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Tennessee Labor Talk

Tennessee Labor Talk

By Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

http://www.tennesseelabortalk.com
Rank this Week: 2618

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Federal Judge Dismisses EEOC Complaint Claiming "No Dreadlocks" Policy Discriminates Based on Race

    Federal Judge Dismisses EEOC Complaint Claiming "No Dreadlocks" Policy Discriminates Based on Race
    Previously we told you that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was suing an Alabama insurance company for allegedly discriminating against African American job applicants because the company's grooming policy prohibited…
  • Mar 30

    Supreme Court Clarifies that Severance Payments are Taxable

    Supreme Court Clarifies that Severance Payments are Taxable
    This post was contributed by Tony D. Dick, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Columbus, Ohio. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously (Justice Kagan recused herself) in United…
  • Mar 28

    Employers Can Still Discipline Employees for Legal Drug Use

    Employers Can Still Discipline Employees for Legal Drug Use
    Jennifer E. Will, a Member in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was recently featured on WGAL News Channel 8 in a feature regarding employers' rights to discipline…
Rank this Week: 4294

Massachusetts Employment Law

Massachusetts Employment Law

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

http://www.mauragreene-law.com/
  • Apr 3

    Sexual Harassment at Car Dealership

    Sexual Harassment at Car Dealership
    A car dealership has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit for over $2 million. Male employees claimed that the former male lot manager sexually harassed male employees for over ten years. The conduct included sexual comments, inappropriate…
  • Mar 7

    Cleaning Company Ordered to Pay Overtime to Worker

    Cleaning Company Ordered to Pay Overtime to Worker
    A Peabody cleaning contractor, Ward’s Cleaning Service, Inc. must pay its workers $1 million in back pay and damages. The company illegally asked employees to use multiple time cards with different names, changed time cards, paid…
  • Nov 16

    Why You Need a Will: Ten Great Reason

    Why You Need a Will: Ten Great Reason
    Estate Planning Matters You know you need a will. You’ve managed to put estate planning off for years. Not because it wasn’t important, but other things were your priority. Like getting the kids to soccer practice. Or making it to…
Rank this Week: 3117

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/
  • Apr 3

    Less Money for Dismissal in Tough Economic Times?

    Less Money for Dismissal in Tough Economic Times?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Should a dismissed employee be entitled to less severance when the employer is facing tough economic times?  This was the question facing…
  • Mar 18

    Constructively Dismissed Employee Not Required to Return to Work

    Constructively Dismissed Employee Not Required to Return to Work
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is a constructively dismissed employee required to return to work to “mitigate damages?”  This issue has attracted a great…
  • Mar 6

    Failure to Mitigate Defeats Dismissal Claim

    Failure to Mitigate Defeats Dismissal Claim
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.caIn yet another reported wrongful dismissal case, a B.C. Court has minimized the damages of a dismissed employee because of a failure to…
Rank this Week: 3294

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/
  • Apr 2

    The Ninth Circuit Said What About Designating FMLA Leave?

    The Ninth Circuit Said What About Designating FMLA Leave?
    Ok, I will admit it. I have read the FMLA regulations from front to back… several times. An even bigger admission – I actually enjoy reading the regulations. While managing FMLA leave is not exactly a walk in the park, ……
  • Feb 3

    Meeting the New ADOSH Director

    Meeting the New ADOSH Director
    Last week I attended the OSHA presentation at Snell given by Bill Warren, the new Director of the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health.  The presentation was aptly titled “Meet the New Director,” and it provided…
  • Dec 18

    It’s THAT Time of Year Again…

    It’s THAT Time of Year Again…
    December is the time for so many things. In Arizona, it’s when I actually start wearing my winter coat* (although, I’ll admit it got cold a little early this year). It is time to decorate the house for the holidays ……
Rank this Week: 3974

National Whistleblower

National Whistleblower

Provides commentary on current issues and developments in the field of whistleblower law and False Claims Act litigation. By the Rabon Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.nationalwhistleblower.com/
  • Apr 2

    Supreme Court Denies Cert. in U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceutical

    Supreme Court Denies Cert. in U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceutical
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case from the Fourth Circuit, U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The issue in Takeda was the standard for pleading with particularity under Rule 9(b).  The Takeda…
  • Mar 20

    Teva Pharmaceuticals Pays over $27 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegation

    Teva Pharmaceuticals Pays over $27 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegation
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Teva Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiary, IVAX, agreed to pay the United States and the State of Illinois $27.6 million to settle claims that the companies violated the False Claims Act by paying…
  • Mar 18

    Halifax Settles with the Government for $85 Million

    Halifax Settles with the Government for $85 Million
    According to the Department of Justice, Halifax, a Florida hospital system, agreed to pay $85 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act when it submitted claims for payment to the Government that were in violation of…
Rank this Week: 3008

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Mar 31

    Bullying and Violence in the Workplace: Prevention and Intervention Strategie

    Bullying and Violence in the Workplace: Prevention and Intervention Strategie
    On March 12, 2014, attorneys from the Foster Pepper Employment and Labor Relations Group were joined by expert threat assessment specialists and psychologists for a presentation titled “Bullying and Violence in the Workplace: Prevention…
  • Mar 19

    The Rise of eSports and Online Gaming: Is Collective Bargaining on the Horizon?

    The Rise of eSports and Online Gaming: Is Collective Bargaining on the Horizon?
    In the world of eSports, League of Legends ("LoL") is king. While LoL is not yet the most popular video game ever created, its prominence as a spectator sport is entering uncharted legal territory. As an emerging sport, LoL has the unique…
  • Mar 4

    Severance Pay - Deadline Looming for Employers to File Tax Refund Claim

    Severance Pay - Deadline Looming for Employers to File Tax Refund Claim
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments in an employment tax case (United States v. Quality Stores, Inc.) that will have an important impact on many employers and employees. The specific issue that the Court must address is whether…
Rank this Week: 4310

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer…

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts employment laws governing maternity leave, discrimination, and wages. By the Brown Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Court Rules Marketing Contract Provisions Faulty

    Court Rules Marketing Contract Provisions Faulty
    In reviewing a breach of contract lawsuit filed by a cosmetics company against former "independent marketing executives," a state supreme court ruled that language in the contract amounted to an illegal penalty and further, the company was…
  • Mar 25

    Boston Business Watch: Contractual Liability Exclusions in Corporate Contract

    Boston Business Watch: Contractual Liability Exclusions in Corporate Contract
    Small business owners must enter into every contract with caution, making sure to have each line carefully reviewed by an experienced Boston business lawyer. Failure to do this can result in situations where the firm or even the individual…
  • Mar 11

    Race Discrimination Lawsuit Gets Green Light from Seventh Circuit

    Race Discrimination Lawsuit Gets Green Light from Seventh Circuit
    The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision in Alexander v. Casino Queen Inc. that reversed a trial court summary judgment halting a race discrimination claim from moving forward. Now, two black casino cocktail waitresses…
Rank this Week: 4030

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

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

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4336

The FEHA Blog

The FEHA Blog

Discourse on California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act from an employee rights attorney’s point of view. By M. Greg Mullanax.

http://www.fehablog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Same-Gender Harassment: Win Some, Lose Some

    Same-Gender Harassment: Win Some, Lose Some
    A former City of Benicia employee sued the City and two supervisors for sexual harassment in violation of FEHA and for retaliation, among other causes of action. The employee and both supervisors were male. Supervisor 1 prevailed on his…
  • Mar 29

    Service Animal

    Service Animal
    I didn't see this until today, but Phyllis Cheng, Director of the DFEH, wrote this interesting article about service animals. I have not had a case with a service animal issue but an employer facing such an issue must do so carefully sinice…
  • Mar 10

    How Not to Act in a Deposition

    How Not to Act in a Deposition
    Justin Bieber demonstrates how not to act in a deposition. What a self-absorbed idiot. I wonder why his lawyers are empowering him by allowing him to act this way. If Justin were my client acting this way in a deposition, he would have to get…
Rank this Week: 3280

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
  • Mar 28

    Hail Mary: NLRB Regional Director Holds College Football Players are Employee

    Hail Mary: NLRB Regional Director Holds College Football Players are Employee
    On March 26, 2014, Peter Sung Ohr, the Chicago Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) ruled that members of the Northwestern University football team receiving athletic scholarships are employees, and not…
  • Feb 26

    Advice, Anyone?

    Advice, Anyone?
    The NLRB General Counsel has issued a memorandum setting out those cases and issues he wants sent from the regional offices to the Division of Advice in Washington, DC.  The Division of Advice, as the name suggests, is the arm of the…
  • Feb 26

    Advice, Anyone?

