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Employment Law Blotter

Employment Law Blotter

Focuses on the latest developments in employment law relevant to employers and human resources professionals. By Burns White LLC.

http://employmentlawblotter.com
Rank this Week: 2742

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: 2650

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

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

    Monitoring Radio Is Not Enough to Transform Breaks Into Work Time, Holds 6th Cir.

    Monitoring Radio Is Not Enough to Transform Breaks Into Work Time, Holds 6th Cir.
    Security guards required by their employer to monitor the radio during their meal breaks were not entitled to pay for those breaks, as monitoring the radio and responding to possible emergencies did not transform the break into compensable…
  • Mar 18

    Definition of “Spouse” Under FMLA Amended to Include Same-Sex Couple

    Definition of “Spouse” Under FMLA Amended to Include Same-Sex Couple
    A new rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) amends the Family Medical Leave Act’s (FMLA) definition of “spouse” to include same-sex couples married in states where same-sex marriage is legally recognized. Under the…
  • Mar 11

    Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Georgia Employee’s Race and Age Discrimination Claim

    Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Georgia Employee’s Race and Age Discrimination Claim
    The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a Georgia employee’s lawsuit that alleged unlawful race and age discrimination. The plaintiff asserted that he was fired from his job because of his race and age in…
Rank this Week: 2405

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Discusses the defense and prosecution of California federal and state lawsuits alleging discrimination, retaliation and harassment, including class action lawsuits.

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
  • Mar 25

    Court Holds Electronic Signature Not Enough to Compel Arbitration

    Court Holds Electronic Signature Not Enough to Compel Arbitration
    In Ruiz v. Moss Bros. Auto Group Inc.,(2014) 232 Cal. App.4th 836, an auto parts company cannot enforce its agreement to arbitrate employment disputes individually in a class action case since  it…
  • Feb 10

    Felix v. AAA – UPDATE- Checks Delivered to Claims Administrator 2.10.15

    Felix v. AAA – UPDATE- Checks Delivered to Claims Administrator 2.10.15
    It was just reported to our office that checks were delivered to the claims administrator. We will follow up and report when they are being mailed. Please make sure they have your updated address, phone and email. Krista Tittle •…
  • Jan 3

    Update of California Employment Laws 2015

    Update of California Employment Laws 2015
    It is that time of year again for California employers revisit their policies and handbooks to assess compliance with the slew of new California employment laws that take effect on January 1, 2015, or shortly thereafter. This year there is…
Rank this Week: 2408

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Mar 24

    Transition Is Such A Difficult Thing: Crystal Cathedral’s Battle With Its Founder

    Transition Is Such A Difficult Thing: Crystal Cathedral’s Battle With Its Founder
    Transition for corporate leadership is frequently complex.  When the transition involves a charismatic founder, this step can be even more stressful.  Planning well in advance for the inevitable segue between leaders and outlining…
  • Mar 19

    The Inbox – An Officer and a Whistleblower

    The Inbox – An Officer and a Whistleblower
    When Dodd-Frank became law in 2010, companies with corporate compliance programs viewed the whistleblower provisions warily and anticipated a potential negative impact on the success of their own internal reporting programs. According to a…
  • Mar 12

    Pao v. Kleiner Perkins: Some Lessons for Employers Thus Far

    Pao v. Kleiner Perkins: Some Lessons for Employers Thus Far
    The ongoing trial in Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers has made headline news across the country.  It’s being covered by the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, among other national publications.  Those interested…
Rank this Week: 2780

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.federalwhistleblowerlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    ARB Makes Favorable Decision for Whistleblower

    ARB Makes Favorable Decision for Whistleblower
    Earlier this month, the Administrative Review Board (ARB) made a favorable decision for whistleblowers in Powers v. Union Pacific Railroad. Specifically, the decision establishes an employee-friendly standard making it easier for…
  • Mar 17

    OHSA issues Final Rule Regarding SOX Whistleblower Claim

    OHSA issues Final Rule Regarding SOX Whistleblower Claim
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) recently issued its Final Rule pertaining to whistleblower claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Dealing with procedures and timelines for handling whistleblower claims under SOX,…
  • Mar 10

