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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/
  • Feb 14

    U.S. Supreme Court Delays Hearing on Cases that may Decide whether Class Action Rights can be Waived

    U.S. Supreme Court Delays Hearing on Cases that may Decide whether Class Action Rights can be Waived
    The U.S. Supreme Court may have accepted a group of cases that will determine whether companies can require their workers to waive class action rights, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be deciding this important question anytime soon.…
  • Feb 6

    EEOC Working on New Anti-Harassment Guidance

    EEOC Working on New Anti-Harassment Guidance
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is currently working on new guidance to help analyze and decide claims involving harassment in the workplace. The new rules promise to bolster enforcement against harassers as it follows a…
  • Jan 5

    Minimum Wage Now at $11 Per Hour

    Minimum Wage Now at $11 Per Hour
    Effective January 1, 2017, the minimum wage for Massachusetts workers rose from $10 to $11 per hour. The new rate applies to almost all employees. For employees who regularly receive tips as part of their pay, the minimum rate is $3.75/hour.…
Rank this Week: 4241

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

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

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Montauk, Long Island 7-Eleven Settles Wage Theft Lawsuit for $199,500

    Montauk, Long Island 7-Eleven Settles Wage Theft Lawsuit for $199,500
    A manager at the highest grossing 7-Eleven store in the United States won $199,500 in a wage theft lawsuit against 7-Eleven. Muhammad Anwar, the manager at the 7-Eleven in Montauk, New York, alleged 7-Eleven cheated him out of minimum wages,…
  • Feb 14

    Montauk, Long Island 7-Eleven Settles Wage Theft Lawsuit for $200,000

    Montauk, Long Island 7-Eleven Settles Wage Theft Lawsuit for $200,000
    A manager at the highest grossing 7-Eleven store in the United States won $199,500 in a wage theft lawsuit against 7-Eleven. Muhammad Anwar, the manager at the 7-Eleven in Montauk, New York, alleged 7-Eleven cheated him out of minimum wages,…
  • Feb 10

    Bistro owners mocked workers and stiffed them on pay according to lawsuit

    Bistro owners mocked workers and stiffed them on pay according to lawsuit
    The New York Post has reported that Le Rivage, an iconic French restaurant in midtown Manhattan, is being sued by its servers for age discrimination and minimum wage, overtime, and tip violations.  The servers in this case are…
Rank this Week: 3251

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/
Rank this Week: 4607

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3969

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
Rank this Week: 2699

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
  • Feb 14

    New York Appellate Court Declines to Enforce Noncompetes Against Employees Terminated Without Cause

    New York Appellate Court Declines to Enforce Noncompetes Against Employees Terminated Without Cause
    A recent decision by the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division for the First Department, Buchanan Capital Markets, LLC v. DeLucca, 144 A.D.3d 508 (1st Dep’t. 2016), suggests that noncompetition restrictions against employees who…
  • Jan 30

    Joint Employment Update: What’s The Status of Browning-Ferris and the NLRB?

    Joint Employment Update: What’s The Status of Browning-Ferris and the NLRB?
    In August 2015, the NLRB rewrote the book on joint employment, declaring in the Browning-Ferris case that the right to exercise minimal control, even if not actually exercised, was enough to create a joint employment relationship.…
  • Jan 10

    Probationary Periods: A Window Worth Closing

    Probationary Periods: A Window Worth Closing
    Probationary periods are a tool long used to test the viability of job candidates. They can provide a window into an employee’s suitability and qualifications for a position. In an economy that continues to have high unemployment,…
Rank this Week: 2305

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
  • Jan 31

    Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Director

    Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Director
    Ok, you have volunteered to serve on the board of your non-profit association.  You attend your first board meeting.  You start to vote on various issues.  What guides you in making your decisions?  Under the Minnesota…
Rank this Week: 2506

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

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

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
  • Jan 31

    Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Director

    Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Director
    Ok, you have volunteered to serve on the board of your non-profit association.  You attend your first board meeting.  You start to vote on various issues.  What guides you in making your decisions?  Under the Minnesota…
Rank this Week: 1791

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Court Overturns Jury Waiver and Fee Award to Employer Under CEPA

    Court Overturns Jury Waiver and Fee Award to Employer Under CEPA
    In a recent published opinion, New Jersey’s Appellate Division reversed a trial court’s rulings that an employee had waived his right to a jury trial under New Jersey’s whistleblower law, the Conscientious Employee…
  • Feb 7

