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Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Covers the law of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3256

Workplaces That Work

Workplaces That Work

Covers workplace conflict management systems. By Blaine Donais.

http://workplacesthatwork.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    Workplace Fairness Analyst Certification Seminar Sept 6&7, 2014 Toronto

    Workplace Fairness Analyst Certification Seminar Sept 6&7, 2014 Toronto
    The Workplace Fairness Institute offers this two day professional development seminar to ADR professionals, ombuds, human resources practitioners, diversity consultants, managers and union representatives.  This seminar will provide…
  • May 29

    Workplace Fairness Certification Training - June 10, 2013 Calgary

    Workplace Fairness Certification Training - June 10, 2013 Calgary
    The Workplace Fairness Institute is offering a one day training session to become Workplace Fairness Analysts.This designation demonstrates that a workplace practitioner is qualified to use the tools developed by the Workplace Fairness…
  • May 29

    Conflict Management in the Workplace - A 5 Day Course co-sponsored by York University and the WFI

    Conflict Management in the Workplace - A 5 Day Course co-sponsored by York University and the WFI
    The top-down management of conflict in the workplace can be frustrating for everyone. Typically, conflict is addressed after things have gotten out of hand and the conflict is entrenched in the workplace. Your best employees have left and…
Rank this Week: 3465

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: 3251

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Covers issues in social media and employment law. By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.socialmediaemploymentlawblog.com
  • Jun 13

    For The Love Of G-D, Don't Say You Love Me

    For The Love Of G-D, Don't Say You Love Me
    We have come to this in our workplaces, in the lyrics of Annie Lennox:  “No more ‘I love you’s.”   Please enjoy today’s guest post from one of your employees: I have difficulty getting close to…
  • Jun 11

    The Truth About As*hole

    The Truth About As*hole
    Here’s the truth:  we are a litigious society.  For a lot of reasons beyond the scope of this blog, a smarter workforce with ever-increasing access to information and resources continues to file employment lawsuits in record…
  • Jun 9

    Data Breach Laws Continue to Come

    Data Breach Laws Continue to Come
    Retail.  Financial services.  Health care. Energy.  Not an industry has been spared when it comes to recent data and cyber breaches, and the colossal damage that occurs to the interests of the company, its employees, and third…
Rank this Week: 3447

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
  • Jun 12

    Follow-up Interview with KHON2 on Public Accommodations Law

    Follow-up Interview with KHON2 on Public Accommodations Law
    Just as I was about to step into a lunch meeting yesterday, I got call from Gina Mangieri saying that her story on the gender identity lawsuit garnered so much interest (and questions) from viewers, she wanted to immediately do a…
  • Jun 11

    Interview with KHON2 on Gender Identity Lawsuit

    Interview with KHON2 on Gender Identity Lawsuit
    Yesterday morning, I was interviewed by Gina Mangieri from KHON2 news about a pending lawsuit and charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by a state employee from the Public Safety Department that alleged she was discriminated…
  • May 29

    Presentation for University of Hawaii’s HR Ohana Meeting

    Presentation for University of Hawaii’s HR Ohana Meeting
    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak at the HR Ohana Meeting to about 100 human resources professionals from all campuses of the University of Hawaii, which included the Manoa campus, as well as all neighbor island campuses and community…
Rank this Week: 3551

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Jun 7

    Injured Kids May Not Be Bound By Waiver

    Injured Kids May Not Be Bound By Waiver
    I have had many clients whose children were injured but who thought they could not sue because they had signed a waiver.  Fortunately, those clients thought to check with an attorney.  I can only imagine how many people have been…
  • May 10

    100,000 Page Views!

    100,000 Page Views!
    I've passed 100,000 page views!  
  • Apr 19

    Long Island Attorney

    Long Island Attorney
    Need an attorney?  Call me for a free consultation.  I am an experienced civil litigator, currently in my eigth year of practice, who regularly obtained favorable results for his clients, has tried numerous cases, and has argued…
Rank this Week: 3681

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Jun 3

    Seattle Passes $15 Minimum Wage, Highest of Any Major U.S. City

    Seattle Passes $15 Minimum Wage, Highest of Any Major U.S. City
    On June 2, 2014, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved legislation that increases the minimum wage in the City of Seattle to $15 per hour, with pay raises phased-in over the next three to seven years. The law will go into effect on…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3407

