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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/
  • Jul 27

    Performance Improvement Plan

    Performance Improvement Plan
    If you’ve been given a performance improvement plan (also known as a PIP) at work, you know you’ve reached a critical point in your employment. performance improvement plan What Are Performance Improvement Plans? Performance…
  • Jun 22

    Executive Job Transition

    Executive Job Transition
    If you’ve been laid off, fired from your job, restructured out, or you’ve been told you need to leave in weeks or months, you need to manage a job transition. You may feel that you’re alone in it, but you’re not. Every…
  • Feb 25

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know
    Employees with proposed severance agreements often wonder if they can review and negotiate the agreement themselves. Severance agreements are typically written to protect the company. Severance agreements are contracts. The terms can affect…
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Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Minimum Wage Increases Gaining Traction

    Minimum Wage Increases Gaining Traction
    The fight for an increased minimum wage is getting increased traction, with cities on both coasts taking action to raise the wage to $15/hour. In New York, the state has announced that all fast food workers’ wages should be raised to…
  • Jul 20

    Are You An Independent Contractor Or An Employee?

    Are You An Independent Contractor Or An Employee?
    The Department of Labor has just issued a new “Administrator’s Interpretation” that more narrowly defines what it is to be an “independent contractor.” Determining your work classification – whether you are…
  • Jul 9

    Proposed Changes Affecting FLSA Exemptions Issued

    Proposed Changes Affecting FLSA Exemptions Issued
    On July 6th, the Department of Labor issued its much anticipated rules designed to update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations.  The rules sought to “define and delimit” overtime exemptions for while collar…
Rank this Week: 4563

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By The Buckley Law Firm, LLC

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Religious Beliefs Not An Excuse For Discrimination

    Religious Beliefs Not An Excuse For Discrimination
    Following the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, many opposing the decision have denounced the decision based on moral grounds. Some have suggested that based on religious reasons they don’t have to recognize gay…
  • Jul 20

    Discrimination Against Gays Determined to be Sex Discrimination

    Discrimination Against Gays Determined to be Sex Discrimination
    In an important victory against employment discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has determined that anti-gay discrimination in the workplace constitutes a form of sex discrimination. In a recently published…
  • Jul 9

    Failure To Allow Leave For Cancer Treatment May Violate The ADA

    Failure To Allow Leave For Cancer Treatment May Violate The ADA
    According to legal news, Dunkin Donuts has been sued for disability discrimination after it refused to provide medical leave to a woman suffering from cancer.  In apparent violation of the law as required by the Americans with…
Rank this Week: 4434

FWS Employment Law Blog

FWS Employment Law Blog

Focuses on employment-related cases in Indiana, the Seventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court. By Fox, Williams & Sink.

http://fwslegal.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    Remember the Deadlines!

    Remember the Deadlines!
    In Swanson v. Village of Flossmoor (7th Cir. July 24, 2015), the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed dismissal of a plaintiff’s race and national origin discrimination claims because he failed to timely file a complaint.  Claims of…
  • Jun 16

    ADAAA – Essential Functions – Issue of Fact for Jury

    ADAAA – Essential Functions – Issue of Fact for Jury
    In Shell v. Smith (7th Cir. June 15, 2015), the Seventh Circuit reversed the District Court and held that issues of fact must be decided by a jury on whether driving a bus was an essential function for the plaintiff.  To be protected…
  • Jun 16

    ADAAA – Essential Functions – Issue of Fact for Jury

    ADAAA – Essential Functions – Issue of Fact for Jury
    In Shell v. Smith (7th Cir. June 15, 2015), the Seventh Circuit reversed the District Court and held that issues of fact must be decided by a jury on whether driving a bus was an essential function for the plaintiff.  To be protected…
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Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jul 27

    The ADA is only 25!?