    Employer’s “Honest Belief” Defeats FMLA Retaliation Claim

    Employer’s “Honest Belief” Defeats FMLA Retaliation Claim
    Last week, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee cannot establish a retaliation claim under the Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) if his employer honestly believed he abused his right to take time off…
  • Jan 24

    Prison Guard Cannot Wear Khimar as Accommodation for Religious Belief

    Prison Guard Cannot Wear Khimar as Accommodation for Religious Belief
    A recent published opinion from the New Jersey Appellate Division recognizes that although the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees’ sincerely…
Rank this Week: 4363

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

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

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
  • Feb 14

    New Jersey Finds Jury Waiver Too Ambiguous To Encompass Whistleblower Claim

    New Jersey Finds Jury Waiver Too Ambiguous To Encompass Whistleblower Claim
    New Jersey’s Appellate Division recently held that a jury waiver provision was unenforceable as to a former employee’s statutory employment claims. In Noren v. Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., Docket No. A-2651-13T3, __ N.J.…
  • Feb 9

    New York Department of Labor Clarifies Pay Transparency Provisions in Equal Pay Act

    New York Department of Labor Clarifies Pay Transparency Provisions in Equal Pay Act
    On February 1, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) adopted regulations (“Regulations”) clarifying the pay transparency provisions of Section 194(4) of the New York Labor Law. The pay transparency section…
  • Feb 2

    The EEOC Shoots Down Employers’ Attempts at Flu Prevention

    The EEOC Shoots Down Employers’ Attempts at Flu Prevention
    Each year between October and May, millions of people contract the flu. Recent estimates suggest that up to 111 million workdays are lost during the flu season each year — at an estimated $7 billion per year in sick days and lost…
Rank this Week: 3899

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

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

    Changes to the H-1B program under the Trump Administration?

    Changes to the H-1B program under the Trump Administration?
    Various news sources have been reporting on certain changes that may be coming to the H-1B program under the new Trump administration. First, there is a draft copy of an Executive Order titled, “Protecting American Jobs and Workers by…
  • Feb 6

    President Trump’s immigration Executive Order

    President Trump’s immigration Executive Order
    President Trump issued three Executive Orders during the first week of his administration to fulfill his campaign promises. During the campaign, President Trump promised to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico and to impose a…
  • Jan 20

    EEOC issues proposed guidance on harassment

    EEOC issues proposed guidance on harassment
    Following the report of a 16-member task force led by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioners Chai Feldblum (D) and Victoria Lipnic (R) in 2016, last week the EEOC issued proposed guidance for public comment on or before…
Rank this Week: 1476

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Feb 14

    What does the future hold for Employment Tribunal reform?

    What does the future hold for Employment Tribunal reform?
    The Ministry of Justice has recently published its review of the introduction of Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) fees. The fees were first introduced 2013 and many groups have raised concerns that they are a potentially serious barrier…
  • Jan 24

    Philadelphia Employers Barred from Asking about Wage History

    Philadelphia Employers Barred from Asking about Wage History
    On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed the Philadelphia Wage Equity Ordinance into law. The bill amends the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance to prohibit employers from asking about an applicant’s wage history at…
  • Dec 28

    NY Dept of Labor Finalizes Major Changes to Wage Regulation

    NY Dept of Labor Finalizes Major Changes to Wage Regulation
    In New York, a large number of wage and hour requirements are statutorily codified in the Labor Law. Many others requirements, however, are set forth in regulations known as wage orders, which are issued and updated from time-to-time by the…
Rank this Week: 3851

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
Rank this Week: 4348

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Feb 13

    EEOC Issues New Harassment Guidance

    EEOC Issues New Harassment Guidance
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued proposed guidance crystallizing the agency’s expectation that employers be proactive in eliminating workplace harassment.  The Proposed Enforcement Guidance on…
  • Feb 13

    HIPAA for HR - Some Good News for Employer

    HIPAA for HR - Some Good News for Employer
    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that was enacted to ensure protection of individuals’ protected health information (PHI). The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable…
  • Feb 6

    “But Our Vendor Handles Everything — How Can We Still Have Fiduciary Liability?”

