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Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

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

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
  • Mar 14

    Spoiler Alert: Rulings Expected on Uber and Lyft Independent Contractor Settlement

    Spoiler Alert: Rulings Expected on Uber and Lyft Independent Contractor Settlement
    Judges in California will likely soon issue rulings affecting two ride-sharing companies, Uber and Lyft. Those connected with the Lyft case will be pleased because it is expected that a federal district court judge in San Francisco will…
  • Mar 6

    FedEx Succeeds Again On Appeal of an NLRB Ruling on Independent Contractor Misclassification

    FedEx Succeeds Again On Appeal of an NLRB Ruling on Independent Contractor Misclassification
    In the past 2-1/2 years, FedEx has suffered through some appellate court setbacks in the area of independent contractor misclassification, beginning with a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco and…
  • Mar 6

    In the past 2-1/2 years, FedEx has…

    In the past 2-1/2 years, FedEx has suffered through appellate court setbacks in the area of independent contractor misclassification, beginning with a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco and ending…
Rank this Week: 3113

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 14

    Aviso a subscriptores y lectore

    Aviso a subscriptores y lectore
    Saludos a los miles de subscriptores y lectores del Boletín Laboral. Los cambios a la reforma laboral han hecho mucho de los artículos sobre las leyes de Puerto Rico incorrectos, incompletos y/o obsoletos; lo cual requieren una…
  • Jan 29

    Los cambios a la Licencia por Vacaciones y Enfermedad

    Los cambios a la Licencia por Vacaciones y Enfermedad
    En el siguiente enlace les incluyo un resumen inicial de los cambios que trae la reforma laboral a la ley 180 de salario y licencia por vacaciones y enfermedad.  Presione aquí para tener acceso a a la página.…
  • Jan 27

    Los Cambios a Ley 80 Despido Injustificado

    Los Cambios a Ley 80 Despido Injustificado
    En el siguiente enlace les incluyo un resumen inicial de los cambios que trae la reforma laboral a la ley 80 de despido injustificado.  Presione aquí para tener acceso a a la página. Continúe leyendo
Rank this Week: 1802

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

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

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Mar 14

    Aviso a subscriptores y lectore

    Aviso a subscriptores y lectore
    Saludos a los miles de subscriptores y lectores del Boletín Laboral. Los cambios a la reforma laboral han hecho mucho de los artículos sobre las leyes de Puerto Rico incorrectos, incompletos y/o obsoletos; lo cual requieren una…
  • Jan 29

    Los cambios a la Licencia por Vacaciones y Enfermedad

    Los cambios a la Licencia por Vacaciones y Enfermedad
    En el siguiente enlace les incluyo un resumen inicial de los cambios que trae la reforma laboral a la ley 180 de salario y licencia por vacaciones y enfermedad.  Presione aquí para tener acceso a a la página.…
  • Jan 27

    Los Cambios a Ley 80 Despido Injustificado

    Los Cambios a Ley 80 Despido Injustificado
    En el siguiente enlace les incluyo un resumen inicial de los cambios que trae la reforma laboral a la ley 80 de despido injustificado.  Presione aquí para tener acceso a a la página. Continúe leyendo
Rank this Week: 1795

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/
  • Mar 14

    Puerto Rico Equal Pay Act 16-2017

    Puerto Rico Equal Pay Act 16-2017
    On March 8, 2017, the Puerto Rico Equal Pay Act, No. 16-2017 became law. It requires equal pay for equal work as a means to eradicate the existing wage discrimination between employees on the basis of sex. Law 16-2017 adopts … The…
  • Feb 1

    Dealer Applies Law 75 to Leverage Contract Dispute

    Dealer Applies Law 75 to Leverage Contract Dispute
    The refusal by a car manufacturer to reimburse local sales and use tax levied on parts used in warranty repairs and maintenance services by a Puerto Rico car dealer turned into a contract dispute that was recently litigated in the U.S…
  • Jan 26

    Puerto Rico Enacts Sweeping Labor Reform

    Puerto Rico Enacts Sweeping Labor Reform
    The Island’s newly elected administration has enacted a comprehensive labor reform to balance “expenditures and revenues, reducing the level of government intervention in Puerto Rico’s economy and providing a competitive…
Rank this Week: 1806

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Mar 14

    Regulating Fun: Can an Association prevent children from playing outdoors?