    The ADA is only 25!?
    Yesterday, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrated its 25th birthday. The EEOC commemorated the milestone with a special ADA 25 page.I can't believe it's only 25! That means it was enacted in 1990, the summer between 8th and 9th…
  • Jul 27

    6th Cir.: No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in "Pocket-Dial"

    6th Cir.: No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in "Pocket-Dial"
    Finally, a court weighs in on the all-important issue of privacy expectations in butt-dials! Okay, technically, I think this was a breast-pocket-dial, but that's close enough, right? Here's the Sixth Circuit's opinion in Huff v. Spaw.The…
  • Jul 20

    4th Cir. uses "hybrid" test for Title VII joint employer liability

    4th Cir. uses "hybrid" test for Title VII joint employer liability
    Meet Brenda - she was hired by a staffing agency to do work for a car parts manufacturer. Brenda now claims that she is getting harassed at work (the phrase "big old ass(es)" came up a few times), so she files a Title VII lawsuit. Of course,…
Rank this Week: 4163

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2875

Puerto Rico Workplace Law

Puerto Rico Workplace Law

Blog dedicated to workplace law and labor issues. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://english.fleminglex.com/category/puerto-rico-workplace-blog/
  • Jul 26

    Court reduces Six Million Dollar Veredict under ADA

    Court reduces Six Million Dollar Veredict under ADA
    A worker in Puerto Rico sued her employer in federal court under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and  local disabilities Law 44-1985.  Plaintiff also alleged retaliation. The court heard the case in March 2015 and the jury…
  • Apr 1

    Retaliation at Work Policy Essential

    Retaliation at Work Policy Essential
    Within Puerto Rico’s highly regulated workplace, a must-have policy  is one  dealing with retaliation at work. Law 169-2014 has transformed the local general retaliation statute into a liability minefield and the first line of…
  • Jan 20

    Bill to increase minimum wage Puerto Rico

    Bill to increase minimum wage Puerto Rico
    Possible changes to Minimum Wage Puerto Rico A recent bill introduced in the Puerto Rico Senate – PS 1195- seeks to increase  the state minimum wage above the federal  minimum to $ 8.80 for 2016; a 70% increase from the…
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Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Blog about labor and employment laws and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Jul 26

    Veredicto Seis Millones Caso Ley ADA

    Veredicto Seis Millones Caso Ley ADA
    Una trabajadora del Municipio de Aguadilla demandó en el tribunal federal al Municipio bajo la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (Americans With Disabilities Act o Ley ADA, siglas en inglés) y la contra-parte local…
  • Jul 22

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece Contratistas Independiente

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece Contratistas Independiente
    La oficina de Horas y Salarios del Departamento del Trabajo Federal considera que con demasiada frecuencia el contratista independiente no lo es.   El Departamento considera la clasificación equivocada de empleados como…
  • Jul 22

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece el Contratista Independiente

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece el Contratista Independiente
    La oficina de Horas y Salarios del Departamento del Trabajo Federal considera que con demasiada frecuencia el contratista independiente no lo es.   El Departamento considera la clasificación equivocada de empleados como…
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Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Labor-employment law and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Jul 26

    Veredicto Seis Millones Caso Ley ADA

    Veredicto Seis Millones Caso Ley ADA
    Una trabajadora del Municipio de Aguadilla demandó en el tribunal federal al Municipio bajo la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (Americans With Disabilities Act o Ley ADA, siglas en inglés) y la contra-parte local…
  • Jul 22

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece Contratistas Independiente

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece Contratistas Independiente
    La oficina de Horas y Salarios del Departamento del Trabajo Federal considera que con demasiada frecuencia el contratista independiente no lo es.   El Departamento considera la clasificación equivocada de empleados como…
  • Jul 22

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece el Contratista Independiente

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece el Contratista Independiente
    La oficina de Horas y Salarios del Departamento del Trabajo Federal considera que con demasiada frecuencia el contratista independiente no lo es.   El Departamento considera la clasificación equivocada de empleados como…
Rank this Week: 2275

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

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

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2842

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Why Civil Service Matter

    Why Civil Service Matter
    Our employment attorneys represent New Jersey public employees, such as police officers, firefighters, public works workers, professionals and others, who are covered by the civil service system. We hear many complaints about civil service:…
  • Jul 23

