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California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Aug 18

    San Diego Implementing Ordinance Ameliorates Its Paid Sick Leave Law

    San Diego Implementing Ordinance Ameliorates Its Paid Sick Leave Law
    Seyfarth Synopsis: We’ve regularly reported on California’s peculiar paid sick leave laws. Not counting industry-specific paid sick laws (e.g., the Long Beach and Los Angeles ordinances regulating hotel employers), there are now…
  • Aug 10

    What To Do About Employee Thieves—Catch Them If You Can!

    What To Do About Employee Thieves—Catch Them If You Can!
    Seyfarth Synopsis: When employee theft occurs, employers must be cautious in investigating, avoiding self-help, and in deciding if and how to terminate the offending employee. Companies work hard to hire trustworthy employees, but employee…
  • Aug 3

    About That Trade Secret Leak: It’s From Inside The Business!

    About That Trade Secret Leak: It’s From Inside The Business!
    Seyfarth Synopsis:  Protecting trade secrets from employee theft requires more than using an NDA when onboarding employees. If businesses want to protect confidential information, they need a cradle-to-grave approach, reiterating…
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Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Wisconsin Business to Pay $700,000 in Backpay and Damages for FLSA Violation

    Wisconsin Business to Pay $700,000 in Backpay and Damages for FLSA Violation
    Last month, El Azteca, a Wisconsin business which owns four restaurants, reached a consent judgment in U.S. District Court to resolve a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division…
  • Jul 29

    Company to Pay Almost $500,000 to over 2,000 African-American Job Applicant

    Company to Pay Almost $500,000 to over 2,000 African-American Job Applicant
    Norfolk Southern Corp. is a federal contractor that has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to pay almost $500,000 to 2,086 African-American job applicants in order to resolve claims of race-based hiring discrimination. The…
  • Jul 15

    Significant Changes to the Minnesota Veterans Preference Act

    Significant Changes to the Minnesota Veterans Preference Act
    During the past legislative session, the legislature passed several significant changes to the Minnesota Veteran’s Preference Act, including reducing the 60 day notice period to 30 days, eliminating the three-person panel and replacing…
Rank this Week: 2410

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/
  • Aug 16

    Union Organizing Gets a Boost from New York City “Labor Peace” Executive Order

    Union Organizing Gets a Boost from New York City “Labor Peace” Executive Order
    A new Act Now Advisory will be of interest to many of our readers in the hospitality industry: “Union Organizing at Retail and Food Service Businesses Gets Boost from New York City ‘Labor Peace’ Executive Order,”…
  • Aug 11

    Louisiana Publishes New Poster for Hospitality Employer

    Louisiana Publishes New Poster for Hospitality Employer
    The State of Louisiana has passed a new law requiring hospitality employers to display a poster in their workplace with information regarding the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (“NHTRC”) hotline. The law, which…
  • Aug 10

    Things to Come at the NLRB: The General Counsel’s Plan

    Things to Come at the NLRB: The General Counsel’s Plan
    On March 26, the General Counsel (“GC”) of the NLRB signaled that he will be asking the Board to overturn or modify many precedents that negatively impact unions when it comes to organizing and collective bargaining. In Memorandum…
Rank this Week: 2170

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Federal Judge Rules that Employees who use Medical Marijuana can be Fired

    Federal Judge Rules that Employees who use Medical Marijuana can be Fired
    A federal judge in Fresno recently ruled that although medical marijuana has been legal in California since 1996, employees who use the drug can be fired. The judge ruled that employers do not violate California’s laws against workplace…
  • Aug 11

    Increasing Numbers of Women Suing Law Firms for Gender Bia

    Increasing Numbers of Women Suing Law Firms for Gender Bia
    A number of cases have been filed in recent years against major law firms by female employees who allege gender discrimination. Their lawsuits claim that the cultures of many major law firms favor men when it comes to pay and promotion.…
  • Aug 9

    STOCKTON MAYOR ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT WITH CHILDREN

    STOCKTON MAYOR ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT WITH CHILDREN
    While Stockton’s Silver Lake Family Camp is the home for underprivileged youths in the summer, on August 4 it also served as the location of Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva’s arrest.  Silva was arrested by the Federal Bureau of…
Rank this Week: 2681

