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Current Employment

Current Employment

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

http://currentemployment.net
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition
    Hello, everybody!  It’s so great to be with you! I say that sincerely, because, you know, I had a near-death...
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition

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

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Rank this Week: 1488

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

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

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

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

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety

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

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation
    Calexico, CA: While it didn’t get to the point of becoming a California labor lawsuit, a California furniture distributor nonetheless agreed to pay more than $120,000 in owed overtime wages to current and former employees following…
Rank this Week: 1246

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

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

http://piperhoffman.com
  • Sep 15

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!

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

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

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

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6
    Pigeons are watching you, and they don’t forget a face. A new study shows that pigeons can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar human faces, according
Rank this Week: 1895

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

Features news, analysis and comments on labor & employment law, human resources, and other work-related topics. By George Lenard.

http://www.employmentblawg.com
  • Apr 25

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job

    5 Resume Writing Tips to Help Veterans Land Civilian Job
    While many civilian employers claim a commitment to hiring veterans, knowledge gaps and unfair assumptions can cause civilians to overlook qualified vets. For example, 61 percent of civilian employers say they do not understand how military…
  • Nov 7

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Sep 10

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job

    How to Use a Phone Interview to Build Rapport and Win the Job
    embaPub="6e3197aae95c2ff8fcab35cb730f6a86";Introduction As a job applicant notified of a phone interview, you have just survived the culling of the herd by resume screeners, taking you one step closer to your goal of a job offer. It is…
Rank this Week: 1600

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

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

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy
    Almost every web page has a “click-wrap agreement” style of disclaimer, terms of use (TOU), or terms and conditions of service. This is true even for sites that are not business or e-commerce websites. Software, application, and…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development
    Intellectual property development for technology startup companies comes hand-in-hand with the opportunity to fall into a number of legal and strategic pitfalls. Some are obvious, while others can present counter-intuitive opportunities for…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost
    Real estate insurance policies often include replacement insurance terms for the reconstruction costs of repairing or rebuilding real estate property after a catastrophic event such as a fire or flood. But many commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 1649

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Covers personal injury, employment law, social security, and corporate / business law litigation.

http://blog.mesrianilaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip
    As previously reported, an Applebee’s employee was surprised upon seeing a note written in receipt that was left by the diner at the said restaurant. Apparently, as part of the restaurant’s policy, a tip has to be added…
  • Feb 7

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant
    The American singer-song writer Lady Gaga is now being sued by her personal assistant named Jennifer O’Neill for failing to pay her overtime work and for forcing her to sleep with her. Nevertheless, O’Neill confirmed that no …
  • Feb 4

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier
    After reviewing its Supplier Responsibility Progress Report for 2013, tech-giant Apple Inc. found several labor law violations committed by many of its suppliers in China. The said report highlighted its findings from the previous year among…
Rank this Week: 1647

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Labor & Employment Law, HR Law

Covers the working world. By Charles A. Krugel.

http://www.charlesakrugel.com/
Rank this Week: 1603

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

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

    All Is Fair In Love And The Workplace?

    All Is Fair In Love And The Workplace?
    It is not surprising that sparks may fly in the workplace, considering that most Americans spend more time at work than they do anywhere else. And as Valentine’s Day approaches, workplace romances are especially likely to flourish.…
  • Feb 3

    The California Regular Rate Of Pay: Not So Peculiar

    The California Regular Rate Of Pay: Not So Peculiar
    We normally write about how California law differs from American law generally. Today, though, we highlight a recent California case that rejected the notion that California law should deviate from analogous federal wage and hour law. That…
  • Jan 25

    What’s A Blog To Do?

    What’s A Blog To Do?
    As we have expressed many times, we could not achieve the successes we have nor continue to entertain and educate without our beloved and loyal readers. For this reason, we want to make sure we continue to deliver a blog that is relevant…
Rank this Week: 2592

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: 4562

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Feb 10

    Corps Point to Age Discrimination in Hiring by Fed

    Corps Point to Age Discrimination in Hiring by Fed
    You might think it would be an embarrassment to our nation’s largest employer – the federal government – that corporate America is defending age discrimination in hiring by pointing out the federal government…
  • Feb 3

    Worker Entitled to a Fair Investigation (in the UK)

