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Background Matters Blog

Background Matters Blog

Covers background investigations and reports in consumer and employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://backgroundmatters.info
  • Oct 21

    Employer Use of Credit Reports in Hiring Under Review by State

    Employer Use of Credit Reports in Hiring Under Review by State
    The Wall Street Journal reports today, October 21, 2010, that the use of credit reports or credit histories of job applicants, "a common practice among employers– is coming under fire." Employer Credit Checks on Job Seekers Draw Scrutiny,…
  • Sep 1

    Questions to Ask When An Employer Fires or Terminates an Employee or Rejects an Applicant based on a Background Check

    Questions to Ask When An Employer Fires or Terminates an Employee or Rejects an Applicant based on a Background Check
    Here is what I typically look for in Background Investigation – Employment cases where an employer terminates an employee or refuses to consider or hire an applicant for employment based on a background check or credit report. The Fair…
  • May 3

    Gordon Leech quoted in Associated Press Article on Background Check

    Gordon Leech quoted in Associated Press Article on Background Check
    On April 30, 2010, Associated Press Reporter Todd Richmond interviewed Gordon Leech regarding a story he was investigating on Background Reports sold by Wisconsin’s Criminal Information Bureau. In the story he wrote, he quoted Attorney…
Rank this Week: 2497

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 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…
  • Dec 31

    Statutory Immunity No Bar to Liability for Public Entity

    Statutory Immunity No Bar to Liability for Public Entity
    When 69-year-old Theodore DeJung was rejected for a full-time commissioner position for the Sonoma County Superior Court in favor of a person 26 years his junior, Mr. DeJung sued the court for age discrimination in violation of the Fair…
Rank this Week: 1903

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Aug 31

    HELP END ALZHEIMER'S

    HELP END ALZHEIMER'S
    PLEASE DONATE TO ALZHEIMER"S RESEARCH - My grandmother passed away on 7/1/14 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. There should be a cure for this disease, and funding is needed for continued research.I will be participating in…
  • Aug 11

    Hire Scott J. Kreppein, Attorney-at-Law

    Hire Scott J. Kreppein, Attorney-at-Law
    If you are interested in hiring me, please call my office at 631-482-9700, or send me an email with a description of the legal matter you need my help with and how I can contact you, to: Skreppein@QHMLaw.com.   I offer high…
  • Aug 2

    HOW TO ARGUE AN APPEAL

    HOW TO ARGUE AN APPEAL
    Be cognizant of time limits. To be persuasive, you also need to be respectful of time limits.  Different courts have different policies.  In the First Department, time limits are relatively strictly adhered to, with colored lights…
Rank this Week: 4008

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/
  • Aug 31

    Loyalty: Extinct under the NLRA?

    Loyalty: Extinct under the NLRA?
    §8.01 of the Restatement Third of Employment Law states that employees owe a duty of loyalty to their employers in matters related to the employment relationship.  Employers realize that under the Obama Board, the inclusion of that…
  • Aug 21

    EEOC and wellness programs: A preview of things to come?

    EEOC and wellness programs: A preview of things to come?
    Employers have been waiting for the EEOC to provide direction with respect to its position on wellness programs and the impact of the ADA on them.  Last May, the EEOC held a hearing where it heard from a broad spectrum of interested…
  • Aug 17

    Still causing problems: Employee handbooks and at will employment

    Still causing problems: Employee handbooks and at will employment
    For many employers, employee handbooks are used to detail what is expected of employees without binding employers to follow any particular policy.  It is the "have your cake and eat it" approach which is part of a larger strategy to…
Rank this Week: 4160

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Settlement vs. Trial Verdict in Employment Dispute

    Settlement vs. Trial Verdict in Employment Dispute
    It can take months, years, even decades for an employment lawsuit to come to fruition and get resolved. There are many different reasons. In some cases, an employee will put up with misconduct or violations until they are terminated. Some…
  • Aug 29

