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Employment Law Blog

Covers employment and labor law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.pa-nj-employmentlaw.com/
  • Oct 20

    Minimum Wage Increases for Federal Contract Workers Moves Forward

    Minimum Wage Increases for Federal Contract Workers Moves Forward
    By Felicity Hanks, Esq. fhanks@hillwallack.com In February 2014, President Obama issued Executive Order 13658 which established an hourly minimum wage of $10.10 for federal contract workers. The President’s directive was grounded on…
  • Sep 29

    CNN Deemed Joint-Employer of Contracted Worker

    CNN Deemed Joint-Employer of Contracted Worker
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com On September 15, 2014 CNN became yet another company that has come out on the losing end of the employer-employee worker classification dispute.  The National Labor Relations Board held…
  • Sep 26

    Medical Marijuana Use or Employer Rights – Which Comes First?

    Medical Marijuana Use or Employer Rights – Which Comes First?
    By: Susan L. Swatski, Esq. (sswatski@hillwallack.com) On September 30, 2014, the Colorado Supreme Court is set to hear argument in Coats v. Dish Network, L.L.C., about an employee’s right to use medical marijuana during non-work hours,…
Rank this Week: 3034

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/
  • Oct 10

    Video Interview: Discussing the Dos and Don'ts of Firing Someone on LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing the Dos and Don'ts of Firing Someone on LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent post on firings, I had the opportunity to discuss the subject with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN. In the video interview, I share what employers should and shouldn't do in letting an employee go. 
  • Oct 8

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?
    Can an employer monitor (i.e. spy on) their employees’ online productivity (i.e. slacker, time-wasting cyberloafing)?  Today I participated in a Lancaster House session on “Cyberloafing, Cyberspying” – two sides…
  • Sep 24

    US versus Canadian Workplace

    US versus Canadian Workplace
    Unlike many other areas of the law, employment and human rights law lets me dig into cultural differences, individual perceptions of reality, and some of the universal truths that unite us all.  I love that just a couple of…
Rank this Week: 3436

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/
  • Oct 7

    Have You Been Using E-Verify More Than 10 Years?

    Have You Been Using E-Verify More Than 10 Years?
    If yes, please download the new “Historic Records Report” before Dec 31, 2014. In order to comply with the National Archives and Records Administration’s retention and disposal schedule, United States Citizenship and…
  • Sep 22

    Medical Marijuana and Employers’ Right

    Medical Marijuana and Employers’ Right
    Twenty-three states now permit medical or recreational marijuana use, yet the overwhelming number of public and private employers continues to prohibit employees from using the drug. As the number of states allowing private marijuana use…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3255

Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

Covers the defense of misclassification claims and class actions, audits and investigations by the IRS and state tax and workforce agencies. By Pepper Hamilton LLP.

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
Rank this Week: 3366

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/
  • Oct 6

    The Hobby Lobby Decision: Stuart M. Gerson to Speak at a Cornell ILR NYC Briefing

    The Hobby Lobby Decision: Stuart M. Gerson to Speak at a Cornell ILR NYC Briefing
    On Thursday, October 30, 2014, our colleague Stuart M. Gerson of Epstein Becker Green’s Litigation and Health Care and Life Sciences practices in the firm’s Washington, DC and New York offices will discuss the Hobby Lobby decision…
  • Oct 1

    Epstein Becker Green’s Wage and Hour App Is Now Available for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry

    Epstein Becker Green’s Wage and Hour App Is Now Available for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry
    by Michael Kun We’re very pleased to announce that a brand-new version of our free, first-of-its-kind app, the Wage & Hour Guide for Employers, is now available for Apple, Android, and BlackBerry devices. The new app takes advantage…
  • Sep 26

    Update on Immigration ~ Issues for Health Care

    Update on Immigration ~ Issues for Health Care
    Epstein Becker Green colleagues Robert S. Groban, Jr. and Matthew S. Groban provide an update to the health care industry in the Immigration Alert: September 2014, including an update on the Sixth Circuit Expanding the…
Rank this Week: 3237

