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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/
  • Sep 19

    Judge Backs EEOC’s Right to Investigate Companywide Policy

    Judge Backs EEOC’s Right to Investigate Companywide Policy
    Here is an interesting press release from the EEOC.  Often, employers resist the idea that they should have to show what their policy has been company-wide. They want to restrict the documentation to the specific incident involved. If…
  • Sep 11

    EEOC Challenges Overbroad Medical Releases In Lawsuit Against Cummins Power

    EEOC Challenges Overbroad Medical Releases In Lawsuit Against Cummins Power
    An interesting release from the EEOC. Non job-related medical inquiries are prohibited under the Americans With Disabilities Act, as well as many state laws. Although gender identity disorders are excluded from the ADA as a disability (unless…
  • Aug 27

    Important New Resource for Employees From Lambda Legal

    Important New Resource for Employees From Lambda Legal
    Below is a press release from Lambda Legal for its new "Know Your Rights At Work" online resource. It has excellent practical tips for what to do if you experience harassment or other discrimination. I highly recommend it. It's the kind of…
Rank this Week: 1865

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Sep 18

    Wage Garnishment Trends in the U.S.

    Wage Garnishment Trends in the U.S.
    A recent report from ADP examined wage garnishment trends across the United States. In a figure that might be surprising, the research found that 7.2 percent of U.S. workers have had their wages garnished — usually for child support,…
  • Sep 16

    Cheerleaders’ Wage Theft Suit Proves Costly for the Oakland Raider

    Cheerleaders’ Wage Theft Suit Proves Costly for the Oakland Raider
    Last January, two cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the team had committed a host of state labor law violations, including not paying minimum wage, not paying wages on time, making illegal…
  • Sep 15

    New Law Will Include “Abusive Conduct” Training as Part of Sexual Harassment Training

    New Law Will Include “Abusive Conduct” Training as Part of Sexual Harassment Training
    California employers with 50 or more employees are required by law to provide a minimum of two-hours of supervisor training every two years on prevention of sexual harassment. Governor Edmund G. Brown recently signed AB 2053, which will…
Rank this Week: 1741

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1793

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

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

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

    HIPAA Privacy Rule Also Affected By Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision in U.S. v. Windsor

    HIPAA Privacy Rule Also Affected By Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision in U.S. v. Windsor
    When the U.S. Supreme Court decided United States v. Windsor, it declared section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional. For many companies, the decision meant changes to certain of their employee benefit plans, as…
  • Sep 16

    Big Data in the Workplace, EEOC Attorney Urges Caution

    Big Data in the Workplace, EEOC Attorney Urges Caution
    You may have been reading about how “Big Data” technologies are being used for a variety of purposes, such as making purchase suggestions based on prior buying patterns or staging law enforcement resources based on…
  • Sep 15

    HIPAA Reminders – Business Associate Agreement Deadline and Continuation of OCR Audit

    HIPAA Reminders – Business Associate Agreement Deadline and Continuation of OCR Audit
    I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a great group at the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) about HIPAA and a range of related practical issues. Many covered entities and business associates, particularly those that are…
Rank this Week: 1763

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1780

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

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

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

    Is it Time for Checkup for Your 401(k) Plan?

    Is it Time for Checkup for Your 401(k) Plan?
    As we approach the end of the plan year for most plans, now is a good time for plan administrators and plan sponsors to give their 401(k) plans a quick once over to see if everything is properly in place.  The IRS even provides a…
  • Sep 9

    The Case of the Accidental Fiduciary: When a Signature is More Than Just a Name

    The Case of the Accidental Fiduciary: When a Signature is More Than Just a Name
    The issue of fiduciary status is often cumbersome because while a fiduciary can be directly named by a plan, someone can also be deemed to be a fiduciary by virtue of having discretionary authority, or even by exercising some discretionary…
  • Sep 4

    Draft Instructions for PPACA Reporting Requirements: Get Ready for 2015

    Draft Instructions for PPACA Reporting Requirements: Get Ready for 2015
    They promised they would be coming and now they have.  On August 28, 2014, the IRS issued draft instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Forms 1094-B and 1095-B, which I provided in my July 31, 2014 entry.  These…
Rank this Week: 1848