    EEOC Files Religious Discrimination Suit Against Food Lion

    EEOC Files Religious Discrimination Suit Against Food Lion
    Title IV of the Civil Rights Act prohibits private companies from discrimination based on religious practices. While we often hear about discrimination based on race, national origin, or gender, cases less common are based on religious…
  • Aug 26

    $1.13 Million Verdict for Ecuadorian Engineer in Discrimination Lawsuit

    $1.13 Million Verdict for Ecuadorian Engineer in Discrimination Lawsuit
    The numerical value of a settlement or verdict in a discrimination lawsuit can vary widely. Damages will often incorporate lost wages, emotional distress, and other personal or financial losses related to the discrimination. In one recent…
Rank this Week: 3601

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Employee Breaks: How Much Control Do You Really Have?

    Employee Breaks: How Much Control Do You Really Have?
    Draconian break policies can create a public relations nightmare for your company. This post suggests several less extreme ways in which an employer might help prevent employee abuse of break time.
  • Aug 27

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built
    You know that there are customers your in-house distribution and marketing efforts still cannot reach. Now is the time when licensing your product may help take your business’s success to the next level.
  • Aug 19

    Are Your Employees Stealing Your Intellectual Property?

    Are Your Employees Stealing Your Intellectual Property?
    Signing Paperwork by Dan Moyle // CC BY 2.0 By: Jessica Fayerman As a business owner, you are likely accustomed to taking measures to safeguard your company’s property from employee theft.  You limit access to bank accounts,…
Rank this Week: 3868

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Aug 30

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’
    For those of us who care about workplace abuse, these are trying times. A federal court judge in Hawaii has forced the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to publically apologize for announcing last June that a settlement was…
  • Aug 9

    Judge Says College Athletes Have Right

    Judge Says College Athletes Have Right
    The failure to compensate big school college athletes has always been about worker fairness and, arguably,  race discrimination. Now a federal judge has cut through the propaganda by ruling that the National Collegiate Athletic…
  • Jul 15

    Pregnant Workers Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation

    Pregnant Workers Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation
    The EEOC has issued an enforcement guidance that makes it clear that an employer must make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers who experience a medical need for a temporary change at work. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978…
Rank this Week: 3087

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

Covers legal developments concerning law enforcement and firefighter labor law. By Cline and Associates.

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 2936

Massachusetts Employment Law

Massachusetts Employment Law

What employees need to know about Massachusetts employment law: severance agreements, wrongful termination, discrimination claims, wage and hour claims. By the Law Office of Maura Greene, LLC.

http://www.mauragreene-law.com/
  • Aug 30

    Six Reasons Market Basket Is Game Changer

    Six Reasons Market Basket Is Game Changer
    Market Basket employees and customers are celebrating a successful job action that led to the return of ousted CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas. This dispute dominated news in Massachusetts, became a national story, and blew up social media sites.…
  • Aug 12

    Will Market Basket Contest Unemployment?

    Will Market Basket Contest Unemployment?
    The Boston Globe is reporting that Market Basket workers are saying that the co-CEO’s have sent letters setting a deadline for a return to work. The letter directs the employee to return to work or “the company will consider you…
  • May 2

    Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Tech Start-up

    Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Tech Start-up
    Sexual harassment and discrimination in tech start-ups is now being reported in the media. Described as a “bro culture” or “frat house” atmosphere, the behavior and conduct of many employees crosses the line from…
Rank this Week: 3039

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 30

    The Burden of Paralysis After a Work-Related Injury

    The Burden of Paralysis After a Work-Related Injury
    Living with work-related paralysis presents not only physical challenges, but heavy financial burdens as well. Injuries resulting in paralysis is more common than you may think. According to statistics, 1 in 50 people are living with…
  • Aug 29

    How Can Injuries Be Prevented in the Workplace?

