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Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Mar 27

    Upcoming Seminar: "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?"

    Upcoming Seminar: "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?"
    At their best, handbooks can effectively communicate employer policies and culture, and provide a strong defense against employee claims. At their worst, handbooks can sow confusion or trigger liability. Join attorneys from Foster…
  • Feb 20

    Proposed Administrative Rules Released for Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance

    Proposed Administrative Rules Released for Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance
    As we previously reported, the Seattle City Council enacted an ordinance that will raise the minimum wage for workers at many Seattle businesses.  The ordinance, which is scheduled to take effect in April, designated the Seattle Office…
  • Dec 17

    NLRB: Employers Cannot Ban Employees From Using Company's Email System for Union-Related Communication

    NLRB: Employers Cannot Ban Employees From Using Company's Email System for Union-Related Communication
    On December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision with major implications for employers that gives employees access to company email systems. While most employee handbooks prohibit personal use of company…
Rank this Week: 5052

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 3377

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 4761

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: 4410

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Mar 26

    What Is A Religion? Or “I know It When I See It.” By Phillip J. Griego

    What Is A Religion? Or “I know It When I See It.” By Phillip J. Griego
    One of the great things about the practice of law is that it is never dull or boring. A new unpublished case confirms this opinion. Plaintiff and appellant Marshel Copple filed a case under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act…
  • Mar 17

    How to Prove Discrimination When There is No Smoking Gun

    How to Prove Discrimination When There is No Smoking Gun
    More often than not, employees do not have direct evidence of discrimination.  Occasionally an employer will say or write something that clearly indicates an unlawful motive, but in most cases the employee tries to prove the…
  • Jan 30

    Being “On-Call” Does Not Consitute “Work”

    Being “On-Call” Does Not Consitute “Work”
    The Second Appellate District published its decision in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, which overturned a trial court’s award of $90 million in statutory damages, interest, penalties, and attorney fees for a class of…
Rank this Week: 4421

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3297

Employment Law Blotter

Employment Law Blotter

Focuses on the latest developments in employment law relevant to employers and human resources professionals. By Burns White LLC.

http://employmentlawblotter.com
Rank this Week: 3319

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Mar 26

    A New Day for Pregnant Employee Workplace Accommodations – Understanding the New Framework

    A New Day for Pregnant Employee Workplace Accommodations – Understanding the New Framework
    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued the much anticipated opinion in a pregnancy discrimination claim, Young v . United Parcel Service. For context, the claim in Young v UPS arose under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The PDA was…
  • Mar 24

    Employee Manuals Need Spring Cleaning Thanks to the NLRB

    Employee Manuals Need Spring Cleaning Thanks to the NLRB
    Thanks to the National Labor Relations Board (the NLRB), companies need to add employee manuals to the list of things that need spring cleaning. Specifically, the NLRB’s Office of the General Counsel issued a 3/18/2015 report full…
  • Mar 23

    The Foundation of Michigan Non-compete Law

    The Foundation of Michigan Non-compete Law
    Crain’s Detroit, by Dustin Walsh, reported last week that this year marks the 30 year anniversary of arguably the most significant Michigan court opinion concerning non-compete agreements. See “30 Years Later, A Noncompete Ruling…
Rank this Week: 4524

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Mar 26

    Texas Roadhouse Goes to Congre

    Texas Roadhouse Goes to Congre
    It all comes back to Hooters. In the 1990s, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission declared that Hooters’ policy of not hiring males to be servers constituted sex discrimination. Hooters launched a “public awareness…
  • Mar 21

    Was Age Bias Behind Trader Joe’s “Reorganization”?

    Was Age Bias Behind Trader Joe’s “Reorganization”?
    A class-action lawsuit alleges that Trader Joe’s implemented a company-wide “reorganization” plan last year to drive out older workers. According to the complaint,  a company-wide reorganization by Trader…
  • Mar 18

    What is a Reasonable Management Action?

    What is a Reasonable Management Action?
    It can be a tough call in a workplace bullying case to ascertain whether an employer’s disciplinary action was reasonable or a pretext for bullying. The United States is literally in the dark ages with respect to workplace bullying…
Rank this Week: 3574

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Mar 26

    Texas Roadhouse Goes to Congre

    Texas Roadhouse Goes to Congre
    It all comes back to Hooters. In the 1990s, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission declared that Hooters’ policy of not hiring males to be servers constituted sex discrimination. Hooters launched a “public awareness…
  • Mar 21

    Was Age Bias Behind Trader Joe’s “Reorganization”?

