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Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

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

    Penaltie

    Penaltie
    Another Court of Appeal opinion in California reaffirmed the rule that penalty provisions in settlement agreements are not enforceable. In a settlement agreement entered in Purcell v. Schweitzer, the plaintiff agreed to accept payments…
  • Mar 19

    Settlement confidentiality

    Settlement confidentiality
    A recent case from the Court of Appeal in Florida illustrates the perils of confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements, but something more as well. Patrick Snay brought an age discrimination suit against a private school that…
  • Nov 22

    Civil collaborative law

    Civil collaborative law
    Collaborative law has firmly established itself in the family law arena, where parties (and attorneys) are often willing to commit in advance to do everything they can to resolve divorce cases out of court. Not so much on the civil side,…
Rank this Week: 2082

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/
  • Mar 20

    Negative or False Performance Reviews -To Sign or Not To Sign

    Negative or False Performance Reviews -To Sign or Not To Sign
    A dispute often arises between an employee and his manager over a particular aspect of the issued performance review. As an employee, it's important that you keep in mind the your employer has a wide discretion in expressing his opinions…
  • Feb 19

    Overtime and Professional Exemption for Computer/Software Engineers in California

    Overtime and Professional Exemption for Computer/Software Engineers in California
    In California, whether a computer/software professional is properly exempt from overtime compensation or whether he should be entitled to overtime is governed in large part by California Labor Code 515.5: According to California Labor Code…
  • Feb 1

    Witness Statements Can Be Critical in Proving (Age) Discrimination Case

    Witness Statements Can Be Critical in Proving (Age) Discrimination Case
    A witness statement can be critical in proving any discrimination case. This is especially in true with regard to age discrimination case which are known for being some of the more difficult cases to prove, because evidence of animus toward…
Rank this Week: 2361

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Jan 28

    Municipal Litigation Attorney

    Municipal Litigation Attorney
    Municipal litigation is a growing area of my practice.  I have substantial experience in the area, ranging from administrative hearings, to State court litigation, to Federal trials and appeals.In addition to numerous run of the mill…
  • Jan 14

    Fisher Price Seahorse lawsuit?

    Fisher Price Seahorse lawsuit?
    I was just reading that the Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Soothe and Glow Seahorse has a risk of catching fire, but is still being sold.  Fortunately, no-one in the story I heard was heard, but if someone were injured, I would be interested…
  • Jan 3

    Suffolk County Personal Injury Attorney

    Suffolk County Personal Injury Attorney
    Heavy snowstorms and freezing afterward can lead to car accidents and slip and falls.  If you have been injured, you may be entitled to compensation. Call or email me. I have been helping clients recover compensation for fractures,…
Rank this Week: 2415

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law and consumer class-action cases. By Pogust Braslow Millrood.

http://www.classactionattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Feb 14

    Triumph

    Triumph
    On February 7, 2013, Carnival’s Triumph left the port of Galveston in what was anticipated to be a relaxing four-day cruise to the Caribbean. However, this winter getaway quickly turned into a living nightmare for Triumph’s 3,142…
  • Jan 17

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse
    On January, 8, 2013, The Consumer Product Safety Commission in association with Fisher-Price announced a voluntary recall of the Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper due to the risk of mold developing between the removable seat cushion and hard…
Rank this Week: 2194

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: 2357

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 17

    Florida Civil Rights Act Bans Pregnancy Discrimination

    Florida Civil Rights Act Bans Pregnancy Discrimination
    The notion that laws banning sex discrimination also ban pregnancy discrimination seems obvious to many. Others, however, note that gender and pregnancy are not the same thing and, therefore, that language prohibiting gender discrimination…
  • Mar 6

    Incivility Yields Two Year Suspension

    Incivility Yields Two Year Suspension
    THIS article for the Ethics and Professionalism Committee of the ABA’s Section of Litigation uses recent decisions by the Supreme Court of Florida to illustrate how lapses in professionalism — which were once thought to be…
  • Mar 6

