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Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

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

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 24

    Gender Pay Disparity Requires Pay Equity Analysi

    Gender Pay Disparity Requires Pay Equity Analysi
    “Women continue to make less than men for the same work,” notes Tara Siegel Bernard in her interesting article in the New York Times of November 15th entitled “Vigilant Eye On Gender Pay Gap.”  …
  • Nov 21

    How to Prepare the Best Thanksgiving Turkey

    How to Prepare the Best Thanksgiving Turkey
    Huh?  Did this become a cooking blog?  No, it’s simply time for the Friday 5 minute laugh.  Chrissie has been diligently looking for a Thanksgiving video and has come across a few gems.  I decided to go with this one…
  • Nov 21

    Grooming Policies: A Long-Haired Employee “Cannot Drag His Hair Thru The Food”

    Grooming Policies: A Long-Haired Employee “Cannot Drag His Hair Thru The Food”
    A couple of readers of our blog post yesterday relating to employer dress and grooming policies helpfully added a couple of points about an employer’s legitimate health and safety concerns, which we publish below. Marc Brenman, a…
Rank this Week: 2759

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Nov 24

    The 1877 Master and Servant Rule Lives!

    The 1877 Master and Servant Rule Lives!
    If you wonder why American workers need protection from workplace bullying, consider last week’s decision by a federal appeals court in Chicago regarding a 51-year-old plant  manager who was fired by Sun…
  • Nov 21

    Law Doesn’t Protect Workers from ‘Unfair Employers”

    Law Doesn’t Protect Workers from ‘Unfair Employers”
    As the holiday season approaches, the U.S.  Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago has released a decision that harkens back to the working conditions of Victorian England which inspired Charles Dickens.…
  • Nov 21

    EEOC Snubs Age Discrimination – Again

    EEOC Snubs Age Discrimination – Again
    Yet again, the EEOC in 2014 devoted a disproportionately small percentage of its resources toward litigating age discrimination complaints. The EEOC filed 133 merits lawsuits during FY 2014, compared to 131 in 2013 and 378 a decade ago.…
Rank this Week: 2827

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
Rank this Week: 2838

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Race Discrimination Verdict Reinstated Against MARTA Manager

    Race Discrimination Verdict Reinstated Against MARTA Manager
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has just reinstated a $500,000 retaliation verdict against MARTA. The retaliation lawsuit was filed after a man was allegedly fired for telling his supervisor he was going to file a race…
  • Nov 18

    50 Years Later: the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title VII

    50 Years Later: the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title VII
    In 1963, after marches and lobbying by the civil rights community, President John F. Kennedy publicly endorsed a civil rights bill, which would give "all Americans the right to be served in facilities which are open to the public –…
  • Nov 15

    Research Shows Weight Discrimination is Prevalent

    Research Shows Weight Discrimination is Prevalent
    Employment discrimination may occur in a variety of settings. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits many types of discrimination including discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin and religion. This means…
Rank this Week: 2685

HR Defense Blog

HR Defense Blog

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

http://www.akerman.com/Blogs/hrdefense/
  • Nov 21

    President Obama Outlines Executive Action on Immigration

    President Obama Outlines Executive Action on Immigration
    POSTED BY SCOTT BETTRIDGE ON NOVEMBER 21, 2014 President Obama has ambitiously announced several executive actions that have the potential to impact undocumented immigrants, as well as employers, foreign national workers, and their spouses.…
  • Nov 14

    Court Slaps Down EEOC Subpoena, Refusing to Allow Agency to Expand its Investigation

    Court Slaps Down EEOC Subpoena, Refusing to Allow Agency to Expand its Investigation
    POSTED BY RICHARD D. TUSCHMAN ON NOVEMBER 14, 2014 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has broad authority to investigate allegations of employment discrimination. But there are limits to that authority, as illustrated by a recent…
  • Oct 23

    Failure to Disclose Procedures Dooms Arbitration Agreement

    Failure to Disclose Procedures Dooms Arbitration Agreement
    POSTED BY RICHARD D. TUSCHMAN ON OCTOBER 23, 2014 As a general rule, courts will uphold agreements that require employees to arbitrate their employment disputes. But an employer seeking to compel arbitration must show that…
Rank this Week: 2895

