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Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
  • May 16

    The Right to Withdraw Recognition is Under Attack

    The Right to Withdraw Recognition is Under Attack
    For over 65 years, an employer has had a legal right to withdraw recognition from an incumbent union based on the union’s lack of majority status. In 1951, in Celanese, the NLRB permitted withdrawal based on the employer’s…
  • Mar 4

    NLRB Requests Amicus Briefs in Two Significant Case

    NLRB Requests Amicus Briefs in Two Significant Case
    On Friday, February 19, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board invited interested individuals and organizations to file amicus briefs on two important legal issues where the Board is considering overturning existing precedent. In one case,…
  • Oct 26

    NLRB Issues Union Friendly Decision Regarding Applicability of Quickie Rules: When 94% Just Ain’t Enough

    NLRB Issues Union Friendly Decision Regarding Applicability of Quickie Rules: When 94% Just Ain’t Enough
    With that the NLRB’s quickie election rules going into effect in April 2015, we are just now starting to see the Board decide cases applying the new rules. In Danbury Hospital, Case 01-RC-153086, the Regional Director for Region 1 on…
Rank this Week: 4559

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 12

    New EEOC Guidance Details ADA Effects on Employer Leave Policie

    New EEOC Guidance Details ADA Effects on Employer Leave Policie
    In newly published guidance, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) discusses employer leave policies and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). This guidance is significant for a number of…
  • May 12

    New EEOC Guidance Details ADA Effects on Employer Leave Policie

    New EEOC Guidance Details ADA Effects on Employer Leave Policie
    In newly published guidance, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) discusses employer leave policies and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). This guidance is significant for a number of…
  • May 12

    New EEOC Guidance Details ADA Effects on Employer Leave Policie

    New EEOC Guidance Details ADA Effects on Employer Leave Policie
    In newly published guidance, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) discusses employer leave policies and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). This guidance is significant for a number of…
Rank this Week: 3129

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/
  • May 12

    House v. Burwell: Insurer Cost-Sharing Subsidies Unauthorized

    House v. Burwell: Insurer Cost-Sharing Subsidies Unauthorized
    A U.S. District Judge has ruled that HHS unlawfully has spent billions of dollars to reimburse insurers for cost-sharing reductions granted to individuals who bought health insurance through an ACA Exchange such as Healthcare.gov. U.S. House…
  • May 5

    Updated HSA limit

    Updated HSA limit
    This week, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2016-28, which updated the plan limits for health savings accounts and high deductible health plans. These limits, effective for 2017 calendar years, were virtually unchanged from the 2016 limits.…
  • Apr 15

    CMS’ New Initiative Intended to Transform Primary Health Care

    CMS’ New Initiative Intended to Transform Primary Health Care
    CMS’ efforts to improve the delivery of primary health care moved into new territory this week when the agency announced a new five-year delivery model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), which CMS’ chief medical officer…
Rank this Week: 3479

California Employment Law - Fight…

California Employment Law - Fight Harassment

Covers workplace harassment in California. By Bitton & Associates.

http://www.fightharassment.com/
  • May 12

    Wrongful Termination and Back Pay

    Wrongful Termination and Back Pay
    In a wrongful termination case a prevailing employee is typically entitled to backpay from the date of judgment. So for example, if the case is litigated for 2 years that's two years of back pay. An employer charged with discrimination in…
  • Mar 9

    2016 Minimum Wages Change and What it Means for Employees Paid By Salary

    2016 Minimum Wages Change and What it Means for Employees Paid By Salary
    As of January 1, 2016 the minimum hourly rate of pay in California increased from $9 to $10 per hour. This means if anyone in California is getting paid less than $10 they are being underpaid. The change in minimum wages impacts the minimum…
  • Jan 2

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract
    Where an employment contract is ambiguous, it will be construed most strongly against the party preparing it or employing the words concerning which doubt arises. This rule applies to contracts prepared by the employer, or by the employer's…
Rank this Week: 4478

Employment Law Blog

Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.pa-nj-employmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3726

