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Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    Getting Fired in California over a DUI

    Getting Fired in California over a DUI
    According to a recent news article from HR.BLR.com, an employee was driving his personal vehicle when he was arrested and charged with drunk driving in California. At the time of his arrest, he was working for a major insurance carrier as a…
  • Jan 29

    Arbitration Mandatory for California Truck Driver Wage Dispute

    Arbitration Mandatory for California Truck Driver Wage Dispute
    According to recent news feature from HR.BLR.com, a California employer operates a shipping, distribution, and warehousing business at ports in Southern California, including Los Angeles and Long Beach. The company accepts the shipments at…
  • Jan 27

    One Wage for Restaurant Worker

    One Wage for Restaurant Worker
    If you have never waited tables, you probably do not understand how servers get paid and why tips are very important. In 43 states in the nation, restaurant workers get paid far less than minimum. While the federal minimum wage is $7.25, an…
Rank this Week: 2355

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/
  • Feb 2

    Manager Ordered Prison Time for Employee Fatalitie

    Manager Ordered Prison Time for Employee Fatalitie
    This post is a guest blog by Simone Ostrowski, a lawyer at our firm with experience in workplace health and safety matters (@simoneostrowski, sostrowski@koldorfstam.ca).  On January 11, 2016, Vadim Kazenelson, a former…
  • Dec 22

    Tweeting Your Way to Termination

    Tweeting Your Way to Termination
    A blog post just in time for some downtime over the holiday – when can personal tweets become grounds for termination?  Some of you may remember when in August of 2013 Canadian news outlets were a-buzz with the termination of…
  • Dec 9

    Holiday Party Tips for the Young Bo

    Holiday Party Tips for the Young Bo
    We all have an office party horror story.  The partner who got too sloppy and friendly with the summer student, the awkward aversion of eye contact the next day, or the overly honest comments from the disgruntled…
Rank this Week: 4973

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/
  • Feb 2

    2016 HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Registration Now Open!

    2016 HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Registration Now Open!
    We are so excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 HR Law & Solutions Seminar. Now in its 24th year, this full-day seminar is a fantastic opportunity for both new and experience HR professionals and other business…
  • Oct 30

    E-Verify News Flash

    E-Verify News Flash
    On October 28, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the latest enhancements to its E-Verify® Internet-based Employment Eligibility Verification system. The enhancements aim to improve the…
  • Oct 29

    EEOC to Present at SHRM SWFL Meeting

    EEOC to Present at SHRM SWFL Meeting
    I am very excited to announce that Elaine McArthur, the Outreach and Training Manager for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), is speaking at the SHRM SWFL luncheon next week. This is an excellent opportunity for HR…
Rank this Week: 3050

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/
Rank this Week: 2322

Employment Law Business Guide

Employment Law Business Guide

Addresses employment law issues. By McLane, Graf, Raulerson, & Middleton, PA.

http://www.employmentlawbusinessguide.com
  • Feb 1

    The State of Non-Compete Agreements in Massachusett

    The State of Non-Compete Agreements in Massachusett
    Non-compete agreements continue to be a hot issue in Massachusetts. I recently did a seminar on the state of non-competes and the items pending on Beacon Hill this legislative session. To view a 15 minute clip from…
  • Jan 29

    Pending Bill Seeks to Outlaw Physician Non-Competition Agreements with Geographic Restriction

    Pending Bill Seeks to Outlaw Physician Non-Competition Agreements with Geographic Restriction
    SB 417, currently pending in the New Hampshire Senate, seeks to amend RSA 329 by adding a provision which would make it unlawful to prevent a physician from leaving one practice or hospital and setting up shop just a few miles away in…
  • Jan 28

    U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Guidance on Joint Employment

    U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Guidance on Joint Employment
    It is no surprise that businesses often struggle with categorizing workers as employees versus independent contractors.  The U.S. Department of Labor’s (“USDOL”) latest  guidance highlights a similar challenge…
Rank this Week: 2469

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Employee Entitled to Evidence of Employer’s Past Discrimination Based on Different Protected Categorie

    Employee Entitled to Evidence of Employer’s Past Discrimination Based on Different Protected Categorie
    Recently, the New Jersey Appellate Division ruled that an employee who brought a discrimination lawsuit is entitled to obtain evidence about the facts of another employment discrimination lawsuit against one of the individuals he claims…
  • Jan 19

