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Ontario Disability Blog

Ontario Disability Blog

By Aaron Waxman & Associates P.C. Covers disability laws and available resources for the people of Ontario.

http://www.awaxmanlaw.ca/blog
  • Aug 15

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    When people apply for short-term or long-term disability benefits, it can be as a result of a physical or psychological injury or illness. Many people are unable to continue working as a result of psychological illness such as depression or…
  • Jul 25

    Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety - Part 2

    Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety - Part 2
    In our previous blog post, we discussed the importance of practicing motorcycle safety, particularly in the wake of fatal accidents that have occurred in Toronto/the GTA.This blog post will look at some recent developments in technology aimed…
  • Jul 12

    Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety

    Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety
    A recent article from 680 news shared Toronto Police Service’s message about their concern for motorcycle riders’ safety. So far, there have been 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents involving motorcyclists and Toronto police want…
Rank this Week: 3198

Texas Workers Rights Blog

Texas Workers Rights Blog

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

http://www.johnwenke.com/category/texasworkersrightsblog/
  • Aug 14

    The Google “Diversity” Memo and Employment Law

    The Google “Diversity” Memo and Employment Law
    On a recent flight Google engineer, James Damore, decided to draft a memorandum in which he rambled on about, in his opinion, Google’s misdirected attempt to achieve racial and gender diversity in the workplace.   There is no…
  • Aug 14

    The Google “Diversity” Memo and Employment Law

    The Google “Diversity” Memo and Employment Law
    On a recent flight Google engineer, James Damore, decided to draft a memorandum in which he rambled on about, in his opinion, Google’s misdirected attempt to achieve racial and gender diversity in the workplace.   There is no…
  • Jan 3

    Questioning Religious Beliefs Costs Employer

    Questioning Religious Beliefs Costs Employer
    When St. Vincent Health Center, a Catholic based hospital system, implemented a mandatory flu vaccination policy for its employees, it carved out an exemption for workers who objected based on either medical or religious reasons.  …
Rank this Week: 3088

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

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

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    The White Rabbit and ERISA

    The White Rabbit and ERISA
    It occurred to me after my last post, October 1 401(k) Safe Harbor deadline gets closer, that the White Rabbit could relate to ERISA. The White Rabbit, of course, is the first character Alice meets up with in Lewis Carroll’s classic…
  • Aug 11

    October 1 401(k) Safe Harbor deadline gets closer

    October 1 401(k) Safe Harbor deadline gets closer
    That’s No. 3 in my Pension Plan Procrastination Perils Proper Personal Planning list. If you want to set up a new Safe Harbor 401(k) plan for 2017, it has to be done by October 1. A Safe Harbor plan permits owners…
  • Aug 7

    Seven ways a fiduciary can follow “Procedural Prudence”

    Seven ways a fiduciary can follow “Procedural Prudence”
    “Procedural Prudence” is not a new concept. It’s underlies one of ERISA’s bedrock requirements. A fiduciary must discharge its duties prudently with care, skill, and diligence. It’s the process by which a…
Rank this Week: 4577

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
  • Aug 14

    New York Retaliation Investigation Takes Unexpected Turn

    New York Retaliation Investigation Takes Unexpected Turn
    The U.S. court system offers those subject to employment discrimination an avenue to bring claims before a judicial body. However, a recent news report describes a New York sexual harassment and retaliation case that originated with employees…
  • Aug 10

    New York Hotel Employees File Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    New York Hotel Employees File Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    The Plaza Hotel, over its 100-year history, has become a New York City icon. Its guests include political dignitaries and world-renowned entertainers; however, a recent lawsuit filed by current and former female employees portrays a very…
  • Aug 4

    Appeal of Gender Identity Discrimination Lawsuit Takes an Unusual Turn

    Appeal of Gender Identity Discrimination Lawsuit Takes an Unusual Turn
    Gender identity and gender expression are protected categories under New York City’s employment discrimination statute. Federal law does not expressly address this type of discrimination, and the Supreme Court has not ruled on the…
Rank this Week: 4707

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Aug 14

    The FCA Announces The Second Cohort For Its Regulatory Sandbox

    The FCA Announces The Second Cohort For Its Regulatory Sandbox
    The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’) has now announced the participants in the second cohort of its regulatory sandbox, with the companies involved offering a range of ideas-based payment services and artificial…
  • Aug 9

    UK Government Publishes Statement on GDPR Compliance, Post-Brexit

    UK Government Publishes Statement on GDPR Compliance, Post-Brexit
    The UK Government has published a statement of intent containing details of its proposed Data Protection Bill. The full text of the Bill is expected in September 2017, when the UK Parliament returns from its summer break. The Bill will…
  • Aug 8

    Has the Era of the Consumer Class Action Waiver Passed?

