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The Firing Squad

The Firing Squad

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

http://www.tennesseeworkplacelaw.com/
  • Nov 14

    A Pioneer of the Family Medical Leave Act Die

    A Pioneer of the Family Medical Leave Act Die
     Marge Roukema was an eleven term congresswoman from New Jersey. She died on Wednesday at the age of 85. She is one of the little known but most significant figures in labor and employment law.  As a Republican member of Congress,…
  • Oct 28

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

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

    Restaurant Workers are Especially Susceptible to Sexual Harassment

    Restaurant Workers are Especially Susceptible to Sexual Harassment
    Restaurant workers, especially females servers, tend to be among the most vulnerable employees in the workplace. Because of their wages and work conditions, they are especially susceptible to workplace abuses. Tipped employees can be paid a…
Rank this Week: 2816

Massachusetts & Connecticut…

Massachusetts & Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.maandctemploymentlaw.com/
  • Nov 14

    Massachusetts Employers Must Modify Sick Leave Policies to Comply with New Law

    Massachusetts Employers Must Modify Sick Leave Policies to Comply with New Law
    On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure requiring all private Massachusetts employers to provide their employees with up to 40 hours of sick leave per calendar year.  When the new law goes into effect on July…
  • Jun 23

    Employee Theft: It’s Every Employer’s Issue

    Employee Theft: It’s Every Employer’s Issue
    I live in Newburyport, and I recently gave a presentation for the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce regarding employee theft.  Although the reality is that nearly every employer will have to deal with employee theft at some…
  • Apr 11

    California Dreamin’? Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Proposes Legislation to Ban Non-Compete

    California Dreamin’? Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Proposes Legislation to Ban Non-Compete
    On April 10th, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he is proposing legislation to, among other things, abolish non-compete agreements in the Commonwealth. This announcement re-ignited a debate in the Massachusetts business…
Rank this Week: 2748

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

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

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Nov 11

    A Bright Spot for Workers in Tuesday’s Dismal Election Result

    A Bright Spot for Workers in Tuesday’s Dismal Election Result
    Despite the lingering outrage and disapproval many of us have regarding the Republican victory at the polls last Tuesday, there were some major wins for workers across California and the country which should be embraced and not overlooked.…
  • Oct 30

    Unpaid TV Interns Settle Large Class Action Against NBCUniversal

    Unpaid TV Interns Settle Large Class Action Against NBCUniversal
    Last year, a federal judge in New York ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated minimum wage laws by not paying interns that worked on the set of the movie “Black Swan.”  In holding that employers could not simply avail…
  • Sep 30

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014

    Developments in Wage and Hour Law-2014
    [Each year, I participate in an employment/wage and hour law update put on by the Alameda County Bar Association Labor and Employment Committee.  This year, I am going to summarize some of the topics that I discussed (or wanted to…
Rank this Week: 3183

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
  • Nov 11

    NNU Ebola “Day of Action” Slated for November 12, 2014

    NNU Ebola “Day of Action” Slated for November 12, 2014
    Registered nurses in 16 states and the District of Columbia are planning a national “Day of Action” by engaging in strikes, picketing, leafleting, rallies, and candlelight vigils on Wednesday, November 12, in support of demands by…
  • Nov 5

    NLRB Says On-Line Planning For Insubordination Is Not Protected Concerted Activity

    NLRB Says On-Line Planning For Insubordination Is Not Protected Concerted Activity
     In Richmond District Neighborhood Center, Case 20-CA-091748 (Oct. 28, 2014), the Board upheld an Administrative Law Judge’s ruling that a conversation between two employees, who were involved with student programming at the…
  • Oct 30

    NLRB Imposes Extraordinary, Tough Remedies for Egregious and Pervasive Violation

    NLRB Imposes Extraordinary, Tough Remedies for Egregious and Pervasive Violation
    In a landmark decision, the National Labor Relation Board has imposed an array of extraordinary remedies against an employer for what the NLRB described as “egregious and pervasive violations” of the National Labor Relations…
Rank this Week: 4012

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/
Rank this Week: 2661

Washgington Labor and Employment…

Washgington Labor and Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonlaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3015

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law…

Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.minnesotalaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    What Should The NFL Do With Adrian Peterson?

