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Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Covers law and policy news around transgendered employees in the workplace.

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    North Carolina federal court rules trans employee covered by Title VII

    North Carolina federal court rules trans employee covered by Title VII
    The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina has ruled that a trans employee is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  In Lewis v. High Point Regional Health System, the Court rejected the…
  • Dec 20

    Title VII allows 300:1 ratio of punitive damages, says 9th Circuit

    Title VII allows 300:1 ratio of punitive damages, says 9th Circuit
    Normally, courts are not allowed to, and often reduce, large punitive damage awards that are much larger than the amount of compensatory damages.  Punitive damages refer to extra damages given because of a defendant's malicious intent,…
  • Dec 14

    When you have a case, and when you just don't

    When you have a case, and when you just don't
    From Wait A Second!, the Second Circuit civil rights blog, discussing a recent case from the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, about an employee who says that he was fired because of his disability: Although he admitted his inaccurate…
Rank this Week: 1687

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1550

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: 1567

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting the workplace in Birmingham and throughout Alabama. By Will Beckum.

http://birminghamemploymentlawyer.com/
  • Dec 18

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination
    The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nursing assistant at Jasper, Alabama’s Shadescrest Healthcare facility who was allegedly denied the right to wear a hijab in accordance with her faith and ultimately fired over her…
  • Dec 17

    Mississippi Grocery Store to Pay $325,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Mississippi Grocery Store to Pay $325,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    The Birmingham, Alabama office of the EEOC recently announced that a Jackson, Mississippi grocery store has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the government.  The EEOC reached a settlement…
  • Aug 9

    Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama Settles Sexual Harassment Claim

    Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama Settles Sexual Harassment Claim
    The EEOC recently settled allegations of sexual harassment with Coley’s #101, LLC doing business as Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama.  The company has agreed to pay $91,000 to resolve claims alleged in a sexual harassment…
Rank this Week: 1757

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Oct 10

    Video Interview: Discussing the Dos and Don'ts of Firing Someone on LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing the Dos and Don'ts of Firing Someone on LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent post on firings, I had the opportunity to discuss the subject with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN. In the video interview, I share what employers should and shouldn't do in letting an employee go. 
  • Oct 8

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?
    Can an employer monitor (i.e. spy on) their employees’ online productivity (i.e. slacker, time-wasting cyberloafing)?  Today I participated in a Lancaster House session on “Cyberloafing, Cyberspying” – two sides…
  • Sep 24

    US versus Canadian Workplace

    US versus Canadian Workplace
    Unlike many other areas of the law, employment and human rights law lets me dig into cultural differences, individual perceptions of reality, and some of the universal truths that unite us all.  I love that just a couple of…
Rank this Week: 1557

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer…

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Fight Brewing Over Alleged Coffee Monopoly, Antitrust Law Violation

    Fight Brewing Over Alleged Coffee Monopoly, Antitrust Law Violation
    A Massachusetts business lawsuit alleging a pattern of anti-competitive behavior by Keurig Green Mountain since its K-Cup portion pack patent expired mirrors 14 others brought in five states. The lawsuits allege numerous violations of both…
  • Sep 11

    Online Business Reviews Can Have Serious Consequence

    Online Business Reviews Can Have Serious Consequence
    Boston business attorneys and First Amendment free speech advocates alike are closely watching the developments in the case of Dietz Development v. Perez, unfolding in the Virginia Supreme Court. At the center of the controversy is a…
  • Jun 18

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim
    The Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled that a worker can pursue discrimination and retaliation claims against his former employer - but not against his former supervisor in an individual capacity. In a 4-1 decision, justices determined in Lales…
Rank this Week: 1747

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

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

    Ex-NFL Player Brad Culpepper Sued for Workers Compensation Fraud After Appearing on Survivor

    Ex-NFL Player Brad Culpepper Sued for Workers Compensation Fraud After Appearing on Survivor
    Did Football Player Who Appeared on Survivor Commit Workers Compensation Fraud?Exhibit  "A"I am an avid NFL fan (aren't we all?), and I remember Brad Culpepper.  He was a force within the Tampa Bay Buccaneer's defensive front during…
  • Jan 29

    How Has Affirmative Action Aided American Women?

