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PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
Rank this Week: 3306

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/
Rank this Week: 3200

Oakland Employment Attorneys Blog

Oakland Employment Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.oaklandemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    The California Supreme Court and the fate of Class Action

    The California Supreme Court and the fate of Class Action
    The California Supreme Court heard oral argument on April 3, 2014, in a case that is  likely to significantly shape the landscape of class actions in both state and federal court:  Iskanian v. CLS Transportation, No. S204032.…
  • Mar 6

    The Profoundly Negative Impact of Arbitration on Workers’ Right

    The Profoundly Negative Impact of Arbitration on Workers’ Right
    Lawyers who represent employers regularly argue that there is no real difference between arbitration and jury trials.  They contend that arbitration does not affect the outcomes of cases.  And, it is “cheap and quick,”…
  • Mar 5

    Hunter Pyle to teach Employment Law at Berkeley Law in Fall 2014

    Hunter Pyle to teach Employment Law at Berkeley Law in Fall 2014
    Hunter Pyle (along with Todd Jackson of Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C.) will be teaching the Employment Law course at Berkeley Law during the Fall 2014 semester.
Rank this Week: 3717

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

Provides commentary on current issues and developments in the field of whistleblower law and False Claims Act litigation. By the Rabon Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.nationalwhistleblower.com/
  • Apr 2

    Supreme Court Denies Cert. in U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceutical

    Supreme Court Denies Cert. in U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceutical
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case from the Fourth Circuit, U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The issue in Takeda was the standard for pleading with particularity under Rule 9(b).  The Takeda…
  • Mar 20

    Teva Pharmaceuticals Pays over $27 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegation

    Teva Pharmaceuticals Pays over $27 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegation
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Teva Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiary, IVAX, agreed to pay the United States and the State of Illinois $27.6 million to settle claims that the companies violated the False Claims Act by paying…
  • Mar 18

    Halifax Settles with the Government for $85 Million

    Halifax Settles with the Government for $85 Million
    According to the Department of Justice, Halifax, a Florida hospital system, agreed to pay $85 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act when it submitted claims for payment to the Government that were in violation of…
Rank this Week: 2961

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Mar 31

    Bullying and Violence in the Workplace: Prevention and Intervention Strategie

    Bullying and Violence in the Workplace: Prevention and Intervention Strategie
    On March 12, 2014, attorneys from the Foster Pepper Employment and Labor Relations Group were joined by expert threat assessment specialists and psychologists for a presentation titled “Bullying and Violence in the Workplace: Prevention…
  • Mar 19

    The Rise of eSports and Online Gaming: Is Collective Bargaining on the Horizon?

    The Rise of eSports and Online Gaming: Is Collective Bargaining on the Horizon?
    In the world of eSports, League of Legends ("LoL") is king. While LoL is not yet the most popular video game ever created, its prominence as a spectator sport is entering uncharted legal territory. As an emerging sport, LoL has the unique…
  • Mar 4

    Severance Pay - Deadline Looming for Employers to File Tax Refund Claim

    Severance Pay - Deadline Looming for Employers to File Tax Refund Claim
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments in an employment tax case (United States v. Quality Stores, Inc.) that will have an important impact on many employers and employees. The specific issue that the Court must address is whether…
Rank this Week: 2958

The FEHA Blog

The FEHA Blog

Discourse on California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act from an employee rights attorney’s point of view. By M. Greg Mullanax.

http://www.fehablog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Same-Gender Harassment: Win Some, Lose Some

    Same-Gender Harassment: Win Some, Lose Some
    A former City of Benicia employee sued the City and two supervisors for sexual harassment in violation of FEHA and for retaliation, among other causes of action. The employee and both supervisors were male. Supervisor 1 prevailed on his…
  • Mar 29

    Service Animal

    Service Animal
    I didn't see this until today, but Phyllis Cheng, Director of the DFEH, wrote this interesting article about service animals. I have not had a case with a service animal issue but an employer facing such an issue must do so carefully sinice…
  • Mar 10