    What Should The NFL Do With Adrian Peterson?
    Yesterday, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reach a plea agreement with the Montgomery County, Texas prosecutor’s office over charges he abused his 4 year old son. Mr. Peterson has pled no contest to one misdemeanor count…
  • Oct 28

    Election Day Is Fast Approaching!

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

    Babies Now or Babies Later, It Is Your Choice!

    Babies Now or Babies Later, It Is Your Choice!
    An interesting development is on the horizon regarding new benefits for employees in the private sector workforce. Last week both Facebook and Apple announced it will be providing up to $20,000 in benefits to help employees pay for…
Rank this Week: 4050

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/
  • Nov 5

    Employee Retaliation Claims Continue to Rise

    Employee Retaliation Claims Continue to Rise
    Thanks to Richard Cohen and his Employment Discrimination Report blog and the Washington Post for focusing attention on the recent report by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) about the rapid increase in retaliation…
  • Oct 7

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

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

    Medical Marijuana and Employers’ Right

    Medical Marijuana and Employers’ Right
    Twenty-three states now permit medical or recreational marijuana use, yet the overwhelming number of public and private employers continues to prohibit employees from using the drug. As the number of states allowing private marijuana use…
Rank this Week: 3439

Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

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

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
  • Nov 4

    October 2014 Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Update

    October 2014 Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Update
    In the Courts (8 cases) TAX COURT DECISION REMINDS COMPANIES THAT “OFFICERS” ARE STATUTORY EMPLOYEES AND THEREFORE CANNOT BE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. The United States Tax Court held that a company that was engaged in the buying,…
  • Oct 6

    September 2014 Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Update

    September 2014 Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Update
    This month’s headline developments are the crescendo of cases finding against FedEx Ground’s classification of drivers as independent contractors.  On the heels of last month’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for…
  • Oct 6

    FedEx Hit with Avalanche of Independent Contractor Misclassification Ruling

    FedEx Hit with Avalanche of Independent Contractor Misclassification Ruling
    In the past week, the Supreme Court of Kansas and the National Labor Relations Board have issued lengthy, comprehensive opinions finding that FedEx misclassified its Home Delivery and Ground Division drivers as independent contractors as a…
Rank this Week: 3395

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/
  • Nov 3

    EEOC vs. Company Wellness Program

    EEOC vs. Company Wellness Program
    By Felicity Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com) With its third lawsuit in as many months, the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has made known its condemnation for certain aspects of company wellness programs. Its focus,…
  • Oct 20

    Minimum Wage Increases for Federal Contract Workers Moves Forward

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

    CNN Deemed Joint-Employer of Contracted Worker

    CNN Deemed Joint-Employer of Contracted Worker
    By Felicity S. Hanks, Esq. (fhanks@hillwallack.com On September 15, 2014 CNN became yet another company that has come out on the losing end of the employer-employee worker classification dispute.  The National Labor Relations Board held…
Rank this Week: 3258

Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers labor and employment laws and policies that affects the hospitality industry. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3702

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/
  • Oct 23

    Helping Baltimore City and County Public School Employee

    Helping Baltimore City and County Public School Employee
    On a routine basis, we receive inquiries from employees who work for the school systems in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Their concerns vary from disagreeing with an evaluation to challenging a termination recommendation. Many school…
  • Jul 9

    Washington, D.C. Unemployment Appeal

    Washington, D.C. Unemployment Appeal
    The Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker, LLC has been representing claimants and employers at unemployment insurance appeals hearings, as well as Circuit Court appeals, throughout Maryland for many years. We recognize that there is a need for…
  • May 1

    Quitting Your Job and Qualifying for Unemployment Benefits In Maryland

    Quitting Your Job and Qualifying for Unemployment Benefits In Maryland
    In Maryland, an individual who quits his or her job is typically disqualified from receiving unemployment insurance benefits – except when they can show that they had a very good reason for leaving their job. Under Maryland law, these…
Rank this Week: 4929

