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Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

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

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
  • Jan 17

    Justices to Consider Arbitration Agreements With Class Waivers – The End of the Beginning?

    Justices to Consider Arbitration Agreements With Class Waivers – The End of the Beginning?
    Apologies to Winston Churchill,[1] but the conflict over the enforcement of arbitration agreements with class waivers has become an ongoing legal and ideological struggle. Some view individual arbitration as a quicker and less costly means to…
  • Dec 27

    Third Circuit Rejects Procedural Runarounds to Appeal Decertification of FLSA Collective Action

    Third Circuit Rejects Procedural Runarounds to Appeal Decertification of FLSA Collective Action
    What’s good for the goose … We’ve written many times in this blog about the two-step procedure used by many courts in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases in collective actions. The first step is to provide notice to the…
  • Dec 21

    Sixth Circuit District Courts Dismiss Retiree Benefits Claim

    Sixth Circuit District Courts Dismiss Retiree Benefits Claim
    Less than two years ago, the United States Supreme Court overruled 32 years of Sixth Circuit authority that had the practical effect of shackling unionized employers to retiree health insurance benefits far beyond the time they had intended.…
Rank this Week: 3170

NJ Labor & Employment Law

NJ Labor & Employment Law

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

http://www.njlaborandemploymentlaw.com
  • Jan 17

    Morristown Newest Municipality to Require Paid Sick Leave

    Morristown Newest Municipality to Require Paid Sick Leave
    Co-authored by Ari G. Burd Although the State of New Jersey has yet to pass a law requiring employers to offer paid sick leave, a number of New Jersey municipalities have taken it upon themselves to mandate this benefit. As of January 11,…
  • Nov 23

    UPDATE: DOL Final Overtime Rule Postponed

    UPDATE: DOL Final Overtime Rule Postponed
    On November 22, 2016, US District Court Judge Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction, temporarily barring the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Final Overtime Rule from going into effect. The Rule,…
  • Aug 11

    New Minimum Wage Poster Issued by Department of Labor

    New Minimum Wage Poster Issued by Department of Labor
    Businesses take note, the United States Department of Labor has revised its Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) Minimum Wage Poster. It’s time to take down your old poster and put up the new one in its place. A link to the new…
Rank this Week: 4518

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Jan 17

    Uncle Sam Wants You! (to Provide Employee Compensation Data)

    Uncle Sam Wants You! (to Provide Employee Compensation Data)
    A new lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) demonstrates how dogged the government can be in trying to obtain and review employers’ compensation data. The lawsuit, filed against Google with the DOL’s Office of…
  • Jan 17

    Massachusetts Has Legalized Marijuana — Should Your Workplace Policies Go Up in Smoke?

    Massachusetts Has Legalized Marijuana — Should Your Workplace Policies Go Up in Smoke?
    On November 8, 2016, voters in Massachusetts (along with their counterparts in Maine, California, and Nevada) voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. This means that recreational marijuana use is now legal in eight states…
  • Jan 9

    Simple Steps to Help Keep Your Trade Secrets Safe

    Simple Steps to Help Keep Your Trade Secrets Safe
    As illustrated by the recent lawsuit by America’s Test Kitchen against celebrity chef Christopher Kimball, companies in a variety of industries are vulnerable to losing their trade secrets. Although it is a common misconception that…
Rank this Week: 2595

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 1843

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: 3832

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/
  • Jan 17

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II
    Registrations, Licensing, Tax IDs, and Permits If “choosing a business structure” is the first part of launching a business, handling registrations, licensing, tax IDs, and permits are collectively a close second. Getting this…
  • Jan 10

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine
    Starting a new business is never a simple process and is even more difficult if you are doing it for your first time. Fellow entrepreneurs are great resources for advice and guidance, but one resource that is often overlooked is your lawyer.…
  • Jan 3

    The Legal Side of Launching a Busine

    The Legal Side of Launching a Busine
    Choosing a Business Structure This is an essential decision in your business launch process. The business structure you choose will dictate the future of your venture both legally and financially. Different business structures have unique tax…
Rank this Week: 1532