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2983

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Nov 19

    Upstate N.Y. Employers Brace for New Workplace Regulation

    Upstate N.Y. Employers Brace for New Workplace Regulation
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. It is no secret that, through the efforts of the New York City (NYC) Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC has in the past few years become home to some of the nation’s…
  • Nov 11

    Wellness Programs and Biometric Screening: Lessons From Recent EEOC Attack

    Wellness Programs and Biometric Screening: Lessons From Recent EEOC Attack
    This post was written by Sara A. Begley, Julia Y. Trankiem, and Sarah T. Hansel. For employers, a healthy workforce can mean improved productivity, lower absence rates, and a reduction in health insurance costs. In an effort to…
  • Nov 5

    Passed-Ballot Initiatives Present a Jumble of State and Local Changes for Employer

    Passed-Ballot Initiatives Present a Jumble of State and Local Changes for Employer
    This post was written by Joel S. Barras and Hadley B. Perkins. The big news on Election Night 2014 was, of course, the Republican Wave and that party’s takeover of the Senate majority, as well as many governors’ mansions and state…
Rank this Week: 2636

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Nov 17

    Responding Effectively to Third-Party Subpoena

    Responding Effectively to Third-Party Subpoena
    It is your lucky day!! A subpoena comes in the mail and makes its way to your desk. The subpoena comes from a creditor involved in a lawsuit with one of your employees and demands that you produce copies of your employee’s payroll…
  • Nov 17

    Paycard Use Comes With Convenience, Regulation

    Paycard Use Comes With Convenience, Regulation
    For some employers, paycards have become a convenient and cost-effective alternate method to pay their workers, and for employees to have fast and easy access to their wages. Even direct deposit, for all the administrative ease it provides,…
  • Nov 10

    Gentlemen’s Club Cannot Strip Dancers of Employee Statu

    Gentlemen’s Club Cannot Strip Dancers of Employee Statu
    We mentioned early last year that the U.S. Department of Labor intended to start cracking down on the (mis)classification of workers as independent contractors. All is not lost however, as we also recently discussed a New York case where…
Rank this Week: 2703

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Nov 16

    Putting tests to the test: Exploring personality assessments and discrimination

    Putting tests to the test: Exploring personality assessments and discrimination
    A quest to find and hire the best applicants prompts many employers to look for ways to quickly eliminate all but the most promising candidates. When online job postings unleash a flood of applications, many employers turn to software that…
  • Nov 16

    Sign of the times: Jill Abramson, the New York Times, and pay equity

    Sign of the times: Jill Abramson, the New York Times, and pay equity
    by Mark I. Schickman The New York Times is the second largest newspaper in America, with about two million papers sold each day. It’s also the liberal beacon of American journalism, with solid-gold progressive credentials. Still, it…
  • Nov 16

    California at epicenter of rise in disability access cases against small businesse

    California at epicenter of rise in disability access cases against small businesse
    by Matthew A. Goodin In addition to allowing disabled employees to sue their employers for discriminating or refusing to provide reasonable accommodations, both federal and California law allow disabled persons to sue businesses and places of…
Rank this Week: 2865

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

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

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law
    After Indiana’s right-to-work law took effect on Mar. 14, 2012, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, AFL-CIO challenged the law in federal and state court. The Union’s lawsuits challenged the law’s…
  • Oct 31

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination
    At this point in the discharge process, employers should have already ensured that all bases have been covered prior to an employee’s termination and are now prepared to inform the employee. Now it’s time for the often…
  • Oct 29

    ICYMI: Tandy C. Patrick Explains Why You Should Hire a Lawyer When Signing a Purchase Contract

    ICYMI: Tandy C. Patrick Explains Why You Should Hire a Lawyer When Signing a Purchase Contract
    In October’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD partner Tandy C. Patrick discussed why hiring a lawyer when signing purchase contracts is a wise idea. Read her advice below and don’t miss our monthly legal…
Rank this Week: 2692

