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Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.dcemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Favorite quotes about the law, part 1

    Favorite quotes about the law, part 1
    Maybe it’s the frustrated novelist in me, but I’ve been thinking about literature and law.
  • Sep 13

    We’ve moved!! (but only our URL)

    We’ve moved!! (but only our URL)
    We’ve moved!! Kinda. Okay, it’s not a real move of anything physical. Our law firm, including the tables chairs, files, and whatever else, are all still in exactly the same place.
  • Sep 13

    Fifth Circuit applies hostile work environment to age claim

    Fifth Circuit applies hostile work environment to age claim
    Courts have sometimes questioned whether hostile work environment claims apply to all “flavors” of discrimination.
Rank this Week: 2090

The Federal FMLA Blog

The Federal FMLA Blog

Covers Family and Medical Leave Act developments affecting the federal sector. By Carl Bosland.

http://federalfmla.typepad.com/federal_fmla_blog/
Rank this Week: 2289

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: 2701

Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers labor and employment laws and policies that affects the hospitality industry. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2688

Washington D.C. Employment Law…

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment law developments in Washington, D.C. By Littler.

http://www.littler.com/blog/dc-employment-law-update
  • Dec 19

    DOJ Changes Position on Gender Identity, Transgender Bia

    DOJ Changes Position on Gender Identity, Transgender Bia
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman Attorney General Eric Holder has issued a memorandum directing the Department of Justice to consider claims of gender identity discrimination, including bias claims based on an individual's transgender…
  • Dec 19

    NLRB Files First Lawsuit Against Franchisor as Joint Employer

    NLRB Files First Lawsuit Against Franchisor as Joint Employer
    Michael J. Lotito As expected, the National Labor Relations Board has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against a franchisor and some of its franchisees as joint employers. The Board first announced it might take…
  • Dec 15

    Illinois Department of Human Rights Issues Approved Employer Posting for Pregnancy Right

    Illinois Department of Human Rights Issues Approved Employer Posting for Pregnancy Right
    Darren M. Mungerson On August 26, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law House Bill 8 amending the Illinois Human Rights Act (the Act) to provide greater protections to applicants and employees who are or become…
Rank this Week: 2777

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Dec 18

    Should California Employers Stop Providing PTO and Paid Vacation and Just Give Paid Sick Leave?

    Should California Employers Stop Providing PTO and Paid Vacation and Just Give Paid Sick Leave?
    Beginning on July 1, 2015, California employers will need to provide paid sick leave to pretty much all full-time, part-time, temporary and even on-call employees. As the year end approaches, many employers are revising their vacation, sick,…
  • Dec 17

    Probationary Periods, ACA and CA Law are Back in Sync (SB 1034)

    Probationary Periods, ACA and CA Law are Back in Sync (SB 1034)
    Last year many California employers were forced to adapt their traditional 90-day probationary periods to comport with a state-specific requirement imposing a maximum eligibility waiting period for benefits of 60 days. This created a…
  • Dec 17

    NLRB Alters Post-Arbitral Deferral Standard

    NLRB Alters Post-Arbitral Deferral Standard
    On December 15, 2014, in a split decision along party lines, the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”) in Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc., overruled 30 year-old precedent that will needlessly undermine the…
Rank this Week: 2931

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/
  • Dec 18

    New York State Attorney General Sues Pizza Franchisee for Alleged Wage Violation

    New York State Attorney General Sues Pizza Franchisee for Alleged Wage Violation
    The New York State Attorney General (AG) filed a lawsuit against a Manhattan pizza franchisee, alleging that it underpaid hundreds of delivery workers by about $1 million. New York v. New Majority Holdings, LLC, et al., No. 452487/2014,…
  • Dec 10

    Employer Lays Off Worker After Learning About Cancer Diagnosi

    Employer Lays Off Worker After Learning About Cancer Diagnosi
    In September 2014, the story of an employer who laid off a woman shortly after learning of her cancer diagnosis went "viral," moving quickly from local to global news coverage. The story highlights an important question for employees and…
  • Dec 5

