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Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed
    A basic tenet of American employment law is that employment is at will, meaning that the employer can set the conditions of employment as long as it is not otherwise illegal.A Georgia businessman who provides aviation insurance has a new one:…
  • Feb 19

    Mandatory Arbitration and the Supreme Court - The First of Potentially Many New Day

    Mandatory Arbitration and the Supreme Court - The First of Potentially Many New Day
    As Justice Scalia''s body lies in state in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court this morning, my eye was caught by the first headline in today's Employment Law 360.The headline and lead:5th Circ. Starts Clock For NLRB Appeal Of Murphy Oil…
  • Oct 21

    40 Years at the Bar

    40 Years at the Bar
    I can’t honestly say what I anticipated 40 years ago today when I came to Austin to be sworn in as a member of the Texas state bar. But it is unlikely that I could have anticipated all the twists and turns, both professionally and…
Rank this Week: 1718

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1485

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers workplace discrimination, and employee rights news and updates. By Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP.

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam
    Nearly three years after the launch of “Fight for 15”, a campaign aimed at boosting the minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers are enjoying some sweet success. The effort involves urging fast food workers in numerous cities around…
  • Feb 8

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam

    Fast Food Workers’ Movement to Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam
    Nearly three years after the launch of “Fight for 15”, a campaign aimed at boosting the minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers are enjoying some sweet success. The effort involves urging fast food workers in numerous cities around…
  • Jan 16

    Tyson’s Fight Against Class Action Award Gets Cool Reception in Supreme Court

    Tyson’s Fight Against Class Action Award Gets Cool Reception in Supreme Court
    After a court ordered Tyson Foods to pay $5.8 million to workers in overtime pay in a class action suit, the food giant appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the ruling. Based on a recent hour-long argument session, say experienced…
Rank this Week: 1324

Executive Women's Networking Blog

Executive Women's Networking Blog

Covers business development, networking, mentoring and work-life balance. By EpsteinBeckerGreen.

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

    Fair Pay and Women’s Equality Discussed in Employment Law This Week

    Fair Pay and Women’s Equality Discussed in Employment Law This Week
    The new episode of Employment Law This Week – Epstein Becker Green’s new video program – discusses legislation that affects women in the workplace. One segment concerns the new amendment to California’s “Fair Pay…
  • Nov 12

    Women’s Initiative Speaker Publishes New Book: Becoming Nicole

    Women’s Initiative Speaker Publishes New Book: Becoming Nicole
    In 2011, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Amy Ellis Nutt led an EBG Women’s Initiative program entitled “Shakespeare’s Daughters: Narrative, Nature, and Why Women Make Good Storytellers.”  We are pleased to pass…
  • Nov 4

    New York Joins California in Battling Gender Bias: An Extended Interview with Susan Gross Sholinsky

    New York Joins California in Battling Gender Bias: An Extended Interview with Susan Gross Sholinsky
    Click above or watch via YouTube, Vimeo, MP4, or WMV. Employment Law This Week (November 2, 2015) has released bonus footage of its interview with attorney Susan Gross Sholinsky, a contributor to this blog and a member of the…
Rank this Week: 1486

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    OSHA regulations for trench safety

    OSHA regulations for trench safety
    Scaffolding, ladders, cranes and other items are known to be involved in many construction site accidents. Pennsylvania workers in the construction industry must also be highly concerned about the safety of trenches. A trench collapse can…
  • Nov 30

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?

    Can I file for Social Security benefits if I have cancer?
    Being diagnosed with cancer is something that can lead to lengthy treatments to try to beat the monster. In some cases, those treatments are something akin to torture. In some cases, the treatments aren't effective. In some cases, there…
  • Nov 24

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie

    Social Security Disability isn't only for injurie
    Many people associated claims for Social Security Disability Insurance with work-related injuries that prevent them from working. Some people might not realize that they might be eligible for SSDI if they have illnesses that meet certain…
Rank this Week: 1333

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

Covers disability discrimination, Federal Workers' Compensation Act (FECA) and OPM Disability. By Eric L. Pines.

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Nov 13

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a program director who suffers from several physical and psychological medical conditions, including PTSD, spinal canal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and facet syndrome. We are…
  • Oct 30

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a contract specialist who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and adjustment disorder.  We are delighted that we were able to assist…
  • Oct 16

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a social worker who suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS).  We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we…
Rank this Week: 1814

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Covers labor, employment, and employment discrimination law with emphasis on Michigan recent developments and impact of HR professionals. By John Holmquist.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawconnection.com/
  • Aug 27

    Background checks...time for honesty?

