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When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Apr 23

    Famiily Rejects Zurich’s Vindication

    Famiily Rejects Zurich’s Vindication
    Investigations into workplace bullying rarely (if ever?) result in an indictment against  the employer/company.  Why? Most recently,  an investigation into the suicide of  Zurich Insurance Group Chief Financial Officer…
  • Apr 21

    Appeals Court Says OK for Supervisor to Throw Thing

    Appeals Court Says OK for Supervisor to Throw Thing
    A federal appeals court panel  has ruled that a supervisor did not violate the rights of a subordinate when he allegedly yelled at her in front of coworkers and violently threw a heavy notebook at her. A panel of the U.S. Circuit Court…
  • Apr 8

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied
    More than half of women are bullied at work– often by members of their own sex, according to the largest survey of its kind ever conducted in the United Kingdom. The gender equality group, Opportunity Now, and PwC, an…
Rank this Week: 4690

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Apr 23

    Famiily Rejects Zurich’s Vindication

    Famiily Rejects Zurich’s Vindication
    Investigations into workplace bullying rarely (if ever?) result in an indictment against  the employer/company.  Why? Most recently,  an investigation into the suicide of  Zurich Insurance Group Chief Financial Officer…
  • Apr 21

    Appeals Court Says OK for Supervisor to Throw Thing

    Appeals Court Says OK for Supervisor to Throw Thing
    A federal appeals court panel  has ruled that a supervisor did not violate the rights of a subordinate when he allegedly yelled at her in front of coworkers and violently threw a heavy notebook at her. A panel of the U.S. Circuit Court…
  • Apr 8

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied
    More than half of women are bullied at work– often by members of their own sex, according to the largest survey of its kind ever conducted in the United Kingdom. The gender equality group, Opportunity Now, and PwC, an…
Rank this Week: 2876

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/
  • Apr 23

    Wisconsin is Lucky #13

    Wisconsin is Lucky #13
    On April 8, 2014, Wisconsin’s Governor signed sixty-two bills into law, including a bill that prohibits employers (and others) from requesting or requiring passwords or other protected access to personal internet accounts of employees.…
  • Apr 10

    What is Work?

    What is Work?
    “I have to go to work.”  “Work was tough today.”  “I don’t get paid enough for the work I do.” We make these or similar statements and we’ve all heard them.  But what do they…
  • Mar 19

    6 Tips for Employers When Faced with Religious Exemption Request

    6 Tips for Employers When Faced with Religious Exemption Request
    In recent years, the number of complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) regarding religious discrimination has dramatically increased.  According to the EEOC, there were 1,709 complaints of…
Rank this Week: 2603

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/
Rank this Week: 2605

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

http://www.knudsenlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 23

    Richard Knudsen Elected as Honorary Trustee of Cooper Foundation

    Richard Knudsen Elected as Honorary Trustee of Cooper Foundation
    The Cooper Foundation announced that Richard (Dick) Knudsen has been elected to serve as honorary trustee of the board of trustees. He was selected for his long and valuable service to the Cooper Foundation. Mr. Knudsen first started serving…
  • Apr 23

    Telecommuting can be a reasonable accommodation

    Telecommuting can be a reasonable accommodation
    Yesterday the Sixth Circuit in this case http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/14a0082p-06.pdf held that working from home can be a reasonable accommodation under the ADA under the right circumstances. The court stated: “When we…
  • Apr 18

    Credit Background Check

    Credit Background Check
    Employers are usually counseled to use credit background checks only for those positions in which the employee will be in a position involving financial transactions of the company because of the concern of the disparate impact of that…
Rank this Week: 3982

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and employment retaliation laws, cases and news. By Miller & Falkner.

http://www.kentuckyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4329

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Nevada Medical Marijuana – Reasonable Accommodation By Employers May Be Required

    Nevada Medical Marijuana – Reasonable Accommodation By Employers May Be Required
    By R. Calder Huntington Stoned employees. Positive drug tests. Nevada employers don’t need to accommodate employees who use medical marijuana, right? Not exactly. As of April 1, 2014, employers have an obligation in certain circumstances to…
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Loses Kaplan Credit Check Appeal