    Has the Era of the Consumer Class Action Waiver Passed?
    Financial Institutions may need to revise consumer contracts to remove class action waivers in preparation for a March 2018 federal rule. On July 19, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal regulator for a sweeping range of…
Rank this Week: 4843

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 14

    The Hazards of Working in Confined Spaces – St. Louis Workplace Injury

    The Hazards of Working in Confined Spaces – St. Louis Workplace Injury
    OSHA has determined that working in permit-required confined spaces involves significant risks for employees. When a person works in a confined space, the risk of accident doubles. It is important to be aware of the extra hazards posed by…
  • Aug 11

    Food Industry Workers at Risk of Hepatitis A – St. Louis Work Comp

    Food Industry Workers at Risk of Hepatitis A – St. Louis Work Comp
    Contracting a virus, such as Hepatitis A, is a risk for those that work in the food industry. Work related injuries are an unfortunate reality that workers face each day. Workers in almost all industries are at risk of some kind of injury,…
  • Aug 10

    An Employer’s Responsibilities According to Workers’ Compensation Law

    An Employer’s Responsibilities According to Workers’ Compensation Law
    What are your employer’s responsibilities according to Missouri workers’ compensation laws? In the state of Missouri, employers are required to carry something called workers’ compensation insurance. It is insurance that is…
Rank this Week: 2994

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3190

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Aug 13

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)
    This is an update to reflect statutory revisions to Texas’ version of its Uniform Trade Secrets Act statute, which will become effective on September 1.  For more on the changes, see Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets…
  • Jul 8

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated today to reflect a few developments in various states and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Nevada adopted a brand new noncompete law,…
  • Jul 1

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft
    Two important reports on trade secrets protection were recently issued: one by Baker McKenzie and Euromoney Institutional Investor Thought Leadership and the other by the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator…
Rank this Week: 3586

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Aug 11

    Five employment law questions your company needs to ask

    Five employment law questions your company needs to ask
    With the end of summer quickly approaching, this Friday’s Five (and next week’s post as well) covers broad topics employers should review periodically.  Today’s post covers five questions a company operating in…
  • Aug 4

    Friday’s Five – Employment law update August 2017

    Friday’s Five – Employment law update August 2017
    In this Friday’s Five I discuss: new case decision on vacation pay and policies (Minnick v. Automotive Creations) PAGA decision allowing contact information for other employees (Williams v. Superior Court), new Form I-9 released and…
  • Jul 28

    How AI will influence the workplace

    How AI will influence the workplace
    For good or bad, the use of AI is already prevalent and its potential uses are expanding quickly, including to the workplace.  LinkedIn is currently suing a competitor, hiQ Labs, for use of information “scraped” from the…
Rank this Week: 3730

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Aug 10

    The Sleeping Bear Awakens: The AARP Questions Legal Inequality of Older Worker

    The Sleeping Bear Awakens: The AARP Questions Legal Inequality of Older Worker
    Something has poked the sleeping bear. An attorney for the AARP was quoted in The New York Times recently as stating that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 “may not be up to the task.” This represents a profound…
  • Aug 7

    Sen. Blumenthal v. Pres. Trump: Is Trump a Bully?

    Sen. Blumenthal v. Pres. Trump: Is Trump a Bully?
    A sad series of tweets and counter-tweets this week have led to cries of bullying in our nation’s capitol. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-CT, was quoted on television as calling for a law to prevent President Donald Trump from firing…
  • Jul 28

    Appeals Court: Employers can Require Workers to ‘Maintain a Positive Work Environment.”