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • May 28

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.
    Less than a few months after Portland’s Sick Leave Ordinance was enacted to cover the broader City of Portland area, the City of Eugene appears to be gearing up to follow in Portland’s footsteps with its own mandatory sick time…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3263

GSAS Law

GSAS Law

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Citizens (who like cereal) United

    Citizens (who like cereal) United
    By Oren Giskan, Esq. The people have spoken and while they like Cheerios, they do not like mandatory arbitration. General Mills tried to impose mandatory arbitration on anyone who "liked" it on social media or downloaded a coupon for one of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3285

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

Information for consumers on their legal rights in consumer and employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://wisconsin-consumer.com/
  • Oct 22

    Unlawful Debt Collection by Text Message

    Unlawful Debt Collection by Text Message
    Should a debt collection agency be permitted to send you a text message demanding payment or telling you to “call about an important matter”? The Federal Trade Commission says “No” because text messages like this…
  • Sep 18

    Home Care Workers Can Now Get Minimum Wage & Overtime Pay Protection

    Home Care Workers Can Now Get Minimum Wage & Overtime Pay Protection
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued a final rule on September 17, 2013, that extends the minimum wage and overtime pay protections to direct home care worker’s that provide essential home care assistance…
  • Jun 14

    Wisconsin Workers Will Find it Harder to Get and Keep Unemployment Benefits in 2013

    Wisconsin Workers Will Find it Harder to Get and Keep Unemployment Benefits in 2013
    Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee recently approved a modification to the state budget bill, 2013 Assembly Bill 40, for 2013-2015 that substantially curtails unemployment benefits to Wisconsin workers. The modification broadens the…
Rank this Week: 3287

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law and consumer class-action cases. By Pogust Braslow Millrood.

http://www.classactionattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Feb 14

    Triumph

    Triumph
    On February 7, 2013, Carnival’s Triumph left the port of Galveston in what was anticipated to be a relaxing four-day cruise to the Caribbean. However, this winter getaway quickly turned into a living nightmare for Triumph’s 3,142…
  • Jan 17

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse
    On January, 8, 2013, The Consumer Product Safety Commission in association with Fisher-Price announced a voluntary recall of the Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper due to the risk of mold developing between the removable seat cushion and hard…
Rank this Week: 3569

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: 3304

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: 3557

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: 3436

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: 3400

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: 3243

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: 3531

Resources for Humans

Resources for Humans

Book reviews for HR and business professionals

http://blogs.hrhero.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 3578

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity…

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity and Respect in the Workplace Reigns Supreme

Covers employment law, human resources best practices, and how to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms to help ensure a happy and productive workforce. By Kendall Isaac.

http://www.workplacedignity.com/employment-law-and-dispute-resolution-blog.html
Rank this Week: 3923

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/
Rank this Week: 4057

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/
  • Jul 25

    Draft IRS ACA Forms Now Online

    Draft IRS ACA Forms Now Online
    On July 24, 2014, the IRS posted preliminary, unofficial drafts of forms that the ACA compels employers, plan administrators and employees to file, inter alia, to certify coverages offered and provided to employees in 2015.  They…
  • Jul 24

    Check Subsidy Certifications Closely and Appeal All Error

    Check Subsidy Certifications Closely and Appeal All Error
    As we explained a year ago, then again on January 14, 2014 and March 18, 2014, HHS is doing very little in 2014 and 2015 to verify the accuracy of information given by healthcare.gov subsidy applicants.  Failure to appeal subsidy…
  • Jul 23

    Courts Split in Round 2 of the Healthcare.gov Subsidy Smack-down

    Courts Split in Round 2 of the Healthcare.gov Subsidy Smack-down
    Do you recall any of the appellate opinions preceding the Supreme Court’s June 2012 affirmance of the ACA’s individual mandate?  Come June 2016, you’re no more likely to remember the two decisions that dominated the…
Rank this Week: 3835

CELA Voice

CELA Voice

Covers what is working and, too often, what isn’t working in California workplaces. From the California Employment Lawyers Association.

http://celavoice.org/
  • Jul 25

    Tinderslut: Just another day in the tech world

    Tinderslut: Just another day in the tech world
    By Lisa Mak A “whore,” “gold-digger,” “desperate loser,” and “just a bad girl.”  These are only a handful of the sexist comments that Whitney Wolfe, co-founder of the mobile dating app…
  • Jul 1

    Californians get a raise today, but we can do better!