    Worker's Compensation Statute Found Unconstitutional by Florida Judge

    Worker's Compensation Statute Found Unconstitutional by Florida Judge
    Worker's compensation (WC) is a type of insurance that compensates employees for injuries suffered in the course of their employment. Coverage is essentially assured for workers who can establish that the injury was job-related and not due to…
Rank this Week: 2932

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Provides news and commentary on developments in whistleblower protection law. By Jason Zuckerman.

http://whistleblower-protection-law.com/
Rank this Week: 2622

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Dec 15

    Another Day, Another Rule for Federal Contractor

    Another Day, Another Rule for Federal Contractor
    As we previously noted, federal contractors have been besieged in recent months with regulatory changes and enforcement initiatives advanced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) and various divisions…
  • Dec 15

    NLRB’s New Quickie Elections May Allow for Union Ambush Tactic

    NLRB’s New Quickie Elections May Allow for Union Ambush Tactic
    The National Labor Relations Board certainly did not wait long to take the next step in changing the landscape of union organizing to promote the success of labor interests in representation campaigns. Only one day after its blockbuster…
  • Dec 11

    Open the Floodgates: “Reply All” Now Also Means “Easy Union Organizing”

    Open the Floodgates: “Reply All” Now Also Means “Easy Union Organizing”
    Well we pretty much knew this day was coming. Your email system has just become a union’s most effective tool to organize your employees. In May of this year, we predicted the National Labor Relations Board would overturn its 2007…
Rank this Week: 2570

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2748

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Dec 11

    Important Information about Retaliation Claims in California

    Important Information about Retaliation Claims in California
    Retaliation claims are some of the most common employment law cases filed in California, and usually in conjunction with a wrongful termination claim. It is important for any potential plaintiff in a wrongful termination case to consider…
  • Oct 21

    Don't Let Your Workers Compensation Claim Hurt Your Wrongful Termination Case

    Don't Let Your Workers Compensation Claim Hurt Your Wrongful Termination Case
    Many disability discrimination and wrongful termination cases involve a workers compensation claim. One mistake that a wrongful termination claimant should avoid is exaggerating his/her disability when dealing with his workers comp doctors.…
  • Jul 16

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination
    A major health care provider Dialysis Clinic Inc. was sued for disability discrimination this week by EEOC. The lawsuit has been filed in the Eastern District Court in Sacramento. The plaintiff Francisca Lee had worked at the…
Rank this Week: 2627

HR Defense Blog

HR Defense Blog

Covers developments in labor & employment law. By Akerman Senterfitt LLP.

http://www.akerman.com/Blogs/hrdefense/
  • Dec 9

    Update: Time Spent Going Through Security Is Not Indispensable and, Therefore, Is Not Compensable

    Update: Time Spent Going Through Security Is Not Indispensable and, Therefore, Is Not Compensable
    POSTED BY Nefertari S. Rigsby ON December 9, 2014 In an important decision under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Supreme Court has issued a ruling in Busk v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. in favor of employers. As …
  • Dec 2

    Florida's Minimum Wage Increases to $8.05 in 2015

    Florida's Minimum Wage Increases to $8.05 in 2015
    POSTED BY Nefertari Rigsby ON DECEMBER 02, 2014 As 2014 comes to a close, employers must be aware of the pending increase in wages for their nonexempt employees. Florida's minimum wage will increase to $8.05 on January 1, 2015.…
  • Nov 21

    President Obama Outlines Executive Action on Immigration

    President Obama Outlines Executive Action on Immigration
    POSTED BY SCOTT BETTRIDGE ON NOVEMBER 21, 2014 President Obama has ambitiously announced several executive actions that have the potential to impact undocumented immigrants, as well as employers, foreign national workers, and their spouses.…
Rank this Week: 2682

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

Provides commentary on current issues and developments in the field of whistleblower law and False Claims Act litigation. By the Rabon Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.nationalwhistleblower.com/
  • Dec 2

    Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act

    Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act
    Office Depot will reportedly pay $43 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the California False Claims Act by “systematically” violating the terms of its contracts with various California governmental…
  • Oct 20

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie
    Pharmaceutical companies have been a part of some of the largest settlements in the history of the FCA.  Below is a list of the ten largest FCA settlements by members of the pharmaceutucal industry: 1. GlaxoSmithKline – $2 billion…
  • Aug 6

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for medically unnecessary…
Rank this Week: 2583

