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Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Are All Dogs Allowed?

    Are All Dogs Allowed?
    Aaron Marines was a recent contributor to the January/February 2017 issue of Community Assets bi-monthly magazine for the Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter of Community Associations Institute.  “Associations are often faced…
  • Jan 19

    More Liquor Code Changes – Six-Packs, Individual Bottles & Cans, Growlers now Available at PA Beer Distributor

    More Liquor Code Changes – Six-Packs, Individual Bottles & Cans, Growlers now Available at PA Beer Distributor
    Have you picked up a six-pack or refilled your growler lately?  As of this week you have a new option in Pennsylvania.  Act 166 was passed in the fall and went into effect on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  It allows beer…
  • Jan 16

    Property Manager Charged with Wire Fraud in HOA Construction Project

    Property Manager Charged with Wire Fraud in HOA Construction Project
    Recently a property management company was charged with wire fraud for its actions in managing a San Diego, California association.  The property manager was directed to obtain bids for a construction project. According to the criminal…
Rank this Week: 4975

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

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

    Job Killer Mandates New Leave of Absence

    Job Killer Mandates New Leave of Absence
    A more expansive version of a job killer bill vetoed last year has been reintroduced. The California Chamber of Commerce has identified SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) as a job killer bill because it will overwhelm small employers…
  • Jan 19

    Don’t Forget to Use New Form I-9

    Don’t Forget to Use New Form I-9
    This past November, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9. Employers were given a grace period before they were required to use the new form. But that grace period expires soon! By January 22,…
  • Jan 17

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Lawful

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Lawful
    The United States Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a split among the federal courts regarding whether class action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) or if, instead, such waivers violate…
Rank this Week: 5042

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/
  • Jan 20

    New Jersey Class Representatives in Multidistrict Employee Misclassification Lawsuit Object to Proposed Settlement

    New Jersey Class Representatives in Multidistrict Employee Misclassification Lawsuit Object to Proposed Settlement
    Protections enjoyed by New Jersey employees under federal, state, and, in many areas, local employment statutes include minimum wage, overtime pay, and prohibitions on discrimination and workplace harassment. Legal protections for independent…
  • Jan 6

    EEOC Settles Genetic Discrimination Lawsuit for $125,000

    EEOC Settles Genetic Discrimination Lawsuit for $125,000
    Federal law protects employees against discrimination based on a wide and expanding range of factors. Congress enacted the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq., in 2008 to protect employee privacy…
  • Jan 6

    EEOC Settles Genetic Discrimination Lawsuit for $125,000

    EEOC Settles Genetic Discrimination Lawsuit for $125,000
    Federal law protects employees against discrimination based on a wide and expanding range of factors. Congress enacted the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq., in 2008 to protect employee privacy…
Rank this Week: 3421

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Jan 20

    The Reading List (2017, No. 3)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 3)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended January 20, 2017***New Jersey Non-CompetesNon-compete disputes in the medical device and implant field are a dime a dozen these days. In that realm comes Synthes, Inc. v. Gregoris, No.…
  • Jan 13

    The Reading List (2017, No. 2)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 2)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secret News for the week ended January 13, 2017***Defend Trade Secrets ActWe have the first district court opinion dealing with the relatively new (and highly controversial) ex parte seizure order available under the…
  • Jan 6

    The Reading List (2017, No. 1)

    The Reading List (2017, No. 1)
    Non-Compete and Trade Secrets News for the week ended January 6, 2017***Commercial real estate broker Avison Young has sued three former brokers who joined Cushman & Wakefield. According to Crain's Chicago Business, the factual predicate…
Rank this Week: 4846

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: 4535

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Only Stock Options Vested at Time of Filing Dissolution Are Marital Property

    Only Stock Options Vested at Time of Filing Dissolution Are Marital Property
    The Indiana Court of Appeals attempted to clarify how stock options are treated in Indiana divorce cases. In Fischer v. Fischer (Jan. 19, 2017; see 45A05-1512-DR-2328), the appellate court reversed the trial court’s inclusion in the…
  • Jan 13