    How Can Injuries Be Prevented in the Workplace?
    Employers and employees can work together to prevent work-related injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  revealed that more than four million employees suffer from severe work-related illnesses or injuries…
  • Aug 28

    Workers Who Face Extreme Dangers On the Job

    Workers Who Face Extreme Dangers On the Job
    Workers in the excavation industry face many dangers, including death. There are numerous hazards and risks associated with the excavation and trenching profession. There have been hundreds of fatalities because of collapsed trenches.…
Rank this Week: 3225

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/
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
  • Aug 4

    Finding Fault On-line in a No-Fault State

    Finding Fault On-line in a No-Fault State
    Iowa is a "no fault" state.  Generally, this means that the conduct of either party leading up to the divorce cannot be used as a factor in awarding a property settlement or alimony.  The conduct…
Rank this Week: 4683

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 4213

Washgington Labor and Employment…

Washgington Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers Washington State employment law and public sector collective bargaining law.By Cline and Associates.

http://www.washingtonlaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3647

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: 3016

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Aug 29

    NJ Supreme Court Rules Fitness Centers Can’t Disclaim All Personal Injury Liability

    NJ Supreme Court Rules Fitness Centers Can’t Disclaim All Personal Injury Liability
    In a precedential ruling, the Supreme Court of New Jersey recently held that a fitness center could not insulate itself through an exculpatory clause from the ordinary common law duty of care owed by all businesses to its invitees. The case…
  • Aug 28

    U.S. Supreme Court to Address Pregnancy Discrimination

    U.S. Supreme Court to Address Pregnancy Discrimination
    The U.S. Supreme Court will consider yet another high-profile women’s health issue next term. In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the justices will determine what types of accommodations employers must make for pregnant workers. As…
  • Aug 27

    New Privilege Rule Takes Effect in New York on September 2

    New Privilege Rule Takes Effect in New York on September 2
    Discovery can be one of the most costly and burdensome aspects of complex commercial litigation. On September 2, 2014, a new privilege rule will take effect for cases brought in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court that…
Rank this Week: 4358

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
  • Aug 28

    Washington, D.C. Joins the Ban-the-Box Movement for Private Employer

    Washington, D.C. Joins the Ban-the-Box Movement for Private Employer
    The District of Columbia has passed one of the most stringent ban-the-box laws in the nation.  The D.C. law includes the typical prohibition on asking questions about criminal background during the application process, but it also adds a…
  • Aug 20

    The California Court of Appeal Finds That an Employee Expense is an Employee Expense is an Employee Expense

    The California Court of Appeal Finds That an Employee Expense is an Employee Expense is an Employee Expense
    On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, the California Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District) published a decision that could impact many employers in California. The threshold question at issue in the case was whether an employer was required to…
  • Aug 12

    New Jersey Becomes the Sixth State to Ban the Box for Private Employer

    New Jersey Becomes the Sixth State to Ban the Box for Private Employer
    Criminal background questions on employment applications will no longer be permitted in New Jersey, effective March 1, 2015. New Jersey joins Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island to become the sixth state to ban the…
Rank this Week: 3317

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/
  • Aug 28

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product
    According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association, 97.5 percent of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally, making it important for fashion brands to implement strategic decisions about how they handle US…
  • Aug 28

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product
    According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association, 97.5 percent of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally, making it important for fashion brands to implement strategic decisions about how they handle US…
  • Aug 21

    Lucky No. 13: New Jersey Becomes Newest State to ‘Ban the Box’

    Lucky No. 13: New Jersey Becomes Newest State to ‘Ban the Box’
    On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) signed “ban the box” legislation, making New Jersey the 13th state to adopt such a law. The law bars any employer with more than 15 employees over 20 calendar weeks from…
Rank this Week: 3171

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
Rank this Week: 3232

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 4738

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/
  • Aug 28

    What Is a Copyright?

    What Is a Copyright?
    An Intellectual Property FAQ with Mark A. Williams. Copyright is a federal right that is granted to the author of a work of art. So, you can think about someone who writes a book, someone who writes music or performs…Read more ›
  • Aug 26

    Who Must File a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)?