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Nov 11

    A Bright Spot for Workers in Tuesday’s Dismal Election Result

    A Bright Spot for Workers in Tuesday’s Dismal Election Result
    Despite the lingering outrage and disapproval many of us have regarding the Republican victory at the polls last Tuesday, there were some major wins for workers across California and the country which should be embraced and not overlooked.…
  • Oct 30

    Unpaid TV Interns Settle Large Class Action Against NBCUniversal

    Unpaid TV Interns Settle Large Class Action Against NBCUniversal
    Last year, a federal judge in New York ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated minimum wage laws by not paying interns that worked on the set of the movie “Black Swan.”  In holding that employers could not simply avail…
  • Sep 30

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014
    [Each year, I participate in an employment/wage and hour law update put on by the Alameda County Bar Association Labor and Employment Committee.  This year, I am going to summarize some of the topics that I discussed (or wanted to…
Rank this Week: 2825

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 2610

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: 2826

Mozaffari Law Blog

Mozaffari Law Blog

Covers legal updates, trial decisions and verdicts on employee and civil rights laws.

http://mozaffarilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2505

CA Employee Rights Blog

CA Employee Rights Blog

Explains key employment laws that every employee in California should know. By Branigan Robertson.

http://caemployeerights.com/
  • Jul 30

    Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Claims: Just as Powerful as Opposite-sex Harassment Claim

    Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Claims: Just as Powerful as Opposite-sex Harassment Claim
    The right to work in an environment free from sexual or gender based harassment is a federal and California civil right. Sexual harassment includes the the unwanted and unwelcomed visual, verbal or physical conduct that is sex-based or of a…
  • Jun 13

    California Labor Law Update: Sexual Harassment Protection

    California Labor Law Update: Sexual Harassment Protection
    Every year, the California legislature passes new employment laws or amendments to already existing laws. These new laws and amendments directly impact the employer-employee relationship as well as impacts the way an employer conducts…
  • Apr 21

    Sheldon Cooper on How Not to Behave in Court

    Sheldon Cooper on How Not to Behave in Court
    While this video isn’t about employment law, it does demonstrate improper courtroom demeanor. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons of the Big Bang Theory) decides to insult a traffic court judge and finds himself in contempt. Hilarious.
Rank this Week: 2774

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Covers labor and employment law developments in the Tampa Bay area and across the State of Florida. By Kwall, Showers & Barack, P.A.

http://tampabayemploymentlaw.com
Rank this Week: 2814

The FEHA Blog

The FEHA Blog

Discourse on California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act from an employee rights attorney’s point of view. By M. Greg Mullanax.

http://www.fehablog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Same-Gender Harassment: Win Some, Lose Some

    Same-Gender Harassment: Win Some, Lose Some
    A former City of Benicia employee sued the City and two supervisors for sexual harassment in violation of FEHA and for retaliation, among other causes of action. The employee and both supervisors were male. Supervisor 1 prevailed on his…
  • Mar 29

    Service Animal

    Service Animal
    I didn't see this until today, but Phyllis Cheng, Director of the DFEH, wrote this interesting article about service animals. I have not had a case with a service animal issue but an employer facing such an issue must do so carefully sinice…
  • Mar 10

    How Not to Act in a Deposition

    How Not to Act in a Deposition
    Justin Bieber demonstrates how not to act in a deposition. What a self-absorbed idiot. I wonder why his lawyers are empowering him by allowing him to act this way. If Justin were my client acting this way in a deposition, he would have to get…
Rank this Week: 2479

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: 2648

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

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

http://piperhoffman.com
  • Sep 15

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!