    Rabner Allcorn Settles Employment Case for $2.5 Million

    Rabner Allcorn Settles Employment Case for $2.5 Million
    I am pleased to report that I recently settled an employment law case against the Borough of Bogota, New Jersey for $2.25 million on behalf of my client, Police Officer Regina Tasca. I handled the case with my co-counsel, Catherine M. Elston,…
  • Jan 11

    Employer Prohibited from Enforcing Arbitration Policy in Employee Handbook

    Employer Prohibited from Enforcing Arbitration Policy in Employee Handbook
    Last week, New Jersey’s Appellate Division ruled that Raymours Furniture Company cannot enforce the arbitration policy in its employee handbook because the handbook expressly states that it is not a contract. As a result, former…
Rank this Week: 4262

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
Rank this Week: 3975

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

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

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
  • Jan 31

    Notable Changes in California Employment Law for 2016

    Notable Changes in California Employment Law for 2016
    It is that time of year again for California employees to hear about the latest and greatest out of Sacramento and for California employers to revisit their policies and handbooks to assess compliance with the slew of new California…
  • Oct 7

    Governor Brown Signs California Fair Pay Act

    Governor Brown Signs California Fair Pay Act
    California women will now enjoy the most specific laws in the United States aimed at requiring equal pay for equal work while concurrently fighting employers in discrimination claims. With the signing of SB 358 by Senator Hannah-Beth…
  • Sep 28

    Sakkab v. Luxottica Retail – 9th Circuit Holds FAA Does not Preempt Iskanian and PAGA

    Sakkab v. Luxottica Retail – 9th Circuit Holds FAA Does not Preempt Iskanian and PAGA
    In a victory over mandatory arbitration, the 9th Circuit panel reversed the United States District Court’s Order granting Luxottica Retail North America’s motion to compel arbitration of claims and dismissing the remainder of…
Rank this Week: 3910

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Jan 31

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – January Update

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – January Update
    Having looked back over the last couple of years, I realized that I have failed to provide enough updates on issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news. So, I am going to try to resume those efforts moving forward.…
  • Jan 30

    2015 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2015 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 16th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, with some assistance from several of my colleagues (Nicole Daly, Hannah Joseph, and Will…
  • Jan 11

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2016

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2016
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
Rank this Week: 4599

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Jan 30

    Does Your Company Need An Employee Probationary Period?

    Does Your Company Need An Employee Probationary Period?
    What do airplane life vests and probationary employment periods have in common? Both are ubiquitous in their respective context, both are often useless, and they may even do more harm than good. Let me explain; the Wall Street Journal’s…
  • Jan 26

    Courts Continue to Narrow Application of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Against Former Employee

    Courts Continue to Narrow Application of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Against Former Employee
    While it is far from settled, the trend under the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act continues towards narrowing the application of the CFAA concerning the employer/employee relationship. Specifically, a federal district court in Colorado…
  • Jan 24

    “Reasonable Accommodations” and “Undue Hardship” Defenses – It Comes Down to Money

    “Reasonable Accommodations” and “Undue Hardship” Defenses – It Comes Down to Money
    A recent case involving the Americans with Disabilities Act offers employers an opportunity to consider two frequent issues under this statute: What is a reasonable accommodation and what must an employer show to establish an “undue…
Rank this Week: 3856

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    EEOC Proposes to Modify EEO-1 Form to Include Wage Data

    EEOC Proposes to Modify EEO-1 Form to Include Wage Data
    The EEOC is proposing to change EEO-1 reporting requirements to add wage data.  Employers who file the EEO-1 (private sector employers with > 100 employees and federal contractors with > 50 employees) already report race and sex of…
  • Jan 26

    Court of Appeal: Employer Entitled to Recoup Training Costs Under Repayment Agreement

    Court of Appeal: Employer Entitled to Recoup Training Costs Under Repayment Agreement
    Employers invest in employees in different ways. For example, sometimes employers pay for employees to undergo significant training.  And they hope the employee will not promptly leave and use that training while working for another…
  • Jan 24

    Back in 2013, a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court…

    Back in 2013, a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court "assumed" in Genesis Healthcare v. Symczyk that an unaccepted "offer of judgment" could moot a plaintiff's class action, if the offer would have provided the plaintiff complete relief on her individual…
Rank this Week: 1932

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jan 29

    City of Toronto Bargaining Strategy Looks Familiar

    City of Toronto Bargaining Strategy Looks Familiar
    January 29, 2016 The media is reporting today that the City of Toronto has requested what is known as a “No Board Report” from the Minister of Labour in its ongoing negotiations with CUPE, Local 416 (the outside workers). A…
  • Jan 19

    What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?