    Vanguard Says Former Company Tax Lawyer Shouldn’t Have Whistleblower Statu

    Vanguard Says Former Company Tax Lawyer Shouldn’t Have Whistleblower Statu
    The New York False Claims Act permits whistleblowers to bring a lawsuit in the name of the State of New York when a wrongdoer engages in activity that defrauds the state or local governments of taxpayer dollars. The law is far-reaching…
Rank this Week: 2699

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
Rank this Week: 2559

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/
Rank this Week: 2434

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Mar 18

    A Better Deal for Youth? The 2015 Alternative Federal Budget

    A Better Deal for Youth? The 2015 Alternative Federal Budget
    The Alternative Federal Budget ("AFB") is being released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. For the second year, Karen Foster and myself have put together the chapter on youth and I thought that it would be good…
  • Mar 15

    Precarious work is real: the growing effects of insecure, unstable employment in Canada

    Precarious work is real: the growing effects of insecure, unstable employment in Canada
    This blog post originally the Institute for Research on Public Policy's Policy Options blog. It was written as a response to this piece from Tammy Schirle, a WLU economic professor. It's a tad wonkish, but a good primer to some…
  • Jan 20

    Kathleen Wynne on Unpaid Internship

    Kathleen Wynne on Unpaid Internship
    Just a short post. The Medium, the student newspaper at the University of Toronto - Mississauga, interviewed Kathleen Wynne, the Premier of Ontario, this past week and asked her about unpaid internships. This is probably the clearest comment…
Rank this Week: 2418

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/
  • Mar 18

    De minimus adverse employment actions?

    De minimus adverse employment actions?
    In Crane v. Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, No. 1:13-cv-1294(3/13/15) (W.D. Mich.), the district court granted the hospital's motion for summary judgment in a case brought by a black female nursing supervisor alleging that she was…
  • Mar 13

    It's time for Michigan employers to address the transgender issue

    It's time for Michigan employers to address the transgender issue
    The Michigan legislature has, to date, not amended the state's civil rights act to afford protection to LGBT individuals.  There was a great deal of publicity concerning the subject at the end of last year when the legislature was in its…
  • Mar 2

    More than words: Defending Michigan Whistleblowers' claim

    More than words: Defending Michigan Whistleblowers' claim
    Plaintiffs who sued under the Michigan Whistleblowers' Protection Act had a difficult time surviving summary disposition motions in the trial court or sustaining a verdict in the court of appeals.  Frequently the issue focused on whether…
Rank this Week: 2677

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/
Rank this Week: 2586

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Mar 15

    Staying on solid legal ground when seeking brain diversity in the workforce

    Staying on solid legal ground when seeking brain diversity in the workforce
    The benefits of diversity in the workplace are nearly universally touted. Human resources professionals are eager to assemble teams representing a variety of races, ethnicities, genders, and ages. But now another kind of diversity is gaining…
  • Mar 15

    The business case for diversity

    The business case for diversity
    by Kimberly Williams Recently, my employer, Baystate Health, organized a regional Diversity and Inclusion Conference. While promoting the event on social media, I shared a video clip of one of the conference presenters who was making the…
  • Mar 15

    Interrupting gender bias: Fire away!

    Interrupting gender bias: Fire away!
    by Michael P. Maslanka I am honored to be a Bedford mentor at the University of North Texas School of Law in Dallas. Mentors divide into numerous small groups with students, and each group reads a different book on a matter of public…
Rank this Week: 2417

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Mar 13

    The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Infographic

    The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Infographic
    Every year around this time, the Internal Revenue Service publishes a list of the year’s “Dirty Dozen Tax Scams”. Here they are as an infographic courtesy of  The Accounting School Guide. Source:…
  • Feb 12

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?
    Illinois legislation, the first in the country, recently authorized a new state sponsored retirement savings vehicle called the Secure Choice Savings Program (Secure Choice). The program is aimed at upwards of 2 million Illinois workers who…
  • Feb 10

    401(k) Loans: A “Temporary Band-Aid”?

    401(k) Loans: A “Temporary Band-Aid”?
    That’s not my metaphor which is why it’s in quotes. It belongs to Eve Tahmincioglu, the Career Diva, about whom I wrote in 2008. Eve wrote a blog post about the increasing number of 401(k) loans, It’s for retirement…
Rank this Week: 2544

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Feb 10

    How Long Do I Have To File An Employment Discrimination Claim?

