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Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jul 29

    AARP extols beach movies; Silent about discrimination

    AARP extols beach movies; Silent about discrimination
    The AARP has been completely silent about the Obama administration’s recent endorsement of blatant age discrimination in employment by Starbucks, Walmart and Microsoft,  not to mention the hiring program operated by the…
  • Jul 26

    ADA: Strength Through Organizing

    ADA: Strength Through Organizing
    Twenty five years ago today,  former President George H.W. Bush signed into law one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in  world history – the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA…
  • Jul 22

    Starbucks’ De-Caffeinated Response to Age Discrim.

    Starbucks’ De-Caffeinated Response to Age Discrim.
    A spokesperson for Starbucks made a mystifying distinction Wednesday in an apparent effort to justify what appears to be blatant age discrimination in hiring under the recently announced 100,000 Opportunity Initiative. Starbucks is…
Rank this Week: 1692

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1990

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

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

    Rock v. Levinski – First Amendment Rights of Employee

    Rock v. Levinski – First Amendment Rights of Employee
    One of the most dearly held rights Americans have is stated in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: The right of free speech. It allows us to speak our minds without fear of government infringement. But that’s just the thing:…
  • Jul 25

    Perez v. D. Howes, LLC – Misclassification of Farm Worker Employee

    Perez v. D. Howes, LLC – Misclassification of Farm Worker Employee
    Somewhere between 1 and 3 million workers migrate from various locations across the world – usually Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean – to work as laborers in U.S. farms. Vital as these workers are to the labor force, they…
  • Jul 22

    Hansler v. Lehigh Valley Hosp. Network – Rights Under FMLA

    Hansler v. Lehigh Valley Hosp. Network – Rights Under FMLA
    The Family and Medical Leave Act – also routinely referred to as “FMLA” – entitles most workers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. Workers can take up to 12 months in a given…
Rank this Week: 1949

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: 1763

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

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

    Minimum Wage Increases Gaining Traction

    Minimum Wage Increases Gaining Traction
    The fight for an increased minimum wage is getting increased traction, with cities on both coasts taking action to raise the wage to $15/hour. In New York, the state has announced that all fast food workers’ wages should be raised to…
  • Jul 20

    Are You An Independent Contractor Or An Employee?

    Are You An Independent Contractor Or An Employee?
    The Department of Labor has just issued a new “Administrator’s Interpretation” that more narrowly defines what it is to be an “independent contractor.” Determining your work classification – whether you are…
  • Jul 9

    Proposed Changes Affecting FLSA Exemptions Issued

    Proposed Changes Affecting FLSA Exemptions Issued
    On July 6th, the Department of Labor issued its much anticipated rules designed to update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations.  The rules sought to “define and delimit” overtime exemptions for while collar…
Rank this Week: 2002

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1893

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    New York Wage Board Recommends $15 Minimum Wage for Fast Food Worker

    New York Wage Board Recommends $15 Minimum Wage for Fast Food Worker
    The New York Wage Board has voted in favor of a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers, which will be phased in over the next few years.  The Board’s recommendation will now be submitted to the Commissioner of Labor, who can…
  • Jul 9

    Department of Labor Publishes Long Awaited Proposed Rules Revising White Collar Exemptions to Overtime

    Department of Labor Publishes Long Awaited Proposed Rules Revising White Collar Exemptions to Overtime
    The United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued its proposed rule changes to the so-called “white collar” exemptions to overtime pay on July 6, 2015.  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which guarantees a minimum wage…
  • Jul 6

    New York City Mayor De Blasio Signs Ban-the-Box Legislation

    New York City Mayor De Blasio Signs Ban-the-Box Legislation
    On June 29, 2015, Mayor Bill De Blasio signed into law the Fair Chance Act, which was passed earlier in the month by the New York City Council.  The law amends the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to prohibit New York City…
Rank this Week: 1972

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Jul 22

    Worker classification and secure work in the “sharing economy”

    Worker classification and secure work in the “sharing economy”
    By Veena Dubal Last month, a California Labor Commissioner decided that Barbara Ann Berwick was an employee of (venture capital darling) Uber for purposes of employment protection under California law.   A charged media…
  • Jul 2

