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Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
Rank this Week: 3462

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Covers what you need to know before you quit, get fired, or decide to sue the bastards. By Donna Ballman.

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3110

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers pension plans, 401(k) plans, and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. By National Benefit Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Mar 13

    The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Infographic

    The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Infographic
    Every year around this time, the Internal Revenue Service publishes a list of the year’s “Dirty Dozen Tax Scams”. Here they are as an infographic courtesy of  The Accounting School Guide. Source:…
  • Feb 12

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?
    Illinois legislation, the first in the country, recently authorized a new state sponsored retirement savings vehicle called the Secure Choice Savings Program (Secure Choice). The program is aimed at upwards of 2 million Illinois workers who…
  • Feb 10

    401(k) Loans: A “Temporary Band-Aid”?

    401(k) Loans: A “Temporary Band-Aid”?
    That’s not my metaphor which is why it’s in quotes. It belongs to Eve Tahmincioglu, the Career Diva, about whom I wrote in 2008. Eve wrote a blog post about the increasing number of 401(k) loans, It’s for retirement…
Rank this Week: 3292

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3448

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/
  • Mar 13

    HR Law Keynote Speaker Stephen Bienko’s Challenge

    HR Law Keynote Speaker Stephen Bienko’s Challenge
    We are looking forward to hearing from Stephen Bienko, our HR Law keynote speaker on March 24. He will be presenting “Discovering Your WHO: Unifying the Workplace Through Effective Communication and Leadership.” Stephen has quite…
  • Mar 9

    HR Law & Solutions 2015: Counting Down, Questions for the C-Suite?

    HR Law & Solutions 2015: Counting Down, Questions for the C-Suite?
    We are in the final countdown to the 23rd HR Law & Solutions seminar! On March 24, over 250 HR professionals, business owners, and managers will gather to learn about new employment case law and legislation; to analyze thought provoking…
  • Feb 9

    23rd Annual HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Registration is Open!

    23rd Annual HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Registration is Open!
    Henderson Franklin’s Employment Law Group will present its 23rd Annual HR Law & Solutions seminar on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa. This year’s conference will provide a fun day of learning for…
Rank this Week: 3586

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/
  • Feb 24

    Ten Things Any Business Owner Can Do Today to Protect Their Company

    Ten Things Any Business Owner Can Do Today to Protect Their Company
    Navigating employment laws can be an overwhelming task, but there are steps all companies can take to address risks and fix problems before they become costly mistakes. Update your Employee Handbook – Admit it. You have not looked at…
  • Jan 22

    Live from the White House – An Inside Perspective of the State of the Union

    Live from the White House – An Inside Perspective of the State of the Union
    As I told some of my colleagues– prior to this week, I had never been to Washington, D.C., but when the White House invites me, I go. Over 31.7 million people tuned in to watch President Obama give the State of … Continue…
  • Jan 12

    Is Your Company Complying with the New OSHA Reporting Requirements?

    Is Your Company Complying with the New OSHA Reporting Requirements?
    Employers under federal OSHA’s jurisdiction are now required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident.…
Rank this Week: 3289

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

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

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

    On-Call Meal Breaks and On-Call Rest Breaks:  A Critical Difference

    On-Call Meal Breaks and On-Call Rest Breaks:  A Critical Difference
    The law regarding meal and rest breaks continues to develop.  As it develops, it becomes more and more technical.  A recent decision of California’s Second Appellate District highlights a critical difference between meal and…
  • Jan 11

    Federal District Courts and California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)

    Federal District Courts and California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)
    California’s Private Attorneys General Act, or PAGA, provides that employees can recover civil penalties that otherwise could be recovered only by state law enforcement agencies.  Examples of the civil penalties that can be…
  • Jan 11

    Hunter Pyle to speak on PAGA Claims for Low-Wage Worker

    Hunter Pyle to speak on PAGA Claims for Low-Wage Worker
    On January 18, 2015, Hunter Pyle, a partner at Sundeen Salinas & Pyle, will present at the fourth annual Staying True to Your Roots event in San Francisco.  Staying True to Your Roots is a day-long program aimed at progressive…
Rank this Week: 3090

HR Defense Blog

HR Defense Blog

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

http://www.akerman.com/Blogs/hrdefense/
  • Feb 12

    Florida Whistleblower Act Objector Must Prove an Actual Violation of Law, Says Second DCA