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 15

    Two New Workplace Poster Requirement

    Two New Workplace Poster Requirement
    In case you missed it, as of August 1, 2016, there are two new (or more accurately, revised) posters that employers must post in the workplace. First, every employer who has employees that are subject to the FLSA (that’s most of you)…
  • Aug 9

    FAQ: Hepatitis A and the Workplace

    FAQ: Hepatitis A and the Workplace
    Hawaii is currently experiencing a major outbreak of Hepatitis A.  At last count, nearly 140 individuals in Hawaii have been infected with the Hepatitis A virus (“HAV”).   As a result, many Hawaii employers are left with…
  • Jul 13

    Social Media Privacy Bill Vetoed

    Social Media Privacy Bill Vetoed
    Following up on his notice of intent to veto HB 1739, this year’s social media privacy bill, Governor David Ige issued his veto of the measure on July 11, 2016. In his veto message, the Governor noted that the bill contained no…
Rank this Week: 2776

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: 2672

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • Aug 15

    Northern District of California “Shuts Out” Minor League Ballplayers’ Expert

    Northern District of California “Shuts Out” Minor League Ballplayers’ Expert
    Authored by Eric Lloyd Minor league baseball players took a swing at class certification, and they missed—badly. In Senne v. Kansas City Royals Baseball Corp., et al., minor league baseball players across the country asserted wage and…
  • Aug 9

    Should Franchisors Become BFFs with WHD?

    Should Franchisors Become BFFs with WHD?
    Authored by Alex Passantino Expanding upon a relationship started in 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division and Subway announced a voluntary compliance agreement earlier this week. Billed as an effort at…
  • Aug 8

    Another Federal Court Thinks the DOL Is Out to Lunch On Tip Credit Rule

    Another Federal Court Thinks the DOL Is Out to Lunch On Tip Credit Rule
    Authored by Noah Finkel and Cheryl A. Luce Seyfarth Synopsis: New decision from Northern District of Georgia rejects the DOL’s interpretation of the FLSA tip credit law. Holds that the FLSA does not regulate tips received by employees…
Rank this Week: 2477

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Aug 14

    The Difference Between Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restriction

    The Difference Between Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restriction
    Some states prohibit these restraints in employment contracts completely. Others allow one but not the other. Texas allows both. These restrictions on employees are meant to protect employers’ investment in their…
  • Aug 11

    Want to Switch Jobs, But Not Sure if You Can? Do Not Let A Non-Compete Hold You Down.

    Want to Switch Jobs, But Not Sure if You Can? Do Not Let A Non-Compete Hold You Down.
    Many employees sign non-compete agreements without giving it a second thought, but then a time comes when the company starts slumping, they get a new boss that they do not particularly like, receive a better job offer from a competitor…
  • Jul 29

    Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Texas?

    Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Texas?
    Generally, Texas allows non-compete agreements between employers and employees as long as they are reasonable in scope, geographic area, and term, and meet a few other requirements. See my previous posts about those requirements…
Rank this Week: 2522

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/
  • Aug 4

    New York Court Refuses to Certify Class of Unpaid Intern

    New York Court Refuses to Certify Class of Unpaid Intern
    Over the last few years, we have written about misclassification issues arising out of the use of unpaid interns to perform work.  A recent case from a New York State court has just made it more difficult for such interns to assert class…
  • May 20

    Fired for being “Too Cute” does not Constitute Sex Discrimination

    Fired for being “Too Cute” does not Constitute Sex Discrimination
    The New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex or gender.  Despite the “liberal construction” applied to the interpretation of sex…
  • May 18

    Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Updating Overtime Regulation

    Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Updating Overtime Regulation
    Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) issued its Final Rule modifying overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The Final Rule makes material changes to the application of overtime exemptions,…
Rank this Week: 2425

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Aug 2

    Taxpayers Subsidize Age Discrimination by Fed

    Taxpayers Subsidize Age Discrimination by Fed
    It is ironic that our nation’s largest employer, the U.S. government, is one of the worst offenders with respect to age discrimination in hiring. President Barack Obama in 2010 unilaterally signed an executive order that allows federal…
  • Jul 29

