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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/
  • Jul 25

    Form 5500 filing due date almost here … but what about those welfare benefit plans?

    Form 5500 filing due date almost here … but what about those welfare benefit plans?
    The July 31 due date for filing Form 5500 with the Department of Labor (DOL) for calendar year retirement plans is rolling around very quickly unless extended. But what about those welfare benefit plans? Do they also have to file Form 5500?…
  • Jun 16

    401(k) Self-Directed Brokerage Accounts: A Cautionary Tale

    401(k) Self-Directed Brokerage Accounts: A Cautionary Tale
    A recently filed lawsuit rekindled some old concerns about self-directed brokerage accounts. What are they? Let’s start at the beginning. Self-Directed Brokerage Accounts or “SDBAs” is the name the retirement industry has…
  • May 2

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

    Miss the April 30, 2016 PPA Restatement Deadline? Use Plan B.
    The deadline for restating a 401(k), profit sharing, or money purchase pension plan to a pre-approved Pension Protection Act document has come and gone. So what’s a fiduciary to do? It was, after all, a responsibility of the plan…
Rank this Week: 1367

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Food Delivery Service Drivers’ Lawsuit

    Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Food Delivery Service Drivers’ Lawsuit
    A federal judge in San Francisco recently refused to certify a group of delivery drivers as a class for the purposes of filing a class action lawsuit, but agreed to let the drivers continue with their claims against the delivery company. The…
  • Jul 22

    Uber’s Legal Liability when Drivers get Hurt

    Uber’s Legal Liability when Drivers get Hurt
    When an independent contractor gets injured on the job, the injured worker is not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits like employees are. The injured worker could choose to sue the company for negligence, but those cases can…
  • Jul 19

    Recent Study Found that Female Doctors Earn Less than Male Doctor

    Recent Study Found that Female Doctors Earn Less than Male Doctor
    An analysis recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that female doctors at some of the country’s most prominent public medical schools earn $20,000 less a year on average than their male colleagues. Researchers found that…
Rank this Week: 2774

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Jul 23

    NLRB Makes Gambling with Your Company’s Employee Handbook a Risky Bet

    NLRB Makes Gambling with Your Company’s Employee Handbook a Risky Bet
    Employers are once again put on notice that missteps in drafting employee handbooks and other HR policies will be targeted as unfair labor practices where they come within an area code of compromising employee rights under the National Labor…
  • Jul 21

    Emails Become an Expensive Sideshow in Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

    Emails Become an Expensive Sideshow in Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
    A recent employment discrimination lawsuit underscores the importance employers must place on preserving and producing electronic evidence. As explained below, the employer lost an opportunity to avoid significant costs associated with…
  • Jul 17

    What is Your Company’s Mindset in Conducting Employee Investigations?

    What is Your Company’s Mindset in Conducting Employee Investigations?
    I recently watched an excellent TED Talk by Julia Galef, that should be a “must read” for every HR professional who is tasked with the responsibility of conducting employee investigations. As explained below, applying the points…
Rank this Week: 3650

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 23

    Wrongful Termination, Harassment and Discrimination Law Seminar in San Francisco

    Wrongful Termination, Harassment and Discrimination Law Seminar in San Francisco
    Bridgeport Continuing Education will be hosting a seminar titled: “Wrongful Termination, Harassment and Discrimination Claims” on July 29, 2016 in San Francisco. I will be speaking about Litigating and Defending…
  • Jul 22

    Three Things About Los Angeles’ New Sick Leave Ordinance That Will Give You Indigestion

    Three Things About Los Angeles’ New Sick Leave Ordinance That Will Give You Indigestion
    The City of Los Angeles is not making it easy for employers operating within city limits.  First, they rushed through an ordinance implementing new paid sick leave requirements on an urgency basis that became effective July 1st. …
  • Jul 21

    Minimum Wage/Salary Requirements for Non-Exempt and Exempt Employee

    Minimum Wage/Salary Requirements for Non-Exempt and Exempt Employee
    As we’ve blogged about before, many cities in California have increased their minimum wage, effective July 1st.  July 1st has come and gone, and just when you think that it is impossible to have another local minimum wage ordinance…
Rank this Week: 2205