    How Not to Act in a Deposition

    How Not to Act in a Deposition
    Justin Bieber demonstrates how not to act in a deposition. What a self-absorbed idiot. I wonder why his lawyers are empowering him by allowing him to act this way. If Justin were my client acting this way in a deposition, he would have to get…
Rank this Week: 3546

Jones & Jones Blog

Jones & Jones Blog

Covers personal injury trial law and labor and employment law .

http://www.joneslawyers.com/blog/
  • Mar 17

    GM Ignition Switch Recall

    GM Ignition Switch Recall
    GM Safety Recall General Motors has issued a safety recall 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5, 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR, 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada), 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and 2007 Saturn Sky vehicles…
  • Mar 7

    Fatal Car Accidents, Texas Lawyer

    Fatal Car Accidents, Texas Lawyer
    Traffic  Fatalities One cannot turn on the news without learning of another fatal car accident.  Thankfully, we are usually comforted to know that none of our family members or people we know were involved in the fatal…
  • Dec 22

    Impersonating Someone Online, Joke or Crime in Texas?

    Impersonating Someone Online, Joke or Crime in Texas?
    Online Impersonation Is it a joke or a crime to impersonate someone online in Texas?  We have all seen social media accounts pretending to be someone else and heard stories of people on dating sites pretending to be someone else. …
Rank this Week: 3372

California Employment Attorney…

California Employment Attorney Blog

Covers California labor law, employment policies and procedures, and workplace torts. By Michelman & Robinson, LLP.

http://www.californiaemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace: California Senate Bill 648

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace: California Senate Bill 648
    Photo Credit: The Columbus Dispatch Twenty four states, including California, have smoking bans in the workplace.  California has had the ban since 1995, with smoking laws applying to workplaces with more than five employees. …
  • Oct 29

    California Supreme Course Reverses Itself on Arbitration Waiver of Right to Wage Hearing

    California Supreme Course Reverses Itself on Arbitration Waiver of Right to Wage Hearing
    In Sonic–Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno, issued on October 17, 2013, (“Sonic II”) the California Supreme Court held that employers can require employees to arbitrate wage claims.  Previously, California employers could not…
  • Sep 18

    Covered California: A New Health Insurance Exchange

    Covered California: A New Health Insurance Exchange
    Covered California, the new marketplace health insurance exchange for California created as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), goes into effect January 2014. By October 1, 2013, all California employers with $500,000 or more in annual…
Rank this Week: 3081

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

By The Ottinger Firm, P.C.

http://newyorkemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 4

    Working While Black: Man Arrested for Trespassing at Work

    Working While Black: Man Arrested for Trespassing at Work
    The post Working While Black: Man Arrested for Trespassing at Work appeared first on NY Employment Lawyer.
  • Dec 16

    Women’s Rights Advocate Arrested for Under Paying Her Nanny

    Women’s Rights Advocate Arrested for Under Paying Her Nanny
    Gawker reports today that an Indian diplomat based in New York City has been arrested for paying her nanny 3 dollars an hour. The diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, was publicly humiliated and arrested as she dropped her child off at school…
  • Dec 15

    Religious Discrimination over Circumcision

    Religious Discrimination over Circumcision
    San Francisco is probably one of the most open-minded and accepting places in America. But part of the feel good culture includes a resistance to anything that looks evil or painful (tattoos and body piercing excepted). Circumcision is not…
Rank this Week: 3270

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/
  • Dec 17

    Mississippi Grocery Store to Pay $325,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Mississippi Grocery Store to Pay $325,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    The Birmingham, Alabama office of the EEOC recently announced that a Jackson, Mississippi grocery store has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the government.  The EEOC reached a settlement…
  • Aug 9

    Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama Settles Sexual Harassment Claim

    Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama Settles Sexual Harassment Claim
    The EEOC recently settled allegations of sexual harassment with Coley’s #101, LLC doing business as Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama.  The company has agreed to pay $91,000 to resolve claims alleged in a sexual harassment…
  • Apr 25

    EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Alabama Corporation for Race Discrimination

    EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Alabama Corporation for Race Discrimination
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a lawsuit against Olympia Construction, an Alabama company that develops houses for families and senior citizens  throughout the South. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, in…
Rank this Week: 2979

GSAS Law

GSAS Law

Covers New York employment and employee benefits law. By Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart L.L.P.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Class Action Overview - OneWest & IndyMac

    Class Action Overview - OneWest & IndyMac
    By Catherine Anderson, Esq. On June 28, 2013, Courthouse News Service reported on our class action which had been filed against OneWest Bank, IndyMac, Financial Freedom Senior Funding and other defendants concerning the force placement of…
  • Mar 1

    Take The Money and Run

    Take The Money and Run
    By Oren Giskan, Esq. Have you been following the FINRA v Charles Schwab ("Schwab") battle? Schwab is a stock brokerage that recently inserted a ban on class actions in its customer agreement. FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory…
  • Feb 27

    The "Efficiency" of Class Arbitration

    The "Efficiency" of Class Arbitration
    By Oren Giskan, Esq. As we know, most companies now force their customers and/or their employees to arbitration through mandatory arbitration provisions in their contracts, whether it be an employment contract or the tiny print on the back…
Rank this Week: 3720

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    More Positive Outlook for Contract Negotiations as Economy Appears to Gather Some Momentum Going into 2014

    More Positive Outlook for Contract Negotiations as Economy Appears to Gather Some Momentum Going into 2014
    By Jim Cline Most of our recent blogs on economic developments have emphasized the modest nature of recent economic improvement, but a series of reports over the past few weeks have signaled that the economy may, at last, be gathering a bit…
  • Dec 6

    Why Does the Fed Keep Missing Its 2% Inflation Target?

    Why Does the Fed Keep Missing Its 2% Inflation Target?
    By Jim Cline Last week, we reported the sudden drop in the National and Seattle CPI numbers and also discussed the potential impact on 2014 and 2015 negotiations.  In October, we had also written about the 2% inflation target established…
  • Dec 4

    How Will the Lower Inflation Rate Affect Negotiations?

    How Will the Lower Inflation Rate Affect Negotiations?
    By Jim Cline, Kate Kremer and Chris Casillas In our last blog, we reported the significant drop in inflation reported in the October CPI report. With current CPI standing at 0.8% and 0.6% for the “All-Cities” and Seattle index,…
Rank this Week: 3163

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

Coves employment law. By Smith Eibeler, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3090

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

Musings about the law, especially recent decisions, proposed legislation, employment law, and legal angles on feminism and animal rights. By Piper Hoffman.

http://piperhoffman.com
  • Sep 15

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!
    Choosing Childfree is my new blog about the decision whether to have kids. People who have chosen either way and those trying to make up their minds are all welcome. Please stop by! Tweet This Post
  • Aug 21

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt
    Proving that humans are somehow “better” than non-human animals is a priority for some, including philosophy professor Richard Polt.
  • Aug 7

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6
    Pigeons are watching you, and they don’t forget a face. A new study shows that pigeons can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar human faces, according
Rank this Week: 3559

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: 2944

NLRB Law Memo

NLRB Law Memo

Covers National Labor Relations Board decision. By Ross Runkel.

http://www.lawmemo.com/nlrb/memo/
  • Aug 11

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  • Nov 24

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 01/06/2012
  • Feb 14

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012

    NLRB Law Memo 02/14/2012
    NLRB - Staff summarized 3 decisions. Human Services Projects, Inc. d/b/a Teen Triumph (32-CA-25262; 358 NLRB No. 2) Stockton, CA, February 6, 2012.
Rank this Week: 3491