    EEOC Loses Kaplan Credit Check Appeal
    By Brad Cave In 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, claiming that Kaplan’s use of credit reports had a disparate impact on black applicants. The trial court threw out the…
  • Apr 10

    Top 3 Tips for Preserving Documents When Facing Employment Litigation

    Top 3 Tips for Preserving Documents When Facing Employment Litigation
    By Scott E. Randolph If an employee or former employee has sued or threatened to sue your company alleging an employment claim, one of the first things you need to do is initiate steps to preserve all documents that potentially may be…
Rank this Week: 2641

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3972

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    Law enforcement officers now have wider…

    Law enforcement officers now have wider latitude in conducting searches on the basis of anonymous tips. Navarette v. California, No. 12–9490 (April 22, 2014) divided the U.S. Supreme Court’s two most conservative justices, while…
  • Apr 17

    Florida Civil Rights Act Bans Pregnancy Discrimination

    Florida Civil Rights Act Bans Pregnancy Discrimination
    The notion that laws banning sex discrimination also ban pregnancy discrimination seems obvious to many. Others, however, note that gender and pregnancy are not the same thing and, therefore, that language prohibiting gender discrimination…
  • Mar 6

    Incivility Yields Two Year Suspension

    Incivility Yields Two Year Suspension
    THIS article for the Ethics and Professionalism Committee of the ABA’s Section of Litigation uses recent decisions by the Supreme Court of Florida to illustrate how lapses in professionalism — which were once thought to be…
Rank this Week: 4306

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Unpaid Interns Earn the Right to Sue in NYC

    Unpaid Interns Earn the Right to Sue in NYC
    In 2013, Lihuan Wang, then a student at Syracuse University and an unpaid intern for Phoenix Sattelite Television, sued Phoenix because her supervisor took her to lunch and to a hotel room where he kissed her by force and grabbed her…
  • Apr 18

    Game Change? Judge Rules on Discrimination Protection for Gay

    Game Change? Judge Rules on Discrimination Protection for Gay
    A United States District Court Judge in the District of Columbia issued a recent opinion that could radically change the discrimination protections afforded to members of the LGBT community, but perhaps not in the way that you would expect.…
  • Apr 17

    Severance Agreements: What You Need to Know

    Severance Agreements: What You Need to Know
    The process of being separated from your company is often a surprising, confusing, and emotionally trying.  You walk into a routine meeting with a supervisor only to find that a Human Resources representative is also present.  Your…
Rank this Week: 2809

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
  • Apr 23

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Voters' Ban on Race Conscious Admission

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Voters' Ban on Race Conscious Admission
    Joe Weiner David J. Goldstein On April 22, 2014, the United States Supreme Court, in a 6-2 decision (with Justice Kagan recused), upheld a Michigan ballot initiative that amended…
  • Apr 11

    Littler Shareholders Maury Baskin and Michael Lotito Testify at NLRB Public Meeting

    Littler Shareholders Maury Baskin and Michael Lotito Testify at NLRB Public Meeting
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman Nearly 50 speakers have or are slated to testify during the National Labor Relations Board’s 2-day public meeting on the proposed expedited or “ambush” election rule. The Board…
  • Apr 10

    Congress: Heal Thyself

    Congress: Heal Thyself
    David N. Goldman Many private employers, and the agencies under the federal executive branch, provide regular sexual harassment training to their employees.  Yet, one notable employer, the United States Congress, does…
Rank this Week: 3956

Taking Care of HR Business

Taking Care of HR Business

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

http://www.hrlawupdate.com/
  • Apr 22

    Defamation and Invasion of Privacy: What These Terms Mean for Employer

    Defamation and Invasion of Privacy: What These Terms Mean for Employer
    Increasingly, Plaintiff attorneys are tacking on defamation and privacy claims to the discrimination lawsuits they file on behalf of their clients. On Wednesday, April 23, at 8:30 am, in a seminar/webinar, led by Doug Currier, we will explore…
  • Apr 21

    Manic Monday: OHHH Rats! Did You Build Your Castle on Sand?

    Manic Monday: OHHH Rats! Did You Build Your Castle on Sand?
    Football players respond that Northwestern University’s position against the players’ union organization is a “castle built on sand.” More on the documents filed in response to the University’s appeal to the NLRB…
  • Apr 14

    Manic Monday: What's His Credit Score?