    On to the next battle — employment equality for LGBT worker

    On to the next battle — employment equality for LGBT worker
    By Lisa Mak   Last Friday, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across America.  This historic decision was a momentous step forward in advancing equality for the LGBT community, but the fight for equality is far from over.…
  • Jun 21

    Valuing fatherhood in the workplace

    Valuing fatherhood in the workplace
    By Sarah Schlehr and Mariko Yoshihara This Father’s Day, let’s do more than just celebrate our dads with Hallmark cards and backyard barbecues.  Instead, let’s give our dads something they really need – flexible…
Rank this Week: 1855

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Jul 19

    Gender identity in the workplace: Employers face emerging discrimination issue

    Gender identity in the workplace: Employers face emerging discrimination issue
    When the Olympian and reality TV star the world knew as Bruce Jenner announced this spring that he identifies as female rather than male, the resulting publicity put a new employment issue into focus: Controversy surrounding gender identity…
  • Jul 19

    We’ve come a long way, maybe

    We’ve come a long way, maybe
    by Susan G. Fentin I’m old enough to remember a time when sexual harassment wasn’t illegal, in the era before the courts began to apply Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to such claims. I have vivid memories of getting a…
  • Jul 19

    Referral bonuses, diversity, and disparate impact liability

    Referral bonuses, diversity, and disparate impact liability
    by Andy Rodman Q My company is having difficulty attracting qualified candidates for high-tech positions. We’re considering implementing a referral bonus policy, under which a current employee would be paid $500 for referring a…
Rank this Week: 1967

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: 2019

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/
  • Jul 15

    Seventh Circuit Smartly Avoids Fifield Issue, Disses Illinois Law

    Seventh Circuit Smartly Avoids Fifield Issue, Disses Illinois Law
    In the detritus of Illinois law following the Fifield v. Premier Dealers Services case, one federal case actually appeared to have the potential to reshape how state courts (not to mention an increasing number of lower federal courts)…
  • Jun 17

    Florida's Non-Compete Law Is, Apparently, "Truly Obnoxious"

    Florida's Non-Compete Law Is, Apparently, "Truly Obnoxious"
    One of the most important issues in analyzing any non-compete agreement is choice of law. My experience is that at least 9 out of 10 contracts contain explicit choice-of-law clauses, which describe in the contract which state's law will…
  • Jun 12

    Mid-Year Legislative Update - Arkansas, New Mexico, and ... Jimmy John's?

    Mid-Year Legislative Update - Arkansas, New Mexico, and ... Jimmy John's?
    This year, we have seen a slight uptick in proposed legislation concerning non-compete agreements. In previous posts, I've written about legislative efforts in Wisconsin, Washington, and elsewhere. However, while most bills stall out, a few…
Rank this Week: 1602

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
  • Jun 23

    Can You Ask Applicants for a Headshot?

    Can You Ask Applicants for a Headshot?
    One of the issues that has come up quite often in the past few years is whether employers should use social media sites (such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn) to look up information about job candidates.  HR professionals…
  • May 4

    Don’t Put This On Your Resume

    Don’t Put This On Your Resume
    For some reason last week, my Facebook feed was full of people complaining about the fact that it was Monday and they had to go back to work.  It was a little unusual to see so many posts complaining about Monday, and I almost…
  • Apr 29

    Linda Chu Takayama Confirmed as DLIR Director

    Linda Chu Takayama Confirmed as DLIR Director
    Linda Chu Takayama has been confirmed by the Hawaii State Senate to serve as the newest Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”).  She was appointed by Governor Ige to lead the DLIR after the…
Rank this Week: 1611

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1689

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Jun 4

    Proposed Federal Noncompete Law

    Proposed Federal Noncompete Law
    Noncompete law is a creature of state regulation. As such, no surprise, we have 50 variations (really 51, when you factor in DC – albeit 3 states (California, Oklahoma, and North Dakota) prohibit employee noncompetes altogether, so…
  • Feb 22

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup
    More and more studies are being conducted about the impact of noncompetes on the economy, including in particular on startups, employee mobility, and innovation. Two relatively recent studies, suggest some (perhaps) surprising results.…
  • Jan 19

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 15th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, I prepared a paper discussing a number of the developments in trade secrets law and…
Rank this Week: 2020

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Features updates and insights regarding California employment law. By Phillip J. Griego & Associates.