    Was Age Bias Behind Trader Joe’s “Reorganization”?
    A class-action lawsuit alleges that Trader Joe’s implemented a company-wide “reorganization” plan last year to drive out older workers. According to the complaint,  a company-wide reorganization by Trader…
  • Mar 18

    What is a Reasonable Management Action?

    What is a Reasonable Management Action?
    It can be a tough call in a workplace bullying case to ascertain whether an employer’s disciplinary action was reasonable or a pretext for bullying. The United States is literally in the dark ages with respect to workplace bullying…
Rank this Week: 3665

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

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

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
Rank this Week: 2718

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/
  • Mar 26

    SCOTUS Articulates Standard For Pregnancy Accommodation

    SCOTUS Articulates Standard For Pregnancy Accommodation
    On March 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its awaited decision in Young_v._UPS_(12-1226), in which the Court set forth the standard to be used in analyzing sex discrimination cases involving an employer’s failure to…
  • Mar 5

    Bills Introduced in Congress to Permit Employee Wellness Program

    Bills Introduced in Congress to Permit Employee Wellness Program
    A few months ago, we wrote about several lawsuits filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) challenging employee wellness programs as violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Genetic Information…
  • Feb 24

    New York Tipped Minimum Wage to Increase on December 31, 2015

    New York Tipped Minimum Wage to Increase on December 31, 2015
    Today, the New York State Department of Labor’s Acting Commissioner, Mario Musolino, announced that New York State will raise the minimum wage for all tipped workers in the hospitality industry to $7.50, effective December 31,…
Rank this Week: 4735

FWS Employment Law Blog

FWS Employment Law Blog

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

http://fwslegal.com/blog
  • Mar 26

    Splitting the Baby – Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.

    Splitting the Baby – Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.
    In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the United States Supreme Court could have clearly held that pregnant employees are entitled to reasonable accommodations.  The Supreme Court could have defined the second clause of the Pregnancy…
  • Jan 23

    Is Listing a Charging Party in an SEC Filing an Adverse Action?

    Is Listing a Charging Party in an SEC Filing an Adverse Action?
    In Greengrass v. International Monetary Systems, Ltd. (7th Cir. Jan. 12, 2015), the Seventh Circuit reversed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment and remanded an employment retaliation case for trial.  But this is not…
  • Jan 6

    What Happens when Defendants Ignore Complaints? Default Judgment

    What Happens when Defendants Ignore Complaints? Default Judgment
    On January 6, 2015, Indiana’s Court of Appeals reaffirmed the principle that defendants cannot ignore civil complaints and expect no consequences.  In Danny’s Sports Bar Chicago Style Pizza v. Todd Schuman, the plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 3223

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3792

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    McMaster v. Eastern Armored Servs. – Motor Carrier Act Exemption to Overtime

    McMaster v. Eastern Armored Servs. – Motor Carrier Act Exemption to Overtime
    One of the ways companies frequently attempt to skirt overtime wage laws is to wrongly classify workers as exempt. They may fudge the definition of the job, or in some cases, simply look for any available legal loophole and stretch it to fit…
  • Mar 21

    Walz v. Ameriprise Fin. Inc. – Mental Illness Discrimination Allegation

    Walz v. Ameriprise Fin. Inc. – Mental Illness Discrimination Allegation
    A federal appeals court has affirmed a judgment in favor of a company accused of disability discrimination, finding because employee never informed her bosses of the nature of her disability and never requested accommodations, she could not…
  • Mar 18

    Dickson v. Burke Williams, Inc. – Failure to Prevent Harassment Alleged by Spa Worker

    Dickson v. Burke Williams, Inc. – Failure to Prevent Harassment Alleged by Spa Worker
    A California appellate court reversed a $285,000 verdict in favor of a former spa worker who alleged her employer failed to take reasonable steps necessary to protect her from the sexual harassment and gender discrimination of two customers.…
Rank this Week: 3611

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Summarizes important developments in employment law. By Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
  • Mar 26

    Virginia May Soon Join Maryland in Prohibiting Employers from Asking for Social Media Password

