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The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

Covers legislative and court cases affecting Utah employers and employees. By D. Scott Crook.

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Cases November 10 through 22

    Cases November 10 through 22
    Johnson v. City of Shelby, Mississippi (U.S., November 10, 2014) (summarily reversing summary judgment based upon petitioners' failure to invoke 42 USC 1983 in their complaint, citing the federal rules' short, plain statement language)Alarid…
  • Nov 10

    The Troubling Myton Police Chief Case: Did Myton Do All It Could?

    The Troubling Myton Police Chief Case: Did Myton Do All It Could?
    Recently, Myton, a small city located in Duchesne County, has come under scrutiny for hiring as a police chief a former police officer that had a long history of criminal stalking charges filed against him.  The history is detailed in a…
  • Nov 7

    Cases --- November 2 through 10

    Cases --- November 2 through 10
    Sweets v. Wyoming Department of Employment (10th Cir., November 3, 2014) (affirming dismissal of civil right action based on workers compensation claim)
Rank this Week: 4824

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/
  • Nov 21

    Wage theft still on the menu in the restaurant industry

    Wage theft still on the menu in the restaurant industry
    By Lisa Mak Making the headlines this week was a landmark $4 million backpay and compliance settlement for 280 current and former workers at the popular Yank Sing restaurant in San Francisco.  Last summer, a group of Yank Sing employees,…
  • Nov 11

    We need “peace” officers! It’s time for crisis intervention training

    We need “peace” officers! It’s time for crisis intervention training
    In a recent article published on the popular online magazine, Truthout, CELA VOICE blogger and police misconduct lawyer, Jim DeSimone, explains why police officers need to be properly trained in order to avoid unnecessary use of force…
  • Nov 5

    Despite losses in Congress, workers gain ground in state and local election

    Despite losses in Congress, workers gain ground in state and local election
    Although the Republicans had a sizable victory in last night’s midterm elections, and even picked up a few seats in the California state legislature, workers in California and across the U.S. scored some major…
Rank this Week: 3633

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 21

    How to Prepare the Best Thanksgiving Turkey

    How to Prepare the Best Thanksgiving Turkey
    Huh?  Did this become a cooking blog?  No, it’s simply time for the Friday 5 minute laugh.  Chrissie has been diligently looking for a Thanksgiving video and has come across a few gems.  I decided to go with this one…
  • Nov 21

    Grooming Policies: A Long-Haired Employee “Cannot Drag His Hair Thru The Food”

    Grooming Policies: A Long-Haired Employee “Cannot Drag His Hair Thru The Food”
    A couple of readers of our blog post yesterday relating to employer dress and grooming policies helpfully added a couple of points about an employer’s legitimate health and safety concerns, which we publish below. Marc Brenman, a…
  • Nov 21

    Is There A Duty To Mitigate Emotional Damages?

    Is There A Duty To Mitigate Emotional Damages?
    Our post the other day about plaintiff/employee’s requirement of mitigating damages in employment discrimination cases drew some good comments, posted below. But before we get to the comments, we wanted to discuss the duty to…
Rank this Week: 3321

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/
  • Nov 21

    House Sues President Over ACA Administration

    House Sues President Over ACA Administration
    The U.S. House of Representatives filed its threatened lawsuit on Friday, November 21, in the D.C. federal district court.  Defendants are the HHS Secretary, HHS, the Treasury Secretary and the Treasury Department.  The House…
  • Nov 17

    ACA Employer Compliance Post-Subsidy

    ACA Employer Compliance Post-Subsidy
    Granting a petition to review the availability of subsidies for insurance purchased through www.healthcare.gov, the Supreme Court on November 7, 2014 put the question this way: Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code, which was enacted as…
  • Nov 7

    Supreme Court to Hear Case ACA Subsidie

    Supreme Court to Hear Case ACA Subsidie
    As a follow up to our Blog dated 10/21/14 (blog), earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider a challenge to the premium tax credits (subsidies) that are a key component of the ACA.  King v. Burwell challenges whether the…
Rank this Week: 3480

Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    New OSHA Reporting Requirements Go Into Effect January 1, 2015

