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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/
  • Apr 1

    Retaliation at Work Policy Essential

    Retaliation at Work Policy Essential
    Within Puerto Rico’s highly regulated workplace, a must-have policy  is one  dealing with retaliation at work. Law 169-2014 has transformed the local general retaliation statute into a liability minefield and the first line of…
  • Jan 20

    Bill to increase minimum wage Puerto Rico

    Bill to increase minimum wage Puerto Rico
    Possible changes to Minimum Wage Puerto Rico A recent bill introduced in the Puerto Rico Senate – PS 1195- seeks to increase  the state minimum wage above the federal  minimum to $ 8.80 for 2016; a 70% increase from the…
  • Nov 29

    Constructive discharge validated

    Constructive discharge validated
    A recent employment case in Puerto Rico involved an individual who sued his employer claiming  constructive discharge.  The court ruled in his favor and  ordered the  employer to pay $436,634.62  under Puerto…
Rank this Week: 3250

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

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

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
Rank this Week: 3367

CA Employee Rights Blog

CA Employee Rights Blog

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

http://caemployeerights.com/
  • Mar 16

    Employment Lawyers: Ensuring Employees Are Compensated Fairly

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

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

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

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

    Minimum Wage and Overtime: Holding Employers Accountable for Depriving Employees of Basic Pay
    As surprising as it may seem, some employers still fail to pay their employees proper minimum wage and overtime under California law. Recently, the California Department of Industrial Relations issued wage theft citations of roughly $16…
Rank this Week: 3408

Massachusetts Employment Law

Massachusetts Employment Law

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

http://www.mauragreene-law.com/
  • Feb 25

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know
    Employees with proposed severance agreements often wonder if they can review and negotiate the agreement themselves. Severance agreements are typically written to protect the company. Severance agreements are contracts. The terms can affect…
  • Feb 25

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know
    Employees with proposed severance agreements often wonder if they can review and negotiate the agreement themselves. Severance agreements are typically written to protect the company. Severance agreements are contracts. The terms can affect…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law

    Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law
    independent contractor The Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law makes it very difficult for companies to legally hire independent contractors. There is a three part test that most companies can’t meet. The Three Part Independent…
Rank this Week: 3321

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
  • Feb 19

    Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Labor Deputy Appointment

    Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Labor Deputy Appointment
    This morning, the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor approved the appointment of Leonard Hoshijo to serve as the Deputy Director of the Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”).  The next…
  • Jan 16

    2015 Legislative Forecast

    2015 Legislative Forecast
    Last week, I conducted a webinar at HEC to share my thoughts on what type of legislation employers can expect for the 2015 legislative session.  The webinar lasted about 90 minutes and we discussed over 20 areas of the law that…
  • Jan 9

    Quick Reminder: Minimum Wage Just Went Up To $7.75

    Quick Reminder: Minimum Wage Just Went Up To $7.75
    Hi everybody, the minimum wage just went up!  Yeah, yeah, I get it…old news…you all already know about minimum wage increase. Well, I realize that it’s been discussed ad nauseum, but just in case…
Rank this Week: 3679

California Employment Law - Fight…

California Employment Law - Fight Harassment

Covers workplace harassment in California. By Bitton & Associates.

http://www.fightharassment.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 2

    Harris and Mixed Motives in Discrimination Case

    Harris and Mixed Motives in Discrimination Case
    The Supreme Court of California determined in Harris v. City of Santa Monica (2013) 56 Cal.4th 203, the proper remedy permitted for a plaintiff in a discrimination employment case under the Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) where, although…
  • Jun 9

    Martinez v. Combs and the Expanded Definition of “Employer”

    Martinez v. Combs and the Expanded Definition of “Employer”
    The California Supreme Court has recently expanded the definition of “employer” and what it means to “employ” for the purposes of Labor Code wage and hour violations. In the case of Martinez v. Combs, plaintiffs were seasonal…
Rank this Week: 3705

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/
Rank this Week: 3401

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
  • Dec 3

    Employment Law 101: Americans with Disabilities Act

    Employment Law 101: Americans with Disabilities Act
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: The law applies to all employers with 15 or more employees. What is the issue: It is against the law to discriminate against an employee or a prospective employee based on a disability the person…
  • Nov 24