    Californians get a raise today, but we can do better!
    By Kevin Schwin Today, California’s minimum wage increases to $9 per hour.  To many Californians, this comes as good news, but will still not be enough to lift them out of a life of poverty.  Other localities have taken more…
  • Jun 30

    Even when LGBT Pride Parade is over, corporations should keep marching against discrimination

    Even when LGBT Pride Parade is over, corporations should keep marching against discrimination
    By Elizabeth Kristen On Sunday, hundreds of thousands lined Market Street and watched the corporate contingents as they marched in San Francisco’s annual LGBT Pride Parade.  The corporate banners and legions of marching employees…
Rank this Week: 3956

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 4153

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
Rank this Week: 4054

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/
  • Jul 22

    Tips For Curbing Sick Leave Abuse

    Tips For Curbing Sick Leave Abuse
    By Joanna Vilos Your receptionist calls in sick only on Fridays, never other days of the week. Your maintenance man always seems to need to go home early with a sore back on days with home Major League Baseball games. You hear reports that…
  • Jul 17

    New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance Issued By The EEOC

    New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance Issued By The EEOC
    By Pamela Howland On July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a new Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and its relation to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In the Guidance, the EEOC…
  • Jul 15

    Holland & Hart Launches Cutting-Edge Workplace Safety Report

    Holland & Hart Launches Cutting-Edge Workplace Safety Report
    Holland & Hart announces a new tool for staying up to date on workplace safety and health law - Workplace Safety Report, a cutting-edge, online resource with attorney-curated links and insight. The Report makes it easy for employers to…
Rank this Week: 3840

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jul 21

    Significant Changes Proposed to Ontario’s Workplace Law

    Significant Changes Proposed to Ontario’s Workplace Law
    Ontario’s government introduced workplace legislation on July 16, 2014 that would affect five labour and employment statutes in the province. Significant changes that are proposed in the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act,…
  • Jul 15

    Yet Another Reminder on the Importance of Careful Drafting of Termination Clauses…

    Yet Another Reminder on the Importance of Careful Drafting of Termination Clauses…
    As if employers needed one, we now have yet another decision invalidating a termination provision for failure to comply with the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”): Miller v. A.B.M. Canada Inc., 2014 ONSC…
  • Jul 4

    Ontario’s New Human Rights Policy

    Ontario’s New Human Rights Policy
    In mid-June, the Ontario Human Rights Commission released a new policy entitled “The Policy on Preventing Discrimination Based on Mental Health Disabilities and Addictions” (the “Disability Policy”), which builds on…
Rank this Week: 3875

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Fed Research Paper Suggests Possible Rise in Inflation

    Fed Research Paper Suggests Possible Rise in Inflation
    By Jim Cline A just released paper from the Federal Reserve Bank points to a possible upward drift in the inflation rate. As we last reported, the Seattle bimonthly numbers had reached 2.6% and the national numbers were reported at 2.0%. We…
  • Jul 8

    Interest Arbitration Series Part VII: Port Angeles Police Arbitration

    Interest Arbitration Series Part VII: Port Angeles Police Arbitration
    By Jim Cline This is the seventh and final article in a series of articles on recent Interest Arbitration decisions.  A summary of all recent arbitration decisions since 2008 is available on the Premium website. This is a decision by…
  • Jul 3

    Interest Arbitration Series Part VI: Spokane Transit Arbitration

    Interest Arbitration Series Part VI: Spokane Transit Arbitration
    By Jim Cline This is the sixth in a series of articles on recent Interest Arbitration decisions.  A summary of all recent arbitration decisions since 2008 is available on the Premium website.  This is a decision by Arbitrator Howell…
Rank this Week: 3887

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Jul 18

    Federal Court Upholds Controversial Ban on Fur Sales in West Hollywood

    Federal Court Upholds Controversial Ban on Fur Sales in West Hollywood
    Attention West Hollywood (WeHo) shoppers, new furs are no longer for sale in WeHo! A federal court recently dismissed constitutional challenges to the City of West Hollywood’s (WeHo) city-wide ban prohibiting the sale of fur products…
  • Jul 17