    Florida Supreme Court Punts to Legislature

    Florida Supreme Court Punts to Legislature
    Today, the Supreme Court of Florida unanimously ruled that applicants seeking admission to The Florida Bar must “demonstrate that they are legally present in the United States” and that unauthorized immigrants are ineligible for…
Rank this Week: 2819

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Apr 17

    FTC Warns Cole Haan Over Pinterest Contest

    FTC Warns Cole Haan Over Pinterest Contest
    What Made News? In a recent letter, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged that a promotional contest on Pinterest violated Section 5 of the FTC Act. Although the FTC did not take any direct enforcement action against Cole Haan, the…
  • Apr 9

    Arent Fox Partner Anthony Lupo Speaks in Panel Discussion at 2014 Legal and Regulatory Conference

    Arent Fox Partner Anthony Lupo Speaks in Panel Discussion at 2014 Legal and Regulatory Conference
    On April 9, 2014, Anthony V. Lupo will participate in a panel discussion about advertising and updates in the FTC at the 2014 Legal and Regulatory Conference. The panel, titled “Don Draper in the Digital Age: How…
  • Apr 1

    The Weekly Cut

    The Weekly Cut
     News you can use from around the fashion industry: Mobile App, House Account, Lets Shoppers Browse and Buy from Far-Flung Boutique Shops. [Wall Street Journal] Japan's Fast Retailing Co Ltd, the Parent Company of Uniqlo, Sets High…
Rank this Week: 2798

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Apr 14

    Are electronic signatures valid in the employment setting?

    Are electronic signatures valid in the employment setting?
    Generally, yes, and surprisingly this is one area that legislation is well ahead of the general adoption of the technical capabilities available in the marketplace. For example, in 1999 the California Legislature enacted the Uniform…
  • Feb 26

    Interviewed for KTLA news story about employers' use of social media in the workplace

    Interviewed for KTLA news story about employers' use of social media in the workplace
    I was interviewed for a news story that aired on KTLA here in Los Angeles about employer’s use of social media in evaluating applicants and employees. I’ve been writing and speaking about this topic for at least five years now,…
  • Feb 6

    Are on-duty meal periods valid in California?

    Are on-duty meal periods valid in California?
    As many California employers know, ignoring or failing to comply with the requirements of providing meal and rest breaks in California can create huge liability for companies. California law does allow for “on-duty” meal periods,…
Rank this Week: 2524

Taking Care of HR Business

Taking Care of HR Business

Covers legal developments in the labor and employment. By Verrill Dana.

http://www.hrlawupdate.com/
  • Apr 14

    Manic Monday: What's His Credit Score?

    Manic Monday: What's His Credit Score?
    While not an employment law case in the truest sense, this recent case sums up some of the issues employers could run into if they conduct credit checks of applicants and current employees; especially, apparently, if the applicant’s…
  • Apr 9

    More New Rules Affecting Federal Contractor

    More New Rules Affecting Federal Contractor
    This year is shaping up to be a difficult one for federal contractors, as more and more compliance obligations continue to pile on. March 24, 2014, marked the effective date for new rules affecting the implementation of Section 503 of the…
  • Apr 7

    Manic Monday: The Beauty Edition- Hair and Makeup

    Manic Monday: The Beauty Edition- Hair and Makeup
    A Southern District of Alabama court recently granted the motion to dismiss in EEOC v. Catastrophe Management Solutions, finding that a company policy that prohibited dreadlocks did not violate Title VII.  Specifically, the court stated,…
Rank this Week: 2849

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

Covers employment relationships in business, sports, the armed forces, and other odd places.

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Know Your Evidence, Part 10

    Know Your Evidence, Part 10
    I really can't explain the results in this particular case from the Northern District of Illinois, except to say that somehow the company just didn't bother to look at its own internal timekeeping system, with the result that it failed to…
  • Mar 27

    Federal Statute Creates New Burdens for Employers Filing Unemployment Claim

    Federal Statute Creates New Burdens for Employers Filing Unemployment Claim
    A little noticed federal statute – the Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act – has the potential to create some big problems for employers who deal with unemployment insurance claims.  The statue was passed in 2011 to little…
  • Mar 27

    Some Thoughts on the Unionization of College Athlete

    Some Thoughts on the Unionization of College Athlete
    The recent decision by a Regional Director of the NLRB to find that Division I college football players at a private university are, in fact, employees for purposes of union organizing is potentially a watershed event for college athletics.…
Rank this Week: 2713

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 14

    Equal Pay for Equal Work … Seems Fair, Right?