    “But Our Vendor Handles Everything — How Can We Still Have Fiduciary Liability?”
    As the rules governing retirement and health plans grow more complex, employers often need professional help in order to keep up with the day-to-day management of the employee benefit plans they sponsor. From third-party administrators and…
Rank this Week: 2212

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Feb 13

    “Buy American, Hire American”—From Rhetoric to Regulation

    “Buy American, Hire American”—From Rhetoric to Regulation
    “We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American.” While world leaders are pondering what these words from President Trump’s Inaugural Address mean for international trade, a different question looms for U.S.…
  • Feb 3

    Issues in Global Sourcing Transaction

    Issues in Global Sourcing Transaction
    Recently our Global Sourcing and Technology Transactions team members published a report for SCL on Issues in Global Sourcing Transactions. Their report focuses on how in an increasingly globalized world, outsourcing contracts often have…
  • Jan 31

    Brexit and Procurement

    Brexit and Procurement
    UK’s Industrial Strategy announced—new Government contracting approach will favour UK-based firms after Brexit. UK Government spending currently runs circa £278 billion per annum. Government contractors will be given…
Rank this Week: 3398

Employer Law Blog

Employer Law Blog

Addresses current issues, recent case studies and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance. By Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://employerlawblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    NLRB Rules on Strategy for Loss of Majority Support

    NLRB Rules on Strategy for Loss of Majority Support
    On February 2, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision and order in the case of T-Mobile USA and CWA. In this case, T-Mobile, following substantial proof that the members of a collective bargaining unit no longer maintained…
  • Feb 3

    A Primer on the New Missouri Right to Work Law

    A Primer on the New Missouri Right to Work Law
    What does Right to Work Mean? Employers are barred from: requiring employees to become, remain, or refrain from becoming a member of a labor organization; or pay dues or other charges required of labor organization members as a condition…
  • Jan 10

    New Illinois Labor and Employment Laws Effective January 1, 2017

    New Illinois Labor and Employment Laws Effective January 1, 2017
    A slew of new laws went into effect on January 1 in Illinois. Below are key labor and employment laws:
Rank this Week: 1432

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Feb 13

    Need to Caror a Sick Relative? What You Need to Know About Your Rights on the Job

    Need to Caror a Sick Relative? What You Need to Know About Your Rights on the Job
    Need to Care for a Sick Relative? What You Need to Know About Your Rights on the Job The Americans with Disabilities Act has some coverage for caretakers You may care deeply about your job but for most people, family comes first. When a…
  • Feb 6

    Female Boss Didn't Want a Woman Doing So-Called Man's Work

    Female Boss Didn't Want a Woman Doing So-Called Man's Work
    Female Boss Didn’t Want a Woman Doing So-Called Man’s Work Single mother of seven had stellar employment record before she was fired Is there such a thing as “men’s work” and “women’s …
  • Jan 30

    Papa John's Must Pay $125,000 after Firing Worker with Intellectual Disability

    Papa John's Must Pay $125,000 after Firing Worker with Intellectual Disability
    Papa John’s Must Pay $125,000 after Firing Worker with Intellectual Disability Franchise owner did not want employee’s job coach in restaurant As many people know, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is intended to…
Rank this Week: 3235

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

http://lisahome.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Labor Law: Anticipated Changes Under Trump Administration

    Labor Law: Anticipated Changes Under Trump Administration
    The 45th president was inaugurated last month, but the Secretary of Labor position still must be confirmed. President Trump’s selection for the position, Andy Puzder, is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl's Jr. and…
  • Jan 21

    19 States See Minimum Wage Increase in 2017

    19 States See Minimum Wage Increase in 2017
    Across the U.S., 19 states will see a state minimum wage increase in 2017. However, the Federal government hasn’t raised minimum wages in over 7 years since 2009, when it raised it from $6.55 to $7.25, some of the states on this list…
  • Jan 7

    OSHA Finds Safety Failures in Wisconsin Factory after Teen Worker Dies from Injurie

    OSHA Finds Safety Failures in Wisconsin Factory after Teen Worker Dies from Injurie
    A federal investigation prompted by the death of a 17-year-old worker at a Columbus metal fabrication facility has resulted in multiple safety and health violations.The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health…
Rank this Week: 1802

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Feb 12

    Employer rules for temporary foreign workers in Canada

    Employer rules for temporary foreign workers in Canada
    by Stéphane Aublet A work permit is generally issued based on a specific job offer made by a particular Canadian employer (or an employer doing business in Canada). As such, the employer commits itself to providing the foreign worker…
  • Feb 2

    Quebec City shootings: What can we learn from this tragedy?