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • May 12

    A Quick Guide to the Taxation of Retiring Allowance

    A Quick Guide to the Taxation of Retiring Allowance
    When an employee’s employment is terminated without cause, the employee will typically receive some form of a termination/severance payment. All or part of this termination/severance payment may be considered a “retiring…
  • May 10

    Fixed Term Contracts: Damages for “trouble and inconvenience”

    Fixed Term Contracts: Damages for “trouble and inconvenience”
    In a recent decision[1], the Superior Court of Quebec held that the termination of a fixed term contract of employment constitutes a breach of contract which may allow for an award of damages for “troubles and inconveniences”…
  • May 6

    The Duty to Provide Reasonable Notice of Termination Cuts Both Way

    The Duty to Provide Reasonable Notice of Termination Cuts Both Way
    It is a relatively little-known fact to non-lawyers that just as employers are required to provide employees with reasonable notice of termination, employees are likewise required to provide employers with reasonable notice of…
Rank this Week: 3005

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • May 7

    Top Five Misconceptions About California Employment Law

    Top Five Misconceptions About California Employment Law
    Here are five very common misconceptions that many employees have about California employment law, including discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination laws: “If I file EEOC of DFEH charge, my employer cannot terminate…
  • Mar 14

    Important Clarification for Disability Discrimination Case

    Important Clarification for Disability Discrimination Case
    Recently, the Fifth District Court of Appeal made a very important distinction in its disability discrimination opinion Wallace v County of Stanislaus, which is highly useful to employees-plaintiffs. The court clarified, among other things,…
  • Feb 18

    The Most Common EEOC Claims Against Employers in 2015

    The Most Common EEOC Claims Against Employers in 2015
    Retaliation claims increased by nearly five percent in 2015 and continue to be the leading type of cases filed by workers across the US. Various disability law violations, including ADA  disability discrimination claims  increased…
Rank this Week: 4731

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/
  • May 5

    Massachusetts Legislators Debate Bill to Provide 12 Weeks of Paid Leave for Employee

    Massachusetts Legislators Debate Bill to Provide 12 Weeks of Paid Leave for Employee
    The Massachusetts state legislature is considering a bill that would not only provide family leave for employees who now are not entitled to it, but would set up a fund to pay at least part of their lost wages. Titled “An Act…
  • Apr 11

    Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements Requires Advance Planning, Strong Evidence

    Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements Requires Advance Planning, Strong Evidence
    In a case that points up the difficulties employers often have enforcing noncompetition agreements while simultaneously highlighting how potentially damaging the restrictions can be to employees, a superior court judge recently denied an…
  • Mar 18

    Wage Act may not Require Pay for All Hours of Work

    Wage Act may not Require Pay for All Hours of Work
    In a recent decision that some plaintiff-side employment lawyers found surprising and perhaps troubling, a judge of the superior court held that an employer does not need to pay for all hours that its employees work. The employer did not…
Rank this Week: 4000

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • May 3

    Florida Supreme Court Disciplines 24 Lawyer

    Florida Supreme Court Disciplines 24 Lawyer
    According to THIS press release, the Supreme Court of Florida recently disciplined 24 lawyers — “disbarring four, revoking the licenses of four, suspending nine and publicly reprimanding seven. Five attorneys were also placed on…
  • Apr 28

    Florida Supreme Court overturns mandatory attorney’s fee schedule for workers’ compensation case

    Florida Supreme Court overturns mandatory attorney’s fee schedule for workers’ compensation case
    By a vote of 5 to 2, the Supreme Court of Florida today declared the  mandatory fee schedule in section 440.34, Florida Statutes, unconstitutional in Castellanos v. Next Door Company.  This case asks us to evaluate the…
  • Apr 26

    Court Continues Trend of Enhancing Proposed Discipline

    Court Continues Trend of Enhancing Proposed Discipline
    With yesterday’s order in the case of Seminole County Judge Jerri Collins, The Supreme Court of Florida continues its trend of rejecting proposed discipline of lawyers and judges that the Court views as too light. [T]he Court rejects…
Rank this Week: 3808

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Covers regulation, litigation and other developments impacting the sharing economy. By Michael Erdman.