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

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

    Five myths about California employment law

    Five myths about California employment law
    This week’s Friday’s Five covers five misconceptions about California employment law that can land employers in a lot of hot water: Meal and rest breaks see so trivial. The topic for the uneducated (or out of state) employer does…
  • Jul 15

    Friday’s Five: Five reminders about rest breaks under CA law

    Friday’s Five: Five reminders about rest breaks under CA law
    Friday is here already?  Today’s post is a review for many experienced operators in California, but surprisingly I’ve been getting a lot of questions about 10-minute rest breaks recently by a lot of employers.  So I…
  • Jul 14

    City of San Diego’s minimum wage and paid sick leave law effective July 11, 2016

    City of San Diego’s minimum wage and paid sick leave law effective July 11, 2016
    The City of San Diego’s minimum wage increase and paid sick leave were made effective on July 11, 2016.  Therefore, all employers that have workers who work within the City of San Diego for two hours or more in any week must comply…
Rank this Week: 4196

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

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

    NLRB Reverses Course Again: Organizing Temporary Workers Just Got Easier

    NLRB Reverses Course Again: Organizing Temporary Workers Just Got Easier
    The NLRB recently reversed course again to allow temporary employees provided by a staffing agency to join regular employees in a single bargaining unit without the consent of the employer or the staffing agency. Miller & Anderson, Inc.,…
  • Jul 20

    OSHA Delays Enforcement of New Reporting Requirements for Drug & Alcohol Testing

    OSHA Delays Enforcement of New Reporting Requirements for Drug & Alcohol Testing
    As previously reported, OSHA’s latest revisions for covered employers will dramatically impact routine post-accident drug testing programs.  The new rules are available for review here, but here’s what you need to know: OSHA…
  • Jul 8

    OSHA Promotes Workplace Safety by . . . Limiting Drug and Alcohol Testing?

    OSHA Promotes Workplace Safety by . . . Limiting Drug and Alcohol Testing?
    Employers that promote workplace safety by ensuring workers are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol after they suffer a workplace injury will soon face greater scrutiny from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration…
Rank this Week: 1376

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jul 22

    Updated: Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bill

    Updated: Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bill
    UPDATE: Late this morning Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that clarifies the employees for whom an employer must track hours worked and record those hours on an itemized wage statement. AB…
  • Jul 21

    10 Things Businesses Might Not Know About California’s Paid Sick Leave Law

    10 Things Businesses Might Not Know About California’s Paid Sick Leave Law
    Paid sick leave (PSL) questions continue to trouble many employers who want to comply, but are unsure about certain parts of the law. To highlight several lesser-known aspects of the PSL benefit and provide practical tips to follow, the…
  • Jul 20

    NLRB Expands Ability of Temp Workers to Organize

    NLRB Expands Ability of Temp Workers to Organize
    Following on the heels of last year’s expansive Browning-Ferris decision that redefined the joint-employer standard, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has now issued a decision that multiplies the problem for employers with…
Rank this Week: 4853

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
  • Jul 22

    Good News for Patent Holder

    Good News for Patent Holder
    By: Lisa Warren In what has been a seemingly rare occurrence in recent months, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a pro-patentee decision in Immersion Corporation v. HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc.,…
  • Jul 15

    Client Alert: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Adopted

    Client Alert: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Adopted
    The European Commission Has Adopted and Launched the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield  By: Faith Kasparian Earlier this week, the European Commission adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield – a new framework for transatlantic data…
  • Jul 14

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector, Summer 2016

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector, Summer 2016
    2016 LIFE SCIENCES PANEL SERIES At the second of our Life Sciences panel Series: “Laying the Foundation for Growth: Entity & Equity”, experts discussed whether a corporation or a limited liability…
Rank this Week: 4728

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Traub Law.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4797

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3844

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
  • Jul 22

    Seventh Circuit Serves Up Employer-Friendly Recipe For Compensating Tipped Employee

    Seventh Circuit Serves Up Employer-Friendly Recipe For Compensating Tipped Employee
    Authored by Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley Many employers, particularly in the hospitality industry, pay tipped employees less than the minimum wage.  They do so anticipating that tipped employees will receive tips from…
  • Jul 14