    What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?
    I was asked this weekend about a hypothetical employment situation. Let’s call the employee in this story Mark.  It’s a good scenario for a law school question. Facts Last April, Mark was hired to work for Company A.  A…
  • Jan 8

    What if Ella the Selfie – Taking Monkey Were an Employee?

    What if Ella the Selfie – Taking Monkey Were an Employee?
    Come on!  A monkey selfie!  Did you see this story about the legal battle over ownership of a photo taken by a monkey who stumbled upon a camera in the jungle?  I can’t resist posting the photo on this blog and lucky…
Rank this Week: 4286

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.hilaborlaw.com
  • Jan 29

    EEOC Draft Guidance on Retaliation

    EEOC Draft Guidance on Retaliation
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently announced that it is seeking public input on proposed enforcement guidance addressing retaliation and related issues under federal employment discrimination laws.…
  • Jan 27

    Joint Employers Under the FMLA

    Joint Employers Under the FMLA
    The U.S. Department of Labor just issued a new fact sheet discussing Joint Employment and Primary and Secondary Employer Responsibilities Under the FMLA. Under the FMLA, two or more employers can simultaneously employ an individual,…
  • Jan 27

    Electronic Cigarettes Prohibited in the Workplace

    Electronic Cigarettes Prohibited in the Workplace
    Per Act 19, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015, “electronic smoking devices” are now prohibited anywhere that smoking cigarettes or other tobacco products are also prohibited, including all enclosed or partially enclosed places of…
Rank this Week: 4959

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/
Rank this Week: 2145

Massachusetts Employment Law Blog

Massachusetts Employment Law Blog

By Goldstein & Clegg.

http://goldsteinandclegglaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation
    In Massachusetts most employees can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. However, there is an exception to this rule and that is that your employer can not retaliate against you and fire you as a result of asserting a right that the…
  • Jan 16

    Can you be laid-off without notice?

    Can you be laid-off without notice?
    Losing a job due to no fault of your own is traumatic enough. The financial concern is great, and even if you are laid off and can collect some small portion of unemployment benefits, your family can suffer a serious financial hardship. How…
  • Dec 27

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?
    As an employee in Massachusetts, you may be considered an employee at will, and you employer may even be able to fire you for no reason at all, but if they do take adverse actions against you because you complained about your pay or demanded…
Rank this Week: 1955

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tennesseeemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Red Garter Club Faces Lawsuit Over Unpaid Wage

    Red Garter Club Faces Lawsuit Over Unpaid Wage
    It isn’t just factory workers or office staff that is protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The act can also apply to the adult entertainment industry.  In fact, there has been a string of lawsuits against strip clubs…
  • Dec 16

    EEOC files lawsuit accusing Landis Homes of discriminating against pregnant employee

    EEOC files lawsuit accusing Landis Homes of discriminating against pregnant employee
    According to this recent case, Amy Potts was pregnant and had just undergone a surgical procedure in April 2010 when she requested that she be permitted to lift no more than 25 pounds at the Landis Homes Retirement Community where she worked…
  • Oct 28

    “Wage Theft” by misclassification- independent contractors and intern

    “Wage Theft” by misclassification- independent contractors and intern
    Worker misclassification has become perhaps the most widespread way employers are cheating employees out of money they are entitled; otherwise known as “wage theft”. Construction companies, strip clubs, delivery services,…
Rank this Week: 4846

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
  • Jan 27

    An Arbitration Provision in Your Employee Handbook Is Not Enough

    An Arbitration Provision in Your Employee Handbook Is Not Enough
    Co-Authored By Jeri L. Abrams The recent New Jersey Appellate Division decision in Morgan v. Raymours Furniture Co. has left little doubt that arbitration provisions contained in employee handbooks are unlikely to be enforceable. In the past,…
  • Dec 16

