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Taking Care of HR Business

Taking Care of HR Business

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

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

    Governor Patrick Seeks to Adopt Uniform Trade Secrets Act

    Governor Patrick Seeks to Adopt Uniform Trade Secrets Act
    Do you currently operate or do business in Massachusetts? Do you employ a skilled workforce of any nature, work in technology, or have a sales force? If so, Governor Patrick’s recent announcement could have a significant impact on how…
  • Aug 19

    LinkedIn Pays Up

    LinkedIn Pays Up
    The Company dubbed the world’s most boring social network recently agreed to pay almost $6 million in fines to settle claims that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. LinkedIn will pay about $3.3 million in unpaid wages and $2.5…
  • Aug 19

    Tardy Tuesday: You Can Paint the Town Red...But Not Tucker Chocolate or Clinton Brown

    Tardy Tuesday: You Can Paint the Town Red...But Not Tucker Chocolate or Clinton Brown
    Clinton Tucker, a New Jersey man and former Benjamin Moore employee has sued his former employer claiming discrimination on account of two of Benjamin Moore’s paint colors—Tucker Chocolate and Clinton Brown. Tucker claims that…
Rank this Week: 3497

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Aug 22

    Do a CEO’s Marital Woes Belong in the Boardroom?

    Do a CEO’s Marital Woes Belong in the Boardroom?
    In today’s fast-paced digital news environment, very little is off limits, and stories can spread like wildfire. The Donald Sterling saga is just one recent example. While interest in the actions of a company’s chief executive…
  • Aug 21

    Executive Order Puts Mandatory Arbitration Provisions Back in the Spotlight

    Executive Order Puts Mandatory Arbitration Provisions Back in the Spotlight
    President Barak Obama recently issued an executive order that restricts the use of mandatory arbitration provisions by federal contractors. The move is likely to reignite the debate over the continued use of such provisions in a number of…
  • Aug 20

    Mums the Word: The Power of Silence in Contract Negotiation

    Mums the Word: The Power of Silence in Contract Negotiation
    When negotiating a key business contract, sometimes what you don’t say can be just as powerful as what you do. In fact, silence is one of the simplest yet most frequently overlooked contract negotiation strategies. In today’s…
Rank this Week: 4056

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Aug 21

    Legislation Clarifying Health Care Waiting Period Requirements Signed into Law​​​​

    Legislation Clarifying Health Care Waiting Period Requirements Signed into Law​​​​
    California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that will resolve confusion between state and federal rules governing health care enrollment waiting periods has been signed into law. The bill, SB 1034 (Monning; D-Carmel;…
  • Aug 20

    Heat Illness Coalition Wants Employer Comments​​​​ ​​

    Heat Illness Coalition Wants Employer Comments​​​​ ​​
    ​A growing coalition led by the California Chamber of Commerce continues to seek employer comments on how proposed changes to the state’s unique heat illness prevention rules will affect employers of outdoor workers. ​The…
  • Aug 18

    Beauty Contestant Arrested on Charges of Workers’ Comp Fraud

    Beauty Contestant Arrested on Charges of Workers’ Comp Fraud
    If you say you broke your toe, can’t work and then collect workers’ compensation benefits, it’s probably a good idea to forgo the beauty pageant circuit. Shawna Lynn Palmer was arrested for workers’ compensation fraud…
Rank this Week: 4786

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

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

    Workers’ Compensation May Reduce Other Benefit Payment

    Workers’ Compensation May Reduce Other Benefit Payment
    How will your workers’ compensation claim affect your Social Security Disability benefits? There are instances when injured employees are eligible for both Social Security and workers’ compensation benefits. However, they cannot…
  • Aug 16

    Have You Been Exposed to Benzene at Work?

    Have You Been Exposed to Benzene at Work?
    Studies indicate that benzene exposure increases the risk of cancer and other diseases. Benzene is among the most commonly used chemicals in United States. It is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet odor. It is present in its natural…
  • Aug 11

    How Much Is a Lost Limb Really Worth?

    How Much Is a Lost Limb Really Worth?
    An employee who sustains a work-related injury resulting in a lost limb may be facing extreme physical and financial challenges. The workers’ compensation system uses a pre-determined method in calculating the compensation to be…
Rank this Week: 2648

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 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…
  • Aug 13

    Expanding its horizon: the NLRB and safety and wage/hour claim

    Expanding its horizon: the NLRB and safety and wage/hour claim
    The Office of the General Counsel has issued a one page memorandum--OM-14-77--advising the Regions that in the course of conducting investigations of unfair labor practice charges, the charging party or witnesses should be apprised of their…
Rank this Week: 3447

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2845

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…
Rank this Week: 4882

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
Rank this Week: 2750

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 20

    What Does My Business Need to Know About International Law?

