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Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Second Circuit Court of Appeals Adopts “Primary Beneficiary Test” and Provides Guidance on the Unpaid Intern Question

    Second Circuit Court of Appeals Adopts “Primary Beneficiary Test” and Provides Guidance on the Unpaid Intern Question
    On July 2, 2015, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued significant pro-employer decisions in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures (Nos. 13-4478-cv, 13-4481-cv) (“Fox”) and Wang v. Hearst Corp. (No. 13-4480-cv)…
  • Jul 20

    DOL Says Most Independent Contractors Actually Employee

    DOL Says Most Independent Contractors Actually Employee
    In furtherance of its agenda to extend minimum wage and other wage-hour protections as broadly as possible, on July 15, 2015, the Department of Labor issued a far-reaching interpretive memorandum expressing the DOL’s belief…
  • Jul 16

    California Paid Sick Leave Law Amended, Effective Immediately

    California Paid Sick Leave Law Amended, Effective Immediately
    On July 13, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown approved AB 304 Sick Leave: Accrual and Limitations, which amends the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (i.e., Sections 245.5, 246, and 247.5 of the California Labor Code).  These…
Rank this Week: 4233

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/
  • Jul 27

    Performance Improvement Plan

    Performance Improvement Plan
    If you’ve been given a performance improvement plan (also known as a PIP) at work, you know you’ve reached a critical point in your employment. performance improvement plan What Are Performance Improvement Plans? Performance…
  • Jun 22

    Executive Job Transition

    Executive Job Transition
    If you’ve been laid off, fired from your job, restructured out, or you’ve been told you need to leave in weeks or months, you need to manage a job transition. You may feel that you’re alone in it, but you’re not. Every…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1889

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/
  • Jul 26

    Court reduces Six Million Dollar Veredict under ADA

    Court reduces Six Million Dollar Veredict under ADA
    A worker in Puerto Rico sued her employer in federal court under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and  local disabilities Law 44-1985.  Plaintiff also alleged retaliation. The court heard the case in March 2015 and the jury…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2711

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

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

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Jul 26

    Veredicto Seis Millones Caso Ley ADA

    Veredicto Seis Millones Caso Ley ADA
    Una trabajadora del Municipio de Aguadilla demandó en el tribunal federal al Municipio bajo la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (Americans With Disabilities Act o Ley ADA, siglas en inglés) y la contra-parte local…
  • Jul 22

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece Contratistas Independiente

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece Contratistas Independiente
    La oficina de Horas y Salarios del Departamento del Trabajo Federal considera que con demasiada frecuencia el contratista independiente no lo es.   El Departamento considera la clasificación equivocada de empleados como…
  • Jul 22

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece el Contratista Independiente

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece el Contratista Independiente
    La oficina de Horas y Salarios del Departamento del Trabajo Federal considera que con demasiada frecuencia el contratista independiente no lo es.   El Departamento considera la clasificación equivocada de empleados como…
Rank this Week: 2716

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Labor-employment law and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • Jul 26

    Veredicto Seis Millones Caso Ley ADA

    Veredicto Seis Millones Caso Ley ADA
    Una trabajadora del Municipio de Aguadilla demandó en el tribunal federal al Municipio bajo la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (Americans With Disabilities Act o Ley ADA, siglas en inglés) y la contra-parte local…
  • Jul 22

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece Contratistas Independiente

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece Contratistas Independiente
    La oficina de Horas y Salarios del Departamento del Trabajo Federal considera que con demasiada frecuencia el contratista independiente no lo es.   El Departamento considera la clasificación equivocada de empleados como…
  • Jul 22

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece el Contratista Independiente

    Departamento Trabajo Federal Desfavorece el Contratista Independiente
    La oficina de Horas y Salarios del Departamento del Trabajo Federal considera que con demasiada frecuencia el contratista independiente no lo es.   El Departamento considera la clasificación equivocada de empleados como…
Rank this Week: 2695

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/
  • Jul 24

    Why Civil Service Matter

    Why Civil Service Matter
    Our employment attorneys represent New Jersey public employees, such as police officers, firefighters, public works workers, professionals and others, who are covered by the civil service system. We hear many complaints about civil service:…
  • Jul 23

    Property Taxes & Appeal

    Property Taxes & Appeal
    It is no secret that New Jersey citizens pay the highest property taxes in the nation. Property taxes are assessed by local governments and used to pay for local programs and services. Therefore, things that may affect a homeowner's property…
  • Mar 19