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

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

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

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6
    Pigeons are watching you, and they don’t forget a face. A new study shows that pigeons can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar human faces, according
Rank this Week: 2928

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Covers racial and sexual harassment and education law. By Law Offices of Joshua Friedman.

http://www.sexualharassmentlawyerblawg.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 18

    Civil Rights Struggle in the Press and Court

    Civil Rights Struggle in the Press and Court
    The Law Offices of Joshua Friedman PC has a multi-disciplinary approach to civil rights advocacy. We believe civil rights have never been won solely or even primarily in court. Public struggle is protected activity under civil rights statutes…
  • Jan 2

    New York Athletic Club Tried to keep Testimony about Sexual Harassment and Racial Slurs Secret

    New York Athletic Club Tried to keep Testimony about Sexual Harassment and Racial Slurs Secret
    During the Civil Rights Movement advocates used a combination of lawsuits, sit ins, protest marches, and boycotts, to fight institutional racism. Newspaper reporting of these protests played an important role in changing public opinion, which…
Rank this Week: 2864

New York Employment Lawyer Blawg

New York Employment Lawyer Blawg

Covers discrimination, retaliation and sex harassment cases. By Peters Hamlin LLC.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyerblawg.com/
  • Jun 11

    Jamaican Rastafarian Employee Loses Discrimination Claim Against Autozone

    Jamaican Rastafarian Employee Loses Discrimination Claim Against Autozone
    In a May 21, 2013 decision,, the Appellate Court of Connecticut upheld the Hartford Connecticut trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant, Autozone, Inc. Kristan Peters-Hamlin, of the law firm of Peters Hamlin LLC, ,…
  • Aug 10

    Suing for Retaliation or Wrongful Termination as a Whistleblower in New York

    Suing for Retaliation or Wrongful Termination as a Whistleblower in New York
    Most New York employment lawyers will tell you that, unlike in many other states, there is no cause of action for wrongful termination for whistleblowers under New york common law. However, that view ignores the elaborate quilt of federal…
  • Apr 29

    Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decision

    Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decision
    On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Rank this Week: 2552

Resources for Humans

Resources for Humans

Book reviews for HR and business professionals

http://blogs.hrhero.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 2846

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

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

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    NLRB Alleges McDonald’s and Franchisees Are Joint-Employer

    NLRB Alleges McDonald’s and Franchisees Are Joint-Employer
    By Steven M. Swirsky On our Management Memo blog, my colleagues Adam Abrahms, Martin Stanberry, and I posted “NLRB Issues 13 Complaints Alleging McDonald’s and Franchisees Are Joint-Employers.” The National Labor…
  • Dec 18

    Unusual Wage Payment Issue in 2015 for Many Employers: 27 Bi-Weekly Pay Periods, Not 26

    Unusual Wage Payment Issue in 2015 for Many Employers: 27 Bi-Weekly Pay Periods, Not 26
    There is an unusual wage issue for 2015 that will affect many employers that pay exempt employees on a bi-weekly basis (rather than weekly, semi-monthly or monthly). It is an issue that may have both financial and legal repercussions. And it…
  • Dec 18

    Unusual Wage Payment Issue in 2015: 27 Bi-Weekly Pay Periods, Not 26

    Unusual Wage Payment Issue in 2015: 27 Bi-Weekly Pay Periods, Not 26
    There is an unusual wage issue for 2015 that will affect employers that pay exempt employees on a bi-weekly basis (rather than weekly, semi-monthly or monthly). It is an issue that may have both financial and legal repercussions. And it is an…
Rank this Week: 3444

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/
  • Dec 18

    Cases --- December 7th through 17th

    Cases --- December 7th through 17th
    DiscriminationHartigan v. Utah Transit Authority (10th Cir., December 10, 2014) (upholding summary judgement in favor of the UTA on Hartigan's Title VII claims for gender discrimination and retaliation) Workers’ CompensationEstate of…
  • Dec 5

    Cases --- November 23 through December 6

    Cases --- November 23 through December 6
    ContractTomlinson v. NCR Corporation (Utah, November 25, 2014 ) (reversing Court of Appeals determination that NCR's corporate management policy manual established an implied-in-fact contract (rebutting Tomlinson's status as an at-will…
  • Nov 21

    Cases November 10 through 22

    Cases November 10 through 22
    Johnson v. City of Shelby, Mississippi (U.S., November 10, 2014) (summarily reversing summary judgment based upon petitioners' failure to invoke 42 USC 1983 in their complaint, citing the federal rules' short, plain statement language)Alarid…
Rank this Week: 3435

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: 3182

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Millenials Seek Flexibility at Work.

