies' Room

    North Carolina Now Requires Men To Use Your Employer's Ladies' Room
    If you work in North Carolina, be warned: your employer now has to require men to use the ladies' room. Not all men, but some men. These men have beards, mustaches, and yes, penises. But they have to use the ladies' room due to a new law just…
  • Mar 4

    Florida Adds "Financial Information" To List of Trade Secrets That Can Get You Tossed In Jail

    Florida Adds "Financial Information" To List of Trade Secrets That Can Get You Tossed In Jail
    Florida continues to be one of the worst states in the nation for employees. Zippo has passed so far in favor of employees this legislative session, but legislators thought, "Gee, Florida just isn't rotten enough for employees. Let's make it…
Rank this Week: 1887

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • May 15

    New Guidance for Employers on When Leave is an ADA Accommodation

    New Guidance for Employers on When Leave is an ADA Accommodation
    In non-North Carolina bathroom news, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued this past week a resource document concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). More specifically, this document addresses the…
  • Apr 19

    NLRB Finds Employer’s Workplace Rules Violated Federal Labor Law

    NLRB Finds Employer’s Workplace Rules Violated Federal Labor Law
    Another day and another National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision about the legality of employer rules. Once again the NLRB issued an opinion about workplace rules that could be (maybe, possibly, sort of, etc.) construed as interfering…
  • Apr 13

    Can an Employer’s Religious Belief Defeat a Discriminatory Firing?

    Can an Employer’s Religious Belief Defeat a Discriminatory Firing?
    Can an employer’s religious beliefs defeat an otherwise discriminatory termination? Employers in Michigan may soon have much-needed guidance on this issue based on an employment discrimination case filed by the Equal Employment…
Rank this Week: 1776

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • May 2

    Miss the April 30, 2016 PPA Restatement Deadline? Use Plan B.

    Miss the April 30, 2016 PPA Restatement Deadline? Use Plan B.
    The deadline for restating a 401(k), profit sharing, or money purchase pension plan to a pre-approved Pension Protection Act document has come and gone. So what’s a fiduciary to do? It was, after all, a responsibility of the plan…
  • Apr 12

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?
    If your employer provides group health coverage, you should have received a detailed booklet, usually prepared by an insurance company that describes your coverage. The booklet is a formidable document that describes your group health…
  • Mar 28

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration
    We used to call them “rehires” back in the day: those employees who quit and were hired back. And it didn’t happen all that often. Many companies had policies not to. They’re now called “boomerang employees, and…
Rank this Week: 1542

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/
  • May 2

    Miss the April 30, 2016 PPA Restatement Deadline? Use Plan B.

    Miss the April 30, 2016 PPA Restatement Deadline? Use Plan B.
    The deadline for restating a 401(k), profit sharing, or money purchase pension plan to a pre-approved Pension Protection Act document has come and gone. So what’s a fiduciary to do? It was, after all, a responsibility of the plan…
  • Apr 12

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?

    Does your group health booklet measure up to ERISA?
    If your employer provides group health coverage, you should have received a detailed booklet, usually prepared by an insurance company that describes your coverage. The booklet is a formidable document that describes your group health…
  • Mar 28

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration

    Boomerang Employees and 401(k) Consideration
    We used to call them “rehires” back in the day: those employees who quit and were hired back. And it didn’t happen all that often. Many companies had policies not to. They’re now called “boomerang employees, and…
Rank this Week: 1679

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: 1733

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: 1783

Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    E-cigarettes: Part of Your Workplace Smoking Ban?

    E-cigarettes: Part of Your Workplace Smoking Ban?
    Most employers, either on their own initiative or in response to state or local laws banning smoking in the workplace, have already banned the use of cigarettes and tobacco on their premises. However, the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes has…
  • Jun 22

    Colorado Supreme Court Clarifies Employee Termination for Marijuana Use

    Colorado Supreme Court Clarifies Employee Termination for Marijuana Use
    The Colorado Supreme Court, in a 6-0 decision, has held that an employer’s right to fire employees for failing drug tests trumps state laws permitting marijuana use. Under the Court’s ruling, even employees using prescribed…
  • Jun 8

    Reminder: OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard Went Into Effect on June 1

    Reminder: OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard Went Into Effect on June 1
    The deadline for chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers to begin complying with OSHA’s new hazard communication standard was June 1, 2015.In 2012, OSHA updated the old hazard communication standard to bring it…
Rank this Week: 1638

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.kentuckyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Adding Weight As Employment Discrimination Cla

