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New York Employment Lawyer Blawg

New York Employment Lawyer Blawg

Covers discrimination, retaliation and sex harassment cases. By Peters Hamlin LLC.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyerblawg.com/
  • Jun 11

    Jamaican Rastafarian Employee Loses Discrimination Claim Against Autozone

    Jamaican Rastafarian Employee Loses Discrimination Claim Against Autozone
    In a May 21, 2013 decision,, the Appellate Court of Connecticut upheld the Hartford Connecticut trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant, Autozone, Inc. Kristan Peters-Hamlin, of the law firm of Peters Hamlin LLC, ,…
  • Aug 10

    Suing for Retaliation or Wrongful Termination as a Whistleblower in New York

    Suing for Retaliation or Wrongful Termination as a Whistleblower in New York
    Most New York employment lawyers will tell you that, unlike in many other states, there is no cause of action for wrongful termination for whistleblowers under New york common law. However, that view ignores the elaborate quilt of federal…
  • Apr 29

    Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decision

    Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decision
    On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Rank this Week: 2392

Overtime Advisor

Overtime Advisor

Covers violations of overtime and other federal and state wage and hour laws. By Greenwald Doherty.

http://www.overtimeadvisor.com/
  • Mar 22

    The Dangers of Using Two Different Time Clock

    The Dangers of Using Two Different Time Clock
    It seems it would be a no-brainer.  You have one employee who works two different shifts, or even two completely different jobs.  You set the employee up on two different time clocks so you can track the time the employee spends in…
  • Mar 7

    The Attack of the Unpaid Intern

    The Attack of the Unpaid Intern
    We’ve warned before about the potential issues raised when you utilize unpaid interns.  Employers used to be able to take a level of comfort from internships run through educational institutes but, no more. The Charlie Rose…
  • Feb 19

    Under New York Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?

    Under New York Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?
    As noted in our recent blog, Under Federal Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?, various states and localities may have their own break laws and regulations that could apply to your business.  Those…
Rank this Week: 1815

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Covers personal injury, employment law, social security, and corporate / business law litigation.

http://blog.mesrianilaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip
    As previously reported, an Applebee’s employee was surprised upon seeing a note written in receipt that was left by the diner at the said restaurant. Apparently, as part of the restaurant’s policy, a tip has to be added…
  • Feb 7

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant
    The American singer-song writer Lady Gaga is now being sued by her personal assistant named Jennifer O’Neill for failing to pay her overtime work and for forcing her to sleep with her. Nevertheless, O’Neill confirmed that no …
  • Feb 4

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier
    After reviewing its Supplier Responsibility Progress Report for 2013, tech-giant Apple Inc. found several labor law violations committed by many of its suppliers in China. The said report highlighted its findings from the previous year among…
Rank this Week: 2068

LaborBlog

LaborBlog

Covers employment/labor law. By Danialle Riggins.

http://laborblog.rigginslawfirm.com
  • Nov 14

    2013 Florida Minimum Wage Increase

    2013 Florida Minimum Wage Increase
    Florida’s minimum wage will increase from $7.67 per hour to $7.79 per hour effective January 1, 2013. Background: A voter-approved constitutional amendment established a Florida minimum wage and provided for an annual adjustment to…
  • Jan 27

    Florida’s Keeping Children Safe Act Gets Some Guidance

    Florida’s Keeping Children Safe Act Gets Some Guidance
  • Dec 20

    Thinking About Bankruptcy in 2012

    Thinking About Bankruptcy in 2012
    Thousands of people starting planning their new years in December. Filing for bankruptcy is on hundreds of lists.  If you are considering filing for a discharge, there are a few things that you need to consider during the holidays. Running…
Rank this Week: 2137

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law news and analysis, focusing on the US Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of West Virginia. By Drew M. Capuder.

http://www.dcemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Favorite quotes about the law, part 1

    Favorite quotes about the law, part 1
    Maybe it’s the frustrated novelist in me, but I’ve been thinking about literature and law.
  • Sep 13

    We’ve moved!! (but only our URL)

    We’ve moved!! (but only our URL)
    We’ve moved!! Kinda. Okay, it’s not a real move of anything physical. Our law firm, including the tables chairs, files, and whatever else, are all still in exactly the same place.
  • Sep 13

    Fifth Circuit applies hostile work environment to age claim

    Fifth Circuit applies hostile work environment to age claim
    Courts have sometimes questioned whether hostile work environment claims apply to all “flavors” of discrimination.
Rank this Week: 2077

The Federal FMLA Blog

The Federal FMLA Blog

Covers Family and Medical Leave Act developments affecting the federal sector. By Carl Bosland.