http://www.SharingEconomyLawBlog.com
  • May 2

    Flytenow.com’s Wings Clipped by FAA, DC Court of Appeal

    Flytenow.com’s Wings Clipped by FAA, DC Court of Appeal
    Last December the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in a case involving the flight-sharing service Flytenow.com.  The website offered to match private pilots having planned itineraries with persons desiring…
  • Feb 19

    Uber’s Arbitration Clause Problem, Part 1

    Uber’s Arbitration Clause Problem, Part 1
    As I mentioned in a recent post, I think it would be worthwhile to examine some of the previous orders in the O’Connor v. Uber class action litigation in California relating to Uber’s various arbitration provisions.  This…
  • Feb 4

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit
    I practice in Chicago and try to keep a close eye on Sharing Economy developments both locally and in Springfield.  I previously examined a federal court decision involving legal challenges by some of Uber’s competitors here, and…
Rank this Week: 3319

CannonLaw Blog

CannonLaw Blog

Covers developments in employment, personal injury, and criminal law. By CannonLaw, LLC.

http://www.cannonlaw.com/blog
  • May 1

    CannonLaw, LLC is closing, but . . . 

    CannonLaw, LLC is closing, but . . . 
    don't worry, it's rising again as Cannon Hadfield, LLC on Monday May 2. Yep, I'm officially done with solo practice and moving on to bigger, hopefully better, adventures. It's been a great experience, but I think the future is brighter with a…
  • Nov 3

    Infographic - Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry

    Infographic - Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry
    It's almost cliché to think that servers in restaurants are the victims of sexual harassment. But the statistics are even worse than you might imagine. In fact, almost 80% of female restaurant workers have experienced sexual harassment…
  • Oct 27

    Should I sign a Medical Release for an Insurance Company?

    Should I sign a Medical Release for an Insurance Company?
    If you've ever been in a car crash, you've probably received a bunch of letters from insurance companies. They ask who your doctors are, what treatment you've received, whether you're willing to give them a recorded statement, and all sorts…
Rank this Week: 3090

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 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4305

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Tennessee age discrimination, minimum wage, overtime, qui tam and workplace discrimination. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Uber Settles Driver Rights Lawsuit for $100 Million

    Uber Settles Driver Rights Lawsuit for $100 Million
    It is hard not to love Uber living in a city like Nashville. So many of us have used this service to get around town. It is a very popular service and company. However, it may be one of many companies trying to pay their workers as…
  • Mar 31

    Female soccer players file wage complaint against U.S. Soccer

    Female soccer players file wage complaint against U.S. Soccer
    Leading stars of the United States women’s national team have filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against U.S. Soccer, claiming wage discrimination relative to the men’s national team. Carli…
  • Mar 24

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employees in Class Action Suit Against Tyson

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employees in Class Action Suit Against Tyson
    After a string of business friendly rulings, the Supreme Court has handed a victory out to the working men and women.  In this case, employees at the meat processing facility, Tyson Foods, filed a lawsuit in 2007 claiming that they were…
Rank this Week: 3840

Washgington Labor and Employment…

Washgington Labor and Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonlaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3438

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

Covers legal developments concerning law enforcement and firefighter labor law. By Cline and Associates.

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 3078

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

Covers Ohio workers' compensation, disability insurance, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Apr 25

    Understanding Medical Malpractice

    Understanding Medical Malpractice
    Tens of thousands of Americans suffer preventable illnesses, injuries, and deaths each year because health care providers make errors or fail to take all the actions necessary to protect patients. Despite its prevalence, and the terrible toll…
  • Mar 17

    Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

    Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
    Far too many nursing home residents fall victim to neglect and abuse. Solid statistics are difficult to come by, in part because families and victims themselves often feel ashamed for misplacing their trust in individuals and organizations…
  • Feb 17

    What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

    What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
    A personal injury lawsuit is a tort claim. That brief definition summarizes a huge amount of legal history and information that boils down to “a victim can go to civil court to seek compensation from a person or organization that…
Rank this Week: 3105

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
  • Apr 22

    Outside Sales in California Not Always An Easy Sell

    Outside Sales in California Not Always An Easy Sell
    California employment law recognizes two types of commissioned employees: (1) outside salespersons (Labor Code  § 1171) and (2) inside salespersons (8 Cal.C.Regs. § 11040, 11070).  Whether you are an employer or employee,…
  • Mar 15

