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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/
Rank this Week: 2845

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

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

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
Rank this Week: 2851

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2850

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3666

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

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

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Chicago City Council Approves Paid Sick Leave – Employment Law This Week

    Chicago City Council Approves Paid Sick Leave – Employment Law This Week
    Featured on Employment Law This Week: Employers in the city of Chicago will soon be required to offer up to 40 hours of paid sick leave a year. The City Council unanimously approved the paid sick leave ordinance, which will apply to all…
  • Jul 1

    U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review DOL Home Care Rule

    U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review DOL Home Care Rule
    Our colleagues Denise Merna Dadika and Brian W. Steinbach, attorneys in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Health Employment and Labor blog that will be of interest…
  • Jun 22

    Washington, DC, Increases Minimum Wage to $15 – and Tipped Minimum Wage to $5.00 – by July 2, 2020

    Washington, DC, Increases Minimum Wage to $15 – and Tipped Minimum Wage to $5.00 – by July 2, 2020
    As anticipated in our posting on June 9, 2016, on June 21, 2016, the Washington, DC, Council unanimously passed on second reading the Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2016, without substantive amendment. As discussed in our prior…
Rank this Week: 2852

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3873

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Jul 12

    The Privacy Shield Is Finally Here

    The Privacy Shield Is Finally Here
    Earlier today the European Union and U.S. officials announced the final approval of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield data transfer agreement (“the Privacy Shield”).  Beginning August 1, 2016, organizations based in the U.S. will be…
  • Jun 28

    Colorado Law Grants Employees Right to Access Personnel File

    Colorado Law Grants Employees Right to Access Personnel File
    Beginning January 1, 2017, employees in Colorado will now have a right to inspect and copy their personnel files.  Prior to this law, Colorado had no law granting private-sector employees access to their personnel records. Under the new…
  • Jun 27

    EU, U.S. Agree On Revisions To Privacy Shield

    EU, U.S. Agree On Revisions To Privacy Shield
    According to reports, the European Union and the United States have agreed on changes to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (Privacy Shield) which will be sent to the EU member states and the college of the 28 EU commissioners ultimately paving the…
Rank this Week: 3868

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Jul 12

    NLRB Reverses Rule Regarding Temporary Employee

    NLRB Reverses Rule Regarding Temporary Employee
    In a much anticipated decision, the NLRB reversed existing precedent on temporary employees, holding that permanent employees and temporary staffing employees could be combined in the same bargaining unit without either the employer or the…
  • Jul 11

    Ninth Circuit Holds NLRB Interim Order Not Subject to Immediate Judicial Review

    Ninth Circuit Holds NLRB Interim Order Not Subject to Immediate Judicial Review
    On July 8, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (the “Ninth Circuit”) held that a National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) § 10(k) interim order resolving a dispute between rival unions over which…
  • Jul 6

    Federal Contractors Beware: NLRB Begins Reporting Under Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

    Federal Contractors Beware: NLRB Begins Reporting Under Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
    On July 1, 2016, the Office of the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board issued a memorandum (OM 16-23) stating that beginning with NLRB complaints issued on or after July 1, 2016, the NLRB will collect data to be reported to…
Rank this Week: 4915

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
  • Jul 11

    California PAGA Amendments Passed July 1, 2016

    California PAGA Amendments Passed July 1, 2016
    With the stated purpose of reducing “unnecessary litigation” and lowering the cost for employers doing business in California, on June 27, 2016 Governor Brown signed  SB 836, an amendment to California’s…
  • Jun 10

    Ninth Circuit Holds individual testimony regarding damages does not defeat class certification

    Ninth Circuit Holds individual testimony regarding damages does not defeat class certification
    The Ninth Circuit recently affirmed the United States District Court’s granting a motion for class certification holding where a complaint alleges a company violated the law in the same way as to each member of a large class of…
  • Apr 22

    Outside Sales in California Not Always An Easy Sell

    Outside Sales in California Not Always An Easy Sell
    California employment law recognizes two types of commissioned employees: (1) outside salespersons (Labor Code  § 1171) and (2) inside salespersons (8 Cal.C.Regs. § 11040, 11070).  Whether you are an employer or employee,…
Rank this Week: 3822