    Adding Weight As Employment Discrimination Cla
    Vanderbilt University Law School recently conducted a study examining the relationship between weight class and jobs. Minnesota Public Radio reported on the study, which showed that heavier women are more likely to work lower-compensated jobs…
  • Nov 26

    Adding Weight As Employment Discrimination Cla

    Adding Weight As Employment Discrimination Cla
    Vanderbilt University Law School recently conducted a study examining the relationship between weight class and jobs. Minnesota Public Radio reported on the study, which showed that heavier women are more likely to work lower-compensated jobs…
  • Nov 21

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

    Judge Awards $10 Million in Class-Action Lawsuit against Social Security Administration
    On October 30, an administrative law judge for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved a $10 million class-action settlement. A news source reported that the plaintiffs are former employees of the Social Security…
Rank this Week: 1572

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...
  • 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!
Rank this Week: 1619

Civil Justice Law Blog

Civil Justice Law Blog

Provides news and commentary daily on the civil justice system in the U.S., focusing mainly on mass torts, employment discrimination, and injury law. By Morelli Ratner PC.

http://www.morellilaw.com/our-blog
  • Jul 26

    Morelli Alters Ratner Pro Bono Work Helps Client Obtain Life-Saving Drug

    Morelli Alters Ratner Pro Bono Work Helps Client Obtain Life-Saving Drug
    Kevin Dwyer, 40, lives with cystic fibrosis (CF), a fatal disease that slowly destroys lung function for which there has historically been no effective treatment.A life-saving drug, Kalydeco, was recently approved for the treatment of CF in…
  • May 21

    Toxic Mold Litigation in New York

    Toxic Mold Litigation in New York
                     Toxic mold is a serious threat to home and building occupants.  As the science behind toxic mold exposure and injuries has become more advanced, New York Courts have taken…
  • Jan 25

    Lawsuit Filed Against Mustapha Ouanes and Saudi Prince Adbulaziz Bin Fahd for Rape and Assault

    Lawsuit Filed Against Mustapha Ouanes and Saudi Prince Adbulaziz Bin Fahd for Rape and Assault
    Morelli Alters Ratner today filed a lawsuit against HRH PRINCE ABDULAZIZ BIN FAHD ALSAUD, SAUDI OGER LTD (d/b/a HARARI INTERESTS, and MUSTAPHA OUANES for the assault and rape of plaintiff Jane Doe.read more
Rank this Week: 1926

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: 1848

The Proactive Employer

The Proactive Employer

Covers statistical analysis of disparate impact and disparate treatment, implications of recent court decisions for statistical analysis and evidence, and employment litigation risk assessment and risk management. By Stephanie R. Thomas.

http://blog.thomasecon.com/
  • Mar 25

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”

    Launch of “Compensating Your Employees Fairly”
    I’m excited to announce the launch of my latest book, Compensating Your Employees Fairly: A Guide to Internal Pay Equity, published by Apress. The book is a comprehensive handbook that provides all the information you need to…
  • Mar 20

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Spring is in Bloom” Edition
    Today marks the first day of spring. Our green spaces will soon be buzzing with birds, bugs and blooms. We’ll see more sunshine and the days will get longer. Spring cleaning, planting, and yard work will soon be on our weekend agendas.…
  • Feb 4

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013

    Top 10 Trends in Background Checks for 2013
    Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or…
Rank this Week: 1955

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Covers business law, contracts, business litigation and intellectual property issues.

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy
    Almost every web page has a “click-wrap agreement” style of disclaimer, terms of use (TOU), or terms and conditions of service. This is true even for sites that are not business or e-commerce websites. Software, application, and…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development
    Intellectual property development for technology startup companies comes hand-in-hand with the opportunity to fall into a number of legal and strategic pitfalls. Some are obvious, while others can present counter-intuitive opportunities for…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost
    Real estate insurance policies often include replacement insurance terms for the reconstruction costs of repairing or rebuilding real estate property after a catastrophic event such as a fire or flood. But many commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 1587

AALRR Labor & Employment Law Blog

AALRR Labor & Employment Law Blog

Focused on California labor and employment law from an employer perspective. By Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo.

http://aalrremploymentlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    AALRR Employment Law Blog Moves to New Site!