    Who Must File a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)?
    An International Law FAQ with Mary E. Vandenack. Anyone who has a signatory on an account in a foreign country should take a look at whether they are subject to the rules concerning the foreign bank financial account reporting…
  • Aug 25

    What Is a Tax Treaty?

    What Is a Tax Treaty?
    An International Law FAQ with Mary E. Vandenack. A tax treaty is a special agreement between countries about the way citizens from different countries are going to be treated when they live or work in different countries. For example,…
Rank this Week: 3436

Women in Labor

Women in Labor

Discusses the latest developments in labor and employment law throughout the New England region and nationally. By Royal LLP.

http://royalllp.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4940

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Aug 27

    Can NY Employers Shorten the Statute of Limitations for Workplace Claims?

    Can NY Employers Shorten the Statute of Limitations for Workplace Claims?
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. As we previously detailed here, a New Jersey appellate court recently held that parties may contractually agree to shorten the applicable statute of limitations for state law…
  • Aug 18

    Lack of Cell Phone Reimbursement Creates Class Action Liability for CA Employer

    Lack of Cell Phone Reimbursement Creates Class Action Liability for CA Employer
    Remy Kessler and Ian A. Wright have posted a new article on Forbes.com. On August 12, 2014, the California court of appeal issued a sweeping decision that may spark a new wave of class action lawsuits against California employers. …
  • Aug 13

    The Prevailing Wage Law: Finally Coming to NYC?

    The Prevailing Wage Law: Finally Coming to NYC?
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. Possibly the last hurdle to effectuating New York City’s long-stalled prevailing wage law has been surmounted.  On August 8, 2014, a New York court effectively…
Rank this Week: 4951

Mozaffari Law Blog

Mozaffari Law Blog

Covers legal updates, trial decisions and verdicts on employee and civil rights laws.

http://mozaffarilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2545

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Fourth Circuit Holds Employer Liable for Third Party Harassment

    Fourth Circuit Holds Employer Liable for Third Party Harassment
    Have you ever had to deal with an unpleasant person at work? When does the inappropriate conduct of someone at work rise to a civil rights violation by your employer? A recent decision by the Fourth Circuit may help answer these…
  • Aug 21

    You Just Got Fired: How to Deal in 11 GIF

    You Just Got Fired: How to Deal in 11 GIF
    Being terminated from your job almost always comes with a huge amount of stress and emotion.  There’s a lot to process, and people often want to do that processing very quickly in order to get back up and running.…
  • Aug 20

    11 Things You Should Know About EEOC’s New Guidelines on Pregnancy Discrimination in Employment (Part 2)

    11 Things You Should Know About EEOC’s New Guidelines on Pregnancy Discrimination in Employment (Part 2)
    In Part 1 of our 2 Part series on the EEOC’s new Guidelines on Pregnancy Discrimination, we discussed the first five things you should know about this recent and important guidance.  Here are tips six through eleven: 6) Title VII…
Rank this Week: 3364

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Wellness Program Targeted By EEOC

    Wellness Program Targeted By EEOC
    On August 20, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin against Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (“Orion”) alleging…
  • Aug 26

    An Outline of Proposed Federal Tax Change

    An Outline of Proposed Federal Tax Change
    Many of the difficulties of the tax code arise from distinctions which may be confusing and possibly counterproductive. For instance, why is it necessary to have one income item taxed as a capital gain and then another as ordinary income? Why…
  • Aug 11

    Best of Bingham: Two Firm Attorneys Selected for the Bar Leaders Series Class XII

    Best of Bingham: Two Firm Attorneys Selected for the Bar Leaders Series Class XII
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and the Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum are proud to announce that both Roxana S. Bell and Katherine G. Erdel have been selected for Class XII of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader…
Rank this Week: 3168

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
  • Aug 26

    Employment Law 101: Worksite Lactation Break

    Employment Law 101: Worksite Lactation Break
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: According to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, all employers with more than 50 employees nationwide are required to comply. Employers with less than 50 employees may not comply if it…
  • Aug 15

    Losing My Religion: Do I Want to Know My Employee’s Beliefs?