    Regulating Fun: Can an Association prevent children from playing outdoors?
    The Background:   In July of 2011, the Greenbrier Village Homeowner’s Association of Minnetonka adopted rules and regulations which banned playing, picnicking, and sunbathing on lawns, sidewalks, landscaped areas, and parking…
  • Mar 14

    I’m Being Sued. Now What? How to Protect Yourself During a Lawsuit

    I’m Being Sued. Now What? How to Protect Yourself During a Lawsuit
    Be it out of the blue or expected, when a process server shows up at your door or place of business and hands you a Summons and Complaint letting you know you or your business are being sued there are a number of reactions.  There is the…
  • Mar 7

    What You Need to Know When Buying a Condominium or Townhome in a Common Interest Community (CIC)

    What You Need to Know When Buying a Condominium or Townhome in a Common Interest Community (CIC)
    1. Which statute governs the association?   A CIC (Common Interest Community) refers to any condominium, townhouse or cooperative developed in Minnesota after June, 1994. Stat. 515B (The Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act or MCIOA)…
Rank this Week: 2318

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Mar 14

    Regulating Fun: Can an Association prevent children from playing outdoors?

    Regulating Fun: Can an Association prevent children from playing outdoors?
    The Background:   In July of 2011, the Greenbrier Village Homeowner’s Association of Minnetonka adopted rules and regulations which banned playing, picnicking, and sunbathing on lawns, sidewalks, landscaped areas, and parking…
  • Mar 14

    I’m Being Sued. Now What? How to Protect Yourself During a Lawsuit

    I’m Being Sued. Now What? How to Protect Yourself During a Lawsuit
    Be it out of the blue or expected, when a process server shows up at your door or place of business and hands you a Summons and Complaint letting you know you or your business are being sued there are a number of reactions.  There is the…
  • Mar 7

    What You Need to Know When Buying a Condominium or Townhome in a Common Interest Community (CIC)

    What You Need to Know When Buying a Condominium or Townhome in a Common Interest Community (CIC)
    1. Which statute governs the association?   A CIC (Common Interest Community) refers to any condominium, townhouse or cooperative developed in Minnesota after June, 1994. Stat. 515B (The Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act or MCIOA)…
Rank this Week: 2264

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Mar 10

    Breaking: Court Rules Against Double Overtime for Oregon Manufacturing Employer

    Breaking: Court Rules Against Double Overtime for Oregon Manufacturing Employer
    Oregon manufacturing employers have been following the ongoing turmoil surrounding the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries’ (“BOLI”) recent interpretation of Oregon’s requirement that manufacturing employees receive…
  • Feb 23

    Oregon Legislature’s Attempt to Protect Pot Users Poses Challenges to Employer

    Oregon Legislature’s Attempt to Protect Pot Users Poses Challenges to Employer
    Some Oregonians are no doubt breathing clouds of relief with the introduction of Senate Bill 301, the Oregon Legislature’s proposal to protect employees from being fired for personal marijuana use.  Employers, on the other hand,…
  • Feb 2

    New Drug Testing Rules in Oregon Follow OSHA

    New Drug Testing Rules in Oregon Follow OSHA
    Employers are probably aware that OSHA’s new drug testing and anti-retaliation rule is now in effect. (See our post here discussing the rule.)  However, as we blogged previously, many states have their own reporting requirements,…
Rank this Week: 4472

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, employee privacy, and employment arbitration cases. By Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani.

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 10

    When Does a Hug Become Sexual Harassment?

    When Does a Hug Become Sexual Harassment?
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently published a decision, providing guidance to courts on when hugs and other forms of unwanted touching cross the line and become sexual harassment. Victoria Zetwick began working for Yolo County as a…
  • Mar 3

    What Are Your Rights if Your Boss Says Female Employees Should “Dress Like Women”?

    What Are Your Rights if Your Boss Says Female Employees Should “Dress Like Women”?
    Recently, it has been reported that campaign staffers were encouraged to “dress like women” while on duty. So what can an employer require of an employee with respect to his or her appearance? Employers are permitted to set…
  • Feb 9

    Court Rules That Employers Cannot Require Their Employees to Remain On-Call During Rest Break

    Court Rules That Employers Cannot Require Their Employees to Remain On-Call During Rest Break
    In 2012, the Supreme Court gave employers and employees alike clear rules about meal and rest breaks in California. The Court held that employers were required to provide employees with a full, thirty minute, uninterrupted meal period if an…
Rank this Week: 3342

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 9

    Marijuana Use Rights Arise in Employment Situation

    Marijuana Use Rights Arise in Employment Situation
    With the enactment of two marijuana laws in Massachusetts during the past few years, there’s never been much doubt that use of it would someday become a workplace issue. Now, the Supreme Judicial Court is taking up the issue in…
  • Feb 14

    U.S. Supreme Court Delays Hearing on Cases that may Decide whether Class Action Rights can be Waived

    U.S. Supreme Court Delays Hearing on Cases that may Decide whether Class Action Rights can be Waived
    The U.S. Supreme Court may have accepted a group of cases that will determine whether companies can require their workers to waive class action rights, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be deciding this important question anytime soon.…
  • Feb 6

    EEOC Working on New Anti-Harassment Guidance

    EEOC Working on New Anti-Harassment Guidance
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is currently working on new guidance to help analyze and decide claims involving harassment in the workplace. The new rules promise to bolster enforcement against harassers as it follows a…
Rank this Week: 4336

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
  • Mar 9

    A Shift Toward Employers?