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation
    On Dec. 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a final rule (“Final Rule,” see 81 F.R. 88368) modifying certain existing safe harbors to the anti-kickback…
  • Jan 12

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption
    A Florida appeals court has ruled that one spouse could not claim a homestead exemption against the property tax due on her Florida home when her spouse was claiming a homestead exemption against his home in Indiana. The Florida homestead…
Rank this Week: 3178

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Jan 20

    9 “fun” facts about workplace harassment, from the EEOC

    9 “fun” facts about workplace harassment, from the EEOC
    Last week, I shared with you what I didn’t like about the proposed Enforcement Guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on workplace harassment. Well, this is warm-and-fuzzy week. Moving on to the parts of the…
  • Jan 20

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    Attention, New York employers! The Empire State (and the Big Apple) have enacted a number of employment-related laws — including minimum wage, family leave, freelance worker protections, and bathroom designations — that have…
  • Jan 19

    President Obama’s labor and employment legacy

    President Obama’s labor and employment legacy
    NOTE FROM ROBIN: A portion of Jill’s remarks below appeared Tuesday morning in Law360 (paid subscription required). Notwithstanding what might happen over the next four (or eight) years, there is no question that President Barak Obama…
Rank this Week: 3567

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Jan 20

    Sowing plutonium from diet scrapple — just twice a year — can be an ADA essential function.

    Sowing plutonium from diet scrapple — just twice a year — can be an ADA essential function.
    When it comes to working for me as a blog minion, I don’t have many rules. Actually, I do have many rules. My blog minion job description is longer than a double roll of Charmin. Indeed, using a micro-tipped rollerball pen, my job…
  • Jan 19

    School employee fired after correcting student’s spelling on Twitter.

    School employee fired after correcting student’s spelling on Twitter.
    There’s gotta be an HR lesson here somewhere. Oh, I think I can come up with something. Have you heard about this one yet? This one has been making the rounds over the past few days. According to this story from Brandi Bottalico at…
  • Jan 18

    So, your employee just tweeted that she moonlights as a porn star…

    So, your employee just tweeted that she moonlights as a porn star…
    Seems appropriate to broach this trench-HR conundrum on a hump day, amirite? (Don’t worry. I’ll be here all week). As I two-finger type away at my keyboard on this blog post, I see that Aliah Wright‘s “Employee by…
Rank this Week: 3599

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jan 19

    Invitation: Join Us in San Francisco on January 27 for a 2017 Employment Law Update

    Invitation: Join Us in San Francisco on January 27 for a 2017 Employment Law Update
    I hope you’ll join my Fox colleagues Keith Chrestionson and Jaemin Chang and me on January 27 for the next in our series of breakfast briefings in our San Francisco office.  Our breakfast series explores various topics of interest…
  • Jan 17

    Supreme Court Justices (presumably 9 of them) Will Again Address Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Clause

    Supreme Court Justices (presumably 9 of them) Will Again Address Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Clause
    Last Friday, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear cases from the 9th,  7th, and 5th Circuits in which the courts are split on the issue whether class action waivers in employee arbitration agreements violate Section 7 of the National…
  • Jan 10

    Top 10 Trends Facing California Employers in 2017

    Top 10 Trends Facing California Employers in 2017
    A new year brings a new top 10 list! With a very Democratic state legislature that is well positioned to offset a very Republican White House, this Alert sets forth the top 10 trends I saw in my practice from 2016 that inform what…
Rank this Week: 2496

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2669

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Making the Right Call: Independent Contractor or Employee?