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/
  • Nov 11

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

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

    Court Rejects EEOC’s Attempt to Restrain Implementation of Wellness Program

    Court Rejects EEOC’s Attempt to Restrain Implementation of Wellness Program
    We previously wrote about two recent lawsuits in which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued employers under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) for implementing…
  • Oct 31

    Salvatore Gangemi Quoted in Article Alleging Race Discrimination and Harassment

    Salvatore Gangemi Quoted in Article Alleging Race Discrimination and Harassment
    Salvatore G. Gangemi was quoted in an article published in FundFire, a Financial Times service, titled “Wells Hit with Racial Discrimination Suit,” which involves a lawsuit that was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern…
Rank this Week: 2620

Southwest Florida Employment Law…

Southwest Florida Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.swflemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    Employee Retaliation Claims Continue to Rise

    Employee Retaliation Claims Continue to Rise
    Thanks to Richard Cohen and his Employment Discrimination Report blog and the Washington Post for focusing attention on the recent report by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) about the rapid increase in retaliation…
  • Oct 7

    Have You Been Using E-Verify More Than 10 Years?

    Have You Been Using E-Verify More Than 10 Years?
    If yes, please download the new “Historic Records Report” before Dec 31, 2014. In order to comply with the National Archives and Records Administration’s retention and disposal schedule, United States Citizenship and…
  • Sep 22

    Medical Marijuana and Employers’ Right

    Medical Marijuana and Employers’ Right
    Twenty-three states now permit medical or recreational marijuana use, yet the overwhelming number of public and private employers continues to prohibit employees from using the drug. As the number of states allowing private marijuana use…
Rank this Week: 2856

Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

Covers the defense of misclassification claims and class actions, audits and investigations by the IRS and state tax and workforce agencies. By Pepper Hamilton LLP.

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
  • Nov 4

    October 2014 Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Update

    October 2014 Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Update
    In the Courts (8 cases) TAX COURT DECISION REMINDS COMPANIES THAT “OFFICERS” ARE STATUTORY EMPLOYEES AND THEREFORE CANNOT BE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. The United States Tax Court held that a company that was engaged in the buying,…
  • Oct 6

    September 2014 Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Update

    September 2014 Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Update
    This month’s headline developments are the crescendo of cases finding against FedEx Ground’s classification of drivers as independent contractors.  On the heels of last month’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for…
  • Oct 6

    FedEx Hit with Avalanche of Independent Contractor Misclassification Ruling

    FedEx Hit with Avalanche of Independent Contractor Misclassification Ruling
    In the past week, the Supreme Court of Kansas and the National Labor Relations Board have issued lengthy, comprehensive opinions finding that FedEx misclassified its Home Delivery and Ground Division drivers as independent contractors as a…
Rank this Week: 2772

Juz The Fax

Juz The Fax

Cover labor law and litigation. By Randy L. Braun.

http://juzthefax.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    The Inflatable Rat And The First Amendment

    The Inflatable Rat And The First Amendment
    In a Decision dated October 27, 2014, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Bianco, J.), refused to ban a Union from using inflatable rats to communicate its objections to the hiring by an Employer of a…
  • Jun 27

    Obama's "Recess" Appointments To NLRB Held Unconstitutional

    Obama's "Recess" Appointments To NLRB Held Unconstitutional
    In a blistering, 9-0 Decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) were unconstitutional. The revocation of those appointments,…
  • Mar 27

    NLRB Rules That College Football Players Are Employees And May Unionize

    NLRB Rules That College Football Players Are Employees And May Unionize
    Yesterday, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) ruled that football players at Northwestern University qualify as employees of the university and can unionize.  Certainly, one can…
Rank this Week: 2743

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

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

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 2876

Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2806

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 2587

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

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

http://www.nationalwhistleblower.com/
  • Oct 20

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie

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

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for medically unnecessary…
  • Jul 28

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation
    Hawaiian cargo container shipping company, Matson Navigation Co., has agreed to pay the United States $9 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act (FCA). The lawsuit, filed in 2010 by a freight consultant,…
Rank this Week: 2608

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Features updates and insights regarding California employment law. By Phillip J. Griego & Associates.

