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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/
  • 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,…
  • Jul 17

    Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Small Business Subcontracting Plan FCA Case

    Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Small Business Subcontracting Plan FCA Case
    In U.S. ex rel. Tran v. Computer Sciences Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90757 (D.D.C. June 3, 2014), the District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion to dismiss in a case alleging violations of the False Claims … Continue…
  • Jul 2

    Supreme Court to Review Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act Case

    Supreme Court to Review Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act Case
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in U.S. ex rel. Carter v. Haliburton Co., 710 F.3d 171 (4th Cir. 2013). Carter, a False Claims Act (FCA) case, involves the application of the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act…
Rank this Week: 2770

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3034

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

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

    Jury Awards $18 Million to San Francisco Giants Fan after Beating

    Jury Awards $18 Million to San Francisco Giants Fan after Beating
    A San Francisco man who was brutally beaten outside the Dodgers stadium was awarded almost $18 million in damages. The attack occurred on opening day in 2011. Bryan Stow, who was a Giants fan from Santa Cruz and the father of two young…
  • Jul 21

    San Francisco Cashier Reaches Settlement with Walgreen’s after Improper Termination

    San Francisco Cashier Reaches Settlement with Walgreen’s after Improper Termination
    A diabetic San Francisco woman who worked at Walgreen’s was fired after she ate a bag of chips without paying for them. She claims she ate the chips to stop a low blood sugar attack. The woman sued Walgreen’s for disability…
  • Jul 17

    California Chicken Company Facing Federal Investigation Related to Tainted Food

    California Chicken Company Facing Federal Investigation Related to Tainted Food
    Two members of Congress are pushing agriculture regulators to close Foster Farms poultry plants until a salmonella outbreak has been contained. Foster Farms, which is a California based chicken poultry company, has been under fire from the…
Rank this Week: 3117

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

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

    Virginia Tech Professor Argues That University Officials Violated His Constitutional Rights When They "Demoted" Him

    Virginia Tech Professor Argues That University Officials Violated His Constitutional Rights When They "Demoted" Him
    Harold “Skip” Garner is a tenured professor at Virginia Tech who makes $342,000 a year, according to this article in the Roanoke Times.  Yet he is still suing university officials, including former president Charles Steger,…
  • Jul 18

    The Inbox: July 18, 2014

    The Inbox: July 18, 2014
    We’re in the midst of summer and the news outlets are replete with anti-compete and whistleblower developments.  But before we get to those, let’s turn our attention to China: If the dog days of summer here in the U.S.…
  • Jul 18

    Two Federal Agencies Battle In Federal Court Over Whistleblower Treatment

    Two Federal Agencies Battle In Federal Court Over Whistleblower Treatment
    Talk about your inter-family disputes: one federal agency – the Department of Labor – has filed suit against the United States Postal Service, an independent federal agency (but one of the few explicitly authorized by the…
Rank this Week: 3055

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

Covers employment discrimination and harassment laws. By Resnick Law Group, P.C.

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3025

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 22

    Overtime Pay Rate Determinations Should Include Per Diem Amount

    Overtime Pay Rate Determinations Should Include Per Diem Amount
    According to a recent statement by the Department of Labor, the number lawsuits resulting from “per diem” pay are on the rise. Per diem pay is pay that you receive in addition to regular pay, and covers certain reimbursable…
  • Jul 16

    Costly Wage And Hour Mistake

    Costly Wage And Hour Mistake
    A recent article looked at the top wage and hour mistakes employers make when paying employees. These mistakes may constitute costly Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violation and entitle you to back wages and damages. If you believe that…
  • Jul 7

    School Bus Company Settles Wage and Hour Lawsuit with Drivers for $1.6M

    School Bus Company Settles Wage and Hour Lawsuit with Drivers for $1.6M
    A school bus company – First Student, Inc. - has just agreed to settle a wage and hour class action lawsuit brought by its drivers based on alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to the lawsuit, the bus…
Rank this Week: 3219

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

    NDAA Contractor Whistleblower Protection Law Highly Effective in Rooting Out Fraud

    NDAA Contractor Whistleblower Protection Law Highly Effective in Rooting Out Fraud
    In an article titled “New law drove whistleblower complaints against DOD contractors up,” Jill Aitoro reports that the NDAA whistleblower protection provisions, which became effective one year ago, have generated a substantial…
  • Jul 19