    Manic Monday: What's His Credit Score?
    While not an employment law case in the truest sense, this recent case sums up some of the issues employers could run into if they conduct credit checks of applicants and current employees; especially, apparently, if the applicant’s…
Rank this Week: 3410

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Apr 22

    Retirement account divided in a divorce without a QDRO

    Retirement account divided in a divorce without a QDRO
    Retirement accounts like pensions, 401ks, ESOPs and other employer-sponsored retirement plans are often divided in a divorce as part of the property division. The actual property award is drafted into the divorce decree or it is incorporated…
  • Apr 16

    Alcoholism and the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Alcoholism and the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Let’s consider two workplace scenarios: 1. Employee is an alcoholic and comes to work drunk. Employer fires employee. Legal? 2. Employee is an alcoholic and seeks time off from work to enter a rehab program. Employer fires employee.…
  • Apr 9

    Dismissal Notice and Notice of Right to File a Civil Action

    Dismissal Notice and Notice of Right to File a Civil Action
    If you filed a charge of discrimination with the Texas Workforce Commission related to employment discrimination then at some point you are likely to receive a Dismissal Notice and Notice of Right to File a Civil Action. Often the reason…
Rank this Week: 2707

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Apr 22

    Early Conciliation

    Early Conciliation
    As part of the government’s aim to reduce employment litigation, a mandatory Tribunal pre-claim conciliation process is about to be introduced. This early conciliation process was introduced on a voluntary basis on the 6th April 2014,…
  • Apr 8

    Paid Family Leave: The Next Frontier for National Employers?

    Paid Family Leave: The Next Frontier for National Employers?
    Cindy Schmitt Minniti and Mark Goldstein have posted a new article on Forbes.com discussing paid family leave in New York and how it could possibly affect national employers. To read the full article, please visit forbes.com.
  • Apr 4

    Employers' Huge Tax Refund Hopes Dashed by Supreme Court Severance Pay Ruling

    Employers' Huge Tax Refund Hopes Dashed by Supreme Court Severance Pay Ruling
    Amanda Haverstick wrote a new article on Forbes.com discussing the recent Supreme Court decision to reverse the pro-employer, 2013 Sixth Court decision in U.S. v. Quality Stores Inc., quashing any prospect of big tax refunds to employers…
Rank this Week: 4101

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2697

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/
  • Apr 22

    Tax Court Rules Trusts Can Be Real Estate Professional

    Tax Court Rules Trusts Can Be Real Estate Professional
    The United States Tax Court has recently released a decision in Frank Aragona Trust v. Commissioner that will affect tax planning for many trusts that own businesses or hold real estate. In that case, a trust operated rental real…
  • Apr 14

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility
    The Nebraska legislature recently passed a bill which will allow more Nebraska homeowners to use the homestead exemption for real property taxes. The Nebraska homestead exemption phases out as a taxpayer’s income increases. Under prior…
  • Apr 10

    What Do I Do If I Have a Tax Dispute With the IRS?

    What Do I Do If I Have a Tax Dispute With the IRS?
    That’s going to depend on what type of dispute you have. If the dispute is based on a previously-filed tax return, the first thing I would recommend is to go back to the person who prepared your return. A lot…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 3165

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Apr 22

    Does the Americans With Disabilities Act Protect You If You Are Fired for Being Inebriated at Work?

    Does the Americans With Disabilities Act Protect You If You Are Fired for Being Inebriated at Work?
    Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, alcoholism (and other forms of drug addiction) is a disability. The ADA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially impairs a major life activity. Alcoholism is…
  • Apr 21

    If You Are Disabled, Can You Be Fired for Stealing a Bag of Chips?