    AALRR Employment Law Blog Moves to New Site!
    Due largely to your support, we have out grown our current blog site and have created a new blog in connection with the release of our new firm website – www.aalrr.com. It is new, but the same great information is still available.
  • Oct 16

    NLRB Issues Series of Decisions Affecting Workplace Policie

    NLRB Issues Series of Decisions Affecting Workplace Policie
    By Ronald W. Novotny and Jonathan JudgeIn the past several months, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a series of decisions that could affect everyday policies that union and non-union employers maintain in the workplace. …
  • Sep 24

    AALRR Attorneys Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict On Claims Of Age Discrimination and Retaliation

    AALRR Attorneys Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict On Claims Of Age Discrimination and Retaliation
    On August 31, 2012, AALRRattorneys Irma Rodriguez Moisa and Sharon J. Ormond obtained a unanimous jury defense verdict in favor of The Regents of the University of California after a 14-day jury trial.  The Plaintiff, James Friedman, was…
Rank this Week: 1883

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers disability and medical discrimination, employment claims, workplace discrimination, and workplace harassment. By the Law Offices of David H. Greenberg.

http://www.losangelesemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say
    It can feel like you’re being interrogated- your sat on a chair in front of one, or a row of people, who will give you question after question, judge your answers and make little notes while you talk. It’s a universal fact of life- nobody…
  • Aug 20

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?
    The battle of the sexes is an age old argument, but perhaps no issue gets either side more fired up than the question “Are women worse drivers than men?”  Women have gotten an unfair rap of being poor drivers, but who is it that is…
  • Aug 2

    7 Things You Should Look for Before Engaging a Lawyer

    7 Things You Should Look for Before Engaging a Lawyer
    When it comes to finding the proper lawyer to fight your case, time might not be on your side. However it’s essential that you do take some time out to choose the right attorney and don’t be pushed into making any hasty choices. So how do…
Rank this Week: 1789

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

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

    2016 Oregon Legislative Update: What You Might Have Missed

    2016 Oregon Legislative Update: What You Might Have Missed
    Oregon’s new minimum wage law, signed by Governor Brown on March 2, 2016, received a lot of press during the 2016 legislative session.  This new law establishes a tiered system for determination of the minimum wage based on the…
  • May 18

    DOL Imposes New Exempt Salary Requirement on Employer

    DOL Imposes New Exempt Salary Requirement on Employer
    We knew it was coming, and – while business groups fought hard against it – the much-anticipated Department of Labor Final Rule regarding “white collar” exemptions from minimum wage and overtime requirements is now a…
  • May 9

    U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law

    U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law
    On May 2, 2016, The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the legal challenge to the Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance’s impact on Seattle franchisees (IFA v. Seattle–denial of cert).  We have blogged about Seattle’s Minimum…
Rank this Week: 2134

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

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

    Unpaid Mileage Expenses for Uber Drivers Total over $700 Million

    Unpaid Mileage Expenses for Uber Drivers Total over $700 Million
    Uber drivers who worked for the ride-sharing company in Massachusetts and California over the past seven years would have been entitled to roughly $730 million in expense reimbursements if they had been classified as employees instead of…
  • May 19

    I slipped and fell in a business’s parking lot. What are my legal options?

    I slipped and fell in a business’s parking lot. What are my legal options?
    When you are walking through a parking lot to your car, you may assume that nothing will happen. Unfortunately, in reality there are a number of types of accidents that can happen in that short walk. When a California property owner fails to…
  • May 16

    SFPD Under Fire for Racism

    SFPD Under Fire for Racism
    The San Francisco Police Department is under fire for racism among its officers. Amid allegations of racism among its police officers, investigators found racist text messages on the personal cell phones of two officers during a criminal…
Rank this Week: 2332

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Covers the intersection of employment law and emerging technology. By Steven Sheinberg.

http://www.workplacetechlaw.com
  • May 21

    The New Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA): An Employer’s Guide

    The New Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA): An Employer’s Guide
    The new Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA)  is designed to create a federal standard for trade secret protection – and includes remedies that permit federal judicial seizure of stolen trade secrets.  DTSA fills an…
  • May 19

    “Live Blog”: Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation

    “Live Blog”: Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation
    As mentioned, I am a panelist at today’s “Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation” at iTechLaw’s 2016 World Technology Conference in Miami.  I will be “live blogging” the key…
  • May 18

    Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation

    Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation
    Excited to be joining a distinguished group of lawyers to present a highly-interactive workshop called “Data Breach War Room / Breach Preparation” at iTechLaw’s 2016 World Technology Conference in Miami. As readers of…
Rank this Week: 2405

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/
  • May 21

    Cases --- May 8th through 14th

    Cases --- May 8th through 14th
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination*Winger v. Meade District Hospital (10th Cir., May 12, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the hospital on Winger's liberty interest claim, but reversing as to Winger's…
  • May 20