    How Long Do I Have To File An Employment Discrimination Claim?
    Many people have a difficult time at work due to a problematic boss or supervisor who for some reason does not like the employee. As a result, the boss over scrutinizes the employee’s work, or flat out creates challenging situations for…
  • Dec 18

    Beneficiaries of an IRA do not have the asset protection you may think

    Beneficiaries of an IRA do not have the asset protection you may think
    If you inherit the proceeds of another person’s IRA (“Individual Retirement Account”), your creditors may be able to reach and attach those proceeds, based upon a recent United States Superior Court Decision, Clark v.…
  • Oct 20

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?
    As an employee in Massachusetts, you may be considered an employee at will, and you employer may even be able to fire you for no reason at all, but if they do take adverse actions against you because you complained about your pay or demanded…
Rank this Week: 2672

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Jan 31

    When Can an Employer Give Working Notice?

    When Can an Employer Give Working Notice?
    In the wake of Target closing its Canadian doors this month, we have had some of our employer clients asking about the pros and cons of working notice.  The 17,600 employees of Target have received at least 16 weeks of notice each,…
  • Oct 10

    Video Interview: Discussing the Dos and Don'ts of Firing Someone on LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing the Dos and Don'ts of Firing Someone on LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent post on firings, I had the opportunity to discuss the subject with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN. In the video interview, I share what employers should and shouldn't do in letting an employee go. 
  • Oct 8

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?
    Can an employer monitor (i.e. spy on) their employees’ online productivity (i.e. slacker, time-wasting cyberloafing)?  Today I participated in a Lancaster House session on “Cyberloafing, Cyberspying” – two sides…
Rank this Week: 2867

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Jan 9

    LONG ISLAND INJURY ATTORNEY

    LONG ISLAND INJURY ATTORNEY
    Car accidents and slip-and-falls become more prevalent during hazardous weather conditions.  As a personal injury attorney on Long Island, the best (or worst) time for these types of cases can be during the first  snow and ice…
  • Dec 16

    Business Dispute Attorney - Lawsuit to Enforce Personal Guarantee Dismissed

    Business Dispute Attorney - Lawsuit to Enforce Personal Guarantee Dismissed
    Last week, I won an appeal in Solco Plumbing v. Hart.  This was one of the very rare cases where someone was able to defeat a claim on a personal guarantee.   My client ended a partnership years earlier and sold his share in…
  • Nov 22

    PERSONAL INJURY

    PERSONAL INJURY
    The best personal injury attorneys can efficiently and effectively maximize the value of your case.  On a technical level, the law in many types of personal injury cases is highly developed.  Although each person is unique, the…
Rank this Week: 2556

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and employment retaliation laws, cases and news. By Miller & Falkner.

http://www.kentuckyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Adding Weight As Employment Discrimination Cla

    Adding Weight As Employment Discrimination Cla
    Vanderbilt University Law School recently conducted a study examining the relationship between weight class and jobs. Minnesota Public Radio reported on the study, which showed that heavier women are more likely to work lower-compensated jobs…
  • Nov 21

    Judge Awards $10 Million in Class-Action Lawsuit against Social Security Administration

    Judge Awards $10 Million in Class-Action Lawsuit against Social Security Administration
    On October 30, an administrative law judge for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved a $10 million class-action settlement. A news source reported that the plaintiffs are former employees of the Social Security…
  • Nov 14

    Landmark Suit in Transgender Discrimination Case Against the U.S. Government

    Landmark Suit in Transgender Discrimination Case Against the U.S. Government
    Late last week, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel found that the Department of the Army engaged in discrimination against a transgender veteran. A prominent Washington newspaper reported that the Counsel determined that the Army was…
Rank this Week: 2872

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

Coves employment law. By Smith Eibeler, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2604

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

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity…

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity and Respect in the Workplace Reigns Supreme

Covers employment law, human resources best practices, and how to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms to help ensure a happy and productive workforce. By Kendall Isaac.

http://www.workplacedignity.com/employment-law-and-dispute-resolution-blog.html
Rank this Week: 2676

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: 2856

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: 2511

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: 2625

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: 2646

The Common Question

The Common Question

Covers federal and California class action law, consumer law and employment law. By Justin F. Marquez/

http://www.thecommonquestion.com
  • May 14

    New Court of Appeal decision helpful to certifying meal and rest period claim

    New Court of Appeal decision helpful to certifying meal and rest period claim
    In Faulkinbury v. Boyd & Associates, Inc., the Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 3 reversed course in its earlier, pre-Brinker decision and ordered certification of plaintiffs' meal period, rest period, and overtime…
  • May 3

    Back from jury duty!