    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation

    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation
    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation Our employment attorneys represent New Jersey teachers and other public employees. One issue that commonly arises is the suspension or revocation of a teacher's license when she leaves…
Rank this Week: 2021

The Firing Squad

The Firing Squad

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

http://www.tennesseeworkplacelaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Religious Rights in the Workplace: E.E.O.C. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

    Religious Rights in the Workplace: E.E.O.C. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.
    This post is the next in our series regarding recent cases from the U.S. Supreme Court. Samantha Elauf is a practicing Muslim who wore a headscarf to her interview with Abercrombie & Fitch (“Abercrombie”). While she received a…
  • Jul 2

    Michael’s Take on the Proposed Change to the FLSA Salary Basis Test

    Michael’s Take on the Proposed Change to the FLSA Salary Basis Test
    The Obama Administration has released its long awaited revisions to the salary basis test under the FLSA’s so-called white collar exemptions. These changes are long overdue. Before we get to the change, let’s review the current…
  • May 11

    Workplace Accommodations for Pregnancy: The Supreme Court and Young v. UPS

    Workplace Accommodations for Pregnancy: The Supreme Court and Young v. UPS
    This is the second post on recent Supreme Court cases.  This one is of special interest to me for two reasons.  First, I attended the oral argument at the Supreme Court in December.  Second, I’ve been asked to speak on…
Rank this Week: 2444

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
  • Jul 17

    California Reasonable Accommodation Bill Gets Signed Into Law (AB 987)

    California Reasonable Accommodation Bill Gets Signed Into Law (AB 987)
    Governor Brown has just signed AB 987, Employment discrimination: unlawful employment practices (2015-2016), authored by Assemblymember Levine, which amends the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) under the religious…
  • Jul 5

    California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law (AB 1522)

    California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law (AB 1522)
    July 1, 2015 rolled out the new Paid Sick Leave Law aka California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. Here is a quick checklist of what the new law means for employees and employers and a link to a mandatory DLSE…
  • Jun 18

    Uber DLSE Ruling Finds Driver an Employee

    Uber DLSE Ruling Finds Driver an Employee
    California’s labor commissioner, known as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) has ruled that a driver for Uber should be classified as an employee of the company, a decision that marks the latest setback for…
Rank this Week: 1701

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

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

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    A Formal and Significant Re-Write of Title VII

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

    NLRB Foolishness Rejected by the DC Circuit

    NLRB Foolishness Rejected by the DC Circuit
    http://assets.law360news.com/0678000/678058/11-1099-1561845.pdf
  • Jul 12

    NLRB Again Makes It Harder for Investigating Employer

    NLRB Again Makes It Harder for Investigating Employer
    It's no secret that the National Labor Relations Board has been on a crusdade over employer investigations. The last several years have seen decisions that make it much more difficult for an employer to conduct workplace investigations, both…
Rank this Week: 1668

Doctor Employment Lawyer Blog

Doctor Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.doctoremploymentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 15

    Are You Owed a Discretionary Bonus? By: Amit Bindra & Kristen Prinz

    Are You Owed a Discretionary Bonus? By: Amit Bindra & Kristen Prinz
    Physician compensation structures and agreements can be really confusing.  Although some employers still offer straight guaranteed salary arrangements, more and more are moving towards productivity based plans.  A productivity based…
  • Jun 17

    On the Brink of the ICD-10 Deadline

    On the Brink of the ICD-10 Deadline
    As of October 1, 2015, medical practices must comply with the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization…
  • Jun 1

    Trying to Attract New Patients? Don’t Lose Sight of Your Patients’ Need

    Trying to Attract New Patients? Don’t Lose Sight of Your Patients’ Need
    Medical school does a fantastic job at preparing physicians to become great physicians.  It does not, however, prepare physicians to become great businessmen.  Since many physicians end up becoming an owner or part-owner in a…
Rank this Week: 2739

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4160

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4135

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/
Rank this Week: 2931

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/
  • Jun 10

    CBC Fires Evan Solomon for Conflict of Interest: Just Cause?

    CBC Fires Evan Solomon for Conflict of Interest: Just Cause?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The CBC continues to provide wonderful material for Canadian employment lawyers.  Its very public employment disputes are fascinating case…
  • May 13

    Fired for Off-Duty Conduct: Should that hold up?