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/
  • Sep 16

    Co-Worker Harassment Case Fails on Appeal

    Co-Worker Harassment Case Fails on Appeal
    In a decision published today, Dunkley v. S. Coraluzzo Petroleum Transporters, A-3252-12T1 (N.J. App. Div. September 16, 2014), the Appellate Division found that a co-worker's racial harassment of a fellow employee did not constitute a…
  • Aug 15

    Criminal Background Checks on Job Applications Banned in NJ

    Criminal Background Checks on Job Applications Banned in NJ
    The New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act implements several new requirements governing criminal background checks by prospective employers for job applicants. The law, which will take effect next March, prohibits employers with 15 or more…
  • Jul 28

    Divorcing Employee Protected by Anti-Discrimination Law

    Divorcing Employee Protected by Anti-Discrimination Law
    In a recent unpublished Appellate Division decision, Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad, A-1717-12T3 (unpublished) (N.J.App.Div. June 27, 2014), the Court held that an employee who is going through a divorce is protected by anti-discrimination…
Rank this Week: 1729

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

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

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    How safe is your retirement nest egg from creditors?

    How safe is your retirement nest egg from creditors?
    So, you’ve transferred your 401(k) retirement nest egg into an individual retirement account (IRA). This gives you more control over management and distribution of IRA assets. But, you may have concerns about creditors and their ability…
  • Sep 15

    How safe is your retirement nest egg from creditors?

    How safe is your retirement nest egg from creditors?
    So, you’ve transferred your 401(k) retirement nest egg into an individual retirement account (IRA). This gives you more control over management and distribution of IRA assets. But, you may have concerns about creditors and their ability…
  • Sep 12

    Are you ready for retirement? [Infographic]

    Are you ready for retirement? [Infographic]
    With thanks to All Finance Tax, Ltd., a Cork, Ireland-based firm providing tax, accounting, and strategic business consulting services.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1761

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Sep 14

    Study shows need to address unintended consequences of diversity effort

    Study shows need to address unintended consequences of diversity effort
    For years now, employers have focused on the benefits of workplace diversity. They can point to studies showing how work groups in which men and women of all ages, races and ethnicities often outperform less diverse groups.  Sometimes…
  • Sep 14

    Clarity amidst confusion: handling mental disability claim

    Clarity amidst confusion: handling mental disability claim
    by Allison B. Wannop One of the most difficult issues employers deal with is how to accommodate an employee with a mental impairment under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Mental impairments can include depression, anxiety…
  • Sep 14

    Revisiting gender identity discrimination

    Revisiting gender identity discrimination
    by Lauren Moak Russell We have addressed the issue of gender identity discrimination several times. As transgender individuals enter the mainstream of popular culture and employees become more comfortable disclosing their gender identity,…
Rank this Week: 1749

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/
  • Sep 14

    Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Dunkin Doughnut

    Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Dunkin Doughnut
    Legal news reports that a federal religious discrimination lawsuit has just been filed against Dunkin Doughnuts. According to the lawsuit, a franchise refused to hire a North Carolina man who could not work Saturdays due to his religious…
  • Sep 8

    Sex Discimination Case Filed Against Costco

    Sex Discimination Case Filed Against Costco
    This past week, the EEOC filed a sex discrimination case against retail giant Costco. The Title VII lawsuit alleges that Costco violated federal sex discrimination laws when it failed to protect a female employee from unwanted sexual…
  • Aug 31

    Policies That Have Disparate Impacts On Protected Individuals May Be Discriminatory

    Policies That Have Disparate Impacts On Protected Individuals May Be Discriminatory
    Workplace discrimination can occur in a variety of manners. Although employment discrimination cases often focus on intentional acts of discrimination – such as not hiring someone or firing someone because of their race or gender…
Rank this Week: 1840

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: 1745

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Aug 31

    HELP END ALZHEIMER'S

    HELP END ALZHEIMER'S
    PLEASE DONATE TO ALZHEIMER"S RESEARCH - My grandmother passed away on 7/1/14 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. There should be a cure for this disease, and funding is needed for continued research.I will be participating in…
  • Aug 11