    VA Using Patient Privacy to Stifle Whistleblower

    VA Using Patient Privacy to Stifle Whistleblower
    An article in The Washington Post titled VA uses patient privacy to go after whistleblowers, critics say reports that the VA has routinely used HIPPA to stifle whistleblowers.  And a letter from AFGE to the VA’s General Counsel…
  • Jul 7

    DC Whistleblower Lawyer Chairing CLE About Qui Tam, SEC, and IRS Whistleblower Rewards Claim

    DC Whistleblower Lawyer Chairing CLE About Qui Tam, SEC, and IRS Whistleblower Rewards Claim
    DC whistleblower lawyer Jason Zuckerman will be chairing a DC Bar CLE titled “Recent Developments in Qui Tam, IRS, and SEC Whistleblower Rewards Claims” on July 22, 2014.   The speakers are leading experts from the…
Rank this Week: 2803

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2961

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

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

    California Employers Must Revisit Exempt Status of Commissioned Employees In Light of Supreme Court Ruling

    California Employers Must Revisit Exempt Status of Commissioned Employees In Light of Supreme Court Ruling
    By: Amy B. Messigian In a major blow to California employers who utilize a monthly commission scheme but pay biweekly or semimonthly salary to their commission sales employees, the California Supreme Court ruled earlier this week in Peabody…
  • Jul 18

    Benefits Litigation Update: Hobby Lobby, Amara, Tibble, and More

    Benefits Litigation Update: Hobby Lobby, Amara, Tibble, and More
    Epstein Becker Green and The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) have released a new issue of the Benefits Litigation Update. Featured articles include: Recent Supreme Court Decisions Revise Rules for Stock Drop Cases By: Debra Davis, The ERISA…
  • Jul 3

    OSHA and NLRB Agreement Opens New Door To Whistleblower Claim

    OSHA and NLRB Agreement Opens New Door To Whistleblower Claim
    On Epstein Becker Green’s OSHA Law Update blog, Eric Conn reviews the agreement between the NLRB and OSHA, which allows employees to file out-of-date safety related whistleblower claims to be filed with the NLRB. Following is an excerpt…
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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 21

    Fidelity reports average 401(k) balance up 12.9% in last 12 months. But let’s not live in the moment.

    Fidelity reports average 401(k) balance up 12.9% in last 12 months. But let’s not live in the moment.
    It’s a clunker of a headline, but there’s an important point to make. Yes, it’s good news that Fidelity reported last Friday. The average account balance for participants in 401(k) plans they administered rose to $91,000 for…
  • Jul 15

    Target Date Funds: The Infographic

    Target Date Funds: The Infographic
    Image courtesy of Ron Surz at Target Date Solutions and Paladin Registry… Continue Reading
  • Jul 11

    What’s a fiduciary to do?

    What’s a fiduciary to do?
    Admit it: Your company, as a 401(k) sponsor, and company decision makers who direct plan operations (including in-house trustees), are ERISA fiduciaries. Don’t quibble about this but take a step back and figure out what to do about it.…
Rank this Week: 2840

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law with an emphasis in overtime. By Martin & Martin L.L.P.

http://www.atlantaovertimelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2847

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3360

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 17

    For the Arizonans – Fantastic Local Organization

    For the Arizonans – Fantastic Local Organization
    As readers of Employment and the Law know, I try to focus the blog posts on issues that impact Arizonans the most. After posting several years worth of employment law articles and best practices (where has time gone??), I wanted ……
  • Jul 15

    Labor and Employment State Bar Convention

    Labor and Employment State Bar Convention
    There are so many big developments in employment law that I feel like I am playing catch-up with my posts, but I couldn’t skip the post about the Labor and Employment Section’s all-day seminar at the State Bar Convention in…
  • Jul 3

    Yet Another Reason to Prohibit Texting While Driving

    Yet Another Reason to Prohibit Texting While Driving
    If there wasn’t reason enough to ensure that employees refrain from texting while driving so that they do not endanger themselves or others, OSHA has reminded employers that the employer has a legal responsibility to prohibit texting…
Rank this Week: 3127