http://federalfmla.typepad.com/federal_fmla_blog/
Rank this Week: 1967

The Kong Firm Blog

The Kong Firm Blog

The official blog of The Kong Firm PLLC, focusing on current topics of interest in the fields of Employment Law, Litigation and Federal Government Contracting

http://blog.thekongfirm.com/
  • Oct 13

    Non-Competes Are Unenforceable, Right? Recent VA and MD Cases Provide Some Insight

    Non-Competes Are Unenforceable, Right? Recent VA and MD Cases Provide Some Insight
    I can't even tell you the number of times I get into a discussion with a friend or ex-colleague who has just been terminated about non-competes.  And almost every time, the conclusion ends this way: "I've heard that  non-competes are…
  • Oct 5

    What Comes Around Goes Around: Is This The Beginning of the End for Alaska Native Corporations?

    What Comes Around Goes Around: Is This The Beginning of the End for Alaska Native Corporations?
    If you are a small business Federal contractor and have ever lost a contract to an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), you probably had a smile of satisfaction on your face last week as you were reading the Washington Post. In an expose and…
  • Sep 21

    One-time Eligibility Under SBA's 8(a) Program

    One-time Eligibility Under SBA's 8(a) Program
    As the number of Federal Government contracting dollars begins to dwindle under the Obama Administration, many small businesses are looking for a leg up on the competition, and the 8(a) Business Development Program of the U.S. Small Business…
Rank this Week: 2007

California Business and Employment…

California Business and Employment Law

Covers employment and business law in California. By Sayer Fausto LLP.

http://sflegal.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre
    In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007) 550 U.S. 618,  Congress passed Senate Bill 181 (the “Lilly Ledbetter Fairy Pay Act of 2009?). There have been a number of attempts to…
  • Jan 29

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre
    In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007) 550 U.S. 618,  Congress passed Senate Bill 181 (the “Lilly Ledbetter Fairy Pay Act of 2009″). There have been a…
  • Jan 27

    Opposing Sexual Harassment

    Opposing Sexual Harassment
    The United States Supreme Court clarified what it means to “oppose” sexual harassment.  in Crawford v. Metropolitan of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, Crawford was asked questions during a sexual harassment investigation. In…
Rank this Week: 2050

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/
Rank this Week: 3644

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

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

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 4404

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Siegler & Traub, L.L.C.

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

    Kennel Owner Settles Sexual Harassment Case

    Kennel Owner Settles Sexual Harassment Case
    The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights has announced that it has successfully resolved a sexual harassment case brought by a female employee of a South Jersey kennel facility. The employee complained to the DCR that her boss, the owner of…
  • Oct 13

    NJ Legislators Consider "Bridgegate" Addition to Whistleblower Law

    NJ Legislators Consider "Bridgegate" Addition to Whistleblower Law
    Inspired by the Bridgegate scandal, New Jersey legislators have introduced an amendment to New Jersey's whistleblower statute which would extend whistleblower protections to employees who disclose "any waste of public funds or incidents of…
  • Oct 7

    Dunkin' Donuts Sued for Failure to Pay Overtime to its "Assistant Managers"

    Dunkin' Donuts Sued for Failure to Pay Overtime to its "Assistant Managers"
    A class action lawsuit has been commenced in Pennsylvania against Dunkin' Donuts based on its failure to pay overtime to its "assistant manager" employees. According to the lawsuit, the assistant managers, who work more than 50 hours per…
Rank this Week: 4802

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

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

    EEOC Signals Intent to Process and Litigate Claims of Sexual Orientation Discrimination Under Title VII

    EEOC Signals Intent to Process and Litigate Claims of Sexual Orientation Discrimination Under Title VII
    Signaling its intent to pursue its viewpoint that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (including transgender identity), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has taken…
  • Oct 20

    The Line Out of This Place Is as Long as the Amazon.com River

    The Line Out of This Place Is as Long as the Amazon.com River
    This month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard argument in a case that would seem to raise easy enough questions: When does an employee’s workday begin and end? What activities count as “work”? However, these questions have given…
  • Oct 13

    Contemporary Clothing’s “Look” Collides With Title VII

    Contemporary Clothing’s “Look” Collides With Title VII
    There is more than a little bit of irony when a clothing company with a target market of teens and young adults has a fashion dilemma. However, a national retailer has just such a dilemma arising from a potential religious accommodation…
Rank this Week: 2821

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Oct 20

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All
    There was an article in the New York Times recently about the elusiveness of justice for African-Americans in the criminal justice system. I think this is a symptom of a wider problem – the lack of equal…
  • Oct 15

    Alternate Ways to Advocate for Older Worker

    Alternate Ways to Advocate for Older Worker
    For years, older workers in the United States have been subject to epidemic, unaddressed age discrimination. I recently wrote a book, Betrayed: The Legalization of Age Discrimination in the Workplace, which lays out the problem in graphic and…
  • Oct 13

    U.S. Gov: Older Workers Need Not Apply

    U.S. Gov: Older Workers Need Not Apply
    Why is the federal government engaging in systemic, blatant age discrimination in hiring? President Barack H. Obama signed an Executive Order 13562  in 2010 that allows federal agencies to bypass older workers and hire…
Rank this Week: 2643

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and litigation. By The Erlich Law Office, PLLC.