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: 3058

Unpaid Overtime Blog

Unpaid Overtime Blog

Covers Fair Labor Standards Act developments, including recent case law and legislation. By The Employment Law Group.

http://www.unpaidovertimeblog.com/cms/index.php
Rank this Week: 2943

Workplace Discrimination Law

Workplace Discrimination Law

Covers workplace discrimination claims.

http://www.workplacediscriminationlaw.com/
  • Nov 16

    Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Myths and Reality

    Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Myths and Reality
    While many people have heard of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the way in which it has been covered in the media has probably left most with the wrong idea about what the law actually does. From the coverage I’ve seen, the Lilly…
  • Aug 27

    EEOC Mediation Advice

    EEOC Mediation Advice
    An EEOC mediation is an excellent opportunity to resolve your workplace discrimination claim at a very early stage. Knowing how the mediation process works and what to expect will help you avoid making critical errors which could ruin your…
  • Aug 7

    What to Expect at Your Deposition

    What to Expect at Your Deposition
    If your lawyer has told you that opposing counsel has scheduled your deposition, you’re probably wondering what you should expect. While I can’t say that your deposition will be a pleasant experience, it probably won’t be as bad as you…
Rank this Week: 3188

Canadian Advocate

Canadian Advocate

Covers immigration, refugee, employment/labour, and occupational health & safety law in Canada. By Abimanyu Singam.

http://canadianadvocate.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3558

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers disability and medical discrimination, employment claims, workplace discrimination, and workplace harassment. By the Law Offices of David H. Greenberg.

http://www.losangelesemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say

    How To Ace An Interview With What You Don’t Say
    It can feel like you’re being interrogated- your sat on a chair in front of one, or a row of people, who will give you question after question, judge your answers and make little notes while you talk. It’s a universal fact of life- nobody…
  • Aug 20

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?

    Are women drivers better or worse than male drivers?
    The battle of the sexes is an age old argument, but perhaps no issue gets either side more fired up than the question “Are women worse drivers than men?”  Women have gotten an unfair rap of being poor drivers, but who is it that is…
  • Aug 2

    7 Things You Should Look for Before Engaging a Lawyer

    7 Things You Should Look for Before Engaging a Lawyer
    When it comes to finding the proper lawyer to fight your case, time might not be on your side. However it’s essential that you do take some time out to choose the right attorney and don’t be pushed into making any hasty choices. So how do…
Rank this Week: 3606

Take This Job N Shove It Blog

Take This Job N Shove It Blog

Covers employee rights issues. By Behren Law Firm.

http://takethisjobnshoveitblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    HUD Creates Laws to Protect LGBT from Housing Discrimination

    HUD Creates Laws to Protect LGBT from Housing Discrimination
    While Federal discrimination laws do not currently protect LGBT employees (although they are protected by many local county ordinances in Florida), The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development has taken efforts to ensure that Gay, Bisexual…
  • Dec 20

    Walmart Pays $275,000 to Settle ADA Case Brought by Man Fired With Cancer

    Walmart Pays $275,000 to Settle ADA Case Brought by Man Fired With Cancer
    A consent decree agreement entered Thursday in federal court resolves a disability discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last year on behalf of former employee…
  • Dec 16

    Estero, Florida Cheerleading Coach Fired for Second Job at Hooters-Was She Too Sexy to Coach?