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jul 16

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination
    A major health care provider Dialysis Clinic Inc. was sued for disability discrimination this week by EEOC. The lawsuit has been filed in the Eastern District Court in Sacramento. The plaintiff Francisca Lee had worked at the…
  • Jul 6

    Unemployment Benefits - Not Signing PIP/Warning is No Longer "Misconduct"

    Unemployment Benefits - Not Signing PIP/Warning is No Longer "Misconduct"
    This week, the California Supreme Court reversed a prior troubling decision where one appellate court held that an employee's refusal to sign an acknowledgment form that he received a warning or PIP notice is misconduct within the meaning of…
  • Jul 6

    Unemployment Appeals - A Trouble Decision Re Misconduct Reversed

    Unemployment Appeals - A Trouble Decision Re Misconduct Reversed
    This week, the California Supreme Court reversed a prior troubling decision where one appellate court held that an employee's refusal to sign an acknowledgment form that he received a warning or PIP notice is misconduct within the meaning of…
Rank this Week: 3244

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
  • Jul 11

    Are College Athletes Students or Employees?

    Are College Athletes Students or Employees?
    Players on the Northwestern University football team recently filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to organize for collective bargaining purposes. Are college athletes students or employees? Representation by a…
  • Jun 4

    New Jersey Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Against The Unemployed Edges Closer To New Law

    New Jersey Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Against The Unemployed Edges Closer To New Law
    On May 12, 2014, the New Jersey Senate approved a Bill (S.1440) that would make it unlawful for New Jersey employers to discriminate against job applicants who are currently unemployed.  This prohibition would apply to the hiring process…
  • Apr 14

    Joseph C. DeBlasio, Esq. To Speak at DRI’s 37th Annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar, May 7-9, 2014

    Joseph C. DeBlasio, Esq. To Speak at DRI’s 37th Annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar, May 7-9, 2014
    Joseph C. DeBlasio, Esq., co-chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department, will be speaking at the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) 37th Annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar being held in Scottsdale, Arizona from …
Rank this Week: 2741

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 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…
  • Jul 1

    Employment Law IQ: Unemployment Benefits and Handbook Headache

    Employment Law IQ: Unemployment Benefits and Handbook Headache
    Time to test your Employment Law IQ again! Consider this scenario: Mike R. Clean hired Tommy as a night-time janitor at Squeak E Clean, Inc. During the first month of his employment, Tommy was a super star, but his performance went downhill…
  • Jun 18

    Employment Law IQ: Reasonable Accommodation, Termination and the ADA

    Employment Law IQ: Reasonable Accommodation, Termination and the ADA
    Consider this scenario: Carmen Parada worked for Banco Industrial de Venezuela in New York as a credit analyst, a largely sedentary job that involved organizing credit letter applications, ensuring that certain documents complied with various…
Rank this Week: 3230

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    NFL Execs and Player Rank Nick Foles as Tier 2, Top 15 Quarterback

    NFL Execs and Player Rank Nick Foles as Tier 2, Top 15 Quarterback
    Nick Foles Rated 15th Best Quarterback in NFL by Those in the Know - Executives, Scouts and Players Say Nick Foles is the 15th Best Quarterback in the NFL and That Foles is Better Than Cam Newton, Jay Cutler and RGIIII believe you have to be…
  • Jul 1

    Winners and Losers in the Hotel Hobby Decision by SCOTUS

    Winners and Losers in the Hotel Hobby Decision by SCOTUS
    WHO ARE THE WINNERS AND WHO ARE THE LOSERS IN THE SUPREME COURT'S RECENT RULING THAT CLOSELY HELD COMPANIES DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR CONTRACEPTIVES PRESCRIBED TO THEIR FEMALE EMPLOYEES?  EXAMINING THE HOTEL LOBBY DECISIONIf you have an…
  • Jul 1

    The Majority Decision (Alito) and the Dissent (Bader Ginsberg) in the Supreme Court's Hotel Lobby Case

    The Majority Decision (Alito) and the Dissent (Bader Ginsberg) in the Supreme Court's Hotel Lobby Case
    Here is the Majority Decision Authored by Justice Alito in the Supreme Court's Hotel Hobby Birth Control CaseJustice Ginsberg obviously has very strong views of the majority decision in the Hotel Hobbies case, authored by Justice…
Rank this Week: 3038

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Jun 20

    Interesting Article Regarding New Regulations Regarding Homecare

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

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

    Is an Employer Responsible for Paying Overtime When It Does Not Know the Employee is Working Off The Clock?
    Possibly not. An employer is obligated to pay an employee for all hours worked. Most Wage Orders in California define “hours worked” as “the time during which an employee is subject to the control of an employer, and…
  • May 28

    Is My Employer Required to Provide Commuter Benefits?

