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Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Former Mets Sales Executive Sues Team for Pregnancy Discrimination

    Former Mets Sales Executive Sues Team for Pregnancy Discrimination
    Jeff Wilpon, the Chief Operating Officer of the New York Mets and son of Mets owner Fred Wilpon, runs his front office department about like his father runs the baseball team: Leigh Castergine, former Vice President of Ticket Sales, recently…
  • Aug 27

    Fourth Circuit Holds Employer Liable for Third Party Harassment

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

    You Just Got Fired: How to Deal in 11 GIF

    You Just Got Fired: How to Deal in 11 GIF
    Being terminated from your job almost always comes with a huge amount of stress and emotion.  There’s a lot to process, and people often want to do that processing very quickly in order to get back up and running.…
Rank this Week: 2591

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner, Allcorn, Baumgart & Ben-Asher, P.C.

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Company Must Inform Employee in Advance Regarding Change to Commission Policy

    Company Must Inform Employee in Advance Regarding Change to Commission Policy
    Earlier this month, in Temple-Inland, Inc. v. Kenneth Dee, New Jersey’s Appellate Division ruled that a company could be liable for failing to inform an employee about a change to its commission plan until after the change went into…
  • Aug 26

    No Expert Report Required for Doctor to Testify About Employee’s Disability

    No Expert Report Required for Doctor to Testify About Employee’s Disability
    New Jersey’s Appellate Division recently ruled that a treating physician can testify about an employee’s disability without submitting an expert report. Normally, a witness who is going to provide an expert opinion is required to…
  • Aug 1

    EEOC Issues New Pregnancy Discrimination Enforcement Guideline

    EEOC Issues New Pregnancy Discrimination Enforcement Guideline
    A few weeks ago, the United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new enforcement guidelines regarding the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and related claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The PDA…
Rank this Week: 4325

Washington D.C. Employment Law…

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment law developments in Washington, D.C. By Littler.

http://www.littler.com/blog/dc-employment-law-update
Rank this Week: 3971

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Sep 15

    The New Protected Class: Unpaid Interns (Are They Worth the Trouble?)

    The New Protected Class: Unpaid Interns (Are They Worth the Trouble?)
    It is a constant challenge for employers to keep up with the panoply of protections afforded to actual employees by federal, state and local employment discrimination and other laws. Beware — there is a new trend afoot that adds yet…
  • Sep 15

    Ban-the-Box Bandwagon Requires Application Review

    Ban-the-Box Bandwagon Requires Application Review
    On August 11, 2014, New Jersey joined Illinois and at least 11 other states, as well as dozens of cities and local governments, in prohibiting most employers from initially asking about criminal history on job applications. This follows the…
  • Sep 8

    Too Late to Compel Arbitration? Think Again!

    Too Late to Compel Arbitration? Think Again!
    In recent years, more and more employers are considering requiring employees to bring any claims arising out of the employment relationship in a private forum such as an arbitration. The American Arbitration Association provides a helpful…
Rank this Week: 2473

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/
  • Sep 15

    NFL Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders Settle Wage Claim Lawsuit For $1.25 Million

    NFL Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders Settle Wage Claim Lawsuit For $1.25 Million
    On September 4, 2014, the Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders ("Raiderettes") settled their wage lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders for $1.25 Million in back wages. The lawsuit was filed by two of their cheerleaders in January asserting that the…
  • Sep 13

    Court of Appeals Affirms $5M Verdict Against Tyson Food Employee

    Court of Appeals Affirms $5M Verdict Against Tyson Food Employee
    A federal court of appeals court affirmed a jury verdict for employees of Tyson Food meat-processing plant workers for failing to pay the employees for pre- and post-production line activities under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). A…
  • Jul 20

    Court Of Appeals Finds Delivery Drivers Are Employees Not Independent Contractor

    Court Of Appeals Finds Delivery Drivers Are Employees Not Independent Contractor
    Last month, a Court of Appeals ruled that delivery drivers were employees not independent contractors and therefore, the drivers were entitled to overtime. The case involved a Georgia company called Affinity Logistics Corporation which…
Rank this Week: 2749

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/
  • Sep 15

    How safe is your retirement nest egg from creditors?