    If You Are Disabled, Can You Be Fired for Stealing a Bag of Chips?
    Can you be fired for stealing a bag of potato chips from your employer? Well, yes, if your employer is a retailer and has a "no-grazing" policy. But what if you needed to eat immediately because you have hypoglycemia and diabetes? Would…
  • Apr 10

    Can't Sit For Long? You May Have a Disability Under the ADA

    Can't Sit For Long? You May Have a Disability Under the ADA
    In a case with particular relevance to those of us who spend our days sitting and staring at computers (especially attorneys!), late last month, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recognized that an impairment that prohibits an…
Rank this Week: 3574

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Older Workers Hurt by Age Discrimination During and After Recession

    Older Workers Hurt by Age Discrimination During and After Recession
    A recent study argued that state laws that prevented age discrimination may have actually hurt older workers during and after the recent recession. Under the laws of most states, as well as federal laws, it’s illegal to discriminate…
  • Apr 14

    California Utility Company Charged with Pipeline Safety Violation

    California Utility Company Charged with Pipeline Safety Violation
    PG&E was charged earlier this month with 12 pipeline safety violations by the federal government. The criminal charges are in connection with a 2010 natural gas explosion that killed eight people in San Bruno, California. San Bruno is 12…
  • Apr 9

    Oakland Raiderette Files Lawsuit Seeking Fair Pay

    Oakland Raiderette Files Lawsuit Seeking Fair Pay
    A member of the Oakland Raiderettes, which is the cheerleading squad for the Oakland Raiders, has filed a lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders, alleging that the Raiders failed to pay their cheerleaders minimum wage, withheld pay until the end…
Rank this Week: 2677

CA Employee Rights Blog

CA Employee Rights Blog

Explains key employment laws that every employee in California should know. By Branigan Robertson.

http://caemployeerights.com/
  • Apr 21

    Sheldon Cooper on How Not to Behave in Court

    Sheldon Cooper on How Not to Behave in Court
    While this video isn’t about employment law, it does demonstrate improper courtroom demeanor. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons of the Big Bang Theory) decides to insult a traffic court judge and finds himself in contempt. Hilarious.
  • Mar 17

    Arbitration is Bad for Employees. Trust me, I’m an Employee Rights Attorney.

    Arbitration is Bad for Employees. Trust me, I’m an Employee Rights Attorney.
    Before I went to law school, I thought arbitration sounded neat. I had heard that lawsuits took years to resolve in court and were ridiculously expensive. Arbitration, on the other hand, sounded like an effective alternative to…
  • Mar 15

    Retaliation & Wrongful Termination in the Aerospace Industry

    Retaliation & Wrongful Termination in the Aerospace Industry
    Many employees are retaliated against in the workplace. But not all retaliation or terminations are illegal.  This article discussed the case of Green v. Ralee Engineering Company. This case analyzes whether a company may fire an…
Rank this Week: 2649

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

Published By Villanueva & Sanchala Attorneys At Law

http://www.new-york-employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Can I File a Whistleblower Lawsuit Exposing Fraud Against the Government?

    Can I File a Whistleblower Lawsuit Exposing Fraud Against the Government?
    Yes, provided that your claim proves to be meets the statute's requirements and results in a financial recovery for the government. Under the current federal and state laws, if you bring about a successful whistleblower lawsuit, often…
  • Apr 17

    LGBT Lawyer: Major League Soccer Steps Up Efforts to Prevent Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    LGBT Lawyer: Major League Soccer Steps Up Efforts to Prevent Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    With New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman by her side, Chief Administrative Officer of Major League Soccer (MLS) JoAnn Neale announced in March 2014 that the sports organization was stepping up its efforts to prevent…
  • Apr 16

    Can I be a whistleblower if a company failed to pay NYS Sales Tax?

    Can I be a whistleblower if a company failed to pay NYS Sales Tax?
    Yes provided you have proof and first hand knowledge of a company's failure to pay New York Sales Tax you may be able to file a claim under the False Claims Act (assuming no one else has already done so and the information is not publicly or…
Rank this Week: 4639

Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

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

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
Rank this Week: 3459

GSAS Law

GSAS Law

Covers New York employment and employee benefits law. By Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart L.L.P.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Citizens (who like cereal) United

    Citizens (who like cereal) United
    By Oren Giskan, Esq. The people have spoken and while they like Cheerios, they do not like mandatory arbitration. General Mills tried to impose mandatory arbitration on anyone who "liked" it on social media or downloaded a coupon for one of…
  • Dec 10

    Class Action Overview - OneWest & IndyMac

    Class Action Overview - OneWest & IndyMac
    By Catherine Anderson, Esq. On June 28, 2013, Courthouse News Service reported on our class action which had been filed against OneWest Bank, IndyMac, Financial Freedom Senior Funding and other defendants concerning the force placement of…
  • Mar 1