    ACA Update: Cadillac Tax Delayed Two More Year

    ACA Update: Cadillac Tax Delayed Two More Year
    Rumor has it the newest Congressional budget deal includes a two year delay on the so-called “Cadillac Tax.” This tax, originally set to go into effect on January 1, 2018 pursuant to the Affordable Care Act calls for a 40% excise…
  • Nov 19

    Holiday Pay

    Holiday Pay
    With the holidays fast approaching, a familiar question received by our office from employers is “must I pay my employees holiday pay?”  The answer to this question in New Jersey is no.  New Jersey employers are only…
Rank this Week: 4606

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/
  • Jan 27

    EEOC Releases New Guidance on the Rights of HIV-Positive Employees Applicable to Health Care Providers and Employer

    EEOC Releases New Guidance on the Rights of HIV-Positive Employees Applicable to Health Care Providers and Employer
    In December 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released new guidance for job applicants and employees with HIV infection that is particularly applicable to employers in the health care industry.  This guidance is…
  • Jan 20

    No Duty to Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use in New Mexico

    No Duty to Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use in New Mexico
    The United States District Court for the District of New Mexico recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by an employee who was fired after testing positive for marijuana despite using medical marijuana as permitted by New Mexico state law. …
  • Dec 14

    NLRB OK’s Off-Duty Access Policy; KO’s its Enforcement

    NLRB OK’s Off-Duty Access Policy; KO’s its Enforcement
    In a decision with ramifications for employers in health, retail, hospitality and other industries serving the public, on October 22, 2015 in a decision, Marina Del Rey Hospital, 363 N.L.R.B. No. 22, 2015 BL 347693, the NLRB confirmed the…
Rank this Week: 3985

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/
  • Jan 26

    Reminder of the ACA Related Deadlines for 2016

    Reminder of the ACA Related Deadlines for 2016
    This post is intended to be a brief reminder of some of the 2016 deadlines. As originally described in our December post the following are the updated dates for Forms 1094 and 1095. Forms Original IRS Due Date Updated IRS Due Date Forms…
  • Jan 25

    ACA Myths That Just Won’t Die

    ACA Myths That Just Won’t Die
    Lawyers, politicians, economists, climate scientists, fad diet peddlers . . . we all know that it’s child’s play to persuade people of what they want to believe. Perhaps that explains the persistence of so many…
  • Jan 4

    How (and How Not) to Read This Blog

    How (and How Not) to Read This Blog
    TNearly three years ago, having spent hundreds of hours immersed in ACA minutiae, we anticipated that clients would not react well to fees for services that consisted principally of telling them that they had asked the wrong question. So we…
Rank this Week: 2277

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: 2346

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/
  • Jan 25

    New Equal Pay Bill Makes Progress in State Legislature

    New Equal Pay Bill Makes Progress in State Legislature
    A bill to replace Massachusetts’ aging equal pay law is making progress in the state legislature and may be heading for final approval. Late last week, a Senate committee produced a revised version of the pending legislation and…
  • Jan 12

    Massachusetts Minimum Wage Now at $10/Hour

    Massachusetts Minimum Wage Now at $10/Hour
    Effective January 1, 2016, the Massachusetts minimum wage was increased to $10/hour. The increase is part two of a three-part process that will increase the minimum wage to $11/hour on January 1, 2017. The state’s minimum for tipped…
  • Dec 31

    Maintaining Enforceable Noncompetition Agreements Requires Diligent Effort

    Maintaining Enforceable Noncompetition Agreements Requires Diligent Effort
    Enforcing noncompetition agreements and other restrictions on post-employment activities is always a challenge in Massachusetts courts. Among the various issues employers must consider before attempting to do so is one that is often…
Rank this Week: 4236

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/
  • Jan 25

    Happy Affordable Care Act New Year

    Happy Affordable Care Act New Year
    Ir’s not exactly hats and horns for the 2016 Affordable Care Act (ACA) New Year, but there are a few reasons to celebrate regarding compliance matters. Filing Extensions The 2016 ACA reporting deadlines that apply to all subject…
  • Dec 18

    Enhanced health benefits for executives? That’s another Affordable Care Act issue to consider