    The $185 Million – Yes – $185,000,000 Single Employee Discrimination Case

    The $185 Million – Yes – $185,000,000 Single Employee Discrimination Case
    On November 17, a federal jury returned a verdict against AutoZone in favor of a single plaintiff for the insane amount of $185,000,000.00 in punitive damages. The plaintiff alleged gender and pregnancy-related harassment, discrimination, and…
  • Nov 18

    Corporate Wellness Programs: It’s Time for a Check-Up

    Corporate Wellness Programs: It’s Time for a Check-Up
    The EEOC is back at it! This time it has targeted corporate wellness programs and is challenging the legality of such programs under the ADA. The EEOC contends that the biometric testing and health risk assessments are…
Rank this Week: 3325

Mozaffari Law Blog

Mozaffari Law Blog

Covers legal updates, trial decisions and verdicts on employee and civil rights laws.

http://mozaffarilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3121

Tennessee Labor Talk

Tennessee Labor Talk

By Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

http://www.tennesseelabortalk.com
  • Aug 18

    Termination During FMLA Leave Not Unlawful

    Termination During FMLA Leave Not Unlawful
    Some employers believe that an employee who is out on FMLA cannot be disciplined or terminated. More savvy employers know that such a broad application is not quite accurate, as an employee’s request for or taking FMLA leave does not…
  • Aug 15

    Second Circuit Clarifies “Protected Activity” for Sarbanes-Oxley Act Retaliatory Discharge Claim

    Second Circuit Clarifies “Protected Activity” for Sarbanes-Oxley Act Retaliatory Discharge Claim
    Whether the plaintiff is actually engaged in “protected conduct” is always a key question when defending a retaliatory discharge claim. This certainly is true when such a claim is brought under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). On…
  • Aug 11

    Religious Discrimination – Employee’s Failure to Note Religious Objection Fatal to Her Claim

    Religious Discrimination – Employee’s Failure to Note Religious Objection Fatal to Her Claim
    Savvy employers know that legal and regulatory trends are toward candid and effective communication. Think interactive process under the ADA. But, at times, this same rule applies to employees. Here, an employee who refused to read the…
Rank this Week: 3169

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Covers employment discrimination, harassment, FMLA, and workplace rules. By Lis Guerin.

http://blog.nolo.com/employment/
  • Jun 16

    Overtime, Independent Contractor Status on Regulatory Agenda for Department of Labor

    Overtime, Independent Contractor Status on Regulatory Agenda for Department of Labor
    A couple of weeks ago, the federal Department of Labor announced its regulatory agenda for the immediate future. The DOL does this twice a year, and the announcement indicates what its rulemaking and enforcement priorities will be. The Wage…
  • Jun 9

    Noncompete Madne

    Noncompete Madne
    Here in California, we don’t have to give much thought to noncompete agreements: contracts by which, typically, an employee agrees not to go work for a competitor or start a competing business for a certain period of time after leaving…
  • May 12

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?
    Last week, the federal Department of Labor issued proposed regulations dealing with COBRA notices. The regulatory proposal is quite uninteresting: Basically, the administration is removing the model notices from the Code of Federal…
Rank this Week: 3733

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

Covers employment relationships in business, sports, the armed forces, and other odd places.

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Rebuffed Coworkers With Influence Create Liability

    Rebuffed Coworkers With Influence Create Liability
    If you read this blog enough, you will know that intra-office romances seem to come up frequently as a catalyst for some type of lawsuit. In fact, sexual attraction between coworkers is a dominant theme in any number of workplace problems,…
  • May 22

    Is Telecommuting Now A Mandatory Accommodation for Disabled Workers?

    Is Telecommuting Now A Mandatory Accommodation for Disabled Workers?
    It’s been an axiom of disability discrimination law that the courts will not overrule an employer's legitimate workplace judgment and that employers can structure jobs and establish job qualifications as they see fit.  But some…
  • May 22

    The Tricky Case of the Third Party Harassment Claim

    The Tricky Case of the Third Party Harassment Claim
    Actually, this is not that tricky.  The 4th Circuit recently affirmed something that employment lawyers have been telling their clients for years – an employer's work environment extends throughout the span of the company’s…
Rank this Week: 3234

USERRA Rights Blog

USERRA Rights Blog

Covers discrimination and reprisal issues faced by servicemembers because of their military status. By The Employment Law Group.

http://www.userrarightsblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 3691

Gruntled Employees

Gruntled Employees

Covers firing, hiring, human resources, lawyers and law firms, noncompetes and more. By Jay Shepherd.

