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Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers federal and Florida employment, discrimination and sexual harassment law, news and cases. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!
    Effective January 1, 2015, Florida’s minimum wage is $8.05 per hour. Tipped employees must be paid at least $5.03 per hour. Need help complying with federal or Florida wage laws? Are you owed money from your employer for minimum wage or…
  • Mar 29

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled that full-scholarship student athletes who play football for Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act, and thus have the right to for a union and…
  • Aug 13

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say
    As anyone running for a political office right now will tell you, the number one crisis facing the nation today is unemployment. According to the Huffington Post, more than five million Americans have been between jobs for at least six…
Rank this Week: 1232

Women in Labor

Women in Labor

Discusses the latest developments in labor and employment law throughout the New England region and nationally. By Royal LLP.

http://royalllp.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1228

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: 1240

Current Employment

Current Employment

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

http://currentemployment.net
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition

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

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition

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

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Rank this Week: 1476

California Employment Attorney…

California Employment Attorney Blog

Covers California labor law, employment policies and procedures, and workplace torts. By Michelman & Robinson, LLP.

http://www.californiaemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace: California Senate Bill 648

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace: California Senate Bill 648
    Photo Credit: The Columbus Dispatch Twenty four states, including California, have smoking bans in the workplace.  California has had the ban since 1995, with smoking laws applying to workplaces with more than five employees. …
  • Oct 29

    California Supreme Course Reverses Itself on Arbitration Waiver of Right to Wage Hearing

    California Supreme Course Reverses Itself on Arbitration Waiver of Right to Wage Hearing
    In Sonic–Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno, issued on October 17, 2013, (“Sonic II”) the California Supreme Court held that employers can require employees to arbitrate wage claims.  Previously, California employers could not…
  • Sep 18

    Covered California: A New Health Insurance Exchange

    Covered California: A New Health Insurance Exchange
    Covered California, the new marketplace health insurance exchange for California created as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), goes into effect January 2014. By October 1, 2013, all California employers with $500,000 or more in annual…
Rank this Week: 1185

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

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

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

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

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety

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

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation
    Calexico, CA: While it didn’t get to the point of becoming a California labor lawsuit, a California furniture distributor nonetheless agreed to pay more than $120,000 in owed overtime wages to current and former employees following…
Rank this Week: 1652

California Employment Lawyer Blog

California Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment class actions, damages, and laws. By Fakhimi & Associates.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    California Sex Harassment Suffered by Farmworkers Too Often Ignored

    California Sex Harassment Suffered by Farmworkers Too Often Ignored
    Working out in the tomato fields of Central Valley, the young woman from Mexico was told by her supervisor that he needed her help in another area of the 15,000-acre farm. He drove her recklessly toward an isolated area, dense with almond…
  • Sep 19

    College Sexual Harassment, Assault, Takes Center Stage at Start of School Year

    College Sexual Harassment, Assault, Takes Center Stage at Start of School Year
    Nearly a dozen current and former students at Occidental College have reached a settlement with the school's top brass following a federal complaint alleging the school had improperly handled allegations of on-campus sexual harassment and…
  • Sep 15

    California Sex Harassment Claims Against L.A. Councilman Investigated

    California Sex Harassment Claims Against L.A. Councilman Investigated
    A panel established for the specific purpose of investigating claims of discrimination against elected officials in Los Angeles has convened to review the sexual harassment allegations made against Councilman Jose Huizar. For now, the…
Rank this Week: 1508

Civil Justice Law Blog

Civil Justice Law Blog

Provides news and commentary daily on the civil justice system in the U.S., focusing mainly on mass torts, employment discrimination, and injury law. By Morelli Ratner PC.

http://www.morellilaw.com/our-blog
  • Jul 26

    Morelli Alters Ratner Pro Bono Work Helps Client Obtain Life-Saving Drug

    Morelli Alters Ratner Pro Bono Work Helps Client Obtain Life-Saving Drug
    Kevin Dwyer, 40, lives with cystic fibrosis (CF), a fatal disease that slowly destroys lung function for which there has historically been no effective treatment.A life-saving drug, Kalydeco, was recently approved for the treatment of CF in…
  • May 21

    Toxic Mold Litigation in New York

    Toxic Mold Litigation in New York
                     Toxic mold is a serious threat to home and building occupants.  As the science behind toxic mold exposure and injuries has become more advanced, New York Courts have taken…
  • Jan 25