    Quebec City shootings: What can we learn from this tragedy?
    By Brian Smeenk Six innocent men were shot in the back while praying in a Quebec City mosque on January 29. The apparently racially motivated act of violence make us all pause to reflect. How could this happen? In a peaceful city like that?…
  • Jan 29

    Safety incidents: the right to remain silent versus the obligation to speak

    Safety incidents: the right to remain silent versus the obligation to speak
    by Deanah Shelly What if this happens at your Canadian facility: One of your employees witnesses a workplace incident. Soon, enforcement officers are on-site investigating the incident. They may be police officers, health and safety…
Rank this Week: 4627

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Feb 10

    Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016: What Brands Need to Know About This New Consumer Review Law

    Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016: What Brands Need to Know About This New Consumer Review Law
    What’s the News? Before leaving office, President Obama signed into law the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 (CRFA), which protects consumers engaging in consumer reviews. The CRFA voids a contract if it prohibits or restricts an…
  • Feb 6

    FTC Settlement Shows Agency Remains Focused on “Made in USA” Claim

    FTC Settlement Shows Agency Remains Focused on “Made in USA” Claim
    The Federal Trade Commission has announced a proposed settlement and consent order in its investigation of a US-based water filtration company, iSpring Water Systems, concerning that company’s representations that its products are…
  • Feb 2

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Lead Levels in Cosmetic

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Lead Levels in Cosmetic
    The US Food and Drug Administration recently issued draft guidance establishing an upper limit for lead levels in externally applied cosmetics of 10 parts per million (ppm) of lead. FDA’s upper limit lead restriction applies to lip…
Rank this Week: 2264

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    SJC Punts Again on Global Remedy, But Adopts New Protocol to Resolve Dookhan Drug Cases More Quickly

    SJC Punts Again on Global Remedy, But Adopts New Protocol to Resolve Dookhan Drug Cases More Quickly
    Over the last several years, the Massachusetts criminal justice system has been rocked by misconduct in state-run drug labs. First, and so far most significant, Annie Dookhan, a chemist at the Hinton State Lab in Jamaica Plain, tainted over…
  • Feb 1

    Founding Partner Norman Zalkind Featured on Front Page of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

    Founding Partner Norman Zalkind Featured on Front Page of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly dives into the past of our founding partner, Norman Zalkind, highlighting his history of “going to the edge” to fight for his clients. His upbringing combined with some unexpected job pursuits helped…
  • Jan 23

    David Rangaviz and Ana Muñoz Join Zalkind Law as Associate

    David Rangaviz and Ana Muñoz Join Zalkind Law as Associate
    Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP is happy to announce that David Rangaviz and Ana Muñoz joined the firm as associates at the end of 2016. For more firm news and information on our firm’s work, please follow us on social media…
Rank this Week: 2452

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/
  • Feb 10

    What A Broad Religious Exemption To Discrimination Laws Will Mean

    What A Broad Religious Exemption To Discrimination Laws Will Mean
    While the Trump Administration announced that it would keep in place President Obama's Executive Order protecting employees of federal contractors from LGBT discrimination, there have been reports of another proposed executive order that…
  • Jan 30

    My 2017 Predictions: It Won't Be Pretty

    My 2017 Predictions: It Won't Be Pretty
    We've now seen one week of the new Administration, and so we know Mr. Trump was not kidding about his extreme promises. This will not be a good year for employees. The only thing I'm sure of is that we really have no idea what will happen…
  • Jan 20

    Cassandra Redux? How I Did On My 2016 #Emplaw Prediction

    Cassandra Redux? How I Did On My 2016 #Emplaw Prediction
    Every year I have done predictions for what I expected to happen in employment law and I'm usually right. After 30 years of law practice, it turns out I know stuff, despite what my teenagers say. Here's what I predicted for 2016 and how it…
Rank this Week: 3225

Understanding Your Rights

Understanding Your Rights

By the Law Offices of Maya Risman, P.C. Focuses on employment issues in New York.

http://www.risman-law.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    How to Navigate Minimum Wage Law in the State of New York

    How to Navigate Minimum Wage Law in the State of New York
    Changes enacted in the state of New York have already raised minimum wages for workers in our area and are expected to have a significant impact on local and statewide economic conditions in 2017 and beyond. On December 31, 2016, increases…
  • Jan 24

    AARP Lawsuit

    AARP Lawsuit
    A lawsuit filed by the AARP alleges age discrimination on the part of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in its administration of wellness programs across the U.S. The New York Times reports that AARP is seeking to change the…
  • Jan 24

    Bagatelle Lawsuit

    Bagatelle Lawsuit
    Amid allegations that people of color and those who did not meet certain standards of beauty were placed at undesirable tables at the Bagatelle club and restaurant in New York, the company is now facing a discrimination lawsuit from two of…
Rank this Week: 3871

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    The Continued Uncertainty of Paid Sick Leave Law

    The Continued Uncertainty of Paid Sick Leave Law
    Just days after Cook County passed its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance on October 5, 2016, several Cook County suburbs began the process of opting out of the law.  So far, four have successfully done so.  On November 15, 2016, Barrington…
  • Feb 8

    Congress Considers National Right-To-Work Bill: Beginning of the End for Unions?