    Losing My Religion: Do I Want to Know My Employee’s Beliefs?
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently updated employees’ guide to southern manners. Don’t worry, employees should still say “yes ma’am” and “no ma’am.” But you know the old saying that you…
  • Jul 29

    Employment Law 101: Pregnancy Discrimination

    Employment Law 101: Pregnancy Discrimination
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: The law applies to all employers with 15 or more employees. What is the issue: Title VII was passed in the 1960’s to protect against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or…
Rank this Week: 3359

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    5th Circuit Weighs In On Religious Discrmination

    5th Circuit Weighs In On Religious Discrmination
    Yesterday's post about the difficulty that courts have in dealing with religious discrimination, see Not Off to a Good Start and Onionhead: the newest religion? could not have been a better segue way to today's decision from the 5th…
  • Aug 25

    Not Off to a Good Start and Onionhead: the newest religion?

    Not Off to a Good Start and Onionhead: the newest religion?
    Six weeks ago, on the 12th anniversary of this blog, I indicated that I would see if last year's lack of posting would continue and whether or not it was time to give this blog a formal ending.  Based on the last six weeks, it is…
  • Jul 17

    12 Years Ago

    12 Years Ago
    I posted the initial post on this blog. A dozen years is a long time to keep anything going, although you could seriously question whether or not this last year it was really going as the posts were few and far between.As I have spoken in the…
Rank this Week: 2662

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Luncheon & Member Showcase September 12, 2014

    Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Luncheon & Member Showcase September 12, 2014
    Minken Employment Lawyers once again have the privilege of sponsoring the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Mayor’s Luncheon & Member Showcase.
  • Aug 18

    Skilled Newcomers Integrate into British Columbia’s Workforce

    Skilled Newcomers Integrate into British Columbia’s Workforce
    The renewal of the Foreign Qualifications Recognition funding agreement between British Columbia and the federal government will allow more skilled immigrants to have their professional qualifications recognized in the province.
  • Jul 31

    Mental Distress Damages Awarded by the WSIAT

    Mental Distress Damages Awarded by the WSIAT
    Recently the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal found the limits on chronic mental stress claims in the Workplace Safety Insurance Act to be contrary to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Rank this Week: 3381

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: 2905

Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Considers Missouri Workers’ Compensation Laws, Rules Against Former NFL Players in Concussion Suit

    U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Considers Missouri Workers’ Compensation Laws, Rules Against Former NFL Players in Concussion Suit
    In the case of Kenney et al. v. Kansas City Chiefs Football Club, Inc., former Chiefs players sued the organization, alleging the club had failed to adequately protect and warn players of the dangers of concussions. As part of their suit, the…
  • Aug 21

    An ADA Trap for the Unwary - Noncompliant Website

    An ADA Trap for the Unwary - Noncompliant Website
    Businesses must brace themselves for a tidal wave of accessibility-related lawsuits focused on websites that do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While most companies with 15 or more employees that are open to the…
  • Aug 11

    IRS Issues Draft Forms for 2015 ACA Reporting

    IRS Issues Draft Forms for 2015 ACA Reporting
    On July 24, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released drafts of the forms that large employers will be required to file in order to show that the health coverage they offer to their employees complies with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…
Rank this Week: 4330

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • 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…
  • Aug 23

    Common Mistakes that Derail Enforcement of a Noncompete Agreement

    Common Mistakes that Derail Enforcement of a Noncompete Agreement
    Our law firm was recently hired to represent clients – former employees – being sued for allegedly violating a noncompete agreement, trade secret misappropriation, and other business related claims. As is typical with these sorts…
  • Aug 20

    Michigan Experiments with Business Court

    Michigan Experiments with Business Court
    It is not often that the legal system and innovation are used (positively) in the same sentence. However, Michigan has implemented a statewide innovative “business court” system to handle legal disputes that fall into a number of…
Rank this Week: 3711