http://www.gruntledemployees.com/gruntled_employees/
  • Jun 20

    The 5 Ps of professional happine

    The 5 Ps of professional happine
    A recent survey listed lawyers (specifically associates) as the unhappiest occupation in America. This isn't a huge surprise. I know about a kajillion lawyers (which is one followed by a wad of zeroes, or ten to the wad), and way...
  • Apr 26

    How to get people to do what you want (in six minutes)

    How to get people to do what you want (in six minutes)
    Here is the six-minute "LexThink .1" speech I gave in Chicago in March at the ABA TechShow. In it, I explain the three simple steps you need to take to get someone to do what you want. LexThink follows the "Ignite" speech format: six minutes,…
  • Mar 7

    Facebook privacy, simplified

    Facebook privacy, simplified
    Over at jayshep.com: a simple chart explaining who can read your Facebook comments. Check it out.
Rank this Week: 3286

New York Employment Lawyer Blawg

New York Employment Lawyer Blawg

Covers discrimination, retaliation and sex harassment cases. By Peters Hamlin LLC.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyerblawg.com/
  • Jun 11

    Jamaican Rastafarian Employee Loses Discrimination Claim Against Autozone

    Jamaican Rastafarian Employee Loses Discrimination Claim Against Autozone
    In a May 21, 2013 decision,, the Appellate Court of Connecticut upheld the Hartford Connecticut trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant, Autozone, Inc. Kristan Peters-Hamlin, of the law firm of Peters Hamlin LLC, ,…
  • Aug 10

    Suing for Retaliation or Wrongful Termination as a Whistleblower in New York

    Suing for Retaliation or Wrongful Termination as a Whistleblower in New York
    Most New York employment lawyers will tell you that, unlike in many other states, there is no cause of action for wrongful termination for whistleblowers under New york common law. However, that view ignores the elaborate quilt of federal…
  • Apr 29

    Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decision

    Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decision
    On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Rank this Week: 3548

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 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…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
  • Feb 22

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 3103

Overtime Advisor

Overtime Advisor

Covers violations of overtime and other federal and state wage and hour laws. By Greenwald Doherty.

http://www.overtimeadvisor.com/
  • Mar 22

    The Dangers of Using Two Different Time Clock

    The Dangers of Using Two Different Time Clock
    It seems it would be a no-brainer.  You have one employee who works two different shifts, or even two completely different jobs.  You set the employee up on two different time clocks so you can track the time the employee spends in…
  • Mar 7

    The Attack of the Unpaid Intern

    The Attack of the Unpaid Intern
    We’ve warned before about the potential issues raised when you utilize unpaid interns.  Employers used to be able to take a level of comfort from internships run through educational institutes but, no more. The Charlie Rose…
  • Feb 19

    Under New York Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?

    Under New York Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?
    As noted in our recent blog, Under Federal Law, Are You Required to Pay Your Employees for Their Breaks or Not?, various states and localities may have their own break laws and regulations that could apply to your business.  Those…
Rank this Week: 3678

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Covers business law, contracts, business litigation and intellectual property issues.

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy
    Almost every web page has a “click-wrap agreement” style of disclaimer, terms of use (TOU), or terms and conditions of service. This is true even for sites that are not business or e-commerce websites. Software, application, and…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development
    Intellectual property development for technology startup companies comes hand-in-hand with the opportunity to fall into a number of legal and strategic pitfalls. Some are obvious, while others can present counter-intuitive opportunities for…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost
    Real estate insurance policies often include replacement insurance terms for the reconstruction costs of repairing or rebuilding real estate property after a catastrophic event such as a fire or flood. But many commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 3575

LaborBlog

LaborBlog

Covers employment/labor law. By Danialle Riggins.

http://laborblog.rigginslawfirm.com
  • Nov 14

    2013 Florida Minimum Wage Increase

    2013 Florida Minimum Wage Increase
    Florida’s minimum wage will increase from $7.67 per hour to $7.79 per hour effective January 1, 2013. Background: A voter-approved constitutional amendment established a Florida minimum wage and provided for an annual adjustment to…
  • Jan 27

    Florida’s Keeping Children Safe Act Gets Some Guidance

    Florida’s Keeping Children Safe Act Gets Some Guidance
  • Dec 20

    Thinking About Bankruptcy in 2012

    Thinking About Bankruptcy in 2012
    Thousands of people starting planning their new years in December. Filing for bankruptcy is on hundreds of lists.  If you are considering filing for a discharge, there are a few things that you need to consider during the holidays. Running…
Rank this Week: 3674