    Appeals Court: Employers can Require Workers to ‘Maintain a Positive Work Environment.”
    A federal appeals court recently rejected a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that potentially limited the scope of employer anti-harassment policies. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in…
Rank this Week: 3468

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Aug 10

    LWDA Reaffirms That California Protects Undocumented Worker

    LWDA Reaffirms That California Protects Undocumented Worker
    Seyfarth Synopsis: The Trump Administration’s hard line on immigration has concerned undocumented immigrants who want to raise wage claims. The LWDA recently reaffirmed a commitment to protect workers regardless of their immigration…
  • Aug 2

    What’s Up With The DLSE? Latest Enforcement Action

    What’s Up With The DLSE? Latest Enforcement Action
    Seyfarth Synopsis: The DLSE enforces California labor laws. In two recent enforcement actions, the DLSE collectively recovered over one million dollars, so California employers should read on to find out more about this robust administrative…
  • Jul 26

    San Francisco-Peculiarities: The City’s Ultra-Unique Employment Landscape

    San Francisco-Peculiarities: The City’s Ultra-Unique Employment Landscape
    Seyfarth Synopsis:  As if high rent and California’s peculiar laws were not enough to worry about, San Francisco employers must also comply with City-specific ordinances. Trailblazing City requirements often exceed state laws and…
Rank this Week: 3001

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/
  • Aug 9

    What to do if you are being sexually harassed at work?

    What to do if you are being sexually harassed at work?
    One of the most difficult and stressful employment situations involves an employee who is experiencing sexual harassment.  Sexual harassment can range from inappropriate comments from a co-worker to outright physical…
  • Aug 7

    Should I sign the severance agreement?

    Should I sign the severance agreement?
    Many of my clients are offered severance or separation agreements from their employers before they contact me.  These are important documents that can have long-term consequences.  In most cases, it is advisable to meet with an…
  • Aug 2

    EEOC’s Birmingham, Alabama Office Files Suit For Disability Discrimination

    EEOC’s Birmingham, Alabama Office Files Suit For Disability Discrimination
    Lawyers from the Birmingham, Alabama regional office of the EEOC recently filed suit against a hospital based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi for disability discrimination.  The EEOC determined that a registered nurse was denied a reasonable…
Rank this Week: 4833

HR Law Talk

HR Law Talk

By Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

http://www.bassberryhrlawtalk.com/
  • Aug 9

    Avoiding Workplace Retaliation: Guidance for Employer

    Avoiding Workplace Retaliation: Guidance for Employer
    In an article published in the Spring 2017 edition of Employment Relations Today, Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Kimberly Veirs discussed ways employers can avoid retaliation claims in her article “Avoiding Workplace Retaliation:…
  • Aug 1

    Open Enrollment Considerations for Plan Sponsor

    Open Enrollment Considerations for Plan Sponsor
    In an article published by HR Professionals, Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Susie Bilbro provided insight on aspects plan sponsors should consider as they prepare for the 2018 open enrollment process. Among the key questions Susie…
  • Jul 11

    Top Regulatory Developments in Employment Law

    Top Regulatory Developments in Employment Law
    In an article published in the Nashville Business Journal, Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tim Garrett discussed latest developments in employment law through the first months of the Trump presidency. The article covers the following…
Rank this Week: 4224

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

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

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
  • Aug 9

    Employees may be Free to Speak their Minds, but Employers are Free to React

    Employees may be Free to Speak their Minds, but Employers are Free to React
    Free speech is not always free. That seemingly obvious point was apparently lost on Google employee James Damore, a man making headlines recently after he was fired for writing a memo that opined women are unsuited to work as engineers.…
  • Aug 2

    Noncompetition Agreement Legislation Appears No Closer to Passage in Massachusett

    Noncompetition Agreement Legislation Appears No Closer to Passage in Massachusett
    The effort to regulate the use of noncompetition agreements continues to languish in a legislative committee, where most of several competing proposals were referred early in 2017. Alongside them – or, as it were, within the same…
  • Jul 20

    Employers Get Another Reason to Carefully Review and Comply with Wage Law

    Employers Get Another Reason to Carefully Review and Comply with Wage Law
    It’s no surprise that the reach of Massachusetts’ wage laws is long, and most employers know they need to carefully abide them if they want to avoid potentially dire effects. Still, courts sometimes seem to extend the law’s…
Rank this Week: 3669

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 3921

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
Rank this Week: 2804

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

Covers Ohio workers' compensation, disability insurance, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Aug 8

    Workers’ Compensation: Can I Sue Instead?

    Workers’ Compensation: Can I Sue Instead?
    Ohio law, backed up by multiple state Supreme Court rulings, make it extremely difficult for an injured or ill worker to sue an employer. The same is true for family members who lose a loved one to an on-the-job accident. Applying for…
  • Jul 21

    Common Disabilities With OPERS Benefit

    Common Disabilities With OPERS Benefit
    The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System does not maintain a list of “acceptable” or “recognized” disabilities that qualify OPERS participants for injury or illness benefits. Instead, the program uses standard…
  • Jul 5

    What Is ERISA and How Does It Affect Me?