    Rough Justice? Case Filed a Day Late

    Rough Justice? Case Filed a Day Late
    What a difference a day makes. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Ohio recently upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by an IRS criminal investigator in 2012 who charged he was denied several promotions because he is a white…
  • Jul 27

    Roadmap to Stop Harassment in the Workplace

    Roadmap to Stop Harassment in the Workplace
    In the wake of the controversy surrounding Fox CEO Roger Ailes, it is worth reviewing how to handle the problem of  harassment in the workplace. Ailes, 76,was recently forced out of his position at the television network that he helped…
Rank this Week: 2191

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2756

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2679

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • Jul 19

    FLSA Supervisor Training Just Makes Sense

    FLSA Supervisor Training Just Makes Sense
    Many employers responded to rising harassment liability prudently by requiring supervisory employees to attend mandatory anti-harassment training.  And the statistical evidence suggests that supervisor training and other…
  • Jul 18

    Fourth Circuit Reverses Virginia District Court and Holds That Fire Captains Are Non-Exempt Employees Under FLSA in Overtime Case

    Fourth Circuit Reverses Virginia District Court and Holds That Fire Captains Are Non-Exempt Employees Under FLSA in Overtime Case
    In its recent decision in Morrison v. County of Fairfax, Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the Eastern District Court of Virginia, and held that a group of Fairfax County fire Captains were entitled…
  • Jul 18

    PCT Attends DRI Diversity Seminar in Chicago

    PCT Attends DRI Diversity Seminar in Chicago
    PCT Managing Partner Scott Johnson attended the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Diversity for Success Seminar in Chicago on June 9-10. This annual event provides law firms and corporations with an overview of national diversity and…
Rank this Week: 2379

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting the workplace in Birmingham and throughout Alabama. By Will Beckum.

http://birminghamemploymentlawyer.com/
  • May 24

    The EEOC Mediation Proce

    The EEOC Mediation Proce
    After an EEOC charge has been filed by an employee, the EEOC may contact both the employer and the employee and ask if they are interested in mediation.  A mediation is an informal attempt to resolve the claims in the charge by having…
  • Dec 18

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination
    The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nursing assistant at Jasper, Alabama’s Shadescrest Healthcare facility who was allegedly denied the right to wear a hijab in accordance with her faith and ultimately fired over her…
  • Dec 18

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination
    The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nursing assistant at Jasper, Alabama’s Shadescrest Healthcare facility who was allegedly denied the right to wear a hijab in accordance with her faith and ultimately fired over her…
Rank this Week: 2378

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
  • May 19

    Federal Changes to Overtime Exemption

    Federal Changes to Overtime Exemption
    For the last year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has been working on proposed rule changes related to overtime exemptions. These changes are designed to substantially decrease the number of employees who are exempt from overtime. Today,…
  • Feb 17

    Employment Law 101: National Origin, Citizenship & Immigration Status Discrimination

    Employment Law 101: National Origin, Citizenship & Immigration Status Discrimination
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: Part of the protection comes from Title VII, which applies to employers with 15 or more employees. An overlapping part of the protection comes from the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA),…
  • Dec 10

    Employment Law 101: Race Discrimination

    Employment Law 101: Race Discrimination
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: The law applies to all employers regardless of size. What is the issue: The Civil Rights Act of 1866 was passed to prohibit racial discrimination in contracts of employment and applies to all…
Rank this Week: 2071

California Employment Law - Fight…

California Employment Law - Fight Harassment

Covers workplace harassment in California. By Bitton & Associates.

http://www.fightharassment.com/
  • May 12

    Wrongful Termination and Back Pay

    Wrongful Termination and Back Pay
    In a wrongful termination case a prevailing employee is typically entitled to backpay from the date of judgment. So for example, if the case is litigated for 2 years that's two years of back pay. An employer charged with discrimination in…
  • Mar 9

    2016 Minimum Wages Change and What it Means for Employees Paid By Salary

    2016 Minimum Wages Change and What it Means for Employees Paid By Salary
    As of January 1, 2016 the minimum hourly rate of pay in California increased from $9 to $10 per hour. This means if anyone in California is getting paid less than $10 they are being underpaid. The change in minimum wages impacts the minimum…
  • Jan 2