    Worker Entitled to a Fair Investigation (in the UK)
    In the United States, so-called workplace investigations can be little more than pre-trial preparation for employers intent upon building a record to justify dismissing a troublesome worker. It is refreshing to note a…
  • Feb 1

    New Book on Age Discrimination in Employment

    New Book on Age Discrimination in Employment
    I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, Overcoming Age Discrimination in Employment: An Essential Guide for Workers, Advocates & Employers, a timely and much needed resource to understand the major law governing age…
Rank this Week: 2141

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Feb 10

    Corps Point to Age Discrimination in Hiring by Fed

    Corps Point to Age Discrimination in Hiring by Fed
    You might think it would be an embarrassment to our nation’s largest employer – the federal government – that corporate America is defending age discrimination in hiring by pointing out the federal government…
  • Feb 3

    Worker Entitled to a Fair Investigation (in the UK)

    Worker Entitled to a Fair Investigation (in the UK)
    In the United States, so-called workplace investigations can be little more than pre-trial preparation for employers intent upon building a record to justify dismissing a troublesome worker. It is refreshing to note a…
  • Feb 1

    New Book on Age Discrimination in Employment

    New Book on Age Discrimination in Employment
    I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, Overcoming Age Discrimination in Employment: An Essential Guide for Workers, Advocates & Employers, a timely and much needed resource to understand the major law governing age…
Rank this Week: 4681

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

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

    When Cupid’s Arrow Strikes the Workplace

    When Cupid’s Arrow Strikes the Workplace
    With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is in the air, and employers need to be mindful of the risks associated with workplace romance. While these risks exist year-round, the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday may trigger…
  • Feb 8

    New EEOC Equal Pay Reporting Proposal

    New EEOC Equal Pay Reporting Proposal
    On January 29, 2016, the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced its proposed addition of pay data to currently required EEO-1 reports. The announcement has been…
  • Feb 3

    How do Employers Disarm Their Employees and the General Public Under Texas’s New Open Carry Law?

    How do Employers Disarm Their Employees and the General Public Under Texas’s New Open Carry Law?
    According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, there are now nearly a million licensed gun holders in Texas – an 825 percent increase from just 20 years ago. As of January 1, 2016, concealed license holders can now legally carry…
Rank this Week: 2220

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

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

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

    The Status of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

    The Status of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
    As we previously reported, the EU and U.S. reached agreement last week on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield to replace the invalidated EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Program for transatlantic data transfers.  While the announcement of the Privacy Shield…
  • Feb 9

    President Seeks $19 Billion and Creates a Commission to Address Cybersecurity

    President Seeks $19 Billion and Creates a Commission to Address Cybersecurity
    President Barack Obama requested $19 billion in his budget for 2017 to address cybersecurity in the United States, $5 billion more than was budgeted for the current year. Today, he issued an Executive Order that will create a commission…
  • Feb 2

    New Safe Harbor Framework!

    New Safe Harbor Framework!
    Compliance and privacy officials all over the U.S. just let out a breath they had been holding since last October when the European Court of Justice invalidated the US/EU Safe Harbor Program. BNA is reporting that negotiators just reached an…
Rank this Week: 3821

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Court Implements Favorable SOX Whistleblower Pleading Standard

    Court Implements Favorable SOX Whistleblower Pleading Standard
    In Wiggins v. ING, the court held that the heightened Rule 9(b) pleading standard for fraud claims is not applicable to SOX retaliation claims, and that to show “reasonable belief” a whistleblower only needs to demonstrate that…
  • Feb 3

    SEC Whistleblower Program Includes Company Outsider

    SEC Whistleblower Program Includes Company Outsider
    Last month, the SEC announced a whistleblower award to a company outsider who provided independent analysis that led to a successful SEC enforcement action. The whistleblower received an award of more than $700,000, which is likely the…
  • Jan 27

    Pilot Wins in AIR21 Whistleblower Retaliation Case

    Pilot Wins in AIR21 Whistleblower Retaliation Case
    The law provides protection from retaliation for airline industry employees who report information related to problems with air carrier safety. Specifically, employees of air carriers, their contractors, and their subcontractors are…
Rank this Week: 2818

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/
  • Feb 10

    How New York City’s New Gender Identity Discrimination Guidelines Affect Restrooms in the Workplace