    Congress Considers National Right-To-Work Bill: Beginning of the End for Unions?
    Organized labor in the United States has experienced a steady decline in the last several decades, from a peak union membership rate of 35% during the mid-1950s to 10.7% in the year 2016.  For the private sector, the decline has been…
  • Feb 3

    Trump Initiates Ideological Shift in Administration of EEOC and NLRB

    Trump Initiates Ideological Shift in Administration of EEOC and NLRB
    President Donald Trump signaled an ideological shift in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and National Labor Relations Board, through two new appointments, during his first week in office.  President Trump appointed…
Rank this Week: 1372

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/
  • Feb 8

    Cases---January 29th through February 4th

    Cases---January 29th through February 4th
    Workers Compensation/Occupational Safety and Disease*Covington v. Colvin (10th Cir., February 2, 2017) (affirming denial of disability insurance and supplemental security benefits: Covington failed to show she was disabled)*Rael v. Berryhill…
  • Jan 28

    Cases --- January 22nd through 28th

    Cases --- January 22nd through 28th
    Discrimination/Retaliation *Johnson v. Oklahoma Department of Transportation (10th Cir., January 27, 2017) (affirming denial of 60(b) motion for relief from judgement, the purpose of which is not to relitigate the underlying case) *Cvancara…
  • Jan 24

    Cases --- January 15th through 21st

    Cases --- January 15th through 21st
    Discrimination/RetaliationDeWitt v. Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. (10th Cir., January 18, 2017) (affirming summary judgement in favor of Southwestern Bell: even if DeWitt made a prima facie retaliation case, Southwestern Bell had a…
Rank this Week: 3326

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
  • Feb 2

    The End of Employee

    The End of Employee
    The Wall Street Journal has a thought provoking Feb. 1, 2017 peace entitled The End of Employees. It is about how business are contracting out more and more. Why? Because it is cheaper of course. As the article states: Steven...
  • Feb 1

    NLRB General Counsel Issues Memo Concerning Students and Religious Universitie

    NLRB General Counsel Issues Memo Concerning Students and Religious Universitie
    On January 31, 2017, the NLRB General Counsel issued the attached Memo Download GC 17_01 Report on the Statutory Rights of University on the statutory rights of university employees and students. As readers may be aware, the Board recently…
Rank this Week: 1466

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

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

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Feb 8

    Getting Fired Sucks!

    Getting Fired Sucks!
    Today is the day.  The decision to terminate an employee has been made and now you have to deliver the news.  Before you step into that meeting, give some consideration to the impact this will have on your soon to be former…
  • Jan 25

    Employment Standards FYI – Rest Period

    Employment Standards FYI – Rest Period
    This post is a quick primer on the subject of hours of work and rest periods for provincially regulated employees in Ontario. The Ontario Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) has several rules regarding hours of work for…
  • Jan 18

    Employment Standards FYI – Break

    Employment Standards FYI – Break
    This post is a quick primer on hours of work and eating periods. The Ontario Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) requires that employees be given a meal break of at least 30 minutes within each five consecutive work hours. The…
Rank this Week: 4991

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

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

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Feb 7

    The rule of law

    The rule of law
    We have come to one of those moments in our history when people are learning to appreciate the important role courts and lawyers play in our government. If you’re a supporter of President Trump’s blockage of travel from seven…
  • Jan 23

    Alternative Fact

    Alternative Fact
    When Kellyanne Conway used the phrase “alternative facts” on Sunday to describe Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s counter-portrayal of the size of President Trump’s inauguration crowds, her comments were greeted derisively…
  • Dec 14

    CLA presentation

    CLA presentation
    I was asked to do a presentation for California Lawyers for the Arts, which I have titled “Dispute Resolution In and Out of Court.” Essentially I’m going to try to convey everything I know about the various forms of conflict…
Rank this Week: 2520

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 6

    Did Yesterday’s Super Bowl Make You Sick? Careful before you Use Sick Time in Minneapoli