    A Shift Toward Employers?
    As most employers are now aware, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB, or the “Board”) in recent years has adopted more restrictive, non-employer-friendly approaches to what it will permit in workplace policies. These rules…
  • Feb 14

    New York Appellate Court Declines to Enforce Noncompetes Against Employees Terminated Without Cause

    New York Appellate Court Declines to Enforce Noncompetes Against Employees Terminated Without Cause
    A recent decision by the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division for the First Department, Buchanan Capital Markets, LLC v. DeLucca, 144 A.D.3d 508 (1st Dep’t. 2016), suggests that noncompetition restrictions against employees who…
  • Jan 30

    Joint Employment Update: What’s The Status of Browning-Ferris and the NLRB?

    Joint Employment Update: What’s The Status of Browning-Ferris and the NLRB?
    In August 2015, the NLRB rewrote the book on joint employment, declaring in the Browning-Ferris case that the right to exercise minimal control, even if not actually exercised, was enough to create a joint employment relationship.…
Rank this Week: 2788

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Mar 8

    Ex-General Counsel Dodged Privilege Claims Before $14.5 Million Verdict

    Ex-General Counsel Dodged Privilege Claims Before $14.5 Million Verdict
    In our last post, we detailed how Sanford Wadler, the former general counsel of Bio-Rad Laboratories, won a $14.5 million verdict against Bio-Rad. Before Wadler could get to a jury, however, he had to surmount a significant hurdle: Bio-Rad…
  • Mar 1

    How Did This Ex-General Counsel Win $14.5 Million From His Former Employer?

    How Did This Ex-General Counsel Win $14.5 Million From His Former Employer?
    Companies entrust their in-house attorneys with sensitive and confidential information in order to obtain legal advice on important matters. Thus, when an in-house attorney turns on his or her employer, the repercussions can be significant. …
  • Feb 14

    Beware the Deadlock: Delaware Courts Step in on Corporate Dysfunction

    Beware the Deadlock: Delaware Courts Step in on Corporate Dysfunction
    The board of directors controls a corporation, but individual directors don’t always agree on the future direction of the company. Sometimes, boards can split into factions. A company’s CEO may align himself with one side and…
Rank this Week: 2426

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/
  • Mar 8

    Contract Enforceability

    Contract Enforceability
    Must the Employee Sign Off Prior to the Start Date? When an employee is terminated without cause and offered a package that is very modest, but otherwise compliant with the employment contract, a common first step for his or her lawyer will…
  • Feb 8

    Getting Fired Sucks!

    Getting Fired Sucks!
    Today is the day.  The decision to terminate an employee has been made and now you have to deliver the news.  Before you step into that meeting, give some consideration to the impact this will have on your soon to be former…
  • Jan 25

    Employment Standards FYI – Rest Period

    Employment Standards FYI – Rest Period
    This post is a quick primer on the subject of hours of work and rest periods for provincially regulated employees in Ontario. The Ontario Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) has several rules regarding hours of work for…
Rank this Week: 5077

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Traub Law.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 7

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation
    Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti’s story of sexual harassment and the company’s inadequate response to her multiple complaints, highlight how important it is for a company to have an effective action plan in dealing with…
  • Mar 7

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation

    Practice Tips for a Successful Workplace Investigation
    Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti’s story of sexual harassment and the company’s inadequate response to her multiple complaints, highlight how important it is for a company to have an effective action plan in dealing with…
  • Feb 27

    Third Circuit Rules Workers Age 50+ Can Be Considered Subgroup in Testing for Discrimination

    Third Circuit Rules Workers Age 50+ Can Be Considered Subgroup in Testing for Discrimination
    New Jersey’s Third Circuit recently held in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, No. 15-3435, 2017 WL 83385 (3d Cir. Jan. 10, 2017), that workers in their 50s may be recognized as a “subgroup” of employees protected by the…
Rank this Week: 4933

Retail Labor and Employment Law

Retail Labor and Employment Law

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

http://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/
  • Mar 7

    Immigration Update: Travel Ban and Other News for Employer

    Immigration Update: Travel Ban and Other News for Employer
    The Immigration Law Group at Epstein Becker Green released a Special Immigration Alert that will be of interest to our readers. Topics include: President Trump Issues Revised Executive Order on Travel USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for…
  • Mar 6

    Employers: How to Prepare for “A Day Without” Action

    Employers: How to Prepare for “A Day Without” Action
    A new post on the Management Memo blog will be of interest to many of our readers in the retail industry: “‘A Day Without’ Actions – How Can Employers Prepare?” by our colleagues Steven M.…
  • Mar 2