    Advice, Anyone?
    The NLRB General Counsel has issued a memorandum setting out those cases and issues he wants sent from the regional offices to the Division of Advice in Washington, DC.  The Division of Advice, as the name suggests, is the arm of the…
Rank this Week: 2428

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
  • Mar 27

    Employment Law 101: Bonuse

    Employment Law 101: Bonuse
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: You guessed it . . . any employer who chooses to pay a bonus to employees. What counts as a bonus: There are a lot of ways to describe a bonus. For our purposes, a bonus includes any discretionary or…
  • Feb 27

    Employer Handbook: Age Discrimination

    Employer Handbook: Age Discrimination
    Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) applies to virtually all employers with 20 or more employees in 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding year. Be careful…
  • Jan 31

    Employment Law 101: I-9 Form

    Employment Law 101: I-9 Form
    Who, What, Why . . . Who Does It Apply To: All business owners hiring employees to work within the United States. What Is An I-9 Form: Hopefully, you are all familiar with the I-9 Form. All employers are required to complete one for all new…
Rank this Week: 2961

Juz The Fax

Juz The Fax

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

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

    NLRB Rules That College Football Players Are Employees And May Unionize

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

    New York Increases Minimum Wage

    New York Increases Minimum Wage
    Effective as of December 31, 2013, New York State has increased its minimum wage to $8.00 per hour.  This is the first of three planned increases.  The New York minimum wage will again increase on December 31, 2014 to $8.75 per…
  • Jul 3

    Delay Of Employer Penalties Under Obamacare

    Delay Of Employer Penalties Under Obamacare
    The Treasury Department has announced that the imposition of employer penalties under Obamacare will be delayed until 2015. Initially, those penalties were scheduled to become effective as of January 1, 2014. The delay applies only to the…
Rank this Week: 2464

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/
  • Mar 26

    FEDERAL WORKERS COMPENSATION AND WORKERS RIGHTS

    FEDERAL WORKERS COMPENSATION AND WORKERS RIGHTS
    Given that the January 2014 budget agreement limits much of the sequestration cuts, and restores much needed funding at many agencies, Pines Federal is therefore beginning a new series, about a still pressing topic in Federal Workers…
  • Feb 8

    Postal Service Controverts OWCP Claims to Save the Agency Money!

    Postal Service Controverts OWCP Claims to Save the Agency Money!
    Overwhelmingly, the impact of sequestration is most direct when it comes to workers rights.  In some cases, agencies will challenge or controvert claims, not because they actually have a good reason, but because the injury violates a…
  • Jan 3

    Whether a Federal Employee is Providing Useful and Efficient Service, that is the Question!

    Whether a Federal Employee is Providing Useful and Efficient Service, that is the Question!
    It would seem that more often than not, laws are written in vague, unclear words that are nearly impossible to construe on face value. Rather the laws are interpreted via a number of methods, including guidelines, court decisions, and…
Rank this Week: 3348

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 4337

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

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

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Mar 25

    Penaltie

    Penaltie
    Another Court of Appeal opinion in California reaffirmed the rule that penalty provisions in settlement agreements are not enforceable. In a settlement agreement entered in Purcell v. Schweitzer, the plaintiff agreed to accept payments…
  • Mar 19

    Settlement confidentiality

    Settlement confidentiality
    A recent case from the Court of Appeal in Florida illustrates the perils of confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements, but something more as well. Patrick Snay brought an age discrimination suit against a private school that…
  • Nov 22

    Civil collaborative law

    Civil collaborative law
    Collaborative law has firmly established itself in the family law arena, where parties (and attorneys) are often willing to commit in advance to do everything they can to resolve divorce cases out of court. Not so much on the civil side,…
Rank this Week: 4647

Executive Women's Networking Blog

Executive Women's Networking Blog

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

http://www.executivewomennetworkingblog.com
  • Mar 25

    Save the Date: April 2 at the Japan Society

    Save the Date: April 2 at the Japan Society
    There is an important and interesting lecture and reception at the Japan Society in New York, New York, with former Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi and Ruth Porat, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at…
  • Mar 3

    Getting to the Top: Jumping the Hurdles or Creating Them?