    Back from jury duty!
    I recently served as a juror on a criminal trial. I had always wanted to serve on a jury so that I could get the inside scoop on how jurors deliberate. I used to work as a research attorney for a criminal law judge (I can't believe I was…
  • Apr 4

    District Court awards $308 million to plaintiffs' attorneys in antitrust class action

    District Court awards $308 million to plaintiffs' attorneys in antitrust class action
    In a decision reminding me why I am a plaintiff's attorney, on April 1, 2013 a District Court judge approved $308 million in attorney's fees to plaintiffs' counsel in In re TFT (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal. No. M 07-1827…
Rank this Week: 2608

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 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…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
  • Feb 22

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 2568

Overtime Advisor

Overtime Advisor

Covers violations of overtime and other federal and state wage and hour laws. By Greenwald Doherty.

http://www.overtimeadvisor.com/
  • Mar 22

    The Dangers of Using Two Different Time Clock

    The Dangers of Using Two Different Time Clock
    It seems it would be a no-brainer.  You have one employee who works two different shifts, or even two completely different jobs.  You set the employee up on two different time clocks so you can track the time the employee spends in…
  • Mar 7

    The Attack of the Unpaid Intern

    The Attack of the Unpaid Intern
    We’ve warned before about the potential issues raised when you utilize unpaid interns.  Employers used to be able to take a level of comfort from internships run through educational institutes but, no more. The Charlie Rose…
  • Feb 19

    Under New York Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?

    Under New York Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?
    As noted in our recent blog, Under Federal Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?, various states and localities may have their own break laws and regulations that could apply to your business.  Those…
Rank this Week: 2754

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois employment law issues, including discrimination, retaliation, wage claims and employment contract disputes. By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagoexecutivelawyer.com/
  • Nov 15

    Is being a bad boss illegal?

    Is being a bad boss illegal?
    There are blog posts nearly every day about the importance of good leadership in the workplace and the negative affects of a bad boss. In our office, we have heard about nearly every type of bad boss: the micro-manager, the screamer, the…
  • Nov 7

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money
    Last month, Bill Toland authored an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that highlights the high costs businesses face by allowing harassment to go unchecked. It is pretty obvious that no one wants to work in an environment where…
  • Oct 26

    It's never too late to pursue a dream

    It's never too late to pursue a dream
    A client of ours recently published a children's book titled Red Rose and Blue Butterfly. Publishing a book under any circumstances is an amazing feat, but one of the reasons this book in particular is so amazing is that the author, Sara…
Rank this Week: 2721

Immigration and Employment Law…

Immigration and Employment Law Blog

By Coane & Associates.

http://immigrationandemploymentlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 25

    K-1 Visa Adjustment of Status and the Affidavit of Support

    K-1 Visa Adjustment of Status and the Affidavit of Support
    A very common issue with K-1 visa holders, is whether they need an affidavit of support when they apply for adjustment of status in the USA. After-all, they would have provided an affidavit of support to the USA Consulate at the time that…
  • Oct 25

    K-1 Visa Adjustment of Status and the Affidavit of Support

    K-1 Visa Adjustment of Status and the Affidavit of Support
    A very common issue with K-1 visa holders, is whether they need an affidavit of support when they apply for adjustment of status in the USA. After-all, they would have provided an affidavit of support to the USA Consulate at the time that…
  • Oct 18

    Fighting Unemployment can Backfire on Employer

    Fighting Unemployment can Backfire on Employer
    In a recent case from Pennsylvania involving a retaliation claim under Title VII involving an employer who opposed a former employee’s claim for unemployment compensation who had also filed a charge of discrimination, the court found that…
Rank this Week: 2842

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: 2542

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer…

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts employment laws governing maternity leave, discrimination, and wages. By the Brown Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Protect Your Boston Business Trademark From Infringement

    Protect Your Boston Business Trademark From Infringement
    Your business trademark (also sometimes referred to as your “brand”) is at the core of your distinctive corporate identity. It’s the name or symbol that allows consumers to distinguish your goods and services from those of…
  • Mar 23