    New OSHA Reporting Requirements Go Into Effect January 1, 2015
    Beginning January 1, 2015, employers will need to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new requirements for reporting employee fatalities and severe injuries. The new rule requires employers to report…
  • Nov 7

    Ohio Does Not Recognize Dual Intent Doctrine

    Ohio Does Not Recognize Dual Intent Doctrine
    While many jurisdictions recognize the dual intent doctrine, which allows a workers’ compensation claim when a worker is injured while traveling for both business and personal purposes, Ohio does not. In an October 21, 2014…
  • Oct 20

    OSHA Warns Employers of the Dangers of Ebola

    OSHA Warns Employers of the Dangers of Ebola
    The threat of the deadly Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, or Ebola virus, has caught the attention of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In the wake of several national incidents, OSHA has released interim guidance tips for employers…
Rank this Week: 2934

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Why Speak to a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Directly?

    Why Speak to a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Directly?
    From the very beginning it is the worker versus a billion dollar insurance company, the insurance company lawyer, the employer, and the insurance company doctors. If you are injured while at work, why is it so important that you speak to a…
  • Nov 19

    How Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Processed

    How Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Processed
    Each workers’ compensation case is unique; however, there are rules and deadlines that apply to all cases. While workers’ compensation cases normally do not require a full-blown trial, employees and their lawyers should…
  • Nov 19

    Industries with Highest Incidence of Illnesses, Injuries, and Death

    Industries with Highest Incidence of Illnesses, Injuries, and Death
    Each day, 150 workers lose their lives as a result of a work-related injury or illness. Many work-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths are reported in the United States each year. In fact, work-related injuries and…
Rank this Week: 3414

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/
  • Nov 21

    Why You Probably Aren't Getting A $186 Million Check If You Sue Your Former Employer

    Why You Probably Aren't Getting A $186 Million Check If You Sue Your Former Employer
    If you're contemplating bringing a discrimination case against your former employer, you've probably been scouring the Internet for information. You also probably found the recent case where an employee who was the victim of pregnancy…
  • Nov 14

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Consideration For Noncompete Can't Be Continued Employment

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Consideration For Noncompete Can't Be Continued Employment
    Florida, like some other states, allow unscrupulous employers to present noncompete agreements to existing employees and say, "Sign or be fired." What does the employee get for agreeing not to work for a competitor for a year or two?…
  • Nov 7

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Advance Notice Of Noncompete Agreement

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Advance Notice Of Noncompete Agreement
    In most states, like my home state of Florida, employers can present employees with a noncompete agreement and demand it be signed on the spot. In states like Florida where continued employment is allowed as valid consideration for a…
Rank this Week: 3830

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
Rank this Week: 2960

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Nov 20

    New California Employment Laws for 2015

    New California Employment Laws for 2015
    We’ve written throughout the year about new employment laws that take effect in California in 2015. But as the year winds down, here’s a handy list of the most significant ones (with links to our earlier entries). Many…
  • Nov 13

    Judge Begs Higher Courts to Clarify Exempt Statu

    Judge Begs Higher Courts to Clarify Exempt Statu
    Determining whether employees are exempt from overtime requirements under California law is more difficult than determining their status under federal law. Under federal law, exempt status depends on an employee’s primary duty and the…
  • Nov 11

    San Francisco and Oakland Bump Up Minimum Wage

    San Francisco and Oakland Bump Up Minimum Wage
    With Republicans taking control of the Senate, an increase in the US minimum wage ($7.25) seems unlikely anytime soon. However, California’s minimum wage stands at $9 and will increase to $10 on January 1, 2016. On a local level,…
Rank this Week: 3326

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

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

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
  • Nov 20

    Paid Sick Leave is Gaining Momentum in New Jersey

    Paid Sick Leave is Gaining Momentum in New Jersey
    Trenton and Montclair became the latest New Jersey municipalities to approve paid sick leave laws in 2014. The issue was put before voters on Election Day and was approved by a comfortable margin in both cities. The Trenton and Montclair…
  • Nov 3

    New Jersey Appellate Division Decision Stresses Importance of Meaningful Anti-Harassment Policy and Training

    New Jersey Appellate Division Decision Stresses Importance of Meaningful Anti-Harassment Policy and Training
    An effective anti-harassment policy has long been recognized as a key component to an employer’s avoidance of liability for allegations of sexual, racial, or other harassment under New Jersey law. The New Jersey Appellate Division in…
  • Sep 23