    Property Taxes & Appeal

    Property Taxes & Appeal
    It is no secret that New Jersey citizens pay the highest property taxes in the nation. Property taxes are assessed by local governments and used to pay for local programs and services. Therefore, things that may affect a homeowner's property…
  • Mar 19

    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation

    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation
    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation Our employment attorneys represent New Jersey teachers and other public employees. One issue that commonly arises is the suspension or revocation of a teacher's license when she leaves…
Rank this Week: 3898

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2159

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/
  • Jul 23

    Will § 4980H Require Judicial Amendment Too?

    Will § 4980H Require Judicial Amendment Too?
    Occasionally, a deep dive into a real world scenario opens our eyes to a plausible, alternate understanding of an important ACA term or rule.  Here’s one.  We’re embarrasssed to admit that our…
  • Jul 22

    Simple ACA Rules for Simple (But Not Small) Employer

    Simple ACA Rules for Simple (But Not Small) Employer
    You’re an ACA “Applicable Large Employer,” but not by much. You have three executives, none of whom has any HR or benefit plan expertise. You rely on a local payroll service and your insurance agent. You hope they are on top…
  • Jul 20

    Final Regulations Issued Concerning ACA’s Preventive Services Mandate

    Final Regulations Issued Concerning ACA’s Preventive Services Mandate
    Last week the Agencies (DOL, HHS and IRS) issued final regulations concerning ACA’s preventive services mandate. This mandate requires non-grandfathered plans to cover specific preventive services, such as immunizations, mammograms, and…
Rank this Week: 2782

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Aurora Settles Federal Disability Discrimination Suit for $80,000

    Aurora Settles Federal Disability Discrimination Suit for $80,000
    The Milwaukee field office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") announced that Aurora Health Care, one of Wisconsin's largest employers, will pay $80,000 to settle a federal disability discrimination suit filed under the…
  • Jul 22

    Title VII to be Amended to Protect Against Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination?

    Title VII to be Amended to Protect Against Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination?
    Eric B. Meyer over at The Employer Handbook is reporting on a bill, called the "Equality Act," which will be introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and several Senate Democrats as a “wide-ranging sexual orientation and gender…
  • Jul 22

    Abercrombie & Fitch Settle Supreme Court Case for $45,000

    Abercrombie & Fitch Settle Supreme Court Case for $45,000
    The now-famous Supreme Court case of EEOC vs. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores was recently settled for a mere $45,000.  That's right, only $45,000.  Abercrombie has agreed to pay Samantha Elauf $25,670.53 in damages and…
Rank this Week: 4696

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2465

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/
  • Jul 22

    Worker classification and secure work in the “sharing economy”

    Worker classification and secure work in the “sharing economy”
    By Veena Dubal Last month, a California Labor Commissioner decided that Barbara Ann Berwick was an employee of (venture capital darling) Uber for purposes of employment protection under California law.   A charged media…
  • Jul 2

    On to the next battle — employment equality for LGBT worker

    On to the next battle — employment equality for LGBT worker
    By Lisa Mak   Last Friday, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across America.  This historic decision was a momentous step forward in advancing equality for the LGBT community, but the fight for equality is far from over.…
  • Jun 21

    Valuing fatherhood in the workplace

    Valuing fatherhood in the workplace
    By Sarah Schlehr and Mariko Yoshihara This Father’s Day, let’s do more than just celebrate our dads with Hallmark cards and backyard barbecues.  Instead, let’s give our dads something they really need – flexible…
Rank this Week: 2172

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Jul 22

    The Uber Factor – Will you be ready?