    Equal Pay for Equal Work … Seems Fair, Right?
    On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Senate Republicans blocked—for the third time—the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill—the attainment of equal pay for equal…
  • Feb 27

    Genetic Information Discrimination

    Genetic Information Discrimination
    While it sounds like something that would be an issue in a science-fiction, futuristic movie, cases involving discrimination due to genetic information are popping up across the country. On May 21, 2008 the President signed in to law the…
  • Jan 8

    Class-Action Settlement Protecting Female Worker

    Class-Action Settlement Protecting Female Worker
    Back in 2002, a woman named Shirley Ellis filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In her complaint she alleged that Costco Wholesale Corporation denied her a promotion from assistant manager to store manager…
Rank this Week: 2773

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2698

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Apr 10

    Can't Sit For Long? You May Have a Disability Under the ADA

    Can't Sit For Long? You May Have a Disability Under the ADA
    In a case with particular relevance to those of us who spend our days sitting and staring at computers (especially attorneys!), late last month, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recognized that an impairment that prohibits an…
  • Apr 8

    Is It Gender Discrimination if Supervisor Solicits Employee's Wife for Sex?

    Is It Gender Discrimination if Supervisor Solicits Employee's Wife for Sex?
    In a case that definitely tried (unsuccessfully) to push the envelope, a Federal Court in Florida put the kibosh on an attempt by an employee of a school district to sue for gender discrimination. He alleged that his supervisor had…
  • Apr 7

    Men Can Be Subject To Gender Discrimination Too

    Men Can Be Subject To Gender Discrimination Too
    We hear a lot about the glass ceiling for women, as well as discrimination in hiring them for executive positions. But men can also be subject to gender discrimination. Last week Puerto Rico-based makeup and jewelry wholesaler Ventura…
Rank this Week: 2555

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Apr 8

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied
    More than half of women are bullied at work– often by members of their own sex, according to the largest survey of its kind ever conducted in the United Kingdom. The gender equality group, Opportunity Now, and PwC, an…
  • Apr 7

    Workplace Bully Targets Suffer Without Law

    Workplace Bully Targets Suffer Without Law
    New Jersey – Kevin M. Costello,  a New Jersey attorney, said he turns away more than 2,000 people a year who are seeking his help to combat workplace bullying. “These are people who have panic attacks.  Their hair is…
  • Mar 31

    Scholarships and Bootleg Play

    Scholarships and Bootleg Play
    A bootleg play occurs when a quarterback pretends to pass off the ball in an effort to misdirect the defense, and then runs with it. For years, universities have been engaged in a bootleg play with respect to elite football and basketball…
Rank this Week: 2703

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 8

    Paid Family Leave: The Next Frontier for National Employers?

    Paid Family Leave: The Next Frontier for National Employers?
    Cindy Schmitt Minniti and Mark Goldstein have posted a new article on Forbes.com discussing paid family leave in New York and how it could possibly affect national employers. To read the full article, please visit forbes.com.
  • Apr 4

    Employers' Huge Tax Refund Hopes Dashed by Supreme Court Severance Pay Ruling

    Employers' Huge Tax Refund Hopes Dashed by Supreme Court Severance Pay Ruling
    Amanda Haverstick wrote a new article on Forbes.com discussing the recent Supreme Court decision to reverse the pro-employer, 2013 Sixth Court decision in U.S. v. Quality Stores Inc., quashing any prospect of big tax refunds to employers…
  • Apr 2

    New York City Council Passes Legislation to Curtail Discrimination, Bolster Protections for Unpaid Intern