    Hire Scott J. Kreppein, Attorney-at-Law

    Hire Scott J. Kreppein, Attorney-at-Law
    If you are interested in hiring me, please call my office at 631-482-9700, or send me an email with a description of the legal matter you need my help with and how I can contact you, to: Skreppein@QHMLaw.com.   I offer high…
  • Aug 2

    HOW TO ARGUE AN APPEAL

    HOW TO ARGUE AN APPEAL
    Be cognizant of time limits. To be persuasive, you also need to be respectful of time limits.  Different courts have different policies.  In the First Department, time limits are relatively strictly adhered to, with colored lights…
Rank this Week: 1827

Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Considers Missouri Workers’ Compensation Laws, Rules Against Former NFL Players in Concussion Suit

    U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Considers Missouri Workers’ Compensation Laws, Rules Against Former NFL Players in Concussion Suit
    In the case of Kenney et al. v. Kansas City Chiefs Football Club, Inc., former Chiefs players sued the organization, alleging the club had failed to adequately protect and warn players of the dangers of concussions. As part of their suit, the…
  • Aug 21

    An ADA Trap for the Unwary - Noncompliant Website

    An ADA Trap for the Unwary - Noncompliant Website
    Businesses must brace themselves for a tidal wave of accessibility-related lawsuits focused on websites that do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While most companies with 15 or more employees that are open to the…
  • Aug 11

    IRS Issues Draft Forms for 2015 ACA Reporting

    IRS Issues Draft Forms for 2015 ACA Reporting
    On July 24, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released drafts of the forms that large employers will be required to file in order to show that the health coverage they offer to their employees complies with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…
Rank this Week: 1743

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

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

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court
    The Petitioner was a teacher with the NYC DOE for 21 years. He received "S" ratings for his first 18 years.  He was assigned a classroom with children performing 2 to 3 years below grade level.  The teacher requested an aide or…
  • Jul 25

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.
     A New York City High School teacher resigned in 2008 for personal reasons.  He was brought back as a probationary assistant principal.  While assistant principal he was charged for two incidents of misconduct.  He was…
  • Jul 25

    Article 78 versus ECB granted

    Article 78 versus ECB granted
     After an ECB hearing 50 West Realty Company LP was fined $500 for changing its building to a use inconsistent with its 1992 CO.  The company filed an Article 78 to appeal.   An Article 78 filed for a decision after a hearing…
Rank this Week: 1864

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: 1736

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Sep 19

    The Inbox - The Dude Abide

    The Inbox - The Dude Abide
    Every once in a while published legal opinions and pop culture intersect in such a cheeky, unexpected way as to cause minor ripples in the otherwise relatively calm waters of legal writing and reporting.  In what some have described as…
  • Sep 18

    Goldman Sachs Programmer Asks Third Circuit to Take Another Look at Advancement Case

    Goldman Sachs Programmer Asks Third Circuit to Take Another Look at Advancement Case
    Last week, we covered the Third Circuit’s decision that Goldman Sachs bylaws didn’t clearly establish a vice president’s right to advancement of his legal fees for his criminal travails.  The vice president, software…
  • Sep 12

    The Inbox - September 12, 2014

    The Inbox - September 12, 2014
    The court of public opinion giveth, and taketh away.  You may recall that we reported on the reinstatement of Arthur T. Demoulis as Market Basket’s CEO, following weeks of customer and employee advocacy for the chief.  Public…
Rank this Week: 1997

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment legal topis for Texas employers. By Russell Cawyer.

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Sep 19

    Adrian Peterson Situation Spotlights Dilemma Employers Face Frequently.

    Adrian Peterson Situation Spotlights Dilemma Employers Face Frequently.
    Our family has a fantasy football league and my 13 year old son Benjamin drafted Adrian Peterson in the pre-season draft. Earlier this week when the Minnesota Vikings activated Peterson to play this weekend, Benjamin was faced with a…
  • Sep 9

    NFL Could Take a Lesson from Human Resources in Conducting Investigation

    NFL Could Take a Lesson from Human Resources in Conducting Investigation
    Yesterday TMZ released shocking video of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée out in a casino elevator. Roger Goodell, the NFL Commissioner had, following the league’s investigation, given…
  • Sep 2

    Employee Wins Reversal of Religious Discrimination Defeat at the Fifth Circuit

    Employee Wins Reversal of Religious Discrimination Defeat at the Fifth Circuit
    Last week I wrote about a religious discrimination case where an employer snatched victory from the jaws of defeat at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. This week, we have a Fifth Circuit opinion where the court took away an…
Rank this Week: 2033

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
Rank this Week: 1991

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

Covers employment discrimination and harassment laws. By Resnick Law Group, P.C.