    Fired for Off-Duty Conduct: Should that hold up?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Can inappropriate off-duty conduct be used by an employer to dismiss an employee for just cause?  The answer is far from clear. By now,…
  • Apr 23

    Quick Justice? Bring a Summary Judgment Motion

    Quick Justice? Bring a Summary Judgment Motion
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The use of the summary judgment process is becoming more and more widespread in wrongful dismissal cases. In this post, I look at three recent…
Rank this Week: 3061

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

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

http://blog.griegolaw.com/
  • Jun 4

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

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

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted

    On-Call Rest Break Claim Appeal Granted
    In January I posted an article about Augustus v. ABM Securities.  In that case, the appellate court held that employees were provided compliant rest breaks even though the employees were technically “on-call” and had to…
  • Apr 30

    San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015

    San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015
    Effective May 1, 2015, employees who work 2 or more hours per week in San Francisco are entitled to receive at least $12.25 per hour.
Rank this Week: 2129

Washington D.C. Employment Law…

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment law developments in Washington, D.C. By Littler.

http://www.littler.com/blog/dc-employment-law-update
Rank this Week: 2026

Employment Law Blotter

Employment Law Blotter

Focuses on the latest developments in employment law relevant to employers and human resources professionals. By Burns White LLC.

http://employmentlawblotter.com
  • May 18

    Existing Sex Discrimination Guidelines are about to get a makeover

    Existing Sex Discrimination Guidelines are about to get a makeover
    On January 28, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to rescind the current Sex Discrimination Guidelines, 41 C. F. R. § 60-20.1, et. seq., and replace them with provisions that would align with…
  • May 5

    Health-contingent wellness programs offer greater incentive, pose greater risk

    Health-contingent wellness programs offer greater incentive, pose greater risk
    Most people are familiar with “employee wellness programs” offered by employers around the country.  To many, these programs seem like a win-win for both employees and employers: employees are happier and healthier, and…
  • Apr 14

    Poorly written social media policies can lead to NLRA violation

    Poorly written social media policies can lead to NLRA violation
    For better or worse, social media gives every person a powerful way to express his or her thoughts.  Employers have been finding out recently how these expressions can sometimes make things worse for their companies, when employees use…
Rank this Week: 2787

Maryland Employment Lawyer Blog

Maryland Employment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4201

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Apr 27

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?
    The easy answer to that question would be that a settlement agreement gives employers peace of mind that a departing employee isn’t going to sue them, will return their phone and swipe card and not post nasty things on Facebook. A…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4843

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 15

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary

    Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Rules: Expanding the Definition of Fiduciary
    Yesterday the Department of Labor issued a number of proposed rules related to retirement plans, conflict of interest, providing investment advice and the definition of “fiduciary.”  Since the original proposed rule was…
  • Apr 8

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”

    Is it a Perk or a Plan? Big “B” or Little “b”
    Earlier this week, Starbucks announced that it is expanding its tuition reimbursement program to include more employees.  One article I read actually referred to as it as a “tuition plan.”  I don’t pretend to…
  • Apr 1

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document

    When the Intranet is Not Enough: Rules for Electronic Disclosure of Plan Document
    It seems that everyone has a smart phone or a tablet and I can’t think of anyone I know who does not have internet access at home.  Consequently, plan sponsors ask all the time if they can just e-mail plan documents to employees to…
Rank this Week: 4302

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 4240

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    An Employment Trap: Tardine

    An Employment Trap: Tardine
    One of the most frequent stumbling blocks for clients is tardiness. Whether it’s coming to work on time or coming back from breaks in a timely fashion, we cannot stress this enough: you must be on time for work. Even if your boss says…
  • Feb 9

    Court Invalidates New FLSA Provision Relating to Home-Care Worker

    Court Invalidates New FLSA Provision Relating to Home-Care Worker
    On December 22, 2014 a federal judge struck down a new provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that would have entitled most home-care workers to minimum wage and overtime just ten days before that provision was to take…
  • Dec 29

    December Article Roundup

    December Article Roundup
    This month’s most popular and interesting articles covered some very important topics ranging from employment law and worker’s rights to the state of the ‘American Worker.’ More expansively, we also explored the…
Rank this Week: 2634

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/
  • Apr 8

    Starting a Small Business in Boston in 2015? We Can Help.