    New York City Council Passes Legislation to Curtail Discrimination, Bolster Protections for Unpaid Intern
    Mark Goldstein contributed to the content of this post. New York City lawmakers have infused a new wrinkle into the already-polarizing debate over the use of unpaid laborers. On March 26, the City Council unanimously adopted a landmark bill…
Rank this Week: 2655

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2778

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

    Court Rules Marketing Contract Provisions Faulty

    Court Rules Marketing Contract Provisions Faulty
    In reviewing a breach of contract lawsuit filed by a cosmetics company against former "independent marketing executives," a state supreme court ruled that language in the contract amounted to an illegal penalty and further, the company was…
  • Mar 25

    Boston Business Watch: Contractual Liability Exclusions in Corporate Contract

    Boston Business Watch: Contractual Liability Exclusions in Corporate Contract
    Small business owners must enter into every contract with caution, making sure to have each line carefully reviewed by an experienced Boston business lawyer. Failure to do this can result in situations where the firm or even the individual…
  • Mar 11

    Race Discrimination Lawsuit Gets Green Light from Seventh Circuit

    Race Discrimination Lawsuit Gets Green Light from Seventh Circuit
    The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision in Alexander v. Casino Queen Inc. that reversed a trial court summary judgment halting a race discrimination claim from moving forward. Now, two black casino cocktail waitresses…
Rank this Week: 2652

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/
Rank this Week: 2452

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: 2884

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
  • Mar 25

    Save the Date: April 2 at the Japan Society

    Save the Date: April 2 at the Japan Society
    There is an important and interesting lecture and reception at the Japan Society in New York, New York, with former Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi and Ruth Porat, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at…
  • Mar 3

    Getting to the Top: Jumping the Hurdles or Creating Them?

    Getting to the Top: Jumping the Hurdles or Creating Them?
    On February 24, the National Association of Women Lawyers (“NAWL”) published the results of its eighth annual survey regarding the retention and promotion of women into senior and equity positions within the…
  • Jan 29

    What Employees May Now Expect While Expecting: Reasonable Accommodation of Pregnancy

    What Employees May Now Expect While Expecting: Reasonable Accommodation of Pregnancy
    Since enactment of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, it has been illegal for most employers to discriminate against women because of pregnancy.  Employers have, however, generally been excused from providing reasonable…
Rank this Week: 2689

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: 2823

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: 2891

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.calaborlaw.com
  • Jan 19

    What Happens to Huge Verdicts AFTER the Headline

    What Happens to Huge Verdicts AFTER the Headline
    Multi-million dollar verdicts routinely headline the news. But what few seem to know is what happens to those verdicts long after the jury and the public have moved on. More often than not, those verdicts get cut down to size or get lost in a…
  • Jan 6

    Largest Sexual Harassment Verdict in History – $168 Million

    Largest Sexual Harassment Verdict in History – $168 Million
    A Sacramento hospital has the dubious distinction of being hit with what may be the largest sexual harassment verdict in history. On August 7, 2008, Mercy General Hospital terminated Ani Chopourian, a 45-year-old former cardiac surgery…
  • Dec 24

    Need Your Faith in Humanity Reaffirmed?

    Need Your Faith in Humanity Reaffirmed?
    Sometimes I go for days without opening a newspaper. It gets downright depressing reading about all the school shootings, political gridlock and homicides. But every now and then, I come across something that actually reaffirms my faith in…
Rank this Week: 2457

Canadian Advocate

Canadian Advocate

Covers immigration, refugee, employment/labour, and occupational health & safety law in Canada. By Abimanyu Singam.

http://canadianadvocate.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2873

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: 2435

FLSA Cases

FLSA Cases

Covers FLSA violations, minimum wage and overtime cases. By Will Aitchison.

http://flsacases.com/
  • Oct 24

    Failure To Disclose FLSA Claims In Bankruptcy Leads To Loss Of Claim

    Failure To Disclose FLSA Claims In Bankruptcy Leads To Loss Of Claim
    I’ve never had this issue come up before, and must have overlooked the few reported cases dealing with it. What happens when a plaintiff in an FLSA lawsuit obtains bankruptcy while the FLSA claim is pending, yet fails to disclose the…
  • Oct 21