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

    How to Hire an Employment Lawyer – Steps 1 through 5

    How to Hire an Employment Lawyer – Steps 1 through 5
    We get a lot of phone calls and emails. On most days, we hear form eight to twelve potential clients asking about discrimination, harassment, non-compete clauses, severance agreements, failure to pay overtime, and other employment…
  • Oct 7

    DSW Settles Age Discrimination Case for $900,000

    DSW Settles Age Discrimination Case for $900,000
    According to the Chicago Tribune, shoe retailer DSW, Inc. has agreed to settle an age discrimination suit brought by the Chicago District Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of seven managers…
  • Sep 16

    Former Mets Sales Executive Sues Team for Pregnancy Discrimination

    Former Mets Sales Executive Sues Team for Pregnancy Discrimination
    Jeff Wilpon, the Chief Operating Officer of the New York Mets and son of Mets owner Fred Wilpon, runs his front office department about like his father runs the baseball team: Leigh Castergine, former Vice President of Ticket Sales, recently…
Rank this Week: 2949

Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4861

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

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

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part One: Before Termination

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part One: Before Termination
    The process of discharging employees can be chaotic and emotional. However, if employers are proactive and prepared when the time comes, many hassles can be avoided down the road. Following are five prudent steps to take before discharging…
  • Oct 8

    SCOTUS Declines Opportunity to Clarify Irreparable Harm in Trademark Injunction

    SCOTUS Declines Opportunity to Clarify Irreparable Harm in Trademark Injunction
    Apparently, “the smoke gets in your eyes” when a court is asked to determine irreparable harm in a trademark injunction.  Last year, the Ninth Circuit vacated an injunction granted in favor of the owner of “The…
  • Oct 6

    U.S. Supreme Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage in Indiana

    U.S. Supreme Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage in Indiana
    On Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of all five pending same-sex marriage cases, in effect allowing marriages to proceed in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. This decision signals that the justices…
Rank this Week: 2736

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Babies Now or Babies Later, It Is Your Choice!

    Babies Now or Babies Later, It Is Your Choice!
    An interesting development is on the horizon regarding new benefits for employees in the private sector workforce. Last week both Facebook and Apple announced it will be providing up to $20,000 in benefits to help employees pay for…
  • Oct 17

    Quarantine, the Workplace, and Ebola too!

    Quarantine, the Workplace, and Ebola too!
    A few years back my oldest son Zach became extremely sick. For weeks he was tired and could barely struggle through a full day of school. All he wanted to do was sleep. After several doctor visits, nothing was clear except we ruled out mono,…
  • Oct 16

    Quarantine, the Workplace, and Ebola too!

    Quarantine, the Workplace, and Ebola too!
    A few years back my oldest son Zach became extremely sick. For weeks he was tired and could barely struggle through a full day of school. All he wanted to do was sleep. After several doctor visits, nothing was clear except we ruled out mono,…
Rank this Week: 4060

Employment Law Blog

Employment Law Blog

Covers employment and labor law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.pa-nj-employmentlaw.com/
  • Oct 20

    Minimum Wage Increases for Federal Contract Workers Moves Forward

    Minimum Wage Increases for Federal Contract Workers Moves Forward
    By Felicity Hanks, Esq. fhanks@hillwallack.com In February 2014, President Obama issued Executive Order 13658 which established an hourly minimum wage of $10.10 for federal contract workers. The President’s directive was grounded on…
  • Sep 29

    CNN Deemed Joint-Employer of Contracted Worker

    CNN Deemed Joint-Employer of Contracted Worker
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com On September 15, 2014 CNN became yet another company that has come out on the losing end of the employer-employee worker classification dispute.  The National Labor Relations Board held…
  • Sep 26

    Medical Marijuana Use or Employer Rights – Which Comes First?

    Medical Marijuana Use or Employer Rights – Which Comes First?
    By: Susan L. Swatski, Esq. (sswatski@hillwallack.com) On September 30, 2014, the Colorado Supreme Court is set to hear argument in Coats v. Dish Network, L.L.C., about an employee’s right to use medical marijuana during non-work hours,…
Rank this Week: 2771

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

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

    Wells Fargo Paying $5 Million to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Allegation

    Wells Fargo Paying $5 Million to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Allegation
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced last week that it reached a $5 million settlement with Wells Fargo to resolve claims that the company discriminated against pregnant women, new mothers, and women on maternity…
  • Oct 16

    Can I sue if an ambulance comes too slowly in San Francisco?