    Millenials Seek Flexibility at Work.
    Millenials are the fastest growing group in today’s workforce, and more millenials are seeking alternative work options to the traditional 9 to 5, Monday – Friday job. Millenials (also known as Generation Y) are those born between…
  • Dec 3

    The U.S. Supreme Court Takes on Pregnancy Discrimination

    The U.S. Supreme Court Takes on Pregnancy Discrimination
    Today, the United States Supreme Court will be hearing arguments in the case Young v. UPS on whether or not United Parcel Service (UPS) discriminated against Ms. Young due to her pregnancy. This case arose in 2006, when Peggy Young, a…
  • Nov 5

    What Should The NFL Do With Adrian Peterson?

    What Should The NFL Do With Adrian Peterson?
    Yesterday, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reach a plea agreement with the Montgomery County, Texas prosecutor’s office over charges he abused his 4 year old son. Mr. Peterson has pled no contest to one misdemeanor count…
Rank this Week: 3436

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3688

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/
  • Dec 15

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal social worker with his FERS disability claim.  He suffers from severe sensorineural hearing loss – a condition that began in early childhood.  Although he was able to perform all of the essential…
  • Dec 11

    V.A. Title 38 Doctors and Nurses Need Special Legal Protection

    V.A. Title 38 Doctors and Nurses Need Special Legal Protection
    Are you a V.A. doctor or nurse who is facing potential or actual discipline?  If so, you have very unique and special legal needs.  Most V.A. employees, and most federal employees are hired under Title 5 of the United States Code.…
  • Dec 11

    What is the Bruner Presumption and How Can it Help You Get Federal Disability Retirement

    What is the Bruner Presumption and How Can it Help You Get Federal Disability Retirement
    The Bruner Presumption.  In a Federal Circuit court case, Bruner v. OPM, 996 F.2d 290 (Fed. Cir. 1993) the Court held that the bottom line under Bruner is that “the government’s action in separating an employee…
Rank this Week: 3388

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
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court Decides Time Spent to Undergo Security Screening is Noncompensable

    Supreme Court Decides Time Spent to Undergo Security Screening is Noncompensable
    The time warehouse workers spent waiting to undergo and undergoing antitheft security screenings before leaving work is not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. § 201 et. seq., as amended by the…
  • Dec 3

    New Jersey Appellate Division Requires Arbitration Provisions to Include Specific Waiver of Right to Sue in Court

    New Jersey Appellate Division Requires Arbitration Provisions to Include Specific Waiver of Right to Sue in Court
    Two recent New Jersey Appellate Division decisions have serious implications for employers utilizing or contemplating arbitration provisions. In both decisions – Kelly v. Beverage Works NY Inc., decided on November 26, 2014, and…
  • Nov 20

    Paid Sick Leave is Gaining Momentum in New Jersey

    Paid Sick Leave is Gaining Momentum in New Jersey
    Trenton and Montclair became the latest New Jersey municipalities to approve paid sick leave laws in 2014. The issue was put before voters on Election Day and was approved by a comfortable margin in both cities. The Trenton and Montclair…
Rank this Week: 3134

Understanding Your Rights

Understanding Your Rights

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

http://www.risman-law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3236

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Covers what you need to know before you quit, get fired, or decide to sue the bastards. By Donna Ballman.

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 12

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: No Firing For Legal Off-Duty Activity

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: No Firing For Legal Off-Duty Activity
    Here in Florida, like many states, you can be fired for pretty much anything as long as it isn't discrimination, whistleblowing, making a worker's comp claim or some other protected activity. That means you can be fired because your boss…
  • Dec 5

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: No Use-It-Or-Lose-It Vacation

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: No Use-It-Or-Lose-It Vacation
    You've probably seen the commercial. A kid says, in response to the study that over 400 million vacation days go unused, "That's the stupidest thing I ever heard." Yep. Stupid. Odds are, if you don't take those vacation days, you lose…
  • Nov 28

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: No Solicitation Of Employees Through Misrepresentation

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: No Solicitation Of Employees Through Misrepresentation
    I've written before about the possibility of suing an employer for fraud if they misrepresented the job. If you are lured into a job, specifically if you give up another job or move to accept the job, and the employer had no intention of…
Rank this Week: 3149

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/
  • Dec 11

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds Workers not Entitled to Compensation for Time Spent in Security Screening

