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Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Jul 20

    No Certification Where Loss of Data Prevents Class Identification

    No Certification Where Loss of Data Prevents Class Identification
    Junk fax case presents opportunities for some employment cases Identifying potential class members is not an issue in most employment cases, as the employer likely has any number of employment records for each of the claimants, including…
  • Jul 18

    Massachusetts District Court Denies Certification for Claims of Unpaid Meal Break

    Massachusetts District Court Denies Certification for Claims of Unpaid Meal Break
    It has become almost part of the plaintiff playbook to bring wage and hour claims despite lawful employer policies by claiming some sort of “class-wide” policy of deviating from those policies. Sadly, this tactic works at least as…
  • Jul 14

    California Supreme Court Denies Sequenced Discovery in Representative PAGA Action

    California Supreme Court Denies Sequenced Discovery in Representative PAGA Action
    On July 13, 2017, the California Supreme Court rejected lower court holdings that limited an employee’s ability to secure statewide employee contact and employment information in a representative PAGA action, when the plaintiff only…
Rank this Week: 2189

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 19

    Medical Marijuana: When a Positive Drug Test may not be Grounds to Fire an Employee

    Medical Marijuana: When a Positive Drug Test may not be Grounds to Fire an Employee
    In a portentous opinion, Massachusetts’ highest court held that a medical marijuana patient terminated for failing a drug screening could state a claim for disability discrimination against her employer.  Because many states’…
  • Jul 12

    Will Paid Family Leave Become the Law of the Land?

    Will Paid Family Leave Become the Law of the Land?
    Included in President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal is a request for funding a paid leave program.  The program would require $19 billion from the budget and would provide that employees were entitled to 6 weeks of paid leave from…
  • Jun 30

    Arizona Sick Leave Law Goes in Effect July 1st: Are you ready?

    Arizona Sick Leave Law Goes in Effect July 1st: Are you ready?
    In November, voters in Arizona approved a ballot initiative that would require employers to provide paid sick leave.  The law goes into effect tomorrow. Under the law, Arizona employers with less than 15 employees will have to provide up…
Rank this Week: 1752

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Jul 19

    New National Origin Discrimination Regs: FEHC Hears Public Comment

    New National Origin Discrimination Regs: FEHC Hears Public Comment
    Seyfarth Synopsis: On July 17, 2017, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) heard public comments on its proposed regulations covering national origin discrimination under the FEHA. Discussion centered on employer-imposed…
  • Jul 13

    California Peculiarities Employment Law Readers: Cast Your Vote in the ABA’s Web 100 Competition!

    California Peculiarities Employment Law Readers: Cast Your Vote in the ABA’s Web 100 Competition!
    Voting is open for the American Bar Association’s annual 100 Best Legal Blawgs competition, though this year the contest is a “Web 100” and will include websites and social media along with legal blogs. We hope you will cast…
  • Jul 12

    Need Cool Relief From Summer Heat? Try a Refreshing Handbook Update!

    Need Cool Relief From Summer Heat? Try a Refreshing Handbook Update!
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Although there’s no right or wrong time to do a handbook update, we recommend them annually. Might as well take the opportunity when operations are typically slower, summertime, to give your handbook a shine.…
Rank this Week: 2184

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    Buca di Beppo Cheated Workers Out of Wages, According to Wage Theft Lawsuit

    Buca di Beppo Cheated Workers Out of Wages, According to Wage Theft Lawsuit
    A wage theft lawsuit claims the Times Square location of Buca di Beppo, a nationwide Italian restaurant, failed to pay its workers minimum wages and overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New…
  • Jul 12

    SUBWAY Restaurant Settles Overtime Pay Lawsuit

    SUBWAY Restaurant Settles Overtime Pay Lawsuit
    A SUBWAY restaurant located in Times Square has paid $42,500 to a sandwich preparer to settle a lawsuit alleging that the popular sandwich chain did not pay him overtime pay, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor…
  • Jul 10

    Bojangles’ Assistant Managers Sue for Overtime

    Bojangles’ Assistant Managers Sue for Overtime
    Two assistant managers who worked at a North Carolina Bojangles’ restaurant are suing the famous southern food chain for failing to pay them overtime.  The assistant managers argue that they were not actually managers and spent…
Rank this Week: 2306