    Background checks...time for honesty?
    The tragic shootings involving the WDBJ crew and the subsequent information which is coming to light concerning Vester Flanagan will trigger discussions about workplace violence and employees who have anger issues.  There is another…
  • Jul 5

    Changing latitude

    Changing latitude
    Unfortunately my blog has been neglected as we plan and execute a move to the lower latitudes, Georgia to be exact.  Once we get settled, I will be more diligent.I have spent 40 years practicing labor and employment law in…
  • Jun 5

    The 6th Circuit and overtime: uh oh

    The 6th Circuit and overtime: uh oh
    In Moran v. Al Basit LLC , the 6th Circuit  posed the question of whether plaintiff's testimony is sufficient to defeat a motion for summary judgment where plaintiff presented no other evidence with respect to the amount of overtime he…
Rank this Week: 1279

Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    E-cigarettes: Part of Your Workplace Smoking Ban?

    E-cigarettes: Part of Your Workplace Smoking Ban?
    Most employers, either on their own initiative or in response to state or local laws banning smoking in the workplace, have already banned the use of cigarettes and tobacco on their premises. However, the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes has…
  • Jun 22

    Colorado Supreme Court Clarifies Employee Termination for Marijuana Use

    Colorado Supreme Court Clarifies Employee Termination for Marijuana Use
    The Colorado Supreme Court, in a 6-0 decision, has held that an employer’s right to fire employees for failing drug tests trumps state laws permitting marijuana use. Under the Court’s ruling, even employees using prescribed…
  • Jun 8

    Reminder: OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard Went Into Effect on June 1

    Reminder: OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard Went Into Effect on June 1
    The deadline for chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers to begin complying with OSHA’s new hazard communication standard was June 1, 2015.In 2012, OSHA updated the old hazard communication standard to bring it…
Rank this Week: 1210

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 1528

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Covers racial and sexual harassment and education law. By Friedman & Houlding LLP.

http://www.sexualharassmentlawyerblawg.com/
  • Jan 9

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?
    In December 2013, a victim of sexual harassment--a man--filed a charge with the EEOC, alleging that working in Autozone's Whiteville, North Carolina store, a female coworker: created a hostile work environment based on Complainant's gender…
  • Oct 28

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear
    Employers are obligated to act promptly when they learn about ongoing workplace sexual or racial harassment. When employers ignore workplace harassment, the public will find out. Media coverage is an important tool for exposing and fighting…
  • Jul 20

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email
    The Law Offices of Joshua Friedman PC routinely seeks production of e-mail, texts and video that contain racially and sexually offensive words and images, sent by managers. These are the same managers charged with enforcing the employer's…
Rank this Week: 1173

The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

Covers North Carolina workers compensation and employment law. By Pattersn Harkavy LLP.

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional
    Yesterday, Judge Hobgood issued an order putting into effect his prior ruling enjoining the repeal of teacher tenure in North Carolina.  The ruling rolls back the General Assembly’s attempt to retroactively eliminate public school…
  • May 21

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action
    On Thursday, May 15, thousands of fast food workers across the globe went on strike for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union without fear of retaliation. They were joined by fast food workers in nearly a…
  • May 16

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 1371

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Covers legislation and case law pertaining to workplace discrimination and retaliation. By The Employment Law Group.

http://workplacediscriminationblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 1368

Gruntled Employees

Gruntled Employees

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

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

    The 5 Ps of professional happine

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

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

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

    Facebook privacy, simplified

    Facebook privacy, simplified
    Over at jayshep.com: a simple chart explaining who can read your Facebook comments. Check it out.
Rank this Week: 1181

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: 1719

AALRR Labor & Employment Law Blog

AALRR Labor & Employment Law Blog

Focused on California labor and employment law from an employer perspective. By Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo.

http://aalrremploymentlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    AALRR Employment Law Blog Moves to New Site!