    Take The Money and Run

    Take The Money and Run
    By Oren Giskan, Esq. Have you been following the FINRA v Charles Schwab ("Schwab") battle? Schwab is a stock brokerage that recently inserted a ban on class actions in its customer agreement. FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory…
Rank this Week: 3183

Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Playing with Employees' Hours Could Get You in Hot Water under the ACA and FLSA

    Playing with Employees' Hours Could Get You in Hot Water under the ACA and FLSA
    By:  Kara Maciel, Adam Solander and Lindsay Smith As the Employer Mandate compliance deadline looms for employers under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and employers are closely monitoring employee hours, it is critical that…
  • Apr 18

    Epstein Becker Green to Participate in the 8th Annual National HR In Hospitality Conference & Expo

    Epstein Becker Green to Participate in the 8th Annual National HR In Hospitality Conference & Expo
    Epstein Becker Green is pleased to be participating in the 2014 National HR In Hospitality Conference & Expo at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas on April 28-30, 2014.  EBG is sending two of its hospitality industry experts to…
  • Apr 16

    Penalties Rise for ADA Noncompliance

    Penalties Rise for ADA Noncompliance
    By Andrea R. Calem Noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act just became costlier. Pursuant to an inflation-adjustment formula, on March 28, 2014 the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a final rule raising the civil…
Rank this Week: 3341

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

Covers labor and employment law for the healthcare industry. By Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
  • Apr 21

    Playing with Employees’ Hours Could Get You in Hot Water under the ACA and FLSA

    Playing with Employees’ Hours Could Get You in Hot Water under the ACA and FLSA
    By:  Kara M. Maciel, Adam C. Solander and Lindsay A. Smith As the Employer Mandate compliance deadline looms for employers under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and employers are closely monitoring employee hours, it is…
  • Apr 16

    Penalties Rise for ADA Noncompliance

    Penalties Rise for ADA Noncompliance
    By Andrea R. Calem Noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act just became costlier.  Pursuant to an inflation-adjustment formula, on March 28, 2014 the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a final rule raising the…
  • Apr 14

    NLRB Receives Spirited Debate Over Ambush Election Rules During Public Meeting

    NLRB Receives Spirited Debate Over Ambush Election Rules During Public Meeting
    For 2 days, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) heard from speakers on its proposed rules to accelerate the processing of union representation petitions and quicken the timing of elections.  The speakers ranged from several labor…
Rank this Week: 4128

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Apr 21

    Not Quite an Eye for an Eye – Judge rules that Employee’s “Kick in the Butt” Excuses Co-Worker’s Punch in the Mouth

    Not Quite an Eye for an Eye – Judge rules that Employee’s “Kick in the Butt” Excuses Co-Worker’s Punch in the Mouth
    Does a “kick in the butt” excuse a punch in the mouth? That was the question facing the Court in the recent case of Li v Furguson, 2013 CanLII 91746 (Ont. Sm. Cl. Ct.). Peng Li and Winston Furguson worked in the shipping and…
  • Apr 17

    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”

    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”
    Employer avoids liability for harassing texts sent by rogue employee In an interesting decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that an employer is not liable for discriminatory and harassing texts sent by a rogue employee to…
  • Apr 14

    Upcoming Ontario Ministry of Labour blitze

    Upcoming Ontario Ministry of Labour blitze
    Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has announced several upcoming blitzes during which it will ensure that employers in specified industries are compliant with particular areas of concern under the Employment Standards Act, 2000…
Rank this Week: 3750

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Man-imony? The Changing Face of Alimony

    Man-imony? The Changing Face of Alimony
    Although the word "alimony" is not used in the Iowa Code, the terms "alimony" and "spousal support" are interchangable.  Alimony is stipend to a spouse in lieu of the other spouse's legal obligation for support.  In Re Marriage of…
  • Apr 15

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.
     In the coming months, victims of domestic abuse may have one less deterrent from seeking out necessary help and protection. Under Senate File 2118, "pets or companion animals owned or held" by the parties to a domestic abuse protective…
  • Apr 11

    Conducting an Investigation

    Conducting an Investigation
    An employee just made a complaint of harassment or discrimination. You know you have a duty, as the employer, to investigate the employee’s complaint, but aren’t entirely sure how to conduct the investigation. Here are a few…
Rank this Week: 4447