    Cases --- May 1st through 7th

    Cases --- May 1st through 7th
    No Employment-Related Case
  • May 9

    Attorneys' Guide to Local Government Law

    Attorneys' Guide to Local Government Law
    On Friday, May 13, 2016, D. Scott Crook will be a presenter in a Continuing Legal Education event hosted by the National Business Institute entitled Attorneys' Guide to Local Government Law.  Mr. Crook will be instructing on important…
Rank this Week: 2827

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 2512

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Covers issues that affect California employers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • May 20

    Impact of New Federal Overtime Rule on California Employers (Not So Much)

    Impact of New Federal Overtime Rule on California Employers (Not So Much)
    The press is full of reports on the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules just published on May 17, 2016, including this helpful Fox Rothschild summary.  While these rules will have a broad impact in other states, what about…
  • May 17

    The Trend of Unlimited Vacation Policie

    The Trend of Unlimited Vacation Policie
    With the Silicon Valley trend of unlimited vacation policies creeping into non-tech workplaces, I’ve had a few calls this week about how they work.  In theory, an unlimited vacation policy allows employees to take as much time off…
  • May 17

    Should You Ask Job Applicants About Salary History?

    Should You Ask Job Applicants About Salary History?
    Seven months ago, Governor Brown vetoed a bill (AB 1017) that would have prohibited California employers from asking applicants about their salary history. Now a new bill that contains some of the same language, AB 1676, is before the…
Rank this Week: 2442

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
  • May 19

    EEOC Fact Sheet on Transgender Employee Bathroom Acce

    EEOC Fact Sheet on Transgender Employee Bathroom Acce
    In what appears to be a definitive answer to the question of whether employers must allow a transgender employee to use a restroom that is reserved for the sex with which the employee identifies, the EEOC has issued a fact sheet…
  • May 18

    Brace Yourselves: The DOL’s New Overtime Rules Are Here

    Brace Yourselves: The DOL’s New Overtime Rules Are Here
    The DOL is issuing its final rule regarding overtime exemptions under the FLSA on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Needless to say, the rules are bad, really bad. In summary, the DOL is more than doubling the current... (Read More...)
  • May 18

    The New Overtime Rules Are Here, and They’re Really Bad

    The New Overtime Rules Are Here, and They’re Really Bad
    The DOL is issuing its final rule regarding overtime exemptions under the FLSA on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Needless to say, the rules are bad, really bad. In summary, the DOL is more than doubling the current...(Read More...)
Rank this Week: 2705

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • May 19

    Main Street Unionville — 2016 Thursday Nights at the Bandstand

    Main Street Unionville — 2016 Thursday Nights at the Bandstand
    Once again Minken Employment Lawyers will sponsor Hotel California, performing classic harmonies from the Eagles, at Unionville's Millennium Bandstand. We are honoured to encourage the success and accomplishments of talented performers.
  • May 19

    Markham Board of Trade Golf Day June 6, 2016

    Markham Board of Trade Golf Day June 6, 2016
    Minken Employment Lawyers is pleased to be a sponsor for the Markham Board of Trade's annual Golf Day.
  • May 2

    New Guidelines for Tips and Gratuities in the Workplace

    New Guidelines for Tips and Gratuities in the Workplace
    Effective June 10, 2016, it will be illegal for employers to retain a portion of their employee’s tips and other gratuities, except under certain circumstances permitted under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.
Rank this Week: 2337

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

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

    It’s Not Just the Bathrooms: Look Out for Amended FEHC Regulations re Transgender Employee

    It’s Not Just the Bathrooms: Look Out for Amended FEHC Regulations re Transgender Employee
    Seyfarth Synopsis:  The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) is currently drafting new regulations that define employment practices that constitute discrimination against transgender applicants and…
  • May 11

    FEHC Proposed Criminal History Regulations Put Employers in Hot Seat

    FEHC Proposed Criminal History Regulations Put Employers in Hot Seat
    Seyfarth Synopsis:  The Fair Employment and Housing Council is vetting proposed regulations to prevent employers from discriminating against applicants or employees with criminal histories. Our colleague Kate Svinarich attended a recent…
  • May 4

    Things Are About to Get Cal-Peculiar! The 2016 Edition of Cal-Peculiarities is Here

    Things Are About to Get Cal-Peculiar! The 2016 Edition of Cal-Peculiarities is Here
    Seyfarth synopsis:  It’s here: the 2016 edition of the popular and informative Cal-Peculiarities: How California Employment Law is Different. Order it here. Also, we report the results of our recent reader survey. Wage-hour Issues…
Rank this Week: 2420