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 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…
  • Dec 8

    The Ins and Outs of Hearing Testimonie

    The Ins and Outs of Hearing Testimonie
    An applicant for disability benefits will need to participate in at least one appeal hearing if his or her initial application gets denied. Appealing a suspension or reduction of previously awarded disability benefits may also become…
Rank this Week: 1332

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • Jan 17

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Speaking in January 19th Strafford Live Webinar

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Speaking in January 19th Strafford Live Webinar
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that H. Scott Johnson, Jr. will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, “Employer Strategies for Responding to Employee Demand Letters: Legal, Strategic and Ethical…
  • Sep 14

    The FLSA’s Alter Ego Exemption – The Motor Carrier Act

    The FLSA’s Alter Ego Exemption – The Motor Carrier Act
    Of the myriad of exemptions used by defense counsel in Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) cases, the Motor Carrier Act Exemption sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of the usual suspects list of exemptions.  If the…
  • Sep 12

    Implementing an Effective Social Media Policy Can Head Off Employment Issue

    Implementing an Effective Social Media Policy Can Head Off Employment Issue
    The use of social media as a communication tool has dramatically increased over the last decade in people’s personal and professional lives. Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (Snapchat isn’t just for…
Rank this Week: 2711

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Covers labor and employment issues affecting Hawaii employers. By Ryan E. Sanada.

http://www.hilaborlaw.com
  • Jan 16

    2017 Legislative Session Prediction

    2017 Legislative Session Prediction
    The legislative session is going to start in just a couple of days.  In order to help HEC members begin thinking about what they will likely see from our lawmakers over the next several months, I recently conducted a 90-minute webinar…
  • Dec 12

    Expedited Appeal Ok’d for Injunction Against FLSA OT Rule

    Expedited Appeal Ok’d for Injunction Against FLSA OT Rule
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a request by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to conduct an expedited appeal of the injunction that was issued last month against their new FLSA overtime rules.  Under the…
  • Nov 30

    Hawaii Senate Committees Finalized

    Hawaii Senate Committees Finalized
    The Hawaii State Senate has finalized their committee assignments for the 2017 legislative session.  The committees will be chaired as follows: Ways and Means:  Jill Tokuda Commerce and Consumer Protection:  Roz Baker Judiciary…
Rank this Week: 4955

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Law

Covers employment discrimination, retaliation, and arbitration. By Eugene Lee.

http://www.calaborlaw.com
  • Jan 16

    My Boss 1099s Me, Am I Really an Independent Contractor?

    My Boss 1099s Me, Am I Really an Independent Contractor?
    If your boss gives you a 1099 tax form each year, does that mean you are an independent contractor? What if you signed an independent contractor agreement? What if you submit invoices to your boss to... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Mar 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 1864

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

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

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Jan 16

    Reforma: Los Cuatro Principales Beneficios Para Las Empresa

    Reforma: Los Cuatro Principales Beneficios Para Las Empresa
    La reforma laboral está derrumbando política pública del siglo pasado. El enfoque ya no es la protección del trabajador. Los legisladores han invertido el orden institucional y se ha creado un nuevo…
  • Jan 11

    Reforma impondrá nuevos deberes a trabajadore

    Reforma impondrá nuevos deberes a trabajadore
    Sabemos que la propuesta  reforma laboral de Puerto Rico impulsada mediante el proyecto 453 de la Cámara (ley de Transformación y Flexibilidad Laboral) quiere cambiar  las condiciones de trabajo en la Isla;…
  • Jan 10

    Reforma Laboral Demolerá Ley Despido

    Reforma Laboral Demolerá Ley Despido
    La llamada Ley de Transformación y Flexibilidad Laboral – PC 453.  Conlleva cambios trascendentales al esquema actual de leyes de empleo; particularmente en el aspecto de contratar, despedir y trabajar horas extras.…
Rank this Week: 1270