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Oct 6

    Affordable Care Act “compliance season” begins November 15, 2014

    Affordable Care Act “compliance season” begins November 15, 2014
    There used to be a brief three month respite between October 15, the final due date for extended Form 5500s, and the following January 1, when the annual administrative cycle began again. Not any more. The Affordable Care Act…
  • Oct 2

    What we can learn from Ernest Hemingway in communicating 401(k) benefits to employee

    What we can learn from Ernest Hemingway in communicating 401(k) benefits to employee
    That’s a picture of the second-story writing studio that adjoins the Key West house in which Ernest Hemingway lived in the 1930s. He wrote many of his best and most famous stories and books there. His house is now a museum, and the cat…
  • Sep 15

    How safe is your retirement nest egg from creditors?

    How safe is your retirement nest egg from creditors?
    So, you’ve transferred your 401(k) retirement nest egg into an individual retirement account (IRA). This gives you more control over management and distribution of IRA assets. But, you may have concerns about creditors and their ability…
Rank this Week: 3417

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: 3728

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/
  • Oct 1

    A Reminder About the Dangers of Employee Misclassification

    A Reminder About the Dangers of Employee Misclassification
    The Ninth Circuit provided a clear reminder to companies to ensure that employees are not misclassified as independent contractors. In Alexander v. FedEx Ground, a group of full-time delivery drivers from FedEx challenged their status as…
  • Jul 30

    The General Counsel of the NLRB Opens the Door for Franchisors to be Liable for the Actions of their Franchisee

    The General Counsel of the NLRB Opens the Door for Franchisors to be Liable for the Actions of their Franchisee
    By Ashley T. Kasarjian, Michael J. Coccaro and Gerard Morales In a directive that has rocked the franchise world, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) Office of the General Counsel determined…
  • Jul 17

    For the Arizonans – Fantastic Local Organization

    For the Arizonans – Fantastic Local Organization
    As readers of Employment and the Law know, I try to focus the blog posts on issues that impact Arizonans the most. After posting several years worth of employment law articles and best practices (where has time gone??), I wanted ……
Rank this Week: 3045

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/
Rank this Week: 3196

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

http://www.knudsenlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Sep 16

    New Drug Take-Back Program

    New Drug Take-Back Program
    Long-term care facilities will be one of several designated drop-off points for unused prescription drugs in a new effort aimed at reducing addiction and abuse.  The Drug Enforcement Administration regulation was announced Monday by U.S.…
  • Aug 11

    Overzealous Nursing Home Settles Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination Claim

    Overzealous Nursing Home Settles Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination Claim
    In a case alleging that Isabella Geriatric Center (“IGC”) was too aggressive in asking immigrant workers to provide documentation, the nursing home has agreed to pay $14,500 in civil penalties to the United States; undergo…
  • Aug 5

    Many Uninsured Live in States Without Expanded Medicaid

    Many Uninsured Live in States Without Expanded Medicaid
    A recent survey showed Americans without health insurance coverage are most concentrated in states that have not expanded Medicaid.  As of June, 60.4% of those without coverage lived in the 25 states that have not expanded Medicaid, up…
Rank this Week: 3129

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

    Job Titles Like "Manager," "Supervisor," or "Boss" Do Not Mean Automatic Exemption From Overtime

    Job Titles Like "Manager," "Supervisor," or "Boss" Do Not Mean Automatic Exemption From Overtime
    Many times companies automatically classify its "managers," "supervisors," or "bosses" as exempt from overtime under the Executive Exemption when in reality the employees are actually entitled to overtime. In order to determine whether an…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3160

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 3321

Texas Workers Rights Blog

Texas Workers Rights Blog

Features employment law updates and discussions for Texas workers. By John A. Wenke.

http://www.johnwenke.com/category/texasworkersrightsblog/
  • Sep 8

    Stripping of Duties Can be Basis for Claim

    Stripping of Duties Can be Basis for Claim
    Three Waco police detectives were accused of falsifying time sheets, two white detectives, and Allen Thompson, an African-American detective.  The department reinstated all three, but imposed written restrictions only on Thompson that…
  • Jul 12

    Supreme Court Resuscitates Free Speech Protection

    Supreme Court Resuscitates Free Speech Protection
    Edward Lane was the director of an underprivileged youth program operated by a community college in Alabama.  Lane discovered that Suzanne Schmitz, an Alabama State Representative, was stealing taxpayer money by being on the…
  • Apr 15

    Psst. . . How much are you making?