    How safe is your retirement nest egg from creditors?
    So, you’ve transferred your 401(k) retirement nest egg into an individual retirement account (IRA). This gives you more control over management and distribution of IRA assets. But, you may have concerns about creditors and their ability…
  • Sep 12

    Are you ready for retirement? [Infographic]

    Are you ready for retirement? [Infographic]
    With thanks to All Finance Tax, Ltd., a Cork, Ireland-based firm providing tax, accounting, and strategic business consulting services.… Continue Reading
  • Aug 4

    U.S. Supreme Court and Department of Labor Provide New Guidelines for ESOP Trustee

    U.S. Supreme Court and Department of Labor Provide New Guidelines for ESOP Trustee
    A recent court decisions and the Settlement Agreement in a Department of Labor (DOL) enforcement action against an institutional ESOP trustee provide new guidelines for trustees and other ESOP fiduciaries involved in the purchase or sale of…
Rank this Week: 4403

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/
  • Sep 15

    How safe is your retirement nest egg from creditors?

    How safe is your retirement nest egg from creditors?
    So, you’ve transferred your 401(k) retirement nest egg into an individual retirement account (IRA). This gives you more control over management and distribution of IRA assets. But, you may have concerns about creditors and their ability…
  • Sep 15

    How safe is your retirement nest egg from creditors?

    How safe is your retirement nest egg from creditors?
    So, you’ve transferred your 401(k) retirement nest egg into an individual retirement account (IRA). This gives you more control over management and distribution of IRA assets. But, you may have concerns about creditors and their ability…
  • Sep 12

    Are you ready for retirement? [Infographic]

    Are you ready for retirement? [Infographic]
    With thanks to All Finance Tax, Ltd., a Cork, Ireland-based firm providing tax, accounting, and strategic business consulting services.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 2551

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/
  • Sep 15

    Pump Change: New Law Provides Added Protection for Philadelphia Nursing Mother

    Pump Change: New Law Provides Added Protection for Philadelphia Nursing Mother
    This post is authored by Chad Flores. Chad has experience representing clients in a range of employment matters including discrimination claims, Family and Medical Leave Act violations, noncompete agreements, breach of contract litigation and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3006

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/
  • Sep 15

    Automatic Enrollment?

    Automatic Enrollment?
    ACA § 1511 added new § 18A to the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 218A, requiring employers of more than 200 full-time employees to “automatically enroll new full-time employees in one of the plans…
  • Sep 10

    Avoid Employer Mandate Myopia

    Avoid Employer Mandate Myopia
    A dangerous notion is afoot – that an employer too small for “employer mandate” taxation under 26 U.S.C. § 4980H is therefore “exempt from Obamacare,” as we have heard it said too often.…
  • Sep 5

    Cumulative Hours of Service Eligibility

    Cumulative Hours of Service Eligibility
    IRS maximum waiting period rules are in effect and employer mandate taxes will begin accruing January 1, 2015.    Much has been written, here and elsewhere, about how to administer group health plan eligibility for both…
Rank this Week: 2700

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Protestors Gather in San Francisco’s Apple Store to Protest Employment Practice

    Protestors Gather in San Francisco’s Apple Store to Protest Employment Practice
    Late last month, protestors gathered at Apple’s flagship retail store in San Francisco. Roughly 50 protestors staged a sit-in inside the store for an hour. The protestors were able to block the main entrance, forcing customers to enter…
  • Sep 12

    Discrimination against Muslims in California Increasing

    Discrimination against Muslims in California Increasing
    A report released late last month from the California offices of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported that discrimination against Muslims in California is on the rise. Muslims reported 933 instances of discrimination to…
  • Sep 8

    Marijuana-Impaired Drivers Pose a Danger to other Vehicle

    Marijuana-Impaired Drivers Pose a Danger to other Vehicle
    As some western states liberalize their marijuana laws, there has been a lot of concern among public officials and safety advocates that there will be more drivers high on pot, which will result in a big increase in traffic deaths. Just last…
Rank this Week: 2933

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/
  • Sep 15

    Football Season Off to a Litigious Start

    Football Season Off to a Litigious Start
    Football fans around the globe may be rejoicing at the official start of the NFL season, but the cheering may be somewhat less than usual this year. That’s because a number of current and former NFL cheerleaders have filed lawsuits in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3304