    Virginia May Soon Join Maryland in Prohibiting Employers from Asking for Social Media Password
    Virginia appears poised to join Maryland and a handful of other states that ban employers from asking current employees and applicants for access to their social media accounts, like Facebook. Earlier this month, the Virginia legislature…
  • Mar 24

    All Legally Married Same-Sex Couples Now Covered Under FMLA

    All Legally Married Same-Sex Couples Now Covered Under FMLA
    Effective March 27, 2015, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, will extend coverage to all legally married same-sex couples to take FMLA leave to provide care for their spouse. FMLA leave entitles eligible employees, as…
  • Mar 17

    March Madness & Employee Morale: A Winning Combination

    March Madness & Employee Morale: A Winning Combination
    Selection Sunday has passed, the brackets are set and employers across the US find themselves once again on the eve of March Madness. Businesses are faced with the issue of whether to embrace the “madness” or to strictly enforce…
Rank this Week: 3441

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    San Francisco Firefighter Claims Discrimination on Basis of HIV Diagnosi

    San Francisco Firefighter Claims Discrimination on Basis of HIV Diagnosi
    A 40 year old firefighter in San Francisco has filed a claim with city officials, alleging that he was discriminated against and harassed at work after his coworkers learned he had tested positive for HIV. The man says that he does not know…
  • Mar 23

    San Francisco Rec and Parks Employee Injured in Falling Tree Accident

    San Francisco Rec and Parks Employee Injured in Falling Tree Accident
    A worker with the San Francisco Rec and Parks Department was injured earlier this month by a falling tree in the Bayview District. The man is a long-time employee of the department, and is one of the managers. The incident occurred close to…
  • Mar 19

    72 Passengers from Asiana Airlines Crash Reach Settlement

    72 Passengers from Asiana Airlines Crash Reach Settlement
    Asiana Airlines settled 72 personal injury claims in lawsuits that were filed over a July 2013 crash landing at San Francisco International Airport. The flight was carrying 291 passengers and struck a seawall as pilots were attempting to…
Rank this Week: 3476

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Mar 26

    Lessons on Work-Related Fraud and Abuse

    Lessons on Work-Related Fraud and Abuse
    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners recently released its 2014 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse (the “Report”), which provides interesting statistics and insights for HR professionals hoping to better…
  • Mar 24

    SCC Says Suspension with Pay can Amount to Constructive Dismissal

    SCC Says Suspension with Pay can Amount to Constructive Dismissal
    A non-unionized employee on an indefinite suspension with pay successfully claimed that he was constructively dismissed by his employer and was entitled to damages for wrongful dismissal. The case involved David Potter, an employee of the New…
  • Mar 20

    BC and Ontario Employers Take Note: Upcoming Minimum Wage Change

    BC and Ontario Employers Take Note: Upcoming Minimum Wage Change
    Ontario Last fall the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 was amended to index increases to the minimum wage to Ontario’s Consumer Price Index.  Putting that into effect, Ontario is raising the general minimum wage from $11 to…
Rank this Week: 2388

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/
  • Mar 25

    Workers' Compensation Retaliation - Templemire v. W&M Welding, Inc.

    Workers' Compensation Retaliation - Templemire v. W&M Welding, Inc.
    The workers' compensation system is meant to provide financial assistance for injured workers without the possibility of employer retaliation. Specifically, workers who are injured at work have the right to file a claim for compensation…
  • Feb 26

    Proposed Change May Send More Workers Home with Overtime Pay

    Proposed Change May Send More Workers Home with Overtime Pay
    Millions of previously exempt workers may soon be eligible to receive overtime pay under a plan proposed by the Obama administration, according to a report in CNN Money. The White House is set to announce the proposal in the coming months of…
  • Nov 17

    Playing with "Waffle House" Money Owed to Tipped Employee

    Playing with "Waffle House" Money Owed to Tipped Employee
    So you are (or were, within the last two years) a server at a Waffle House. Waffle House, or one its franchisees, pays you about $3.00 an hour. You also receive tips. Your boss tells you to report when your wages plus tips, taken together,…
Rank this Week: 2928

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

Covers Massachusetts employment law issues such as employment discrimination, sexual harasment and wrongful discharge. By Jack Merrill.