    Psst. . . How much are you making?
    This month, President Obama signed an Executive Order barring federal contractors from discriminating or retaliating against workers who discuss their salaries.    The impetus behind this executive order was to specifically…
Rank this Week: 3474

Massachusetts Employment Law

Massachusetts Employment Law

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

http://www.mauragreene-law.com/
  • Aug 30

    Six Reasons Market Basket Is Game Changer

    Six Reasons Market Basket Is Game Changer
    Market Basket employees and customers are celebrating a successful job action that led to the return of ousted CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas. This dispute dominated news in Massachusetts, became a national story, and blew up social media sites.…
  • Aug 12

    Will Market Basket Contest Unemployment?

    Will Market Basket Contest Unemployment?
    The Boston Globe is reporting that Market Basket workers are saying that the co-CEO’s have sent letters setting a deadline for a return to work. The letter directs the employee to return to work or “the company will consider you…
  • May 2

    Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Tech Start-up

    Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Tech Start-up
    Sexual harassment and discrimination in tech start-ups is now being reported in the media. Described as a “bro culture” or “frat house” atmosphere, the behavior and conduct of many employees crosses the line from…
Rank this Week: 3375

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: 3372

Massachusetts & Connecticut…

Massachusetts & Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law in Massachusetts and Connecticut. By The Law Offices of Lori Rittman Clark.

http://www.maandctemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3543

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Discusses the defense and prosecution of California federal and state lawsuits alleging discrimination, retaliation and harassment, including class action lawsuits.

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
Rank this Week: 3189

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

By The Ottinger Firm, P.C.

http://newyorkemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    The Family Medical Leave Doctors Note Requirement

    The Family Medical Leave Doctors Note Requirement
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows workers to take time off from their jobs if they have suffered from a serious illness, or they need to take care of an immediate family member who has. But in order to use these benefits,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3633

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

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

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

    Tesla patent

    Tesla patent
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published today on Tesla's website that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. Tesla has decided that in the…
  • Jun 5

    Employment Claims and the DFEH

    Employment Claims and the DFEH
    I heard a talk recently by Phyllis Cheng, the director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH"). Ms. Cheng walked through the process of resolving employment claims in the department. For cases not processed by…
  • Mar 25

    Penaltie

    Penaltie
    Another Court of Appeal opinion in California reaffirmed the rule that penalty provisions in settlement agreements are not enforceable. In a settlement agreement entered in Purcell v. Schweitzer, the plaintiff agreed to accept payments…
Rank this Week: 3456

Current Employment

Current Employment

Covers HR and labor law, employee benefits and employment policies.

http://currentemployment.net
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition

    Employment Law Blog Carnival – Pick Your Holiday Edition
    Hello, everybody!  It’s so great to be with you! I say that sincerely, because, you know, I had a near-death experience this month. Or, rather, my blog did. See, I […]
  • Mar 24

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Jan 8

    NLRB Poster Requirement is Dead

    NLRB Poster Requirement is Dead
    If you remember, one of the big stories of early last year was that the NLRB was adding yet another HR poster to the crowded wall of employers’ breakrooms. (Then […]
Rank this Week: 3486

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: 3200

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: 3387

California Employment Lawyer Blog

California Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment class actions, damages, and laws. By Fakhimi & Associates.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    California Sex Harassment Suffered by Farmworkers Too Often Ignored

    California Sex Harassment Suffered by Farmworkers Too Often Ignored
    Working out in the tomato fields of Central Valley, the young woman from Mexico was told by her supervisor that he needed her help in another area of the 15,000-acre farm. He drove her recklessly toward an isolated area, dense with almond…
  • Sep 19

    College Sexual Harassment, Assault, Takes Center Stage at Start of School Year

    College Sexual Harassment, Assault, Takes Center Stage at Start of School Year
    Nearly a dozen current and former students at Occidental College have reached a settlement with the school's top brass following a federal complaint alleging the school had improperly handled allegations of on-campus sexual harassment and…
  • Sep 15

    California Sex Harassment Claims Against L.A. Councilman Investigated

    California Sex Harassment Claims Against L.A. Councilman Investigated
    A panel established for the specific purpose of investigating claims of discrimination against elected officials in Los Angeles has convened to review the sexual harassment allegations made against Councilman Jose Huizar. For now, the…
Rank this Week: 3517

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: 3161

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: 3367

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

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

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

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

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 3477

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois employment law issues, including discrimination, retaliation, wage claims and employment contract disputes. By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagoexecutivelawyer.com/
  • Nov 15

    Is being a bad boss illegal?