    AALRR Employment Law Blog Moves to New Site!
    Due largely to your support, we have out grown our current blog site and have created a new blog in connection with the release of our new firm website – www.aalrr.com. It is new, but the same great information is still available.
  • Oct 16

    NLRB Issues Series of Decisions Affecting Workplace Policie

    NLRB Issues Series of Decisions Affecting Workplace Policie
    By Ronald W. Novotny and Jonathan JudgeIn the past several months, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a series of decisions that could affect everyday policies that union and non-union employers maintain in the workplace. …
  • Sep 24

    AALRR Attorneys Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict On Claims Of Age Discrimination and Retaliation

    AALRR Attorneys Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict On Claims Of Age Discrimination and Retaliation
    On August 31, 2012, AALRRattorneys Irma Rodriguez Moisa and Sharon J. Ormond obtained a unanimous jury defense verdict in favor of The Regents of the University of California after a 14-day jury trial.  The Plaintiff, James Friedman, was…
Rank this Week: 1326

Laboring Away at the Institute

Laboring Away at the Institute

Covers labor, organization transformation, and politics. By Phillip Wilson.

http://laboringattheinstitute.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Just Published: Employee Free Choice Act White Paper on How To Win 5-Day Election

    Just Published: Employee Free Choice Act White Paper on How To Win 5-Day Election
    We just published a new White Paper called: How to Win (and Prevent) a 5-Day Election: Strategies for Success in a Changed Labor Law EnvironmentYou can read about it and download your own FREE copy of this 15-page report by clicking here.
  • Jul 17

    Breaking News: EFCA Compromise Announced - 5 Day Elections and Organizer Acce

    Breaking News: EFCA Compromise Announced - 5 Day Elections and Organizer Acce
    This morning's New York Times is reporting that key US Senators have reached a compromise with labor unions that will have the 60 votes needed to pass. Read the details here. They anticipate a vote in September. Stay tuned - we will let you…
  • Jul 12

    Hayes Nominated - Emloyee Free Choice Act Next?

    Hayes Nominated - Emloyee Free Choice Act Next?
    This week President Obama announced that Brian Hayes is his Republican nominee to fill the last remaining open seat on the National Labor Relations Board. Historically the Board appointments get voted on as a "package deal" to make sure the…
Rank this Week: 1713

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Aug 29

    The importance of mobility clauses for Quebec employer

    The importance of mobility clauses for Quebec employer
    In order to meet their organizational needs, employers may need to relocate their employees’ workplace. However, relocating employees can be risky business for employers. The place of work is an important part of an employee’s…
  • Aug 29

    Fair pay, safe workplaces, and federal contractors telling it like it i

    Fair pay, safe workplaces, and federal contractors telling it like it i
    On August 24, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Counsel issued a final rule to implement President Obama’s Executive Order 13673, entitled “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces,”…
  • Aug 24

    Terminating an Employee for Voicing His Political Opinion : What Are The Potential Consequences?

    Terminating an Employee for Voicing His Political Opinion : What Are The Potential Consequences?
    Terminating an employee for expressing his political opinions at work can be costly for an employer. This is what  an employer learned after being ordered to pay 91 073,46 $ to an employee following his termination for sharing his…
Rank this Week: 2074

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/
Rank this Week: 2627

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Aug 29

    Department of Labor Appeals "Persuader Rule" Order

    Department of Labor Appeals "Persuader Rule" Order
    As employers may be aware, on March 24, 2016, the Office of Labor-Management Services (OLMS), an agency in the federal Department of Labor (DOL), issued a new interpretation of the so-called “Persuader Rule” that would have…
  • Aug 29

    Employer Handbook Policies Violate the National Labor Relations Act

    Employer Handbook Policies Violate the National Labor Relations Act
    As we recently noted, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is laser-like focused on scrutinizing employer personnel policies.  In yet another example of this ongoing campaign, a recent administrative law judge (ALJ) decision…
  • Aug 22

    Do Not Overlook FLSA Duties in Light of New Salary Requirement

    Do Not Overlook FLSA Duties in Light of New Salary Requirement
    The upcoming change to salary requirements to the so-called “white collar” overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has garnered a lot of attention. However, even with a strong emphasis on the changes to the…
Rank this Week: 2707

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
  • Aug 29

    NLRB Enforces Ambush Election Rules…..Then Finds Way Around Them

    NLRB Enforces Ambush Election Rules…..Then Finds Way Around Them
    There has been a lot of hype about the so-called NLRB ambush election rules.  These are, of course, the NLRB’s take on fixing what it deemed a broken secret ballot election scheme, one allegedly marred by employers gaming the…
  • Aug 23

    NLRB Rules That Graduate Students Are Employee

    NLRB Rules That Graduate Students Are Employee
    Earlier today, the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”) issued its long awaited decision in Columbia University.  Not surprisingly, the Board, in a 3-1 decision, overturned 12 years of precedent by ruling that…
  • Aug 17