    Changes to NLRB Election Rules and Employee Handbook and Email Standards Are Likely Under Miscimarra

    Changes to NLRB Election Rules and Employee Handbook and Email Standards Are Likely Under Miscimarra
    Our colleague Steven M. Swirsky, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Management Memo blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the retail industry: “NLRB Acting Chair Dissents Point to Likely…
Rank this Week: 3015

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/
  • Mar 7

    Immigration Update: Travel Ban and Other News for Employer

    Immigration Update: Travel Ban and Other News for Employer
    The Immigration Law Group at Epstein Becker Green released a Special Immigration Alert that will be of interest to our readers. Topics include: President Trump Issues Revised Executive Order on Travel USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for…
  • Mar 6

    Employers: How to Prepare for “A Day Without” Action

    Employers: How to Prepare for “A Day Without” Action
    A new post on the Management Memo blog will be of interest to many of our readers in the tech industry: “‘A Day Without’ Actions – How Can Employers Prepare?” by our colleagues Steven M.…
  • Mar 6

    Shifting Obligations for Employers with the Advancement of AI-driven Automation and the Rise of Independent Worker

    Shifting Obligations for Employers with the Advancement of AI-driven Automation and the Rise of Independent Worker
    As I continue to follow developments regarding the future of work, I recently attended an event co-sponsored by Cornell/ILR’s Institute for Workplace Studies in NYC and the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) addressing MGI’s report…
Rank this Week: 3012

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 7

    The Concept of Fallow Ground and Other Musing

    The Concept of Fallow Ground and Other Musing
    More than one year has passed since my last post, and the two or three years before were little more productive. Still for some reason, hopefully more noble than ego, I have chosen not to kill off this spot on the internet.Like the biblical…
  • Feb 24

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed

    An Unusual Condition of Employment - You Must Be Armed
    A basic tenet of American employment law is that employment is at will, meaning that the employer can set the conditions of employment as long as it is not otherwise illegal.A Georgia businessman who provides aviation insurance has a new one:…
  • Feb 19

    Mandatory Arbitration and the Supreme Court - The First of Potentially Many New Day

    Mandatory Arbitration and the Supreme Court - The First of Potentially Many New Day
    As Justice Scalia''s body lies in state in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court this morning, my eye was caught by the first headline in today's Employment Law 360.The headline and lead:5th Circ. Starts Clock For NLRB Appeal Of Murphy Oil…
Rank this Week: 2581

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 2

    Dealing with Problem Employee

    Dealing with Problem Employee
    Co-authored by Jeri Abrams Every office has a problem employee.  They’re chronically late.  They don’t meet deadlines. They don’t accept criticism, etc.  When they begin to sense their employment is in…
  • Jan 17

    Morristown Newest Municipality to Require Paid Sick Leave

    Morristown Newest Municipality to Require Paid Sick Leave
    Co-authored by Ari G. Burd Although the State of New Jersey has yet to pass a law requiring employers to offer paid sick leave, a number of New Jersey municipalities have taken it upon themselves to mandate this benefit. As of January 11,…
  • Nov 23

    UPDATE: DOL Final Overtime Rule Postponed

    UPDATE: DOL Final Overtime Rule Postponed
    On November 22, 2016, US District Court Judge Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction, temporarily barring the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Final Overtime Rule from going into effect. The Rule,…
Rank this Week: 4698

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
  • Mar 1

    Got Questions About Medical Marijuana?

    Got Questions About Medical Marijuana?
    These past few months, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about medical marijuana.  And no, the questions haven’t been about how to get medical marijuana!  Rather, companies and the media have been asking me…
  • Jan 16

    2017 Legislative Session Prediction

    2017 Legislative Session Prediction
    The legislative session is going to start in just a couple of days.  In order to help HEC members begin thinking about what they will likely see from our lawmakers over the next several months, I recently conducted a 90-minute webinar…
  • Dec 12

    Expedited Appeal Ok’d for Injunction Against FLSA OT Rule

    Expedited Appeal Ok’d for Injunction Against FLSA OT Rule
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a request by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to conduct an expedited appeal of the injunction that was issued last month against their new FLSA overtime rules.  Under the…
Rank this Week: 5116

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Arbitrators exceeding their powers - three courts reverse

    Arbitrators exceeding their powers - three courts reverse
    Arbitrator ignored limitations in cbaThe cba between CenterPoint Energy and the Gas Workers sets forth several offenses which provide "absolute causes" for discharge and limit an arbitrator to the question of whether the employee, in fact,…
  • Feb 19