    Lowball unit price comes back to bite contractor

    Lowball unit price comes back to bite contractor
    A contractor bid a price of one penny per cubic yard to excavate rock from a town site as part of a larger contract with the town of Avon. That price, however, was based on the town’s estimate of rock to be removed which turned out to…
  • Mar 23

    Lowball unit price comes back to bite contractor

    Lowball unit price comes back to bite contractor
    A contractor bid a price of one penny per cubic yard to excavate rock from a town site as part of a larger contract with the town of Avon. That price, however, was based on the town's estimate of rock to be removed which turned out to be…
Rank this Week: 3605

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Mar 30

    The AARP: Surveys but no Solution

    The AARP: Surveys but no Solution
    The AARP has been conducting surveys for years showing the existence of epidemic age discrimination in the American workplace and it released yet another one on Monday. But the AARP seems unwilling to take a…
  • Mar 26

    Texas Roadhouse Goes to Congre

    Texas Roadhouse Goes to Congre
    It all comes back to Hooters. In the 1990s, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission declared that Hooters’ policy of not hiring males to be servers constituted sex discrimination. Hooters launched a “public awareness…
  • Mar 21

    Was Age Bias Behind Trader Joe’s “Reorganization”?

    Was Age Bias Behind Trader Joe’s “Reorganization”?
    A class-action lawsuit alleges that Trader Joe’s implemented a company-wide “reorganization” plan last year to drive out older workers. According to the complaint,  a company-wide reorganization by Trader…
Rank this Week: 3684

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/
  • Mar 30

    Kicking them while they’re down: Bill to treat former substance abusers as independent contractors is wrong

    Kicking them while they’re down: Bill to treat former substance abusers as independent contractors is wrong
    By Sami N. Khadder A new effort is underway to deprive a certain class of workers of the most basic benefits and protections of employment. Last month, Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-San Diego) introduced AB 500, which would allow employers…
  • Mar 23

    The buck starts here: Living wages and sustainable employment

    The buck starts here: Living wages and sustainable employment
    By Anne Richardson The massive push toward subcontracting and supply chains I wrote about in my prior post didn’t happen overnight, and it certainly won’t be fixed overnight either. There are many pieces to this puzzle, all in the…
  • Feb 27

    Lactating men, toilet stalls and the arc of justice

    Lactating men, toilet stalls and the arc of justice
    By Christian Schreiber For the vast majority of workers, the laws that protect their rights operate silently in the background. This is especially true in California, where labor laws are frequently hailed – or assailed – as the…
Rank this Week: 2909

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Mar 30

    26 Months Notice Awarded to Dependent Contractor

    26 Months Notice Awarded to Dependent Contractor
    The Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s recent decision of Keenan v. Canac Kitchens demonstrates the entitlements that a dependent contractor may be entitled to upon termination of the working relationship.
  • Mar 23

    British Columbia indexes the minimum wage to CPI

    British Columbia indexes the minimum wage to CPI
    In the interest of providing reasonable and predictable yearly minimum wage increases, the British Columbia provincial government will tie increases to its Consumer Price Index.
  • Mar 17

    The Law Society of Upper Canada: The Six-Minute Employment Lawyer, June 5, 2015

    The Law Society of Upper Canada: The Six-Minute Employment Lawyer, June 5, 2015
    Minken Employment Lawyers is pleased to participate in the annual Six-Minute Employment Lawyer program, hosted by The Law Society of Upper Canada at Osgoode Hall in Toronto.
Rank this Week: 3120

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 30

    Are Harder Fights for Trademark Registrations Ahead?

    Are Harder Fights for Trademark Registrations Ahead?
    A recent decision of the Supreme Court creates broader effect for decisions of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”), suggesting that parties may expend greater effort and expense in opposition and cancellation actions…
  • Mar 27

    What should I know about the proposed bill that imposes penalty on Kentucky construction contractors who misclassify employees?