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

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

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Jan 16

    Reforma: Los Cuatro Principales Beneficios Para Las Empresa

    Reforma: Los Cuatro Principales Beneficios Para Las Empresa
    La reforma laboral está derrumbando política pública del siglo pasado. El enfoque ya no es la protección del trabajador. Los legisladores han invertido el orden institucional y se ha creado un nuevo…
  • Jan 11

    Reforma impondrá nuevos deberes a trabajadore

    Reforma impondrá nuevos deberes a trabajadore
    Sabemos que la propuesta  reforma laboral de Puerto Rico impulsada mediante el proyecto 453 de la Cámara (ley de Transformación y Flexibilidad Laboral) quiere cambiar  las condiciones de trabajo en la Isla;…
  • Jan 10

    Reforma Laboral Demolerá Ley Despido

    Reforma Laboral Demolerá Ley Despido
    La llamada Ley de Transformación y Flexibilidad Laboral – PC 453.  Conlleva cambios trascendentales al esquema actual de leyes de empleo; particularmente en el aspecto de contratar, despedir y trabajar horas extras.…
Rank this Week: 1293

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jan 15

    EEOC: Proof of Psychological Harm Should Not be Required to Show Workplace Harassment

    EEOC: Proof of Psychological Harm Should Not be Required to Show Workplace Harassment
    One baffling aspect of the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB), a model state  law proposed by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), is that it continues to require bullying victims to establish a higher degree of harm than is…
  • Jan 12

    CONUNDRUM: No Evidence, No Hearing; No Hearing, No Evidence

    CONUNDRUM: No Evidence, No Hearing; No Hearing, No Evidence
    How does a discrimination victim get evidence of discrimination when his or her case is summarily dismissed without a hearing? This was the issue in a recent case before the EEOC where a Maintenance Mechanic filed a complaint…
  • Jan 4

    Fox News: The Cost of Sexual Harassment

    Fox News: The Cost of Sexual Harassment
    Fox News has gone from being the stolid and leading voice of conservatism in the United States to a network wracked with turmoil. This week, it was announced that Fox  is losing it’s leading on-air female…
Rank this Week: 2661

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/
  • Jan 15

    EEOC: Proof of Psychological Harm Should Not be Required to Show Workplace Harassment

    EEOC: Proof of Psychological Harm Should Not be Required to Show Workplace Harassment
    One baffling aspect of the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB), a model state  law proposed by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), is that it continues to require bullying victims to establish a higher degree of harm than is…
  • Jan 12

    CONUNDRUM: No Evidence, No Hearing; No Hearing, No Evidence

    CONUNDRUM: No Evidence, No Hearing; No Hearing, No Evidence
    How does a discrimination victim get evidence of discrimination when his or her case is summarily dismissed without a hearing? This was the issue in a recent case before the EEOC where a Maintenance Mechanic filed a complaint…
  • Jan 4

    Fox News: The Cost of Sexual Harassment

    Fox News: The Cost of Sexual Harassment
    Fox News has gone from being the stolid and leading voice of conservatism in the United States to a network wracked with turmoil. This week, it was announced that Fox  is losing it’s leading on-air female…
Rank this Week: 4687

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Named Class Action Plaintiffs Denied Incentive Award Even Though Overtime Claims Settle for $3.7 Million

    Named Class Action Plaintiffs Denied Incentive Award Even Though Overtime Claims Settle for $3.7 Million
    Of course, risk is always involved anytime anyone files a lawsuit, despite corporate claims that class actions unfairly benefit plaintiffs because the vast majority of them settle outside of court. Although many class action lawsuits do…
  • Jan 8

    Franchisor Sued For Overtime Practices With Claim That Franchisee are Really Employee

    Franchisor Sued For Overtime Practices With Claim That Franchisee are Really Employee
    According to two recent wage and hour lawsuits against Jani-King, the commercial cleaning company's franchisees allegedly do not qualify for the label and should be compensated as employees. The first lawsuit was filed by a class of…
  • Jan 5