    Is My Employer Required to Provide Commuter Benefits?
    If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and work for an employer with 50 or more full time employees, the answer will soon be yes.  Unfortunately, many employers have not heard about this new requirement and may be out of compliance.…
Rank this Week: 2958

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers overtime, minimum wage and the Fair Labor Standards Act, By Brady & Associates

http://www.kansascityemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 12

    The Number Of Wage-And-Hour Claims Continues To Rise

    The Number Of Wage-And-Hour Claims Continues To Rise
    New numbers released by the Federal Judicial Center have indicated that the trend of rising wage-and-hour claims shows no sign of abating. In fact, the number of such labor lawsuits has reached a new record high, according to experts who have…
  • Jun 5

    Strippers File Wage and Hour Lawsuit Against Club Owner

    Strippers File Wage and Hour Lawsuit Against Club Owner
    A strip club in San Jose, California is currently getting some unusual attention in the form of a labor lawsuit from unhappy former dancers. Though strip clubs may be used to scrutiny from authorities, it isn't everyday that you hear about a…
  • May 29

    Another NFL Team Gets Heat Over Cheerleader Pay

    Another NFL Team Gets Heat Over Cheerleader Pay
    Experts are saying that the NFL had better brace itself for a rough road ahead. Yet another NFL team has been sued by a former cheerleader over claims that the team violated both state and federal labor laws. The cheerleader cases are but a…
Rank this Week: 3064

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Jun 7

    Injured Kids May Not Be Bound By Waiver

    Injured Kids May Not Be Bound By Waiver
    I have had many clients whose children were injured but who thought they could not sue because they had signed a waiver.  Fortunately, those clients thought to check with an attorney.  I can only imagine how many people have been…
  • May 10

    100,000 Page Views!

    100,000 Page Views!
    I've passed 100,000 page views!  
  • Apr 19

    Long Island Attorney

    Long Island Attorney
    Need an attorney?  Call me for a free consultation.  I am an experienced civil litigator, currently in my eigth year of practice, who regularly obtained favorable results for his clients, has tried numerous cases, and has argued…
Rank this Week: 3091

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Covers employment law, and wage and hour regulations. By Foster Pepper PLLC.

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Jun 3

    Seattle Passes $15 Minimum Wage, Highest of Any Major U.S. City

    Seattle Passes $15 Minimum Wage, Highest of Any Major U.S. City
    On June 2, 2014, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved legislation that increases the minimum wage in the City of Seattle to $15 per hour, with pay raises phased-in over the next three to seven years. The law will go into effect on…
  • Mar 31

    Bullying and Violence in the Workplace: Prevention and Intervention Strategie

    Bullying and Violence in the Workplace: Prevention and Intervention Strategie
    On March 12, 2014, attorneys from the Foster Pepper Employment and Labor Relations Group were joined by expert threat assessment specialists and psychologists for a presentation titled “Bullying and Violence in the Workplace: Prevention…
  • Mar 19

    The Rise of eSports and Online Gaming: Is Collective Bargaining on the Horizon?

    The Rise of eSports and Online Gaming: Is Collective Bargaining on the Horizon?
    In the world of eSports, League of Legends ("LoL") is king. While LoL is not yet the most popular video game ever created, its prominence as a spectator sport is entering uncharted legal territory. As an emerging sport, LoL has the unique…
Rank this Week: 2764

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

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

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Rebuffed Coworkers With Influence Create Liability

    Rebuffed Coworkers With Influence Create Liability
    If you read this blog enough, you will know that intra-office romances seem to come up frequently as a catalyst for some type of lawsuit. In fact, sexual attraction between coworkers is a dominant theme in any number of workplace problems,…
  • May 22

    Is Telecommuting Now A Mandatory Accommodation for Disabled Workers?