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Aug 25

    FMLA Stands for "Family and Medical Leave Avalanche"

    FMLA Stands for "Family and Medical Leave Avalanche"
    We noted last year that 20 years after the original passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the Department of Labor issued a survey report lauding the effectiveness of the law and the positive impact it has…
  • Aug 25

    The "Equal Pay Report" - Yet Another New Regulation Requiring Compliance by Federal Contractor

    The "Equal Pay Report" - Yet Another New Regulation Requiring Compliance by Federal Contractor
    The Equal Pay Report – yet another obligation being imposed on federal contractors is coming to you soon. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) released information on another new rule that will…
  • Aug 25

    No Workers' Comp Immunity! No Insurance! Sure Is a Problem

    No Workers' Comp Immunity! No Insurance! Sure Is a Problem
    In many states, workers’ compensation benefits are ordinarily the exclusive remedy for an employee injured or killed on the job. In exchange for these benefits, often awarded on a “no fault” basis, the employee generally…
Rank this Week: 3220

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Aug 21

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.
    I’ve written several times about how to deal with the police. I’ve raised the issue and flogged it until I’m hoarse. But I want to thank Sunil Dutta who wrote the Opinion in Sunday’s Washington Post. He makes my points…
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
  • Jun 12

    I’ve Got A Birthday Coming Up

    I’ve Got A Birthday Coming Up
    Or maybe it is an anniversary. I’m not sure. Whatever it is though, it’s special to me. No, it is not my birthday as most think of it. It’s the day after my birthday when, after 3 years of talking, … Continue reading…
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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/
  • Aug 20

    OPM Disability Retirement – FMLA and/or Sick Leave or Tough it Out?

    OPM Disability Retirement – FMLA and/or Sick Leave or Tough it Out?
    This is a very interesting and relevant topic and probably one of our main specialities in assisting our clients.  Virtually all of our OPM Disability Retirement cases have some period of time when the employee is struggling with whether…
  • Aug 5

    OWCP RELATED: MANAGERIAL HEADACHES 2: OTHER ACHES (ORTHOPEDIC)

    OWCP RELATED: MANAGERIAL HEADACHES 2: OTHER ACHES (ORTHOPEDIC)
    Of the federal government’s 2.6 million employees, approximately 40% (1.1 million) are professional, technical, scientific or clerical workers, who spend the large majority of their work time intensively typing on a computer keyboard or…
  • Jun 22

    Despite Common Thought OWCP Workers Compensation Occupational Disease are More Common than Traumatic Injurie

    Despite Common Thought OWCP Workers Compensation Occupational Disease are More Common than Traumatic Injurie
    If you are one of the nearly 1 million professionals, technical staff, managers or supervisors in the federal work force, the odds are 98 out of 100, that if you are injured, it will not be from straining, lifting, moving, pushing or pulling…
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Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Aug 19

    20-Day Jail Sentence for Employee who Released Employer’s Confidential Information in Breach of Court Order

    20-Day Jail Sentence for Employee who Released Employer’s Confidential Information in Breach of Court Order
    A former employee received a 20-day jail sentence after she flagrantly disregarded a court order by disclosing the plaintiffs’ confidential business methods and disparaging their business reputation. Background In July 2013, Ceridian…
  • Aug 15

    Top Ten Tips for the Workplace

    Top Ten Tips for the Workplace
    Every now and then, it’s worth it for even the most seasoned HR professional to receive a reminder about best practices in the workplace.  Ensuring compliance with our Top Ten Tips list below, will help to keep your workplace…
  • Jul 28

    Get ready for the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

    Get ready for the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
    Now that the 2014-2015 Ontario budget has been passed by the Ontario legislature, Ontario employers should think about how the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) could affect them. The ORPP is part of the Ontario government’s…
Rank this Week: 2900