    Labor Department Finds Alleged Overtime Violation

    Labor Department Finds Alleged Overtime Violation
    The Labor Department further alleged the employees were shorted approximately $4 per hour in fringe benefits. As a direct result of the findings of their investigation, the Department of Labor sued both CEC and Essex County for illegal…
Rank this Week: 3089

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jan 15

    Why Trade Secrets Protection is Even More Important in the Strong Economy

    Why Trade Secrets Protection is Even More Important in the Strong Economy
    It is a well-known fact that when the economy improves, employee mobility rises as well. The most valuable employees – those with a specialized skill set and many years of experience in a particular industry – tend to stay…
  • Jan 4

    Non-Compete and Confidentiality Issues to Watch in 2017

    Non-Compete and Confidentiality Issues to Watch in 2017
    In 2016, there have been some major developments involving confidentiality and non-compete agreements law, which are likely to have some repercussions in 2017. Here’s a summary of the most important issues that companies…
  • Dec 12

    Will Ban the Non-Competes Movement Lose Its Momentum During the Trump Administration?

    Will Ban the Non-Competes Movement Lose Its Momentum During the Trump Administration?
    It’s no secret that the Obama administration made a push, especially towards the end, towards limiting the use of non-compete agreements by employers around the country. The White House commissioned not one but two reports on this…
Rank this Week: 2347

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • 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.…
  • Jan 15

    Walking the workplace proselytizing tightrope

    Walking the workplace proselytizing tightrope
    by David L. Johnson “Have a blessed day.” “I’m praying for you.” “Are you a believer?” “Would you be interested in attending church with me?” Comments and questions like those may be…
Rank this Week: 4630

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 28

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”
    A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court of Canada heard an appeal with a long history that raised important freedom of association issues.  This was the latest case exploring the scope of the recently recognized constitutional right to…
Rank this Week: 4338

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Jan 13

    Understanding joint employer liability

    Understanding joint employer liability
    Joint employer liability can arise in many different contexts, such as when using staffing agencies, management companies, or in even in the franchise context.  Companies must understand the factors a court could apply in determining if…
  • Jan 6

    Five key employment issues facing California employers in 2017

    Five key employment issues facing California employers in 2017
    I’m starting 2017 off with videos taken from my recent webinar discussing local minimum wage issues, California’s new employment laws, Los Angeles’ ban the box ordinance, the new Form I-9 required in 2017, and potential…
  • Dec 30

    California Supreme Court closes out 2016 with monumental ruling on employer’s obligations to provide rest period

    California Supreme Court closes out 2016 with monumental ruling on employer’s obligations to provide rest period
    In Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., the California Supreme Court issued a ruling on employer’s obligations to permit employees to take “off-duty” rest periods.  The Court’s ruling ends 2016 with a major…
Rank this Week: 4287

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/
  • Jan 13

    Cases --- December 25th through 31st

    Cases --- December 25th through 31st
    MiscellaneousUnited States v. Gonzalez (10th Cir., Dec. 29, 2016) (affirming conviction and sentence of Gonzalez on his defrauding of unemployment agencies in three states by obtaining prepaid debit cards for unemployment…
  • Jan 12

    Cases --- December 18th through 24th

    Cases --- December 18th through 24th
    Discrimination/RetaliationHansen v. Skywest Airlines (10th Cir., Dec. 21, 2016) (reversing summary judgement against Hansen on his sexual harassment, retaliation, and emotional distress claims, but affirming on his disparate treatment…
  • Jan 8

    Cases --- December 11th through 17th

    Cases --- December 11th through 17th
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination*Coleman v. Utah State Charter School Board (10th Cir., December 16, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the Board because its members were entitled to qualified…
Rank this Week: 3272

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jan 13

    Is Open Source Open To Women? – Candid Discussion

    Is Open Source Open To Women? – Candid Discussion
    The following was posted in advance of the launch of Toptal Scholarships for Female Developers. To support scholarship applicants, Toptal has also published a guide to making your first open source contribution. Women are…
  • Jan 8

    CA Law Limits The Employers’ Right To Inquire Into Employees’ Juvenile Information

    CA Law Limits The Employers’ Right To Inquire Into Employees’ Juvenile Information
    California recently amended its existing law governing inquiries into and the use of juvenile criminal information. Effective January 1, 2017 employers will be restricted from asking about, seeking, or using a California…
  • Dec 5

    Are You An Intern Or An Employee Under California Law?