    The Uber Factor – Will you be ready?
    We all realize the internet has caused paradigm shifts in the market place – possibly in ways never imagined. Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
  • Jul 8

    Death Won’t “Do You Part” from the False Claims Act

    Death Won’t “Do You Part” from the False Claims Act
    Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “[i]n the world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.”  Franklin’s point being that much like Snoop Dogg in the 90’s, before his unnecessary detours under other…
  • Jun 29

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?
    A question clients often ask is whether they should talk to the opposing driver’s insurance company after they have been injured in a car accident. Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
Rank this Week: 2457

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2420

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/
  • Jul 22

    EEOC Rules Workplace Sexual Orientation Discrimination Already Illegal Under Federal Law

    EEOC Rules Workplace Sexual Orientation Discrimination Already Illegal Under Federal Law
    Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that sexual orientation discrimination is already illegal according to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This groundbreaking decision by the EEOC declares that employment…
  • Jul 2

    President Obama to raise wages for million

    President Obama to raise wages for million
    If you are working over forty hours a week and are not currently eligible for overtime pay or wages, you may be in luck. The Department of Labor and the Obama administration are on the verge of changing an overtime pay rule that would raise…
  • Jun 8

    Why are FMLA Lawsuits on the Rise?

    Why are FMLA Lawsuits on the Rise?
    Family Medical Leave has been around for a while now, but the Administrative Office of the US Courts just released a report stating that there was a 26.3 % rise in Family Medical Leave Act lawsuits in 2014. There may be a number of reasons…
Rank this Week: 4925

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal, employment and family law. By Ingram Law LLC.

http://www.alabamalitigationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2341

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Why are the police targeting drivers who are not really drunk?

    Why are the police targeting drivers who are not really drunk?
    Often someone leaves a holiday party or special event and they had two drinks. They feel that they can drive a car home, and in all likelihood their ability to operate a vehicle is not impaired. However, on the way home, they get pulled over,…
  • Jul 12

    What is the Statute of Limitations on Massachusetts Foreclosures?

    What is the Statute of Limitations on Massachusetts Foreclosures?
    If your mortgage lender waits too long after you stop making payments on your mortgage, they may unintentionally give you a huge gift, as they may be barred from conducting a foreclosure sale. More specifically, pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter…
  • Jul 5

    Bankruptcy is not a do it yourself project

    Bankruptcy is not a do it yourself project
    Many people who are struggling with financial hardship make the decision to file a bankruptcy case in order to eliminate their unsecured debt, or to stop a foreclosure. Once they make this decision, they decide that due to their limited…
Rank this Week: 1924

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Jul 21

    Oy Vey! No Religious Discrimination in Jewish Nurse’s Termination

    Oy Vey! No Religious Discrimination in Jewish Nurse’s Termination
    A recent religious discrimination claim dismissed in favor of an employer offers a number important take-aways for both employers and employees. Specifically, on 7/16/2015 the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a…
  • Jul 19

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Unlawful under Federal Law … For Now?

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Unlawful under Federal Law … For Now?
    On July 16, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a decision confirming that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation violates title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) Title VII is the…
  • Jul 18

    Non-Solicitation Restrictions – A Valuable Tool for Protecting Your Company’s Customer Relationship

    Non-Solicitation Restrictions – A Valuable Tool for Protecting Your Company’s Customer Relationship
    When it comes to post employment restrictions, non-compete agreements often get all the attention. In fact, such restrictions are a frequent subject of discussion on our law firm’s blog (Noncompete Restrictions: The First Line of…
Rank this Week: 3905

The Firing Squad

The Firing Squad

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

http://www.tennesseeworkplacelaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Religious Rights in the Workplace: E.E.O.C. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

    Religious Rights in the Workplace: E.E.O.C. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.
    This post is the next in our series regarding recent cases from the U.S. Supreme Court. Samantha Elauf is a practicing Muslim who wore a headscarf to her interview with Abercrombie & Fitch (“Abercrombie”). While she received a…
  • Jul 2

    Michael’s Take on the Proposed Change to the FLSA Salary Basis Test

    Michael’s Take on the Proposed Change to the FLSA Salary Basis Test
    The Obama Administration has released its long awaited revisions to the salary basis test under the FLSA’s so-called white collar exemptions. These changes are long overdue. Before we get to the change, let’s review the current…
  • May 11