    Making the Right Call: Independent Contractor or Employee?
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has been very aggressive in auditing employers over the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, instead of employees.  Properly classifying workers is important for employers to avoid hefty…
  • Dec 21

    Workers Want Their Own Workspace

    Workers Want Their Own Workspace
    The trend is shifting back to employees wanting their own workspace.  This is a shift away from more open work areas with shared desks, community areas, and collaborative workspaces.  Research has shown workers now want their own…
  • Nov 30

    Creative New Job Perk

    Creative New Job Perk
    Earlier this year, I wrote a blog about a new workplace benefit – student loan debt relief.  Now, it seems employers are again thinking outside the box with respect to employee benefits.  The latest workplace benefits…
Rank this Week: 3990

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Jan 19

    Small Businesses and the AODA: New Requirements as of January 1, 2017

    Small Businesses and the AODA: New Requirements as of January 1, 2017
    Over the last few years, large Ontario employers have been busy implementing changes to their practices in order to meet new accommodation requirements under the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As of January 1, 2017,…
  • Jan 19

    Class action against workplace discrimination

    Class action against workplace discrimination
    In France, employees who suffer from workplace discrimination are entitled to bring claims against their employer. Workplace discrimination is strictly prohibited and is characterized when a person is treated less favorably than another…
  • Jan 16

    Italy’s Supreme Court confirms that dismissals for redundancy to increase profits are legal

    Italy’s Supreme Court confirms that dismissals for redundancy to increase profits are legal
    In a decision dated December 7, 2016, Italy’s Supreme Court – the Corte di Cassazione – confirmed that the dismissal of an individual employee for redundancy can be legally grounded solely on business-related reasons, such…
Rank this Week: 2753

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jan 19

    Optimistic M&A outlook for 2017

    Optimistic M&A outlook for 2017
    As we begin 2017, the 1,000 corporate and private equity executives surveyed for Deloitte’s M&A Trends Year-end report 2016 display optimism for the coming year. The survey was conducted in September 2016 and included participants…
  • Jan 17

    2016: the year of sandbagging

    2016: the year of sandbagging
    One of the highlights from the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study in which our firm was a key participant (the 2016 Study), was the increased inclusion of sandbagging provisions in…
  • Jan 12

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017
    As was predicted in our discussion of Q4 2016 here, the last quarter of the year proved to be busy. Global M&A in the final quarter reached $1.2 trillion, which was not only the busiest period in 2016, but also raised the total for…
Rank this Week: 2718

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4838

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

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

    Nip/Tuck Leave: When Employees Take Leave for Elective Procedure

    Nip/Tuck Leave: When Employees Take Leave for Elective Procedure
    Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers are usually mindful of the many laws governing employee medical leaves and how they interact. But what about accommodation for non-medically necessary leaves? This post discusses the basics of employee leaves for…
  • Jan 11

    Transparency in Terminology and Treating Transgender Employees Fairly

    Transparency in Terminology and Treating Transgender Employees Fairly
    Seyfarth Synopsis: With increased attention placed on transgender rights in recent years, employers should pay close attention to transgender discrimination and related issues in the workplace. This post offers some tips for some best…
  • Jan 4

    Charting the Future: What’s Coming in 2017 in California Employment Law?

    Charting the Future: What’s Coming in 2017 in California Employment Law?
    Seyfarth Synopsis: 2016 brought a wave of new protections for California employees and scant protection for employers. In this week’s post, we anticipate changes for 2017, in the ever-peculiar world of California employment law. True to…
Rank this Week: 2655

Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

Examines one of the most interesting cases of the week and provides analysis and commentary. By Alan H. Schorr & Associates, P.C.

http://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • Jan 18

    Week Ending 1/11/17: Bigwood v. AtlantiCare Health System

    Week Ending 1/11/17: Bigwood v. AtlantiCare Health System
    Jeniffer Bigwood v. AtlantiCare Health System, et al., Docket No.: BUR-L-82-17. By Arykah Trabosh Our case of the week comes from our very own filing cabinets and involves an employer’s policy to only offer light duty to employees who…
  • Jan 12

    Week Ending 1/4/17: Clem v. Case Pork Roll Co.