    Are You An Intern Or An Employee Under California Law?
    The distinction between an internship and employee / employer relationship has been subject to much debate and litigation all over the country during the past few years. However, in California the existing law states that a worker can be…
Rank this Week: 4311

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Jan 13

    The Reading List (2017, No. 2)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 2)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secret News for the week ended January 13, 2017***Defend Trade Secrets ActWe have the first district court opinion dealing with the relatively new (and highly controversial) ex parte seizure order available under the…
  • Jan 6

    The Reading List (2017, No. 1)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 1)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended January 6, 2017***Commercial real estate broker Avison Young has sued three former brokers who joined Cushman & Wakefield. According to Crain's Chicago Business, the factual predicate…
  • Dec 30

    Year-End Extravaganza (Part 4): Top 10 Books (Non-Compete) Lawyers Should Read

    Year-End Extravaganza (Part 4): Top 10 Books (Non-Compete) Lawyers Should Read
    As the son of an English teacher and a school superintendent, there never was much doubt that I'd be a reader - either by volition or conscription. I was the kid who had "summer reading lists," which admittedly at the time seemed oppressive…
Rank this Week: 4161

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation
    On Dec. 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a final rule (“Final Rule,” see 81 F.R. 88368) modifying certain existing safe harbors to the anti-kickback…
  • Jan 12

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption
    A Florida appeals court has ruled that one spouse could not claim a homestead exemption against the property tax due on her Florida home when her spouse was claiming a homestead exemption against his home in Indiana. The Florida homestead…
  • Jan 9

    IRS Allows Retroactive Trust Modification to Achieve the Donor?s Tax Objective

    IRS Allows Retroactive Trust Modification to Achieve the Donor?s Tax Objective
    In a recent private letter ruling, 201652002, the IRS blessed the modification of a donor’s irrevocable trust in order to add a missing provision that was required for the trust to qualify under the IRS rules applicable to Grantor…
Rank this Week: 2155

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/
  • Jan 12

    Fitness Enthusiasm Wanes Early: ACA-Related Congressional Actions January 5 – 12

    Fitness Enthusiasm Wanes Early: ACA-Related Congressional Actions January 5 – 12
    On January 5, the House passed the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017” (H.R. 26), streamlining the process for Congressional review and rejection of administrative agency rules, including a 10-year…
  • Jan 5

    How’s This for a Dramatic Entrance?

    How’s This for a Dramatic Entrance?
    As of Thursday morning, January 5, the general direction and pace of ACA repeal / replace legislation is discernible (details below), but the details are not.  News reports suggest that, despite persisting, material differences of…
  • Nov 17

    Future Status of Discriminatory Benefits for HCIs…Still Waiting…

    Future Status of Discriminatory Benefits for HCIs…Still Waiting…
    As we discussed in our last post, the election is officially behind us and now we begin to look to the future.  Unfortunately, we are back in the position of having more questions than answers.  Over the last couple of months we…
Rank this Week: 2382

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 11

    IRS Issues Final Regulations for Foreign Owned Single Member LLC

    IRS Issues Final Regulations for Foreign Owned Single Member LLC
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued final regulations that will increase reporting requirements for certain foreign owned single member limited liability companies (“LLC”). When a single member LLC is formed,…
  • Dec 27

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Insider Trading Case

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Insider Trading Case
    In its first insider trading decision in nearly two decades, the United States Supreme Court upheld the insider trading conviction of Bassam Salman and reaffirmed the three-decade-old personal benefit standard applied to insider trading…
  • Dec 9

    Changes in Local Sales and Use Tax Rates – Nebraska

    Changes in Local Sales and Use Tax Rates – Nebraska
    Effective January 1, 2017, certain Nebraska cities and villages will increase sales and use tax rates. The village of Meadow Grove enacted a new local sales and use tax rate of 1.5%. Elmwood, Weeping Water, and Wilber will increase sales and…
Rank this Week: 2281

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jan 11

    When is a Resignation a Real and Enforceable Resignation?

