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North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Apr 7

    Trends in CEO Covenants Not to Compete

    Trends in CEO Covenants Not to Compete
    Earlier this year, three law professors* published an analysis of non-compete and non-solicitation restraints in a sample of 874 CEO employment agreements. You can find the entire article here. This is the first empirical study of…
  • Mar 27

    A Major Victory for Pregnant Working Women in the US Supreme Court – Young v. UPS

    A Major Victory for Pregnant Working Women in the US Supreme Court – Young v. UPS
    This week, the United States Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling in Young v. UPS addressing how employers should treat pregnant employees under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The Pregnancy Discrimination…
  • Mar 15

    A Texas Company’s Chairman is Personally on the Hook for $1.3 Million for Hiring a COO Without Board Approval

    A Texas Company’s Chairman is Personally on the Hook for $1.3 Million for Hiring a COO Without Board Approval
    Earlier this month, the First Court of Appeals upheld an award of $1,337,500 against a company executive and the chairman of the board who hired a chief operating officer (COO) for a 5-year term knowing that he did not have the authority to…
Rank this Week: 3410

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2885

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Apr 7

    Some Can't Miss Talks at Toronto's Spur Festival This Week

    Some Can't Miss Talks at Toronto's Spur Festival This Week
    Just a quick blog post about some of the speakers who are appearing at the upcoming Spur Festival in Toronto later this week. Guy Standing, a Professor of Development Studies at the University of London, is speaking this Friday at the…
  • Mar 18

    A Better Deal for Youth? The 2015 Alternative Federal Budget

    A Better Deal for Youth? The 2015 Alternative Federal Budget
    The Alternative Federal Budget ("AFB") is being released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. For the second year, Karen Foster and myself have put together the chapter on youth and I thought that it would be good…
  • Mar 15

    Precarious work is real: the growing effects of insecure, unstable employment in Canada

    Precarious work is real: the growing effects of insecure, unstable employment in Canada
    This blog post originally the Institute for Research on Public Policy's Policy Options blog. It was written as a response to this piece from Tammy Schirle, a WLU economic professor. It's a tad wonkish, but a good primer to some…
Rank this Week: 4248

Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

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

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
Rank this Week: 3861

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Apr 3

    Equitable Distribution Rights in New York

    Equitable Distribution Rights in New York
    In many contested divorces, both sides lose.  The way to win - for both sides - is to identify and know your rights, stay focused, and keep any litigation targeted towards defined goals.  In principal, matrimonial litigation is an…
  • Jan 18

    Visitation, Custody and Parenting Time Attorney

    Visitation, Custody and Parenting Time Attorney
    As a very general rule, family law attorneys try to encourage compromise and cooperation on custody, visitation, and parenting time issues, thereby helping clients transition into healthy co-parenting relationships. The "ideal"…
  • Jan 9

    LONG ISLAND INJURY ATTORNEY

    LONG ISLAND INJURY ATTORNEY
    Car accidents and slip-and-falls become more prevalent during hazardous weather conditions.  As a personal injury attorney on Long Island, the best (or worst) time for these types of cases can be during the first  snow and ice…
Rank this Week: 3727

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/
  • Apr 3

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a supervisor of customer services for the Post Office who suffers from major depressive disorder and anxiety disorder.  We are delighted that we were able to assist this…
  • Apr 1

    VETERANS BENEFITS AND FEDERAL WORKERS C0OMPENSATION

    VETERANS BENEFITS AND FEDERAL WORKERS C0OMPENSATION
    Out of our nation’s 2.6 million federal employees, the largest single protected category in federal hiring is the set aside for Veteran’s preference.  This has resulted in nearly 400,000 Veterans being recruited to federal…
  • Mar 20

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    From The FERS Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal geologist with his FERS disability claim. He suffers from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the result of several deployments to Afghanistan over the past decade as an Army Reservist. …
Rank this Week: 2598

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/
  • Apr 3

    Recent Case Highlights Issues for Employers Seeking to Enforce Non-compete Agreement

    Recent Case Highlights Issues for Employers Seeking to Enforce Non-compete Agreement
    In a case that highlights the difficulties of enforcing even valid noncompetition agreements against former employees, a superior court judge recently refused an enforcement request against former employees working for a competitor, despite…
  • Mar 25