    Week Ending 1/4/17: Clem v. Case Pork Roll Co.
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending January 4, 2017 Clem v. Case Pork Roll Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 554 (D.N.J. January 4, 2017) While 2016 started and ended with a bang, 2017 is starting with a toot. This…
  • Jan 3

    Week Ending 12/30/16: Zieger v. PSEG

    Week Ending 12/30/16: Zieger v. PSEG
    Schorr & Associates’ Employment Case of The Week ending December 30, 2016 Zieger v. Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc., 2016 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2739 App. Div.  (Unpublished) (December 28, 2016) The year 2016 ended the…
Rank this Week: 2749

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

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

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Jan 18

    Employment Standards FYI – Break

    Employment Standards FYI – Break
    This post is a quick primer on hours of work and eating periods. The Ontario Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) requires that employees be given a meal break of at least 30 minutes within each five consecutive work hours. The…
  • Jan 11

    New AODA Requirements Effective January 1, 2017

    New AODA Requirements Effective January 1, 2017
    As of January 1, 2017, several new requirements have taken effect under the disability law regime in Ontario.  The Integrated Accessibility Standards (IAS) made under the Accessibility of Ontarians with a Disability Act (AODA) sets out a…
  • Jan 11

    2017 Resolutions and Fresh Start

    2017 Resolutions and Fresh Start
    January is a month of resolutions, fresh starts, and goals.  It’s also a good time to run away from 2016 and the upsets and surprises the year rolled out.  Here are 3 lessons that 2016 taught us as we all dig in to a new year…
Rank this Week: 4728

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
Rank this Week: 4180

NJ Labor & Employment Law

NJ Labor & Employment Law

Covers various employment and labor law topics, including employment discrimination, ADA, CEPA, and FMLA. By Jay S. Becker and Joseph C. DeBlasio.

http://www.njlaborandemploymentlaw.com
  • Jan 17

    Morristown Newest Municipality to Require Paid Sick Leave

    Morristown Newest Municipality to Require Paid Sick Leave
    Co-authored by Ari G. Burd Although the State of New Jersey has yet to pass a law requiring employers to offer paid sick leave, a number of New Jersey municipalities have taken it upon themselves to mandate this benefit. As of January 11,…
  • Nov 23

    UPDATE: DOL Final Overtime Rule Postponed

    UPDATE: DOL Final Overtime Rule Postponed
    On November 22, 2016, US District Court Judge Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction, temporarily barring the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Final Overtime Rule from going into effect. The Rule,…
  • Aug 11

    New Minimum Wage Poster Issued by Department of Labor

    New Minimum Wage Poster Issued by Department of Labor
    Businesses take note, the United States Department of Labor has revised its Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) Minimum Wage Poster. It’s time to take down your old poster and put up the new one in its place. A link to the new…
Rank this Week: 4799

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 2894

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/
  • Jan 17

    How a Columbus, Ohio Lawyer from Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman Can Help You

    How a Columbus, Ohio Lawyer from Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman Can Help You
    Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, handle Workers’ Compensation Social Security Disability Long-Term Disability Short-Term Disability Intentional Torts Medical Malpractice Personal Injury Public Employees…
  • Jan 5

    How a Columbus, Ohio Lawyer from Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman Can Help You

    How a Columbus, Ohio Lawyer from Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman Can Help You
    Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, handle: Workers’ Compensation Social Security Disability Long-Term Disability Short-Term Disability Intentional Torts Medical Malpractice Personal Injury Public Employees…
  • Dec 8

    The Ins and Outs of Hearing Testimonie

    The Ins and Outs of Hearing Testimonie
    An applicant for disability benefits will need to participate in at least one appeal hearing if his or her initial application gets denied. Appealing a suspension or reduction of previously awarded disability benefits may also become…
Rank this Week: 2492

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • Jan 17

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Speaking in January 19th Strafford Live Webinar

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Speaking in January 19th Strafford Live Webinar
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that H. Scott Johnson, Jr. will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, “Employer Strategies for Responding to Employee Demand Letters: Legal, Strategic and Ethical…
  • Sep 14

    The FLSA’s Alter Ego Exemption – The Motor Carrier Act

    The FLSA’s Alter Ego Exemption – The Motor Carrier Act
    Of the myriad of exemptions used by defense counsel in Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) cases, the Motor Carrier Act Exemption sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of the usual suspects list of exemptions.  If the…
  • Sep 12