    When is a Resignation a Real and Enforceable Resignation?
    What, at law, is a valid and enforceable resignation? The Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered this, among other things, in Johal v Simmons da Silva LLP, 2016 ONSC 7835 (CanLII). Johal was a senior law clerk at the defendant law firm.…
  • Jan 10

    Reinstatement of an Employee Who Engaged in and Admitted Misconduct

    Reinstatement of an Employee Who Engaged in and Admitted Misconduct
    On Ontario arbitrator reinstated an employee who placed 101 calls to Jamaica over a two-year period using Air Canada calling cards made available to "to Customer Sales and Service Agents for distribution to passengers affected by Irregular…
  • Nov 11

    Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day
    I thought I would break my self-imposed blog silence on this Remembrance Day. On this day we reflect on the tremendous sacrifices that our veterans (and their families) have made and we take the occasion to think of the the past, present and…
Rank this Week: 2781

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
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Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
  • 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,…
  • Jan 3

    New Year, New Minimum Wage (Orders) in New York

    New Year, New Minimum Wage (Orders) in New York
    As most employers are likely aware, effective Dec. 31, 2016, new minimum wages went into effect in New York. The rates vary for employers, depending on size and location. For those who may have missed this change, the new minimum wages are…
  • Dec 27

    Los Angeles Joins Ban the Box Movement

    Los Angeles Joins Ban the Box Movement
    Los Angeles has become the latest city to ban private employers from asking job applicants about their criminal histories before offering a job. With its , the city joins San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and about two dozen other cities,…
Rank this Week: 2755

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/
Rank this Week: 1969

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 29

    The End is Nigh

    The End is Nigh
    The end of the year, that is.  Although given the number of celebrity deaths in the last week, I think some people might be reading that headline a little more broadly.  We are not making doomsday predictions, however. Back in the…
Rank this Week: 1321

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 1671

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

http://lisahome.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 29

    Apple Loses Labor Code Violation Lawsuit and Will Pay Out $2 Million

    Apple Loses Labor Code Violation Lawsuit and Will Pay Out $2 Million
    A long-running class action lawsuit between Apple and employees of its retail stores in California came to a quick conclusion last week. The lawsuit, originally filed in 2011 and elevated to class action status in 2014, involves…
  • Dec 26

    How to Determine If Your Workplace Posters Are Compliant?

    How to Determine If Your Workplace Posters Are Compliant?
    As an employer, federal and state laws require you to clearly display official labor and employment posters detailing federal and applicable state labor laws. Failure in posting the right posters will result in penalties and fines. Hence,…
Rank this Week: 1892

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/
  • Jan 6

    What #Employmentlaw Regulations Will Trump Scrub?

    What #Employmentlaw Regulations Will Trump Scrub?
    As the inauguration gets closer, the new Trump Administration is making lots of promises about what they intend to do. Apparently number one on the list is undoing as many of the Obama Administration's Regulations and Executive Orders as they…
  • Dec 21

    Does Your Severance Agreement Have A Gotcha? Penn State Sues Former President For Hiding Sexual Molestation Charge

    Does Your Severance Agreement Have A Gotcha? Penn State Sues Former President For Hiding Sexual Molestation Charge
    I see this kind of language in proposed severance agreements all the time. Something to the effect of, "Employee represents that he is unaware of any violations of any law, statute, ordinance or government regulation by Employer, its agents,…
  • Dec 9