    Can I sue if an ambulance comes too slowly in San Francisco?
    The subject of emergency response time is a hot topic in San Francisco right now. Late last month, an ambulance responding to a car accident involving the wife of the mayor arrived after the 10 minute time standard set by the San Francisco…
  • Oct 13

    U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Take Case of Muslim Teen not Hired at Abercrombie because of Headscarf

    U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Take Case of Muslim Teen not Hired at Abercrombie because of Headscarf
    Several years ago, a Muslim teen applied for a sales associate job at the Abercrombie Kids clothing store at a mall in Tulsa. Abercrombie has a strict dress and appearance code, and mandates that employees not wear black. The applicant asked…
Rank this Week: 3172

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?
    As an employee in Massachusetts, you may be considered an employee at will, and you employer may even be able to fire you for no reason at all, but if they do take adverse actions against you because you complained about your pay or demanded…
  • Oct 5

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett
    If you work for a company in Massachusetts and you do not have a contract for a specified period of time at a particular wage rate, then you are considered an employee at will. What does this mean?  Well, it is quite simple, your…
  • Oct 1

    Statistics on Employment Discrimination

    Statistics on Employment Discrimination
    We as Americans would like to believe the discrimination and stereotypes are a thing of the past. For the most part in community areas such as restaurants, schools, or while riding on public transportation, bigoted views do not appear all…
Rank this Week: 4435

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

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

    When Should Employees Be Paid For Pre- and Post-Shift Time?

    When Should Employees Be Paid For Pre- and Post-Shift Time?
    This past week the United States Supreme Court heard argument on a potentially significant Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case. The lawsuit, Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, involves whether employees who are required to stand in a…
  • Oct 11

    Who is An Employer or Employee Under The FLSA?

    Who is An Employer or Employee Under The FLSA?
    Determining who is your employer and conversely whether you are considered an “employee” are hot topics pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Pursuant to the FLSA, employers owe employees certain rights. These include…
  • Sep 30

    Wage Theft Has Cost Low Income Workers Billions In Compensation

    Wage Theft Has Cost Low Income Workers Billions In Compensation
    NBC News reports that wage theft is costing low wage earners literally billions in lost compensation. According to an analysis published by the Economic Policy Institute, close to $1 billion was recovered in 2012 on behalf of workers for…
Rank this Week: 4506

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Oct 17

    The Fight Against Ebola: How Employers Can Join the Front Line

    The Fight Against Ebola: How Employers Can Join the Front Line
    Joel S. Barras and Sarah T. Hansel have posted a new article on Forbes.com. With the first United States Ebola cases diagnosed in Dallas, employers are asking: What can we do to protect our workforce, especially if an employee will be…
  • Oct 17

    What Ebola means for employers worldwide

    What Ebola means for employers worldwide
    This post was written by Thomas Ince and Laura H. Juillet. As more terrible news of the on-going Ebola epidemic continues to reach us each day, and with the disease showing no sign of slowing, employers around the world are asking what steps…
  • Oct 10

    Illinois Expands Protection for Pregnant Employees and Unpaid Intern

    Illinois Expands Protection for Pregnant Employees and Unpaid Intern
    This post was written by James A. Burns, Jr. and Kimberly M. Mitchell. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn just signed legislation requiring Illinois employers to provide reasonable accommodation to employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related…
Rank this Week: 4133

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Covers labor, employment, and employment discrimination law with emphasis on Michigan recent developments and impact of HR professionals. By John Holmquist.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawconnection.com/
  • Oct 16

    Microsoft and protected concerted activity under the NLRA: A chilling effect?

    Microsoft and protected concerted activity under the NLRA: A chilling effect?
    Employers are now well aware that the NLRB is reviewing their policies, procedures, and employee handbooks to see if there is either a direct prohibition against employee conduct protected under § 7 of the NLRA or if there is a…
  • Oct 14

    Jimmy John's and non compete agreements: Secrets of the sandwich?

    Jimmy John's and non compete agreements: Secrets of the sandwich?
    The Huffington Post posted a story concerning Jimmy's Johns use of non compete agreements with its employees and the filing of a proposed class action challenging the agreements.  The non compete prohibits former employees from working…
  • Oct 7

    EEOC and wellness programs: Looking for "just right."