Executive Women's Networking Blog

Executive Women's Networking Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Benchmarking Progress: EBG’s Client Briefing Features Three Women Speaker
    This post is not only a little bit about tooting a horn, but also an appreciative nod toward how much has changed over the years for women in the workplace (acknowledging that there is still a lot to be done). On October 2, 2014, Epstein…
Rank this Week: 4021

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/
  • Oct 21

    Don't Let Your Workers Compensation Claim Hurt Your Wrongful Termination Case

    Don't Let Your Workers Compensation Claim Hurt Your Wrongful Termination Case
    Many disability discrimination and wrongful termination cases involve a workers compensation claim. One mistake that a wrongful termination claimant should avoid is exaggerating his/her disability when dealing with his workers comp doctors.…
  • Jul 16

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination
    A major health care provider Dialysis Clinic Inc. was sued for disability discrimination this week by EEOC. The lawsuit has been filed in the Eastern District Court in Sacramento. The plaintiff Francisca Lee had worked at the…
  • Jul 6

    Unemployment Benefits - Not Signing PIP/Warning is No Longer "Misconduct"

    Unemployment Benefits - Not Signing PIP/Warning is No Longer "Misconduct"
    This week, the California Supreme Court reversed a prior troubling decision where one appellate court held that an employee's refusal to sign an acknowledgment form that he received a warning or PIP notice is misconduct within the meaning of…
Rank this Week: 4538

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    How to Hire an Employment Lawyer – Steps 1 through 5

    How to Hire an Employment Lawyer – Steps 1 through 5
    We get a lot of phone calls and emails. On most days, we hear form eight to twelve potential clients asking about discrimination, harassment, non-compete clauses, severance agreements, failure to pay overtime, and other employment…
  • Oct 7

    DSW Settles Age Discrimination Case for $900,000

    DSW Settles Age Discrimination Case for $900,000
    According to the Chicago Tribune, shoe retailer DSW, Inc. has agreed to settle an age discrimination suit brought by the Chicago District Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of seven managers…
  • Sep 16

    Former Mets Sales Executive Sues Team for Pregnancy Discrimination

    Former Mets Sales Executive Sues Team for Pregnancy Discrimination
    Jeff Wilpon, the Chief Operating Officer of the New York Mets and son of Mets owner Fred Wilpon, runs his front office department about like his father runs the baseball team: Leigh Castergine, former Vice President of Ticket Sales, recently…
Rank this Week: 2910

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/
  • Oct 20

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie

    Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companie
    Pharmaceutical companies have been a part of some of the largest settlements in the history of the FCA.  Below is a list of the ten largest FCA settlements by members of the pharmaceutucal industry: 1. GlaxoSmithKline – $2 billion…
  • Aug 6

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation

    Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for medically unnecessary…
  • Jul 28

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation

    Shipping Company To Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation
    Hawaiian cargo container shipping company, Matson Navigation Co., has agreed to pay the United States $9 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act (FCA). The lawsuit, filed in 2010 by a freight consultant,…
Rank this Week: 2609

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?
    As an employee in Massachusetts, you may be considered an employee at will, and you employer may even be able to fire you for no reason at all, but if they do take adverse actions against you because you complained about your pay or demanded…
  • Oct 5

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett
    If you work for a company in Massachusetts and you do not have a contract for a specified period of time at a particular wage rate, then you are considered an employee at will. What does this mean?  Well, it is quite simple, your…
  • Oct 1

    Statistics on Employment Discrimination

    Statistics on Employment Discrimination
    We as Americans would like to believe the discrimination and stereotypes are a thing of the past. For the most part in community areas such as restaurants, schools, or while riding on public transportation, bigoted views do not appear all…
Rank this Week: 4444

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Oct 10

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

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

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?