    Implementing an Effective Social Media Policy Can Head Off Employment Issue

    Implementing an Effective Social Media Policy Can Head Off Employment Issue
    The use of social media as a communication tool has dramatically increased over the last decade in people’s personal and professional lives. Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (Snapchat isn’t just for…
Rank this Week: 3212

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
  • Jan 16

    2017 Legislative Session Prediction

    2017 Legislative Session Prediction
    The legislative session is going to start in just a couple of days.  In order to help HEC members begin thinking about what they will likely see from our lawmakers over the next several months, I recently conducted a 90-minute webinar…
  • Dec 12

    Expedited Appeal Ok’d for Injunction Against FLSA OT Rule

    Expedited Appeal Ok’d for Injunction Against FLSA OT Rule
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a request by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to conduct an expedited appeal of the injunction that was issued last month against their new FLSA overtime rules.  Under the…
  • Nov 30

    Hawaii Senate Committees Finalized

    Hawaii Senate Committees Finalized
    The Hawaii State Senate has finalized their committee assignments for the 2017 legislative session.  The committees will be chaired as follows: Ways and Means:  Jill Tokuda Commerce and Consumer Protection:  Roz Baker Judiciary…
Rank this Week: 4723

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.calaborlaw.com
  • Jan 16

    My Boss 1099s Me, Am I Really an Independent Contractor?

    My Boss 1099s Me, Am I Really an Independent Contractor?
    If your boss gives you a 1099 tax form each year, does that mean you are an independent contractor? What if you signed an independent contractor agreement? What if you submit invoices to your boss to... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4450

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

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

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Jan 16

    Reforma: Los Cuatro Principales Beneficios Para Las Empresa

    Reforma: Los Cuatro Principales Beneficios Para Las Empresa
    La reforma laboral está derrumbando política pública del siglo pasado. El enfoque ya no es la protección del trabajador. Los legisladores han invertido el orden institucional y se ha creado un nuevo…
  • Jan 11

    Reforma impondrá nuevos deberes a trabajadore

    Reforma impondrá nuevos deberes a trabajadore
    Sabemos que la propuesta  reforma laboral de Puerto Rico impulsada mediante el proyecto 453 de la Cámara (ley de Transformación y Flexibilidad Laboral) quiere cambiar  las condiciones de trabajo en la Isla;…
  • Jan 10

    Reforma Laboral Demolerá Ley Despido

    Reforma Laboral Demolerá Ley Despido
    La llamada Ley de Transformación y Flexibilidad Laboral – PC 453.  Conlleva cambios trascendentales al esquema actual de leyes de empleo; particularmente en el aspecto de contratar, despedir y trabajar horas extras.…
Rank this Week: 2841

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

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

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Jan 16

    Reforma: Los Cuatro Principales Beneficios Para Las Empresa

    Reforma: Los Cuatro Principales Beneficios Para Las Empresa
    La reforma laboral está derrumbando política pública del siglo pasado. El enfoque ya no es la protección del trabajador. Los legisladores han invertido el orden institucional y se ha creado un nuevo…
  • Jan 11

    Reforma impondrá nuevos deberes a trabajadore

    Reforma impondrá nuevos deberes a trabajadore
    Sabemos que la propuesta  reforma laboral de Puerto Rico impulsada mediante el proyecto 453 de la Cámara (ley de Transformación y Flexibilidad Laboral) quiere cambiar  las condiciones de trabajo en la Isla;…
  • Jan 10

    Reforma Laboral Demolerá Ley Despido

    Reforma Laboral Demolerá Ley Despido
    La llamada Ley de Transformación y Flexibilidad Laboral – PC 453.  Conlleva cambios trascendentales al esquema actual de leyes de empleo; particularmente en el aspecto de contratar, despedir y trabajar horas extras.…
Rank this Week: 2847

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jan 15

    Why Trade Secrets Protection is Even More Important in the Strong Economy

    Why Trade Secrets Protection is Even More Important in the Strong Economy
    It is a well-known fact that when the economy improves, employee mobility rises as well. The most valuable employees – those with a specialized skill set and many years of experience in a particular industry – tend to stay…
  • Jan 4

    Non-Compete and Confidentiality Issues to Watch in 2017

    Non-Compete and Confidentiality Issues to Watch in 2017
    In 2016, there have been some major developments involving confidentiality and non-compete agreements law, which are likely to have some repercussions in 2017. Here’s a summary of the most important issues that companies…
  • Dec 12

    Will Ban the Non-Competes Movement Lose Its Momentum During the Trump Administration?