    Is Telecommuting Now A Mandatory Accommodation for Disabled Workers?
    It’s been an axiom of disability discrimination law that the courts will not overrule an employer's legitimate workplace judgment and that employers can structure jobs and establish job qualifications as they see fit.  But some…
  • May 22

    The Tricky Case of the Third Party Harassment Claim

    The Tricky Case of the Third Party Harassment Claim
    Actually, this is not that tricky.  The 4th Circuit recently affirmed something that employment lawyers have been telling their clients for years – an employer's work environment extends throughout the span of the company’s…
Rank this Week: 2801

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 18

    IRS Issues New Guidance on Affordable Care Act Employer “Play-or-Pay” Mandate

    IRS Issues New Guidance on Affordable Care Act Employer “Play-or-Pay” Mandate
    By Wally Miller, Attorney A core provision of the Affordable Care Act (”ACA”) is its employer-shared responsibility mandate (also known as “play-or-pay”). This component of the ACA requires an employer having 50 or…
Rank this Week: 2999

Current Employment

Current Employment

Covers HR and labor law, employee benefits and employment policies.

http://currentemployment.net
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition
    Hello, everybody!  It’s so great to be with you! I say that sincerely, because, you know, I had a near-death experience this month. Or, rather, my blog did. See, I […]
  • Mar 24

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Jan 8

    NLRB Poster Requirement is Dead

    NLRB Poster Requirement is Dead
    If you remember, one of the big stories of early last year was that the NLRB was adding yet another HR poster to the crowded wall of employers’ breakrooms. (Then […]
Rank this Week: 3212

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Workplace Discrimination Blog

Covers legislation and case law pertaining to workplace discrimination and retaliation. By The Employment Law Group.

http://workplacediscriminationblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 3278

Jones & Jones Blog

Jones & Jones Blog

Covers personal injury trial law and labor and employment law .

http://www.joneslawyers.com/blog/
  • Mar 17

    GM Ignition Switch Recall

    GM Ignition Switch Recall
    GM Safety Recall General Motors has issued a safety recall 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5, 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR, 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada), 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and 2007 Saturn Sky vehicles…
  • Mar 7

    Fatal Car Accidents, Texas Lawyer

    Fatal Car Accidents, Texas Lawyer
    Traffic  Fatalities One cannot turn on the news without learning of another fatal car accident.  Thankfully, we are usually comforted to know that none of our family members or people we know were involved in the fatal…
  • Dec 22

    Impersonating Someone Online, Joke or Crime in Texas?

    Impersonating Someone Online, Joke or Crime in Texas?
    Online Impersonation Is it a joke or a crime to impersonate someone online in Texas?  We have all seen social media accounts pretending to be someone else and heard stories of people on dating sites pretending to be someone else. …
Rank this Week: 2885

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting the workplace in Birmingham and throughout Alabama. By Will Beckum.

http://birminghamemploymentlawyer.com/
  • Dec 17

    Mississippi Grocery Store to Pay $325,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Mississippi Grocery Store to Pay $325,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    The Birmingham, Alabama office of the EEOC recently announced that a Jackson, Mississippi grocery store has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the government.  The EEOC reached a settlement…
  • Aug 9

    Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama Settles Sexual Harassment Claim

    Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama Settles Sexual Harassment Claim
    The EEOC recently settled allegations of sexual harassment with Coley’s #101, LLC doing business as Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama.  The company has agreed to pay $91,000 to resolve claims alleged in a sexual harassment…
  • Apr 25

    EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Alabama Corporation for Race Discrimination

    EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Alabama Corporation for Race Discrimination
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a lawsuit against Olympia Construction, an Alabama company that develops houses for families and senior citizens  throughout the South. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, in…
Rank this Week: 3041

Unpaid Overtime Blog

Unpaid Overtime Blog

Covers Fair Labor Standards Act developments, including recent case law and legislation. By The Employment Law Group.

http://www.unpaidovertimeblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 3321

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois employment law issues, including discrimination, retaliation, wage claims and employment contract disputes. By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagoexecutivelawyer.com/
  • Nov 15

    Is being a bad boss illegal?