Immigration and Employment Law…

Immigration and Employment Law Blog

By Coane & Associates.

http://immigrationandemploymentlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 25

    K-1 Visa Adjustment of Status and the Affidavit of Support

    K-1 Visa Adjustment of Status and the Affidavit of Support
    A very common issue with K-1 visa holders, is whether they need an affidavit of support when they apply for adjustment of status in the USA. After-all, they would have provided an affidavit of support to the USA Consulate at the time that…
  • Oct 25

    K-1 Visa Adjustment of Status and the Affidavit of Support

    K-1 Visa Adjustment of Status and the Affidavit of Support
    A very common issue with K-1 visa holders, is whether they need an affidavit of support when they apply for adjustment of status in the USA. After-all, they would have provided an affidavit of support to the USA Consulate at the time that…
  • Oct 18

    Fighting Unemployment can Backfire on Employer

    Fighting Unemployment can Backfire on Employer
    In a recent case from Pennsylvania involving a retaliation claim under Title VII involving an employer who opposed a former employee’s claim for unemployment compensation who had also filed a charge of discrimination, the court found that…
Rank this Week: 3664

Employment Law Blog

Employment Law Blog

Covers HR and employment law. By Employment Law Information Network.

http://www.elinfonet.com/employment-law-blog
  • Feb 2

    The Death of NLRA Disclaimers in Social Media Policies?

    The Death of NLRA Disclaimers in Social Media Policies?
    In 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made social media an enforcement priority. Their primary target was employers who terminated employees for engaging in what the NLRB deemed concerted activity, which is protected by the…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court on the Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Class Action - Got Glue?

    Supreme Court on the Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Class Action - Got Glue?
    The Supreme Court recently issued its long-awaited decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes (opinion), the largest class action discrimination suit in history. The bottom line is that the Court unanimously rejected the Ninth Circuit’s certification of…
  • Jun 20

    Facebook Firing, Twitter Next?

    Facebook Firing, Twitter Next?
    You may remember that recently an employee was fired from her job for her CT employer AMR for posting negative information about her supervisor on her Facebook page. The case received notoriety because the firing caused the NLRB to file a…
Rank this Week: 3049

The Federal FMLA Blog

The Federal FMLA Blog

Covers Family and Medical Leave Act developments affecting the federal sector. By Carl Bosland.

http://federalfmla.typepad.com/federal_fmla_blog/
Rank this Week: 3308

California Employee Rights Blog

California Employee Rights Blog

Covers employment contracts, discrimination, harassment and more. From the Peters Law Group.

http://www.calemployeerightsblog.com
Rank this Week: 3399

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Apr 17

    Are Your Children Protected? The Importance of Making a Will

    Are Your Children Protected? The Importance of Making a Will
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  • Apr 14

    Courts Enforcing Broad Whistleblower Protection

    Courts Enforcing Broad Whistleblower Protection
      Amendments to False Claims Act expanded remedies for retaliation against contractors and others. Hillary Clinton came in for criticism when word emerged that she'd bypassed her government email account while running the State…
  • Mar 26

    You’ll Earn The Same As A Man ... In 2058

    You’ll Earn The Same As A Man ... In 2058
                             Last week the Institute for Women’s Policy Research released a report[1] about the employment and earning status of women in the U.S. The…
Rank this Week: 3970

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4834

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Hundreds of Truckers Killed Every Year in Rollover Crashe

    Hundreds of Truckers Killed Every Year in Rollover Crashe
    When most people think of crashes involving tractor trailers, they think of the injuries and deaths of the people in passenger vehicles that are hit by trucks. However, hundreds of truckers are killed every year in accidents. Among the 2.6…
  • Apr 13

    Woman Loses Sex Discrimination Case against Venture Capital Firm, Considers Appeal

    Woman Loses Sex Discrimination Case against Venture Capital Firm, Considers Appeal
    Ellen Pao, an employee in the high-tech sector, lost her high-profile sexual discrimination case against a prominent venture capital firm. Pao had filed a $16 million lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. A jury of six men and…
  • Apr 9

    Installing Vehicle Devices to Stop Drunk Drivers Could Save 59,000 Live

    Installing Vehicle Devices to Stop Drunk Drivers Could Save 59,000 Live
    A new study from the University of Michigan claims that putting technology that prevents drunk drivers from starting a vehicle into every car and truck in the U.S. could save 59,000 lives and $343 million over 15 years. The study also claims…
Rank this Week: 3782

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Apr 16

    Should Your Settlement Agreements Have a No-Rehire Clause?