Managing OSHA

Managing OSHA

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

http://www.managing-osha.com/
Rank this Week: 3066

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Sep 14

    British Columbia court offers more lessons about employment contract

    British Columbia court offers more lessons about employment contract
    by Monique Orieux Last year in Northern Exposure we shared five key lessons about Canadian employment contracts arising from the trial court’s decision in Miller v. Convergys CMG Canada Limited Partnership. The British Columbia Court of…
  • Sep 7

    Employer obtains injunction to prevent misuse of its confidential information

    Employer obtains injunction to prevent misuse of its confidential information
    by David McDonald When an employee announces that he or she is resigning in order to go work for a competitor, it is only natural for an employer to become anxious—particularly when the departing employee has access to the…
  • Aug 31

    Disloyal conduct may justify termination

    Disloyal conduct may justify termination
    by Mohamed Badreddine There is little dispute that senior employees owe a duty of good faith and loyalty to their employers. But what about junior employees—do they owe their employers the same duty? And if so, can they be fired if they…
Rank this Week: 4870

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/
  • Sep 14

    Cases for the Week of September 8th

    Cases for the Week of September 8th
    Olson v. Department of Workforce Service (Utah Ct. App., September 11, 2014) (upholding denial of benefits in connection with termination for falling asleep) Yarrington v. Department of Workforce Services (Utah Ct. App., September 11, 2014)…
  • Sep 6

    A Question of Self-Defense?

    A Question of Self-Defense?
    On September 3, 2014, the Utah Supreme Court heard argument in the case of Ray et al. v. Wal-Mart.  The plaintiffs---Ray, Dallin, Holt, Hunter, Poulsen, and Stewart---were Wal-Mart Employees terminated for, of all things,…
  • Sep 5

    Cases for the Week of September 1,…

    Cases for the Week of September 1, 2014Hendron v. Colvin, Acting Commissioner (10th Cir., September 5, 2014) (reversing district court reversal of commissioner's denial of disability benefits) Smith v. UPS (10th Circuit, September 5, 2014)…
Rank this Week: 3623

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/
  • Sep 12

    If you’ve ever wondered how much California has received from PAGA settlements…wonder no more!

    If you’ve ever wondered how much California has received from PAGA settlements…wonder no more!
    The California Supreme Court’s June decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation has thrust the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) back into the foreground of wage-and-hour class actions.  The court held that despite a…
  • Aug 26

    When merely considering your rights can get you fired!

    When merely considering your rights can get you fired!
    By Afshin Mozaffari Employers may be reluctant to admit that their policies are designed to shut workers out of our civil justice system.  But there is no denying their intent. Consider this example.  Elizabeth is a widow with five…
  • Aug 22

    NLRB decision – McDonald’s and other corporations, not lovin’ it

    NLRB decision – McDonald’s and other corporations, not lovin’ it
      By Alexis S. McKenna For decades now, corporate franchisors have been able to have the best of both worlds with the franchise business model — exerting increasing control over their franchises’ operations in order to…
Rank this Week: 3014

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 4505

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and employment retaliation laws, cases and news. By Miller & Falkner.

http://www.kentuckyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Art Institute Moves to Dismiss Discrimination Case Based on Their Anti-Discrimination Policy

    Art Institute Moves to Dismiss Discrimination Case Based on Their Anti-Discrimination Policy
    The Education Management Corporation (EDMC) has recently motioned the court to dismiss a suit against the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, which it manages. According to a report by one news source, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh was sued by two…
  • Sep 5

    Sixth Circuit Reverses Lower Court Decision on FMLA Issue

    Sixth Circuit Reverses Lower Court Decision on FMLA Issue
    The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals found that a woman who claimed a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violation was entitled to a judgment in her favor. During the trial in this case, the jury awarded the woman $173,000, but that amount was…
  • Aug 22

    EEOC Updates Pregnancy Discrimination Guideline

    EEOC Updates Pregnancy Discrimination Guideline
    The Federal Government's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently updated the enforcement guidelines regarding discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace. The revision of these guidelines comes over 30 years after…
Rank this Week: 4098

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/
  • Sep 12

    The Ravens' Tale: Investigation

    The Ravens' Tale: Investigation
    The Baltimore Ravens are not your typical employer. The NFL is not your typical industry.  That being said, the Ravens' handling of the Ray Rice matter is a lesson in what not to do.  In hindsight, the organization realized its…
  • Aug 31

    Loyalty: Extinct under the NLRA?