    Florida Whistleblower Act Objector Must Prove an Actual Violation of Law, Says Second DCA
    POSTED BY Richard D. Tuschman ON February 12, 2015 The Florida private sector Whistleblower’s Act protects employees who object or refuse to participate in a violation of a law, rule or regulation by their employer. But an…
  • Jan 26

    Employers Cannot Rely on Timekeeping Policies as a Defense to FLSA Claim

    Employers Cannot Rely on Timekeeping Policies as a Defense to FLSA Claim
    POSTED BY Richard D. Tuschman ON January 26, 2015 An employee's violation of timekeeping policies is not a defense to a Fair Labor Standards Act claim, if the employer knows or has reason to know that an employee underreported his…
  • Jan 20

    New York Trial Court Provides Guidance on Application of Corrections Law Factor

    New York Trial Court Provides Guidance on Application of Corrections Law Factor
    POSTED BY CHRIS LEPORE  ON JANUARY 20, 2015 It should come as no surprise to New York employers that making an employment decision based on an applicant or employee's criminal background can be unlawful. See N.Y. Corr. Law §…
Rank this Week: 3236

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Siegler & Traub, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 7

    Minimum Wage Increased in NJ

    Minimum Wage Increased in NJ
    As of January 1, 2015, the minimum wage in New Jersey is $8.38 per hour, up from $8.25 per hour.  The increase is the result of an amendment to the New Jersey State Constitution which requires New Jersey’s minimum wage to be…
  • Dec 19

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote
    The New Jersey Assembly is set to vote on a bill, already approved by the Senate, which would require public entities to purchase products made in the U.S. of A.  Supporters of the bill, which include U.S. companies and labor unions, say…
  • Dec 15

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk is a blow to hourly employees nationwide. The employees at issue in Integrity Staffing were employed to retrieve products and package them for delivery to Amazon…
Rank this Week: 3621

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/
Rank this Week: 2976

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
  • Dec 3

    Employment Law 101: Americans with Disabilities Act

    Employment Law 101: Americans with Disabilities Act
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: The law applies to all employers with 15 or more employees. What is the issue: It is against the law to discriminate against an employee or a prospective employee based on a disability the person…
  • Nov 24

    The $185 Million – Yes – $185,000,000 Single Employee Discrimination Case

    The $185 Million – Yes – $185,000,000 Single Employee Discrimination Case
    On November 17, a federal jury returned a verdict against AutoZone in favor of a single plaintiff for the insane amount of $185,000,000.00 in punitive damages. The plaintiff alleged gender and pregnancy-related harassment, discrimination, and…
  • Nov 18

    Corporate Wellness Programs: It’s Time for a Check-Up

    Corporate Wellness Programs: It’s Time for a Check-Up
    The EEOC is back at it! This time it has targeted corporate wellness programs and is challenging the legality of such programs under the ADA. The EEOC contends that the biometric testing and health risk assessments are…
Rank this Week: 3674

Women in Labor

Women in Labor

Discusses the latest developments in labor and employment law throughout the New England region and nationally. By Royal LLP.

http://royalllp.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3394

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

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

http://wisconsin-consumer.com/
  • Jul 30

    July 30th National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

    July 30th National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
    Today, July 30th, is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day as designated by Senate Resolution 202 (published in the Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 111, p. S6078). Text of Resolution 202 The resolution is based on the first whistleblower…
  • Oct 22

    Unlawful Debt Collection by Text Message

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

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

    Home Care Workers Can Now Get Minimum Wage & Overtime Pay Protection
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued a final rule on September 17, 2013, that extends the minimum wage and overtime pay protections to direct home care worker’s that provide essential home care assistance…
Rank this Week: 3003

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Nolo's Employment Law Blog

Covers employment discrimination, harassment, FMLA, and workplace rules. By Lis Guerin.

http://blog.nolo.com/employment/
  • Jun 16

    Overtime, Independent Contractor Status on Regulatory Agenda for Department of Labor

    Overtime, Independent Contractor Status on Regulatory Agenda for Department of Labor
    A couple of weeks ago, the federal Department of Labor announced its regulatory agenda for the immediate future. The DOL does this twice a year, and the announcement indicates what its rulemaking and enforcement priorities will be. The Wage…
  • Jun 9

    Noncompete Madne

    Noncompete Madne
    Here in California, we don’t have to give much thought to noncompete agreements: contracts by which, typically, an employee agrees not to go work for a competitor or start a competing business for a certain period of time after leaving…
  • May 12

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?