    EEOC and wellness programs: Looking for "just right."
    The EEOC recently filed its second lawsuit  challenging an employer's wellness program under the ADA.  The suit coincided with comments made by Commissioner Lipnic at a law firm's client briefing.  Commissioner Lipnic is quoted…
Rank this Week: 3462

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Covers employment discrimination, hiring, terminations and technology issues. By Jason Shinn.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Oct 16

    Michigan Court Cuts Down Non-Compete Agreement

    Michigan Court Cuts Down Non-Compete Agreement
    Abraham Lincoln once noted that if he had six hours to chop down a tree, he would spend the first four sharpening the axe. For employers, that sort of up-front attention to details is especially important when it comes to non-compete…
  • Oct 13

    Should My Business Use an Arbitration Agreement for Employment Disputes?

    Should My Business Use an Arbitration Agreement for Employment Disputes?
    A frequent question that employers have when it comes to employment contracts and policies is whether the company should use an arbitration procedure for resolving disputes. While there is not a “right or wrong” answer to this…
  • Aug 25

    Proposed Changes Affecting Employment at Michigan Home Help Care Agencie

    Proposed Changes Affecting Employment at Michigan Home Help Care Agencie
    When it comes to establishing basic terms and conditions of employment, such as hiring someone as an independent contractor or as a W-2 employee, business owners generally enjoy significant leeway. But this could change for certain Michigan…
Rank this Week: 4055

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Oct 16

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
  • Dec 10

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help

    If You Spam Us, and Google Smacks You, Don't Come Asking Us For Help
    A fellow named Ener sent us a email last week asking us to remove a spammy comment and link his company, logoworkgloves.com, left on one of our posts in 2010. For whatever reason, our spam filter didn't block it. Now...
  • Nov 8

    SB 390 Signed

    SB 390 Signed
    SB 390 (employee wage withholdings, failure to remit) amending Labor Code § 227 concerning employee wage withholdings, has been signed by Governor Brown: Existing law makes it a crime for an employer to fail to make agreed-upon payments to…
Rank this Week: 3006

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/
  • Oct 16

    Are Handshake Agreements Binding?

    Are Handshake Agreements Binding?
    A Business Law FAQ with Mark A. Williams. Handshake agreements are another way of saying a verbal contract or an oral agreement and, generally the answer is yes, they are binding. If you and another person agree to something and…
  • Oct 15

    How Are Businesses Valued In Relation to Mergers or Acquisitions?

    How Are Businesses Valued In Relation to Mergers or Acquisitions?
    A Business FAQ with Ronald K. Parsonage. Usually business valuation is a 2-stage proposition. In the first stage is to develop a general value for the business based upon formulas that are readily accepted. If the formula amount that…
  • Oct 9

    Is My Business Subject to Income Tax in Other States?

    Is My Business Subject to Income Tax in Other States?
    A Video FAQ with Joshua A. Diveley. Whether the business is going to be subject to tax in a state is going to be dependent on the state’s laws and, most importantly, how they define nexus for income tax purposes.…Read more…
Rank this Week: 3204

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
Rank this Week: 4538

Washington D.C. Employment Law…

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment law developments in Washington, D.C. By Littler.

http://www.littler.com/blog/dc-employment-law-update
  • Oct 16

    Ebola Concerns – How Should Employers Respond?

    Ebola Concerns – How Should Employers Respond?
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman The public concern and confusion generated by the third reported diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S. has reached the workplace.  What was once considered just a public health concern has become an…
  • Oct 13

    White House Meets With Business Reps on "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order

    White House Meets With Business Reps on "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman The White House held a “listening session” on the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order with major employer association representatives on Friday, October 13, 2014. The Executive…
  • Oct 9

    OSHA Seeks Input on Workplace Chemical Exposure Level

    OSHA Seeks Input on Workplace Chemical Exposure Level
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a request for information (RFI) regarding chemical management methods and permissible exposure limits (PELs).read more
Rank this Week: 4063

HR Defense Blog

HR Defense Blog

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

http://www.akerman.com/Blogs/hrdefense/
  • Oct 15

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace
    POSTED BY SARAH J. LIS ON OCTOBER 16, 2014 Employers should be aware of the new electronic cigarette fad, and the need to address workplace policies accordingly. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are…
  • Oct 13

    The Cost of Security for Employers: Is Time Spent Going Through Security Compensable?