    That’s a Wrap: Fox Reaches Deal with Unpaid Intern

    That’s a Wrap: Fox Reaches Deal with Unpaid Intern
    Co-authored by Robert Whitman and Adam J. Smiley Fox Searchlight and Fox Entertainment Group have reached a preliminary settlement with a group of former unpaid interns, possibly resolving the lawsuit that resulted in a Second Circuit…
  • Jul 11

    District Court Turns the Other “Cheeks” on Parties’ Proposed Stipulation of Dismissal

    District Court Turns the Other “Cheeks” on Parties’ Proposed Stipulation of Dismissal
    Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman, Howard M. Wexler, and Meredith A. Berger Seyfarth Synopsis: A district court judge within the Second Circuit held that, in light of Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House, court or DOL approval is required for a…
Rank this Week: 3882

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/
  • Jul 22

    IRS Implements New Safeguards for Income Verification Express Service

    IRS Implements New Safeguards for Income Verification Express Service
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is implementing new requirements for taxpayers who use the Income Verification Express Service (“IVES”), a service companies use when signing off on the incomes of loan applicants.…
  • Jul 21

    Revised Tax Return Due Dates for Partnerships and C Corporation

    Revised Tax Return Due Dates for Partnerships and C Corporation
    President Obama signed the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (“Act”) into law on July 31, 2015. The Act includes a series of revised tax return filing deadlines for partnerships and C…
  • Jun 30

    IRS Shuts Down E-file PIN Tool

    IRS Shuts Down E-file PIN Tool
    In response to recent cyber-attacks on the Electronic Filing PIN App (“e-file PIN”), the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced the e-file PIN capability is no longer available online or through the toll-free phone…
Rank this Week: 2755

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
Rank this Week: 4260

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

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

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

    Password sharing and “head-slap hacks”: What employers can do

    Password sharing and “head-slap hacks”: What employers can do
    If you have ever wondered why your company’s data is not as secure as it should be, take a look in the mirror. A study by the Ponemon Institute, commissioned by Experian and released in May, found that the majority of data breaches were…
  • Jul 22

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    Labor relations go back to the future. Mel Haas and John Weltin of our Macon Office have the rundown on the recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board in Miller & Anderson, Inc. In that case, the Board found that an…
  • Jul 21

    NC “bathroom bill” – the latest development

    NC “bathroom bill” – the latest development
    It’s been a while since I’ve written about H.B. 2, the North Carolina “bathroom bill,” and I need to get with it. Wrongful discharge claim based on discrimination is back. As we expected, on July 18, Gov. Pat…
Rank this Week: 3174

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Blog about labor and employment laws and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

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

    Fracasan leyes prohibiendo requerir información de arrestos o convicciones en solicitudes de empleo

    Fracasan leyes prohibiendo requerir información de arrestos o convicciones en solicitudes de empleo
    Connecticut ya cuenta con una ley que prohíbe a  patronos indagar sobre arrestos, cargos criminales o convicciones en las solicitudes de empleo (excepto en situaciones muy limitadas). Esto luego de que el 1 de junio se…
  • Jul 21

    Jefe de Fox News renuncia luego de alegaciones de hostigamiento

    Jefe de Fox News renuncia luego de alegaciones de hostigamiento
    Luego que saliera a relucir una acusación de hostigamiento sexual que negó, el Sr  Roger Ailes renuncia a su trabajo como jefe de Fox Television…. pero no se va con las manos vacías. Segun el NY Times, su…
  • Jul 17

    Clausula arbitral impide reclamación federal por discrimen

    Clausula arbitral impide reclamación federal por discrimen
    En el caso García-Clara v AIG Insurance Company, 15-01784 CCC (D.P.R. Mar 29, 2016),  una  persona demandó a su patrono y una serie de ejecutivos de la empresa por discrimen por edad, despido injustificado y…
Rank this Week: 2246

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Labor-employment law and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

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

    Fracasan leyes prohibiendo requerir información de arrestos o convicciones en solicitudes de empleo

    Fracasan leyes prohibiendo requerir información de arrestos o convicciones en solicitudes de empleo
    Connecticut ya cuenta con una ley que prohíbe a  patronos indagar sobre arrestos, cargos criminales o convicciones en las solicitudes de empleo (excepto en situaciones muy limitadas). Esto luego de que el 1 de junio se…
  • Jul 21