    Court Refuses To Ban Communications With Prospective Plaintiff

    Court Refuses To Ban Communications With Prospective Plaintiff
    In Hathaway v. Shawn Jones Masonry, 2011 WL 4916532 (W.D.Ky. 2011), Chief Judge Thomas Russell of the Western District of Kentucky faced how to handle the aftermath of a letter sent by the plaintiff to the defendant’s employees urging them…
  • Oct 20

    An Interesting Regular Rate Case

    An Interesting Regular Rate Case
    Am I the only one who finds regular rate issues to be inexhaustibly interesting? If you’re in my camp, read on.
Rank this Week: 2657

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: 2780

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: 3602

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

http://www.knudsenlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 18

    Credit Background Check

    Credit Background Check
    Employers are usually counseled to use credit background checks only for those positions in which the employee will be in a position involving financial transactions of the company because of the concern of the disparate impact of that…
  • Apr 17

    Wage discussion

    Wage discussion
    Last week President Obama entered this executive order. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/08/executive-order-non-retaliation-disclosure-compensation-information. Under the order employees of federal contractors are allowed to…
  • Apr 17

    Big Verdict reversed because of improper closing argument

    Big Verdict reversed because of improper closing argument
    A lawyer for a plaintiff in an employment discrimination case won a verdict for her client of  $900,000 which included $600,000 in punitive damages.  However the 8th Circuit reversed the award because the plaintiff’s…
Rank this Week: 3192

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

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

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
  • Apr 17

    Governor Patrick’s Proposed Ban on Noncompetition Agreements Maintains Business Protection

    Governor Patrick’s Proposed Ban on Noncompetition Agreements Maintains Business Protection
    Governor Deval Patrick has entered the fray surrounding the enforcement of noncompetition agreements in Massachusetts. Apparently concerned about the effects the commonly used contracts have on growth and productivity in the Commonwealth, the…
  • Apr 9

    Massachusetts Poised to Raise Minimum Wage

    Massachusetts Poised to Raise Minimum Wage
    As a minimum wage hike at the federal level remains mired in the pit of political mud through which Congress forces virtually all legislation to pass, Massachusetts appears almost certain to increase…
  • Mar 28

    Avoiding Handicap Law Violations Requires Caution in a Variety of Circumstance

    Avoiding Handicap Law Violations Requires Caution in a Variety of Circumstance
    All employers know, or certainly should know by now, that they have a duty to reasonably accommodate workers with disabilities. Still, cases in this area of law abound at the MCAD, EEOC and in the courts. While they…
Rank this Week: 3401

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/
  • Apr 17

    Social Media Privacy Update: What Employers Need to Know About New State Legislation

    Social Media Privacy Update: What Employers Need to Know About New State Legislation
    By Anna A. Cohen As we previously reported, social media privacy has become the latest issue to be regulated by state legislation. Last week, Wisconsin jumped on the social media privacy bandwagon. On April 8, 2014, Wisconsin Governor…
  • Apr 17

    Social Media Privacy Update: What Employers Need to Know About New State Legislation

    Social Media Privacy Update: What Employers Need to Know About New State Legislation
    By Anna A. Cohen As we previously reported, social media privacy has become the latest issue to be regulated by state legislation. Last week, Wisconsin jumped on the social media privacy bandwagon. On April 8, 2014, Wisconsin Governor…
  • Mar 25

    Protect Your Start-Up from the Start

    Protect Your Start-Up from the Start
    By Dustin E. Stark Do start-up tech companies need an HR professional or employment counsel from the start?  A recent highly publicized incident involving a former GitHub Inc. employee suggests the answer is yes.  Earlier this…
Rank this Week: 3589

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Apr 17

    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”

    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”
    Employer avoids liability for harassing texts sent by rogue employee In an interesting decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that an employer is not liable for discriminatory and harassing texts sent by a rogue employee to…
  • Apr 14

