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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/
  • Sep 12

    Steven Barentzen Named Co-Chair of the DC Bar’s ADR Committee

    Steven Barentzen Named Co-Chair of the DC Bar’s ADR Committee
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that Steven Barentzen has been selected as Co-Chair to The Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Committee of the Litigation Section of the DC Bar.  The ADR Committee aims to…
  • Sep 6

    PCT Law Group, PLLC Managing Partner H. Scott Johnson Jr. Earns Top Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

    PCT Law Group, PLLC Managing Partner H. Scott Johnson Jr. Earns Top Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is proud to announce that H. Scott Johnson Jr. has earned the distinguished AV Rating® from Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review…
  • Sep 4

    SEC to Scrutinize Employment Agreements for Whistleblower Restriction

    SEC to Scrutinize Employment Agreements for Whistleblower Restriction
    Statements earlier this year by the SEC’s Whistleblower Chief, Sean McKessy, made it clear that the SEC is very concerned about confidentiality agreements, separation agreements, and employment contracts that attempt to bar an employee…
Rank this Week: 3145

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 11

    Back to School in Colorado Means Academic Activities Leave is Imminent

    Back to School in Colorado Means Academic Activities Leave is Imminent
    Colorado employers should brush up on their obligation to provide employees with leave to attend academic activities for their kids.
  • Sep 9

    Employee Equity Purchase Programs: Ensuring a Great Idea Remains a Good Idea

    Employee Equity Purchase Programs: Ensuring a Great Idea Remains a Good Idea
    By Bret Busacker With the return of some prosperity in the economy, we have seen an uptick in employers granting or selling equity (stock or partnership interests) in their businesses to their employees. In some cases, these grants are part…
  • Sep 2

    Benefit Plans: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines and End of Year Planning

    Benefit Plans: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines and End of Year Planning
    By Bret Busacker and Bret Clark Now that fall is in the air and school has started, we thought this would be a good time to summarize some of the key health and welfare benefit deadlines that are approaching this fall: September 22 Updated…
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HR Defense Blog

HR Defense Blog

Covers developments in labor & employment law. By Akerman Senterfitt LLP.

http://www.akerman.com/Blogs/hrdefense/
Rank this Week: 3573

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Sep 8

    Precarity, Unemployment, and Unpaid Internships: an Interview with Andrew Langille

    Precarity, Unemployment, and Unpaid Internships: an Interview with Andrew Langille
    I recently did an interview with Travis Welowszky, the Editor-in-Chief of London's Openwide magazine, where we discussed youth unemployment, post-secondary education, and unpaid internships. It appears at pages 17 to 20 of their frosh week…
  • Sep 3

    Will Work for Crack: Rob Ford's Illegal Unpaid Internship Scam

    Will Work for Crack: Rob Ford's Illegal Unpaid Internship Scam
    Rob Ford holds a very dear place in my heart. Back in 2010 the first press that this blog got was for covering the comments of Nick Kouvalis, Rob Ford's then Campaign Manager, who boasted about underpaying staffers when he said: "I wanted…
  • Aug 7

    Is Bell Mobility's Professional Management Program closing?

    Is Bell Mobility's Professional Management Program closing?
    Trouble seems to be brewing within Bell Mobility's much derided Professional Management Program ("PMP"). I've previously covered the PMP, so take a look at this article if you want the sorrid backstory. I can confirm that that the PMP is not…
Rank this Week: 3837

Washgington Labor and Employment…

Washgington Labor and Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonlaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3359

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 3754

Health Employment And Labor

Health Employment And Labor

Covers labor and employment law for the healthcare industry. By Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

http://www.healthemploymentandlabor.com/
Rank this Week: 3783

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/
  • Jul 28

    Theft and Just Cause: Better Prove It!

    Theft and Just Cause: Better Prove It!
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is theft just cause for termination of employment in Canada?  It might be.  But employers looking to support a just cause case with…
  • Jun 23

    LGBTQ Workplace Issue

    LGBTQ Workplace Issue
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca It is Worldpride Week in Toronto, the first Worldpride celebration held outside of North America and one of the largest in the world of its…
  • Jun 5

    Huge Aggravated Damages Awards For Reprehensible Conduct Upheld

    Huge Aggravated Damages Awards For Reprehensible Conduct Upheld
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Punitive and aggravated damages in employment cases are alive and well in Canada, thanks to a recent decision of the Ontario Court of…
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Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    What Benefits Does Your Business Offer Employees?