    Is being a bad boss illegal?
    There are blog posts nearly every day about the importance of good leadership in the workplace and the negative affects of a bad boss. In our office, we have heard about nearly every type of bad boss: the micro-manager, the screamer, the…
  • Nov 7

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money
    Last month, Bill Toland authored an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that highlights the high costs businesses face by allowing harassment to go unchecked. It is pretty obvious that no one wants to work in an environment where…
  • Oct 26

    It's never too late to pursue a dream

    It's never too late to pursue a dream
    A client of ours recently published a children's book titled Red Rose and Blue Butterfly. Publishing a book under any circumstances is an amazing feat, but one of the reasons this book in particular is so amazing is that the author, Sara…
Rank this Week: 3525

LaborBlog

LaborBlog

Covers employment/labor law. By Danialle Riggins.

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

    2013 Florida Minimum Wage Increase

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

    Florida’s Keeping Children Safe Act Gets Some Guidance

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

    Thinking About Bankruptcy in 2012

    Thinking About Bankruptcy in 2012
    Thousands of people starting planning their new years in December. Filing for bankruptcy is on hundreds of lists.  If you are considering filing for a discharge, there are a few things that you need to consider during the holidays. Running…
Rank this Week: 3397

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: 3092

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: 3673

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: 3451

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: 3312

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 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3408

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/
  • Oct 30

    What Law Governs When a Customer in Another State Buys My Product Over the Internet?

    What Law Governs When a Customer in Another State Buys My Product Over the Internet?
    A Business FAQ with Mary E. Vandenack. If you sell products over the internet, it is important to be aware that you are going to be subject to the laws and regulations of the state that you are located in,…Read more ›
  • Oct 30

    IRS Announces 2015 Retirement Plan Limit

    IRS Announces 2015 Retirement Plan Limit
    By Joshua A. Diveley. The IRS has announced the inflation adjusted limits applicable to retirement plans for 2015. Some of the key adjustments for defined contribution plans (including 401(k), 403(b), 457 and profit sharing plans) include:…
  • Oct 29

    What Is the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?

    What Is the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?
    A Business FAQ with Mark A. Williams. An employee is somebody that you pay wages to, you withhold taxes from them, and you provide them benefits. An independent contractor is one where you pay them a set amount of money…Read more…
Rank this Week: 4139

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
  • Oct 30

    Employment Law 101: Employee Handbook

    Employment Law 101: Employee Handbook
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: It is up to you. A business with two employees might benefit from an employee handbook. A business with 100 might function fine without one. There are no legal rules about when a handbook must be…
  • Sep 30

    EEOC Trying to Change the “Status” for Transgendered Employee

    EEOC Trying to Change the “Status” for Transgendered Employee
    On September 25, 2014, the EEOC filed lawsuits in Florida and Michigan accusing employers of discriminating against transgendered employees. These are the first two cases ever filed seeking to protect transgender workers under Title VII. In…
  • Sep 9

    Shop Until You Drop – But Take a Day to Pray

    Shop Until You Drop – But Take a Day to Pray
    From the time that S. Truett 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…
Rank this Week: 4105

Juz The Fax

Juz The Fax

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

http://juzthefax.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    The Inflatable Rat And The First Amendment

    The Inflatable Rat And The First Amendment
    In a Decision dated October 27, 2014, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Bianco, J.), refused to ban a Union from using inflatable rats to communicate its objections to the hiring by an Employer of a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4880

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/
  • Oct 29

    CBC Decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi: More Details to Come?