    Non-Compete Agreement A Mandatory Subject of Bargaining, NLRB Rule

    Non-Compete Agreement A Mandatory Subject of Bargaining, NLRB Rule
    The first day of employment is often chaotic.  New employees must learn their way around the jobsite, meet (and remember the names of) many new people and otherwise familiarize themselves with working at a new job.  Oh, and…
Rank this Week: 4008

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Aug 29

    Los Angeles Hotel Ordinance Update

    Los Angeles Hotel Ordinance Update
    Last week, Nancy Yaffe and I hosted approximately 30 Human Resources professionals in the hospitality industry in our Century City office for a working group discussion on the challenges of the Los Angeles Citywide Hotel Worker Minimum Wage…
  • Aug 29

    Judicial Hostility to Employment Arbitration Flares up in 9th Circuit

    Judicial Hostility to Employment Arbitration Flares up in 9th Circuit
    When you draft employment arbitration agreements, it’s not enough to know what the law is. You should also know what the law will be at the time that someone challenges the agreement. Since this area of law changes…
  • Aug 22

    Confused By Overtime Rules, U.S. Department of Labor Agrees to $7 Million Settlement

    Confused By Overtime Rules, U.S. Department of Labor Agrees to $7 Million Settlement
    The U.S. Department of Labor, among other things, enforces federal wage and hour laws. These include the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. When it believes employers have violated those laws, the DOL can pursue litigation…
Rank this Week: 2798

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Aug 29

    State High Court Leaves Intact Decision Reversing Landmark Teacher Tenure Ruling

    State High Court Leaves Intact Decision Reversing Landmark Teacher Tenure Ruling
    The California Supreme Court last week declined to review a decision by the Second District Court of Appeals overturning a landmark lower court ruling that had challenged teacher tenure and dismissal laws. The state high court’s August…
  • Aug 26

    Federal Contractors Must Follow New Rules on Fair Pay and Other Workplace Protection

    Federal Contractors Must Follow New Rules on Fair Pay and Other Workplace Protection
    Federal contractors need to be aware of new rules that will affect how they do business. First, the Department of Labor has issued final rules and guidance on the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The intent of this Executive…
  • Aug 24

    Webinar on Consequences of Misclassifying Independent Contractor

    Webinar on Consequences of Misclassifying Independent Contractor
    Have you designated your California worker as an independent contractor or employee, and do you know the difference under California law? These are multimillion-dollar questions as class action “misclassification” lawsuits…
Rank this Week: 4851

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
  • Aug 29

    Woman Denied Job Over Prescription Drug Use; Was it Legal?

    Woman Denied Job Over Prescription Drug Use; Was it Legal?
    Woman Denied Job Over Prescription Drug Use; Was it Legal? Company didn’t like results of job candidate’s drug test Imagine that you’ve applied for a job. After a series of interviews, you’re extended a job offer.…
  • Aug 29

    Woman Denied Job Over Prescription Drug Use; Was it Legal?

    Woman Denied Job Over Prescription Drug Use; Was it Legal?
    Woman Denied Job Over Prescription Drug Use; Was it Legal? Company didn’t like results of job candidate’s drug test Imagine that you’ve applied for a job. After a series of interviews, you’re extended a job offer.…
  • Aug 29

    Woman Denied Job Over Prescription Drug Use; Was it Legal?

    Woman Denied Job Over Prescription Drug Use; Was it Legal?
    Woman Denied Job Over Prescription Drug Use; Was it Legal? Company didn’t like results of job candidate’s drug test Imagine that you’ve applied for a job. After a series of interviews, you’re extended a job offer.…
Rank this Week: 4678

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 29

    The Most Dangerous Job in America – St. Louis Workplace Injury Lawyer

    The Most Dangerous Job in America – St. Louis Workplace Injury Lawyer
    It is estimated that approximately 90 percent of U. S. adults own a cell phone and almost two-thirds of adults use a smartphone. Most of us do not pay attention to where cell phone signals come from and how we are able to…
  • Aug 22

    A Better Outcome for Workers’ Compensation Cases – St. Louis Work Comp Attorney

    A Better Outcome for Workers’ Compensation Cases – St. Louis Work Comp Attorney
    New research shows how a lawyer affects the outcome of a worker compensation claim. When it comes to hiring an attorney for a worker compensation claim case, the benefits outweigh the costs by a considerable margin. Recent research conducted…
  • Aug 21

    Repetitive Stress Injuries – St. Louis Workmens Comp Law Firm

    Repetitive Stress Injuries – St. Louis Workmens Comp Law Firm
    Repetitive stress injuries are a common reason for work comp claims. When we think of work-related injuries, we often think of serious injuries such as slips and falls, machinery-related accidents, or injuries due to a hazardous work…
Rank this Week: 2668