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/
  • Jul 19

    Social Media Content Key for Non-Solicit Violations – Employment Law This Week

    Social Media Content Key for Non-Solicit Violations – Employment Law This Week
    Featured on Employment Law This Week – An Illinois appellate court weighs in on social media and solicitation. The case involved a defendant who sent LinkedIn connection requests to three former coworkers, even though he had signed…
  • Jul 19

    New York Federal Judge Declines to Enforce Employee Non-Solicit Clause

    New York Federal Judge Declines to Enforce Employee Non-Solicit Clause
    In a very thorough analysis following a 3 day Preliminary Injunction hearing Judge Jed Rakoff declined to issue injunctive relief to a former employer seeking to enjoin four former employees and their new employer from competing or from…
  • Jul 6

    New Changes to Nevada’s Noncompete Law

    New Changes to Nevada’s Noncompete Law
    Nevada employers be advised: on June 3, 2017, Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law Assembly Bill 276, which amends Chapter 613 of the Nevada Revised Statutes and sets forth a new framework in which noncompetes are evaluated. The amended…
Rank this Week: 2166

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jul 18

    Third Circuit on Hostile Work Environment (Is one "n-word" enough?)

    Third Circuit on Hostile Work Environment (Is one "n-word" enough?)
    Last week, the Third Circuit issued a precedential opinion in Castleberry v. STI Group. It's an interesting opinion, on appeal from a dismissal at the pleadings stage, on the legal standard for hostile work environment claims.One issue is…
  • Jul 7

    PA Supreme Court: Terminated employees do not have the right to view personnel file

    PA Supreme Court: Terminated employees do not have the right to view personnel file
    Under Pennsylvania's Personnel Files Act:An employer shall, at reasonable times, upon request of an employee, permit that employee or an agent designated by the employee to inspect his or her own personnel files used to determine his or her…
  • Jul 6

    DOL finally states its position in overtime regulation litigation

    DOL finally states its position in overtime regulation litigation
    Welp, we finally have the long-awaited reply brief from the Department of Labor in the overtime regulation litigation (HT: Wage & Hour Litigation Blog). What's their position?The Department has decided not to advocate for the specific…
Rank this Week: 1753

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies How to Prove Disability Discrimination

    New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies How to Prove Disability Discrimination
    Earlier this week, the New Jersey Supreme Court clarified how to determine whether an employer fired an employee because of a disability in violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”). Maryanne Grande, RN,…
  • Jun 22

    Four Rabner Baumgart Attorneys Named New Jersey Super Lawyer

    Four Rabner Baumgart Attorneys Named New Jersey Super Lawyer
    Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that four of our employment lawyers once again have been selected to be included on the New Jersey Super Lawyers list in 2017. Specifically, Elliot M. Baumgart…
  • Jun 15

    Who Can Be Liable Under New York’s Anti-Discrimination Law?

    Who Can Be Liable Under New York’s Anti-Discrimination Law?
    A recent employment discrimination case makes it clear that the primary factor to determine who is an “employer” under the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”) law is whether the party has the power to control…
Rank this Week: 1663

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: 2085

Swinging for the Fences - Royal…

Swinging for the Fences - Royal Sports Group

Baseball player rights, benefits and more.

http://royalsportsgroup.info/
  • Jul 11

    All Star Game Wages and Salary

    All Star Game Wages and Salary
    The All Star Game is a wonderful opportunity for a select group of players.  But, lets turn our attention to wages. The new collective bargaining [Read More] The post All Star Game Wages and Salary appeared first on Royal Sports Group,…
  • Jun 18

    Do You Know the 72 Hour Rule to Appeal an Official Scorer?