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

    US versus Canadian Workplace

    US versus Canadian Workplace
    Unlike many other areas of the law, employment and human rights law lets me dig into cultural differences, individual perceptions of reality, and some of the universal truths that unite us all.  I love that just a couple of…
Rank this Week: 4978

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Oct 10

    Companies Will Be Responsible For Wages of Sub-Contractor

    Companies Will Be Responsible For Wages of Sub-Contractor
    Does your company use workers provided by other companies?  If so, your company may be liable for the other companies’ failure to pay wages or carry state-mandated workers’ compensation insurance. Governor Brown signed AB…
  • Oct 9

    DOL Delays Enforcement of Home Care Regulations, But Employees Are Still Entitled to Overtime

    DOL Delays Enforcement of Home Care Regulations, But Employees Are Still Entitled to Overtime
    Telling employers that the DOL is not going to enforce the regulations could lead employers to believe they are not required to comply with the regulations. This is simply not true. While the DOL may choose not to enforce the regulations,…
  • Oct 1

    New Law Expands Time Period for Liquidated Damages in Unpaid Minimum Wage Claim

    New Law Expands Time Period for Liquidated Damages in Unpaid Minimum Wage Claim
    AB 2074 amends Labor Code section 1194.2 to make it clear that "A suit may be filed for liquidated damages at any time before the expiration of the statute of limitations on an action for wages from which the liquidated damages arise."
Rank this Week: 2916

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

Coves employment law. By Smith Eibeler, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3401

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/
  • Oct 6

    GAMES APPELLATE REVIEWERS PLAY: RECONSIDERATIONS

    GAMES APPELLATE REVIEWERS PLAY: RECONSIDERATIONS
    If many injured federal employees find their initial case adjudications complex, the realm of FECA appeals must seem as understandable as our changing weather patterns.  However, properly analyzed in context, these appeals are not as…
  • Sep 3

    From the OPM Disability Victory Files!

    From the OPM Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal attorney with his FERS disability claim.  This gentleman was/is suffering from anxiety, depression, and a cognitive disorder that causes both short-term and long-term memory impairment.  Unable to…
  • Aug 20

    OPM Disability Retirement – FMLA and/or Sick Leave or Tough it Out?

    OPM Disability Retirement – FMLA and/or Sick Leave or Tough it Out?
    This is a very interesting and relevant topic and probably one of our main specialities in assisting our clients.  Virtually all of our OPM Disability Retirement cases have some period of time when the employee is struggling with whether…
Rank this Week: 2990

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2632

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 4399

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/
  • Sep 17

    Fight Brewing Over Alleged Coffee Monopoly, Antitrust Law Violation

    Fight Brewing Over Alleged Coffee Monopoly, Antitrust Law Violation
    A Massachusetts business lawsuit alleging a pattern of anti-competitive behavior by Keurig Green Mountain since its K-Cup portion pack patent expired mirrors 14 others brought in five states. The lawsuits allege numerous violations of both…
  • Sep 11

    Online Business Reviews Can Have Serious Consequence

    Online Business Reviews Can Have Serious Consequence
    Boston business attorneys and First Amendment free speech advocates alike are closely watching the developments in the case of Dietz Development v. Perez, unfolding in the Virginia Supreme Court. At the center of the controversy is a…
  • Jun 18

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim
    The Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled that a worker can pursue discrimination and retaliation claims against his former employer - but not against his former supervisor in an individual capacity. In a 4-1 decision, justices determined in Lales…
Rank this Week: 4701

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

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

    New Drug Take-Back Program

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

    Overzealous Nursing Home Settles Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination Claim

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

    Many Uninsured Live in States Without Expanded Medicaid

    Many Uninsured Live in States Without Expanded Medicaid
    A recent survey showed Americans without health insurance coverage are most concentrated in states that have not expanded Medicaid.  As of June, 60.4% of those without coverage lived in the 25 states that have not expanded Medicaid, up…
Rank this Week: 4059

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law with an emphasis in overtime. By Martin & Martin L.L.P.

http://www.atlantaovertimelawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 15

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

    Job Titles Like "Manager," "Supervisor," or "Boss" Do Not Mean Automatic Exemption From Overtime
    Many times companies automatically classify its "managers," "supervisors," or "bosses" as exempt from overtime under the Executive Exemption when in reality the employees are actually entitled to overtime. In order to determine whether an…
  • Sep 15

    NFL Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders Settle Wage Claim Lawsuit For $1.25 Million

    NFL Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders Settle Wage Claim Lawsuit For $1.25 Million
    On September 4, 2014, the Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders ("Raiderettes") settled their wage lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders for $1.25 Million in back wages. The lawsuit was filed by two of their cheerleaders in January asserting that the…
  • Sep 13