    What Is ERISA and How Does It Affect Me?
    ERISA, or the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, lays out employees’ rights and employers’ obligations under retirement and disability plans. That is, when a company or agency offers a pension, 401(k), or similar…
Rank this Week: 2905

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 4238

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/
Rank this Week: 3722

Immigration Wage & Hour Law Blog

Immigration Wage & Hour Law Blog

By Ken C. Gauvey.

http://www.gauveylaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Aug 7

    The Case for Using Actual Photographers in Your Entertainment Marketing

    The Case for Using Actual Photographers in Your Entertainment Marketing
    As many hospitality industry owners know, a new breed of lawsuit is targeting the entertainment industries such as restaurants and gentlemen’s clubs. Recently, those establishments that use images from unknown sources for marketing…
  • May 22

    Restaurants and Defending FLSA Claims in Maryland

    Restaurants and Defending FLSA Claims in Maryland
    Restaurants have become the newest targets for wage and hour attorneys. Restaurants are particularly susceptible to wage claims for a variety of reasons. Actions that increase risks to restaurant owners include paying employees cash without…
  • Mar 6

    How Do I Pick What Type of Business to Start?

    How Do I Pick What Type of Business to Start?
    When starting a business, one of the most important decisions to make is what kind of business to run.  Obviously, choosing the product or service you provide is important, but so is the form your business will take. The type of business…
Rank this Week: 2476

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 7

    Worker Wins Discrimination Claim After Denied Benefits Coverage for Medical Marijuana

    Worker Wins Discrimination Claim After Denied Benefits Coverage for Medical Marijuana
    Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission rules that a union insurance fund discriminated against a disabled worker when it denied benefits coverage for medical marijuana prescribed by a doctor. The post Worker Wins Discrimination Claim After…
  • Jul 31

    Change In Performance Expectation – Not Grounds For Cause Dismissal

    Change In Performance Expectation – Not Grounds For Cause Dismissal
    In Cottrill v. Utopia Day Spas and Salons Ltd., the British Columbia Supreme Court found that Utopia Day Spas and Salons Ltd. wrongfully dismissed Jennifer Cottrill over alleged performance issues after Utopia had changed her performance…
  • Jul 4

    ACCE 2017 Golf Classic

    ACCE 2017 Golf Classic
    Minken Employment Lawyers is pleased to be a sponsor for the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs’ annual Golf Classic event. The post ACCE 2017 Golf Classic appeared first on Minken Employment Lawyers.
Rank this Week: 2433

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: 2846

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Aug 6

    Law Regarding A Day’s Rest After Working Six Consecutive Days Is Clarified

    Law Regarding A Day’s Rest After Working Six Consecutive Days Is Clarified
    The following are the key points of California law regarding entitlement to a day’s rest after working more than six consecutive days that both employees and employers should know: California Labor Code sections 551 and 552 generally…
  • Jul 25

    The Importance Of Witness Statements In Winning An Employment Case

    The Importance Of Witness Statements In Winning An Employment Case
    The importance of witnesses and witness statements in an employment or a wrongful termination case cannot be overstated. Even one witness can make a difference between having a no case and having a case, and between having a weaker case and…
  • Jun 24

    Broad California Anti-Retaliation Laws Allow A Claim Against “Any Person”

    Broad California Anti-Retaliation Laws Allow A Claim Against “Any Person”
    Unlike many other claims that can only be brought against employers or individual employees, California anti-retaliation laws extend much further. In many cases, a retaliation case can be made in many cases against “any person”.…
Rank this Week: 4721

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
  • Aug 4

    Part 2 of 2 – New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode

    Part 2 of 2 – New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode
    Been waiting anxiously for this for two weeks? A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released today! In today’s episode, I update you on the DOL’s significant next step on the road toward…
  • Jul 20

    New Employment Law Podcast Episode – W/ Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez

    New Employment Law Podcast Episode – W/ Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez
    A big, special new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released today! This is part 1 of a 2 part sit-down interview with former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez, who offers terrific insight on issues…
  • Jun 20

    “Employment Law Now” Podcast – Episode 10 Released!