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1928

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/
  • Sep 15

    How safe is your retirement nest egg from creditors?

    How safe is your retirement nest egg from creditors?
    So, you’ve transferred your 401(k) retirement nest egg into an individual retirement account (IRA). This gives you more control over management and distribution of IRA assets. But, you may have concerns about creditors and their ability…
  • Sep 12

    Are you ready for retirement? [Infographic]

    Are you ready for retirement? [Infographic]
    With thanks to All Finance Tax, Ltd., a Cork, Ireland-based firm providing tax, accounting, and strategic business consulting services.… Continue Reading
  • Aug 4

    U.S. Supreme Court and Department of Labor Provide New Guidelines for ESOP Trustee

    U.S. Supreme Court and Department of Labor Provide New Guidelines for ESOP Trustee
    A recent court decisions and the Settlement Agreement in a Department of Labor (DOL) enforcement action against an institutional ESOP trustee provide new guidelines for trustees and other ESOP fiduciaries involved in the purchase or sale of…
Rank this Week: 1882

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

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

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
  • Sep 10

    Law Professors Object to New Trade Secrets Acts Proposed in Congre

    Law Professors Object to New Trade Secrets Acts Proposed in Congre
    As we have previously noted, Congress this year is actively considering two bills that would create a federal private right of action for trade secret theft: The Trade Secrets Protection Act (H.R. 5233) and the Defend Trade Secrets Act (S.…
  • Sep 3

    Court of Appeal Reinstates Malicious Prosecution Case Against Latham & Watkin

    Court of Appeal Reinstates Malicious Prosecution Case Against Latham & Watkin
    Co-authored by Ted A. Gehring. On April 17th, 2012, we blogged about a malicious prosecution claim brought against Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles Superior Court. The suit alleged that the Plaintiffs, William Parrish and Timothy…
  • Aug 29

    Restrictive Covenants: Better To Ask And Disclose

    Restrictive Covenants: Better To Ask And Disclose
    When recruiting an executive, or when being recruited, it is best practice for the future employer, the employee and any executive recruiting firm involved in the placement to address head-on the existence of any restrictive covenant limiting…
Rank this Week: 1886

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
  • Aug 20

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform
    In a surprising turn of events last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he was reintroducing legislation to modify Masschusetts noncompete law and to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The noncompete bill…
  • Jul 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead
    While it was close this year, in the end, there was no legislative reform of either Massachusetts noncompete law or Massachusetts trade secrets law. I expect, however, that Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative…
  • Jul 3

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill
    Progress in the Massachusetts State House: On Tuesday, July 1, the latest version of the Massachusetts Noncompete Bill (the latest version of the bill that I had drafted for Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative Lori…
Rank this Week: 1988

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1962

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

Musings about the law, especially recent decisions, proposed legislation, employment law, and legal angles on feminism and animal rights. By Piper Hoffman.

http://piperhoffman.com
  • Sep 15

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!
    Choosing Childfree is my new blog about the decision whether to have kids. People who have chosen either way and those trying to make up their minds are all welcome. Please stop by! Tweet This Post
  • Aug 21

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt
    Proving that humans are somehow “better” than non-human animals is a priority for some, including philosophy professor Richard Polt.
  • Aug 7

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6
    Pigeons are watching you, and they don’t forget a face. A new study shows that pigeons can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar human faces, according
Rank this Week: 2036

Gruntled Employees

Gruntled Employees

Covers firing, hiring, human resources, lawyers and law firms, noncompetes and more. By Jay Shepherd.

http://www.gruntledemployees.com/gruntled_employees/
  • Jun 20

    The 5 Ps of professional happine

    The 5 Ps of professional happine
    A recent survey listed lawyers (specifically associates) as the unhappiest occupation in America. This isn't a huge surprise. I know about a kajillion lawyers (which is one followed by a wad of zeroes, or ten to the wad), and way...
  • Apr 26