    Do You Know the 72 Hour Rule to Appeal an Official Scorer?
    The 72 hour rule can zip by very quickly.  Players waiting to long can to long can blow their one opportunity to appeal a decision [Read More] The post Do You Know the 72 Hour Rule to Appeal an Official Scorer? appeared first on Royal…
  • Jun 16

    Happy Fathers Day

    Happy Fathers Day
    Playing away from family as often as you do, is very difficult.  Your family and friends are behind you 100%.  Performing at your best will Read More ... The post Happy Fathers Day appeared first on Royal Sports Group, LLC.
Rank this Week: 1994

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Jun 30

    The Reading List (2017, No. 22): The "Not Precedent Opinions Can Be Interesting" Edition

    The Reading List (2017, No. 22): The "Not Precedent Opinions Can Be Interesting" Edition
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended June 30, 2017***LinkedIn "Solicitations"From the Appellate Court of Illinois this week, we got treated to a non-precedential Rule 23 order that addresses a fertile area of non-compete…
  • Jun 21

    North Carolina's Odd Rule on Appealing Injunction

    North Carolina's Odd Rule on Appealing Injunction
    Lawyers deal with rules that are substantive and procedural.For the most part, substantive rules - those governing the merits of a claim - contain some flexibility. That is particularly true in non-compete cases, where the flexibility is a…
  • Jun 16

    The Return of the Fourth Justice: My Concurring Opinion in BHB Investment Holdings v. Ogg

    The Return of the Fourth Justice: My Concurring Opinion in BHB Investment Holdings v. Ogg
    My dear readers may not realize that, despite not being a Michigan attorney, I recently sat as the Fourth Justice on the Court of Appeals of Michigan for the case of BHB Investment Holdings, LLC v. Ogg, or as it should be known for…
Rank this Week: 2408

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

http://www.workplacetechlaw.com
  • Jun 28

    Expert HR Systems: A Guide for Counsel

    Expert HR Systems: A Guide for Counsel
    I am pleased to announce that my paper, tentatively titled “Countering Bias in Expert HR Systems: A Guide for In-House Counsel,” has been accepted for publication in the International In-house Counsel Journal.   …
  • Apr 14

    Still More on Algorithmic Bia

    Still More on Algorithmic Bia
    I’ve written extensively on Algorithmic Bias and the role that employment lawyers will have to play in countering it.  A recent paper published in Science shows that bias empirically. According to the study, when an expert HR…
  • Mar 25

    How to Build a Privacy and Cyber Security Program (Nonprofit Edition)

    How to Build a Privacy and Cyber Security Program (Nonprofit Edition)
      While many in the nonprofit community believe that a privacy and cybersecurity program is beyond their means, the fact is there are many ways to tackle this problem—many of which are low and no…
Rank this Week: 1643

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jun 24

    Broad California Anti-Retaliation Laws Allow A Claim Against “Any Person”

    Broad California Anti-Retaliation Laws Allow A Claim Against “Any Person”
    Unlike many other claims that can only be brought against employers or individual employees, California anti-retaliation laws extend much further. In many cases, a retaliation case can be made in many cases against “any person”.…
  • Jun 4

    How To Present Your Wrongful Termination Case To A Lawyer

    How To Present Your Wrongful Termination Case To A Lawyer
    Here are my top three tips on presenting your potential employment case or wrongful termination case to a lawyer: I. Be able to explain the basics of your case in just a few sentences to capture a lawyers attention right away. For instance…
  • May 14

    Can You Be Fired While On Disability Leave Or Medical Leave?

    Can You Be Fired While On Disability Leave Or Medical Leave?
    “Can I be fired while on disability leave?” – this is one of the most common questions that I hear from employees, who have suffered an injury and have to be off work due to that injury or some other illness. The answer to…
Rank this Week: 1647

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Jun 22

    Outsourcing in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Sectors – a UK perspective

    Outsourcing in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Sectors – a UK perspective
    Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences companies operate in a demanding environment and face diverse challenges such as pricing pressure, increased regulatory requirements and mounting costs. With this backdrop, they have, starting with non-core…
  • Jun 6

    European Banking Authority (EBA) publishes draft recommendations for outsourcing to the cloud

    European Banking Authority (EBA) publishes draft recommendations for outsourcing to the cloud
    The European Banking Authority (EBA) has opened a consultation on its draft recommendations for financial institutions outsourcing to cloud service providers across all cloud-related domains including infrastructure as a service, platform as…
  • Jun 1