    What Benefits Does Your Business Offer Employees?
    Most employers provide the usual paid vacation time, paid sick time and other time off as required by law. However, some employers are trying something new to attract employees, specifically members of the millennial generation (born between…
  • Jul 17

    Is Your Business A "HEARTSafe" Business?

    Is Your Business A "HEARTSafe" Business?
    I went to an excellent training yesterday put on by the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce. Coon Rapids Police Officer Bryan Platz was the speaker presenting on HEARTSafe Communities. The Program helps communities, organizations and businesses…
  • Jul 10

    Employers: Use Caution If You Ask An Employee Any Medical Question

    Employers: Use Caution If You Ask An Employee Any Medical Question
    We have all filled out those medical forms that ask “Have you or any of your family (mother, father, sister, brother) ever had any of the following…,” and then it goes on to list a variety of medical conditions including…
Rank this Week: 3686

Juz The Fax

Juz The Fax

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

http://juzthefax.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Obama's "Recess" Appointments To NLRB Held Unconstitutional

    Obama's "Recess" Appointments To NLRB Held Unconstitutional
    In a blistering, 9-0 Decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) were unconstitutional. The revocation of those appointments,…
  • Mar 27

    NLRB Rules That College Football Players Are Employees And May Unionize

    NLRB Rules That College Football Players Are Employees And May Unionize
    Yesterday, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) ruled that football players at Northwestern University qualify as employees of the university and can unionize.  Certainly, one can…
  • Jan 1

    New York Increases Minimum Wage

    New York Increases Minimum Wage
    Effective as of December 31, 2013, New York State has increased its minimum wage to $8.00 per hour.  This is the first of three planned increases.  The New York minimum wage will again increase on December 31, 2014 to $8.75 per…
Rank this Week: 3160

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: 3267

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law…

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law and other legal miscellany

Covers, employment law, estate planning and Michigan legal news.

http://www.tdafoe.com/
Rank this Week: 3196

California Employee Rights Law…

California Employee Rights Law Blog

Comments on Employee Benefits and Employment Law. By Adams, Nye, Becht L.L.P.

http://www.calemployeerights.com/
Rank this Week: 3355

San Francisco Bay Area Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Bay Area Lawyer Blog

Comments on Bay Area employment law. By The Mazzola Law Office P.C.

http://www.sfbayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3304

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: 3440

Lynberg & Watkins Employment Law…

Lynberg & Watkins Employment Law Blog

Covers wrongful termination, sexual harassment, employment-related discrimination claims as well as wage and hour disputes.

http://www.lwemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3446

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.
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California Employment Law Update

California Employment Law Update

By Kring & Chung LLP.

http://www.kcemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Sep 27

    Governor Signs ADA Access Law Reform

    Governor Signs ADA Access Law Reform
    We are pleased to report that during the week of September 17, 2012, Governor Brown signed a bill reforming Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) access law. The measure, Senate Bill (SB) 1186, will curb lawsuit abuse regarding the ADA while…
  • Sep 14

    Distracted Driving

    Distracted Driving
    Distracted driving is a concern for employers whose workers spend time driving on the job, either in a personal vehicle or a company-provided vehicle. Employers can generally be held liable for an employee’s negligence while acting within…
  • Aug 30

    Can I Restrict My Employees From Working for My Competitor?

    Can I Restrict My Employees From Working for My Competitor?
    As an employment lawyer representing employers, this is one of the most frequently asked questions I get from my clients. The short and safe answer is, “No.” California has a strong public policy not to impede its residents’ ability to…
Rank this Week: 3488

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: 3582

FLSA Cases

FLSA Cases

Covers FLSA violations, minimum wage and overtime cases. By Will Aitchison.

http://flsacases.com/
  • Oct 24

    Failure To Disclose FLSA Claims In Bankruptcy Leads To Loss Of Claim

    Failure To Disclose FLSA Claims In Bankruptcy Leads To Loss Of Claim
    I’ve never had this issue come up before, and must have overlooked the few reported cases dealing with it. What happens when a plaintiff in an FLSA lawsuit obtains bankruptcy while the FLSA claim is pending, yet fails to disclose the…
  • Oct 21

    Court Refuses To Ban Communications With Prospective Plaintiff

    Court Refuses To Ban Communications With Prospective Plaintiff
    In Hathaway v. Shawn Jones Masonry, 2011 WL 4916532 (W.D.Ky. 2011), Chief Judge Thomas Russell of the Western District of Kentucky faced how to handle the aftermath of a letter sent by the plaintiff to the defendant’s employees urging them…
  • Oct 20