    Enhanced health benefits for executives? That’s another Affordable Care Act issue to consider
    A prohibition on discrimination has applied to self-insured plans for years under  Section 105(h) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) now extends that ban on discrimination in insured group health…
  • Dec 18

    Enhanced health benefits for executives? That’s another Affordable Care Act issue to consider

    Enhanced health benefits for executives? That’s another Affordable Care Act issue to consider
    A prohibition on discrimination has applied to self-insured plans for years under  Section 105(h) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) now extends that ban on discrimination in insured group health…
Rank this Week: 4346

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/
  • Jan 25

    Happy Affordable Care Act New Year

    Happy Affordable Care Act New Year
    Ir’s not exactly hats and horns for the 2016 Affordable Care Act (ACA) New Year, but there are a few reasons to celebrate regarding compliance matters. Filing Extensions The 2016 ACA reporting deadlines that apply to all subject…
  • Dec 18

    Enhanced health benefits for executives? That’s another Affordable Care Act issue to consider

    Enhanced health benefits for executives? That’s another Affordable Care Act issue to consider
    A prohibition on discrimination has applied to self-insured plans for years under  Section 105(h) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) now extends that ban on discrimination in insured group health…
  • Dec 18

    Enhanced health benefits for executives? That’s another Affordable Care Act issue to consider

    Enhanced health benefits for executives? That’s another Affordable Care Act issue to consider
    A prohibition on discrimination has applied to self-insured plans for years under  Section 105(h) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) now extends that ban on discrimination in insured group health…
Rank this Week: 2689

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: 2860

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: 3377

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: 2447

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Jan 21

    Top Issues in Executive Disputes to Watch in 2016

    Top Issues in Executive Disputes to Watch in 2016
    We’ve counted down our top posts from 2015, from American Apparel to Dr. Robert Schuller. Now, we look at the issues in executive disputes that are likely to draw the most attention in 2016. Read More › Tags:…
  • Jan 6

    Suits by Suits’ 2015 Greatest Hit

    Suits by Suits’ 2015 Greatest Hit
    The turn of the calendar is always a good time to reflect on what has come before and preview what lies ahead. In this post, we count down our most popular posts of 2015 about executive disputes. Later, we’ll look at what to expect in…
  • Dec 9

    The Trojan War: After Alcohol-Related Firing, Coach Steve Sarkisian Sues USC

    The Trojan War: After Alcohol-Related Firing, Coach Steve Sarkisian Sues USC
    When the 2015 college football season started, Steve Sarkisian was a rising star in the coaching firmament. He had led the University of Washington Huskies and his current team, the University of Southern California Trojans, to winning…
Rank this Week: 3019

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/
  • Jan 19

    SEC Whistleblower Program Not Limited to Corporate Insider

    SEC Whistleblower Program Not Limited to Corporate Insider
      On January 15, 2016, the SEC announced a whistleblower award of $700,000 to a company outsider who conducted a detailed analysis that led to a successful SEC enforcement action. This is likely the largest award... The post SEC…
  • Jan 18

    Pilot Prevails in AIR21 Whistleblower Retaliation Claim

    Pilot Prevails in AIR21 Whistleblower Retaliation Claim
                  In an unpublished decision, the Fifth Circuit affirmed pilot Roger Luder’s win in his AIR21 whistleblower claim against Continental Airlines. The decision in Cont’l Airlines,…
  • Jan 18

    Jason Zuckerman Named a Top Washington DC Whistleblower Lawyer

    Jason Zuckerman Named a Top Washington DC Whistleblower Lawyer
          Jason Zuckerman, founding partner of whistleblower law firm Zuckerman Law, was named a top whistleblower lawyer in Washingtonian Magazine’s 2015 list of top whistleblower lawyers.  Washingtonian compiles its…
Rank this Week: 2207

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
Rank this Week: 3281

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

http://www.workplacetechlaw.com
  • Jan 19

    Building a Privacy Program, Part 2

    Building a Privacy Program, Part 2
    Earlier this month, I wrote Building a Privacy Program; today I appeared in Epstein Becker Green’s Employment Law This Week to discuss the the topic: The full video can be found here (and the Tip of the Week…
  • Jan 17

    Easier than Stealing a Base: Lessons From the MLB Hack

    Easier than Stealing a Base: Lessons From the MLB Hack
    A Computer Fraud and Abuse Act case involving the Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals provides some key lessons for employers and their lawyers about cybersecurity.  While this case is getting press because it involves Major…
  • Jan 7

    FTC Report on Big Data / Chief Employment Law and Technology Officer?