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Oct 10

    Companies Will Be Responsible For Wages of Sub-Contractor

    Companies Will Be Responsible For Wages of Sub-Contractor
    Does your company use workers provided by other companies?  If so, your company may be liable for the other companies’ failure to pay wages or carry state-mandated workers’ compensation insurance. Governor Brown signed AB…
  • Oct 9

    DOL Delays Enforcement of Home Care Regulations, But Employees Are Still Entitled to Overtime

    DOL Delays Enforcement of Home Care Regulations, But Employees Are Still Entitled to Overtime
    Telling employers that the DOL is not going to enforce the regulations could lead employers to believe they are not required to comply with the regulations. This is simply not true. While the DOL may choose not to enforce the regulations,…
  • Oct 1

    New Law Expands Time Period for Liquidated Damages in Unpaid Minimum Wage Claim

    New Law Expands Time Period for Liquidated Damages in Unpaid Minimum Wage Claim
    AB 2074 amends Labor Code section 1194.2 to make it clear that "A suit may be filed for liquidated damages at any time before the expiration of the statute of limitations on an action for wages from which the liquidated damages arise."
Rank this Week: 2754

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

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

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Oct 6

    GAMES APPELLATE REVIEWERS PLAY: RECONSIDERATIONS

    GAMES APPELLATE REVIEWERS PLAY: RECONSIDERATIONS
    If many injured federal employees find their initial case adjudications complex, the realm of FECA appeals must seem as understandable as our changing weather patterns.  However, properly analyzed in context, these appeals are not as…
  • Sep 3

    From the OPM Disability Victory Files!

    From the OPM Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal attorney with his FERS disability claim.  This gentleman was/is suffering from anxiety, depression, and a cognitive disorder that causes both short-term and long-term memory impairment.  Unable to…
  • Aug 20

    OPM Disability Retirement – FMLA and/or Sick Leave or Tough it Out?

    OPM Disability Retirement – FMLA and/or Sick Leave or Tough it Out?
    This is a very interesting and relevant topic and probably one of our main specialities in assisting our clients.  Virtually all of our OPM Disability Retirement cases have some period of time when the employee is struggling with whether…
Rank this Week: 2993

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Covers labor and employment issues affecting Hawaii employers. By Ryan E. Sanada.

http://www.hilaborlaw.com
  • Aug 26

    Quote in Hawaii Business Magazine Article on Paycard

    Quote in Hawaii Business Magazine Article on Paycard
    The August 2014 issue of Hawaii Business Magazine contains an article discussing a new law that was passed from the 2014 legislative session which modernizes Hawaii’s payment of wages law by clarifying that employers may pay their…
  • Aug 12

    2014 Legislative Session: Final Report

    2014 Legislative Session: Final Report
    On July 8, 2014, we passed the final deadline of the 2014 Legislative Session, the Veto Deadline. The Veto Deadline is the date by which the Governor must either sign or veto a bill. Any bill that is not vetoed becomes law "without the…
  • Jun 12

    Follow-up Interview with KHON2 on Public Accommodations Law

    Follow-up Interview with KHON2 on Public Accommodations Law
    Just as I was about to step into a lunch meeting yesterday, I got call from Gina Mangieri saying that her story on the gender identity lawsuit garnered so much interest (and questions) from viewers, she wanted to immediately do a…
Rank this Week: 2760

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Covers issues in social media and employment law. By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.socialmediaemploymentlawblog.com
  • Jun 13

    For The Love Of G-D, Don't Say You Love Me

    For The Love Of G-D, Don't Say You Love Me
    We have come to this in our workplaces, in the lyrics of Annie Lennox:  “No more ‘I love you’s.”   Please enjoy today’s guest post from one of your employees: I have difficulty getting close to…
  • Jun 11

    The Truth About As*hole

    The Truth About As*hole
    Here’s the truth:  we are a litigious society.  For a lot of reasons beyond the scope of this blog, a smarter workforce with ever-increasing access to information and resources continues to file employment lawsuits in record…
  • Jun 9