    Lawsuit Filed Against Mustapha Ouanes and Saudi Prince Adbulaziz Bin Fahd for Rape and Assault

    Lawsuit Filed Against Mustapha Ouanes and Saudi Prince Adbulaziz Bin Fahd for Rape and Assault
    Morelli Alters Ratner today filed a lawsuit against HRH PRINCE ABDULAZIZ BIN FAHD ALSAUD, SAUDI OGER LTD (d/b/a HARARI INTERESTS, and MUSTAPHA OUANES for the assault and rape of plaintiff Jane Doe.read more
Rank this Week: 1808

Unpaid Overtime Blog

Unpaid Overtime Blog

Covers Fair Labor Standards Act developments, including recent case law and legislation. By The Employment Law Group.

http://www.unpaidovertimeblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 1515

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: 1224

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers disability and medical discrimination, employment claims, workplace discrimination, and workplace harassment. By the Law Offices of David H. Greenberg.

http://www.losangelesemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say
    It can feel like you’re being interrogated- your sat on a chair in front of one, or a row of people, who will give you question after question, judge your answers and make little notes while you talk. It’s a universal fact of life- nobody…
  • Aug 20

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?
    The battle of the sexes is an age old argument, but perhaps no issue gets either side more fired up than the question “Are women worse drivers than men?”  Women have gotten an unfair rap of being poor drivers, but who is it that is…
  • Aug 2

    7 Things You Should Look for Before Engaging a Lawyer

    7 Things You Should Look for Before Engaging a Lawyer
    When it comes to finding the proper lawyer to fight your case, time might not be on your side. However it’s essential that you do take some time out to choose the right attorney and don’t be pushed into making any hasty choices. So how do…
Rank this Week: 1253

Resources for Humans

Resources for Humans

Book reviews for HR and business professionals

http://blogs.hrhero.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 1146

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

Provides news on state and federal employment law and human resources.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • May 2

    New Mexico workers’ comp law addresses workers under the influence

    New Mexico workers’ comp law addresses workers under the influence
    by Barbara J. Koenig Foster, Rieder & Jackson, P.C. A new law in New Mexico is designed to clear up confusion on how workers’ compensation benefits can be lowered when a worker is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The law…
  • Apr 22

    Uber settlement keeps independent contractor business model

    Uber settlement keeps independent contractor business model
    Drivers for ride-hailing giant Uber will continue to be independent contractors under the terms of a settlement of class-action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts if the settlement receives court approval. The settlement, announced on…
  • Apr 18

    New Tennessee law ‘bans the box’ for state government job

    New Tennessee law ‘bans the box’ for state government job
    Tennessee has joined the list of states passing some form of “ban the box” legislation with the passage of Senate Bill 2440. Governor Bill Haslam signed the measure on April 14. Many states, counties, and cities across the country…
Rank this Week: 3966

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • May 2

    Filing a Notice of Appeal with the Department of Education: What You Must Do Before Its Too Late

    Filing a Notice of Appeal with the Department of Education: What You Must Do Before Its Too Late
    New Jersey’s Department of Education has issued regulations which govern “controversies and disputes” with public employees such teachers and principals.  The “controversies and disputes” cover a wide…
  • Apr 11

    Taxability of Lawsuit Settlement

    Taxability of Lawsuit Settlement
    Lawsuits can settle immediately after a complaint is filed or several years into the litigation process on the eve of trial, or even during the course of a trial.  Most cases will settle before a final resolution is determined by a judge…
  • Mar 31

    ABLE Accounts Will be Available in New Jersey in October 2016

    ABLE Accounts Will be Available in New Jersey in October 2016
    The New Jersey Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act became law on January 11, 2016, it becomes effective on October of 2016.  While due to its limitations it does not replace the special needs trust, it will be a cost…
Rank this Week: 2382

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Siegler & Traub, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 2

    NY MAYOR SIGNS LEGISLATION STRENGTHENING EMPLOYEE PROTECTIONS UNDER NYC HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

    NY MAYOR SIGNS LEGISLATION STRENGTHENING EMPLOYEE PROTECTIONS UNDER NYC HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
    On Monday, March 28, 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed several bills amending the NYC Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”). We are pleased because these amendments should ultimately provide employees more protection under the law. The…
  • Apr 29