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds Workers not Entitled to Compensation for Time Spent in Security Screening
    On December 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided that hourly warehouse workers who retrieved products from warehouse shelves and packaged them for delivery to Amazon.com customers were not required to be compensated for the time…
  • Nov 24

    Misclassified Exotic Dancers Awarded Almost $11 Million in New York

    Misclassified Exotic Dancers Awarded Almost $11 Million in New York
    A group of exotic dancers, who sued New York City’s Rick’s Cabaret for retaining a portion of gratuities and failing to pay minimum wages under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act  and New York Labor Law, were awarded…
  • Nov 11

    Salvatore Gangemi Selected to Super Lawyers List for 5th Consecutive Year

    Salvatore Gangemi Selected to Super Lawyers List for 5th Consecutive Year
    Salvatore G. Gangemi has been selected to the 2014 New York-Metro Super Lawyers list.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  Super…
Rank this Week: 3366

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
Rank this Week: 3124

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    A Look at Recent Title VII Decision

    A Look at Recent Title VII Decision
    A broad set of protections, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on a number of factors, including race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. Over the past 50 years, courts and lawmakers…
  • Dec 3

    Courts Continue to Clarify What Constitutes an Employee

    Courts Continue to Clarify What Constitutes an Employee
    The economic downturn that began in 2008 changed a lot of things about the job market. Apart from the jump in unemployment rates, may of the jobs that were available were no longer the full-time positions that traditionally served as the norm…
  • Nov 26

    Privacy, Prying, and Productivity: Balancing Online Access at Work

    Privacy, Prying, and Productivity: Balancing Online Access at Work
    Just a couple of decades ago, some of the biggest unsanctioned communications “perks” an employee might covet would be making a long-distance call on the company dime or using the fax for personal business when no one was looking.…
Rank this Week: 3163

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, employee privacy, and employment arbitration cases. By Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani.

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3292

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Supreme Court To Rule On Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    Supreme Court To Rule On Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    The Supreme Court will begin hearing oral argument on a case that has to potential to profoundly affect working women. The case, Young v. UPS, involves pregnancy-related workplace discrimination. According to this significant lawsuit, a…
  • Dec 9

    Supreme Court To Rule On Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    Supreme Court To Rule On Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    The Supreme Court will begin hearing oral argument on a case that has to potential to profoundly affect working women. The case, Young v. UPS, involves pregnancy-related workplace discrimination. According to this significant lawsuit, a…
  • Dec 9

    Supreme Court To Rule On Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    Supreme Court To Rule On Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    The Supreme Court will begin hearing oral argument on a case that has to potential to profoundly affect working women. The case, Young v. UPS, involves pregnancy-related workplace discrimination. According to this significant lawsuit, a…
Rank this Week: 3563

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Poisoned Work Environment? Not In This Restaurant…

    Poisoned Work Environment? Not In This Restaurant…
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What is a poisoned work environment? And when should the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal award damages to employees who might find themselves in…
  • Nov 27

    Dismissal of Ghomeshi: Some Employment Law Point

    Dismissal of Ghomeshi: Some Employment Law Point
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The dismissal of Jian Ghomeshi from the CBC continues to dominate headlines. At this point, however, it has really become much more of a case…
  • Nov 17

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What kind of conduct is just cause for the dismissal of a teacher?  If the teacher has been a long serving employee, the threshold will be…
Rank this Week: 2984

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/
  • Dec 4

    Unfortunately, our “post-racial” society isn’t post-bia

    Unfortunately, our “post-racial” society isn’t post-bia
    By Amy Semmel According to a recent study by MTV, the majority of millennials believe that they live in a “post-racial” society.  They cite Barack Obama’s presidency as a great achievement for race relations. …
  • Nov 21

    Wage theft still on the menu in the restaurant industry

    Wage theft still on the menu in the restaurant industry
    By Lisa Mak Making the headlines this week was a landmark $4 million backpay and compliance settlement for 280 current and former workers at the popular Yank Sing restaurant in San Francisco.  Last summer, a group of Yank Sing employees,…
  • Nov 11

    We need “peace” officers! It’s time for crisis intervention training

    We need “peace” officers! It’s time for crisis intervention training
    In a recent article published on the popular online magazine, Truthout, CELA VOICE blogger and police misconduct lawyer, Jim DeSimone, explains why police officers need to be properly trained in order to avoid unnecessary use of force…
Rank this Week: 3440