    Keeping Your Airline IT Resilient

    Keeping Your Airline IT Resilient
    A number of major carriers have suffered high-impact IT events in the past several months. Estimates of losses in these cases have exceeded £100m. This is on top of (no doubt significant) remedial costs, reductions in share price and…
Rank this Week: 2228

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

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

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    Conflict Resolution website

    Conflict Resolution website
    Most of my blogging deals with alternative dispute resolution, including alternative ways to practice litigation. Sometimes I re-print those posts here, but usually they remain on a separate site, called Conflict Resolution, which can be…
  • Mar 31

    Conflict resolution, not litigation

    Conflict resolution, not litigation
    I prefer to describe my practice as “conflict resolution” rather than “litigation.” It’s not because I have any objections to filing or defending lawsuits, and I am not at all adverse to taking cases to trial.…
  • Feb 7

    The rule of law

    The rule of law
    We have come to one of those moments in our history when people are learning to appreciate the important role courts and lawyers play in our government. If you’re a supporter of President Trump’s blockage of travel from seven…
Rank this Week: 1910

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    After 42 Years, It's Nice to Know That I Might Be Qualified for Something

    After 42 Years, It's Nice to Know That I Might Be Qualified for Something
    In this morning's mail box ...Michael, BCG Attorney Search noticed that the following job might suit your qualifications and experience. We are pleased to provide you with the latest jobs from your preferred geographic location and practice…
  • Mar 7

    The Concept of Fallow Ground and Other Musing

    The Concept of Fallow Ground and Other Musing
    More than one year has passed since my last post, and the two or three years before were little more productive. Still for some reason, hopefully more noble than ego, I have chosen not to kill off this spot on the internet.Like the biblical…
  • Feb 24

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed
    A basic tenet of American employment law is that employment is at will, meaning that the employer can set the conditions of employment as long as it is not otherwise illegal.A Georgia businessman who provides aviation insurance has a new one:…
Rank this Week: 1706

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 2066

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 21

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment
    The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618 (CanLII) that should have employers pulling out and reviewing their incentive plans, including bonus, STIP, LTIP, stock options and whatever…
  • Feb 17

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case
    Please take some time to make your way through Cook v. Hatch Ltd., 2017 ONSC 47. It’s a well reasoned and thoughtful decision that injects some common sense into the enforceability of contractual termination clause discussion. The…
  • Feb 16

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995
    The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) considered the sale of a business provisions in the Labour Relations Act, 1995 in ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. v Unifor Local 554, 2017 CanLII 4481 (ON LRB). ADT (a unionized…
Rank this Week: 1958

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Covers regulation, litigation and other developments impacting the sharing economy. By Michael Erdman.

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

    Flytenow.com’s Wings Clipped by FAA, DC Court of Appeal

    Flytenow.com’s Wings Clipped by FAA, DC Court of Appeal
    Last December the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in a case involving the flight-sharing service Flytenow.com.  The website offered to match private pilots having planned itineraries with persons desiring…
  • Feb 19

    Uber’s Arbitration Clause Problem, Part 1

    Uber’s Arbitration Clause Problem, Part 1
    As I mentioned in a recent post, I think it would be worthwhile to examine some of the previous orders in the O’Connor v. Uber class action litigation in California relating to Uber’s various arbitration provisions.  This…
  • Feb 4

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit
    I practice in Chicago and try to keep a close eye on Sharing Economy developments both locally and in Springfield.  I previously examined a federal court decision involving legal challenges by some of Uber’s competitors here, and…
Rank this Week: 1921

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Provides news and commentary on developments in whistleblower protection law. By Jason Zuckerman.

http://whistleblower-protection-law.com/
  • Apr 19

    Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Prevails in ARB Appeal

    Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Prevails in ARB Appeal
    The Department of Labor Administrative Review Board’s decision in Dietz v. Cypress Semiconductor Corp. establishes important precedent on the broad scope of protected whistleblowing under the whistleblower provision of the…
  • Apr 4