    Large Jury Verdict Highlights Risks Tied to Misclassification of Worker

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

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

    Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Takes Effect April 1, 2015
    The new Massachusetts domestic workers statute — captioned in the Legislature as a “Bill of Rights” for this class of employees — is set to take effect on April 1. It provides  variety of rights to housekeepers,…
Rank this Week: 4158

Washington Workplace Law Blog

Washington Workplace Law Blog

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

http://www.washingtonworkplacelaw.com/
  • Apr 1

    No Foolin' - Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance Takes Effect April 1

    No Foolin' - Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance Takes Effect April 1
    April 1 is implementation day for Seattle’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance. Starting April 1, large businesses with over 500 employees must pay workers wages of at least $11 per hour. Smaller businesses with 500 or fewer employees must pay…
  • Mar 27

    Upcoming Seminar: "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?"

    Upcoming Seminar: "Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?"
    At their best, handbooks can effectively communicate employer policies and culture, and provide a strong defense against employee claims. At their worst, handbooks can sow confusion or trigger liability. Join attorneys from Foster…
  • Feb 20

    Proposed Administrative Rules Released for Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance

    Proposed Administrative Rules Released for Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance
    As we previously reported, the Seattle City Council enacted an ordinance that will raise the minimum wage for workers at many Seattle businesses.  The ordinance, which is scheduled to take effect in April, designated the Seattle Office…
Rank this Week: 3787

Puerto Rico Workplace Law

Puerto Rico Workplace Law

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

http://english.fleminglex.com/category/puerto-rico-workplace-blog/
  • Apr 1

    Retaliation at Work Policy Essential

    Retaliation at Work Policy Essential
    Within Puerto Rico’s highly regulated workplace, a must-have policy  is one  dealing with retaliation at work. Law 169-2014 has transformed the local general retaliation statute into a liability minefield and the first line of…
  • Jan 20

    Bill to increase minimum wage Puerto Rico

    Bill to increase minimum wage Puerto Rico
    Possible changes to Minimum Wage Puerto Rico A recent bill introduced in the Puerto Rico Senate – PS 1195- seeks to increase  the state minimum wage above the federal  minimum to $ 8.80 for 2016; a 70% increase from the…
  • Nov 29

    Constructive discharge validated

    Constructive discharge validated
    A recent employment case in Puerto Rico involved an individual who sued his employer claiming  constructive discharge.  The court ruled in his favor and  ordered the  employer to pay $436,634.62  under Puerto…
Rank this Week: 3286

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Michigan Employment Law Connection

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

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

    The NLRB and English only rule

    The NLRB and English only rule
    General Counsel Richard Griffin has issued a report concerning employer work rules.  He had previously indicated that he thought employers would appreciate guidance in this area.  John Hyman at the Ohio Employer Law Blog…
  • Mar 18

    De minimus adverse employment actions?

    De minimus adverse employment actions?
    In Crane v. Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, No. 1:13-cv-1294(3/13/15) (W.D. Mich.), the district court granted the hospital's motion for summary judgment in a case brought by a black female nursing supervisor alleging that she was…
  • Mar 13

    It's time for Michigan employers to address the transgender issue

    It's time for Michigan employers to address the transgender issue
    The Michigan legislature has, to date, not amended the state's civil rights act to afford protection to LGBT individuals.  There was a great deal of publicity concerning the subject at the end of last year when the legislature was in its…
Rank this Week: 4121

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

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

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Mar 30

    Mitos de los Mejores Lugares de Trabajo

    Mitos de los Mejores Lugares de Trabajo
    Si su lugar de trabajo es perfecto, felicitaciones. Un reciente artículo en el Harvard Business Review (5 Myths of Great Workplaces, Marzo 5, 2015) enumera las creencias mas persistentes y erróneas sobre como…
  • Mar 29

    Los Mejores Patrono

    Los Mejores Patrono
    Anualmente  dos organizaciones en Puerto Rico  conducen conjuntamente una encuesta de quienes son  ‘Los Mejores Patronos en Puerto Rico’. Fíjese que  se especifica ‘Patronos’  y es…
  • Mar 23

    Cientos de abogados juramentan

    Cientos de abogados juramentan
    La cantidad de abogados que siguen ingresando la profesión  en Puerto Rico es impresionante. La Isla está en las primeras 15 jurisdicciones en EU con más abogados.  En este ultimo grupo,  correspondiente a…
Rank this Week: 3256