    Starting a Small Business in Boston in 2015? We Can Help.
    Founding a small business is a venture packed with excitement. It’s a test of your savvy and personal strength. Many also find it to be a source of immense pride and a satisfying accomplishment. 2014 is a perfect year to make it happen,…
  • Mar 31

    Protect Your Boston Business Trademark From Infringement

    Protect Your Boston Business Trademark From Infringement
    Your business trademark (also sometimes referred to as your “brand”) is at the core of your distinctive corporate identity. It’s the name or symbol that allows consumers to distinguish your goods and services from those of…
  • Mar 23

    Lowball unit price comes back to bite contractor

    Lowball unit price comes back to bite contractor
    A contractor bid a price of one penny per cubic yard to excavate rock from a town site as part of a larger contract with the town of Avon. That price, however, was based on the town’s estimate of rock to be removed which turned out to…
Rank this Week: 3869

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: 4246

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Covers labor and employment law developments in the Tampa Bay area and across the State of Florida. By Kwall, Showers & Barack, P.A.

http://tampabayemploymentlaw.com
Rank this Week: 4153

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…
Rank this Week: 2815

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
  • Feb 23

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need
    By Randy S. Nelson.   From InsideTrack, the Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin.  
  • Feb 10

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning
    By Jacqueline L. Messler.  As the average age of Americans continues to rise, more cases of dementia are diagnosed, and the need for assistance for the elderly rises, estate planners are often faced with issues of capacity. …
  • Sep 30

    Plan Before You Think You Need To

    Plan Before You Think You Need To
    By Michael B. Berzowski.  On August 24,2014 while doing some yard work, I lost my footing , fell and managed to break both bones in my lower right leg along with some cartilage and tendon damage plus some bone chips in the heel area. As…
Rank this Week: 4547

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: 4078

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Covers racial and sexual harassment and education law. By Law Offices of Joshua Friedman.

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

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?
    In December 2013, a victim of sexual harassment--a man--filed a charge with the EEOC, alleging that working in Autozone's Whiteville, North Carolina store, a female coworker: created a hostile work environment based on Complainant's gender…
  • Oct 28

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear
    Employers are obligated to act promptly when they learn about ongoing workplace sexual or racial harassment. When employers ignore workplace harassment, the public will find out. Media coverage is an important tool for exposing and fighting…
  • Jul 20

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email
    The Law Offices of Joshua Friedman PC routinely seeks production of e-mail, texts and video that contain racially and sexually offensive words and images, sent by managers. These are the same managers charged with enforcing the employer's…
Rank this Week: 3510

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Minimum Wage Increased in NJ

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

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote

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

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk is a blow to hourly employees nationwide. The employees at issue in Integrity Staffing were employed to retrieve products and package them for delivery to Amazon…
Rank this Week: 3338

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: 4518

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: 2190

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: 3120

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: 3116

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and employment retaliation laws, cases and news. By Miller & Falkner.

http://www.kentuckyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Adding Weight As Employment Discrimination Cla

    Adding Weight As Employment Discrimination Cla
    Vanderbilt University Law School recently conducted a study examining the relationship between weight class and jobs. Minnesota Public Radio reported on the study, which showed that heavier women are more likely to work lower-compensated jobs…
  • Nov 26

    Adding Weight As Employment Discrimination Cla

    Adding Weight As Employment Discrimination Cla
    Vanderbilt University Law School recently conducted a study examining the relationship between weight class and jobs. Minnesota Public Radio reported on the study, which showed that heavier women are more likely to work lower-compensated jobs…
  • Nov 21

    Judge Awards $10 Million in Class-Action Lawsuit against Social Security Administration

    Judge Awards $10 Million in Class-Action Lawsuit against Social Security Administration
    On October 30, an administrative law judge for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved a $10 million class-action settlement. A news source reported that the plaintiffs are former employees of the Social Security…
Rank this Week: 4783

Juz The Fax

Juz The Fax

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

http://juzthefax.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    The Inflatable Rat And The First Amendment

    The Inflatable Rat And The First Amendment
    In a Decision dated October 27, 2014, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Bianco, J.), refused to ban a Union from using inflatable rats to communicate its objections to the hiring by an Employer of a…
  • Jun 27

    Obama's "Recess" Appointments To NLRB Held Unconstitutional

    Obama's "Recess" Appointments To NLRB Held Unconstitutional
    In a blistering, 9-0 Decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) were unconstitutional. The revocation of those appointments,…
  • Mar 27

    NLRB Rules That College Football Players Are Employees And May Unionize

    NLRB Rules That College Football Players Are Employees And May Unionize
    Yesterday, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) ruled that football players at Northwestern University qualify as employees of the university and can unionize.  Certainly, one can…
Rank this Week: 2047

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Blog

Coves employment law. By Smith Eibeler, LLC.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4642

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: 2343

Women in Labor

Women in Labor

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

http://royalllp.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4090

Mozaffari Law Blog

Mozaffari Law Blog

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

http://mozaffarilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3005

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…
Rank this Week: 4593

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…
Rank this Week: 2419

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
Rank this Week: 2937

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…
Rank this Week: 1738

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…
Rank this Week: 3193