    TREATING PHYSICIAN NEED NOT BE AN EXPERT WITNESS TO TESTIFY ABOUT EMPLOYEE’S DISABILITY

    TREATING PHYSICIAN NEED NOT BE AN EXPERT WITNESS TO TESTIFY ABOUT EMPLOYEE’S DISABILITY
    In Delvecchio v. Township of Bridgewater, (A-24-14) (074936), the New Jersey Appellate Division ruled on April 28, 2016, that a Plaintiff may rely on the testimony of a treating physician who has not been designated as an expert witness, to…
  • Apr 1

    NEW YORK RAISES MINIMUM WAGE TO $15/HOUR

    NEW YORK RAISES MINIMUM WAGE TO $15/HOUR
    New York lawmakers announced on March 31, 2016 that they reached a budget agreement to raise New York City’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by the end of 2018 for employers with at least eleven employees. The minimum wage will also rise in…
Rank this Week: 4030

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

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

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • May 2

    UBER Agrees to Pay Up To $100 Million to Drivers in Settlement of Two Class-Action Lawsuit

    UBER Agrees to Pay Up To $100 Million to Drivers in Settlement of Two Class-Action Lawsuit
    UBER has settled two class-action lawsuits — one filed in California in 2013 (O’Connor) and one in Massachusetts in 2014 (Yucesoy) — by drivers who sought to be considered employees rather than independent…
  • Apr 27

    Companies: Make Sure You Are Ready For A Litigation Hold

    Companies: Make Sure You Are Ready For A Litigation Hold
    With the number of emails, texts, and other electronic data in the workplace today, not knowing your company’s litigation preservation duties or not having proper procedures in place to meet those responsibilities may later lead to…
  • Apr 26

    Massachusetts Challenges “On Call” Shift

    Massachusetts Challenges “On Call” Shift
    The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, along with several other states, is challenging retail stores’ use of “on call” shifts.  This month, Massachusetts joined with California, Connecticut, the District of…
Rank this Week: 2671

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • May 2

    Watch Out: Ontario Ministry of Labour Inspection Blitzes/Initiatives Are Coming

    Watch Out: Ontario Ministry of Labour Inspection Blitzes/Initiatives Are Coming
    The Ontario Ministry of Labour recently announced its 2016 and 2017 enforcement blitz and initiative schedule. In an effort to emphasize the importance of protecting workers’ rights and ensuring employer compliance with both the…
  • Apr 29

    Ontario Retirement Pension Plan: a guide

    Ontario Retirement Pension Plan: a guide
    Media coverage about the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) has been unrelenting for the past two years. The Ontario government has made many announcements setting out its vision for its new, government-run defined benefit pension plan…
  • Apr 26

    The Right to Strike: Changes to Alberta Labour Legislation

    The Right to Strike: Changes to Alberta Labour Legislation
    In light of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v Saskatchewan, 2015 SCC 4 decision, the Alberta government has undertaken a review of the Labour Relations Code (“LRC”) and the Public Service Employees Relations Act…
Rank this Week: 2080

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
Rank this Week: 2512

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/
  • May 2

    New Nebraska Tax Credit for Volunteer Emergency Responder

    New Nebraska Tax Credit for Volunteer Emergency Responder
    In an effort to aid in the recruiting and retention of volunteer emergency responders, volunteer firefighters, and volunteer rescue squad members, Nebraska passed LB 886, known as the Volunteer Emergency Responders Incentive Act. By enacting…
  • Apr 28

    Nebraska Bill Recognizing Fantasy Sports Fails to Pa

    Nebraska Bill Recognizing Fantasy Sports Fails to Pa
    by M. Tom Langan, II A bill seeking to recognize fantasy sports as a game of knowledge and skill (and not illegal gambling) failed to pass through the Nebraska Legislature.  In addition to permitting fantasy contests for cash prizes,…
  • Apr 27

    Initial Steps for Victims of Tax Related Identity Theft

    Initial Steps for Victims of Tax Related Identity Theft
    As the 2016 tax season comes to a close, many taxpayers may have discovered they were victims of identity theft. Taxpayers often discover that they have been a victim of identity theft after they receive information that a tax return has…
Rank this Week: 3144