    Jefe de Fox News renuncia luego de alegaciones de hostigamiento

    Jefe de Fox News renuncia luego de alegaciones de hostigamiento
    Luego que saliera a relucir una acusación de hostigamiento sexual que negó, el Sr  Roger Ailes renuncia a su trabajo como jefe de Fox Television…. pero no se va con las manos vacías. Segun el NY Times, su…
  • Jul 17

    Clausula arbitral impide reclamación federal por discrimen

    Clausula arbitral impide reclamación federal por discrimen
    En el caso García-Clara v AIG Insurance Company, 15-01784 CCC (D.P.R. Mar 29, 2016),  una  persona demandó a su patrono y una serie de ejecutivos de la empresa por discrimen por edad, despido injustificado y…
Rank this Week: 2236

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1381

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2595

Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

Covers the defense of misclassification claims and class actions, audits and investigations by the IRS and state tax and workforce agencies. By Pepper Hamilton LLP.

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
  • Jul 21

    New York Establishes a Super IC Misclassification-Plus Task Force

    New York Establishes a Super IC Misclassification-Plus Task Force
    Yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Executive Order No. 159 expanding the existing Joint Enforcement Task Force on Employee Misclassification into a Joint Enforcement Task Force on Worker Exploitation and Employee…
  • Jul 6

    June 2016 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

    June 2016 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update
    The poster children of IC misclassification cases dominated the news in June: Uber, Lyft, GrubHub, FedEx, an exotic dance club, and a trucking transport company. It was not a good month for any of them, yet as we have articulated ……
  • Jun 16

    $240 Million Settlement Closes Chapter on FedEx IC Misclassification Lawsuit

    $240 Million Settlement Closes Chapter on FedEx IC Misclassification Lawsuit
    FedEx yesterday announced that it reached a settlement of its remaining independent contractor class action lawsuits in 20 states with its Ground Division drivers for $240 million, pending court approval. Coming on the heels of its $226…
Rank this Week: 3086

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?
    In a 2015 article, we reported that global M&A in the insurance sector was on the rise again after a number of quiet years in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Deal activity in the European market was hit particularly hard by the…
  • Jul 20

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.
    South of the Canadian border, regulatory oversight and scrutiny continues to play a noticeable role in making it more difficult for private companies to raise capital through bank loans. In this climate, could strategic cross-border M&A…
  • Jul 19

    Global M&A continues decline through May 2016

    Global M&A continues decline through May 2016
    According to MergerMarket’s Monthly M&A Insider Report, global M&A activity continued to wane throughout May 2016, maintaining the trend reported on earlier this year. May 2016 resulted in a total of 1,054 deals worth an…
Rank this Week: 2139

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3865

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2259

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

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

    Obamacare's three "affordability" safe harbor

    Obamacare's three "affordability" safe harbor
    The Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") is complicated, but generally it requires large employers to provide "affordable" health insurance to their employees (or else pay huge fines).So, what does "affordable" mean? Per the IRS's Q&A…
  • Jul 13

    NLRB on temp workers, bargaining units, and joint employer

    NLRB on temp workers, bargaining units, and joint employer
    Welcome to the latest edition of "I'm Too Busy To Write My Own Blog Entry On This, So I'll Just Point You To Someone Else's Content" or "ITBTWMOBEOTSIJPYTSEC" (I'm considering changing the name of this feature) - Check out Corporate Counsel's…
  • Jul 7

    Gretchen Carlson sues Roger Ailes of Fox News for sexual harassment and retaliation

    Gretchen Carlson sues Roger Ailes of Fox News for sexual harassment and retaliation
    Yesterday, Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against Roger Ailes, the CEO of Fox News (Complaint here). Here are a few of the highlights (lowlights?) she alleges:Cover of Getting Realby Gretchen Carlson.Ailes "sabotaged her career because she…
Rank this Week: 4033

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jul 20

    Texas Employment Hiring Checklist

    Texas Employment Hiring Checklist
    Whether a new business is preparing to hire its first employee or is revisiting its already-existing hiring procedures, making sure that the on-boarding process is done correctly and consistently will result in significant long-term benefits…
  • Jul 10

    Erasing Employer Files Costs Employee Severance Pay

    Erasing Employer Files Costs Employee Severance Pay
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which presides over Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, recently held that an employer could deny employee his severance benefits under an ERISA benefits plan because the employee erased certain files from…
  • Jun 12