    How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?
    Last week, the federal Department of Labor issued proposed regulations dealing with COBRA notices. The regulatory proposal is quite uninteresting: Basically, the administration is removing the model notices from the Code of Federal…
Rank this Week: 3609

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 30

    Tom Presents…

    Tom Presents…
    Today marks the fifth continuing legal education presentation I’ve been part of making over the past eight months – and the fifth distinct topic I’ve addressed. Prior presentations addressed minimum wage and overtime…
  • Apr 23

    Law enforcement officers now have wider…

    Law enforcement officers now have wider latitude in conducting searches on the basis of anonymous tips. Navarette v. California, No. 12–9490 (April 22, 2014) divided the U.S. Supreme Court’s two most conservative justices, while…
  • Apr 17

    Florida Civil Rights Act Bans Pregnancy Discrimination

    Florida Civil Rights Act Bans Pregnancy Discrimination
    The notion that laws banning sex discrimination also ban pregnancy discrimination seems obvious to many. Others, however, note that gender and pregnancy are not the same thing and, therefore, that language prohibiting gender discrimination…
Rank this Week: 3553

San Francisco Bay Area Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Bay Area Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sfbayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3039

California Employment Attorney…

California Employment Attorney Blog

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

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

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace: California Senate Bill 648

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

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

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

    Covered California: A New Health Insurance Exchange

    Covered California: A New Health Insurance Exchange
    Covered California, the new marketplace health insurance exchange for California created as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), goes into effect January 2014. By October 1, 2013, all California employers with $500,000 or more in annual…
Rank this Week: 3544

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Aaron Morris' Business Law Alert

Provides information and insight for businesses.

http://www.businesslawalert.com/
  • Jan 9

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim

    Morris & Stone Wins $1.5 Million for Internet Defamation Victim
    In this case, we represented a business and the individual who owns that business. The defendant, a medical doctor named Pankaj Karan, was starting his own business, MDTelexchange, and traveled to an overseas company also owned by our client…
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Eludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
  • Aug 21

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney

    Simple Legal Concept Alludes Many Attorney
    The case of former Desperate Housewife, Nicolette Sheridan, illustrates a simple legal concept that escapes many attorneys and their clients. Your case has to make sense.
Rank this Week: 3639

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

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

http://piperhoffman.com
  • Sep 15

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!

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

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

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

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6
    Pigeons are watching you, and they don’t forget a face. A new study shows that pigeons can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar human faces, according
Rank this Week: 3085

Civil Justice Law Blog

Civil Justice Law Blog

Provides news and commentary daily on the civil justice system in the U.S., focusing mainly on mass torts, employment discrimination, and injury law. By Morelli Ratner PC.

http://www.morellilaw.com/our-blog
  • Jul 26

    Morelli Alters Ratner Pro Bono Work Helps Client Obtain Life-Saving Drug

    Morelli Alters Ratner Pro Bono Work Helps Client Obtain Life-Saving Drug
    Kevin Dwyer, 40, lives with cystic fibrosis (CF), a fatal disease that slowly destroys lung function for which there has historically been no effective treatment.A life-saving drug, Kalydeco, was recently approved for the treatment of CF in…
  • May 21

    Toxic Mold Litigation in New York

    Toxic Mold Litigation in New York
                     Toxic mold is a serious threat to home and building occupants.  As the science behind toxic mold exposure and injuries has become more advanced, New York Courts have taken…
  • Jan 25

    Lawsuit Filed Against Mustapha Ouanes and Saudi Prince Adbulaziz Bin Fahd for Rape and Assault

    Lawsuit Filed Against Mustapha Ouanes and Saudi Prince Adbulaziz Bin Fahd for Rape and Assault
    Morelli Alters Ratner today filed a lawsuit against HRH PRINCE ABDULAZIZ BIN FAHD ALSAUD, SAUDI OGER LTD (d/b/a HARARI INTERESTS, and MUSTAPHA OUANES for the assault and rape of plaintiff Jane Doe.read more
Rank this Week: 3273