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 30

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud
    Many doctors and health practitioners around the nation are experiencing tax return fraud issues. Tax return fraud occurs when another person or entity fraudulently files a tax return for another individual, looking to receive the…
  • Mar 5

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax
    Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) efforts to reduce healthcare costs include an excise tax on health insurers that provide benefits to employees above a threshold limit. This tax is designed to…
  • Mar 2

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”
    The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has updated selected regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The updates change the definition of spouse to mean: “husband or wife refers to the other person with…
Rank this Week: 2596

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Mar 30

    Ellen Pao Loses Gender Discrimination Case

    Ellen Pao Loses Gender Discrimination Case
    Ellen Pao lost her widely watched case against the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins last Friday. After a four-week trial, which gripped the west coast tech scene by revealing the inner workings of such a secretive…
  • Feb 24

    HR Departments and Age Discrimination

    HR Departments and Age Discrimination
    According to a recent article in Slate: Employees viewed as not adapting to changes in the workplace tend to identify as disillusioned to their managers and human resources personnel, which may precipitate their eventual departure. As a…
  • Jan 8

    Court Upholds Jehovah's Witness Religious Discrimination Claim against Employer

    Court Upholds Jehovah's Witness Religious Discrimination Claim against Employer
    When the duties of your job conflict with your religious beliefs, your employer cannot fire you as a result of your convictions, and has the affirmative duty under the law to adjust the job requirements so that they do not conflict with…
Rank this Week: 4565

Great Work!

Great Work!

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

http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2842

FWS Employment Law Blog

FWS Employment Law Blog

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

http://fwslegal.com/blog
  • Mar 26

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

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

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

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

    What Happens when Defendants Ignore Complaints? Default Judgment

    What Happens when Defendants Ignore Complaints? Default Judgment
    On January 6, 2015, Indiana’s Court of Appeals reaffirmed the principle that defendants cannot ignore civil complaints and expect no consequences.  In Danny’s Sports Bar Chicago Style Pizza v. Todd Schuman, the plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 3217

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 26

    Patent litigation

    Patent litigation
    Recently I attended a program on patent reform featuring representatives from both sides in the "patent troll" debate. Though there was disagreement on the nature and extent of the problem, most of the panelists seemed receptive to proposed…
  • Jan 5

    Law and Movie

    Law and Movie
    2014 wasn't much of a year for courtroom dramas, unless you want to count The Judge, which I really don't. That movie's only redeeming feature was the chance to watch two great actors, Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr., ply their trade.…
  • Nov 23

    Trial

    Trial
    The vast majority--far more that 90%--of civil cases are never going to trial. They are mostly going to be resolved by default, or by motion, or by negotiated settlement. And if by settlement, that will happen between the parties themselves…
Rank this Week: 4071

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

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

    Virginia May Soon Join Maryland in Prohibiting Employers from Asking for Social Media Password

    Virginia May Soon Join Maryland in Prohibiting Employers from Asking for Social Media Password
    Virginia appears poised to join Maryland and a handful of other states that ban employers from asking current employees and applicants for access to their social media accounts, like Facebook. Earlier this month, the Virginia legislature…
  • Mar 24

    All Legally Married Same-Sex Couples Now Covered Under FMLA

    All Legally Married Same-Sex Couples Now Covered Under FMLA
    Effective March 27, 2015, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, will extend coverage to all legally married same-sex couples to take FMLA leave to provide care for their spouse. FMLA leave entitles eligible employees, as…
  • Mar 17

    March Madness & Employee Morale: A Winning Combination

    March Madness & Employee Morale: A Winning Combination
    Selection Sunday has passed, the brackets are set and employers across the US find themselves once again on the eve of March Madness. Businesses are faced with the issue of whether to embrace the “madness” or to strictly enforce…
Rank this Week: 2599

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law. By Mays & Kerr LLC.

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

    Monitoring Radio Is Not Enough to Transform Breaks Into Work Time, Holds 6th Cir.