    What Does My Business Need to Know About International Law?
    An International Law FAQ with Mary E. Vandenack.  If your business is going to engage in business in international waters, then your business is going to be subject to a variety of international laws. You need to get someone…
  • Aug 19

    What Type of Retirement Plans Should Employers Consider?

    What Type of Retirement Plans Should Employers Consider?
    An Employee Benefits FAQ with Joshua A. Diveley. With respect to qualified retirement plans, there are generally two types of plans to consider, one being the defined benefit plan and the other being a defined contribution plan. A defined…
  • Aug 18

    When Does an Employer Have to Make Accommodations Under ADA?

    When Does an Employer Have to Make Accommodations Under ADA?
    An Employee Benefits FAQ with M. Thomas Langan II. The ADA applies to state and local governments, as well as private employers with 15 or more employees. The ADA generally prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals…
Rank this Week: 2917

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 3974

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 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,…
  • Jul 27

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Business Partnership Separation

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Business Partnership Separation
    The Break Up Staircase by Jason Eppink is licensed under CC BY 2.0 A business partnership is like a marriage. It always starts out with mutual admiration, wide eyes, and great expectations. Eventually, you may even expand the…
  • Jul 20

    Don't Panic (and Four Other Ways You Should React to an Employment Law Claim)

    Don't Panic (and Four Other Ways You Should React to an Employment Law Claim)
    By Jessica FayermanMost small business owners make every attempt to conduct hiring and talent management endeavors with integrity. However, that doesn't mean issues of employment law won't arise. Managing human capital is a difficult task,…
Rank this Week: 3512

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: 3746

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: 2608

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: 4128

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: 3978

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: 2724

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

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

    You’re NOT Paranoid – the Agencies ARE Ganging Up

    You’re NOT Paranoid – the Agencies ARE Ganging Up
    Feeling a bit paranoid these days, especially where government oversight or agency investigations are involved? Your perception of reality is probably being driven less by paranoia and more by the upticks in government activity, and that…
  • Aug 18

    Got Proof? Court Requires Proof Employees Signed Arbitration Agreement to Compel Arbitration

    Got Proof? Court Requires Proof Employees Signed Arbitration Agreement to Compel Arbitration
    Arbitration agreements, and their use as a means to avoid class action disputes in particular, have been repeat news items in the last several years, and many employers continue to consider their use as a means to mitigate employment and wage…
  • Aug 11

    Federal Contractors May Lose Contracts Because of Labor and Employment Law Violation

    Federal Contractors May Lose Contracts Because of Labor and Employment Law Violation
    And here we go again. We have noted that the National Labor Relations Board is aggressively expanding employee protections and organized labor opportunities, that the EEOC has decided to claim many common provisions of separation and…
Rank this Week: 2642

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 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.
  • Jul 29

    Partnership Agreements likely not covered by the Human Rights Code

    Partnership Agreements likely not covered by the Human Rights Code
    Published in Canada-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, Summer 2014: "Partnership Agreements likely not covered by the Human Rights Code" -- McCormick v Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Rank this Week: 2864

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 18

    Withdrawn Employers Don’t Have Standing: Why Employers Can’t Sue Trustee

    Withdrawn Employers Don’t Have Standing: Why Employers Can’t Sue Trustee
    For employers who cease to contribute to a multiemployer defined benefit pension plan, withdrawal liability is becoming more and more common.  When a pension fund is underfunded, the cessation of the contribution obligation can trigger…
  • Aug 15

    The Trouble With Exceptions: Be Careful with Plan Rule

    The Trouble With Exceptions: Be Careful with Plan Rule
    Recently I was working with a client who had an appeal from an individual seeking to get additional benefits under a health plan.  In a nutshell, the issue was an annual limit on visits and the participant wanted the plan to pay for…
  • Aug 11

    COBRA Notice Penalties: Employer Pays Even Though They Also Paid Bill

    COBRA Notice Penalties: Employer Pays Even Though They Also Paid Bill
    The issue of COBRA notices and penalties can create problems when considering who is entitled to the notice and when they have to be issued.  When claims are brought for alleged violations of the provision of COBRA notices, some…
Rank this Week: 4371