    “Employment Law Now” Podcast – Episode 10 Released!
    A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released! In today’s episode, I address independent contractor misclassification, performance reviews affecting age discrimination claims, and a novel case on…
Rank this Week: 4268

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Supreme Judicial Court Reaffirms Disability Protections for Medical Marijuana Patient

    Supreme Judicial Court Reaffirms Disability Protections for Medical Marijuana Patient
    In Barbuto v. Advantage Sales and Marketing, the Supreme Judicial Court recently blazed a trail as the first state high court to extend state employment protections to medical marijuana users where those protections were not explicitly…
  • Jul 24

    Has Trump Violated Criminal Laws? If so, should he be prosecuted?

    Has Trump Violated Criminal Laws? If so, should he be prosecuted?
    Three publications in the last two weeks have highlighted the issue of whether President Trump has violated criminal laws while in office. They also raise the question of whether, if he has, a prosecutor should or should not bring charges…
  • Jul 21

    Zalkind Law’s Emma Quinn-Judge Honored as one of the 2017 Top Women of Law

    Zalkind Law’s Emma Quinn-Judge Honored as one of the 2017 Top Women of Law
    We are proud to announce that partner Emma Quinn-Judge is being honored as one of the 2017 Top Women of the Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.  The annual award recognizes women lawyers for outstanding accomplishments in the legal…
Rank this Week: 3161

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

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

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Aug 2

    Pot in the Workplace

    Pot in the Workplace
    Marijuana has been legal for medical use since 1999. As you undoubtedly know, the Trudeau government has tabled legislation that would expand legal use to the recreational sphere. Employers need to be prepared for how the potential…
  • Jul 26

    Bill 148 Fair Workplaces Changes: Unionized Workplace

    Bill 148 Fair Workplaces Changes: Unionized Workplace
    Over the last several weeks I’ve laid out some of the changes that will affect workplaces governed by the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). In this post I’ll touch on how Bill 148 proposes to change the legislation that…
  • Jul 19

    Bill 148 Fair Workplaces Changes:  Scheduling, Leaves and Vacation

    Bill 148 Fair Workplaces Changes:  Scheduling, Leaves and Vacation
    This is the third post in my series about the proposed Bill 148 legislative changes. In this post I discuss changes related to scheduling, leaves and vacations.    Under the proposed changes employees will have the right to…
Rank this Week: 3863

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/
Rank this Week: 4617

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/
  • Aug 1

    Court Awards $750,000 to Widow of Employee Who Received Insufficient Information About Employer-Sponsored Life Insurance

    Court Awards $750,000 to Widow of Employee Who Received Insufficient Information About Employer-Sponsored Life Insurance
    Federal law does not require employers to provide employees with benefits like retirement plans, but it regulates employers that choose to do so. Employers may be liable to employees for failing to meet the requirements set by the Employee…
  • Jul 20

    FMLA Retaliation Claim Centers on Employee’s Social Media Post

    FMLA Retaliation Claim Centers on Employee’s Social Media Post
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq., guarantees that qualifying employees of covered employers have access to unpaid leave, with protection against interference or retaliation by employers. A federal…
  • Jul 14

    New York City Bans Employers from Asking About Salary History

    New York City Bans Employers from Asking About Salary History
    The wage gap between men and women has received considerable media attention recently, and new legislation is attempting to improve conditions. Federal law prohibits disparate pay based on gender, but it leaves several loopholes. A new law in…
Rank this Week: 4157

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 28

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prohibits Certain Arbitration Clause

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prohibits Certain Arbitration Clause
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) released a final rule that prohibits certain financial service companies from blocking class action lawsuits with pre-dispute arbitration clauses and class action waiver clauses in…
  • Jul 15

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule
    By James Pieper In 2016, a dramatic overhaul of the rules for eligibility and payment of overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was on the verge of taking effect before being halted by an injunction issued by a federal judge. With…
  • Jul 14

    IRS Adopts Simplified Form for Small Nonprofit

    IRS Adopts Simplified Form for Small Nonprofit
    By James Pieper The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has adopted a new, shorter online form for small charitable organizations seeking nonprofit status. The Form 1023-EZ reduces the existing 26-page form to three pages for qualifying…
Rank this Week: 2547

Immigration and Employment Law…

Immigration and Employment Law Blog

By Coane & Associates.

http://immigrationandemploymentlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 28

    Immigration Arrests and Raids and Employment Law Update

    Immigration Arrests and Raids and Employment Law Update
    Here is a video of a speech that I gave a few months ago to an overflow crowd in Houston. I was talking about my predictions for immigration raids of churches, hospitals, synagogues, mosques and other places where immigration officials…
  • Jul 6

    Immigration Office Discriminates against the Disabled?