    An Interesting Regular Rate Case

    An Interesting Regular Rate Case
    Am I the only one who finds regular rate issues to be inexhaustibly interesting? If you’re in my camp, read on.
Rank this Week: 3689

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: 3580

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: 3288

Update on Employment Law

Update on Employment Law

By Jennifer Weil.

http://attorneyweil.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3658

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: 3688

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

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

    New California Laws Address Bullying and Interns’ Right

    New California Laws Address Bullying and Interns’ Right
    If you were worried that California employers weren’t sufficiently regulated, let me calm your fears. Governor Jerry Brown has signed several new bills this month. Nancy Yaffe already reported on the new paid sick leave requirements…
  • Sep 12

    What a Headache! California Enacts Paid Sick Leave (AB 1522)

    What a Headache! California Enacts Paid Sick Leave (AB 1522)
    California is now the second state in the nation to implement paid sick-leave state wide (Connecticut is the other). Thankfully for employers, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“HWHF”) will not take effect…
  • Sep 10

    Taxes on Meals for Employees: The Taxman Cometh For Your Lunch

    Taxes on Meals for Employees: The Taxman Cometh For Your Lunch
    For decades, employers have relied on IRS policy that says when meals are provided for “the convenience of the employer,” the value of the meal is not taxable income. That policy is apparently about to change. The IRS…
Rank this Week: 4147

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

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

    Getting Compensation for Avulsion Injurie

    Getting Compensation for Avulsion Injurie
    If you have been injured on the job, you have a right to receive compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. Work-related injuries can be serious and crippling. They may result in permanent disability depending on the seriousness of the…
  • Sep 10

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Knee Injurie

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Knee Injurie
    Work-related knee injuries can be disruptive and debilitating. An injured employee may need help receiving their workers’ compensation benefits. A knee injury resulting from a work-related accident may prevent employees from…
  • Sep 5

    Can a Lawsuit Be Filed Against a Co-Worker?

    Can a Lawsuit Be Filed Against a Co-Worker?
    What are your legal options if a co-worker has deliberately caused you injury while at work? You may choose to take legal action against a co-worker whose deliberate action has resulted in your work-related injury. A lawsuit may be…
Rank this Week: 4163

Employment Law Spotlight

Employment Law Spotlight

By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.employmentlawspotlight.com/
  • Sep 16

    Update: NLRB’s Facebook “Like” Case Headed to Court

    Update: NLRB’s Facebook “Like” Case Headed to Court
    As we recently reported, the National Labor Relations Board found that Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille (“Triple Play”) had unlawfully discharged an employee because he had “liked” a former co-worker’s negative…
  • Sep 4

    When Acting to Prevent Data Breaches and Comply with Privacy Laws, Remember Overarching Employee Right

    When Acting to Prevent Data Breaches and Comply with Privacy Laws, Remember Overarching Employee Right
    The grocery business may be “fresh and easy,” but drafting a confidentiality and data protection policy that withstands the scrutiny of the current National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is not.  The NLRB, in its recent 2-1…
  • Sep 3

    NLRB “Unfriends” Employer Over Facebook “Like”

    NLRB “Unfriends” Employer Over Facebook “Like”
    On August 25, the National Labor Relations Board found in Three D, LLC, d/b/a Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille v. Sanzone, Case No. 34-CA-012915, and Three D, LLC, d/b/a Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille v. Spinella, Case No. 34-CA-012926,…
Rank this Week: 4085

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/
  • Sep 16

    Can My Competitors Use My Business Name in Their Keyword Advertising?

    Can My Competitors Use My Business Name in Their Keyword Advertising?
    An Intellectual Property FAQ with Mark A. Williams. I would like to tell you that the answer to this question is no, they can never use your name but that is just not the truth. Some of the questions here…Read more ›
  • Sep 15

    What Is Trademark Infringement?

    What Is Trademark Infringement?
    An Intellectual Property FAQ with Mark A. Williams. Put simply, trademark infringement is when you use somebody else’s trademark; however, it is really a lot more complex than that. If you use any mark or symbol to identify your…
  • Sep 11

    Is Federal Trademark Registration Valid Outside the United States?