    Monitoring Radio Is Not Enough to Transform Breaks Into Work Time, Holds 6th Cir.
    Security guards required by their employer to monitor the radio during their meal breaks were not entitled to pay for those breaks, as monitoring the radio and responding to possible emergencies did not transform the break into compensable…
  • Mar 18

    Definition of “Spouse” Under FMLA Amended to Include Same-Sex Couple

    Definition of “Spouse” Under FMLA Amended to Include Same-Sex Couple
    A new rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) amends the Family Medical Leave Act’s (FMLA) definition of “spouse” to include same-sex couples married in states where same-sex marriage is legally recognized. Under the…
  • Mar 11

    Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Georgia Employee’s Race and Age Discrimination Claim

    Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Georgia Employee’s Race and Age Discrimination Claim
    The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a Georgia employee’s lawsuit that alleged unlawful race and age discrimination. The plaintiff asserted that he was fired from his job because of his race and age in…
Rank this Week: 3045

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers overtime, minimum wage and the Fair Labor Standards Act, By Brady & Associates

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

    Workers' Compensation Retaliation - Templemire v. W&M Welding, Inc.

    Workers' Compensation Retaliation - Templemire v. W&M Welding, Inc.
    The workers' compensation system is meant to provide financial assistance for injured workers without the possibility of employer retaliation. Specifically, workers who are injured at work have the right to file a claim for compensation…
  • Feb 26

    Proposed Change May Send More Workers Home with Overtime Pay

    Proposed Change May Send More Workers Home with Overtime Pay
    Millions of previously exempt workers may soon be eligible to receive overtime pay under a plan proposed by the Obama administration, according to a report in CNN Money. The White House is set to announce the proposal in the coming months of…
  • Nov 17

    Playing with "Waffle House" Money Owed to Tipped Employee

    Playing with "Waffle House" Money Owed to Tipped Employee
    So you are (or were, within the last two years) a server at a Waffle House. Waffle House, or one its franchisees, pays you about $3.00 an hour. You also receive tips. Your boss tells you to report when your wages plus tips, taken together,…
Rank this Week: 3972

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Just Cause for Dismissal: Is One Incident Enough?

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

    Use of Summary Judgment Motions in Dismissal Case

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

    Whiplash: Great Film. But Does it Promote Bullying?

    Whiplash: Great Film. But Does it Promote Bullying?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca On a recent plane trip, I was fortunate to find that Air Canada had enhanced its collection of films and added several new releases. …
Rank this Week: 2617

NJ Labor & Employment Law

NJ Labor & Employment Law

Covers various employment and labor law topics, including employment discrimination, ADA, CEPA, and FMLA. By Jay S. Becker and Joseph C. DeBlasio.

http://www.njlaborandemploymentlaw.com
  • Mar 24

    Retention of Employment Records in NJ

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

    Pre-Screening Job Applicant

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

    Are You Prepared for the Affordable Care Act?

    Are You Prepared for the Affordable Care Act?
    If a business employs 50 or more employees, it has until January 1, 2016 to get ready to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act/Obama Care.  If a business has a 100 or more employee, it is already subject to the Affordable…
Rank this Week: 3800

Washington Public Sector Labor…

Washington Public Sector Labor Negotiations Blog

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

http://www.washingtonpublicsectorlabornegotiationsblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Responding to Falling CPI: Should you opt for a Fixed Percentage Wage Settlement?

    Responding to Falling CPI: Should you opt for a Fixed Percentage Wage Settlement?
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer More often than not, employers prefer a fixed percent COLA adjustment, as opposed to a number tied to the CPI. Having a fixed percentage COLA number written in the “out year” labor contract settlements…
  • Mar 12

    Recent Inflation Indicators Up and Down, Mostly Down

    Recent Inflation Indicators Up and Down, Mostly Down
    By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer The recent fall off in gas prices has dramatically impacted the reported inflation rate. The most recent rate reported on the Seattle inflation numbers were through the end of 2014 and, following a dramatic fall…
  • Mar 6

    Latest Report from State Economic Forecast Council Highlights Improved Economic Condition

    Latest Report from State Economic Forecast Council Highlights Improved Economic Condition
    By Jim Cline The February “Economic and Revenue Update” from the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council provides a good summary of the recent rounds of good economic news both nationally and locally. The key…
Rank this Week: 3007