    NHTSA Issues Regulation Barring Gag Provisions in Settlement Agreement

    NHTSA Issues Regulation Barring Gag Provisions in Settlement Agreement
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an Enforcement Guidance Bulletin barring gag provisions in protective orders and settlement agreements that would prohibit information obtained in private litigation from being…
  • Apr 4

    Decision Denying Motion for Summary Judgment Broadly Construes Sarbanes-Oxley Protected Whistleblowing

    Decision Denying Motion for Summary Judgment Broadly Construes Sarbanes-Oxley Protected Whistleblowing
    Richard Trusz, the former head of valuation at a subsidiary of UBS, has defeated a motion for summary judgment in Trusz v. UBS Realty and UBS.  The decision underscores the broad scope of protected whistleblowing... The post Decision…
Rank this Week: 2368

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2206

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 2077

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 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 2081

HR Defense Blog

HR Defense Blog

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

http://www.akerman.com/Blogs/hrdefense/
  • Feb 12

    Florida Whistleblower Act Objector Must Prove an Actual Violation of Law, Says Second DCA

    Florida Whistleblower Act Objector Must Prove an Actual Violation of Law, Says Second DCA
    POSTED BY Richard D. Tuschman ON February 12, 2015 The Florida private sector Whistleblower’s Act protects employees who object or refuse to participate in a violation of a law, rule or regulation by their employer. But an…
  • Jan 26

    Employers Cannot Rely on Timekeeping Policies as a Defense to FLSA Claim

    Employers Cannot Rely on Timekeeping Policies as a Defense to FLSA Claim
    POSTED BY Richard D. Tuschman ON January 26, 2015 An employee's violation of timekeeping policies is not a defense to a Fair Labor Standards Act claim, if the employer knows or has reason to know that an employee underreported his…
  • Jan 20

    New York Trial Court Provides Guidance on Application of Corrections Law Factor

    New York Trial Court Provides Guidance on Application of Corrections Law Factor
    POSTED BY CHRIS LEPORE  ON JANUARY 20, 2015 It should come as no surprise to New York employers that making an employment decision based on an applicant or employee's criminal background can be unlawful. See N.Y. Corr. Law §…
Rank this Week: 2021

Women in Labor

Women in Labor

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

http://royalllp.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2283

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: 1723

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: 1712

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Jul 24

    Better Preparing U.S. Workers To Fill Your Job

    Better Preparing U.S. Workers To Fill Your Job
    A Facebook Post touting “Not Everyone Is A Doctor or Lawyer” prompts me to ask U.S. business leaders and families for their opinion about how well the U.S. education system works to provide the education and training…
  • Jul 20

    CMS Offers PY 2018 Marketplace Brokers, Agents Training 7/20, 21, 26 & 27

    CMS Offers PY 2018 Marketplace Brokers, Agents Training 7/20, 21, 26 & 27
    Agents and brokers planning to market health insurance coverage sold through the health care marketplaces established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) should register and participate in one of the upcoming…
  • Jul 7

    8/28 Comment Deadline For Proposed Changes To OSHA OSHA Beryllium Standard

    8/28 Comment Deadline For Proposed Changes To OSHA OSHA Beryllium Standard
    August 28 is the deadline for employers and others to comment on an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed rule that would modify the agency’s recent beryllium standards for the construction and shipyard sectors.…
Rank this Week: 4732

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    New Jersey Shopper Privacy Bill Signed into Law

    New Jersey Shopper Privacy Bill Signed into Law
    On July 21, 2017, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill that places new restrictions on the collection and use of personal information by retail establishments for certain purposes. The statute, which is called the Personal…
  • Jul 20

    San Francisco Bans Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Salary History, 26 States Considering Similar Legislation

    San Francisco Bans Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Salary History, 26 States Considering Similar Legislation
    San Francisco is the latest jurisdiction to pass a law that prohibits employers from inquiring about prior salary history during hiring. New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New Orleans already have similar laws, and in a…
  • Jul 19

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer protection actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Tyson’s Hot Dog TM Suit is Going, Going Gone Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands received a thumbs-up from the Third Circuit to continue…
Rank this Week: 2868

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Has Trump Violated Criminal Laws? If so, should he be prosecuted?