    Getting to the Top: Jumping the Hurdles or Creating Them?
    On February 24, the National Association of Women Lawyers (“NAWL”) published the results of its eighth annual survey regarding the retention and promotion of women into senior and equity positions within the…
  • Jan 29

    What Employees May Now Expect While Expecting: Reasonable Accommodation of Pregnancy

    What Employees May Now Expect While Expecting: Reasonable Accommodation of Pregnancy
    Since enactment of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, it has been illegal for most employers to discriminate against women because of pregnancy.  Employers have, however, generally been excused from providing reasonable…
Rank this Week: 2454

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
  • Mar 21

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?
    All over the U.S., lawyers are talking about the increased number of divorce cases they see in January. While December is usually the year’s low, January numbers shoot up and remain that way through March. What’s behind this…
  • Mar 14

    Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents’ House

    Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents’ House
    Another follow-up to two of our recent blogs (“Another One Rides the Bus with apologies to the Queen” and “Update to Another One Rides the Bus”) regarding bus transportation for children of divorced parents who…
  • Mar 11

    5 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce with Social Media

    5 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce with Social Media
    “It’s better to be safe than sorry,” the adage goes. It’s especially true when it comes to legal issues like divorce – particularly in contentious cases.  Studies over the past 5 years have tied social media…
Rank this Week: 2925

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law…

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law and other legal miscellany

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

http://www.tdafoe.com/
Rank this Week: 2922

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 17

    Arbitration is Bad for Employees. Trust me, I’m an Employee Rights Attorney.

    Arbitration is Bad for Employees. Trust me, I’m an Employee Rights Attorney.
    Before I went to law school, I thought arbitration sounded neat. I had heard that lawsuits took years to resolve in court and were ridiculously expensive. Arbitration, on the other hand, sounded like an effective alternative to…
  • Mar 15

    Retaliation & Wrongful Termination in the Aerospace Industry

    Retaliation & Wrongful Termination in the Aerospace Industry
    Many employees are retaliated against in the workplace. But not all retaliation or terminations are illegal.  This article discussed the case of Green v. Ralee Engineering Company. This case analyzes whether a company may fire an…
  • Oct 19

    New CA Employment Law – Protecting Victims of Violent Crime

    New CA Employment Law – Protecting Victims of Violent Crime
    Governor Brown signed into law SB 288 this year. The bill adds Section 230.5 to the California Labor Code. The new law makes it illegal for employers to fire employees who are victims of violent crimes who take time off to attend…
Rank this Week: 2851

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/
  • Mar 17

    Whistleblower Protection Extended to Post-Employment Activity

    Whistleblower Protection Extended to Post-Employment Activity
    The U.S. District Court for New Jersey extended whistle-blower anti-retaliation protections to a brokerage firm employee who reported alleged misconduct internally but did not report it to federal regulators until after his dismissal,…
  • Mar 4

    Court Finds Facebook Post a Breach of Confidentiality Agreement

    Court Finds Facebook Post a Breach of Confidentiality Agreement
    KEEP IT QUIET MEANS KEEP IT QUIET We frequently advise clients to be mindful of what they post on social media, particularly when they are involved in litigation with a current or former employer. Unfortunately, Mr. Patrick Snay learned…
  • Jan 4

    Anti-Bullying Laws May Soon Be the New Frontier in Employment Law

    Anti-Bullying Laws May Soon Be the New Frontier in Employment Law
    According to management attorney Harold Kurman, anti-bullying legislation will be coming to a workplace near you in the not so distant future. As it stands today, it is perfectly legal for employers, supervisors, and coworkers to engage in…
Rank this Week: 3855

Managing OSHA

Managing OSHA

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

http://www.managing-osha.com/
  • Mar 16

    Disciplining an Injured Employee for Violating a Safety Rule

    Disciplining an Injured Employee for Violating a Safety Rule
    Disciplining employees for violating safety and health rules is a critical component of any good safety and health program. OSHA's recent policy on employee discipline for violating safety and health rules undercuts the use of such discipline…
  • Mar 16

    Disciplining an Injured Employee for Violating a Safety Rule

    Disciplining an Injured Employee for Violating a Safety Rule
    Disciplining employees for violating safety and health rules is a critical component of any good safety and health program. OSHA's recent policy on employee discipline for violating safety and health rules undercuts the use of such discipline…
  • Feb 13

    OSHA Inspectors Focusing on Hazards to Temporary Workers – How Employers Can Prepare