    Quick Hits - Public policy, double jeopardy and email

    Quick Hits - Public policy, double jeopardy and email
    Four (unsuccessful) public policy challenges to arbitration awardsCourts continue to carefully scrutinize challenges to arbitration awards based on claims that the award is contrary to public policy. In  Cuyahoga…
  • Feb 5

    Court rejects Union's challenge to outsourcing award-work was supplemental and was not replaced elsewhere

    Court rejects Union's challenge to outsourcing award-work was supplemental and was not replaced elsewhere
    Steelworkers Local 10-86 represents employees at Merck facility in West Point, PA. The facility is primary used for the production of large molecule products like vaccines, rather than small molecule products like tablets.Merck sold a small…
Rank this Week: 3098

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1819

Maryland Employment Lawyer Blog

Maryland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment contracts, age discrimination, FMLA, sexual harassment and overtime pay issues. By Andrew M. Dansicker.

http://www.marylandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Representing Therapists Before The Maryland Board of Physical Therapy

    Representing Therapists Before The Maryland Board of Physical Therapy
    Our office handles many different forms of professional disciplinary matters – including complaints and hearing before the Maryland Board of Nursing (“MBON”), but also before the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy…
  • Feb 23

    Representing Therapists Before The Maryland Board of Physical Therapy

    Representing Therapists Before The Maryland Board of Physical Therapy
    Our office handles many different forms of professional disciplinary matters – including complaints and hearing before the Maryland Board of Nursing (“MBON”), but also before the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy…
  • Sep 15

    Are Employers Really Still Treating Their Employees So Badly?

    Are Employers Really Still Treating Their Employees So Badly?
    Well, I cannot really make a generalization about the way that employers treat employees, but what I can comment on is the fact that since I opened my law practice eight years ago, focusing on helping individual employees who have been…
Rank this Week: 4722

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/
  • Feb 21

    Uber and tech: Are you listening now?

    Uber and tech: Are you listening now?
    By Lisa Mak This past Sunday, ex-Uber engineer Susan Fowler published a powerful blog post about the gender discrimination she experienced while working at Uber. It started with her male manager sending her messages, stating that he was in an…
  • Feb 20

    Why I called my relatives this weekend

    Why I called my relatives this weekend
    By Elizabeth Kristen We are not a close family. We rarely get together. We certainly don’t call each other on a daily or even monthly basis. It’s basically a text-on-your-birthday type of relationship. But this weekend, I called…
  • Nov 10

    Election aftermath: The road ahead

    Election aftermath: The road ahead
    When I was in law school, a white male student ran for a position in our student body government. In his campaign statement, he said that if elected, he would eliminate funding for the school’s minority organizations and use the money…
Rank this Week: 2910

Jones & Jones Blog

Jones & Jones Blog

Covers personal injury trial law and labor and employment law .

http://www.joneslawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    Airbag Recall

    Airbag Recall
    Takata air bag recall Does the Takata airbag recall apply to your vehicle?  You can use NHTSA’s Recalls Lookup by VIN using your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to find out.  NHTSA has a  Recalls Spotlight concerning…
  • Feb 2

    Burn Injury Lawyer

    Burn Injury Lawyer
    BURN INJURIES Burns are a major cause of suffering and death in the United States. According to the American Burn Association there are over 486,000 burn injuries each year requiring medical treatment. American Burn Association Burn Incidence…
  • Feb 2

    Burn Injury Lawyer

    Burn Injury Lawyer
    BURN INJURIES Burns are a major cause of suffering and death in the United States. According to the American Burn Association there are over 486,000 burn injuries each year requiring medical treatment. American Burn Association Burn Incidence…
Rank this Week: 3601

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 21

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment
    The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618 (CanLII) that should have employers pulling out and reviewing their incentive plans, including bonus, STIP, LTIP, stock options and whatever…
  • Feb 17

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case
    Please take some time to make your way through Cook v. Hatch Ltd., 2017 ONSC 47. It’s a well reasoned and thoughtful decision that injects some common sense into the enforceability of contractual termination clause discussion. The…
  • Feb 16

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995
    The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) considered the sale of a business provisions in the Labour Relations Act, 1995 in ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. v Unifor Local 554, 2017 CanLII 4481 (ON LRB). ADT (a unionized…
Rank this Week: 1665

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 2719

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
  • Feb 16

    Eleventh Circuit Widens Circuit Split on Accommodation Issue

    Eleventh Circuit Widens Circuit Split on Accommodation Issue
    Consider the following scenario: Because of a disability an employee is unable to perform an essential function of his or her current position and there is no reasonable accommodation that will enable the employee to remain in that position.…
  • Feb 15

    The Third Circuit Goes Its Own Way on ADEA Disparate Impact Claim

    The Third Circuit Goes Its Own Way on ADEA Disparate Impact Claim
    The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects from discrimination of employees who are at least 40 years of age. Recently, in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit departed…
  • Feb 6