    Ninth Circuit Issues New Tip on Tip Pooling in California

    Ninth Circuit Issues New Tip on Tip Pooling in California
    The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a new tip pooling decision in Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association v. Perez and consolidated case Cesarz, Ngoc Tang v. Wynn Las Vegas LLC, 14-15243 (Feb. 23, 2016). 2016 DJDAR 1809,…
  • Jan 31

    Notable Changes in California Employment Law for 2016

    Notable Changes in California Employment Law for 2016
    It is that time of year again for California employees to hear about the latest and greatest out of Sacramento and for California employers to revisit their policies and handbooks to assess compliance with the slew of new California…
Rank this Week: 4592

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

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

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Four client

    Four client
    The wise client approaches the initial consultation with a lawyer with some ideas of what the client is trying to accomplish and with some perspective on his or her own situation. For such clients, the lawyer should be prepared to explain…
  • Dec 1

    Spotlight

    Spotlight
    The new movie Spotlight might be about the most exciting drama that could be made about filing a motion to unseal court records. (Some viewers might say that the movie is also about how a team of investigative journalists uncovered widespread…
  • Nov 15

    Trumbo

    Trumbo
    After the title character is seen getting fired and blacklisted in the new movie Trumbo, I’m thinking, as most lawyers would, that he should sue! Dalton Trumbo was a highly paid screenwriter under contract to MGM at the time, and would…
Rank this Week: 3322

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3143

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?
      Just How Close is your Neighbor?     In a recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision, the Court determined that a landowner, whose property was encroached-upon by a neighbor, was entitled to numerous types of costly damages…
  • Mar 31

    Responding to Federal Housing-Bias Complaints: What You Need To Know

    Responding to Federal Housing-Bias Complaints: What You Need To Know
      Responding to Federal Housing-bias Complaints   Imagine this typical situation. A person who owns a couple of rental properties on the side, calls a property law attorney in a tizzy: she has just received a complaint from the U.S.…
  • Mar 31

    Trademark Law: Trademarks in an Evolving Social Media Marketplace

    Trademark Law: Trademarks in an Evolving Social Media Marketplace
      Trademark Law and Social Media   Bernick Lifson attorney Betsy Butwin has published an article in the Mitchellhamline inttelectual property law journal Cybaris. The article covers issues related to trademark law in the ever…
Rank this Week: 3317

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    ORLA Files Its Request for En Banc Review in Tip ‎Pooling Case ‎

    ORLA Files Its Request for En Banc Review in Tip ‎Pooling Case ‎
    On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Oregon Restaurant and Lodging v. Perez that reversed a long-standing practice of many Oregon restaurant owners to pool the tips received by employees and…
  • Apr 4

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption
    By Jean Back Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemptions On March 17, 2016, Representatives Walberg and Kline proposed a new bill, HR 4773 entitled “Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act,” which…
  • Mar 4

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling
    By Jean Ohman Back On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association v. Perez, which validated a new Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that limits the tip pooling practices of…
Rank this Week: 3532

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Fairfax County training officers on new use-of-force policy

    Fairfax County training officers on new use-of-force policy
    The Fairfax County Police Department will be performing "re-engineering" training of its entire force to ensure that officers understand and comply with a new use-of-force policy, according to NBC Washington.
  • Apr 1

    Hawaii Likely to Join Virginia in Protecting Employees’ Social Media Account

    Hawaii Likely to Join Virginia in Protecting Employees’ Social Media Account
    The Hawaii state legislature is considering a bill that would make it more difficult for employers to access the social media profiles of their employees and prospective employees. HB 1739 recently made it through the Hawaii House and was…
  • Mar 30

    Georgia Governor to Veto Religious Liberty Bill

    Georgia Governor to Veto Religious Liberty Bill
    After last week’s passage and signature of North Carolina’s House Bill 2, which discriminates against transgender individuals, North Carolina and other states who have adopted or are considering similarly discriminatory laws…
Rank this Week: 3174

Massachusetts Employment Law Blog

Massachusetts Employment Law Blog

By Goldstein & Clegg.

http://goldsteinandclegglaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?
    Often times when someone starts a new job, they are made to sign a stack full of papers.  Typically the new employee does not read these documents, and included in them is an agreement that if there is a dispute in work, the employee…
  • Jan 29

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation
    In Massachusetts most employees can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. However, there is an exception to this rule and that is that your employer can not retaliate against you and fire you as a result of asserting a right that the…
  • Jan 16

    Can you be laid-off without notice?