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
  • Mar 25

    Large Jury Verdict Highlights Risks Tied to Misclassification of Worker

    Large Jury Verdict Highlights Risks Tied to Misclassification of Worker
    One commonly overlooked risk to misclassifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees was recently highlighted when a jury awarded more than $500,000 to a painter who was hurt when he fell from a ladder while working at an…
  • Mar 16

    Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Takes Effect April 1, 2015

    Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Takes Effect April 1, 2015
    The new Massachusetts domestic workers statute — captioned in the Legislature as a “Bill of Rights” for this class of employees — is set to take effect on April 1. It provides  variety of rights to housekeepers,…
  • Mar 2

    Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors by a Supervisor

    Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors by a Supervisor
    Our client was an employee of a large package delivery company. After experiencing what she believed to be inappropriate sexual behaviors by a supervisor, she reported the conduct to his superior and asked that it stop. She did not file nor…
Rank this Week: 4302

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Mar 25

    Should I get an arrest record expunged?

    Should I get an arrest record expunged?
    In Texas you can request certain criminal records are destroyed or expunged in what is called an expunction (or sometimes misspelled as expungement). An expunction orders public agencies, such as police departments, courts and the Department…
  • Mar 25

    What is an expunction / What is an expungement?

    What is an expunction / What is an expungement?
    Under the Texas code of criminal procedure, an individual who has been arrested for an alleged crime that did not result in a conviction or deferred adjudication is generally entitled to have the arrest record expunged from public records.…
  • Mar 25

    Texas law on employer’s vacation policy

    Texas law on employer’s vacation policy
    Here in Texas our labor and employment laws generally cut in favor of employers over employees and Texas law surrounding an employer’s vacation policy is no exception. Employees are often surprised by employer restrictions on vacation…
Rank this Week: 3376

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

Covers legal developments concerning law enforcement and firefighter labor law. By Cline and Associates.

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 2440

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Mar 24

    The Champions of Diversity Challenge – Support the Bay Area Urban Debate League

    The Champions of Diversity Challenge – Support the Bay Area Urban Debate League
    The Bay Area Urban Debate League (“BAUDL”) is a debate mentoring program that currently serves 14 Bay Area schools and over 400 students. Studies show that these programs improve literacy, GPA, graduation rates, and provide a host…
  • Mar 19

    Top Ten Take-Aways from the Cornell HR in Hospitality Conference 2015

    Top Ten Take-Aways from the Cornell HR in Hospitality Conference 2015
    I just returned from the Cornell HR in Hospitality Conference in Las Vegas with my partner Carolyn Richmond.  I participated in the Executive Summit and shared ideas with some of the most progressive minds in the hospitality…
  • Mar 18

    Conduct Under a Microscope at Kleiner-Perkins Trial

    Conduct Under a Microscope at Kleiner-Perkins Trial
    Unless you’ve seen it in person, it’s hard to appreciate how the litigation process magnifies and distorts people’s behavior. The ongoing trial of Ellen Pao’s discrimination and retaliation claims against Silicon…
Rank this Week: 3258

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

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

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Just Cause for Dismissal: Is One Incident Enough?

    Just Cause for Dismissal: Is One Incident Enough?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is one incident of dishonesty just cause for dismissal?  What if it involves a long-serving employee?  This was the issue that was…
  • Feb 18

    Use of Summary Judgment Motions in Dismissal Case

    Use of Summary Judgment Motions in Dismissal Case
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What are summary judgment motions?  Are they effective in wrongful dismissal cases?  A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal…
  • Feb 3

    Whiplash: Great Film. But Does it Promote Bullying?

    Whiplash: Great Film. But Does it Promote Bullying?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca On a recent plane trip, I was fortunate to find that Air Canada had enhanced its collection of films and added several new releases. …
Rank this Week: 2509

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

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

    Transition Is Such A Difficult Thing: Crystal Cathedral’s Battle With Its Founder

    Transition Is Such A Difficult Thing: Crystal Cathedral’s Battle With Its Founder
    Transition for corporate leadership is frequently complex.  When the transition involves a charismatic founder, this step can be even more stressful.  Planning well in advance for the inevitable segue between leaders and outlining…
  • Mar 19

    The Inbox – An Officer and a Whistleblower

    The Inbox – An Officer and a Whistleblower
    When Dodd-Frank became law in 2010, companies with corporate compliance programs viewed the whistleblower provisions warily and anticipated a potential negative impact on the success of their own internal reporting programs. According to a…
  • Mar 12