    How Has Affirmative Action Aided American Women?
    Affirmative Action Has Helped Female Workers in the United States TremendouslyAffirmative Action has often been criticized on the grounds that it causes "reverse discrimination," the result of which excludes qualified applicants from…
  • Jan 28

    Sick Leave Proposal - President Obama on Right Track

    Sick Leave Proposal - President Obama on Right Track
    President Obama Seeks Sick Leave, Parental Leave and Child Care  InitiativesThere is little doubt that the most common questions I get relate to sick leave.  The inquiry is usually something to the effect of "Can I lose my job from…
Rank this Week: 1921

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 1834

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jan 28

    A Novel Defense to a Harassment Claim

    A Novel Defense to a Harassment Claim
    In Monday’s post, I referenced the pending sex harassment trial – Marchuk v. Faruqi & Faruqi LLP - to highlight the importance of managers setting a good example. I somewhat smugly said that I was going to avoid the more…
  • Jan 26

    Having Harassment Policies In Place Is Only the First Step

    Having Harassment Policies In Place Is Only the First Step
    There’s a sex harassment case playing out in federal court in New York – Marchuk v. Faruqi & Faruqi LLP -  that’s been getting a lot of attention. The allegations involve a law firm partner forcing himself on…
  • Jan 22

    What Now for Employment Arbitration in California?

    What Now for Employment Arbitration in California?
    For years, the rules surrounding employment arbitration agreements in California have been in a state of flux. In light of the US Supreme Court’s decision this week not to grant review in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation, that law…
Rank this Week: 1850

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

Provides news on state and federal employment law and human resources.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Jan 28

    Changes to New York’s wage theft act bring good, bad news for employer

    Changes to New York’s wage theft act bring good, bad news for employer
    by Paul J. Sweeney An amendment to New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) removes a requirement that private-sector employers provide wage rate notices to current employees by February 1 of each year. The WTPA requires…
  • Jan 20

    Get ready for Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

    Get ready for Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage
    by Tammy Binford Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take up the issue of same-sex marriage, employers are weighing the impact a ruling will have. On January 16, the Court announced that it would consider four cases from each of…
  • Jan 15

    Obama takes steps toward requiring paid sick leave

    Obama takes steps toward requiring paid sick leave
    by Tammy Binford Is it a sensible plan to boost productivity and give workers the help they deserve, or is it an unaffordable, unfair mandate on already overburdened employers? President Barack Obama’s announcement of a push to pass a…
Rank this Week: 1942

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    McDonald's Corporation Sued In Employment Discrimination Case

    McDonald's Corporation Sued In Employment Discrimination Case
    Legal news reports that a group of former McDonald’s workers have filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the fast food giant. The 10 plaintiffs have alleged that they were subjected to racial discrimination and sexual…
  • Jan 18

    Time Spent After Hours On Smart Phone May Entitle You To Overtime Compensation

    Time Spent After Hours On Smart Phone May Entitle You To Overtime Compensation
    With the proliferation of smart phones, it is easier than ever to communicate. An employer may send a quick text or email after work hours, and expect a response. However, the ease of communication may lead to potential Fair Labor Standards…
  • Jan 10

    Are You Entitled To Overtime Pay?

    Are You Entitled To Overtime Pay?
    With the new year upon, reforms to the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) are expected. Last March President Obama signed a memo directing the Department of Labor to address certain provisions of the federal law. One of these provisions…
Rank this Week: 1910

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 26

    Snowmageddon is Not a Reason to Use Paid Sick Leave

    Snowmageddon is Not a Reason to Use Paid Sick Leave
    As we approach our first “mega-snow storm” here in New Jersey and New York, we just wanted to clarify when employees can use sick leave under New York City’s Earned Sick Leave Act. I have gotten a few questions about the…
  • Jan 22

    Be Careful Before You Disqualify An Applicant with a Criminal Conviction

    Be Careful Before You Disqualify An Applicant with a Criminal Conviction
    A recent case out of Hawaii serves as a reminder to employers to be careful before assuming that a prior conviction and job-related and disqualifying. In Shimose v. Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, the court recently refused to dismiss a…
  • Jan 21

    What Does President Obama’s State of the Union Signal for Employers?