    Can you be laid-off without notice?
    Losing a job due to no fault of your own is traumatic enough. The financial concern is great, and even if you are laid off and can collect some small portion of unemployment benefits, your family can suffer a serious financial hardship. How…
Rank this Week: 3323

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?
    Often times when someone starts a new job, they are made to sign a stack full of papers.  Typically the new employee does not read these documents, and included in them is an agreement that if there is a dispute in work, the employee…
  • Jan 29

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation
    In Massachusetts most employees can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. However, there is an exception to this rule and that is that your employer can not retaliate against you and fire you as a result of asserting a right that the…
  • Jan 16

    Can you be laid-off without notice?

    Can you be laid-off without notice?
    Losing a job due to no fault of your own is traumatic enough. The financial concern is great, and even if you are laid off and can collect some small portion of unemployment benefits, your family can suffer a serious financial hardship. How…
Rank this Week: 4888

GSA Law

GSA Law

Covers New York employment and employee benefits law. By Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Daily News Covers Strip Search Case

    Daily News Covers Strip Search Case
    The Daily News published an article on our strip-search lawsuit against the City of New York. Click here to read the article.
  • Jan 4

    Class Action Lawsuit Against New York City Jail

    Class Action Lawsuit Against New York City Jail
    GSAS and Beranbaum Menken LLP filed a class-action lawsuit against the City of New York and its Department of Correction for illegally strip and/or body cavity searching visitors to City jails.
  • Nov 10

    Lopate Tackles Arbitration

    Lopate Tackles Arbitration
    Today on the Leonard Lopate Show, Jessica Silver-Greenberg, author of the NYT trilogy against arbitration, gave a fantastic overview on the rise of consumer arbitration and its repercussions. Listen to it here.
Rank this Week: 3561

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/
  • Mar 11

    Blogcation?

    Blogcation?
    The last time Employment and the Law went on a blogcation, the blog was just over a year old. Now, over four years later, I think it’s about time to give my blog another blogcation (and it just so happens … Continue reading…
  • Feb 29

    What Will Be Required By the New EEO-1 Pay Data Collection and Reporting Provisions?

    What Will Be Required By the New EEO-1 Pay Data Collection and Reporting Provisions?
    By now, we have all read about the Executive Action and related regulations proposed by the EEOC that will require companies with 100 or more employees (not just federal contractors) to report to the government how much they pay their…
  • Jan 14

    Ways to Boost Employee Morale

    Ways to Boost Employee Morale
    Often times the day-to-day issues that human resource professionals encounter with employees are not necessarily the legal “can we or can’t we” types of issues but, rather, are related to employees’ interactions with…
Rank this Week: 4245

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/
Rank this Week: 3578

FLSA Cases

FLSA Cases

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

http://flsacases.com/
Rank this Week: 3863

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/
  • Mar 4

    Staffing Agencies Can Be Responsible for Client’s Discrimination

    Staffing Agencies Can Be Responsible for Client’s Discrimination
    According to the American Staffing Association, U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.32 million temporary and contract workers per week in the third quarter of 2015.    That means that many American workers have…
  • Oct 19

    Breast Pumping, Dirty Toilets and Politic

    Breast Pumping, Dirty Toilets and Politic
    Texas, which continues to lag behind most other states in workers’ rights, enacted a new law effective September 1, 2015, which provides some working moms with protections in the workplace to pump their breast milk.   …
  • Sep 28

    5th Circuit Decision: Pro-Employer or Anti-Religion?