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract
    Where an employment contract is ambiguous, it will be construed most strongly against the party preparing it or employing the words concerning which doubt arises. This rule applies to contracts prepared by the employer, or by the employer's…
Rank this Week: 2480

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

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

http://whistleblower-protection-law.com/
  • Apr 19

    Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Prevails in ARB Appeal

    Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Prevails in ARB Appeal
    The Department of Labor Administrative Review Board’s decision in Dietz v. Cypress Semiconductor Corp. establishes important precedent on the broad scope of protected whistleblowing under the whistleblower provision of the…
  • Apr 4

    NHTSA Issues Regulation Barring Gag Provisions in Settlement Agreement

    NHTSA Issues Regulation Barring Gag Provisions in Settlement Agreement
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an Enforcement Guidance Bulletin barring gag provisions in protective orders and settlement agreements that would prohibit information obtained in private litigation from being…
  • Apr 4

    Decision Denying Motion for Summary Judgment Broadly Construes Sarbanes-Oxley Protected Whistleblowing

    Decision Denying Motion for Summary Judgment Broadly Construes Sarbanes-Oxley Protected Whistleblowing
    Richard Trusz, the former head of valuation at a subsidiary of UBS, has defeated a motion for summary judgment in Trusz v. UBS Realty and UBS.  The decision underscores the broad scope of protected whistleblowing... The post Decision…
Rank this Week: 2131

Understanding Your Rights

Understanding Your Rights

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

http://www.risman-law.com/blog/
  • Apr 12

    Should I resign from my position at work?

    Should I resign from my position at work?
    By resigning, you are doing a disservice to yourself and likely helping your employer avoid potential liability. While some employees feel their resignation allows them to part ways with a company on their own terms, in many instances it…
  • Apr 5

    Risman & Risman, P.C. In The News: Law360 Article On New York’s New Stance on Paid Sick Leave

    Risman & Risman, P.C. In The News: Law360 Article On New York’s New Stance on Paid Sick Leave
    Jeffrey Risman, a partner of Risman & Risman, P.C., was quoted in a Law360 article on April 4, 2016, titled “NY Family Leave Policy Could Gain Momentum In Other States,” by Vin Gurrieri. As reported in the…
  • Nov 23

    Equality Act

    Equality Act
    Earlier this month, the Obama administration endorsed an amendment that would expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect gay, lesbian and transgender Americans.  Until now, there is no federal law that unequivocally prevents workers…
Rank this Week: 2289

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/
  • Nov 14

    We Are All Parisian

    We Are All Parisian
    Read this article about how Paris supported the United States after 9–11. Le Monde wrote “We are all Americans”. We owe them nothing less. We are all Parisians. Let La Marseillaise sing for those injured and killed in the…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 2182

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Nov 2

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?
    The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (NLRA) created the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)  It gives employees the right to organize and bargain collectively with their employers.  This is called unionization.  It…
  • Nov 2

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?
    The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (NLRA) created the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)  It gives employees the right to organize and bargain collectively with their employers.  This is called unionization.  It…
  • Jun 4

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)
    Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) contracted with Levy Premium Foods to manage the food and beverage services at several entertainment venues located in southern California. Levy, in turn, contracted with Canvas Corporation to provide 1099…
Rank this Week: 2304

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Consumer Issue: Hyundai Billing Error and Lease Default

    Consumer Issue: Hyundai Billing Error and Lease Default
    I received an interesting inquiry recently where Hyundai Motor Finance apparently added an erroneous $359.33 charge and $40 late fee to a customer's April 2015 lease bill despite fill payment of the March 2015 statement. I am attempting to…
  • Jul 25

    Personal Injury Attorney

    Personal Injury Attorney
    Email: SJK@QHCLaw.com    Phone: 631-482-9700
  • Jul 20

    New York Creates Statutory Guidelines for Alimony

    New York Creates Statutory Guidelines for Alimony
    New York's divorce law received yet another significant overhaul.  On June 24, 2015, the New York State Legislature passed a new law, largely going into effect in October, that -- in addition to adjusting income caps and the temporary…
Rank this Week: 2158

Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    E-cigarettes: Part of Your Workplace Smoking Ban?