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3836

CA Employee Rights Blog

CA Employee Rights Blog

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

http://caemployeerights.com/
  • Mar 16

    Employment Lawyers: Ensuring Employees Are Compensated Fairly

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

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

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

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

    Minimum Wage and Overtime: Holding Employers Accountable for Depriving Employees of Basic Pay
    As surprising as it may seem, some employers still fail to pay their employees proper minimum wage and overtime under California law. Recently, the California Department of Industrial Relations issued wage theft citations of roughly $16…
Rank this Week: 3513

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 13

    Clothes Don’t Make the Woman, but They Can Sure Help (Part I)

    Clothes Don’t Make the Woman, but They Can Sure Help (Part I)
    In the 1970s, John Malloy coined the term “dress for success” in his advice book of the same name, targeted to women professionals.  His message that looking professional is the means to advancement and success for women…
  • Dec 10

    Nature or Nurture? Advertising, Toys, Sexist Stereotypes, and Destiny

    Nature or Nurture? Advertising, Toys, Sexist Stereotypes, and Destiny
    In the midst of the holiday buying season, let’s take a moment to reflect on the influence of advertising on our gift-buying choices and the potential impact that those choices have on our children. We are well versed in the power of…
  • Dec 8

    Women Entrepreneurs – Risk, Reward and Remarkable Talent Changing and Challenging the Corporate Milieu

    Women Entrepreneurs – Risk, Reward and Remarkable Talent Changing and Challenging the Corporate Milieu
    One of our engaged and regular readers of The Executive Women’s Networking Blog, Becca Sanchez Martin, Community Manager, MBA@UNC (rebecca_martin@kenan-flagler.unc.edu) has called to our attention a number of creative and innovative…
Rank this Week: 4883

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Mar 11

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?
    You’ll have read or heard by now that court fees went up on Monday or, to be more accurate, sat on a rocket and went into the stratosphere quicker than Jeremy Clarkson punching a producer (allegedly). For disputes between £10,000…
  • Oct 11

    Out and About

    Out and About
    At Crane & Staples we don’t believe in sitting at our desks waiting for the world to come to us: we like to get out and about, shake a few hands, meet some new faces and hopefully meet some old ones too.  We don’t tend to…
  • May 12

    Conciliate not Litigate

    Conciliate not Litigate
    Early Conciliation  (EC) via ACAS has now been with us for over a month, and it has been mandatory since 6th May for all new disputes to be referred to ACAS before an Employment Tribunal claim can be commenced.  ACAS will, for free,…
Rank this Week: 4115

Take This Job N Shove It Blog

Take This Job N Shove It Blog

Covers employee rights issues. By Behren Law Firm.

http://takethisjobnshoveitblog.com/
  • Mar 8

    Florida Appeals Court Holds Employment Arbitration Agreements Are Enforceable

    Florida Appeals Court Holds Employment Arbitration Agreements Are Enforceable
    Arbitration agreements have been gradually inserting themselves into all aspects of our lives. Many of our consumer contracts now have arbitration provisions that require you to arbitrate your legal disputes rather than go before a judge or…
  • Feb 1

    HUD Creates Laws to Protect LGBT from Housing Discrimination

    HUD Creates Laws to Protect LGBT from Housing Discrimination
    While Federal discrimination laws do not currently protect LGBT employees (although they are protected by many local county ordinances in Florida), The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development has taken efforts to ensure that Gay, Bisexual…
  • Dec 20

    Walmart Pays $275,000 to Settle ADA Case Brought by Man Fired With Cancer

    Walmart Pays $275,000 to Settle ADA Case Brought by Man Fired With Cancer
    A consent decree agreement entered Thursday in federal court resolves a disability discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last year on behalf of former employee…
Rank this Week: 4849

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
Rank this Week: 5038

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: 3705

CannonLaw Blog

CannonLaw Blog

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

http://www.cannonlaw.com/blog
  • Feb 26

    What Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Case?