    Federal Court of Appeals Addresses Testing Employees for Lawful Prescription Drug Use

    Federal Court of Appeals Addresses Testing Employees for Lawful Prescription Drug Use
    The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) makes it unlawful for an employer to either require its employees to undergo medical examinations or make disability-related inquiries that cannot be justified as “job related and…
Rank this Week: 3043

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3332

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
Rank this Week: 3427

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

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

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation

    Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulation
    The California Fair Employment and Housing Council is considering amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act Regulations. The proposed amendments would make significant changes to: Required content, dissemination and translation of…
  • Nov 18

    Report: California Employers Pay Highest Workers’ Comp Costs in Nation

    Report: California Employers Pay Highest Workers’ Comp Costs in Nation
    ​The biennial study by the Oregon Department of Business and Consumer Services has confirmed that California employers pay the highest workers’ compensation costs in the nation — by a wide margin. California has consistently…
  • Nov 17

    EEOC Targets Illegal Medical History Inquirie

    EEOC Targets Illegal Medical History Inquirie
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled a charge alleging that a class of job applicants was subjected to illegal medical exams and family medical history inquiries. The employer will pay $187,500 to settle the…
Rank this Week: 2786

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
  • Nov 20

    GH&C Attorney Successful Before DOL/OSHA

    GH&C Attorney Successful Before DOL/OSHA
    Jay S. Becker, Esq. was successful on behalf of a corporate client in obtaining a dismissal of a retaliation/wrongful discharge claim filed by a former employee before the OSHA division of the federal Department of Labor.  The DOL/OSHA…
  • Oct 1

    NJ Employers: $8.38 Minimum Wage Effective January 1

    NJ Employers: $8.38 Minimum Wage Effective January 1
    As you may remember, in November 2013, voters approved an amendment to the New Jersey Constitution increasing the state minimum wage to $8.25.  The amendment also created annual cost of living increases, tied to the Consumer Price Index,…
  • Aug 25

    UPDATE: Governor Christie Vetoes Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Against the Unemployed

    UPDATE: Governor Christie Vetoes Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Against the Unemployed
    On June 4, 2014, we blogged about the New Jersey Senate’s approval of a bill (S.1440) that would make it unlawful for New Jersey employers to discriminate against job applicants who are currently unemployed.  This prohibition would…
Rank this Week: 4139

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

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

    Capsized Boat near San Francisco Leaves Four Dead

    Capsized Boat near San Francisco Leaves Four Dead
    Earlier this month, three men and one woman died when a private fishing boat was capsized in the cold waters near Bodega Bay. The accident occurred on the opening day of crab season. The boat capsized after it was hit by a wave. One man…
  • Nov 17

    Oakland’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

    Oakland’s New Paid Sick Leave Law
    America’s midterm elections this month have made national news, mainly reporting on a slew of members of Congress and Senators who got replaced or reelected. For many though, the local issues on the ballots actually impact their daily…
  • Nov 13

    Lyft has First Fatality in Company History

    Lyft has First Fatality in Company History
    A tragic accident near Sacramento last weekend was the first fatality for popular ridesharing company Lyft. The accident occurred when a 24 year old man, who was a resident of West Sacramento, was returning home from Halloween in a Lyft…
Rank this Week: 3467

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/
  • Nov 20

    Unbundling Fiduciary Fee

    Unbundling Fiduciary Fee
    Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final guidance on Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 67 as it pertains to a 2 percent floor for miscellaneous itemized deductions. This is important to fiduciaries of non-grantor trusts and…
  • Nov 11

    Corporate Wellness Programs Receive Scrutiny From the EEOC

    Corporate Wellness Programs Receive Scrutiny From the EEOC
    The United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a petition, their third in three months, regarding a corporate wellness program. The latest petition alleges that Honeywell International, Inc. violated the Americans with…
  • Nov 6

    Nebraska Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase

    Nebraska Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase
    By Eric W. Tiritilli. The 2014 midterm elections saw a number of significant races and ballot measures across the country.  One of particular importance to Nebraska employers is Initiative Measure 425 which sought to raise the minimum…
Rank this Week: 3562