    Estero, Florida Cheerleading Coach Fired for Second Job at Hooters-Was She Too Sexy to Coach?
    Is having a second job at Hooters in order to pay your bills and support your children enough to terminate your employment? Is there a claim for gender or familial status discrimination where a single mother holds this type of job to…
Rank this Week: 3050

Job Matters Blog

Job Matters Blog

Provides information for employees and consumers on their legal rights in employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://jobmatters.info
  • Dec 21

    New Employee Protections in Wisconsin for Reporting Suspected Child Abuse

    New Employee Protections in Wisconsin for Reporting Suspected Child Abuse
    As of December 9, 2011, new changes in Wisconsin law provide greater protection to employees that report suspected child abuse. 2011 Wisconsin Act 81 enlarged both the scope of employees protected and the nature of adverse employment actions…
  • Oct 20

    Wisconsin Family Medical Leave Includes Domestic Partner

    Wisconsin Family Medical Leave Includes Domestic Partner
    As of June 29, 2009, the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA) includes protecting employees that need leave for a domestic partner. The WFMLA is at sec. 103.10 of the Wisconsin Statutes. This law provides additional protections not…
  • Mar 22

    Verbal Complaint About Unpaid Overtime & Minimum Wages Are Protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act

    Verbal Complaint About Unpaid Overtime & Minimum Wages Are Protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act
    The U.S. Supreme Court decided that both verbal and written complaints by an employee about violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) are considered protected conduct under the anti-retaliation provisions of the law. These…
Rank this Week: 3644

Resources for Humans

Resources for Humans

Book reviews for HR and business professionals

http://blogs.hrhero.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 3592

California Employment Law - Fight…

California Employment Law - Fight Harassment

Covers workplace harassment in California. By Bitton & Associates.

http://www.fightharassment.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 7

    How Hostile Does It Have to Be?

    How Hostile Does It Have to Be?
    Racist comments or ethnic slurs at work can amount to a “hostile work environment” depending on the number of incidents and the working relationship between the speaker and receiver of the discriminatory comments.
  • Jun 9

    Harassing Behavior

    Harassing Behavior
    The following is a list of some sexual harassing behaviors defined by California statutory law:1. Sexual favors -- unwanted sexual advances or propositions2. Verbal conduct -- epithets, slurs or derogatory comments, including comments about…
Rank this Week: 3076

Background Matters Blog

Background Matters Blog

Covers background investigations and reports in consumer and employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://backgroundmatters.info
  • Oct 21

    Employer Use of Credit Reports in Hiring Under Review by State

    Employer Use of Credit Reports in Hiring Under Review by State
    The Wall Street Journal reports today, October 21, 2010, that the use of credit reports or credit histories of job applicants, "a common practice among employers– is coming under fire." Employer Credit Checks on Job Seekers Draw Scrutiny,…
  • Sep 1

    Questions to Ask When An Employer Fires or Terminates an Employee or Rejects an Applicant based on a Background Check

    Questions to Ask When An Employer Fires or Terminates an Employee or Rejects an Applicant based on a Background Check
    Here is what I typically look for in Background Investigation – Employment cases where an employer terminates an employee or refuses to consider or hire an applicant for employment based on a background check or credit report. The Fair…
  • May 3

    Gordon Leech quoted in Associated Press Article on Background Check

    Gordon Leech quoted in Associated Press Article on Background Check
    On April 30, 2010, Associated Press Reporter Todd Richmond interviewed Gordon Leech regarding a story he was investigating on Background Reports sold by Wisconsin’s Criminal Information Bureau. In the story he wrote, he quoted Attorney…
Rank this Week: 3645

Laboring Away at the Institute

Laboring Away at the Institute

Covers labor, organization transformation, and politics. By Phillip Wilson.

http://laboringattheinstitute.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Just Published: Employee Free Choice Act White Paper on How To Win 5-Day Election

    Just Published: Employee Free Choice Act White Paper on How To Win 5-Day Election
    We just published a new White Paper called: How to Win (and Prevent) a 5-Day Election: Strategies for Success in a Changed Labor Law EnvironmentYou can read about it and download your own FREE copy of this 15-page report by clicking here.
  • Jul 17

    Breaking News: EFCA Compromise Announced - 5 Day Elections and Organizer Acce

    Breaking News: EFCA Compromise Announced - 5 Day Elections and Organizer Acce
    This morning's New York Times is reporting that key US Senators have reached a compromise with labor unions that will have the 60 votes needed to pass. Read the details here. They anticipate a vote in September. Stay tuned - we will let you…
  • Jul 12

    Hayes Nominated - Emloyee Free Choice Act Next?