    Will Ban the Non-Competes Movement Lose Its Momentum During the Trump Administration?
    It’s no secret that the Obama administration made a push, especially towards the end, towards limiting the use of non-compete agreements by employers around the country. The White House commissioned not one but two reports on this…
Rank this Week: 3323

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jan 14

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room
    I get a lot of media inquiries on matters of work law and industrial relations, but the latest caught me off guard. I was busy catching up on emails and listening to voicemails in the background when I heard something like the following:…
  • Jan 4

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’
    The annual Clawbies Awards recognizing the best law blogs in Canada were released on New Year’s Eve 2016.    A few minutes looking over this year’s recipients will demonstrate the fantastic quality of this medium…
  • Nov 28

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”
    A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court of Canada heard an appeal with a long history that raised important freedom of association issues.  This was the latest case exploring the scope of the recently recognized constitutional right to…
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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/
  • Jan 11

    IRS Issues Final Regulations for Foreign Owned Single Member LLC

    IRS Issues Final Regulations for Foreign Owned Single Member LLC
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued final regulations that will increase reporting requirements for certain foreign owned single member limited liability companies (“LLC”). When a single member LLC is formed,…
  • Dec 27

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Insider Trading Case

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Insider Trading Case
    In its first insider trading decision in nearly two decades, the United States Supreme Court upheld the insider trading conviction of Bassam Salman and reaffirmed the three-decade-old personal benefit standard applied to insider trading…
  • Dec 9

    Changes in Local Sales and Use Tax Rates – Nebraska

    Changes in Local Sales and Use Tax Rates – Nebraska
    Effective January 1, 2017, certain Nebraska cities and villages will increase sales and use tax rates. The village of Meadow Grove enacted a new local sales and use tax rate of 1.5%. Elmwood, Weeping Water, and Wilber will increase sales and…
Rank this Week: 2973

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jan 11

    When is a Resignation a Real and Enforceable Resignation?

    When is a Resignation a Real and Enforceable Resignation?
    What, at law, is a valid and enforceable resignation? The Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered this, among other things, in Johal v Simmons da Silva LLP, 2016 ONSC 7835 (CanLII). Johal was a senior law clerk at the defendant law firm.…
  • Jan 10

    Reinstatement of an Employee Who Engaged in and Admitted Misconduct

    Reinstatement of an Employee Who Engaged in and Admitted Misconduct
    On Ontario arbitrator reinstated an employee who placed 101 calls to Jamaica over a two-year period using Air Canada calling cards made available to "to Customer Sales and Service Agents for distribution to passengers affected by Irregular…
  • Nov 11

    Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day
    I thought I would break my self-imposed blog silence on this Remembrance Day. On this day we reflect on the tremendous sacrifices that our veterans (and their families) have made and we take the occasion to think of the the past, present and…
Rank this Week: 2451

Employer Law Blog

Employer Law Blog

Addresses current issues, recent case studies and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance. By Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://employerlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2876

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/
  • Jan 5

    Minimum Wage Now at $11 Per Hour

    Minimum Wage Now at $11 Per Hour
    Effective January 1, 2017, the minimum wage for Massachusetts workers rose from $10 to $11 per hour. The new rate applies to almost all employees. For employees who regularly receive tips as part of their pay, the minimum rate is $3.75/hour.…
  • Dec 16

    SJC Holds that Second Element of Independent Contractor Test is Preempted by Federal Law