    Did Yesterday’s Super Bowl Make You Sick? Careful before you Use Sick Time in Minneapoli
    Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Schwam, an associate in the Labor and Employment Department in Roseland: With the trend of local paid sick leave ordinances continuing its progressive sweep in cities across the country, a…
  • Jan 9

    When It Comes to Gender Equity in Workplace Activities, Shoot for Total Parity

    When It Comes to Gender Equity in Workplace Activities, Shoot for Total Parity
    This past week, a news story appeared in New Jersey that caught my eye. It was the story of an eighth grade female basketball player at St. Theresa’s school in Union County. Admittedly, the story initially piqued my interest because it…
  • Dec 30

    The Last of Our List of New Employment Laws Effective January 2017

    The Last of Our List of New Employment Laws Effective January 2017
    We are just rounding out our list of new employment laws before the clock strikes midnight tomorrow. If you missed the first two parts of our list of new laws, you can find them here and here. It seems that we are not done with sick leave…
Rank this Week: 1997

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Feb 6

    Are rules for same-sex marriage about to change in Texas?

    Are rules for same-sex marriage about to change in Texas?
    by Jacob M. Monty The Texas Supreme Court recently announced that it will review a case arguing that Texas employers shouldn’t be required to spend taxpayer funds to provide benefits to employee spouses in same-sex marriages, even if…
  • Jan 15

    Handling challenges to diversity in era of divisivene

    Handling challenges to diversity in era of divisivene
    It may seem there’s no escaping political divisiveness. All manner of news and social media sources carry angry, frequently hurtful, and often untrue communication. And the workplace is not immune from the damage of those…
  • Jan 15

    Are your decisions made for the reasons you think?

    Are your decisions made for the reasons you think?
    by Dinita L. James Employment laws prohibit intentional discrimination based on race, sex, or other protected characteristics as well as practices that have a discriminatory impact if they’re not supported by business necessity.…
Rank this Week: 4624

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Feb 6

    Please Join Us At The Potluck Conference (February 20-21st) in Los Angele

    Please Join Us At The Potluck Conference (February 20-21st) in Los Angele
    Attention hospitality professionals.  Come join me and Sahara Pynes at the Potluck Conference on February 20-21st at the Hudson Loft in downtown Los Angeles. This new conference is for professionals in the evolving hospitality industry,…
  • Jan 27

    Employer’s Guide to Doing Business In California – Newly Updated

    Employer’s Guide to Doing Business In California – Newly Updated
    We recently updated a 15-page Employer’s Guide to Doing Business In California. The guide provides clear summaries of California’s unique requirements for meal and rest periods, the Fair Pay Act, paychecks and wage…
  • Jan 23

    Beyond Politics — Lessons of Inclusion Relevant to All California Employer

    Beyond Politics — Lessons of Inclusion Relevant to All California Employer
    No matter which part of the political spectrum you might find yourself on, whether it be the far left, the alt right, or somewhere in between, this past weekend certainly provides some food for thought applicable to California employers. The…
Rank this Week: 1895

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/
Rank this Week: 2988

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
  • Feb 4

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)
    Every state but Massachusetts and New York has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (the UTSA) in one form or another – though some may quibble with whether Alabama or North Carolina actually adopted it. (The Uniform Law…
  • Feb 4

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated Today)

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated Today)
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated to reflect a few developments and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Georgia surprised many (me included) with its decision that the 2011…
  • Feb 1

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
Rank this Week: 4581

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: 2994

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law news and analysis, focusing on the US Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of West Virginia. By Drew M. Capuder.

http://www.dcemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Rex Tillerson’s First Speech at the State Department: Lessons for Employer

    Rex Tillerson’s First Speech at the State Department: Lessons for Employer
    Lessons for Employers The U.S. State Department has about 70,000 employees. Rex Tillerson was confirmed as President Trump's pick for Secretary of State, and yesterday was his first day on the job.So Tillerson spoke yesterday to hundreds…
  • Feb 2

    Drew Capuder Will Be Speaking at Sterling Employment Law Seminar

    Drew Capuder Will Be Speaking at Sterling Employment Law Seminar
    On March 29, 2017, I will be speaking and presenting an article on “The Perilous Intersection of FMLA and ADA,” at a seminar hosted by Sterling Education Services. The Seminar, “Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and…
  • Nov 14

    We Are All Parisian

    We Are All Parisian
    Read this article about how Paris supported the United States after 9–11. Le Monde wrote “We are all Americans”. We owe them nothing less. We are all Parisians. Let La Marseillaise sing for those injured and killed in the…
Rank this Week: 2888

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Covers specialist legal services, personal injury claims, land registry, wealth protection, litigation and dispute resolution, and family law.