    Is Federal Trademark Registration Valid Outside the United States?
    An Intellectual Property FAQ with Mark A. Williams. If you obtain a federal trademark within the United States with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, it will apply to anybody that wants to do business within the United…
Rank this Week: 3935

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Former Mets Sales Executive Sues Team for Pregnancy Discrimination

    Former Mets Sales Executive Sues Team for Pregnancy Discrimination
    Jeff Wilpon, the Chief Operating Officer of the New York Mets and son of Mets owner Fred Wilpon, runs his front office department about like his father runs the baseball team: Leigh Castergine, former Vice President of Ticket Sales, recently…
  • Aug 27

    Fourth Circuit Holds Employer Liable for Third Party Harassment

    Fourth Circuit Holds Employer Liable for Third Party Harassment
    Have you ever had to deal with an unpleasant person at work? When does the inappropriate conduct of someone at work rise to a civil rights violation by your employer? A recent decision by the Fourth Circuit may help answer these…
  • Aug 21

    You Just Got Fired: How to Deal in 11 GIF

    You Just Got Fired: How to Deal in 11 GIF
    Being terminated from your job almost always comes with a huge amount of stress and emotion.  There’s a lot to process, and people often want to do that processing very quickly in order to get back up and running.…
Rank this Week: 4035

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Sep 15

    The New Protected Class: Unpaid Interns (Are They Worth the Trouble?)

    The New Protected Class: Unpaid Interns (Are They Worth the Trouble?)
    It is a constant challenge for employers to keep up with the panoply of protections afforded to actual employees by federal, state and local employment discrimination and other laws. Beware — there is a new trend afoot that adds yet…
  • Sep 15

    Ban-the-Box Bandwagon Requires Application Review

    Ban-the-Box Bandwagon Requires Application Review
    On August 11, 2014, New Jersey joined Illinois and at least 11 other states, as well as dozens of cities and local governments, in prohibiting most employers from initially asking about criminal history on job applications. This follows the…
  • Sep 8

    Too Late to Compel Arbitration? Think Again!

    Too Late to Compel Arbitration? Think Again!
    In recent years, more and more employers are considering requiring employees to bring any claims arising out of the employment relationship in a private forum such as an arbitration. The American Arbitration Association provides a helpful…
Rank this Week: 4199

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law with an emphasis in overtime. By Martin & Martin L.L.P.

http://www.atlantaovertimelawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    NFL Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders Settle Wage Claim Lawsuit For $1.25 Million

    NFL Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders Settle Wage Claim Lawsuit For $1.25 Million
    On September 4, 2014, the Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders ("Raiderettes") settled their wage lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders for $1.25 Million in back wages. The lawsuit was filed by two of their cheerleaders in January asserting that the…
  • Sep 13

    Court of Appeals Affirms $5M Verdict Against Tyson Food Employee

    Court of Appeals Affirms $5M Verdict Against Tyson Food Employee
    A federal court of appeals court affirmed a jury verdict for employees of Tyson Food meat-processing plant workers for failing to pay the employees for pre- and post-production line activities under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). A…
  • Jul 20

    Court Of Appeals Finds Delivery Drivers Are Employees Not Independent Contractor

    Court Of Appeals Finds Delivery Drivers Are Employees Not Independent Contractor
    Last month, a Court of Appeals ruled that delivery drivers were employees not independent contractors and therefore, the drivers were entitled to overtime. The case involved a Georgia company called Affinity Logistics Corporation which…
Rank this Week: 3944

Employment Law Matters

Employment Law Matters

Covers all aspects of employment law, as well as best practices and trends in the workplace. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://employmentblog.mmwr.com/
  • Sep 15

    Pump Change: New Law Provides Added Protection for Philadelphia Nursing Mother

    Pump Change: New Law Provides Added Protection for Philadelphia Nursing Mother
    This post is authored by Chad Flores. Chad has experience representing clients in a range of employment matters including discrimination claims, Family and Medical Leave Act violations, noncompete agreements, breach of contract litigation and…
  • Aug 13

    New Jersey Bans the Box

    New Jersey Bans the Box
    This post is authored by Janice G. Dubler. Janice concentrates her practice on employment litigation, the development of employment policies and providing counsel to clients on litigation avoidance. She can be reached at jdubler@mmwr.com or…
  • Jun 12

    Foreign Work-Related Laws: Don’t Forget to Do the Dishe

    Foreign Work-Related Laws: Don’t Forget to Do the Dishe
    There are currently 196 countries in the world (including Taiwan) and no two have identical laws or legal systems. Take, for example, a draft law in Spain that would require children to help with household chores.  A child’s…
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ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Sep 15

    Automatic Enrollment?