Understanding Your Rights

Understanding Your Rights

By the Law Offices of Maya Risman, P.C. Focuses on employment issues in New York.

http://www.risman-law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2988

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Nov 19

    Postal Workers Union Complains to NLRB About Post Office Data Breach

    Postal Workers Union Complains to NLRB About Post Office Data Breach
    Labor law commentary by Howard Bloom. After being hit with a data breach, the last thing a company might want is the scrutiny of the union representing its employees affected by the incident. When the data breach potentially affecting…
  • Nov 19

    FTC Enters Another Settlement Agreement Arising Out of Alleged Privacy Misrepresentation

    FTC Enters Another Settlement Agreement Arising Out of Alleged Privacy Misrepresentation
    The FTC recently settled a charge with True Ultimate Standards Everywhere, Inc. (“TRUSTe”) alleging that the internet privacy certification company deceived consumers about its recertification program, as well as misrepresented…
  • Nov 15

    FCC Seeks Comment on Exemption Petition Re: Breach Notification

    FCC Seeks Comment on Exemption Petition Re: Breach Notification
    Many of us have likely received a notification from our bank or credit card company concerning suspected fraud or improper charges.  However, the legality of those messages is not always clear.  To this end, on October 14, 2014, the…
Rank this Week: 2885

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Nov 19

    Upstate N.Y. Employers Brace for New Workplace Regulation

    Upstate N.Y. Employers Brace for New Workplace Regulation
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. It is no secret that, through the efforts of the New York City (NYC) Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC has in the past few years become home to some of the nation’s…
  • Nov 11

    Wellness Programs and Biometric Screening: Lessons From Recent EEOC Attack

    Wellness Programs and Biometric Screening: Lessons From Recent EEOC Attack
    This post was written by Sara A. Begley, Julia Y. Trankiem, and Sarah T. Hansel. For employers, a healthy workforce can mean improved productivity, lower absence rates, and a reduction in health insurance costs. In an effort to…
  • Nov 5

    Passed-Ballot Initiatives Present a Jumble of State and Local Changes for Employer

    Passed-Ballot Initiatives Present a Jumble of State and Local Changes for Employer
    This post was written by Joel S. Barras and Hadley B. Perkins. The big news on Election Night 2014 was, of course, the Republican Wave and that party’s takeover of the Senate majority, as well as many governors’ mansions and state…
Rank this Week: 3064

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Ninth Circuit Requires Some Pleading Details in FLSA Overtime Case

    Ninth Circuit Requires Some Pleading Details in FLSA Overtime Case
    On November 12, 2014, the Ninth Circuit held  that sufficient specificity in pleading is required under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in Greg Landers v. Quality Communications Inc.  The Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of…
  • Nov 17

    Ebola and Other Health Emergencies Create Workplace Privacy Dilemma

    Ebola and Other Health Emergencies Create Workplace Privacy Dilemma
    Fears of a worldwide Ebola pandemic appear to have abated, but the tension between workplace safety and employee privacy, thrown into relief by this health emergency, remains an issue relevant to all employers. Continue Reading...
  • Nov 11

    EEOC's Subpoena Power Reined in by the Eleventh Circuit

    EEOC's Subpoena Power Reined in by the Eleventh Circuit
    On November 6, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit reined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) use of a broad administrative subpoena in an investigation of an individual charge of discrimination.  The case is EEOC v.…
Rank this Week: 3522

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/
Rank this Week: 2993

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 2884

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: 3523

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/
  • Nov 18

    LGBT legislation in Michigan

    LGBT legislation in Michigan
    A bill was introduced in the Michigan House last week which would amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.  The legislature is in its post election lame duck session, and the bill…
  • Nov 17

    The UAW and VW: You can't always get what you want..