    Immigration Office Discriminates against the Disabled?
    The immigration laws passed by Congress provide special provisions for people with disabilities. In particular, there is a process called disability naturalization, where individuals who cannot learn to speak English or otherwise retain…
  • Jun 30

    Busy Week for Immigration New

    Busy Week for Immigration New
    While my staff and I have been hard at work helping individuals and companies to solve their immigration issues this week, there have been many stories about immigration in the news. The top story this week was the Supreme Court‘s…
Rank this Week: 4784

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/
  • Jul 28

    AFL Player’s Workers’ Compensation Claim is Sacked by 1st DCA

    AFL Player’s Workers’ Compensation Claim is Sacked by 1st DCA
    Guest post by Summer Associate Kristen Schalter Football players took another hit in Tallahassee (pun intended) – this time in the workers’ compensation arena in the recent decision in Arena Football League v. Bishop, 2017 WL…
  • May 10

    HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Here’s to 25 Years!

    HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Here’s to 25 Years!
    Can you believe it’s been two months since we hosted the 25th Anniversary HR Law & Solutions seminar? Where does the time go?! Thank you so much to the nearly 400 people who attended – it was a record-breaking day! As usual,…
  • Apr 18

    Update on Attorney’s Fees in Workers’ Compensation Case

    Update on Attorney’s Fees in Workers’ Compensation Case
    Guest post by Michael McCabe, Esquire It has now been almost one year since the Florida Supreme Court, in Castellanos v. Next Door Co., held that statutory fee limitations on what an injured worker’s attorney could be paid were…
Rank this Week: 3577

The Case Law Firm Blog

The Case Law Firm Blog

An employment law blog for employees.

http://www.thecaselawfirm.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    President Trump Takes Aim at LGBTQ Employee

    President Trump Takes Aim at LGBTQ Employee
    Despite President Trump’s repeated campaign promises to protect LGBTQ employees he is doing the exact opposite.   I’ve tried to keep on open mind about this presidency.  I really have.  When President Trump promised…
  • Jul 27

    President Trump Takes Aim at LGBTQ Employee

    President Trump Takes Aim at LGBTQ Employee
    Despite President Trump’s repeated campaign promises to protect LGBTQ employees he is doing the exact opposite.   I’ve tried to keep on open mind about this presidency.  I really have.  When President Trump promised…
  • Jul 24

    Off Duty Privacy: Do Employees Have Any Rights?

    Off Duty Privacy: Do Employees Have Any Rights?
    An incident regarding Ivy League students behaving poorly on social media serves as a cautionary tale for employees about the limits of off duty privacy. Last month, multiple news outlets reported that Harvard revoked the acceptances of…
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Taking Care of HR Business

Taking Care of HR Business

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

http://www.hrlawupdate.com/
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Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Jul 26

    California Court of Appeal Puts a Small Crack in the Glass Door

    California Court of Appeal Puts a Small Crack in the Glass Door
    An employer who unfairly and inaccurately is slammed by a former employee (or maybe even a current employee!) on a job-posting or employer-rating website will often look to its lawyer for help.  Surely the law protects against outrageous…
  • Jul 5

    Oregon Amends Sick Leave Law: 5 Key Clarification

    Oregon Amends Sick Leave Law: 5 Key Clarification
    Oregon recently passed amendments to its statewide sick time law, clearing up several areas of uncertainty for employers.  The amendments clarify that: Employers may cap employees’ annual accrual of sick leave at 40 hours. The…
  • Jun 30

    Breaking News: Oregon Legislature Passes Employee Scheduling Bill

    Breaking News: Oregon Legislature Passes Employee Scheduling Bill
    Oregon is poised to become the first state to enact a “secure scheduling” or “fair work week” law that will impose significant new employee scheduling requirements on certain categories of large employers.  Senate…
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Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

https://www.beankinney.com/virginia-employment-law-journal
  • Jul 24

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) announced on July 17, 2017 that it has released a newly revised Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.  Federal law requires all employers to complete a Form…
  • Jul 10

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County
    For employers in the District of Columbia and Montgomery County, Maryland, the cost of doing business just got more expensive.  Effective July 1, 2017, the hourly minimum wage rate in the District of Columbia increased a dollar to…
  • Jun 30

    What to Consider When Engaging Foreign Independent Contractor

    What to Consider When Engaging Foreign Independent Contractor
    In today’s global economy, it has become increasingly common for companies based in the United States to engage workers who live abroad for various purposes. U.S. companies often classify these workers as “independent…
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Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Jul 18