    OSHA Inspectors Focusing on Hazards to Temporary Workers – How Employers Can Prepare
    This past year, OSHA launched an enforcement initiative focused on improving safety for temporary workers. The initiative references an OSHA memorandum (the April Memo) from former Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard Fairfax, which serves as…
Rank this Week: 2987

California Employee Rights Law…

California Employee Rights Law Blog

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

http://www.calemployeerights.com/
Rank this Week: 3340

California Employment and HR Law…

California Employment and HR Law Blog

Covers employment and HR law. By Micah K. Nilsson.

http://www.californiaemploymentlaw-blog.com/
  • Mar 13

    EMPLOYER SUED FOR RELYING ON NON-CRIMINAL INFORMATION DISCLOSED BY CRIMINAL BACKGROUND DATABASE

    EMPLOYER SUED FOR RELYING ON NON-CRIMINAL INFORMATION DISCLOSED BY CRIMINAL BACKGROUND DATABASE
    As previously reported, California recently enacted new prohibitions affecting employers conducting pre-hiring background investigations. Prior to January 1, 2014, Labor Code section 432.7 only prohibited employers from considering, or asking…
  • Mar 13

    New requirement to keep Responsible Party Information Current with the IRS

    New requirement to keep Responsible Party Information Current with the IRS
    Every time a new entity has been formed or an individual has started his or her initial trade or business since January 2010, and an Employer Identification Number (“EIN”) has been secured from the IRS for such entity or…
  • Jan 24

    Robert’s Rules of Order

    Robert’s Rules of Order
    In my work with nonprofits, I’m always surprised by the requirement in their bylaws for the use of the parliamentary procedure known as Robert’s Rules of Order, which can be abused and are very difficult to follow/navigate. Many,…
Rank this Week: 2782

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/
  • Mar 10

    Are CEOs Individually Liability In Wage/Overtime Cases Under The FLSA?

    Are CEOs Individually Liability In Wage/Overtime Cases Under The FLSA?
    The 11th Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules on a CEO's Individual Liability Under The FLSA In a case against Appliance Direct, Inc. in Florida, former delivery truck driver employees filed an overtime lawsuit and a retaliation lawsuit against…
  • Mar 3

    Atlanta's Club Onyx Settle Stripper Lawsuit For $1.55 Million

    Atlanta's Club Onyx Settle Stripper Lawsuit For $1.55 Million
    In June 2012, a fair pay collective/class action case that had been filed against Club Onyx settled. The strippers settled the case for $1.55 million. The strippers brought the case complaining that they were illegally classified as…
  • Feb 17

    Court Approves Stripper's $8 Million Dollar Settlement With Penthouse Executive Club

    Court Approves Stripper's $8 Million Dollar Settlement With Penthouse Executive Club
    On January 14, 2014, a New York District Court approved a settlement on behalf of strippers who worked at the Penthouse Executive Club. The strippers had filed the lawsuit alleging that the club misclassified the dancers as independent…
Rank this Week: 3358

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Mar 7

    Are Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreements Enforceable?

    Are Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreements Enforceable?
    When settling an employment claim, many employers insist upon a confidentiality clause.  The clauses vary, but oftentimes provide for liquidated damages or the return of the settlement payment if the person discloses the existence or…
  • Feb 21

    What’s the Deal with Alternative Workweeks?

    What’s the Deal with Alternative Workweeks?
    Some employees want to work longer hours each day in exchange for working fewer days per week.  These “alternative workweeks” are permissible, provided the employer follows prescribed methods of adopting and implementing the…
  • Feb 14

    Am I Entitled to Holiday Pay?

    Am I Entitled to Holiday Pay?
    With President’s Day coming up next week, I thought it would be a good time to answer and oft-asked question: Does the law require employers to pay employees for holidays?  In most cases, the answer is no.  Neither California…
Rank this Week: 2318

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/
  • Mar 6

    Fair Labor Standards Act Violations cost Chickie’s and Pete’s $6.8 Million

    Fair Labor Standards Act Violations cost Chickie’s and Pete’s $6.8 Million
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com) Our region’s beloved sport’s bar and Crabfries architect, Chickie’s and Pete’s has signed a consent judgment agreeing to pay $6,842,412  for back wages and…
  • Mar 6