    Workplace Accommodations for Pregnancy: The Supreme Court and Young v. UPS

    Workplace Accommodations for Pregnancy: The Supreme Court and Young v. UPS
    This is the second post on recent Supreme Court cases.  This one is of special interest to me for two reasons.  First, I attended the oral argument at the Supreme Court in December.  Second, I’ve been asked to speak on…
Rank this Week: 2062

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: 2928

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/
  • Jul 21

    Taking Stock of the Success of Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provision

    Taking Stock of the Success of Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provision
                    By Dallas Hammer and Jason Zuckerman Today is the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, which has transformed the legal landscape for whistleblowers. The... The post…
  • Jul 18

    SEC Pays $3M Award to Whistleblower

    SEC Pays $3M Award to Whistleblower
      The SEC announced a Dodd-Frank whistleblower award of more than $3 million to a whistleblower who disclosed a complex fraudulent scheme which otherwise would have been very difficult for investigators to detect. Since its... The post…
  • Jul 12

    ACI Whistleblower Litigation Summit Features Directors of CFTC and SEC Whistleblower Program

    ACI Whistleblower Litigation Summit Features Directors of CFTC and SEC Whistleblower Program
        Whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman will join distinguished faculty, including Sean McKessy, Chief of the SEC Office of the Whistleblower and Christopher Ehrman, Director of the CFTC Whistleblower…
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Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2941

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/
  • Jul 20

    3 Workplace Policies Every Employer Should Have

    3 Workplace Policies Every Employer Should Have
    When a business first starts hiring employees, workplace policies are not typically a business owner’s first concern.  The primary concern is making sure the employee knows how to get the job done.  Hopefully, a job…
  • Jul 10

    Why Hiring Employees Might Be Good for Busine

    Why Hiring Employees Might Be Good for Busine
    The potential for legal liability is not the only reason some start-ups choose to hire employees rather than use independent contractors.  Recently, the New York Times published an article called Start-Ups Finding the Best Employees Are…
  • Jul 9

    Chicago’s Minimum Wage Hike, What You Need to Know

    Chicago’s Minimum Wage Hike, What You Need to Know
    On July 1st, more than 400,000 people working in Chicago saw their pay increase to $10.00 per hour as the new minimum wage ordinance went into effect.  Several other cities and seven states have joined Chicago in raising their minimum…
Rank this Week: 3293

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
  • Jul 20

    Five Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Developments Important to Employer

    Five Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Developments Important to Employer
    Our colleagues Brandon C. Ge, Steven M. Swirsky, Daniel J. Green, Lori A. Medley, and Valerie N. Butera (with Theresa E. Thompson, a Summer Associate) contributed to Epstein Becker Green’s recent issue of Take 5 newsletter. In this…
  • Jul 17

    Hi-Tech Sports: Another Frontier

    Hi-Tech Sports: Another Frontier
    Recently, Epstein Becker & Green attorneys Michelle Capezza, Christopher Farella, Laurajane Kastner and Patrick Lucignani attended the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) 2015 Annual Meeting held on July 15, 2015 at the Forsgate Country…
  • Jul 13

    Sixth Circuit Says Complaints to Harassing Supervisor Constitute Protected Activity

    Sixth Circuit Says Complaints to Harassing Supervisor Constitute Protected Activity
    Employers in the technology industry should take note of last week’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in EEOC v. New Breed Logistics (PDF).  The court declined to reconsider a panel holding that, in the…
Rank this Week: 3129

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

Covers Ohio workers' compensation, disability insurance, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Jul 20

    Cerebral Palsy: Born This Way or Medical Malpractice?

    Cerebral Palsy: Born This Way or Medical Malpractice?
    Learning your newborn or toddler has cerebral palsy can be devastating. You can go years without knowing how severe the problem is even as you struggle to meet the expenses and emotional tolls inflicted by the needs for immediate and…
  • Jul 3

    STRS Denied My Application for Disability. Should I Appeal?