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Jun 4

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)
    Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) contracted with Levy Premium Foods to manage the food and beverage services at several entertainment venues located in southern California. Levy, in turn, contracted with Canvas Corporation to provide 1099…
  • May 5

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted
    In January I posted an article about Augustus v. ABM Securities.  In that case, the appellate court held that employees were provided compliant rest breaks even though the employees were technically “on-call” and had to…
  • Apr 30

    San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015

    San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015
    Effective May 1, 2015, employees who work 2 or more hours per week in San Francisco are entitled to receive at least $12.25 per hour.
Rank this Week: 1929

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/
  • Jan 7

    Minimum Wage Increased in NJ

    Minimum Wage Increased in NJ
    As of January 1, 2015, the minimum wage in New Jersey is $8.38 per hour, up from $8.25 per hour.  The increase is the result of an amendment to the New Jersey State Constitution which requires New Jersey’s minimum wage to be…
  • Dec 19

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote
    The New Jersey Assembly is set to vote on a bill, already approved by the Senate, which would require public entities to purchase products made in the U.S. of A.  Supporters of the bill, which include U.S. companies and labor unions, say…
  • Dec 15

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk is a blow to hourly employees nationwide. The employees at issue in Integrity Staffing were employed to retrieve products and package them for delivery to Amazon…
Rank this Week: 1669

Current Employment

Current Employment

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

http://currentemployment.net
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition

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

    Hello world!

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

    NLRB Poster Requirement is Dead

    NLRB Poster Requirement is Dead
    If you remember, one of the big stories of early last year was that the NLRB was adding yet another HR poster to the crowded wall of employers’ breakrooms. (Then […]
Rank this Week: 1849

California Employment Lawyer Blog

California Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment class actions, damages, and laws. By Fakhimi & Associates.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    California Sex Harassment Suffered by Farmworkers Too Often Ignored

    California Sex Harassment Suffered by Farmworkers Too Often Ignored
    Working out in the tomato fields of Central Valley, the young woman from Mexico was told by her supervisor that he needed her help in another area of the 15,000-acre farm. He drove her recklessly toward an isolated area, dense with almond…
  • Sep 19

    College Sexual Harassment, Assault, Takes Center Stage at Start of School Year

    College Sexual Harassment, Assault, Takes Center Stage at Start of School Year
    Nearly a dozen current and former students at Occidental College have reached a settlement with the school's top brass following a federal complaint alleging the school had improperly handled allegations of on-campus sexual harassment and…
  • Sep 15

    California Sex Harassment Claims Against L.A. Councilman Investigated

    California Sex Harassment Claims Against L.A. Councilman Investigated
    A panel established for the specific purpose of investigating claims of discrimination against elected officials in Los Angeles has convened to review the sexual harassment allegations made against Councilman Jose Huizar. For now, the…
Rank this Week: 1913

Overtime Advisor

Overtime Advisor

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

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

    The Dangers of Using Two Different Time Clock

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

    The Attack of the Unpaid Intern

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

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

    Under New York Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?
    As noted in our recent blog, Under Federal Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?, various states and localities may have their own break laws and regulations that could apply to your business.  Those…
Rank this Week: 1698

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: 1640

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: 1671

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2746

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
  • Jul 31

    The ADA Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary – A Look Back at the Development of the Act

    The ADA Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary – A Look Back at the Development of the Act
    Twenty-five years ago this week, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) was enacted into law with its stated purpose being “to provide clear, strong, consistent, enforceable standards addressing discrimination…
  • Jul 15

    DOL Meets The Far Side, Targets Independent Contractor Relationship

    DOL Meets The Far Side, Targets Independent Contractor Relationship
    The all-time best The Far Side cartoon (based on an unscientific survey, sample size of me) is the one with two deer standing in the forest, one with a red circular target imprinted on its chest. The other deer says, “Bummer of a…
  • Jul 15

    Updates to California’s Paid Sick Leave Law

    Updates to California’s Paid Sick Leave Law
    California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill intended to cure some of the ambiguities in the state’s new paid sick leave law that have been a headache for employers. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522)…
Rank this Week: 2717

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Jul 31

    Six things about the ADA that even an employer can love.