New York Employment Lawyer Blawg

New York Employment Lawyer Blawg

Covers discrimination, retaliation and sex harassment cases. By Peters Hamlin LLC.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyerblawg.com/
  • Jun 11

    Jamaican Rastafarian Employee Loses Discrimination Claim Against Autozone

    Jamaican Rastafarian Employee Loses Discrimination Claim Against Autozone
    In a May 21, 2013 decision,, the Appellate Court of Connecticut upheld the Hartford Connecticut trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant, Autozone, Inc. Kristan Peters-Hamlin, of the law firm of Peters Hamlin LLC, ,…
  • Aug 10

    Suing for Retaliation or Wrongful Termination as a Whistleblower in New York

    Suing for Retaliation or Wrongful Termination as a Whistleblower in New York
    Most New York employment lawyers will tell you that, unlike in many other states, there is no cause of action for wrongful termination for whistleblowers under New york common law. However, that view ignores the elaborate quilt of federal…
  • Apr 29

    Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decision

    Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decision
    On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Rank this Week: 3498

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: 3666

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: 3459

California Employment Law Update

California Employment Law Update

By Kring & Chung LLP.

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

    Governor Signs ADA Access Law Reform

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

    Distracted Driving

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

    Can I Restrict My Employees From Working for My Competitor?

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

Canadian Advocate

Canadian Advocate

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

http://canadianadvocate.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3239

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: 3672

Resources for Humans

Resources for Humans

Book reviews for HR and business professionals

http://blogs.hrhero.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 2966

The Utah Employment Lawyer

The Utah Employment Lawyer

Covers legislative and court cases affecting Utah employers and employees. By D. Scott Crook.

http://theutahemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Cases --- March 22nd through 28th

    Cases --- March 22nd through 28th
    Chytka v. Wright Tree Service, Inc. (10th Cir., March 25, 2015) (affirming summary judgment in favor of Wright Tree Service on Chytka's numerous age and gender discrimination, hostile work environment, equal pay act, and ERISA claims)
  • Mar 25

    Cases --- March 15th through 21st

    Cases --- March 15th through 21st
    DiscriminationEEOC v. Beverage Distributors Company, LLC (10th Cir., March 16, 2015) (discrimination claim by blind employee; reversing based on district court's erroneous direct threat instruction) Jones v. McHugh, Secretary of the Army…
  • Mar 16

    Cases --- March 8th through 14th

    Cases --- March 8th through 14th
    Miscellaneous  Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association (U.S. March 9, 2015) (holding the doctrine of Paralyzed Veterans of America v. DC Arena, L.P. (17 F.3d 579) imposes an improper burden on agency rulemaking)Contract/NoncompeteDavid v.…
Rank this Week: 4312

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/
  • Mar 27

    Waiting Time Penalties Rules Due in California

    Waiting Time Penalties Rules Due in California
    Under California Labor Code section 203, an employer must pay a waiting time penalty on wages owed when the employer willfully fails to pay wages due under section 201 ore 202. A waiting time penalty is equal to one day’s pay fore each…
  • Feb 1

    Oral Complaints About Labor Law Violations Are Protected

    Oral Complaints About Labor Law Violations Are Protected
    Some employees assume that unless they have proof of complaining about a particular labor law violation, the protections of anti-retaliation laws do not apply to them. However, as the US Supreme Court recently held in Kasten v Saint-Gobain…
  • Jan 29

    How Being Rude to Your Boss Can Ruin Your Wrongful Termination Case

    How Being Rude to Your Boss Can Ruin Your Wrongful Termination Case
    Suppose your boss engages in what’s clear to be a discriminatory conduct toward you because of your age, race, gender, or because the employer is really unhappy that you filed a workers comp claim or harassment complaint. You are not…
Rank this Week: 4313

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 4129

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3774

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Covers employment discrimination, hiring, terminations and technology issues. By Jason Shinn.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Mar 26

    A New Day for Pregnant Employee Workplace Accommodations – Understanding the New Framework

    A New Day for Pregnant Employee Workplace Accommodations – Understanding the New Framework
    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued the much anticipated opinion in a pregnancy discrimination claim, Young v . United Parcel Service. For context, the claim in Young v UPS arose under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The PDA was…
  • Mar 24