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/
  • May 2

    Arbitrator Upholds Termination of Nurse for Patient Privacy Breache

    Arbitrator Upholds Termination of Nurse for Patient Privacy Breache
    There is a growing body of arbitral jurisprudence upholding summary dismissal of employees who breached workplace codes of conduct, confidentiality and privacy policies by deliberately snooping into co-worker or client records without any…
  • Apr 28

    2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act creates federal cause of action for theft of trade secret

    2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act creates federal cause of action for theft of trade secret
    (and don’t forget to update your handbooks or employment agreements) Congress passes Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Yesterday, Congress broke new ground in federal law, passing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Once it receives…
  • Apr 27

    Fixed costs for fixed-term contract

    Fixed costs for fixed-term contract
    What happens when an employer terminates an employee on a fixed-term contract? The Ontario Court of Appeal in Howard v Benson Group Inc. recently weighed in on the issue. The Court held that the employee was entitled to an amount equal to his…
Rank this Week: 2916

Southwest Florida Employment Law…

Southwest Florida Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.swflemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 2

    Florida Supreme Court Finds Limitations on Workers’ Compensation Attorney’s Fees Unconstitutional

    Florida Supreme Court Finds Limitations on Workers’ Compensation Attorney’s Fees Unconstitutional
    Guest post by Workers’ Compensation Attorney Michael McCabe: On April 28, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court entered its long-awaited decision in the case of Marvin Castellanos v. Next Door Company, et al. The Court held that the statutory…
  • Apr 12

    HR Law & Solutions: Looking Back, Moving Forward

    HR Law & Solutions: Looking Back, Moving Forward
    Last week we hosted the 24th Annual HR Law & Solutions seminar. THANK YOU to the 340 attendees (record attendance!) who helped us make it such a great success! As usual, our Henderson Franklin crew had a blast getting to catch up with so…
  • Feb 2

    2016 HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Registration Now Open!

    2016 HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Registration Now Open!
    We are so excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 HR Law & Solutions Seminar. Now in its 24th year, this full-day seminar is a fantastic opportunity for both new and experience HR professionals and other business…
Rank this Week: 4404

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • May 1

    More human rights ‘frustrations’

    More human rights ‘frustrations’
    by David G. Wong Traditionally, where an employee’s absenteeism was excessive and there was no reasonable prospect of the employee returning to work in the foreseeable future—as long as there was no contractual term providing…
  • Apr 24

    Sleep much? Board finds that dozing off on the job is not willful misconduct

    Sleep much? Board finds that dozing off on the job is not willful misconduct
    by Avneet Jaswal Can an employer terminate an employee for sleeping on the job on multiple occasions? The Ontario Labour Relations Board concluded that such behavior may give rise to just cause for dismissal. Can sleeping on the job amount to…
  • Apr 17

    Quebec court upholds cause termination of employee for a single incident of theft

    Quebec court upholds cause termination of employee for a single incident of theft
    by Marie-Ève Gagnon Theft of merchandise by employees continues to be a recurring and costly problem for Canadian employers. The courts, however, do acknowledge the seriousness of the issue. Dismissal is often found to be an…
Rank this Week: 3952

CannonLaw Blog

CannonLaw Blog

Covers developments in employment, personal injury, and criminal law. By CannonLaw, LLC.

http://www.cannonlaw.com/blog
  • May 1

    CannonLaw, LLC is closing, but . . . 

    CannonLaw, LLC is closing, but . . . 
    don't worry, it's rising again as Cannon Hadfield, LLC on Monday May 2. Yep, I'm officially done with solo practice and moving on to bigger, hopefully better, adventures. It's been a great experience, but I think the future is brighter with a…
  • Nov 3

    Infographic - Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry

    Infographic - Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry
    It's almost cliché to think that servers in restaurants are the victims of sexual harassment. But the statistics are even worse than you might imagine. In fact, almost 80% of female restaurant workers have experienced sexual harassment…
  • Oct 27

    Should I sign a Medical Release for an Insurance Company?