    Hayes Nominated - Emloyee Free Choice Act Next?
    This week President Obama announced that Brian Hayes is his Republican nominee to fill the last remaining open seat on the National Labor Relations Board. Historically the Board appointments get voted on as a "package deal" to make sure the…
Rank this Week: 3495

Washington Labor, Employment &…

Washington Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Law Blog

Covers events in labor, employment, and employee benefits law in Seattle, Washington. By Donald W. Heyrich.

http://www.waemploymentlawblog.com/blog/
  • Jun 18

    Eighth Circuit Enforces “But For” Burden of Proof in ADEA Case

    Eighth Circuit Enforces “But For” Burden of Proof in ADEA Case
     
  • May 22

    FMLA Protection for Part-timers?

    FMLA Protection for Part-timers?
    This week the Indiana Supreme Court held that an employee f illing multiple positions with the same employer is eligible for leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act if that employee’s total service is sufficient to qualify -…
  • Mar 31

    Jurors’ Use of the Web Causing Problems at Trial

    Jurors’ Use of the Web Causing Problems at Trial
    A major rise in the use of handheld devices such as the Blackberry and iPhone is becoming a problem in courtrooms across the country.  A mistrial was recently declared in a major criminal drug trial in federal district court in Florida,…
Rank this Week: 3617

California Business and Employment…

California Business and Employment Law

Covers employment and business law in California. By Sayer Fausto LLP.

http://sflegal.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre
    In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007) 550 U.S. 618,  Congress passed Senate Bill 181 (the “Lilly Ledbetter Fairy Pay Act of 2009?). There have been a number of attempts to…
  • Jan 27

    Opposing Sexual Harassment

    Opposing Sexual Harassment
    The United States Supreme Court clarified what it means to “oppose” sexual harassment.  in Crawford v. Metropolitan of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, Crawford was asked questions during a sexual harassment investigation. In…
  • Dec 31

    Statutory Immunity No Bar to Liability for Public Entity

    Statutory Immunity No Bar to Liability for Public Entity
    When 69-year-old Theodore DeJung was rejected for a full-time commissioner position for the Sonoma County Superior Court in favor of a person 26 years his junior, Mr. DeJung sued the court for age discrimination in violation of the Fair…
Rank this Week: 3627

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 19

    Federal Workers Compensation Workers Rights and Medical Evidence

    Federal Workers Compensation Workers Rights and Medical Evidence
    Many people believe that workers’ rights under the Federal Employees Compensation Act  (FECA) begin with the Act’s procedural protections.  This is only half true.  They actually begin with the production of medical…
  • Mar 26

    FEDERAL WORKERS COMPENSATION AND WORKERS RIGHTS

    FEDERAL WORKERS COMPENSATION AND WORKERS RIGHTS
    Given that the January 2014 budget agreement limits much of the sequestration cuts, and restores much needed funding at many agencies, Pines Federal is therefore beginning a new series, about a still pressing topic in Federal Workers…
  • Feb 8

    Postal Service Controverts OWCP Claims to Save the Agency Money!

    Postal Service Controverts OWCP Claims to Save the Agency Money!
    Overwhelmingly, the impact of sequestration is most direct when it comes to workers rights.  In some cases, agencies will challenge or controvert claims, not because they actually have a good reason, but because the injury violates a…
Rank this Week: 3732

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and litigation. By The Erlich Law Office, PLLC.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Game Change? Judge Rules on Discrimination Protection for Gay

    Game Change? Judge Rules on Discrimination Protection for Gay
    A United States District Court Judge in the District of Columbia issued a recent opinion that could radically change the discrimination protections afforded to members of the LGBT community, but perhaps not in the way that you would expect.…
  • Apr 17

    Severance Agreements: What You Need to Know

    Severance Agreements: What You Need to Know
    The process of being separated from your company is often a surprising, confusing, and emotionally trying.  You walk into a routine meeting with a supervisor only to find that a Human Resources representative is also present.  Your…
  • Mar 26

    The College Athlete as an Employee: Part 1 of Who Knows?