    Data Breach Laws Continue to Come

    Data Breach Laws Continue to Come
    Retail.  Financial services.  Health care. Energy.  Not an industry has been spared when it comes to recent data and cyber breaches, and the colossal damage that occurs to the interests of the company, its employees, and third…
Rank this Week: 2643

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: 2883

Jones & Jones Blog

Jones & Jones Blog

Covers personal injury trial law and labor and employment law .

http://www.joneslawyers.com/blog/
  • Mar 17

    GM Ignition Switch Recall

    GM Ignition Switch Recall
    GM Safety Recall General Motors has issued a safety recall 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5, 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR, 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada), 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and 2007 Saturn Sky vehicles…
  • Mar 7

    Fatal Car Accidents, Texas Lawyer

    Fatal Car Accidents, Texas Lawyer
    Traffic  Fatalities One cannot turn on the news without learning of another fatal car accident.  Thankfully, we are usually comforted to know that none of our family members or people we know were involved in the fatal…
  • Dec 22

    Impersonating Someone Online, Joke or Crime in Texas?

    Impersonating Someone Online, Joke or Crime in Texas?
    Online Impersonation Is it a joke or a crime to impersonate someone online in Texas?  We have all seen social media accounts pretending to be someone else and heard stories of people on dating sites pretending to be someone else. …
Rank this Week: 3012

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Provides information and insight for businesses.

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

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim
    In this case, we represented a business and the individual who owns that business. The defendant, a medical doctor named Pankaj Karan, was starting his own business, MDTelexchange, and traveled to an overseas company also owned by our client…
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
Rank this Week: 2962

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: 2657

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: 2906

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: 2929

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: 2857

California Employment Law - Fight…

California Employment Law - Fight Harassment

Covers workplace harassment in California. By Bitton & Associates.

http://www.fightharassment.com/
  • Jun 9

    Martinez v. Combs and the Expanded Definition of “Employer”

    Martinez v. Combs and the Expanded Definition of “Employer”
    The California Supreme Court has recently expanded the definition of “employer” and what it means to “employ” for the purposes of Labor Code wage and hour violations. In the case of Martinez v. Combs, plaintiffs were seasonal…
  • Oct 7

    How Hostile Does It Have to Be?

    How Hostile Does It Have to Be?
    Racist comments or ethnic slurs at work can amount to a “hostile work environment” depending on the number of incidents and the working relationship between the speaker and receiver of the discriminatory comments.
  • Jun 9

    Harassing Behavior

    Harassing Behavior
    The following is a list of some sexual harassing behaviors defined by California statutory law:1. Sexual favors -- unwanted sexual advances or propositions2. Verbal conduct -- epithets, slurs or derogatory comments, including comments about…
Rank this Week: 2715

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/
  • Nov 23

    Trial

    Trial
    The vast majority--far more that 90%--of civil cases are never going to trial. They are mostly going to be resolved by default, or by motion, or by negotiated settlement. And if by settlement, that will happen between the parties themselves…
  • Jun 12

    Tesla patent

    Tesla patent
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published today on Tesla's website that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. Tesla has decided that in the…
  • Jun 5

    Employment Claims and the DFEH

    Employment Claims and the DFEH
    I heard a talk recently by Phyllis Cheng, the director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH"). Ms. Cheng walked through the process of resolving employment claims in the department. For cases not processed by…
Rank this Week: 3711

The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

Covers legislative and court cases affecting Utah employers and employees. By D. Scott Crook.

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Cases November 10 through 22

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

    The Troubling Myton Police Chief Case: Did Myton Do All It Could?