    Philadelphia Adopts Wage Equity Ordinance

    Philadelphia Adopts Wage Equity Ordinance
    On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed the Wage Equity Bill into law. The new law, influenced by the Massachusetts pay equity law, makes it unlawful for Philadelphia employers and employment agencies to ask about an…
Rank this Week: 3605

Employer Law Blog

Employer Law Blog

Addresses current issues, recent case studies and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance. By Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://employerlawblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    NLRB Rules on Strategy for Loss of Majority Support

    NLRB Rules on Strategy for Loss of Majority Support
    On February 2, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision and order in the case of T-Mobile USA and CWA. In this case, T-Mobile, following substantial proof that the members of a collective bargaining unit no longer maintained…
  • Feb 3

    A Primer on the New Missouri Right to Work Law

    A Primer on the New Missouri Right to Work Law
    What does Right to Work Mean? Employers are barred from: requiring employees to become, remain, or refrain from becoming a member of a labor organization; or pay dues or other charges required of labor organization members as a condition…
  • Jan 10

    New Illinois Labor and Employment Laws Effective January 1, 2017

    New Illinois Labor and Employment Laws Effective January 1, 2017
    A slew of new laws went into effect on January 1 in Illinois. Below are key labor and employment laws:
Rank this Week: 2281

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/
Rank this Week: 4491

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/
Rank this Week: 2570

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

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

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Feb 7

    The rule of law

    The rule of law
    We have come to one of those moments in our history when people are learning to appreciate the important role courts and lawyers play in our government. If you’re a supporter of President Trump’s blockage of travel from seven…
  • Jan 23

    Alternative Fact

    Alternative Fact
    When Kellyanne Conway used the phrase “alternative facts” on Sunday to describe Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s counter-portrayal of the size of President Trump’s inauguration crowds, her comments were greeted derisively…
  • Dec 14

    CLA presentation

    CLA presentation
    I was asked to do a presentation for California Lawyers for the Arts, which I have titled “Dispute Resolution In and Out of Court.” Essentially I’m going to try to convey everything I know about the various forms of conflict…
Rank this Week: 2296

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law news and analysis, focusing on the US Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of West Virginia. By Drew M. Capuder.

http://www.dcemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Rex Tillerson’s First Speech at the State Department: Lessons for Employer

    Rex Tillerson’s First Speech at the State Department: Lessons for Employer
    Lessons for Employers The U.S. State Department has about 70,000 employees. Rex Tillerson was confirmed as President Trump's pick for Secretary of State, and yesterday was his first day on the job.So Tillerson spoke yesterday to hundreds…
  • Feb 2

    Drew Capuder Will Be Speaking at Sterling Employment Law Seminar

    Drew Capuder Will Be Speaking at Sterling Employment Law Seminar
    On March 29, 2017, I will be speaking and presenting an article on “The Perilous Intersection of FMLA and ADA,” at a seminar hosted by Sterling Education Services. The Seminar, “Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and…
  • Nov 14

    We Are All Parisian

    We Are All Parisian
    Read this article about how Paris supported the United States after 9–11. Le Monde wrote “We are all Americans”. We owe them nothing less. We are all Parisians. Let La Marseillaise sing for those injured and killed in the…
Rank this Week: 2991

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Covers specialist legal services, personal injury claims, land registry, wealth protection, litigation and dispute resolution, and family law.

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Illegal Instruction

    Illegal Instruction
    So your boss wants you to do something you think is illegal… Given the recent sacking of the US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, we thought it appropriate to look at how English law deals with similar situations. There are of…
  • Nov 1

    The Gig Economy

    The Gig Economy
    Depending on how exciting your usual reading material is you may have come across a lot of excitement being generated about the so-called ‘gig economy’. This is the idea that permanent jobs are old-fashioned relics of a previous…
  • Sep 7

    Ploughing Match

    Ploughing Match
    INVITATION Come along and meet us at the 72nd East Kent Ploughing Match held this year at Nonington by kind permission of Mr and Mrs David Solley and Family. The event will be held on 28th September and it is a great opportunity for us to…
Rank this Week: 2050

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/
Rank this Week: 4484

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: 2721

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 24

    Quintilone & Associates reaches a Class Action settlement with Sprint over Unpaid Wage

    Quintilone & Associates reaches a Class Action settlement with Sprint over Unpaid Wage
    In a lawsuit brought by Viet Bui and Christina Avalos-Reyes on behalf of themselves and similarly situated employees known as Viet Bui et al. v. Sprint Corporation, a Sprint Communications Company, L.P., et al., No. 2:14-cv- 02461-TLN-AC,…
  • Dec 24