    How New York City’s New Gender Identity Discrimination Guidelines Affect Restrooms in the Workplace
    New York City has had a law prohibiting discrimination in employment and other areas based on gender identity and gender expression since 2002. The New York City Human Rights Commission (NYHRC) published new guidelines in December 2015…
  • Feb 3

    Federal Law and “Caregiver” Discrimination in Employment

    Federal Law and “Caregiver” Discrimination in Employment
    Employment discrimination against workers because of their responsibilities to provide care for someone is now prohibited under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). This is one of the most extensive protections for caregivers in the…
  • Jan 29

    Actors Fight Against Sexual Harassment in New York City Theater

    Actors Fight Against Sexual Harassment in New York City Theater
    In New York City and other cities around the country, actors, playwrights, and others are taking a stand against sexual harassment in the theater. New York City is a world-renowned theater hub, with the name “Broadway” being…
Rank this Week: 3294

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3827

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/
Rank this Week: 3927

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

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

    Noncompetition Agreements – Impediment to Employee Mobility and Innovation?

    Noncompetition Agreements – Impediment to Employee Mobility and Innovation?
    The Wall Street Journal, by Aruna Viswanatha, recently asked whether Noncompete Agreements Hobble Junior Employees. Spoiler alert — they do. According to the Journal: Noncompete agreements—common in computing and engineering jobs,…
  • Feb 8

    Religious Accommodations in the Workplace and Chinese New Year

    Religious Accommodations in the Workplace and Chinese New Year
    Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Spring Festival. Traditionally and especially in China, this celebration last 15 days. This festival is also a celebration that involves both cultural and…
  • Jan 30

    Does Your Company Need An Employee Probationary Period?

    Does Your Company Need An Employee Probationary Period?
    What do airplane life vests and probationary employment periods have in common? Both are ubiquitous in their respective context, both are often useless, and they may even do more harm than good. Let me explain; the Wall Street Journal’s…
Rank this Week: 3887

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Feb 10

    Questionable Retaliation Theory Gets Traction

    Questionable Retaliation Theory Gets Traction
    Since our earliest postings, we have warned of a notion, prevalent among employee counsel, that an employer plan sponsor unlawfully retaliates against an employee by reducing her work hours in order to deprive her of ACA…
  • Jan 26

    Reminder of the ACA Related Deadlines for 2016

    Reminder of the ACA Related Deadlines for 2016
    This post is intended to be a brief reminder of some of the 2016 deadlines. As originally described in our December post the following are the updated dates for Forms 1094 and 1095. Forms Original IRS Due Date Updated IRS Due Date Forms…
  • Jan 25

    ACA Myths That Just Won’t Die

    ACA Myths That Just Won’t Die
    Lawyers, politicians, economists, climate scientists, fad diet peddlers . . . we all know that it’s child’s play to persuade people of what they want to believe. Perhaps that explains the persistence of so many…
Rank this Week: 1991

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 10

    Staffers Claimed a 'Wall of Testosterone' Stood Between Them and Equal Pay

    Staffers Claimed a 'Wall of Testosterone' Stood Between Them and Equal Pay
    Staffers Claimed a ‘Wall of Testosterone’ Stood Between Them and Equal Pay Separate but unequal treatment for employees of men’s and women’s sports programs A recent court case may demonstrate that the pay…
  • Feb 1

    Can Pregnant Employees Be Forced To Take Leave?

    Can Pregnant Employees Be Forced To Take Leave?
    Can Pregnant Employees Be Forced To Take Leave? What women need to know about their rights related to pregnancy and work Although women have been in the workforce for several decades now, laws governing pregnancy in the workplace are…
  • Jan 28

    Does Your Employer Make You Clock Out to Take Breaks? What You Need to Know About Wage Theft

    Does Your Employer Make You Clock Out to Take Breaks? What You Need to Know About Wage Theft
    Does Your Employer Make You Clock Out to Take Breaks? What You Need to Know About Wage Theft Federal law says that breaks of 20 minutes or less must be paid It’s sad but true: Some unscrupulous employers exploit the fact that …
Rank this Week: 4653

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 10

    DOL Issues New Guidelines on Joint Employment

    DOL Issues New Guidelines on Joint Employment
    The past few weeks have brought us a flurry of activity from federal agencies poised to re-shape the employment landscape, from upending traditional notions of the employment relationship to re-defining what it means to engage in unlawful…
  • Feb 10