    The Cost of Security for Employers: Is Time Spent Going Through Security Compensable?
    POSTED BY NEFERTARI RIGSBY ON OCTOBER 14, 2014 The Supreme Court will soon decide whether employers will be required to pay their employees for time spent going through a security clearance at the end of each shift. The case is…
  • Oct 13

    Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADA Do Not Require Changing a Job's Essential Function

    Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADA Do Not Require Changing a Job's Essential Function
    POSTED BY ANDREW LOEWENSTEIN ON OCTOBER 20, 2014 Weldon Williams, a pharmacist, suffered from diabetes which limited his ability to stand for extended periods of time. Williams sued his former employer Revco Discount Drug Centers, Inc., d/b/a…
Rank this Week: 3798

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Oct 15

    Employment Law Blog Carnival #ELBC Rolls in to Manpower

    Employment Law Blog Carnival #ELBC Rolls in to Manpower
    Mark Toth from Manpower Group hosts this month's edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival (#ELBC for the hashtagging cool kids): Blog Carnival: Halloween Edition. Check it out!
  • Oct 13

    Surprise! "Anonymous" Apps . . . Not-So-Anonymou

    Surprise! "Anonymous" Apps . . . Not-So-Anonymou
    Yik Yak bills itself as a "local bulletin board." It allows users to post messages, and only people in a certain geographic area can see the messages. Users can up-vote or down-vote messages (too many down-votes and the message disappears),…
  • Oct 13

    2014-15 SCOTUS Employment Law Preview

    2014-15 SCOTUS Employment Law Preview
    Our beloved United States Supreme Court (aka SCOTUS) kicked off the new season last week (okay, technically they entered a few orders before that). Here are the labor and employment law issues currently on their docket (case name links to…
Rank this Week: 4268

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Oct 14

    Texts and E-mails on Personal Devices – Are They “Public Records”?

    Texts and E-mails on Personal Devices – Are They “Public Records”?
    Public officials may sometimes use personal devices such as smartphones and personal e-mail or other accounts to communicate concerning their agency’s business.  Are these e-mails, texts, or other communications “public…
  • Oct 7

    Screening Applicants With Domestic Violence Criminal History

    Screening Applicants With Domestic Violence Criminal History
    The National Football League’s handling of several recent high-profile domestic violence incidents involving players Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and Jonathan Dwyer have raised the national consciousness regarding how employers handle domestic…
  • Oct 3

    Is Bankruptcy the Way Out of Pension Obligations?

    Is Bankruptcy the Way Out of Pension Obligations?
    This blog post was authored by Paul D. Knothe We are all aware of the ongoing discussion over the rising cost of public pension benefits and whether they are sustainable in the long run. However, one unanswered question was lurking in the…
Rank this Week: 3972

Executive Women's Networking Blog

Executive Women's Networking Blog

Covers business development, networking, mentoring and work-life balance. By EpsteinBeckerGreen.

http://www.executivewomennetworkingblog.com
Rank this Week: 3998

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Oct 13

    Enforcing Design Patents: Old Navy Sued for Sandal Design

    Enforcing Design Patents: Old Navy Sued for Sandal Design
    What’s the News? On September 10, 2014, JPT Group, owner of the iconic American fashion brand Bernardo, filed suit in the Southern District of Texas alleging that Old Navy infringed two of Bernardo’s design patents for…
  • Oct 8

    CBP Announces Changes to Audit Rule

    CBP Announces Changes to Audit Rule
    Auditors Change Sample Transaction Review Process and Pre-Assessment Survey to Match Today’s Audit Standards and to Provide Auditors Flexibility to Target Priority Trade Issues   US Customs and Border Protection’s…
  • Sep 29

    California Class Actions? Bass Pro Finds It’s Like Shootin’ Fish in a Barrel

    California Class Actions? Bass Pro Finds It’s Like Shootin’ Fish in a Barrel
    What Happened? The outdoor sporting goods company Bass Pro recently agreed to pay $6 million to settle claims that it violated California privacy laws. Specifically, Bass Pro faced a potential class action lawsuit over claims that it recorded…
Rank this Week: 2596

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Oct 11

    Quirky Question #243 – More on Breach Notification Law

    Quirky Question #243 – More on Breach Notification Law
    Quirky Question: Can you tell me what has been happening in California regarding breach notification laws? Answer: By: Melissa Krasnow Continuing the trend of changes in state breach notification and related laws, Cal. A.B.…
  • Sep 30

    Quirky Question #242 – Policing Break and Time Records Pays Off

    Quirky Question #242 – Policing Break and Time Records Pays Off
    Quirky Question We are a California employer.   After all the publicity surrounding class actions over meal and break periods, we instituted automatic warnings if employees take too long or too short a meal or rest break. Is anyone…
  • Sep 26

    Quirky Question #241, Working for Free In Montana At A Start-Up Busine

    Quirky Question #241, Working for Free In Montana At A Start-Up Busine
    Quirky Question I was laid off by my Montana employer and I have decided to help my brother with his start up business. I will be a 50% owner but we are not going to take a salary until revenue is substantial. An accountant friend tells me…
Rank this Week: 2499

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Oct 10

    Our overly-litigious society: The justice system is out of control

    Our overly-litigious society: The justice system is out of control
    By Craig Byrnes I’m a trial lawyer.  When people find out what I do for a living, I usually get an earful. Too many lawsuits, they say. The verdicts are too high, they tell me. The first thing I learned about being a good lawyer is…
  • Oct 7

    The Civil Rights Act – looking back, looking ahead

    The Civil Rights Act – looking back, looking ahead
    By Marvin Krakow The Civil Rights Act of 1964 guaranteed equal treatment in the workplace, in public facilities, and in public accommodations, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or sex.  Equality was not the norm in 1964. …
  • Oct 2

    No free pass to discriminate against immigrant workers:  Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co.