    The UAW and VW: You can't always get what you want..
    But if you try sometimes you find you get what you need.  The Rolling Stones, 7/69VW announced the creation of a policy at its Chattanooga plant dealing with the ability of employees to form groups and to have those groups deal with…
  • Nov 9

    Employer loyalty: baseball style

    Employer loyalty: baseball style
    Employee loyalty begins with employer loyalty.  Your employees should know that if they do the job they were hired to do with a reasonable amount of competence and efficiency, you will support them.  Harvey MackayImagine that you…
Rank this Week: 4552

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
  • Nov 18

    Corporate Wellness Programs: It’s Time for a Check-Up

    Corporate Wellness Programs: It’s Time for a Check-Up
    The EEOC is back at it! This time it has targeted corporate wellness programs and is challenging the legality of such programs under the ADA. The EEOC contends that the biometric testing and health risk assessments are…
  • Oct 30

    Employment Law 101: Employee Handbook

    Employment Law 101: Employee Handbook
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: It is up to you. A business with two employees might benefit from an employee handbook. A business with 100 might function fine without one. There are no legal rules about when a handbook must be…
  • Sep 30

    EEOC Trying to Change the “Status” for Transgendered Employee

    EEOC Trying to Change the “Status” for Transgendered Employee
    On September 25, 2014, the EEOC filed lawsuits in Florida and Michigan accusing employers of discriminating against transgendered employees. These are the first two cases ever filed seeking to protect transgender workers under Title VII. In…
Rank this Week: 3179

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

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

    You’re In the Zone… Of A Massive Punitive Damages Verdict for a Pregnant Manager

    You’re In the Zone… Of A Massive Punitive Damages Verdict for a Pregnant Manager
    On Monday, AutoZone found itself on the wrong end of a $185 million verdict in favor of a former store manager, Rosario Juarez.  Yes, you read that right.  $185 million.  This stunning verdict appears to have been the result of…
  • Nov 13

    The Inbox - Love Me Tinder

    The Inbox - Love Me Tinder
    If you find yourself in the digital dating scene (or the market for highly-valued start-ups for that matter), you are probably familiar with Tinder, the dating app that allows users to identify potential dates with an easy swipe of a finger…
  • Nov 12

    Fired for Taking the Fifth: Part 1 – The Private Sector Employee

    Fired for Taking the Fifth: Part 1 – The Private Sector Employee
    Recently, in a government investigation by the civil division of a United States Attorney’s Office, an employee of a private company was deposed pursuant to a Civil Investigative Demand (CID).  The employee, on the advice of…
Rank this Week: 2674

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/
Rank this Week: 4242

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Nov 17

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What kind of conduct is just cause for the dismissal of a teacher?  If the teacher has been a long serving employee, the threshold will be…
  • Oct 29

    CBC Decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi: More Details to Come?

    CBC Decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi: More Details to Come?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Everyone is talking about the CBC decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi. Certainly, Canadians love a good sex scandal story as do readers across the…
  • Jul 28

    Theft and Just Cause: Better Prove It!

    Theft and Just Cause: Better Prove It!
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is theft just cause for termination of employment in Canada?  It might be.  But employers looking to support a just cause case with…
Rank this Week: 2711

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Nov 16

    Termination clause as a ticking time bomb: Are courts in Ontario changing approach?

    Termination clause as a ticking time bomb: Are courts in Ontario changing approach?
    by Marc Rodrigue To the chagrin of many employers in Canada, the courts have made the drafting and enforcement of termination provisions in an employment contract challenging. In recent years, case law in Ontario has been particularly harsh…
  • Nov 9

    Ontario releases new workers’ compensation policy to aid in claims involving pre-existing condition

    Ontario releases new workers’ compensation policy to aid in claims involving pre-existing condition
    by Cathy Chandler Until recently, Ontario was the only jurisdiction in Canada without a specific policy dealing with the effect of pre-existing conditions on claims for workers’ compensation. That has now changed. On November 1, 2014, a…
  • Nov 2

    Rare costs award granted in human rights complaint

    Rare costs award granted in human rights complaint
    by Hannah Roskey Although courts routinely order one party to pay the other party a portion of its legal fees, administrative tribunals in Canada very rarely have the power or inclination to do so. That includes human rights tribunals across…
Rank this Week: 3866

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

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

    Putting tests to the test: Exploring personality assessments and discrimination

    Putting tests to the test: Exploring personality assessments and discrimination
    A quest to find and hire the best applicants prompts many employers to look for ways to quickly eliminate all but the most promising candidates. When online job postings unleash a flood of applications, many employers turn to software that…
  • Nov 16