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Illegal Instruction

    Illegal Instruction
    So your boss wants you to do something you think is illegal… Given the recent sacking of the US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, we thought it appropriate to look at how English law deals with similar situations. There are of…
  • Nov 1

    The Gig Economy

    The Gig Economy
    Depending on how exciting your usual reading material is you may have come across a lot of excitement being generated about the so-called ‘gig economy’. This is the idea that permanent jobs are old-fashioned relics of a previous…
  • Sep 7

    Ploughing Match

    Ploughing Match
    INVITATION Come along and meet us at the 72nd East Kent Ploughing Match held this year at Nonington by kind permission of Mr and Mrs David Solley and Family. The event will be held on 28th September and it is a great opportunity for us to…
Rank this Week: 1905

Jones & Jones Blog

Jones & Jones Blog

Covers personal injury trial law and labor and employment law .

http://www.joneslawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 2

    Burn Injury Lawyer

    Burn Injury Lawyer
    BURN INJURIES Burns are a major cause of suffering and death in the United States. According to the American Burn Association there are over 486,000 burn injuries each year requiring medical treatment. American Burn Association Burn Incidence…
  • Feb 2

    Burn Injury Lawyer

    Burn Injury Lawyer
    BURN INJURIES Burns are a major cause of suffering and death in the United States. According to the American Burn Association there are over 486,000 burn injuries each year requiring medical treatment. American Burn Association Burn Incidence…
  • Nov 10

    Overtime Regulations,Texas Employment Lawyer

    Overtime Regulations,Texas Employment Lawyer
    Texas Employment Lawyer Overtime Regulations The Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations was announced on May 18, 2016.  It will automatically extend overtime pay protections to millions of  workers…
Rank this Week: 3509

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2893

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
  • Feb 2

    Plan Sponsors Can Draw Guidance (and Comfort) from New DOL FAQ

    Plan Sponsors Can Draw Guidance (and Comfort) from New DOL FAQ
    Our colleague Sharon L. Lippett, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Financial Services Employment Law blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the technology industry: “New DOL FAQs…
  • Jan 31

    Long-Awaited Accessibility Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment Are Released

    Long-Awaited Accessibility Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment Are Released
    Our colleagues Joshua A. Stein and Frank C. Morris, Jr., at Epstein Becker Green have a post on the Health Employment And Labor blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the technology industry: “The U.S.…
  • Jan 30

    U.S. Access Board Releases Information and Communication Technology Standards and Guideline

    U.S. Access Board Releases Information and Communication Technology Standards and Guideline
    Earlier this month, in the waning moments of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (the “Access Board”) took the long-anticipated step of requiring websites of federal…
Rank this Week: 2886

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • Feb 2

    New DOL FAQs Provide Additional Guidance (and Comfort) for Plan Sponsor

    New DOL FAQs Provide Additional Guidance (and Comfort) for Plan Sponsor
    Based on recent guidance from the Department of Labor (the “DOL”), many sponsors of employee benefit plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA Plans”) should have…
  • Jan 24

    Five Issues Financial Services Employers Should Monitor Under the Trump Administration

    Five Issues Financial Services Employers Should Monitor Under the Trump Administration
    In the new issue of Take 5, our colleagues examine five employment, labor, and workforce management issues that will continue to be reviewed and remain top of mind for employers under the Trump administration: Change in Labor Landscape Is Not…
  • Jan 17

    Governor Andrew D. Cuomo Introduces Employee Protective Mandates in New York State

    Governor Andrew D. Cuomo Introduces Employee Protective Mandates in New York State
    Our colleagues Judah L. Rosenblatt, Jeffrey H. Ruzal, and Susan Gross Sholinsky, at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the financial…
Rank this Week: 2894

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Feb 2

    New Drug Testing Rules in Oregon Follow OSHA

    New Drug Testing Rules in Oregon Follow OSHA
    Employers are probably aware that OSHA’s new drug testing and anti-retaliation rule is now in effect. (See our post here discussing the rule.)  However, as we blogged previously, many states have their own reporting requirements,…
  • Jan 5

    Another Setback for Student Athletes … or Is It?