    Texas Supreme Court Rules Competitors Can be Excluded from the Courtroom

    Texas Supreme Court Rules Competitors Can be Excluded from the Courtroom
    Until recently, companies suing for trade secret theft ran a risk of having to disclose to their competitors in open court certain aspects of their trade secrets in order to prove their claim. The companies often argued that they…
Rank this Week: 2665

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/
  • Jul 20

    Senate Action on Noncompetition Bill May Lead to its Failure in MA Legislature

    Senate Action on Noncompetition Bill May Lead to its Failure in MA Legislature
    The Massachusetts Senate recently followed the lead of the House of Representatives by passing a comprehensive bill to regulate noncompetition agreements. While this seems to be progress toward a final re-writing of laws that govern these…
  • Jul 8

    Massachusetts House Passes Noncompetition Bill with Substantial Limits — Unanimously

    Massachusetts House Passes Noncompetition Bill with Substantial Limits — Unanimously
    The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently passed a bill that imposes rules for noncompetition agreements. While the bill has yet to become law – it is now being considered by the Senate, which will have to pass it before it…
  • Jun 21

    EEOC Urges Employers to Improve Workplace Anti-Harassment Training

    EEOC Urges Employers to Improve Workplace Anti-Harassment Training
    Calling workplace harassment an “all too persistent problem,” two commissioners from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are calling on employers to rework and improve their anti-harassment training programs. The…
Rank this Week: 3948

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1827

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jul 19

    Penalty for Sexual Harassment Rarely Fits The ‘Crime’

    Penalty for Sexual Harassment Rarely Fits The ‘Crime’
    What should the penalty be for a manager who allegedly abused his power for decades by sexually harassing female subordinates? Disgrace? Dismissal.? Banishment? Well, that does not appear to be what is happening in the case of Roger…
  • May 20

    Tipping Point for Age Discrimination in Hiring?

    Tipping Point for Age Discrimination in Hiring?
    There suddenly are several class action lawsuits pending in federal court that could potentially bring an end to decades of epidemic and unaddressed age discrimination in hiring in the United States. We may be at…
  • May 19

    The New Overtime Rule

    The New Overtime Rule
    The U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule today changing the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The final rule, which goes into effect on December 16, will: Raise the  salary threshold indicating…
Rank this Week: 2001

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

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

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

    EEOC Files Suit Against North Carolina Hospital for Its Mandatory Flu Vaccine Policy

    EEOC Files Suit Against North Carolina Hospital for Its Mandatory Flu Vaccine Policy
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") has filed suit against a hospital in North Carolina alleging violation of Title VII for their mandatory flu vaccine policy, which did contain a process by which an employee can object…
  • Jul 19

    7th Circuit Dismisses Professor's Section 1981 Retaliation Claim Against Colleague for Failure to State a Claim

    7th Circuit Dismisses Professor's Section 1981 Retaliation Claim Against Colleague for Failure to State a Claim
    In somewhat of an unusual case, the Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit upheld dismissal of a plaintiff's suit for failure to state a claim when she sued one of her colleagues--who was also apparently her treating rheumatologist--under 42…
  • Jun 28

    Can I Walk Off the Job for a Safety Problem at Work?

    Can I Walk Off the Job for a Safety Problem at Work?
    A common question employees often have is what their rights are when they believe their workplace poses a risk to their health and safety.  To be more exact, employees often ask, "may I walk off the job if there is a safety hazard or if…
Rank this Week: 4515

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/
  • Jul 19

    Fifth Circuit Approves Texas’s Suit Against EEOC Over Guidance On State “No-Felon” Hiring Policie

    Fifth Circuit Approves Texas’s Suit Against EEOC Over Guidance On State “No-Felon” Hiring Policie
    The Fifth Circuit held recently that the State of Texas had standing to sue the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) over the Commission’s “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction…
  • Jul 15

    NLRB Takes Another Step Towards Joint Employer Aby

    NLRB Takes Another Step Towards Joint Employer Aby
    Earlier this week, the NLRB issued yet another troubling decision in the joint employer space, a world the Board already turned upside-down last summer with its landmark Browning Ferris ruling. In Miller Anderson, the Board overturned…
  • Jun 30