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/
  • Aug 18

    Utah Employment Cases for the week of August 11

    Utah Employment Cases for the week of August 11
    The following cases affecting Utah employment law were released during the week of August 11th:Utah Court of Appeals:Prows v. Labor Commission (Utah Ct. App., August 14, 2014) (declining, on the bases of what the definition of "is" is, to…
  • Aug 13

    The Strange Case of Blauer and the DWS: A Question of Sovereign Immunity ... Sort of

    The Strange Case of Blauer and the DWS: A Question of Sovereign Immunity ... Sort of
    BLAUER v. DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES         2014 UT App. 100 (Utah Ct. App., May 1, 2014)When [ironies] come, they come not single spies, but in…
  • Aug 6

    Tenth Circuit: Favoring a Paramour Not Necessarily Gender Discrimination

    Tenth Circuit: Favoring a Paramour Not Necessarily Gender Discrimination
    In Clark v. Cache Valley Electric Co. (10th Cir., July 25, 2014), the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a federal district court had properly dismissed a gender discrimination and retaliation claim brought by a Utah employee of…
Rank this Week: 3687

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: 3284

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: 2958

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

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

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3088

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
  • 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…
  • May 30

    Employment Law 101: Travel Time

    Employment Law 101: Travel Time
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: All employers who are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which is virtually every employer. What is the issue: Employers are required to count certain time spent traveling toward an…
Rank this Week: 2849

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/
Rank this Week: 2619

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases. By Phillips & Associates.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorney-blog.com/
  • Aug 14

    State Laws, Proposed Federal Law Require Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Employee

    State Laws, Proposed Federal Law Require Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Employee
    Employment discrimination on the basis of pregnancy is viewed as a form of gender or sex discrimination under federal law, as well as most state laws. This applies to employment practices that have a disparate impact on pregnant employees,…
  • Aug 7

    Defendant in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Claims Defamation Against Plaintiff

    Defendant in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Claims Defamation Against Plaintiff
    A former software engineer at the internet company Yahoo filed a lawsuit alleging that her supervisor, the company's Senior Director of Engineering, sexually harassed her by demanding that she have sex with her and retaliated against her when…
  • Jul 31

    New York Transit Company Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $17,500

    New York Transit Company Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $17,500
    An Oswego, New York company recently settled a lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging sexual harassment and hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The…
Rank this Week: 3470

The Firing Squad

The Firing Squad

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

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

    A Lesson About Lawyers’ Conduct in Deposition

    A Lesson About Lawyers’ Conduct in Deposition
    Today’s blog post does not specifically involve an employment case. It is, however, about conduct that employment lawyers run into far too often. When I was a law student fifteen years ago, I worked as a research assistant for Dean…
  • Jul 7

    Michael’s Take on the Hobby Lobby Case

    Michael’s Take on the Hobby Lobby Case
    With all the drama that comes from handing down a major decision on the last day of the term, the US Supreme Court issued the much awaited Hobby Lobby decision. Those on the right hailed it as a victory for individual liberty. Those…
  • May 30

    REMEMBERING JUDGE JOHN MINOR WISDOM

    REMEMBERING JUDGE JOHN MINOR WISDOM
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  From time to time this year, we’ll post an entry on this blog about heroes who transformed civil rights law generally and employment law specifically.  Today,…
Rank this Week: 2658

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: 4635

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

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

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    Employer investigating falsity of discrimination charge not guilty of retaliation against employee

    Employer investigating falsity of discrimination charge not guilty of retaliation against employee
    Normally, a employee who is subjected to an investigation because he or she reported discrimination has a pretty good claim for illegal retaliation. But in this case, the Second Circuit federal Court of Appeals (covering NY, CT and VT federal…
  • Aug 10

    "At will" employment vs. "right to work" laws: Not the same

    "At will" employment vs. "right to work" laws: Not the same
    I am often confronted with confusion between "right to work" laws and the principle of "at-will employment." People will say: "I'm not protected from discrimination because mine is a 'right to work' state."Not so. You are protected from…
  • Aug 7

    Check your references: "It was a lawyer."

    Check your references: "It was a lawyer."
    Here's a great idea if you're looking for a new job post-transition. Make sure your old employers aren't slandering you and/or making a mess of your gender history. Personal story: When I was terminated at the time of my transition 15…
Rank this Week: 4363

Employment Law Matters

Employment Law Matters

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

http://employmentblog.mmwr.com/
  • Aug 13

    New Jersey Bans the Box

    New Jersey Bans the Box
    This post is authored by Janice G. Dubler. Janice concentrates her practice on employment litigation, the development of employment policies and providing counsel to clients on litigation avoidance. She can be reached at jdubler@mmwr.com or…
  • Jun 12

    Foreign Work-Related Laws: Don’t Forget to Do the Dishe

    Foreign Work-Related Laws: Don’t Forget to Do the Dishe
    There are currently 196 countries in the world (including Taiwan) and no two have identical laws or legal systems. Take, for example, a draft law in Spain that would require children to help with household chores.  A child’s…
  • Jun 6

    Telecommuting – A Reasonable Accommodation?