    The College Athlete as an Employee: Part 1 of Who Knows?
    This is the beginning of a series on the implications of today’s National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) decision that Northwestern’s football players, “are employees of the school and therefore entitled to hold…
Rank this Week: 3788

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Health Care Fraud Prosecutions - Even Good Providers Are At Risk

    Health Care Fraud Prosecutions - Even Good Providers Are At Risk
    As the federal government expands its pursuit of health care fraud cases, even good providers are at risk of becoming targets. Consider, for example, these federal health care fraud cases in 2013: Three cardiologists, including one in…
  • Apr 17

    Best of Bingham: Wendy Becker and Jennifer Cave Elected to FCBA Board of Director

    Best of Bingham: Wendy Becker and Jennifer Cave Elected to FCBA Board of Director
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum would like to recognize and congratulate partners Wendy Bryant Becker and Jennifer J. Cave on their recent election to the Fayette County Bar Association Board of…
  • Apr 15

    Speak No Evil: NLRB Finds Workplace Rules Prohibiting ?Negativity? Unlawful

    Speak No Evil: NLRB Finds Workplace Rules Prohibiting ?Negativity? Unlawful
    In the recent case Hills and Dales General Hospital and Danielle Corlis, 360 HLRB No. 70 (April 1, 2014), the National Labor Relations Board held that an employer’s policy prohibiting “negative comments” and…
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Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 3798

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Health Insurance Benefits After Termination: Obamacare and COBRA Problem

    Health Insurance Benefits After Termination: Obamacare and COBRA Problem
    Employers may offer severance packages to employees upon termination or layoff, sometimes in exchange for an employee waiving any claims or liability against the employer.  In the past, these severance packages frequently included…
  • Apr 15

    EEOC Amplifies Its Focus On Religious Discrimination

    EEOC Amplifies Its Focus On Religious Discrimination
    In a recent move the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that it will increase its focus on Religious Discrimination. Our employment lawyers in Los Angeles know that workers are experiencing religious based discrimination on…
  • Apr 12

    California’s DFEH Report Highlights Discrimination Trend

    California’s DFEH Report Highlights Discrimination Trend
    The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing recently released a report regarding discrimination trends. An experienced Costa Mesa employment lawyer can help you determine if you have been the victim of discrimination in…
Rank this Week: 3930

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 4460

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and employment retaliation laws, cases and news. By Miller & Falkner.

http://www.kentuckyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4950

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
  • Apr 15

    Fairfax Circuit Court Strikes Down Noncompete as Overbroad - Part 1

    Fairfax Circuit Court Strikes Down Noncompete as Overbroad - Part 1
    On March 6, 2014, a Fairfax Circuit judge denied a preliminary injunction in a suit brought by Wings LLC to enforce a noncompete against two defector employees. In a letter opinion, Judge Bruce D. White said the noncompete was unenforceable…
  • Apr 2

    U.S. Department of Labor Further Delays Publication of its Final "Persuader" Rule

    U.S. Department of Labor Further Delays Publication of its Final "Persuader" Rule
    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has once again delayed publication of its final rule on “persuader activities.” The DOL’s final rule was initially scheduled for publication in November 2013. As that date approached,…
  • Mar 20

    OFCCP's Final Rule On Employing People With Disabilities Takes Effect March 24

    OFCCP's Final Rule On Employing People With Disabilities Takes Effect March 24
    On March 24, 2014, the final rule published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to undertake affirmative action for individuals with…
Rank this Week: 3760

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: 4446

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: 3978

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
Rank this Week: 4883

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 14

    Employment Law IQ: Can a Church Employee be Fired for Having an Abortion?