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

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

    EEOC and wellness programs: A preview of things to come?
    Employers have been waiting for the EEOC to provide direction with respect to its position on wellness programs and the impact of the ADA on them.  Last May, the EEOC held a hearing where it heard from a broad spectrum of interested…
Rank this Week: 3348

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Sep 12

    At Outlets, Consumers Say Deals are Too Good to Be True

    At Outlets, Consumers Say Deals are Too Good to Be True
    A flurry of recent class action lawsuits is forcing clothing retailers to rethink their marketing tactics for outlet stores. In the last few months, lawsuits have been filed against a who’s who of major clothing retailers — The…
  • Sep 9

    We’re Not Getting Any Younger: L’Oréal Settles FTC Charges Over Deceptive Anti-Aging Claim

    We’re Not Getting Any Younger: L’Oréal Settles FTC Charges Over Deceptive Anti-Aging Claim
    What’s the News? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently settled with L’Oréal USA Inc. over charges that the company made deceptive claims regarding the benefits of two of its products. Specifically,…
  • Sep 5

    If It Looks Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck, It Must be Trademark Infringement?

    If It Looks Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck, It Must be Trademark Infringement?
    What’s the News? A recent case filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida charges A&E Television Networks, LLC (A&E), with willful trademark infringement and unfair competition stemming from merchandise for…
Rank this Week: 3067

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/
  • Sep 12

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Paid Sick Leave

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Paid Sick Leave
    Or, States That Don't Suck For Employees, Part IVOh, sure, if you're lucky enough to qualify for Family and Medical Leave, you may or may not get some paid time off if you have a serious medical condition. You're paid under that law if you…
  • Sep 5

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Crackdown On Misclassification

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: Crackdown On Misclassification
    Or, States That Don't Suck For Employees, Part IIIWith wage theft rampant and employers trying to figure out ways to not pay employment taxes (and avoid application of employment laws), many employers try to say, "Boom! You're an independent…
  • Aug 29

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: No At-Will Employment Equals Fewer Employee Suit

    States With Pro-Employee Laws: No At-Will Employment Equals Fewer Employee Suit
    (Or, States That Don't Suck For Employees, Part II)I was doing some research for this series on pro-employee state laws and ran across a piece by that bastion of liberalism, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce rating states either Good, Fair or Poor…
Rank this Week: 4735

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/
  • Sep 12

    Steven Barentzen Named Co-Chair of the DC Bar’s ADR Committee

    Steven Barentzen Named Co-Chair of the DC Bar’s ADR Committee
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that Steven Barentzen has been selected as Co-Chair to The Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Committee of the Litigation Section of the DC Bar.  The ADR Committee aims to…
  • Sep 6

    PCT Law Group, PLLC Managing Partner H. Scott Johnson Jr. Earns Top Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

    PCT Law Group, PLLC Managing Partner H. Scott Johnson Jr. Earns Top Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is proud to announce that H. Scott Johnson Jr. has earned the distinguished AV Rating® from Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review…
  • Sep 4

    SEC to Scrutinize Employment Agreements for Whistleblower Restriction

    SEC to Scrutinize Employment Agreements for Whistleblower Restriction
    Statements earlier this year by the SEC’s Whistleblower Chief, Sean McKessy, made it clear that the SEC is very concerned about confidentiality agreements, separation agreements, and employment contracts that attempt to bar an employee…
Rank this Week: 3020

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: 3195

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer…

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts employment laws governing maternity leave, discrimination, and wages. By the Brown Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 11

    Online Business Reviews Can Have Serious Consequence

    Online Business Reviews Can Have Serious Consequence
    Boston business attorneys and First Amendment free speech advocates alike are closely watching the developments in the case of Dietz Development v. Perez, unfolding in the Virginia Supreme Court. At the center of the controversy is a…
  • Jun 18

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim
    The Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled that a worker can pursue discrimination and retaliation claims against his former employer - but not against his former supervisor in an individual capacity. In a 4-1 decision, justices determined in Lales…
  • Jun 10

    Business Partnerships in Boston: Protecting Your Interest

    Business Partnerships in Boston: Protecting Your Interest
    The formation of a business partnership can serve a multitude of purposes and be advantageous to all involved. Primarily, business partners can help to enrich each other with contributions including money, labor, property or skill. But…
Rank this Week: 4666