    Telecommuting – A Reasonable Accommodation?
    With today’s advances in technology, more employers have discovered the benefits of permitting employees to work from home – a.k.a telecommuting.  However, the question becomes: When does an employer have to provide a…
Rank this Week: 2567

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: 3224

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

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

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Aug 13

    Employment Contracts (whether you like them or not)

    Employment Contracts (whether you like them or not)
    At the end of August, our new law firm will be half a year old.  After a decade of practicing law in other peoples’ firms, I have to say, being the owner of the business is even better than I had expected.  It’s not…
  • Jul 30

    Human Rights During the Job Interview

    Human Rights During the Job Interview
    Most companies know which are some of the obviously dangerous questions to ask during a job interview.  Are you planning to have children (i.e. many expensive parental leaves)?  Do you have a happy (i.e. stable) marriage? Are you…
  • Apr 10

    Coworking Part 4: Managing Employee

    Coworking Part 4: Managing Employee
    In my recent blog posts, I discussed the emerging importance of coworking spaces in the post-industrial workforce and some of the risks around data security and privacy, as well as interpersonal employment law risks.  In this next part…
Rank this Week: 4965

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 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…
  • Apr 3

    Sexual Harassment at Car Dealership

    Sexual Harassment at Car Dealership
    A car dealership has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit for over $2 million. Male employees claimed that the former male lot manager sexually harassed male employees for over ten years. The conduct included sexual comments, inappropriate…
Rank this Week: 3728

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Covers labor and employment issues affecting Hawaii employers. By Ryan E. Sanada.

http://www.hilaborlaw.com
  • Aug 12

    2014 Legislative Session: Final Report

    2014 Legislative Session: Final Report
    On July 8, 2014, we passed the final deadline of the 2014 Legislative Session, the Veto Deadline. The Veto Deadline is the date by which the Governor must either sign or veto a bill. Any bill that is not vetoed becomes law "without the…
  • Jun 12

    Follow-up Interview with KHON2 on Public Accommodations Law

    Follow-up Interview with KHON2 on Public Accommodations Law
    Just as I was about to step into a lunch meeting yesterday, I got call from Gina Mangieri saying that her story on the gender identity lawsuit garnered so much interest (and questions) from viewers, she wanted to immediately do a…
  • Jun 11

    Interview with KHON2 on Gender Identity Lawsuit

    Interview with KHON2 on Gender Identity Lawsuit
    Yesterday morning, I was interviewed by Gina Mangieri from KHON2 news about a pending lawsuit and charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by a state employee from the Public Safety Department that alleged she was discriminated…
Rank this Week: 4953

Employment Update

Employment Update

Covers current issues in employment, labor and benefits law. By Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie
    By Stephanie P. Berntsen, Attorney On August 7, 2014, the Washington Supreme Court unanimously adopted the “economic reality” test to determine whether a joint employment relationship exists under Washington’s minimum wage…
  • May 28

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.
    Less than a few months after Portland’s Sick Leave Ordinance was enacted to cover the broader City of Portland area, the City of Eugene appears to be gearing up to follow in Portland’s footsteps with its own mandatory sick time…
  • Apr 4

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year
    By Wally Miller, Attorney From an employee’s point of view, the most important document relating to an employee benefit plan (and in many cases, the only plan document of which the employee is aware) is the Summary Plan Description…
Rank this Week: 3068

Southwest Florida Employment Law…

Southwest Florida Employment Law Blog

Covers discrimination, employee benefits, terminations, leave policies, unions, and wages & overtime. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.swflemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Self-Driving Lawsuits?