    What should I know about the proposed bill that imposes penalty on Kentucky construction contractors who misclassify employees?
    In the new Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney Steven A. Brehm discussed what employers should know about the proposed bill that imposes penalty on Kentucky construction contractors who misclassify employees.…
  • Mar 26

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?
    How much proof is enough to avoid liability/litigation? This question haunts many employers who may be frustrated by employees skipping work or abusing leaves of absence. In a recent case, an employer had a videotape of an employee tending to…
Rank this Week: 2955

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

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

    CA Employers Not Required to Accommodate Single-Member Made Up Religion

    CA Employers Not Required to Accommodate Single-Member Made Up Religion
    After the California Department of Corrections disciplined corrections officer Marshel Copple, he sued it for failing to accommodate his religion. What religion, you ask? “Sun Worshipping Atheism.” Never heard of it? Maybe…
  • Mar 24

    The Champions of Diversity Challenge – Support the Bay Area Urban Debate League

    The Champions of Diversity Challenge – Support the Bay Area Urban Debate League
    The Bay Area Urban Debate League (“BAUDL”) is a debate mentoring program that currently serves 14 Bay Area schools and over 400 students. Studies show that these programs improve literacy, GPA, graduation rates, and provide a host…
  • Mar 19

    Top Ten Take-Aways from the Cornell HR in Hospitality Conference 2015

    Top Ten Take-Aways from the Cornell HR in Hospitality Conference 2015
    I just returned from the Cornell HR in Hospitality Conference in Las Vegas with my partner Carolyn Richmond.  I participated in the Executive Summit and shared ideas with some of the most progressive minds in the hospitality…
Rank this Week: 3427

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

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

    Intracerebral Hemorrhage Caused by a Workplace Accident

    Intracerebral Hemorrhage Caused by a Workplace Accident
    An employee who suffers a work-related brain injury may need extensive treatment and an extended period of time off work for treatment and recovery. A work-related head or brain injury can have life altering consequences…
  • Mar 27

    Young St. Louis Girl Attacked by Dog

    Young St. Louis Girl Attacked by Dog
    Sometimes “man’s best friend” will act in an unpredictable way and injure a person without being provoked and with no warning. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4.7 million people are…
  • Mar 26

    Work-Related Head Injuries and Concussion

    Work-Related Head Injuries and Concussion
    A head injury is one of the most serious types of workplace injuries. Most work-related head injuries result from slip and fall accidents, falling objects, motor vehicle accidents, and defective and dangerous equipment. A worker who has…
Rank this Week: 3401

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wage and hour laws. By Maine Employee Rights Group.

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Another class action sex discrimination lawsuit filed against Novarti

    Another class action sex discrimination lawsuit filed against Novarti
    This week in New York, a class action lawsuit was filed against Novartis, a large pharmaceutical company.  The plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege a pattern or practice of sex discrimination against women who worked for the Alcon division…
  • Mar 24

    Court permits employer to use arbitration to blunt lawsuit for wage theft

    Court permits employer to use arbitration to blunt lawsuit for wage theft
    Earlier this year, a federal appeals court in the Midwest issued a decision that allowed an employer to potentially escape liability for illegally depriving its employees of wages.  The case involved a chain of restaurants called…
  • Mar 13

    Silicon Valley sex discrimination case includes subtle forms of sex discrimination

    Silicon Valley sex discrimination case includes subtle forms of sex discrimination
    Last month, a sex discrimination trial began in which Ellen Pao, a former junior partner at venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, has alleged that Kleiner Perkins refused to promote her and forced her out because of her…
Rank this Week: 3435

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

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

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • Mar 26

    US Supreme Court Rules That Employers Have a Duty to Accommodate Pregnant Employee

    US Supreme Court Rules That Employers Have a Duty to Accommodate Pregnant Employee
    The US Supreme Court on March 25, 2015 decided the case of Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.(UPS).  The issue in the case was whether, and in what circumstances, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(k),…
  • Mar 9

    New Massachusetts Parental Leave Act Expands Current Maternity Leave Law

    New Massachusetts Parental Leave Act Expands Current Maternity Leave Law
    In one of his last official acts as governor, Deval Patrick signed into law the new Massachusetts Parental Leave Act.  The new law, which goes into effect on April 7, 2015, expands the current Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act to cover…
  • Dec 30

    Equal Pay Law Change and New Mandatory Poster in Effect January 1, 2015

    Equal Pay Law Change and New Mandatory Poster in Effect January 1, 2015
    As discussed by Nicholas Casolaro in his blog post from August, the NH law which goes into effect January 1st relative to equal pay prevents employers from discriminating between employees on the basis of sex by paying employees of one sex at…
Rank this Week: 3576

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/
  • Mar 26

    SCOTUS Articulates Standard For Pregnancy Accommodation

    SCOTUS Articulates Standard For Pregnancy Accommodation
    On March 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its awaited decision in Young_v._UPS_(12-1226), in which the Court set forth the standard to be used in analyzing sex discrimination cases involving an employer’s failure to…
  • Mar 5