    Is being a bad boss illegal?
    There are blog posts nearly every day about the importance of good leadership in the workplace and the negative affects of a bad boss. In our office, we have heard about nearly every type of bad boss: the micro-manager, the screamer, the…
  • Nov 7

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money
    Last month, Bill Toland authored an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that highlights the high costs businesses face by allowing harassment to go unchecked. It is pretty obvious that no one wants to work in an environment where…
  • Oct 26

    It's never too late to pursue a dream

    It's never too late to pursue a dream
    A client of ours recently published a children's book titled Red Rose and Blue Butterfly. Publishing a book under any circumstances is an amazing feat, but one of the reasons this book in particular is so amazing is that the author, Sara…
Rank this Week: 2924

Immigration and Employment Law…

Immigration and Employment Law Blog

By Coane & Associates.

http://immigrationandemploymentlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 25

    K-1 Visa Adjustment of Status and the Affidavit of Support

    K-1 Visa Adjustment of Status and the Affidavit of Support
    A very common issue with K-1 visa holders, is whether they need an affidavit of support when they apply for adjustment of status in the USA. After-all, they would have provided an affidavit of support to the USA Consulate at the time that…
  • Oct 18

    Fighting Unemployment can Backfire on Employer

    Fighting Unemployment can Backfire on Employer
    In a recent case from Pennsylvania involving a retaliation claim under Title VII involving an employer who opposed a former employee’s claim for unemployment compensation who had also filed a charge of discrimination, the court found that…
  • Oct 10

    Shintech Faces EEOC Race Discrimination Charge

    Shintech Faces EEOC Race Discrimination Charge
    Our law firm filed a race discrimination charge against Shintech, of Freeport, Texas, on behalf of a Hispanic worker who was recently fired.
Rank this Week: 3058

California Employment Law Update

California Employment Law Update

By Kring & Chung LLP.

http://www.kcemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Sep 27

    Governor Signs ADA Access Law Reform

    Governor Signs ADA Access Law Reform
    We are pleased to report that during the week of September 17, 2012, Governor Brown signed a bill reforming Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) access law. The measure, Senate Bill (SB) 1186, will curb lawsuit abuse regarding the ADA while…
  • Sep 14

    Distracted Driving

    Distracted Driving
    Distracted driving is a concern for employers whose workers spend time driving on the job, either in a personal vehicle or a company-provided vehicle. Employers can generally be held liable for an employee’s negligence while acting within…
  • Aug 30

    Can I Restrict My Employees From Working for My Competitor?

    Can I Restrict My Employees From Working for My Competitor?
    As an employment lawyer representing employers, this is one of the most frequently asked questions I get from my clients. The short and safe answer is, “No.” California has a strong public policy not to impede its residents’ ability to…
Rank this Week: 3320

Canadian Advocate

Canadian Advocate

Covers immigration, refugee, employment/labour, and occupational health & safety law in Canada. By Abimanyu Singam.

http://canadianadvocate.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2929

Employment Law Blog

Employment Law Blog

Covers HR and employment law. By Employment Law Information Network.

http://www.elinfonet.com/employment-law-blog
  • Feb 2

    The Death of NLRA Disclaimers in Social Media Policies?

    The Death of NLRA Disclaimers in Social Media Policies?
    In 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made social media an enforcement priority. Their primary target was employers who terminated employees for engaging in what the NLRB deemed concerted activity, which is protected by the…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court on the Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Class Action - Got Glue?

    Supreme Court on the Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Class Action - Got Glue?
    The Supreme Court recently issued its long-awaited decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes (opinion), the largest class action discrimination suit in history. The bottom line is that the Court unanimously rejected the Ninth Circuit’s certification of…
  • Jun 20

    Facebook Firing, Twitter Next?

    Facebook Firing, Twitter Next?
    You may remember that recently an employee was fired from her job for her CT employer AMR for posting negative information about her supervisor on her Facebook page. The case received notoriety because the firing caused the NLRB to file a…
Rank this Week: 3032

Job Matters Blog

Job Matters Blog

Provides information for employees and consumers on their legal rights in employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://jobmatters.info
  • Dec 21

    New Employee Protections in Wisconsin for Reporting Suspected Child Abuse

    New Employee Protections in Wisconsin for Reporting Suspected Child Abuse
    As of December 9, 2011, new changes in Wisconsin law provide greater protection to employees that report suspected child abuse. 2011 Wisconsin Act 81 enlarged both the scope of employees protected and the nature of adverse employment actions…
  • Oct 20