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/
  • Jul 8

    LEOFF II Police and Firefighters Retain Civil “Right to Sue”

    LEOFF II Police and Firefighters Retain Civil “Right to Sue”
    By: Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson As we indicated in another recent blog, LEOFF II personnel retain their right to sue their own employer for harm caused by employer negligence. This is one subject among many concerning…
  • Jul 8

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 2: Newsletter Serie

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 2: Newsletter Serie
    Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 2: Introduction to the Duty of Accommodation and the Maze of Disability Laws This article is the 2nd in a multiple part series covering the rights your…
  • Jul 1

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member: Newsletter Serie

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member: Newsletter Serie
    Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 1: Introduction This article is the 1st in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild…
Rank this Week: 2774

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Jul 8

    NYPD DISQUALIFICATION ELIGIBLE LIST EXPIRATION CALL DCAS HELPLINE 212-669-1357

    NYPD DISQUALIFICATION ELIGIBLE LIST EXPIRATION CALL DCAS HELPLINE 212-669-1357
    NYPD Disqualification If you are in the hiring process for a New York City Civil Service job and would like to find out when your eligible list expires: Dial 212-669-1357 Press 2 Enter your social security number The DCAS help line will tell…
  • Apr 25

    Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure

    Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure
    Petitioner was a teacher of catering who resigned to take a chef’s position. Petitioner returned to a different school and was given a “U” rating and terminated. Petitioner filed an Article 78 petition without filing a…
  • Apr 25

    NYPD Disqualification for Loud Exhaust or Tinted Window

    NYPD Disqualification for Loud Exhaust or Tinted Window
    NYPD Disqualification Often younger people most often men accumulate summones or moving violations for “loud exhaust” or “tinted windows”. These violations accumulate over time and may grow to 5, 10, 15 or even 20…
Rank this Week: 1279

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/
  • Jul 8

    On Probation

    On Probation
    Many employment contracts contain a probation period but what does that actually mean? From the perspective of an employment lawyer the answer under the law of England and Wales is in many cases – not a lot. There is no statutory effect…
  • Feb 25

    They did it! Atlantic Challenge Complete

    They did it! Atlantic Challenge Complete
    On the 10th February after 51 days, 16 hours, 6 minutes, 51 seconds experiencing everything that Mother Nature can throw at you, and inner conflict of which many of us would never experience, the Atlantic Lions have completed their 3000 mile…
  • Feb 15

    The so-called quick divorce

    The so-called quick divorce
    Media reports abound with news of divorcing celebrity couples obtaining a ‘quickie divorce’. The separation of David Walliams and his wife, Lara Stone, the parting of Nigella Lawson from Charles Saatchi and the split of Gary…
Rank this Week: 2208

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 4

    Staffing Agencies Can Be Responsible for Client’s Discrimination

    Staffing Agencies Can Be Responsible for Client’s Discrimination
    According to the American Staffing Association, U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.32 million temporary and contract workers per week in the third quarter of 2015.    That means that many American workers have…
  • Oct 19

    Breast Pumping, Dirty Toilets and Politic

    Breast Pumping, Dirty Toilets and Politic
    Texas, which continues to lag behind most other states in workers’ rights, enacted a new law effective September 1, 2015, which provides some working moms with protections in the workplace to pump their breast milk.   …
Rank this Week: 3514

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/
  • Jul 6

    Injunctions not automatic in Puerto Rico Distributor Law 75

    Injunctions not automatic in Puerto Rico Distributor Law 75
    Next Step Medical Co., Inc. v. Biomet, Inc.; 2016 TSPR 120 In this case a local dealer/distributor and manufacturer of medical devices fruitlessly negotiated a new distribution agreement.  In the end the distributor sued the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2249

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

http://www.workplacetechlaw.com
  • Jul 5

    ‘Unpacking the Complexities’ of Algorithmic Bia

    ‘Unpacking the Complexities’ of Algorithmic Bia
    I’ve argued in detail in this blog (here and here) that management-side employment lawyers must get deep under the hood of expert systems designed to perform evaluative functions on candidates and employees (such as expert HR…
  • Jun 13