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
  • Sep 11

    Get out there and sell! The Quantitative/Qualitative Outside Sales Problem

    Get out there and sell! The Quantitative/Qualitative Outside Sales Problem
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By John R. Giovannone and Hayley E. Macon While its administrative and executive siblings often get more publicity, the “outside sales exemption” presents unique challenges for California employers,…
  • Sep 2

    New Sick Pay Law Enough to Make California Employers Nauseou

    New Sick Pay Law Enough to Make California Employers Nauseou
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Kristina Launey and Christie Jackson On August 30, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014,” which requires employers to provide…
  • Aug 28

    Spotlight on San Francisco: New Proposals To Benefit Part-Time and Minimum-Wage Employee

    Spotlight on San Francisco: New Proposals To Benefit Part-Time and Minimum-Wage Employee
    Authored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP By Daniel Kim and Michele Haydel Gehrke Two proposed San Francisco ordinances could mean more hours and more money for San Francisco’s part-time and minimum-wage employees. San Francisco Supervisor Eric…
Rank this Week: 2478

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 11

    Back to School in Colorado Means Academic Activities Leave is Imminent

    Back to School in Colorado Means Academic Activities Leave is Imminent
    Colorado employers should brush up on their obligation to provide employees with leave to attend academic activities for their kids.
  • Sep 9

    Employee Equity Purchase Programs: Ensuring a Great Idea Remains a Good Idea

    Employee Equity Purchase Programs: Ensuring a Great Idea Remains a Good Idea
    By Bret Busacker With the return of some prosperity in the economy, we have seen an uptick in employers granting or selling equity (stock or partnership interests) in their businesses to their employees. In some cases, these grants are part…
  • Sep 2

    Benefit Plans: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines and End of Year Planning

    Benefit Plans: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines and End of Year Planning
    By Bret Busacker and Bret Clark Now that fall is in the air and school has started, we thought this would be a good time to summarize some of the key health and welfare benefit deadlines that are approaching this fall: September 22 Updated…
Rank this Week: 2902

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3883

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Sep 11

    NY Department of Labor Mandates New Paperwork for Child Performer

    NY Department of Labor Mandates New Paperwork for Child Performer
    As we detailed in a blog post last October, New York amended the state’s labor law to extend certain workplace protections to child models – specifically, to protect runway and print models under the age of 18 in the same way that…
  • Sep 8

    New York State of Mind ... in Texa

    New York State of Mind ... in Texa
    Mark D. Temple and Peter J. Stuhldreher have posted a new article on Forbes.com. Multinational companies with operations in New York have been looking for opportunities to relocate operations to business-friendly Texas. The Texas…
  • Aug 27

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

    Can NY Employers Shorten the Statute of Limitations for Workplace Claims?
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. As we previously detailed here, a New Jersey appellate court recently held that parties may contractually agree to shorten the applicable statute of limitations for state law…
Rank this Week: 4057

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/
  • Sep 10

    How to Fire an Employee

    How to Fire an Employee
    Yes, this is a crummy subject, for both sides of the issue.  I have yet to meet an employer or HR person who looks forward to that awkward meeting, where they need to pull the plug.  Even amicable separations are full of potential…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4946

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/
Rank this Week: 4604

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: 2918

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
  • Sep 9

    Shop ‘til You Drop – But Take a Day to Pray

    Shop ‘til You Drop – But Take a Day to Pray
    From the time that S. Truet Cathy opened his first Chick-Fil-A in 1946, he made the decision to close his restaurants every Sunday to give his employees “an opportunity to rest, spend time with family and friends, and worship if they…
  • Aug 26

    Employment Law 101: Worksite Lactation Break

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

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

    Losing My Religion: Do I Want to Know My Employee’s Beliefs?
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently updated employees’ guide to southern manners. Don’t worry, employees should still say “yes ma’am” and “no ma’am.” But you know the old saying that you…
Rank this Week: 2571

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Sep 9

    LTD insurance requirements coming soon for Ontario employer

    LTD insurance requirements coming soon for Ontario employer
    As part of the 2014 Ontario budget, which was passed on July 24, 2014, the Ontario government proposed to amend the Insurance Act (Ontario) by requiring mandatory insurance of long-term disability (“LTD”) benefits provided by…
  • Sep 2

    The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal – Is There an Appetite For Costs Awards?