    The Troubling Myton Police Chief Case: Did Myton Do All It Could?
    Recently, Myton, a small city located in Duchesne County, has come under scrutiny for hiring as a police chief a former police officer that had a long history of criminal stalking charges filed against him.  The history is detailed in a…
  • Nov 7

    Cases --- November 2 through 10

    Cases --- November 2 through 10
    Sweets v. Wyoming Department of Employment (10th Cir., November 3, 2014) (affirming dismissal of civil right action based on workers compensation claim)
Rank this Week: 3597

Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    New OSHA Reporting Requirements Go Into Effect January 1, 2015

    New OSHA Reporting Requirements Go Into Effect January 1, 2015
    Beginning January 1, 2015, employers will need to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new requirements for reporting employee fatalities and severe injuries. The new rule requires employers to report…
  • Nov 7

    Ohio Does Not Recognize Dual Intent Doctrine

    Ohio Does Not Recognize Dual Intent Doctrine
    While many jurisdictions recognize the dual intent doctrine, which allows a workers’ compensation claim when a worker is injured while traveling for both business and personal purposes, Ohio does not. In an October 21, 2014…
  • Oct 20

    OSHA Warns Employers of the Dangers of Ebola

    OSHA Warns Employers of the Dangers of Ebola
    The threat of the deadly Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, or Ebola virus, has caught the attention of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In the wake of several national incidents, OSHA has released interim guidance tips for employers…
Rank this Week: 3632

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Why Speak to a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Directly?

    Why Speak to a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Directly?
    From the very beginning it is the worker versus a billion dollar insurance company, the insurance company lawyer, the employer, and the insurance company doctors. If you are injured while at work, why is it so important that you speak to a…
  • Nov 19

    How Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Processed

    How Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Processed
    Each workers’ compensation case is unique; however, there are rules and deadlines that apply to all cases. While workers’ compensation cases normally do not require a full-blown trial, employees and their lawyers should…
  • Nov 19

    Industries with Highest Incidence of Illnesses, Injuries, and Death

    Industries with Highest Incidence of Illnesses, Injuries, and Death
    Each day, 150 workers lose their lives as a result of a work-related injury or illness. Many work-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths are reported in the United States each year. In fact, work-related injuries and…
Rank this Week: 3178

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Nov 20

    New California Employment Laws for 2015

    New California Employment Laws for 2015
    We’ve written throughout the year about new employment laws that take effect in California in 2015. But as the year winds down, here’s a handy list of the most significant ones (with links to our earlier entries). Many…
  • Nov 13

    Judge Begs Higher Courts to Clarify Exempt Statu

    Judge Begs Higher Courts to Clarify Exempt Statu
    Determining whether employees are exempt from overtime requirements under California law is more difficult than determining their status under federal law. Under federal law, exempt status depends on an employee’s primary duty and the…
  • Nov 11

    San Francisco and Oakland Bump Up Minimum Wage

    San Francisco and Oakland Bump Up Minimum Wage
    With Republicans taking control of the Senate, an increase in the US minimum wage ($7.25) seems unlikely anytime soon. However, California’s minimum wage stands at $9 and will increase to $10 on January 1, 2016. On a local level,…
Rank this Week: 3100

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3098

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Nov 20

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation
    The California Fair Employment and Housing Council is considering amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act Regulations. The proposed amendments would make significant changes to: Required content, dissemination and translation of…
  • Nov 18

    Report: California Employers Pay Highest Workers’ Comp Costs in Nation

    Report: California Employers Pay Highest Workers’ Comp Costs in Nation
    ​The biennial study by the Oregon Department of Business and Consumer Services has confirmed that California employers pay the highest workers’ compensation costs in the nation — by a wide margin. California has consistently…
  • Nov 17

    EEOC Targets Illegal Medical History Inquirie

    EEOC Targets Illegal Medical History Inquirie
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled a charge alleging that a class of job applicants was subjected to illegal medical exams and family medical history inquiries. The employer will pay $187,500 to settle the…
Rank this Week: 3614

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Capsized Boat near San Francisco Leaves Four Dead

    Capsized Boat near San Francisco Leaves Four Dead
    Earlier this month, three men and one woman died when a private fishing boat was capsized in the cold waters near Bodega Bay. The accident occurred on the opening day of crab season. The boat capsized after it was hit by a wave. One man…
  • Nov 17

    Oakland’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

    Oakland’s New Paid Sick Leave Law
    America’s midterm elections this month have made national news, mainly reporting on a slew of members of Congress and Senators who got replaced or reelected. For many though, the local issues on the ballots actually impact their daily…
  • Nov 13

    Lyft has First Fatality in Company History

    Lyft has First Fatality in Company History
    A tragic accident near Sacramento last weekend was the first fatality for popular ridesharing company Lyft. The accident occurred when a 24 year old man, who was a resident of West Sacramento, was returning home from Halloween in a Lyft…
Rank this Week: 3261

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

Covers employment discrimination and harassment laws. By Resnick Law Group, P.C.