    DOL Issues New Guidelines on Joint Employment

    DOL Issues New Guidelines on Joint Employment
    The past few weeks have brought us a flurry of activity from federal agencies poised to re-shape the employment landscape, from upending traditional notions of the employment relationship to re-defining what it means to engage in unlawful…
  • Feb 4

    NYC Passes Bill Targeting Grocery Industry

    NYC Passes Bill Targeting Grocery Industry
    The New York City Council’s targeted attacks on specific industries continue unabated. After levying onerous new labor law requirements on car washes this past summer, the Council recently turned its attention to the grocery industry,…
Rank this Week: 4013

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

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

    Boy sexts girl. Girl sexts boy. Nope, no sexual harassment here.

    Boy sexts girl. Girl sexts boy. Nope, no sexual harassment here.
    It’s the age old tale. Like a couple of sexting rabbits, a female employee and her male supervisor carrying on like, well, a pair of sexting rabbits. And, then, after the defendant-company fires the plaintiff-employee, she sues and…
  • Feb 9

    FMLA and Migraines and Facebook and other things that will make you want to click

    FMLA and Migraines and Facebook and other things that will make you want to click
    What happens when a registered nurse, who takes intermittent FMLA leave for her migraine headaches, has a such a bad one that it causes her to fall asleep at work? Can the company fire her? Will that violate the…
  • Feb 8

    What can you do about employees missing work today with a Super Bowl hangover?

    What can you do about employees missing work today with a Super Bowl hangover?
    Panthers. Broncos. Meh. Doritos won the Super Bowl, amirite? But, for the 10% of your workforce that may be missing work today, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get their opinions on the Super Bowl commercials. Many of those…
Rank this Week: 3410

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Feb 9

    San Francisco Retail Workers Bill of Rights Final Rules Effective March 1

    San Francisco Retail Workers Bill of Rights Final Rules Effective March 1
    Last year, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed two ordinances called the Formula Retail Employee Rights Ordinances, also known as the “Retail Workers Bill of Rights,” addressing scheduling, hours and retention at retail…
  • Feb 5

    More Outrageous Excuses for Being Late to Work

    More Outrageous Excuses for Being Late to Work
    Some people have a hard time getting to work on time. A new survey from CareerBuilder asked employees how often they come in late to work: 1 in 4 workers (25 percent) admitted they do it at least once a month, and 13 percent say it’s a…
  • Feb 4

    California Company Appeals NLRB Decision on Joint-Employer Standard

    California Company Appeals NLRB Decision on Joint-Employer Standard
    Waste services company Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. (BFI) has filed a legal challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) expansive decision redefining the joint employer standard. Last summer, as previously…
Rank this Week: 4748

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 9

    St. Louis Work Comp Lawyers Discuss Imminent Danger at Work

    St. Louis Work Comp Lawyers Discuss Imminent Danger at Work
    Can I refuse to work under dangerous working conditions? Under normal circumstances, your employer can initiate action against you if you refuse to work. However, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety…
  • Feb 4

    St. Louis Work Injury Attorney – Reporting Unsafe Working Condition

    St. Louis Work Injury Attorney – Reporting Unsafe Working Condition
    Reporting an unsafe working condition does not require you to sustain an actual injury. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) makes it obligatory for employers to ensure that their employees work in a safe work environment.…
  • Feb 3

    Injured at Work – How the Missouri Second Injury Fund Helps Injured Worker

    Injured at Work – How the Missouri Second Injury Fund Helps Injured Worker
    The Missouri second injury fund applies to workers with a pre-existing injury who sustain a second workplace injury or illness. The second injury fund (SIF) is a state run program that was initially intended to encourage employers to hire…
Rank this Week: 2733

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/
  • Feb 9

    OSHA Issues New Whistleblower Guidance

    OSHA Issues New Whistleblower Guidance
    By Matt Linton OSHA recently released a new Whistleblower Investigations Manual, clarifying its relaxed investigative standard of reasonable cause rather than the more restrictive preponderance of the evidence standard. Employers should brace…
  • Feb 3

    Utah Bill Seeks To Ban Post-Employment Non-Compete Restriction

    Utah Bill Seeks To Ban Post-Employment Non-Compete Restriction
    By Bryan Benard On February 2, 2016, the Post-Employment Restrictions Act, H.B. 251, was introduced in the Utah House of Representatives. Sponsored by Representative Mike Schultz (R), the bill would prohibit most types of agreements and…
  • Feb 2