    The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal – Is There an Appetite For Costs Awards?
    No client likes to have a human rights application brought against it before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.  And no client is happy to hear that even if it is successful and fully exonerated, there is no real scope for recovering…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3703

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Sep 9

    NFL Could Take a Lesson from Human Resources in Conducting Investigation

    NFL Could Take a Lesson from Human Resources in Conducting Investigation
    Yesterday TMZ released shocking video of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée out in a casino elevator. Roger Goodell, the NFL Commissioner had, following the league’s investigation, given…
  • Sep 2

    Employee Wins Reversal of Religious Discrimination Defeat at the Fifth Circuit

    Employee Wins Reversal of Religious Discrimination Defeat at the Fifth Circuit
    Last week I wrote about a religious discrimination case where an employer snatched victory from the jaws of defeat at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. This week, we have a Fifth Circuit opinion where the court took away an…
  • Aug 29

    Texas Supreme Court Holds that Forfeiture Provision In Incentive Plan Not A Noncompete

    Texas Supreme Court Holds that Forfeiture Provision In Incentive Plan Not A Noncompete
    I wrote about the case of Drennen v. Exxon Mobile over a year ago.  Drennen was the case of the Exxon executive who forfeited millions of dollars in incentive compensation when he left Exxon to work for a competitor.  You…
Rank this Week: 4183

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Sep 9

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”
    I’ve said it over and over again: Don’t Talk To The Police. But… If you don’t talk to the police, and you are not white, is this what happens?…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4887

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Sep 8

    Precarity, Unemployment, and Unpaid Internships: an Interview with Andrew Langille

    Precarity, Unemployment, and Unpaid Internships: an Interview with Andrew Langille
    I recently did an interview with Travis Welowszky, the Editor-in-Chief of London's Openwide magazine, where we discussed youth unemployment, post-secondary education, and unpaid internships. It appears at pages 17 to 20 of their frosh week…
  • Sep 3

    Will Work for Crack: Rob Ford's Illegal Unpaid Internship Scam

    Will Work for Crack: Rob Ford's Illegal Unpaid Internship Scam
    Rob Ford holds a very dear place in my heart. Back in 2010 the first press that this blog got was for covering the comments of Nick Kouvalis, Rob Ford's then Campaign Manager, who boasted about underpaying staffers when he said: "I wanted…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3937

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers workplace discrimination, and employee rights news and updates. By Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP.

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 8

    Recent Cases Point to Higher Incidences of Wage Theft

    Recent Cases Point to Higher Incidences of Wage Theft
    Our New York employment attorneys aren't the only ones seeing more cases related to wage theft. As more companies cut corners and more employees report shrinking paychecks, the number of lawsuits grows nationwide. Current or recent cases…
  • Sep 1

    New White House Program Seeks Fairer Overtime Pay for Worker

    New White House Program Seeks Fairer Overtime Pay for Worker
    Our New York employment attorneys have been examining recent efforts by the White House to strengthen workers' overtime protections. The 2014 initiative, which began in March, seeks to reevaluate and adjust existing policies to reflect the…
  • Aug 23

    What Factors Distinguish a Healthy Workplace?

    What Factors Distinguish a Healthy Workplace?
    The number of Americans dissatisfied with one or more aspects of their jobs is shocking, as New York employment attorneys are well aware. According to a study reported in the New York Times, half or more of U.S. workers reported fundamental…
Rank this Week: 4316

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
  • Sep 8

    In Three D, LLC d/b/a Triple Play Sports…

    In Three D, LLC d/b/a Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille, 361 NLRB No. 31. (August 22, 2014), the National Labor Relations Board ruled that an employee “liking” a status on Facebook is engaging in protected concerted activities…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4042

Understanding Your Rights

Understanding Your Rights

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

http://www.risman-law.com/blog/
  • Sep 8

    What is the Value of an Employment Discrimination Case in New York?

    What is the Value of an Employment Discrimination Case in New York?
    One of the most common inquiries I receive from prospective clients is what is the value of their employment discrimination case. New York employment discrimination cases have a very different calculus compared to a personal injury or mass…
  • Sep 8

    What is the Value of my New York Employment Discrimination Case?