    What Does President Obama’s State of the Union Signal for Employers?
    I must confess that I did not watch last night’s State of the Union as I was stuck at the office working on a brief.  I have had time since to sift through the speech and have tried to distill out the employment-related issues.…
Rank this Week: 1849

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Jan 20

    EU Cybersecurity Regulations - The Costs of Financial Market Infrastructure Resiliency

    EU Cybersecurity Regulations - The Costs of Financial Market Infrastructure Resiliency
    Any company that uses information technology is a potential target for data theft, advanced malware and other cyber threats.  Cyber threats have emerged as a growing systemic risk particularly to the financial sector in which…
  • Nov 7

    Global App Enforcement Sweep - Lessons For Developer

    Global App Enforcement Sweep - Lessons For Developer
    A recent survey of over 1,200 of the top mobile apps in 19 countries by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network ("GPEN") has found that 85% of the apps reviewed were non-compliant, failing to provide even the most basic privacy information to…
  • Oct 27

    You've been fired!

    You've been fired!
    It isn't often that a supplier "fires" its customer, but it's not unknown. I have worked with two clients recently whose suppliers have given notice of termination without cause. How can you avoid or, if it does happen, manage through a…
Rank this Week: 1930

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
  • Jan 16

    2015 Legislative Forecast

    2015 Legislative Forecast
    Last week, I conducted a webinar at HEC to share my thoughts on what type of legislation employers can expect for the 2015 legislative session.  The webinar lasted about 90 minutes and we discussed over 20 areas of the law that…
  • Jan 9

    Quick Reminder: Minimum Wage Just Went Up To $7.75

    Quick Reminder: Minimum Wage Just Went Up To $7.75
    Hi everybody, the minimum wage just went up!  Yeah, yeah, I get it…old news…you all already know about minimum wage increase. Well, I realize that it’s been discussed ad nauseum, but just in case…
  • Dec 17

    Whoa! Employees Now Have a Legal Right to Use Work Email for Union Organizing

    Whoa! Employees Now Have a Legal Right to Use Work Email for Union Organizing
    Chalk this one up for the unions.  In a long-awaited decision that involved the NLRB’s own General Counsel asking the Board to overturn existing law, the NLRB recently ruled that employees have a presumptive right under Section 7…
Rank this Week: 2069

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 15

    Nebraska Department of Revenue Issues Guidance on Market-Based Sourcing Method for Sales Tax Collection

    Nebraska Department of Revenue Issues Guidance on Market-Based Sourcing Method for Sales Tax Collection
    The Nebraska Department of Revenue issued guidance on the market-based sourcing method for sales tax collection. For the year-end 2014 and subsequent years, the market-based sourcing method replaces the previously used costs of performance…
  • Dec 23

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014
    By Mary E. Vandenack. The tax law provision allowing a taxpayer age 70.5 or older to direct up to $100,000 of the taxpayer’s minimum required distribution to charity has been extended. Thus, taxpayers can choose to accomplish such a…
  • Dec 23

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014
    By Mary E. Vandenack. The tax law provision allowing a taxpayer age 70.5 or older to direct up to $100,000 of the taxpayer’s minimum required distribution to charity has been extended. Thus, taxpayers can choose to accomplish such a…
Rank this Week: 1888

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 1925

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Sep 9

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”
    I’ve said it over and over again: Don’t Talk To The Police. But… If you don’t talk to the police, and you are not white, is this what happens?…
  • Aug 21

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.
    I’ve written several times about how to deal with the police. I’ve raised the issue and flogged it until I’m hoarse. But I want to thank Sunil Dutta who wrote the Opinion in Sunday’s Washington Post. He makes my points…
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
Rank this Week: 2021

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Noncompete Madne

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

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?
    Last week, the federal Department of Labor issued proposed regulations dealing with COBRA notices. The regulatory proposal is quite uninteresting: Basically, the administration is removing the model notices from the Code of Federal…
Rank this Week: 1913

California Employee Rights Law…

California Employee Rights Law Blog

Comments on Employee Benefits and Employment Law. By Adams, Nye, Becht L.L.P.

http://www.calemployeerights.com/
Rank this Week: 1865

Workplace Investigations Blog

Workplace Investigations Blog

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

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

    Public Sector Investigation Training

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

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

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

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

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the…
Rank this Week: 1791

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: 2071

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

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

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation

    Austin Innovation Week & RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Presentation
    We are proud to announce two new business law presentations in the month of May. For the third year in a row, we are hosting a presentation with the RISE Entrepreneurship Conference. We are also hosting a business law presentation ……
  • Oct 8

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement

    Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreement
    Non-compete agreements in employment contracts are often misunderstood by both employers and employees. Texas employment law generally protects employees, and Texas is known as a right to work state, often construing employment contracts and…
  • Oct 2

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale

    Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale
    Selling a corporation is generally achieved by either an asset sale or by selling all company stock. When selling a business in Texas, selling the stock of a C-corporation rather than just selling the company assets often results in better…
Rank this Week: 1945

AALRR Labor & Employment Law Blog

AALRR Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

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

    AALRR Employment Law Blog Moves to New Site!