    Should Your Settlement Agreements Have a No-Rehire Clause?
    For years, employers settling with former employees have included a clause saying that the employee was not eligible for rehire. The rationale is obvious. After litigating, sometimes for years, no employer wants to bring the employee back and…
  • Apr 13

    NLRB Has No Problem with Employee Calling Boss a ‘Nasty MF’

    NLRB Has No Problem with Employee Calling Boss a ‘Nasty MF’
    Warning: This post contains language that many working outside of the NLRB will find offensive. The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that an employer acted unlawfully when it fired an employee who said on Facebook that his boss…
  • Apr 8

    6 Things You Should Never Say When Investigating Harassment Claim

    6 Things You Should Never Say When Investigating Harassment Claim
    Harassment has been in the news a lot lately. How a company responds to an employee complaint is critical. If your company receives a complaint, here are some things you should never say: I will keep what you tell me completely confidential.…
Rank this Week: 4072

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Compensation for Equipment Accidents at Work

    Compensation for Equipment Accidents at Work
    Among the most serious types of work-related accidents involve heavy machinery and equipment. Equipment accidents can cause severe injuries and render a worker completely disabled for a lifetime. Workers prone to equipment…
  • Apr 16

    Workers’ Compensation Claims for Ligament Tear

    Workers’ Compensation Claims for Ligament Tear
    Work-related injuries can be extremely painful; preventing an injured employee from performing day-to-day duties. Work-related injuries, including fractures, muscle strains, and ligament tears can be extremely painful and may adversely…
  • Apr 16

    Workers’ Compensation for Injured Healthcare Worker

    Workers’ Compensation for Injured Healthcare Worker
    Healthcare professionals do the wonderful job of caring for those who are sick, injured, and need medical help. Medical assistants, nurses, and transportation workers in the healthcare sector play a crucial role in the running of a hospital.…
Rank this Week: 4070

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/
  • Apr 15

    Intermittent FMLA Leave: A Chronic HR Headache (Part II)

    Intermittent FMLA Leave: A Chronic HR Headache (Part II)
    This blog is a sequel to my previous post summarizing the rules and regulations governing an employee’s use of intermittent FMLA leave, which you can find here. Managing employees’ requests for intermittent FMLA leave can be…
  • Apr 8

    Intermittent FMLA Leave: A Chronic HR Headache (Part I)

    Intermittent FMLA Leave: A Chronic HR Headache (Part I)
    At HR Law & Solutions last month, attendees asked tough questions about handling requests for intermittent leave under the FMLA. I promised to write a blog post summarizing current rules and regulations, so here goes: Intermittent leave…
  • Apr 3

    Seminar Wrap-Up and NLRB Report on Handbook Policie

    Seminar Wrap-Up and NLRB Report on Handbook Policie
    We want to send a special THANK YOU to the more than 300 of you who attended HR Law & Solutions last week. It is always such a pleasure for all of us – it feels like an annual reunion! Congratulations to all of our raffle winners,…
Rank this Week: 4422

The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

Covers legislative and court cases affecting Utah employers and employees. By D. Scott Crook.

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Cases --- April 5th through 11th

    Cases --- April 5th through 11th
    Workers CompensationPickup v. Colvin (10th Cir., April 6, 2015) (affirming denial of social security benefits because plaintiff's testimony was contradictory and not credible) UnemploymentPreferred Hot Oil, LLC, v. Department of…
  • Apr 8

    Cases --- March 29th through April 4th

    Cases --- March 29th through April 4th
    DiscriminationColeman v. General Motors (10th Cir., April 1, 2015) (affirming summary judgement in favor of defendants on Coleman's hostile work environment claim because Coleman's allegation are insufficient to establish a prima facie…
  • Mar 28

    Cases --- March 22nd through 28th

    Cases --- March 22nd through 28th
    Chytka v. Wright Tree Service, Inc. (10th Cir., March 25, 2015) (affirming summary judgment in favor of Wright Tree Service on Chytka's numerous age and gender discrimination, hostile work environment, equal pay act, and ERISA claims)
Rank this Week: 4501

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Apr 14

    Marco Rubio’s Divisive Generational Politic

    Marco Rubio’s Divisive Generational Politic
    Senator  Marco Rubio, the 43-year-old Republican from Florida, began his campaign for the American presidency this week with a calculated and divisive generational attack. He implies that America’s 77 million baby boomers…
  • Apr 10

    Obama’s Policy on Aging – Be Positive!