    Employee Manuals Need Spring Cleaning Thanks to the NLRB

    Employee Manuals Need Spring Cleaning Thanks to the NLRB
    Thanks to the National Labor Relations Board (the NLRB), companies need to add employee manuals to the list of things that need spring cleaning. Specifically, the NLRB’s Office of the General Counsel issued a 3/18/2015 report full…
  • Mar 23

    The Foundation of Michigan Non-compete Law

    The Foundation of Michigan Non-compete Law
    Crain’s Detroit, by Dustin Walsh, reported last week that this year marks the 30 year anniversary of arguably the most significant Michigan court opinion concerning non-compete agreements. See “30 Years Later, A Noncompete Ruling…
Rank this Week: 4418

FWS Employment Law Blog

FWS Employment Law Blog

Focuses on employment-related cases in Indiana, the Seventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court. By Fox, Williams & Sink.

http://fwslegal.com/blog
  • Mar 26

    Splitting the Baby – Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.

    Splitting the Baby – Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.
    In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the United States Supreme Court could have clearly held that pregnant employees are entitled to reasonable accommodations.  The Supreme Court could have defined the second clause of the Pregnancy…
  • Jan 23

    Is Listing a Charging Party in an SEC Filing an Adverse Action?

    Is Listing a Charging Party in an SEC Filing an Adverse Action?
    In Greengrass v. International Monetary Systems, Ltd. (7th Cir. Jan. 12, 2015), the Seventh Circuit reversed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment and remanded an employment retaliation case for trial.  But this is not…
  • Jan 6

    What Happens when Defendants Ignore Complaints? Default Judgment

    What Happens when Defendants Ignore Complaints? Default Judgment
    On January 6, 2015, Indiana’s Court of Appeals reaffirmed the principle that defendants cannot ignore civil complaints and expect no consequences.  In Danny’s Sports Bar Chicago Style Pizza v. Todd Schuman, the plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 3870

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Oakland Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers California employment and injury law. By Liberty Law.

http://www.oaklandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    San Francisco Firefighter Claims Discrimination on Basis of HIV Diagnosi

    San Francisco Firefighter Claims Discrimination on Basis of HIV Diagnosi
    A 40 year old firefighter in San Francisco has filed a claim with city officials, alleging that he was discriminated against and harassed at work after his coworkers learned he had tested positive for HIV. The man says that he does not know…
  • Mar 23

    San Francisco Rec and Parks Employee Injured in Falling Tree Accident

    San Francisco Rec and Parks Employee Injured in Falling Tree Accident
    A worker with the San Francisco Rec and Parks Department was injured earlier this month by a falling tree in the Bayview District. The man is a long-time employee of the department, and is one of the managers. The incident occurred close to…
  • Mar 19

    72 Passengers from Asiana Airlines Crash Reach Settlement

    72 Passengers from Asiana Airlines Crash Reach Settlement
    Asiana Airlines settled 72 personal injury claims in lawsuits that were filed over a July 2013 crash landing at San Francisco International Airport. The flight was carrying 291 passengers and struck a seawall as pilots were attempting to…
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Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Mar 26

    Lessons on Work-Related Fraud and Abuse

    Lessons on Work-Related Fraud and Abuse
    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners recently released its 2014 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse (the “Report”), which provides interesting statistics and insights for HR professionals hoping to better…
  • Mar 24

    SCC Says Suspension with Pay can Amount to Constructive Dismissal

    SCC Says Suspension with Pay can Amount to Constructive Dismissal
    A non-unionized employee on an indefinite suspension with pay successfully claimed that he was constructively dismissed by his employer and was entitled to damages for wrongful dismissal. The case involved David Potter, an employee of the New…
  • Mar 20

    BC and Ontario Employers Take Note: Upcoming Minimum Wage Change

    BC and Ontario Employers Take Note: Upcoming Minimum Wage Change
    Ontario Last fall the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 was amended to index increases to the minimum wage to Ontario’s Consumer Price Index.  Putting that into effect, Ontario is raising the general minimum wage from $11 to…
Rank this Week: 4721

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/
  • Mar 25

    Large Jury Verdict Highlights Risks Tied to Misclassification of Worker

    Large Jury Verdict Highlights Risks Tied to Misclassification of Worker
    One commonly overlooked risk to misclassifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees was recently highlighted when a jury awarded more than $500,000 to a painter who was hurt when he fell from a ladder while working at an…
  • Mar 16

    Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Takes Effect April 1, 2015

    Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Takes Effect April 1, 2015
    The new Massachusetts domestic workers statute — captioned in the Legislature as a “Bill of Rights” for this class of employees — is set to take effect on April 1. It provides  variety of rights to housekeepers,…
  • Mar 2

    Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors by a Supervisor

    Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors by a Supervisor
    Our client was an employee of a large package delivery company. After experiencing what she believed to be inappropriate sexual behaviors by a supervisor, she reported the conduct to his superior and asked that it stop. She did not file nor…
Rank this Week: 4581

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/
  • Mar 24

    Just Cause for Dismissal: Is One Incident Enough?

    Just Cause for Dismissal: Is One Incident Enough?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is one incident of dishonesty just cause for dismissal?  What if it involves a long-serving employee?  This was the issue that was…
  • Feb 18

    Use of Summary Judgment Motions in Dismissal Case

    Use of Summary Judgment Motions in Dismissal Case
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What are summary judgment motions?  Are they effective in wrongful dismissal cases?  A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal…
  • Feb 3

    Whiplash: Great Film. But Does it Promote Bullying?

    Whiplash: Great Film. But Does it Promote Bullying?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca On a recent plane trip, I was fortunate to find that Air Canada had enhanced its collection of films and added several new releases. …
Rank this Week: 3858

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
  • Mar 24

    Retention of Employment Records in NJ

    Retention of Employment Records in NJ
    Federal and State law dictate how long employers must retain certain employee related records.  For instance, Form I-9 should be retained for either three (3) years after the date of hire or for one (1) year after employment is…
  • Mar 18

    Pre-Screening Job Applicant

    Pre-Screening Job Applicant
    As I noted in a recent blog post, New Jersey now prevents employers from asking applicants about criminal convictions in the initial job application and interview.  Certain municipalities even have their own rules on the subject. …
  • Mar 10

    Are You Prepared for the Affordable Care Act?

    Are You Prepared for the Affordable Care Act?
    If a business employs 50 or more employees, it has until January 1, 2016 to get ready to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act/Obama Care.  If a business has a 100 or more employee, it is already subject to the Affordable…
Rank this Week: 4920

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

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

    What Is a “Direct Threat” to Health or Safety Under the ADA?

    What Is a “Direct Threat” to Health or Safety Under the ADA?
    Most employers understand that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. However, an employer may legally decide not to hire an individual with a disability if he or she poses a…
  • Mar 23

    ”Smoking Gun” Comments Serve as an Important Reminder of the ADA’s Protection Against Associational Discrimination

    ”Smoking Gun” Comments Serve as an Important Reminder of the ADA’s Protection Against Associational Discrimination
    Most employers are well aware that the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities against discrimination on the basis of disability and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to…
  • Mar 16

    Congress Rallies Against New Union Election Rule

    Congress Rallies Against New Union Election Rule
    The currently Republican-controlled U.S. Congress has made it clear that pushing back on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent efforts, which appear motivated by a mandate to tip the scales in favor of employees and to the…
Rank this Week: 4207

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Blog about labor and employment laws and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

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

    Cientos de abogados juramentan

    Cientos de abogados juramentan
    La cantidad de abogados que siguen ingresando la profesión  en Puerto Rico es impresionante. La Isla está en las primeras 15 jurisdicciones en EU con más abogados.  En este ultimo grupo,  correspondiente a…
  • Mar 16

    Nalgada Provoca Despido

    Nalgada Provoca Despido
    El caso Luis Rosa v ASEM, 2015 DTSP 19, involucra un empleado que demandó a la Administración de Servicios Médicos de Puerto Rico (ASEM) porque fue despido bajo la política de hostigamiento sexual. Aunque se da en…
  • Feb 24

    Crítico Tener Política Anti-Represalia

    Crítico Tener Política Anti-Represalia
    Es esencial para los patronos en Puerto Rico tener una política general contra las represalias. He comentado sobre este asunto pero hay unos puntos importantes que valen la pena recalcar. La recién promulgada ley 169-2014 ha…
Rank this Week: 3802