    E-cigarettes: Part of Your Workplace Smoking Ban?
    Most employers, either on their own initiative or in response to state or local laws banning smoking in the workplace, have already banned the use of cigarettes and tobacco on their premises. However, the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes has…
  • Jun 22

    Colorado Supreme Court Clarifies Employee Termination for Marijuana Use

    Colorado Supreme Court Clarifies Employee Termination for Marijuana Use
    The Colorado Supreme Court, in a 6-0 decision, has held that an employer’s right to fire employees for failing drug tests trumps state laws permitting marijuana use. Under the Court’s ruling, even employees using prescribed…
  • Jun 8

    Reminder: OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard Went Into Effect on June 1

    Reminder: OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard Went Into Effect on June 1
    The deadline for chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers to begin complying with OSHA’s new hazard communication standard was June 1, 2015.In 2012, OSHA updated the old hazard communication standard to bring it…
Rank this Week: 2667

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: 2126

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Covers racial and sexual harassment and education law. By Friedman & Houlding LLP.

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

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?
    In December 2013, a victim of sexual harassment--a man--filed a charge with the EEOC, alleging that working in Autozone's Whiteville, North Carolina store, a female coworker: created a hostile work environment based on Complainant's gender…
  • Oct 28

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear
    Employers are obligated to act promptly when they learn about ongoing workplace sexual or racial harassment. When employers ignore workplace harassment, the public will find out. Media coverage is an important tool for exposing and fighting…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2543

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

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

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

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

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

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie

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

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for medically unnecessary…
Rank this Week: 2786

Tennessee Labor Talk

Tennessee Labor Talk

By Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

http://www.tennesseelabortalk.com
  • Aug 18

    Termination During FMLA Leave Not Unlawful

    Termination During FMLA Leave Not Unlawful
    Some employers believe that an employee who is out on FMLA cannot be disciplined or terminated. More savvy employers know that such a broad application is not quite accurate, as an employee’s request for or taking FMLA leave does not…
  • Aug 15

    Second Circuit Clarifies “Protected Activity” for Sarbanes-Oxley Act Retaliatory Discharge Claim

    Second Circuit Clarifies “Protected Activity” for Sarbanes-Oxley Act Retaliatory Discharge Claim
    Whether the plaintiff is actually engaged in “protected conduct” is always a key question when defending a retaliatory discharge claim. This certainly is true when such a claim is brought under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). On…
  • Aug 11

    Religious Discrimination – Employee’s Failure to Note Religious Objection Fatal to Her Claim

    Religious Discrimination – Employee’s Failure to Note Religious Objection Fatal to Her Claim
    Savvy employers know that legal and regulatory trends are toward candid and effective communication. Think interactive process under the ADA. But, at times, this same rule applies to employees. Here, an employee who refused to read the…
Rank this Week: 2502

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: 2747

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.calaborlaw.com
  • Mar 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jan 21

    Can My Boss Fire Me at Any Time for Any Reason? What is “at will”?

    Can My Boss Fire Me at Any Time for Any Reason? What is “at will”?
    “At-Will”. California is an “at-will” employment state. What does this mean? In most cases, it means that your boss can fire you at any time for almost any reason or no reason... [[ This is a content summary only.…
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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: 2769

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

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

http://piperhoffman.com
  • Sep 15

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!

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

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

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

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6
    Pigeons are watching you, and they don’t forget a face. A new study shows that pigeons can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar human faces, according
Rank this Week: 2638

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: 2598

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: 2127

Workplace Investigations Blog

Workplace Investigations Blog

Covers conducting workplace investigations involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blower, and other types of employee misconduct. By Debra L. Reilly.

http://www.workplaceinvestigationsblog.com/
  • May 23

    Public Sector Investigation Training

    Public Sector Investigation Training
    I will be speaking on "Public Sector Investigations" on June 4, 2013 (9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Location:  Weintraub Tobin ♦ 400 Capitol Mall 11th Floor ♦ Sacramento CACo-Presenters:  Kelli Kennaday and Donna Peter 3 hours…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the training…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the…
Rank this Week: 2796

Unpaid Overtime Blog

Unpaid Overtime Blog

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

http://www.unpaidovertimeblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 2797