    5th Circuit Decision: Pro-Employer or Anti-Religion?
    I don’t think anyone would fault the way Kelsey Nobach handled the unusual request she received at work on September 19, 2009. Nobach, a nursing home employee, was advised by a non-supervisory CNA (certified nursing assistant), that a…
Rank this Week: 3612

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

Covers employment litigation and dispute resolution. By O\'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3677

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Covers specialist legal services, personal injury claims, land registry, wealth protection, litigation and dispute resolution, and family law.

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • Feb 25

    They did it! Atlantic Challenge Complete

    They did it! Atlantic Challenge Complete
    On the 10th February after 51 days, 16 hours, 6 minutes, 51 seconds experiencing everything that Mother Nature can throw at you, and inner conflict of which many of us would never experience, the Atlantic Lions have completed their 3000 mile…
  • Feb 15

    The so-called quick divorce

    The so-called quick divorce
    Media reports abound with news of divorcing celebrity couples obtaining a ‘quickie divorce’. The separation of David Walliams and his wife, Lara Stone, the parting of Nigella Lawson from Charles Saatchi and the split of Gary…
  • Feb 3

    Atlantic Lions update

    Atlantic Lions update
    Atlantic Lions Update. The Lions are now in their 46th day at sea and are less than 350 miles from the finish line in Antigua. During the race they have…had electrical problems which caused difficulties in making water and…
Rank this Week: 3108

Maryland Employment Lawyer Blog

Maryland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment contracts, age discrimination, FMLA, sexual harassment and overtime pay issues. By Andrew M. Dansicker.

http://www.marylandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Resolving Disputes With Maryland Board of Nursing

    Resolving Disputes With Maryland Board of Nursing
    Some time ago, a client came to us with a very serious problem.  Our client, a nurse practitioner with an active license in two states, had just been informed that the Maryland Board of Nursing had immediately suspended her as a result…
  • Feb 9

    High Demand For Employment Attorney

    High Demand For Employment Attorney
    We’ve been serving our clients in Maryland for nearly six years, and believe it or not, we recently received our nineteen-thousandth intake inquiry!  Yes, we have had 19,000 people contact our office seeking our legal services in…
  • May 5

    Maryland Unemployment Appeals — Board of Appeals — When Employer Fails to Pay Proper Wage

    Maryland Unemployment Appeals — Board of Appeals — When Employer Fails to Pay Proper Wage
    We receive many inquiries from claimants throughout Maryland asking if we can represent them in appeals to the Department of Labor and Licensing (DLLR) Board of Appeals regarding the denial of their unemployment benefits.  The answer is…
Rank this Week: 4297

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/
  • Feb 2

    Manager Ordered Prison Time for Employee Fatalitie

    Manager Ordered Prison Time for Employee Fatalitie
    This post is a guest blog by Simone Ostrowski, a lawyer at our firm with experience in workplace health and safety matters (@simoneostrowski, sostrowski@koldorfstam.ca).  On January 11, 2016, Vadim Kazenelson, a former…
  • Dec 22

    Tweeting Your Way to Termination

    Tweeting Your Way to Termination
    A blog post just in time for some downtime over the holiday – when can personal tweets become grounds for termination?  Some of you may remember when in August of 2013 Canadian news outlets were a-buzz with the termination of…
  • Dec 9

    Holiday Party Tips for the Young Bo

    Holiday Party Tips for the Young Bo
    We all have an office party horror story.  The partner who got too sloppy and friendly with the summer student, the awkward aversion of eye contact the next day, or the overly honest comments from the disgruntled…
Rank this Week: 4342

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
  • Jan 27

    An Arbitration Provision in Your Employee Handbook Is Not Enough

    An Arbitration Provision in Your Employee Handbook Is Not Enough
    Co-Authored By Jeri L. Abrams The recent New Jersey Appellate Division decision in Morgan v. Raymours Furniture Co. has left little doubt that arbitration provisions contained in employee handbooks are unlikely to be enforceable. In the past,…
  • Dec 16

    ACA Update: Cadillac Tax Delayed Two More Year

    ACA Update: Cadillac Tax Delayed Two More Year
    Rumor has it the newest Congressional budget deal includes a two year delay on the so-called “Cadillac Tax.” This tax, originally set to go into effect on January 1, 2018 pursuant to the Affordable Care Act calls for a 40% excise…
  • Nov 19