    Commodity Futures Trading Commission Launches Cooperation Initiative

    Commodity Futures Trading Commission Launches Cooperation Initiative
    When investigating potential wrongdoing, government investigators have powerful tools that they can use to obtain information. As the U.S. Attorneys’ Manual explains, one such tool is the ability to enter into non-prosecution agreements…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Internal Whistleblowers Can Bring Dodd-Frank Retaliation Claim

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Internal Whistleblowers Can Bring Dodd-Frank Retaliation Claim
    The Dodd-Frank Act, passed in 2010, includes a new cause of action for whistleblowers who claim that their employer retaliated against them for reporting wrongdoing. But it’s not yet certain whether a whistleblower who blew the whistle…
  • Jun 13

    Cardiac Arrest: A CEO’s Story of Criminal Jeopardy

    Cardiac Arrest: A CEO’s Story of Criminal Jeopardy
    When an executive becomes embroiled in a dispute with an employer, the executive tends to take it personally. And when the executive’s conflict is with the government, the executive’s sense of outrage ratchets up even more. Case…
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Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

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

    Food bank works toward goals of diversity and inclusion

    Food bank works toward goals of diversity and inclusion
    Editor’s note: Many organizations want to improve diversity and inclusion, but they don’t know where to start.  The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is one such organization, and members of the organization’s in-house…
  • Jul 16

    Action needed to enforce workplace respect for other

    Action needed to enforce workplace respect for other
    by Dinita L. James Defiant public displays of racism and bigotry have been reported around Arizona. I haven’t witnessed such brazenness since my youth in rural North Carolina in the 1960s and early 1970s. I’m not saying that…
  • Jul 16

    Increase diversity by recruiting, retaining people with disabilitie

    Increase diversity by recruiting, retaining people with disabilitie
    by Stephanie Holstein Having a diverse workforce includes hiring people with disabilities, which can create a positive and inclusive work environment, be good for the bottom line, and help bring down the high unemployment rates of people with…
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Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Covers employment law, and wage and hour regulations. By Foster Pepper PLLC.

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Jul 14

    Washington State To Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave

    Washington State To Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave
    Bipartisan efforts led to the passage of a paid family and medical leave law, signed by Governor Inslee on July 6. Washington is one of only a handful of states to offer such a program. The paid leave will be funded through weekly paycheck…
  • Jul 14

    Washington Fine Dining Restaurant’s Unpaid Apprenticeship Program Targeted by U.S. Department of Labor

    Washington Fine Dining Restaurant’s Unpaid Apprenticeship Program Targeted by U.S. Department of Labor
    With assistance from Rose McCarty The Willow’s Inn, Washington’s most expensive restaurant, recently agreed to pay nearly $150,000 in back pay and penalties after a Department of Labor investigation revealed entry-level employees…
  • May 10

    Materials Available: Seattle Ordinances Affecting Employers – Hear From the City

    Materials Available: Seattle Ordinances Affecting Employers – Hear From the City
    On May 4, 2017, attorneys from the Foster Pepper Employment & Labor group hosted a seminar/webinar titled “Seattle Ordinances Affecting Employers – Hear From the City.” The seminar featured Foster Pepper attorneys and…
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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/
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Jones & Jones Blog

Jones & Jones Blog

Covers personal injury trial law and labor and employment law .

http://www.joneslawyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    Distracted Drivers Hurt People

    Distracted Drivers Hurt People
    Texas has taken a stand against Texting while Driving Car and Trucking accidents caused by distracted drivers are in the media every day.  Those accidents that make the news are often the ones where people have died.  Texas’…
  • Jun 6

    Texas Texting While Driving Ban Becomes Law

    Texas Texting While Driving Ban Becomes Law
    No more Texting and Driving in Texas!        Governor Abbott signed the Texas ban on texting while driving into law today.  Here is an except from the law: (b)  An operator commits an offense…
  • Apr 12

    Five Rules in Texas Defining Relationship Between Texas Insurance Contract Claims and Insurance Code Claim

    Five Rules in Texas Defining Relationship Between Texas Insurance Contract Claims and Insurance Code Claim
    Relationship Between Texas Insurance Contract Claims and Insurance Code Claims The relationship between insurance contract claims and Insurance Code claims in USAA Texas Lloyds Co. v.  Menchaca.  The case arose from jury findings…
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Inzozi

Inzozi

Covers employment law. By Stephens Law Firm.