    Should I sign a Medical Release for an Insurance Company?
    If you've ever been in a car crash, you've probably received a bunch of letters from insurance companies. They ask who your doctors are, what treatment you've received, whether you're willing to give them a recorded statement, and all sorts…
Rank this Week: 2622

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
  • May 1

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – May

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – May
    Below are the latest issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news since our last update … Federal:  The president has until Saturday to sign or veto the DTSA. “[D]escribed as the ‘most…
  • Apr 27

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Awaiting President’s Signature

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Awaiting President’s Signature
    With trade secret theft growing and showing no sign of stopping, it’s no surprise that there has been bipartisan support for Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) – the act that amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 to…
  • Apr 20

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Quick Update

    Defend Trade Secrets Act – Quick Update
    Updated on 4/20/2016 at 10:48 AM EDT: As you will recall, on April 4, the Senate voted unanimously to approve the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (commonly referred to as the “DTSA”), which would create a…
Rank this Week: 3834

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • May 1

    The Inbox – An Unexpected Treat

    The Inbox – An Unexpected Treat
    As employees of the New York-based Chobani yogurt plant filed into work last Tuesday, they were met with sealed, white envelopes containing a sweet financial surprise.  Little did they know, the owner and CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, had been…
  • Apr 20

    Employer’s Failure to Sign Agreement Torpedoes Its Motion to Compel Arbitration

    Employer’s Failure to Sign Agreement Torpedoes Its Motion to Compel Arbitration
    A fundamental principle of contract law is that a written contract is an agreement in writing that serves as proof of the parties’ obligations. What happens, however, when the parties forget some of the niceties of formalizing a written…
  • Apr 10

    Kagan’s Luis Dissent Suggests Way for Defendants to Strike Back

    Kagan’s Luis Dissent Suggests Way for Defendants to Strike Back
    In our last post, we discussed the recent decision Luis v. United States, in which the Supreme Court held that innocent assets are out of the government’s reach prior to trial. Justice Elena Kagan’s short but notable dissent in…
Rank this Week: 2062

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Apr 29

    Five action items employers can take pending the DOL changes in exempt classification

    Five action items employers can take pending the DOL changes in exempt classification
    In 2015 the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed increasing the salary employees must receive in order to be classified as exempt.  The DOL finalized the rules and the changes are pending before the White House’s Office of Management…
  • Apr 27

    The Restaurant Advisory Group Seminar presents ‘The Lease’

    The Restaurant Advisory Group Seminar presents ‘The Lease’
    I’m a member of the Restaurant Advisory Group (TRAG) which focuses on advising restaurants on a variety of business and legal issues.  On May 5, 2016 the group is offering a presentation on leases: Understanding What you are…
  • Apr 22

    Five employment law developments in California

    Five employment law developments in California
    A lot was happening this week in California’s employment law.  This week’s Friday’s Five is a round-up on the highlights: 1.       Los Angeles City Council votes to require employers to…
Rank this Week: 4692

Workplace Safety Report

Workplace Safety Report

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

http://workplacesafetyreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2980

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/
Rank this Week: 4949

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
Rank this Week: 3695

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 3983

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
Rank this Week: 4839

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

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

    Preventing Mesothelioma Among St. Louis Worker

    Preventing Mesothelioma Among St. Louis Worker
    Occupational exposure to asbestos can cause serious illnesses, including mesothelioma, a type of cancer that results from asbestos exposure. In recent years, asbestosis has become more prevalent and litigation and compensation claims related…
  • Apr 28

    St. Louis Work Accident Lawyers – Work-Related Back Injurie

    St. Louis Work Accident Lawyers – Work-Related Back Injurie
    Preventing work-related back injuries is a significant safety challenge. In the U.S. each year, more than one million workers suffer back injuries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Back injuries account for one…
  • Apr 27

    A Guide to Calculating Missouri Work Comp Benefit

    A Guide to Calculating Missouri Work Comp Benefit
    If you need clarification about your work comp benefits, speak to a St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyer. The state of Missouri has specific procedures to calculate workers’ compensation benefits. There are certain…
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Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Tennessee age discrimination, minimum wage, overtime, qui tam and workplace discrimination. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Uber Settles Driver Rights Lawsuit for $100 Million

    Uber Settles Driver Rights Lawsuit for $100 Million
    It is hard not to love Uber living in a city like Nashville. So many of us have used this service to get around town. It is a very popular service and company. However, it may be one of many companies trying to pay their workers as…
  • Mar 31

    Female soccer players file wage complaint against U.S. Soccer

    Female soccer players file wage complaint against U.S. Soccer
    Leading stars of the United States women’s national team have filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against U.S. Soccer, claiming wage discrimination relative to the men’s national team. Carli…
  • Mar 24