    No free pass to discriminate against immigrant workers:  Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co.
    By Megan Beaman and Kevin Kish Low-wage workers—regardless of immigration status—shoulder more than their fair share of workplace violations, including unpaid wages, unsafe working conditions, and discrimination and…
Rank this Week: 2748

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Oct 10

    MOOP and Reference-Based Pricing

    MOOP and Reference-Based Pricing
    With group health plan premium increases limited by market and regulatory forces, insurers and self-insurers have raised deductibles, co-insurance, co-pays and other cost-shifting provisions, subject to the ACA’s 2015 maximum…
  • Oct 2

    Final Rules for Excepted Benefit

    Final Rules for Excepted Benefit
    The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) have jointly issued final regulations that address the treatment of dental and vision benefits and employee assistance programs (“EAP”s) as…
  • Sep 25

    The Look-Back Measurement Consequences of Job Change

    The Look-Back Measurement Consequences of Job Change
    For plan eligibility purposes, ongoing employees, and those hired without expectation of full-time service, may have their ACA “full-time employee” status determined under a “look-back measurement method.” …
Rank this Week: 3209

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Oct 10

    Companies Will Be Responsible For Wages of Sub-Contractor

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

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

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

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

    New Law Expands Time Period for Liquidated Damages in Unpaid Minimum Wage Claim
    AB 2074 amends Labor Code section 1194.2 to make it clear that "A suit may be filed for liquidated damages at any time before the expiration of the statute of limitations on an action for wages from which the liquidated damages arise."
Rank this Week: 2577

Employment Law Matters

Employment Law Matters

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

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

    SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Compensability of Required Security Screenings Under FLSA

    SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Compensability of Required Security Screenings Under FLSA
    This was originally published on Montgomery McCracken’s Ahead of the Class blog by our colleague, Patrick Ryan. Pat’s practice emphasizes commercial litigation, antitrust matters, the defense of professional liability claims, and…
  • Sep 15

    Pump Change: New Law Provides Added Protection for Philadelphia Nursing Mother

    Pump Change: New Law Provides Added Protection for Philadelphia Nursing Mother
    This post is authored by Chad Flores. Chad has experience representing clients in a range of employment matters including discrimination claims, Family and Medical Leave Act violations, noncompete agreements, breach of contract litigation and…
  • Aug 13

    New Jersey Bans the Box

    New Jersey Bans the Box
    This post is authored by Janice G. Dubler. Janice concentrates her practice on employment litigation, the development of employment policies and providing counsel to clients on litigation avoidance. She can be reached at jdubler@mmwr.com or…
Rank this Week: 2745

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Covers law and policy news around transgendered employees in the workplace.

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 10

    Upcoming webcast on transgender employment discrimination claim

    Upcoming webcast on transgender employment discrimination claim
    Upcoming webcast on transgender employment discrimination claims  I am doing a continuing legal education webcast for Lawline.com on transgender employment discrimination claims on Monday, October 13, 2014. The video will also be…
  • Sep 28

    Lakeland woman part of historic transgender civil rights lawsuit

    Lakeland woman part of historic transgender civil rights lawsuit
    Lakeland woman part of historic transgender civil rights lawsuitMy client, Brandi Branson, is part of an historic lawsuit filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC has for the first time filed a lawsuit in…
  • Sep 19

    Judge Backs EEOC’s Right to Investigate Companywide Policy

    Judge Backs EEOC’s Right to Investigate Companywide Policy
    Here is an interesting press release from the EEOC.  Often, employers resist the idea that they should have to show what their policy has been company-wide. They want to restrict the documentation to the specific incident involved. If…
Rank this Week: 4415

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

Coves employment law. By Smith Eibeler, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3551

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Covers what you need to know before you quit, get fired, or decide to sue the bastards. By Donna Ballman.