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Stronger Protections Needed for Pregnancy Discrimination

    Stronger Protections Needed for Pregnancy Discrimination
    In California, it is illegal for employers to refuse to provide “reasonable accommodation” for employee conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth. If an employee requests reasonable accommodations upon the advice of a…
  • Apr 17

    Health Insurance Benefits After Termination: Obamacare and COBRA Problem

    Health Insurance Benefits After Termination: Obamacare and COBRA Problem
    Employers may offer severance packages to employees upon termination or layoff, sometimes in exchange for an employee waiving any claims or liability against the employer.  In the past, these severance packages frequently included…
  • Apr 15

    EEOC Amplifies Its Focus On Religious Discrimination

    EEOC Amplifies Its Focus On Religious Discrimination
    In a recent move the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that it will increase its focus on Religious Discrimination. Our employment lawyers in Los Angeles know that workers are experiencing religious based discrimination on…
Rank this Week: 2552

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/
  • Apr 20

    Bankruptcy reform is needed to resolve the student loan crisi

    Bankruptcy reform is needed to resolve the student loan crisi
    There are so many young Americans who today are facing crushing consumer debt problems due to the fact that they tried to better themselves by going to a top-flight college or graduate program in order to put themselves in a position to…
  • Apr 9

    When are you an Independent Contractor or an employee?

    When are you an Independent Contractor or an employee?
    Many companies are trying to save on paying employees by improperly classifying them as independent contractors.  Why do they do this?  If a company hires an Independent contractor, the company does not need to pay various benefits,…
  • Apr 3

    How often does a commissioned employee need to get paid?

    How often does a commissioned employee need to get paid?
    Many people work in an industry where it is very common to get paid based upon performance rather than simply showing up to work. It does not matter how many hours you work, but rather the employee’s compensation is based upon sales and…
Rank this Week: 2447

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

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

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Federal Workers Compensation Workers Rights and Medical Evidence

    Federal Workers Compensation Workers Rights and Medical Evidence
    Many people believe that workers’ rights under the Federal Employees Compensation Act  (FECA) begin with the Act’s procedural protections.  This is only half true.  They actually begin with the production of medical…
  • Mar 26

    FEDERAL WORKERS COMPENSATION AND WORKERS RIGHTS

    FEDERAL WORKERS COMPENSATION AND WORKERS RIGHTS
    Given that the January 2014 budget agreement limits much of the sequestration cuts, and restores much needed funding at many agencies, Pines Federal is therefore beginning a new series, about a still pressing topic in Federal Workers…
  • Feb 8

    Postal Service Controverts OWCP Claims to Save the Agency Money!

    Postal Service Controverts OWCP Claims to Save the Agency Money!
    Overwhelmingly, the impact of sequestration is most direct when it comes to workers rights.  In some cases, agencies will challenge or controvert claims, not because they actually have a good reason, but because the injury violates a…
Rank this Week: 3153

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/
  • Apr 18

    Pregnancy Covered By Florida Civil Rights Act, Supremes Rule

    Pregnancy Covered By Florida Civil Rights Act, Supremes Rule
    This being Florida, I expect bizarre court cases from time to time. However, the Florida Supreme Court has restored my faith (for now) that sanity will eventually reign. Two years ago, the Third District Court of Appeal, which covers Miami,…
  • Apr 14

    The Little-Known Obamacare COBRA Catch-22

    The Little-Known Obamacare COBRA Catch-22
    When I'm negotiating severance packages for employees, many times employers will offer to pay a month or more of COBRA payments. COBRA is the law that says employers have to let employees who lose their jobs stay on the company's insurance…
  • Apr 11

    Noncompete Agreements Are Bad For Economic Development, Says Venture Capital Group

    Noncompete Agreements Are Bad For Economic Development, Says Venture Capital Group
    I've been talking awhile about the move afoot in Massachusetts to ban noncompete agreements. This week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced an economic development package that included a plan to ban noncompetes. You'd think big…
Rank this Week: 4728

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Health Care Fraud Prosecutions - Even Good Providers Are At Risk