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3555

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Nov 19

    Postal Workers Union Complains to NLRB About Post Office Data Breach

    Postal Workers Union Complains to NLRB About Post Office Data Breach
    Labor law commentary by Howard Bloom. After being hit with a data breach, the last thing a company might want is the scrutiny of the union representing its employees affected by the incident. When the data breach potentially affecting…
  • Nov 19

    FTC Enters Another Settlement Agreement Arising Out of Alleged Privacy Misrepresentation

    FTC Enters Another Settlement Agreement Arising Out of Alleged Privacy Misrepresentation
    The FTC recently settled a charge with True Ultimate Standards Everywhere, Inc. (“TRUSTe”) alleging that the internet privacy certification company deceived consumers about its recertification program, as well as misrepresented…
  • Nov 15

    FCC Seeks Comment on Exemption Petition Re: Breach Notification

    FCC Seeks Comment on Exemption Petition Re: Breach Notification
    Many of us have likely received a notification from our bank or credit card company concerning suspected fraud or improper charges.  However, the legality of those messages is not always clear.  To this end, on October 14, 2014, the…
Rank this Week: 3343

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Employment Law Cases Worth Watching at the Supreme Court

    Employment Law Cases Worth Watching at the Supreme Court
    The US Supreme Court reconvened last month with this term’s docket including several employment law cases, some that might even make for major changes from business as usual. Considering that about 10,000 cases seek review by the…
  • Nov 12

    Whose Business is it? Some Workplace Boundarie

    Whose Business is it? Some Workplace Boundarie
    As a kid, everyone seems to have that one friend whose parents are infinitely more permissive than their own. They get to stay up late, eat junk food, and come and go at their leisure. For the envious rest of us, childhood was just a matter…
  • Nov 5

    You Can’t Take it With You: Non-Compete and Other Agreement

    You Can’t Take it With You: Non-Compete and Other Agreement
    Recall, if you will, the plight of Seinfeld’s George Costanza. Embarrassed by a co-worker’s snide comment at a big meeting, he spiraled into near-psychosis while fixating on the “perfect” comeback he only thought of…
Rank this Week: 3161

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3421

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 3125

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/
  • Nov 18

    LGBT legislation in Michigan

    LGBT legislation in Michigan
    A bill was introduced in the Michigan House last week which would amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.  The legislature is in its post election lame duck session, and the bill…
  • Nov 17

    The UAW and VW: You can't always get what you want..

    The UAW and VW: You can't always get what you want..
    But if you try sometimes you find you get what you need.  The Rolling Stones, 7/69VW announced the creation of a policy at its Chattanooga plant dealing with the ability of employees to form groups and to have those groups deal with…
  • Nov 9

    Employer loyalty: baseball style

    Employer loyalty: baseball style
    Employee loyalty begins with employer loyalty.  Your employees should know that if they do the job they were hired to do with a reasonable amount of competence and efficiency, you will support them.  Harvey MackayImagine that you…
Rank this Week: 3168

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Nov 16

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy

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

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

    Stephen Poloz's Controversial Advice to Young People: Work For Free
    Stephen Poloz's suggestion that young workers should work for free has been in the news over the past couple days. My take is that he was recommending that young, unemployed workers gain experience via unpaid internships, which is arguably an…
  • Oct 6

    The Ontario government must take action to protect co-op student

    The Ontario government must take action to protect co-op student
    This is an op-ed piece that appears in today's Toronto Star. I wrote the piece with Claire Seaborn, President of the Canadian Intern Association, and Joshua Mandryk, Co-Founder of Students Against Unpaid Internship Scams. For some of my…
Rank this Week: 3120