    Six things about the ADA that even an employer can love.
    Dear Americans with Disabilities Act, How time flies — you’re already 25 years old! I have seen many lovely tributes to you this week, and a couple of my favorites are here and here. I hope you don’t mind one more from…
  • Jul 31

    How much, er, discovery is allowed in a transgender lawsuit?

    How much, er, discovery is allowed in a transgender lawsuit?
    Well, this should be interesting. As I’ve reported before, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a funeral home chain in the Detroit area for terminating Aimee Stephens, a transgendered woman, because she failed to…
  • Jul 31

    Jim Coleman: Twitter wage-hour hero

    Jim Coleman: Twitter wage-hour hero
    For a guy who doesn’t tweet, Jim Coleman – head of Constangy’s Metro Washington D.C. Office and co-chair of our Wage and Hour Practice Group – has suddenly become an awfully big Twitter celeb. (Or anyway, as big a…
Rank this Week: 2497

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Jul 30

    Megan’s Law: How California Limits its Use for Employment Purpose

    Megan’s Law: How California Limits its Use for Employment Purpose
    Authored by Nick ClementsSince New Jersey led the way in 1994, many states have enacted so-called Megan’s Laws, which establish public online registries of individuals who have been convicted of a sex-based…
  • Jul 22

    Changes to the S.F. Formula Retail Employee Rights Ordinance

    Changes to the S.F. Formula Retail Employee Rights Ordinance
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy Laura Maechtlen and Jason Allen As our loyal CalPecs blog readers know, in November 2014, San Francisco passed two ordinances—“Hours and Retention Protections for Formula Retail Employees” and…
  • Jul 16

    The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Competition

    The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Competition
    Authored by Seyfarth ShawDear Friends and Loyal Readers, We need your help!  The Cal-Peculiarities Employment Law Blog has been invited to participate in a “best legal blog competition” sponsored by The Expert…
Rank this Week: 2147

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

Covers Washington State public sector collective bargaining. By Cline & Associates.

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Part 7: Dispatcher and Records Clerk Wage

    Part 7: Dispatcher and Records Clerk Wage
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer This is part of our continued series on Washington public safety employee wages.  In this issue we report on wage rankings for 911 dispatchers and police records clerks. In this article we a brief discussion…
  • Jul 24

    Wage Series Part 6: June Inflation Report Shows Rising but Still Low Inflation, Seattle not as Low as All-Cities Index

    Wage Series Part 6: June Inflation Report Shows Rising but Still Low Inflation, Seattle not as Low as All-Cities Index
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In our last article covering CPI we reported on the dramatic recent fall off in inflation (below 0%) numbers.  We also predicted that, as to the pivotal June CPI report, the number would show an increase but…
  • Jul 24

    BLS Reports Wages Rising at a Rate Greater than Inflation

    BLS Reports Wages Rising at a Rate Greater than Inflation
    By Jim Cline One additional sign of good economic news this week came in the form of a Bureau of Labor Statistics Second Quarter Wage Report.  The BLS, the data reporting branch of the Department of Labor reports that despite the low…
Rank this Week: 2273

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

Covers qui tam and employment law. By The Whistleblower Law Firm.

http://www.federalwhistleblowerlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    $75.5 Million Settlement Reached to Resolve Fraudulent Sale of Software Case

    $75.5 Million Settlement Reached to Resolve Fraudulent Sale of Software Case
    Government contracts can be extremely lucrative deals for businesses. Companies providing goods and services to the government have to adhere to certain legal guidelines. Failure to follow such guidelines can constitute fraud against the…
  • Jul 22

    Ambulance Fraud

    Ambulance Fraud
    Do you have knowledge of an ambulance company submitting false claims to the government? If so, it is important to consult an experienced whistleblower attorney who can assess the merits of your case. When an ambulance company submits false…
  • Jul 15