    Health Care Fraud Prosecutions - Even Good Providers Are At Risk
    As the federal government expands its pursuit of health care fraud cases, even good providers are at risk of becoming targets. Consider, for example, these federal health care fraud cases in 2013: Three cardiologists, including one in…
  • Apr 17

    Best of Bingham: Wendy Becker and Jennifer Cave Elected to FCBA Board of Director

    Best of Bingham: Wendy Becker and Jennifer Cave Elected to FCBA Board of Director
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum would like to recognize and congratulate partners Wendy Bryant Becker and Jennifer J. Cave on their recent election to the Fayette County Bar Association Board of…
  • Apr 15

    Speak No Evil: NLRB Finds Workplace Rules Prohibiting ?Negativity? Unlawful

    Speak No Evil: NLRB Finds Workplace Rules Prohibiting ?Negativity? Unlawful
    In the recent case Hills and Dales General Hospital and Danielle Corlis, 360 HLRB No. 70 (April 1, 2014), the National Labor Relations Board held that an employer’s policy prohibiting “negative comments” and…
Rank this Week: 2594

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/
  • Apr 17

    Governor Patrick’s Proposed Ban on Noncompetition Agreements Maintains Business Protection

    Governor Patrick’s Proposed Ban on Noncompetition Agreements Maintains Business Protection
    Governor Deval Patrick has entered the fray surrounding the enforcement of noncompetition agreements in Massachusetts. Apparently concerned about the effects the commonly used contracts have on growth and productivity in the Commonwealth, the…
  • Apr 9

    Massachusetts Poised to Raise Minimum Wage

    Massachusetts Poised to Raise Minimum Wage
    As a minimum wage hike at the federal level remains mired in the pit of political mud through which Congress forces virtually all legislation to pass, Massachusetts appears almost certain to increase…
  • Mar 28

    Avoiding Handicap Law Violations Requires Caution in a Variety of Circumstance

    Avoiding Handicap Law Violations Requires Caution in a Variety of Circumstance
    All employers know, or certainly should know by now, that they have a duty to reasonably accommodate workers with disabilities. Still, cases in this area of law abound at the MCAD, EEOC and in the courts. While they…
Rank this Week: 4347

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 3182

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Covers labor and employment law developments in the Tampa Bay area and across the State of Florida. By Kwall, Showers & Barack, P.A.

http://tampabayemploymentlaw.com
  • Apr 17

    Florida Supreme Court: Florida Law Prohibits Pregnancy Discrimination

    Florida Supreme Court: Florida Law Prohibits Pregnancy Discrimination
    As those of us who represent employees in Florida have long suspected, the Florida Supreme Court confirmed today that pregnancy discrimination is a prohibited by the Florida Civil Rights Act (“FCRA”). Although it is not…
  • Nov 8

    Senate Votes to Protect LGBT Workers from Discrimination

    Senate Votes to Protect LGBT Workers from Discrimination
    Yesterday, the United States Senate voted (64-32) to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (“ENDA”). Although ten republican senators voted in favor of the legislation, there is little hope that it will pass the…
  • Oct 22

    Florida Minimum Wage to Increase to $7.93

    Florida Minimum Wage to Increase to $7.93
    The Department of Economic Opportunity has announced a 14-cent increase in the minimum wage.  As of January 1, 2014, the minimum wage in Florida will increase from $7.79 per hour to $7.93 per hour.  For tipped employees, the hourly…
Rank this Week: 4658

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment and civil rights law. By the Spiggle Law Firm.

http://www.virginiaemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    5 Tips for Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Case

    5 Tips for Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Case
    Employment law is highly technical. Winning an employment law case requires knowledge of case law, statutory law, constitutional law, and regulatory law. There are rarely simple employment cases. Therefore, you need to retain someone who…
  • Apr 10

    How Do Lawyers Charge Their Clients?

    How Do Lawyers Charge Their Clients?
    Employment lawyers get paid in various ways. Today I'll describe five of the most common.1. HourlyThe most traditional way lawyers bill in any practice is by the hour. Rates in this area vary but can range anywhere from $250 to $500 per hour.…
  • Apr 3

    Is It Illegal to Discriminate Against an Employee Who Seeks a Work-Life Balance?