    Employment Law IQ: Can a Church Employee be Fired for Having an Abortion?
    Consider the following hypothetical: Scenario: Amy is a receptionist for Judgment Day Church. The Church fires Amy after it learns that she had an elective abortion. The termination notice states that Amy is being terminated for violating a…
  • Mar 31

    Employment Law IQ: At Will Employment Disclaimers – A Violation of NLRB?

    Employment Law IQ: At Will Employment Disclaimers – A Violation of NLRB?
    Continuing in our series of Employment Law IQ, what would you do? Scenario:  Valerie recently graduated from FGCU and got her first job, a position as HR Director for Hire You Too, a local, non-union staffing agency. Though Hire You Too…
  • Mar 7

    2014 HR Law & Solutions Speaker Spotlight: Paul Macleish

    2014 HR Law & Solutions Speaker Spotlight: Paul Macleish
    Final preparations are under way for our biggest event of the year — the HR Law & Solutions seminar, which will be held this year on April 1 at the Sanibel Harbour Resort. This year, we are excited to welcome back Paul Macleish as…
Rank this Week: 4200

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year
    By Wally Miller, Attorney From an employee’s point of view, the most important document relating to an employee benefit plan (and in many cases, the only plan document of which the employee is aware) is the Summary Plan Description…
  • Mar 18

    IRS Issues New Guidance on Affordable Care Act Employer “Play-or-Pay” Mandate

    IRS Issues New Guidance on Affordable Care Act Employer “Play-or-Pay” Mandate
    By Wally Miller, Attorney A core provision of the Affordable Care Act (”ACA”) is its employer-shared responsibility mandate (also known as “play-or-pay”). This component of the ACA requires an employer having 50 or…
  • Oct 29

    Upcoming OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Training

    Upcoming OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Training
    By Brian King, Attorney In May 2012, federal OSHA enacted significant changes to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard( HCS) program . The applicable regulations are found at 29 CFR 1910.1200 and require chemical manufacturers and employers…
Rank this Week: 3899

Tennessee Labor Talk

Tennessee Labor Talk

By Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

http://www.tennesseelabortalk.com
Rank this Week: 4462

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

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

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Apr 3

    Less Money for Dismissal in Tough Economic Times?

    Less Money for Dismissal in Tough Economic Times?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Should a dismissed employee be entitled to less severance when the employer is facing tough economic times?  This was the question facing…
  • Mar 18

    Constructively Dismissed Employee Not Required to Return to Work

    Constructively Dismissed Employee Not Required to Return to Work
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is a constructively dismissed employee required to return to work to “mitigate damages?”  This issue has attracted a great…
  • Mar 6

    Failure to Mitigate Defeats Dismissal Claim

    Failure to Mitigate Defeats Dismissal Claim
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.caIn yet another reported wrongful dismissal case, a B.C. Court has minimized the damages of a dismissed employee because of a failure to…
Rank this Week: 3811

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/
  • Apr 2

    The Ninth Circuit Said What About Designating FMLA Leave?

    The Ninth Circuit Said What About Designating FMLA Leave?
    Ok, I will admit it. I have read the FMLA regulations from front to back… several times. An even bigger admission – I actually enjoy reading the regulations. While managing FMLA leave is not exactly a walk in the park, ……
  • Feb 3

    Meeting the New ADOSH Director

    Meeting the New ADOSH Director
    Last week I attended the OSHA presentation at Snell given by Bill Warren, the new Director of the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health.  The presentation was aptly titled “Meet the New Director,” and it provided…
  • Dec 18

    It’s THAT Time of Year Again…

    It’s THAT Time of Year Again…
    December is the time for so many things. In Arizona, it’s when I actually start wearing my winter coat* (although, I’ll admit it got cold a little early this year). It is time to decorate the house for the holidays ……
Rank this Week: 4312