    Wisconsin Family Medical Leave Includes Domestic Partner

    Wisconsin Family Medical Leave Includes Domestic Partner
    As of June 29, 2009, the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA) includes protecting employees that need leave for a domestic partner. The WFMLA is at sec. 103.10 of the Wisconsin Statutes. This law provides additional protections not…
  • Mar 22

    Verbal Complaint About Unpaid Overtime & Minimum Wages Are Protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act

    Verbal Complaint About Unpaid Overtime & Minimum Wages Are Protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act
    The U.S. Supreme Court decided that both verbal and written complaints by an employee about violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) are considered protected conduct under the anti-retaliation provisions of the law. These…
Rank this Week: 3347

FLSA Cases

FLSA Cases

Covers FLSA violations, minimum wage and overtime cases. By Will Aitchison.

http://flsacases.com/
  • Oct 24

    Failure To Disclose FLSA Claims In Bankruptcy Leads To Loss Of Claim

    Failure To Disclose FLSA Claims In Bankruptcy Leads To Loss Of Claim
    I’ve never had this issue come up before, and must have overlooked the few reported cases dealing with it. What happens when a plaintiff in an FLSA lawsuit obtains bankruptcy while the FLSA claim is pending, yet fails to disclose the…
  • Oct 21

    Court Refuses To Ban Communications With Prospective Plaintiff

    Court Refuses To Ban Communications With Prospective Plaintiff
    In Hathaway v. Shawn Jones Masonry, 2011 WL 4916532 (W.D.Ky. 2011), Chief Judge Thomas Russell of the Western District of Kentucky faced how to handle the aftermath of a letter sent by the plaintiff to the defendant’s employees urging them…
  • Oct 20

    An Interesting Regular Rate Case

    An Interesting Regular Rate Case
    Am I the only one who finds regular rate issues to be inexhaustibly interesting? If you’re in my camp, read on.
Rank this Week: 2860

The Federal FMLA Blog

The Federal FMLA Blog

Covers Family and Medical Leave Act developments affecting the federal sector. By Carl Bosland.

http://federalfmla.typepad.com/federal_fmla_blog/
Rank this Week: 2765

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/
Rank this Week: 4149

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 25

    Draft IRS ACA Forms Now Online

    Draft IRS ACA Forms Now Online
    On July 24, 2014, the IRS posted preliminary, unofficial drafts of forms that the ACA compels employers, plan administrators and employees to file, inter alia, to certify coverages offered and provided to employees in 2015.  They…
  • Jul 24

    Check Subsidy Certifications Closely and Appeal All Error

    Check Subsidy Certifications Closely and Appeal All Error
    As we explained a year ago, then again on January 14, 2014 and March 18, 2014, HHS is doing very little in 2014 and 2015 to verify the accuracy of information given by healthcare.gov subsidy applicants.  Failure to appeal subsidy…
  • Jul 23

    Courts Split in Round 2 of the Healthcare.gov Subsidy Smack-down

    Courts Split in Round 2 of the Healthcare.gov Subsidy Smack-down
    Do you recall any of the appellate opinions preceding the Supreme Court’s June 2012 affirmance of the ACA’s individual mandate?  Come June 2016, you’re no more likely to remember the two decisions that dominated the…
Rank this Week: 3814

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 25

    Tinderslut: Just another day in the tech world

    Tinderslut: Just another day in the tech world
    By Lisa Mak A “whore,” “gold-digger,” “desperate loser,” and “just a bad girl.”  These are only a handful of the sexist comments that Whitney Wolfe, co-founder of the mobile dating app…
  • Jul 1

    Californians get a raise today, but we can do better!