    Attacks Against Verification-Code-to-Cell Two-Factor Authentication

    Attacks Against Verification-Code-to-Cell Two-Factor Authentication
    This blog has advocated for the use of two-factor authentication.  Recently, however, it was revealed that several high profile social media accounts were hacked, despite using two factor authentication. What happened? Theft First, it is…
  • May 21

    The New Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA): An Employer’s Guide

    The New Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA): An Employer’s Guide
    The new Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA)  is designed to create a federal standard for trade secret protection – and includes remedies that permit federal judicial seizure of stolen trade secrets.  DTSA fills an…
Rank this Week: 2075

Boston Employment Attorney Blog

Boston Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment law. By Conforto Law Group.

http://www.bostonemploymentattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2106

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
Rank this Week: 3152

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/
  • Jun 29

    No minimum wage or overtime for minor league baseball players?

    No minimum wage or overtime for minor league baseball players?
    New legislation has been introduced in congress to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act, the act which guarantees workers a minimum wage and overtime payment. The amendment seeks to make an exception for minor league baseball players. The MLB…
  • Jun 15

    Discrimination in the workplace based on Military Service

    Discrimination in the workplace based on Military Service
    It’s hard to believe, but some employers actually will discriminate or retaliate against their employees or applicants merely because they were or may be required to spend time away from work because of their service to our country…
  • May 25

    CCA in hot water for understaffing, again.

    CCA in hot water for understaffing, again.
    According to a recent story from the AP, the state of Tennessee has stopped taking new inmates at its newest facility in Hartsville, TN after only 4 months of operation. “We’re holding off on sending more prisoners until…
Rank this Week: 4816

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Covers labor and employment law developments in the Tampa Bay area and across the State of Florida. By Kwall, Showers & Barack, P.A.

http://tampabayemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 27

    Union Awarded Full $24,922.11 in Dues Dispute with VA Hospital

    Union Awarded Full $24,922.11 in Dues Dispute with VA Hospital
    We are pleased to share an arbitration order we received in favor of our client, American Federation of Government Employees, Local 547.  The arbitrator awarded the Union $24,922.11 in dues the James A. Haley VA…
  • Sep 11

    Eleventh Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment for Student-Intern

    Eleventh Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment for Student-Intern
    On September 11, 2015, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment in Billy Schumann, et al v. Collier Anesthesia, P.A., et al, where  Kwall, Showers, Barack & Chilson, P.A. represents a class of Student…
  • Mar 3

    Federal Court Finds Race-Based Assignments Were Unlawful and Grants Summary Judgment for Employee

    Federal Court Finds Race-Based Assignments Were Unlawful and Grants Summary Judgment for Employee
    On Monday, a federal judge granted an employee’s motion for summary judgment, finding, as a matter of law, that she was the victim of unlawful employment discrimination. In the fall of 2013, Syrenthia Dysart, a nurse at Palms of…
Rank this Week: 4543

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2652

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Jun 27

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education
    There have been a couple minor developments in relation to experiential education in Ontario that I thought were worthy of a blog post. This post is going to briefly overview both developments and give some analysis on what's occurring.So…
  • Dec 2

    Worst. Idea. Ever.

    Worst. Idea. Ever.
    I've been really busy with a new project and haven't had a lot of time to blog in the past few months. Hopefully in the new year I'll get back to posting regular pieces. One thing that I wanted to highlight is a trial balloon today from…
  • Oct 8

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position
    This post originally appeared on the Canadian Intern Association website, but it's my analysis and I felt that my readers would appreciate reading it. A French version of the analysis can be found here. Additionally, I should be posting a…
Rank this Week: 3658

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: 3120

Juz The Fax

Juz The Fax

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

http://juzthefax.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Employers ... Be Careful of Mixed-Guard Union

    Employers ... Be Careful of Mixed-Guard Union
    Since the NLRB’s holding in Wells Fargo Corp., 270 NLRB 787 (1984), an employer could, upon the expiration of a contract, refuse to continue to bargain with a “mixed-guard” union representing both its security guards and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1459