    SJC Holds that Second Element of Independent Contractor Test is Preempted by Federal Law
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today weighed in on the hot topic whether and to what extent the state’s Independent Contractor Statute is exempted as applied to courier drivers and the companies they work for. Like a federal…
  • Dec 6

    Legislators Work to Revive Noncompetition Law

    Legislators Work to Revive Noncompetition Law
    Recent reports suggest that Massachusetts legislators are continuing to work on a compromise noncompetition law that will garner enough support to become law. Earlier this year, both the House and Senate passed versions of a proposed statute…
Rank this Week: 4929

Managing OSHA

Managing OSHA

Provides employers in the chemical, refining, manufacturing, and food industries with advice and practical tips for navigating through and complying with federal and state occupational safety and health regulations. By Arent Fox.

http://www.managing-osha.com/
Rank this Week: 3218

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

Covers Washington State public sector collective bargaining. By Cline & Associates.

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Jan 3

    Wage Series Part 10: 2017 Economic Conditions and A Look Ahead

    Wage Series Part 10: 2017 Economic Conditions and A Look Ahead
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer This is the 10th article in our 11 part economy and wage settlement series. Even before Donald Trump was elected president indicators pointed to the return of both the local and the US CPI to a 2% + figure for the…
  • Dec 28

    Wage Series Part 9: Does Geographic Location Matter?

    Wage Series Part 9: Does Geographic Location Matter?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In the previous two articles in this wage series, we discussed the extent to which population and assessed valuation correlated with wage rankings. In this article, we discussed geographic location and the effect…
  • Dec 21

    Wage Series Part 8: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?

    Wage Series Part 8: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In the last issue we discussed whether – and to what extent — population influenced a jurisdiction’s relative wage ranking. In this article we discussed to what extent assessed valuation…
Rank this Week: 3809

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 2616

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/
  • 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.  …
  • Jul 30

    If You See Something, Say Something

    If You See Something, Say Something
    This is more than just the slogan used by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to encourage people to report suspicious terrorist activity.   It should also be the mantra of every workplace to encourage the reporting of…
  • Jul 6

    KNOW YOUR FMLA RIGHTS!

    KNOW YOUR FMLA RIGHTS!
    All of us feel the tension between work and family life.    At some point, you or a family member will face a serious health condition, or perhaps a pregnancy.    Will your job be protected if you need to take…
Rank this Week: 3895

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: 2986

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
Rank this Week: 4114

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

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

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
  • Dec 24

    Lubin v. The Wackenhut Corp. – New Statistical Class Certification Opinion

    Lubin v. The Wackenhut Corp. – New Statistical Class Certification Opinion
    Sample your way to Class Certification – California’s Second Appellate District holds statistical sampling may be used to certify a class, and also clarification on what constitutes an “injury” for a pay stub claim. On…
  • Nov 10

    New Overtimes Rules Start December 1, 2016 

    New Overtimes Rules Start December 1, 2016 
    With the holidays right around the corner it is important to make sure your company is in compliance with the new overtime rules that will effect over 390,000 California employees. The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has…
  • Nov 10

    New Overtimes Rules Start December 1, 2016 

    New Overtimes Rules Start December 1, 2016 
    With the holidays right around the corner it is important to make sure your company is in compliance with the new overtime rules that will effect over 390,000 California employees. The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has…
Rank this Week: 4103

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
  • Dec 22

    NYS Department of Labor Proposed Overtime Rule

    NYS Department of Labor Proposed Overtime Rule
    With the final overtime rule for the “white collar” exempt employee minimum salary level issued by the United States Department of Labor (the “DOL”) on hold, the New York State Department of Labor’s proposed…
  • Dec 22

    NYS Department of Labor Proposed Overtime Rule

    NYS Department of Labor Proposed Overtime Rule
    With the final overtime rule for the “white collar” exempt employee minimum salary level issued by the United States Department of Labor (the “DOL”) on hold, the New York State Department of Labor’s proposed…
  • Dec 16

    New Jersey’s Legislature Attempts to Override Governor’s Objections to “Equal Pay” Bill