    Washington, DC Increases Minimum Wage for Non-Tipped Worker

    Washington, DC Increases Minimum Wage for Non-Tipped Worker
    Recently, Washington DC council members unanimously voted to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15.00 an hour by the year 2020 for non-tipped hourly workers, many of whom work in the retail industry. The news comes just before…
Rank this Week: 4747

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/
  • Jul 19

    Workforce Management Issues in Mergers and Acquisition

    Workforce Management Issues in Mergers and Acquisition
    With the financial crisis and recession behind us, mergers and acquisitions have picked up dramatically over the past several years. In 2015, more than 25,000 M&A deals were announced in the United States, valued at trillions of dollars,…
  • Jul 12

    NLRB Multiplies Impact of Expanded Joint Employer Test: Requires Bargaining in Combined Units Across Multiple Employer

    NLRB Multiplies Impact of Expanded Joint Employer Test: Requires Bargaining in Combined Units Across Multiple Employer
    Our colleagues Adam C. Abrahms and Steven M. Swirsky, attorneys at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Management Memo blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the hospitality industry: “NLRB Drops Other…
  • Jul 5

    “Prepping” for the DOL’s New White-Collar Exemption Rule

    “Prepping” for the DOL’s New White-Collar Exemption Rule
    On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the publication of a final rule that amends the “white collar” overtime exemptions to significantly increase the number of employees eligible for overtime…
Rank this Week: 2850

Workplace Safety Report

Workplace Safety Report

Keeps employers informed on Workplace Safety and Health news and emergency response practices, with updates from OSHA, MSHA and other sources. By Holland & Hart.

http://workplacesafetyreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2080

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
  • Jul 17

    NLRB Makes Up More New Rules on Joint Employment

    NLRB Makes Up More New Rules on Joint Employment
    Remember that kid in elementary school who, whenever you were winning at some made-up playground game, would change the rules in the middle? “Kids can be so unfair,” your parent might have said, trying to console you.…
  • Jun 30

    Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Bars Implementation of Department of Labor’s “Persuader Rule”

    Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Bars Implementation of Department of Labor’s “Persuader Rule”
    On June 27, a federal court in Texas enjoined the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) from implementing its new interpretation of the “Persuader Rule.” In a sweeping 86-page rebuff to the DOL, the court opined…
  • Jun 16

    OFCCP Issues New Sex Discrimination Rule

    OFCCP Issues New Sex Discrimination Rule
    We have made progress as a country in opening career opportunities for women that were, for decades, the province of men. Yet, there is more work that lies ahead to eradicate sex discrimination. This is why it is important that we bring these…
Rank this Week: 1791

The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

Covers legislative and court cases affecting Utah employers and employees. By D. Scott Crook.

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 15

    Cases --- July 10th through 16th

    Cases --- July 10th through 16th
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful TerminationWest Valley City v. Coyle (Utah Ct. App., July 14, 2016)(upholding City Civil Service Commission decision reinstating Coyle as a police lieutenant after the city demoted him: the Commission…
  • Jul 9

    Cases --- July 3rd through 9th

    Cases --- July 3rd through 9th
    No Case
  • Jul 9

    Cases --- June 26th through July 2nd

    Cases --- June 26th through July 2nd
    Workers Compensation/Occupational Safety and Disease *Lykins v. Colvin (10th Cir., July 1, 2016) (affirming denial of benefits because of continuing ability to function in various jobs)*Cases marked with an asterisk are cases the 10th…
Rank this Week: 3347

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 15

    Denver Gets Hit with a Mile High Damages Award

    Denver Gets Hit with a Mile High Damages Award
    A Colorado federal judge recently ordered the City and County of Denver to pay $1.67 million to job applicants who alleged that Denver’s employment screening tests had a disparate impact on black and Latino applicants.  The…
  • Jul 13

    New EEO-1 Reporting Procedures: Time For Public Comment (Again)

    New EEO-1 Reporting Procedures: Time For Public Comment (Again)
    Back in February, our Labor and Employment Department issued a Client Alert regarding efforts by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) to revise and update employer responsibilities on  Form EEO-1, a…
  • Jul 6

    Carlson v. Ailes: A First Look at the Complaint

    Carlson v. Ailes: A First Look at the Complaint
    Today, veteran television journalist Gretchen Carlson filed suit against Fox News President Roger Ailes, alleging that her termination as the weekday afternoon anchor was the culmination of a campaign of sexual harassment and retaliation…
Rank this Week: 2184