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Aug 29

    Ontario Pension Plan Members Will Soon Have Significant New Right

    Ontario Pension Plan Members Will Soon Have Significant New Right
    Ontario is on the verge of implementing new rights for members of registered pension plans. Members will have the right to form committees that will have broad rights to review information about all aspects of plan administration including…
  • Aug 25

    RECORDS OF EMPLOYMENT – NOT JUST FOR TERMINATIONS

    RECORDS OF EMPLOYMENT – NOT JUST FOR TERMINATIONS
    The end of summer is (unfortunately) just around the corner, which for many employers means saying goodbye to student employees and seasonal workers. Most employers know that they need to complete a record of employment (ROE) when an employee…
  • Aug 22

    Bill 132 Update: MOL Releases Code of Practice to Help Employers Comply with OHSA’s Harassment Provision

    Bill 132 Update: MOL Releases Code of Practice to Help Employers Comply with OHSA’s Harassment Provision
    Further to our series of posts on Ontario’s new Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation, which amends the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ontario Ministry of Labour has recently issued a Code of Practice to Address Workplace…
Rank this Week: 3565

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 28

    When The Customer Is Not Always Right

    When The Customer Is Not Always Right
    Regardless of the type of employer you are, you depend, on some level, on customers who are willing to pay for the goods or services being offered.  And the old adage, “The Customer is Always Right,” a mantra of the American…
  • Aug 16

    Will Laws Banning Discussion of Past Salaries Become the New Sick Leave?

    Will Laws Banning Discussion of Past Salaries Become the New Sick Leave?
    Last Friday, my colleague Alexander Leonard, reported that Massachusetts had just passed a sweeping gender equity law that would prohibit employers from asking applicants about their past salary history.  Days after the Massachusetts law…
  • Aug 15

    Illinois Law Requires Leave for Bereavement of the Death of Child

    Illinois Law Requires Leave for Bereavement of the Death of Child
    On July 29, 2016, Governor Bruce Ratnor signed the Child Bereavement Act into law.  The Act requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide up to 10 working days of unpaid leave to employees to: attend the funeral or alternative…
Rank this Week: 2784

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/
  • Aug 26

    Cases --- August 21st through 27th

    Cases --- August 21st through 27th
    Discrimination/Retaliation *Panicker v. Oklahoma City (10th Cir., August 23, 2016) (affirming dismissal of Panicker's discrimination and hostile work environment claims for failure to obtain service (on individual defendants) and for…
  • Aug 26

    Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know

    Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know
    On Tuesday, December 6th, D. Scott Crook will be a presenter in a two-day Continuing Education event hosted by the National Business Institute entitled Advanced Employment Law:  What You Need to Know.  Mr. Crook will be instructing…
  • Aug 23

    Cases --- August 14th through 20th

    Cases --- August 14th through 20th
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination *Retiree, Inc. v. Anspach (10th Cir., August 17, 2016) (affirming damages on Anspach's breach of confidentiality agreement, but reversing as to improper disclosure. Additionally, in a…
Rank this Week: 3479

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/
  • Aug 26

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017
    If your EIN will have 250 or more full-time employees in 2016 (counting each person who was full-time in any month) you’ll need next year to file your 2016 ACA Information Returns – Forms 1094-B and 1095-B or Forms 1094-C and…
  • Aug 23

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B
    Last week, the IRS released draft 2016 instructions for the 1094-B and 1095-B (the “B” Forms).  The release of the draft instructions is just weeks after the IRS released the draft instructions for the 1094-C and 1095-C…
  • Aug 9

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page
    In the ACA realm, change is the only constant, so don’t take this to the bank.  We’re telling you what we see for the first time, on a first reading of the draft 2016 Forms and Instructions that the IRS has released since…
Rank this Week: 2513

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

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

    San Diego’s changing minimum wage and paid sick leave law – five updates to know

    San Diego’s changing minimum wage and paid sick leave law – five updates to know
    The City of San Diego passed the Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance which took effect on July 11, 2016.  Now, less and two months later, the City has approved an “Implementing Ordinance” clarifying the law’s…
  • Aug 19

    California Supreme Court agrees to review Starbucks’ de minimis defense

    California Supreme Court agrees to review Starbucks’ de minimis defense
    Douglas Troester filed suit alleging that Starbucks violated the California Labor Code by failing to pay him for short periods of time he spent closing the store.  He alleged that Starbucks failed to pay him for time spent walking out of…
  • Aug 12

    Five reminders about sexual harassment training for supervisors under California law

    Five reminders about sexual harassment training for supervisors under California law
    I’ve been conducting many harassment prevention trainings for clients during the last few weeks.  Employers in California with 50 or more workers must provide at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all…
Rank this Week: 4499

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment agreements, employment discrimination and compensation issues. By Salvatore Gangemi of Salon Marrow.