    Sign of the times: Jill Abramson, the New York Times, and pay equity

    Sign of the times: Jill Abramson, the New York Times, and pay equity
    by Mark I. Schickman The New York Times is the second largest newspaper in America, with about two million papers sold each day. It’s also the liberal beacon of American journalism, with solid-gold progressive credentials. Still, it…
  • Nov 16

    California at epicenter of rise in disability access cases against small businesse

    California at epicenter of rise in disability access cases against small businesse
    by Matthew A. Goodin In addition to allowing disabled employees to sue their employers for discriminating or refusing to provide reasonable accommodations, both federal and California law allow disabled persons to sue businesses and places of…
Rank this Week: 3858

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Nov 16

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy
    Last month I was part of a panel put on by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, which was entitled "Capitalism and Good Jobs". I was thrilled to be speaking with Jim Stanford and Leah Vosko, as they're both intellectual giants in…
  • Nov 6

    Stephen Poloz's Controversial Advice to Young People: Work For Free

    Stephen Poloz's Controversial Advice to Young People: Work For Free
    Stephen Poloz's suggestion that young workers should work for free has been in the news over the past couple days. My take is that he was recommending that young, unemployed workers gain experience via unpaid internships, which is arguably an…
  • Oct 6

    The Ontario government must take action to protect co-op student

    The Ontario government must take action to protect co-op student
    This is an op-ed piece that appears in today's Toronto Star. I wrote the piece with Claire Seaborn, President of the Canadian Intern Association, and Joshua Mandryk, Co-Founder of Students Against Unpaid Internship Scams. For some of my…
Rank this Week: 2912

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    McDonald’s Franchise Owner Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

    McDonald’s Franchise Owner Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination
    The American Disabilities Act protects individuals who suffer from physical or mental disabilities against discrimination. According to reports from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , the owner of a McDonald’s franchise in…
  • Nov 15

    Braun Electric Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $82,500

    Braun Electric Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $82,500
    When an employee suffers from sexual harassment, it can take months, even years to reach a resolution. In most cases, a company will want to settle out of court to prevent costs of litigation and public exposure. However, some companies are…
  • Nov 14

    EEOC Sues Honeywell Over Wellness Testing

    EEOC Sues Honeywell Over Wellness Testing
    Wellness tracking programs are increasingly under scrutiny by employee rights advocates, health care professionals and other policy makers. In yet another case that challenges the legality of the employee wellness program, the U.S. Equal…
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Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
Rank this Week: 3140

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Nov 14

    Retaliation Claim Not Related to Reverse Discrimination Allegation

    Retaliation Claim Not Related to Reverse Discrimination Allegation
                Apparently distracted or otherwise annoyed by his Nigerian co-workers’ tendency to converse with each other in their native language, a mortgage consultant asked his co-workers to speak in…
  • Nov 11

    Beware the EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreement

    Beware the EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreement
    The EEOC has launched a new strategic enforcement initiative, staking  out an aggressive (and new) position challenging what appear to be fairly standard separation agreement provisions.  Although it suffered a minor…
  • Nov 6

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case
    Skechers unlawfully withheld pay from employees, including compensation for missed meal and rest breaks, overtime and earned wages. A preliminary $1.2 million settlement agreement has been approved, potentially ending an…
Rank this Week: 3238

The Firing Squad

The Firing Squad

Covers Tennessee workplace laws. By Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott Bobbitt plc.

http://www.tennesseeworkplacelaw.com/
  • Nov 14

    A Pioneer of the Family Medical Leave Act Die

    A Pioneer of the Family Medical Leave Act Die
     Marge Roukema was an eleven term congresswoman from New Jersey. She died on Wednesday at the age of 85. She is one of the little known but most significant figures in labor and employment law.  As a Republican member of Congress,…
  • Oct 28

    SNL NOT LAUGHING: NBC UNIVERSAL PAYS $6.4 MILLION TO SETTLE WAGE AND HOUR CLAIM BY INTERNS

    SNL NOT LAUGHING: NBC UNIVERSAL PAYS $6.4 MILLION TO SETTLE WAGE AND HOUR CLAIM BY INTERNS
    There are more tears than laughs at Saturday Night Live these days. NBC Universal paid $6.4 million to settle a claim by interns who worked on a variety of shows, including SNL. This follows a $110,000 settlement from the producers of the…
  • Oct 7