    STRS Denied My Application for Disability. Should I Appeal?
    Yes. This simple answer reflects three important realities: The Ohio State Teachers Retirement System likely represents your only option for disability income. STRS turns down initial applications for disability benefits almost as a matter of…
  • Jun 25

    Proving Fault in Personal Injury: Trucking Accident

    Proving Fault in Personal Injury: Trucking Accident
    Getting t-boned, sideswiped, or rear-ended by a commercial truck leaves thousands of Ohio residents injured, disabled, and dead each year. Whether you call them semis, tractor-trailers, or big rigs, the vehicles become real and present…
Rank this Week: 2486

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Jul 20

    Texas Legislature Passes Stolen Valor Act

    Texas Legislature Passes Stolen Valor Act
    During the 84th Legislative Session, the Texas Legislature passed an employment provision that allows employers to end the employment of employees that have misrepresented their military record.  While most Texas employees are at-will,…
  • Jul 15

    DOL Issues Administrator Interpretation on Misclassification of Independent Contrator

    DOL Issues Administrator Interpretation on Misclassification of Independent Contrator
    I’ve written several times on the topic of employee v. independent contractor misclassification (here, here, here, here, here, here).  Yesterday, the DOL issued an Administrator’s Interpretation attempting to provide…
  • Jul 15

    12 Signs You May Have a Wage and Hour Problem (and Should Call an Employment Lawyer Now)

    12 Signs You May Have a Wage and Hour Problem (and Should Call an Employment Lawyer Now)
    There has been an explosion of wage and hour collective actions failed against Texas employers in the last five years.  This has been particularly prevalent in the oil field services sector.  If you are a Texas employer, and using…
Rank this Week: 4178

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Jul 19

    Gender identity in the workplace: Employers face emerging discrimination issue

    Gender identity in the workplace: Employers face emerging discrimination issue
    When the Olympian and reality TV star the world knew as Bruce Jenner announced this spring that he identifies as female rather than male, the resulting publicity put a new employment issue into focus: Controversy surrounding gender identity…
  • Jul 19

    We’ve come a long way, maybe

    We’ve come a long way, maybe
    by Susan G. Fentin I’m old enough to remember a time when sexual harassment wasn’t illegal, in the era before the courts began to apply Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to such claims. I have vivid memories of getting a…
  • Jul 19

    Referral bonuses, diversity, and disparate impact liability

    Referral bonuses, diversity, and disparate impact liability
    by Andy Rodman Q My company is having difficulty attracting qualified candidates for high-tech positions. We’re considering implementing a referral bonus policy, under which a current employee would be paid $500 for referring a…
Rank this Week: 5014

Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

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

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
Rank this Week: 3246

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

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

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2862

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Discusses the defense and prosecution of California federal and state lawsuits alleging discrimination, retaliation and harassment, including class action lawsuits.

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
  • Jul 17

    California Reasonable Accommodation Bill Gets Signed Into Law (AB 987)

    California Reasonable Accommodation Bill Gets Signed Into Law (AB 987)
    Governor Brown has just signed AB 987, Employment discrimination: unlawful employment practices (2015-2016), authored by Assemblymember Levine, which amends the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) under the religious…
  • Jul 5

    California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law (AB 1522)

    California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law (AB 1522)
    July 1, 2015 rolled out the new Paid Sick Leave Law aka California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. Here is a quick checklist of what the new law means for employees and employers and a link to a mandatory DLSE…
  • Jun 18

    Uber DLSE Ruling Finds Driver an Employee

    Uber DLSE Ruling Finds Driver an Employee
    California’s labor commissioner, known as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) has ruled that a driver for Uber should be classified as an employee of the company, a decision that marks the latest setback for…
Rank this Week: 3934

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

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

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – an internal revenue agent who suffers from degenerative disc disease.  We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process…
  • Jul 13

    Medical Inability – No Thank

    Medical Inability – No Thank
    What if you are removed from your federal position for “Medical Inability” against your will and your desires?  Well, the agency must have some very good evidence to back up its case or you can head over to the MSPB (if you…
  • Jul 13

    Medical Inability to Perform

    Medical Inability to Perform
    Did you know that your federal agency can remove or terminate you for “Medical Inability to Perform” the Essential Functions of Your Position?  Believe it or not this can be a great thing for the right person at the right…
Rank this Week: 2996

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

Covers employment relationships in business, sports, the armed forces, and other odd places.