    How to get people to do what you want (in six minutes)

    How to get people to do what you want (in six minutes)
    Here is the six-minute "LexThink .1" speech I gave in Chicago in March at the ABA TechShow. In it, I explain the three simple steps you need to take to get someone to do what you want. LexThink follows the "Ignite" speech format: six minutes,…
  • Mar 7

    Facebook privacy, simplified

    Facebook privacy, simplified
    Over at jayshep.com: a simple chart explaining who can read your Facebook comments. Check it out.
Rank this Week: 1919

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Discrimination Age in Employment Act

    Discrimination Age in Employment Act
    Often times employees believe that they are being discriminated based upon their vast experience in a company or their advanced age. In some situations if an employee has worked with a company so long that they are considered to have…
  • Sep 11

    Can your employer make you work nights or weekends?

    Can your employer make you work nights or weekends?
    In Massachusetts an employer can require you to work during any time that meets their actual business objectives. If you are an employee at will, meaning there is no employment contact then you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all.…
  • Sep 8

    Are Employee Handbooks required in Massachusetts?

    Are Employee Handbooks required in Massachusetts?
    Whenever you start a new job there are a host of papers or PDF files that your employer gives you to read on the first day. For example, there are a host of employee tax documents and employee benefit programs that require an employee’s…
Rank this Week: 2094

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Sep 18

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?
    By: Michael J. Cavaretta Often, in transactions between customers and vendors, each party has its own “boilerplate” terms and conditions that it wants to use, which of course are often quite different than the other party’s…
  • Sep 18

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition
    MBBP client BBK Worldwide has raised $3 million from a private, undisclosed investor and its two founders. The consultancy specializes in patient recruitment for the clinical R&D segments of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and…
  • Sep 16

    Upcoming Retrogression for Indian EB-2 Immigrant Visa

    Upcoming Retrogression for Indian EB-2 Immigrant Visa
    After months of steadily moving forward the priority date for the Employment-based Second preference category (“EB-2”) for foreign nationals chargeable to India, in the October 2014 Visa Bulletin the Department of State…
Rank this Week: 2206

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2055

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
Rank this Week: 2124

Taking Care of HR Business

Taking Care of HR Business

Covers legal developments in the labor and employment. By Verrill Dana.

http://www.hrlawupdate.com/
  • Aug 26

    Tardy Tuesday: Wrestling with Non-Compete Agreements? So is the WWE.

    Tardy Tuesday: Wrestling with Non-Compete Agreements? So is the WWE.
    The WWE is wrestling with issues all around, from allegations of a racially hostile work environment to potential litigation from wrestler Alberto Del Rio, n.k.a. El Patron, who alleges that his one year no-compete stipulation is…
  • Aug 22

    Governor Patrick Seeks to Adopt Uniform Trade Secrets Act

    Governor Patrick Seeks to Adopt Uniform Trade Secrets Act
    Do you currently operate or do business in Massachusetts? Do you employ a skilled workforce of any nature, work in technology, or have a sales force? If so, Governor Patrick’s recent announcement could have a significant impact on how…
  • Aug 19

    LinkedIn Pays Up

    LinkedIn Pays Up
    The Company dubbed the world’s most boring social network recently agreed to pay almost $6 million in fines to settle claims that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. LinkedIn will pay about $3.3 million in unpaid wages and $2.5…
Rank this Week: 2262

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Would You Like Fries . . . and an Unfair Labor Practice Charge with That?

    Would You Like Fries . . . and an Unfair Labor Practice Charge with That?
    This post was contributed by Bruce D. Bagley and Lee E. Tankle of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group. Mainstream media, attorneys, and business owners are discussing the meaning and impact of a…
  • Aug 13

    Mailing FMLA Notices to Employees? Not So Fast

    Mailing FMLA Notices to Employees? Not So Fast
    This post was contributed by Gina E. McAndrew, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an…
  • Aug 7

    Screaming Profanities and Threatening the Boss Not Enough to Get You Fired According to NLRB