    Upcoming Ontario Ministry of Labour blitze

    Upcoming Ontario Ministry of Labour blitze
    Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has announced several upcoming blitzes during which it will ensure that employers in specified industries are compliant with particular areas of concern under the Employment Standards Act, 2000…
  • Apr 14

    Contract Requiring Ex-Employee to Compensate Former Employer for Competing Ruled Enforceable in British Columbia

    Contract Requiring Ex-Employee to Compensate Former Employer for Competing Ruled Enforceable in British Columbia
    A recent decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal has endorsed a novel approach to post-employment competition by upholding an employment contract whereby the employee was required to compensate the employer if she competed soon after her…
Rank this Week: 3043

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/
  • Apr 16

    One for the whistleblower

    One for the whistleblower
    The Michigan Court of Appeals historically has not been a good place for plaintiffs who sue under Michigan's Whistleblowers' Protection Act.  When a decision goes in favor of a plaintiff, it is worth noting, even if the decision is per…
  • Apr 10

    Do as I say...: The EEOC and credit check

    Do as I say...: The EEOC and credit check
    On October 10, 2010, the EEOC held a public hearing on the impact that the use of credit history has on employee selection and potential discrimination.  The press release  summarizing the hearing carried the by-line that some…
  • Apr 9

    Remembering an angel

    Remembering an angel
    This post steps away from the normal subject and honors the memory of a special little girl...Lacey Holsworth who lost her battle with neuroblastoma.  For those of you who are not aware of the special relationship she had with…
Rank this Week: 2993

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/
  • Apr 16

    Penalties Rise for ADA Noncompliance

    Penalties Rise for ADA Noncompliance
    By Andrea R. Calem Noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act just became costlier.  Pursuant to an inflation-adjustment formula, on March 28, 2014 the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a final rule raising the…
  • Apr 14

    NLRB Receives Spirited Debate Over Ambush Election Rules During Public Meeting

    NLRB Receives Spirited Debate Over Ambush Election Rules During Public Meeting
    For 2 days, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) heard from speakers on its proposed rules to accelerate the processing of union representation petitions and quicken the timing of elections.  The speakers ranged from several labor…
  • Apr 1

    NLRB Public Meeting: Kara Maciel to Speak on Ambush Election Rule

    NLRB Public Meeting: Kara Maciel to Speak on Ambush Election Rule
    Our colleague Kara Maciel will speak on behalf of EBG client, National Grocers Association (“NGA”), at the National Labor Relations Board’s public meeting, scheduled for April 10-11, 2014 regarding the Notice…
Rank this Week: 3238

Texas Workers Rights Blog

Texas Workers Rights Blog

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

http://www.johnwenke.com/category/texasworkersrightsblog/
  • Apr 15

    Psst. . . How much are you making?

    Psst. . . How much are you making?
    This month, President Obama signed an Executive Order barring federal contractors from discriminating or retaliating against workers who discuss their salaries.    The impetus behind this executive order was to specifically…
  • Mar 21

    Employer’s Prompt Response Rebuffs Discrimination Claim

    Employer’s Prompt Response Rebuffs Discrimination Claim
    As an employment attorney representing workers, I often focus on the actions, or inactions, of management or human resources officials after an employee complains of discrimination or sexual harassment.  Oftentimes a plaintiff’s…
  • Feb 10

    Thank You For Reporting Illegal Conduct: You’re Fired!

    Thank You For Reporting Illegal Conduct: You’re Fired!
    Recently, the Texas Supreme Court decided a case originating from El Paso, reminding us that whistleblowers in Texas still face difficult challenges in receiving protections from retaliation. In Canutillo I.S.D. v. Farran, the Plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 3096

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
Rank this Week: 3074

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    College Athletes Determined to Be Employees By NLRB

    College Athletes Determined to Be Employees By NLRB
    Recently, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that the college football players at Northwestern should be considered “employees” of the University and entitled to organize. This decision may have significant implications for…
  • Apr 7

    Are The McDonald's Corporation and Franchise Owners “Joint Employers”?