    What Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Case?
    Most personal injury cases don't hinge on who was to blame for the injuries. Usually it's pretty obvious who caused a car accident. But what you are able to recover in a personal injury case is sometimes less clear. Even when you know the…
  • Jan 26

    What Makes a Good Personal Injury Case

    What Makes a Good Personal Injury Case
    The question I get asked most often by my personal injury clients is this: "Do I have a good case?" It's impossible to answer that question in detail without knowing a lot about a particular case. But I've developed a 4 step analysis of a…
  • Nov 24

    Scam Alert! - Fake Debt Collector

    Scam Alert! - Fake Debt Collector
    So I just had a client come to me about an abusive debt collector. I'm pretty used to hearing tales of bad behavior from debt collectors. But when he told me this collector had threatened to have him arrested over a debt he allegedly owed a…
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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/
  • Feb 25

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know
    Employees with proposed severance agreements often wonder if they can review and negotiate the agreement themselves. Severance agreements are typically written to protect the company. Severance agreements are contracts. The terms can affect…
  • Feb 25

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know

    Severance Agreements: Nine Things to Know
    Employees with proposed severance agreements often wonder if they can review and negotiate the agreement themselves. Severance agreements are typically written to protect the company. Severance agreements are contracts. The terms can affect…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law

    Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law
    independent contractor The Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law makes it very difficult for companies to legally hire independent contractors. There is a three part test that most companies can’t meet. The Three Part Independent…
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Employment & the Law

Employment & the Law

Covers labor and employment topics, including ADA, ADEA, Arizona legal news, Defamation, FLSA, FMLA, GINA, Noncompetes, Privacy, RIFs, Section 1981, Social Media, Title VII and USERRA. By Ashley Kasarjian.

http://employmentandthelaw.com/
  • Feb 24

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

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

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

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

    Is Your Company Complying with the New OSHA Reporting Requirements?

    Is Your Company Complying with the New OSHA Reporting Requirements?
    Employers under federal OSHA’s jurisdiction are now required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident.…
Rank this Week: 4579

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/
  • Feb 23

    “Gorilla” Presentation on Juneteenth Costs Employer

    “Gorilla” Presentation on Juneteenth Costs Employer
    CorpCar is a limousine service in Houston, Texas, and 75% of its chauffeurs are African-American.   In the spring of 2009, several black employees requested time off to attend “Juneteenth” celebrations.  …
  • Dec 1

    Employer’s Anti-SLAPP Defense Slapped Down by Court

    Employer’s Anti-SLAPP Defense Slapped Down by Court
    In 2011, the Texas Legislature passed the Texas Citizen’s Participation Act (or the Texas “Anti-SLAPP” statute).     This law was designed to protect against SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2437

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Covers labor and employment issues affecting Hawaii employers. By Ryan E. Sanada.

http://www.hilaborlaw.com
  • Feb 19

    Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Labor Deputy Appointment

    Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Labor Deputy Appointment
    This morning, the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor approved the appointment of Leonard Hoshijo to serve as the Deputy Director of the Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”).  The next…
  • Jan 16

    2015 Legislative Forecast

    2015 Legislative Forecast
    Last week, I conducted a webinar at HEC to share my thoughts on what type of legislation employers can expect for the 2015 legislative session.  The webinar lasted about 90 minutes and we discussed over 20 areas of the law that…
  • Jan 9

    Quick Reminder: Minimum Wage Just Went Up To $7.75

    Quick Reminder: Minimum Wage Just Went Up To $7.75
    Hi everybody, the minimum wage just went up!  Yeah, yeah, I get it…old news…you all already know about minimum wage increase. Well, I realize that it’s been discussed ad nauseum, but just in case…
Rank this Week: 4077

Employment Law Blog

Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.pa-nj-employmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3440

HR Defense Blog

HR Defense Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    New York Trial Court Provides Guidance on Application of Corrections Law Factor
    POSTED BY CHRIS LEPORE  ON JANUARY 20, 2015 It should come as no surprise to New York employers that making an employment decision based on an applicant or employee's criminal background can be unlawful. See N.Y. Corr. Law §…
Rank this Week: 3028

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tennesseeemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 6

    Get your hands off my Tips!

    Get your hands off my Tips!
    So you have a wonderful dinner at your favorite restaurant and you would like to show your gratitude to your fabulous waiter. As such, you give him or her a generous tip. Unfortunately, these hard working waiters or waitresses do not always…
  • Dec 29

    Are “Independent Contractors” entitled to overtime?

    Are “Independent Contractors” entitled to overtime?
    One way some employers will attempt to avoid the overtime and minimum wage requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is by classifying employees as “independent contractors”. This practice is more common in certain…
  • Dec 2

    Ex-UPS Worker's Pregnancy Discrimination Case Is Going To The Supreme Court

    Ex-UPS Worker's Pregnancy Discrimination Case Is Going To The Supreme Court
    This case has been winding its way through he courts for eight (8) years. It may have a significant impact on the rights of pregnant workers. Considering almost half of our labor force are women and over 40% are the bread winners in the…
Rank this Week: 2891

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/
  • Jan 31

    When Can an Employer Give Working Notice?