    Screaming Profanities and Threatening the Boss Not Enough to Get You Fired According to NLRB
    This post was contributed by Adam L. Santucci, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Yep, that's right. The employee's outburst is too obscene to reproduce on…
Rank this Week: 2165

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: 2114

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

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

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Jun 12

    Tesla patent

    Tesla patent
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published today on Tesla's website that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. Tesla has decided that in the…
  • Jun 5

    Employment Claims and the DFEH

    Employment Claims and the DFEH
    I heard a talk recently by Phyllis Cheng, the director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH"). Ms. Cheng walked through the process of resolving employment claims in the department. For cases not processed by…
  • Mar 25

    Penaltie

    Penaltie
    Another Court of Appeal opinion in California reaffirmed the rule that penalty provisions in settlement agreements are not enforceable. In a settlement agreement entered in Purcell v. Schweitzer, the plaintiff agreed to accept payments…
Rank this Week: 2090

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

http://lisahome.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike
    (Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Monday said it has authorized legal action against Wal-Mart Stores Inc for allegedly retaliating against workers who participated in strikes against the company over low pay.Groups of…
  • Nov 19

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety
    OSHA is getting tough on staffing agencies that provide employers with temporary workers if they do not provide those workers with legally required safety and health training.  But, the buck doesn’t stop there: employers that use…
  • Nov 13

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation
    Calexico, CA: While it didn’t get to the point of becoming a California labor lawsuit, a California furniture distributor nonetheless agreed to pay more than $120,000 in owed overtime wages to current and former employees following…
Rank this Week: 2169

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
  • Feb 22

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 2204

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois employment law issues, including discrimination, retaliation, wage claims and employment contract disputes. By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagoexecutivelawyer.com/
  • Nov 15

    Is being a bad boss illegal?

    Is being a bad boss illegal?
    There are blog posts nearly every day about the importance of good leadership in the workplace and the negative affects of a bad boss. In our office, we have heard about nearly every type of bad boss: the micro-manager, the screamer, the…
  • Nov 7

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money
    Last month, Bill Toland authored an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that highlights the high costs businesses face by allowing harassment to go unchecked. It is pretty obvious that no one wants to work in an environment where…
  • Oct 26

    It's never too late to pursue a dream

    It's never too late to pursue a dream
    A client of ours recently published a children's book titled Red Rose and Blue Butterfly. Publishing a book under any circumstances is an amazing feat, but one of the reasons this book in particular is so amazing is that the author, Sara…
Rank this Week: 2064

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

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

    “Employers and the Law: 2013-14 Anthology of Best Articles”

    “Employers and the Law: 2013-14 Anthology of Best Articles”
    One of my previous blog posts — “A Refresher Course for Employers on Retaliation” – was selected to become a chapter in a book by Professor George Seidel, Williamson Family Professor of Business…
  • Sep 19

    No Need For Sugar Coating: “They Just Want Somebody Younger”

    No Need For Sugar Coating: “They Just Want Somebody Younger”
    We have written a lot about age discrimination, whether it is employers who use code words for “old” such as “long in the tooth,” or enforcement actions by the EEOC.   In our posts, we have cautioned…
  • Sep 18

    EEOC: Company Fires It’s HR Manager During His Leave For Heart Surgery

    EEOC: Company Fires It’s HR Manager During His Leave For Heart Surgery
    Having an HR department, or at least someone knowledgeable about the anti-discrimination laws, is something we have always counseled as part of our “preventive law” program.   A knowledgeable HR officer can help develop…
Rank this Week: 2557

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Covers what you need to know before you quit, get fired, or decide to sue the bastards. By Donna Ballman.

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Domestic Violence Victim Workplace Protection

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Domestic Violence Victim Workplace Protection
    Or, States That Don't Suck For Employees Part VMassachusetts was the latest state to enact a law requiring employers to give victims of domestic violence time off work without penalizing them. Since I frequently raunch on Florida for being so…
  • Sep 12

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Paid Sick Leave

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Paid Sick Leave
    Or, States That Don't Suck For Employees, Part IVOh, sure, if you're lucky enough to qualify for Family and Medical Leave, you may or may not get some paid time off if you have a serious medical condition. You're paid under that law if you…
  • Sep 5

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Crackdown On Misclassification