    Holiday Pay

    Holiday Pay
    With the holidays fast approaching, a familiar question received by our office from employers is “must I pay my employees holiday pay?”  The answer to this question in New Jersey is no.  New Jersey employers are only…
Rank this Week: 4122

Juz The Fax

Juz The Fax

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

http://juzthefax.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 4

    New York Minimum Wage Rises to $9.00 Per Hour

    New York Minimum Wage Rises to $9.00 Per Hour
    Just a reminder that effective as of December 31, 2015, New York's minimum wage was increased to $9.00 per hour.  Employers should revise their postings to reflect the change in the law.  You can download the current New York State…
  • Nov 10

    Does Facebook Activity Constitute Protected Concerted Activity Under the NLRA?

    Does Facebook Activity Constitute Protected Concerted Activity Under the NLRA?
    It does, according to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  In Triple Play Sports Bar and Grill v. NLRB, the Second Circuit upheld a ruling of the National Labor Relations Board (the "NLRB") that Facebook activity…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4370

Puerto Rico Workplace Law

Puerto Rico Workplace Law

Blog dedicated to workplace law and labor issues. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://english.fleminglex.com/category/puerto-rico-workplace-blog/
  • Jan 4

    Sick Leave change

    Sick Leave change
    The law that regulates sick leave in Puerto Rico  was recently amended.   Now employees may use up to five days’ accrued sick leave- and provided they keep an equal amount in  balance –  to meet the…
  • Oct 20

    Zip line fatality in PR raises questions in general about zip line safety

    Zip line fatality in PR raises questions in general about zip line safety
    There are a number of zip line adventures in Puerto Rico. There is even one that claims to be the ‘longest in the universe’.  While these activities are fun and adventurous, in my opinion they are also…
  • Oct 17

    The disappearing exempt workforce of Puerto Rico Law 379

    The disappearing exempt workforce of Puerto Rico Law 379
    Both federal law (Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA) and Puerto Rico Law 379 (379 -1948, 29 LPRA §271 et seq, as amended) generally require the payment of overtime wages for work performed after 40 hours per week. The FLSA applies to…
Rank this Week: 3376

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Dec 2

    Worst. Idea. Ever.

    Worst. Idea. Ever.
    I've been really busy with a new project and haven't had a lot of time to blog in the past few months. Hopefully in the new year I'll get back to posting regular pieces. One thing that I wanted to highlight is a trial balloon today from…
  • Oct 8

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position
    This post originally appeared on the Canadian Intern Association website, but it's my analysis and I felt that my readers would appreciate reading it. A French version of the analysis can be found here. Additionally, I should be posting a…
  • Sep 11

    Why Are Ryerson University and Bell Media Advertising a Wage Theft Scam?

    Why Are Ryerson University and Bell Media Advertising a Wage Theft Scam?
    So it seems that Ryerson University has teamed up with Bell Media to advertise a little back to school wage theft at the Toronto International Film Festival. Last week I came into possession of an email advertisement from Mathew Marr, an…
Rank this Week: 4404

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

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

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Nov 13

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a program director who suffers from several physical and psychological medical conditions, including PTSD, spinal canal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and facet syndrome. We are…
  • Oct 30

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a contract specialist who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and adjustment disorder.  We are delighted that we were able to assist…
  • Oct 16

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a social worker who suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS).  We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we…
Rank this Week: 3558

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Features updates and insights regarding California employment law. By Phillip J. Griego & Associates.

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Nov 2

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?

    Is Griping About Your Boss Protected Speech?
    The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (NLRA) created the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)  It gives employees the right to organize and bargain collectively with their employers.  This is called unionization.  It…
  • Jun 4

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)

    Joint Employer Liability: The Case of Noe v Superior Court (Levy Premium Foodservice Limited)
    Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) contracted with Levy Premium Foods to manage the food and beverage services at several entertainment venues located in southern California. Levy, in turn, contracted with Canvas Corporation to provide 1099…
  • May 5

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted
    In January I posted an article about Augustus v. ABM Securities.  In that case, the appellate court held that employees were provided compliant rest breaks even though the employees were technically “on-call” and had to…
Rank this Week: 4492

CA Employee Rights Blog

CA Employee Rights Blog

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

http://caemployeerights.com/
  • Nov 2

    What Motivates Employees to Sue their Employer?