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

    NLRB Issues Series of Decisions Affecting Workplace Policie

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

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

    AALRR Attorneys Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict On Claims Of Age Discrimination and Retaliation
    On August 31, 2012, AALRRattorneys Irma Rodriguez Moisa and Sharon J. Ormond obtained a unanimous jury defense verdict in favor of The Regents of the University of California after a 14-day jury trial.  The Plaintiff, James Friedman, was…
Rank this Week: 1771

California Employment Law Update

California Employment Law Update

By Kring & Chung LLP.

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

    Governor Signs ADA Access Law Reform

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

    Distracted Driving

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

    Can I Restrict My Employees From Working for My Competitor?

    Can I Restrict My Employees From Working for My Competitor?
    As an employment lawyer representing employers, this is one of the most frequently asked questions I get from my clients. The short and safe answer is, “No.” California has a strong public policy not to impede its residents’ ability to…
Rank this Week: 2040

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Covers non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure provisions in employment agreements. By the Frith Law Firm.

http://virginianoncompete.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC
    Had a great weekend in Tennessee with new friends.Met a hospital administrator from Ohio who told me his facility did not have non-compete agreements for physician employees because they thought taking care of their employees would be a…
  • Jan 10

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL
    I ran across this article this morning and it is excellent. Read it. Enjoy it. Attorney Michael Elkon, member of Fisher & Phillips, a large law firm with a National presence, explains why College football coaches can pick up and move, while…
  • Jan 9

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY
    Imagine a divorce. The bad kind where people would rather fight than be reasonable. The kind where the only people who win are the attorneys because the financial cost of litigation, coupled with the emotional drain of battle wear the parties…
Rank this Week: 1830

Resources for Humans

Resources for Humans

Book reviews for HR and business professionals

http://blogs.hrhero.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 2008

The Federal FMLA Blog

The Federal FMLA Blog

Covers Family and Medical Leave Act developments affecting the federal sector. By Carl Bosland.

http://federalfmla.typepad.com/federal_fmla_blog/
Rank this Week: 1966

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2473

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2152

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 2338

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 2337

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/
  • Jan 26

    Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed

    Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed
    Georgia news reports that Atlanta’s fire chief has filed a complaint for discrimination after he was terminated following a controversy over a religious book he wrote. In the book, he denigrated homosexuality. He claimed his views…
  • Jan 18

    Should Employers Provide Pregnant Workers Reasonable Accommodations?

    Should Employers Provide Pregnant Workers Reasonable Accommodations?
    A North Carolina has filed a pregnancy discrimination case after her boss failed to hive her shifts following a request for lighter duties. According to the complaint, the 27-year-old certified nursing assistant was instructed by her doctor…
  • Jan 10

    What Is A Protected Class Under Title VII?

    What Is A Protected Class Under Title VII?
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Justice Department, and many courts across the country have stated that it’s illegal to discriminate against employees for being transgender. In fact, just recently Attorney…
Rank this Week: 2182

HR Defense Blog

HR Defense Blog

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

http://www.akerman.com/Blogs/hrdefense/
  • 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 §…
  • Jan 16

    Home Health Care Remains Affordable: New Companionship Exemption Rules Overturned

    Home Health Care Remains Affordable: New Companionship Exemption Rules Overturned
    POSTED BY RICHARD D. TUSCHMAN, J. EVERETT WILSON & SHAYLA N. WALDON ON JANUARY 16, 2015 A federal court has invalidated the U.S. Department of Labor's ("DOL") amended rule that would have extended minimum wage and overtime protections to…
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Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    McDonald’s Faces Suit for “Rampant” Racial and Sexual Discrimination

    McDonald’s Faces Suit for “Rampant” Racial and Sexual Discrimination
    McDonald’s is facing some of its most egregious accusations of racial and sexual discrimination and harassment, which could result in a significant settlement or verdict for 10 former employees. The federal civil rights lawsuit was…
  • Jan 23

    Saks Claims Right to Discriminate Against Transgendered Employee

    Saks Claims Right to Discriminate Against Transgendered Employee
    Transgendered employees are a protected class under California state laws and federal law. The Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hold it is illegal for employers to discriminate against transgendered…
  • Jan 21