    Bills Introduced in Congress to Permit Employee Wellness Program

    Bills Introduced in Congress to Permit Employee Wellness Program
    A few months ago, we wrote about several lawsuits filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) challenging employee wellness programs as violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Genetic Information…
  • Feb 24

    New York Tipped Minimum Wage to Increase on December 31, 2015

    New York Tipped Minimum Wage to Increase on December 31, 2015
    Today, the New York State Department of Labor’s Acting Commissioner, Mario Musolino, announced that New York State will raise the minimum wage for all tipped workers in the hospitality industry to $7.50, effective December 31,…
Rank this Week: 3697

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Mar 26

    Fasten Your Seatbelts and Enjoy the Ride: the 2015 Edition of Cal-Peculiarities is Coming Soon!

    Fasten Your Seatbelts and Enjoy the Ride: the 2015 Edition of Cal-Peculiarities is Coming Soon!
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPAs loyal Cal Pecs Blog readers, you probably know of our signature book Cal-Peculiarities: How California Employment Law Is Different, which we update on an annual basis.  The 2015 edition will be ready…
  • Mar 19

    How Do We Treat the Leased Among Us? New Law on Joint Liability With Labor Contractor

    How Do We Treat the Leased Among Us? New Law on Joint Liability With Labor Contractor
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy Laura Maechtlen and Dana Howells As of January 1, 2015, new California Labor Code section 2810.3 requires a “client employer” to share civil liability with “labor contractors” (aka…
  • Mar 12

    A One-Two Punch: New CFRA Regs and Abusive Conduct Training

    A One-Two Punch: New CFRA Regs and Abusive Conduct Training
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLPBy Dana Peterson Breaking News: New CFRA regulations will take effect July 1, 2015. Mandatory paid sick leave will not be the only new rule affecting California employers this summer. Also effective on July 1…
Rank this Week: 3421

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Summarizes important developments in employment law. By Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
  • Mar 26

    Virginia May Soon Join Maryland in Prohibiting Employers from Asking for Social Media Password

    Virginia May Soon Join Maryland in Prohibiting Employers from Asking for Social Media Password
    Virginia appears poised to join Maryland and a handful of other states that ban employers from asking current employees and applicants for access to their social media accounts, like Facebook. Earlier this month, the Virginia legislature…
  • Mar 24

    All Legally Married Same-Sex Couples Now Covered Under FMLA

    All Legally Married Same-Sex Couples Now Covered Under FMLA
    Effective March 27, 2015, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, will extend coverage to all legally married same-sex couples to take FMLA leave to provide care for their spouse. FMLA leave entitles eligible employees, as…
  • Mar 17

    March Madness & Employee Morale: A Winning Combination

    March Madness & Employee Morale: A Winning Combination
    Selection Sunday has passed, the brackets are set and employers across the US find themselves once again on the eve of March Madness. Businesses are faced with the issue of whether to embrace the “madness” or to strictly enforce…
Rank this Week: 3048

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers overtime, minimum wage and the Fair Labor Standards Act, By Brady & Associates

http://www.kansascityemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Workers' Compensation Retaliation - Templemire v. W&M Welding, Inc.

    Workers' Compensation Retaliation - Templemire v. W&M Welding, Inc.
    The workers' compensation system is meant to provide financial assistance for injured workers without the possibility of employer retaliation. Specifically, workers who are injured at work have the right to file a claim for compensation…
  • Feb 26

    Proposed Change May Send More Workers Home with Overtime Pay

    Proposed Change May Send More Workers Home with Overtime Pay
    Millions of previously exempt workers may soon be eligible to receive overtime pay under a plan proposed by the Obama administration, according to a report in CNN Money. The White House is set to announce the proposal in the coming months of…
  • Nov 17

    Playing with "Waffle House" Money Owed to Tipped Employee

    Playing with "Waffle House" Money Owed to Tipped Employee
    So you are (or were, within the last two years) a server at a Waffle House. Waffle House, or one its franchisees, pays you about $3.00 an hour. You also receive tips. Your boss tells you to report when your wages plus tips, taken together,…
Rank this Week: 3118

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: 3642

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

Covers labor and employment law for the healthcare industry. By Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
Rank this Week: 3239