Managing OSHA

Managing OSHA

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

http://www.managing-osha.com/
  • Aug 18

    OSHA Extends Life of Untimely Whistleblower Claims by Referring Them to NLRB

    OSHA Extends Life of Untimely Whistleblower Claims by Referring Them to NLRB
    OSHA and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have reached an agreement where OSHA will now refer untimely retaliation claims from its Whistleblower Division to the NLRB for review. An OSHA Memorandum from Assistant Secretary of Labor…
  • Aug 14

    Arent Fox OSHA Team Hosts Webinar on Possible Changes to the EPA RMP Rule

    Arent Fox OSHA Team Hosts Webinar on Possible Changes to the EPA RMP Rule
    On August 7, 2014, Arent Fox OSHA Group leader, Mark Dreux, and AcuTech Group, Inc. Technical Manager, Michael Hazzan, presented a webinar on the possible changes to the EPA RMP rule (40 CFR 68) proposed by EPA in their RFI of July 31, 2014,…
  • Jul 7

    Arent Fox OSHA Team Hosts Webinar on Proposed Changes to PSM Standard and RMP Rule

    Arent Fox OSHA Team Hosts Webinar on Proposed Changes to PSM Standard and RMP Rule
    On June 26, 2014, Arent Fox OSHA Group leader, Mark Dreux, and AcuTech Group, Inc. Technical Manager, Michael Hazzan, presented a webinar on the recommended changes to the PSM Standard and RMP Rule from the Executive Order 13650 Working…
Rank this Week: 3172

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

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

    NLRB Divides Sharply on Employee Concerted Activity for “Mutual Aid or Protection”

    NLRB Divides Sharply on Employee Concerted Activity for “Mutual Aid or Protection”
    In a complex, twenty-eight page opinion, a sharply divided NLRB has ruled that when an individual employee seeks assistance from fellow employees with respect to a violation under Title VII (or other workplace laws), the action is not only…
  • Aug 12

    ALJ Declares NLRB’S Dues Checkoff Termination Decision a Dead Letter

    ALJ Declares NLRB’S Dues Checkoff Termination Decision a Dead Letter
    In WKYC-TV, Inc., 359 NLRB No. 30 (2012), the NLRB overruled 50 years of precedent under Bethlehem Steel, 136 NLRB 1500 (1962), and held that going forward, employers could not unilaterally end dues checkoff at the expiration or termination…
  • Aug 11

    NLRB Work Rule Decisions Continue to be a Mixed Bag

    NLRB Work Rule Decisions Continue to be a Mixed Bag
    As the NLRB continues to wade through the pool of issues arising from social media policies and other workplace rules, an Administrative Law Judge’s recent decision in Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless (July 25, 2014)…
Rank this Week: 4872

Tennessee Labor Talk

Tennessee Labor Talk

By Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

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

    Termination During FMLA Leave Not Unlawful

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

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

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

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

    Religious Discrimination – Employee’s Failure to Note Religious Objection Fatal to Her Claim
    Savvy employers know that legal and regulatory trends are toward candid and effective communication. Think interactive process under the ADA. But, at times, this same rule applies to employees. Here, an employee who refused to read the…
Rank this Week: 4665

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

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

    Georgia Still Waiting for Governor Deal to Ban the Box

    Georgia Still Waiting for Governor Deal to Ban the Box
    After disappearing from his website earlier this month, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s executive orders are back online. Among the routine list of dozens of appointees to various boards and commissions, many had hoped to see the…
  • Aug 11

    Federal Court in Georgia Grants Summary Judgment to Employer in White Male Discrimination Case

    Federal Court in Georgia Grants Summary Judgment to Employer in White Male Discrimination Case
    Recently, a federal court in Georgia ruled in favor of the employer in a case of racial and gender discrimination involving a white male employee. In Tyler v. Muscogee County School District, Edward Tyler was a white male bus driver for the…
  • Aug 4

    Federal Court in Georgia Dismisses Employee’s Wrongful Termination Case

    Federal Court in Georgia Dismisses Employee’s Wrongful Termination Case
    Recently, a federal court in Georgia granted a motion to dismiss a case involving wrongful termination and violations of the Equal Protection Clause, among other claims. In Fareed v. Cobb County School District, Inc., Gary Fahreed worked as a…
Rank this Week: 3281