    FTC Report on Big Data / Chief Employment Law and Technology Officer?
    The FTC’s new report Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? [pdf.] is an important read from an increasingly powerful regulator in this area.  Its important to employers is in two areas: use of big data in EEO…
Rank this Week: 2794

Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/diversity/
  • Jan 17

    Getting past the threat of sexual harassment in the workplace

    Getting past the threat of sexual harassment in the workplace
    As employers strive to create diverse workforces, they need to think beyond just attracting employees from varied backgrounds. It’s just as important to think about how to retain a diverse group. Taking steps to prevent sexual…
  • Jan 17

    Team up with your employees for the new year

    Team up with your employees for the new year
    by Robert P. Tinnin, Jr. What do you do when employee morale is at an all-time low? As we all know, it is hard to produce positive outcomes with a workforce that has a negative attitude. I am a firm believer that there is a direct correlation…
  • Jan 17

    When a good employee makes a bad mistake

    When a good employee makes a bad mistake
    by Mark I. Schickman Brian Williams was NBC’s news superstar, appearing on programs ranging from 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, and The Tonight Show. He was a beloved regular on the talk show circuit. Since 2004, he was heir to a line of…
Rank this Week: 4916

Washgington Labor and Employment…

Washgington Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers Washington State employment law and public sector collective bargaining law.By Cline and Associates.

http://www.washingtonlaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2903

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Siegler & Traub, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 14

    Mandatory Arbitration Provision in Employee Handbook Held Unenforceable

    Mandatory Arbitration Provision in Employee Handbook Held Unenforceable
    We are pleased to report that the Appellate Division, in Morgan v. Raymours Furniture Company, Inc., rejected Defendant’s motion to compel mandatory arbitration.  In this case, the employer, Raymour, sought to compel arbitration…
  • Jan 12

    NY Court Rejects FLSA Settlement That Contains a “No Rehire” Provision

    NY Court Rejects FLSA Settlement That Contains a “No Rehire” Provision
    We have negotiated many settlement agreements for claims brought under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”), the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”), and various other New Jersey laws that have…
  • Nov 4

    Disability Discrimination Study Yields Sad but Unsurprising Result

    Disability Discrimination Study Yields Sad but Unsurprising Result
    The New York Times reported today about a study recently undertaken by Rutgers and Syracuse universities.  Researchers sent resumes and cover letters on behalf of fictitious applicants for thousands of accounting jobs. …
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Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 2810

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • Jan 6

    Physician Non-Compete Held Unenforceable

    Physician Non-Compete Held Unenforceable
      Doctors, especially those who specialize in a particular field of medicine, are in a competitive business.  As such, an increasing number of medical practices are attempting to limit the competition by requiring physicians in the…
  • Dec 17

    Court Rejects FLSA Collective Action Settlement

    Court Rejects FLSA Collective Action Settlement
    In a Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) collective action overtime lawsuit filed by employees of Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., the parties reached a settlement during the litigation.  Since settlements reached in FLSA lawsuits…
  • Oct 21

    No “Blue Pencil” for Non-Competes in Virginia Court

    No “Blue Pencil” for Non-Competes in Virginia Court
    In our information age, a wide range of businesses and industries rely on non-compete and non-solicitation clauses in employment contracts to protect their assets while attracting top talent. Standard clauses restrict the extent to which…
Rank this Week: 2136

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Jan 5

    California's Salaried Exempt Minimum Increases to $41,600

    California's Salaried Exempt Minimum Increases to $41,600
    Now that the California minimum wage has increased to $10 per hour as of January 1, 2016, California employers must also pay more to keep exempt workers exempt. In addition to the Duties Test, California employers who classify workers as...
  • Jan 4

    California Minimum Wage is Now $10 Per Hour

    California Minimum Wage is Now $10 Per Hour
    Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage in California is $10.00 per hour. The minimum wage applies to adults and minors, tipped and non-tipped employees in California. If you are a sheepherder, in which case your minimum wage is a...
  • Dec 16