    Restaurant Workers are Especially Susceptible to Sexual Harassment

    Restaurant Workers are Especially Susceptible to Sexual Harassment
    Restaurant workers, especially females servers, tend to be among the most vulnerable employees in the workplace. Because of their wages and work conditions, they are especially susceptible to workplace abuses. Tipped employees can be paid a…
Rank this Week: 3420

Massachusetts & Connecticut…

Massachusetts & Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law in Massachusetts and Connecticut. By The Law Offices of Lori Rittman Clark.

http://www.maandctemploymentlaw.com/
  • Nov 14

    Massachusetts Employers Must Modify Sick Leave Policies to Comply with New Law

    Massachusetts Employers Must Modify Sick Leave Policies to Comply with New Law
    On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure requiring all private Massachusetts employers to provide their employees with up to 40 hours of sick leave per calendar year.  When the new law goes into effect on July…
  • Jun 23

    Employee Theft: It’s Every Employer’s Issue

    Employee Theft: It’s Every Employer’s Issue
    I live in Newburyport, and I recently gave a presentation for the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce regarding employee theft.  Although the reality is that nearly every employer will have to deal with employee theft at some…
  • Apr 11

    California Dreamin’? Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Proposes Legislation to Ban Non-Compete

    California Dreamin’? Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Proposes Legislation to Ban Non-Compete
    On April 10th, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he is proposing legislation to, among other things, abolish non-compete agreements in the Commonwealth. This announcement re-ignited a debate in the Massachusetts business…
Rank this Week: 3372

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
  • Nov 13

    New Annual Reporting Requirements for Employers under the Affordable Care Act

    New Annual Reporting Requirements for Employers under the Affordable Care Act
    This blog post was authored by Heather DeBlanc. The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) will require Applicable Large Employers (i.e. large employers subject to the employer mandate) and employers sponsoring self-insured plans to comply…
  • Nov 11

    California Supreme Court to Hear Issue of Peace Officer Personnel File

    California Supreme Court to Hear Issue of Peace Officer Personnel File
    On August 11, 2014, the Court of Appeal in People v. Superior Court (Johnson) considered the interplay between the United States Supreme Court’s 1963 decision in Brady v. Maryland, which requires the prosecution’s disclosure of…
  • Nov 5

    Tips from the Table: Interacting with City Council

    Tips from the Table: Interacting with City Council
    We are proud to continue our video series – Tips from the Table. In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations Services practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented at…
Rank this Week: 2872

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Nov 13

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law
    After Indiana’s right-to-work law took effect on Mar. 14, 2012, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, AFL-CIO challenged the law in federal and state court. The Union’s lawsuits challenged the law’s…
  • Oct 31

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination
    At this point in the discharge process, employers should have already ensured that all bases have been covered prior to an employee’s termination and are now prepared to inform the employee. Now it’s time for the often…
  • Oct 29

    ICYMI: Tandy C. Patrick Explains Why You Should Hire a Lawyer When Signing a Purchase Contract

    ICYMI: Tandy C. Patrick Explains Why You Should Hire a Lawyer When Signing a Purchase Contract
    In October’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD partner Tandy C. Patrick discussed why hiring a lawyer when signing purchase contracts is a wise idea. Read her advice below and don’t miss our monthly legal…
Rank this Week: 3595

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Nov 11

    A Bright Spot for Workers in Tuesday’s Dismal Election Result

    A Bright Spot for Workers in Tuesday’s Dismal Election Result
    Despite the lingering outrage and disapproval many of us have regarding the Republican victory at the polls last Tuesday, there were some major wins for workers across California and the country which should be embraced and not overlooked.…
  • Oct 30

    Unpaid TV Interns Settle Large Class Action Against NBCUniversal

    Unpaid TV Interns Settle Large Class Action Against NBCUniversal
    Last year, a federal judge in New York ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated minimum wage laws by not paying interns that worked on the set of the movie “Black Swan.”  In holding that employers could not simply avail…
  • Sep 30

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014
    [Each year, I participate in an employment/wage and hour law update put on by the Alameda County Bar Association Labor and Employment Committee.  This year, I am going to summarize some of the topics that I discussed (or wanted to…
Rank this Week: 3746