    When Can an Employer Give Working Notice?
    In the wake of Target closing its Canadian doors this month, we have had some of our employer clients asking about the pros and cons of working notice.  The 17,600 employees of Target have received at least 16 weeks of notice each,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4220

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.atlantaovertimelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2571

California Employment Law - Fight…

California Employment Law - Fight Harassment

Covers workplace harassment in California. By Bitton & Associates.

http://www.fightharassment.com/
  • Jan 2

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract

    Ambiguity in Employment Contract
    Where an employment contract is ambiguous, it will be construed most strongly against the party preparing it or employing the words concerning which doubt arises. This rule applies to contracts prepared by the employer, or by the employer's…
  • Jan 2

    Harris and Mixed Motives in Discrimination Case

    Harris and Mixed Motives in Discrimination Case
    The Supreme Court of California determined in Harris v. City of Santa Monica (2013) 56 Cal.4th 203, the proper remedy permitted for a plaintiff in a discrimination employment case under the Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) where, although…
  • Jun 9

    Martinez v. Combs and the Expanded Definition of “Employer”

    Martinez v. Combs and the Expanded Definition of “Employer”
    The California Supreme Court has recently expanded the definition of “employer” and what it means to “employ” for the purposes of Labor Code wage and hour violations. In the case of Martinez v. Combs, plaintiffs were seasonal…
Rank this Week: 4919

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 18

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination
    The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nursing assistant at Jasper, Alabama’s Shadescrest Healthcare facility who was allegedly denied the right to wear a hijab in accordance with her faith and ultimately fired over her…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4321

Employment Law Matters

Employment Law Matters

Covers all aspects of employment law, as well as best practices and trends in the workplace. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://employmentblog.mmwr.com/
  • Dec 15

    Is Your Industry Ripe for Noncompliance Under the Fair Labor Standards Act?

    Is Your Industry Ripe for Noncompliance Under the Fair Labor Standards Act?
    This guest post was authored by our colleague David M. Brown, an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. David concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and has a particular interest in data security and privacy issues.…
  • Nov 24

    ‘Twas the Night Before the Holiday Party

    ‘Twas the Night Before the Holiday Party
    You may recall this post from last year. With the holiday season approaching, we thought we’d repost as a friendly reminder for employers and employees to help make the office holiday party a success…and to avoid any potential…
  • Oct 10

    SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Compensability of Required Security Screenings Under FLSA

    SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Compensability of Required Security Screenings Under FLSA
    This was originally published on Montgomery McCracken’s Ahead of the Class blog by our colleague, Patrick Ryan. Pat’s practice emphasizes commercial litigation, antitrust matters, the defense of professional liability claims, and…
Rank this Week: 3647

The Firing Squad

The Firing Squad

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

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

    Warehouse Workers Not Entitled to Overtime for Security Screen

    Warehouse Workers Not Entitled to Overtime for Security Screen
    On December 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court handed down its long awaited decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk.  That case involved warehouse workers at various Amazon.com facilities. Those workers were required…
  • Dec 1

    This is a Good Question: Whatever Happened to Overtime?

    This is a Good Question: Whatever Happened to Overtime?
    Whatever happened to overtime? That is the answer that Nick Hanaur of Politco seeks to answer in a recent article. Overtime is protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act, a federal law that dates back to 1938. Under the FLSA, most employees…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 3128

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

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

    Employment Law 101: Americans with Disabilities Act

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

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

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

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

    Corporate Wellness Programs: It’s Time for a Check-Up
    The EEOC is back at it! This time it has targeted corporate wellness programs and is challenging the legality of such programs under the ADA. The EEOC contends that the biometric testing and health risk assessments are…
Rank this Week: 3139

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/
  • Dec 2

    Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act

    Office Depot Agrees to Pay $43 Million to Resolve Allegations Under the California False Claims Act
    Office Depot will reportedly pay $43 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the California False Claims Act by “systematically” violating the terms of its contracts with various California governmental…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3646