    Has Trump Violated Criminal Laws? If so, should he be prosecuted?
    Three publications in the last two weeks have highlighted the issue of whether President Trump has violated criminal laws while in office. They also raise the question of whether, if he has, a prosecutor should or should not bring charges…
  • Jul 21

    Zalkind Law’s Emma Quinn-Judge Honored as one of the 2017 Top Women of Law

    Zalkind Law’s Emma Quinn-Judge Honored as one of the 2017 Top Women of Law
    We are proud to announce that partner Emma Quinn-Judge is being honored as one of the 2017 Top Women of the Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.  The annual award recognizes women lawyers for outstanding accomplishments in the legal…
  • Jun 30

    Massachusetts Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    Massachusetts Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
    Yesterday the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 2093, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). Last month the House unanimously passed a similar bill, H. 3680. The PWFA is headed to Governor Charlie Baker, who has indicated…
Rank this Week: 3107

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
  • Jul 24

    An Ounce of Data Breach Prevention…Address Attorney-Client Privilege in Your Breach Planning

    An Ounce of Data Breach Prevention…Address Attorney-Client Privilege in Your Breach Planning
    Data breach “horror” stories have become a new staple in today’s business environment. The frequency of attacks which threaten (or compromise) the security of business networks and information systems continually increases…
  • Jul 19

    Review of Previously Opened Email May Violate SCA

    Review of Previously Opened Email May Violate SCA
    In the midst of a heated litigation commenced by an employer against its former employee for alleged violations of a non-compete agreement, an employee returned the cell phone she used during her employment. Prior to returning the phone, she…
  • Jun 29

    Public-Private Partnerships Could Bolster Healthcare Cybersecurity Effort

    Public-Private Partnerships Could Bolster Healthcare Cybersecurity Effort
    Protecting data in the healthcare industry continues to be an area of focus for regulators and lawmakers. HIPAA Journal noted that in 2016 more HIPAA covered entities reported breaches than in any other year since the U.S. Department of…
Rank this Week: 4182

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

Covers labor and employment law for the healthcare industry. By Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
  • Jul 24

    Second Circuit Adopts “Motivating Factor” Causation Standard for FMLA Retaliation Claim

    Second Circuit Adopts “Motivating Factor” Causation Standard for FMLA Retaliation Claim
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently clarified that the “motivating factor” standard of causation applies to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliation claims, instead of the “but for”…
  • Jul 21

    Are Zero Tolerance Drug Testing Policies About to Go Up in Smoke?

    Are Zero Tolerance Drug Testing Policies About to Go Up in Smoke?
    In an important new decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently held that a qualifying patient who has been terminated from employment for testing positive for marijuana as a result of her lawful medical marijuana use may…
  • Jul 20

    DFEH Publishes Materials to Assist Employers with Handling Harassment Allegation

    DFEH Publishes Materials to Assist Employers with Handling Harassment Allegation
    The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently released a brief, nine-page guide for California employers, which was prepared in conjunction with the California Sexual Harassment Task Force.  This guide is intended to…
Rank this Week: 4166

The Case Law Firm Blog

The Case Law Firm Blog

An employment law blog for employees.

http://www.thecaselawfirm.com/blog
  • Jul 24

    Off Duty Privacy: Do Employees Have Any Rights?

    Off Duty Privacy: Do Employees Have Any Rights?
    An incident regarding Ivy League students behaving poorly on social media serves as a cautionary tale for employees about the limits of off duty privacy. Last month, multiple news outlets reported that Harvard revoked the acceptances of…
  • Jul 18

    Is a wrongful termination illegal? The answer may surprise you.