CA Employee Rights Blog

CA Employee Rights Blog

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

http://caemployeerights.com/
  • Jun 17

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic
    Defamation. Slander. Libel. These terms are used so often nowadays that children are familiar with them. How does defamation of character factor into employment law? Employees often feel like they’ve been defamed. But if these phrases…
  • Jun 17

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic

    Defamation, Slander & Libel in Employment Law – The Basic
    Defamation. Slander. Libel. These terms are used so often nowadays that children are familiar with them. How does defamation of character factor into employment law? Employees often feel like they’ve been defamed. But if these phrases…
  • Jun 2

    Evening the Playing Field: CA’s New Fair Pay Act

    Evening the Playing Field: CA’s New Fair Pay Act
    The lack of wage equality amongst genders has been well-documented for some time and, as you may have noticed, has become a staple of candidates’ speeches in election years. And rightly so, for even in 2013 women earned 84 cents…
Rank this Week: 2607

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    Seattle Index Continues to Outshine National Index

    Seattle Index Continues to Outshine National Index
      By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer As we recently wrote, CPI Edging Up , the Seattle CPI continues to far outpace the All-Cities Index.  The latest report has the Seattle Index at 2.6%, far outpacing the 0.8% All Cities…
  • Jun 3

    CPI Edging Up

    CPI Edging Up
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer The latest release of CPI shows that it is continue to climb, edging up enough that it may also bump up contract settlements.  The April CPI was released this past week showing the Seattle CPI-W climbing to…
  • Aug 21

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?

    Wage Series Part 10: 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: 3583

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: 2648

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/
  • Jun 7

    Silencing the survivors: How the Brock Turner case reflects the failures of our justice system

    Silencing the survivors: How the Brock Turner case reflects the failures of our justice system
    By Lisa Mak Like many others, I was outraged by the outcome of Brock Turner’s case for his rape of an unconscious, intoxicated woman behind a dumpster.  This woman was brave enough to go through the process of a 16-month criminal…
  • May 16

    The legacy of the civil rights movement

    The legacy of the civil rights movement
    The struggle for civil rights puts us squarely within a longstanding movement. It is helpful to keep the history of those efforts in mind as we focus on the problems of the moment. Here are the reflections of a woman who has dedicated her…
  • May 8

    A Mother’s Day gift of job-security

    A Mother’s Day gift of job-security
    This Mother’s Day, let’s give moms the gift of job-security for the time they take away from work to bond with their new babies.  Just last month, Governor Brown signed into law a bill that would boost Paid Family Leave…
Rank this Week: 1943

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 3977

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/
  • May 25

    Belmont Tennis Club Honors Jenning

    Belmont Tennis Club Honors Jenning
    At its Annual Meeting on March 15, 2016, the members of the Belmont Tennis Club (BTC), one of the oldest tennis clubs in America, honored its venerable Groundskeeper – Charles T. “Chuck” Jennings. BTC President Alison…
  • Apr 7

    Employment Law Short

    Employment Law Short
    Company can’t interview only ‘inexperienced’ job applicants A medical device company in Illinois posted an ad for a job in its law department, restricting consideration of applicants to those with no more than seven years of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4648

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • May 25

    Agency "Final Rule" Roundup

    Agency "Final Rule" Roundup
    The past week involved a flurry of activity from the federal agencies responsible for promulgating and enforcing employment and labor rules. Click below for more information: DOL issued the final version of its new overtime rule, raising the…
  • May 25

    EEOC Issues New Rules for Employer Wellness Program

    EEOC Issues New Rules for Employer Wellness Program
    Employer wellness programs are the latest subject of EEOC regulatory efforts. Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued final rules explaining how wellness programs must comply with the Americans with…
  • May 13

    Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Signed Into Law: Federal Law Offers Greater Protections and New Obligations for Employer

    Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Signed Into Law: Federal Law Offers Greater Protections and New Obligations for Employer
    On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) into law, a first step in creating federal oversight of trade secrets laws, which have been exclusively handled at the state level. The DTSA…
Rank this Week: 3719

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

Coves employment law. By Smith Eibeler, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2964