    Self-Driving Lawsuits?
    Here’s a novel question for you: What do so-called “autonomous” cars have in common with class action federal employment discrimination lawsuits? As an admitted car guy, I am often taken to drawing parallels between the…
  • Jul 28

    What to Expect When Your Employee is Expecting

    What to Expect When Your Employee is Expecting
    This month, the EEOC issued its controversial Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. Of course, we all knew that pregnancy discrimination was unlawful, but did you know that according to the EEOC Guidance: Many…
  • Jul 8

    Employment Law IQ: Nursing Mothers in the Workplace

    Employment Law IQ: Nursing Mothers in the Workplace
    Consider this scenario: Eve is employed as a counter person at Cars-R-Us, an auto parts store with twenty employees. Eve recently returned to work after giving birth. She asked Cars-R-Us for periodic breaks to express her breast milk. She…
Rank this Week: 3388

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Whistleblower Protection Law Blog

Provides news and commentary on developments in whistleblower protection law. By Jason Zuckerman.

http://whistleblower-protection-law.com/
Rank this Week: 2793

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • 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…
  • 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: 2511

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Aug 8

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract
    Fixed term contracts can be valuable tools for managing short term or temporary assignments, but can be dangerous and costly to employers. There are many ways that these types of employment arrangements can go sideways with significant…
  • Jul 21

    Summary Judgment Trend Continues in Employment Case

    Summary Judgment Trend Continues in Employment Case
    A little less than a month ago, I wrote about Summary Judgment, Retirement and Statutory Severance Pay and the Ontario case of Kimball v Windsor Raceway Inc, 2014 ONSC 3286 (CanLII). This is not the first time I have written about this on…
  • Jul 18

    When is a Resignation a Voluntary Resignation?

    When is a Resignation a Voluntary Resignation?
    Answering this question is, sometimes, not easy. The issue was most recently discussed by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Geddes v Silvestri Holdings Inc, 2014 ABQB 416 (CanLII), a case in which the court was required to…
Rank this Week: 2789

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Aug 7

    Is Bell Mobility's Professional Management Program closing?

    Is Bell Mobility's Professional Management Program closing?
    Trouble seems to be brewing within Bell Mobility's much derided Professional Management Program ("PMP"). I've previously covered the PMP, so take a look at this article if you want the sorrid backstory. I can confirm that that the PMP is not…
  • Aug 5

    Why are Canadian politicians addicted to unpaid labour?

    Why are Canadian politicians addicted to unpaid labour?
    This is a guest blog post that I did for Samara Canada on the topic of unpaid labour in the context of Canadian politics. This is the first of two posts examining the growth of unpaid labour in context of politics. The second blog post will…
  • Jul 9

    Research Participants Needed for McMaster Studies on Precarious Work

    Research Participants Needed for McMaster Studies on Precarious Work
    I'm quite busy these days with various endeavours, but I wanted to do a quick blog post to highlight two interesting research projects coming out of McMaster University which need research participants. Both research projects are important in…
Rank this Week: 4006

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3968

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, employee privacy, and employment arbitration cases. By Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani.

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4703

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

Provides commentary on current issues and developments in the field of whistleblower law and False Claims Act litigation. By the Rabon Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.nationalwhistleblower.com/
  • Aug 6

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for medically unnecessary…
  • Jul 28

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation
    Hawaiian cargo container shipping company, Matson Navigation Co., has agreed to pay the United States $9 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act (FCA). The lawsuit, filed in 2010 by a freight consultant,…
  • Jul 25

    2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act

    2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act
    According to Department of Justice (DOJ) statistics, 2013 saw a record number of relator-initiated (“qui tam”) False Claims Act lawsuits. According to the numbers, 753 new qui tam actions were filed between October 1,…
Rank this Week: 2562

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Tennessee age discrimination, minimum wage, overtime, qui tam and workplace discrimination. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Tennessee’s New Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014

    Tennessee’s New Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014
    Do you ever worry that what you say, or post, online might haunt you at work? Recently some employers have requested that new, or even current, employees divulge which online community to which they belong and provide login information and…
  • Jul 28

    What Does it Mean if Your Case is Chosen for Mediation at the EEOC

    What Does it Mean if Your Case is Chosen for Mediation at the EEOC
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that administers many federal discrimination laws. After you file a Charge of Discrimination with the EEOC, they will ask you if you want to mediate your dispute with…
  • Jul 11

    Computer Professional Exemption and Overtime

    Computer Professional Exemption and Overtime
    Overtime- Am I Exempt? The Computer Professional Exemption Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) employees are presumed entitled to overtime pay. That is, employees are entitled to receive one and one half their regular rate of pay for…
Rank this Week: 4870

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 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…
  • Jul 25

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Pregnancy Discrimination Case
     On July 1, 2014, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Young v. UPS, Inc. to decide “whether and in what circumstances, an employer that provides work accommodations to nonpregnant employees with work limitations…
Rank this Week: 4373