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
  • Nov 11

    NNU Ebola “Day of Action” Slated for November 12, 2014

    NNU Ebola “Day of Action” Slated for November 12, 2014
    Registered nurses in 16 states and the District of Columbia are planning a national “Day of Action” by engaging in strikes, picketing, leafleting, rallies, and candlelight vigils on Wednesday, November 12, in support of demands by…
  • Nov 5

    NLRB Says On-Line Planning For Insubordination Is Not Protected Concerted Activity

    NLRB Says On-Line Planning For Insubordination Is Not Protected Concerted Activity
     In Richmond District Neighborhood Center, Case 20-CA-091748 (Oct. 28, 2014), the Board upheld an Administrative Law Judge’s ruling that a conversation between two employees, who were involved with student programming at the…
  • Oct 30

    NLRB Imposes Extraordinary, Tough Remedies for Egregious and Pervasive Violation

    NLRB Imposes Extraordinary, Tough Remedies for Egregious and Pervasive Violation
    In a landmark decision, the National Labor Relation Board has imposed an array of extraordinary remedies against an employer for what the NLRB described as “egregious and pervasive violations” of the National Labor Relations…
Rank this Week: 3091

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment agreements, employment discrimination and compensation issues. By Salvatore Gangemi of Salon Marrow.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 11

    Salvatore Gangemi Selected to Super Lawyers List for 5th Consecutive Year

    Salvatore Gangemi Selected to Super Lawyers List for 5th Consecutive Year
    Salvatore G. Gangemi has been selected to the 2014 New York-Metro Super Lawyers list.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  Super…
  • Nov 5

    Court Rejects EEOC’s Attempt to Restrain Implementation of Wellness Program

    Court Rejects EEOC’s Attempt to Restrain Implementation of Wellness Program
    We previously wrote about two recent lawsuits in which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued employers under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) for implementing…
  • Oct 31

    Salvatore Gangemi Quoted in Article Alleging Race Discrimination and Harassment

    Salvatore Gangemi Quoted in Article Alleging Race Discrimination and Harassment
    Salvatore G. Gangemi was quoted in an article published in FundFire, a Financial Times service, titled “Wells Hit with Racial Discrimination Suit,” which involves a lawsuit that was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern…
Rank this Week: 3967

Managing OSHA

Managing OSHA

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

http://www.managing-osha.com/
Rank this Week: 3227

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    3 Tips for Harassment Investigation

    3 Tips for Harassment Investigation
    Investigating complaints of inappropriate workplace conduct is a difficult challenge for any number of reasons. But conducting an immediate and thorough investigation is critical to both preventing lawsuits and to avoiding liability should a…
  • Nov 3

    Three Tips for Protecting Your Electronically Stored Confidential Information

    Three Tips for Protecting Your Electronically Stored Confidential Information
    Employers, do you know what apps your employees are using?  That’s the question posed by a recent article in the WSJ.  (See Companies Don’t Know What Apps Their Employees Are Using).  My guess is that the answer to…
  • Oct 20

    A Perk of BYOD Policies at Work

    A Perk of BYOD Policies at Work
    Employers face a serious challenge when trying to prevent employees from taking confidential and proprietary information with them when they leave to join a new employer—particularly when the new employer is a competitor.  …
Rank this Week: 4541

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: 3466

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    What Should The NFL Do With Adrian Peterson?

    What Should The NFL Do With Adrian Peterson?
    Yesterday, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reach a plea agreement with the Montgomery County, Texas prosecutor’s office over charges he abused his 4 year old son. Mr. Peterson has pled no contest to one misdemeanor count…
  • Oct 28

    Election Day Is Fast Approaching!

    Election Day Is Fast Approaching!
    You can’t miss all the yard signs promoting candidates for mayor, city council, or state representative in my neighborhood.  Every other house seems to have at least one, and some have two.  In addition, my mailbox is…
  • Oct 20

    Babies Now or Babies Later, It Is Your Choice!

    Babies Now or Babies Later, It Is Your Choice!
    An interesting development is on the horizon regarding new benefits for employees in the private sector workforce. Last week both Facebook and Apple announced it will be providing up to $20,000 in benefits to help employees pay for…
Rank this Week: 2965