    Is a wrongful termination illegal? The answer may surprise you.
    Clients and potential clients tell us all the time that they think they have been the victim of a “wrongful termination.”  Oftentimes, what employees actually mean when they say “wrongful” is unfair or…
  • Jul 7

    Full Second Circuit to Decide Workplace Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

    Full Second Circuit to Decide Workplace Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case
    The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals is positioned to join the 7th Circuit in deciding that Title VII prohibits sexual orientation discrimination at work. In April of this year,  the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals here in Chicago made…
Rank this Week: 2834

Unemployed and Scared

Unemployed and Scared

Appeals and tips specific to Minnesota's unemployment process. By IAJ Law, LLC.

http://iajlaw.com/news-articles/unemployment/
  • Jul 24

    Unemployment Tip # 003 – Work Force Center

    Unemployment Tip # 003 – Work Force Center
    The post Unemployment Tip # 003 – Work Force Center appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Continuing on with my new series for unemployment tips, I want to address the work force center. For some reason, newly unemployed workers want to…
  • Jul 20

    Telecommute and Unemployment in Minnesota

    Telecommute and Unemployment in Minnesota
    The post Telecommute and Unemployment in Minnesota appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Telecommute and unemployment in Minnesota is a new concept and  undeveloped from a case law perspective.  In Minnesota, a person who telecommutes has…
  • Jul 18

    Unemployment Tip # 002 – Medical Records for Unemployment

    Unemployment Tip # 002 – Medical Records for Unemployment
    The post Unemployment Tip # 002 – Medical Records for Unemployment appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Continuing on with my new series for unemployment tips, I want to address medical records.  Medical records for unemployment appeals…
Rank this Week: 2717

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
Rank this Week: 2648

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By Phillips & Associates.

https://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 2482

Dallas Employment Lawyer Blog

Dallas Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By Adam S. Greenfield.

https://www.dallasemploymentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 21

    What is the difference between “employment at will” and “right to work”?

    What is the difference between “employment at will” and “right to work”?
    Many people in Texas and elsewhere get confused between “employment at will” and “right to work.” Both of these terms are legal terms associated with employment law, but they have distinct meanings that are crucial to…
  • Jul 18

    Walmart to pay $7.5 million for failure to provide same-sex benefit

    Walmart to pay $7.5 million for failure to provide same-sex benefit
    In July 2015, a Wal-Mart employee sued her employer in federal court, alleging that the corporation had intentionally deprived her of spousal health insurance benefits because she and her spouse were of the same sex. She’d worked for…
  • Jul 14

    What Fox News teaches us about sexual harassment

    What Fox News teaches us about sexual harassment
    In April, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was removed from the network due to allegations of sexual harassment. This was just the latest of claims related to sexual harassment that have arisen from the network’s office culture,…
Rank this Week: 2597

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

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

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Jul 21

    Common Disabilities With OPERS Benefit

    Common Disabilities With OPERS Benefit
    The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System does not maintain a list of “acceptable” or “recognized” disabilities that qualify OPERS participants for injury or illness benefits. Instead, the program uses standard…
  • Jul 5

    What Is ERISA and How Does It Affect Me?

    What Is ERISA and How Does It Affect Me?
    ERISA, or the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, lays out employees’ rights and employers’ obligations under retirement and disability plans. That is, when a company or agency offers a pension, 401(k), or similar…
  • Jun 14

    Lawyers vs. Attorneys: What’s the Difference?

    Lawyers vs. Attorneys: What’s the Difference?
    Remember that old comedy bit that starts, “You can call me Ray …”?   Set aside the quite high annoyance factor and understand that the gist of that tired gag applies to the job titles of “lawyer” and…
Rank this Week: 3014

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/
  • Jul 20

    Cases --- July 9th through 15th

    Cases --- July 9th through 15th
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination *Puckett v. US Dept. of Agriculture (10th Cir., July 10, 2017) (affirming summary judgment in defendant's favor:  Puckett failed to demonstrate that her termination was arbitrary and…
  • Jul 12

    Cases --- July 2nd through 8th

    Cases --- July 2nd through 8th
    Discrimination/Retaliation *Jackson v. Besecker (10th Cir., July 5, 2017) (dismissing appeal for lack of jurisdiction: sheriff fired deputy after deputy ran against him in election; deputy sued for retaliation; the sheriff claimed…
  • Jul 4

    Cases --- June 25th through July 1st

    Cases --- June 25th through July 1st
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination*Winger v. Meade District Hospital (10th Cir., June 27, 2017) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the hospital on Winger's due process claim)WagesMarlow v. The New Food Guy, Inc. (10th…
Rank this Week: 3749

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
  • Jul 20

    New Employment Law Podcast Episode – W/ Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez

    New Employment Law Podcast Episode – W/ Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez
    A big, special new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released today! This is part 1 of a 2 part sit-down interview with former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez, who offers terrific insight on issues…
  • Jun 20

    “Employment Law Now” Podcast – Episode 10 Released!