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases. By Phillips & Associates.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3066

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
  • Jul 15

    Lining up the Massachusetts Senate and House Noncompete | UTSA Bill

    Lining up the Massachusetts Senate and House Noncompete | UTSA Bill
    As of last night, Massachusetts has two competing versions of noncompete and trade secrets law reform bills. The House version (H.4434) is described here, and the Senate version (S.2418) (which does not yet reflect…
  • Jul 14

    Massachusetts Senate Votes for Tough Noncompete Bill and Adoption of Uniform Trade Secrets Act

    Massachusetts Senate Votes for Tough Noncompete Bill and Adoption of Uniform Trade Secrets Act
    The Massachusetts Senate voted tonight on Massachusetts trade secrets law and noncompete law reform. Senators proposed multiple amendments to the version of the bill that Senator Mark Montigny, on behalf of the Massachusetts…
  • Jul 11

    Massachusetts Noncompete Bill Enhanced By Senate

    Massachusetts Noncompete Bill Enhanced By Senate
    The enormous efforts at the State House to reform Massachusetts noncompete law continue. Today, Senator Mark Montigny, on behalf of the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Rules, recommended a revised version of the bill that the House passed…
Rank this Week: 4473

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Jul 14

    Military Divorce: 5 things you need to know before you say “I don’t”- Part II

    Military Divorce: 5 things you need to know before you say “I don’t”- Part II
    This is Part II of a 2-part series on common issues and challenges military servicemembers and their spouses face during a divorce.  Click here to read Part I on jurisdiction, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and calculating…
  • Jul 14

    Military Divorce Blog Series- Part 2

    Military Divorce Blog Series- Part 2
    This is Part II of a 2-part series on common issues and challenges military servicemembers and their spouses face during a divorce.  Click here to read Part I on jurisdiction, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and calculating…
  • Jul 14

    VACUUM EXTRACTION DANGERS AND CONSEQUENCES- PART 1

    VACUUM EXTRACTION DANGERS AND CONSEQUENCES- PART 1
    Andrew Greenwald's 2 Part Blog Series "Vacuum Extration Dangers and Consequences" begins here. Part 1 Of Blog Series: Vacuum Delivery Warnings & Possible Consequences Handling vacuum extraction cases requires an understanding of the…
Rank this Week: 2182

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/
  • Jul 14

    Uber Faces Misclassification Claims in New Jersey and Around the Country

    Uber Faces Misclassification Claims in New Jersey and Around the Country
    Ridesharing companies like Uber are relative newcomers to the marketplace, but they have already had an enormous economic and legal impact. In numerous employment law claims, drivers are alleging that they are misclassified as independent…
  • Jul 11

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Demoted Employee in First Amendment Claim

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Demoted Employee in First Amendment Claim
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of a New Jersey police officer who claimed that his employer violated his First Amendment rights. Heffernan v. City of Paterson, 578 U.S. ___ (2016). This case is particularly notable because the…
  • Jun 28

    State “Right to Work” Law Ruled Unconstitutional

    State “Right to Work” Law Ruled Unconstitutional
    Laws in New Jersey and many other states protect workers’ right and ability to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining with employers. Some states, however, have passed laws aimed at significantly reducing workers’…
Rank this Week: 3281

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

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

    Brandon Harter and Kathleen Miller have joined the law firm of Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP as associate attorney

    Brandon Harter and Kathleen Miller have joined the law firm of Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP as associate attorney
    Brandon Harter and Kathleen Miller have joined the law firm of Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP as associate attorneys. Brandon joined Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP in 2016 after several years with the former Lancaster firm of Hartman,…
  • Jul 14

    Marketing by Email, Fax, Voice or Text Message? Read This Before You Send Another One.