    SEC Awards Whistleblower Maximum Possible Compensation in First Retaliation Case

    SEC Awards Whistleblower Maximum Possible Compensation in First Retaliation Case
    Earlier this year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a maximum whistleblower amount of 30 percent in the amount of $600,000. The whistleblower was given the award for providing vital original information that formed the…
Rank this Week: 2335

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 28

    Cases --- July 12th through 18th

    Cases --- July 12th through 18th
    Workers Compensation/Occupational Safety and DiseaseBrooks v. Commissioner (10th Cir., July 17, 2015) (affirming the Commission determination that Brooks had received an overpayment of Disability benefits)Santos v. Colvin (10th…
  • Jul 11

    Cases --- July 5th through 11th

    Cases --- July 5th through 11th
    Workers Compensation/Occupational Safety and DiseaseBainbridge v. Colvin (10th Cir., July 7, 2015) (affirming denial of disability benefits)Discrimination/RetaliationJordan v. Dillon Companies (10th Cir., July 9, 2015) (affirming summary…
  • Jul 6

    Cases --- June 28th through July 4th

    Cases --- June 28th through July 4th
    Discrimination & RetaliationRock v. Levinski (10th Cir., June 29, 2015) (affirming Rock's dismissal because her right to free speech did not overcome Levinski's concern that those in high-ranking policy positions should "speak publicly…
Rank this Week: 2656

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

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

    Uber Driver is an Employee, California Labor Commission Rule

    Uber Driver is an Employee, California Labor Commission Rule
    In a decision that could have reverberating effects in the so-called “sharing economy,” the California Labor Commission recently ruled that a driver for Uber Technologies, Inc. is an employee and not an independent contractor.…
  • Jul 22

    Federal District Court Approves $40 Million Data-Throttling Settlement

    Federal District Court Approves $40 Million Data-Throttling Settlement
    On July 2, 2015, Judge Edward M. Chen of the Northern District of California granted final approval of a $40 million settlement reached between the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and TracFone Wireless, Inc., d/b/a Straight Talk…
  • Jul 14

    Disney Reaches Vacation Pay Settlement with Former Employee

    Disney Reaches Vacation Pay Settlement with Former Employee
    A settlement was reportedly reached last week in Zorio v. Walt Disney Worldwide Services Inc., a case brought by former Disneyland employee Reykeel Zorio, who alleged on behalf of himself and other former employees at six Disney facilities…
Rank this Week: 2689

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 2145

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/
Rank this Week: 2898

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law with an emphasis in overtime. By Martin & Martin L.L.P.

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

    Are Employees Entitled To Pay For On-Call Time?

    Are Employees Entitled To Pay For On-Call Time?
    The Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") is the law that governs employee's pay including minimum wage and overtime. One question that frequently arises is whether under the FLSA, an employee is entitled to meal or rest breaks and the answer is…
  • Jul 26

    Overtime Lawsuit Filed Against Staffing Company

    Overtime Lawsuit Filed Against Staffing Company
    In April, 2015, Martin & Martin filed a lawsuit against a nursing staffing company alleging that the company did not properly pay its staffing coordinators. The employees allege that as staffing coordinators they were required to work…
  • Jul 24

    The Overtime Primary Duty Test For The Administrative Exemption Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

    The Overtime Primary Duty Test For The Administrative Exemption Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
    Under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), to establish that an employee is subject to the administrative exemption, which is narrowly construed against the employer and in favor of the presumption that the employee is entitled to overtime,…
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California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 27

    Where Things Stand Now With Suitable Seating Claim

    Where Things Stand Now With Suitable Seating Claim
    Most of the California Wage Orders say that: “All working employees shall be provided with suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats.” The problem with that requirement is that no one…
  • Jul 21

    Happy 25th Birthday Americans With Disabilities Act. Now Go Find a Job.