    Another Setback for Student Athletes … or Is It?
    On December 5, 2016, Berger v. National Collegiate Athletic Association brought a major setback for those advocating that “student athletes” deserve to be compensated for their contributions to the multi-billion-dollar…
  • Dec 28

    California Supreme Court Prohibits Employers from Implementing “On-Call” Rest Break

    California Supreme Court Prohibits Employers from Implementing “On-Call” Rest Break
    In Jennifer Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., the California Supreme Court determined that employers are prohibited from implementing “on-call” rest breaks.  This holding led the Supreme Court to reinstate an…
Rank this Week: 1346

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/
  • Feb 1

    This Blog is Under Construction

    This Blog is Under Construction
    I’m excited to say that the third and final part of my book The Law of Work is nearing completion.  That part deals with The Collective Bargaining Regime. The book including the other two regimes–Common Law and Regulatory…
  • Jan 14

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room
    I get a lot of media inquiries on matters of work law and industrial relations, but the latest caught me off guard. I was busy catching up on emails and listening to voicemails in the background when I heard something like the following:…
  • Jan 4

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’
    The annual Clawbies Awards recognizing the best law blogs in Canada were released on New Year’s Eve 2016.    A few minutes looking over this year’s recipients will demonstrate the fantastic quality of this medium…
Rank this Week: 4375

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
  • Feb 1

    Is the GOP Moving to Solve a Medical Malpractice ‘Crisis” That Doesn’t Exist?

    Is the GOP Moving to Solve a Medical Malpractice ‘Crisis” That Doesn’t Exist?
        There have been countless articles this year about the efforts of President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress to end Obamacare and replace it with some other health insurance program. But the Washington Post…
  • Jan 29

    Understanding The Seriously Injured Child

    Understanding The Seriously Injured Child
      INTRODUCTION The damages sustained by a seriously injured child do not just relate to the child himself.  They also affect the altered lifestyles of siblings and parents and encompass a whole host of experts who are necessary to…
  • Jan 26

    Busy 2016 for Estate and Trust High Court Ruling

    Busy 2016 for Estate and Trust High Court Ruling
            In 2016, the appellate courts addressed a variety of issues in the field of estates and trusts including will construction, the statute of limitations for a petition to caveat, the ability to change the…
Rank this Week: 2786

Puerto Rico Workplace Law

Puerto Rico Workplace Law

Blog dedicated to workplace law and labor issues. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://english.fleminglex.com/category/puerto-rico-workplace-blog/
  • Feb 1

    Dealer Applies Law 75 to Leverage Contract Dispute

    Dealer Applies Law 75 to Leverage Contract Dispute
    The refusal by a car manufacturer to reimburse local sales and use tax levied on parts used in warranty repairs and maintenance services by a Puerto Rico car dealer turned into a contract dispute that was recently litigated in the U.S…
  • Jan 26

    Puerto Rico Enacts Sweeping Labor Reform

    Puerto Rico Enacts Sweeping Labor Reform
    The Island’s newly elected administration has enacted a comprehensive labor reform to balance “expenditures and revenues, reducing the level of government intervention in Puerto Rico’s economy and providing a competitive…
  • Jul 6

    Injunctions not automatic in Puerto Rico Distributor Law 75

    Injunctions not automatic in Puerto Rico Distributor Law 75
    Next Step Medical Co., Inc. v. Biomet, Inc.; 2016 TSPR 120 In this case a local dealer/distributor and manufacturer of medical devices fruitlessly negotiated a new distribution agreement.  In the end the distributor sued the…
Rank this Week: 1419

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/
  • Jan 30

    5 Steps to Take After an Injury-Causing Auto Accident

    5 Steps to Take After an Injury-Causing Auto Accident
    What you do in the minutes and first few days after becoming the victim of a major auto accident will make a great deal of difference in your ability to receive compensation and damages for your injuries. Your exact experience will be unique,…
  • Jan 17

    How a Columbus, Ohio Lawyer from Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman Can Help You

    How a Columbus, Ohio Lawyer from Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman Can Help You
    Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, handle Workers’ Compensation Social Security Disability Long-Term Disability Short-Term Disability Intentional Torts Medical Malpractice Personal Injury Public Employees…
  • Jan 5

    How a Columbus, Ohio Lawyer from Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman Can Help You

    How a Columbus, Ohio Lawyer from Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman Can Help You
    Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, handle: Workers’ Compensation Social Security Disability Long-Term Disability Short-Term Disability Intentional Torts Medical Malpractice Personal Injury Public Employees…
Rank this Week: 1867