    What is the Value of my New York Employment Discrimination Case?
    One of the most common inquiries I receive from prospective clients is what is the value of their employment discrimination case. New York employment discrimination cases have a very different calculus compared to a personal injury or mass…
  • Jul 23

    Jeffrey Risman of Risman & Risman, P. C. is recognized as a Top 40 under 40 Attorney by the National Trial Lawyer

    Jeffrey Risman of Risman & Risman, P. C. is recognized as a Top 40 under 40 Attorney by the National Trial Lawyer
    Jeffrey Risman has been recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 attorney for the State of New York by the National Trial Lawyers. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 is by invitation only, and is extended … Continue…
Rank this Week: 4072

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: 3532

Texas Workers Rights Blog

Texas Workers Rights Blog

Features employment law updates and discussions for Texas workers. By John A. Wenke.

http://www.johnwenke.com/category/texasworkersrightsblog/
  • Sep 8

    Stripping of Duties Can be Basis for Claim

    Stripping of Duties Can be Basis for Claim
    Three Waco police detectives were accused of falsifying time sheets, two white detectives, and Allen Thompson, an African-American detective.  The department reinstated all three, but imposed written restrictions only on Thompson that…
  • Jul 12

    Supreme Court Resuscitates Free Speech Protection

    Supreme Court Resuscitates Free Speech Protection
    Edward Lane was the director of an underprivileged youth program operated by a community college in Alabama.  Lane discovered that Suzanne Schmitz, an Alabama State Representative, was stealing taxpayer money by being on the…
  • Apr 15

    Psst. . . How much are you making?

    Psst. . . How much are you making?
    This month, President Obama signed an Executive Order barring federal contractors from discriminating or retaliating against workers who discuss their salaries.    The impetus behind this executive order was to specifically…
Rank this Week: 3787

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/
  • Sep 7

    Three Reasons Not To Fire An Employee

    Three Reasons Not To Fire An Employee
    Breaking up is not always easy, but sometimes an employer has to part ways with an employee. In general, Illinois is an at-will state which means that an employer can terminate an employee for almost any non-discriminatory reason. Some…
  • Aug 31

    Employee Breaks: How Much Control Do You Really Have?

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

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built
    You know that there are customers your in-house distribution and marketing efforts still cannot reach. Now is the time when licensing your product may help take your business’s success to the next level.
Rank this Week: 3456

New York Employment Attorney Blog

New York Employment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    EEOC Asserts Employee Wellness Program Violates Americans with Disabilities Act

    EEOC Asserts Employee Wellness Program Violates Americans with Disabilities Act
    In recent years, employers have implemented health and fitness measures intended to curb the effects of chronic disease on their employees.  The implementation of these “wellness” programs generally results in lower…
  • Aug 2

    Legislative Alert: New York State Extends Anti-Discrimination Law Protections to Intern

    Legislative Alert: New York State Extends Anti-Discrimination Law Protections to Intern
    Governor Cuomo has signed legislation extending coverage of the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”) to unpaid interns.  In March 2014, we wrote about the New York City Council’s decision to amend the New York…
  • Jul 28

    EEOC Issues Broad Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Issues Broad Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    Earlier this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new Enforcement Guidance applicable to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), concerning pregnancy-related…
Rank this Week: 4405

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 4

    New Book: The Legalization of Age Discrimination

    New Book: The Legalization of Age Discrimination
    Even Workers Otherwise Considered to be Young are Vulnerable Why are workers in their 30s, 40s and 50s increasingly experiencing age discrimination? This one of the issues I explore in my new book: Betrayed: The Legalization of Age…
  • Aug 30

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’
    For those of us who care about workplace abuse, these are trying times. A federal court judge in Hawaii has forced the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to publically apologize for announcing last June that a settlement was…
  • Aug 30

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’
    For those of us who care about workplace abuse, these are trying times. A federal court judge in Hawaii has forced the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to publically apologize for announcing last June that a settlement was…
Rank this Week: 2399

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: 2403

Massachusetts Employment Law

Massachusetts Employment Law

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

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

    Six Reasons Market Basket Is Game Changer

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

    Will Market Basket Contest Unemployment?

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

    Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Tech Start-up

    Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Tech Start-up
    Sexual harassment and discrimination in tech start-ups is now being reported in the media. Described as a “bro culture” or “frat house” atmosphere, the behavior and conduct of many employees crosses the line from…
Rank this Week: 3656