    Are The McDonald's Corporation and Franchise Owners “Joint Employers”?
    Seven class action Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits are pending against McDonald's Corporation and numerous McDonald's franchises alleging wage and hour violations. The FLSA requires that employers pay at least minimum wage and…
  • Mar 26

    President Obama Seeks To Amend FLSA

    President Obama Seeks To Amend FLSA
    President Barack Obama has just released a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Labor to "propose revisions to modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations” aimed at revising the federal Fair Labor Standards…
Rank this Week: 3341

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Harris v. Quinn: Second Labor Case This Term to be Decided by the Supreme Court

    Harris v. Quinn: Second Labor Case This Term to be Decided by the Supreme Court
    It is a little unusual for the United States Supreme Court to consider two important labor cases during its’ term, but that is exactly what legal analysts will be saying come June. In January, they issued a decision on a donning and…
  • Mar 7

    Minnesota Nice Isn't Just The People, It's The Businesses Too!

    Minnesota Nice Isn't Just The People, It's The Businesses Too!
    Minnesota is known for its “Minnesota Nice” residents. But it isn’t always the citizens that are nice, sometimes it’s the businesses, or more accurately the business owners. Jon Tevlin (@jontevlin) with the Star…
  • Feb 26

    Donning and Doffing According to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Donning and Doffing According to the U.S. Supreme Court
    It is not very often a U.S. Supreme Court Justice begins the Court’s opinion with “The question before us is the meaning of the phrase ‘changing clothes’…,” but that is exactly what happened last month…
Rank this Week: 3182

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/
  • Apr 14

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility
    The Nebraska legislature recently passed a bill which will allow more Nebraska homeowners to use the homestead exemption for real property taxes. The Nebraska homestead exemption phases out as a taxpayer’s income increases. Under prior…
  • Apr 10

    What Do I Do If I Have a Tax Dispute With the IRS?

    What Do I Do If I Have a Tax Dispute With the IRS?
    That’s going to depend on what type of dispute you have. If the dispute is based on a previously-filed tax return, the first thing I would recommend is to go back to the person who prepared your return. A lot…Read more ›
  • Apr 9

    If I Move Out of the Country, Do I Still Pay U.S. Income Tax?

    If I Move Out of the Country, Do I Still Pay U.S. Income Tax?
    If you are a U.S. citizen living abroad, the U.S. income tax requirements are generally the same as if you lived in the United States. All gross income, whether made in the United States or abroad is subject to U.S.…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 3638

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/
  • Apr 11

    The Educational-Entertainment Complex exposed, under fire

    The Educational-Entertainment Complex exposed, under fire
    By Guest Blogger:  Matthew A. Kaufman The National Labor Relations Board recently publicized the NCAA’s playbook.  For sports fans, the NLRB revealed all the things that we kind of knew (or should have known) were true, but…
  • Apr 8

    Equal Pay Day and the elusive gender pay gap

    Equal Pay Day and the elusive gender pay gap
    By Elizabeth Kristen April 8, 2014, is “Equal Pay Day” in the United States. On average, women earn less than men. In fact, in 2012, full-time working women earned only 77% of what men made. That means the average woman must work…
  • Apr 2

    Pillage in private: Raiders try to punt cheerleader wage claims into arbitration

    Pillage in private: Raiders try to punt cheerleader wage claims into arbitration
    Employee and consumer advocates have been screaming for years about the harsh realities of arbitration clauses.  We’ve decried them for being secret; for being unfair; and unconscionable and unconstitutional.  Like the frog in…
Rank this Week: 3018

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/
  • Apr 11

    YES WE CAN, Even the Women

    YES WE CAN, Even the Women
    Growing up I was taught that it is rude to discuss how much money you make or to ask someone else how much they are paid. As sometimes happens, these social ideas of what is right or wrong have also … Continue reading →
  • Apr 3

    H1B: One More Hurdle to Creating Your Dream Team

    H1B: One More Hurdle to Creating Your Dream Team
    This past Tuesday thousands of applications were submitted for coveted H1B visas. These visas are necessary for U.S. employers who want to hire high-skilled foreign workers. The majority of these applications are for workers with advanced…
  • Mar 27