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/
  • Dec 4

    . . . Better Not Cry; Better Not Use a Three Month Measurement Period, We’re Tellin’ You Why

    . . . Better Not Cry; Better Not Use a Three Month Measurement Period, We’re Tellin’ You Why
    A reader recently asked us to comment on a consultant’s warning against a three month look-back measurement period.  We concur.  Here’s why. The preamble to the IRS Employer Shared Responsibility Cost final…
  • Dec 2

    Providers May Get Guidance on the 60-Day Rule

    Providers May Get Guidance on the 60-Day Rule
    The ACA turned mistaken overpayments by intermediaries, carriers and Medicaid agencies into potential False Claims Act violations by healthcare providers when it required that an overpayment be reported and refunded within 60 days after it…
  • Nov 28

    IRS Penalties for Employer Coverage Offer Reporting Violation

    IRS Penalties for Employer Coverage Offer Reporting Violation
    It’s time to bust another ACA myth.  If the employer mandate goes away, ACA requirements to report the mandated coverage offers go away too, right?  Wrong. The employer mandate of Code § 4980H is enforced by…
Rank this Week: 3427

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
  • Dec 3

    Employment Law 101: Americans with Disabilities Act

    Employment Law 101: Americans with Disabilities Act
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: The law applies to all employers with 15 or more employees. What is the issue: It is against the law to discriminate against an employee or a prospective employee based on a disability the person…
  • Nov 24

    The $185 Million – Yes – $185,000,000 Single Employee Discrimination Case

    The $185 Million – Yes – $185,000,000 Single Employee Discrimination Case
    On November 17, a federal jury returned a verdict against AutoZone in favor of a single plaintiff for the insane amount of $185,000,000.00 in punitive damages. The plaintiff alleged gender and pregnancy-related harassment, discrimination, and…
  • Nov 18

    Corporate Wellness Programs: It’s Time for a Check-Up

    Corporate Wellness Programs: It’s Time for a Check-Up
    The EEOC is back at it! This time it has targeted corporate wellness programs and is challenging the legality of such programs under the ADA. The EEOC contends that the biometric testing and health risk assessments are…
Rank this Week: 3516

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Nov 26

    Teaching, precarity, and un(der)employment: an interview with Mike Mindzak

    Teaching, precarity, and un(der)employment: an interview with Mike Mindzak
    I recently interviewed Mike Mindzak, a Ph.D. candidate at Western, about some research that he's conducting. It turned into an extremely interesting discussion about the state of initial teacher education, un(der)employment among education…
  • Nov 16

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy
    Last month I was part of a panel put on by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, which was entitled "Capitalism and Good Jobs". I was thrilled to be speaking with Jim Stanford and Leah Vosko, as they're both intellectual giants in…
  • Nov 6

    Stephen Poloz's Controversial Advice to Young People: Work For Free

    Stephen Poloz's Controversial Advice to Young People: Work For Free
    Stephen Poloz's suggestion that young workers should work for free has been in the news over the past couple days. My take is that he was recommending that young, unemployed workers gain experience via unpaid internships, which is arguably an…
Rank this Week: 3667

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Nov 20

    Super Lawyers Recognizes PCT Partners, Steven Barentzen and Angela France

    Super Lawyers Recognizes PCT Partners, Steven Barentzen and Angela France
    PCT is pleased to announce that Steven Barenzten has been selected as “2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers”. Only five percent of attorneys receive this honor each year. Steven was recognized by the region’s most respected…
  • Nov 14

    Retaliation Claim Not Related to Reverse Discrimination Allegation

    Retaliation Claim Not Related to Reverse Discrimination Allegation
                Apparently distracted or otherwise annoyed by his Nigerian co-workers’ tendency to converse with each other in their native language, a mortgage consultant asked his co-workers to speak in…
  • Nov 11

    Beware the EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreement

    Beware the EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreement
    The EEOC has launched a new strategic enforcement initiative, staking  out an aggressive (and new) position challenging what appear to be fairly standard separation agreement provisions.  Although it suffered a minor…
Rank this Week: 3307