    “Employment Law Now” Podcast – Episode 10 Released!
    A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released! In today’s episode, I address independent contractor misclassification, performance reviews affecting age discrimination claims, and a novel case on…
  • Jun 2

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released
    A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released (today’s the 9th episode). In today’s episode, I address significant trends concerning hiring discrimination claims and predictive scheduling, and…
Rank this Week: 4207

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

Covers Massachusetts employment law issues such as employment discrimination, sexual harasment and wrongful discharge. By Jack Merrill.

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 4877

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3476

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/
  • Jul 20

    Guide Published to Assist in The Development of Effective Anti-Harassment Program

    Guide Published to Assist in The Development of Effective Anti-Harassment Program
    Our colleagues Katrina J. Walasik and Amy B. Messigian, at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Health Employment and Labor blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the retail industry: “DFEH Publishes Materials to…
  • Jul 7

    Employers Who Do Not Take Tip Credit Own Employees’ Tip

    Employers Who Do Not Take Tip Credit Own Employees’ Tip
    Our colleague Brian W. Steinbach at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Wage and Hour Defense Blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the retail industry: “Tenth Circuit Rules Tips Belong to the Employer If Tip…
  • Jul 6

    The Department of Consumer Affairs Publishes Rules Governing FIFA

    The Department of Consumer Affairs Publishes Rules Governing FIFA
    On May 15th, the Freelance Isn’t Free Act (“FIFA”) went into effect in New York City. The Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) recently issued guidelines to help employers comply with the law. Coverage and…
Rank this Week: 3580

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/
  • Jul 20

    ACA Compliance Validation (ACV) System: Ready for Prime Time?

    ACA Compliance Validation (ACV) System: Ready for Prime Time?
    ACA “repeal” proposals at this point seem like zombie extras – walking dead, and none of them purports to repeal employer mandate taxes that accrued in 2015. Collection is coming; only the timing is in question. ACV 2.0 is…
  • Jul 18

    The End … of Act II

    The End … of Act II
    The hero has disappeared in a cloud of suspicion and is presumed dead, so much so that supposed friends are found to be celebrating his passing.  This is just as it should be at the end of Act II.  Remember when Republicans rejoiced…
  • Jun 27

    M.C. Escher and Erwin Schrodinger Walk into A Bar … Or Are They Walking Out? And How Can The CBO Be Sure?

    M.C. Escher and Erwin Schrodinger Walk into A Bar … Or Are They Walking Out? And How Can The CBO Be Sure?
    The pundits and political partisans apparently stopped reading before the heading on page 9 of the CBO’s June 26 report on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) Discussion Draft, “Uncertainty Surrounding the…
Rank this Week: 3163

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 20

    3 Things That May Indicate a Hostile Work Environment

    3 Things That May Indicate a Hostile Work Environment
    3 Things That May Indicate a Hostile Work Environment What the law says about toxic workplaces Is being rude and abrasive at work against the law? In most cases, the answer is obviously no. There are no legal standards that govern…
  • Jul 13

    Are You Legally Entitled to a Meal Break?

    Are You Legally Entitled to a Meal Break?
    Are You Legally Entitled to a Meal Break? What all hourly employees should know Do you know what the law says about meal and rest breaks? If you don’t, you’re not alone. In fact, most workers have very limited information…
  • Jul 10

    When a Toxic Work Environment Leads to Unchecked Sexual Harassment

    When a Toxic Work Environment Leads to Unchecked Sexual Harassment
    When a Toxic Work Environment Leads to Unchecked Sexual Harassment What we can learn from Uber As you may have heard, a former Uber employee recently wrote a scathing blog post about the rampant sexual harassment that allegedly…
Rank this Week: 3658

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 4183