    Lubin v. The Wackenhut Corp. – New Statistical Class Certification Opinion

    Lubin v. The Wackenhut Corp. – New Statistical Class Certification Opinion
    Sample your way to Class Certification – California’s Second Appellate District holds statistical sampling may be used to certify a class, and also clarification on what constitutes an “injury” for a pay stub claim. On…
  • Nov 10

    New Overtimes Rules Start December 1, 2016 

    New Overtimes Rules Start December 1, 2016 
    With the holidays right around the corner it is important to make sure your company is in compliance with the new overtime rules that will effect over 390,000 California employees. The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has…
Rank this Week: 3980

Employment & the Law

Employment & the Law

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

http://employmentandthelaw.com/
  • Jan 24

    Justice Sotomayor Visits Arizona State University

    Justice Sotomayor Visits Arizona State University
    If this blog post were a movie, the opening scene would be the end of the evening—roaring applause and a standing ovation with Justice Sotomayor shaking hands, hugging kids at the end of the aisle, and walking through the crowd ……
  • Jan 2

    A Social Media Post for the New Year

    A Social Media Post for the New Year
    Starting several years ago, I began posting the annual social media video by Erik Qualman. It’s a good reminder of why companies should care about social media. Notably, there are many legal pitfalls when it comes to *how*…
  • Dec 14

    New “Frequently Asked Questions” Released for Proposition 206

    New “Frequently Asked Questions” Released for Proposition 206
    Yesterday, the Industrial Commission of Arizona released informal guidance in the form of “Frequently Asked Questions,” which provides additional information to assist with understanding Proposition 206 in Arizona (the…
Rank this Week: 3277

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/
  • Jan 23

    Registration is Open – 25th Annual HR Law & Solutions – March 10, 2017

    Registration is Open – 25th Annual HR Law & Solutions – March 10, 2017
    Make plans now to attend the biggest employment law conference in Southwest Florida, HR Law & Solutions, now in its 25th year! Henderson Franklin’s Employment Law and Workers’ Compensation attorneys will return to Sanibel…
  • Nov 22

    BREAKING NEWS: Federal Court Enters Preliminary Injunction Halting DOL Overtime Rule

    BREAKING NEWS: Federal Court Enters Preliminary Injunction Halting DOL Overtime Rule
    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked in the last few weeks:  is there any chance the new overtime rule will go away or at least be postponed to sometime after December 1?  Well, apparently…
  • Nov 18

    Weeding Out Workplace Impacts of Medical Marijuana Legalization

    Weeding Out Workplace Impacts of Medical Marijuana Legalization
    Editor’s Note:  At the time of publishing, there was a typographical error in the title of “Wedding.” We apologize for any confusion. Amendment 2 has passed – it’s no longer a pipedream (no more puns, I…
Rank this Week: 2994

George's Employment Blawg

George's Employment Blawg

Features news, analysis and comments on labor & employment law, human resources, and other work-related topics. By George Lenard.

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

    Short Course in Labor History

    Short Course in Labor History
    Unions have typically grown in rapid spurts, very “short periods of social upheaval punctuated by major demonstrations and strikes.” The 1920s were an especially dark period for U.S. labor. Membership fell by a third in the time…
  • Dec 6

    How to Become an Accountant or CPA

    How to Become an Accountant or CPA
    The main difference between an accountant and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the qualifications of a CPA that works in the accounting departments of businesses. Becoming a CPA requires advanced education, formal certification and a…
  • Dec 6

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?

    What’s So Great About Being an Accountant?
    Accountants help manage businesses’ finances, protect the company from auditors, and assure everyone gets a paycheck. Working in the field of accounting and finance comes with lots of perks. One of which being the variety industries…
Rank this Week: 2582

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: 2932

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

Provides legal news for Minnesota employers. By Abrams & Schmidt.

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

    Making the Right Call: Independent Contractor or Employee?

    Making the Right Call: Independent Contractor or Employee?
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has been very aggressive in auditing employers over the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, instead of employees.  Properly classifying workers is important for employers to avoid hefty…
  • Dec 21

    Workers Want Their Own Workspace

    Workers Want Their Own Workspace
    The trend is shifting back to employees wanting their own workspace.  This is a shift away from more open work areas with shared desks, community areas, and collaborative workspaces.  Research has shown workers now want their own…
  • Nov 30

    Creative New Job Perk

    Creative New Job Perk
    Earlier this year, I wrote a blog about a new workplace benefit – student loan debt relief.  Now, it seems employers are again thinking outside the box with respect to employee benefits.  The latest workplace benefits…
Rank this Week: 3863

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

Covers Washington State public sector collective bargaining. By Cline & Associates.

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Jan 3

    Wage Series Part 10: 2017 Economic Conditions and A Look Ahead

    Wage Series Part 10: 2017 Economic Conditions and A Look Ahead
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer This is the 10th article in our 11 part economy and wage settlement series. Even before Donald Trump was elected president indicators pointed to the return of both the local and the US CPI to a 2% + figure for the…
  • Dec 28

    Wage Series Part 9: Does Geographic Location Matter?