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
  • May 18

    Understanding the New Overtime Regulation

    Understanding the New Overtime Regulation
    Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued the final version of the much-anticipated new Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) regulations regarding the salary threshold for exempt employees. This post provides…
  • May 17

    Comparing the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Uniform Trade Secrets Act

    Comparing the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Uniform Trade Secrets Act
    As we have previously discussed on the blog, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) into law on May 11, 2016. Fortunately, while the law has many new components that businesses need to consider, parts of the DTSA are…
  • Apr 26

    House Judiciary Committee Passes Defend Trade Secrets Act

    House Judiciary Committee Passes Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Wow, that was fast! We recently blogged about the revised Defend Trade Secrets Act, which passed the Senate on April 4, 2016, by an 87-0 vote. On April 20, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed the same bill. The next step is…
Rank this Week: 2309

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/
  • May 18

    Guest Blog: Mandryk & Blum on Are Unpaid College Internships Illegal?

    Guest Blog: Mandryk & Blum on Are Unpaid College Internships Illegal?
    Here is another in my Guest Blog series.  This one is from labour lawyers Joshua Mandryk and Nadine Blum who are lawyers at the Toronto law firm of Goldblatt Partners.   I have discussed unpaid internships on this blog many…
  • May 9

    You Can Now Search (Almost) All Ontario Collective Agreement

    You Can Now Search (Almost) All Ontario Collective Agreement
    Collective Agreements Now Searchable Many years ago, when I was a mere Masters’ of Industrial Relations student at U of Toronto, I had a summer job working for John O’Grady (shout out to John!), a labour researcher and…
  • May 6

    The Model of Sectoral Collective Bargaining Everyone is Whispering About

    The Model of Sectoral Collective Bargaining Everyone is Whispering About
    The Ontario Changing Workplaces Review (CWR), chaired by the Honourable Justice John Murray and respected senior labour lawyer Michael Mitchell, is set to release its Interim Report soon.  A central objective of the Review is to…
Rank this Week: 2121

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 2026

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

Coves employment law. By Smith Eibeler, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2208

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • May 16

    Poultry Processing Workers Allege Illegal, Unethical Employer Action

    Poultry Processing Workers Allege Illegal, Unethical Employer Action
    Chicken doesn’t come cheap. Or at least, not for the workers who toil to process it for the masses.  A new report by Oxfam America asserts workers in U.S. poultry processing plants risk high rates of injury, illness, difficult…
  • May 14

    Orange County Sexism Lawsuit Settled for $57k

    Orange County Sexism Lawsuit Settled for $57k
    A $57,500 settlement was reached in an Orange County gender discrimination lawsuit in which plaintiff, an employee of Irvine Range Water District, alleged she suffered system sexism by her superiors.  Although the settlement agreement…
  • May 11

    Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable Highways Express – Associational Disability Discrimination

    Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable Highways Express – Associational Disability Discrimination
    A sharply divided California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Eight, issued a decision allowing a plaintiff to proceed with his associational disability discrimination claim against his employer. This was a reversal…
Rank this Week: 2353

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/
  • May 15

    Employer Loses Contractual Right to Arbitrate Due to Delay

    Employer Loses Contractual Right to Arbitrate Due to Delay
    A recent case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit makes clear that an employer will lose its contractual right to arbitration if it proceeds in litigation for eight months.  In Messing v. North Central…
  • May 12

    Domino’s Pizza Sued for Wage and Hour Violation

    Domino’s Pizza Sued for Wage and Hour Violation
    As reported yesterday in the Cherry Hill Courier-Post, pizza company Domino’s is being sued in a proposed class-action lawsuit by delivery persons in South Jersey who claim they are not being paid the required minimum wage.  The…
  • May 12

    NEW JERSEY DISTRICT COURT CERTIFIES CLASS IN GENDER DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

    NEW JERSEY DISTRICT COURT CERTIFIES CLASS IN GENDER DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT
    The U.S. District Court in New Jersey, in Smith et al. v. Merck & Co., Inc., 3:13-cv-02970 (D.N.J.), recently issued a ruling that paves the way for thousands of women across the United States to join a lawsuit alleging gender…
Rank this Week: 2787

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • May 15

    Yates Update: Deputy AG Remarks on Reaction to Memo

    Yates Update: Deputy AG Remarks on Reaction to Memo
    When the Department of Justice announces new guidance for individual and corporate prosecutions, the white collar bar takes notice. Thus, in September 2015, when the Department of Justice released a memorandum titled “Individual…
  • May 9