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Crackdown On Misclassification
    Or, States That Don't Suck For Employees, Part IIIWith wage theft rampant and employers trying to figure out ways to not pay employment taxes (and avoid application of employment laws), many employers try to say, "Boom! You're an independent…
Rank this Week: 2565

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

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

    Police Brutality and Race Discrimination in Officer Hiring

    Police Brutality and Race Discrimination in Officer Hiring
    After the recent events in Ferguson, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are being forced to examine internal practices and policies that may be prejudicial. Discrimination in officer hiring could play into police brutality,…
  • Sep 15

    EEOC Sues Tech Company for Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Sues Tech Company for Pregnancy Discrimination
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued new guidelines for employers to prevent pregnancy discrimination. According to the agency, pregnancy discrimination claims are on the rise and lawsuits continue to be filed against…
  • Sep 13

    Anheuser-Busch Drivers File Class Action for Wage and Hour Violation

    Anheuser-Busch Drivers File Class Action for Wage and Hour Violation
    Some job descriptions are more complicated when it comes to wage and hour law; however, every company is responsible for ensuring compliance. In a recent case, truck drivers who worked for Anheuser-Busch are filing a lawsuit alleging that the…
Rank this Week: 2414

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.kentuckyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Art Institute Moves to Dismiss Discrimination Case Based on Their Anti-Discrimination Policy

    Art Institute Moves to Dismiss Discrimination Case Based on Their Anti-Discrimination Policy
    The Education Management Corporation (EDMC) has recently motioned the court to dismiss a suit against the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, which it manages. According to a report by one news source, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh was sued by two…
  • Sep 5

    Sixth Circuit Reverses Lower Court Decision on FMLA Issue

    Sixth Circuit Reverses Lower Court Decision on FMLA Issue
    The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals found that a woman who claimed a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violation was entitled to a judgment in her favor. During the trial in this case, the jury awarded the woman $173,000, but that amount was…
  • Aug 22

    EEOC Updates Pregnancy Discrimination Guideline

    EEOC Updates Pregnancy Discrimination Guideline
    The Federal Government's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently updated the enforcement guidelines regarding discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace. The revision of these guidelines comes over 30 years after…
Rank this Week: 2364

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Sep 11

    NY Department of Labor Mandates New Paperwork for Child Performer

    NY Department of Labor Mandates New Paperwork for Child Performer
    As we detailed in a blog post last October, New York amended the state’s labor law to extend certain workplace protections to child models – specifically, to protect runway and print models under the age of 18 in the same way that…
  • Sep 8

    New York State of Mind ... in Texa

    New York State of Mind ... in Texa
    Mark D. Temple and Peter J. Stuhldreher have posted a new article on Forbes.com. Multinational companies with operations in New York have been looking for opportunities to relocate operations to business-friendly Texas. The Texas…
  • Aug 27

    Can NY Employers Shorten the Statute of Limitations for Workplace Claims?

    Can NY Employers Shorten the Statute of Limitations for Workplace Claims?
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. As we previously detailed here, a New Jersey appellate court recently held that parties may contractually agree to shorten the applicable statute of limitations for state law…
Rank this Week: 2281

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: 2471

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 4

    New Book: The Legalization of Age Discrimination

    New Book: The Legalization of Age Discrimination
    Even Workers Otherwise Considered to be Young are Vulnerable Why are workers in their 30s, 40s and 50s increasingly experiencing age discrimination? This one of the issues I explore in my new book: Betrayed: The Legalization of Age…
  • Aug 30

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’
    For those of us who care about workplace abuse, these are trying times. A federal court judge in Hawaii has forced the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to publically apologize for announcing last June that a settlement was…
  • Aug 30

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’
    For those of us who care about workplace abuse, these are trying times. A federal court judge in Hawaii has forced the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to publically apologize for announcing last June that a settlement was…
Rank this Week: 2365

Women in Labor

Women in Labor

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

http://royalllp.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2363

NJ Labor & Employment Law

NJ Labor & Employment Law

Covers various employment and labor law topics, including employment discrimination, ADA, CEPA, and FMLA. By Jay S. Becker and Joseph C. DeBlasio.

http://www.njlaborandemploymentlaw.com
Rank this Week: 2361