    Lacoste North America CEO Francis Pierrel Sees Strength in US Market

    Lacoste North America CEO Francis Pierrel Sees Strength in US Market
    Earlier this month, Lacoste re-signed a deal to outfit the ATP World Tour staff at all pro tennis events through 2015, a partnership that is just one component of the high-end lifestyle brand’s strategic initiatives.
  • Jul 11

    Arbitrate This! Ninth Circuit Issues Two Wins for California Retail Employer

    Arbitrate This! Ninth Circuit Issues Two Wins for California Retail Employer
    On June 23, a frequently employee-friendly United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit delivered two significant, pro-employer decisions pertaining to employee arbitration agreements. In Johnmohammadi v. Bloomingdale’s,…
Rank this Week: 3893

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/
  • Jul 8

    Employment Law IQ: Nursing Mothers in the Workplace

    Employment Law IQ: Nursing Mothers in the Workplace
    Consider this scenario: Eve is employed as a counter person at Cars-R-Us, an auto parts store with twenty employees. Eve recently returned to work after giving birth. She asked Cars-R-Us for periodic breaks to express her breast milk. She…
  • Jul 1

    Employment Law IQ: Unemployment Benefits and Handbook Headache

    Employment Law IQ: Unemployment Benefits and Handbook Headache
    Time to test your Employment Law IQ again! Consider this scenario: Mike R. Clean hired Tommy as a night-time janitor at Squeak E Clean, Inc. During the first month of his employment, Tommy was a super star, but his performance went downhill…
  • Jun 18

    Employment Law IQ: Reasonable Accommodation, Termination and the ADA

    Employment Law IQ: Reasonable Accommodation, Termination and the ADA
    Consider this scenario: Carmen Parada worked for Banco Industrial de Venezuela in New York as a credit analyst, a largely sedentary job that involved organizing credit letter applications, ensuring that certain documents complied with various…
Rank this Week: 4147

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Tampa Bay Employment Law

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

http://tampabayemploymentlaw.com
Rank this Week: 3726

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers overtime, minimum wage and the Fair Labor Standards Act, By Brady & Associates

http://www.kansascityemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 12

    The Number Of Wage-And-Hour Claims Continues To Rise

    The Number Of Wage-And-Hour Claims Continues To Rise
    New numbers released by the Federal Judicial Center have indicated that the trend of rising wage-and-hour claims shows no sign of abating. In fact, the number of such labor lawsuits has reached a new record high, according to experts who have…
  • Jun 5

    Strippers File Wage and Hour Lawsuit Against Club Owner

    Strippers File Wage and Hour Lawsuit Against Club Owner
    A strip club in San Jose, California is currently getting some unusual attention in the form of a labor lawsuit from unhappy former dancers. Though strip clubs may be used to scrutiny from authorities, it isn't everyday that you hear about a…
  • May 29

    Another NFL Team Gets Heat Over Cheerleader Pay

    Another NFL Team Gets Heat Over Cheerleader Pay
    Experts are saying that the NFL had better brace itself for a rough road ahead. Yet another NFL team has been sued by a former cheerleader over claims that the team violated both state and federal labor laws. The cheerleader cases are but a…
Rank this Week: 4144

The Common Question

The Common Question

Covers federal and California class action law, consumer law and employment law. By Justin F. Marquez/

http://www.thecommonquestion.com
  • May 14

    New Court of Appeal decision helpful to certifying meal and rest period claim

    New Court of Appeal decision helpful to certifying meal and rest period claim
    In Faulkinbury v. Boyd & Associates, Inc., the Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 3 reversed course in its earlier, pre-Brinker decision and ordered certification of plaintiffs' meal period, rest period, and overtime…
  • May 3

    Back from jury duty!

    Back from jury duty!
    I recently served as a juror on a criminal trial. I had always wanted to serve on a jury so that I could get the inside scoop on how jurors deliberate. I used to work as a research attorney for a criminal law judge (I can't believe I was…
  • Apr 4

    District Court awards $308 million to plaintiffs' attorneys in antitrust class action

    District Court awards $308 million to plaintiffs' attorneys in antitrust class action
    In a decision reminding me why I am a plaintiff's attorney, on April 1, 2013 a District Court judge approved $308 million in attorney's fees to plaintiffs' counsel in In re TFT (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal. No. M 07-1827…
Rank this Week: 3867

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: 3878

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: 4094

Defending The Digital Workplace

Defending The Digital Workplace

Addresses technology and employment law issues facing business professionals. By Jason Shinn.