    Court of Appeals Affirms $5M Verdict Against Tyson Food Employee

    Court of Appeals Affirms $5M Verdict Against Tyson Food Employee
    A federal court of appeals court affirmed a jury verdict for employees of Tyson Food meat-processing plant workers for failing to pay the employees for pre- and post-production line activities under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). A…
Rank this Week: 2975

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 2991

California Partner Departure Law

California Partner Departure Law

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

http://www.partnerdeparturelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3249

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Sep 9

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”
    I’ve said it over and over again: Don’t Talk To The Police. But… If you don’t talk to the police, and you are not white, is this what happens?…
  • Aug 21

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.
    I’ve written several times about how to deal with the police. I’ve raised the issue and flogged it until I’m hoarse. But I want to thank Sunil Dutta who wrote the Opinion in Sunday’s Washington Post. He makes my points…
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
Rank this Week: 4893

Texas Workers Rights Blog

Texas Workers Rights Blog

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

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

    Stripping of Duties Can be Basis for Claim

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

    Supreme Court Resuscitates Free Speech Protection

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

    Psst. . . How much are you making?

    Psst. . . How much are you making?
    This month, President Obama signed an Executive Order barring federal contractors from discriminating or retaliating against workers who discuss their salaries.    The impetus behind this executive order was to specifically…
Rank this Week: 3898

Massachusetts Employment Law

Massachusetts Employment Law

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

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

    Six Reasons Market Basket Is Game Changer

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

    Will Market Basket Contest Unemployment?

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

    Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Tech Start-up

    Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Tech Start-up
    Sexual harassment and discrimination in tech start-ups is now being reported in the media. Described as a “bro culture” or “frat house” atmosphere, the behavior and conduct of many employees crosses the line from…
Rank this Week: 3791

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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Taking Care of HR Business

Taking Care of HR Business

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

http://www.hrlawupdate.com/
  • Aug 26

    Tardy Tuesday: Wrestling with Non-Compete Agreements? So is the WWE.

    Tardy Tuesday: Wrestling with Non-Compete Agreements? So is the WWE.
    The WWE is wrestling with issues all around, from allegations of a racially hostile work environment to potential litigation from wrestler Alberto Del Rio, n.k.a. El Patron, who alleges that his one year no-compete stipulation is…
  • Aug 22

    Governor Patrick Seeks to Adopt Uniform Trade Secrets Act

    Governor Patrick Seeks to Adopt Uniform Trade Secrets Act
    Do you currently operate or do business in Massachusetts? Do you employ a skilled workforce of any nature, work in technology, or have a sales force? If so, Governor Patrick’s recent announcement could have a significant impact on how…
  • Aug 19

    LinkedIn Pays Up

    LinkedIn Pays Up
    The Company dubbed the world’s most boring social network recently agreed to pay almost $6 million in fines to settle claims that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. LinkedIn will pay about $3.3 million in unpaid wages and $2.5…
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Tennessee Labor Talk

Tennessee Labor Talk

By Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

http://www.tennesseelabortalk.com
  • Aug 18

    Termination During FMLA Leave Not Unlawful

    Termination During FMLA Leave Not Unlawful
    Some employers believe that an employee who is out on FMLA cannot be disciplined or terminated. More savvy employers know that such a broad application is not quite accurate, as an employee’s request for or taking FMLA leave does not…
  • Aug 15

    Second Circuit Clarifies “Protected Activity” for Sarbanes-Oxley Act Retaliatory Discharge Claim

    Second Circuit Clarifies “Protected Activity” for Sarbanes-Oxley Act Retaliatory Discharge Claim
    Whether the plaintiff is actually engaged in “protected conduct” is always a key question when defending a retaliatory discharge claim. This certainly is true when such a claim is brought under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). On…
  • Aug 11

    Religious Discrimination – Employee’s Failure to Note Religious Objection Fatal to Her Claim