https://www.inzozi.com/
  • Jul 8

    Amazon v. Smartsheet: Round 2

    Amazon v. Smartsheet: Round 2
    When I wrote my post on June 18, 2017, I was looking forward to seeing the oral argument in Amazon v. Smartsheet.  This lawsuit had all the things that make a case worth following:1. Known Players: Amazon and Smartsheet (maybe not known…
  • Jun 18

    Amazon v. Smartsheet: Round 1 to Amazon-More to Come

    Amazon v. Smartsheet: Round 1 to Amazon-More to Come
    When most of us think about Amazon, the first thing that comes to mind is Amazon Prime. Who doesn’t love their Amazon Prime? Amazon is into a lot more than just Prime. One of the major parts of Amazon is Amazon Web Services…
  • Jul 11

    WA COURT: Pay flat and piece rate employees for their break

    WA COURT: Pay flat and piece rate employees for their break
    On Thursday, July 16, 2015, the Washington State Supreme Court issued its ruling in Demetrio v. Sakuma Brothers Farms, Inc. While the case involved agricultural workers the implications of the decision reach every employer is Washington that…
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Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

By Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP. Explores current issues and the latest developments in whistleblower law.

http://www.kmblegal.com/blogs
  • Jul 6

    AG Sessions Vows to Continue Enforcement of FCPA

    AG Sessions Vows to Continue Enforcement of FCPA
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently affirmed the administration’s commitment to enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), the anti-bribery law that President Donald Trump had once ridiculed as a “horrible…
  • Jun 20

    Ninth Circuit Whistleblower Case a Reminder that Small Changes to Strategy Can Have Big Impacts on Outcome

    Ninth Circuit Whistleblower Case a Reminder that Small Changes to Strategy Can Have Big Impacts on Outcome
    In Rocheleau v. Microsemi Corp., Inc., No. 15-56029, --- F. App’x ---, 2017 WL 677563 (9th Cir. Feb. 21, 2017), the Ninth Circuit affirmed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to dismiss a…
  • Jun 14

    ARB Allows Affordable Care Act Whistleblower Claim to Proceed

    ARB Allows Affordable Care Act Whistleblower Claim to Proceed
    When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010, Congress created new anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation protections for all employees, that are particularly helpful to healthcare workers. This provision has…
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New York Accident Lawyer Blog

New York Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation, construction, employment, and injury law. By Oresky & Associates, pllc.

https://www.oreskylaw.com/en/blog/
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Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court Will Hear Key Case on Federal Whistleblower Law

    Supreme Court Will Hear Key Case on Federal Whistleblower Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday, June 26, that it plans to hear arguments later this year on a case that is of great importance to corporate whistleblowers and to people who support them. The case centers on the Dodd-Frank law,…
  • May 31

    Congress Rebukes HHS for Alleged Violation of Federal Whistleblower Protection

    Congress Rebukes HHS for Alleged Violation of Federal Whistleblower Protection
    Federal government employees are often in an excellent position to know about waste, fraud and abuse in government programs and to quietly inform others of what they know in order to punish wrongdoing, spur change and save the government vast…
  • May 31

    Appellate Review

    Appellate Review
    Debtor/Credit – Civil Procedure Cassandra Murray v. Midland Funding, LLC, No. 2280, Sept. Term, 2015 (Md. Ct. Spec. App., April 26, 2017). http://www.mdcourts.gov/opinions/cosa/2017/2280s15.pdfShare: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
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Covers the intersection of employment law and emerging technology. By Steven Sheinberg.

http://www.workplacetechlaw.com
  • Jun 28

    Expert HR Systems: A Guide for Counsel

    Expert HR Systems: A Guide for Counsel
    I am pleased to announce that my paper, tentatively titled “Countering Bias in Expert HR Systems: A Guide for In-House Counsel,” has been accepted for publication in the International In-house Counsel Journal.   …
  • Apr 14

    Still More on Algorithmic Bia

    Still More on Algorithmic Bia
    I’ve written extensively on Algorithmic Bias and the role that employment lawyers will have to play in countering it.  A recent paper published in Science shows that bias empirically. According to the study, when an expert HR…
  • Mar 25

    How to Build a Privacy and Cyber Security Program (Nonprofit Edition)

    How to Build a Privacy and Cyber Security Program (Nonprofit Edition)
      While many in the nonprofit community believe that a privacy and cybersecurity program is beyond their means, the fact is there are many ways to tackle this problem—many of which are low and no…
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