    Pao v. Kleiner Perkins: Some Lessons for Employers Thus Far

    Pao v. Kleiner Perkins: Some Lessons for Employers Thus Far
    The ongoing trial in Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers has made headline news across the country.  It’s being covered by the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, among other national publications.  Those interested…
Rank this Week: 2483

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • Mar 24

    Citibank Cashes In With Big Win On Nationwide Overtime Class and Collective Action

    Citibank Cashes In With Big Win On Nationwide Overtime Class and Collective Action
    Authored by Geoffrey Westbrook After more than four years of litigation, Citibank hauled in a significant victory last week against putative class and collective actions in Ruiz v. Citibank. Personal bankers from California, New York,…
  • Mar 19

    Proposed Overtime Regulations Slated for “Spring”

    Proposed Overtime Regulations Slated for “Spring”
    Authored by Alex Passantino On Wednesday, Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez told a House committee that he hoped the Department’s proposed revisions to the white-collar overtime regulations would be published this Spring. During a…
  • Mar 13

    525,600 Minutes of Overtime Consideration

    525,600 Minutes of Overtime Consideration
    Authored by Alex Passantino For twelve months, the employer community has been on the lookout for a regulatory proposal that would fundamentally change the application of the most-used exemption from minimum wage and overtime—the…
Rank this Week: 4570

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
  • Mar 24

    Retention of Employment Records in NJ

    Retention of Employment Records in NJ
    Federal and State law dictate how long employers must retain certain employee related records.  For instance, Form I-9 should be retained for either three (3) years after the date of hire or for one (1) year after employment is…
  • Mar 18

    Pre-Screening Job Applicant

    Pre-Screening Job Applicant
    As I noted in a recent blog post, New Jersey now prevents employers from asking applicants about criminal convictions in the initial job application and interview.  Certain municipalities even have their own rules on the subject. …
  • Mar 10

    Are You Prepared for the Affordable Care Act?

    Are You Prepared for the Affordable Care Act?
    If a business employs 50 or more employees, it has until January 1, 2016 to get ready to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act/Obama Care.  If a business has a 100 or more employee, it is already subject to the Affordable…
Rank this Week: 4711

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Mar 23

    What Is a “Direct Threat” to Health or Safety Under the ADA?

    What Is a “Direct Threat” to Health or Safety Under the ADA?
    Most employers understand that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. However, an employer may legally decide not to hire an individual with a disability if he or she poses a…
  • Mar 23

    ”Smoking Gun” Comments Serve as an Important Reminder of the ADA’s Protection Against Associational Discrimination

    ”Smoking Gun” Comments Serve as an Important Reminder of the ADA’s Protection Against Associational Discrimination
    Most employers are well aware that the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities against discrimination on the basis of disability and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to…
  • Mar 16

    Congress Rallies Against New Union Election Rule

    Congress Rallies Against New Union Election Rule
    The currently Republican-controlled U.S. Congress has made it clear that pushing back on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent efforts, which appear motivated by a mandate to tip the scales in favor of employees and to the…
Rank this Week: 2988

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

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

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Mar 23

    Cientos de abogados juramentan

    Cientos de abogados juramentan
    La cantidad de abogados que siguen ingresando la profesión  en Puerto Rico es impresionante. La Isla está en las primeras 15 jurisdicciones en EU con más abogados.  En este ultimo grupo,  correspondiente a…
  • Mar 16

    Nalgada Provoca Despido

    Nalgada Provoca Despido
    El caso Luis Rosa v ASEM, 2015 DTSP 19, involucra un empleado que demandó a la Administración de Servicios Médicos de Puerto Rico (ASEM) porque fue despido bajo la política de hostigamiento sexual. Aunque se da en…
  • Feb 24

    Crítico Tener Política Anti-Represalia

    Crítico Tener Política Anti-Represalia
    Es esencial para los patronos en Puerto Rico tener una política general contra las represalias. He comentado sobre este asunto pero hay unos puntos importantes que valen la pena recalcar. La recién promulgada ley 169-2014 ha…
Rank this Week: 3235

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

Covers labor and employment law for the healthcare industry. By Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
Rank this Week: 2757

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3186

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/
  • Mar 20

    “I Got Rid of the Old Bastard” Discrimination Case Goes to Trial

    “I Got Rid of the Old Bastard” Discrimination Case Goes to Trial
    Employers should gather their managers for a special meeting to advise them never to say: “Go get a job as a Wal-Mart door greeter” — when terminating a senior employee. “I’m the one that got rid of the old…
  • Mar 20

    Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal FLSA Case Obtained by Malik Cutlar of PCT Law Group

    Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal FLSA Case Obtained by Malik Cutlar of PCT Law Group
    In the amoeba-like jurisprudence of wage and hour misclassification cases involving Information Technology (“IT”) professionals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling from the Eastern District of Virginia that…
  • Mar 17

    Skirting the Supreme Court, State Courts Invalidate Consumer Arbitration Clause

    Skirting the Supreme Court, State Courts Invalidate Consumer Arbitration Clause
    Thanks to Liz Kramer for this excellent post. Two state supreme courts found consumer arbitration agreements unenforceable in the past week: Arkansas and New Jersey. Arkansas grounded its decision on the lack of mutuality in the…
Rank this Week: 3531

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

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

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal geologist with his FERS disability claim. He suffers from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the result of several deployments to Afghanistan over the past decade as an Army Reservist. …
  • Mar 6

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal electronics engineer with his FERS disability claim. He suffers from several psychiatric illnesses, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and major depressive disorder. Because his symptoms…
  • Feb 20

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal licensed practical nurse (LPN) with his FERS disability claim. He suffers from several, chronic, spinal/structural medical conditions, including lumbar disc degeneration, cervical disc degeneration, migraine…
Rank this Week: 3440

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

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

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
Rank this Week: 3780

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4519

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    FMLA Covers Spouses in Same Sex Marriage

    FMLA Covers Spouses in Same Sex Marriage
    New regulations issued by the United States Department of Labor (DOL) make it clear that the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects spouses in same sex marriages. The FMLA is a federal law which, among other things, guarantees covered…
  • Mar 11

    Company Can Require Release of Claims Before Rehiring Former Employee

    Company Can Require Release of Claims Before Rehiring Former Employee
    A recent employment law case recognizes that in certain circumstances, an employer does not violate federal law if it requires former employees to sign away their legal claims against it as a condition to rehiring them as independent…
  • Feb 20

    New Jersey Supreme Court Prohibits Post-Verdict Ex Parte Communications Between Judge and Jury

    New Jersey Supreme Court Prohibits Post-Verdict Ex Parte Communications Between Judge and Jury
    In a recent employment law case, Davis v. Husain, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that a judge may not engage in any communication with a member of the jury outside of the presence of the lawyers involved in the case (known as ex parte…
Rank this Week: 4820

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    Top Five Things Employers Should Know about the New Recreational Marijuana Law

    Top Five Things Employers Should Know about the New Recreational Marijuana Law
    By Amanda Gamblin, employment attorney Oregon’s Measure 91 will go into effect July 1, 2015, allowing personal non-public use and possession of small amounts of marijuana.  What does this mean for employers?  Not much. …
  • Feb 18

    Update on Public Hearing on Oregon Statewide Mandatory Sick Leave ‎Legislation

    Update on Public Hearing on Oregon Statewide Mandatory Sick Leave ‎Legislation
    By Leora Coleman-Fire and Nathan Sramek, Attorneys at Law On February 16, 2015, the Oregon Senate Workforce Committee and ‎the House Business and Labor Committee held a joint public hearing on ‎the proposed statewide mandated paid…
  • Feb 13

    Legislature 2015: A cheat sheet on Oregon’s Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill

    Legislature 2015: A cheat sheet on Oregon’s Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill
    As published, Portland Business Journal, Feb. 13, 2015 Statewide paid sick leave may soon be a reality in Oregon. This Monday, February 16, at 6 p.m., the legislature will hold a public hearing on the pending statewide sick leave bills (House…
Rank this Week: 2477

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/
  • Mar 19

    “CBO Says . . .”

    “CBO Says . . .”
    It’s a Capitol Hill game. Anything that has any significant budgetary consequence may be lauded or condemned based on the Congressional Budget Office forecast of that consequence. So what has the CBO said about ACA subsidy payments,…
  • Mar 13

    HDHP Family Coverage Cost Sharing Limit Put Simply

    HDHP Family Coverage Cost Sharing Limit Put Simply
    The HHS 2016 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters was the usual grab bag of regulatory minutiae, but some things were more easily grabbed than others. So, HHS has published a good, simple explanation of how the annual cost sharing limit…
  • Mar 4