    Wage Series Part 9: Does Geographic Location Matter?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In the previous two articles in this wage series, we discussed the extent to which population and assessed valuation correlated with wage rankings. In this article, we discussed geographic location and the effect…
  • Dec 21

    Wage Series Part 8: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?

    Wage Series Part 8: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In the last issue we discussed whether – and to what extent — population influenced a jurisdiction’s relative wage ranking. In this article we discussed to what extent assessed valuation…
Rank this Week: 3727

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/
  • Jan 3

    Questioning Religious Beliefs Costs Employer

    Questioning Religious Beliefs Costs Employer
    When St. Vincent Health Center, a Catholic based hospital system, implemented a mandatory flu vaccination policy for its employees, it carved out an exemption for workers who objected based on either medical or religious reasons.  …
  • Jul 30

    If You See Something, Say Something

    If You See Something, Say Something
    This is more than just the slogan used by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to encourage people to report suspicious terrorist activity.   It should also be the mantra of every workplace to encourage the reporting of…
  • Jul 6

    KNOW YOUR FMLA RIGHTS!

    KNOW YOUR FMLA RIGHTS!
    All of us feel the tension between work and family life.    At some point, you or a family member will face a serious health condition, or perhaps a pregnancy.    Will your job be protected if you need to take…
Rank this Week: 3668

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Sit Down. Rest for a Period. OK, Now Get Up and Rewrite All Your Policies and Procedures.

    Sit Down. Rest for a Period. OK, Now Get Up and Rewrite All Your Policies and Procedures.
    The California Supreme Court has just issued a Christmas present to the plaintiffs' bar. The Court was generous with a coal delivery to employers as well.  OK, holiday segue over.  Whatever you thought you knew about rest…
  • Dec 22

    IRS Mileage Rate for 2017

    IRS Mileage Rate for 2017
    As we say goodbye (go away, and never come back) to 2016, let's make sure you're ready for the New Year.Big changes are in store.  And by big changes, I must mean the IRS Standard Mileage Rate.  That's the rate at which employers…
  • Oct 20

    Court of Appeal: Wage Statements Need Not Include Vacation and PTO Balance

    Court of Appeal: Wage Statements Need Not Include Vacation and PTO Balance
    Labor Code section 226 explains in detail what information must be included in an itemized wage statement, which must accompany paychecks in California.  Here are the section's requirements:(1) gross wages earned,  (2) total hours…
Rank this Week: 1535

Workplace Safety Report

Workplace Safety Report

Keeps employers informed on Workplace Safety and Health news and emergency response practices, with updates from OSHA, MSHA and other sources. By Holland & Hart.

http://workplacesafetyreport.com/
  • Dec 6

    Today is National Miners Day

    Today is National Miners Day
    December 6 is National Miners Day, a day designated by Congress to honor the contributions and sacrifices of miners both past and present. As stated by MSHA chief Joe Main: The next time you flip on a light switch, squeeze the toothpaste…
  • Nov 29

    Federal Judge: OSHA may proceed with new safety incentive and drug testing enforcement

    Federal Judge: OSHA may proceed with new safety incentive and drug testing enforcement
    Bloomberg BNA reports that OSHA can begin enforcing, as of December 1, 2016, its rule restricting safety incentives and drug testing programs.  A federal judge decided yesterday in TEXO ABC/AGC v. Perez , N.D. Tex., No.…
  • Oct 14

    OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Affordable Care Act

    OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Affordable Care Act
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a final rule that establishes procedures and time frames for handling whistleblower complaints under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA protects employees from…
Rank this Week: 1916

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wage and hour laws. By Maine Employee Rights Group.

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Age discrimination against millennial Mainers is illegal

    Age discrimination against millennial Mainers is illegal
    Recently, there have been articles written about how millennials face employment discrimination because of their age. Some examples are here, here, and here. Millennials face discriminatory stereotypes such as that they are unpredictable or…
  • Nov 24

    CT federal court: jury could reasonably find that school district discriminated against teacher because of her sexual orientation

    CT federal court: jury could reasonably find that school district discriminated against teacher because of her sexual orientation
    Earlier this month a federal court in Connecticut determined that a jury could reasonably find that the Hartford School District unlawfully discriminated against a teacher because of her sexual orientation. The teacher (who is the plaintiff…
  • Nov 18

    New study reveals bisexual wage gap

    New study reveals bisexual wage gap
    Many studies have documented wage gaps between men and women as well as between white people and minorities. A new study shows a similar wage gap between bisexual and heterosexual workers. The study found that bisexual men earn 11% to 19%…
Rank this Week: 4993