    CBC Decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi: More Details to Come?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Everyone is talking about the CBC decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi. Certainly, Canadians love a good sex scandal story as do readers across the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3884

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Election Day Is Fast Approaching!

    Election Day Is Fast Approaching!
    You can’t miss all the yard signs promoting candidates for mayor, city council, or state representative in my neighborhood.  Every other house seems to have at least one, and some have two.  In addition, my mailbox is…
  • Oct 20

    Babies Now or Babies Later, It Is Your Choice!

    Babies Now or Babies Later, It Is Your Choice!
    An interesting development is on the horizon regarding new benefits for employees in the private sector workforce. Last week both Facebook and Apple announced it will be providing up to $20,000 in benefits to help employees pay for…
  • Oct 17

    Quarantine, the Workplace, and Ebola too!

    Quarantine, the Workplace, and Ebola too!
    A few years back my oldest son Zach became extremely sick. For weeks he was tired and could barely struggle through a full day of school. All he wanted to do was sleep. After several doctor visits, nothing was clear except we ruled out mono,…
Rank this Week: 4756

The Firing Squad

The Firing Squad

Covers Tennessee workplace laws. By Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott Bobbitt plc.

http://www.tennesseeworkplacelaw.com/
  • Oct 28

    SNL NOT LAUGHING: NBC UNIVERSAL PAYS $6.4 MILLION TO SETTLE WAGE AND HOUR CLAIM BY INTERNS

    SNL NOT LAUGHING: NBC UNIVERSAL PAYS $6.4 MILLION TO SETTLE WAGE AND HOUR CLAIM BY INTERNS
    There are more tears than laughs at Saturday Night Live these days. NBC Universal paid $6.4 million to settle a claim by interns who worked on a variety of shows, including SNL. This follows a $110,000 settlement from the producers of the…
  • Oct 7

    Restaurant Workers are Especially Susceptible to Sexual Harassment

    Restaurant Workers are Especially Susceptible to Sexual Harassment
    Restaurant workers, especially females servers, tend to be among the most vulnerable employees in the workplace. Because of their wages and work conditions, they are especially susceptible to workplace abuses. Tipped employees can be paid a…
  • Aug 14

    A Lesson About Lawyers’ Conduct in Deposition

    A Lesson About Lawyers’ Conduct in Deposition
    Today’s blog post does not specifically involve an employment case. It is, however, about conduct that employment lawyers run into far too often. When I was a law student fifteen years ago, I worked as a research assistant for Dean…
Rank this Week: 3780

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Covers labor, employment, and employment discrimination law with emphasis on Michigan recent developments and impact of HR professionals. By John Holmquist.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawconnection.com/
  • Oct 27

    Opening a door? Michigan's medical marijuana law and unemployment benefitsIn

    Opening a door? Michigan's medical marijuana law and unemployment benefitsIn
    In Braska v. Challenge Manufacturing Co.,  the Michigan court of appeals considered consolidated appeals concerning  whether an employee who, after using medical marijuana in accordance with Michigan's statute and who was discharged…
  • Oct 24

    Not your typical independent contractor case

    Not your typical independent contractor case
    The Michigan court of appeals does not frequently have the opportunity to review cases dealing with the issue of whether an individual is an independent contractor or an employee.  In Cole v. Bada Bing Club and Atlantis Lounge , the…
  • Oct 16

    Microsoft and protected concerted activity under the NLRA: A chilling effect?

    Microsoft and protected concerted activity under the NLRA: A chilling effect?
    Employers are now well aware that the NLRB is reviewing their policies, procedures, and employee handbooks to see if there is either a direct prohibition against employee conduct protected under § 7 of the NLRA or if there is a…
Rank this Week: 4632

Executive Women's Networking Blog

Executive Women's Networking Blog

Covers business development, networking, mentoring and work-life balance. By EpsteinBeckerGreen.

http://www.executivewomennetworkingblog.com
  • Oct 23

    Promotions and Progress: Three Women Join EBG’s Equity Partnership Rank

    Promotions and Progress: Three Women Join EBG’s Equity Partnership Rank
    Are we going two steps forward and one step back? Two steps back and one step forward?  The anecdotes reported in an article by Staci Zaretsky, “Stop Treating Women Lawyers Like Crap,” published in Abovethelaw.com last…
  • Oct 13