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Alabama Employment Law Blog

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

http://birminghamemploymentlawyer.com/
  • May 24

    The EEOC Mediation Proce

    The EEOC Mediation Proce
    After an EEOC charge has been filed by an employee, the EEOC may contact both the employer and the employee and ask if they are interested in mediation.  A mediation is an informal attempt to resolve the claims in the charge by having…
  • Dec 18

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination
    The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nursing assistant at Jasper, Alabama’s Shadescrest Healthcare facility who was allegedly denied the right to wear a hijab in accordance with her faith and ultimately fired over her…
  • Dec 18

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination
    The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nursing assistant at Jasper, Alabama’s Shadescrest Healthcare facility who was allegedly denied the right to wear a hijab in accordance with her faith and ultimately fired over her…
Rank this Week: 3747

Wage Law

Wage Law

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

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • May 20

    Arbitrator's Award Reinstated in MOU Dispute

    Arbitrator's Award Reinstated in MOU Dispute
    The Ninth Circuit has reinstated an arbitration decision that had been vacated by the U.S. District Court. In SW Reg. Council of Carpenters v. Drywall Dynamics, Inc. (9th Cir. 14-55250 5/19/16), the arbitrator ruled that an employer was bound…
  • May 17

    California Supreme Court Grants Review of Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp

    California Supreme Court Grants Review of Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp
    The Supreme Court has agreed to review the Court of Appeal's decision in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California (2016) 243 Cal.App.4th 1200 (SC S232607/E061645, review granted, 5/11/16), concerning overtime calculations and the…
  • May 3

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay

    Employer Defeats Class Action Regarding Rounding and Overtime Pay
    In Corbin v. Time Warner (9th Cir. 13-55622 5/2/16), the 9th Circuit affirmed a district court’s summary judgment in favor of Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership in a putative class action brought by a Time Warner…
Rank this Week: 2486

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/
  • May 20

    Fired for being “Too Cute” does not Constitute Sex Discrimination

    Fired for being “Too Cute” does not Constitute Sex Discrimination
    The New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex or gender.  Despite the “liberal construction” applied to the interpretation of sex…
  • May 18

    Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Updating Overtime Regulation

    Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Updating Overtime Regulation
    Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) issued its Final Rule modifying overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The Final Rule makes material changes to the application of overtime exemptions,…
  • Mar 22

    Second Circuit Recognizes Individual Liability Under the Family and Medical Leave Act

    Second Circuit Recognizes Individual Liability Under the Family and Medical Leave Act
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) provides eligible employees with twelve workweeks of unpaid leave  in connection with the birth or adoption of a child, caring for an immediate family member with a serious health…
Rank this Week: 1398

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
  • May 19

    Federal Changes to Overtime Exemption

    Federal Changes to Overtime Exemption
    For the last year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has been working on proposed rule changes related to overtime exemptions. These changes are designed to substantially decrease the number of employees who are exempt from overtime. Today,…
  • Feb 17

    Employment Law 101: National Origin, Citizenship & Immigration Status Discrimination

    Employment Law 101: National Origin, Citizenship & Immigration Status Discrimination
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: Part of the protection comes from Title VII, which applies to employers with 15 or more employees. An overlapping part of the protection comes from the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA),…
  • Dec 10

    Employment Law 101: Race Discrimination

    Employment Law 101: Race Discrimination
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: The law applies to all employers regardless of size. What is the issue: The Civil Rights Act of 1866 was passed to prohibit racial discrimination in contracts of employment and applies to all…
Rank this Week: 1758

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
  • May 18

    New DOL Regulations on FLSA Overtime

    New DOL Regulations on FLSA Overtime
    The U.S. Department of Labor will today unveil new regulations effectuating significant changes to the payment of employee overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule will raise the salary exemption threshold for…
  • Jan 13

    OFCCP Final Rule Prohibits Pay Secrecy Policies by Federal Contractor

    OFCCP Final Rule Prohibits Pay Secrecy Policies by Federal Contractor
    Federal contractors, take notice: did you know that it is now illegal as a federal contractor to prevent your employees from discussing their compensation? The Department of Labor’s recent ruling may significantly impact your business…
  • Sep 9

    President Obama to Order Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contract Worker