    College Football Players Attempt to Unionize

    College Football Players Attempt to Unionize
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com) To continue with sports/labor theme, I want to discuss a unique labor law issue that arose just this January:  Can student athlete unionize? Football players at Northwestern University,…
  • Feb 17

    NFL Cheerleaders file FLSA Claim

    NFL Cheerleaders file FLSA Claim
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com) NFL cheerleaders have recently filed two lawsuits against their NFL football team employers, alleging that the football teams failed to compensate them for actual hours worked and provided…
Rank this Week: 2747

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 21

    Employment Disrimination Mediations in Maryland at the EEOC

    Employment Disrimination Mediations in Maryland at the EEOC
    We have been representing more and more plaintiffs in EEOC mediations, as well as mediations at the Maryland Civil Rights Commission, for several reasons. First, when individuals represent themselves in a mediation, they really do not know…
  • Oct 9

    Representing Maryland State Employee

    Representing Maryland State Employee
    In any given month, we receive at least two to three dozen inquiries from individuals who are employed in the public sector in Maryland -- individuals who work for Baltimore City, one of the counties, a state agency, or even practitioners who…
  • Sep 29

    The EEOC Process -- What to Expect in Maryland

    The EEOC Process -- What to Expect in Maryland
    We often receive calls or emails from potential clients who want to file an EEOC charge or have already filed an EEOC charge and are confused about the process. We generally do not assist people with filing an EEOC charge, but we are often…
Rank this Week: 3584

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: 3373

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Jan 28

    Municipal Litigation Attorney

    Municipal Litigation Attorney
    Municipal litigation is a growing area of my practice.  I have substantial experience in the area, ranging from administrative hearings, to State court litigation, to Federal trials and appeals.In addition to numerous run of the mill…
  • Jan 14

    Fisher Price Seahorse lawsuit?

    Fisher Price Seahorse lawsuit?
    I was just reading that the Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Soothe and Glow Seahorse has a risk of catching fire, but is still being sold.  Fortunately, no-one in the story I heard was heard, but if someone were injured, I would be interested…
  • Jan 3

    Suffolk County Personal Injury Attorney

    Suffolk County Personal Injury Attorney
    Heavy snowstorms and freezing afterward can lead to car accidents and slip and falls.  If you have been injured, you may be entitled to compensation. Call or email me. I have been helping clients recover compensation for fractures,…
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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…
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Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, employee privacy, and employment arbitration cases. By Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani.

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
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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.
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New York Employment Lawyer Blog

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

By The Ottinger Firm, P.C.

http://newyorkemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 4

    Working While Black: Man Arrested for Trespassing at Work

    Working While Black: Man Arrested for Trespassing at Work
    The post Working While Black: Man Arrested for Trespassing at Work appeared first on NY Employment Lawyer.
  • Dec 16

    Women’s Rights Advocate Arrested for Under Paying Her Nanny

    Women’s Rights Advocate Arrested for Under Paying Her Nanny
    Gawker reports today that an Indian diplomat based in New York City has been arrested for paying her nanny 3 dollars an hour. The diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, was publicly humiliated and arrested as she dropped her child off at school…
  • Dec 15

    Religious Discrimination over Circumcision

    Religious Discrimination over Circumcision
    San Francisco is probably one of the most open-minded and accepting places in America. But part of the feel good culture includes a resistance to anything that looks evil or painful (tattoos and body piercing excepted). Circumcision is not…
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Alabama Employment Law Blog

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting the workplace in Birmingham and throughout Alabama. By Will Beckum.

http://birminghamemploymentlawyer.com/
  • Dec 17

    Mississippi Grocery Store to Pay $325,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Mississippi Grocery Store to Pay $325,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    The Birmingham, Alabama office of the EEOC recently announced that a Jackson, Mississippi grocery store has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the government.  The EEOC reached a settlement…
  • Aug 9

    Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama Settles Sexual Harassment Claim

    Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama Settles Sexual Harassment Claim
    The EEOC recently settled allegations of sexual harassment with Coley’s #101, LLC doing business as Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama.  The company has agreed to pay $91,000 to resolve claims alleged in a sexual harassment…
  • Apr 25

    EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Alabama Corporation for Race Discrimination

    EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Alabama Corporation for Race Discrimination
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a lawsuit against Olympia Construction, an Alabama company that develops houses for families and senior citizens  throughout the South. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, in…
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GSAS Law