    After a Merger, Protecting Rights to Advancement and Indemnification

    After a Merger, Protecting Rights to Advancement and Indemnification
    For both companies and individual officers and directors, it’s critically important to know the protections that are available to corporate leadership before a company runs into trouble. The Delaware Chancery Court’s recent…
  • May 1

    The Inbox – An Unexpected Treat

    The Inbox – An Unexpected Treat
    As employees of the New York-based Chobani yogurt plant filed into work last Tuesday, they were met with sealed, white envelopes containing a sweet financial surprise.  Little did they know, the owner and CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, had been…
Rank this Week: 2570

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • May 15

    Gender diversity in the workforce: What’s holding women back?

    Gender diversity in the workforce: What’s holding women back?
    A number of well-intentioned corporate executives—with their eyes squarely on the bottom line—are taking action to increase gender diversity at all levels of their organizations. Confident they’ll see a payoff, those top…
  • May 15

    Sex stereotyping, same-sex harassment, and transgender issues in the workplace

    Sex stereotyping, same-sex harassment, and transgender issues in the workplace
    by Amanda Shelby We typically think of sex discrimination and sexual harassment as involving two employees of the opposite sex, but that unlawful activity can occur between employees of the same sex, too. Although federal law doesn’t…
  • May 15

    Caregiving responsibilities, temporal flexibility, and the gender wage gap

    Caregiving responsibilities, temporal flexibility, and the gender wage gap
    by Kelly Boehner We often hear that women earn approximately 77 cents for every dollar men earn. That statistic comes from data in the 2010 American Community Survey, an annual survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The statistic means…
Rank this Week: 2141

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2003

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/
  • May 12

    Final OSHA Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesse

    Final OSHA Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesse
    OSHA has issued its final, revised recordkeeping rule, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2017, and requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their onsite…
  • Apr 29

    Senators Submit Voluntary Protection Program Act for Consideration

    Senators Submit Voluntary Protection Program Act for Consideration
    As reported by the Wyoming Business Report, Wyoming Republican Senator Mike Enzi and Colorado Democrat Senator Michael Bennet have sponsored legislation to codify the voluntary protection program of Occupational Safety and Health…
  • Apr 22

    OSHA Publishes Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Viru

    OSHA Publishes Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Viru
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are monitoring the Zika virus outbreak that is spreading into the United States.  This interim guidance…
Rank this Week: 2406

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: 2246

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • May 11

    100% Exclusion for Qualified Small Business Stock Held for Five Year

    100% Exclusion for Qualified Small Business Stock Held for Five Year
    Starting a small business is full of challenges and an entrepreneur will have many concerns, especially with ensuring adequate operating capital and meeting funding requirements. The federal government does recognize the importance of small…
  • May 10

    As Small Business Week Ends, A Reminder of a Few Resources Available to Entrepreneur

    As Small Business Week Ends, A Reminder of a Few Resources Available to Entrepreneur
    As small business week comes to a close, including special resources and webinars available at various federal government entities only during the week, a variety of different resources remain available for the entrepreneur from the federal…
  • May 4

    DOL Revises The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster

    DOL Revises The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster
    by Joshua A. Diveley The Department of Labor (DOL) revised The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster which certain employers must display at employment locations. The revisions were released in late April, 2016. The poster was revised to…
Rank this Week: 2325

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
Rank this Week: 2712

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

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

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Apr 25

    Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure

    Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure
    Petitioner was a teacher of catering who resigned to take a chef’s position. Petitioner returned to a different school and was given a “U” rating and terminated. Petitioner filed an Article 78 petition without filing a…
  • Apr 25

    NYPD Disqualification for Loud Exhaust or Tinted Window

    NYPD Disqualification for Loud Exhaust or Tinted Window
    NYPD Disqualification Often younger people most often men accumulate summones or moving violations for “loud exhaust” or “tinted windows”. These violations accumulate over time and may grow to 5, 10, 15 or even 20…
  • Mar 11

    What is meant by “reasonably perform the duties of police officer?”

    What is meant by “reasonably perform the duties of police officer?”
      This is the question that was presented in Granelle v.  NYC. The candidate have a spinal condition known as spondylolisthesis. X-rays reveal this condition and he was disqualified from police officer.   After disqualification…
Rank this Week: 2191

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wage and hour laws. By Maine Employee Rights Group.

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2716