    President Obama to Order Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contract Worker
    Federal contractors take notice: on Labor Day 2015, in a display of solidarity with workers and organized labor, President Barack Obama signed an executive order requiring paid sick leave for employees of federal government contractors. By…
Rank this Week: 2810

California Employment Law - Fight…

California Employment Law - Fight Harassment

Covers workplace harassment in California. By Bitton & Associates.

http://www.fightharassment.com/
  • May 12

    Wrongful Termination and Back Pay

    Wrongful Termination and Back Pay
    In a wrongful termination case a prevailing employee is typically entitled to backpay from the date of judgment. So for example, if the case is litigated for 2 years that's two years of back pay. An employer charged with discrimination in…
  • Mar 9

    2016 Minimum Wages Change and What it Means for Employees Paid By Salary

    2016 Minimum Wages Change and What it Means for Employees Paid By Salary
    As of January 1, 2016 the minimum hourly rate of pay in California increased from $9 to $10 per hour. This means if anyone in California is getting paid less than $10 they are being underpaid. The change in minimum wages impacts the minimum…
  • Jan 2

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract
    Where an employment contract is ambiguous, it will be construed most strongly against the party preparing it or employing the words concerning which doubt arises. This rule applies to contracts prepared by the employer, or by the employer's…
Rank this Week: 1495

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Covers law and policy news around transgendered employees in the workplace.

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • May 11

    Another discussion with Ashleigh Banfield…

    Another discussion with Ashleigh Banfield of CNN's Legal View on HB2, this time focusing on the concept of "protected classes."(If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at…
  • May 7

    I appeared on Ashleigh Banfield's Legal…

    I appeared on Ashleigh Banfield's Legal View program on CNN to discuss North Carolina's HB2. (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
  • May 7

    North Carolina lawmaker dismisses U.S. deadline to change bathroom law

    North Carolina lawmaker dismisses U.S. deadline to change bathroom law
    Republican leaders in North Carolina on Thursday refused to back down from a law regulating which restrooms can be used by transgender people after the federal government told the state the law violated the U.S. Civil Rights Act.The…
Rank this Week: 1641

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • May 3

    Florida Supreme Court Disciplines 24 Lawyer

    Florida Supreme Court Disciplines 24 Lawyer
    According to THIS press release, the Supreme Court of Florida recently disciplined 24 lawyers — “disbarring four, revoking the licenses of four, suspending nine and publicly reprimanding seven. Five attorneys were also placed on…
  • Apr 28

    Florida Supreme Court overturns mandatory attorney’s fee schedule for workers’ compensation case

    Florida Supreme Court overturns mandatory attorney’s fee schedule for workers’ compensation case
    By a vote of 5 to 2, the Supreme Court of Florida today declared the  mandatory fee schedule in section 440.34, Florida Statutes, unconstitutional in Castellanos v. Next Door Company.  This case asks us to evaluate the…
  • Apr 26

    Court Continues Trend of Enhancing Proposed Discipline

    Court Continues Trend of Enhancing Proposed Discipline
    With yesterday’s order in the case of Seminole County Judge Jerri Collins, The Supreme Court of Florida continues its trend of rejecting proposed discipline of lawyers and judges that the Court views as too light. [T]he Court rejects…
Rank this Week: 4174

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Covers regulation, litigation and other developments impacting the sharing economy. By Michael Erdman.

http://www.SharingEconomyLawBlog.com
  • May 2

    Flytenow.com’s Wings Clipped by FAA, DC Court of Appeal

    Flytenow.com’s Wings Clipped by FAA, DC Court of Appeal
    Last December the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in a case involving the flight-sharing service Flytenow.com.  The website offered to match private pilots having planned itineraries with persons desiring…
  • Feb 19

    Uber’s Arbitration Clause Problem, Part 1

    Uber’s Arbitration Clause Problem, Part 1
    As I mentioned in a recent post, I think it would be worthwhile to examine some of the previous orders in the O’Connor v. Uber class action litigation in California relating to Uber’s various arbitration provisions.  This…
  • Feb 4

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit
    I practice in Chicago and try to keep a close eye on Sharing Economy developments both locally and in Springfield.  I previously examined a federal court decision involving legal challenges by some of Uber’s competitors here, and…
Rank this Week: 2146

CannonLaw Blog

CannonLaw Blog

Covers developments in employment, personal injury, and criminal law. By CannonLaw, LLC.

http://www.cannonlaw.com/blog
  • May 1

    CannonLaw, LLC is closing, but . . . 