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    A Formal and Significant Re-Write of Title VII

    A Formal and Significant Re-Write of Title VII
    We all knew this was coming, but the EEOC has formally determined that gender orientation is now a protected category under Title VII.This is a significant change in the law, accomplished by fiat, rather than congressional action.  In…
  • Jul 13

    NLRB Foolishness Rejected by the DC Circuit

    NLRB Foolishness Rejected by the DC Circuit
    http://assets.law360news.com/0678000/678058/11-1099-1561845.pdf
  • Jul 12

    NLRB Again Makes It Harder for Investigating Employer

    NLRB Again Makes It Harder for Investigating Employer
    It's no secret that the National Labor Relations Board has been on a crusdade over employer investigations. The last several years have seen decisions that make it much more difficult for an employer to conduct workplace investigations, both…
Rank this Week: 3966

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: 4641

Employment Class Action Blog

Employment Class Action Blog

Covers employment class action cases affecting employers. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentclassactionreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3383

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Who do you trust: the institution or the individual?

    Who do you trust: the institution or the individual?
                  My social media role model, Kevin O’Keefe, blogged an interesting question yesterday, Individual lawyer or law firm blog, which is trusted more? Kevin is President and Founder of LexBlog,…
  • Jul 7

    Employee financial stress and how employers can help

    Employee financial stress and how employers can help
    The whimsical picture shown above belies the serious matter of many American workers suffering from financial problems. They are living paycheck-to-paycheck with budgets stretched thin affecting employees at all pay levels. Dr. E. Thomas…
  • Jul 6

    Legal Advice on Your 401(k) Plan – Is It Confidential?

    Legal Advice on Your 401(k) Plan – Is It Confidential?
    Let’s say you have a concern about how your 401(k) plan is operating.  Maybe participant loans aren’t getting repaid or a service provider has neglected to allocate forfeitures on an annual bases.  So you consult a…
Rank this Week: 4398

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers pension plans, 401(k) plans, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. By National Benefit Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Who do you trust: the institution or the individual?

    Who do you trust: the institution or the individual?
                  My social media role model, Kevin O’Keefe, blogged an interesting question yesterday, Individual lawyer or law firm blog, which is trusted more? Kevin is President and Founder of LexBlog,…
  • Jul 7

    Employee financial stress and how employers can help

    Employee financial stress and how employers can help
    The whimsical picture shown above belies the serious matter of many American workers suffering from financial problems. They are living paycheck-to-paycheck with budgets stretched thin affecting employees at all pay levels. Dr. E. Thomas…
  • Jul 6

    Legal Advice on Your 401(k) Plan – Is It Confidential?

    Legal Advice on Your 401(k) Plan – Is It Confidential?
    Let’s say you have a concern about how your 401(k) plan is operating.  Maybe participant loans aren’t getting repaid or a service provider has neglected to allocate forfeitures on an annual bases.  So you consult a…
Rank this Week: 2571

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Covers the intersection of employment law and emerging technology. By Steven Sheinberg.

http://www.workplacetechlaw.com
  • Jul 13

    Holacracy and Employment Law: Part 2

    Holacracy and Employment Law: Part 2
    I shared my previous article on Holacracy with the folks at HolacracyOne, which describes itself as “the company spearheading the development of the Holacracy method.”  They were quick to engage in a substantive…
  • Jun 21

    Holacracy, Zappos and Employment Law (LMFTFY)

    Holacracy, Zappos and Employment Law (LMFTFY)
    Holacracy is a non-hierarchical management philosophy that is getting a lot of attention these days.  As readers might know, Zappos recently adopted this ideology, famously eliminating bosses and job titles.  Although not strictly a…
  • Jun 15