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    Alzheimer’s Patient Not Liable for Injury to Caregiver

    Alzheimer’s Patient Not Liable for Injury to Caregiver
    Caregivers typically work with clients who, as a result of age or disability, cannot completely care for themselves.  The work ranges from providing companionship to assisting someone with all their activities of daily living, such…
  • Jun 20

    Interesting Article Regarding New Regulations Regarding Homecare

    Interesting Article Regarding New Regulations Regarding Homecare
    The New York Times ran an blog article regarding an interview with Select Home Care regarding ways some employers are considering to survive recently enacted and currently pending changes regarding in-home care.  The implementation of…
  • Jun 11

    Is an Employer Responsible for Paying Overtime When It Does Not Know the Employee is Working Off The Clock?

    Is an Employer Responsible for Paying Overtime When It Does Not Know the Employee is Working Off The Clock?
    Possibly not. An employer is obligated to pay an employee for all hours worked. Most Wage Orders in California define “hours worked” as “the time during which an employee is subject to the control of an employer, and…
Rank this Week: 4343

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for retail employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3130

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/
  • Aug 18

    First Look at ACA Employer Compliance Software

    First Look at ACA Employer Compliance Software
    As we explained last month, employers who want to use the “look-back measurement method” of full-time employee identification should be shopping for IT solutions.  Here are four that we think deserve consideration.  None…
  • Jul 31

    Healthcare.gov Debacle Part Deux?

    Healthcare.gov Debacle Part Deux?
    Testifying before a Congressional subcommittee this morning, a GAO executive described a just-published analysis of the disastrous 2013 rollout of www.healthcare.gov.  CMS management had unrealistic expectations and failed to implement…
  • Jul 29

    Administering the Look-Back Measurement Method

    Administering the Look-Back Measurement Method
    We have been warning that employers will need months of advance planning and an automated process to use the ACA’s “look-back measurement method” to identify the full-time employees who will be entitled to an offer of…
Rank this Week: 3682

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 3438

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
  • Aug 18

    Last 2014 Lap for the California Legislature

    Last 2014 Lap for the California Legislature
    Christopher E. Cobey The California Legislature returned from its summer recess on August 4 for the sprint through the last days of the final year of the 2013-2014 session.  Remaining Legislative DeadlinesFriday,…
  • Aug 6

    OFCCP Issues Proposal to Implement New Contractor Compensation Reporting Requirement

    OFCCP Issues Proposal to Implement New Contractor Compensation Reporting Requirement
    John R. Annand Deepa S. Menon On April 8, 2014, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum  – Advancing Pay Equality Through Compensation Data Collection –…
  • Jul 31

    New Executive Order Targets Contractor Labor Law Violation

    New Executive Order Targets Contractor Labor Law Violation
    Ilyse Wolens Schuman Linda M. Jackson Update: President Obama signed the Executive Order on July 31, 2014.  A more in-depth discussion of this new E.O. and its implications…
Rank this Week: 3761

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Aug 17

    How friendly is your workplace to working moms?

    How friendly is your workplace to working moms?
    The story of how parents juggle work and family is a familiar tale. Parents strive to be attentive to their children’s needs while getting to work on time, focusing on productivity, and staying late at least occasionally. They do all…
  • Aug 17

    The good, the bad, and the ‘feo’ of the American workplace’s Latinization

    The good, the bad, and the ‘feo’ of the American workplace’s Latinization
    by Glianny Fagundo The American workplace is becoming more diverse. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) calculated that 14.8 percent of the U.S. labor force was Hispanic in 2010. That number is expected to jump to 18.6 percent by…
  • Aug 17

    EEOC issues updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination

    EEOC issues updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination
    by Kevin McCormick On July 14, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its “Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues.” This is the first comprehensive update the EEOC has provided on…
Rank this Week: 2844