    What Motivates Employees to Sue their Employer?
    I’ve written extensively about this subject. I’ve repeated it over and over that employees don’t sue their boss because “the law was broken,” they sue because they feel like they were treated like garbage.…
  • Oct 15

    Top 3 Excuses Employers Use to Fire Employee

    Top 3 Excuses Employers Use to Fire Employee
    Our firm receives dozens of calls per week from people who were terminated from their job. Whenever people call we always ask, “Why did your company fire you?” While we receive a variety of answers, we do hear some of ……
  • Oct 2

    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Men Harassing Men or Women Harassing Women is still Harassment

    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Men Harassing Men or Women Harassing Women is still Harassment
    Is same-sex sexual harassment even a legal claim? Although sexual harassment in the workplace claims are often brought by female employees, they can also be brought by male employees against female supervisors or coworkers, and even male…
Rank this Week: 3483

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

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

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    The Patrick Kane Vortex

    The Patrick Kane Vortex
    The bizarre circumstances of the sexual assault allegations (it's not even a case, yet) against the well-known hockey player raise all kinds of interesting questions with respect to what his National Hockey League employer should be doing in…
  • Jul 17

    A Formal and Significant Re-Write of Title VII

    A Formal and Significant Re-Write of Title VII
    We all knew this was coming, but the EEOC has formally determined that gender orientation is now a protected category under Title VII.This is a significant change in the law, accomplished by fiat, rather than congressional action.  In…
  • Jul 13

    NLRB Foolishness Rejected by the DC Circuit

    NLRB Foolishness Rejected by the DC Circuit
    http://assets.law360news.com/0678000/678058/11-1099-1561845.pdf
Rank this Week: 2962

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Sep 15

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in…
  • Sep 3

    Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District news coverage

    Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District news coverage
    Attorney Timothy Reese from our firm, handled the Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District case mentioned in this news report that ended in a Supreme Court ruling enforcing school districts to provide transportation to students…
  • Sep 1

    News Coverage on Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    News Coverage on Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    Please take a look at the article written by the Legal Intelligencer and the news report done by CBS21 on this case. We thank the Legal Intelligencer and CBS21 for the reports on Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District!! The Legal…
Rank this Week: 3185

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: 4099

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/
  • Aug 27

    Background checks...time for honesty?

    Background checks...time for honesty?
    The tragic shootings involving the WDBJ crew and the subsequent information which is coming to light concerning Vester Flanagan will trigger discussions about workplace violence and employees who have anger issues.  There is another…
  • Jul 5

    Changing latitude

    Changing latitude
    Unfortunately my blog has been neglected as we plan and execute a move to the lower latitudes, Georgia to be exact.  Once we get settled, I will be more diligent.I have spent 40 years practicing labor and employment law in…
  • Jun 5

    The 6th Circuit and overtime: uh oh

    The 6th Circuit and overtime: uh oh
    In Moran v. Al Basit LLC , the 6th Circuit  posed the question of whether plaintiff's testimony is sufficient to defeat a motion for summary judgment where plaintiff presented no other evidence with respect to the amount of overtime he…
Rank this Week: 4450

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Assessed Valuation Matter?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In the last issue we discussed whether – and to what extent — population influenced a jurisdiction’s relative wage ranking.  In this article we discussed to what extent assessed valuation…
  • Aug 19

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Size Matter?

    Wage Series Part 10: Does Size Matter?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer Earlier in the wage series we discussed State wage rankings for the various public safety classifications.  In the next part of the wage series we run our series of articles on factors that might…
  • Aug 17

    Wage Series Part 9: What’s the Real Difference in How the “U” and “W” CPI Measures are Calculated?

    Wage Series Part 9: What’s the Real Difference in How the “U” and “W” CPI Measures are Calculated?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In the last blog article we addressed the recent .5% gap between the “U” and “W” indices. We discussed whether over time there was a significant difference between the CPI-W and the…
Rank this Week: 2990