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: 2604

Resources for Humans

Resources for Humans

Book reviews for HR and business professionals

http://blogs.hrhero.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 2578

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
  • Aug 23

    NLRB Rules That Graduate Students Are Employee

    NLRB Rules That Graduate Students Are Employee
    Earlier today, the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”) issued its long awaited decision in Columbia University.  Not surprisingly, the Board, in a 3-1 decision, overturned 12 years of precedent by ruling that…
  • Aug 17

    Non-Compete Agreement A Mandatory Subject of Bargaining, NLRB Rule

    Non-Compete Agreement A Mandatory Subject of Bargaining, NLRB Rule
    The first day of employment is often chaotic.  New employees must learn their way around the jobsite, meet (and remember the names of) many new people and otherwise familiarize themselves with working at a new job.  Oh, and…
  • Jul 29

    Recent NLRB Decision A Reminder That NLRA Can Protect Actions Of A Single Employee

    Recent NLRB Decision A Reminder That NLRA Can Protect Actions Of A Single Employee
    So far, it has been a long quiet Summer with little NLRB activity, – with the exception of the recent ruling that temporary agency employees can be part of a bargaining unit with the principal employer’s employees, of…
Rank this Week: 4256

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Aug 23

    Courts Continue to Chip Away at Vested Right

    Courts Continue to Chip Away at Vested Right
    This post was authored by Erin Kunze In the past few years, the courts have made it more difficult to establish a vested right to retiree medical benefits. We now have a decision that greatly reduces employee / retiree defenses …
  • Aug 16

    2016 is the Year of the FLSA Audit!

    2016 is the Year of the FLSA Audit!
    This blog post was authored by Jennifer Palagi. A number of developments this year – the recent decision in Flores v. City of San Gabriel on the intersection of wage and hour law and employer health plans, the new …
  • Aug 9

    A Closer Look At The Restrictions On Hiring Retirees (And Also The Exceptions!)

    A Closer Look At The Restrictions On Hiring Retirees (And Also The Exceptions!)
    This blog post was authored by Danny Y. Yoo. CalPERS issued a Circular Letter on July 12, 2016, which provided information on its compliance review process and its most common findings, including employing retired annuitants.  In our…
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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/
  • Aug 23

    We’ve Finally Reached 2016 African American Women’s Equal Pay Day

    We’ve Finally Reached 2016 African American Women’s Equal Pay Day
    Today we commemorate “African American Women’s Equal Pay Day,” the day in the year when African American women’s wages finally catch up to what men earned last year.  It is important to note that African American…
  • Jun 7

    Silencing the survivors: How the Brock Turner case reflects the failures of our justice system

    Silencing the survivors: How the Brock Turner case reflects the failures of our justice system
    By Lisa Mak Like many others, I was outraged by the outcome of Brock Turner’s case for his rape of an unconscious, intoxicated woman behind a dumpster.  This woman was brave enough to go through the process of a 16-month criminal…
  • May 16

    The legacy of the civil rights movement

    The legacy of the civil rights movement
    The struggle for civil rights puts us squarely within a longstanding movement. It is helpful to keep the history of those efforts in mind as we focus on the problems of the moment. Here are the reflections of a woman who has dedicated her…
Rank this Week: 3324

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/
  • Aug 22

    Personal Trainers File Whistle-blower Lawsuit Against Lifetime and Seek Class Action Status For Wage Claim

    Personal Trainers File Whistle-blower Lawsuit Against Lifetime and Seek Class Action Status For Wage Claim
    When we all go to work each day and work hard for our money, we expect that the companies we work for will pay us the proper wages that we earned. We also expect that if we see something wrong with a companies’ practices and report it…
  • Jun 29

    No minimum wage or overtime for minor league baseball players?