    Happy 25th Birthday Americans With Disabilities Act. Now Go Find a Job.
    July 26, 2015 will mark 25 years since George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act. Has the ADA behaved like many 25 year olds by moving to Brooklyn and refusing to compromise its creativity and individuality to find…
  • Jul 16

    “That’s How We’ve Always Done It” Is Not a Defense to Wage Claim

    “That’s How We’ve Always Done It” Is Not a Defense to Wage Claim
    If you follow employment law (and who the heck doesn’t?), you’ve seen lawsuits alleging wage and hour violations by interns, cheerleaders, minor league baseball players, and a host of others. In each of these, I’m…
Rank this Week: 2786

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

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

    It’s Not Just the DOL That Thinks You May Have More Employee

    It’s Not Just the DOL That Thinks You May Have More Employee
    Just last week, the DOL provided guidance about people treated as independent contractors, but who may really be your employees. That is just part of the trend. Another way you may have “extra” employees is through joint…
  • Jul 27

    Someone’s Knocking: If It’s the Union, Don’t Let Them In

    Someone’s Knocking: If It’s the Union, Don’t Let Them In
    The National Labor Relations Act protects employee solicitation of other employees and distribution of literature to form or join a union or to engage in other “concerted” activities. However, employers have the ability to…
  • Jul 20

    DHS Proposes Changes to E-Verify Program: I-9 Revivifications and FNC Formal Review

    DHS Proposes Changes to E-Verify Program: I-9 Revivifications and FNC Formal Review
    As employers continue to enroll in the E-Verify program at a high rate, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering various changes to this key program. Some of these changes place additional obligations on the…
Rank this Week: 2173

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

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

    Laramie Becomes the First Wyoming City to Ban Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

    Laramie Becomes the First Wyoming City to Ban Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination
    By Joanna Vilos In mid-May, Laramie’s City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. If you do business within the city of Laramie, you’ll want to update your…
  • Jul 23

    EEOC Concludes Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII – Will Courts Agree?

    EEOC Concludes Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII – Will Courts Agree?
    By Dustin Berger According to an opinion from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last week, Title VII’s bar on sex discrimination also forbids employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. It is unclear, however,…
  • Jul 20

    Unpaid Internships Permitted Under New Test

    Unpaid Internships Permitted Under New Test
    By Brad Williams A federal circuit court has adopted a new test permitting employers to use unpaid interns where the “tangible and intangible benefits provided to the intern are greater than the intern’s contribution to the employer’s…
Rank this Week: 2491

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

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

    Religious Beliefs Not An Excuse For Discrimination

    Religious Beliefs Not An Excuse For Discrimination
    Following the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, many opposing the decision have denounced the decision based on moral grounds. Some have suggested that based on religious reasons they don’t have to recognize gay…
  • Jul 20

    Discrimination Against Gays Determined to be Sex Discrimination

    Discrimination Against Gays Determined to be Sex Discrimination
    In an important victory against employment discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has determined that anti-gay discrimination in the workplace constitutes a form of sex discrimination. In a recently published…
  • Jul 9

    Failure To Allow Leave For Cancer Treatment May Violate The ADA

    Failure To Allow Leave For Cancer Treatment May Violate The ADA
    According to legal news, Dunkin Donuts has been sued for disability discrimination after it refused to provide medical leave to a woman suffering from cancer.  In apparent violation of the law as required by the Americans with…
Rank this Week: 2128

FWS Employment Law Blog

FWS Employment Law Blog

Focuses on employment-related cases in Indiana, the Seventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court. By Fox, Williams & Sink.

http://fwslegal.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    Remember the Deadlines!

    Remember the Deadlines!
    In Swanson v. Village of Flossmoor (7th Cir. July 24, 2015), the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed dismissal of a plaintiff’s race and national origin discrimination claims because he failed to timely file a complaint.  Claims of…
  • Jun 16

    ADAAA – Essential Functions – Issue of Fact for Jury

    ADAAA – Essential Functions – Issue of Fact for Jury
    In Shell v. Smith (7th Cir. June 15, 2015), the Seventh Circuit reversed the District Court and held that issues of fact must be decided by a jury on whether driving a bus was an essential function for the plaintiff.  To be protected…
  • Jun 16

    ADAAA – Essential Functions – Issue of Fact for Jury

    ADAAA – Essential Functions – Issue of Fact for Jury
    In Shell v. Smith (7th Cir. June 15, 2015), the Seventh Circuit reversed the District Court and held that issues of fact must be decided by a jury on whether driving a bus was an essential function for the plaintiff.  To be protected…
Rank this Week: 2275