    CannonLaw, LLC is closing, but . . . 
    don't worry, it's rising again as Cannon Hadfield, LLC on Monday May 2. Yep, I'm officially done with solo practice and moving on to bigger, hopefully better, adventures. It's been a great experience, but I think the future is brighter with a…
  • Nov 3

    Infographic - Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry

    Infographic - Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry
    It's almost cliché to think that servers in restaurants are the victims of sexual harassment. But the statistics are even worse than you might imagine. In fact, almost 80% of female restaurant workers have experienced sexual harassment…
  • Oct 27

    Should I sign a Medical Release for an Insurance Company?

    Should I sign a Medical Release for an Insurance Company?
    If you've ever been in a car crash, you've probably received a bunch of letters from insurance companies. They ask who your doctors are, what treatment you've received, whether you're willing to give them a recorded statement, and all sorts…
Rank this Week: 2201

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 4859

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

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

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Four client

    Four client
    The wise client approaches the initial consultation with a lawyer with some ideas of what the client is trying to accomplish and with some perspective on his or her own situation. For such clients, the lawyer should be prepared to explain…
  • Dec 1

    Spotlight

    Spotlight
    The new movie Spotlight might be about the most exciting drama that could be made about filing a motion to unseal court records. (Some viewers might say that the movie is also about how a team of investigative journalists uncovered widespread…
  • Nov 15

    Trumbo

    Trumbo
    After the title character is seen getting fired and blacklisted in the new movie Trumbo, I’m thinking, as most lawyers would, that he should sue! Dalton Trumbo was a highly paid screenwriter under contract to MGM at the time, and would…
Rank this Week: 2144

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/
  • Apr 19

    Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Prevails in ARB Appeal

    Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Prevails in ARB Appeal
    The Department of Labor Administrative Review Board’s decision in Dietz v. Cypress Semiconductor Corp. establishes important precedent on the broad scope of protected whistleblowing under the whistleblower provision of the…
  • Apr 4

    NHTSA Issues Regulation Barring Gag Provisions in Settlement Agreement

    NHTSA Issues Regulation Barring Gag Provisions in Settlement Agreement
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an Enforcement Guidance Bulletin barring gag provisions in protective orders and settlement agreements that would prohibit information obtained in private litigation from being…
  • Apr 4

    Decision Denying Motion for Summary Judgment Broadly Construes Sarbanes-Oxley Protected Whistleblowing

    Decision Denying Motion for Summary Judgment Broadly Construes Sarbanes-Oxley Protected Whistleblowing
    Richard Trusz, the former head of valuation at a subsidiary of UBS, has defeated a motion for summary judgment in Trusz v. UBS Realty and UBS.  The decision underscores the broad scope of protected whistleblowing... The post Decision…
Rank this Week: 1971

Understanding Your Rights

Understanding Your Rights

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

http://www.risman-law.com/blog/
  • Apr 12

    Should I resign from my position at work?

    Should I resign from my position at work?
    By resigning, you are doing a disservice to yourself and likely helping your employer avoid potential liability. While some employees feel their resignation allows them to part ways with a company on their own terms, in many instances it…
  • Apr 5

    Risman & Risman, P.C. In The News: Law360 Article On New York’s New Stance on Paid Sick Leave

    Risman & Risman, P.C. In The News: Law360 Article On New York’s New Stance on Paid Sick Leave
    Jeffrey Risman, a partner of Risman & Risman, P.C., was quoted in a Law360 article on April 4, 2016, titled “NY Family Leave Policy Could Gain Momentum In Other States,” by Vin Gurrieri. As reported in the…
  • Nov 23

    Equality Act

    Equality Act
    Earlier this month, the Obama administration endorsed an amendment that would expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect gay, lesbian and transgender Americans.  Until now, there is no federal law that unequivocally prevents workers…
Rank this Week: 3804