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3875

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Mar 20

    “I Got Rid of the Old Bastard” Discrimination Case Goes to Trial

    “I Got Rid of the Old Bastard” Discrimination Case Goes to Trial
    Employers should gather their managers for a special meeting to advise them never to say: “Go get a job as a Wal-Mart door greeter” — when terminating a senior employee. “I’m the one that got rid of the old…
  • Mar 20

    Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal FLSA Case Obtained by Malik Cutlar of PCT Law Group

    Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal FLSA Case Obtained by Malik Cutlar of PCT Law Group
    In the amoeba-like jurisprudence of wage and hour misclassification cases involving Information Technology (“IT”) professionals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling from the Eastern District of Virginia that…
  • Mar 17

    Skirting the Supreme Court, State Courts Invalidate Consumer Arbitration Clause

    Skirting the Supreme Court, State Courts Invalidate Consumer Arbitration Clause
    Thanks to Liz Kramer for this excellent post. Two state supreme courts found consumer arbitration agreements unenforceable in the past week: Arkansas and New Jersey. Arkansas grounded its decision on the lack of mutuality in the…
Rank this Week: 4087

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    Top Five Things Employers Should Know about the New Recreational Marijuana Law

    Top Five Things Employers Should Know about the New Recreational Marijuana Law
    By Amanda Gamblin, employment attorney Oregon’s Measure 91 will go into effect July 1, 2015, allowing personal non-public use and possession of small amounts of marijuana.  What does this mean for employers?  Not much. …
  • Feb 18

    Update on Public Hearing on Oregon Statewide Mandatory Sick Leave ‎Legislation

    Update on Public Hearing on Oregon Statewide Mandatory Sick Leave ‎Legislation
    By Leora Coleman-Fire and Nathan Sramek, Attorneys at Law On February 16, 2015, the Oregon Senate Workforce Committee and ‎the House Business and Labor Committee held a joint public hearing on ‎the proposed statewide mandated paid…
  • Feb 13

    Legislature 2015: A cheat sheet on Oregon’s Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill

    Legislature 2015: A cheat sheet on Oregon’s Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill
    As published, Portland Business Journal, Feb. 13, 2015 Statewide paid sick leave may soon be a reality in Oregon. This Monday, February 16, at 6 p.m., the legislature will hold a public hearing on the pending statewide sick leave bills (House…
Rank this Week: 3846

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/
  • Mar 16

    Employment Lawyers: Ensuring Employees Are Compensated Fairly

    Employment Lawyers: Ensuring Employees Are Compensated Fairly
    In California, as well as across the nation, there are many jobs which require employees to be on “standby” or “on-call”. For example, some employees who are on standby may be required to carry their cell phone or…
  • Feb 23

    Holding Employers Accountable for Sexual Harassment: Chopourian v. Catholic Healthcare West

    Holding Employers Accountable for Sexual Harassment: Chopourian v. Catholic Healthcare West
    My good friend, Lawrance Bohm, got the largest sexual harassment verdict in history for his client, Ms. Chopourian. The case demonstrates that sexual harassment still occurs quite often across California, especially with highly successful…
  • Feb 11

    Minimum Wage and Overtime: Holding Employers Accountable for Depriving Employees of Basic Pay

    Minimum Wage and Overtime: Holding Employers Accountable for Depriving Employees of Basic Pay
    As surprising as it may seem, some employers still fail to pay their employees proper minimum wage and overtime under California law. Recently, the California Department of Industrial Relations issued wage theft citations of roughly $16…
Rank this Week: 3747

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/
  • Mar 15

    What You Can Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Negligence

    What You Can Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Negligence
    Baby boomers are growing older and becoming more dependent on in-home nurses, assisted-living facilities, and nursing homes to live their day-to-day lives and to achieve success in basic tasks.  This new, growing industry, like all new,…
  • Mar 9

    Will Workers’ Compensation Help Me If I Can’t Find a Job?

    Will Workers’ Compensation Help Me If I Can’t Find a Job?
    If you are unable to find a job in Ohio because of a work-related injury, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, depending on why you can’t find employment.  In other circumstances, filing for unemployment…
  • Jan 29

    What to Do If You Get Injured at Work

    What to Do If You Get Injured at Work
    Many who are injured at work feel the need to hide it or shake it off and return to the task at hand.  On the job injuries can sideline you from work and have a negative impact on your bottom line.  This is especially true for…
Rank this Week: 4163