    Marketing by Email, Fax, Voice or Text Message? Read This Before You Send Another One.
    Last week I received a fax from a business advertising their latest deals. Even if you’ve long ago disposed of your fax machine (hopefully in Office Space fashion), keep reading – the principles in this post apply to email, voice…
  • Jul 6

    Contract for Deed and Installment Sale Agreement

    Contract for Deed and Installment Sale Agreement
    You may have read the New York Times article entitled Contract for Deed Lending Gets Federal Scrutiny.  The Times reported that the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking into whether a commonly used technique for the sale…
Rank this Week: 4832

Employment & the Law

Employment & the Law

Covers labor and employment topics, including ADA, ADEA, Arizona legal news, Defamation, FLSA, FMLA, GINA, Noncompetes, Privacy, RIFs, Section 1981, Social Media, Title VII and USERRA. By Ashley Kasarjian.

http://employmentandthelaw.com/
  • Jul 14

    Serial Plaintiffs Are Filing Waves of Disability Case

    Serial Plaintiffs Are Filing Waves of Disability Case
    Hotels, restaurants and retail establishments have been flooded with new lawsuits filed by serial plaintiffs that allege that a property (a place of public accommodation) is in violation of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act…
  • Mar 11

    Blogcation?

    Blogcation?
    The last time Employment and the Law went on a blogcation, the blog was just over a year old. Now, over four years later, I think it’s about time to give my blog another blogcation (and it just so happens … Continue reading…
  • Mar 11

    Blogcation?

    Blogcation?
    The last time Employment and the Law went on a blogcation, the blog was just over a year old. Now, over four years later, I think it’s about time to give my blog another blogcation (and it just so happens … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 3113

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

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

    Long wait times for Indian nonimmigrant visas merit human resources planning

    Long wait times for Indian nonimmigrant visas merit human resources planning
    Special thanks to summer associate Sara Schiavone for her work on this blog post. Human resource professionals who are managing the immigration processing for Indian nonimmigrant employees should be aware of the increased processing times for…
  • Jul 5

    OFCCP publishes final rules on sex discrimination for federal contractor

    OFCCP publishes final rules on sex discrimination for federal contractor
    As we reported last year, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) planned to issue a Final Rule updating its sex discrimination regulations for federal contractors and subcontractors for the first time since the 1970s. In…
  • Jun 30

    DOL’s Persuader Rule blocked from taking effect – for now

    DOL’s Persuader Rule blocked from taking effect – for now
    A special thanks to summer clerk Arslan Sheikh for his assistance with this article On June 27th, 2016, a federal district court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction, temporarily blocking the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new…
Rank this Week: 1444

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

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

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Jul 14

    Understanding the Different Types of Disability in Ohio

    Understanding the Different Types of Disability in Ohio
    If an accident or illness leaves you or one of your dependents unable to work, you have many options for claiming disability benefits from government agencies and private insurers. The Columbus, Ohio, disability lawyers with Agee Clymer…
  • Jun 24

    Why You Should Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect

    Why You Should Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect
    Abuse and neglect take many forms, but the types that the personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys with Agee Clymer Mitchell and Portman deal with most often involve nursing home patients and long-term care facility residents. The…
  • May 10

    How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

    How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney
    You probably already know you should receive advice from an Ohio personal injury lawyer before dealing with any insurance company other than your own. But which one? Columbus, in particular, offers hundreds of options for victims in personal…
Rank this Week: 2203

Southwest Florida Employment Law…

Southwest Florida Employment Law Blog

Covers discrimination, employee benefits, terminations, leave policies, unions, and wages & overtime. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.swflemploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2831

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

Covers legal developments concerning law enforcement and firefighter labor law. By Cline and Associates.

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 3584

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
  • Jul 13

    Social Media Privacy Bill Vetoed

    Social Media Privacy Bill Vetoed
    Following up on his notice of intent to veto HB 1739, this year’s social media privacy bill, Governor David Ige issued his veto of the measure on July 11, 2016. In his veto message, the Governor noted that the bill contained no…
  • Jul 7

    DOL’s New Persuader Rules Blocked, At Least Temporarily

    DOL’s New Persuader Rules Blocked, At Least Temporarily
    In case you haven’t heard, a federal court in the Northern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction enjoining the U.S. Department of Labor from enforcing their new persuader rules, which were supposed to be applied to…
  • Jun 29

    Governor Ige Might Veto Social Media Privacy Bill

    Governor Ige Might Veto Social Media Privacy Bill
    On Monday, June 27, 2016, Governor Ige announced his intent to veto HB 1739 CD1, a bill that would make it unlawful for an employer to request, require, or coerce an employee or job applicant to disclose their social media login credentials…
Rank this Week: 4966