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2789

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2719

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2060

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Tennessee age discrimination, minimum wage, overtime, qui tam and workplace discrimination. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    EEOC Rules Workplace Sexual Orientation Discrimination Already Illegal Under Federal Law

    EEOC Rules Workplace Sexual Orientation Discrimination Already Illegal Under Federal Law
    Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that sexual orientation discrimination is already illegal according to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This groundbreaking decision by the EEOC declares that employment…
  • Jul 2

    President Obama to raise wages for million

    President Obama to raise wages for million
    If you are working over forty hours a week and are not currently eligible for overtime pay or wages, you may be in luck. The Department of Labor and the Obama administration are on the verge of changing an overtime pay rule that would raise…
  • Jun 8

    Why are FMLA Lawsuits on the Rise?

    Why are FMLA Lawsuits on the Rise?
    Family Medical Leave has been around for a while now, but the Administrative Office of the US Courts just released a report stating that there was a 26.3 % rise in Family Medical Leave Act lawsuits in 2014. There may be a number of reasons…
Rank this Week: 2687

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Jul 21

    Oy Vey! No Religious Discrimination in Jewish Nurse’s Termination

    Oy Vey! No Religious Discrimination in Jewish Nurse’s Termination
    A recent religious discrimination claim dismissed in favor of an employer offers a number important take-aways for both employers and employees. Specifically, on 7/16/2015 the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a…
  • Jul 19

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Unlawful under Federal Law … For Now?

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Unlawful under Federal Law … For Now?
    On July 16, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a decision confirming that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation violates title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) Title VII is the…
  • Jul 18

    Non-Solicitation Restrictions – A Valuable Tool for Protecting Your Company’s Customer Relationship

    Non-Solicitation Restrictions – A Valuable Tool for Protecting Your Company’s Customer Relationship
    When it comes to post employment restrictions, non-compete agreements often get all the attention. In fact, such restrictions are a frequent subject of discussion on our law firm’s blog (Noncompete Restrictions: The First Line of…
Rank this Week: 2243

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2351

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/
  • Jul 21

    Taking Stock of the Success of Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provision

    Taking Stock of the Success of Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provision
                    By Dallas Hammer and Jason Zuckerman Today is the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, which has transformed the legal landscape for whistleblowers. The... The post…
  • Jul 18

    SEC Pays $3M Award to Whistleblower

    SEC Pays $3M Award to Whistleblower
      The SEC announced a Dodd-Frank whistleblower award of more than $3 million to a whistleblower who disclosed a complex fraudulent scheme which otherwise would have been very difficult for investigators to detect. Since its... The post…
  • Jul 12

    ACI Whistleblower Litigation Summit Features Directors of CFTC and SEC Whistleblower Program

    ACI Whistleblower Litigation Summit Features Directors of CFTC and SEC Whistleblower Program
        Whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman will join distinguished faculty, including Sean McKessy, Chief of the SEC Office of the Whistleblower and Christopher Ehrman, Director of the CFTC Whistleblower…
Rank this Week: 2763

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

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

    Kmart Sued for Use of Payroll Debit Card System

    Kmart Sued for Use of Payroll Debit Card System
    A class of employees is suing Kmart in a California state court for allegedly engaging in unfair business and employment practices in its use of payroll debit cards.   Payroll debit cards have become popular, especially in the retail and…
  • Jun 26

    Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Employer's Right to Discharge Employee for Marijuana Use

    Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Employer's Right to Discharge Employee for Marijuana Use
    Medical and recreational marijuana is legal in Washington and Colorado; however, the highest courts in both states have ruled that employers can still discharge employees for using it. Most recently, in Coats v. Dish Network, LLC, the…
  • Apr 23

    Materials Available: "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?" Webinar

    Materials Available: "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?" Webinar
    On April 21, 2015, attorneys from the Foster Pepper Employment and Labor group presented a webinar titled "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?" They discussed various updates that should be considered for employee handbooks…
Rank this Week: 2737