    Obama’s Policy on Aging – Be Positive!
    The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) issued its first “policy brief” Friday afternoon, addressing the issue of  “healthy aging.” Get ready for news of a truly momentous policy announcement…
  • Mar 30

    The AARP: Surveys but no Solution

    The AARP: Surveys but no Solution
    The AARP has been conducting surveys for years showing the existence of epidemic age discrimination in the American workplace and it released yet another one on Monday. But the AARP seems unwilling to take a…
Rank this Week: 4114

Employment Law Blotter

Employment Law Blotter

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

http://employmentlawblotter.com
Rank this Week: 4097

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 4917

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Apr 9

    Non-Compete Agreements and Limitations on Future Employment in California

    Non-Compete Agreements and Limitations on Future Employment in California
    Section 16600 of the California Business and Professions Code provides that “every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind of to that extent void”. The law is not…
  • Mar 27

    Waiting Time Penalties Rules Due in California

    Waiting Time Penalties Rules Due in California
    Under California Labor Code section 203, an employer must pay a waiting time penalty on wages owed when the employer willfully fails to pay wages due under section 201 ore 202. A waiting time penalty is equal to one day’s pay fore each…
  • Feb 1

    Oral Complaints About Labor Law Violations Are Protected

    Oral Complaints About Labor Law Violations Are Protected
    Some employees assume that unless they have proof of complaining about a particular labor law violation, the protections of anti-retaliation laws do not apply to them. However, as the US Supreme Court recently held in Kasten v Saint-Gobain…
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Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
Rank this Week: 3971

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/
  • Apr 8

    Another bite of the cherry……….?

    Another bite of the cherry……….?
    Picture this: you and your spouse are divorcing, or have already divorced, and you have decided between you how the financial issues are to be dealt with. You have sold, or are in the process of selling, the marital home, you have closed all…
  • Mar 9

    Recent Changes At Gardner Croft

    Recent Changes At Gardner Croft
    We are delighted to announce that Sharon Selsby has become a Member of the LLP with effect from 1 March 2015. Sharon has been employed at Gardner Croft in the residential conveyancing department for over 20 years. She is a Chartered Legal…
  • Dec 4

    Stamp Duty Savings for Buyer

    Stamp Duty Savings for Buyer
    One of the most dramatic announcements by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement was the immediate changes in stamp duty for residential properties. The Chancellor abolished the old system from midnight on the 3rd December 2014. The…
Rank this Week: 4039

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Apr 7

    Trends in CEO Covenants Not to Compete

    Trends in CEO Covenants Not to Compete
    Earlier this year, three law professors* published an analysis of non-compete and non-solicitation restraints in a sample of 874 CEO employment agreements. You can find the entire article here. This is the first empirical study of…
  • Mar 27

    A Major Victory for Pregnant Working Women in the US Supreme Court – Young v. UPS

    A Major Victory for Pregnant Working Women in the US Supreme Court – Young v. UPS
    This week, the United States Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling in Young v. UPS addressing how employers should treat pregnant employees under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The Pregnancy Discrimination…
  • Mar 15

    A Texas Company’s Chairman is Personally on the Hook for $1.3 Million for Hiring a COO Without Board Approval

    A Texas Company’s Chairman is Personally on the Hook for $1.3 Million for Hiring a COO Without Board Approval
    Earlier this month, the First Court of Appeals upheld an award of $1,337,500 against a company executive and the chairman of the board who hired a chief operating officer (COO) for a 5-year term knowing that he did not have the authority to…
Rank this Week: 4204

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4373

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Apr 7

    Some Can't Miss Talks at Toronto's Spur Festival This Week

    Some Can't Miss Talks at Toronto's Spur Festival This Week
    Just a quick blog post about some of the speakers who are appearing at the upcoming Spur Festival in Toronto later this week. Guy Standing, a Professor of Development Studies at the University of London, is speaking this Friday at the…
  • Mar 18