GSAS Law

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Class Action Overview - OneWest & IndyMac

    Class Action Overview - OneWest & IndyMac
    By Catherine Anderson, Esq. On June 28, 2013, Courthouse News Service reported on our class action which had been filed against OneWest Bank, IndyMac, Financial Freedom Senior Funding and other defendants concerning the force placement of…
  • Mar 1

    Take The Money and Run

    Take The Money and Run
    By Oren Giskan, Esq. Have you been following the FINRA v Charles Schwab ("Schwab") battle? Schwab is a stock brokerage that recently inserted a ban on class actions in its customer agreement. FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory…
  • Feb 27

    The "Efficiency" of Class Arbitration

    The "Efficiency" of Class Arbitration
    By Oren Giskan, Esq. As we know, most companies now force their customers and/or their employees to arbitration through mandatory arbitration provisions in their contracts, whether it be an employment contract or the tiny print on the back…
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Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By Theodore Walton.

http://www.kentuckyemploymentlawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 15

    Senate Once Again Passes Legislation Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

    Senate Once Again Passes Legislation Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
    With Hawaii and Illinois recently joining 14 other states and the District of Columbia in recognizing same-sex marriage, as well as the demise of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask,…
  • Sep 25

    Sixth Circuit Ruling on the Sufficiency of Similarity Required to Show Discrimination

    Sixth Circuit Ruling on the Sufficiency of Similarity Required to Show Discrimination
    Imagine: you’ve finally saved up enough vacation days to take that trip you’ve been longing to take. You’re going to visit family, which doesn’t happen often because they live in a far-off, war-torn country. With…
  • Jun 1

    Teenagers, Summer Jobs, & Sexual Harassment

    Teenagers, Summer Jobs, & Sexual Harassment
    Most schools in Kentucky and across the country are about to begin their summer break. For many teenagers this will mean summer jobs. Summer jobs can provide great opportunities for young people to take on additional responsibility, learn,…
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Employment Advisory Blog

Employment Advisory Blog

By Stephens Law Firm.

http://www.stephenslawfirm.com/
  • Nov 12

    Common Handbook Mistakes #4

    Common Handbook Mistakes #4
    It is important for an employer to be clear about the nature and scope of the work relationship.  Relying on [...]The post Common Handbook Mistakes #4 appeared first on Stephens Law Firm.
  • Nov 4

    Common Handbook Mistakes #3

    Common Handbook Mistakes #3
    Communication is a two way street. It is not just the message that you send it also involves how the [...]The post Common Handbook Mistakes #3 appeared first on Stephens Law Firm.
  • Oct 23

    Common Handbook Mistakes #2

    Common Handbook Mistakes #2
    I know this next handbook mistake is going to make everyone think that I am related to the Grinch that [...]The post Common Handbook Mistakes #2 appeared first on Stephens Law Firm.
Rank this Week: 3072

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

Coves employment law. By Smith Eibeler, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4428

Quintilone & Associates Blog

Quintilone & Associates Blog

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

http://quintilonelaw.net/blog
Rank this Week: 2546

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

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

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

    Unlawful Debt Collection by Text Message

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

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

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

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

    Wisconsin Workers Will Find it Harder to Get and Keep Unemployment Benefits in 2013
    Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee recently approved a modification to the state budget bill, 2013 Assembly Bill 40, for 2013-2015 that substantially curtails unemployment benefits to Wisconsin workers. The modification broadens the…
Rank this Week: 3391

Mozaffari Law Blog

Mozaffari Law Blog

Covers legal updates, trial decisions and verdicts on employee and civil rights laws.

http://mozaffarilaw.com/blog/
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Arkansas Employment Law

Arkansas Employment Law

Covers Title VII, wage and hour, and employment law in Arkansas. By Cox & Sterling.

http://www.aremploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3733

California Employment Lawyer Blog

California Employment Lawyer Blog

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

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

    California Sex Harassment Suffered by Farmworkers Too Often Ignored

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

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

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

    California Sex Harassment Claims Against L.A. Councilman Investigated

    California Sex Harassment Claims Against L.A. Councilman Investigated
    A panel established for the specific purpose of investigating claims of discrimination against elected officials in Los Angeles has convened to review the sexual harassment allegations made against Councilman Jose Huizar. For now, the…
Rank this Week: 4405

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: 4235