    DIRECTV Prevails in Class Arbitration Waiver SCOTUS Case

    DIRECTV Prevails in Class Arbitration Waiver SCOTUS Case
    Petitioner DIRECTV, Inc., and its customers entered into a service agreement that included a binding arbitration provision with a class-arbitration waiver. It specified that the entire arbitration provision was unenforceable if the “law of…
Rank this Week: 2629

GSA Law

GSA Law

Covers New York employment and employee benefits law. By Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 4

    Class Action Lawsuit Against New York City Jail

    Class Action Lawsuit Against New York City Jail
    GSAS and Beranbaum Menken LLP filed a class-action lawsuit against the City of New York and its Department of Correction for illegally strip and/or body cavity searching visitors to City jails.
  • Nov 10

    Lopate Tackles Arbitration

    Lopate Tackles Arbitration
    Today on the Leonard Lopate Show, Jessica Silver-Greenberg, author of the NYT trilogy against arbitration, gave a fantastic overview on the rise of consumer arbitration and its repercussions. Listen to it here.
  • Nov 10

    Lopate Tackles Arbitration

    Lopate Tackles Arbitration
    Today on the Leonard Lopate Show, Jessica Silver-Greenberg, author of the NYT trilogy against arbitration, gave a fantastic overview on the rise of consumer arbitration and its repercussions. Listen to it here.
Rank this Week: 2855

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
  • Jan 4

    Indiana Court of Appeals Reaffirms Employment Handbook Not a Contract

    Indiana Court of Appeals Reaffirms Employment Handbook Not a Contract
    On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015, Indiana’s Court of Appeals, in the matter of Harris v. Orange County Highway Department, et al, reaffirmed the precedent that employment handbooks generally do not create enforceable…
  • Jan 4

    Indiana Court of Appeals Reaffirms Handbook Not a Contract

    Indiana Court of Appeals Reaffirms Handbook Not a Contract
    On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015, Indiana’s Court of Appeals, in the matter of Harris v. Orange County Highway Department, et al, reaffirmed the precedent that employment handbooks generally do not create enforceable…
  • Oct 19

    Employment Discrimination Case – Cat’s Paw Theory

    Employment Discrimination Case – Cat’s Paw Theory
    Employment attorneys are constantly on the hunt for decision-makers behind adverse employment actions.  They are always looking to make sure that the decision-makers are also the bad actors, i.e. the individuals who harbor discriminatory…
Rank this Week: 2935

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

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

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Jan 4

    Licencia Enfermedad Puerto Rico: Cambios reciente

    Licencia Enfermedad Puerto Rico: Cambios reciente
    La ley que regula la licencia por enfermedad en Puerto Rico cambió. El Gobernador recién convirtió en ley un proyecto que permitirá que los trabajadores – en empresas con 16 empleados o más- que puedan…
  • Sep 27

    Repugnantes los costos operacionales del Fondo

    Repugnantes los costos operacionales del Fondo
    Recientemente una empresa intentó apelar una decisión del Fondo (Corporación del Fondo del Seguro del Estado) mediante la cual le impusieron un 30% de aumento en la prima en penalidad por haber aumentado su…
  • Jul 26

    Veredicto Seis Millones Caso Ley ADA

    Veredicto Seis Millones Caso Ley ADA
    Una trabajadora del Municipio de Aguadilla demandó en el tribunal federal al Municipio bajo la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (Americans With Disabilities Act o Ley ADA, siglas en inglés) y la contra-parte local…
Rank this Week: 2805

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

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

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Jan 4

    Licencia Enfermedad Puerto Rico: Cambios reciente

    Licencia Enfermedad Puerto Rico: Cambios reciente
    La ley que regula la licencia por enfermedad en Puerto Rico cambió. El Gobernador recién convirtió en ley un proyecto que permitirá que los trabajadores – en empresas con 16 empleados o más- que puedan…
  • Sep 27

    Repugnantes los costos operacionales del Fondo

    Repugnantes los costos operacionales del Fondo
    Recientemente una empresa intentó apelar una decisión del Fondo (Corporación del Fondo del Seguro del Estado) mediante la cual le impusieron un 30% de aumento en la prima en penalidad por haber aumentado su…
  • Jul 26

    Veredicto Seis Millones Caso Ley ADA

    Veredicto Seis Millones Caso Ley ADA
    Una trabajadora del Municipio de Aguadilla demandó en el tribunal federal al Municipio bajo la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (Americans With Disabilities Act o Ley ADA, siglas en inglés) y la contra-parte local…
Rank this Week: 2652