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employees in Class Action Suit Against Tyson

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employees in Class Action Suit Against Tyson
    After a string of business friendly rulings, the Supreme Court has handed a victory out to the working men and women.  In this case, employees at the meat processing facility, Tyson Foods, filed a lawsuit in 2007 claiming that they were…
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Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Apr 28

    Considerations of a ‘Gray’ Divorce

    Considerations of a ‘Gray’ Divorce
    You’ve been married around 25 years. Your children have become more self-sufficient or they’re gone. You shifted your attention back to your spouse, which led to a realization: you are really not happy in your marriage. Share:…
  • Apr 19

    Appellate Review

    Appellate Review
      Real Property – Retaliation Actions and Attorneys’ Fees Felicia Lockett v. Blue Ocean Bristol, LLC, No. 29, Sept. Term, 2015 (Md. Feb.  22, 2016). http://www.mdcourts.gov/opinions/coa/2016/29a15.pdfShare:…
  • Mar 17

    Can Employers Conduct Mental Health Screenings?

    Can Employers Conduct Mental Health Screenings?
    On February 26, 2016, a coworker shot seventeen employees at a Kansas factory, three of whom were killed. While this was a high profile active shooting, unfortunately, it is not the only such workplace shooting.  As investigators piece…
Rank this Week: 2707

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Apr 28

    Landmark Federal Trade Secrets Legislation on Its Way to President Obama for Signature

    Landmark Federal Trade Secrets Legislation on Its Way to President Obama for Signature
    As technology accelerates and electronic information theft becomes more difficult to detect and prevent, vigilant companies constantly look for ways to protect the trade secrets they consider their “crown jewels.” The passage…
  • Apr 14

    San Francisco Becomes the First City to Provide Fully Paid Parental Leave

    San Francisco Becomes the First City to Provide Fully Paid Parental Leave
    San Francisco has just given the employees of its resident companies quite the baby shower gift. On April 5, 2016, San Francisco passed its Paid Parental Leave law. The local ordinance will leverage off of the California Paid Family Leave law…
  • Apr 7

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand About Employees Sitting

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand About Employees Sitting
    Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court, in Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy, clarified that the suitable seating requirement in several California wage orders may entitle employees to a seat when their tasks can be accomplished while seated.…
Rank this Week: 2600

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: 3227

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

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

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 2083

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 28

    Florida Supreme Court overturns mandatory attorney’s fee schedule for workers’ compensation case

    Florida Supreme Court overturns mandatory attorney’s fee schedule for workers’ compensation case
    By a vote of 5 to 2, the Supreme Court of Florida today declared the  mandatory fee schedule in section 440.34, Florida Statutes, unconstitutional in Castellanos v. Next Door Company.  This case asks us to evaluate the…
  • Apr 26

    Court Continues Trend of Enhancing Proposed Discipline

    Court Continues Trend of Enhancing Proposed Discipline
    With yesterday’s order in the case of Seminole County Judge Jerri Collins, The Supreme Court of Florida continues its trend of rejecting proposed discipline of lawyers and judges that the Court views as too light. [T]he Court rejects…
  • Apr 21

    Florida Murder Convictions Overturned Because of Illegally Obtained Confession

    Florida Murder Convictions Overturned Because of Illegally Obtained Confession
    Today, in State v. McAdams, No. 14-826 (Fla. April 21, 2016), the Supreme Court of Florida held: [W]hen a person is questioned in a location that is not open to the public, and an attorney retained on his or her behalf appears at the…
Rank this Week: 3587

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Lyft Sued over 2014 Crash

    Lyft Sued over 2014 Crash
    Lyft, the ridesharing company, is facing a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit in San Francisco. The lawsuit was brought by the mother and boyfriend of a man from West Sacramento who was killed in a crash with a Lyft driver in 2014.…
  • Apr 25

    San Francisco Mandates Paid Family Leave

    San Francisco Mandates Paid Family Leave
    San Francisco recently became the first city in the U.S. to guarantee fully paid family leave for workers who add new children to the family. The new law requires employers with at least 20 workers to pay employees with new children 45…
  • Apr 22