    New Jersey’s Legislature Attempts to Override Governor’s Objections to “Equal Pay” Bill
    The sponsors of pay equity legislation passed by the New Jersey Senate and Assembly earlier this year have announced that the State Senate will attempt to override Governor Christie's veto of the bill on December 19, 2016. Senate Bill…
Rank this Week: 4142

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

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

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • Dec 20

    First Circuit declines to enjoin enforcement of Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law in union settings … for now

    First Circuit declines to enjoin enforcement of Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law in union settings … for now
    Last week, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld the dismissal of a suit filed by construction-industry employers and their trade associations seeking to block enforcement of the Massachusetts Earned…
  • Dec 20

    It’s That Time of Year Again: DOL is Making Its List and Checking it Twice

    It’s That Time of Year Again: DOL is Making Its List and Checking it Twice
    Annually, the New Hampshire Department of Labor issues a list of the top ten most frequent violations it sees in audits and claims filed before it. The list doesn’t change dramatically from year to year, but violations move up and down…
  • Dec 1

    New Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) Released

    New Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) Released
    A new Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) was released on November 14, 2016. Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), employers are required to verify the employment eligibility and identity of new employees by…
Rank this Week: 2568

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Federal Appeals Court Considers Workplace Protections for LGBT Community

    Federal Appeals Court Considers Workplace Protections for LGBT Community
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit recently heard arguments in the LGBT discrimination case of Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, a case that could have profound implications for the future of gay rights as it may well end…
  • Dec 18

    Federal Appeals Court Considers Workplace Protections for LGBT Community

    Federal Appeals Court Considers Workplace Protections for LGBT Community
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit recently heard arguments in the LGBT discrimination case of Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, a case that could have profound implications for the future of gay rights as it may well end…
  • Dec 15

    Lawsuit: “Phantom” Meal Breaks Keep Nurses on Job With No Pay

    Lawsuit: “Phantom” Meal Breaks Keep Nurses on Job With No Pay
    A wage-and-hour lawsuit filed in Texas by a nurse at a large hospital alleges the health system docks the pay of nurses each shift for 30 minutes, but they aren’t actually allowed a 30-minute meal break. Instead, nurses are expected to…
Rank this Week: 3312

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 4174

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

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

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    CLA presentation

    CLA presentation
    I was asked to do a presentation for California Lawyers for the Arts, which I have titled “Dispute Resolution In and Out of Court.” Essentially I’m going to try to convey everything I know about the various forms of conflict…
  • Oct 4

    Meet and Confer

    Meet and Confer
    For those who still think that litigation must always be conducted in an adversarial manner–that litigants must oppose anything suggested by the other side, and bring every dispute before the court for resolution–consider that the…
  • Apr 22

    Four client

    Four client
    The wise client approaches the initial consultation with a lawyer with some ideas of what the client is trying to accomplish and with some perspective on his or her own situation. For such clients, the lawyer should be prepared to explain…
Rank this Week: 2713

Florida Employment Lawyers Blog

Florida Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

https://www.floridaemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    Female Construction Worker Fired After Reporting Sexual Harassment

    Female Construction Worker Fired After Reporting Sexual Harassment
    A female ironworker was fired from a Staten Island construction project after complaining that a male colleague demanded her panties and took photos of her in the bathroom. The 34-year-old woman of Long Island says she was recruited to work…
  • Dec 13

    American Family Insurance To Pay $20 Million In Damages For Discrimination

    American Family Insurance To Pay $20 Million In Damages For Discrimination
    On Friday, a Jackson County Circuit Court jury awarded $20 million in punitive damages in a case that alleged retaliation, age and sex discrimination against an American Family Insurance sales manager. The plaintiff, a 60-year-old woman of…
  • Nov 2

    McDonald’s To Pay $3.75 Million To Workers Over Labor Violation

    McDonald’s To Pay $3.75 Million To Workers Over Labor Violation
    McDonald’s has settled a case with workers who said they were subject to labor violations at franchisee-owned stores. This is the first time the corporation has settled a case with employees. The company agreed to pay $3.75 million to…
Rank this Week: 3253