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

    Salvatore G. Gangemi to Speak at Upcoming Employment Law Seminar in White Plains, New York

    Salvatore G. Gangemi to Speak at Upcoming Employment Law Seminar in White Plains, New York
    On November 10, 2016, Salvatore G. Gangemi will be speaking at a seminar, Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues, in White Plains, New York at the Crowne Plaza. He will be speaking about The Perilous Intersection of FMLA and…
  • Aug 24

    New York Attorney General Takes Action to Curtail Use of Non-Compete Agreement

    New York Attorney General Takes Action to Curtail Use of Non-Compete Agreement
    Earlier this month, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office announced that it had secured an agreement from Examination Management Services, Inc. (“EMSI”) to stop using non-compete agreements for most of its…
  • Aug 4

    New York Court Refuses to Certify Class of Unpaid Intern

    New York Court Refuses to Certify Class of Unpaid Intern
    Over the last few years, we have written about misclassification issues arising out of the use of unpaid interns to perform work.  A recent case from a New York State court has just made it more difficult for such interns to assert class…
Rank this Week: 4285

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1920

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/
  • Aug 26

    Resource for Companies Evaluating Compliance with New Overtime Law

    Resource for Companies Evaluating Compliance with New Overtime Law
    Many companies are in the process of completing internal audits to prepare for the new salary and overtime rules that go into effect on December 1, 2016. While the changes do not impact the duties-portion of FLSA exemptions, they do ……
  • Aug 22

    Standard Severance Agreements May Need to Be Revised

    Standard Severance Agreements May Need to Be Revised
    My colleagues, Bill Hayden and Anne Dwyer, recently published a legal alert addressing two recent cease-and-desist orders issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The lessons learned from the cease-and-desist orders could…
  • Aug 9

    Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation and Peter Strojnik Have Filed Another Wave of Disability Lawsuits in Arizona

    Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation and Peter Strojnik Have Filed Another Wave of Disability Lawsuits in Arizona
    Just as I finished writing about the wave of new Title III Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits in Arizona, ABC15 published an expose on one of the organizations leading the pack in filing thousands of lawsuits– Advocates for…
Rank this Week: 3400

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3825

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Aug 25

    Illinois Bans Noncompetes for Low Wage Earner

    Illinois Bans Noncompetes for Low Wage Earner
    On August 19, Illinois Governor Rauner signed the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. In short, the Act bans the use of noncompete agreements for low wage workers, i.e., those earning less than the greater of the minimum… More
  • Aug 20

    Trying a new look…

    Trying a new look…
    For a very long time (probably since I started the blog in 2010), I have not been happy with the design. So, I finally decided to do something about it and will be trying out some different… More
  • Aug 14

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

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart
    Every state but Massachusetts and New York has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (the UTSA) in one form or another – though some may quibble with whether Alabama or North Carolina actually adopted it. (The Uniform Law…
Rank this Week: 4606

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Aug 25

    A global overview of M&A activity: H1 2016

    A global overview of M&A activity: H1 2016
    MergerMarket Group recently published its July edition of Monthly M&A Insider which reported on mergers and acquisitions activity around the world during the first half of 2016, which was marked by a departure from last year’s…
  • Aug 24

    Hybrid Entities in Canada

    Hybrid Entities in Canada
    In the context of cross-border business transactions, the term hybrid entity is often mentioned.  Generally, a hybrid entity is considered, for tax purposes, as one type of entity (e.g., a corporation) in one jurisdiction while being…
  • Aug 23

    Financing with Non-Bank Lender

    Financing with Non-Bank Lender
    Non-bank lenders are increasing their market presence in both acquisition financing and the provision of financial solutions for ongoing operations, including in the asset-based lending context.  The increased presence of non-bank…
Rank this Week: 2079

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Aug 25

    Ninth Circuit Holds Class Action Waivers Are Unenforceable

    Ninth Circuit Holds Class Action Waivers Are Unenforceable
    In a strong blow to employers, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently released its opinion in Stephen Morris, et al. v. Ernst & Young, et al., No. 13-16599, D.C. No. 5:12-cv-04964-RMW (August 22, 2016), holding that agreements…
  • Aug 22

    Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 2)

    Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 2)
    With summer 2016 almost behind us, employers should begin to plan for the major labor and employment law trends expected to emerge in the last quarter of the year and into 2017. In the first part of this two-part series, we looked at some of…
  • Aug 17

    Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 1)

    Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 1)
    With summer 2016 almost behind us, employers should begin to plan for the major labor and employment law trends expected to emerge in the final quarter of the year and into 2017. In the first part of this two-part series, we will take a look…
Rank this Week: 3983

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

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

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
  • Aug 25

    Massachusetts Passes Toughest Pay Equity Legislation in the Nation

    Massachusetts Passes Toughest Pay Equity Legislation in the Nation
    Earlier this month, Massachusetts became the latest state to pass expansive pay equity legislation to combat the gender wage gap, surpassing even the rigorous new requirements passed by New York and California in late 2015. Notably,…
  • Jul 27

    NJ Supreme Court Broadens Scope of LAD’s “Marital Status” Protection

    NJ Supreme Court Broadens Scope of LAD’s “Marital Status” Protection
    On June 21, 2016, in Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad, the Supreme Court of New Jersey addressed the scope of the marital status protection afforded to employees by the Law Against Discrimination (LAD). The Court ruled that the LAD’s…
  • Jul 25

    Arbitration Clause Held Too Vague to Cover Statutory Claim

    Arbitration Clause Held Too Vague to Cover Statutory Claim
    Employers drafting arbitration clauses for employment contracts and others drafting arbitration agreements generally need to be familiar with the line of New Jersey cases involving arbitration clauses, including the Appellate Division’s…
Rank this Week: 3899

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Aug 25

    Show Me the Money! California’s Underfunded Court

    Show Me the Money! California’s Underfunded Court
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Sustained cuts to California’s court system have strained access to justice across the state, and not enough is being done to fix the situation.  But, you can help! Since the “Great Recession” of…
  • Aug 18

    San Diego Implementing Ordinance Ameliorates Its Paid Sick Leave Law

    San Diego Implementing Ordinance Ameliorates Its Paid Sick Leave Law
    Seyfarth Synopsis: We’ve regularly reported on California’s peculiar paid sick leave laws. Not counting industry-specific paid sick laws (e.g., the Long Beach and Los Angeles ordinances regulating hotel employers), there are now…
  • Aug 10

    What To Do About Employee Thieves—Catch Them If You Can!

    What To Do About Employee Thieves—Catch Them If You Can!
    Seyfarth Synopsis: When employee theft occurs, employers must be cautious in investigating, avoiding self-help, and in deciding if and how to terminate the offending employee. Companies work hard to hire trustworthy employees, but employee…
Rank this Week: 2742

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Funeral Home Uses Religious Freedom Defense to Defeat Transgender Employee’s Title VII Lawsuit

    Funeral Home Uses Religious Freedom Defense to Defeat Transgender Employee’s Title VII Lawsuit
    A Detroit-area funeral home recently won a Title VII discrimination case brought by a former employee whom the funeral home fired after the employee announced her intention to transition from male to female. The federal District Court in the…
  • Aug 18

    How Administrative Proceedings Can Affect Your FMLA Case in Georgia

    How Administrative Proceedings Can Affect Your FMLA Case in Georgia
    An important new ruling from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals highlights when employees can, and cannot, offer arguments in federal employment cases even after administrative bodies have already ruled against that same argument. In this…
  • Aug 11

    Georgia Bodyguard’s $65K Damages Award in Unpaid Overtime Case Withstands Appeal

    Georgia Bodyguard’s $65K Damages Award in Unpaid Overtime Case Withstands Appeal
    Recent court cases have addressed a steadily wider array of workers — from exotic dancers to NFL cheerleaders to home health workers to, most recently, a hip-hop music producer’s bodyguard — and whether those workers’…
Rank this Week: 2698

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Aug 25

    7th Circuit Rejects Fee Only Settlement

    7th Circuit Rejects Fee Only Settlement
    Ruling that the value of certain supplemental transaction disclosures in the context of a $15 billion merger was “nil,” the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned an award of attorneys’ fees to…
  • Aug 19

    Firm Client TechSandBox Launches Veterans’ Technology Entrepreneurship Program

    Firm Client TechSandBox Launches Veterans’ Technology Entrepreneurship Program
    Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton sponsored organization and client, TechSandBox, announced its partnership with MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (“MassTech”) in the launch of a new program for…
  • Aug 18

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute Teaming Up to Develop Diabetes Cure