    A Better Deal for Youth? The 2015 Alternative Federal Budget

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

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

    Precarious work is real: the growing effects of insecure, unstable employment in Canada
    This blog post originally the Institute for Research on Public Policy's Policy Options blog. It was written as a response to this piece from Tammy Schirle, a WLU economic professor. It's a tad wonkish, but a good primer to some…
Rank this Week: 4927

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

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

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Apr 3

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a supervisor of customer services for the Post Office who suffers from major depressive disorder and anxiety disorder.  We are delighted that we were able to assist this…
  • Apr 1

    VETERANS BENEFITS AND FEDERAL WORKERS C0OMPENSATION

    VETERANS BENEFITS AND FEDERAL WORKERS C0OMPENSATION
    Out of our nation’s 2.6 million federal employees, the largest single protected category in federal hiring is the set aside for Veteran’s preference.  This has resulted in nearly 400,000 Veterans being recruited to federal…
  • Mar 20

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal geologist with his FERS disability claim. He suffers from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the result of several deployments to Afghanistan over the past decade as an Army Reservist. …
Rank this Week: 3854

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 30

    Mitos de los Mejores Lugares de Trabajo

    Mitos de los Mejores Lugares de Trabajo
    Si su lugar de trabajo es perfecto, felicitaciones. Un reciente artículo en el Harvard Business Review (5 Myths of Great Workplaces, Marzo 5, 2015) enumera las creencias mas persistentes y erróneas sobre como…
  • Mar 29

    Los Mejores Patrono

    Los Mejores Patrono
    Anualmente  dos organizaciones en Puerto Rico  conducen conjuntamente una encuesta de quienes son  ‘Los Mejores Patronos en Puerto Rico’. Fíjese que  se especifica ‘Patronos’  y es…
  • Mar 23

    Cientos de abogados juramentan

    Cientos de abogados juramentan
    La cantidad de abogados que siguen ingresando la profesión  en Puerto Rico es impresionante. La Isla está en las primeras 15 jurisdicciones en EU con más abogados.  En este ultimo grupo,  correspondiente a…
Rank this Week: 4198

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

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

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Mar 30

    Mitos de los Mejores Lugares de Trabajo

    Mitos de los Mejores Lugares de Trabajo
    Si su lugar de trabajo es perfecto, felicitaciones. Un reciente artículo en el Harvard Business Review (5 Myths of Great Workplaces, Marzo 5, 2015) enumera las creencias mas persistentes y erróneas sobre como…
  • Mar 29

    Los Mejores Patrono

    Los Mejores Patrono
    Anualmente  dos organizaciones en Puerto Rico  conducen conjuntamente una encuesta de quienes son  ‘Los Mejores Patronos en Puerto Rico’. Fíjese que  se especifica ‘Patronos’  y es…
  • Mar 23

    Cientos de abogados juramentan

    Cientos de abogados juramentan
    La cantidad de abogados que siguen ingresando la profesión  en Puerto Rico es impresionante. La Isla está en las primeras 15 jurisdicciones en EU con más abogados.  En este ultimo grupo,  correspondiente a…
Rank this Week: 4209

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 30

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud
    Many doctors and health practitioners around the nation are experiencing tax return fraud issues. Tax return fraud occurs when another person or entity fraudulently files a tax return for another individual, looking to receive the…
  • Mar 5

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax
    Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) efforts to reduce healthcare costs include an excise tax on health insurers that provide benefits to employees above a threshold limit. This tax is designed to…
  • Mar 2

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”
    The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has updated selected regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The updates change the definition of spouse to mean: “husband or wife refers to the other person with…
Rank this Week: 3842

FWS Employment Law Blog

FWS Employment Law Blog

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

http://fwslegal.com/blog
  • Mar 26

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

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

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

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

    What Happens when Defendants Ignore Complaints? Default Judgment

    What Happens when Defendants Ignore Complaints? Default Judgment
    On January 6, 2015, Indiana’s Court of Appeals reaffirmed the principle that defendants cannot ignore civil complaints and expect no consequences.  In Danny’s Sports Bar Chicago Style Pizza v. Todd Schuman, the plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 4148

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

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

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

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

    All Legally Married Same-Sex Couples Now Covered Under FMLA

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

    March Madness & Employee Morale: A Winning Combination

    March Madness & Employee Morale: A Winning Combination
    Selection Sunday has passed, the brackets are set and employers across the US find themselves once again on the eve of March Madness. Businesses are faced with the issue of whether to embrace the “madness” or to strictly enforce…
Rank this Week: 3878