    Automatic Enrollment?
    ACA § 1511 added new § 18A to the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 218A, requiring employers of more than 200 full-time employees to “automatically enroll new full-time employees in one of the plans…
  • Sep 10

    Avoid Employer Mandate Myopia

    Avoid Employer Mandate Myopia
    A dangerous notion is afoot – that an employer too small for “employer mandate” taxation under 26 U.S.C. § 4980H is therefore “exempt from Obamacare,” as we have heard it said too often.…
  • Sep 5

    Cumulative Hours of Service Eligibility

    Cumulative Hours of Service Eligibility
    IRS maximum waiting period rules are in effect and employer mandate taxes will begin accruing January 1, 2015.    Much has been written, here and elsewhere, about how to administer group health plan eligibility for both…
Rank this Week: 3995

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/
  • Sep 15

    Football Season Off to a Litigious Start

    Football Season Off to a Litigious Start
    Football fans around the globe may be rejoicing at the official start of the NFL season, but the cheering may be somewhat less than usual this year. That’s because a number of current and former NFL cheerleaders have filed lawsuits in…
  • Aug 11

    Self-Driving Lawsuits?

    Self-Driving Lawsuits?
    Here’s a novel question for you: What do so-called “autonomous” cars have in common with class action federal employment discrimination lawsuits? As an admitted car guy, I am often taken to drawing parallels between the…
  • Jul 28

    What to Expect When Your Employee is Expecting

    What to Expect When Your Employee is Expecting
    This month, the EEOC issued its controversial Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. Of course, we all knew that pregnancy discrimination was unlawful, but did you know that according to the EEOC Guidance: Many…
Rank this Week: 4749

Managing OSHA

Managing OSHA

Provides employers in the chemical, refining, manufacturing, and food industries with advice and practical tips for navigating through and complying with federal and state occupational safety and health regulations. By Arent Fox.

http://www.managing-osha.com/
Rank this Week: 4335

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: 4289

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/
  • Sep 11

    Online Business Reviews Can Have Serious Consequence

    Online Business Reviews Can Have Serious Consequence
    Boston business attorneys and First Amendment free speech advocates alike are closely watching the developments in the case of Dietz Development v. Perez, unfolding in the Virginia Supreme Court. At the center of the controversy is a…
  • Jun 18

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim
    The Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled that a worker can pursue discrimination and retaliation claims against his former employer - but not against his former supervisor in an individual capacity. In a 4-1 decision, justices determined in Lales…
  • Jun 10

    Business Partnerships in Boston: Protecting Your Interest

    Business Partnerships in Boston: Protecting Your Interest
    The formation of a business partnership can serve a multitude of purposes and be advantageous to all involved. Primarily, business partners can help to enrich each other with contributions including money, labor, property or skill. But…
Rank this Week: 4893

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 4772

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

http://www.atlantaemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Why You Need to Read Your Next Employment Contract

    Why You Need to Read Your Next Employment Contract
    A fairly common trick many law school professors like to play on new students is to hand them a pretty lengthy agreement of some sort and ask that they sign and date it. Most everyone complies and hands them back in within a matter of…
  • Sep 3

    Celebrating Wins for the Working Cla

    Celebrating Wins for the Working Cla
    Much as single days celebrating mothers and fathers seem to fall short of fully acknowledging everything they do for their families, a lone Monday off in honor of America’s hard workers is far from all the reward they deserve. Of…
  • Aug 25

    NLRB Decision Shakes Up Liability for Franchise Restaurant

    NLRB Decision Shakes Up Liability for Franchise Restaurant
    “McJobs” may soon come with a side of leverage for workers who find themselves the victims of labor law violations. In a surprising move, the general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last month permitted…
Rank this Week: 4132

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Sep 10

    How to Fire an Employee

    How to Fire an Employee
    Yes, this is a crummy subject, for both sides of the issue.  I have yet to meet an employer or HR person who looks forward to that awkward meeting, where they need to pull the plug.  Even amicable separations are full of potential…
  • Aug 13

    Employment Contracts (whether you like them or not)

    Employment Contracts (whether you like them or not)
    At the end of August, our new law firm will be half a year old.  After a decade of practicing law in other peoples’ firms, I have to say, being the owner of the business is even better than I had expected.  It’s not…
  • Jul 30