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute Teaming Up to Develop Diabetes Cure
    A group of Boston-area health institutions, known as the Boston Autologous Islet Replacement Program, are teaming up to develop, test and deploy stem cells to cure diabetes. The group includes the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Brigham and…
Rank this Week: 4800

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3255

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
  • Aug 24

    No Harm, No Foul (And No Class Action Lawsuit): TCPA Class Action Dismissed For Failure to Allege Harm

    No Harm, No Foul (And No Class Action Lawsuit): TCPA Class Action Dismissed For Failure to Allege Harm
    Earlier this month, United States District Court Judge Peter Sheridan dismissed a class action brought against Work Out World (“WOW”) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  In doing so, Judge Sheridan relied on…
  • Aug 22

    Sharing of Passwords Under Certain Circumstances Unlawful

    Sharing of Passwords Under Certain Circumstances Unlawful
    Many companies have experienced the departure of an employee and the elimination of that former employees access to the company’s computers and networks. In the recent case of USA v. Nosal, D.C. No. 3:08-cr-00237-EMC-1 (July 5, 2016),…
  • Aug 19

    Smaller HIPAA Breaches To Get More Attention by Office for Civil Right

    Smaller HIPAA Breaches To Get More Attention by Office for Civil Right
    The HIPAA breach notification rule has two buckets for classifying data breaches – those that involve “protected health information” (PHI) of 500 or more individuals and those that involve fewer than 500 individuals. Since…
Rank this Week: 3823

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/
  • Aug 24

    New Pay Equity Law Means Employers Must Prevent Gender-Based Wage Disparitie

    New Pay Equity Law Means Employers Must Prevent Gender-Based Wage Disparitie
    In the wake of passage of the new pay equity law in Massachusetts, employers again have work to do. To prevent getting caught up in what is certain to be another fertile area of employment litigation, both individually and on class-wide…
  • Aug 2

    MA Legislature Again Fails to Pass Noncompetition Law

    MA Legislature Again Fails to Pass Noncompetition Law
    Though it was closer this time, there’s no solace for those hoping to finally see noncompetition legislation in Massachusetts. Despite passing two bills that would have brought clear rules to this area of law, hopes were dashed this…
  • Jul 20

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

    Senate Action on Noncompetition Bill May Lead to its Failure in MA Legislature
    The Massachusetts Senate recently followed the lead of the House of Representatives by passing a comprehensive bill to regulate noncompetition agreements. While this seems to be progress toward a final re-writing of laws that govern these…
Rank this Week: 4237

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Aug 23

    Courts Continue to Chip Away at Vested Right

    Courts Continue to Chip Away at Vested Right
    This post was authored by Erin Kunze In the past few years, the courts have made it more difficult to establish a vested right to retiree medical benefits. We now have a decision that greatly reduces employee / retiree defenses …
  • Aug 16

    2016 is the Year of the FLSA Audit!

    2016 is the Year of the FLSA Audit!
    This blog post was authored by Jennifer Palagi. A number of developments this year – the recent decision in Flores v. City of San Gabriel on the intersection of wage and hour law and employer health plans, the new …
  • Aug 9

    A Closer Look At The Restrictions On Hiring Retirees (And Also The Exceptions!)

    A Closer Look At The Restrictions On Hiring Retirees (And Also The Exceptions!)
    This blog post was authored by Danny Y. Yoo. CalPERS issued a Circular Letter on July 12, 2016, which provided information on its compliance review process and its most common findings, including employing retired annuitants.  In our…
Rank this Week: 3830

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Aug 23

    We’ve Finally Reached 2016 African American Women’s Equal Pay Day

    We’ve Finally Reached 2016 African American Women’s Equal Pay Day
    Today we commemorate “African American Women’s Equal Pay Day,” the day in the year when African American women’s wages finally catch up to what men earned last year.  It is important to note that African American…
  • Jun 7

    Silencing the survivors: How the Brock Turner case reflects the failures of our justice system

    Silencing the survivors: How the Brock Turner case reflects the failures of our justice system
    By Lisa Mak Like many others, I was outraged by the outcome of Brock Turner’s case for his rape of an unconscious, intoxicated woman behind a dumpster.  This woman was brave enough to go through the process of a 16-month criminal…
  • May 16

    The legacy of the civil rights movement

    The legacy of the civil rights movement
    The struggle for civil rights puts us squarely within a longstanding movement. It is helpful to keep the history of those efforts in mind as we focus on the problems of the moment. Here are the reflections of a woman who has dedicated her…
Rank this Week: 2366