    Californians get a raise today, but we can do better!
    By Kevin Schwin Today, California’s minimum wage increases to $9 per hour.  To many Californians, this comes as good news, but will still not be enough to lift them out of a life of poverty.  Other localities have taken more…
  • Jun 30

    Even when LGBT Pride Parade is over, corporations should keep marching against discrimination

    Even when LGBT Pride Parade is over, corporations should keep marching against discrimination
    By Elizabeth Kristen On Sunday, hundreds of thousands lined Market Street and watched the corporate contingents as they marched in San Francisco’s annual LGBT Pride Parade.  The corporate banners and legions of marching employees…
Rank this Week: 4072

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefit

    Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefit
    Every year, millions of people suffer injuries from work-related accidents. Employers are required to offer workers’ compensation coverage to their employees. Workers’ compensation pays for the medical and wage loss expenses…
  • Jul 22

    The Federal Workers’ Compensation Act

    The Federal Workers’ Compensation Act
    Federal employees who experience work-related injuries are not eligible for workers’ compensation from the state. Federal employees receive benefits from the Federal Employees Compensation Act, or FECA, with the exception of black…
  • Jul 18

    Work Safety Measures for Mesothelioma Protection

    Work Safety Measures for Mesothelioma Protection
    Exposure to asbestos puts employees at high risk for serious work-related illnesses. What steps should employers have in place to protect their employees? Mesothelioma is an occupational illness that is caused by exposure to hazardous…
Rank this Week: 3553

Tennessee Labor Talk

Tennessee Labor Talk

By Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

http://www.tennesseelabortalk.com
Rank this Week: 4596

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
  • Jul 25

    Joint Employment Finding Leads to Unexpected $3 Million Liability in Hospital Malpractice Case

    Joint Employment Finding Leads to Unexpected $3 Million Liability in Hospital Malpractice Case
    When Washington Hospital obtained an insurance policy in 2003 to cover medical claims arising from acts by its employees, its insurer probably did not consider whether hospital employees included workers supplied by a staffing agency. It…
  • Jul 23

    Illinois Joins Ban-The-Box States; New Jersey May Be Next

    Illinois Joins Ban-The-Box States; New Jersey May Be Next
    Illinois Criminal background questions on employment applications will no longer be permitted in Illinois, effective January 1, 2015. On July 19, Governor Quinn signed the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, making Illinois the…
  • Jul 22

    Thirty Years of Law in Thirty-Some Pages: The EEOC’s New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    Thirty Years of Law in Thirty-Some Pages: The EEOC’s New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued its “Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues.” It was no minor undertaking. According to the EEOC’s Questions and Answers about…
Rank this Week: 3928

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Covers what you need to know before you quit, get fired, or decide to sue the bastards. By Donna Ballman.

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Now That Florida Has Gay Marriage, How Does That Affect Employee Rights?

    Now That Florida Has Gay Marriage, How Does That Affect Employee Rights?
    Okay, okay. I know we don't have gay marriage in Florida quite yet. The July 17 Florida ruling on gay marriage only applies to the Keys, and it's stayed pending appeal. Still, there are multiple cases pending around the state, and it's only a…
  • Jul 21

    Do I Have Workplace Rights If I Work In An Indian Casino?

    Do I Have Workplace Rights If I Work In An Indian Casino?
    An AOL Jobs reader asked:I work security at an Indian Casino in California. I'm not sure how state overtime laws apply to Indian Casinos, but my workplace requires me to arrive early, get in uniform and clock in before I'm scheduled to start…
  • Jul 18

    What Does It Mean Now That My Employer Has A Religion?

    What Does It Mean Now That My Employer Has A Religion?
    Or, Crazy Stuff The Supreme Court Did While I Was On VacationSo there I am in California, land of actual employee rights, when I see the Supremes ruled on a case involving Hobby Lobby.  As I'm reading the opinion, I'm thinking maybe I…
Rank this Week: 4373

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
Rank this Week: 3931

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/
  • Jul 24

    Macy’s Department Store Workers Allowed to Unionize

    Macy’s Department Store Workers Allowed to Unionize
    A subset of 41 employees at the Saugus, Massachusetts Macy’s was given the green light to attempt to unionize yesterday. The National Labor Relations Board ruled 3-1 that the 41 cosmetic and fragrance workers share “a community of…
  • Jul 24

    There's Never a Brainless Question...Except When There I

    There's Never a Brainless Question...Except When There I
    You’ve heard the expression; whether at a seminar, school, work, or just in general—Go ahead, ask! Well in most cases that may be good advice—but you don’t want to follow it during the interview process. Here are a few…
  • Jul 22

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Employee

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Employee
    Monday, President Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting companies that do business with the federal government from discriminating against employees based on gender identity and sexual orientation. The Order specifically amends…
Rank this Week: 4788