    Is It Illegal to Discriminate Against an Employee Who Seeks a Work-Life Balance?
    There has been a spirited debate in this country about the role of women in the workplace. Whether it involves Sheryl Sandberg's best-selling book, Lean In, or the furor about Melissa Meyer's decision to end telecommuting at Yahoo, the issues…
Rank this Week: 3179

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: 4458

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/
  • Apr 16

    One for the whistleblower

    One for the whistleblower
    The Michigan Court of Appeals historically has not been a good place for plaintiffs who sue under Michigan's Whistleblowers' Protection Act.  When a decision goes in favor of a plaintiff, it is worth noting, even if the decision is per…
  • Apr 10

    Do as I say...: The EEOC and credit check

    Do as I say...: The EEOC and credit check
    On October 10, 2010, the EEOC held a public hearing on the impact that the use of credit history has on employee selection and potential discrimination.  The press release  summarizing the hearing carried the by-line that some…
  • Apr 9

    Remembering an angel

    Remembering an angel
    This post steps away from the normal subject and honors the memory of a special little girl...Lacey Holsworth who lost her battle with neuroblastoma.  For those of you who are not aware of the special relationship she had with…
Rank this Week: 3432

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
  • Apr 15

    Fairfax Circuit Court Strikes Down Noncompete as Overbroad - Part 1

    Fairfax Circuit Court Strikes Down Noncompete as Overbroad - Part 1
    On March 6, 2014, a Fairfax Circuit judge denied a preliminary injunction in a suit brought by Wings LLC to enforce a noncompete against two defector employees. In a letter opinion, Judge Bruce D. White said the noncompete was unenforceable…
  • Apr 2

    U.S. Department of Labor Further Delays Publication of its Final "Persuader" Rule

    U.S. Department of Labor Further Delays Publication of its Final "Persuader" Rule
    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has once again delayed publication of its final rule on “persuader activities.” The DOL’s final rule was initially scheduled for publication in November 2013. As that date approached,…
  • Mar 20

    OFCCP's Final Rule On Employing People With Disabilities Takes Effect March 24

    OFCCP's Final Rule On Employing People With Disabilities Takes Effect March 24
    On March 24, 2014, the final rule published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to undertake affirmative action for individuals with…
Rank this Week: 3152

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/
  • Apr 15

    Psst. . . How much are you making?

    Psst. . . How much are you making?
    This month, President Obama signed an Executive Order barring federal contractors from discriminating or retaliating against workers who discuss their salaries.    The impetus behind this executive order was to specifically…
  • Mar 21

    Employer’s Prompt Response Rebuffs Discrimination Claim

    Employer’s Prompt Response Rebuffs Discrimination Claim
    As an employment attorney representing workers, I often focus on the actions, or inactions, of management or human resources officials after an employee complains of discrimination or sexual harassment.  Oftentimes a plaintiff’s…
  • Feb 10

    Thank You For Reporting Illegal Conduct: You’re Fired!

    Thank You For Reporting Illegal Conduct: You’re Fired!
    Recently, the Texas Supreme Court decided a case originating from El Paso, reminding us that whistleblowers in Texas still face difficult challenges in receiving protections from retaliation. In Canutillo I.S.D. v. Farran, the Plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 3829

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment agreements, employment discrimination and compensation issues. By Gangemi P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4469

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers workplace discrimination, and employee rights news and updates. By Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP.

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4214

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Apr 14

    Are electronic signatures valid in the employment setting?

    Are electronic signatures valid in the employment setting?
    Generally, yes, and surprisingly this is one area that legislation is well ahead of the general adoption of the technical capabilities available in the marketplace. For example, in 1999 the California Legislature enacted the Uniform…
  • Feb 26

    Interviewed for KTLA news story about employers' use of social media in the workplace

    Interviewed for KTLA news story about employers' use of social media in the workplace
    I was interviewed for a news story that aired on KTLA here in Los Angeles about employer’s use of social media in evaluating applicants and employees. I’ve been writing and speaking about this topic for at least five years now,…
  • Feb 6

    Are on-duty meal periods valid in California?

    Are on-duty meal periods valid in California?
    As many California employers know, ignoring or failing to comply with the requirements of providing meal and rest breaks in California can create huge liability for companies. California law does allow for “on-duty” meal periods,…
Rank this Week: 4572

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 3950

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

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

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
Rank this Week: 4667