    Man Killed in Motor Scooter Accident in San Francisco

    Man Killed in Motor Scooter Accident in San Francisco
    A man in his 30s was killed when the motor scooter he was riding went over a highway barrier and onto the ground 40 feet below. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on northbound U.S. Highway 101 just south of the…
Rank this Week: 3226

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/
  • Apr 28

    Spotlight on Ukraine: a promising future for M&A activity

    Spotlight on Ukraine: a promising future for M&A activity
    In March 2014, this blog featured an article discussing the effect of the recent crisis in Ukraine on M&A activity. The crisis began in November 2013 when Ukrainians protested en masse after then-president Viktor Yanukovych failed to sign…
  • Apr 27

    Inversion control: U.S. Treasury announces new rules affecting cross-border transaction

    Inversion control: U.S. Treasury announces new rules affecting cross-border transaction
    In September 2014 we reported on the practice of “tax inversions”, cross-border transactions in which the resulting entity may be headquartered in another country for tax purposes. A number of recent transactions between the U.S.…
  • Apr 26

    Getting the best (asset) deal: tax efficient purchase price allocation

    Getting the best (asset) deal: tax efficient purchase price allocation
    The number one consideration for anyone buying or selling a business is price. But getting the best price is not just about the total cash value. How the purchase price is allocated across the various assets included in the deal has…
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North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Apr 28

    Trade Secrets Litigation is About to Change with the Passage of the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Trade Secrets Litigation is About to Change with the Passage of the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act
    The federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), that has been subject of rigorous debate over the past few years, is just days away from becoming the law of the land.  On April 4, 2016, the Senate passed the DTSA bill with a vote of 87-0…
  • Apr 18

    Common Ways Businesses Leak Trade Secrets Without Their Knowledge

    Common Ways Businesses Leak Trade Secrets Without Their Knowledge
    If you have a business, you have trade secrets. It is really that simple. In Texas, any information can be a trade secret as long as (1) it has economic value because it is not generally known and (2) the owner of the information has used…
  • Apr 13

    You Got a Non-Compete Injunction, But Can You Make it Stick in Texas?

    You Got a Non-Compete Injunction, But Can You Make it Stick in Texas?
    Last month, the Dallas Court of Appeals ruled on two temporary injunction orders – one was affirmed (i.e. it continued to be enforce) and the other one was dissolved (i.e. it was declared void). What was the key difference? The first…
Rank this Week: 3078

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

Provides legal news for Minnesota employers. By Abrams & Schmidt.

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    New – Employer FMLA Guide Available and an Updated FMLA Poster

    New – Employer FMLA Guide Available and an Updated FMLA Poster
    The Department of Labor has announced a new FMLA guide designed to help employers through the FMLA process.  “The Guide is organized to correspond to the order of events from an employee’s leave request, to…
  • Apr 15

    Best Reason Ever to Take Time-Off Work

    Best Reason Ever to Take Time-Off Work
    Employees can be very creative when it comes to reasons to take time off of work.  Of course, there are always legitimate reasons for time off of work, such as a family emergency, illness, family vacation, etc…  But…
  • Mar 28

    Back-pay Settlement Affects Unemployment Benefit

    Back-pay Settlement Affects Unemployment Benefit
    Ms. Kern worked for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) from August 2004 to July 1, 2014.  In 2012, Ms. Kern received a demotion.  Following the demotion she filed a sex-discrimination complaint with the Minnesota Department of…
Rank this Week: 2264

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3645

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3344

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/
  • Apr 27

    Cases --- April 17th through 23rd

    Cases --- April 17th through 23rd
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful TerminationKontgis v. Salt Lake City Corporation (10th Cir., April 18, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of SLC Corp. on Kontgis's wrongful termination claim because she had had the due…
  • Apr 14

    Cases --- April 10th through 16th

    Cases --- April 10th through 16th
    Discrimination/Retaliation*Robinson v. St. John Medical Center, Inc. (10th Cir., April 13, 2016) (affirming summary judgment in favor of St. John on Robinson's claims for race discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination)*McGowan v.…
  • Apr 14

    Cases --- April 3rd through 9th

    Cases --- April 3rd through 9th
    Contract/Noncompete/Trade Secret/Wrongful Termination Hollenbach v. Salt Lake City Corporation (Utah, April 7, 2016) (reversing Civil Service Commission determination that it lacked jurisdiction over Hollenbach's termination appeal because…
Rank this Week: 4621