Juz The Fax

Juz The Fax

Cover labor law and litigation. By Randy L. Braun.

http://juzthefax.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 4

    New York Minimum Wage Rises to $9.00 Per Hour

    New York Minimum Wage Rises to $9.00 Per Hour
    Just a reminder that effective as of December 31, 2015, New York's minimum wage was increased to $9.00 per hour.  Employers should revise their postings to reflect the change in the law.  You can download the current New York State…
  • Nov 10

    Does Facebook Activity Constitute Protected Concerted Activity Under the NLRA?

    Does Facebook Activity Constitute Protected Concerted Activity Under the NLRA?
    It does, according to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  In Triple Play Sports Bar and Grill v. NLRB, the Second Circuit upheld a ruling of the National Labor Relations Board (the "NLRB") that Facebook activity…
  • Oct 30

    The Inflatable Rat And The First Amendment

    The Inflatable Rat And The First Amendment
    In a Decision dated October 27, 2014, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Bianco, J.), refused to ban a Union from using inflatable rats to communicate its objections to the hiring by an Employer of a…
Rank this Week: 1931

Puerto Rico Workplace Law

Puerto Rico Workplace Law

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

http://english.fleminglex.com/category/puerto-rico-workplace-blog/
  • Jan 4

    Sick Leave change

    Sick Leave change
    The law that regulates sick leave in Puerto Rico  was recently amended.   Now employees may use up to five days’ accrued sick leave- and provided they keep an equal amount in  balance –  to meet the…
  • Oct 20

    Zip line fatality in PR raises questions in general about zip line safety

    Zip line fatality in PR raises questions in general about zip line safety
    There are a number of zip line adventures in Puerto Rico. There is even one that claims to be the ‘longest in the universe’.  While these activities are fun and adventurous, in my opinion they are also…
  • Oct 17

    The disappearing exempt workforce of Puerto Rico Law 379

    The disappearing exempt workforce of Puerto Rico Law 379
    Both federal law (Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA) and Puerto Rico Law 379 (379 -1948, 29 LPRA §271 et seq, as amended) generally require the payment of overtime wages for work performed after 40 hours per week. The FLSA applies to…
Rank this Week: 2659

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3469

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/
  • Dec 24

    2015 MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS’ SEASONAL GREETING

    2015 MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS’ SEASONAL GREETING
    In an abundance of good faith, from us (collectively, the “Wishor”) to you (hereinafter referred to as the “Wishee”), please accept without obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally…
  • Apr 8

    Starting a Small Business in Boston in 2015? We Can Help.

    Starting a Small Business in Boston in 2015? We Can Help.
    Founding a small business is a venture packed with excitement. It’s a test of your savvy and personal strength. Many also find it to be a source of immense pride and a satisfying accomplishment. 2014 is a perfect year to make it happen,…
  • Mar 31

    Protect Your Boston Business Trademark From Infringement

    Protect Your Boston Business Trademark From Infringement
    Your business trademark (also sometimes referred to as your “brand”) is at the core of your distinctive corporate identity. It’s the name or symbol that allows consumers to distinguish your goods and services from those of…
Rank this Week: 4619

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/
  • Dec 11

    New Jersey Durable Power of Attorney

    New Jersey Durable Power of Attorney
    The general durable power of attorney is an important and powerful document. New Jersey law, N.J.S.A. 46:2B8-1, et seq., provides this mechanism so that you may appoint another to handle your affairs. A durable power of attorney is…
  • Nov 13

    New Jersey Durable Power of Attorney

    New Jersey Durable Power of Attorney
    The general durable power of attorney is an important and powerful document. New Jersey law, N.J.S.A. 46:2B8-1, et seq. provides this mechanism so that you may appoint another to handle your affairs. A durable power of attorney is effective…
  • Nov 12

    Counting "Replacement" Time Toward Acquisition of Tenure

    Counting "Replacement" Time Toward Acquisition of Tenure
    McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC's employment attorneys represent teachers in all aspect of employment law. One of the most important areas of New Jersey employment law to teachers is the requirements for acquiring tenure. Under the TEACHNJ ACT…
Rank this Week: 3860