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – First Read of the Omen

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – First Read of the Omen
    Apologizing to our readers for having advertised live audio that wasn’t, you really can find the Wall Street Journal’s live blog entries here.    The Court’s official audio and…
Rank this Week: 3347

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Mar 18

    A Better Deal for Youth? The 2015 Alternative Federal Budget

    A Better Deal for Youth? The 2015 Alternative Federal Budget
    The Alternative Federal Budget ("AFB") is being released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. For the second year, Karen Foster and myself have put together the chapter on youth and I thought that it would be good…
  • Mar 15

    Precarious work is real: the growing effects of insecure, unstable employment in Canada

    Precarious work is real: the growing effects of insecure, unstable employment in Canada
    This blog post originally the Institute for Research on Public Policy's Policy Options blog. It was written as a response to this piece from Tammy Schirle, a WLU economic professor. It's a tad wonkish, but a good primer to some…
  • Jan 20

    Kathleen Wynne on Unpaid Internship

    Kathleen Wynne on Unpaid Internship
    Just a short post. The Medium, the student newspaper at the University of Toronto - Mississauga, interviewed Kathleen Wynne, the Premier of Ontario, this past week and asked her about unpaid internships. This is probably the clearest comment…
Rank this Week: 4540

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3055

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 4752

CA Employee Rights Blog

CA Employee Rights Blog

Explains key employment laws that every employee in California should know. By Branigan Robertson.

http://caemployeerights.com/
  • Mar 16

    Employment Lawyers: Ensuring Employees Are Compensated Fairly

    Employment Lawyers: Ensuring Employees Are Compensated Fairly
    In California, as well as across the nation, there are many jobs which require employees to be on “standby” or “on-call”. For example, some employees who are on standby may be required to carry their cell phone or…
  • Feb 23

    Holding Employers Accountable for Sexual Harassment: Chopourian v. Catholic Healthcare West

    Holding Employers Accountable for Sexual Harassment: Chopourian v. Catholic Healthcare West
    My good friend, Lawrance Bohm, got the largest sexual harassment verdict in history for his client, Ms. Chopourian. The case demonstrates that sexual harassment still occurs quite often across California, especially with highly successful…
  • Feb 11

    Minimum Wage and Overtime: Holding Employers Accountable for Depriving Employees of Basic Pay

    Minimum Wage and Overtime: Holding Employers Accountable for Depriving Employees of Basic Pay
    As surprising as it may seem, some employers still fail to pay their employees proper minimum wage and overtime under California law. Recently, the California Department of Industrial Relations issued wage theft citations of roughly $16…
Rank this Week: 3353

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/
Rank this Week: 3249

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

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

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Mar 15

    What You Can Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Negligence

    What You Can Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Negligence
    Baby boomers are growing older and becoming more dependent on in-home nurses, assisted-living facilities, and nursing homes to live their day-to-day lives and to achieve success in basic tasks.  This new, growing industry, like all new,…
  • Mar 9

    Will Workers’ Compensation Help Me If I Can’t Find a Job?

    Will Workers’ Compensation Help Me If I Can’t Find a Job?
    If you are unable to find a job in Ohio because of a work-related injury, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, depending on why you can’t find employment.  In other circumstances, filing for unemployment…
  • Jan 29

    What to Do If You Get Injured at Work

    What to Do If You Get Injured at Work
    Many who are injured at work feel the need to hide it or shake it off and return to the task at hand.  On the job injuries can sideline you from work and have a negative impact on your bottom line.  This is especially true for…
Rank this Week: 3255

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Mar 15

    Staying on solid legal ground when seeking brain diversity in the workforce

    Staying on solid legal ground when seeking brain diversity in the workforce
    The benefits of diversity in the workplace are nearly universally touted. Human resources professionals are eager to assemble teams representing a variety of races, ethnicities, genders, and ages. But now another kind of diversity is gaining…
  • Mar 15

    The business case for diversity

    The business case for diversity
    by Kimberly Williams Recently, my employer, Baystate Health, organized a regional Diversity and Inclusion Conference. While promoting the event on social media, I shared a video clip of one of the conference presenters who was making the…
  • Mar 15

    Interrupting gender bias: Fire away!

    Interrupting gender bias: Fire away!
    by Michael P. Maslanka I am honored to be a Bedford mentor at the University of North Texas School of Law in Dallas. Mentors divide into numerous small groups with students, and each group reads a different book on a matter of public…
Rank this Week: 4947