    Bye Bye Nursing Breaks: Preparing For The Trumpocalypse Part IV

    Bye Bye Nursing Breaks: Preparing For The Trumpocalypse Part IV
    If you are chomping at the bit to see the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, you probably don't know all that you are giving up. For instance, I bet you didn't realize that it was ObamaCare that brought us nursing breaks for moms.That's…
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Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 6

    Many States Are Increasing Their Minimum Wage In 2017

    Many States Are Increasing Their Minimum Wage In 2017
    As of January 1, 2017, nineteen states now have a new minimum wage in effect: Alaska: $9.80 per hour. Arizona: $10.00 per hour. Arkansas: $8.50 per hour. California: $10.50 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees.  For employers…
  • Jan 6

    New Year, New Rules for Employers Doing Business in New York

    New Year, New Rules for Employers Doing Business in New York
    Last year the New York legislature and New York Department of Labor amended several employment laws implementing changes that took effect at the end of 2016 or are set to take effect early this year.  This post summarizes the new and…
  • Jan 5

    New Year, New Rules for Employers Doing Business in New Jersey in 2017

    New Year, New Rules for Employers Doing Business in New Jersey in 2017
    Last year New Jersey state and local legislatures implemented several employment laws and ordinances that are set to take effect in 2017.  This update summarizes these new legal requirements to help New Jersey employers prepare and…
Rank this Week: 1702

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

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

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jan 6

    EEOC Settles Genetic Discrimination Lawsuit for $125,000

    EEOC Settles Genetic Discrimination Lawsuit for $125,000
    Federal law protects employees against discrimination based on a wide and expanding range of factors. Congress enacted the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq., in 2008 to protect employee privacy…
  • Jan 6

    EEOC Settles Genetic Discrimination Lawsuit for $125,000

    EEOC Settles Genetic Discrimination Lawsuit for $125,000
    Federal law protects employees against discrimination based on a wide and expanding range of factors. Congress enacted the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq., in 2008 to protect employee privacy…
  • Dec 23

    White House Calls on States to Limit the Scope of Non-Compete Agreement

    White House Calls on States to Limit the Scope of Non-Compete Agreement
    The American economy is largely based on the principle that competition is beneficial to everyone. No system of laws is ever perfect, of course, and ours requires regular revisions to balance different interests, such as an employer’s…
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Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

Covers Massachusetts employment law issues such as employment discrimination, sexual harasment and wrongful discharge. By Jack Merrill.

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
  • Jan 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.…
  • Dec 16

    SJC Holds that Second Element of Independent Contractor Test is Preempted by Federal Law

    SJC Holds that Second Element of Independent Contractor Test is Preempted by Federal Law
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today weighed in on the hot topic whether and to what extent the state’s Independent Contractor Statute is exempted as applied to courier drivers and the companies they work for. Like a federal…
  • Dec 6

    Legislators Work to Revive Noncompetition Law

    Legislators Work to Revive Noncompetition Law
    Recent reports suggest that Massachusetts legislators are continuing to work on a compromise noncompetition law that will garner enough support to become law. Earlier this year, both the House and Senate passed versions of a proposed statute…
Rank this Week: 4171

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 29

    Idaho Supreme Court Refuses to Modify the Workers Compensation Exclusive Remedy Doctrine

    Idaho Supreme Court Refuses to Modify the Workers Compensation Exclusive Remedy Doctrine
    In order to provide near certain relief for employees injured in the course of employment, the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Act withdrew the common law remedies workers traditionally held against their employers. This compromise limits…
Rank this Week: 1676

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Jan 4

    Coming Soon to Philadelphia: No More Questioning Applicants’ Wage History

    Coming Soon to Philadelphia: No More Questioning Applicants’ Wage History
    The Philadelphia City Council recently passed Bill No. 160840, a wage equity ordinance (the “Ordinance”), that will amend Philadelphia’s Fair Practices Ordinance to prohibit employers or employment agencies from inquiring…
  • Dec 27