    Catholic High School Liable for Gender Discrimination

    Catholic High School Liable for Gender Discrimination
    The American Civil Liberties Union has succeeded in taking on a gender discrimination case against a Catholic school in Indiana. According to court documents, a teacher was discriminated against after she sought in vitro fertilization…
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Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

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

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    What Advisors Need to Know About Retirement Plans: Presentation to Illinois CPA Society

    What Advisors Need to Know About Retirement Plans: Presentation to Illinois CPA Society
    I had the opportunity recently to make a presentation on qualified retirement plans to the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS). Actually, it was using PowerPoint to begin a dialogue with the members of the ICPAS Investment Advisory Services/Personal…
  • Jan 20

    Employee Classification as Part-Time or Full-Time: Not the Same Under the Affordable Care Act and ERISA

    Employee Classification as Part-Time or Full-Time: Not the Same Under the Affordable Care Act and ERISA
    Some of the most difficult and contentious provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) are the employer mandate and upcoming reporting requirements effective in 2015. “Difficult” because the employer mandate…
  • Dec 26

    Taking credit for setting up a retirement plan

    Taking credit for setting up a retirement plan
    As we near the end of the year, many business owners rush to establish retirement plans to capture calendar fiscal year tax deductions. If you’re one of those small business owners, you may also be eligible to receive a tax credit for…
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Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    What Is Employee Fraud & Theft?

    What Is Employee Fraud & Theft?
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune recently reported on an investigation it did into Minneapolis Public School employees’ use of district credit cards.  The Star Tribune reviewed six months of school expense records including credit card…
  • Jan 16

    Resources for Employers: Pregnancy Discrimination

    Resources for Employers: Pregnancy Discrimination
    According to the Department of Labor, “Women now make up nearly half of the U.S. labor force. Three out of four women entering the workforce will experience at least one pregnancy while employed. Every year, thousands of women file…
  • Jan 12

    New Year, New Hiring Strategies, and New Interview Question

    New Year, New Hiring Strategies, and New Interview Question
    A new year means it is time to revisit hiring strategies, and implement new plans to attract and find the best candidates.  The job market is extremely competitive and good candidates are hard to find.  Reworking hiring plans now…
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Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers labor and employment laws and policies that affects the hospitality industry. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Key Issues Facing Places of Public Accommodation at the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

    Key Issues Facing Places of Public Accommodation at the 25th Anniversary of the ADA
    Our colleague Joshua A. Stein authored Epstein Becker Green’s recent issue of its Take 5 newsletter.   This Take 5 highlights five recent developments and future trends under Title III that places of public accommodation…
  • Jan 16

    January 2015 Immigration Alert

    January 2015 Immigration Alert
    Robert S. Groban, Jr. and the Immigration Law Group of Epstein Becker Green recently issued an alert that will be of interest to employers. Following are the main topic headings: H-1B Nonimmigrant Season Opens on April 1,…
  • Jan 10

    Legislation Introduced to Change Full-Time Employee Definition under the Affordable Care Act

    Legislation Introduced to Change Full-Time Employee Definition under the Affordable Care Act
    Our colleague August Emil Huelle at Epstein Becker Green has an Employee Benefits Insight Blog post that will be of interest to many of our readers: “Legislation Introduced to Change Full-Time Employee Definition under the Affordable…
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Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Jan 18

    Tech giants exploring gender gap within their rank

    Tech giants exploring gender gap within their rank
    What gives? The number of women graduating from college each year passed the number of men marking the same achievement years ago, but women remain underrepresented in the college majors sought by technology employers. That surely accounts…
  • Jan 18

    Better with age: legal issues with the aging American workforce

    Better with age: legal issues with the aging American workforce
    by Allison B. Wannop It is undeniable that the American workforce is getting older or, shall we say, more mature. In The Aging U.S. Workforce, the Stanford Center on Longevity estimates that by 2020, workers 55 and older will make up a…
  • Jan 18

    New HHS website provides tips for accommodating lactating employee

    New HHS website provides tips for accommodating lactating employee
    by Kate DeForest A lesser-known provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers that are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to provide a private area for mothers to nurse or express breast milk during the workday.…
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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/
  • Jan 16

    New Domestic Violence Law Provides 15 Days of Leave to Covered Employee

    New Domestic Violence Law Provides 15 Days of Leave to Covered Employee
    Employees of large companies who experience domestic violence, either directly or through family members, now enjoy greater legal protection as the recently enacted domestic violence protection law enters its first full year. The new law,…
  • Jan 7