    A Whole New Game: College Athletes Are Employee

    A Whole New Game: College Athletes Are Employee
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided that Northwestern University athletes are employees of the University and, as such, are allowed to form a union. The athletes claim they just want a seat at the table to discuss issues.…
Rank this Week: 3450

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/
  • Apr 10

    Domino's Franchisees Caught Up In Wage-Theft Case

    Domino's Franchisees Caught Up In Wage-Theft Case
    The owners of a group of Domino's Pizza franchises across New York State recently agreed to pay workers hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle a wage-theft investigation that had been started by the state's attorney general. The…
  • Mar 27

    NLRB Decision Could Lead To Compensation For College Athlete

    NLRB Decision Could Lead To Compensation For College Athlete
    In a surprising decision this week, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that football players at Northwestern University meet the standards necessary to form a labor union. The decision was seen by many as a possible first step towards…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court To Hear Important Amazon Wage Theft Case

    Supreme Court To Hear Important Amazon Wage Theft Case
    An important case regarding unpaid time that workers spend going in and out of security while going to jobs at Amazon warehouses has been picked up by the U.S. Supreme Court. The case was last heard in the Ninth Circuit where the justices…
Rank this Week: 3324

Employment Law Matters

Employment Law Matters

Covers all aspects of employment law, as well as best practices and trends in the workplace. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://employmentblog.mmwr.com/
  • Apr 10

    What is Work?

    What is Work?
    “I have to go to work.”  “Work was tough today.”  “I don’t get paid enough for the work I do.” We make these or similar statements and we’ve all heard them.  But what do they…
  • Mar 19

    6 Tips for Employers When Faced with Religious Exemption Request

    6 Tips for Employers When Faced with Religious Exemption Request
    In recent years, the number of complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) regarding religious discrimination has dramatically increased.  According to the EEOC, there were 1,709 complaints of…
  • Mar 10

    How Do Employers Prepare for the PPACA?

    How Do Employers Prepare for the PPACA?
    I was recently invited to participate in a podcast with the Human Capital Institute (HCI).  HCI just completed a research study with HR professionals on their levels of preparedness and concern for the Patient Protection and Affordable…
Rank this Week: 3025

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/
  • Apr 10

    Coworking Part 4: Managing Employee

    Coworking Part 4: Managing Employee
    In my recent blog posts, I discussed the emerging importance of coworking spaces in the post-industrial workforce and some of the risks around data security and privacy, as well as interpersonal employment law risks.  In this next part…
  • Apr 1

    Legal Services in the Modern Workplace

    Legal Services in the Modern Workplace
    March 2014 was one heck of a month for me.  On March 1, my friend and colleague, Inna Koldorf, and I launched our new law firm, Koldorf Stam LLP.  After 10 years of practice, nearly 7 years at Baker & McKenzie, one of the…
  • Feb 26

    Coworking Part 3: Interpersonal Employment Law Risk

    Coworking Part 3: Interpersonal Employment Law Risk
    In my last blog posts (here and here), I discussed the emerging importance of coworking spaces in the post-industrial workforce and some of the risks around data security and privacy.  In this part three of the series, I set out some of…
Rank this Week: 3454

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/
  • Apr 9

    When are you an Independent Contractor or an employee?

    When are you an Independent Contractor or an employee?
    Many companies are trying to save on paying employees by improperly classifying them as independent contractors.  Why do they do this?  If a company hires an Independent contractor, the company does not need to pay various benefits,…
  • Apr 3

    How often does a commissioned employee need to get paid?

    How often does a commissioned employee need to get paid?
    Many people work in an industry where it is very common to get paid based upon performance rather than simply showing up to work. It does not matter how many hours you work, but rather the employee’s compensation is based upon sales and…
  • Mar 10

    Does my employer have to pay me all vacation and sick time when I quit?

    Does my employer have to pay me all vacation and sick time when I quit?
    Often times, when an employee is faced with a hostile work environment, he or she simply can not tolerate the working conditions and feels they have no option but to quit.  Other times, an employee may simply leave a job for another…
Rank this Week: 3187