    DOL’s New Joint Employer Interpretation Seeks To Hold More Employers Accountable

    DOL’s New Joint Employer Interpretation Seeks To Hold More Employers Accountable
    By Brian Nugent The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) that emphasizes the agency’s intent to apply joint employer status more broadly under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Migrant…
Rank this Week: 2852

Maryland Employment Lawyer Blog

Maryland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment contracts, age discrimination, FMLA, sexual harassment and overtime pay issues. By Andrew M. Dansicker.

http://www.marylandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4918

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 9

    YUFA and York University Reach a Tentative Agreement

    YUFA and York University Reach a Tentative Agreement
    Soooo, I was in the process of writing a blog entry about the legalities of a strike vote scheduled to take place this week at York University when I received an email informing me that the faculty union (YUFA) and the University have reached…
  • Jan 29

    City of Toronto Bargaining Strategy Looks Familiar

    City of Toronto Bargaining Strategy Looks Familiar
    January 29, 2016 The media is reporting today that the City of Toronto has requested what is known as a “No Board Report” from the Minister of Labour in its ongoing negotiations with CUPE, Local 416 (the outside workers). A…
  • Jan 19

    What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?

    What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?
    I was asked this weekend about a hypothetical employment situation. Let’s call the employee in this story Mark.  It’s a good scenario for a law school question. Facts Last April, Mark was hired to work for Company A.  A…
Rank this Week: 4470

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
Rank this Week: 4017

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: 3084

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2796

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

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

    Arbitration Clauses in Employment Handbooks With Contract Disclaimer Are Unenforceable

    Arbitration Clauses in Employment Handbooks With Contract Disclaimer Are Unenforceable
    In a decision that will affect New Jersey employers seeking to arbitrate employees’ claims, the Appellate Division, earlier this month, in Morgan v. Ramours Furniture Company, Inc., held that arbitration clauses contained in employee…
  • Jan 27

    The NRF Urges D.C. to Toss Scheduling Law – Employment Law This Week

    The NRF Urges D.C. to Toss Scheduling Law – Employment Law This Week
    Employment Law This Week – Epstein Becker Green’s new video program – has a story about an effort to unite retailers against a restrictive scheduling law in Washington, D.C. The National Retail Federation issued a…
  • Dec 14

    NLRB OK’s Off-Duty Access Policy; KO’s its Enforcement

    NLRB OK’s Off-Duty Access Policy; KO’s its Enforcement
    In a decision with ramifications for employers in health, retail, hospitality and other industries serving the public, on October 22, 2015 in a decision, Marina Del Rey Hospital, 363 N.L.R.B. No. 22, 2015 BL 347693, the NLRB confirmed the…
Rank this Week: 3125

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/
Rank this Week: 3124

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/
  • Feb 8

    OSHA issues new whistleblower guidance

    OSHA issues new whistleblower guidance
    OSHA recently released a new Whistleblower Investigations Manual, clarifying its relaxed investigative standard of reasonable cause rather than the more restrictive preponderance of the evidence standard. The Manual provides: For…
  • Feb 2

    MSHA Implements Phase II of Respirable Dust Rule

    MSHA Implements Phase II of Respirable Dust Rule
    On February 1, 2016, Phase II of MSHA’s respirable dust rule went into effect.  It requires mine operators: To use continuous personal dust monitors (CPDMs) to monitor underground coal mine occupations exposed to the highest…
  • Jan 26

    MSHA touts favorable Court of Appeals ruling on coal dust rule

    MSHA touts favorable Court of Appeals ruling on coal dust rule
    Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit denied a challenge brought by two separate groups representing the coal industry to the final rule Lowering Miners’ Exposure to Respirable Coal Mine Dust, Including Continuous…
Rank this Week: 2057

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 8

    Philipe Chow Sued For Wage Theft

    Philipe Chow Sued For Wage Theft
    Current and former waiters, busboys, runners, bartenders, and barbacks of the famous Philippe Chow restaurants in Manhattan and Long Island, New York, have united as a class to sue the renowned chef and all of his restaurants for stiffing…
  • Feb 2

    Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Sued for Overtime and Wage Violation

    Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Sued for Overtime and Wage Violation
    Brooklyn pizzeria, Grimaldi’s has been served with a wage theft lawsuit by one of the cooks who made its famous thin crust pies. The pizzeria, perennially named on lists having the best pizza in New York and the best pizza in America,…
  • Jan 19

    Mexican Restaurants in Oklahoma Hit With $2.1 Million Wage Theft Judgment

    Mexican Restaurants in Oklahoma Hit With $2.1 Million Wage Theft Judgment
    El Tequila restaurants in Oklahoma have been ordered to pay $2.1 million to its employees for willfully violating the minimum wage, overtime, and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. El Tequila is a popular Mexican…
Rank this Week: 4670

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

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

    Proposed EEO-1 Pay Data Requirement Will Increase Risks and Burden

    Proposed EEO-1 Pay Data Requirement Will Increase Risks and Burden
    The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just announced a proposal to require large employers to provide pay data in the EEO-1 reports submitted annually to the government. While the proposal is completely consistent…
  • Feb 8

    EEOC’s Proposed Retaliation “Guidance” Muddies the Waters for Employer

    EEOC’s Proposed Retaliation “Guidance” Muddies the Waters for Employer
    For the first time in 18 years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has offered proposed revisions to its official guidelines on workplace retaliation. In its proposed revisions, the agency expresses a very broad view of what…
  • Feb 1

    EEOC May Obtain Private (And Arguably Unnecessary) Employee Information

    EEOC May Obtain Private (And Arguably Unnecessary) Employee Information
    Employers served with an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) subpoena requesting private employee information – regardless of its arguable relevance – may nevertheless be compelled to respond, according to a decision…
Rank this Week: 2703

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 8

    EEOC proposed wage reporting rules: could be a major problem

    EEOC proposed wage reporting rules: could be a major problem
    Think for a moment about all of the employment law obligations you face as a Human Resources professional or employment legal counsel. As extensive as those are, there is actually very little that you have to report to the federal or state…
  • Feb 1

    Employer alert: a new H-1B filing season brings hope and anxiety

    Employer alert: a new H-1B filing season brings hope and anxiety
    It is again the time for U.S. employers to begin considering filing H-1B petitions for prospective new foreign national employees. These petitions can be submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on or after April 1, 2016…
  • Jan 21

    Updated Affirmative Action threshold

    Updated Affirmative Action threshold
    Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR) has updated the jurisdictional thresholds for coverage under affirmative action laws for federal contractors and subcontractors. The regulations have not been amended, but an inflationary…
Rank this Week: 2158

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

Addresses employment law issues. By McLane, Graf, Raulerson, & Middleton, PA.

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
Rank this Week: 2539

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/
  • Feb 8

    Small Employer Forced to Pay more than $100,000 for Wage Violation

    Small Employer Forced to Pay more than $100,000 for Wage Violation
    A local grocer is learning the hard way how important it is not only to properly pay employees under state wage laws but to keep good records demonstrating that it did so. Following an investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney…
  • Jan 25

    New Equal Pay Bill Makes Progress in State Legislature

    New Equal Pay Bill Makes Progress in State Legislature
    A bill to replace Massachusetts’ aging equal pay law is making progress in the state legislature and may be heading for final approval. Late last week, a Senate committee produced a revised version of the pending legislation and…
  • Jan 12

    Massachusetts Minimum Wage Now at $10/Hour

    Massachusetts Minimum Wage Now at $10/Hour
    Effective January 1, 2016, the Massachusetts minimum wage was increased to $10/hour. The increase is part two of a three-part process that will increase the minimum wage to $11/hour on January 1, 2017. The state’s minimum for tipped…
Rank this Week: 4244

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

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

    The Unemployment Compensation Retaliation Exception to "At Will" Employment

    The Unemployment Compensation Retaliation Exception to "At Will" Employment
    In my Penn State employment law class, we cover the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision in Weaver v. Harpster. The case demonstrates the strong presumption of "at will" employment in Pennsylvania - the idea that an employer can terminate an…
  • Feb 1

    Lawffice Links - President Obama on Equal Pay and New EEO-1

    Lawffice Links - President Obama on Equal Pay and New EEO-1
    On Friday, President Obama made some announcements regarding his efforts to address pay equity. He timed them to match the 7th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act"From the White House Blog: Taking Action to Advance Equal…
  • Jan 28