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 10

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Work Breaks For Employee

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Work Breaks For Employee
     Or, States That Don't Suck For Employees, Part VIISome people don't believe me when I tell them that no federal law requires any breaks for employees, but it's true. No lunch breaks, rest breaks or even bathroom breaks are mandated by…
  • Oct 3

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Ban The Box

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Ban The Box
    Or, States That Don't Suck For Employees, Part VIYou may have heard the term “ban the box” but not know what it means. These laws generally prevent employers from asking about applicant arrests or convictions at the beginning of…
  • Sep 26

    Your Employer Wants To Indoctrinate You With Their Politic

    Your Employer Wants To Indoctrinate You With Their Politic
    I recently found out about an organization called the Job Creators Network, which some big CEOS are involved in like Roger Ailes (you know, Faux News), David Hernandez of Liberty Power (formerly with, Enron), and other big corporate heads.…
Rank this Week: 4681

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers overtime, minimum wage and the Fair Labor Standards Act, By Brady & Associates

http://www.kansascityemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Wage Theft Costs Workers Estimated $50 Billion Each Year

    Wage Theft Costs Workers Estimated $50 Billion Each Year
    As the New York Times recently covered, the issue of wage theft is one that has become increasingly prominent. Companies have found themselves forced to fork over thousands of dollars to repay workers for time that was effectively stolen from…
  • Sep 18

    Experts Say Wage Theft Claims Boom Across The Country

    Experts Say Wage Theft Claims Boom Across The Country
    According to a recent article in the New York Times, the numbers of wage theft cases are rising dramatically across the country. The reasons appear complicated and are in dispute, but the result is clear: the amount of money recovered for…
  • Sep 4

    Employee Misclassification Receives Increased Attention

    Employee Misclassification Receives Increased Attention
    The issue of employee misclassification has been in the news a lot in the past few weeks and may hang around for a while longer, given the importance of a recent case decided by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. That case involved a suit by…
Rank this Week: 4603

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

Provides news on state and federal employment law and human resources.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Oct 9

    Voters to decide on Anchorage collective bargaining ordinance

    Voters to decide on Anchorage collective bargaining ordinance
    by Tom Daniel When voters in Anchorage go to the polls in November, they will decide the fate of a local ordinance that reins in the collective bargaining rights of municipal employees. A referendum to repeal the local ordinance known as the…
  • Oct 8

    BLR Launches Professional Development Network for Hospitality Industry HR Leader

    BLR Launches Professional Development Network for Hospitality Industry HR Leader
    BLR® – Business & Legal Resources, a leading provider of employment law compliance and training solutions for HR, has launched a new professional network called HR Executive Roundtable | Hospitality. HR Executive Roundtable |…
  • Oct 7

    Employers should review policies on same-sex couples in wake of Supreme Court decision

    Employers should review policies on same-sex couples in wake of Supreme Court decision
    by Tammy Binford With the U.S. Supreme Court deciding not to take up a case to settle the same-sex marriage issue on the national level, employers need to understand how the Court’s decision affects their policies. As it opened its new…
Rank this Week: 4643

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 9

    How to Prove Permanent and Total Disability

    How to Prove Permanent and Total Disability
    Proving permanent disability in a workers’ compensation claim may be difficult. Some workers’ compensation claims are related to a work-related injury which in time heals, allowing the employee to return to work.…
  • Oct 9

    How to Prove Permanent and Total Disability

    How to Prove Permanent and Total Disability
    Proving permanent disability in a workers’ compensation claim may be difficult. Some workers’ compensation claims are related to a work-related injury which in time heals, allowing the employee to return to work.…
  • Sep 24

    Coping with Work-Related Head Injurie

    Coping with Work-Related Head Injurie
    Work-related head injuries can have serious consequences, including both physical and financial hardships for the injured employee. Work-related head injuries can be serious and fatal. Work-related head injuries can lead to subdural…
Rank this Week: 2788

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment legal topis for Texas employers. By Russell Cawyer.

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Oct 9

    Texas Employee Awarded $11.6M by Austin Jury in Defamation Case

    Texas Employee Awarded $11.6M by Austin Jury in Defamation Case
    It's a rare day in Texas where a single-plaintiff employment case results in a seven or eight figure jury verdict.  However, as the Austin Business Journal recently reported,Microsoft was hit with an $11.6M jury verdict in a defamation…
  • Oct 3

    Ebola Discovered in Texas: What Employers Need to Know

    Ebola Discovered in Texas: What Employers Need to Know
    As every national news program has announced, the Ebola virus has been diagnosed in a North Texas patient. This is the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States.  According to report, the Liberian national traveled from…
  • Sep 25

    Broad Definition of Disability Can Provide Some Advantages for Employers in Disability Suit

    Broad Definition of Disability Can Provide Some Advantages for Employers in Disability Suit
    The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act greatly expanded the definition of what constitutes a disability.  Consequently, it increased the number of employees who qualify for the protections of the Act (or as I often lament,…
Rank this Week: 4212