    PA Employers Must Pay Unemployment Taxes Electronically in 2017

    PA Employers Must Pay Unemployment Taxes Electronically in 2017
    The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently announced that all employers in the Commonwealth will be required to pay their share of unemployment compensation taxes online.  The new rule takes effect January 1, 2017 and…
  • Dec 13

    How to Keep Your Holiday Party off of the Naughty List

    How to Keep Your Holiday Party off of the Naughty List
    With the holiday season officially upon us, many employers are finalizing plans to host a party for their employees.  These festivities offer a time for colleagues to celebrate the year’s accomplishments, to extend season’s…
Rank this Week: 4324

Managing OSHA

Managing OSHA

Provides employers in the chemical, refining, manufacturing, and food industries with advice and practical tips for navigating through and complying with federal and state occupational safety and health regulations. By Arent Fox.

http://www.managing-osha.com/
Rank this Week: 2123

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

Covers Washington State public sector collective bargaining. By Cline & Associates.

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Jan 3

    Wage Series Part 10: 2017 Economic Conditions and A Look Ahead

    Wage Series Part 10: 2017 Economic Conditions and A Look Ahead
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer This is the 10th article in our 11 part economy and wage settlement series. Even before Donald Trump was elected president indicators pointed to the return of both the local and the US CPI to a 2% + figure for the…
  • Dec 28

    Wage Series Part 9: Does Geographic Location Matter?

    Wage Series Part 9: Does Geographic Location Matter?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In the previous two articles in this wage series, we discussed the extent to which population and assessed valuation correlated with wage rankings. In this article, we discussed geographic location and the effect…
  • Dec 21

    Wage Series Part 8: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?

    Wage Series Part 8: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In the last issue we discussed whether – and to what extent — population influenced a jurisdiction’s relative wage ranking. In this article we discussed to what extent assessed valuation…
Rank this Week: 3639

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 2475

Texas Workers Rights Blog

Texas Workers Rights Blog

Features employment law updates and discussions for Texas workers. By John A. Wenke.

http://www.johnwenke.com/category/texasworkersrightsblog/
  • Jan 3

    Questioning Religious Beliefs Costs Employer

    Questioning Religious Beliefs Costs Employer
    When St. Vincent Health Center, a Catholic based hospital system, implemented a mandatory flu vaccination policy for its employees, it carved out an exemption for workers who objected based on either medical or religious reasons.  …
  • Jul 30

    If You See Something, Say Something

    If You See Something, Say Something
    This is more than just the slogan used by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to encourage people to report suspicious terrorist activity.   It should also be the mantra of every workplace to encourage the reporting of…
  • Jul 6

    KNOW YOUR FMLA RIGHTS!

    KNOW YOUR FMLA RIGHTS!
    All of us feel the tension between work and family life.    At some point, you or a family member will face a serious health condition, or perhaps a pregnancy.    Will your job be protected if you need to take…
Rank this Week: 3545

Employment & the Law

Employment & the Law

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

http://employmentandthelaw.com/
  • Jan 2

    A Social Media Post for the New Year

    A Social Media Post for the New Year
    Starting several years ago, I began posting the annual social media video by Erik Qualman. It’s a good reminder of why companies should care about social media. Notably, there are many legal pitfalls when it comes to *how*…
  • Dec 14

    New “Frequently Asked Questions” Released for Proposition 206

    New “Frequently Asked Questions” Released for Proposition 206
    Yesterday, the Industrial Commission of Arizona released informal guidance in the form of “Frequently Asked Questions,” which provides additional information to assist with understanding Proposition 206 in Arizona (the…
  • Nov 28

    New Form I-9

    New Form I-9
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  This new form (dated 11/14/2016) must be used by employers as of January 22, 2017.  The form can be…
Rank this Week: 3189

Washgington Labor and Employment…

Washgington Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers Washington State employment law and public sector collective bargaining law.By Cline and Associates.

http://www.washingtonlaborandemploymentblog.com/
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Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
Rank this Week: 3847