    Benchmarking Progress Part 2: Remember to Raise Your Hand a Little Higher

    Benchmarking Progress Part 2: Remember to Raise Your Hand a Little Higher
    I had not intended my post concerning women speakers being featured at EBG’s Client Briefing to be the first of a two-part series. But, after my post appeared, I was hit with two reminders about just how unusual our business-as-usual…
  • Oct 8

    Benchmarking Progress: EBG’s Client Briefing Features Three Women Speaker

    Benchmarking Progress: EBG’s Client Briefing Features Three Women Speaker
    This post is not only a little bit about tooting a horn, but also an appreciative nod toward how much has changed over the years for women in the workplace (acknowledging that there is still a lot to be done). On October 2, 2014, Epstein…
Rank this Week: 4724

HR Defense Blog

HR Defense Blog

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

http://www.akerman.com/Blogs/hrdefense/
  • Oct 23

    Failure to Disclose Procedures Dooms Arbitration Agreement

    Failure to Disclose Procedures Dooms Arbitration Agreement
    POSTED BY RICHARD D. TUSCHMAN ON OCTOBER 23, 2014 As a general rule, courts will uphold agreements that require employees to arbitrate their employment disputes. But an employer seeking to compel arbitration must show that…
  • Oct 15

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace
    POSTED BY SARAH J. LIS ON OCTOBER 16, 2014 Employers should be aware of the new electronic cigarette fad, and the need to address workplace policies accordingly. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are…
  • Oct 13

    The Cost of Security for Employers: Is Time Spent Going Through Security Compensable?

    The Cost of Security for Employers: Is Time Spent Going Through Security Compensable?
    POSTED BY NEFERTARI RIGSBY ON OCTOBER 14, 2014 The Supreme Court will soon decide whether employers will be required to pay their employees for time spent going through a security clearance at the end of each shift. The case is…
Rank this Week: 4241

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/
  • Oct 22

    Avoiding Employment Lawsuits: How Fashion Companies Can Navigate Unpaid Internship Program

    Avoiding Employment Lawsuits: How Fashion Companies Can Navigate Unpaid Internship Program
    In this episode of Fashion Counsel, partner Anthony Lupo talks with Labor & Employment partner, Michael L. Stevens, about how fashion companies should handle unpaid internships in a litigious environment.
  • Oct 13

    Enforcing Design Patents: Old Navy Sued for Sandal Design

    Enforcing Design Patents: Old Navy Sued for Sandal Design
    What’s the News? On September 10, 2014, JPT Group, owner of the iconic American fashion brand Bernardo, filed suit in the Southern District of Texas alleging that Old Navy infringed two of Bernardo’s design patents for…
  • Oct 8

    CBP Announces Changes to Audit Rule

    CBP Announces Changes to Audit Rule
    Auditors Change Sample Transaction Review Process and Pre-Assessment Survey to Match Today’s Audit Standards and to Provide Auditors Flexibility to Target Priority Trade Issues   US Customs and Border Protection’s…
Rank this Week: 4026

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/
  • Oct 21

    Supreme Court Subsidy Review: Maybe Sooner than Expected

    Supreme Court Subsidy Review: Maybe Sooner than Expected
    Michael Carvin’s October 14 brief for prompt Supreme Court review of the www.healthcare.gov subsidy authority dispute is making news, focused on this forceful opening: In 2011, the Eleventh Circuit became the first Circuit to invalidate…
  • Oct 10

    MOOP and Reference-Based Pricing

    MOOP and Reference-Based Pricing
    With group health plan premium increases limited by market and regulatory forces, insurers and self-insurers have raised deductibles, co-insurance, co-pays and other cost-shifting provisions, subject to the ACA’s 2015 maximum…
  • Oct 2

    Final Rules for Excepted Benefit

    Final Rules for Excepted Benefit
    The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) have jointly issued final regulations that address the treatment of dental and vision benefits and employee assistance programs (“EAP”s) as…
Rank this Week: 4177

Great Work!

Great Work!

Covers labor and employment law issues. By Roetzel & Andress.

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4541