    Human Rights During the Job Interview

    Human Rights During the Job Interview
    Most companies know which are some of the obviously dangerous questions to ask during a job interview.  Are you planning to have children (i.e. many expensive parental leaves)?  Do you have a happy (i.e. stable) marriage? Are you…
Rank this Week: 4402

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: 3968

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
  • Sep 9

    Shop ‘til You Drop – But Take a Day to Pray

    Shop ‘til You Drop – But Take a Day to Pray
    From the time that S. Truet Cathy opened his first Chick-Fil-A in 1946, he made the decision to close his restaurants every Sunday to give his employees “an opportunity to rest, spend time with family and friends, and worship if they…
  • Aug 26

    Employment Law 101: Worksite Lactation Break

    Employment Law 101: Worksite Lactation Break
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: According to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, all employers with more than 50 employees nationwide are required to comply. Employers with less than 50 employees may not comply if it…
  • Aug 15

    Losing My Religion: Do I Want to Know My Employee’s Beliefs?

    Losing My Religion: Do I Want to Know My Employee’s Beliefs?
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently updated employees’ guide to southern manners. Don’t worry, employees should still say “yes ma’am” and “no ma’am.” But you know the old saying that you…
Rank this Week: 4044

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Sep 9

    LTD insurance requirements coming soon for Ontario employer

    LTD insurance requirements coming soon for Ontario employer
    As part of the 2014 Ontario budget, which was passed on July 24, 2014, the Ontario government proposed to amend the Insurance Act (Ontario) by requiring mandatory insurance of long-term disability (“LTD”) benefits provided by…
  • Sep 2

    The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal – Is There an Appetite For Costs Awards?

    The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal – Is There an Appetite For Costs Awards?
    No client likes to have a human rights application brought against it before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.  And no client is happy to hear that even if it is successful and fully exonerated, there is no real scope for recovering…
  • Aug 19

    20-Day Jail Sentence for Employee who Released Employer’s Confidential Information in Breach of Court Order

    20-Day Jail Sentence for Employee who Released Employer’s Confidential Information in Breach of Court Order
    A former employee received a 20-day jail sentence after she flagrantly disregarded a court order by disclosing the plaintiffs’ confidential business methods and disparaging their business reputation. Background In July 2013, Ceridian…
Rank this Week: 4362

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
  • Sep 8

    In Three D, LLC d/b/a Triple Play Sports…

    In Three D, LLC d/b/a Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille, 361 NLRB No. 31. (August 22, 2014), the National Labor Relations Board ruled that an employee “liking” a status on Facebook is engaging in protected concerted activities…
  • Aug 18

    NLRB Divides Sharply on Employee Concerted Activity for “Mutual Aid or Protection”

    NLRB Divides Sharply on Employee Concerted Activity for “Mutual Aid or Protection”
    In a complex, twenty-eight page opinion, a sharply divided NLRB has ruled that when an individual employee seeks assistance from fellow employees with respect to a violation under Title VII (or other workplace laws), the action is not only…
  • Aug 12

    ALJ Declares NLRB’S Dues Checkoff Termination Decision a Dead Letter

    ALJ Declares NLRB’S Dues Checkoff Termination Decision a Dead Letter
    In WKYC-TV, Inc., 359 NLRB No. 30 (2012), the NLRB overruled 50 years of precedent under Bethlehem Steel, 136 NLRB 1500 (1962), and held that going forward, employers could not unilaterally end dues checkoff at the expiration or termination…
Rank this Week: 3917

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/
  • Sep 8

    What is the Value of an Employment Discrimination Case in New York?

    What is the Value of an Employment Discrimination Case in New York?
    One of the most common inquiries I receive from prospective clients is what is the value of their employment discrimination case. New York employment discrimination cases have a very different calculus compared to a personal injury or mass…
  • Sep 8

    What is the Value of my New York Employment Discrimination Case?

    What is the Value of my New York Employment Discrimination Case?
    One of the most common inquiries I receive from prospective clients is what is the value of their employment discrimination case. New York employment discrimination cases have a very different calculus compared to a personal injury or mass…
  • Jul 23

    Jeffrey Risman of Risman & Risman, P. C. is recognized as a Top 40 under 40 Attorney by the National Trial Lawyer

    Jeffrey Risman of Risman & Risman, P. C. is recognized as a Top 40 under 40 Attorney by the National Trial Lawyer
    Jeffrey Risman has been recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 attorney for the State of New York by the National Trial Lawyers. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 is by invitation only, and is extended … Continue…
Rank this Week: 4014