    Searches for Reasonable Accommodations Require Good Faith from Employer and Employee Alike

    Searches for Reasonable Accommodations Require Good Faith from Employer and Employee Alike
    When it comes to reasonably accommodating employees with disabilities, the process of determining what can be done is a two-way street, at least at the federal level. So says a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals that determined…
  • Jan 2

    New Minimum Wage Takes Effect

    New Minimum Wage Takes Effect
    The first phase of Massachusetts’ new state minimum wage law is now in effect. As of January 1, all employees in the Commonwealth must be paid at least $9 per hour. The minimum wage rate was previously set at $8/hour. The law also…
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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: 2216

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/
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Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Jan 12

    Fixed Term Employment Contract? Better Prove It!

    Fixed Term Employment Contract? Better Prove It!
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca When is a fixed term employment contract not enforceable?  A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Tossonian v. Cynphany…
  • Jan 6

    Key Employment Law Cases of 2014

    Key Employment Law Cases of 2014
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Another year has passed and that means it is time to reflect back and consider some developments in employment law that we witnessed in…
  • Dec 8

    Poisoned Work Environment? Not In This Restaurant…

    Poisoned Work Environment? Not In This Restaurant…
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What is a poisoned work environment? And when should the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal award damages to employees who might find themselves in…
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Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Jan 9

    LONG ISLAND INJURY ATTORNEY

    LONG ISLAND INJURY ATTORNEY
    Car accidents and slip-and-falls become more prevalent during hazardous weather conditions.  As a personal injury attorney on Long Island, the best (or worst) time for these types of cases can be during the first  snow and ice…
  • Dec 16

    Business Dispute Attorney - Lawsuit to Enforce Personal Guarantee Dismissed

    Business Dispute Attorney - Lawsuit to Enforce Personal Guarantee Dismissed
    Last week, I won an appeal in Solco Plumbing v. Hart.  This was one of the very rare cases where someone was able to defeat a claim on a personal guarantee.   My client ended a partnership years earlier and sold his share in…
  • Nov 22

    PERSONAL INJURY

    PERSONAL INJURY
    The best personal injury attorneys can efficiently and effectively maximize the value of your case.  On a technical level, the law in many types of personal injury cases is highly developed.  Although each person is unique, the…
Rank this Week: 2111

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
  • Jan 9

    Higher Education Alert: NLRB Trend in Easing Unionization Continues with Recent Decision

    Higher Education Alert: NLRB Trend in Easing Unionization Continues with Recent Decision
    The National Labor Relations Board issued a 3-2 decision last month in Pacific Lutheran University, 361 NLRB No. 157, in which it significantly modified the standards for determining:  (1) whether college or university faculty…
  • Dec 12

    NLRB Issues Final Election Rules Revision

    NLRB Issues Final Election Rules Revision
    As anticipated, the National Labor Relations Board today made public its final revised election rules.  The new rules will become effective 120 days following their publication in the Federal Register.  The publication date is…
  • Dec 11

    NLRB Reverses Course, Gives Employees Certain Rights to Use Employer’s Email

    NLRB Reverses Course, Gives Employees Certain Rights to Use Employer’s Email
    In a decision that reverses existing case law on employee use of  employer email, the National Labor Relations Board has decided that under certain circumstances employees do have the right to use and employer’s email to engage in…
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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
  • Jan 8

    Court Upholds Jehovah's Witness Religious Discrimination Claim against Employer

    Court Upholds Jehovah's Witness Religious Discrimination Claim against Employer
    When the duties of your job conflict with your religious beliefs, your employer cannot fire you as a result of your convictions, and has the affirmative duty under the law to adjust the job requirements so that they do not conflict with…
  • Dec 5

    Age Discrimination Case Thrown Out By Eighth Circuit

    Age Discrimination Case Thrown Out By Eighth Circuit
    Generally when a manager says an employee is an "old man" and had "a lot of years in", such comments would raise a red flag indicating possible age discrimination, but in a case handed down by the Eight Circuit this week, they weren't…
  • Nov 21

    Volunteer Nuns Not Entitled to Protections of Title VII Regarding Religious Discrimination

    Volunteer Nuns Not Entitled to Protections of Title VII Regarding Religious Discrimination
    Are volunteers entitled to the protections of Title VII regarding religious discrimination, retaliation, and harassment? No, according to a recent Sixth Circuit case. The plaintiffs in the case were traditional Catholic nuns who held…
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