    Religious Discrimination – Employee’s Failure to Note Religious Objection Fatal to Her Claim
    Savvy employers know that legal and regulatory trends are toward candid and effective communication. Think interactive process under the ADA. But, at times, this same rule applies to employees. Here, an employee who refused to read the…
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Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie
    By Stephanie P. Berntsen, Attorney On August 7, 2014, the Washington Supreme Court unanimously adopted the “economic reality” test to determine whether a joint employment relationship exists under Washington’s minimum wage…
  • May 28

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

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.
    Less than a few months after Portland’s Sick Leave Ordinance was enacted to cover the broader City of Portland area, the City of Eugene appears to be gearing up to follow in Portland’s footsteps with its own mandatory sick time…
  • Apr 4

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year
    By Wally Miller, Attorney From an employee’s point of view, the most important document relating to an employee benefit plan (and in many cases, the only plan document of which the employee is aware) is the Summary Plan Description…
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Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Seattle CPI Still Appears to Retain Edge over All-Cities CPI Index

    Seattle CPI Still Appears to Retain Edge over All-Cities CPI Index
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer In our last blog we reported that the Seattle CPI-W index had dipped slightly to fall closer in line with the national (All-Cities) index.  The June Seattle Index was reported at 2.2 while the All-Cities…
  • Jul 29

    Influential June CPI Number Released this Last Week Shows Seattle Number Moderates to an Inflation Rate Closer to National Rate

    Influential June CPI Number Released this Last Week Shows Seattle Number Moderates to an Inflation Rate Closer to National Rate
    by Jim Cline and Kate Kremer The one CPI Report that most heavily influences the course of negotiations is the June CPI Report and it was just released this last week. The Report shows the All-Cities inflation rate (using the “W”…
  • Jul 18

    Fed Research Paper Suggests Possible Rise in Inflation

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

Working the Law: News and Views on Employment Issues

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

http://www.framinghamlegal.com/
  • Jul 30

    Meal Breaks: To Pay or Not to Pay?

    Meal Breaks: To Pay or Not to Pay?
    Paying employees the wages they are due for their work is, conceptually, at least, a pretty straightforward matter. Working 8 hours, e.g., results in 8 hours of pay, less time spent on a meal break of 30 or 60 minutes. But when it comes to…
  • Jul 23

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

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

    Whistle Blowers and Massachusetts Law

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

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

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

http://www.workplacedignity.com/employment-law-and-dispute-resolution-blog.html
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Workplaces That Work

Workplaces That Work

Covers workplace conflict management systems. By Blaine Donais.

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

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

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

    Workplace Fairness Certification Training - June 10, 2013 Calgary

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

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

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

New York Employment Lawyer Blog

By The Ottinger Firm, P.C.

http://newyorkemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    The Family Medical Leave Doctors Note Requirement

    The Family Medical Leave Doctors Note Requirement
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows workers to take time off from their jobs if they have suffered from a serious illness, or they need to take care of an immediate family member who has. But in order to use these benefits,…
  • Jan 4

    Working While Black: Man Arrested for Trespassing at Work

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

    Women’s Rights Advocate Arrested for Under Paying Her Nanny

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

Social Media Employment Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    The Truth About As*hole

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

    Data Breach Laws Continue to Come

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

The PathLaw Blog

Covers North Carolina workers compensation and employment law. By Pattersn Harkavy LLP.

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional
    Yesterday, Judge Hobgood issued an order putting into effect his prior ruling enjoining the repeal of teacher tenure in North Carolina.  The ruling rolls back the General Assembly’s attempt to retroactively eliminate public school…
  • May 21

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action
    On Thursday, May 15, thousands of fast food workers across the globe went on strike for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union without fear of retaliation. They were joined by fast food workers in nearly a…
  • May 16

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
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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
  • May 15

    Why Schedule A Consultation?

    Why Schedule A Consultation?
    Many initial calls by potential clients to attorneys’ offices result with a question “do I have a case or not”.  While it may seem like a very basic question, a majority of wisdom and advice you may receive from an…
  • May 15

    Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Divorce in Pennsylvania
    There are a myriad of considerations when it comes to the divorce process.  Depending upon the circumstances of your situation, the process can range from relatively simple and inexpensive to very complex and unfortunately, very…
  • 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…
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