    EEOC Rejects "Manager Rule" in New (Proposed) Retaliation Guidance

    EEOC Rejects "Manager Rule" in New (Proposed) Retaliation Guidance
    I'm working my way through the EEOC's proposed guidance on retaliation claims. On pages 13-16, the EEOC specifically rejects the "manager rule" and notes that DOL rejects it too. The guidance cites Joint Amicus Brief for the Secretary of…
Rank this Week: 4057

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 8

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough
    Another day another case where the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismisses an application alleging discrimination on the basis of employment because the Tribunal does not entertain bald allegations that are not tied into a prohibitive ground…
  • Feb 4

    Challenges and Opportunities of Speedy Resolution of Dispute

    Challenges and Opportunities of Speedy Resolution of Dispute
    Where a case proceeds by way of a motion for summary judgment, a decision will be handed down quickly, often during the period of reasonable notice. The court, in such a case, will be called upon to determine how to deal with the damages owed…
  • Feb 1

    Without Prejudice - What Does this Really Mean?

    Without Prejudice - What Does this Really Mean?
    What do the words “without prejudice” mean? When we write these words on top of a letter to an employee, union or lawyer, what effect will this have? The Federal Court of Appeal recently considered this issue in Canada (Attorney…
Rank this Week: 2488

FLSA Cases

FLSA Cases

Covers FLSA violations, minimum wage and overtime cases. By Will Aitchison.

http://flsacases.com/
Rank this Week: 3500

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Feb 5

    It’s a Trap!  Students Receiving Credit Need Not Be Paid? 

    It’s a Trap!  Students Receiving Credit Need Not Be Paid? 
    As colleges and universities begin new terms, not all students are returning to the classroom.  Some students are headed into the “real world,” to work alongside corporate titans, small-business owners, or moms and pops in…
  • Feb 2

    EEOC Promotes Gender Equality by Imposing Another Burden on Employer

    EEOC Promotes Gender Equality by Imposing Another Burden on Employer
    Employers with 100 or more employees take note: a major new reporting requirement may be coming your way next year. On January 29, 2016, President Obama announced that beginning in September 2017, employers  with 100 or more employees…
  • Feb 1

    New California Employment Laws for 2016

    New California Employment Laws for 2016
    Now that the calendar has turned to 2016, this is a good time for employers in California to ensure that they are up to speed on the new laws that took effect on January 1.  Here are some of the highlights. SB 358 (Gender Wage…
Rank this Week: 4270

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

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

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3086

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Feb 5

    The Final Word on Dependent Contractor

    The Final Word on Dependent Contractor
    I wrote last year about the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s decision in the case of Keenan v. Canac Kitchens (a link to same can be found here:  http://www.employmentandlabour.com/?s=Canac).   Last week the Ontario…
  • Feb 1

    ORPP: Additional Design Details Released

    ORPP: Additional Design Details Released
    On January 26, 2016, additional design details of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) were released by the Ontario government.  The government reconfirmed its commitment to implement the ORPP beginning January 1, 2017, ensuring…
  • Jan 20

    Terminating for Financial Reasons? Don’t Expect the Courts to Help You Out

    Terminating for Financial Reasons? Don’t Expect the Courts to Help You Out
    Employers who undertake reductions in force due to financial difficulties should not count on employee notice periods being reduced as a result of the financial troubles.  This point was recently emphasized by the Ontario Court of Appeal…
Rank this Week: 3583

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 5

    My Predictions for 2016

    My Predictions for 2016
    OK, so I waited a bit, and a month of 2016 has already passed. Still, I promised that I'd give you my predictions for the year, so here they are:Political firings: Since it's an election year, we'll hear about people being fired for…
  • Dec 21

    Call Me Karnak: How I Did On My Predictions For 2015

    Call Me Karnak: How I Did On My Predictions For 2015
    It's time to see how I did on my predictions for 2015. I have to say, I did pretty well. See for yourself. Here's what I predicted, and what really happened:1. Intern sexual harassment: I predicted that Miami-Dade County would follow Broward…
  • Dec 14

    How To Go To Your Office Holiday Party And Still Stay Employed

    How To Go To Your Office Holiday Party And Still Stay Employed
    It's that most horrid time of the year: time for office holiday parties. Since some of you are likely going to have to contact someone like me after you get fired for what happened at your office party, I would like to remind you about how to…
Rank this Week: 4636