http://jshinn.wordpress.com
  • Sep 1

    Resources and Links for Employment Law Issues Facing Employers and Employee

    Resources and Links for Employment Law Issues Facing Employers and Employee
    I no longer actively publish on this blog site. However, readers of this blog or those interested in issues at the intersection of employment law and technology issues can still discuss these issues with me at my new blog, The Michigan…
  • Feb 7

    Facebook Firing Ends in Settlement with NLRB

    Facebook Firing Ends in Settlement with NLRB
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it had reached a settlement in a case involving an employee’s discharge for posting negative comments about a supervisor on the employee’s Facebook page. Click here for the NLRB’s…
  • Dec 21

    Revisions to FTC’s Red Flags Rule Exempts Lawyers, Doctors, and Accountant

    Revisions to FTC’s Red Flags Rule Exempts Lawyers, Doctors, and Accountant
    The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Red Flag Rules have been revised to exclude certain professionals prior to the latest enforcement deadline of December 31, 2010. Specifically, President Obama signed into law on December 18, 2010, the…
Rank this Week: 4186

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: 3780

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: 4003

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: 4011

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: 4033

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: 4148

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefit

    Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefit
    Every year, millions of people suffer injuries from work-related accidents. Employers are required to offer workers’ compensation coverage to their employees. Workers’ compensation pays for the medical and wage loss expenses…
  • Jul 22

    The Federal Workers’ Compensation Act

    The Federal Workers’ Compensation Act
    Federal employees who experience work-related injuries are not eligible for workers’ compensation from the state. Federal employees receive benefits from the Federal Employees Compensation Act, or FECA, with the exception of black…
  • Jul 18

    Work Safety Measures for Mesothelioma Protection

    Work Safety Measures for Mesothelioma Protection
    Exposure to asbestos puts employees at high risk for serious work-related illnesses. What steps should employers have in place to protect their employees? Mesothelioma is an occupational illness that is caused by exposure to hazardous…
Rank this Week: 4312

Taking Care of HR Business

Taking Care of HR Business

Covers legal developments in the labor and employment. By Verrill Dana.

http://www.hrlawupdate.com/
  • Jul 24

    Macy’s Department Store Workers Allowed to Unionize

    Macy’s Department Store Workers Allowed to Unionize
    A subset of 41 employees at the Saugus, Massachusetts Macy’s was given the green light to attempt to unionize yesterday. The National Labor Relations Board ruled 3-1 that the 41 cosmetic and fragrance workers share “a community of…
  • Jul 24

    There's Never a Brainless Question...Except When There I

    There's Never a Brainless Question...Except When There I
    You’ve heard the expression; whether at a seminar, school, work, or just in general—Go ahead, ask! Well in most cases that may be good advice—but you don’t want to follow it during the interview process. Here are a few…
  • Jul 22

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Employee

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Employee
    Monday, President Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting companies that do business with the federal government from discriminating against employees based on gender identity and sexual orientation. The Order specifically amends…
Rank this Week: 4727

California Peculiarities…

California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog

Covers California employment law. By Seyfarth Shaw.

http://www.calpeculiarities.com/
Rank this Week: 4456

Working the Law: News and Views on…

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

Covers Massachusetts employment law issues such as employment discrimination, sexual harasment and wrongful discharge. By Jack Merrill.

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

    Task Force that Investigates Employee Misclassification is Broadened, made Permanent by Statute

    Task Force that Investigates Employee Misclassification is Broadened, made Permanent by Statute
    Some six years after it was created by executive order, the joint task force on the underground economy and employee misclassification is being formalized by statute. As part of the recently enacted minimum wage law, there was created a…
  • Jul 14

    Whistle Blowers and Massachusetts Law

    Whistle Blowers and Massachusetts Law
    When an employee decides it’s time to blow the whistle on employer misconduct or that of a fellow worker, employees are well advised to do a bit of homework first. While it certainly seems like whistle blowers should be protected by the…
  • Jun 25

    Minimum Wage Bill Passes; Governor Expected to Sign

    Minimum Wage Bill Passes; Governor Expected to Sign
    The two legislative branches in the Commonwealth recently reached accord on a proposal to hike the minimum wage here in Massachusetts. Given the prior statements of Governor Deval Patrick, it appears the legislation will become law within a…
Rank this Week: 4812

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: 4767