    Gamification and Employment Law Complian

    Gamification and Employment Law Complian
    Gamification is the now-hot idea of importing game design techniques into any arena requiring human motivation, including the workplace.  There are a number of compliance points around gamification with which employment…
Rank this Week: 2372

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/
  • Jul 13

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee
    By Lauren E.M. Russell The more technological of our readers may be aware of a brouhaha involving a website named Reddit.  Reddit is best known, among the general population, for conducting structured question-and-answer sessions called…
  • Jun 30

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule
    By Scott A. Holt The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its proposed rule today that would broaden federal overtime pay regulations by raising the minimum salary threshold to $50,440 per year in order qualify for an exemption from…
  • Jun 24

    Compassionless Court Kicks Marijuana Claim

    Compassionless Court Kicks Marijuana Claim
    By Michael P. Stafford Marijuana is back in the news here in Delaware. Our state’s first Compassion Center is set to open later this month and legislation decriminalizing the sacred herb has been signed into law by Governor Jack…
Rank this Week: 4226

Employment & the Law

Employment & the Law

Covers labor and employment topics, including ADA, ADEA, Arizona legal news, Defamation, FLSA, FMLA, GINA, Noncompetes, Privacy, RIFs, Section 1981, Social Media, Title VII and USERRA. By Ashley Kasarjian.

http://employmentandthelaw.com/
  • Jul 10

    Women of Maricopa

    Women of Maricopa
    Now that everyone has spent the last week reading articles about the new overtime regulations that were proposed by the Department of Labor, I thought I would highlight a recent event in the valley. A couple of weeks ago I … Continue…
  • Jun 30

    New Overtime Regulations Will Impact Five Million Worker

    New Overtime Regulations Will Impact Five Million Worker
    For the first time in over a decade, the Department of Labor proposed updates today to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) white collar overtime regulations. These changes will impact businesses throughout the United…
  • Jun 4

    Lunch with Justice Scalia

    Lunch with Justice Scalia
    I initially wanted to hold off on posting this article in order to not inundate the blog with Justice Scalia posts back-to-back (see Abercrombie case) but I got to thinking—Could there ever be too much Scalia? I don’t think so.…
Rank this Week: 3405

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/
  • Jul 9

    USCIS Proposes E-Verify Enhancement

    USCIS Proposes E-Verify Enhancement
    On June 8, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services published a Federal Register notice seeking public comments on proposed enhancement to E-Verify. The three proposed enhancements involve the following: Final Nonconfirmation…
  • Jul 1

    Yikes…Uber Drivers are Employees, Not Independent Contractors?

    Yikes…Uber Drivers are Employees, Not Independent Contractors?
    Ronald Reagan famously once said: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.'” On January 13, 2015, the State of Florida entered into an agreement…
  • Jun 22

    USCIS Clarifies Agency Policy on Amended H-1B Petition

    USCIS Clarifies Agency Policy on Amended H-1B Petition
    The H-1B visa category applies to foreign workers performing services in a specialty occupation, services of exceptional merit and ability relating to a Department of Defense (DOD) cooperative research and development project, or services as…
Rank this Week: 3046

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Jul 7

    Rule 1

    Rule 1
    The reformers who drafted the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in the 1930's thought that if we could only get rid of the complexities of ancient pleading practices, and liberalize discovery, cases could be fairly adjudicated on their merits…
  • May 12

    The Art of Negotiation

    The Art of Negotiation
    A long time ago, when I was fairly new at law practice, I represented a plaintiff in a contentious sexual harassment case against a large company. After a series of pre-trial battles, the defendant's counsel opened the door to the possibility…
  • Mar 26

    Patent litigation

    Patent litigation
    Recently I attended a program on patent reform featuring representatives from both sides in the "patent troll" debate. Though there was disagreement on the nature and extent of the problem, most of the panelists seemed receptive to proposed…
Rank this Week: 4084