    No minimum wage or overtime for minor league baseball players?
    New legislation has been introduced in congress to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act, the act which guarantees workers a minimum wage and overtime payment. The amendment seeks to make an exception for minor league baseball players. The MLB…
  • Jun 15

    Discrimination in the workplace based on Military Service

    Discrimination in the workplace based on Military Service
    It’s hard to believe, but some employers actually will discriminate or retaliate against their employees or applicants merely because they were or may be required to spend time away from work because of their service to our country…
Rank this Week: 4980

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Labor-employment law and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Aug 21

    Periodo Probatorio de un Año: Realidad o Fantasía

    Periodo Probatorio de un Año: Realidad o Fantasía
    España adoptó hace unos años la llamada ley de ‘apoyo a los emprendedores’ , número  3/2012,  que le permite a un patrono contratar trabajadores mediante contrato un de empleo con un…
  • Aug 14

    Informes de crédito y los patrono

    Informes de crédito y los patrono
    Consumidores y empleados recientemente perdieron una batalla legal contra las compañías de reportes de consumo y crédito. Se trata del caso de Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins,  578 U.S. ___,  de 16 de mayo de 2016.…
  • Aug 10

    Justa Causa: Despido por Primera Falta

    Justa Causa: Despido por Primera Falta
    ¿Puede la acción de jalar a una persona por el brazo ser justa causa para el despido  a pesar de no tener faltas previas? De eso se trata y más el caso del cumpleaños que terminó en…
Rank this Week: 3109

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Blog about labor and employment laws and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Aug 21

    Periodo Probatorio de un Año: Realidad o Fantasía

    Periodo Probatorio de un Año: Realidad o Fantasía
    España adoptó hace unos años la llamada ley de ‘apoyo a los emprendedores’ , número  3/2012,  que le permite a un patrono contratar trabajadores mediante contrato un de empleo con un…
  • Aug 14

    Informes de crédito y los patrono

    Informes de crédito y los patrono
    Consumidores y empleados recientemente perdieron una batalla legal contra las compañías de reportes de consumo y crédito. Se trata del caso de Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins,  578 U.S. ___,  de 16 de mayo de 2016.…
  • Aug 10

    Justa Causa: Despido por Primera Falta

    Justa Causa: Despido por Primera Falta
    ¿Puede la acción de jalar a una persona por el brazo ser justa causa para el despido  a pesar de no tener faltas previas? De eso se trata y más el caso del cumpleaños que terminó en…
Rank this Week: 3126

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2874

CannonLaw Blog

CannonLaw Blog

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

http://www.cannonlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 17

    Cannon Hadfield, LLC Awards Scholarship

    Cannon Hadfield, LLC Awards Scholarship
    A little while back, we announced that we would be awarding a scholarship for the 2016 school year. The applications are in, and we are thrilled to announce that Lexi Clark from Colorado State University is the first recipient of the Cannon…
  • Aug 16

    3 Tips on Taking Depositions in a Motorcycle Accident Case

    3 Tips on Taking Depositions in a Motorcycle Accident Case
    Depositions are a common practice in the adjudication of any personal injury auto accident claims, and it is very easy to damage your case based on statements in a recorded setting. A deposition is a testimony taken by a skilled New…
  • May 1

    CannonLaw, LLC is closing, but . . . 

    CannonLaw, LLC is closing, but . . . 
    don't worry, it's rising again as Cannon Hadfield, LLC on Monday May 2. Yep, I'm officially done with solo practice and moving on to bigger, hopefully better, adventures. It's been a great experience, but I think the future is brighter with a…
Rank this Week: 3448

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • Aug 17

    Correction Officers Union Wants Inmates Moved After Attack, Protest

    Correction Officers Union Wants Inmates Moved After Attack, Protest
    As report by NJ.com, officials from the State’s Corrections Officer’s union say prison administrators reneged on an agreement to relocate inmates who staged a protest following the return of an officer injured in an attack earlier…
  • Aug 9

    State Pension Guarantee Dead For November Ballot

    State Pension Guarantee Dead For November Ballot
    As reported by NJ.com, Senate President Stephen Sweeney rejected calling for a crucial vote Monday on a referendum asking voters to constitutionally guarantee state payments into the government worker pension fund, killing its chances of…
  • Aug 8

    Deadline For NJ Senate To Take Action On Public Worker Pension Amendment

    Deadline For NJ Senate To Take Action On Public Worker Pension Amendment
    As reported by NJ.com, Senate leaders have spent weeks trying to build a supermajority to override Governor Chris Christie’s opposition to a Transportation Trust Fund tax package, a plan that also holds the fate of a voter referendum on…
Rank this Week: 4455